Hey Strangers.

It has been so long since I last blogged and so. much. has. happened…. and that’s an understatement.

I flew to Mississippi to visit my husband before he left for deployment. I got to spend three whole days with him, which was heaven. Seriously. We went to the beach and stayed in the nicest casino resort. His parents came down too so we were able to drink, dine, gamble (which I didn’t realize how much fun gambling was until every slot machine I put $5.00 into, I won anywhere from $50.00 to $300.00 at!). It was a lot of fun!

The best part was that I am from a little town called New Orleans… which wasn’t too far from where we were staying. So, my grandparents were able to come visit for an afternoon and gamble!

After a much needed vacation and extra time with my husband, I came home and immediately felt different. My husband and I went jet skiing on the Gulf, and my body was super sore (from what I thought was from jet skiing).. turns out I am pregnant!!

I took a positive test on Memorial Day and freaked out with excitement! I kind of had this inkling that I was pregnant and everybody laughed at me. But HAH! I am!

I told my husband over Skype and he cried! It was so exciting to see him so happy!

I am terrified and excited for this baby… My husband will miss most of the pregnancy but I am okay with that! I am officially not alone for this deployment. I officially have a little girl or a little boy to keep me entertained for the next 9 months! This is going to be interesting!

A positive outlook today.



Why Things Have Gotten Easier

Things are really going smoothly. We’re 3 weeks in, and I’ve turned to the “Milso” community quite a bit over the past 3 weeks and am amazed with the support I’ve received.

I get to see him very soon, though. I’ve started a countdown to my trip and having something to look forward to – is making this much easier.

(Deep breath)

I just don’t know if I’m ready to say Goodbye… again.