May 26, 2017

It's a . . . | Baby Herron Gender + Name Reveal

As I'm sure most of y'all know, this past Wednesday was our anatomy scan. This baby was quite a pretzel when the ultrasound tech started searching; hand and feet both up by face, legs crossed, head turned sideways. I have no idea how it's comfortable for them. Finally after much some prodding and leaning me back we were able to get them to move for some decent pictures.

All parts are there and healthy. Thank the lord! As for gender, if you haven't already guessed by the photo...
It's a GIRL!!!!
 We are so very excited to meet baby girl this October. I get all bubbly just thinking about the floral and the bows.

As for her name, we had decided on a little girl's name about a year and a half ago when we first started TTC. I'm in love with it. It's so nice to be able to start calling them something other than them/they/it. So ya ready for it?
Isla Makai Herron
I think that's all for exciting news to share with y'all! We're halfway through now. Ahhh I'm so excited! 


May 23, 2017

Laundry Baskets and Monkey Husbands | My Weekend in Photos

Hey y'all! 
How was your weekend? Here at the Herron house we had a super fun weekend full of play and productivity. The weather here is FINALLY turning into sunshine and warm days! Hallelujah! (It's suppose to hit almost 90 today!) It's perfect timing as I am starting to feel a million times better with this pregnancy sickness. So we wanted to take full advantage of it all!

It started in the morning with me deciding to tackle this GIANT laundry mess that had accumulated in our closet. I'm telling y'all it was bad; like barely able to open the closet bad. I couldn't tell what was clean and what a dirty for a lot of it, so I washed it all. 😖

All this plus our bedsheets! It feels good though knowing it's all fresh and smelling nice. 
I also wanted to redo our budget and actually open my planner again. When I got sick I kind of just ignored my bank account and planner. Not in a dangerous way, but an "I just couldn't care to keep track of it all" way. I'm a list girl/planner though so I needed to take control of it all again.

My husband through this all was waiting patiently for me to finish because he wanted to go fly his new drone. Saturday night at like 9:30pm we made an impromptu trip to Walmart for cottage cheese. (These pregnancy cravings!)  We passed the toy section and he saw some kids looking at the RC vehicles. My husband, being practically an 8 year old at times,said "Those kids look like they're gonna buy a drone! I'm an adult and I have money. Can I get a drone?" 15 minutes later he's walking to the check-out counter, drone in hand. So all day Sunday he was excited to take it to the park to fly.
It is kind of cool honestly, because it has a video camera so we can stream/take photos as he's flying it. He was loving it until the battery died....above a tree.
 Thus the climbing began!
 Ratchet straps and dog leashes were used...
 Undocumented was the super nice man who must've been watching us from across the street for the hour and a half we were messing. He came over with 2 ladders and a 10ft 2x4 so Caleb could climb up there and finally knock it down! I was clutching my hands praying at the sight of him 20ft into the tree, but God had it and it turned out alright in the end. 
 Night ended with us enjoying a very summery dinner(I was craving corn, hubby wanted hot dogs) and then hitting the hay. 

It seems like a really simple weekend, but honestly those tend to be some of the best ones! What did y'all do this weekend? Anyone else spend theirs up in a tree like my husband? 

May 21, 2017

Week 14 to 19 Bumpdate

Hey again!
Well these last few weeks of pregnancy have been crazy! I was starting to feel really great around week 15, week 17 everything took a u-turn, and now at almost 20 we're getting back on track. I remember being just a few weeks and thinking how crazy it'll be when we get to the halfway mark. Now we're practically here!
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Nausea Sucks. Seriously. I thought I was in the clear, then 2 weeks ago my body decided "let's throw up EVERYTHING you could possibly ingest!!" So for a whole week I ate nothing, but gatorade and like 3 bites of applesauce a day. Which 90% of the time didn't stay in my belly long. Fun right?! It was the same thing I had dealt with back in week 6-10. Today I am thankfully feeling "normal" again. Thank God it didn't last much longer and praying we don't have another bad spell.

Kicking Up a Storm.  Oh boy this baby is soooo active. That's one thing the Dr says each heartbeat and ultrasound. This baby is a mover and I can finally feel it. (They're even moving around in there as I type this ❤ ) It's crazy, but even Caleb has felt/seen their little bumps. It seems so early, but I guess we just have an hyperactive babe.

Baby Gear. We really haven't bought much of anything for Baby H. In total we have 2 stuffed toys and 2 cloth diapers. We wanted to wait until we know the gender until we start buying things. However, seeing the cute little diapers and imagining baby H using them is cute and exciting. I think once we buy the crib it'll definitely feel more real too.

Gender. This Wednesday is our anatomy scan!!! Then we'll get to know if Baby H is a he or she. We already have a name picked out for a little girl. If it's a boy though who knows. We have our top choices, but haven't found anything we love. My guess is a little girl. Caleb just shrugs when I ask, so who knows what he's thinking. Last time I got an answer it was girl so we'll go with that. :)


April 25, 2017

1st Trimester Must-Haves

Ahh the first totally sucked! 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant the morning sickness hit me HARD. I swear I was pretty much bedridden from February 14th-March 31st due to a complete loss of appetite and throwing up every possible thing I ate. Real beautiful, right?

However, there were a few things that made the 1st trimester a bit easier and I thought I'd share those with y'all today!
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1. Water, Water, and More Water
Hydration is so important as we all know, but especially during pregnancy. If you're struggled with hyperemesis gravidarum like I was, then you know how dangerous the risk of dehydration is during pregnancy. I tried to keep water by me at all times. Your body and your baby will appreciate it. Plus what's better than water in a super cute cup! I got this one for my birthday a few weeks ago and I am obsessed. Get your own here!
2. Pregnancy Apps
"What to Expect" and "Ovia Pregnancy" are my two favorites. I love being able to keep track of what baby h is up to this week. Especially when I don't get to hear their heartbeat/see them on ultrasound as much as I would like too. This week it says Baby H is the size of a navel orange and learning to grab.
3. Leggings
Does this need explaining? They're comfy and as your belly expands...well so do stretchy leggings!
4.Applesauce and Jello
These two foods were pretty much the only thing I could tolerate during the 1st trimester. Even know I eat applesauce for breakfast practically every day. 
Like I said,I was stuck in bed ALL day. The only thing that kept me entertained was Netflix. Gilmore Girls marathon, anyone?
6.The Magical Cocktail
B6/Unisom as strange as it sounds, really do help with morning sickness! I take it each night before bed and I definitely notice a difference on how I feel. Once I started taking it, food actually stayed down.Woohoo!
7. Gotta Moisturize
My skin got SO dry in the first trimester. This creamy body butter came in handy. I love the texture and it smells so nice. Definitely one of my favorite products, pregnant or not.
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That pretty much sums it up! If you're a momma/mom-to-be what are some of your essentials for the first trimester? Let me know in the comments!


April 19, 2017

Twenty in My Twenties

Last year on my twentieth birthday I started a list of twenty things I wanted to accomplish during my twenties. Easter Sunday was my 21st birthday, so I thought I'd finally share this list with y'all.
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1. Have all my babies
2. Travel to a new continent(or two)
3. Start my career
4. Learn to love my body
5. Find a sport I love
6. Get my degree
7. Visit Disney World
8.Take up Photography
9. Find my go-to potluck dish
10. Learn a language
11. Perfect winged liner
12. Build a house
13. Go on a zipline
14. Successfully do a handstand
15. Swim like a mermaid
16. Run a 5k, 1/2 marathon, and marathon
17. Have 10,000 in a savings account
18. Get certified in something cool
19. Go backpacking
20. Try cosplay
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I really haven't "completed" anything on this list. I've definitely started though. I mean goal #1 we're working on right now! Goal #4 I know I've definitely improved on in the last year. And I have multiple other plans in the future for the others. Let's see what I accomplish by this time next year.

 I hope y'all are doing awesome and I'll see ya in the next post.