Thursday, December 16, 2010

24 weeks!

I made it another month :)! Feeling great, and so far all is looking good with no signs of early labor! I have been on my p17 (progesterone) shots since 18weeks and will continue those up to 36 weeks to hopefully help reduce my chances of pre-term labor. I had a couple more tests done this week and everything is looking good. I will continue my appointments every 2 weeks just to keep a closer eye on things, but so far, so good. This pregnancy seems to be flying by, and I am getting excited about meeting the newest member of our family! I still have TONS to do, as I really haven't even began to prepare for his arrival as far as buying things or getting his room ready, but thankfully Aunt E and Gaga have some time off during the Holidays, so I am hoping to get A LOT done over the next few weeks!
We are still quite anxious about moving Liam to a "big boy" bed. He is such a good sleeper and I am just so scared that the transition isn't going to go well. Keeping fingers crossed, and praying for good results. As far as the room switch-a-roo, we are planning on just keeping Liam's current room pretty much as is for Hudson, and moving him over to my now craft room and making that his "big boy" room. Hopefully he will be excited about it. We are planning on a robot theme since he is for some reason OBSESSED with them at the moment. Hopefully it will last a couple years : ). Here are a few pictures of some of the things for his room.

These are some prints I am ordering off Etsy to frame for his walls. I just love the happy little robots. And these are the sheets I am using along with just a solid colored comforter for his bed. I think it is going to be really cute! I will be posting pictures once we get everything started.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rudolph the Red Nose Family : )

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Magic Snow!

We are having so much fun doing our Advent Calendar activities each day. Tonight we made"Magic Snow". If you haven't tried this, it is A LOT of fun! I got mine off of Ebay for $6.99, and it makes 3 gallons of snow! Just wanted to share some of the cute pictures of Liam playing with the snow. I don't know who had more fun, Nick or Liam : )

Thursday, November 18, 2010

20 weeks!

I cannot believe that I am already half way done with this pregnancy! It has been totally different than my last, and I have been enjoying every moment of it. I have been feeling GREAT, and if it weren't for the belly poking out and the wonderful little kicks, I wouldn't even know I was pregnant. Hopefully the next 20 weeks will be as easy as the first, I sure am praying they are. Here is a little belly shot I took on my phone this morning. Little Hudson John is making himself known ; )!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


We found out baby #2's gender on Liam's birthday. So, we decided to have a little fun with it and make it a surprise for EVERYONE, including Nick and I! So when we got our ultrasound we came prepared with two envelopes with a toy for Liam inside each. One with a pink toy and one with a blue toy. That morning Liam and I decorated one of the envelopes and had it all ready to take with us. After the ultrasound we had the tech. place the correct toy in the decorated envelope along with the ultrasound picture and seal it up for Liam to open up that night with the family. Oh, and yes, the other toy was placed in the other envelope and also sealed so there was no peaking : )! Before the ultrasound, I thought I would be crazy waiting for 6:00 to get there, but actually after the ultrasound was finished and we knew everything looked healthy with the baby, the gender was really secondary. So, finally after the family arrived Liam opened his special present and revealed that indeed baby #2 is going to be a BOY!! There were defiantly a lot of surprised faces, but we are all thrilled to have another sweet little boy to love! And, we are also excited to let everyone know that baby boy #2 will be named...... Hudson John Kirk. I just love his name, and am excited we will be able to honor Nick's dad by using his name as well. Very special.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We had so much fun Trick-or-Treating! Ummm... I mean, Liam had so much fun! I think it is more fun for the parents than the kids, but Liam did have a great time, too! It only took him a couple houses to figure out what this was all about, then he would run to the next house saying "more treat" "more treat" He was very polite and said "thank you" to everyone, and even tried to share his candy with the people, too :-). I was AMAZED that he kept his elephant hood on the whole time and didn't even attempt to take it off! He looked so adorable! I know before too long he will want to dress up like a superhero or something scary, so I will take advantage of these couple years that I can dress him up as cute little animals :-).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ohio Trip

Last weekend, Liam and I along with my sister and Mom headed up to Ohio for a few days to visit with family. We got to spend time at my Grandpa's pumpkin patch, go to the local fair, and visit with family we haven't seen in years. It was a great trip! This was also Liam's first time on an Airplane which was super stressful for me, and Liam was, how should I say... less than pleasant to fly with. But, we made it there and we made it home, so I guess that was a success. This was also one of the first times Liam had really been away from home, so sleeping and napping were also a struggle which made for a grumpy little boy most of the time :(. Although our trip was wonderful, I have never been happier to get Liam home and back in his normal routine.

Liam, Grandpa and I at his pumpkin patch
Nana, Papa, and Liam
"E" and Liam
"E", Nana, and Liam
Liam and I at Papa's
Helping Papa with the pumpkins
Getting a special little pumpkin from Papa
So precious!
Wagon ride
Checkin' out the tractors with Nana
Petting the cows
This was a HUGE pig!
Petting the baby goat
So cute!
REAL pony rides!
So fun!
More fair food, Fried pickles and vegetables.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Official!

Liam is going to be a BIG BROTHER!!!!

We are all VERY excited for this new chapter in our lives, and feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have another child. God is so good, and becoming a mother has been the greatest joy of my life. I am looking forward to what lies ahead, and am praying for a healthy, FULL TERM baby!
Here is a picture of the first ultrasound. The expected due date is April 6th!