A mommy survey

I stole this from a myspace friend!  :o)  (Thanks Hilary!)

WAS YOUR FIRST​ PREGN​ANCY PLANN​ED?​
Yes it was

WERE YOU MARRI​ED AT THE TIME?​
yes, for about a year and a half

WHAT WERE YOUR REACT​IONS?​
excited, surprised, scared, happy

WAS ABORT​ION AN OPTIO​N FOR YOU?
never​

HOW OLD WERE YOU?
26

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGN​ANT?​
I was two days late so Nick and I headed out to Walmart to buy a test.. I got a BIG FAT POSITIVE!

WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST​?​
Nick because I took the test while he was at work.  Then we told our parents. 

DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX?
I did, Nick didn't.  But I finally talked Nick into letting me find out  :o)

DUE DATE?​
November 8 but she came on October 25th

DID YOU HAVE MORNI​NG SICKN​ESS?​
no I did not

WHAT DID YOU CRAVE​?​
nothing specific really.​ 

WHO IRRIT​ATED YOU THE MOST?​
??? no one really

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST​ CHILD​'​S SEX
a little girl

DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOS​ITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTI​NG?​
I would have been happy either way but I am glad I have a mini me that I  can spoil and go shopping with.  :oP

HOW MANY POUND​S DID YOU GAIN THROU​GHOUT​ THE PREGN​ANCY?​
that's a personal question... 32 pounds.  And at my doctors appointment 6 weeks after giving birth I had lost half of that.  I haven't weighed myself since then though... all I know is that I still don't fit into my pre-pregnancy pants  :o(  Ah well, I'll lose it eventually. Hopefully its before we have our second child!

DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWE​R?​
yep, given by the grandmas

WAS IT A SURPR​ISE OR DID YOU KNOW?​
i knew and helped plan a lot of it.  :o)

DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPL​ICATI​ONS DURIN​G YOUR PREGN​ANCY?​
not until I was about 35 weeks.  I got high blood pressure which was why I ended up being induced 2 weeks early. 

WHERE​ DID YOU GIVE BIRTH​?​
Porter Hospital

HOW MANY HOURS​ WERE YOU IN LABOR​
25 hours and then 30 minutes of pushing

WHO DROVE​ YOU TO THE HOSPI​TAL?​
Nick

WHO WATCH​ED YOU GIVE BIRTH​?​
my husband

WAS IT NATUR​AL OR C-​SECTI​ON?​
natural + drugs!

DID YOU TAKE MEDIC​INE TO EASE THE PAIN?​
oh yes!  the shots and an epidural​

HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD​ WEIGH​?​?​
6 lbs 12 oz

DID YOUR CHILD​ HAVE ANY COMPL​ICATI​ONS?​?​?​
nope

WHAT DAY WAS YOUR CHILD​ ACTUA​LLY BORN?​
Saturday--the wedding anniversary of my doctor  :oP

WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/​HER?​
Hannah Danielle --Danielle is my middle!  :o)

HOW OLD IS YOUR CHILD​ NOW?

3 months and 4 days

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More 3 Month Photos

I can't believe Hannah is 3 months old already.  Time goes by so quickly!







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3 month photo shoot

Its 2 days early, but I did a 3 month photo shoot with Hannah.  

There wasn't enough light in the bedroom so I had to use a flash (BLAH) so I will probably do another shoot this weekend... just earlier in the morning so I have more light.  That and I would like to do a few other posses with her but I couldn't today because she started to get annoyed with me.  :oP

I must say though, I have the cutest daughter in the world!  :o)



 
mommy I'm tired!  :oP

This one I took without a flash (notice the better lighting and color) but unfortunately its a bit blurry.  But it was just too cute to not post.  I actually think that this is my favorite photo from the shoot!  :o)
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Clean Baby

Bath time is fun!  :o)




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A Great Day!

Today, Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America!  Today is a great day! 

I dropped Hannah off at her grandma's this morning because I am painting out at the house, but I couldn't miss history being made so I made sure I was home to see the inauguration.  

Well, Hannah watched it at her grandma's and boy, the excitement on Hannah's face about our new president is just too much!  (my mother-in-law sent me this photo  :oP )



Hannah, I am so glad you could witness (well, sort of witness) history being made!  Maybe one day you will become president because today proves that ANYTHING is possible in this country.  Today is a GREAT day!

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My Gamblin' Baby

Doesn't every parent teach their child how to gamble at the age of 2 months???


Which card should I pick, daddy?

I think I'll pick this one!

Okay, okay, we weren't gambling we were just playing rummy.  :o)

But let me tell you, it totally wiped Hannah out!

My sweet sleeping angel!


And yes, I know, it's almost time to move her into her crib...  :o(  I'm trying to hold off until we move and she has her own room.

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Winter Wonderland

This is the view out our front door.  Its been doing this for the past, oh, two days.  And before the snow ends we're supposed to get another 3-5 inches.  Oi!  At least I don't have to leave the house any time soon!

Gotta love my poor puppies trudging through the snow though.  We keep shoveling a path but it keeps snowing.  There's just no catching up! Its definitely over their head in the non-shoveled parts.
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Hannah's Furniture

With our house nearing completion, I finally picked out the dresser that I wanted for Hannah's room.  Her dresser is a shower gift from my mother-in-law but since we really had nowhere to put it, I put off picking one out.  But it's finally been ordered and I can't wait for it to come.  My mother-in-law also decided to get her the matching night stand so I will be able to put it next to the glider!  :o)

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I think these will look great with her crib!  :o)  
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I can't wait to start putting Hannah's room together!

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Goodnight, Sleep Tight!

For the past three night Hannah has been sleeping really well.  At first I thought maybe it was just one lucky night but now that it has been three nights in a row, I am starting to think that this might be her new schedule.

Sunday night she went 6.5 hours between feedings.  Granted I was still up for about two of those hours, but she still went a rather long amount of time before she woke up again.

Monday night she went 5.5 hours... of which I was smart enough to go to bed right after she was fed and feel asleep.  :o)

Then last night she went 6 hours.

Usually Hannah will give me 4 hours in between feedings, maybe the occasional 5.  It is so nice to be able to sleep for a longer amount of time straight through!  :o)

Hannah, please keep it up!  :o)

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I Love You, Stinky Face!

This is such a cute book.  I recommend buying it for your little one!  :o)




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Painting-Almost Finished!

Well Nick and I have been painting almost everyday for the past week... and we're almost finished.

Here are some photos of our progress:  (please disregard the bad photos--I dropped my camera and ever since, I have gotten those funny halo spots. I'll be sure to take some better photos with my nice camera once everything is painted.)

Master Bath.

Master Bedroom--but I still need to paint the sheen stripes.

Office/Spare Bedroom.

Dining Room--although I think we're rethinking this yellow... its kind of looks like a circus in our kitchen with the yellow and the red together...  :o/

Kitchen.

Hannah's Bedroom--but its not finished.

The front of our house!  :o)

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Moving Pictures of Hannah
aka Videos

I just thought I would post a few videos of Hannah that I have taken on my camera. I haven't posted video on here so I thought I would catch up a bit. 

I'm going to try to post more videos in the future...

Hannah-Nov. 19th-3 and a half weeks old:


Hannah-Dec. 14th-7 weeks old:


Hannah-Jan. 5th-10 weeks old:


Hannah-Jan 9th-one day shy of 11 weeks old

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My Blue Eyed Girl!

Will they stay that color???  I sure hope so because they're just beautiful... although I'm a little bias!  :oP



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Paint, Paint and More Paint

The plan today was to go out and get the 9 gallons of paint that we needed to paint our house.  Mind you this is after we have already bought 15 gallons of primer, about 8 gallons of ceiling paint, 3 gallons of red for the kitchen and 3 gallons of slate blue for the living room. But unfortunately we got some snow last night and this morning and the road in the front of our house doesn't look very good. So I am going to get it tomorrow morning because later in the day parents are coming over to help us paint.  

Since I can't go out today I decided to play with BEHR.com.  I picked out all of the colors for the house (although I did have the majority of them picked already)!  

They are as follows:

  kitchen colors


  living room


  hall bathroom


  office/spare bedroom


  master bedroom 
(which will also have strips--of the same color just different sheens) 
  master bathroom


  Hannah's bedroom colors
(which will have an accent wall of a block pattern like her comforter and then the other three walls are just pink)



So yes, we are not shy of color.  Actually the only things that are not having any color are the closets and the hallway.  :o)

I'll post photos tomorrow of what we get done!

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