January: This month should have warned me how the rest of the year would be (crazy!). While being 3 months pregnant, we had to move out of our Mission Viejo apartment, move me into my parents house, put everything else in storage and send Chance off on his last deployment! After finally getting everything moved, it sunk in that I would be without my husband for the majority of my pregnancy...bummer! I adjusted to living with my parents again and looked forward to the phone calls and skype sessions from Japan!
|First sonogram pictures! (Jan.)|
|My barely there bump (Feb.)|
|Our team for the games! (Mar.)|
|Definitely looking preggers now! (Apr.)|
|Graduation Day! (May|
June: Another awesome month for me! The hubby came home, we had the most amazing baby shower and we finally got to start living in our new apartment! I will let the pictures do the talking!
|So glad he is home!!|
July: HELLO BRAYDEN!! Obviously this was the most exciting month of the whole year! We became a family of 3 and welcomed our precious son Brayden into the world. After only 6 hours of labor (30 minutes of pushing) we had a little boy depending on us to take care of him and love him always...easily the best job ever!
|Love at first sight! (July)|
August: This was the month full of diapers, breakdowns, breastfeeding, sleepless nights and tons of love! A crazy month to say the least! Also, Auntie Samantha had been home from her stint on the reality show "Love in the Wild" and we were all ready to view the final episode, celebrate her birthday and have the whole family finally meet Mike! Of course Brayden slept through the whole party!
|Silly boy already! (Aug)|
|Family walk for charity! (Sept)|
December: BEST MONTH EVER!!! (Besides July!) I finished student teaching and successfully graduated from CSULB with a bachelor's degree (officially). We got the biggest tree our ceiling would permit and decorated it to the max! We spent so much time with family and Brayden was finally all mine again! Such a happy mommy to be home with my baby boy!
|First picture with Santa!|
|Oh Christmas tree....|