Weekend Recap

What a wonderful and busy weekend for The Craigs! On Friday night we headed downtown for H&8th, a super fun and yummy gathering of local food trucks. I didn’t take any photos because most of this consisted of waiting in line, but we still made the best of it! Saturday morning we puttered around the house, made breakfast and then headed out to look at paint samples for Baby Craig’s nursery! I’ve been perusing Pinterest nonstop, but I’m still unsure of exactly what I want – more to come on that!

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Possible paint samples!

Sunday morning we woke up bright and early so Sam could run the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon! I can’t tell you how proud I am of Sam for setting this goal and achieving it. The start of the race was delayed several times due to rain, but anyone familiar with Oklahoma City knows that we are tough and persevere through anything, especially the weather.

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The OKC Fire Department – I was told that some of these guys were among the first responders.

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You can spot Sam in this photo – he’s wearing the yellow shirt and looking to his left!

So proud of him!

After the race we were pretty much exhausted, so we finished off the weekend with some sweet puppy snuggles!

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It’s A…

There’s nothing I love more than a good party – I will seriously find ANY excuse to celebrate! Our gender reveal party was so much fun and such a special day. We had an ice cream social with our closest friends and family, and I will cherish the memories of that day forever!

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The adorable invite designed by my fabulous co-worker Rachel!

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Hubby and I waiting for the party to start – we were getting pretty impatient!

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The ice cream table

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The punch! Baby Blue Brew and Pretty in Pink Lemonade!

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Yummy cookies!

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It’s a Boy! We’re so excited!

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Our best buds! We love this group so much!

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My sweet sister! She kept our secret and set up the balloons – she did such a fantastic job!

Baby Craig is already so blessed to have so many amazing people who love him!

Those First Few Weeks

I suppose I’ll just dive right in! The first trimester was hard. I jokingly told my family multiple times that it was, “the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through.” So yes, apparently my life has not been too difficult. But seriously, the first three months were no picnic!

I found out I was pregnant very early. I bought a ton of very cheap pregnancy tests in bulk from Amazon, so I would take them quite often, even if I knew it was way too early. I’m weird, I know! Sam had already left for work that morning. I was about to step into the shower when I decided to take a test, pretty much just for funsies. I took it, set it on the counter, and didn’t even look at the result before I got in the shower – that’s how sure I was that it would be negative. I got out of the shower and happened to glance down and saw TWO lines, which I had never seen before!

So, what did I do? Immediately took another test of course! What’s the second thing? Google! (and pour out the rest of my coffee!) I called my doctor and made an appointment (side note – I wish they just see you right away!) and went to work. Something you should know, I am maybe the worst secret keeper on earth. I remember thinking that day that the whole world must know exactly what was going on because I could not wipe the silly grin from my face. I went to lunch with my co-workers and tried to act as normal as possible. I communicated with Sam like I normally do, trying not to arouse any suspicion. I wanted to wait and tell him in person!

Unfortunately I had several events over the next few weeks where there would be drinking and people potentially noticing that I was not. Sam and I traveled to Dallas for a work party, and I just knew that all of my co-workers would notice I was not imbibing (I usually indulge in my fair share of champs!) Sam and I were able to pull it off with some very creative drink swapping that night, although one of my co-workers did mention my lack of champagne at one point, luckily she did not remember the next day – ha! I remember waking up the morning after that party and thinking, “hmm…I’m kind of nauseous. I guess this is morning sickness.”

Oh, how naive I was. The next few days are still a blur to me. I could keep absolutely nothing down and would vacillate between throwing up, laying on the bathroom floor, and sobbing hysterically. Things were like this until I finally got some meds. It was still pretty bad, but at least I could keep down some crackers and water and manage to drag myself to the office looking like some semblance of a human. I like to refer to this period of time in my life as “the dark times” where nobody except Sam, my mom, and my sister knew my secret. I was sicker than I have ever been with no reprieve, and I couldn’t even share the good news with people!

Time passed by so slowly those first few weeks, and somehow I made it through! Getting to see our little bean at 6 weeks helped me to persevere, and it wouldn’t be long until we could let the world know about our great joy!

My First Blog

Hi there! Welcome to my first ever blog (that is, if you don’t count the Xanga I had as a high school senior –  and believe me – I don’t!) I have been reading tons of different blogs for years now, but always felt a little intimidated about writing my own. Is my life interesting at all? Would anyone but my mom even care to read? What if I overshare?

However, I’m putting my doubts aside and jumping in headfirst! My husband Sam and I are expecting our first child in September, and I really wanted a place to record all the fun and excitement. Even if only my mom reads, at least it will make her super happy! So, here we go!