Monday, September 10, 2012

little lemon

it's official. baby is coming, ready or not!
i'm eleven weeks + one day. and every single morning i wake up and pinch myself that this is real life! life is CRAZY, you guys! crazy!

our little peanut is the size of a lemon (or a lime depending on which internet site you check. because obviously right after you take a million pictures with a lemon you would learn that it actually might be a lime. whatever. it was a small lemon.) and last week it was a prune and the week before it was a green olive. life is speedy before it even gets to take it's first breath. we got to see the ultrasound at 8 weeks and watch the little heart beat away at 151 beats per minute. and the little arms and legs! THIS IS A LIFE. it's so amazing.






evan is the most supportive and kind and helpful. i saw this quote on danielle's blog a while ago and it made my heart swell. "don't marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him." boy or girl, evan is going to be the best dad. and i cannot wait to watch our little family grow.

so far i've been wonderful. sometimes i think it's a joke because i haven't had any morning sickness or nausea or normal pregnancy problems that everyone else has had. i feel great, just tired. i may have gone to bed before 9 once or twice in the past few weeks. and i cannot get enough lemons. i ate an entire lemon at the wedding last weekend and evan has had to go to the store for fresh lemons just about every other day. can'tstopwon'tstop. i normally like sour things so this isn't that new for me, just the fact that i'm putting them in my water and then inhaling them. i don't even know.

evan's favorite story so far is how i hate lunch meat and i hate jimmy john's (their meat is bloody. i don't do bloody cold cuts. just please.) and i might have had a melt down about not being able to have jimmy john's. I DON'T EVEN LIKE JIMMY JOHN'S! just please. did you know that babies form their taste buds at 8 weeks? when i told evan that he said, "why is it doing that now?" and i replied, "i know. that seems like a detail it could work on later on in it's life." but this baby loves lemons and seriously wants some jimmy john's. that's how we know that it's taste buds are functioning okay.


and this is our life now. this little lemon baby that will be here next spring. we can't wait to meet you, baby!

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  1. OH MY!! How amazing! I'm sooooooo happy for you Larissa! For reals! You had me fooled.. No wait.. Actually, I thought it was fishy that you were taking a million 3 hour naps a few weeks back..and also I think you mentioned you were designated driver at the wedding...so that made me think a little...Hmm... Congrats! Congrats!


    ♥Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha I know! Sneaky, sneaky! I even was offered a sample of wine in front of my mom and had to turn it down and she didn't even think twice about it! Hah! I'm sure I've dropped lots of hints but probably not enough to be super obvious. I was the DD at that wedding except I have low vitamin d so I made up a story about how my doctor needed to check my kidney and liver functions so therefore I couldn't drink. Hah! Tricky tricky.

      Thank you thank you friend!

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  2. CONGRATS, LARISSA!

    wow, I am soooo thrilled for you two. this is exciting. my heart is alll fluttery for you guys! yaaaay a baby!

    So excited to hear all about every little thing as your journey progresses!

    :) :) :)

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    1. Thank you, friend! We are so excited and you better believe I'll tell you all about it! Hahaha A BABY!

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  3. Congrats you guys! What an exciting adventure :) I was pregnant at my mom's 50th birthday bash but hadn't told anyone yet, so I was making myself margarita's with no tequilla and I had a bottle of Malibu and my diet coke for looks...no one caught on! I'm excited to see how the next 29ish weeks pan out for you. Maybe you will be lucky like me and not get the sick part, just be exhausted for the entire 9 months. Let me know if you have ANY questions...I love to help with my experiences :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you!

      I love how sneaky you are! I just made up a story and then drank my 60 gallons of iced tea. Which is maybe bad? There are too many rules. Hahaha I'm sure I will send you a million, trillion questions. So beware. Hahaha

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  4. I loved reading this. I am so excited for you, I know I've already said it but, seriously, this is huge. I wish I lived up there to be there for you with whatever you needed. :)

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    1. Ohhhh, I wish you lived here too! Or me there. Something. I would LOVE it. =]

      You are so sweet and the very best.

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  5. Congrats to you and Evan!!! What an exciting time for the 2 of you. Can't wait to meet the newest member of the family. :)

    Lisa

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! We can't wait to meet this baby and show him or her off like the proudest parents in the world. =]

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  6. Thrrrriiiillllllleeeeeed. Like I said before...lovin' up on that baaaaaaay like none other!

    ♥ Aunt Erin. Erin. Erin my awesome aunt that spoils me rotten and isn't even really my Aunt...but I want to adopt her anyway.

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    1. AUNT ERIIIN. I'm gonna get you, well the baby, a bib that says "I LOVE MY AUNT ERIN!" and a onesie and other random SWAG. Because obviously!!!!

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  7. Cute idea to take pictures with the Lemon!

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  8. I still can not believe it! And look you cute you are with your baby lemon pictures! Presh!
    That quote is so perfect! And I'm glad you haven't been sick! Such an awesome blessing!
    And I had no idea that taste buds develop that early! Baby is going to love sour foods! Too cool!
    Eeeeeeppp! Just way too exciting!

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    1. Thank yoooou! Hehehe we saw the idea on another blog. Can you imagine doing it every week? My stomach the size of a watermelon and me HOLDING a watermelon? Uhh, no. Hahaha

      I'm so glad I haven't been sick, either! Suuuuch a blessing! I am a child when I am sick. Put some morning sickness on top of this respiratory infection I've got and you have yourself an infant! Good luck Evan! Hahaha

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  9. oh my gosh you are sooo cute!!! I love your blog!!! YOu are looking so good prego so far! Congrats!
    Cant wait to read more!!!
    xo

    http://elisemn.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well aren't you sweet as pie?! Thank you, my dear! My teeny tiny little 11 week bump! Hahaha I swear it gets bigger by the day. Or actually, my pants swear.

      <3

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  10. Ok, first off these pictures . . . my GOSH could you guys be any cuter?!?!?! So glad that you're not feeling sick or crummy :] Yay! So ridiculously excited for you two! You are going to be such awesome parents and the cutest little preggo mumsie ever! Yay!!!!

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  11. so exciting!!! you will be the sweetest little family! this post made me smile very big. i'm so excited to hear all about the new babe! So sweet!!

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    1. i know!!!! i'm so excited! thank you lady, thank you!

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  12. Congrats to you two! How excited :) These pictures are so cute, it's crazy to think baby is the size of a lemon, but before you know it he/she will be like a crenshaw melon (that's where I'm at this week!) Good luck with your pregnancy, I am glad to hear it is going well and you are not sick! Enjoy it while you are still bitty and not so uncomfortable yet too!

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    1. hahaha i was so excited when i saw your post about maternity clothes BUT I COULDN'T SAY ANYTHING! hahaaaa secrets are no fun!

      also i had no idea what a crenshaw melon was but then i went to the grocery store and guess what i saw?! a crenshaw melon! awww! it amazes me that it grows so fast! every week i'm like how did you get from that to this?!

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