I’m pregnant!

I really couldn’t resist testing yesterday; barely an hour after my post (hah!)

Obviously very excited here! I couldn’t wait to tell Gert. I had to really hold myself from texting him, as he was at work. I decided it would be best to tell him face to face when he got home. I just blurted it out as soon as he walked in lol He still had his coat on. He was shocked and happy; grinning from ear to ear, asking me “omg, are you sure? Seriously? Really?”. He then hugged and kissed me. It was quite emotional!

We’d been trying since June, because they always say it can take up to a year. Looking back at it now, I guess that was a bit risky of us since we were getting married in August. I didn’t really think much of it back then; but I’m just 15 days along now and I already can’t close my pants anymore, so I can’t imagine the wedding dress drama if it had happened from our first try. Now, it’s one of those details that made me suspicious this past weekend. I generally wear dresses and skirts, but decided to wear pants for a change … none of them fit anymore. I could still close a few, but it was very tight and uncomfortable. So I’ve basically been wearing sweatpants for a week now. Which seems a little premature since this pregnancy is barely at its very beginning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed there’s only one baby in there! Here are a few fun facts so far:

I decided I will (try to) take one picture daily so I can see the belly grow. So here’s my first shot from a couple of hours ago:

There’s really nothing to see yet lol But hey, I need a starting point, right? I marked it “Day 15”, since I’m at an estimated 15 days after conception. Doctors would label me as 4 weeks pregnant, but they start calculating from the first day of the last period, which doesn’t make any sense to me.

And here’s what our baby looks like right now:

Basically … nothing. Just a sac of fluid and cells attached to me. This is actually quite okay. I peeked at the further stages, and it gets uglier.

As far as symptoms are concerned, I guess I’m one of the lucky few. I have no symptoms whatsoever. Okay, I do feel some constant pinching in my uterus; like I’m pulling nerves when I move around. But it’s not super painful or anything. My mood is good, no nausea, no sore boobs, no strange cravings, no weird sense of smell, no sickness whatsoever. I’ll try to take it easy though.

This is our first baby, and I can’t wait to find out the gender! Apparently we will only know around Gert’s birthday (early May). I really have no idea what it’s going to be. I’m usually quite intuitive when it comes to other people’s pregnancies, but now it’s my turn and I really don’t know what we’re going to have. I don’t mind either way. I just want to know already so I can get used to the idea!

Alright, that’s about it for now. There will definitely be a ton more updates soon!

♥︎ Lisa

I think I may be pregnant

We’ve been trying for baby #1 for several months, so it should come as no surprise if I was actually pregnant right now. However, I don’t feel a thing. I always assumed a mother just “knows” these things. You know, like the second it happens, you would feel something out of the ordinary going on in your body. Right now though, if it wasn’t for my common sense, I wouldn’t even contemplate the possibility of a positive pregnancy test.

I don’t know if I should go ahead and test today, or wait another day or two.

I wouldn’t be too upset if it was negative. I have (surprisingly) not been fussed about it this past month. My main dilemma is that I could be wasting a perfectly good test.

I don’t know if I’ll resist the temptation though … So, yeah, you can probably expect an update within the next 24 hours :-p

♥︎ Lisa

My Wishlist – Item #1: The Water Rover

I’ve started putting together a list of items I will need. And some that I won’t need at all, but are too cute to resist :-p I’ve only looked at one shop so far, but obviously intend on checking out more. That’s why I’ve decided to gather everything into one Pinterest board:

It’s much easier than having to create separate wish lists on every different shop site. Feel free to follow my Pinterest, by the way!

The first item that caught my eye is strictly practical. It’s the Water Rover. I honestly wish I had found this back when Jack was alive (not sure it actually existed yet though). When I took him out for long walks, I always made sure to carry water with me (very important! Especially in warm weather). I carried a bottle of water, plus a separate bowl. And of course there was always leftover water in the bowl, which I then had to throw away … every time. Not to mention the pain of carrying a bottle + a separate bowl.

Now, this thing looks like the perfect solution:

water rover portable bottle bowl attached dog walking trip easy handy belt clip no spill waste
photo credit seniordoggy.com

It’s basically a bottle with a bowl attached to the cap. It’s made in such way that once laid flat on the ground, the water will pour itself into the bowl and will stop once the bowl is full, so it won’t overflow. As the dog is drinking, extra water from the bottle automatically comes out to keep the bowl full. Once you’re done, you just pick up the Water Rover, let the water flow back into the bottle and close the cap. No more wasted water, and no more bowls to carry around. How perfect is that?

The company says there’s a belt clip included, so you can attach it to your waist. I personally can’t see myself walking around like this all the time though:

water rover portable bottle bowl attached dog walking trip easy handy belt clip no spill waste outdoor activity
photo credit http://pawsandpedals.com.au/

But if it’s for a small dog like a chihuahua, I will only need their smallest size, which will be easy to carry in a bag. This will definitely be my next purchase. Not the cutest item from my list, but hands down one of the most useful! Now comes the question, which color?

water rover portable bottle bowl attached different colors dog walking trip easy handy belt clip no spill waste

♥︎ Lisa

Welcome to 2014!

Happy New Year everyone! May this year not be too crappy for once.

portrait pink home interior juicy couture 83 fleece hoodie jacket gold leaf headband hair accessory

I’ve given up on New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. But I do intend to make this year a good one. The past 3 years have been particularly miserable, so I’m definitely hoping for a change in the right direction.

Now on a totally unrelated note, check out my miniature greenhouse:

ikea glass green house plants mini miniature small indoor home decoration interior cute

How cute is that?! It comes from Ikea. I hate to admit it, but it has become one of my favorite stores. I have such a love/hate relationship with their furniture. But in all honesty: they do have some of the neatest accessories. I don’t actually know why we bothered bringing these plants inside though; the temperature is quite ridiculous at the moment: 14°C, which is Spanish heat for this time of year (not that I’m complaining). So yeah, the greenhouse is pointless, but pretty … Just how I love my stuff to be ♥

♥︎ Lisa

Jules vs. The Wrecking Ball

Filmed early December 2013, but just now finally took the time to cut it a bit shorter and to upload it.

Initially, I had mixed Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” into the video, but Youtube’s very strict about copyright, so I ended up deciding against it and just uploaded it raw like that (boring!)

Anyway, I just wanted to give video uploads a shot on this thing, since I’ve never posted any videos on Youtube, nor on my blog. So here you go; two birds / one stone!

♥︎ Lisa