Monday, January 28, 2013

[[17 Weeks]]

How far along? 16&17 weeks [Photo from 16 1/2 weeks]
Total weight gain/loss? Weighed myself last week and I was 118.5
Maternity clothes? Just the belly band, still fit in my jeans, I just usually keep them unbuttoned. I even just bought new jeans like an idiot, wonder how long they will actually fit for =]
Stretch Marks? No, thank the man upstairs!
Sleep? I am still tired 24/7 but I have actually been running on less sleep than usual but the Arizona sun has made it easy to wake up earlier =]
Best moment this week? Being in Arizona. Was there for about 2 weeks... hence my slacking on the blog.
Miss anything? SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES AND GYM TIME! I just want to play basketball =[ And could have gone snowboarding this past weekend =[ and I know I can still work out but I am still nervous about it, I just don't know how hard to push myself...
Movement? YES! Baby has been fluttering around so much, started last week sometime =] Mostly when I lay down at night and in the morning, Im at the airport right now and the babes has been moving a lot. Probably because its just as annoyed with these flights as I am!
Food cravings? Not really... just craved every restaurant that I don't have in NC, but I always want those places when I come home.
Nausea? NO! FINALLY! I just felt nauseous on the plane for the ascend, descend, and turbulence. I had an empty stomach too so that didn't help.
Gender prediction? Boy still, hopefully find out this week!
Labor signs? No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody? Been SOOOOO happy this week =] Amazing what a little bit of sun and friends and family can do! The only time these past 2 weeks I felt like a prego was today at the airport. I get on the plane and cry already missing so much... then I get off the plane and want to cry over the stupid flights... fought that one...
Looking forward to? GENDER IN A FEW DAYS!

First of all... GOOD NEWS! I found 2 diaper bags that I love =] Decisions decisions.

Trip to Arizona!
Never a dull moment when I go back home =] It is always so refreshing to get back to see everyone, but teases me SO bad. It was beautiful until the last 3 days... and I felt like I was back in NC with the rain! I have no clue when Ill get back again, makes me sad =[

Birthday girl! [Missing the other birthday girl Kelly!!]

Been FOREVER since I've seen this guy perform, miss it!! Talk about being a terrible best friend. Lovely photobomb on his shirt too.

=] How can you not LUVV JenniLuv!?


Quite the huge smile!!! =]

Boo bear <3

My sissy is the best sissy in the whole wide world, [[Kenzie too ;]]]

Terrible rappers here.

Doing this monthly.

Going to be so crazy having a baby sister and a baby of my own at the same time =]

Oh belly.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

[[15 weeks]]

Ok I seriously suck this week! Ive been so tired I had no energy to do the chalkboard but heres the belly atleast :) oh and my "im feeling fat" face :)

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Cheese and rice. I need a new scale. I have no clue what I am gaining... theres no way I haven't gained much of any weight and I am 4 months pregnant.
Maternity clothes? Just the belly band, been able to make super cute outfits with my regular clothes though! Why is it that an outfit looks so much cuter on when you have a baby bump? They never looked this cute before!
Stretch Marks? No, I am going to start having Joel rub some body butter on my belly every night before bed though... Killing two birds with one stone, helps me with stretch mark prevention, and gives him some bonding time with the belly =]
Sleep? When they say "second trimester will come and you feel like a whole new person"... they lied. I can honestly say that I have never been so tired every day in my life... I literally am ready for bed by 7pm, if not earlier, but I manage to force myself to stay up till at least 8... I am not sure Im gonna fight it any more haha. The other day I fell asleep at 5:30pm and woke up at 7:30, ate some food, and then was lights out again till late morning the next day. AND WAS STILL TIRED ALL DAY.
Best moment this week? Skyping the family in Arizona!
Miss anything? Besides being fully alive and well every day? Oh not much.
Movement? I don't think so, I feel some commotion in there every once in a while but pretty sure its just digestion or something. I did start feeling my stomach stretching, feeling really tight and uncomfortable... its kind of cool actually =]
Food cravings? just remembered perogies.... MMM! Shopping trip!
Nausea? Yes and I am SO SICK OF IT!
Gender prediction? Boy ALL the way. I have had dreams about a boy, the heart rate has always been around 140 or lower, the Chinese lunar calendar says its a boy, the wedding ring wives tale tells me its a boy, I don't have a real sweet tooth... I literally have had NO signs its a girl.
Labor signs? No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody? Catch me in the morning or late at night... Im a MONSTER. Throughout the day I do pretty well... unless Joel does something to make me crazy of course ;] I was, however, literally jumping for joy over clothes the other day! Im sorry but spending 2 dollars on a super cute shirt is worth screaming WOOOOOHOOOOOO over =] I was so completely and entirely happy over my retail therapy that it literally wore me out haha I crashed after my bout of excitement lol. Im so pathetic.
Looking forward to? Going home to see family this week! Movement, and gender too!

Monday, January 7, 2013

[[14 Weeks]]

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Still at a point of confusion... Still around 114-116
Maternity clothes? Does going up a bra size count? Right now I can still get away with the 34 C in a certain bra, I am technically a 32 D, but lets not kid ourselves... thats a rare size to come by. So since my bras were fitting a little snug, I bought my very first 34 D bra... let me just say, it is MUCH different than a 32... Why do bras have to be so complicated? These puppies ain't messin around! Oh, and belly bands are genius for keeping your pants up ;] whether my pants are buttoned or unbuttoned, makes it nice when I don't want to wear a bulky belt!
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep? Still really tired and sleep for days.
Best moment this week? Knowing its officially the second trimeser!
Miss anything? lunchmeat =[
Movement? Not yet!
Food cravings? Never the same... noticing more salty things... like baked lays... mmm!
Nausea? Unfortunately =[
Showing yet? Yupp! Won't be able to wear the shirt in this picture much longer thats for sure.
Gender prediction? Boy, though I was thinking the other day if I am wrong about my prediction I am going to be shocked but I will obviously be so happy either way!
Labor signs? No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody? Lets just say I had a fit when Joel rolled my dice for me on this pointless game and gave me zeros on purpose... It was by far the most pathetic temper tantrum ever. Oh, and last night the stupid blankets were all jumbled up and my feet were getting stuck so I grabbed Joel's pillow, threw it off the bed, and was throwing blankets and sheets everywhere like it was cool. Im a mess. I am glad, however, that I am able to recognize my insanity... sometimes in the moment, sometimes not.... it just never helps when Joel says something like "Why are you being so witchy..." haha that one gets me every time.
Looking forward to? GENDER GENDER GENDER! And going home next weekend to see family and friends =]

Out takes with my little bubba!

Oakley was losing his mind for that lemon =]

So far my best friend and I have managed to get lots of ideas together for my baby shower for our friends here in North Carolina =] It is so much fun... minus the fact we don't know the gender yet! Since our assumption is that its a boy, we have been a little one sided about ideas and plans, but just you wait.... Im going to have a girl just because I am jinxing it haha!

Alittle "Pin-spiration"
Common.... Seriously?! I can hardly control my excitement =]

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


...Will be the death of me...

Boy or girl, chevron print ALL the way =] The only change will be touches of blue for baby boy, or touches of pink for baby girl! Simple, sleek, and ADORABLE! Im addicted!

Has my name my son's name all over it =]

Love all of these colors and prints!


I want must have these alphabet letters on the wall.

Please baby boy or girl, inherit your daddy's big eyes!

Baby Names
Boy              Girl
             Jayson          Faith <MY PICK ;]
                                             Im sensing an "i" trend ;]

Baby boy
Jayson Anthony Hanson
I sense that I am having a boy so it will make it really easy to decide on a name if it is. When my brother passed, I knew right away who my baby boy would be named after. My brother was loved by SO many and could put a smile on anyones face the second he smiled. I already know that this baby is going to inherit all that love and Joel's big ol happy grin! I remember my brother most when he was younger, mostly from videos and visions of Christmas mornings with him and making forts, and if my son grew up to be anything like him, we would have one heck of a fun loving little boy!
This story is going to get a little side tracked I think, or you might not really know where its going, but bear with me! We got invited to a church months ago, and from the moment we walked in, we just knew it was exactly where we needed to be on that exact date, at that exact hour, in that exact moment. The feeling is indescribable when you see God place his hand on your life like that. Not too many sermons in, we got to hear a little insight in Jason Brinker's life, and the first thing that really came up was that his brother passed away when he was young too; instantly clicked with me, not only was I looking at the irony of my pastor having the same name as my brother, but he too went through something that not too many people in my life can really understand. We kept going to this church week after week and watched all the sermons online, and our marriage did a 180! It all just sat well with me, and I couldn't be happier that 2 people that impacted my life so much, have the same name to give to my child. On another note, a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about names and how they have a meaning, and Jason said his name meant "healer" and that his mother and father picked that name because they knew he would grow up to be just that! And look at him now! I can only hope if Baby Hanson is a 'he", we will have our own little healer on our hands as well, blessing the lives he touches. Couldn't think of a better name for our son!

Baby Girl
Faith Marie Hanson
Joel will be on board with the name soon ;]
Obviously I would LOVE to have a girl too =] How much funnnnnn it will be to dress this little girl up! And cute little photo shoots every stinkin weekend... uhh YEAHH! Okay, so beyond all the fru fru stuff for baby girl, her name is just as important to me! Pretty much the moment I knew my baby boy name, I knew my baby girl name as well! First of all, its practically impossible to find a girl name that you've never heard of, or your friend didn't steal (not literally, but you know that moment you meet someone and they tell you their child's name and your like, NOOO we cant be friends now... haha!). Anyways, I have been SO lucky that I have never met, nor heard of, anyone having or using the name Faith =] YAY FOR ME! This means I call dibs... even if your baby pops out first ;] Honestly though, Faith is huge for me. Through my own struggles and watching other people through their struggles, one thing stays constant... Our faith. No matter how big the struggle we will always have faith that our God is bigger. Without it, we are meaningless. Without it, we have nothing of worth. Without it, I would not be where I am today, therefore not even having this baby. Naming my baby girl after the one thing that truly keeps a broken world going would be my honor =] Oh, and she can actually grow into an adult with the name too... fab!