Jun 10, 2014

Life Changing Events.

So much has happened in the past three weeks. I'm talking life changing events.
You already know about my engagement. Well, shortly after the ring came in the picture, and I mean VERY shortly after, something amazing happened. My last few blogs have been a little, I guess you would call it, "emotional". And I was feeling every bit of it, every day. Crying for no reason, just getting upset at the stupidest things. I am a pretty emotional person, but not THAT emotional. I knew something was up. And then, I started to cramp about a week before Aunt Flo was scheduled to come around. I do not cramp before. The day of, throughout, and then it stops. So, another strange thing happening. There are a few other things, but I don't want to gross anyone out. 
I decided to take a test. If you know me, I am a VERY impatient person. I do not like to wait. I took a test, WAYYY to early, nothing. The next day, STILL early, I take another one. 

This comes out. I know what you're thinking, uhmm theres nothing there. Well, if you take out your magnifying glass, put on your contacts, your glasses, find your monocle, and squint really hard, you will see that there is the faintest little pink line, right next to the darker one.
I honestly thought it was my eyes playing tricks on me. That they were mirroring the darker line. I ran and woke Dayton up. He of course, didn't believe that it was possible. I had to show him (on the Internet of course) that a faint line, is in fact a positive. I literally took a test EVERY day until Flo was supposed to come in. And, every day, the line got darker and darker.

6-7 tests later, after this big ol' fat positive, we were pretty sure. I had already been looking up plus size pregnancies. Because of course I am worried about my weight. What it can do to me, and the baby. I know the risks.

As you all know, I wanted to drop my weight before I got pregnant. I didn't want to be this huge pregnant girl, where you can't even tell I'm 7 months pregnant. I wanted the cute little belly bump. But, as everyone knows. God works in mysterious ways. He decided that Dayton and I needed little doodle in our lives. I couldn't be happier. Yes, I would prefer to be about 70 lbs lighter. All I can do, is focus on not putting on a ton of weight. And when doodle arrives, I can focus on getting the "Baby Weight" off, and THEN some.
It's absolutely crazy how things work out. I get engaged, and find out that we are having a baby all in the same week.

After discussing our options, and one full day of me looking up wedding venues for next year, we decided that the JP would be the best option for us. Spending $10,000 or more that we don't have, on a wedding, just didn't seem logical.
I would much rather spend the money on our baby.
We got our marriage license last Monday, and set up to be married for the following Monday. We didn't get married because of the baby, we just pushed it, because of the baby. It makes sense to us. We both agreed that having the same last name on everything, would just make our lives easier. I didn't want to stress about anything. I just want a smooth pregnancy.
Plus, I get to marry my best friend.
We are starting a family. Having a REAL baby, not just a fur baby. They are being super sweet lately. Ace is cuddling a lot more, I wonder if he senses changes?

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM, we got married.
It was very simple. Just the family was there.
We took pictures, talked, and then had the "ceremony".
The JP asked if we would prefer the short version or the long. I chose the long. My Grandpa wanted to hear us, when they got married at the JP, they chose the short version. In the short version, you don't exchange rings or anything.

After we said our goodbyes to everyone, we took a stroll downstairs to the clerks office to get our license.
They. Freaking. Lost. It.
I have been married for 5 seconds, and you lose the most important thing?!?
I had to sit down, I didn't want to go all cray on them in a courthouse..
They figured out what had happened. They gave it to some boy who had just gotten his birth certificate. Now, how you confuse an envelope that CLEARLY states "Marriage License", with WEDDING bells on it, I will never know. Luckily, the boy was still there.
We then proceeded to the SS office to change my name. The boy was also there.
We went to the DPS to get my drivers license changed as well. The boy was also there.

The first 'selfie' as Husband and Wife.

After running all of our errands, we went to Dickey's BBQ to eat. I know. Classiest wedding EVER.
It may not have been the "Ideal" thing to do, but, it was perfect to me.
And we ended that perfect night with a Rangers Game.
Even though they lost, MISERABLY, I still had a blast.
The crowd was amped, it just felt like so much positive energy everywhere.

Now, I am a wife and soon to be mother.
There is nothing in this world that I would rather be. There is no place in the world that I would rather be. I have found the one whom my soul loves.

And on that note, I must bid you adieu.

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  1. I am so excited for you! It sounds like you are already on the right track to being a phenomenal mother. I look forward to reading your preggo updates!

    1. Thank you so much, I am actually working on some name changes for 'weigh-in wednesdays'. lol

  2. Awww, you will be beautiful pregnant with or without the weight you want to lose. Enjoy all the things that come along with carrying a sweet baby! If it helps, I lost weight during my last pregnancy and as long as it isn't too drastic the doc said it was fine. The JP is the way to go, a lot smarter than spending money you don't have. What counts is your vows and the person you shared them with. Double congrats (I started married life the same way)!

    1. Thank you for you sweet words! I wouldn't change anything! My grandparents have been married for over 40 years, I think the JP works just fine! lol

    2. My parents were a JP couple too and married two weeks after they met. With 40+ years of marriage before my dad passed away they were another success story! Maybe there is some science in that! ;)

  3. Congrats Congrats Congrats!!! What an exciting time for you! Good thing is, you have been practicing great eating/exercising habits, so this will for sure help with your pregnancy! Continue on the right track girly :)

    Best wishes to you!!!

    1. Thank you so much! So many wonderful things, its all so surreal!

  4. Wow congratulations!!!!
    Dont worry about your weight continue eating right and exercising. When I got pregnant with Brock I was already pretty heavy and my doctor told me not to gain weight. I ended up only gaining 9lbs and Brock was 8lbs 4 oz I left the hospital smaller than before and I breastfed and more weight just fell off. WIN WIN REALLY!

    1. I have heard that a lot of people do lose weight, or only gain a few pounds if they are over weight. It estimated me at about 10 lbs heavier than I am now. I will take it! Thank you!

  5. WOW! So many exciting things happening at one time!! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to baby updates :)

  6. Congratulations to the both of you on the marriage and the baby! I can't wait to follow your updates on your pregnancy :)

    1. Thank you! I will definately keep everyone updated! Baby Holland is a blueberry this week!

  7. awww congrats girl!!!!!! so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. OMG WOW! I love this post! Congratulations!!!! So excited and happy for you!

  9. Congratulations!!!!!!! I had a very faint pink line with my first daughter, by the time we had our second daughter they had digital tests and it said Pregnant.

  10. Congrats!! :) What a whirlwind of events the past few weeks!

  11. Love this post!!! Beautiful bride! Congrats to you both!

  12. That's so exciting! I was pretty heavy with both of my pregnancies. I gained a lot with the first one because I pigged out lol But I didn't gain much with my second. Both were healthy and smooth pregnancies. Congrats!!

  13. I've seen everything on Facebook but CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!! :)

  14. Oh my goodness! So many exciting things all in one place! Congratulations dear!