going with the flow


First off, thank you all so much for your sweet words on Ryan and my big announcement. It's been a crazy week so far, to say the least, and we're only just getting used to the idea that we're going to be parents in the same year we got married. It's madness...madness, I say! I was pretty overwhelmed on Sunday before we even had the blood test, and I felt panicked - like this was the end of my life. I prayed and felt this amazing sense of calm wash over me because Ryan and I are ready, as much as we might think we aren't. 

Furthermore, I know so many people who would give anything to have this miracle so I know that we are blessed beyond measure, and I have absolutely no reason to whine or complain. I do plan to document this pregnancy on the blog, but I promise it won't be all I talk about...though I must admit this post is all about it. So, without further ado, here's a list of things you can expect to hear about throughout the next 8+ months.

1. Never before in my life have I experienced heartburn. I thought it was a myth. Baby Moore would like you all to know that it is not a myth, and it will last forever.

2. Ryan and I have decided not to learn the sex of the baby because I decided that if I have to grow a human, there better be a surprise at the end.

3. Pregnancy for me = never ending period-style cramps...even through my back.

4. Not everybody is always hungry. Baby Moore has made it so that food is the enemy, and I have no appetite whatsoever. On the plus side, I've lost 11 lbs.

5. Baby Moore is currently the size of a freaking chia seed and yet somehow makes my boobs feel as though they've undergone torsion for multiple hours at a time.

6. This baby is due a grand total of about 3 weeks before we PCS to our next duty station, which means we might have to extend a month here in Arizona.

7. I have no idea where or how to start getting ready for a baby.

8. I am most excited to buy this baby a jogging stroller because, thus far, it's interfering with my running plans due to the aforementioned heartburn and cramps.

9. This miss is aiming for a completely natural birth. Ask me again in 8 months whether this is still the case.

10. We are ridiculously, undeniably, overwhelmingly blessed to be given a baby by our Heavenly Father to raise as our own. Despite all my fears and complaints, I can't deny that.

(As a footnote, I was estimated at just six weeks yesterday. I hadn't planned to spill the beans publicly for a while, but my darling husband was so excited that he posted this on Facebook, so there was no reason to hide it anymore:)


19 comments

  1. I'm so excited about following along this journey!!!!

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  2. So cute that he just couldn't keep it to himself! Congrats!

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  3. Aww. So sorry you aren't feeling the greatest but I am still so excited for you! I'm excited to follow along your journey. Jerry and I will probably be at this point soon too!

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  4. I can't wait to folly you on this journey! Y'all are going to be great parents.

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  5. good luck with natural birth. that would be quite impressive.

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  6. Aw it's so cute that Ryan is so excited.

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  7. I get heartburn all the time so I can imagine what it would be like to have a baby and have it. wow its got to suck bad.

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  8. Laughing at your hubby's Facebook post...love that! And whenever we get preggo one day we don't want to find the sex of the baby out either! Love that you are doing this :)! So thrilled for y'all but boo to the heartburn/cramps! Xx.

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  9. Norofetus - love it! I also love the fact that you're going to wait until baby is here to find out the sex. That'll make for a fun surprise :)

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  10. Aww I love that Ryan was so excited and his Facebook announcement is super cute! I completely get that feeling of panic when you find out though--it'a a little scary you know and daunting....but you're going to be amazing parents to little Baby Moore!!!!

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  11. I love this! I can't wait to hear about your journey :)

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  12. Oh girl I feel you with the heartburn, sadly it doesn't get any better. By the way your husbands announcement is AMAZING! I wish I was that witty...

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  13. I love his status, so cute!! And ahh I hope you start feeling better asap!!

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  14. I agree with the others..I can't wait to follow along with you during this journey! Going natural huh? I'm not one to judge..but heck, I figure they make meds for a reason.Why should I be miserable and in pain during delivery? I was completely aware of my surroundings and I think able to enjoy the experience a little more because I wasn't in so much pain. But everyone is DIFFERENT. That's what makes this world so beautiful. Good luck to you! xoxo

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  15. Eeek, so exciting!!!! Congrats :) Love how you're being so honest with everything right off the bat- can't wait to read more as your sweet baby grows!

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  16. Completely natural birth?! Oh god I already have sympathy pains for you! hahaha :P

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  17. Don't worry about the prepping. It will come in due time. We are 4 months along and we still haven't bought a thing, just some research. I would say though on the jogging stroller, don't necessarily buy into all the "jogging" titles. Most of it is just to up the price. I have a few running friends who said normal strollers will work fine as long as you read reviews for versatility.

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  18. I've never had heartburn, either--but I'll believe you that it's not a myth. I am pretty convinced that the pregnancy is NOT the funnest part of parenthood...but thankfully it's not the longest part either.

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  19. Haha I've been reading the last couple of posts and I keep laughing out loud. My husband has given up asking me what's funny, because I just keep laughing :) Love your husband's FB status!

    And when you commented on my blog saying you were unexpectedly pregnant, I didn't realize you are a brand-new newlywed! Crazy! But exciting :) Hopefully all the not-so-fun pregnancy symptoms go away soon!

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