1st trimester in a nutshell!

I cannot believe I am 1/3 of the way done!  Wooohooo!  Overall my 1st trimesters wasn’t terrible.  More of an adjustment.  I had awful cramps (apparently that is your uterus growing….talk about freaking a person out when they first find out they are prego) that would wake me up at night and knock the wind out of me.  I have them every now and then but nothing like those early weeks.  I didn’t have morning sickness – just occasional nausea and indigestion.  I do not know how people function with morning sickness….I could not imagine.  And the exhaustion….holy cow it is unbelievable.  I napped away the month of January.  All of this makes sense though since I am GROWING a baby so I have no real complaints.  The biggest adjustment has been putting on weight.  Don’t punch me in the face, but I have been roughly the same weight since I was 14.  I have already put on 7lbs and I have just never seen anything like it.  I know exactly why though….when I don’t feel good I eat carbs….bagels, fries, ice cream, loaded baked potatoes, etc. So that in addition to cutting my workouts in half have been the culprits.  Even still, if I am being honest with myself I am having a hard time seeing that number jump up so quickly.

13 weeks 1 day


baby on the way!

Yep…Matt and I are going to parents.  That little nugget will be our sweet little baby come August 22.   I can’t wait to see a miniature Matt or Jess running around one day.  It is really exciting to think about!  Bring on the pickles and ice cream!



I have been MEANING to blog so I am taking baby steps to get back into it.....so here it goes!

Matt and I travel somewhere each fall for our anniversary.  We have been to Chicago, San Fran/ Napa, Savannah and now Boston.  I really enjoy visiting cities with him and trying new things.  We are both soooo laid back when we travel...the kind of people who don't make plans, but somehow manage to see/ do it all and have a blast.  I have been to Boston before with girlfriends, but that was years ago, so it was nice to go back!

 Happy Hour!
Funny story...this was a nice place for us...the kind where you feel slightly out of place.  Well the lady next to us straight up ate her lamb chops by hand...she totally looked like a caveman.  She just kept dipping them in a sauce and going to town.

                                                        Neptune Oyster
Who doesn't love a brewery tour??

Our seats.  Matt was in heaven.

I wonder what we will do next fall....crazy that will be 5 years.