Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's a....!!

The night before my appointment, I couldn't fall asleep for hours it felt like. I was so excited, anxious, nervous. I finally fell asleep after midnight and then woke up at 4:45 to go to the bathroom and couldn't fall back asleep. Lucky for me I was wide awake and ready for the day! :) Hunter had his 12 month check up at 9am on the 23rd so I got him fed, dressed, and ready to go and off we went! He weighs 23 pounds 12 oz and was 31 inches long! He took his 3 shots and finger prick like a champ and then he was done thank goodness! We got home and then I anxiously waited until it was time to leave for my appointment at 1:30. On the way to the doctor's office, my stomach was in knots and I was starting to get nauseous from all my emotions. I was just ready to know! So we got there and got checked in and luckily didn't have to wait very long. I could feel my hands shaking because I was so nervous. lol! With Hunter's big ultrasound I don't remember being so nervous, but because this is our last baby I just wanted everything to be ok and healthy. The ultrasound technician asked us if we wanted to know the sex and we both said YES! at the same time so she put the wand on my belly and started taking some measurements. I could feel the excitement building as I tried to scan the screen to see what I could see. She scrolled down to try and find the sex and the umbilical cord was down there so she couldn't tell, but said she would be back at the end. I started to panic a little bit thinking that maybe we wouldn't be able to find out. I had thought I had caught a glimpse, but didn't see anything down there...I was trying not to get my hopes up though. So she got through the whole ultrasound, all the measurements and we saw the baby yawn and cute, and then she said let's take a look again to see if we can find out the sex. She scrolled the wand down there again and viola...IT IS A GIRL!!! I immediately started crying...I couldn't believe I was having a daughter! I've always wanted a boy and a girl (in that order)since I was little and it was so amazing to me that I would be blessed enough to have 1 of each! The rest of my doctor's appointment went great. I gained 2 pounds (woot woot), my blood pressure was great, and the baby's measurements were about a week ahead and she looked perfectly healthy! What an amazing Christmas present!

So off we went to Babies R Us to buy Lily Mackenzie her first outfit! I'm glad I had a boy first and then a girl because I didn't realize how CUTE and GIRLY and LACY and POLKA DOTTY all the girl clothes are until now. (I tried to ignore the hundreds of girl racks because I was so jealous of all the variety) We already know the nursery we want. A picture of it is below. We are going to paint 3 walls solid colors and then the 4th wall we are going to paint polka dots that match the other 3 walls. I'm so excited!! When I say "we" are painting, it actually means Daniel...haha he is the best painter! :)

I love my family!! We are blessed beyond belief! <3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hunter's Birthday Bash!

We celebrated Hunter's 1st Birthday on Saturday, December 12th and everything turned out fabulous! He played with his friends and then we opened presents and ate some delicious cake! He tried cake for the first time and it took him a while to dig in but once he did, he stuffed fistfuls of cake into his mouth. It was so much fun to watch him discover something new! We also took Hunter to get his 1 year pictures take and they turned out great too.

Hunter's schedule at 12 months goes something like this:

8:30am wake up and drink 7oz of WHOLE milk (woot woot!)
9-10:15 PLAYTIME
10:15-10:30 eat fruit and cheerios
10:30-1 NAP
1:15-1:30 eat vegetable and applesauce
1:30-3:45 PLAYTIME
3:45-4:15 drink 7oz of formula (going to be switching to whole milk on Sunday)
4:15-5:30/6 NAP
6:15-6:30 eat vegetable/fruit and cheerios
6:30-7:30 PLAYTIME
7:30-8 Read a book, Bath, Lotion, Pjs, 7oz bottle of formula (going to be switching to whole milk in early January)

What a day! Whew! We are slowly introducing whole milk and so far no allergic reactions and he LOVES it! By the beginning of January the plan is to get him on 100% whole milk (YAY for no more formula!! atleast for 5 months LOL!) and then once he is on 100% cow's milk make the switch from the bottle to the sippy cup. He currently drinks water out of his sippy cup, but he is still struggling a little bit to grasp holding it while sucking the water out of it. Hopefully he'll drink cow's milk out of it since he loves it so much. I can't believe my little baby that I brought home just a short year ago is about to turn into a toddler! W.O.W.! Everyday his fun personality shines through and let me tell you...we laugh so much here at the Morrison household because he constantly keeps us on our toes and does the most goofy things! Atleast once a day he will climb up in my lap and sit with me for a few minutes so I can get my cuddles in. I can't believe how lucky I am to be his mom!

I will be 19 weeks pregnant on Saturday and when I say this pregnancy is flying by that is an understatement! I can not believe I'm almost 1/2 way done with this pregnancy. Hunter is keeping me super busy so I barely have enough time to sit down and relax much less think about being pregnant. With Hunter's pregnancy I knew what was going on each week. I would read in the baby book about him growing taste buds or when he was able to move his fingers or what size comparable fruit he was that week. This pregnancy, I just don't have time to do any of that stuff. I did start to feel baby kicks this week and it is one of the most amazing things that go on while pregnant. For me, once I feel kicks it really brings on a strong mother-baby bond that will never go away. I will be one lucky lady if the 2nd half of this pregnancy goes as smooth as the 1st half.

Next week is going to be a HUGE week for us. Actually Wednesday to be exact. :) Hunter turns 1 on Wednesday and he has his well baby check up at 9am that day. I can't wait to see how much he has grown in 3 months, but I'm not looking forward to him getting shots. I HATE watching him get shots even though most of the time he has been a tough trooper. It just hurts my heart that he gets stuck with a needle or two. Poor guy, atleast I know the shots help him stay healthy! Then at 2pm, is the BIG ultrasound to find out whether a baby boy or girl will complete our family! I have been feeling like it's a girl from the beginning, but Daniel thinks it's another boy. The more I think about it, having a little brother for Hunter sounds like so much more fun. They can be rough and tumble together and share all the same toys and clothes and hopefully be close as they grew up. Now, I think MOMMA would LOVE buying all the pink, purple, polka dots, hairbows, and barrettes for a little girl, but I'm trying to not let my heart get stuck on having a girl, it's hard though. Soon enough we will know for sure and then I can start making plans for the nursery! I'm so excited! I keep repeating to myself that God will give me what I need not necessarily what I want so if I get another boy then I was meant to be a momma to boys and what could be better?! I'm hoping and praying for another healthy, happy baby because that is truly all that matters. Keep your fingers crossed that this last week doesn't drag by for me!!

Oh one last comment...I have never been the type of person to get Christmas done early and even last year when I was 9+ months pregnant in December I procrastinated SO bad....well this year I got ALL the Christmas shopping done and presents wrapped for family and friends before December 6th! So now, our tree is up, decorated, and with presents sitting underneath waiting for Christmas Day to arrive. I feel so proud! :)Now, next year with a 7 month old and 2 year old I probably will get nothing done so I'm just making up for it this year!