Saturday, December 29, 2012

Last post and any guesses?

This is my last post of 2012!  We are scheduled to have baby #2 on 12/31!!  I thought it would be fun to compare my belly bump from when I had Chloe...the top two pictures are pg with Chloe and bottom two pics pg with #2!  Personally I think my belly shape and everything looks pretty much the same only bigger with #2 which makes me think we are having another girl.  Everyone around me seems to think we are having a boy.  Chloe's heartbeat was always in the 160's, this baby has always been in the 150's.  With Chloe I gained 30-35lbs, with this one I have gained 25-30lbs, which seems strange since my belly is bigger!  I haven't gained any weight at the last 3 appointments even though I continue to eat for 2;)  With Chloe I craved pineapple and ice cream and didn't really like the smell of chicken.  This baby I never had any real cravings or disliked anything.  With Chloe I had acid reflux every day after lunch, this baby I have only had it a few times.  Baby #2 has been giving me more braxton hicks contractions and my hips hurt bad at night:(  SO with all of this said my pregnancies have been pretty similar...1 more day and we will know pink or blue for sure! 
PS according to the Chinese Gender Chart AND the needle on a thread above the wrist we are going to have a boy. 


On Christmas day Clay, along with his brother and sister took Chloe sledding on the hill behind our house.  They had a blast and Chloe LOVED it!  But I think the person that had the most fun was my husband!!  Check out the last picture;) 


December 2012
Chloe had her last SoccerTots practice.
Chloe and I visited Santa and went to lunch and Mobius with friends, Angela, Izzy and Kenzie.
Clay and I enjoyed an afternoon just the two of us Christmas shopping.
Chloe was able to spend an afternoon with Grandma Sherry while Grandma and I had appts.
Chloe went to preschool friend, Addie's 5th birthday party.
We celebrated Jessi's 19th birthday by having dinner at Hammonds.
Chloe had a dentist appointment and had 2 cavities:(
We made it to church 2 times this month!
I attended one of my bff's baby shower to spoil her and baby Elle.
We enjoyed watching Chloe sing at her Christmas preschool program.
Chloe danced her little heart out at her Christmas Dance program.
We celebrated Jesus' birth!
I went to work for the last time on the 28th - well at least until my maternity leave is over.
I am posting this early but we welcome our new baby on DEC 31st!!
Looking forward to 2013!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Santa came to town!

We had a fabulous Christmas this year!  Christmas Eve all of our family came over for appetizers and we just hung out.  Then on Christmas day every one came over again for dinner.  Christmas Eve we did our annual thing where Clay, Chloe and I go to Grandma's so she can see what Santa brought her there.  Grandma rang the bells and she was so excited to find a baby and a new stroller.  Grandma also spoiled her with a Nabi which is basically like a kids ipad.  Christmas morning we woke up and Santa remembered to eat the cookies (after last years mishap!) and the the reindeer ate the carrots.  Chloe loved every single thing she received even though after every gift she said "I hope Santa brings me my unicorn!"  We saved the unicorn for last and she was thrilled when she opened it!  I think her favorite things are her couch and unicorn.  Uncle Bill and Aunt Merilee bought her a princess dominos game and the game Cootie - those have also been huge hits and we have been playing with them nonstop.  Clay spoiled me this year with a gift certificate to the Davenport Hotel Towers for an overnight stay.  I'm already looking forward to spending an evening just the two of us after baby is born. I can't imagine a better Christmas, being all together with family - I feel SO BLESSED!




Christmas Dance Program

Chloe had a Christmas Dance Program the Friday before Christmas - December 21st.  The Wednesday before they had pictures so she got to wear her red dress two nights.  The dance program was short and sweet - Chloe was adorable and we were so proud!  They danced to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."  She is loving dance again this year and it's so fun to watch her.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Preschool Christmas Program

Chloe had her Christmas Preschool program on Friday December 14th.  The kids sang songs and were adorable as ever!  I don't think Mrs. Joan was too happy with the boys though...see the canes they have in the picture?!  Well the boys were pretending they were swords and were having more fun clinking them together than singing the songs;)  Chloe wasn't shy about the singing - we could hear her belting out the tunes.  Love how she loves to sing!  After the program Mrs. Joan had lunch for us all.  And then the big surprise came, the moms all threw me a baby shower!!  It was so nice of them to do that!


The girls!!



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town...

The first Saturday in December after Chloe had her last SoccerTots practice we headed downtown to meet up with friends, Angela, Izzy and Kenzie for our annual girls day/Santa pics!  Chloe was REALLY excited to see and sit on Santa's lap this year, which makes it so fun!  She surprised me by telling Santa that she wanted a UNICORN for Christmas!  Luckily she told me later that she wanted a stuffed unicorn and not a real one:)  After we all saw Santa and got pictures taken we went to lunch and then to play at Mobius.  It was a very fun day and Chloe has been asking me almost every day since to have another playdate with Izzy.  The two girls get along SO WELL and everytime we get them together it's just like where they left off from.



I got BOGS! 

Chloe enjoyed SoccerTots every Saturday morning.

We got a little bit of snow which Chloe enjoyed playing in one afternoon.

We celebrated Poppy's birthday and had dinner at Hammonds.

Chloe had preschool friend, Addie over for a playdate.

Chloe attended dance class every Tuesday night to practice for their upcoming Christmas routine.

Grandma Sherry had Chloe to play two afternoons while Grandma and I had Dr. Appts.

Poppy bought Clay, Chloe and I lunch at the annual church soup bazaar.

Clay, Chloe and I went to Disney on Ice with the Odenriders.

Grandma had an MRI and the results came back good which we are all so THANKFUL for!

We celebrated Thanksgiving and Auntie D's and Uncle Luke's.

Grandma, Chloe and I went out to Paul's to meet baby Max - Chloe and Trey had SO much fun playing!

I made it through weeks 31-34 of my pregnancy!

Chloe learned new letters, had a show & tell day and a class thanksgiving dinner at Preschool.

Chloe and I made a Chocolate Gingerbread House - we were too excited to wait until Dec!


Monday, December 3, 2012


SoccerTots has been fun again this fall/winter.  Chloe loves it - especially the running around.  It was interesting, when we first signed up there was about 10 kids.  The past 2 months has pretty much just been our fearsome foursome - Chloe, McCall, McGuire and Trey!  It was strange!  Here are the 4 soccer studs...

Giant Snowflake

Last Thursday 11/29/12 I got to stay home with this precious little girl!!  Nana and Poppy are in Hawaii for a week so dang it I had to take a day off;) There is nothing better than spending a day home with Chloe and I enjoyed every single minute of it!  Chloe wanted to paint so we made this giant snowflake!  I saw the idea on pinterest and already had the canvas board, tape and paint so we were good to go!  It turned out really cute!  Now I just need to figure out a good spot to hang it!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
So much to be thankful for this year...a roof over my head, a job that I love, this precious little girl that makes me smile every single day, growing baby H in my belly and the fact that I only have 1 month left until I deliver, that my mom had a great scan this past week and continues to grow stronger each day, my husband who at the Thanksgiving dinner table said he was thankful for his BEAUTIFUL wife...awwww, and all of our family and friends that we love! 
Couldn't ask for anything more - feeling pretty darn blessed!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Week in Instagrams

I recently signed up for Instagram - a photo sharing site.  
This week I am sharing all of my photos that I took from my phone...
Playing in the snow!

That haircut was EXHAUSTING!

Sunday fun-day!  Handprint Turkey.

Love this girl!

YAY - Disney on Ice!