Friday, January 18, 2013

Week 12!!

Almost to our 2nd trimester!!!  Things are going swimmingly!!! :)  I am one happy mama bear.  I am officially to week 12.  This is a little late but-

Here I am at 9 weeks:

And now at 12 weeks:

Happy Friday from me and Baby Hauck!

As you can see, I don't do much with my hair lately...cookin a baby is hard work and I've been sooo tired!  Baby is now about the size of a lime and weighs almost an ounce.  Reflexes have begun and little one's mouth is making sucking movements!  So cute!  He/She may even begin to suck his/her thumb.  (MAN, I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT THE GENDER!!)  Baby can feel me and my movements and if I prod my abdomen baby would squirm in response, although I can't quite feel it yet.  Although, I do think I have felt kicks a couple times :)  This is my second pregnancy and you are definetely more in tune and know what to look and feel for the 2nd time around. 

One part of this pregnancy that has been a challenge to deal with is my daughter, "I".  She has been acting out a little-who am I kidding?!  A ton!  The temper tantrums are out of control and the attitude is rediculous.  This should not be such a problem at 6 years old but it has exploded in my face the last few weeks!  I'm sure it has to do with me being pregnant and actually showing.  I'm sure she is having a hard time knowing how to deal with all these emotions, especially now that she knows she won't be the baby of the family anymore.  But I have had to lay out some stern ground rules and if they're broke, it's early to bed she goes and her favorite blanket gets taken away...Oh My!  I'm so mean!  But with these rules set, all I have to say when she starts acting out is "THIS IS YOUR ONE WARNING FOR THE NIGHT."  And bam!  She stops.  Hold on while I dust of these shoulders ;) 

Stay tuned!

Friday, January 11, 2013

42 Lessons to Life

Read this today and was moved by it and felt the need to share:  Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

I thought these were all great points to read at least once in our life and maybe some of them will stick with us. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Catching Up

I have been horrible at keeping up a blog...but now I have an even bigger reason to stay up to date with my writing!  7 weeks ago me and the hubs (Andy) found out we are expecting!  This comes after trying for a year or so and finally turning to a fertility drug to help us along.  So I am proud and so happy to say that I am about 11 weeks along! Everything is so surreal right now, it all seems too good to be true.  Everything is going "swimmingly" :)  We are elated.  I am excited to see how my little one, I'll call her "I", will do as a big sister.  I is 6 years old...going on 16.  She is a handful and so used to being the only little one in the house most of the time. My hubby has an 8 year old from a previous relationship, I'll call her "H", and she's only at our house every other weekend.  We are excited to see these girls with a new little addition to the family.  I feel like this little one will unite us even more as a family.  Everything seems to be going in slow motion & fast forward at the same time!  My emotions are going haywire-poor Andy!  At times I panick that we won't get everything done in the house that we need to before the little one comes.  We have a bathroom that has been under construction for almost a year now (I know, REDICULOUS) and we need to convert the playroom into the nursery.  In order to do that we need to get the basement cleaned up-it's being used mostly for storage right now-and move ALL the toys downstairs.  That is going to be quite a job on it's own, let alone getting a nursery all done-painted, furniture bought and set up, area rug bought since we have all hard wood floors, there's just a ton to do and me and the hubs are not the best at getting things done on a time table, as you might have guessed with our little bathroom situation! 

But, in hindsight, all of that seems so minute in the grand scheme of things.  We are just so happy we get to be blessed with this new future ahead of us as a family of FIVE!!!  Yeeeeeee!!!!

I'm anxiously awaiting the 20 week mark when we get to go in for the ultra sound to find out the gender!  Our little bun in the oven is officially the size of a kumquat now and his/her sex organs are fully developed and will be distinguishable between 17-20 weeks...I've done my homework ;)

Can't figure out how to upload a pic yet.  I'll try to figure it out so I can upload a preg pic or 2! 

Stay tuned!