Friday, September 30, 2011

Where am I?

Well I can't believe it. I'm 'blogging'. At least I think I am.

I figured I should give you a quick background of who I am and why I'm here. Is anyone even reading this?

My name is Stephanie. I'm a 26 year old wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, you get the idea.

My husband Andrew and I have been together since 2001. We met in high school, this is the part of the story where everyone usually says "awwwww".

We were married May 15, 2009. 

Shortly after the wedding, literally that night we started trying to conceive our son. After an entire year filled with doctor appointments, ovulation tests, temperature charting, a million pregnancy tests (I should have bought stock in them!) and lots of tears we FINALLY found out we were expecting our first child!

Fun fact: We found out 3 days before our 1 year wedding anniversary.

I wish I could tell you that I was one of those women who had an amazing pregnancy, loved every minute of it and that I was glowing. WRONG. I was sick the entire time with hyperemesis gravidarum which is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Instead of gaining weight I actually lost 25 pounds and the only reason I ever glowed was from the perspiration from vomiting 24/7. I can't say I hated it though, in those moments where my son kicked or moved around at the sound of my voice, I loved it. But it was a long and difficult 8 1/2 months. Yes only 8 1/2, my son Connor was born 6 weeks early, but that story is for another day.

I joked with my OBGYN that since I was having such a difficult pregnancy that I thought I was owed the world's easiest delivery. How I wish that were what happened. Again that story is for another day.

Fast forward almost a year...Connor is now 9 1/2 months old, which shocks me every time I say it. He is doing fantastic! He is the sweetest, funniest, happiest little boy in the world. You would never guess that he was born 6 weeks premature. 

I'm starting this blog so family and friends can keep up with what's going on in our day-to-day lives and hopefully connect with other SAHM's. And because my friend Ashley who's a blogger veteran said I should.

DISCLAIMER: Please go easy on me, I'm a blog virgin. ;)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

About Me

My name is Stephanie. I'm a 20-something year old wife and Momma of 1.

My husband Andrew and I met in High School and have been inseparable ever since. January 16, 2011 is our 10 year anniversary. WOW. We said 'I Do' on May 15, 2009. We always knew we wanted to start a family, so as soon as we were married we began our journey to become parents. It took almost exactly 1 year but finally 3 days before our 1 year wedding anniversary we found out we were expecting! Our son Connor was born 6 weeks early on December 14, 2010. 

My husband works extremely hard to support our family so that I can stay at home and raise our son. My days are filled with things like changing diapers, washing bottles, making snacks, runny noses, play dates, endless loads of laundry and picking up toys, just to name a few. 

I am really new to blogging. I had no idea what blogging was until a friend showed me her blog. I started this blog in the hopes to use it as an outlet for my thoughts, documenting new and exciting things in our life, sharing stories about Connor, and keeping extended family updated all at the same time. I'd also love to connect with other stay-at-home Momma's. :) 

Feel free to contact me!  
or tweet me @TYBAMom