Friday, July 31, 2009

Needing more hours in the day

No, I'm not dead, but I have been working two jobs at the moment so things have been CRAZY! Today teachers had to report to school so as usual things have gotten extremely busy. Here is what all has been going on with the Hall for the past few weeks:

We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary on July 8th! We both took off from work on the 10th and ate a Maggianos, then went on our first major shopping adventure for our baby boy. Of course, we headed straight to the Polo Outlets in Lebanon. We got him the most adorable little outfits. I can't wait to dress him up. Happy Anniversary Rich! This has been the most amazing 3 years of my life.

I met with Holly Kitzer and Gail Davis about painting our nursery and furnature. They are going to do a greyish blue with a silvery glaze over it for the walls, and they are going to paint the furnature for me too. I am so blessed that they are going to help me with the nursery. I am NOT naturally gifted with decorating so this has taken a major burden off of my shoulders. It was wonderful to be able to say, this is kinda what I want and them know exactly what to do. I am honored that they would give up the small amount of free time that they have just to help me. It has meant so much to me.

Our chair is in, but we haven't even had time to pick it up. We are going to try to empty out our office and Rich is going to paint the base coats for all of our nursery stuff. Then after Gail and Holly get it all finished, we will pick up the chair and move the furnature in.

All we have left for the nursery is the bedding. We are on the verge of getting that finished though too. Our labor and delivery classes are starting next Saturday. I'm excited to go, but a little anxious about if Rich is going to FREAK OUT when he has to watch the video lol! Our shower is tentatively scheduled for September 20th, and we are in the process of getting with Beth (my sister-in-law) to do our maternity pictures. I'm so excited about her doing our pictures. She has a gift, and it is a HUGE blessing that she is doing this for us.

Ok so on top of all of this, I have been trying to move classrooms, start school, and work from 7-4 at the Daycamp. Needless to say, I'm exhausted! It has been nice to stay busy though this summer. I will try to take some "bump" pictures soon. Our baby boy is growing like crazy. I absolutley love being pregnant and am trying to enjoy every second and his every kick!

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

We had an amazing 4th of July. We finally got away to see Rich's family in KY since we were both off this past Friday. We got to leave Thursday night and get there a little earlier than usual. It was such a nice trip! We even decided to take Bentley with us. He rode right in the middle of us the whole trip there and back. He was such a good boy. Here are some pictures from the 4th of July cookout at Mona's. I ate WAY too much!!!

The love of my life!

IT'S A........

BOY!!!!! We had our 20 week ultrasound today, and we are so excited to be having a boy! Obviously we would have been ecstatic either way, but we were secretly hoping deep down (especially daddy) that we would have a boy first. Everything is completely healthy. I have marginal placenta previa. It just means that my placenta is REALLY close to my cervix. Bad news is that I may have to have a C-section if it doesn't migrate a little more, and the good news is that we get to have another ultrasound in 8 weeks to check to see if it has migrated enough to not have to do the C-section. My doctor said that he was pretty sure it would migrate just enough considering how much it had already moved from the last ultrasound. We haven't quite decided on a name yet. We had Wyatt William Hall picked out for the longest time, but may end up changing it. William will for sure be the middle name, but we are thinking about changing the first name to one of these: Ryder, Hudson, Cash, Brooks, Cruz, Weston, etc. There are quite a few that we are thinking about. I think we will more than likely go with Wyatt William Hall though. Gramps (my dad) got to go with us to the ultrasound today. I'm so thankful that he got to hear his first grandbaby's heartbeat! It was such a special day for us. We surprised Nana (my mom) at work with a sign that said, "It's a Boy." After we ate dinner with my dad, Rich and I went straight for the shopping. I looked for little boy outfits, and Rich went straight to the sport stores to get his little boy some toys. It was precious. I'm posting a few pictures from our ultrasound. We also got a DVD of the ultrasound, but I haven't figured out how to post videos yet. Enjoy! Our sign said, "It's A Boy!" You can't see it though. I should have used marker, but was in too big of a hurry before we left for the appointments.

His heartbeat. It was 150.

His face.

The foot. Couldn't get a great picture.

His legs that his kicks his mommy with!

His spine. It is amazing to me that they can see all of this. Technology is fascinating!

It is FOR SURE a BOY!!!!

Here is the close up of the gender lol! He will not like me for this later on in life.