Friday, October 26, 2012

Preggos Pics

Just popping in to say that I have officially 'popped'.

I haven't announced the big news to the blog, but it should be pretty obvious. John & I are going to be PARENTS! 

Baby Haynes is making it's debut March 29, 2013...we are thrilled!

Not sure why it's taken me so long to do a post. For the first few weeks it was a top secret just for family, then the next several weeks felt like e.t.e.r.n.i.t.y as we waited 12 weeks to share the news with friends. Some friends knew before then because let's be honest...when you are a drinker - a white wine & corona girl at heart - it's a tough secret to hide. Lastly, I was holding out as long as possible to tell work. Word is in a corporate setting you keep it hush as long as possible, then tell the boss man before (s)he starts to speculate. Fortunately, my boss and co workers were all very supportive and kind and even surprised. I was really nervous for their reactions, so it was a huge relief to finally spill the beans. 

So, here we are. I am 18 weeks along and feeling great. For the first 12 weeks I was really tired. Like a tiredness that's impossible to explain to someone who has never been pregnant. I used to hear people tell me how 'exhausted they were' and I couldn't grasp exactly what they meant. Boy now do I get it! My bedtime went from 10:30ish to 8:30, 8:45 at the latest. Other than that, I've had a few nauseous days, some food aversions (oh starbux sadly I do not miss you) and a couple of sick episodes. But otherwise, feeling good.

The second trimester has been good to me. My energy is back, I'm staying up until after the sun goes down, and the food consumption has officially picked up. You name it...i'll eat it! {Other than meat - typing that word still makes me cringe.} I would say as of this week I have officially popped. I really started showing around 15-16 weeks but I mostly looked 'puffy'. As of this week, it's a true baby bump.  

Here a few preggers pics we've documented along the way...

8 weeks (August 22)

10 weeks (Labor day) 

12 weeks (mid September)

...oops no 14 weeks...

16 weeks (mid October)

18 weeks (Oct 25)

ps- John asked me if I got a spray tan or if I had 'jaundice'. Someones been reading their baby manual! I'd like to think of this random tan picture as 'pregnancy glow' but honestly it's just the flash.

As for the gender, we are not finding out. Some days I think it's a boy, but lately I've been on the girl train as I feel like there is one bump in the front and two muffin tops in the back. We are so excited for the surprise!!

I won't turn LTK into baby central, but I will check in to document this incredible process. It will be fun to look back on the various stages. In the meantime, keep our little one in your prayers! This whole journey really is an incredible gift from God.


  1. terrific news, catie. wishing you all the best.

    you had asked about my source for bamboo blinds, I think I got mine at a lowes or home depot. I'm a girl who likes a good price!

    all my best, donna

  2. You look beautiful!! I love the bump!