Monday, February 18, 2013

[[20 Weeks]]

How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? No clue, feel like Ive gained weight, but should find out next week for sure!
Maternity clothes? Nothing new, same ol stuff
Stretch Marks? Nope
Sleep? Tired as usual but still have a hard time sleeping at night... always say "Oh when I get home I am SO taking a nap!"... yeah right that never happens for some reason.
Best moment this week? Creating our registry! It was a battle for who was going to have the scan gun at Babies R Us though. Joel was determined to get that thing but I hated him having the gun because he just starts pointing it at random things and I think he is going to scan something stupid so I freak out lol. It was amusing.
Miss anything? I miss not feeling so insane 95% of the time. Sometimes I wake up and Im upset about something and I don't even have a CLUE what for! And then the next hour goes by and Im all motivated to conquer the world.
Movement? Lots =] Last night Joel kept putting his hand on my belly and she would stop moving, but always around 11-12am she starts kicking around and she did it 5 times in a row. I love seeing Joel light up over it! Her kicks are the weirdest thing to explain... even weirder when I can just feel her move positions and it just feels like a snake or something!
Food cravings? Holy sweets. I remember HATING the thought of chocolate... my how things change.
Labor signs? No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody? I feel like a joke. I dont know what in the world I am. Im stressed and excited and irritated and elated and anxious and proud and emotional and happy. I dont know how Joel has survived! I have noticed my view on things shift... and I know it will only shift even more once baby girl is here. It just feels like within the past couple of days, things that seemed important, are not that important anymore. I know I hear this all the time from mothers but you really don't understand it till it happens to you I guess. I am just so motivated to be a good mom, forget about the stupid petty issues in my life, if I let people in my life or things in my life stress me out, what will I be teaching this precious little soul? My life's motto used to be "Life is 10 percent of what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it" Just because my hormones are through the roof doesn't mean this should ever change in my life =] Picturing Faith here is the most exciting feeling ever. I feel so connected to her already its crazy. I can only imagine what she will be like, but I would be so proud to have a little mini me =]
Looking forward to? Next ultrasound on the 26th, Baby showers, getting the nursery started, and HOME in 52 days!

Starting to not be able to see my feet!

My sister-in-law is amazing.

Etsy is going to be the death of my bank account.

Already getting tattoo ideas for the future! I love this. Also thought about "Walk by Faith" on my foot =] 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

[[19 Weeks]]

How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Still fluctuating but my scale went up finally so I should be around 119-121... Cant believe I haven't gotten a new scale yet.
Maternity clothes? I bought my first maternity dress and shirt, actually wore the shirt the other day =] Love leggings but I really think its time to get the maternity leggings so the waist band doesn't dig into my stomach... So uncomfortable!
Stretch Marks? Nopeee, I can tell my belly is growing now so hopefully this answer doesnt change in the near future!
Sleep? Hit and miss, still tired during the day as usual, some nights Im ready for bed at 8 and other nights I cant sleep till 3am.
Best moment this week? Finding out Baby Hanson is a GIRL! And getting to see her on the 4D ultrasound! She was stubborn as ever, but we managed to get her face at the end! 
Miss anything? Just being in shape...
Movement? YES! Joel felt her kick last night for the first time! And it was a big one!
Food cravings? I don't know what happened, but overnight I became this all consuming monster. Feel like Ill eat everything in sight... Im only letting that be a one day thing... an all candy and sweets diet cannot be good for either of us =] Now that I have an appetite again, back to the store I go to get the whole grains and fruits and veggie madness!
Gender prediction? No more predictions! We are 110% sure its a baby girl =] I remember back in the beginning when Joel thought it would be a boy and I thought it would be a girl... All those boy signs were throwing me for a loop!!
Labor signs? No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody? I have been pretty happy this week, finding out the gender has made things so much more real! I can't wait to meet this little beauty. I've also started to learn how to play the guitar which has been AWESOME, luckily for me, our friends Tony and Kassie are staying with us so she has been showing me the ropes and getting me started. I feel more and more comfortable with it every day =] My hope is it get good enough that Faith will like it too, maybe even play her some lullabies! And maybe she will want to learn and play one day =]
Looking forward to? Starting our registry this weekend and both baby showers, March 30th and April 13th! And GOING HOME IN 58 DAYS!

I came to the conclusion... Im having a hobbit for a baby ;]

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bring on the ruffles, ribbons, and bows!

Its a GIRL!?!?
Already full of surprises =]

After I posted this announcement I thought "wow, I should have used a pink snapple..." but all I had was peach so whatever =] I also found it kind of ironic that the snapple I opened had "real fact" #777... and being that we are naming her Faith, its kind of cool =]

So a week ago I was totally expecting to find out the gender but it turned out... my doctor at the naval hospital doesn't do anatomy ultrasounds. So she had no idea what she was looking at when we bribed her into getting the machine just to see if we could tell! So I had to schedule my anatomy scan separately and of course they wouldn't get me in until the 26th of this month.... yeah right. So I got an appointment for yesterday at the Jacksonville 4D fetal photo place and the first thing the woman says when she walks up is "...So I have some bad news... our machine is broken." I was about to die... but she continued on to say that they would still use the 2D machine to tell me the gender and I could come back over the weekend for the 4D one. Needless to say, I was SO relieved. We start the ultrasound, and against all odds, as the doc gets to the baby's lower half he says "...and thats a vagina, your having a daughter!". My jaw was on the floor! I am STILL wrapping my head around it! =] She is going to be one beautiful spoiled little girl!

Officially in Panic Mode.

I am pretty positive I have gone into full panic mode since the moment I found out Baby Hanson is a SHE. Maybe my sub conscience was telling me that it was a boy for so long because I am SO SCARED to be a mother to a little girl. When it was just a thought in my mind of having a baby it was so exciting thinking about having a little girl to play dress up and have tea parties with, but now that its a reality... HOLY CRAP! Don't get me wrong, I am still excited for those things and for cute little photo shoots with adorable little outfits and props! However... Pinterest doesn't have quotes like "One day your baby girl is going to grow up and have a boyfriend, she's going to think you are super uncool, she's going to have expensive taste like her mom, and as much as you love and cherish her more than life itself.... her daddy will probably always be better." All realities I will have to face one way or another. Through my own experiences, I've learned how important it is for me to be a great role model to her, I want her to be proud of her mom and to respect me, not just because "I said so", but because she truly respects my life and the way I live it. So hello school, how ya doin?! Pressure is on! I don't want to use the "Do as I say, not as I do" saying, ever. I've hated that saying my entire life. It is completely unfair to me... Yeah I will hope for her to make the most perfect and flawless decisions her entire life, but we DO live in a broken world... so guess what... she will make mistakes, just as I did. But I'm gonna love her through it =] I am so lucky to have so many mother figures in my life that inspire me to be a great mom! I know if I ever have any questions or if I feel like I am doing it all wrong, I will have a million places to turn to! Beautiful women <3

Day 1 and I couldn't help myself!! Too many sales, too many ADORABLE outfits!

A little Pin-spiration
Everything from bows, to shoes, to photo ideas, and the nursery!
I can't wait!


Monday, February 4, 2013

[[18 Weeks]]

How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? At the doctors office a couple of days ago I was 119.5 but at the gym 2 days later I was 116. So much for her request for me to gain weight! Every once in a while it looks like my belly is growing... this picture is one of them, but when I take pictures when Im out and about... its nonexistent. I guess I cant complain, but I would like for it to be recognized as a baby bump... not just like I ate too many cookies.
Maternity clothes? Nope same ol stuff, except some jeans... such as the ones in this picture... I am comfortable knowing that the waist is the only issue, and that every part of me isn't growing just yet ;] Although the camera is adding 10 pounds right now!
Stretch Marks? No sir.
Sleep? Completely impossible to fall asleep at night.
Best moment this week? Well despite not getting to find out the gender like I was hoping for, I got to see baby on the ultrasound, he/she totally looks like a baby, its so crazy! I don't really know what I was expecting it to look like lol.
Miss anything? Basketball and not feeling completely weak at the gym =[ AND HOME!
Movement? Yeah, still feel fluttery movements... waiting for that one big punch =]
Food cravings? Not really, I haven't craved anything weird like people talk about... I just crave things like I would normally.
Nausea? Nope =]
Gender prediction? Boy, it looks like majority of people agree! [[Boy votes- 30 Girl votes- 20]]
Labor signs? No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding ring on or off? On
Happy or moody? WHAT A MOODY WEEK! I just miss home too much. I am completely motivated and inspired by my friends and family in Arizona... Who would be motivated and inspired by Jacksonville, North Carolina? NO ONE. And yeah, yeah, "be a leader not a follower" but this place sucks the life out of me and I am willing to admit it. I really hope my spirits get lifted soon, this depressing crap is not me =[
Looking forward to? Gender TOMORROW. And Home in 66 days!

Im a sap. I cant wait for this =]