Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yarnell's Ice Cream

It is a sad day in our household. My husbands favorite ice cream is no longer!
Several weeks ago Yarnell's shut down. :(
So in honor of the ice cream I stocked up on 5 of these containers several weeks ago.
Tonight was officially the last milk shake he'll ever have with Yarnell's.
Sad day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun Misc. Photos

Here is our Little Hog Fan!

Our First July 4th!


Our First Swim (7/16)




Monthly birthdays









Hopefully I'll post these each month instead of 3 in 1 month! Ha!

Back to Blogging!

I have been so bad. I'm sure my followers have all but given up on me. I'm trying though to get better about posting. That being said, I guess I should catch up!


Here we are on Easter Sunday. April 24.

Here we are during the Tornado warnings back in late April/Early May. She slept thru it all!



Another 2 week old picture



This is another photo from her 2 week photo shoot.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Picture of Mary Helen



Sunday, April 17, 2011

We made it!

WOW....Well, I know it has been almost 3 weeks but I've been VERY busy. Mary Helen Rose was born at 6:45 pm on March 30. It was a crazy delivery, but we made it. I'll share the details in my next post, but here is a picture right when she was born!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still here....Week 40

Here is my 40 week photo. Yesterday we went to the Dr for a check up. We still are at square one basically. I have slight progress but no dilation as of yet. Right now I am scheduled to induce next week. We still hope she arrives before that time. Will see I guess.



This is a gift I got last week. It is a homemade diaper bag that matches my decor perfectly. We can't wait to use it.

The car seat base is also already installed. We are just waiting to place the car seat in. I also have all my bags packed in the car. We are pretty much set for her arrival.

This week I've been off for Spring Break. It has been so nice to just relax and enjoy a week off from work. As of now, I may go back a few days next week if she hasn't arrived. The more I work on the front end the longer I can take off on the back end. My plan is around 8 weeks. I will probably go back part time for a few weeks. Will see as we near the middle to end of May.

Hopefully my next post will be a picture of our sweet baby.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

39 Weeks

Thursday, March 10, 2011

38 Weeks 1 Day

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This baby just isn't ready

:(

I keep thinking she has to be ready to enter the world, but she isn't even close!

At my appointment today I was the same as last week! :( Bummer! This means I haven't dilated a single drop yet! :(
I kept trying for anything and he said I might be a little more thinned. He was just saying that though because I was so bummed.

We talked about stripping membranes next week. Will see about that. He also wants to schedule an inducing date. Really just so that I don't go more than 41 weeks.

I'm disappointed but I realize she just isn't ready yet. Plus the longer she stays the healthier she'll be.

So tonight I gotta start walking some. I did for about 10 minutes last night. I guess every little bit helps right?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In the final stretch

As of tomorrow we have 14 more days till our daughters due date.

Wow, I am just in complete shock over it. I mean we are ready but still. We are about to have a B-A-B-Y!

I feel pretty darn good. In fact, I can't complain really. Two nights ago I was up from 1:45-4:45. Couldn't sleep a wink. So I got up and proceeded to finish the remaining thank you notes I had (25). So I am caught up with that. I have one I need to write today though, I got a cute gift last night so I need to get that one done also.

So no sign of baby. I have had two checkups at the Dr. with minimal progress. I have thinned out some but that is all. I go back again tomorrow. I'm really hoping I have seen a little progression. I decided tonight is the night I start walking. I gotta get this baby moving.

I have honestly loved being pregnant. I can't complain about one thing. Morning sickness was minimal, I have slept pretty darn good the entire time, I haven't felt miserable these last 4-5 weeks etc.
My only complaint is I have gained so much weight and my body is so swollen all over. My feet literally look like hobbit feet. I'm not kidding either. I'm also not exaggerating.

On our agenda tonight:
Installing the car seat in the new car.
Walking!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

37 Weeks!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I am such a bad blogger

Many things to come in the next few days!

Still no baby but we are in the final countdown. I finally entered the month she is due! Woohoo. 22 more days!

I have a shower tomorrow so I'll post a few pics if I can.
My other shower got cancelled so no pics of that. :(

I also need to do another photo of my recent belly! It is getting HUGE! In fact a student said yesterday it looked like I was ready to pop! How sweet of him! :(

More to come I promise!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Few shower pics

I will share more later. Here is a sneak peak.

34 Weeks! Only 6 more to go!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I've got shower pictures to share

I hope to do that tonight. I tried last night and our wireless was not cooperating!

I also have a 34 week photo to share......Exciting I know!

Friday, February 4, 2011

I won!

So a few weeks ago remember I posted a cute burp set I had ordered from Lois Jean's Linen's!

Well, a couple of weeks ago right after it arrived she had a contest. Guess who won!

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Check out the Razorback outfit she did for me!!! I hope Mary Helen can wear it to some of the games at the beginning of the Hog Football Season! If not, we may be attending a few Baseball games this spring/early summer!
I love it! So fun!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two fun gifts arrived

Two other monogrammed gifts arrived the last few days.
If you can't tell I LOVE monogrammed items.
Thanks Brandon and Kate we can't wait to use them.

Monday, January 31, 2011

32 Weeks 5 Days



Pregnancy Highlights:
32 Weeks 5 Days!
7 Weeks 2 Days remain until her due date!
I'm 81.8% through this pregnancy.
I have 51 days remaining until my due date!
Mary Helen weighs around 4-4.5 lbs. She is around the size of a Honeydew (19 in, 4.5 lbs)

I feel pretty good. I can tell that things are getting near the end though. My energy level is dropping, I get winded walking across our campus, I am more restless at night while sleeping, my belly is making it harder to move, get still, get comfortable etc.
One thing new the last few weeks has been that baby girl seems to be laying or poking around my ribs on my right side. OUCH!
So far though I can't complain. I still have hobbit feet but that's not anything new for me.

Our letters for baby girl's wall should be in soon. I saw a preliminary photo today. They look fantastic. I can't wait to put them up. Hopefully no more than 2 weeks to get them to me!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet Gift

Yesterday a lady from work stopped by my office to deliver this:It is a beautiful hand made blanket. The ladies mom actually made it. She told me that her mom is 80 years old and that this blanket would probably be her last one. Her mom has been having trouble seeing and these blankets haven't been easy on her eyes.
The detailing is so sweet. You can tell it took time.
I thought this was just about one of the sweetest gifts ever!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our glider chair arrived!

Over the weekend we also picked up our glider chair! Woohoo. Remember this is what it looked like.

Here it is in the room! We did go with a slightly different chair. The arms are are a little different but for the most part everything is the same! We are really just waiting on some hand made wooden letters and then also some art work to finish up her room.

Not much longer and this room will be finished!

Shower #2







Over the weekend I had another little shower. It was given by some of my PNP friends.
These were some of the pics from the shower. I also received some toys, a few outfits, as well as a gift card. We had a great time catching up.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Showered with gifts

Today was my first shower. It was given by some of my coworkers. I got some great things. Here are a few pics.

This was the food table. Yum, some great desserts!!
Sorry this is blurry. I got $ and multiple gift cards.

I also got this!!! I can't wait to get back to running. I registered for a JEEP jogging stroller and they got it for me!! Woohoo. MH and I will be out running the streets soon in this! I hope to be back in running shape for the Soaring Wings Half in October!

This was a picture of the room we had the shower in.
I never got many pictures at the shower but I got a few pictures of my gifts. I also got a pacifier, wash cloths, diapers, wipes, etc.

It was a great first shower! Thank you CBC.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I wanted to share this....

A few weeks ago I was reading Kelly's Blog and a nice lady had sent her a cute monogrammed outfit. So I decided to check her out on facebook. Needless to say I was ordering something pretty much immediately.
It is from Lois Jean's Linen's.
I love it and will be ordering more from her. Anyhow, I haven't gotten it yet but she is mailing it today. She put a sneak peak on facebook for me!!


I love it!!! If you can't tell my colors of choice are Black, White and Red everything!!!!!

31 Weeks

Today was my Dr.'s appointment. She is doing good. Doc found a HB and measured my belly. So far so good. I am still measuring 1 week early but I'm not putting much stock in that.

Here are the latest stats from the pregnancy:
  • Baby Mary Helen is 31 weeks, 0 Days.
  • I am currently 7 and 3/4 months along.
  • I have 9 weeks/42 days remaining until my due date.
  • I am 77.5% through this pregnancy.
  • She is currently the size of a head of lettuce still, except that she is weighing closer to 4 lbs. I didn't get an ultrasound today so I'm not certain how much she weighs right now. We go back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound.

So far I am feeling great! I have my first shower tomorrow. I also need to post another belly photo.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

30 Weeks, 210 days, 70 Days remain

Wow, I am 30 weeks pregnant as of today. WOW, WOW, WOW. I can't believe how far along I am. This pregnancy is flying by. Here is a little info about what is going on:
  • Today I'm officially 30 weeks Pregnant.
  • I have been pregnant for 210 days.
  • I am 75% through this pregnancy so far, meaning I am well over halfway
  • 70 days remain until baby girl should arrive.
  • In comparison to food she weighs around the same as a head of lettuce (3.2 lbs)
  • Last week I found out I passed my Gestational Diabetes Test! Woohoo for that
  • My Dr.'s appointments have begun to show more often. I go every 2 weeks now. In a month I'll get another ultrasound but for now we are just having check ups. My next appointment is a week from today.
  • Yesterday I started a registry at Babies R Us.
  • I have my first shower next week on January 20th. :)

Just a tidbit of info! If you are pregnant and have an iPhone. I love the app iPregnancy. It is awesome!

That's all to report this week!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

29 Weeks

Wow, I am 29 Weeks 1 Day! Here is the latest shot plus a little info about what is going on with me right now in the pregnancy!

  • I am 29 Weeks and 1 Day
  • Baby is the size of a Butternut Squash
  • Yesterday at my appointment they guesstimated she weighed 3.1 lbs.
  • In case you missed it, we are having a girl! Her name is Mary Helen. We are using a double name, however, we decided recently to give her a middle name and we are currently trying to decide on that. We have narrowed it down to 2 options.
  • My sleep patterns have been great. I get a great nights sleep most nights so I'm very thankful for that.
  • The nursery is coming together and the shower process has began. I currently have 3 scheduled. Two in January and one in February.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sneak peak

This is a sneak peak of the bedding. More pics to come.