December 31, 2008

So grateful........

All the blessing this year have been amazing and I don't know where I would be w/out my amazing God who has made all these things happen............

I am grateful for.............

  • my ever growing baby belly and that I can not fit in most of my "normal" clothes.
  • that maternity clothes are so comfty due to point above :)
  • feeling my Baby girl moving and knowing she is OK and loves bouncing around in her Momma and is safe and warm all the time
  • My hubby. So many many reasons to many to list here. But we have grown in our love and our marriage and I am so extremely blessed he loves me
  • that despite horrible real estate market and economy we were able to sell our house and make a very good profit in less then 3 weeks!
  • to build a brand new GORGEOUS house that we will spend many many happy years in, parties, friends, family, and bringing our perfect lil princess home to! And the fact that we move in 2 days!!!!!
  • in laws that have let us live w/ them rent free for 6 months and have been so open and gracious to us
  • the fact that both of us have good paying jobs and have not been laid off or even taken pay cuts and in fact have both gotten raises/bonus this year!
  • all my friends for their love and support, for always being there for me and listening to me and putting up w/ me through out the year. I love you guys more then you'll ever know!
  • maybe it will sound stupid or juvenile but for finding blogs! I have gotten to know so many great people, people that don't even know I read about their daily lives. It has strengthen my walk w/ God and I have been able to get my thoughts and feelings out in such an awesome way

Hope everybody else is as blessed as we are! So sorry I didn't get cards out to anybody this year :( Life is to crazy and they are boxed up somewhere and I was not about to dig through and find them. But expect an amazing card for the Holiday season of 2009! Hope everybody is safe tonight and celebrates God and all the blessings of 2008! Love to you all!

December 26, 2008

Still Waiting..............

So this post will be all over. I am not really in the mood to write/post but I am bored out of my MIND today! I honestly think the bank loses $ by paying us to work the day after Christmas. It's pointless we are dead and there is NOTHING to do and to many workers! Ga. I am out of websites to look at and blogs to read. How depressing. lol.

First I'll start off with a recap of our Christmas and the last couple of days;
Steve woke up Wednesday (Christmas Eve) complaining of his throat killing him. He wasn't swollen and felt fine to me so I chalked it up to his sinus and told him to eat and drink something and take a hot steam shower and he would feel better. Of course he didn't feel better after all that and ended up staying home from work and laying around feeling yucky all day. I was so upset and sad. So I got off work at 2:30 and threw together some Jell-O for dinner at Mom's and laid around for about an hour and rested before I got ready for our church program. I got to church early and the kids practiced their songs and hung out waiting to go on stage. It was a little ciaos. They decided to move the stage around and put 9 million poinsettia’s where the kids were supposed to stand. Not good. Then we didn't have time to go out and practice on the new stage so the kids were totally confused and had no idea where to go or what to do. Ha. It was quite comical. They forgot the words 1/2 the time but they looked cute and it was highly entertaining. I would post the video but I'm sure parents would not appreciate me showing their Children to the world all over the internet where anybody could find it! So if you really feel like you need to see it email me and I'll see what I can do ;)
Steve stayed home from Church and laid around. I was almost in tears. I did not have the best attitude cuz I was so angry/upset/hurt. It wasn't at him just the situation and he always gets sick at the worst times. I was sooooooo upset! You have no idea. So after church I ran home got my Jell-O and went back to Mom and Dad's. Steve stayed home :*( Yeah that is when the crying starts. I wasn't handling spending Christmas Eve w/out my Hubby very well at all. And I wanted to stay and take care of him but I knew he would just go to bed in like an hour and then I would sit around and feel sorry for myself. Ha. So I hung out w/ Mom, Dad, and Andy. Ate Potato soup (OK I couldn't stay home w/ my Hubby cuz I would miss potato soup shoot me. lol j/k), and ham, and talked and had Birthday Cake for Daddy! It was so fun and time flew. Before I knew it was like 11 and I needed to get to bed! Baby girl LOVED all Grandma's cooking and she was jumping all over the place all night! It was hilarious. I've never felt her move so much before. I think she loves Christmas and Potato Soup to!
So I slept in Christmas Day and woke up to my Hubby feeling MUCH better and playing xbox. I crawled up in his lap and told him how sorry I was for my crappy Christmas Eve attitude and that I would be better and how much I missed him. He was so excited to open presents he was begging me to do it right then. I needed time to wake up so I made him wait an hour. lol. He is so impatient it was pretty cute. So we opened presents and he LOVED his popcorn popper I got him for his soon-to-be "man cave" basement :) And he spoiled me rotten! What other person knows me well enough to buy me slippers (aka slickers as I call them) and a LABELER! OMG I was in heaven! My whole entire house is going to be so friggin organized and labeled! Oh my goodness. Ha. I am psycho! But I seriously got so excited! He got me a couple Christmas cd's I had wanted b/c ya'll do not understand how obsessed w/ Christmas music I am! Honestly.
A little later we then we headed over to Momma and Dad's and helped get lunch ready and sat down to a feast! Now don't ask me what we ate I can not remember for the life of me! Some yummy delicious cut of steak (but not prime rib?? I don't remember!). It was heaven, and corn casserole, potatoes, more Jell-O, carrots, and breadsticks. Oh it was so yummy! So we stuffed ourselves again, and again Baby Girl was in heaven floppin all over the place. It was so sweet. Then us kids did the dishes for Mom and quick cleaned up so we could do presents! I got spoiled some MORE! Socks, a winter hat, robe, digital picture frame (which Steve is super excited about. That boy loves him some electronics), make up, and Steve gave me another present! The most amazing chair for our master bedroom where I can sit and feed Hailey! I am super excited! So it was a great time. Then we all watched
"Elf" because my Mom and Steve hadn't seen it before. Oh my we were crying from laughing so hard at some parts. To funny!!!!
Then we laid around some more and ate dinner of yummy ham sandwiches, and then we finally packed up all our stuff and went home! It was such a great Family day and we are so so so blessed! Sorry I never take many pictures, I will try to steal some from my BIL and post then on here later! :) I know ya'll want to see Momma's tree and all the food and my fat self that doesn't fit in her regular clothes anymore right? Ha
Now on to our house. As we speak Steve is doing the walk-through with the head builder manager guy and our rep from the company that is building our home. It it quite exciting! This time next week I will finally be a home owner! We close next Friday Jan 2nd, at 8am. I am so excited you have NO idea. I actually think I might make it and I can actually see us living there now! Ha. YES!!! We're really really excited and trying to get organized and find help to move. It really stinks that I am out of commission as I usually run around like a mad woman getting everything done and organized. It will be so hard to just stay around and unpack boxes (which I have been told I am NOT allowed to lift any so they all better get taken to the right places!), and tell other's what to do. :/ I don't give out instructions well; I'm not a boss so we'll see how this goes. I plan on mainly working on the kitchen and bathrooms so hopefully that will keep me busy! We are truly blessed by great families and I know we can count on them to help us! We are also blessed as so far the 10 day weather planner is saying a high of 35 and sunny for the day we plan to move! Plus it will be in the 40s all week before so we should have no snow and no ice! Praise God such an answer to prayer! Of course it could change between now and then but I really hope not! So with out further ado here are some pictures of the house pretty much completed!

Looking from the living room to the hall way/front door. The 1/2 wall to your left is what is over the stairs going down to the "man cave"

My BEAUTIFUL kitchen! I am so excited to cook and even clean dishes in my OWN kitchen again! lol we'll see how long it lasts for ;)

Close up of the sink. I have never ever had a stainless sick or such an awesome faucet. Yes we're geeks we were playing w/ the water. lol

View of our bedroom from the doorway. You can kinda see the carpet it's dark tan/Brown. I <3>

Probably my 3rd Favorite room in the whole house (after the kitchen and Bean's nursery). Our HUGE walk-in closet. So glad we decided to go with extra shelving!

Our Bathroom sinks in the master bathroom. We are so excited. Hopefully we can get along and share a bathroom ;)

And now for a totally random picture. Steve's Mom totally went crazy and is spoiling our child rotten! This girl is gonna be so well dressed. A couple things we had already recieved (the gorgeous Green sweater hand knit by Steve's Aunt Dawn! I LOVE IT!) , but most of this is just from Christmas!!! So crazy.

December 19, 2008


So in catching up in all my blog reading lately one of my favorite topics is how you and your family celebrate Christmas and the Birth of our Savior. My other favorites are when people post pictures of all thier Christmas decorations. I found a picture of our tree all decorated from last year, of course I don't have one this year as I don't have a house. So my tree, stockings, nativity scene, and beautiful wreath are all packed away until Next November :( I am seriously considering having Christmas in like July or August just so I get my stuff out and decorate and take pictures (and having my OWN kitchen w/ all my bake/cookwear and baking Holiday goodies!). But I don't suppose 95 degree Nebraska weather will be very festive huh? I I'll go on and on about my family and our wonderful Christmas traditions.
This honestly is my favorite time of year. I LOVE it. I start at the beginning of November by listening to some great local radio stations that play Christmas music 24/7 until December 26th. It's so great! I love going to the stores and seeing garland and trees up with red bows. Oh it puts me in a great mood and motivates me to shop early and get everything out of the way so I can enjoy it. I LOVE decorating, putting up the tree, silvery candles, pine cones, oh I love it all! One of my favorite things in this season to do is to go around various neighborhoods and look at Christmas lights while playing Manheim Steamroller on the car cd player. Seriously it's like the greatest thing ever. My Dad used to do it to us when we were little and you better believe I am going to drag my kids out in their jammies and do it to them to! Steve hasn't quite caught on to this Becky Tradition but we'll get him there no worries!
So on to actual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Now first of all you must know that Christmas Eve is one of the greatest days EVER of all time. Why you ask? Because that is the day my Daddy was born. He hates this. More then the plague. Growing up as a child he got the shaft and would get Christmas presents wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper that people would try to pass off as Birthday presents. This did NOT go over well. I specifically remember him telling us that his Grandma would send him socks, underwear and t-shirts every single year from California for his Birthday/Christmas present combined. So if we're feeling extra feisty one year somebody will buy him some socks and underwear. It's pretty hilarious to see the expression on his face. Anyways, so it's a VERY big deal we get him separate presents wrapped in BIRTHDAY wrapping paper nothing even slightly resembling Christmas wrapping :) We celebrate his Birthday in the afternoon and give him presents and do whatever he requests. lol he can be quite demanding! Anyways, then Christmas eve night is our BIG family Christmas night. It's super fun and special! We usually go to somebody's church (my parents go to a different church then me and my sis and brother) for the Christmas Eve candle lit service which I just LOVE. Nothing says Christmas like praising God with our voices of praise! It usually makes me cry (I am such a freaking emotional person even non pregnant) and puts me in such a great mood! Then we go home and have Mommy's home made cream of potato soup. Oh my it's amazing. I think if there were one year we didn't have it I would cry my eyes out. It's been our staple Christmas Eve food for over 20 years. I love it! The fixins' with the soup can change but the soup MUST be present. Even my extra super picky Hubby is in love w/ Mommy's potato soup! Lately the fixings have been a scrumptious jello salad, relish trey, and ham sandwiches. Oh my it's so amazing! Add the welch's sparkling grape juice and call me good to go! I LOVE it! Probably the best and my most favorite night of food all year. Seriously people. So we eat and shove our faces, by low lighting and candles mind you, I LOVE it. And then we all help clean up quickly so we can go and open all our presents! It's fun usually Dad puts on the ugly ol Santa hat and hands out the gifts. It always starts of one person at a time going and everybody else watches but after a couple minutes we get tired of that and we're all opening things at the same time. But I LOVE it cuz Dad always wants to know what everybody gets (it's so great, he bought it less then 2 weeks ago, wrapped it and has already forgotten what it is. Seriously cracks us up he has to see what your opening and wants to know what it is like he hasn't seen it before. Then maybe he will remember it's so cute I love how excited he gets it totally wears off on us kids). It's pretty fun. After presents we hang out and gather up all the trash and play/look at all our great loot!
On Christmas day we're pretty lazy, we sleep in, don't get dressed until like noon and then eat a big meal. Honestly Christmas Day isn't a big deal for my Family we do everything mainly on Christmas Eve. Last year me and Steve stayed home and opened presents we got each other, ate some left overs and I think I made a nice dinner and we watched movies and took naps. It was lovely. Some years Mom will make a big ham lunch and we'll go over and sometimes she doesn't it all just depends. Is any of this making sense or am I all over the place?? Anyways, so yeah Christmas Eve is special and I LOVE it and I LOVE my family and being with them and I LOVE that we celebrate the Savior's Birth!! Being pregnant myself I can only imagine how Mary was feeling, in pain, cold, on a Donkey, and had to go to a smelly cold barn and deliver her Baby with only her Husband there for support and help. How scary! But seeing that Baby and knowing how special he was and still is made it all go away I'm sure :) I am so so thankful!
This year is going to be WAY different. I'm really sad. It turns out that my Mom has to WORK on Christmas Eve :*( This is a major deal. Ha. Not really she only has to work like 1/2 a shift and will be off by 7 but it's still sad. She has promised to make the potato soup and keep it on low on the stove so we can eat it before she gets home and then she will join us when she gets off work. Also it turns out that Brian's (BIL) family is getting together Christmas Eve and they are going to go over and celebrate with him. It's fine I will just miss Sissy and her Hubby Christmas Eve! So our night will start out with me, Steve, Dad, and Andy meeting at my church to see the Christmas program. I have been teaching a couple girls every Sunday night since Early September 3 Christmas songs. I am so proud of these girls and their beautiful voices singing praises to God. I LOVE it! I am sooooooo excited to see them up there in front of the whole sanctuary singing their voices out! It should be quite entertaining :) They are so cute. So after church the 4 of us will go home and eat and hopefully Mom will be home soon! Then I think we will just hang out and maybe watch tv or relax or wahtever! Then we will have a big lunch and open all the presents Christmas Day. This is weird to me but I am going with it cuz I want everybody to be there together when we do! I'm sure Steve will give me a present Christmas eve seeing as how the boy can not wait at all. LOL.
Another cool tradition we started last year was that each person in the family has to buy a $5 gift and wrap it. We each start out with a present in hand, doesn't matter what it is just 1 present for each person. Dad reads The Christmas Story from the Bible and every time he says a certain word like IT or AND (it has to be a common word not something weird that won't be said very often) and you pass the present to the person sitting to your right every time the word is said. By the end of the story you open your present! We had to fudge a little last year and switch so we didn't open what you bought. DUH. It's super fun and we laughed the entire time and got to hear the real Christmas story!
So yeah we're really not as traditional as I thought we were some things are flexible but we always make sure to be together and always eat our potato soup ;) I LOVE this time of year and hearing your stories. So tell me! Wither it was growing up, what you do w/ your spouse/kids now, if you get together with family it's all special and I love to know! I like stealing other people's ideas for our family as it grows I want to pass along some of these great things to our children and cherish the memories forever!!!


Our tree, stockings, and nativity scene in 2006. Blah HATE the bare white walls so boring! (also notice there is a missing tree skirt. Yeah the Dog chewed it up and I was NOT happy)

Tree in '07. More ornimates, a new tree, a SKIRT!, and lots of presents. Oh I miss it! I think next year I am going to do red instead of all the blue what do you think??

December 17, 2008


So I am FINALLY updating. I know I am like a week late but oh well. I had over 200 blogs to read while I was in Denver, and all sorts of interesting things to look up online (can anyone say BABY stuff/clothes?? ha). Plus I keep forgetting to send myself 2 of my (4) pictures I took while in Denver. I know I am ashamed of myself for taking 4 pictures 2 of which were of Meg's Dog Austin, my nephew. LOL. I promise if we get together while she is "home" in Omaha for Christmas next week I will take some pictures of us together to prove that she really likes me and does exist. Ha.
Honestly it was the best, most relaxing, funnest vacations I have ever taken. Seriously. We did not do a thing. Ha. We did stuff just nothing big, no theme parks, driving hours away, nothing it was perfect! I got there Saturday afternoon, oh wait I must interject here. When I started working at the branch on Maple for First National I met a teller there named Nicole. We knew each other’s name from somewhere but couldn't figure it out. So we started talking about high school, churches, and stuff. Long story short it led us to elementary school and we figured out we were in Kindergarten together! Yes I went to 4 1/2 months of Kindergarten before being pulled out to Home school and it just happened to be that Nicole was in my class and now I am working with her at the bank! Well, she left the bank and works for Sprint who I have my cell phone through so she is my go-to girl for all my cell phone needs! :) Anywho she was sitting at the airport at MY gate with her friend! So I went up to her and said hi and turns out she was on the same flight to Denver! It was so funny. Small world right? So since we flew Southwest and you don't have assigned seating I ended up sitting w/ her and her friend and catching up. It was fun and made the flight go super fast. Denver is a HUGE airport like seriously huge and very scary if you've never been there before. So it was great to have a friend to go through it w/ and try to find luggage claim and all that :) It worked out great and it was so good to see her! Anyways so once I got through the scary airport and found Meg we went back to her apt and hung out for a little bit. Then we went to her sister's apt and hung out and chatted and then went out to
Sweet Tomatoes for dinner. OMG we NEED one in Omaha. Seriously if you live in a different state look them up and see if there is one near you, if so RUN there as quickly as possible! It was amazing. A huge never ending salad, soup, fruit, pasta, frozen yogurt bar. Oh my I was in heaven! I think we each ate like 7 plates of food. Now we didn't eat like full plates just tried nibbles of things but oh my it was heaven! We didn't eat the entire rest of the evening and we had an early dinner! Then we went back to the apt where Meg's roommate Kevin was hanging out w/ their friend CJ who also was staying there for the night from Omaha. Again small world. Well, it's a long story and we were going to go downtown but the boys were NOT co-operating, it was cold and yucky outside, and the boys ended up buying a pay per view boxing match. Oscar De La Hoya or whatever his name is against somebody who beat the living you know what out of him. I had never seen a fight before, to be honest I avoided them but whatever it was actually somewhat entertaining. So we all passed out and went to bed (after a taco bell run for the boys who had a couple to many beers), and woke up Sunday to a gorgeous 65 degree day. Oh the mountains were so beautiful! I don't think I would ever get tired of looking at them they are so gorgeous. But again I didn't take any pictures because my only views of them were from the car while driving on the interstate and with an occasional bridge and cars everywhere, I don't think the pictures would have turned out. :( We went to the greatest outlet mall in the world and of course I walked out w/ nothing but a $7 pair of sunglasses. Which of course I love to death! lol. Not knowing the sex of the baby stunk I wanted to go crazy and buy a bunch of cute things at all the baby stores but I held off. I just knew I would buy a bunch of girl clothes only to find out Wednesday it was a boy or vice versa. lol. I was annoyed! And for some reason I am scared to buy maternity shirts. I know I will have to break down SOON (as my belly is peaking out of the sweater I am currently wearing lol) but I can't do it. So yeah I was boring and saved my $ which is probably a good thing :) Sunday afternoon we laid around and watched one of the greatest movies EVER P.S. I Love You. Oh my it's so amazing. Megan nor Kevin had ever seen it and they loved it. Oh I forgot! We also stopped after the mall at a local pizza shoppe and got some yummy slices of pizza. It was rather late so we waited until about 7 to eat Goulosh made by yours truly. I seriously love to cook and I have missed not having my own kitchen while living w/ the in laws! One MAIN thing I am excited for (in 2 WEEKS!) is having my OWN kitchen and cooking all day and night and spoiling my hubby and giving him an even bigger belly then mine :) So we ate dinner and Megan studied for her finals while I flipped through TV stations and tried to leave her alone :) It probably didn't work well. We went to bed early cuz Meg had to be up to take her final at 7am, I laid around all morning until Megan got home then we laid around some more and watched some tv and just hung out. I finally got off my butt and showered and got ready for the day! We went to a very very posh movie theater in a very ritzy expensive neighborhood, we saw Australia with Nicole Kidman cuz it was like the only movie that was halfway decent playing at the time. (the theater is so small it only had 4 screens) It was a good movie but it was like 3 hours long! It was crazy. I don't recommend seeing it, maybe rent it if you must but be prepared for LOTS of blood and deaths. Some funny parts, but just kind of a weird plot. Anyways, after that we met up w/ her "best Denver friend" Janna, Janna's Mom and Aunt cuz Janna graduated Vet school that day! Yay go Janna! So we ate some yummy bar food and chatted and had fun :) We got home early since Meg had to study for her OTHER final the next morning. I watched my normal Monday night shows and just hung out and tried to be quiet again which again I'm sure it didn't work. Ha. So Tuesday Meg woke up at the crack of dawn again and took her final and I laid around being lazy as usual! We went to lunch at another great local place called Spicy Pickle. Oh my it was heaven! It was a cross between a panera and I don't know some other yummy sandwich/soup/salad place. Ha. It was so delish! Then we took the long way to get to the interstate and started the long drive to the airport I was so sad to be leaving :( But we had a BAD snowstorm in Denver Monday night that produced about 3" of snow and they were calling for bad weather in Omaha so I was deathly afraid my flight would be delayed/canceled due to bad weather. And ya'll I HAD to get back to Omaha to find out about my Baby on Wednesday! Luckily everything was perfect and my flights were right on time. I got into Omaha at about 7:15 and ran into my babies arms so glad to see him. I love that Man! We went home and he had a great surprise/present for me! I know I've said it on here before but it's really comical to me. Right when it's about a week or maybe more before a big event that boy can not WAIT for whatever occasion is coming up; he always has to give presents before. Like I always get a present a week before my actual Birthday. I get presents weeks before Christmas time. It's super funny and his Mom is the same exact way. They just get to excited and can't wait! So there was a bag with a present in it laying on the bed for me to open. To my shock and surprise he had ordered a Video Camera for us! I had been looking at them for months with the baby coming I knew we would want to capture all the big moments on video and I was excited to get one, but he kept making me wait until we got the house and moved to get one and then we would start seriously looking. Well, I guess he found a great deal and couldn't pass it up so he got it for me as an early Christmas present! I was so shocked and surprised that boy is horrible at lying and he knew about it for weeks and still told me we couldn't get one, I love my Hubby! So be prepared for LOTS of videos on here once I figure out how to upload them and everything! lol

So Wednesday morning comes, we slept in and Steve stayed home from work to go w/ me to the Dr apt and then go into work for a meeting after the apt. I was a nervous wreck. I couldn't focus on anything. I was in a bad mood and snapping at my poor innocent Hubby (I apologized later no worries) :( I so mean. But honestly I was so stressed ya'll don't know! So we wait a couple minutes in the lobby and Casey (u/s tech that I LOVE to death), took us to her room. We let the machine start up and get warmed up and had to wait even longer. Oh my I thought I was going to die from anticipation. Now I must stop here and interject, I did not care what-so-ever about the sex of the Baby. A boy, a girl, 1 baby, 4 babies whatever as long as it was healthy. All my nervousness and anticipation was over the health and only the fact that our Baby be perfect! I was so worried about Trisomy 13, 18, skeletal dyspepsia, something fatal and wrong with our Baby. Honestly I am SUCH a worry wart. I know way too much about all the different diseases Babies in utero can have and although NONE of our family has any history of any birth defects or anything I was so scared to hear "incompatible with life". So anyways, Casey comes in and is going to start, we tell her we do want to find out the sex but not until the very end once we find out everything was healthy and fine. We told her if she needed to move the screen we were fine w/ it (which she did have to do like 6 or 7 times). She scanned, measured, and looked for over 35 minutes. She was telling us stories about her own pregnancies (they had like 30 boys on her Dad's side of the family and she already had a boy and swore her 2nd baby was a boy and it was a girl!), other people, and some clients. She was so funny it was awesome she puts me at ease like nobody else can. So finally once she is done measuring everything and printing like a million pictures for us of the spine, profile, foot, I was in Mommy heaven with all the pictures! She goes through and shows us everything and telling us everything is measuring perfect. Oh my I was so so so so relived I can't tell you. I think Steve's poor fingers were purple from me squeezing him so hard. lol. Then we got to see a 4d of the Baby's face! The little arm was over the face, but we could make out a button nose, chin, and mouth it was so cute. Bean kept coving their face w/ their arms and hiding. I was so mad! It better get used to pictures and Momma shoving a camera in their face every 2 seconds. Ha. So after showing us the ribs and how perfectly shaped the spinal cord is, she showed us the Babies hands. Most of you know that if a Baby has Tri 13 or 18 their hands are clenched and it's a very very bad sign. Well, our babies’ hands were in front of their mouth sucking the thumb and waving to us. The most beautiful sight I have ever seen! This was one of my biggest worries was seeing a fist. It was beautiful, that was when I lost it. Not finding out what it was but that it was perfect and OK! Now for boring stats :) The Baby weighed 11 oz and that put it in the 28th percentile. Honestly I could care less about those charts and will never pay attention to them the whole time my child is growing up. I think they are dumb and a lot of kids now are over weight and un-healthy so why do I want to compare and have my child be "normal" or even on the big side! Oh sorry I am done ranting. So yeah Casey said that was perfect size and if the baby stays right on that curve of growing it will be in the low 7 lbs mark. Perfect for me I don't need to be pushing out a 10 lb kid! HA. But of course who knows what could change and the baby could start rapidly gaining weight in the next couple months. As long as it's healthy and they can get it out of me that is all I care about! I was measuring about 3 days ahead which is good and that means I could go a couple days early before my expected due date of April 30th. Again fine with me an early small Baby would be awesome! So after all this boring stuff is done she starts scanning again and looking for the Babies butt/lower area. She said she already knew what it was and was excited for us. We kept telling her it was a boy and how excited we were for a little boy but we were arguing over names and it was funny. So she finally finds the bottom half of the baby and lets us look for a minute, I was so sure I saw a little "wang" (sorry for the term) and said out loud "see I knew it was a Boy Steven!" and we squeezed each other's hands, so Casey just kept quiet but on the screen started typing and wrote in BIG letters T H I N K P I N K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I almost screamed! A little girl!!! Oh wow I am crying sitting here at my desk re-living it. It was so amazing and perfect and wonderful. We both started crying and were so happy. She showed us all her parts and why she thought it was a girl and we got to look at her some more and see her face and sucking her thumb. She is a VERY active Baby and was all over the screen! It was amazing. So we got like 12 pictures printed off including 2 of the 4D pictures which I will put on here at the end! She is sooooooo beautiful I am sooooooo in love w/ this Baby Girl. She is perfect and growing and I can feel her moving all the time! I just love it. She is going to be spoiled rotten! We left the office and went down to the front lobby to call our Mom's and tell them the wonderful news! Steve had to rush off for a meeting :( So I made him call his Mom at school first. As soon as she answered he told her everything is perfect and the Baby is healthy and fine and that Hailey Elaine will be here at the end of April. His Mom, God love her tends to be a loud talker and I can ALWAYS hear her on the other end of the phone and of course I was squished up to Steve's head so I could hear her reaction. lol. So she just goes "oh that's great!!!" then paused and "screamed IT'S A GIRL?!?!?!!" it was hilarious exactly the reaction I wanted! She was so positive it was a boy she had been out buying boy outfits and blue things and has since had to return them all! :) I loved it! Then I called my Momma who was about in tears and was so excited. She thought it was a boy to so she was thrilled. It was sweet. I called my sister also who was excited and one of my BFF's Nikki and we screamed together and talked about all the things I'll need and how excited we were. She has a little girl and is pregnant w/ a little boy due in Jan so I love talking to her cuz she will tell me all the practical things I need to get to get ready for the Baby to be here. I sent out a mass text message to all my other best girls and got so many amazing loving responses back. We are so blessed and this girl is going to have so many amazing cute clothes and be so spoiled by all her "Aunties"! I love these girls so much!
I think my most favorite reaction of all was from my Dad. Now you must know I think my Daddy is one of the greatest Men ever (besides God, my Hubby and my bro) and I love him to death. You could say I am a Daddy's girl and I would do anything for him. So he called me at about 6 that evening and told me he was secretly hoping it was a little girl all along and was so excited. He said the name Hailey is perfect and beautiful and he loves it. It was so great I was almost bawling. I know this lil girl is going to have Grandpa wrapped around her whole HAND and he will love her and be silly with her and they will have a special relationship. I hope Hailey and her own Daddy also have a special relationship like me and my Dad and are always close.
So later that morning I went to my regular apt w/ Dr R and he didn't do much, measured me (but didn't tell me anything about it. Wonder if I am to fat..........), and we talked for a couple minutes, I had some concerns about some of the glues and paints they use in new houses and if everything would be fine. He told me nothing will harm me or the Baby and that I can even paint her nursery! Yay! I don't think my Hubby will agree to that and that is fine with me! He can do all the painting ;) Love you Honey! Ha. So without further ado I introduce to you Hailey Elaine Sessions who should be here in less then 5 months! I want to meet her so badly!!!

Her footw/ 5 little toes, probably kickin her Momma!

Her most gorgeous profile! Face pointed up

4D picture. OK I realize for those of you who don't have kids or are not experts at seeing ultra sound pictures it looks really weird. I'll try to explain. Off to the far left is her plecenta (here by refured to as her "pillow" because she kept resting against it and Casey said she was sleeping against it like a pillow. Ha), then her head which she is digging her chin into her chest. You can see her nose right in the middle and her eyes above her cute lil nose. Her eyes are still sealed shut which is why she looks blind or something. Then her arm is drapped over her forehead cuz she was being shy and didn't want us to see her!

20wks 2days. Taken last Saturday I am 21 weeks today! Excuse the mess and the horrible face just focus on my cute lil Baby Girl Belly. Ha. Still wearing all my "normal" clothes to! YAY!

December 5, 2008

Omaha Update 12/5/08

It has been a while so I thought I would do a quick update. (Plus wifee says I have to blog) JK

Becky- Things are going well for her. She is staying very busy with friends and family. Work is there... just counting the days until she will be on maternity leave. B his feeling better with the pregnancy. Some meds are helping and she is eating almost normal. She is looking forward to all the upcoming things... Denver trip, new house, and baby. We learn the sex of the baby next week!

Steve- Going well. In the middle of lots of change again personal and work. Work is rebuilding the department and getting all new offices and cubes. The old ones were falling apart and it was about 25 years past due. Work is not too busy with the holidays coming, things tend to slow down. I am looking forward to dive into my main responsibilities in the next few months. I will be heading up a bank wide change of how items are purchased, a full source to settle solution.
I am enjoying watching nba. Even just on normal cable it is on 3 nights a week some times. Plus they finally got smart and start the east games at 7 instead of 8 or 9. But, most of the time I end up taping them and watching them on the weekend.

Baby- Baby is doing well too, All is good. Bean is growing and kicking. We will be glad to know the sex soon, and maybe even the name.

Well, that is it for now... I can't write as much as B does :)
Take care everyone!

December 4, 2008

Movin along

So I'll go on and blabbel for a little while and you'll just have to deal w/ it K?
I am super duper super mondo super excited (can you tell I am excited?) b/c I get to fly out to Denver to see my bestie ever Megan! Ahhhhhhhh! She has lived there for over 2 years and she comes back to Omaha so much so I always get to see her and I never have the time, $, or PTO at work to get to go see her :( And honestly ya'll I could travel once a weekend a month for 12 months out of the year and still not get to everybody I would want to go visit. I have friends in Florida, Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Ohio I could go visit. Then I have family in Indiana, California, Washington, Michigan, and Alabama I could go visit! Soooo crazy. I would LOVE to go see them and sometimes it's so hard planning trips and trying to decide who to go see and when. Plus being able to take like a whole week off at once for me and Steve is nearly impossible. It's so super hard! :( Makes me sad I haven't seen my Gram or my favorite Aunt's and Uncle's or met almost all of Steve's family!! We are hoping to make it to Indiana and at least Michigan this next year.
So anyway all that to prove to you what a challenge it is for me to get away! But I made no excuses this time and w/ Southwest's AWESOME flights of $49, I really couldn't beat it. And honestly after living w/ the in laws for 5 1/2 months I knew I would want to get away and re charge my batteries! I am SUPER excited and can't wait to see where Meg lives, works, hangs out, meet her friends, go to what I have been told is THEE best restaurant EVER Sweet Tomato (is that right Meg?? I always friggin forget the name. Oops), do some outlet shopping and RELAX and cook for my girl! (and Kevin to!) I can't wait! I fly out Saturday morning and come back late Tuesday night then on Wednesday is the BIG appointment! Yes Becky caved and is going to find out if this little bean is a HIM or HER. I am super nervous, excited, emotional, fearful, a bunch of feelings all mixed into one! I am praying fastly that God has his hand over us and everything will be fine. I am scared God is going to take my innocence and give us something big that we think we can't handle. I know everything will be fine and he will not give us more then we can handle but if you think of us say a little prayer?? Thank you! We appreciate all of them! I will post a blog and let everybody know once we tell our parents and family, I am super excited and can't wait to tell the world the names we have picked (me and Steve are re hashing boy names as we speak. LOL we are in-decisive), and show the newest pictures of our Little Bean!
I will leave you with one new picture from the house from last Friday. We are hoping to go tomorrow and see a sidewalk, back patio, interior paint, and all our lighting fixtures up! But if nothing has changed inside we may just skip it and go next weekend :) We'll see and I'll make sure to take plenty of pictures! So here is the kitchen w/ ALL the cabinets installed and the counter tops on. I am partial but I think it's gorgeous!!!

December 2, 2008

Bump and thump

So my most exciting news; I could finally at 18wks 4d finally was for sure feeling this little creation God has put in my body. Yes The Bean is going to be soccer star. Or maybe the most awesome next Husker Kicker! I don't care if it's a girl she could still kick the boys and footballs butt! OK sorry off track as I was sitting at my desk last night and I felt this little thump in my belly. I thought I had felt it earlier this weekend but wasn't sure what is was. It did NOT feel at all like what people said. No flutters, no bubbles, this was like a full on thump in my belly. So weird. It actually felt like I was having muscle spasm's. But I knew it wasn't a muscle spasm it was to sporadic. Call it Mother's instinct but I just knew it was my Baby telling me Hi I'm here Mom and I'm growing and fine! I LOVED it. I almost cried at my desk. (not the first time) I emailed Steve and he was all excited and said he wanted to feel it to. It's so sporadic I didn't know if he would be able to, plus I didn't know if you could feel it through all my layers of fat. Ha. So last night after dinner the little sucker was hyped up on something and was moving like mad so Steve rested his hand on my belly and felt it a couple times. It was very cool and he loved that he could be connected to the Baby like that. It was amazing. No matter what people tell you, the first time you feel it nobody can prepare you for that feeling. You try to imagine, even what it will feel like but everybody is different and you just never know. I think this kid likes to eat like it's parents because after every meal it freaks out and thumps the heck out of me. So amazing!
How was every one's Thanksgiving?? Mine was so awesome. I just LOVE our families and all the YUMMY cooking. Oh my it was incredible all the food I consumed! We first started at my parents w/ my sis, bro-in-law, and bro. We had Turkey (duh), stuffing, green bean casserole, Dad's special cranberries he made for me (I am so spoiled), wheat rolls, crescent rolls, garlic mashed potatoes, grape salad (if you beg I might ask my sis if I can post the recipe. I'll just tell you it's Paula Dean and AMAZING). And for desert we had apple pie, and apple pecan cheesecake. Roll me up and call me stuffed. OMG everything was so amazing! We hung out and chatted and then left. We got an hour nap to sleep off some of our food and then had another huge dinner w/ Steve's parents, his brother, sis-in-law, the 3 nephews and his niece. We had MORE turkey, my mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans, rolls, sweet potatoes, oh my I'm sure I am forgetting some but I love re-living all this food! It was so yummy! Shelley (sis-in-law) almost made the most amazing pies. Apple- my favorite and pumpkin! I had Apple but I could tell the Pumpkin looked scrumptious to! I wish I had a piece of each ;) So it was fun spending time w/ everybody but it was crazy busy day and I really think I prefer stretching it out a little bit more. I can't handle all that food in one day! Even being pregnant! I am used to eating all through out the day not like 1 HUGE meal. I'm sure I put Bean in a food coma that day :) I have so much to be thankful for, a amazing healthy (so far!) little life growing inside me, the most AMAZING Husband I could ever ask for, the most giving amazing families ever that do SO much for us- more then we deserve, a loving and faithful God that always has his hands over us, good health for everybody we are close with, and such amazing friends! I almost cry when I think of how bad people have it and how blessed and un-thankful we are for all we have!
My best friend Jess was in town from College in Lincoln so we got to go out to dinner Wednesday night and I drug her around to great places like Walmart and Kohl's ;) Ha! It was soooooooo great to be w/ her and talk and be the LOUD girls we always are when we are together! Then Meg was in town from Denver for the Holiday and we got to go see my new house and go out to lunch and did a VERY little amount of shopping Friday. (Black Friday and a hormonal pregnant Lady do NOT mix so I slept and didn't set foot in a store until after 2 which was when the Husker Football game started and all of Nebraska shuts down during the Nebraska/Colorado game or any Nebraska game really) It was so great!!!! Then on Saturday my sweet little Jordan turned 2. I got to go to his party and see all my fellow best ex-nanny friends! Oh how I miss them and their little ones! It was super fun, then I got to go help Natalie decorate her house for Christmas and meet up w/ the boys for dinner at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, and THEN meet up w/ a couple of my FAVORITE bank friends! Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE my friends they are the BEST! I of course had to have n/a daiquiri and didn't make fun of me and were just glad I drug my pregnant self out! It was so fun and again I am so blessed and thankful to have all these amazing people in my life. What did YOU do this last weekend?? Loves to everybody!