Thirty-One

I can’t believe I have yet to post about my new business! I guess I have been pretty wrapped up in all the baby stuff I’m doing. Well, I’ve started a new business for myself! I am officially a new thirty-one gifts consultant! What is Thirty-One? Well, Thirty-One is a company that sells a variety of cute products. You name it, they probably have it. Everything from bags, to wallets, to baby bibs, to storage containers/totes. I can’t name everything because it would take too long, so go to my website and look around for yourself! I am positive you’ll fall in love with everything the first time you see it! That’s what happened to me!

Every month there are specials that happen and for the month of February monogramming is only $1. It is usually $6, so that’s a savings of $5 on each product! Click here to read more about it. The new spring/summer catalog will go into effect February 1st and you will not be disappointed with the new fabrics and products they are offering! Just click on my website and look around and if anything jumps out at you just place an order and voila! Or…if you are interested in hosting a Thirty-One party or a catalog party send me an email or leave me a comment and you can earn free and half priced items for yourself!

I am very excited about this opportunity I have and I want everyone I know (and don’t know) to be able to experience it with me!

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Nesting, maybe?

I don’t know, but I might have entered into the nesting stage. (Or I could just be “wanting” to be in the nesting stage because I’m so anxious to meet my little girl). For the past two days I have had sudden bursts of energy to get things done. Usually I’m either in bed or asleep on the couch by 9:00pm, but as you can see it’s 10:15 and I’m wide awake writing a post! I know…it’s a miracle! I’m dying to get things done in Leah’s nursery, but I keep getting delayed. Adam and I were going to go to Hobby Lobby today to pick up a few things to do some wall art in her room, but they were closed. Needless to say I was disappointed, but I do respect their willingness to be closed for a day of worship and rest. Then, I had waited all day to get some pictures developed to put in her nursery and waited an hour at CVS to get them done…but did that happen…nope. I got frustrated and my emotions got the best of me and I left. We’re supposed to be getting her bedding sometime this month and I can’t wait to put everything together! We are also ordering a very cool wall decal from one of my favorite sites. I’m very excited about it! Oh! We also went and got Leah a coming home outfit today. We wanted to get her some different sized outfits to bring to the hospital for her to come home in because we don’t know how big she’ll be. Speaking of clothes, I’m so ready to start washing all her clothes (which will take me about a week)…but I’m waiting to see if I get any of the “Dreft” detergent at any of my showers.

I know Adam is about tired of me being pregnant. He’s ready for me to be normal again and for all my mood swings and emotional outbursts to subside. Only 5 more weeks babe (or sooner)! Well, I’ve got to start winding down…work always comes on Monday! Goodnight!

17 weeks!

Today marks me being 17 weeks pregnant! I can’t believe how fast it’s already gone! Pretty soon, I’ll be at the half way point! Crazy stuff! I get these little updates every week telling me how things are going, how big my baby is, and how I’m changing. This week, our little one is as big as an onion and is about 5 inches long. We go this coming Wednesday to find out if it’s a boy or a girl and we can’t wait! Looks like from my poll that people think it’s a girl…we’ll see! Anyway, just a random little post about my sweet baby! Hope everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend!

Another Doc. appt…

We had another doctor’s appointment this past Wednesday to get my results back from all the bloodwork. Everything came back normal and my doctor told me the risks for miscarriage go down tremendously since I am in my 2nd trimester. We also got to hear our baby’s heartbeat again which is always a good sound! I’ve only gained a pound so far, but she told me I will start gaining about .5 lb per week now. I’ve also gotten kind of lazy on my exercising, but I plan to start back soon!

The past 3 days we’ve had cheerleading camp for the girls at the school. My future sister-in-law (whose also the coach for ASU) came down and did the camp for us. It was very fun and helpful, but also very hot and exhausting! I guess it gave me a little taste of how I’ll feel after a full workday. Afternoon naps are definitely going to help me, and my sweet husband encourages me to take them because he knows I’m tired. I love him!

Adam and I will go back to the doctor in about 4 weeks to see what we’re having (I’m about 14 weeks along). It’s crazy because it seems to go by so fast! So…I want to leave everyone with a little poll…girl or boy?

13 weeks…I’ve graduated!

I am officially 13 weeks. Yes…I’ve graduated into my 2nd trimester! Woo hoo! No more queseyness…(well maybe a little more). Adam and I went to our 3rd doctor’s appt. this past Monday for my 1st Trimester screening. The nurse took some pictures (which I’ll post at the end) and I got some blood taken. She told us that as far as she can tell with the pictures, everything looks great, but we won’t know for sure until my bloodwork comes back. We go back next Wednesday to get all the results.

While she was taking the ultrasound, she needed to get a specific picture, but low and behold…our baby was sound asleep! She even poked around on my stomach to see if she could wake him/her up…no such luck! I guess that could be a good thing when they come into this world! So most of the pictures you’ll see, the baby is sleeping!

I’ve pretty much gotten out of being quesey feeling all the time. The only time I feel bad is when I wait too long to eat. The tiredness is still there and I’ve had people tell me that it only gets worse! I’ll be starting back work in a couple weeks, so I guess we’ll see how it goes…pray for Adam!

Our little baby is so cute already (maybe I’m a little biased)! I’ll leave you with a few pictures of Baby Hamilton…

A profile shot (head is to the right).

A profile shot (head is to the right).

This is one of my favorites...he/she looks all snuggled up!

This is one of my favorites...he/she looks all snuggled up!

Another profile shot!

Another profile shot!

Here's a close up...you can see its nose, lips, and chin! (very photogenic already)!

Here's a close up...you can see its nose, lips, and chin! (very photogenic already)!

A good shot of its arm...and all 5 fingers!

A good shot of its arm...and all 5 fingers!

Here's a shot of its legs...his/her feet are heel to heel.

Here's a shot of its legs...his/her feet are heel to heel.

Not Feeling Good

Well, today I am officially 10 wks pregnant. Fortunately, I haven’t had to deal with all the throw-up stuff. Unfortunately, I am queasy all the time and I feel exhausted most of the day. Nothing (food wise) sounds good to me so it’s hard for me to stir up an appetite. Thankfully, I only have 3 more weeks of this stuff! Check back for updates…I’ve got to find something to eat 😦

Long time…BIG news!

First of all, my apologies for abandoning this blog! I guess you could say there was a drought, famine, or whatever you want to call it on the “2 are better than 1” blog. Anyway, my last post was Memorial Day and there has been a lot going on since then.

Let’s see if I can sum up…Adam and I went to the beach with my family for a week. It was the first time in probably 12 years that I have been down with my side of the family and we had a blast. Adam discovered his love of fishing thanks to my Uncle Drenner and his boat. P1030665
When we got back, Adam’s dad, my dad and I entered a 5k on a golf course. Hard stuff. Anyway, it turns out that I won 1st Female overall and Adam’s dad won 3rd in his age group! It was his first race he’d ever run…congrats Dad #2! I’ll post pics later…

The last week in June we got to go to the beach again with Adam’s family. This was my 4th year going with them (I think) and I always love going down there. We rent a house at Ocean Isle with about 12 of his other family members and it’s one trip that I look forwad going on every year! I’ll post pics later for that too…

I’ve saved the biggest news of the summer for last…drum roll please…
On June 10th, 2009, Adam and I found out that we are expecting!! Yes, it is true, I am currently 9 weeks pregnant! People have asked us, “did you plan it?, was it a surprise?”, well…let’s just say God’s timing is perfect and He knows what He’s doing! It actually works out pretty good…I’m due February 12th, 2010 and will be out for so many weeks, then I won’t have long until I get to stay home with the baby for the summer! Adam and I both are truly excited about this new chapter that has begun in our lives. There will be some changes, but change is always good…right? Now, I am new at this…obviously…so check back because I may have questions, wonderings, and comments for all you moms out there to help me out with! Until then, I’ll leave you with our first pictures of our little gummy bear!

Gummy bear #1

Gummy bear #1


Gummy bear #2

Gummy bear #2


Gummy bear #3

Gummy bear #3

We are truly excited to see what God as blessed us with. Please keep us in your prayers as well as our little one! I’m sure I’ll be posting a lot more in the coming months with updates and such…so be sure to check back!

PS: (It feels good to have finally gotten that secret out!)