Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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.
Posted by Lesley Gleason at 3:05 PM
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!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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, but we won't get to share it with our families until Sunday when we can all be together for the big reveal. I promise, as soon as they know, everyone else will to! Keep an eye out on Sunday, November 6th as we share our big news! Here's a few weekly pictures of the growth from Week 12 to 17! I am finally starting to look a little pregnant. I have been joking that I finally look like I didn't just have a big lunch. I am ready to be "obviously pregnant" soon!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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 always wondered what it would be like to lie there and know that is YOUR baby on the screen. It is still a bit surreal that it is ours. Usually a few hours later I think back and realize what a miracle it truly is. Often times the waterworks come as well. So surprise there, right? Haha! Along with Week 15 the heartburn/indigestion has continued. This pretty much sums it up perfectly.
Posted by Lesley Gleason at 4:22 PM
Monday, September 5, 2016
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.
Posted by Lesley Gleason at 3:27 PM
Monday, December 28, 2015
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 frustrations, but somehow he is still farming and ranching every day. His crutches are now normal and we pray that in 2016 he will gain the relief we have prayed for. I know God answers prayers because he somehow was strong enough to make a pretty important walk down our church aisle in May of 2015 (more on that to come later).
Friday, October 2, 2015
So, it appears that I haven't written a blog since 10 days before the wedding. Man oh man, so much has happened since then. Up first...my bridal portraits. We were fortunate enough to have RayEric Photography, a wonderful couple from College Station as our photographers for my bridals and the wedding. At that point, Ray and Chloe lived here in town as Chloe was finishing up her schooling at the Vet School here at Texas A&M. Since then, they have moved to the Austin area and are still taking beautiful pictures. If you are in that area and in need of a wedding photographer, I would HIGHLY recommend them. As soon as Kevin and I met them at a local coffee shop to talk about potentially being our wedding photographers, we loved them! They were easy going, had beautiful pictures, and just wanted to be a part of our day. Kevin discussed potentially taking "Groomals" in addition to my "Bridals". For a minute, I thought he had convinced Ray to do it. Ray and Chloe rolled with our punches and we had a lot of fun with them. Our wedding photography was one of the easiest part of the wedding planning process for us. I took my bridals on a cloudy day in March. I was worried it was going to rain, but luckily, it held off. It all became real on that day. My hair was up, my makeup was perfect, I put on the jewelry, and then...the dress. At that moment, it really all came together and I realized that this was it. This was what I was going to look like on the day I married my best friend. Mom and both of my sisters tagged along and were a huge help me to me that day. They held my flowers, they added my veil, and yes, even helped me carry my train across campus. I was so glad they were with me to share in that special moment with me. So, here are a few of my favorites from that day. Wish I could share them all!
Posted by Lesley Gleason at 7:45 AM