Our time as just Jake and Lindsay is coming to a close in just a few short months. As excited as I am to become family of three, I cant help but realize that everything is about to change. For the better of course, but nonetheless things will never be as they were when It was just us. So before our world completely changes, here are some things that I want to remember. Things that I love, things we are still (and will probably always be) working on, and things that I learned about marriage, love, and life with just us two:
- Marriage can be freaking hard, but worth it. Always worth it. It can also be so easy and amazing. We have come such a long way and overcome obstacles that often times, destroy marriages. I think it all depends on your outlook. And boy have we had to readjust our out look on life, many many times.
- Respect. From simple things like waiting to watch “our shows” together to checking in with each other before making any plans or commitments.
- Being the best of friends. Always having each others backs, being their #1 fan and laughing together.
- Forgiveness. For a long while there were things in our past that I just couldn’t shake. I couldn’t move past them and it just felt like we were going in circles. And so I learned its ultimately more painful to hold onto those things so tightly. Its a risk to forgive but its also the only way to be free.
- Going on spur of the moment road trips. Disneyland, Fort brag, etc. I love being spontaneous with him.
- Arguing productively. We have consistently worked on this and I love that instead of days, our arguments are over within minutes. Im really proud of us on this one.
- Dancing and singing in the car 🙂
- Its ok to let the little things go. I still have a few OCD things that I’m trying to be better about…we’ll just say its in the works. haha
I guess this was kind of a random list but like the title says, its just stuff I want to remember. I hope you get a little something out of it. And now for some words to my love on this Valentines day.
Ive said it before and ill say it again. I never knew I could be this happy. Jake, I’m so grateful that you have shown me what true love is. With the incredible highs that being in love with you brings, theres also the low points that sometimes seem impossible. You will always be worth it to me. I love that we are working everyday towards the life we’ve always dreamed of. It has been slow but we’ve done it together. We didn’t give up. And we are just getting started. I love you so much Jakey!!
And to everyone else……
Happy Valentines day! You are loved!
Thank you to Cori Ann Photography for these lovely photos!
How far along? 25 weeks!
Weight gain? 15 lbs
Maternity clothes? I found maternity pants! Yay!
Sleep? Once in a while i’ll wake up and can’t fall back asleep for hours. Other than that sleep is still great.
Best moment lately? I love just talking with Jake about all the things we want to teach her and all the adventures we want to take her on 🙂
Food cravings? McDonalds french fries, broccoli, and fruit!
Movement? Lots 🙂
Size? She’s as big as a head of cauliflower and about 1.5 lbs!
Symptoms? none right now. I feel great 🙂
Looking forward to? My baby shower is next weekend and I can’t wait to see everyone! Nesting definitely came early for me (like two months ago lol) so its been hard not to buy stuff for her. Ive been ready for this for years so if time could just pass a little quicker that would be great. haha
Thanks for reading!
One. These are from a while ago and I can’t believe I forgot to share them! This was our first time shooting with Justin and Lauren and they did a wonderful job! You can check out their website here!
Two. Essential oils are my favorite thing ever. They have literally changed my life. The best thing is all the chemicals that I’m no longer putting on or in my body. Stressed? Theres an oil for that! Head tension? Theres an oil for that! Muscle ache? Theres an oil for that too! They are amazing! I feel so much better knowing these oils are 100% safe for baby girl as well!
Three. I think I’m going to go make blueberry muffins, they just sound so yummy!
Four. Im so excited to put together Penny’s room. I need to get going on all the crafting that I want to do. Thanks to Pinterest I think I’m set on a pink dresser 🙂 If you want to see cute baby stuff you can follow me on there.
Five. My Stitch Fix box arrives on Monday. Yay! Im hoping theres a cute dress I can wear for my baby shower. If I remember ill do a little try on session of everything in the box!
Six. Jake and I received our stroller and carseat yesterday and they are beautiful! Jake was amazing and put it all together in about four minutes and we are so excited! When he pulled the carseat out of the box we kind of just looked at each other with this look like “theres going to be a tiny baby in there soon” its unbelievable. And we still don’t know who sent it! So if you are reading this, THANK YOU!
Seven. Apparently HBO now has all the Harry Potter movies! So incase you wonder where I am…Im having a marathon 🙂
Baby girl is kicking me as I type this which is reminding me that I’m hungry and I really want Pops cereal buuuut we are out! So now I’m just staring at this picture of the most beautiful cereal I’ve ever seen and its the worst! hahaha
Anyways I’ve been eating mostly all the same things for every meal every day just because thats what sounds good in the moment. Or all the moments…. Actually meat has pretty much grossed me out for this whole pregnancy besides for having lunch meat on a sandwich or an In n Out cheeseburger…. So I don’t really know what you call that. haha 🙂 Whatever, lets just get started..
You can pretty much count me in for some helping of peanut butter every morning whether its a PBJ on wheat or toast with peanut butter + milk. If its not that then I make a smoothie and that peanut butter toast will soon follow within 30 minutes of consuming the smoothie.
And heres the recipe for my favorite healthy smoothie: 4-6 oz of OJ + 6 or 7 spoonfuls of frozen mixed berries + about a cup of Greek Gods Honey Vanilla Yogurt (THEE BEST) Blend until smooth! I basically eyeball everything. I like mine kind of thick so you can add more juice or less yogurt depending on what you like. You get the picture…Its super yummy!
For lunch and dinner its been either:
1. PBJ on wheat + Milk (If I didn’t have it for breakfast)
2. Macaroni and cheese + peas (I’ve been told this is a weird combo but I’ve eaten it all my life)
3. Vegetable fried rice + teriyaki sauce (Jake has been making big batches of this for me 🙂 )
My go to snacks are usually string cheese, cereal, cheese its, peas, broccoli, or fruit – apples, mandarins, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and blood oranges. And I have not been able to get enough milk!
Well thats it! I always love reading food journals so I thought id write my own. I think it will be interesting during future pregnancies to read and compare.
Have a nice week!
How far along? 22 weeks! We are over halfway there to meeting our little girl! I can’t wait to see what she looks like and kiss her precious face 🙂
Weight gain? 15lbs
Maternity clothes? I bought 2 maternity tanks the other day, but still on the hunt for pants that I like. Until then leggings it is.
Sleep? Sleep is great!
Best moment lately? She really started moving and kicking over the last week! I love it so much! My second favorite moment was at our last doctors appointment. We went over her anatomy scans and he said everything looked perfect! Which is really good to hear as i’d read that is when they can give you bad news.
Food cravings? Still peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on wheat with a glass of milk. All the fruit I can eat. Smoothies! And iced kickers from dutch brothers 🙂
Movement? She wiggles all day and when I lay down at night. I love it. Jake even got to feel her kicking the other night!
Size? Baby is the size of a coconut!
Symptoms? Hungry a lot and occasional lower back pain.
Looking forward to? Collecting more things for Penny and her nursery. Little girl stuff is so freaking cute 🙂
Thanks for reading!