IT'S A.....


Adilynn Faith Ingram showed her little "goodies" to the ultrasound tech yesterday- so much so that when asked "how positive are you?" the tech responded "VERY." 
That little exhibitionist ;)

I can't even begin to explain how amazing our reveal party was tonight.
Over 100 guests came to celebrate the moment with us.
We were so overwhelmed with love.
Cutting that cake was the most exciting moment of my life so far.
I can now call my tiny human by name!

The final tally was Adilynn 44; Zander 42!

After we revealed the pink cake, 
I looked over at Tyler (who was trying to hold back tears)
and whispered bows, sparkles and boyfriends in his ear (as soon as I said boyfriends those tears let loose).
She already has her daddy wrapped around her teeny tiny finger.
He already told me that I was going to be the bad guy.
He said he wasn't going to be able to disipline her OR say no.
When asked what he WAS going to do,
he replied with: I will say, I know baby, mommy's so mean. 
Daddy's little girl?

Other random thoughts:
I'm going shopping tomorrow.
We need to start saving for prom dresses...
and a wedding.

I can't wait to meet my baby girl.   


baby crazy

I'm going crazy.
We had the gender ultrasound today.
Currently, 2 people know what our tiny human is.
Those 2 people aren't us.
They are the ultrasound tech and the cake lady.
I thought it was going to be easy to wait an extra 24 hours.
But as soon as I saw the tiny human's precious profile....
watched it yawn,
watched it suck on it's fingers,
and wiggle around...
I realized that the next 24 hours were going to be torture.
I'm about to gnaw my arm off.


the end of a chapter.

I did it.
It's done.
It's finished.
It's over.

I've completed one of the biggest accomplishments of my life.
The journey I began in 2008 has finally come to an end.
There were times when I never thought it would happen.
A time when I cried and stayed in bed for a week straight.
So many tears. So many things learned. So many memories.

I took my (FINAL) final, today...
and have officially passed my last nursing class.
This Thursday I (along with my tiny human) will walk across the stage and be pinned as an RN.
I just pray I don't slip and fall on all of the tears that will be gushing from my blubbering face.


this might make you uncomfortable.

20 week update!

Caution: this post may make you uncomfortable..... :)

I am officially 20 weeks pregnant- HALF WAY!
During the past few weeks, I have made some discoveries. Things that current/post-preggo women don't tell you about. I'm not sure if they are too embarrassed to share it, or if they (secretly) want you to freak out when crazy stuff starts happening. I'm thinking it may be a mixture of both.
BUT lucky for you, I am all about being open. Nothing embarrasses me....I guess being a nurse does that to you. AND they DON'T teach you about this in nursing school either. So why not share the glories? Sure, every pregnancy is different, but just in case you (too) think your nips are falling off one day, I'm here to help.

Discovery #1: Oh my gosh I just peed my pants.
At first I wasn't sure what was going on. You know that "OHH NOOOO" feeling you get when you are out somewhere (unprepared) and just KNOW you started your period?  I experienced a very similar feeling when I was sitting in class and felt a very uncomfortable yet familiar (I guess my brain still remembers what it feels like to pee in diapers) feeling. No, my whole bladder didn't give out. I didn't have a wet spot on my butt or have pee running down my leg, BUT just enough pee leaked out for me to think to myself "did I just pee my pants? Yes, I just peed my pants." It's become an every day occurrence now, and there's not a thing you can do about it....so my solution? I bought some SWEET panty liners (that I have also seen in my grandma's bathroom on many occasions). Sexy!

Discovery #2: Oh my gosh my nipples are falling off.
One night, I was in the bathroom, performing my nightly ritual of bathing myself in cocoa butter...when I just happened to catch a glimpse of my nips in the mirror.   My first thought was, "wow, they are as black as coal..." My second thought was, "....and as big as a piece of bologna" and my last thought was, "....what....what is that?!?!?" So what was it? Well, since they are black as coal, it wasn't difficult to spot the white crustations on the tip. I grabbed a washcloth and rubbed them. To my HORROR, the tip (which was in reality a giant crustation) FELL OFF and left a LARGE HOLE. I panicked. I called my mom. AKA: the boobie expert. I explained everything to her and as she held back her laughter, she assured me that my nips were NOT falling off...that the white crustation was dried boobie juice, and that the hole was my nip dilating to get ready to feed the baby.  Double sexy!

I'll just leave you with those for today. I don't want to freak anyone out. And honestly, I don't mind my pee leakage or my weird looking, crusty nips. Why? Because there's a tiny human in my uterus....and I'm madly in love with it!

We get to find out the gender this SATURDAY!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this picture last Thursday.
We're down to 5 days, now!