Thursday, February 26, 2015

Week Fifty-Two

(This post is incredibly late due to being super sick with the twins!)

Happy Anniversary!

I can’t believe it’s been a year for two reasons: 1. It seems like it went by quickly. 2. It feels like we’ve always been together- in the best way possible.

This year has taught us both so many things about ourselves, each other, and us as a couple.

Just a hug or a kiss from you can make my day so much better. I’m glad that we’re an affectionate couple. It makes me sad to see people that barely touch. I think our kids will know how much we love each other because they’ll be able to see it and that makes me happy.

I didn’t think our love had any room to grow because I loved you so much already- but somehow it did. I love you in so many ways. You’re my husband, my lover, my friend, and the father of our twins. I don’t think you’ll ever know how deep my love for you goes.
All I can think of right now are incredibly sappy things to say. You make me feel all of those things. It’s your fault.

I’m looking forward to each day with you. I am so excited for our next adventure. Thank you for all the things you do to make me feel loved. I love you.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Week 51

This week we celebrated my birthday.... and by celebrated I mean that we got Japanese food and went to bed early. I was incredibly sick with nausea and you weren't feeling well either. This birthday didn't include a huge party like I usually have. This one was low-key with just you and me. Even though we didn't feel well, it was still nice to spend the day with you.

Later in the week we found out some crazy news. We are having TWINS
The funny thing is that we had been referring to them as "babies" off-and-on over the last few weeks. We both just had a feeling. We've also had this ongoing joke between us (before we even got married) that if we ever had kids we would probably end up having twins. We joked and joked about it.... and it happened. When the ultrasound tech told us we were having twins we both started laughing.

We're both overjoyed and still in shock. I keep saying that we're psychic and need to play the lottery. We laugh about it but seriously, we're having twins and we really need to win the lottery.

Thing to remember for this week: Twins will be twice the fun!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Week 50

It was a normal work week this week. I hated going back after the break. If I could work completely from home that would be amazing.

I've been dealing with nausea and you've been incredibly sweet to me. It's an odd thing, growing a human.

I still can't believe that in a few months we'll have a baby. We've been awesome cat parents but the thought of having a Little Smith around is still crazy.

I know you'll be an amazing father. I'm so excited to see you with our kid. I'm sure seeing you with them will just make me fall even deeper in love with you--- which is hard to imagine since I love you so much already.

Thing to remember from this week: This will be our greatest adventure.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Week Forty-Nine

We wrapped up 2014 by spending New Year's Eve at Kiira and Jason's. It was a different kind of party this time. Since Kiira and I are both pregnant, we took advantage of the fresh fruit & chocolate fondue instead of the beer you and Jason enjoyed. It was a nice, relaxed night. 

The next day we went to Kathy & Tommy's for paintball, food, and fireworks. It was wonderful, as always.

2014 was an incredible year. 

We got married in January and found out we were pregnant in December. You cannot begin and end a year more awesomely than that.

Between those two very high points were some great things too. I started my position with AmeriCorps. You started your current job. We adopted two beautiful cat children: Alistair and Lucius Crowley. I also feel like we've learned a lot and grown as a couple. 

I think that there is a real sense of relief knowing that we're going into this whole parenting thing as an equal partnership. I think we're great together as spouses and we'll be great together as parents.

2015 is sure to be one with a lot of changes. I'm so excited for every good thing that's headed our way!

Thing to remember: 2014 was amazing. Let's make 2015 even better!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Week Forty-Eight

This week has been the most exciting one since we've gotten married.

We celebrated Christmas, sure, but that wasn't the most exciting thing.

On December 27, 2014 I took a test. In shock and disbelief I watched a plus sign appear. A few hours later I drove to the pharmacy and returned with a different test. This time two lines appeared.

It's true. This is real life. We're having a baby.

After taking my second round of Femara/Letrozole to help me ovulate (because I have PCOS), I did. And not only did I ovulate, but we made a baby. We made a person with our genitals. Ha ha. Neither of us thought that it would happen this soon. We're in shock and amazed and excited and terrified.

We are going to be parents!

Thing to remember from this week: Little Smith is coming in 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Week Forty-Seven

This week I married another couple at a park here in Greenville. It was beautiful. It was the first same-sex wedding that I've officiated. When I saw their smiles that day I just couldn't believe anyone that would oppose them. They had such a loving, happy family. It was great to be a part of their day.

Every time I perform a wedding ceremony I am reminded of the love I have for you. I am so grateful every day to be in love. It's something that many people never experience and others lose too quickly.

Later in the week my site had their holiday party at the Commerce Club. It was quite swanky.

We were supposed to go to your side of the family's Christmas get-together but something treacherous happened instead. An evil stomach virus attacked my system and made me feel awful. You were sweet and brought me Ginger Ale and Powerade. 

Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling 100% on the day of the gathering so we decided not to go. I was looking forward to it so much! I hated missing it. 

We've decided that we're going to try to go to Illinois/Iowa next year to visit my family. I miss them all so much more during the holidays. You still have so many people to meet. I want to go back up there and make new memories with all of them and you.

Thing to remember from this week: nothing feels better than being in love with your spouse.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Week Forty-Six

This week was a good one. We took a day trip to Columbia so I could officiate a wedding there. My clients were married in Finlay Park. It was beautiful! Even though it was a business-related trip it felt so wonderful to have a little adventure. It was nice to get out of our apartment and drive for a bit.

 It made me even more excited for our anniversary trip next month. We’re most likely going to Savannah, Georgia. Neither of us have been there and we’ve heard it’s an impressive city. I want to see some gorgeous Victorian houses, eat some awesome food, and visit Tybee Island. It’ll be so lovely to get away for a couple of days and just celebrate our first big milestone in our marriage.

Thing to remember for this week: small trips build excitement. Sometimes it’s good to just get away.