WEEK 16 WITH LITTLE MORGAN!

This week has been full of craziness not only in the United States but across the world. From Hurricane Harvey in Texas to attacks in Spain to rioting over racism here in the States (sending love & prayers to those affected by all),  I'm happy to report that my family and I have been home safe and enjoying peace within our own home!

These are the times that I am happy that we do not have cable because honestly it seems that theres nothing but negativity in this world anymore! It makes me sad because I can remember as a kid, even as a younger adult, the world wasn't so angry and that worries me as I'm about to bring an innocent soul into existence. Maybe I should consider this as a first parenting lesson? I just hope and pray that one day we can all relate back to the thought that we are all human beings and deserve to be treated as one with love and equality no matter the color of our skin, the religion we belong to, nor the gender we identify with. I mean lets be honest, no one is getting out of this life alive anyways. 💔

One a more positive note, this week has been a quiet one for the Morgan family. My next appointment isn't until the first week of September and I've decided to steal away a little zen vacation to California after that for a long weekend while I'm feeling halfway decent and still mobile.


How Far Along: 16 Weeks and 1 Day
Total Weight Gain: Still negative,  - 6 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: None, I've been living in yoga pants to be honest! 😋
Sleeping: Still sleeping all the time but feeling more productive. 
Best Moment This Week: Spending time with my husband, family and friends! 💛
Movement: None that I'm definite of. 
Food Cravings: Waffles and PB&Js. 
Sickness or Health: Less nausea for sure, feeling more energy slowly coming back. 
Mood: Still moody, trying to be less of a "mean girl". 
Pregnancy Wisdom: Little Morgan has taste buds as of yesterday! 🍨🍩🍓
Weekly Milestone: Having that "holy cow, we're having a baby" moment with Jimmy! 💏

I have also gone on a little shopping spree this week for little girl! All great deals I promise! I've been holding out on buying so much stuff but it was really hard not to pass up on these cuties! ↓ Dillard's was running this amazing sale where they had an additional 30% off of their clearance items and I got these SUPER CUTE Toms for $13! How could I not?!


And an additional thank you to coupons, sales and sale gift cards, I managed to score two boxes of Honest Company and Pampers diapers from Target for a insane total of $40. I mean she's going to need diapers so.... 😊 Cash seems pretty stoked about them too, or maybe he wanted to eat them? I had read that some mom's started a stock pile of diapers and wipes and combining with what they received at their shower they didn't have to buy diapers or wipes until their baby was almost a year old! I'm totally into that idea, just saying!  


Overall, I can say I had a fantastic week. I have to confess, I do miss going to school. I think I need to pick up a hobby because I'm finding out I have a little too much time on my hands. I'm trying to go to the gym and stay active as much as I can while not trying to lose any more weight. Sometimes I feel like she's starving in there. 😁 I can't believe in just a few weeks she'll be halfway done baking in there. I feel like February is going to come so quickly with the holidays approaching. It's so scary to think about yet so exciting! I hope that everyone has a positive and productive week. Until next time everyone! 







SURPRISE SURPRISE!



Yup! We're pregnant! We as in I, but none the less it takes two to tango! 😉 And let me first begin that this was a COMPLETE surprise to Jimmy and I. So to all my lady friends out there, take note: even if you're on birth control, surprises can and do happen! 

My due date is February 11th of next year and we're excited to announce that we are welcoming a new little girl to our family! I had completely envisioned having a boy since the moment I found out and I'm embarrassed to admit that my mind went immediately blank when we found out Baby Morgan was actually a girl! Everything I had on Pinterest was now officially a lie! 😆 However, as the weeks go on, Jimmy and I find ourselves consumed with baby products, conversations and secretly, I've started planning her first birthday party already! 

We had these amazing photography done by our friend Heather who owns her own photography business at Heather Marie Photographer. And I can't help but say nothing but positive things about her and her talent! She has done all of our holiday cards, my godson's birth, my best friend's maternity and wedding photos, and every time she delivers such amazing work! 💕




We first told my parents and Jimmy's on 4th of July. We surprised my parents with a cake that said "Red, White & Due - Baby Morgan Coming February 2018" and Jimmy's parents - we called them to "show them all the house projects we were doing". 

So Jimmy started out by showing them all the landscaping and the grass, then he moved on to the office where he had just laid tile, and finally went to the spare bedroom where he had just pulled up all the carpet and Jimmy's dad just happened to ask if that was the spare room and Jimmy said "Yeah, but its going to be the future nursery." Each reaction to both surprise was absolutely priceless and I'm so glad I didn't have to squeamishly avoid the baby topic whenever it was brought up at my mom's house anymore. 😂


This Sunday marked 15 Weeks for me and the little babe and I refuse to take any "belly" pictures because I honestly don't have much of one except for when I finish my guilt eating of carbs. The only thing that doesn't make me want to puke all over the place. Eating has become such a gamble I swear and I've learned over the past few months I need to proceed with caution. To be honest, I've eaten a lot of french fries. 😁But I wanted to share a little summary that I stole from Pinterest of what's been going on so far because I've had a lot of questions about this little human I've been growing! 

How Far Along: 15 Weeks and 1 Day
Total Weight Gain: -  Minus 6lbs 😩 but my jeans are still tighter!
Maternity Clothes: None, but I have started unbuttoning my jeans behind my belt. 😋
Sleeping: When am I not sleeping? 
Best Moment This Week: Going back to the gym this morning. I've been so tired and nauseous to go lately. 
Movement: Just the gurgling in my stomach telling me to eat. 
Food Cravings: Chocolate milk and french fries. 😁
Sickness or Health: Sickness, whenever and wherever it seems to strike. 
Mood: Moody for sure. I'm blaming the hormones. 
Pregnancy Wisdom: Stop drinking water a few hours before bed. Or proceed to pee every hour on the hour. 
Weekly Milestone: Started our Target and Amazon registry. 💜

I can't wait to share with you all these next upcoming months. Time has flown by already since we found out and I can only imagine time is going to continue to fly through the holidays! 





HELLO STRANGERS!

Man, I feel like I have writer's block its been so long!

I'm happy to say that I have completed my Bachelors Degree this past week and I plan to take blogging to a full time experience now that it's over! There was just so much in depth discussions and formal reports that took so much of my time that I really didn't feel like typing out anything on here. It was almost like school took the fun out of blogging. Merp.

But anyhow, I'm finished! I officially have a Bachelors in Nursing and I honestly can't believe that I'm done with school...for now! I need to take a breather and relax. I've been in school since high school, part and full time, with a total of three degrees so I'm excited to just focus on work and the next steps coming up in our life.

Also related, today marks a special day for me as well because it's the anniversary of graduating from nursing school. It has been two whole years since I've been a registered nurse and its really hard for me to wrap my head around it. I feel like I've grown so much but have so much more growing left in my career, both professionally and personally.




I would be lying if I said I it has been an easy road to where I am in my career and ironically, I'm thankful it hasn't been easy for me. Nursing is hard, and sometimes it's extremely hard. You have to balance your own personal feelings and put the patients and their families needs first. Add in emotion, and sometimes life threatening conditions - things can get tricky quickly. Through trial and error, I like to think I've found equal balance when dealing with the public. Anyone who works in the medical field can agree with me it is a job that requires focus and biting your tongue more times than you should. 

I will also admit that I am excited to see what else is yet to come in my career. I have been in a different unit than when I began and I think I have found the place I belong. Not to sound cliche, but some days I actually get to save people. And without a doubt, that is quite possibly the best feeling in the entire world. Recently, I had a very young patient who literally looked me in the eyes and said "Thank you for caring about me when no one else has.", and it shook me to the core. It made me happy and extremely sad at the same time. But it also made me realize that I have chosen the career I was made for and its more than just a job. It's become something I look forward to doing. 

So cheers to the upcoming years down the road & a very Happy Nurseaversary to the amazing people I have walked through this journey with! I am so lucky to wear this title of RN with all of you! 💕