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when you count you begin with 1, 2, 3...

when you sing you begin with do, re, mi!

sound of music anyone?
(liz - i hope you are reading this. i just made you smile really big didn't i?)

let's discuss some things you've probably already noticed and added together.

(ps - if you are in a reader click on over and see... so you won't be scratching your head wondering what we are talking about!)

first of all - my blog got a little makeover. no doubt you can probably see why...

i'm pregnant!

(surprise?!)

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yes indeed - i peed on a stick on november fifth and whoopsiedaisy - two pink lines showed up. pretty quickly too.

so i guess now you are wondering what the sound of music has to do with my uterus. well not much, except that i knew i wanted to start blogging again to document the pregnancy (and hopefully all that comes after) and didn't know where to start. (ahhhhh - yes i see the head nods and light bulbs flickering!)

i wasn't shocked at all by the positive test - i had a pretty sneaking suspicion i was knocked up with child. i had all the classic symptoms - most apparent were complete physical exhaustion and my boobs hurt like crazy. chris wasn't even allowed to look at them for a while.

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our tiny tot's first ever photo. ever. (this is so going in the senior slide show)

they tell me that this is a baby. that somehow, this little static-y blob on the screen will grow into a real, live, human, complete with kicking legs and screaming lungs and that i will just love it forever and ever. i'm still a bit skeptical.

i know i will love this baby and that my brain and heart will eventually get in line together and work it all out, but so far i haven't had much of a maternal instinct kick in. don't worry - i will get there.

(that is me talking to myself, not you guys...)

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the second photo of our child - looks a little less like an egg yolk and more like a tad pole to me.

i count myself pretty lucky so far...

i'm out of my first trimester (13 weeks and 6 days) and i didn't have any morning sickness. i don't like to talk about this too much because i know people who've lost almost 20 pounds in their first trimester and i know how miserable they were. so that is a huge blessing.

i've gotten to have two sonograms already! i don't think that is normal either. but i didn't have an OB when i found out i was pregnant. i went to see my gyno, she did a quick sonogram to to confirm the pregnancy (and that there was only one - hallelujah!) and she referred me to my OB who also wanted to take a look at the bebe. so whoopie! two sonos already! plus i really needed the physical evidence myself. both times.

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the facebook/instagram announcement picture. i've always wanted to announce a pregnancy this way. (yep - i'm a dork)

this child is barely the size of a lime and even if i can't woo myself into loving it, it already has about 15 grandmas, grampies, papas, auntie nanas, aunties, unclies, tias, and cousins. i think the bebe is set for life.

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i bought this to be a diaper bag but the more i look at it, the more i'm convinced that momma just needs to keep it for herself.

so anywho - the baby is due july 11th. everyone mark your calendars. we aren't finding out the sex of the baby because my mom always said that hearing "it's a _____" was the best surprise she could have ever had. so until the little booger gets here, we are calling it Poke.

i'm excited to start my blog back up and share with everyone what all is going on in my heart, brain, and home to get ready for Poke's big arrival. do you think a parade is too much to plan in honor of a newborn? ;)

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oh, and mostly because i'm still stoked about it, i rewarded myself for working my tail off last year with this beauty. it was a bit of a thrill to get it and see "mclain family planner" on the front.

the mclains are a family now. welcome to the journey!

28 comments:

  1. WAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    Girl. you are going to rock this. You are.
    You have a heart of gold and that baby knew it when you were picked as her mama.
    I am so pleased for you!!!
    And you know what? we have the same keyper bag (except mine has big orange flowers on it....and I am in no way expecting, um ever)
    Big happy dance and hugs for you.

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    1. Thank you Aubrey!! I am totally happy dancing with you!! (And that KeyPer bag is the bomb for sure. I love all the colors - i bet yours is adorable!!)

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  2. Ah!! Congrats! How exciting & wonderful :) Glad you're feeling well too!!

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  3. SOOO EXCITED about this. And don't beat yourself up too much about the maternal instinct kicking in or any of that. For me, I didn't even START to feel connected at all until I knew the gender, and not even really then. I didn't feel the overwhelming lovey-doveys until they were here. It's hard not to think about what you SHOULD be feeling all the time, but it will all come in time, and not necessarily during the pregnancy. I'm so glad you're back to blogging!

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    1. Thanks Kelly!! I'm trying hard to just go with the flow and take every day one at a time. I have found if I think ahead too far I get freaked out again!! lol :) Thanks for the encouragement so far and the awesome emails too! xoxo

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  4. I am thrilled, beside myself with excitement, and cannot wait to share this journey. I might be almost as excited that you're blogging again! Maternal instincts will kick-in eventually. I didn't really feel like a mama until Wesley was born, but for some they feel it immediately when they see two pink lines. For others it happens well after baby is born. Plus, we're all different - some mamas are over protective and some are more relaxed. You'll figure it out. :-) SO freaking excited!!!

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    1. I'm so lucky to have you girl!! It is good to know I'm not the only one who hasn't felt that maternal instinct so far! :) I know I'll be fine once the baby comes :) xoxo

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  5. When I saw this on instagram it made me very happy! You are going to be an amazing mom, amazing family! I hated being pregnant so I can not offer any advice on how to feel all warm and fuzzy about the baby in the belly. Not that I wasn't excited, just never had the gushy feelings. Congrats again!

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    1. Thank you Ange!! your comment is so perfect - I haven't had many gushy feelings yet (unless you count relentless irritation as gushy - that is about the only thing i've felt so far. oh and hungry!) xoxo

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  6. Yaaaaay, congrats, girl!! So happy for you :)

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  7. Skye, you know that I am beyond excited for you and Chris. You will be a great mom! Love you guys!

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    1. I know - we couldn't wait to share the news with you guys!! My ears are still ringing!! ;) Love yall!

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  8. Whoohoo!! So beyond excited for y'all!! Amazing parents you will be!!!!!!
    PS. Am I an "Auntie" or "cousin"? LOL. Kiss it, cuz!!

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    1. Hmm....that is a good question!! I guess you can be whichever you want to be! :)

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  9. YAY YAY YAY! I'm so completely excited for you and can't wait to follow your growing belly ... errr I mean baby progress :)

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  10. Congrats, girl! The new blog design looks great. And more importantly - THRILLED for you to be growing a sweet little one! xoxo

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  11. Beyond cute this is. (Call me Yoda.)

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  12. OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! Skye!!!! I'm so happy for you guys! I'm literally tearing up on my couch!!!

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    1. Thank you Kristin!! I didn't meant to make you cry! :(

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    2. no, happy tears!! very happy tears!!! <3

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  13. Yay!!!!!!! Blessings on ya, dear friend.

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  14. CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting and such a huge blessing. You have a fun journey ahead of you! I'll let you know about not finding out the sex thing. So far it's been a mixed bag for us... on the one hand, I only have 5 weeks left to wonder and people really gave useful things for my showers since they can't really give me cloths. On the other, registering was rough and I really hate calling the baby an "it" for the past 35 weeks.

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  15. Dang, I haven't read your blog in FOREVER!! I love you and your little Poke! I've been thinking about you alot lately..that's probably how I ended up here. :) I'm going to try to keep up a little better! Aren't diaper bags exciting? I was SO excited about mine! Anyway, I love you and just wanted to say hi!

    Nina

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