Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We got winners!!

Jenni and Samone! 

These lucky ladies won a Happy Wives Club Book!

Thanks for entering everyone!

Working on a post with all the update of Baby L! We are 12 weeks and going to the Dr. Thursday! New pictures!! 

I'm showing my baby bump too! Heehee! So excited!

Have to brag on my husband just a minute. He has been so incredibly supportive through this whole process. He has dealt with his own insecurities and fears just like I have, yet he has been my rock. He has been understanding. Husbands, you being there just listening or offering a hug or a kiss on the forehead goes such a long way. Even better, take initiative. When you see stuff piling up around the house chip in and help. I love you J!! 

Have a great Wednesday!

Aunt LaLa

Saturday, March 22, 2014

5QF - on Saturday... oops

I used to do Five Question Friday every week! Loved it! Then I got busy.. then the host took a little break from it... but this week it is back! I loved the questions... so...

1. If I had 5 minutes alone with Mother Nature I would tell her?
PICK A SEASON ALREADY!! Here in E. Tennessee there has been a confusion. It has been hard core winter than awesome spring... back to we are expecting snow... AGAIN. I'm tired of the cold! And I've always loved Winter! But enough. I'm ready for Spring! 

2. If you could eat only one thing for a whole week what would it be?
Wow, one week? That's all. Hmmm. Well it would have to be filling. Because when I'm hungry it is not a pretty sight! I would say a cheese and carb mix. Maybe a casserole of some kind. That would do me. I hope.

3. What is your favorite season and why?
Spring... everything comes alive. I feel so happy during the Spring! I love it. It is not too hot or too cold... Its just perfect. Even thought I have allergies, it is my favorite time. I love the colors of Spring. Easter is one of my favorite holidays. 

4. Do you have a meal that you are AMAZING at making? If so, share the recipe!
Well, J loves when I make hot wings, or when I on a whim season meat with what ever strikes me as good. It always turns out yummy! I have my own concoction of things. I do love and J loves my Grandma Pruitt's chicken dish. Check out the recipe HERE 
  5. What has changed in your life since the last 5QF (08/13)? 

Well the biggest change is.. we are expecting! Due 10/6. After trying for four years, our miracle is here! You can read about Baby L at the link listed below
And I'm am only one class away from graduating! I cannot believe it!  

2014 so far has been a whirlwind! Look for a post Monday announcing the winners from the Happy Wife giveaway. Also I will be showing some baby bump pics and new ultrasound pictures! Oh and probably TMI things about pregnancy EVERYONE failed to mention.... 


Aunt LaLa

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Who is a Happy Wife?

Hi everyone! 

It is not a shock or new news that I'm a huge fan and contributor over at Happy Wives Club. 

So I am giving you another chance to win Fawn's book! This book is amazing! I love the insight. And it is so encouraging. 

It is so important to our happiness and a society as a whole to work on our marraiges! 

Here are some links of Fawn going world wide to promote her book! 

Here is an interview with Fawn and Keith (her husband)

Here is a interview Fawn did with Good Day Atlanta (my hometown)

Now time for the giveaway! I'm giving away to books this time so come on win a book! 

Love, Aunt LaLa

Monday, March 3, 2014

Week 9 - How we found out

 Baby L at 8 weeks. Was not expecting another ultrasound. Was so excited to hear that heart beat again! 176 BPM! Strong baby!

We are 9 weeks today and Baby L graduated to a Fetus today! Baby L is a size of a grape.

Before your pregnant you hear all kinds of stories and advice. 

I'm only about 4 weeks away from the second trimester and honestly I cannot wait! 

The dangers go drastically down in the second trimester and that is really what I get mainly worried and upset about. 

I have not really felt like sharing, I guess not knowing where to even start. In early January I was feeling awful. I was so emotional. I knew something was wrong with me. Honestly I was so worried. My anxiety was crazy, I was overwhelmed. All I could do was sleep. I did not know what was going on. I noticed some changes in my body. I actually made an appointment to talk with someone, that is how worried I was. 
Well in December I was late, and purchases a cheap pregnancy test. Took it and it was negative. So I just put the other one under the sink. I started a few days later. So it is January 24th, and I realize I still have not started. I was late again. It was the morning and Josh had left for work. I was getting ready for work. It was a Friday. I went and took the test. 

Almost immediately I see a positive line. I'm just stood up and said "No, no I'm seeing things." So I left it there for the 5 minutes. 

Came back. Still positive. I changed lighting, went to different rooms. Still I could see the line. 

I went to the store and bought 5 test all together. I took ALL 5. ALL said I was pregnant. I was so excited! Josh was so thrilled. We both didn't know what to do, we just could not think straight! 

I called my mom and she told me to call the Dr. Then go from there. 

The Dr. confirmed I was pregnant, and I still could not believe it! I still cry when I think all the emotions I felt that day. Went and seen Josh. We cried. We laughed. Mostly we hugged and smiled. 

I had all these symptoms and still never made the connection.  Just never thought it could happen naturally. I had finally been at peace with it and was concentrating on our plans and school

January 31st we seen our baby for the first time. However, I was so early all we could see was a gestational sac.
The two weeks that followed were full of fear, happiness, tears, and the biggest thing is HORMONES!

I will write a post about that... trust me its been an adventure.

We seen the baby again on February14th and heard the hearbeat for the first time you can read that here

 I have to say the blog will be involving a lot of BABY L!! :) 

I know this is long, but this a documentation of our journey through life and on January 24th our lives changed forever. God is just so good to us. His love for us is never ending! He gave us a child... Cannot wait to meet this baby. Only 32 weeks to go! LOL :)

Aunt LaLa