Christmas Announcement

Today is the last day of school! Yaay!
It’s been a whirlwind of a week–coming home from Vegas without any lesson plans for the week completed, getting caught with the flu, having my husband catch the flu…ya, it’s been tough.
But, my parents came over to take care of us. They brought soup and medicine and tissues and cranberry juice. They cleaned our kitchen and family room.
So, our house is all homey and inviting and Christmas-y again!
I love this tree. It’s a hand-me-down from some college friends and came pre-lighted. It’s completely mismatched, but that’s what makes it special. Half the ornaments are mine. Every year, my Grandma would give each of the grandkids an ornament. And, this year, I was invited to be part of the Morrell Ornament Gift Exchange. The whole idea is to hand-make ornaments. So, I received 2 dozen adorable homemade ornaments. I love it. They are each so special and pretty and mean so much to me. I’d rather prefer this kind of tree, than one that is overdecorated and uniform.
And, to those who waited (and those who’ve already seen on Facebook and Instagram), yes I am pregnant. I am 11 weeks now and the due date is July 11th.
Look at my baby! It was so exciting to see it during the ultrasound. I could see the whole baby move with its heartbeat. I was/am so happy. And, I’m kind of ecstatic to join the ranks of blogging moms!
Now, I was asked a few times how in the world was I able to get an ultrasound at only barely 10 weeks? Well, my OB has a miniature ultrasound machine that he carries with him. He wanted to get dates and sizes, but he couldn’t find the baby on his machine. So, he sent me with a referral to a larger facility to get a real ultrasound. My instructions were to drink 32 ounces of water an hour before the ultrasound. Drinking was the easy part, keeping it in was hard–I have a small bladder. I was about to die by the time we actually had the ultrasound. But, the nurse, even with the full machine, still had a hard time finding the baby. That is because I have a retroverted uterus…my uterus is posterior facing. 
But, the baby is there. And that is what matters. And I’m going to be a Mom and Justin is going to be Dad! So excited!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • congrats! So happy for you and can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy. Have fun celebrating the news with family and friends this season.

  • SUCH an exciting time!! And, so thrilled for you and Justin. Congratulations!!!

  • How exciting!!! Congratulations!! 🙂

  • Yaaaayy!! Congratlations 🙂 We are due only a few weeks apart! So happy for you! xx

  • Congratulations!

  • congrats!! that it so exciting!

  • Well, this is amazing news and I almost missed it! Huge congratulations to you both. I hope you are feeling well and that you enjoy the pregnancy journey. I'm reaching the end now! How cool, our babies will be born the same year : )

  • So happy for you Tayler. You are going to be an amazing mom and that little baby is so lucky!! =) Can't wait to talk all things mommy with you!

    Kate @ Raising the Rogers