Tuesday, January 31, 2012

words to live by...

I've decided what kind of mom I would love to be, and I saw this the other day and I think it fits perfectly with my philosophy. I want a son that is kind, thoughtful and well-rounded. I want him to be a great son, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother... I want to raise him right!! Most of all, I want him to be successful!!

I hope that I'm a good mother. I know my husband will be a GREAT dad. he is all the stuff I want my son to be (minus the obsession with UFC... he's perfect). So when I saw this quote, I thought, Why can't everyone be like this?? You can't expect to be treated with kindness when you're unhappy and negative. I want Baby to be happy like me. nothing really ever gets me down. I want my little baby to learn how to brush off the dust when he falls. I want him to stand strong but not be a bully... so this, THIS is perfect.

Little Man, Please grow up to be kind. your daddy will teach you manners and I will teach you how to LOVE!

Love, Mommy

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweet Surprises makes our Hearts SMILE!

Today I received the sweetest surprise!! a little outfit for the baby from my favorite cousin!

I have to say, it is adorable!!

Well, if you know my husband, you know he works in scrubs. He practically lives in it. I would say about 80% of the time he's wearing scrubs, 10% board shorts (think anytime its sunny and its ALWAYS sunny in Southern California), 8% in Jeans and 2% in grown up work clothes/suits.

So to my surprise when I opened this gift I was giddy with love. TO know the baby can wear scrubs like his daddy is so exciting!! I can't wait to get a photo of the two of them together!

here is the note it came with:

as an update... a couple of items arrived a few days earlier! So exciting to see the second outfit and our first swaddle blanket. I was literally just sitting there the other day trying trying to explain to my husband why you don't tuck a baby in a blanket and why you wrap him... he was just as confused until this nifty blanket arrived. we can't wait to use it!

Dear Linda,
you're SOoOooOoo good to me and baby McNugget!! Josh and I love you and your family so much!! You're always so kind and full of knowledge and I couldn't have survived this pregnancy without you! Since the moment the stick said "Pregnant" you filled me with joy and much needed advice, you kept me calm and you kept me sane. I'm so glad that we're able to call on one another and I appreciate you.. you don't even know HOW MUCH I appreciate you!!

thank you thank you a million times thank you!!


Anna, Josh & Baby

Saturday, January 28, 2012

baby Dreams are sometimes creepy.

I would have to say 100%, I'm really blessed with NO MAJOR pregnancy symptoms. It seems like I'm living my everyday life. No morning sickness, no weird stretch marks (thank you jesus!), my appetite is somewhat the same.. I can eat anything and everything except fish.

so if all my pregnancies are THIS blessed, I would love to continue having kids.

Now here comes the fun part... Dreaming.

I read in a book that dreams can be pretty intense.

the other night, I dreamt I had a do over wedding. It was so intense, my husband recorded me talking in my sleep. he was asking me questions like "how many bridesmaids do you want?" I said "3". then he asked, who are your bridesmaids, I said "people". the best question was, "what color is your dress" and I said, "I can't wear white anymore!"

what on earth???

the other dream I had was very vivid. I dreamt that I was part of a reality game show where they paired pregnant women together, gave them life jackets, a little motor boat, net and rope and we had to catch as many alligators as possible. I remember being very pregnant and watched as the other women gathered in their boats.

I was tossing and turning in my sleep moving around like crazy (practically freaking my husband out!) and in my dream, I watched as this giant speed boat came rushing at the group and one of the boats and the two women fell into the swamp!!! I LITERALLY SCREAMED in my sleep... waking up in tears.

i laugh about this crazy dream now but I was very traumatized about it for awhile.

why aren't my dreams nurturing??

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oh Boy!! It's a little Man!!

I wanted to share some more photos of our Gender Reveal!! I'm still floating on cloud nine about it!

My parents reaction was priceless!! My moms been praying for a boy. its super lucky to have one this year, but I believe my mother in law has been praying just a bit harder!!

our family photo with the new Grandparents to be!

and here is a photo of my husband and I excited to share the news!!

Oh little McNugget!! I love you already!! I loved seeing you suck your thumb and cover your eyes... you moved around so much we almost missed your gender! Next time I won't have McDonalds and soda before the ultrasound. We LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE U!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gender Reveal...

We were excited to find out the baby's gender today, so to visit my parents and let them reveal the gender was super special to us!!

Here is a video of my husband and I wishing my parents a year of Good Luck, Good Health and happiness.. we then gave them a lucky envelope to open. In this envelope, it revealed the gender!!

and here are photos of our little Nugget at his 16 weeks 5 days. He weighs 5 ounces.. and is healthy healthy healthy!!

aww did you see his little button nose??? so cute.

Here is a photo of our ultrasound tech pointing at his boy parts..

and here is the baby sucking his thumb!

she kept saying.. he's sOOoo photogenic! and he was...

the last photo is of the baby and my husband.. and I must admit, they have the same features! same nose, chin/jaw... lips. long legs, long arms.. soOOo cute!

what do you think??

Feb 1st is my next appointment, I can't wait!! Grow little baby!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Dragon Baby...

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!!

here is a photo of ALL the kids in our family pointing at the little baby dragon in my belly!

I wanted to share a little greeting!

Năm mới em chúc dồi dào sức khỏe, vạn sự như ý và một năm mới phát tài và mong rằng năm nay sẻ mang nhiều may mắn và hạnh phúc (cho nguyên gia đình)

In the new year I want to wish lots of health, and for things to go your way and a prosperous new year and I also hope the new year will bring lots of luck and happiness (for all the familly)

Here is a little Tet Photo with my husband, baby and Grandma!!

Catching up!

Hi There!!

SOoOOoOo Sorry for all the lack of blogging! I've been ultra busy and now I have time catch up!

Since we don't know exactly how far along I am.. here are some bump photos I've been taking weekly...

this is me @ about 13 or so weeks...

after this photo... I started working VERY hard. I run a Bridal Party Boutique: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BridalPartyBoutique and life just past me by!

here is my belly at the most recent week... maybe 15 weeks? I'll know for sure how far along I am Feb 1st. I'm sorry I'm not 100% certain!

the reality has finally hit. I am officially showing, HARDCORE. this is a solid bump.. and I feel the baby flutters. Its stronger when I have soda.. its such a lovely and amazing feeling!!

Now every time my husband sees me in the morning dressed... he stares and says "Oh, babe... you're showing"... which makes me change..and then change again. I go through my closet everyday!!! Looks like it's time to do some serious shopping!

Here is a picture from this weekend... we went to San Diego for 24 hours with my husband and our friends the "Millers" to visit Kenny...

this is the outfit that made me look the least pregnant in the club!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Growing Little Chicken McNugget!

We went to visit the doctor today. According to My OB, the baby is supposed to be 12 weeks 3 days... but well, it is measured 14weeks 1 days... A bigger growing baby is much better than an underweight baby.. so that's always a good sign right??

so, at our next appointment we will find out the real delivery date.

we are over the moon about seeing our little McNugget grow, its getting so big!! spine.. head.. hands.. fingers feet.. soOOOo big. it's big as an orange and I've gained about 8 lbs total. not bad.

I'm still eating my usual: Healthy Healthy.. then burgers cheeseburgers and bacon burgers. its a hot mess up in here.

xoxoox love the baby!