Sunday was magical, there really are no other words to say about it. I was surrounded by loved ones who helped create the magical day. I was asked a few times about gender reveal parties and every time I’d try to explain what I knew about them but that with my brother being mostly in charge I just didn’t know what to expect. We ate some food and chatted for a bit, then my sister brought out the board of the old wives tales. I have been team yellow this whole time knowing whatever the gender, this baby is a miracle and I was just focused on that. The majority of the old wives tales pointed to boy, but what do they know right? So my brother said okay we are going to spray you with silly string and you’ll know the gender then. There is video proof of me saying I didn’t know if I was ready for that. I haven’t been ready for any of this, but ready or not here it comes. I set up my timer on my camera and I stood in front of everyone. They started and I seen blue in my hands and almost cried then I realized there was every color on the rainbow coming at me. Good one big brother! I think most everyone got confused so I didn’t feel so alone. Then he handed me a hand painted Death Star and told me if I really wanted to know, it was inside it. A little Jedi. I’m now a boy mom.

So many thanks to my brother and his wife for everything they did, thanks to my brother for capturing me breaking the Death Star as well. The little outfit was the first gift from a coworker of mine for Mr. G, and it couldn’t be more perfect. Suspenders and bicycles, be still my heart.

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I’ve been pretty “in my head” since finding out I was pregnant. Trying to then plan for this unplanned adventure and turning down invites for all the wrong reasons. It didn’t help how exhausted I was and the bouts of feeling nauseous coming and going whenever it wanted to, it all helped me want to stay home. But in the end staying home meant sulking, thinking so negatively and just plain being someone even I didn’t want to be around. Thankfully things always fall into place and I am currently in a sweet spot with this pregnancy and also a better mindset, most days anyways because let’s be honest. It was super helpful getting out and spending a day the weekend before last with my dad. So this last weekend was even busier and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Last week was even busy, I was only expecting one doctor appointment but had a suprise ultrasound. An ultrasound that revealed the gender of Baby G. I had the technician write it on a paper for me and I gave it to my brother though so y’all will have to wait until next week for the gender because even I currently don’t know it. But because this is my own project and I have never really been one to follow the rules, I’m sharing cell phone pictures with you all of the awesomeness that was last weekend. So don’t judge the quality and the screenshots from my friends’ snapchats 🙂

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It is crazy to tell people how far along I am, a little over 4 months now. I am almost to the half way point and goodness is that scary. I should be able to find out the sex of Baby G in two weeks. A friend just told me once I know the sex the last half of this will go slow, I sure hope she is right because I could use all the time I can get. But I am also hoping these next two weeks go a little slower as well. You see being a woman embarking on a journey of raising a baby alone, I am terrified of raising a boy. Let me explain that a little bit more, I am terrified of all the unknown, more so than with girls, that come along with a boy. I fear I would fail him, hell I fear I will fail a girl too but more so a little boy. Whew that was a lot of my shoulders and now the tears come. I have these fears everyday, but there are so many moments when I am reminded of this awesome man standing next to me in the picture below. I will fail this kid but I couldn’t have a better role model for a boy than what my brothers and I had growing up. Sunday I spent the day with my father, pretty typical as he tries his best to see his kids and grandkids when he can, but I needed it more than he knew. Because the closer the appointment comes up to finding out the sex of this baby the more my little heart fears. Sunday, however, sunday was a beautiful day full of no fear and only joy. You know, one of those moments yet again where I am reminded I am not alone in this.

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  • October 24, 2017 - 10:25 am

    Richard - Got me a little misty too! Love you!ReplyCancel

I may of had a chaotic weekend but the following week was anything but. When one door closes, another opens or atleast a window. In my case last week was full of windows opening and of people stepping up to the plate for me letting it be known just how unalone I am in this terrifying journey. I’m in the middle of a huge unknown and rather than crying about it all like I did last weekend, this weekend I packed. Just a start but that’s all I can do. Where am I going I currently don’t know but in the mean time I can distract my brain and pack things so when it gets figured out I will be somewhat ready. I started small, my office/future nursery. There may of been nothing baby related in there just yet, but there were plans for it. Those plans are packed away in the few boxes now that sit by my desk in there.

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I had the honor of having this adorable couple in front of my camera a handful of times. You might remember them from their homecoming. Beau here, their adorable corgi, was over the moon to see his dad after those long months. They had requested a shot of them together after the homecoming but it didn’t quite work out so I asked for some pictures another day with little Beau to accompany them. He was so well behaved and was still excited over his dad being home. After a few pics with their first child we ventured off to one of my favorite spots in Oceanside, the famous barn. If you are ever stationed on Camp Pendleton you have probably had pictures here. Sarah brought along a beautiful quilt a family member had made and we had so much fun venturing around the area. The Middleton’s are beautiful inside and out and they made my job super easy.
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