I guess this is more or less the story of “us”. I am Nichole, your resident blogger here. Born and raised in Florida. Married to a wonderful man named Cody. We welcomed our first child, a son, in November 2013. (Davin’s Birth Story Here) There are three attention hungry pups that live with us too.
I have done some fun things in life but nothing excites me more than becoming a mother! I have traveled, competed in figure skating, started college twice and dropped out both times (the 2nd time was due to a leg injury!!) , ran away to another state to “find myself” and thankfully returned…otherwise I might not have met my husband. I have gained and lost friends along the way. They always say “you have a friends for a reason and friends for a season”. It is so very true.
I met my husband in February 2011 online. By April we were engaged and planning a wedding for February 2012. In that time, after the engagement I worked in a bridal salon and then after a car accident on the clock (bank run), ended up in physical therapy well into 2012 after our wedding. With not much function in my left arm we decided I would work from home which I had done on and off again before. I am an eBay junkie and have been a member for over a decade! I figured when I became a mom I would be a stay at home mom. I had been a nanny on and off for well over a decade as well and knew my passion for raising children was a big one.
I came into the relationship as a package deal to my husband with my Yorkie Hannah. After the car accident with depression setting in and him out of town for work a lot we figured Hannah needed a buddy so we got our Chorkie Gizmo. I also had a concussion for over a month! This left me with not much to do but stay at home, go to physical therapy (not allowed to drive myself), and coupon. After our wedding having another bout of depression about not becoming pregnant and thinking there was something wrong with me, we brought Lucy home. She is our black Labrador, the biggest of the bunch but the biggest baby! To get out of my funk we enjoyed our furbaby family we did have, I worked out a lot, and fought with our prior landlords about the mold issues causing me health issues. Thankfully we were almost out of our lease when we found out we were pregnant!