After a long, hot summer of secret keeping, the word is finally out. I’m pregnant. I’m pregnant and I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT! Just kidding. I care a little. Which is why I limited my announcement to only the selected few with internet access. 

Kidding. Obviously.

So YES. I’m pregnant. And I’ve got the vomit, permanent couch indention, and extra pounds to prove it. But I’m not here to complain about the first trimester. At least not today. I’m here to rejoice and share all things baby! And I guess the most logical place to start would be with conception. But HAHA fat chance. So I’ll fast forward to about 4 and a half weeks later, when I found out. 

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 Taylor was on shift for two days in a row, and I’d been at home dealing with a pretty crazy day of my own. Once the work day began winding down, I had only one thing on my mind: a giant bottle of petite syrah. But I was a couple days late, so I figured before I downed a bottle of red and homemade nachos for dinner, I should probably take a pregnancy test. Because I prefer gluttony with a clear conscience thank you very much. 

But I was so convinced that I wasn’t really pregnant, that I popped open the cork and poured  a glass. CALM DOWN I didn’t take a sip. I high tailed it to the bathroom, escorted by Max, for the quickest and easiest test of my life. And there it was. 

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So I screamed. At Max, because it was just the two of us. PS – don’t take a pregnancy test alone. Having no one but a four legged, stanky breath creature to share news like that with is…a buzzkill, to say the least. 

I knew that Taylor wouldn’t be home until the next day, when I had plans to be in Dallas with friends. That meant I had to keep this to myself for 48 hours. FORTY EIGHT HOURS. So I celebrated with baby’s first picture and a trip to Target. 

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Two days of waiting was total hell, and then when I finally got home to see Taylor, he was asleep. Did you hear me? HE WAS ASLEEP. Sure, it was like 7am on a Saturday morning, but I had NEWS! So I nagged and I griped and I jumped on the bed until he was awake and I made the announcement by throwing a onesie at him. Poor, precious, half-asleep Taylor rubbed his eyes as he processed everything and said, “Really? REALLY?!?!!” 

Really babe, really. 

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The next few weeks were a blur of 4 hour naps and all day nausea. But at 9 weeks, we had our first appointment, where we got to see this little peanut wiggling around! Heart stolen and completely melted. 

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I attempted a few baby bump photos. But as the weeks passed, I looked progressively larger and more hellish. So it didn’t last long. 


But there’s no hiding it anymore! At 5″1 with more to love, that my friends, is a 13 week baby bump. A Chipotle, Whataburger, EZ-Mac, sour gummy worm baby bump. 


I never did get to enjoy that bottle of petite syrah. But I’ve already started making a list of things to hold against this kid. And that, my friends, is number one.:)



  • Ahh!! So exciting!! Your bump is the cutest thing ever!! SO happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Well you KNOW I am so excited for you!!!! Such a fun journey!! Except for those sick weeks, ick, the worrrssttt. I can’t wait for you to find out what it is!! Eek!! Are you feeling better these days?? Over the sickness we think??ReplyCancel

  • Sandy barr

    Congrats!!!! You are beautiful!!! As always….ReplyCancel

  • I think you should continue to take the weekly photos the same way – wearing the black outfit.

    I think you will like the photos to do before and after with later on. Well, maybe not ‘like’ but definitely something neat to have for the baby book documentation.ReplyCancel

  • I can’t get enough of this. I’ve read this post seven times. I WANT MORE BUMPDATES.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly

    Awe! So exciting!! I can’t wait to see you all belly-licious!! I’m so excited for you and Taylor! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • AHHH I AM SO EXCITED!!! Congratulations to you and Taylor! Motherhood is a beautiful thing!!

    I just launched my blog today – eek but it’s all about working moms!!

    Welcome along on the journey :)ReplyCancel

    i love this so incredibly much.

    taylor is ADORABLE with that onesie. like seriously i died.

    also. would it be weird to demand your address so i can send you baby clothes?ReplyCancel

  • This is so exciting! I love the black bumpdate photos- it really makes the baby pop!ReplyCancel

  • OMG how exciting! Congrats! I love the way you told your husband. I might have to steal that idea if/when I get pregnant!ReplyCancel

  • you are the cutest EVER. The end.ReplyCancel

  • CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to read updates!ReplyCancel

  • jade

    Your 13 week baby bump is just the most adorable thing ever! Huge congrats and all the best to you!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Ann Marie

    Yay! Congrats Momma!! I am also 5’1″ and will be 27 weeks on Tuesday. No hiding this bump! (Not for a while now!) the second trimester gets better!ReplyCancel

  • heather

    im so happy for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Natalie, I’m just checking in because its been a little silent in this corner of the internet. I hope baby Z is doing well and you’re feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • […] Hi! Hello! And greetings! Around here, I do things like say, HEY GUESS WHAT I’M PREGNANT and then presume to fade into internet non-existence…for a […]ReplyCancel

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