Monday, February 21, 2011


24 weeks this week!!

More and more excited to meet our little man
I thought it would be fun to post a little Q&A for this months update

How did you find out you were pregnant? I found out with a three hpt. My cycle is always messed up and I never know when it is coming. I got a custom of buying cheap tests and testing whenever I went more than a month and a half without it coming. I took the test in the afternoon and kind of expected nothing, when the 3 minutes were up I swear I saw a faint line, a VERY faint line. I told Austin that night at dinner but we didn't get too excited yet because I wasn't sure if it was me or if the line was really there. yes the line was that faint. The next morning I took another, (I couldn't wait the 3 days before you are suppose to try again). The line was faint again but more visible. Just to be sure I went and spent a little more on a digital test, nothing is faint about the word pregnant popping up.

What was your reaction? I cried, I was so overwhelmed with emotion I sat in our bed and cried. I almost thought it wasn't true. I was excited beyond belief.

What was Austin's reaction? He didn't even take a breath before responding with "take a test and see if it's a boy" He wanted a little boy more than anything although I know he would have been just as excited with a girl =)

Who did you tell first? After Austin, of course, I called my sister Brooke. She was at school in St. Joe. She was as happy, excited, and supportive as I could have hoped for. Later when I told my other sister, Emily, she shared this reaction. It was nice to have them so happy for Austin and me. They are both super ready to be aunts

What is the hardest thing about pregnancy? Waiting. Every milestone we hit makes the baby seem more and more real. Not that I think the baby isn't real but I become anxious when new things happen such as: hearing the heartbeat, finding out the gender, feeling movement, seeing my belly grow. It is so hard waiting 9 months for this little guy. 

How are your eating habits now? After a month of not eating much due to sickness I lost 8lbs. Once I started feeling better I ate like I was a teenage boy. I was eating everything in sight and constantly. Finally this last month I have calmed down. I am not as hungry and I have learned to eat better, instead of grabbing a snack cake I enjoy fruit. Lucky for me I have only put 7 of the pounds I lost back on. I am working on being healthy not only for the baby but for me.

What do you think will be the hardest part of being a mom? Without a doubt mornings. I am to say the least NOT a morning person. I know I will have very early mornings once he is here and at first I will be very grumpy. I am not worried about being a mom, I have always been around kids and actually newborns between my mom's daycare and working in a nursery a few years ago. I think I am pretty well prepared although I know it will be different having a baby around 24/7

 If you have any other questions feel free to comment with them and I will answer!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

mason's first harmonica

Austin found one of his old harmonicas at his dad's the other day. He brought it home and placed it on mason's dresser. He said it would be his when he was ready to play.

He also likes to hold it up to my belly and ask "wanna play mason?"

I hope mason takes after his daddy =)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thrift Store Thursday

Look what I found at the thrift store today

Only a buck

Now here is what I visioned when I saw this basket....a picture of .....  a small newborn little boy laying butts up on a pillow inside the basket.

Something like this OR This

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

*this* Wednesday brings

stackable coffee cups i have been drooling over forever. 
finally figured out where they were from and that the were only $9.99 so i had to

open windows and an afternoon walk because the weather is ABSOLUTELY perfect


grilling out for this first time this year, again because this weather is beautiful, followed by this delicious looking cherry cheesecake in celebration of my mom's birthday.
i can't wait =)

Happy Wednesday All!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Austin and i never really celebrate valentine's day.
He doesn't like the holiday for some reason and I am not big on the idea either. normally i cook a nice dinner and we stay in, sometimes exchanging small gifts but nothing fancy. this year he had to work the morning and afternoon of valentine's day, which is one of his busiest days and he was sick :(

I decided to surprise him when he got home with pink heart shaped pancakes. He loves pancakes and how could pink heart shaped ones not bring a smile to his face. 

some didn't end up so good looking :)

delicious, fluffy pancakes!

Reese's for Austin (his favorite)

a beautiful flower balloon for me :)

Friday, February 11, 2011


I love looking through blogs. I spent hours a day looking at everyone's blogging, reading their stories and getting inspiration. I wanted to share some of the things I have been up to lately and how I came about them.

First I noticed that everyone was decorating for Valentine's Day. Normal I don't do too much to decorate for this holiday but after seeing all the neat craft decorations I had to do something. I put up a few around the house just for fun.

Next, after reading kyle's blog on the headband swap who couldn't want some sweet headbands?? I couldn't help but make a few. Kyle your bands rock!!

This one is done using crochet only. I crocheted a single line of half double crochet the size of my head. I then added 3 crochet flowers and buttons. The back is held together by a sewn on button that fits perfectly into a crocheted space :)

Simple headband. Hot glued a piece of vintage ribbon to a piece of elastic. Then added 2 crochet flowers

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

my special boy

As I sit and feel Mason kicking me today I realize how lucky, grateful, and blessed I am. ( I could go on and on). It feels like just the other day we were struggling to get pregnant. When I say it feels like just the other day I don't mean that at all. It took 17 months for us to finally say we are expecting. The long journey was full of tears and upsets. I was a complete mess thinking we might not be able to have a family. I wasn't patient to say the least and I wasn't pleasant to be around when the topic came up.

I won't lie.

I hated hearing that others were expecting. I wasn't excited to see my friends overwhelmed with joy to be carrying a child. I was bitter and resentful. I hate that I had this attitude and I am sorry for even letting myself be so self-absorbed with my wants. I can see now that our time was coming and God was preparing us for our child. 

I read this little bit on a blog today and I wanted to share it with you. This is the part that really struck me but you can read the whole thing here

There are women who become mothers without effort, 
without thought, 
without patience or loss, 
and though they are good mothers and love their children, 
I know that I will be better. 

I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have read more books, 
but because I have struggled and toiled for this child. 
I have longed and waited. 
I have cried and prayed. 
I have endured and planned over and over again. 

Like most things in life,
the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams. 
I will notice everything about my child. 
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore, and discover. 
I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life. 
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream. 
My dream will be crying for me. 

We have thanked God everyday for 22 weeks for this little boy

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

my music man

 Austin has always played the harmonica. 
He would randomly get it out and just play and play. What ever tune he could come up with in his head he would go with it.
He always talked about how much he loved playing it when he was a teenager and how good he got from practicing. He never really got too much back into it until lately. His interest in playing has grown right back to where it was when he was a teenager.
He not only plays everyday now but he reads books, watches lessons online, and he wrote his own song. He is quite good at playing and I can see how much he really enjoys it.

His Cousin Jeremy even brought over an amp to help give him the sound he is looking for, whatever that means :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Firday Favorites

Bubble Baths


Reading mommyhood books :)

Back massager my wonderful husband got me for Christmas


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Late night talk with me, Sarah Hanna

I don't sleep anymore. I am not sure if it's pregnancy insomina or just me but I am exhausted all day and lay awake all night. Last night I laid in bed for two hours and 45 minutes before moving to the couch where I was up another hour and a half. Tonight it has only been an hour and 53 minutes since I laid down

I want to re decorate the living room. I am talking paint, decor, and furniture. A girl can dream right :)

I am currently addicted to angry birds. At the same time I hate that game so much!

My dogs are driving me insane. I think they have cabin fever as much as I do

i wish we had a Y membership but until Austin's kickboxing contract is up we probably will continue to go without.

This is the first winter that I can truely say I wish it was spring!

I ate hotdogs and Ramon today. Two things I know aren't healthy for my growing baby

if I won the lottery I would still get a job because sitting at home by yourself all day is kinda depressing

Today I am Thankful

 Today I am thankful that even though I have been snowed/frozen in for the past 4 days and our main sewer line is clogging again, for the second time in 4 months, which means 

-our toilet gurgles whenever water is being ran
-we can only take a under 5 minute shower before the drain starts clogging

- these dishes are about to get hand washed in fear of running the dishwasher and causing a huge clog and mess

- AND this laundry has piled up everywhere again in fear of running the washer and clogging the line for good

I am thankful for a wonderful husband who has bared the negative temperatures this past week and spent HOURS working outdoors while I stay warm and healthy inside growing our beautiful miracle of life.

I am very blessed with a happy home and a beautiful life.