Tuesday, March 31, 2009

19 Weeks

19 WEEKS Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm 19 weeks pregnant, 5 months! We are still talking about names for our little one. We haven't decided on a name yet but we have decided on a nickname. We had decided to call her "ladybug". I was getting tired of calling her "the baby". Now we have a lil ladybug. Ladybug has been flying around in me, Paul and Madison haven't felt her expect for the one day a few weeks ago. I'm looking forward to Paul and Madison being able to feel her moving. Madison talks to her a lot. I always hear her saying, "whatcha doing in there little one?" It's so cute. We bought a little board book for Madison to read to ladybug. Ladybug is getting use to hearing her sister's voice and big sister is practicing her reading. :) Here is what is happening with ladybug. She weighs 7 ounces (about the weight of an average orange) and measures about 5.2 to 6 inches crown to rump. She will increase in weight 15 times between now and birth. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her head is sprouting. Her arms and legs are in right proportions to each other and the rest of her body.

ladybug Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, March 27, 2009

Road Trip

We decided to go for a road trip today...... head out to the country. LOL!

Lil Cowgirl

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Favorite Movies

I was thinking I'd post something about myself. So here are my top 5 movies plus.

Dirty Dancing:

dirty dancing Pictures, Images and Photos

My Best Friends Wedding:
my best friends wedding Pictures, Images and Photos

Pretty Woman:

Facing the Giants:
Facing the Giants (9).jpg Pictures, Images and Photos

Sweet Home Alabama:

10 Things I Hate About You:
10 Things I Hate About You Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cleaning Frenzy.........

Today I was in a cleaning frenzy. I finally cleaned our bedroom. I had felt well in quite some time, morning sickness, followed by extreme fatigue. I had energy today so I decided to tackle the bedroom. (I can't believe that I let it get this bad. It really freaks my out.) Sorry the before pics are really dark for some reason. Before...


And the master bathroom before and after.

I also cleaned Madison's bedroom and bathroom, washed and took care of three or four load of laundry, and of course dishes. Now I need a break.

Monday, March 23, 2009

18 Weeks

Little one is now about 5.5 inches long and weighs about 7 ounces. This is about the time that most women start to feel their little one's moving about but I have been feeling her moving around for a few weeks, a little over three weeks. When I first started feeling her she was moving a lot and I mean a lot. Which was also around the time I went to the ER for bleeding. Which makes me wonder if it had something to do with all the moving. She was moving so much than but the last couple weeks she has been pretty laid back. She seems to like to be awake when I'm getting ready to sleep. Yikes! Hopefully that doesn't last.
The nerves in her ears are developing which means that she can hear. She will be getting used to familiar sounds such as my heart beating, blood rushing from the umbilical cord, familiar voices, and other daily sounds. She can also be startled if she hears a loud noise.
I had Maddie take some picture today but they don't seem to want to download so I'll try to download them again tomorrow.

Bunco Rules

Bunco Dice Pictures, Images and Photos

For those of you who haven't heard of bunco or don't know how to play here are the rules. I looked them up because I'm horrible at trying to explain stuff like that. It really is an easy game to understand and simple to play once you are doing it. Here are the Bunco rules I found. But really the most important rule is to have at least 12 people. I actually own the game and owned it way before I started playing but I was only playing with 3 people and it's just not the same.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Bunco Pictures, Images and Photos

Once a month Madison and I go to play Bunco at my friends house. A bunch of ladies from church get together to enjoy the game. Last night was Bunko Night. I actually got a prize for most losses. :) A bag of easter eggs and a cute little bunny bell.
Oh yes and let's not forget the gift I won for getting a baby bunko! A cute little blue and white striped bag with a rope strap.... with nail polish. Maddie and I will be having a nail painting party this week.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party.....

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I'm back from the er... Madison has an ear infection. She is feeling pretty good and is playing with her Barbie Vet with kitty and horse from my friend. I'm catching up with the blog. I'm excited to check out some other ladies blogs and see what you are all blogging about. A few night ago I was thinking that I would try to blog about cool kids gear and baby stuff. I haven't been blogging to long and right now I mostly write about family stuff to keep my parents updated on what is going on with the family.

A little bit about myself. My name is Stephanie and I have been married to my husband for seven years. I'm a stay at home mom and I enjoy taking care of my house and daughter. My daughter Madison is in kindergarten this year but only goes half days which keeps me busy since she is only in school for a couple hours a day. I'm currently 4 and a half months pregnant with my second child, a girl. My husband and I have not choose a name yet.

I currently live in SO Cal but am from a small town in Western Michigan. How did I end up in SO Cal? My husband is a navy man, he currently has 15 also 16 years in. We have moved quiet a few times and have at least one more move before we retire. Our dream is to settle down somewhere. We haven't decided where we will retire to but we would like a house with a little acreage. I would prefer an older house with lot of character, built-ins and hard wood floors.

Don't forget to check out the party, they have lots of great gifts. My top three are:
58 Kitchen Aid artisan Stand Mixer from
Moms Who Think

102 4-tier diaper cake from Lil' Baby Cakes

1 Gift certificate from Rocking Horse to Love

Other prizes I would love to win are: 15, 7, 27, 38, 8, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26, 50

5 Minutes For Mom

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party is in full swing now, head over and check it out. You'll have the chance to check out lots of other womens blogs and there are prizes. My very favorite prize of all is the Kitchenaide Stand Mixer. I checked out the prizes a few days ago so that is the one I remember the most since it was my favorite. I will be heading over to the party later today or tomorrow. First I have to bring my daughter to the er, I think she has an ear infection and it can't wait until Monday when the doctor opens back up. So more infor to come on the party as soon as I'm back.

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Moms View

My Moms View is having a contest for a cute pair of shoes from Twenty Second Street Crafts. My favorite shoes are black with white flowers.

Natural Mommie Spring Event

Head on over to Natural Mommie and check out her "Naturally Step into Spring" event starting March 21 St. I know I can't wait to check it out.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bullfrogs and Butterflies Baby Contest

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Oooh! I'm really excited to start getting ready for our baby girl. (We really need to decide on a name because I hate saying little girl or the baby all the time.) Maddie and I have already done some shopping and I have been looking around at site with baby stuff. I found a place that has super cute baby stuff, Bullfrogs and Butterflies Baby. They are actually having a contest right now to win a super cute mini layette baby bouquet.
The mini layette includes a bib, a hat, 3 pairs of socks, and silk flowers and greenery in a cute box.

They also have other really cute stuff too. My favorites are Little Ladies (mary janes) and Tillie the Turtle bath set. But I so love those shoes. I mean love but I have no idea what size I would buy so they would fit the baby at some point.

The Road of Friendship

One of my dear friends is leaving soon, she and her family are bound for the East Coast. Leaving friends is one of the saddest parts of being a navy family. As you move you meet new people and the friendships grow but you know that time to say good bye isn't far. As I left church last night I was sad because I knew that the time has come to say good bye, farwell, I'll see you again.... sometime. I'm sad to see her go, sad because I'm losing yet another friend. Yet I know that God is with us both. He will lead us both on the path he has set for our lives, we will meet new friends. I know that we will both make new friends because everytime a friend walks out of my life a new one appears. God will send us both the people we need in our lives at the time we need them. He may not send us who we want but he sends us who we will need.

Faithful friends are beyond price; no amount can balance their worth.

Cherish your friend, keep faith in him.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do
interfere with what I can do.
Edward Evervett Hale

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day

An Irish Prayer
May God give you.....
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing for each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Monday, March 16, 2009

17 Weeks


The baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone. The umbilical cord is growing stronger and thicker. The baby weighs about 5 oz, about as much as a turnip and is around 5 inches long from head to bottom. (I also read that extended she would be about 9 inches long.) Fat tissue begins to from this week and continues for weeks to come. Her fallopian tubes are formed around this time.

We have know that we are having a little girl now for about two weeks..... however we have NOT choosen a name yet. People keep asking me and it's driving me nuts. We are still discussing it and will hopefully have a name soon. Maybe I'll share........;-)

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Mom by Madison

This is a cute idea. Copy this note, ask your child the questions and write them down exactly how they respond.

I "interviewed" Madison and this is what she had to say...

1. What is something mom always says to you? That I'm cute and you love me

2. What makes mom happy? when I give her hugs and kisses which I love

3. What makes mom sad? if I don't listen to her and if daddy doesn't listen to her

4. How does your mom make you laugh? by tickling me

5. What was your mom like as a child? i have no idea

6. How old is your mom? 26

7. How tall is your mom? that I don't know at all

8. What is her favorite thing to do? shop, shop, shop and that's probably it

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? just clean, clean, clean

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? tickling

11. What is your mom really good at? probably everything

12. What is your mom not very good at? talking to daddy

13. What does your mom do for her job? take care of me and that's it

14. What is your mom's favorite food? I'd have to say.... mom what is your favorite food?

15. What makes you proud of your mom? walking around with a baby in her belly

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? I would say Minnie Mouse

17. What do you and your mom do together? probably shop all day, play games together and sit and watch tv

18. How are you and your mom the same? that we both have the same eyes

19. How are you and your mom different? my mom likes shopping and I like probably doing nothing

20. How do you know your mom loves you? because she says it all the time and it drives me crazy

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Probably to go see her mom and dad

22. What is your mom's favorite thing about your dad? that he's hansome and he wears glasses

23. Is there anything else you want to tell people about your mom?that she sometimes drives me crazy

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Doctor's Appointment @ 16 Weeks!

We had an doctor's appointment today. Doctor said that everything looks good, what a relief. I still think that something bad might happen but right now things are looking good. I was still having a little bleeding which was brown, so they did an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a sleeping little baby. The doctor said that she barely fits on the screen of the ultrasound machine. She's growing that's good! The doctor also gave me the number to call and set up "the big ultrasound." The one where we would find out what we are having, even though we know I'm still setting it up. (I can schedule it for around 18 weeks.) I like to see the baby any time I can, it helps me know that she is alright. My doctor gave me a ultrasound pic today so I will have to get on here asap. My next appointment will be three weeks after my ultrasound. Let's pray that I will not have to go in before the ultrasound or until the next appointment.

Monday, March 9, 2009

16 Weeks

I was reading my daily baby calendar and it was saying that around this time the baby is about the length of a dollar bill and weighs about as much as a "c" battery. I love reading about the size of the baby and being able to see and touch something that is similar in size. I can't believe that the baby is as long as a dollar bill. It's so cool. The best part is being able to show Maddie. She was really excited.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Beautiful Park in Coronado

I love that ocean breeze but I don't particularly like the sand. Yesterday we went to a park in Coronado and hung out for a few hours. I got Paul ladder ball for his anniversary present so we played that for awhile and Maddie playing on the playground.

After hanging out at the park we went to Cozymel's Mexican Grill. Yummy! It was so good. I had a tamale and chicken soft taco, the taco was so good. Anyhow we are planning to go there again. We did some shopping and found Maddie a new dresser for a good deal so we can move her dressers into the nursery. It feels good getting ready for the baby and just getting stuff accomplished in general. I haven't done much around the house since I have been so tired all the time. I actually cleaned a lot of the house today which is nice still I'm not staring at the huge mess anymore. Well back to cleaning!

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Two Tone Hair is Gone

Finally my two toned hair is gone! I had my hair dyed blonde in November and it had grown out quiet a bit. It was looking horrible with black roots and blonde ends BUT it's gone. I told the stylist to do whatever but it had to be darker, closer to my natural shade. So she used a color that is about the same as my natural color and highlights in the shade I had before. I said trim it up and she cut it the way I had it in November! I was thinking I was going to let it grown out so I could put it in a pony tail when I had the baby but it actually it pretty easy to do when it's this short.

Baby Girl

We had our 4-d ultrasound done on Wednesday night. We are having a girl. Maddie is thrilled about having a little sister. On Thursday we called my mom to tell her and Madison told her the baby's name was going to be Sophia Hole. LOL. We don't have a name picked out as of right now but we will soon.

Madison and I went shopping for some stuff for the little sister yesterday. Maddie picked out some cute stuff. We even found so horse stuff for the baby. Maddie says that her sister and her will move to Texas when they get older and be cowgirls. They are going to have a horse farm with lots of horses.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

15 Week picture

Well I'm showing now so here's the belly! I'm 15 weeks and 1 day.