Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It's Wednesday!

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So What If...
  • If I'm already online shopping/dreaming about what sweet Tucker will wear and use when he is born!
  • I have a count down to Labor Day weekend!
  • I ate two dinners on Monday night...I was hungry!
  • If I need Tucker to come so I'll stop taking TONS of pictures of my doggies. :)
  • I am loving when my students tell me I look nice since I don't feel like I look nice everyday.
  • I want a Kindle or a Nook bad! :) That will be on my Christmas list! I'm thinking this will be a good way to pass the time during those LATE night feedings!!

  • I keep trying to wear my normal clothes...they fit in the morning but by late afternoon my pants are a little tight! :) Guess I need to switch over to my maternity clothes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Joy Joy Joy!

I keep singing the song..."I've got the JOY JOY JOY down in my heart!" in my head!

This past weekend was just perfect! I was so happy to be able to celebrate with our friends and family. 

I'm so excited to really be able to shop and plan for Tucker's arrival! 

I'm so thankful for my sweet husband. :)

And these sweet pups!

I'm still getting adjusted to changing grade levels and my class. I still have some really difficult students that take a LOT of my energy. But I know they were placed in my room for a reason. Out of my 22...I have 12 who repeated Kindergarten. So, that just gives you a little sense of what I'm working with. I'm not complaining...but I do have a lot of work to do. That's what I love about my job...finding ways for all students to learn and achieve their goals!

I have another busy week ahead but I'm ready for it!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gender Reveal Part II

I couldn't leave my students out on the Gender Reveal fun!

We had a mini Gender Reveal party today during snack time! :)

I made mini cupcakes similar to the ones from the party just for them!
The mini cupcakes! :) With the big surprise inside!

We took a vote last week before we found out! 12 thought girl and 10 thought boy!

About to bite in!

SO excited!

Please look at D in the background cheesing it up!

It was fun to share our good news with my sweet students too!

Now, I can pick out things for our sweet Tucker!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gender Reveal Party!!

Saturday we revealed the gender of our baby!!

It's a BOY!!!!

Here is the invite we sent out!

We had a wonderful turn out and we were so blessed to have our family and friends here to share our exciting news!!

L and W came Friday night because they had other plans Saturday night so we got to to the reveal with them early! :)

Sweet gifts from L and W!

Love this "T" bib!! Thanks W and L!

Blanket my mom made the baby!! It's made out of Mr.'s old Vineyard Vines boxers. All nautical!

Team PINK!

Team BLUE!

Team BLUE was soo excited! :)


Saturday, August 27, 2011

16 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 16 weeks
Size of baby: turnip
Weight gain: 2 pounds...maybe a few more now...wasn't weighed when I went to the doc.
Maternity Clothes: Wore my first official maternity item this skinny maternity jeans! IN love with them! So comfy and they don't look maternity!
Gender: The Mr. and I know but we are revealing it tonight at our party!
Movement: Pretty sure I felt the baby this week!! When sitting I put my hand on my tummy a lot and I'm pretty sure I felt it! And it kind of felt like popcorn popping in my tummy a few times!
Sleep: Sleep is good!
Symptoms: Just tired...but it's bearable right now.
What I miss: sushi
Cravings: Chocolate glazed donuts from Dunkin' Donuts.
Best Moment this week: Finding out what our sweet baby is!
What I am looking forward to: Letting you all know what our baby is! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today is the DAY!

Later today we will know if we are having a....




I'm on the edge of my seat!
I cannot wait!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


It's Wednesday!

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So What If...
  • If I'm I cannot think of anything else but finding out what our precious baby is this week!
  • I'm looking forward to Labor Day weekend already!
  • I get emotionally upset with Teen Mom...I just want to scream at some of the girls and hug some others! ha!
  • If Ethel has to be sleeping with her body pushing up against mine. It's so cute!
  • I kind of nervous about not being able to tell what the baby is...umm we have a party planned for this so Baby Hammar needs to work with us!
  • I said I will never drink caffeine while pregnant...well a working pregnant woman sometimes needs her 7.5 oz of Coke! (And I only have like one a week!)

  • I am only able to cook on Sundays right now...I'm so thankful for a precious and patient husband who will cook during the weeks TOO busy!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Thankful to have a husband who works with me as a team.Thankful that he does more than "normal husbands" do.  
The Mr. has done some wonderful things around our home in the past couple of weeks....preparing for baby Hammar and our Gender Reveal party.

I'm so thankful for his talents.

And our yard is still beautiful too...all of these flowers are in our yard.

But what I'm most thankful for is his love and support. Without him I would be lost.

He has been patient with me as I deal with working full time, grad school and growing our precious baby.

I love you Mr.!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Grown Up

Sometimes I wonder if I'm a grown up...and then I'm reminded very quickly. I have a job, a mortgage, bills, and lots of responsibilities. Being reminded by people isn't really necessary. Being grown up isn't bad at all and it actually has a lot of great perks. But when treated like a child as a grown up that can make someone upset.

Our lives are changing everyday and especially for the Mr. and I. We are going to be responsible for another life. That's a HUGE job. I hope that people will support our decisions and parent along with us...not for us. I pray that the Mr. and I will take most of our guidance from God while we take on the journey of being parents. Of course we are so excited and I know others are excited for us. Positiveness is the only thing needed.

The next few months will be filled with a lot of planning, preparing and praying. I pray that everyone that surrounds us really prays before speaking or interjecting. Wisdom from other parents is necessary when parenting or preparing for parenting but only when it's given with love.

Today's sermon spoke volumes to me. It's all about "Follow Me"...the sermon that Jesus preached a million times in his short life. I want to truly Follow HIM in this parenting adventure. HE knows what's best for our child and for us as parents. And I hope that I can be that example for my child by following what the Lords wants for my life and in my child's life.

It's wonderful to have a space where I can write down my thoughts, feelings and prayers. And of course share precious pictures of my dogs for now and soon to be our child. I hope this post is helpful not hurtful to anyone. I want others input and love, but only in a positive way.

Aren't my baby Ethel and Mr. just precious!?!