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Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Shout Out to My Valentine

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I thought I would dedicate this post to my husband and best friend, Matt. I may be slightly biased here, but I think I have the BEST husband in the world. I really hit the jackpot in the marriage arena. We starting dating in 2000 and 11 years later, I love him more than ever. This pregnancy has made me realize how incredible he is and how unconditional our love is. Here are just a few of the reasons why I love him so much…
  • He still tells me I am beautiful even though my body is slowly changing from its usual athletic self into a pregnant mamma.

  • He has taken it upon himself to read all about how our baby is growing and how to take care of it when it enters the world. I often times find myself learning things from him about our baby!

  • He tries as hard as he can to make all our prenatal appointments and holds my hand when I get nervous going to the doctor.

  • He is understanding of my unusually gassy state…sitting next to me some evenings is not the most pleasant experience, but he never moves away.

  • He can always make me laugh when I am feeling down.

  • He does not give me a hard time for spending all morning laying on the couch under a blanket as I muster up the motivation to start the day.

  • He is perfectly happy with a date night including Papa John’s pizza and me falling asleep on the couch to our latest Netflix movie pick.

  • He is understanding of my completely unnecessary and random emotional breakdowns.

  • He has fully committed to being my partner in this journey. It is awesome going through this experience knowing I am not alone. I truly feel like we are in this pregnancy together, while I am carrying the baby, he is equally invested and excited for the arrival of Baby Schardt.

Also, as promised here is a picture of the “bump” at 16 ½ weeks. (Note, I really am happy about this pregnancy, but I always feel so awakward taking these pictures that my facial expressions don't relay the happiness. I will have to post some less posed phots on here in the upcoming weeks.)

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


  1. Amy!!! You look great with your little baby bump. I love your blog so far and I can't wait to read more! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. AMY! Haven't seen you in a while, but you look awesome! Miss you.

  3. AMY!!! You look amazing and I loved this post - the gassy bullet was my fav :)