Sunday, April 28, 2013

20 Weeks

How far along? 20 weeks & 4 days
Total weight gain: 10 lbs or so (keeping track at my monthly doctor's appointments)
Maternity clothes? leggings
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: still going good
Food cravings: nothing lately!
Anything making you queasy or sick: mushrooms
Miss anything? coffee, margaritas & turkey sandwiches
Gender? GIRL!
Labor signs: nope
Have you started to show? Yup  
Symptoms: do frequent bathroom breaks count?
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy :) 
Best Moment this week?  Seeing baby and finding out she is a GIRL!
Looking forward to anything? planning this sweet one's nursery

Friday, April 26, 2013

Little Baby Hamme is a...


We are having a girl!!

I had tears in my eyes as soon as the technician told us. 

AND we got to SEE her. 

We love you baby girl. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blue or Pink?!

In less than 24 hours, we will be finding out if Baby H is a boy or girl?!

My friend Amber made this last week & it has gotten me so excited!

We are beyond anxious for tomorrow's appointment and can't wait to see our little one.

I can't believe I am 20 weeks pregnant already and we are halfway through this pregnancy.

Less than 24 hours!!
Any guesses?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks & 3 days
Total weight gain: 10 lbs or so
Maternity clothes? Just those amazing maternity leggings 
Stretch marks? Nope, but I started using the Palmers stretch mark lotion this week because I was worried that the regular lotion might be as effective.
Sleep: Great!
Food cravings: still craving anything sweet 
Anything making you queasy or sick: mushrooms
Miss anything? Having a drink every now & then...MARGARITAS (virgin margaritas are NOT the same. They are actually gross.) 
Gender: we're so close to finding out!
Labor signs: Ummm, NO.
Have you started to show? Yes! 
Symptoms: starting to get the lower back pain
Belly Button in or out? in, but it is slowly working it's way to an outie, so weird.
Wedding rings on or off? on 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but also very emotional/sensitive
Best Moment this week?  Sharing baby's movement with the Hub's 
Looking forward to anything? Our first ultrasound on Friday!?

5 days!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Oh, pregnancy.

Last night I had a craving. For cupcakes. And I happened to be on Pinterest, so I searched for a cupcake recipe and of course I found one...

So, I made them (at 11PM, mind you).

And ate one.

It was perfect.


At least I had the self-control to eat just one?

Somebody else likes cupcakes...and tried to steal mine!

Here is the RECIPE, which will be going into my recipe book. YUM!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Moving, Moving, Moving!

This little baby is MOVING! 

I can feel Baby H moving all the time and I love it. 

And last Sunday, the Hubs felt baby move!  

I was so excited to share this with him.

1 week until we find out if Baby H is a boy or girl!?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Check This Out!

Hey fellow bloggers! I need your help!!

I know I have posted about this before but my husband has started a clothing company that gives back! 

We have always wanted to help children, especially those affected by world poverty. When we started doing research on how to become involved in programs or what we could do to help, we quickly realized that money is needed (and as young adults a lot of money is something we don't have). 

My husband and his brother came up with this idea AWESOME idea. 

Tr*be Clothing Co. will sell gently used clothing and give 100% of the profits back to global charities! 
How neat is that?
 As this company grows, we hope that opportunities for expansion and serving will arise.

Would you help me by donating money (any amount helps!) and receiving some pretty cool TR*BE gear in return? You could also help by reposting this in some way on any form of social media!

Check out their fundraising site (there are only FIVE days left) and check out the tees, tanks, sunglasses and hoodies you can receive for helping to get their company started off on the right foot so we can make a difference in our community and around the world!

Click HERE to get to their fundraising site.
There, you can also watch a sweet video that they made that helps explain their company, TR*BE.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks & 4 days
Total weight gain? 10 lbs or so (I keep track at my monthly Dr appointments)
Maternity clothes? Maternity leggings and using the hair tie technique for my jeans
Stretch marks? Nope. I am using Palmer's cocoa butter to help prevent them. Hopefully it continues to work!
Sleep? Not too bad lately. Just peeing a lot in the night.
Food cravings: Last week I was craving ice cream ALL DAY.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: stiiilllllll can't eat mushrooms
Have you started to show? I had someone ask me if I was pregnant last night :)
Happy or Moody? Generally happy 
Best Moment this week?  Feeling Baby MOVE!! Simply amazing.
Looking forward to anything? Our ultrasound on the 26th!

11 days 'til we find out if Baby H is a boy or a girl!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 11th... MOVEMENT!

Today I am 18 weeks pregnant and of course I was starting to get anxious to feel the first little movements of Baby H. 

But low and behold, this morning while I was laying in bed, I felt Baby move!! It was incredible and I cannot explain how excited I was to finally feel those little kicks. 

It felt like he/she was swimming.

I was mesmerized.

I can't wait to see you on that little, black & white screen Little Baby H.

15 days!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Today I scheduled my 20 week ultrasound which will be on April 26th. 
We are so stoked to see our baby for the first time (since we have not had an ultrasound yet)!!! 

And of course, we will find out if we are 

Team BLUE!

I cannot contain my excitement.

18 days.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

17 Weeks

How far along? 17 weeks & 4 days 
Total weight gain? 10 pounds

Maternity clothes? MATERNITY LEGGINGS. I don't think I'll ever go back to regular ones.
Stretch marks? No, thank goodness!
Sleep? Sleep has been good lately, wahoo.
Food cravings/aversions? I am always looking for sweets. And mushrooms still gross me out. 
Miss anything? Coffee & eating lunch meat/subs (especially "the Wreck" from Potbelly's) ((I think this is what I will ask for as soon as this little one is out!))
Have you started to show? I think so! But most people still say that it's hard to tell.
Happy or Moody? Happy :) The spring weather is keeping this girl smiling.
Best Moment this week? Having another appointment with my midwife and hearing baby H's heartbeat again. 
Looking forward to anything? Finding out if little baby is a boy or girl! We can now schedule our 20 week ultrasound.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Weather is HERE!

...Hopefully it stays. 

The weather in Chicago today is gorgeous. 
Gorgeous enough that it motivated me to go for a short run! (in a long sleeve shirt and shorts!)

I am so thankful for this weather. Winter here has had me in a funk of all funks. 
But the sun has been shining lately and I am all in favor for some vitamin D.

All the animals enjoying the spring weather

Not much has been going on around here this past week.  I had my 16 week appointment and heard the baby's heartbeat again, and it's still mesmerizing. I have had some time to work out and try to focus on eating healthy. 
Mike & I both had this week off due to lack of work but we have used it to relax and spend some quality time together. We did a puzzle! 

Time to get a new one!

A few pictures from this morning after I made my breakfast...

Marley with the peanut butter container

He's spoiled

 Also, today I am 17 weeks pregnant! (Pictures to come soon)

 Only a few more weeks until we find out if we are 

Team BLUE 
Team PINK!

Happy Spring!

Monday, April 1, 2013


This year Mike & I were unable to make it back to Delaware or Florida for Easter with family, but we were able to spend the day with Mike's brother and close friends. We hosted Easter dinner at our place and were in charge of cooking dinner, the first holiday meal that we have ever prepared! We had a great spread of ham, beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, macaroni & cheese, corn, asparagus, green bean casserole, stuffing and rolls. 

It was delicious. 

We are so thankful for the friends and family we were able to spend Easter with.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen just as He said"
Matthew 28: 5-6