Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy News

I've needed some here, ESPECIALLY in the past week. I've had so much on my mind but no time to blog it. But THIS couldn't wait.

I am so excited to share we found out this morning that Nolan is going to have a baby
BROTHER!
Last week was horrible, stressful and down right exhausting. I did my best to remain calm and keep my blood pressure where it belongs. I force fed myself every day no matter how weak my appetite was and got as much sleep as I could. This past week has been rough but this little bit of awesome news just made our day. We needed this. I promise, I have been taking care of this baby to the best of my ability. (16 weeks, 6 days)

The baby is still measuring ahead and as my Dr puts it, looks perfect so far. I am 17 weeks tomorrow and for the first time I felt a sigh of relief. A little glimmer of hope that this baby is going to be one big baby and arrive in December as planned. We can only hope, right? The little guy is measuring about 6 ounces and it's amazing to think that is almost half the size of Nolan. And in just 3-4 weeks, this baby will be measuring Nolan's size. Amazing.

My gem of a ultrasound tech spent a lot of time with us as usual and got a ton more pictures to add to our growing pile. I need a photo album for our bi-weekly ultrasounds, I'm running out of room on our fridge.We agreed I could be an u/s sonographer by the end of this pregnancy, I'm getting good at pointing stuff out. I honestly LOVE going to my Dr's office because everyone treats this baby with as much love as we already have for it. It just makes me smile.


So today I did something I told myself I wouldn't do this pregnancy.
I bought something for the baby. I just couldn't help it. I had fallen in love with this diaper bag at the Coach Outlet just weeks after finding out we were pregnant. I lusted over it because it's my favorite blue and it's simple. I talked myself out of it because... well many reasons. Expensive for a freaking diaper bag, what if it's a girl, what if this baby starts measuring small... what if, what if, what if. We walked into Coach Outlet today and low and behold the bag that wasn't there just a few weeks after I saw it the first time, was hiding in the clearance section behind 3 other bags. I couldn't help myself, it's perfect even though it's more than I would want to spend.

Come on, I got a $400 diaper bag for.... freaking $100! I'm in love and I am so proud of myself for allowing myself to buy something... "baby"

48 comments:

Mrs. D said...

WOW!!!! I am SOOO happy for you, Ashley!!!! You deserve this news after everything you've gone through & I couldn't be happier for you!

LOOOVE the Coach bag by the way :)

Cara said...

Aw, congrats! I'm so glad everything is so far, so good!

And that is one gorgeous bag! I don't blame you. :)

Victoria said...

yay for a baby brother!! I'm so happy for this piece of awesome news for you guys. You are such a fighter and so strong, I am in awe of you.

That Coach bag is gorgeous!

Dana said...

I was just thinking about you and then I noticed you had a blog update.

I'm so happy for you. You deserve some really good news and I'm so glad you got it. Your little baby is adorable!

I've often thought that when I'm pregnant again, I won't buy anything for the baby until he/she is born, but I know I won't be able to resist. I think that diaper bag was meant to be yours.

AlaskanAlison said...

Congrats on your little boy! LOVE your diaper bag!

Blair said...

Congratulations!!!! Very thrilled for you!

Maddie said...

So glad to hear your boy news. And the bag looks great - yah for buying something.

Maddie x

cmatsukes said...

Congrats Ashley sounds like it is all going well Cute bag great price. I think Nolan and Charlie will be watching over your little one. So glad to hear and see he is getting big and I see you are bigger than last time you were at this stage. So that is good sign.

u_talk2much said...

Awesome! Congrats and I love the bag! Glad you saw a ray of sunshine in the clouds! You are an amazing woman!!

Pam said...

So glad that you guys got some GOOD news finally! Coach diaper bag, ooooooohhhh! lol

Jeannie said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

The diap bag...beautiful! You can never go wrong with a Coach :-)

krousehouse said...

That's incredible news! I'm so glad you celebrated with a baby buy!

Beth said...

Awe congrats!!! You look so cute by the way! Glad to hear you got some good news, you definitely deserve it!

Heartfelt Care, LLC said...

Ashley I am so happy for you! I'm also so proud of you for being such a strong person and being calm for that baby! Congrats!

Jacinta said...

A boy! I am so happy for you guys!
The bag is great and you deserve it for all the hard work you've put in to take care of yourself and the boy in such heartbreaking times. Well done, it can't be easy.
I hope Nolan is watching over his family.

Holly said...

SO happy for a little boy! :) And the dipe bag is darling!

Evan's Mommy said...

So happy for you Ashley!! Yay for boys!! :)

Debbie said...

Aww! A baby brother! <3

And me too, LOVE the Coach bag--- awesome find!

Maggie said...

Oh Ashley, what exciting news after such a hard week for you and your family! and who doesn't love Coach??!!! How could you not?! :)

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

Congrats on your good news!! That bag is super cute!!

Brooke said...

Congrats! That is soo exciting!

Sarah said...

A baby brother!!!!:) How awesome!!! Lovin the bag too. Im glad you got it for yourself (and baby) :)

renfo82 said...

Congrats on a baby boy! The bag is just gorgeous. You deserve it. Oh and it would have worked it were a girl!

Katie said...

Congrats on a little boy!!

ryansmom said...

Congrats on having a boy. I'm happy to hear you are taking care of yourself. Good deal on the Coach bag. By the way you look adorable.

Jennie said...

Yay! I have 3 younger brothers so I am partial to boys. How exciting. I love the diaper bag and am so proud of you!! You look just beautiful in that picture, too!! :)

Antoinette said...

Congratulations Nolan!! your gonna have a baby brother =D

Ashley i have been thinking of you so much, and im proud you have "forced" yourself to try and stay as calm as possible....But I am not surprised, as you are an amazing mommy!!

Thinking of you and your family xoxo

Just Breathe said...

That is awesome news. Congratulations! Love the bag!

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croleyc69 said...

So happy for you !!

Caroline

Erin said...

Congratulations Ashley! I'm so happy for you! The bag is so cute too. I got the same one in black:)

Mitzi G. said...

I love the diaper bag & am so happy that Nolan's brother is doing well; I know that Nolan is smiling down & watching over you all!!

Bree said...

You are adorable and what a beautiful baby bag. Congratulations! I am so sorry to hear (read) about your recent loss of your brother. You all are in my thoughts and I'm sending love and light your way.

Andrea said...

Sweet baby is thriving and I'm so happy for you :) I'm still praying for your family honey, as I know things are difficult, but as always you find the good. What a beautiful quality.

As for the diaper bag, I'm glad you treated yourself, as you deserve that little happy :)

Have a good weekend and keep us posted.

xxx

Cecilia said...

Yea for good news! The bag is adorable too!

Jen said...

I am SO Happy for you! Congratulations on another beautiful baby boy!

And I love that bag! Great buy!

Carly said...

So happy for you Ashley!!!! Your bag is awesome! You've been in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn said...

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you! That's an awesome diaper bag!

Lisette said...

I am so happy for you. You have been in my thoughts. I am happy to hear some good news. ((HUGS))

BTW...I love the diaper bag.

Bluebird said...

Oh my gosh, it is SO perfect! I'm proud of you for buying it, I'm THRILLED about your news of a boy! And, mostly, I'm just glad to hear from you at all. You and your family have been on my mind som much lately. ((Hugs))

Marie W said...

Congrats on another precious little boy! The bag is gorgeous!

Lori said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! We found out we are having a baby brother too!!!

Have to say, that sweet little diaper bag is making me sort of lusty too!!!!

HOOORAY for little boys!!
xoxoxo

Brie said...

Congrats Ashley!

*Belle* said...

Congrats!!! Yay for little brother. And that bag is adorable. Been thinking about you guys and I'm still praying for you.

Johanna said...

Boy * Big * Blue * Bag I love all of these words today!!

K said...

That made me smile. Congratulations on another sweet son.

Jayme said...

Congrats on the baby boy! BEAUTIFUL! And to be measuring ahead- AMAZING!

And the bag- LOVE it :) Great deal!

Busted Kate said...

CONGRATS!!!!! So so happy for you!!! We find out the sex on Thursday and I can't wait. I'm hoping for good news too.

LOVE the bag, you go girl! You deserved a treat. I understand completely the anxiety in buying stuff, but for me it started to make it more real. Congrats!