No more MIA

What a whirlwind it’s been since I last posted! So many things have happened, so many changes our little family has/is going through! Lots of tears both happy and sad. Expect lots of new posts coming up. Might as well start somewhere though so here’s part 1:

The End of Pregnancy

In one overwhelming weekend we had our maternity pictures done and our baby shower. Our maternity pictures turned out better than I could have hoped for and in getting them done I also found a friend, our photographer. Our husbands kind of work together-same MOS but currently doing different jobs and also in different companies. She’s a veteran herself, who also had the same MOS as our husbands. Here’s a couple of pictures from our shoot by Mindy King Photography.

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Our baby shower was a lot of work on our end since we didn’t have family there who would traditionally do pretty much all work for a baby shower, however I’m so glad we did it! Everyone had a good time, we played lots of games including my favorite to watch: blindfolded diaper changing race, and we got lots of things we needed for our little one. We are so lucky to have such great friends!

Shortly after our baby shower I started getting miserable. My body ached. I didn’t want to even drive any more. And of course we were moving out of our house. I think what you go through at the end of pregnancy is something that you can’t possibly understand till you’re there or have gone through it: you’re ready for it to be over, you may have a touch of depression, excitement when the midwife tells you that you are make progress, hope that the most ridiculous things will send you into labor (i.e-a full moon, baby crying, etc.), disappointment when you don’t experience even false labor or labor doesn’t happen as fast as you think it will and almost despair when your due date comes and goes and you’re still pregnant.

I wish I had posted about this during the time since now it seems like such a small thing. To sum it up, I felt like I was going to cry if I was pregnant for another day. But we made it through and everything was so worth it 🙂

And because it  was so amazing my labor story is next on its own post!

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An introduction-this is my happily ever after

My name is Tammy and I have a wonderfully amazing husband and we’re expecting our first child this June. Ryan and I got married October 2011. April of 2012 I moved from Pennsylvania to Kansas to be with him.

Ryan’s in the Army active duty and I could not be prouder of what he has accomplished, what he does and who he is. I claim to be a stay at home wife and I am for the most part but I am a Thirty-One Independent Consultant which I do part time for a little extra cash and for the products. 

We have a cat and a dog. Our cat’s name is Glock and he’s a very odd, sometimes frustrating 6-ish year old. Harley, our pup, just turned a year old in December and while she’s not perfect we wouldn’t trade her for anything.

Did you see the part where we’re expecting? I still can’t believe it! The end of June/early July is when this little boy should make his entrance into this crazy world. I’m just a couple days shy of 24 weeks (yay viability!) and things are getting real! I love that I’m feeling him daily now with more distinctive patterns. I’m also feeling more anxious that ready or not (and we’re not ready) this baby is coming in about 16 weeks, give or take a week or two.

So in a nutshell..that’s me..well us, and I can’t wait to start chronicling this never ending journey!