Wednesday, January 9, 2013

September 17, 2012 the day we became a family of 3

We checked into the hospital at 5:00 pm on Sunday the 16th. My parents arrived at the hospital at 9:00. After waiting for things to progress I was sent home at 10:30 pm to try and relax at home. By 12:30 I was on my way back to the hospital. I remained in the triage room until 3:15am. At that point they FINALLY moved me to the labor and delivery room. I received my epidural at 5:15am and life was good! At 11:35 Dr. Shimer came in and told me we were going to start pushing. After 17 hours of labor...

William Henry was born at 12:20pm 8lbs. 1ou. 20 3/4 inches.

So thankful for Dr.Shimer! She made everything go so smoothly

Already sleeping

Love at first sight
Meeting their Grandson for the first time, so proud!

Perfect and Healthy

So glad everyone got to be there for his birth

Matt was the best coach! so thankful to have him by my side. He didn't sleep for 36 hours!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

20 Weeks! May 2nd

How far along? 20 Weeks! We are half way there.

Size of the baby? A small cantaloupe At our 20 week sonogram Doctor said the baby weighed 13 ounces.

Maternity Clothes? I’m still wearing all my normal shirts and dresses. Pants are definitely maternity.

Weight Gain? Drum roll please… 13 pounds. Not having any problems in this area J

Stretch Marks? Nope—I have been using Palmers Coco Butter and it seems to be helping.

Gender? We were surprised to find out that we are having a baby BOY!!! We were told a Girl at our 12 week sonogram so this was a total surprise. We are so thrilled and are so blessed that he is healthy and perfect!

Movement? I felt the flutters for the first time last Thursday (April 27) it is the best feeling in the world. I have been feeling him every day now.

Sleep? Still sleeping well. I was up all night after we found out the gender. Lots to think about!

Food Cravings? Still sweets. We keep raisinets in our fridge from Costco and I have a handful every night.

What I Miss? Cokes. I have been craving one a lot lately!

Symptoms? Still feeling really good!

Best Moment of the Week? Finding out we are having a sweet BOY! I ordered his bedding last night and am so excited for it to come in.

Friday, April 20, 2012

17 Weeks- April 11th

How far along? 17 weeks

Size of the baby? an onion

Maternity Clothes? Still wearing my maternity jeans and dresses. We are headed to Lubbock this weekend to see my family. I’m hoping to do some clothes shopping with my mom.

Weight Gain? 9 pounds…

Stretch Marks? Nope—I have been using Palmers Coco Butter and it seems to be helping.

Gender? Still thinking GIRL! We have our 20 week sonogram April 30th

Movement? Not yet, I am starting to get anxious and am really ready to feel those flutters.

Sleep? So thankful I am sleeping thru the night!

Food Cravings? This week it has been all sweets. We went to Braum’s and I was bad and had
a brownie sundae. It was sooo good!

What I Miss? Sleeping on my stomach. This is not an option any longer.

Symptoms? Nothing this week. I have been feeling great!

Best Moment of the Week? People at work telling me they can see the bump. It’s fun that people are starting to notice!

Monday, April 9, 2012

16 weeks- April 4th

How far along? 16 weeks - April 4th
Size of the baby? an Avocado
Maternity Clothes? I am wearing my maternity jeans and all my dresses. Dresses are so comfortable right now.
Weight Gain? I just had my 16 week appointment and I had gained 8 pounds. My doctor was happy with my progress.
Stretch Marks? None so far
Gender? We are still thinking GIRL. We will find out for sure April 30th.
Movement? None yet. My doctor said hopefully in the next few weeks I will feel something.
Sleep? I am sleeping all night.
Food Cravings? Easter was this past weekend and I ate way too much. Still love the chocolate donuts.
What I Miss? I have really wanted to have sushi this week. I’m thinking I might need a California roll soon.
Symptoms? I received a new pregnancy book from a friend and was looking thru the exercises they listed and decided to give them a try. I was a little eager with one of them and sprained my muscle on the right side of my abdomen, a little painful. I will stick to walking for the next few weeks.
Best Moment of the Week? Matt bought the baby her first gift. It was a Jelly Cat stuffed bunny. It is the cutest thing and I love that he bought it.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

15 Weeks- March 28th

I wanted a way to document each week of my pregnancy. I thought this would be a fun way. Pictures to come...

How far along? 15 weeks

Size of the baby? A navel orange

Maternity Clothes? I have been using the belly band for about 3 weeks now. I bought my first

pair of maternity jeans last weekend. I don’t ever want to take them off. They are so much more comfortable then the belly band.

Weight Gain? Ewww...the bad part--6 pounds

Stretch Marks? Nope—I have been using Palmers Coco Butter and it seems to be helping.

Gender? We were lucky enough to have a 12 week sonogram and the Doctor told us he was 98% sure it was a sweet little GIRL!
Movement? I swear I thought I felt something the other night, but I think it was just my stomach grumbling--haha.

Sleep? So far, so good. I am sleeping all night. I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

Food Cravings? The most random things...chocolate milk, corn dogs, and chocolate donuts. I have not bought the donuts in 2 weeks because I can go thru a bag in 2 days…dangerous!

What I Miss? Caffeine, the afternoons are rough without a little pick me up. I also miss my skinny jeans I bought before I was pregnant.

Symptoms? I have had some pregnancy growing pains. My doctor calls them round ligament pain. They are sharp pains on my right and left side. Just another sign that my body is changing!

Best Moment of the Week? The nursery is finally cleared out. We have the crib in there and that is it. I cannot wait to start painting (matt ☺) and decorating.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We are going to MAUI with some of our best friends this weekend! I cannot wait to post about the trip when we get back.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Home Improvements

Now that the Holidays have come and gone Matt and I have decided that 2010 is going to be the year of home improvements. We bought an older house back in March and had done some cosmetic changes to it last year but nothing to substantial.

Now that we are settled in we are ready to make some bigger changes. This all started with our new cedar fence. I was a little skeptical to let this be our first big money sucking project but in the end I am glad we did it. We are now able to let Lexie stay outside and hunt for squirrels. I don't have any pictures of the fence yet but I will work on getting those put on here.
Our next project was to rip out carpet in our third bedroom and lay down new flooring. We saw this laminate wood at Sams Club a few weeks ago and just loved it. It really looks like the real stuff. So, I get a call at work from Matt at 10:20 Friday morning asking me if I wanted to start on the floors that night. i reluctantly said yes!

We have never removed carpet or installed flooring before so I knew this was going to be quite the task. Matt on the other hand was very confident in our abilities. we ripped carpet out Friday night and worked from 11-4 on Saturday to get the laminate laid. We were exhausted! We still have some molding to add but other than that we are finished. I just love how it turned out.

After 10 attemepts we finally got the first row straight.

The Finished Floor!!! Once I get the furniture placed and decorations up I will post a before and after picture. Our next few projects include our garage and the kitchen. The KITCHEN is the improvement I am most excited about.

We are headed to Amarillo this weekend to see Matt's family and see my sister play basketball at WT. I am so excited to see my sister Hannah! I miss her so much. And since this post would not be complete without a picture of Lexie here she is excited to go back to Amarillo!