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Extreme Baby Prep!

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Since we shared the gender of our baby girl back in early November, we have been busy getting ready for her arrival! I have read every blog and pinned every pin on pintrest, so now it is time to get busy with her arrival only a few months away. But first...time to take it all in. The day after we found out her gender, we were also celebrating the 3 year anniversary of our first date. On November 1st, 2013 I went on a first date to Napa Flats with a guy my mom handpicked for me. Every day since then Kevin has loved me unconditionally and becoming parents is more exciting for me, because it is with him. He listens to me complain, he supports me and wakes up every time I go to the bathroom, and he spoils me. That day I came home to flowers and his smile...which was enough for me. 3 years ago I wasn't sure if he was the one and that night at dinner we discussed baby names and what our first child will be like over a non interrupted dinner. Definitely a full circle moment for this …

The Big Reveal.

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After keeping the secret for a week, on Sunday we finally got to share the gender with our family. Many people asked us if we were having a big gender reveal party, as many do these days. After much consideration, Kevin and I decided to just have a small lunch with our parents, siblings, and grandparents so that they could all find out together. We were already going to be in Cameron for a family reunion the day before, so Grandpa & Gigi were kind enough to host. Granddad & Granny (Kevin's Parents) along with Kevin's Mawmaw and my Nana also joined us for the big day. We had a wonderful BBQ lunch and everyone had to cast their votes before sharing the news. Team Girl: Team Boy: Kevin and I had been brainstorming a fun and unique way to share the gender for weeks. We considered using cupcakes, cutting into a cake, having balloons, having an exploding golf ball, etc. One day as I was brainstorming, I immediately thought about our engagement as it has taken pl…

20 Week Ultrasound...It's a GIRL!

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Since we announced to the world on November 6th the gender of our baby, it has been a whirlwind of a month! I didn't want to miss the chance (even though I am late) to share about our gender reveal ultrasound. As you probably remember, Kevin and I actually found out the baby's gender on Halloween 2016- Monday, October 31st. We were excited to find out if our little pumpkin was a He or a She! It is a day I will never forget. I was nervous and excited to find out, and as usual, Kevin was a cool as a cucumber. It was an extremely foggy morning and we could barely see as we drove from Navasota to College Station to the hospital. Our appointment was at 8:30 so we were the first ones in the perfectly quiet ultrasound area. I laid down and the lady confirmed that we did want to know the sex as not to spoil any news for us. She took lots of pictures and pointed out all the different parts we were seeing including the head, abdomen, the legs, and arms...even a perfect pictur…

Week 19...Finally Looking Pregnant

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It has been a few weeks since my last update on "The Growing Gleasons", so I figured it was about time for another. We are currently at 19 weeks, and quickly approaching the half way mark this coming Saturday! It is crazy to think this little one has been growing for 20 weeks. Hitting the half way mark has already made me realize how fast this whole thing happens. Some days it feels like I just found out we were pregnant...and some days I feel like it has been forever! With hitting Week 20, we FINALLY get to find out the sex of the baby! Many of my friends who are expecting around the same time as us found out a couple weeks ago and I was getting pretty impatient. Luckily, the time is now here and on Monday, Kevin and I will know if we have a little lady or a little mister to love on come March! For those of you who are following our journey, know that you will have a little extra time before we share the sex. Kevin and I will find out on Monday at our appointment, b…

Week 15...Growing Baby Gleason!

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It's been a few weeks since we announced the news of our growing family so I wanted to update everyone on the progress of Baby Gleason! Keeping our pregnancy quiet was THE hardest secret I have ever had to keep and now I can breathe a sign of relief that everyone knows! We are now at Week 15 and Baby Gleason is around 4 inches long and the size of an avocado. The baby is starting to move their arms and legs which is really fun to think about. Although I can't physically feel it just yet, today at our doctor's appointment we were able to see he/she moving around all over the screen of the ultrasound. I have read that he/she will start doubling in size as the weeks pass so I am really excited to see the baby get bigger and for tummy to grow as a result. Those of you who are mommies know that seeing your body change means the baby is growing, and that is really all I care about at this point! Every time we see the baby on the ultrasound screen, I am a bit overwhelmed. I…

Baby Gleason...Coming March 2017!

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After 12 weeks of keeping a secret (well, keeping it for the most part)....we can finally share our exciting news! Kevin and I are HAVING A BABY! Since the day we tied the knot, the questions starting coming. "When are you going to have a baby?" Well, to those of you who have been asking for the past year and a half...MARCH. We are having one in March. My whole life I have wondered what it would be like to be pregnant. Would it be fun? Would it be miserable? How often would they have to take my blood? Can I handle it? We have been extremely blessed to have a very smooth pregnancy so far. I haven't experienced the dreaded morning sickness and overall have felt pretty good. Some days I wonder if the baby is still in there and growing since I feel fairly normal. On other days, I wonder what happen to energetic, motivated, nice Lesley. The one who came home and got stuff done around the house and was ready to pack a bag and go somewhere at a day's notic…

Reflection of 2015.

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For the past few years, I have sent out one of “those Christmas letters”, the kind that recap the year and tell you what I have been up to. When I started writing it in 2012 it was a way for me to reflect and document the big things that happened in a year’s time. Since I didn’t have a family of my own to put on a trendy Christmas card, I thought it would be a neat way to count my blessings. As Christmas 2015 came along, I realized that all those years of praying for a family of my own had become a reality in 2015 with Kevin. So, I decided to make a little change and not send out a letter in a card. As the holidays have come and gone, I have realized just how much I missed writing that letter and documenting my year. SO…here it is. In blog format instead of on paper, hopefully you all will enjoy it just as much! Our new year of 2015 started off in a unique way with my dad being in the hospital with an infection in his leg. Since then it has been a year of hospital visits and…