Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!! 2010 has gone by super fast, and I can't wait for 2011! Bring on the New Year! Above is our Christmas card this year. I've used Tiny Prints for the past two years and have been super pleased with the way they have turned out. My dad shot this in front of our Christmas tree, and I think the card pretty much sums up how we feel about the year- Blessed beyond measure! We have so many things to be thankful for! And this will be our last Christmas just the two (or 4) of us!
I don't have a ton of Christmas pics to share this year, because 1. I didn't worry with my camera a whole lot and 2. We had a very low key Christmas-which I highly enjoyed! We attended several little family and friend get togethers and got to hang out with some of our favorite little people. We went to see a movie on Christmas Eve and had dinner at McEwen's, where we had our first date 5 years ago. We ate a lot of good meals, had some really good rest, and got a lot of baby planning done and underway. *Elvis did give us a scare on Christmas day and decided to have a little joy run in my parent's neighborhood right before night time. Thanks to my keen tracking skills :) I was able to locate him after about 45 minutes down the street in a cove. Trent was already making his way across town. Sad to say, but I don't think Prissy was to concerned about us finding her brother.
I have an aunt that says whatever you are doing on New Year's day is an indicator of how the rest of your year will go. Tomorrow I plan on spending the day in my pj's, putting all of Christmas up, and organizing. So maybe I will have a productive 2011! I will be having a baby, after all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

17 weeks and "HO, HO, HO"!

We went to NEA women's clinic Friday the 10th and had a gender scan done! We figured that we had been patient for two years waiting for God to bless us with a child, why not be a little impatient in find out if we are going to have a daughter or a son!? AND.....It looks like Baby Haynes is a GIRL!!!!!!!!! I asked the tech if she was 100% certain and she said YES! Trent said he knew it was a girl before she said anything! We have named her Ava Leona Haynes, after my mother Ava and her mother (my grandmother) Opal Leona. We are THRILLED!!! She was a little modest wanting to keep her little ankles crossed! Looks like we already have a little lady! (I hope she stays that way!) The tech made her move around, and we could see her little arms and legs fly up! It is such an AMAZING experience. There is nothing like seeing her move around and I'm sure it will be even more amazing to hold her when she gets here! We go for my scheduled appointment at Ruch in a couple of weeks for the big ultrasound. I can't wait!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Size of Baby: About the size of a turnip or sweet potato (depending on what you read)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 2 lbs from the 10 lost
Maternity Clothes: Love my maternity jeans/pants and am having to wear more of my maternity shirts. Some regular things still fit with the help of the belly band.
Gender: Just found out Baby Haynes is a GIRL!!! Ava Leona!...had been feeling that the baby was a girl for the last couple of weeks!
Movement: Nothing defining yet, but I'm starting to feel more pressure in my abdomen were her head is.
Sleep: Differs from night to night, but I'm pretty sure I had my last full night of sleep a long, long time ago and probably wont for a long, long time! Her head rest right on my bladder.
What I Miss: 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep...and I think I'm about to have to give up my occasional glass of sweet tea.
Craving: honey dew, cantaloupe, salad, chips and cheese dip
Symptoms: Nausea...that's part of the reason of haven't blogged in a while. 2nd trimester hit me HARD....meaning after every meal, I went and got sick. Some nights I would just come in and go to bed to stop from getting sick. Over the past week, though, I've started having more specific cravings. And one of the biggest symptoms- is that my stomach is noticably becoming harder and rounder.
Best Moment This Week: Was actually last Friday (12/10/10)...Finding out that we are having a GIRL!!!

Ava Leona Haynes
Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4

Had to throw this picture in, too! This was taken last night at the Vaught annual Cookies with Santa party. Trent was asked to play Santa this year...seeing as we have easy access to a Santa suit :)! We both had a really good time, and he enjoyed seeing the look on the kids' faces! They were all too cute. And, Kelly, he has already said that he would do it next year. I think he wants to upgrade his Santa suit, though, so we'll be on the look out! *Dana Johnson insisted that we get this pic, so I'll get her back later :)! I guess we could say that this is the first pic of Baby Ava sitting on Santa's lap!