Baby baby baby



First of all, thank you all so so so much for the sweet comments you've made!!! As the days go on, we both get more and more excited to have a BABY! It's crazy to think that we are going to have our own kids and our own little family, like it's one of those things I was like "yeah I'll have a husband and kids one day" and then BAM husband and now BAM a kid and more to come! It's just crazy how it's like NOW that those things I used to say are here!! Crazy good. 

The first trimester I was mostly nauseous all day long and super hungry (like famished hungry all the time) starting around 7 weeks. Like honestly I never thought I would dislike eating haha I can stuff myself full and then 10 minutes later feel like I haven't eaten in days. I also don't want anything, like nothing sounds good and when something pops into my head it makes me nauseous. Yeah that sounds like a psycho person but that is my life as far as food goes. And I have to eat something right before bed (usually an apple or something easy) or else I wake up at 5am and I HAVE to get up to eat because it hurts how hungry I am!! I also wake up like 5 times a night to pee haha so there's that. Jason wakes up every time ( he says) so I guess he can suffer with me :) 

Just a little disclaimer, in no way am I trying to complain AT ALL about being pregnant! I am super grateful we could even get pregnant let alone only in a few months. I have friends who I love so much that suffer with fertility issues and it has made me never want to ever complain or be "mad" that I'm pregnant, it's a gift to be able to carry a baby and I really am so glad God blessed us with one. I just want to document all these things happening because they are all new and weird to me. Plus being sick just means there's someone growing in there so make me sick all you want, baby. I'll just ground you when you're older ;) (kidding xo)

Obviously I'm more tired than usual and kind of unmotivated which is a really bad trait to have when you work for yourself at your house. At about 12/13 weeks (aka now) I wake up every morning, eat breakfast, sit and be sick, throw it up, and then feel nauseous. Not sure how long this will go on but I basically just try to pick something light for breakfast because I know it won't stay down. After I throw up, I can eat all I want and be good! So it's cool guys. I heard if you're sick sick then it's a girl so I guess that's a wives tale I don't mind believing :) Overall I feel like it's a girl just as much as I feel it's a boy, but a LITTLE more girl. Jason says boy all the way haha he even calls baby He. We find out gender around 20 weeks so we have a few more weeks to keep guessing! Sorry if this was the most boring blog post you've ever read but if you read the entire thing, thank you!! I've never had a baby before so I want to document everything!! 

xo
Candace

I have a little announcement...


^ this is for sure the better picture of the two pictures we got because you can see the whole side angle of baby! That head, nose, and little body. GUYS, ahh!!!


We are having a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baby is due August 5th and we are stoked (and scared) but mostly stoked!! We found out the beginning of December and it has literally been THE hardest thing keeping it a secret. I blame baby for my lack of blogging because can you imagine the biggest thing in your life being a secret that you can't exactly talk about yet?!

Yeah, it sucked keeping a secret! I wanted to tell every single person I came in contact with (and I may have let it slip on purpose a few times because I'm so excited) I am officially 13 weeks and 3 days. We wanted to wait till I was in the "safe zone" to tell the world our news!! I am already chubby (as Jason lovingly calls me fatty hahaha but it's in love and teasing I promise) I have been storing up posts with other pregnant topics I want to document so those are coming soon!! We feel very blessed,  grateful, and excited to be growing our first little babe!

xoxo
Candace

From the mouths of babes


This is a SUPER old picture of Ryder + Hayes when I went to Virginia with them, but I didn't have any other pictures from yesterday and I love this one so here ya go.

So I have been nannying a bunch lately!! It's nice because it's not everyday so I can still focus entire days on making signs but then every other day work for a few hours and then go and nanny the boys! It's a welcome break for sure. Their mom is awesome, I drive one of their cars + she gives me a card to take the boys to do whatever they want, or whatever I decide they will love for the day haha Let's get names straight so I don't have to say stuff like "the older brother" and "the younger brother" I'm too lazy to type that out 100 times. So Ryder- 6 year old, Hayes (sounds like Haze) the 4 year old

So yesterday we had to drive their older brother to his hockey game a few cities away so it was like over 2 hours there driving and back. We dropped him off at hockey and I, of course and as always, had to pee. So I saw this random strip mall and a random smoothie shop and decided we would go get smoothies and take a bathroom break in there! It was in Scottsdale and if you know anything about Scottsdale, it isn't nicknamed Snottsdales for fun. It's full of rich (typically old) people or people with their spoiled kids and yeah. Disclaimer: NOT everyone is like that, some people are probably super nice and stuff, I'm just saying that's what Scottsdale is known for; rich snotty people. 

Anyways, let's just call out that smoothie place, it was called Grabba Green and as soon as we walk in, Ryder plugs his nose and says super loudly "UGHHHH IT STINKS IN HERE!!!" and then he continued to make remarks on the stinky smoothie shop. And it did stink cause they were boiling weird veggies in a pot and the whole place was very "healthy" in a weird way. So we rushed to the bathroom really fast and Ryder goes "Thank goodness we came in here, that smell was about to make me throw up!!" After we were all done, it was a chore to get Ryder to leave the bathroom haha he REALLY hated the weird smell. So I ordered really fast as Ryder and Hayes ran to the nearest exit to escape. 

I walk up to the counter and the girl goes 'K what do you want?' 
me-  Oh, I've never been here before, one sec
girl-  ugh, well do you want food or a smoothie or juice?????
me- a smoothie.
girl- *rolls eyes and acts like I the most annoying person in the world* K. well do you want fruity or...?????
me- uhh.. sure...
girl- *rattles off flavors like she's being forced to at gunpoint*
me-... the first one....

So I ordered and girl was so rude and weird, like sorry the menu has 100 items and I want to look at it for 1 minute. And it was almost $8!! For some fruit put into a blender. 

While this is happening and I'm waiting for my smoothie, the boys insist on playing outside/ leaving asap cause they couldn't stand the smell anymore as I am standing by the open door waiting for the smoothie to be done. It's finally done and the girl sees that as much as I try, the boys are refusing to step back inside, she looks at me, and just puts the smoothie on the far counter and walks away. haha I was like "really? you couldn't bring it over 10 feet??" in my head of course. 

When we got into the car, Ryder was like "Can we please never go there again??" "yes, we will never go there again, it was stinky and they were rude!"
Ryder- Yeah, they probably shower in pee!!
Me-.... and poo...
I didn't even bother protesting and saying something like No potty talk! Cause I didn't care and I was bugged and it was funny. So long story short, I was glad Ryder made a scene and said what we were all thinking (aka how it smelt like dead rats in there, yeah that's dramatic I know) 

Anyways, these kids are funny and I'm having so much fun playing "mom" with them. Every time we play a game Ryder goes "K so someone who is married has to be the mom, oh looks like that's you!"

They both say funny stuff, Ryder just talks more so I remember it more :) It was also Hayes's birthday yesterday so I wanted to make sure he had a really great day! After stinky smoothie shop, we went to Jump Street (one of those places with 104395534 trampolines) and they were in heaven!

It was a great day with those sweet kiddos.
xo
Candace 

Best date night


Alright, alright I know it's Wednesday and I'm writing about last Friday but it's cool guys. So last week I wanted to plan date night and surprise J with something we hadn't done before. So Thursday I called him when I wasn't home and asked him on a date because I thought it was funny and formal and stuff. HE SAID YES! SO first we went to this pizza place and I ordered from the kids menu (of course). Dinner ended a lot quicker than I expected, I had planned enough time to go to a sit down place but the sit down place we wanted to go to had a LONG wait and it would have been too long so we switched to a quicker place. So I guess I didn't plan that well enough, oops!

Long story short, we had at least an hour to kill before our appointments. Jason still had no clue what we were going to do so I tried to stall and failed. I had set up two full body massages at this reflexology place and it so happened to be a few stores down from the food place we ate at. I wanted to keep it a surprise so I tried to get us to walk down there somehow without being super obvious. Soooo basically it worked and we walked in and he was super excited!! But we were still like an hour early.

The guy that owns the place reminded me of how someone would look/act in the 70's. He was an older guy and very opinionated on pretty much every hot topic, all of which got brought up as we were waiting for our appointment to start. I mentioned I read the reviews and they were raving and he was like "Oh except for that guy that hates me that wrote one. He was pissed because he didn't call to cancel and I don't respect people who do that so I let them know blah blah blah" so obviously I looked it up and it was the funniest review on how the guy really did hate him and how disrespectful 70's guy was. I kind of just had to focus on how excited I was for the massage and not pay too much attention to all the stuff coming out of opinionated Joe's mouth.

Finally our massage started and it was amazing!! I kept hearing Jason's lady like slapping his back haha I wanted to look over so bad (we were next to each other) to see what was going on but I never could. I have the hardest time just laying and relaxing during a massage so while it was super nice, I wish I could have just been 100% relaxed instead of still having 100 things running through my head. Jason LOVED his massage though. It was so perfect for him because school is SO crazy and he has hours of homework every night so I was so glad he just got to relax and not think about school for a full hour. So basically look up reflexology places near you because an hour full body massage was only  $28 a person!! So I'm assuming pricing is pretty universal around the US?


Anyways, in case you missed it, I'm giving away a world map sign over here and it ends TONIGHT! :) Happy Wednesday!

xo
Candace


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