Friday, April 5, 2013

My UBP13 Party Post

I'm joining in on the Ultimate Blog Party 2013 for the first time! Welcome to my blog. I'm so glad you took the time to drop by!

First off, let me introduce myself and what I and this blog are all about... I shall try and keep this short.

I started this blog in 2010 while my husband was serving 18 months, yes, 18 months in Iraq. Unfortunately, I never kept up with it until January of 2012. That was the month we started our journey to become parents for the third time. So let me go back in time a bit...

My husband and I met while stationed together (I was AF, he was Army) and quickly hit it off. We had quite the whirlwind relationship and were married shortly after in July 2005.

Aww Look at us so young and in love!
 We both knew we wanted kids and decided not to wait very long. January 2007, our beautiful daughter joined our family during my husband's first deployment. He was in Afghanistan until December of 2007 and the next month we moved to our current location in southern Arizona.

We quickly became pregnant with baby #2 (we don't mess around taking our time with anything) and he joined the family in September of 2008.


Fast forward to November of 2009 and Gabe leaves for 18 months in Iraq. That was not an easy time for our family but we made it through and came out stronger in the end. We started trying for baby #3 right away. It didn't happen and in January of 2012, we met up with a fertility Dr. After months of treatments, worrying, and letdowns, we became pregnant! TODAY, April 4th, is actually my due date so you're coming here at just the right time! Did I also mention that both my husband and I just signed up to go back to school? Things are about to get crazy in this household!


This blog was created more for myself and our family to document our life (since I'm so bad about scrapbooking and keeping up with the baby books!).  I'm passionate about my family, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. I keep it mainly focused on the family life aspect but you will see the other topics creep in once in a while too.

I hope I haven't bored you to death yet and you're still here. If you're interested, I'd love to have you stick around and join me on this adventure we call life!



62 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your third little blessing! And, for the record, I voted boy on your poll. :-)

    I found you through the Ultimate Blog Party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      I'm excited to see if it's a boy or girl. Any time now. :)

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  2. Found you on the UBP!

    I voted boy! Either way, congrats! Can't wait to follow along and see who your addition will be!

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  3. Hi,

    I come for the party ^___*. You have lovely kinderen. Congrats for the upcoming baby :D Nice to meet you.

    Pls return to see my UBP blog post too in here: http://bit.ly/14IvDly See you...

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  4. Stopping by from the UBP and wanted to say, CONGRATS! I'm pretty sure you win for the most exciting thing going on during the party!

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    1. Aw, well thank you! It is exciting! Now if only this baby would come out...

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  5. Congratulations!!! I just love that shadow pic. Followed from UBP.

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  6. Oh my goodness! Congrats on that baby! You sound like you are going to have one busy week ahead of you! (As if life isn't already busy enough...)

    Bless you and your husband -- military families rock!

    Stopping in from UBP.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, busy might be an understatement. :)

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  7. Swinging through with the UBP 2013! Taking a minute to link up and wish you a great day!
    Nicky
    www.feelingtheemptynest.com

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  8. Hoping your new little one has arrived!

    I can't imagine 18 months apart! As a milspouse I get it but a year and half. So glad that's behind you!

    I can by from the UBP:)

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    1. Thank you! And no baby yet. :(

      Yes, 18 months is definitely not something I would want to do again!

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  9. Congrats and I wish you a peaceful birth. Between 3 kids and going back to school, I'm impressed you have time to eat much less blog!

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    1. Thank you! I peaceful birth is what we're hoping for too. Looks like I'm going to have to get really good and crafty with time management here soon!

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  10. Congratulations on your precious baby!! And thank you both for your service! My husband is in the Air Force...and we have our first baby due in a few months.
    Praying for a wonderful birth for you!

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    1. Thank you! And congrats on your first baby! It's such an exciting time!

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  11. Let's Party!!! Wow, I think your blog is a great idea for a family scrapbook! You are going to be so busy for a while. Congrats! And hope everything goes fabulously. Quick labor and a happy, healthy baby. I am a new follower!


    http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you and welcome to the blog! No baby yet but I'm hoping it goes quick and smooth too. :)

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  12. Hi there! I'm visiting from the UBP. Congrats on baby #3!!!! It won't be long now until your bundle arrives. Wishing you a quick and easy delivery---if there is such a thing ;-) I used to scrapbook and miss it, but time just hasn't been on my side with that. I think blogging helps me feel like I'm scrapping in a way too. You can visit my blog here http://bit.ly/ZcNE3M and most of my other site links are listed in the right hand corner of my blog. Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I wish I could scrapbook more but I think I have more fun with blogging.

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  13. Stopping by from the UBP to say hi! CONGRATS on your new bundle of joy. I'm your newest follower and am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Hope you have a great party!

    Jessica
    http://8550Graphics.com

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    1. Thank you for the follow! I'm happy to have you here. I'm loving the party so far! Glad I found it and joined in.

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  14. Hello! I've got military connections too and I'm surfing in from the UBP. This is my 3rd year and I love it and I know you will too. Have fun and swing by for a visit.

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    1. Thanks for commenting! So far, I'm really liking the UBP and am so glad I found it!

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  15. Not bored at all! You have a very busy life!
    This is my 6th year with UBP. It's great to visit new bloggers, as well as my old blog friends.
    I hope you're having fun!

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    1. Thank you! Wow, you're quite the UBP veteran! I am having fun. There's so many different blogs and pages; it's great!

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  16. I too am participating in UBP for the first time too! Good luck with the third baby on the way. Looking forward to reading more!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you're having fun with the UBP too!

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  17. I love that you're taking a poll to see what people think you will be having. Your shadow pic is the best, wish I would have thought to do that. Looks like you are having fun, enjoy the party!

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    1. Thank you so much! That shadow pic idea is thanks to Pinterest (isn't everything now a days?)! I couldn't have come up with that myself. LOL

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  18. I'm stopping by from the UBP! Congrats on your baby & hoping s/he comes soon. :) I am due next month with #7!

    Blessings,
    Jenn
    http://treasuringlifesblessings.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-ultimate-blog-party-ubp13.html

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    1. Thank you and congrats on your baby! I love big families! Hubby and I both come from very large families and plan on having one too.

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  19. Hello, and how are you? I would like to say thank you both for serving our country. Congrats on the new baby. The other kids are precious.

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  20. aww congratulation ~ love the shadow picture, creative.

    no..you didn't bore me.. like just the way you write this post :D

    swinging from UBP13

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    1. Good to know I didn't bore you. Thank you for stopping by!

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  21. Great welcome post- I am a newby this year as well to the party! Sending swift and effortless birth vibes your way!

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    1. Welcome and thank you! We are STILL waiting for this baby! Swift and effortless would be PERFECT!

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  22. Hi! Stopping by from #UBP13! Congrats on your growing family! We'd like you to know that budget-friendly family vacations are possible! Please check us out at http://bit.ly/10MplfB. And let's party together!

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  23. Okay I totally love the pic for you belly shadow (that is too cute). I am popping over from UBP to say hi and discover all the different blogs. This is my first year and I am excited to meet everyone.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you're enjoying your first year too!

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  24. I'm stopping by from the blog party and looking forward to reading more! I love the wedding pic - very beautiful.

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  25. Hi! New follower here from UBP13! Your blog is awesome!! I'm a new blogger and hope you come by and follow me at mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com!

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  26. Hi! Found you on UBP13! Congrats on baby number three! :) Love your story and how enthusiastic you are about having kids, no matter how crazy life is. It's inspiring.

    www.notesfromheidi.wordpress.com

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  27. From UBP13. Nice to meet you! Thank you to you and your husband for serving. Congrats on your baby. I hope you have a fast and safe delivery.

    My hubby served in the Navy. We have a daughter born in 2007 and M was born Sept. 2012. We may or may not be talking about #3. Oh and also Ohioan Here!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and thanks to your husband for serving also! Woohoo for Ohio!

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  28. Found you from the party, UBP13! Congrats on the baby! I have 5! Love the blog so far, going to go wander around a bit more. :)

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    1. Thank you! 5 is what we want for our number so far! I can't seem to make up my mind.

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  29. Hi, stopping in from UBP and will be back for more! Congrats on the baby - can't wait to here how everything is going. I only have two & can't find the time to relax for 2 seconds!

    www.livinglife2itsfullest.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Can moms ever really find time to relax no matter how many or little kids they have?!

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  30. I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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