In January Brady and I got to go up to Washington DC to attend a Commissioning Ceremony at the Lincoln memorial for our friend Kyle. It was a really neat place to have a Commissioning ceremony and everyone in uniform got a lot of attention from the other tourist. Unfortunately, a lot of the museums and things we wanted to check out were closed due to the government shut down but we were still able to really enjoy our short stay in DC. After the Commissioning ceremony we headed towards the White House. Anyone else kind of shocked at how small the white house is? In my mind I imagined it much larger. After looking at the White house we headed to Georgetown. Of course we had to stop at Georgetown cupcakes. Brady was so patient and waited in line with me for about an hour just to get cupcakes that are on a TLC show.
The next day we headed to Arlington Cemetery bright and early. We got to watch the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier and the small museum there is full of really interesting information. Every grave was decorated with a Christmas wreath and the entire cemetery felt extremely reverent. After Arlington, we met up with my Ambassador buddy Pat, his beautiful wife Jet and my lovely cousin Krista for lunch. It’s been a few years since I have seen them so it was great to catch up and hear about life in DC. That was it. Our trip was so short and we for sure need to go back when the government isn’t shut down.
Now let’s talk pregnancy.
I started to feel a little off while in DC and I actually took a pregnancy test on that trip and it was negative. About a week and a half later, I still felt off and took another test. This time it was positive. We were a little shocked that it happened as fast as it did but we are really excited about it. I’ve had a great pregnancy so far. So great that if it weren’t for some subtle reminders, I wouldn’t even know that I was pregnant. I have only had one little go with morning sickness and that just so happened to be literally this morning (Recovering from it as I type). This morning was rough and it has made me very thankful that I have been as lucky as I have been. I hope I continue to stay lucky for the rest of this pregnancy. I am 8 weeks on Thursday and we have our first appointment on the 25th of February. We have a lot of preparing to do and I often feel overwhelmed by the amount of baby products out there. I really am going to try to keep the baby things at a minim and only get the things that we truly need. Thankfully we have some time to prepare!
Leave me a comment and let me know what are your must have, tried and true baby products? What can we live without and what must we get?