Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary...

To me and hubby!!! Tomorrow August 13th will be our 5 year anniversary! I wanted to post today because Friday's are my busy day at work and I desperately need to get a mani/pedi during lunch tomorrow. Anyways, I've literally been counting down to this weekend for the last 4 weeks. Not only is tomorrow our anniversary, but Saturday is one of my girlfriend's weddings, and Monday is our 20 week ultrasound! On top of that its a long weekend because hubby and I took Monday off for the big ultrasound.

And to top it all of, last night after we did our every other nightly dopple...I was rubbing some lotion on my tummy and felt a little bump. I instantly made hubby put his hand there with mine on top and a couple minutes later our hands both bumped, and I felt like a little pop in my tummy. Of course I went through all the other things it could have been, gas bubble, weird digestion...but this was so distinct, we thought it just had to be Skooter? I guess only time will tell but it was amazing all the same, and hubby's face was just priceless. He's always telling me I'm so lucky I get to feel Skooter, but hopefully soon he will be feeling him too on a regular basis!

What's even crazier about being married 5 years, is the fact that I've known hubby for over 9! We met at the end of sophomore year in college. I was blind drunk and bummed because the guy I currently had a crush on totally ignored me at the bar, so we moved on to the next bar and my memory is pretty foggy after that. The back story is that our sorority house did a calendar called the men of UofI and we got guys from various frats to apply. Some of hubby's friends entered his name without him knowing and he ended up being a finalist.

The girls in the sorority got to vote the final 12 guys in, and I clearly remember my friend telling me to vote for this guy from the aca.cia frat cause he's super nice and cute. I didn't really know anyone in that frat and had never even met this guy, and I'm pretty sure I did not vote for him. Well, he made it in without my vote and flash forward to the night at the bar...I randomly bump into this guy, walk up to him and say "Hey calendar boy." For some reason I remember that part, and then I gave him this weird kiss on the cheek, but I sorta mis-kissed and hit him on the lips. Luckily he was just as bombed and went with it (despite having a girlfriend at the time), we somehow ended up back in my room and made out, until I passed out!

Turns out hubby and I had a class together, and as fate would have it we had the awkward sober bump in after class a couple days later. He had also left his jacket in my room, so he had his in to see me again. A couple more drunken nights of bumping into each other at the bar, and that was that. He broke up with his girlfriend (and hubby really isn't a scumbag cheater, he'd been looking for a way to break up with this girl for awhile but being a immature college frat guy hadn't found a good enough reason, at least until I came along, hah) and we've been together ever since!

I can honestly say this last year has by far been the toughest. Every marriage has its ups and downs, but dealing with IF over the last year was devastating. Hubby was my rock though, and I would not have gotten through everything if it weren't for him. And it is thrilling to think about the fact this last year of struggling and tears is now being followed by what could be the best year so far. Every single day I think how lucky I was to be so drunk that night and meet my gorgeous calendar boy! Love you hubby!



25 comments:

Samantha said...

Happy anniversary! I love the story of how you two came to be! I was smiling the whole time :D

Cheryl said...

Such an adorable post!
Love the back story (calendar boy :). Hilarious! I am so glad that all of your dreams are coming true hon. I really am. I hope you have an amazing weekend! It's def gonna be busy! Oh - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Rach said...

Lovely wedding. Happy Anniversary! What a funny story to true love!

T said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Your pics are beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Happy anniversary!! And, what a cute meeting story!!

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like you guys have a great weekend planned!

Secret Sloper said...

Happy anniversary! What a cute story. Have a great weekend with your two...guys? Maybe? You do call Skooter a he!

AL said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

So many great things going on for you this weekend! Enjoy!

Marianne said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are an adorable couple!!

suchagoodegg said...

Congrats on the anniversary and your big ultrasound AND more bumps from your little one! Whew, such good stuff! xo

Katie said...

I absolutely love the story of how you two met. :) Congratulations on your anniversary! Enjoy your weekend together. I can't wait until Monday's big ultrasound!!!

Carolyne said...

Wishing you and your husband a lovely anniversary.

As for the 'popping', I've had that since around 25 weeks. My midwife is stumped and husband heard it around 30 weeks. Mine sounds like I'm clicking my nails together.. does that sound familiar? There is no medical justification for it no matter how hard I goodle but looking online, a lot of women experience it. I'm stil getting it now and again and I'm almost 40 weeks.. but now it's normally followed by movement.

Crossed Fingers said...

Aw what a beautiful story of how you two met. I love it! Happy anniversary and here is to many, many more! Cheers!

AplusB said...

Aw, congrats on your anniversary!!! So great you get to celebrate with your big ultrasound! You guys are TOO cute and your little babe will be too!

Pre-Heated Oven said...

Awww, such a cute story! Congrats on the 5 year anniversary!
I'm so jealous you're feeling Skooter's kicks...I can't wait until I can feel movement all the time too!

Ashley said...

Loved reading how you guys met! Happy Anniversary!!

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have a fantastic weekend and hope your u/s on Monday goes wonderfully!! Yeah for feeling movement!! So happy for you = )

Trinity said...

Happy anniversary! I can't think of a cooler way to celebrate an awesome 5 years than getting to see your lil' Skooter on Monday! Isn't the movement just WILD? Sometimes it just takes my breath away...in a pricelessly perfect way. :)

Have a grrrreat weekend!

Littlest True Blue said...

Amazing weekend coming up! Hope you and hubs have an awesome anniversary and I can't wait to hear how the u/s goes on Monday! Hopefully you get some good pics!
LTB

wait, what? said...

Happy anniversary! And great story of how you met.

GL on Monday!

R.J. said...

Happy anniversary! Great way to celebrate by visiting with Skooter on Monday!

Wishing 4 One said...

What a cute story! I should tell mine one day of how Super S and I met over 16 years ago... not as cute but funny to me somehow. Um how good do you look in your belly pic girl, love it! Happy anniversary my super cute pregnant friend. xoxo

Andrea said...

Cheers to PB&J and the Calendar Boy!

AND

Hurray for this "wonderful year of blessings". You SO deserve this, savor every second :)

HUGS

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet story! Hope your anniversary was wonderful!

Jin said...

Girlie, it's time to log on and let us know you're ok! There's a bunch of us on Littlist True Blue's blog wondering where the heck you have been.