BIG News on the Homefront

Hey everybody!!
I’m back!

I hope you enjoyed all those fabulous guest posts while we were moving but I sure have missed you all!

I have some big news to share with you guys.

First, we made it out to Colorado and are officially HOMEOWNERS!! 🙂This is our new house.

We had to give it some immediate attention as soon as we closed by replacing the flooring in the WHOLE house so we have been quite busy!

In the coming weeks, I will share what we have done so far with the house with all of you.

And second, do you guys remember the post I wrote back in April titled “Something that I want?”

Well, guess what?!


It took us nearly 3 years for it to happen but it finally has!

When we moved to VA, we quickly found a Fertility Specialist and got to work.
Many tests were run and they had no idea why we weren’t getting pregnant, which was frustrating.
We did a round of IUI and we were just sure it was going to work and it didn’t.
We were going to try a second round with medicine but had to wait a month because we were flying out to CO to house hunt during the prime time of the month and apparently, we didn’t need it! We got pregnant that month!
Guess we should have bought a house a long time ago to get my mind on something else! lol

I found out a week before my birthday so it was a great present!

I wanted to tell Travis in a special way and I had an idea in my head since we started trying so as soon as I got that “Pregnant” I immediately got ready and went to work.

Ran to the store to buy pink and blue balloons, made a big sign, and wrote out some clues.
I sent Travis on a scavenger hunt through our apartment where he found me, the balloons, and the big sign in our bedroom yelling, “Surprise!”

He was quite surprised and quite excited!

So, excited to finally see that word!

And then within days, the morning, I mean ALL DAY SICKNESS, kicked in.
I was MISERABLE!!!!!

All day, everyday, I was feeling sick or getting sick.
I could barely make it from our bed to the bathroom or to the couch in the living room without getting sick.
I could barely eat and if I did, I was lucky if it stayed down at all.
I lost weight and was so happy for nausea meds, although they only helped me a little.

I wanted this SO bad but was totally hoping that I wouldn’t be that sick and it completely SUCKED! lol

And it didn’t help that we were moving across the country during all this! UGH!
I was pretty much invisible the whole move. Travis did a fabulous job taking care of me and everything else that had to get done!

Luckily, before we left VA, I was able to get an ultrasound.

Baby M at 8 weeks.
This made the sickness worth it but I still wish it wasn’t SO bad!

While we headed out to CO, we stopped at each of our families’ houses for an evening and we told them in person.

I scanned the ultrasound picture and put it in a frame with the words saying: “Coming soon: May 2012” in it.
Each of the grandparents got a frame saying “Grandkids” and my sister got one saying “Family.”
Needless to say, everyone was thrilled!!!

Here are some progress pictures of me week by week.

I will be 14 weeks tomorrow and am so happy to be out of that 1st trimester because I am having more and more better days already!

I want to thank all of you for the sweet words you left on the “Something that I want” post and for all the prayers you have said for Travis and I.

Baby M is due May 29, 2012 and I will be sure to continue to share pictures of all things baby!

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  • Brandee Shafer
    November 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations, Allison, on the house AND the baby! I'm so very happy for you! Your baby is going to beat mine into the world by about two months. Too bad you're so far away, now; we could have a playdate! haha

    November 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Congratulations!! You look wonderful!! I hope you start feeling better soon. It will all be worth it..what a special time! Enjoy!

  • Party Box Design
    November 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    oooo how exciting!!! congrats! new home and a baby on the way!

  • Jennifer
    November 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Oh my goodness…..congrats on both the house and baby!!! Look forward to your posts all about the pregnancy!

  • Cassie
    November 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on all of those wonderful things, Allison! That is such wonderful news for you both!

  • Lindy
    November 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Allison – Congrats on the new house and the BABY!!!!! Good things take time and remember they come in threes….I'm so happy for you!!!!! {{{HUGS}}}

  • Heather
    November 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    YAAAY!!!! I am SO VERY happy for you & Travis!!


  • Sarah
    November 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Many congratulations to you both!

  • Ginger
    November 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations! Wonderful news! Glad you are feeling better, too! Congrats on the new home, too! 🙂


  • AllMich
    November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    YAHOOOOOOO! As soon as I began reading this I KNEW what you were going to say. Congrats to you and your Husband!

  • cleverlyinspired
    November 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Oh that is so exciting Allison! Happy new year came early huh!!! I see many baby projects in your future! Congrats!

  • Anonymous
    November 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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  • Emily
    November 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Congrats Allison! I'm so happy that you finally got what you wanted.

  • Amber
    November 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Congratulations on both of your big news items!!! We are due May 3rd with our third, so it'll be fun to watch your progress along with mine! : ) So jealous on your new home ownership and can't wait to see the inside! : )

  • Laina @ Vibrant Serenity
    November 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    WooHoo! Crongratulations, Allison! I'm so excited for you both!

  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    November 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Allison!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I'm so so so so so so excited for you!

  • House Revivals
    November 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Congratulations! This is such wonderful news! What a blessing this little one will be to you both.

    So many changes. A move, a new house, a new baby coming. Happy times 🙂

  • Samantha
    November 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    CONGRATS! A home and a new baby?!?!? What awesome timing! Best of luck to the both of you, with the house and the little one!

  • Carri K
    November 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    YAY! Hee hee hee. I told ya…buy a house, a car and get a dog!! How exciting for you guys. Best wishes!!

  • paige
    November 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Congrats! I am expecting too (20 weeks) and went through awful morning sickness this time around (this is #3 for us). I am documenting my pregnancy on my blog too, so I am glad I saw you are too!! Looking forward to keeping up with your journey!

  • Anna@Directions Not Included
    November 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!! Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy!

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    November 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    So happy to have you back, Allison! The house looks super spacious and the perfect place to raise a baby!! I'm glad your sickness is starting to reside. 🙂

  • Holy Craft
    November 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news! So many things to be thankful for this year. Best wishes on a healthy pregnancy.

  • Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies
    November 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    What exciting news – a house and a baby on the way! What could be better?!? Hope you get feeling better soon and good luck with the move. So glad things are working out.

  • Creative Raisins
    November 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulations, that is so wonderful for you.

  • Jen-CraftOManiac
    November 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    The house is fab. what two wonderful gifts, a home and a sweet baby! It looks like a super bright wonderful future for you and your fam. CONGRATS ONCE AGAIN. winks, jen

  • Courtney
    November 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Congrats! Welcome to Colorado! and WELCOME to "club mommy"!!

  • Rhiannon
    November 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Congrats! You guys had something even more special to be thankful for this year!!!

  • Allie
    November 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Congratulations, Allison!!! What a happy past couple of months! Minus the morning sickness of course!! I'm glad you're starting to feel better! Congrats on the new house, too! I'm sure you have it looking beautiful!

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
    November 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Congratulations on the new house & the baby! So excited for you!!

  • Cowgirl Crafter
    November 28, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations! I KNEW baby was on her 🙂 way!
    It is worth EVERY moment of sickness!

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    November 29, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Huge congratlations! That is just the best news!

  • Rosenbergh Fam
    November 29, 2011 at 12:34 am

    SO excited for you! I've been reading your blog for a while and as a momma of fur babies (I have an Oscar too!) wanting a human baby…I've been rooting for you too! Best of luck and I can't wait to see what crafty ideas you have for that nursery!

  • Katie
    November 29, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Congratulations Allison!! I am SO excited and happy for you!! So many great things all at once!!

  • Charissa
    November 29, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Yay!!! Aunt Rissa is SO very excited!!!! 🙂

  • The Girl Creative
    November 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I am SO excited for you! I got all teary eyed reading your post. Congratulations!!!! xoxo

  • Christina
    November 29, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Allison – I just seriously shed a tear!! I am SO SO SO happy for you guys!! The house…the baby…the JOY! AMAZING!! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your journey!!

    Oh and PS – you look GREAT!! 🙂

  • Karie @ The HoB
    November 29, 2011 at 5:04 am


  • Brooke
    November 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Congrats!! We are due the same month:)

  • laxsupermom
    November 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on both the house and the baby! So excited for you! Can't wait to see all the decorating projects you have for the house and nursery. Thanks for sharing.

  • Alison @ Oopsey Daisy
    November 30, 2011 at 5:22 am

    SO excited for you for SO many reasons! Excited that you're here in Colorado, excited for your house, and SO SO excited that you're expecting! Congrats girlie!!

  • Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life
    November 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations!! That's so exciting!!

  • Kim@todayismysome-day
    December 4, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Congratulations! A house and a baby!! Hope you are starting to feel better. I was the lucky girl who was sick for 9 mos even with meds… But I did it twice with no regrets. And I ALMOST can't remember it now 🙂

  • Bec@littlelucylu
    December 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Ohmygoodness … I'm just seeing this! So excited for you!
    I remember commenting (and sharing in your frustration) on the infertility post a while back … always exciting for me to hear that someone who has struggled with infertility is pregnant … gives me hope that we'll get another miracle! 🙂

  • Pams Party
    December 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I just saw the news and I am so happy for you! I too had infertility with my first, and I am so excited that it finally happened for you. I also had hypermisis graverduim (extreme morning sickness) with all 3, but there were some benefits. I never gaind more than 20 lbs or so each pregnancy because I would lose 10-15 the first trimester. =) I was actually told to go ahead and try and gain weight. =) The sickness does end after awhile, and the baby makes it so worth it going through it. Look forward to hearing more about your pregnancy!

  • Mel the Crafty Scientist
    December 19, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I have no idea how I didn't see this – I swear I thought I'd read pretty much everything recently (but I guess this was when I was on a little bloggy break), but CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's such awesome and wonderful news and I'm just thrilled for you guys! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist