Kick Push

19 weeks baby ultrasound

Since I’ve hit my 23 week mark, our little baby girl has been stealing quite the spotlight. Just this past Sunday, Brian felt her kick for the very first time! Sadly, we couldn’t do our happy dance nor shout hooray since it was during the sacrament meeting at church (those church goers will never know what they’ve missed). It was quite a special moment for us. I’ve been anxiously waiting for Brian to feel her move instead of me describing it to him and Brian has been quite a patient daddy.

Baby girl

I sure hope to forever remember how special and magical the feeling of having a little human being grow inside of me. It’s honestly freakish, alien- like and yet so miraculous and beautiful all at the same time. It’s hard not to feel blessed and loved whenever I feel her kick which is pretty frequent lately. It’s been difficult to sit behind the desk because that’s when she constantly moves. And so, I always have to shake my knees and such to calm her down. I sure can’t wait to see her little dance moves.

I don’t have an updated baby bump photo yet so here goes some photos from my 20-21 weeks 🙂

20 weeks

21 weeks

PS: Check out this Pregnancy belt from Huggies.

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Dirty Dishes

As much as I love being a wifey and having my own kitchen, there is one chore I never got along with…

Dishes

Everytime I see the sink filled with dirty dishes, I seriously want to scream this out loud in a very melodramatic way…

no more dirty dishes

Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way… 😦

But I suppose a clean kitchen and a happy husband makes it all worth it

hubby dish

17 Weeks

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Just want to do a quick update before I start making dinner…

Brian and I had the chance to visit with my in-laws in Tennessee. We brought Samson along with us for his very first road trip and it was quite a success!

Samson at 7 months TN

I also survived my very first road trip being preggo. There were uncomfortable moments and we had enough snacks in the car to keep the baby fed. One thing I love about my father-in-law is that he is a photobug like me. Here’s a little portrait of our family taken by him:

Simpson family

He also helped me start my weekly belly shots. 17 weeks pregnant

This 2nd trimester is definitely my favorite part of being pregnant. Long gone are the days of throwing up and super fatigue (finally)! Since my pregnancy, I’ve been losing weight and I am glad to say that I am finally gaining some weight- never thought I’d be happy about that. My appetite has definitely increased to the point that I ALWAYS have food with me nowadays. haha

I’m hoping to be able to put up our Christmas decor this week. Have you done yours?

Baby on Board

Ladies & Gentlemen

Behold the announcement we’ve been anxiously waiting to share with you…

WeVideo Baby Simpson

Click to watch the video

Here’s our little munchkin at 12 weeks…

Baby SImpson at 12 weeks

Brian & I are very excited & nervous to start this new chapter of our lives.

I just want to briefly express my gratitude to everyone who has been so generous & kind to me and my family.

Also, for our loving Heavenly Father for giving me this blessing & opportunity to be a mother to one of His sweet little children.

xoxo, Grace

Fall is here, Live well

It’s FALL season!

As much as I love the summertime, autumn is just as beautiful and as fun. I very much look forward to…

smiley Playing Croquet

Fall with the SImpsons

mushroomCamping which also means SMORE’S time and bonfire

Camp Tent Camping Brian Grace

Rolling Pumpkin emoticon (Halloween Smileys)Pumpkin on everything

Pumpkin everything

hiThis also means EXTRA cuddling time

Goldendoodle Puppy cuddle

And of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas is almost here!

 happy holidays

Well, I better calm myself down and just maybe sip on some hot chocolate. xoxo, Grace

My 3 Best Friends

It’s Labor day weekend and I get to spend it with these hotties 😀

Senador

I love my siblings! I’m so grateful that we actually like each other. Being the older sister, I had the privilege of helping my parents with raising them up (as much as I could). I love how we can laugh at each other and that no matter what, I can always rely on each one of them.

Senador

We’ve all grown up and we’re all in different places in our lives but I know we’ll always be brothers and sisters ❤

Sibling Love

xoxo, Ate

Squeaky Samson

About two weeks ago or so, Brian’s cousin Spencer and his wife, Emily gave Samson a squeaky toy. Not quite sure if Brian or Samson enjoys it more…

Thank you Spencer & Emily!

Samson is 14 weeks old now and weighs about 11 lbs. This puppy is growing like crazy! He’s potty-trained and is learning to rollover and to walk with a leash on. We’ve also introduced him to water. He loves going in his kiddie pool but he’s still warming up to the ocean water. Those dancing waves makes his little heart beat faster than Usain Bolt can sprint 100 meters.