This has got to be the cutest photo going around the internet right now.  Have you seen it?  If not, you're welcome.

*photo found here

it's a . . .

. . . girl!!

We are thrilled! Don't let the look on Jason's face fool you, he can't wait to have a daddy's little girl. I think it's safe to say that he is already wrapped around her tiny little finger. We love her so much already, it's incredible.  

Two nights before the day of our appointment, I dreamt that I was having a girl. This was the first and so far only dream that I have had of our little one. It was like she was telling me her secret; a secret for her and I to share for just a little while. I am so lucky to be her mom, what an amazing gift God has given me. She is so amazing already.

day trip to atlanta

Last weekend, Jason and I went down to Atlanta with our friends Scott and Kelly.  We had tickets the the Hawk's first pre-season game and we decided to make a day out of it.  So naturally, Ikea was our first stop because, well it's Ikea and any chance I get to go, I am so there.  We picked up a few items and actually made it out in record time.  Next stop was lunch in Atlantic Station at California Pizza Kitchen and then onto the game. (I will admit that it was hard not to do any shopping in Atlantic Station, but I have to keep reminding myself that I can't exactly buy "normal clothes" right now because my body has been taken over by baby) It's been a while since I've felt up to doing a day trip like this, so it was really nice to get out and about again (Atlanta is 2 hours from where we live).  I was pretty pooped by the time we got home, but the fun time with friends was well worth it!

4 years

Happy Anniversary, my love! What a journey it has been. This next year will be the most exciting yet as we take on the roles of mommy and daddy. How fun it will be! There is no one else in the whole wide world that could be a better partner, thank you for being so amazing. And happy 20 weeks to baby! We are half way there :)

*photo by melody hood

19 week baby bump!

We have been feeling lots of movements and kicks over here at the Castro house and boy do we love it!  What I was 90% sure of last week, I now know was definitely the real thing.  We have started to play music for baby (mainly classical and baby einstein).  And so far whenever we play music, it has been a guarantee to get baby moving.  This is when Jason is able to feel the good jabs.  This family time is so special to us and I think it's pretty safe to say we grow more smitten each day with our precious baby.

p.s. hello pumpkin pie craving.  yum!

baby bump

It is crazy to think that I am almost halfway through this journey to motherhood (I am actually 19 weeks now).  On one hand it has flown by and on the other it seems to be dragging.  Since this is my first, it has been quite interesting adjusting to having no control over my body.  Obviously I knew that my tummy would be growing, but to experience it is simply mind blowing.  There is a baby in there, wow! I still can't wrap my head around it.  I am 90% sure I have felt one, maybe two kicks.  It was amazing and I can't wait for more to come.  We don't know if it's a boy or girl yet, but we are hoping to know soon.  On our last ultrasound, baby didn't want to show us the goods.  And that's okay, we are fine waiting if baby wants to play hard to get :)


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