Friday, February 1, 2013

one little word blog hop (jan intention)

Welcome to my One Little Word post for the Feb blog hop (jan intention). My goal for this month was to "remember to make time to celebrate your story." Suitably vague, no?



Yes, I did that on purpose (be vague) because who knew what life would have in store for me this month.

So let me show you some of the ways that I celebrated my story this month:

First... well there was the big public addition to the family announcement:


It was amazing to celebrate the news with our extended friends and family. Keeping my mouth shut is not my strong trait and I was dying to share the news with everyone. I've always been known for being a big mouth. What can I say... I like to tell stories so it makes sense!

But then we went to have our first ultrasound:


And we saw our baby for the first time. How amazing is that moment. For those of you who have been there, done that before me... you know what I'm talking about. Beyond just the heartbeat, seeing the life that is growing inside of you (or your partner) is pretty awesome, surreal, and downright frightening because it makes it real in ways that the tiredness and nausea never do.

But then... we learned this:



We're a month further than expected and our expected due date is July 10th, not Aug 1st. So how's that for a story. We went in for a simple screening ultrasound and walked out with a different due date, safely out of the first trimester, AND knowing the baby's sex 2 months before we'd expected to know it!

Now, since this is a blog hop for One Little Word, here are the next bloggers to go visit:


Nupur: www.woodpeckertales.com
Angela Leese: www.angelanoel.com
Janet: www.lifeinsideascrapbookroom.blogspot.com
Erin: www.optimisticfascination.wordpress.com
Dona: www.orangegearle.blogspot.com
Ruth: www.suburbansahm.blogspot.com
Naomi: www.poeticaperture.com
Pam: www.pammiek.blogspot.com
Kara: www.iwannabemewhenigrowup.blogspot.com
Claire: www.circadiancreative.blogspot.co.uk
Margereta: www.paperpilekitten.com
Tricia: www.onecreativemom.wordpress.com
Jacqueline: www.goodwolve.blogs.com/jacqueline
Lee: www.thelinarstudio.typepad.com/embracelife/
Cheri: www.cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Lisa: www.backtoallen.com/category/challenges/one-little-word
Lynn: www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Nikki: www.inkyart.com.au
Kathryn: www.katlodesigns.com
Missus Wookie: www.mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com
Veronica: www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Eydie: www.whatwecreate.net
Karen: www.womenontractors.blogspot.com
Kelly: www.septemberblue.net
Melanie: www.mellybirddesigns.wordpress.com
Valerie: www.naughtystamper.blogspot.com
Marya (me): www.lotustreecrafts.com

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