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A Spring Surprise

Every year, my mom presses for family pictures. Well, every year since my niece has been born at least. That technically makes this Year 2 for pictures, but something tells me this is a tradition that will stick. (Here’s a few of the pictures from last time.)
A few weeks ago, while Adam and I were visiting my family in Texas, we woke up on a dreary Sunday morning and hustled out the door to meet the photographer on time. It was cold. It was wet. Obviously my hair didn’t cooperate. In the long run though, we got a few good shots… and decided it was the perfect time to share a surprise…

That’s right! There is officially a Baby “Florken” on the way. We are due September 30th (that makes me almost 16 weeks along for any of who are trying to count backwards on your fingers). We are very, very excited obviously and quite frankly, also scared shitless. 
This hasn’t been an easy pregnancy for me so far. My doctor diagnosed me as borderline hyperemesis gravidarum which is code for severe morning sickness. (You’ll probably know this as the stuff that kept Kate Middleton in the hospital with both of her pregnancies.) Essentially, ever since Week 6, I’ve been puking anywhere from 2-5 times a day. Sometimes I went days at a time keeping absolutely nothing down but water. And nothing helped. No amount of ginger ale, soda crackers, or other old wives tales made a dent in how sick I was. Heck — I would even vomit up prescription medication. I have been vomiting so much that despite being nearly 16 weeks along, I’m actually below my pre-pregnancy weight. So yes, it has been rough. 
In a way, that has been reassuring because it means that something is really in there growing. But, it has also been miserable because I’ve had to continue to pretend to be a functioning member of society. I’ve been a lawyer by day and a miserable, crying, puking pregnant woman by night for about 10 weeks now. 
I think I’m starting to see the other side of the sickness though and am starting to enjoy parts of this pregnancy. Before you ask — we are NOT finding out the sex of the baby. I’m sure I’ll post more on that decision later in case you are curious. 
Anyways — thanks for sticking with the little ol’ blog of ours during the last months. I know posting has been sporadic and our responses to emails and comments has been waaaaayyyy slow. I guess that’s what happens when you spend half of your day hunched over a toilet huh? As soon as this little one let’s me feel better, I promise to get back on the horse properly. 
Here’s to September 30th right?

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  • Reply Melissa Camacho

    Ahh!! I'm so happy for y'all!! Congratulations!!

    April 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Katie @ A Beautiful Little

    YAY!! Congrats! We are due just weeks apart, I too suffered from borderline HG and just started feeling better a couple of weeks ago, I'm still on the meds though. I'm so glad you're having a healthy baby though, even if you feel sick. Can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy.

    April 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Amanda Moments


    April 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Meghan


    April 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades

    Omg congratulations!!!! This brought tears to my eyes and I am just so incredibly excited for you two!!! I'm truly sorry it hasn't been the easiest, but hopefully the sickness subside soon and you're able to enjoy pregnancy. It truly is a wonderful time so find what you can enjoy and do it! I found out I was pregnant at 3 1/2 weeks and although it only feels like I've been pregnant for two months, i'm in week 33 and it's almost over. Have you felt the baby move at all? I felted around week 14 and my husband felt it at week 17. But to be honest I wasn't sure I was actually feeling the baby for a while. Now that I realize it was it actually felt like a tiny bubble popping on my belly. Very very light! Oh goodness. I am just so so so so so so excited!!! Best of luck and congrats on your little miracle!!!

    April 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Nadine Lynn

    How exciting!!!! Congrats to you guys!!!I Hope your morning sickness calms down finally so you can enjoy it πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Kate Mitchell

    Congratulations!! This is so wonderful. I'm so happy for you – you both will be incredible parents.

    April 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Treana

    YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYA! I am so excited to hear this wonderful news! Hoping you feel better soon.

    April 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply The Life You Love

    Congratulations! I am so incredibly happy for you!

    April 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Amberly

    YAY!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Happiest news I've heard this week, for real!!! I am SO happy for you guys!! I'm so sorry that you've been so sick πŸ™ I had to write a report about that and it sounds miserable. I hope you start feeling better soon. The sick part of pregnancy is the not fun part. I can wait to see Baby Florken, he/she is going to be adorable!! πŸ™‚ So happy for you friend!!!

    April 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Marcie

    Congrats! I totally know what you're going through– last week was the first week I've worked 40 hours since the first week of February (I'm due September 29). The sickness has finally subsided though, and I'm actually enjoying it now! Hopefully it's the same for you πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Hannah, Here!


    April 13, 2015 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Kari

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so exciting! I'm due September 9th and had a rough bout of morning sickness, too. Not as bad as yours, though, since the prescription meds helped. They should really call it all day sickness, though, since it just consumes your life:) Hope you're feeling a lot better soon!!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Jess Beer

    Yay! Congratulations!!!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Congratulations to you two!! So, so happy for youβ€”though sorry to hear you're having such an uncomfortable time for now, Kate. But thrilled nonetheless! Thanks for making sure to stop by and share the fantastic news with us. Looking forward to more Baby Florken updates! Cheers!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Ashley Ponder

    Oh my goodness gracious am I excited for y'all! Oh how I knew God had a plan for y'all. 16 weeks is amazing! It is really cool that you aren't finding out the gender. Awesome news….big smiles!!!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Morgan Sparks

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so excited for you!! I'm so sorry you had such a rough time with morning sickness. I hope you are beginning to feel better now. You will be an amazing mommy!! Today must have been the day for pregnancy announcements – I also announced my pregnancy on the blog! Such a happy time!!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Corner of Sass and Snark

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!
    I love that you aren't finding out sex of the baby; I don't think I could go that route, but love the idea of it.
    Hope you are feeling better soon, and congrats!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog

    Oh Kate. My heart is overflowing with joy for you and Adam and your families. I know it has felt like a long journey and I'm sorry you have been so sick. BUT I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog

    Also- two of my best friends are also due in September!

    April 13, 2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Kasey At The Bat

    oh this is fantastic news!! congratulations!!!!!!

    April 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Alexes Eide

    Finally this is out for the blog world! I am so thrilled for you both!!!! You will make amazing parents!!! I really hope you start feeling better!

    April 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Congratulations!!!! Minus the morning sickness what wonderful news πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    I am just so excited for you both!!! Hooray for a Blorken!!

    April 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Tabitha Lee

    Congrats to both you! This is so exciting. I hope you have it at least a little easier from here on out. πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    yay congratulations!!!!! so sorry to hear about your extreme morning sickness, that sounds horrible. that's honestly one of the main reasons i'm terrified of being pregnant. i hate vomit like some people hate heights, spiders or flying. hope you feel better sooooon!

    April 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Brittany@TheLadyLawyer

    Congrats on your new blessing!

    April 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Casey at The Messmers

    Morning sickness is the worst. I had it myself, although not this bad. Thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it has squishy cheeks and smells so perfectly like a baby! It seems that babies are in the air this year! I am so happy for you guys. I can't wait to follow along and watch your adventures!

    April 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Louise Williams

    Ahh congratulations!! Amazing news! Can't wait to follow along and read about your adventures into parenthood!


    April 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Jackie Jade

    awww so amazing!! congrats to you guys! and hope you start feeling less sick asap!

    April 13, 2015 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Meagan

    Congrats! Sorry you are feeling so yucky, but it's worth it πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Foxy DomesticSide

    Congrats! So happy for you two! Sickness sucks! I'm glad/hope you're on the tail end of it!

    April 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Anna Craig


    April 13, 2015 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Mae @ Endlessly Ever After

    How exciting!!! Congratulations πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Trish @ The Trish List

    Congrats! That picture is priceless! I will you both the best of luck with parenthood! I hope that morning sickness calms itself though.

    April 14, 2015 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Whitney M. @ The Married Me

    Congratulations! Hope the HG begins to take it easy on you soon!

    April 14, 2015 at 12:29 am
  • Reply The Grits Blog

    Congratulations my friend! I'm so glad you got pregnant so quickly and that everything -other than that cray ms – is okay! Woohoo! Baby Florken on the way!

    April 14, 2015 at 1:43 am
  • Reply Kate

    Saw it on instagram yesterday, but congratulations again!!! I'm very happy for you all…and very sorry you had to deal with the sickness but I'm sure it will be worth it πŸ™‚

    April 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Becca @ Becoming Adorrable

    So, so happy for you and Adam!! Congrats!

    April 15, 2015 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design


    April 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Ashlen @ A Diamond with Sapphires

    Yay!! Congrats!! I can't imagine vomiting 2-5x per day – that sounds absolutely horrible. At least it's all for a good cause πŸ™‚ Hope you start to feel better!

    April 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    Congratulations!!! That is such wonderful news for you both! Sorry you haven't been feeling great but hopefully it improves soon!

    April 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Kay R.

    Im a whole week late but CONGRATULATIONS!! My sister had hyperemisis with both babies and it sucked till the end but my niece and nephew are the best gifts we ever received. Hope you have some reprieve girlie!

    April 21, 2015 at 1:55 am
  • Reply Britt Hanson

    So happy and excited for you guys!! I hope you're feeling better, too.

    April 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Kim Matheson

    You are amazing and wonderful. I am so many shades of over-the-moon for you and Adam! Congratulations, Lovely! I can't wait to read more about your pregnancy! (Except that dreadful illness. πŸ™ I'm very sorry about that and I hope that it gets better for you.)

    April 25, 2015 at 3:06 am
  • Reply Erin LFF

    Congratulations!! I'm sorry you've been so sick, but hopefully you keep feeling better! πŸ™‚

    April 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS! I hope baby Florken comes three days early so we can share a birthday! I am so happy for you two!

    April 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm
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