Steeltoes & Stilettos: We're Pregnant!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

We're Pregnant!

Dress: Adrianna Papell - Similar here & here. This was actually the dress my bridesmaids wore for my wedding, and we had an extra one that happened to be my size that we never got around to returning, so it was perfect for this occasion. 

I'm so happy that the news of Baby Warden is finally out! It's so hard to keep quiet about something you're so excited about. We can hardly wait for November, but I'm looking forward to enjoying my pregnancy as well! What makes it even better is that 4 of my really close friends are also pregnant right now, so it's fun having other people along with you and that our babies will be similar in age. Today, I thought it'd be fun to do a short q&a about our journey so far, so here you go!  

How far along? 11 weeks!

Due date? November 21st. I'm thinking we'll be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital this year. Kalep and I are both born in November (along with so many other people in our families), so I guess it was only right that baby is born in November.

Size of our baby? The size of a brussel sprout! It's so crazy how fast they grow. Our first sonogram, the baby was a tiny little bean that you couldn't really make much of a shape of, and when we went back two weeks later, the baby was actually starting to look like a little human! 

Food Cravings? I haven't really had any specific cravings. I may get a craving for a moment, but that's just like any other day pre-pregnancy.

Food aversions? Mostly, just any meat like steaks. 

Pregnancy Symptoms? I have actually been pretty lucky and haven't had too bad of symptoms. I've just felt extremely exhausted and no energy which is finally starting to get better this week. I haven't blogged much the last couple of weeks because I could hardly even get ready on top of all the busy-ness I already had going on! I've also felt nauseated but weirdly, it's mostly at night time instead of morning sickness. That's only happened a handful of times though. 

Sleeping? There's a ton of bathroom breaks throughout the night, so that's not fun (lol!) I also told Kalep that you're supposed to sleep on your left side when you're pregnant (even though it doesn't really matter this early on), so he feels the need to wake me up anytime I'm on my stomach or on my right side. I think it's cute that he does that, but a girl needs her sleep!

Will we find out the gender? We're going to do the whole gender reveal thing! Too fun not to. Kalep keeps insisting to me that he wants the doctor to tell him, but keep it from me. That is not happening because Kalep has a hard time keeping secrets that are exciting, so I know he'll slip up and tell me. Christmas is the worst - he always just wants to give people their gifts before it's even Christmas. I'm also super excited to get to work on the nursery, so I can't wait to find out what Baby Warden is. 

When did we find out we were pregnant? The exact day - March 16th. I was 5 weeks along. It was such a surprise because we had been wanting it to happen for a little while, so it just didn't seem real. Talk about hard keeping a secret from Kalep! I had to make excuses to run to Odessa without him to get confirmation, to figure out how to surprise him, etc. I surprised him that night with a onesie and the tests in a box, and he could not believe it. It was kind of funny because I kept telling him I brought him something that he had been wanting (from like Academy or Cavender's or something) and I finally found it, but he was telling me he'd open it when he got back from working out, and then his mom showed up to bring us something, so distractions kept popping up. I was getting so nervous because I just wanted him to see it before he caught on to what was going on! lol He finally opened it, and was thrilled! We did the same with our parents, and they could not have been more surprised because we always made it seem like we wanted to wait a while before we had kids.

What I miss the most? I absolutely miss coffee especially in the last few weeks of having no energy whatsoever. It's my favorite thing in the morning to wake up and start up my Keurig, so that's been the hardest for me to give up. 

Gender? I really have no preference towards either. There's lots of things I would love about both, so it's hard to say. Would just be grateful for a healthy baby and pregnancy! Kalep swears up and down that it's a girl and even refers to the baby as "she" or "her" when he talks about the baby. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

Bump? There's a tiny pudge there - which is probably made up from how much I've been eating! I am SO hungry ALL the time and haven't been working out which is terrible. Now that I'm finally getting my energy back, one of my friends that is also pregnant and I have started to walk in the mornings so that helps!

How does Tyce feel about it? He hasn't quite caught on to the news yet, so I'll update y'all on that when a big bump finally appears. I read the other day that dogs can sense when you're pregnant because they can actually hear a baby in your belly or can just sense it. Tyce is such a spoiled pup, so we hope he'll take the news of a baby brother or sister well. We watched my friend's baby last year and it was the funniest thing watching Tyce. He couldn't quite figure out what he was and was just so curious and kept staring at him. Tyce doesn't know a stranger though and is the sweetest thing to anyone he meets.
That's it for now! I want to say thank you all so much for the love we received on Facebook and Instagram yesterday - so many comments, likes, text messages, congratulations! I hope you continue to follow us along on this exciting new journey we're on! We can't explain in words how happy and blessed we feel to become parents! I feel so lucky that I get to bring in a new life with Kalep by my side because I know he'll be the best dad (if he's anything like he is with Tyce! ;)). I also am so excited to get to bring new content to the blog relating to babies, baby fashion, maternity style and get to join all you mommies out there! 

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Congratulations! So happy for you both! :) My husband and I are expecting this November too and I've been on the hunt for other blog moms-to-be. I love the idea of experiencing this with someone else.

    Best wishes! xo - Rachel

    1. Thanks so much! Congratulations to you as well! I'm so glad you came across my blog - it does make it so much more fun experiencing it with other moms-to-be. :)


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