Week 13 Update + Our Official Announcement

Okay so maybe I was wrong… this week might have been my favorite week so far and it was all bundled together in one weekend. On Saturday, my MIL organized a little get-together at Erin’s grandmother’s house. We planned to visit her anyway but my MIL told Erin’s aunts and other close family that we would be coming over and she wanted to surprise us with a cake to celebrate “our first anniversary” (which is May 1). The real surprise was that the cake actually announced our pregnancy! When we arrived to her place, it was decorated in all our wedding photos because she wanted to surprise us.

When we opened the cake, it revealed “Baby Elliott arriving October 2014” in cute little block letters. It was super cute (and super delicious). I was so excited because I was going to catch it all on camera and post it but silly me got too excited I didn’t actually press record. sad face.

Adorable Baby Announcement Cake

We did however get some really good photos of Erin’s grandma! She was so shocked!! It was adorable.

Grandma excited to be a GREAT-grandma!

We finally announced our pregnancy online, which in today’s time is like shouting from the highest mountain to the entire world WE’RE PREGNANT!! We talked about how we wanted to announce it and FINALLY decided on a cute, quick :15 video posted to Instagram and shared to Facebook. The video was set to one of our favorite songs, “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes. It was nice to hear all the well wishes from family and old, dear friends.

How far along: 13 weeks

Baby is the size of a: peach

Symptoms: Good lately!

Total weight gain: Appetite has been great so I’m guessing this will increase significantly in the next couple weeks.

Maternity clothes: No but I think I’m going to need some pants pretty soon! It’s a little difficult trying to zip up pants.

Stretch marks: Not yet

Sleep: Great!

Best moment of this week: Telling everyone!!!!

Miss anything: Wearing pants with buttons

Movement: Not yet! Can’t wait!

Food cravings: LOTS AND LOTS OF SWEETS!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just my calcium gummies…

Have you started to show yet: Baby bump

Gender: Still not confirmed.

Labor signs: No

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Still moody… poor Erin!

Looking forward to: Looking for neutral baby furniture.

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