Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Classic Pregnancy Post...

I thought it may be time to do the classic pregnancy questions post...
How far along are you: 16 Weeks

Size: Avocado (4.6 inches/3.5 ounces)

Cravings: None! I haven't had any all pregnancy...I kinda wish I did just so I could have an excuse to eat all of the terrible things I want to :)

Nauseated: Nope! I have been so lucky. In the first little while I had to snack every couple hours or else I'd get a little nauseous, but like barely. I haven't been sick at all! Sometimes I really forget that I'm pregnant.

Sleep: I have the CRAZIEST dreams!! Seriously when I wake up I feel like my brain has been working out all night. And my dreams range from running through cotton candy fields to hiding from crazy people...My brain is just having a ball up there!

Shopping: I am obsessed with everything girly it's killing me. We've gone shopping a few places and I've bought some pretty incredible outfits. Old Navy had a 50% off sale...hellloooo obviously I bought one thousand things. 

Maternity clothes: I just bought the most amazing dresses from ASOS and they're the first maternity clothes I've bought. The floral dress in the pic above is the most amazing find! It's just stretchy and amazing and it feels like I'm not wearing's a magical thing.

Nursery: I have decided that I want watercolors to decorate her nursery so I've been collecting adorable little sayings and what not and I'm obsessed.

Best pregnancy moment: Seeing the baby in our gender ultrasound. Seeing the little nose and legs and having it look like a real baby! I just can't believe she's really in there! I was pretty much yelling with excitement. It was an incredible feeling.

Most nervous about: Being a mom! I just can't believe that I'm actually going to be a mom! There are so many things to think about! Now don't get me wrong I'm so excited, but watching my mom, who just is a master of all things and then thinking about trying to do that myself...just a little overwhelming.

Looking forward to: Feeling her kick! I'm so excited to actually feel her! Right now it just still feels like a dream that's too good to be true and it doesn't seem real! I'm so excited to feel her moving.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Her Name...

(A little print I ordered for our nursery from Little Emma's Flowers)

If we had a boy, we knew exactly what the name would be, but we were more iffy on the girl name. We went into it thinking Elle would be the name, but there was something about it that just wasn't quite cozy enough. I just couldn't wrap my heart around it so we kept brainstorming...You have NO idea how many names we went through. 

This one day Ryan made sausage and our house smelled horrible...and being pregnant those bad smells just don't sit well with me. So we decided to be super classy and go to the school building right by our house and cook top ramen in the microwaves over there...yeah...we fancy. So we're in the elevator on the way up and Ryan is listing off names...he said a few and almost all of them I immediately responded with a repulsed look or sound (bad wife moment). Ryan really liked the ones he was listing...oopsies. Before he said the next one he had to warn me..."Annie I really like this one so please just think about it." And I realized I needed to be a little better with my responses. Ready this time I responded with a "Okay, what is it?" Again, we're in the elevator...just us two and he says, "I just texted it to you." He was SO nervous and it was the cutest thing in the entire world! I was obviously obsessed with him for a second and then took a look at my phone. "Rosalie." 

I thought about it. I was really unsure about it at first. I don't know why, but I just couldn't tell how I felt about it. I liked it, but could I see my baby being named that...I couldn't tell yet. But, then I started to really thinking about it. I imagined calling her Rosie and I imagined her introducing herself as Rosalie... and it started to sink in...I was falling in love with it. Over the next few days Ryan kept referring to her as Rosie and Rosalie and it just fit! That was the name! So at least as of now... We will be welcoming a little Rosalie Jean Kimball into our family!!! Jean is the middle name of all of Ryan's grandmothers, his sister Cassidy and my sister-in-law Holly so that was the easy part. 

Anyway, Rosalie Jean. I hope you love it as much as we do!! :)

It's a Little Lady!

To find out what our sweet baby was I decided to throw a little gender reveal party just to make the moment even more special. My sister Kim made these magical invites (you can find her stuff at Dear Dearest Design on Etsy) and it set the perfect tone for whole event!

We went to the doc and had them put the photos in a little envelope and we drove them straight to my friends Jamie and Ali because I knew I wouldn't be able to resist looking very long if I had them in my hand! So my lovely friends went to work from there! They got this huge black balloon and filled it with colored confetti and then they got these huge boxes and filled them with balloons and then throw in some silly string cans and some enormous party poppers and we were all set for an explosion!! 

Now over the next 24 hours I kept trying to get a feel from Ali what the gender was. I kept trying to trick her into telling me, but she didn't crack. I tried to analyze her reactions and still came up with nothing. But, here's the real kicker. I was CONVINCED that I was having a there was no doubt in my mind! I had no reason to think it, but I just knew it was going to be a boy! I even started registering and only added boy stuff! Seriously with every part of me I thought that explosion was going to be blue. 

So we're all gathered, my family is on hangouts and we start to countdown. In my head I just kept thinking, "This room is about to turn blue!" We get down to and tears...I immediately started crying. I was SHOCKED!!!!!!!! AND SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! I would have been happy either way, but my WHOLE life I wanted a girl first and it happened! It was just too good to be true!

I still feel like it's a the world is tricking me or something, but man you guys...I could not be more stoked about it. EEEE I get to buy bows and dresses and snuggle my cute little lady! I can't believe this is happening!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Baby Nation!

So we had some good news to share...

We're having a BABY!! I seriously can't get a grip. Every time I say that I feel like I'm lying! It's so weird to me that I am having a baby...ME! I'm the pregnant one! SAY WHAT!! We are SO excited to bring a little Kimball into the world. 

When I took the test, the test showed pregnant immediately...I was originally planning on finding out with Ryan, but it turned too quick! So, I left the bathroom to go sit with Ryan on the couch and wait and I didn't know what to do so I just pretended like I hadn't seen it! I kept asking him... "Do you think it's ready??" and he kept giving me "I'm pretty sure it takes a few minutes." In my head I'm like "IT'S READY GET YOUR BUTT IN THERE!" But I tried to keep chill on the outside. Finally, after what felt like 40 years I follow Ryan into the bathroom (filming hehe) and he see's the test and just starts LAUGHING...what the?? Haha he doesn't stop until he shows me the test and then he yells "You have a baby in your belly!" He was so excited. It was a cozy moment. From that point on I just wanted to shout it from the roof tops and tell the world because I was SO excited, but we decided we wanted to tell our moms on their birthdays because they were only a few weeks away and both of our moms share a I had to keep me mouth shut. And it was ROUGH! But it ended up being worth it. When we came into town to celebrate Thanksgiving (which was also the day of our moms birthdays) all of my siblings kept asking us when we were going to have babies and talking about how cool it would be if it was soon since there are already going to be four babies born within a year of each other on my side of the family. I just kept shrugging it off using excuses like "We'll catch everyone on the next round of kids.." blah blah blah. Then a few days later we told our moms by giving them their birthday present which was  matching shirts that said"Best Grandma Ever" with our ultrasounds taped to the bottom. Both moms and families freaked was awesome. 

And FINALLY I got to tell the world and it felt SO good. So, I promise I won't be a crazy pregnant lady and I won't post a thousand belly pics or anything, but I do hope you will celebrate with me!! EEEEE!!! I can't believe it's real!!

A Wonderland Halloween

Sooo I am officially a terrible blogger, but I started like five different posts so I figured at least before I started doing current ones I might as well post some of what I started!

So back to Halloween...yeah I'm that bad at this. It was very much a Alice and Wonderland Halloween! Ryan was the Mad Hatter and I took on the roles of Alice, by night, and Tweedle Dum by day! My co-worker Ali and I were the Tweedles and we stayed in character literally all day. We went everywhere together, said phrases the tweedles say, made honking noise if we touch and held hands as we was pretty incredible. Plus, our coworker Dale was the Mad Hatter so we were a complete team! Our work takes Halloween very seriously so the competition was fierce. Even though we went all out we still came up in third place. Our coworker Norm who dressed as Braveheart won because he would  not talk to you about anything, but war all day and the office downstairs was having a lunch and Norm ran down stairs asked them all to join him in battle and then ran through yelling"FREEDOM." Second place was Doug who was Nacho Libre and he ate a raw egg and jumped off a they deserved it, but I still feel good about our performance. That night we met up with some of our couple friends for our annual Halloween party at the Baldwins and it was magical as always. Here's some pics and videos for you to get a little taste.