Cake Smash

I couldn’t resist doing a cake smash photo shoot. I waited until the next day since she’d had enough sugar already on her birthday! It was good practice and silly fun. She didn’t want to get messy! Silly girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

Banner and hat by Little Free Radical. Tutu by Le Tutu Shoppe. Necklace by Camdyn Reese Headbands.


Inara’s First Birthday

I can’t believe it. My baby is ONE! It was a wonderful day, with the usual ups and downs any big event has. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The day before (or that morning? I forget already!), Inara slipped in her playpen and scraped her nose on the netting, leaving it as red as Rudolph’s. Before the party, my in-laws arrived early and my mother-in-law got attacked by one of our cats, out of the blue. Thankfully she has many cats of her own and didn’t blame us, but it was horrifying! Her arm got all scratched up. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Then during the party, one of the kids overflowed the toilet and flooded our bathroom. That was fun. Never a boring day with our family!

Other than that, it was perfect. The weather couldn’t have been better, everyone had a great time, the food was good…I’m so happy. Happy to gather with family, happy to celebrate a year of being this perfect little girl’s mommy, happy for it to all be over so we could relax! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Banner and hat by Little Free Radical. Inara’s dress by Seaside Dandelions. Cake by Truly Scrumptious Cupcakes.

Pregnancy 9w2d

Yesterday was my birthday! I turned 32. This is the year I will give birth to my baby. I’m still so scared to be optimistic, but I’m trying. 32 is my year.

We went to a double feature of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. It was AWESOME. I decked out in my Hunger Games tee and necklace. ๐Ÿ™‚



The theatre had been recently redone with all leather reclining seats! It was so comfy! Good thing too, because I don’t think either of us would’ve lasted 6 hours in normal movie seats.

My in-laws gave me b-day presents when they visited last weekend. Cash from MIL and FIL which I’ll use to buy maternity bras, and jewelry and a tee from my BIL. Last night, hubby gave me his gift: the set of 12 Hunger Games nail polishes I wanted. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tonight we’re going out with my sis, SIL, aunt, and uncle for sushi and Chinese. I want sweet potato maki!

Awesome birthday so far. First one with no booze in a while. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Still riding that fine line of excitement and terror over this pregnancy. The further into it I get, the more it’s going to hurt if I lose it. My biggest fear at this point is discovering it’s horribly ill or deformed and having to abort. I know MOST babies are fine. I just feel like my luck might run out.

Cycle 8, CD13

I made it through my period, and I made it through Thanksgiving with my cousins’ย visiblyย pregnant wives. I started tracking again this month, though unfortunately the Clearblue Fertility Monitor I bought on eBay didn’t arrive in time for me to use it this cycle. Then today…positive OPK! Right on time! I was so happy I cheered.


The closed dot is actually a day I tested at an odd time. The open dots are all around the same time. Just FYI.

So, timing looks good, obviously going to try to BD once or twice more. Nov. 21 was my birthday, so this would be a nice gift. Who am I kidding? It would be THE BEST GIFT EVER.

As always… *fingers crossed*