Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Today I had my BIG 20 week appointment!
Sam and I were so excited for this appointment because we were having an ultrasound which meant we were going to see our baby girl and how much she had grown!:)
And YES,
The ultrasound tech did in fact confirm that we were having a girl,
So excuse me while I order anything and everything pink, YAY!:)
When we checked in for our appointment,
Everyone kept saying, "Ohhhhhhhhh it's the big appointment today!!"
These comments made Sam and I even more anxious to get in and see our babe!
This ultrasound was so so neat!
When the ultrasound tech would point out what we were seeing,
All we could say was,
The ultrasound tech measured our baby, her brain, her heart,
And all the fluid that surrounds her!
So far in my pregnancy I haven't felt a thing!!!
I've been slightly worried because so many people would tell me that I should feel something at this point in my pregnancy and I haven't been able to.
Doc told us today though that my placenta is anterior, which is why I haven't been able to feel any movement thus far in the pregnancy,
And that the placenta is muffling all the baby's kicks and movements.
So being able to see our baby today moving and waving hello put my heart at ease:)
I'm anxious to feel those first kicks and hope they come around sooner rather than later!
All is well though,
Baby girl is growing and looking cute as ever!:)
Have I mentioned how excited we are to meet her?!
Look at that cute little foot!!
We just love her:)

- Chelsie C.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


I am so excited to say that Sam and I have officially made it halfway,
20 weeks down and 20 weeks to go!
On Tuesday we have our big 20 week appointment where they will scan the baby to make sure all is growing as it should,
And to confirm that we are indeed having a girl!
Because finding out the gender at 16 1/2 weeks has me wondering if the ultrasound tech saw everything right;)
Today is Easter and I feel it's so fitting to celebrate this milestone on this beautiful day!
Sam and I are so grateful for our Savior and for the life He lived so that we may all return to Him and our Heavenly Father and be with those we love for eternity.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so wonderful!

Here is the bump and grind of this week:)
Baby girl is about 6.5 inches long and weighs about 10.2 ounces,
In other words, baby is the size of a large banana!
A big milestone this week is that baby's taste buds are fully functional,
Which is good news because we are big eaters around here and love, love, love food!
Before I became pregnant I was a faithful stomach sleeper,
And slept like a rock, might I add;)
So having to sleep on my side for the past couple of months has been killer, haha!
My hips have been completely unaligned and I've been going to a chiropractor to get everything situated but those hips just want to give this mama trouble!
It's ok though, I'll endure anything for this baby girl!;)
I was EXTREMELY tired in my first trimester and didn't feel completely like myself,
But I have been doing so much better lately!
I mostly feel like superwoman with a tiny bump these days;)

Sam and I are excited for these next couple of weeks to go by so we can meet our little girl:)
We are constantly dreaming of what our baby girl will look like,
What her cry will sound like,
And most of all,
What we are going to name her!
This has been a struggle for us,
So feel free to suggest any girl names;)
Life is wonderful and we are so grateful for this time in our lives.

- Chelsie C.

Monday, March 7, 2016


...How we wonder what you are:)
Yesterday Sam and I had a gender reveal party with our families!
We found out the gender of our sweet little babe earlier last week but we kept it a secret so we could surprise everyone at the same time!:)
We are thrilled to announce,
We are SO excited and feel so very blessed that a little baby girl will be joining our family in August:)

Sam and I were 99.9% sure we were having a little boy from the time we found out we were expecting!
Up until the day of our appointment I was feeling all the boy vibes we even had the name picked out and everything
(sorry baby girl, ha!).
Before we went into the ultrasound I drank a bottle of orange juice
Hoping it would get the baby moving around,
And our babe was being so shy!
She was waving her hands all over the place but wouldn't uncross her legs!
The ultrasound tech was able to finally get baby to move around a bit and got a clear shot!
I wish I could have recorded Sam's face when the ultrasound tech exclaimed,
We got a lot of cute pictures of our babe,
Most of which are her with her hands all over the place, haha!
She is not afraid to wave and say hello:)

Yesterday we had a party with our families and it was so fun to share the news with everyone!:)
Sam and I made some cupcakes with pink baked into the middle and had our cute baby outfit wrapped!
It was pretty evenly divided of who thought baby was going to be a girl or boy!
Everyone was so surprised to bite into their cupcakes and see PINK!!
It was such a fun evening celebrating Baby Cannon!:)

We can't wait for August!!!
We love our little babe so much and feel so blessed to have this sweet spirit joining our family:)


- Chelsie C.

Thanks For Stopping By:)