Saturday, December 12, 2009

25 weeks.

More than half way done! its flying by and I am starting to get nervous. Not so much about taking care of a newborn baby but the whole labor and delivery. Thinking about it really freaks me out. I had a Doctor's appointment on thursday. My weight and baby's heartbeat are good. I am measuring right on 25 weeks. The only bad news I got (which was a few days before the appointment) was my blood test for gestational diabetes came back high. But only 1 out of the 4 test. From what the doc said I dont have it but my chances are pretty high. She wants me to go see a endocrinologist. Hopefully everything turns out okay because I hate stressing over things. Work is already driving me nuts. I wanted to stay working till Feb but I dont know if I can last that long. It makes me sad because I used to love my job.
We are going home for xmas on sat the 19th for 2 weeks. I cant wait to see everyone for longer than 5 minutes. It is hard when we make a 3 or 4 day trip. We never have time to do anything. This last week has been pretty stressful between work, the blood test, and Bunk. Poor little Bunk always has the most random things go wrong with him. We had a pretty traumatic experience at the vet last tuesday. I am so glad that it is over. I need to thank my mom for passing on the gag reflex to me. The vet looked at me like I was so crazy and needed to control myself.
Anyway, we still havent decided on a boy name but I figure we have plenty of time. Max and I will lay in bed at night and randomly spit out names but nothing is sticking. So any ideas let us know.

Monday, November 16, 2009

22 Weeks and sick

Time is really flying by. I cant believe I am more than half way through this pregnancy. I came down with a really bad chest and head cold last week and was pretty nervous it was the swine flu. I had all the symptons but a fever, which I was thankful I didn't have. 7 days later and I am still going to bat with this sickness. It sucks when you are pregnant and cant take much of anything to help with feeling like crap. I am praying Max doesnt get it. He has been lucky so far. Max has been so good to take care of me between cleaning the house, doing dishes, laundry, walking bunk and breakfast in bed. What a great guy.
I had a dr. appointment on thursday. I was worried that my little guy might be in some stress from everything my body was going through but the dr. said everything was good. Still measuring good, weight good, heartbeat good. I was excited to get the swine flu shot but they had ran out the day before ( just my luck) After calling local hospitals, health departments, no one had it. Then I rememeber I recieved an email a few weeks ago from a lady that said the naval hospital was giving the shot to pregnant women. I raced over there and couldnt wait.
Besides being sick this week has been exciting so far. My friend Shanna had a little boy last night. It was pretty hard on her and they ended up doing an emergency c-section. I cant wait to meet her new little guy next week. Also I got my wonderful husband Flyers tickets. They play LA this wednesday and we are pretty excited to go see them. Hopefully we will get some good pics!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Today was a great day. We went to the Doctor to find out the sex of the baby. My mom has been here visiting so she got to come with us. Max has been saying all along that he thought it was a boy and we were just going to the Doctor to confirm that. Him and my mom even had a bet on what the baby was going to be. The ultrasound was amazing. We got to see every part of our baby's body. The tech was typing things on the computer so we knew what we were looking at. The last part of the ultrasound she wrote "Boy parts". The look on Max's face was priceless. He loved every minute of hearing that he was right. I had an exam after the ultrasound. My Doc said I was measuring a little big but she didnt move up my due date : (. I only gained 2lbs this last month. She told me I need to gain a pound a week. I guess I have a hard time pleasing her with my weight. One month it is too much, the next it isnt a enough. Maybe next month I can make her happy.
We were on our way to lunch and Max being the good driver he is ran right through a red light. Not that this was the first red light he has ran through but he had so much on his mind about this baby boy I guess he wasnt paying much attention. At least it wasnt a camra light and another $500 ticket. After Lunch my mom and me went shopping for our baby boy. We bought his first little outfits. I cant wait till march. Now if we can figure out a name?????

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

14 WEEKS!!!!

Yesterday was my 14 week check up. As I stepped on the scale so the nurse could see how much weight I have gained, I asked her not to tell me how much. I really wasnt interested in knowing. The Doc comes in measures my belly and we listen to the heartbeat. Everything was perfect. Good heartbeat and measuring exactly 14 weeks. The Doc asked If I had any questions. I wanted to know if in 3 weeks when they do the ultrasound if we would be able to know what we are having. She said " If she opens her legs and cooperates" I thought to myself, she said "SHE" I havent had any feeling on what I am having and most people tell me they just know, but not me. I lean towards a girl only because my family and everyone I work with thinks it is a girl. The hammonds think it is a boy. Who knows, I will be happy with a healthy boy or girl. So back to my story about the weight thing. The Doc says well one thing I noticed. I sat there a little nervous on what she was going to say...... You gained 3lbs too much this month. I thought wow what the nerve. I have an over weight doctor who just told me I gained 3lbs too much when the only thing that makes me not puke is eating. This is the time I should be gaining weight, what was her excuse. Haha now that I have calmed down alot, I am making up my own excuses. I just ate a big lunch, I was weighed with all my clothes on, and I drink a ton of water through the day. Do doctors not understand that their patients have feelings too and pregnant women are very emotional anyway. They need to think before they speak.
Other than my lowered self-estem yesterday, not much has been happening. I am still a little sick and sleepy but it is getting better day by day. Hopefully in the next few weeks I will be back to normal. I think I will start cutting my hours back at work. The dental office isnt all that busy and it would be a great time to do it. Max is busy with work and is graduating his first class this week. I am so proud of him. He works really hard and is very good with the students. We have given up on the house thing for now and are still thinking about moving on base.
We got back from Utah 2 weeks ago. We always miss home so much everytime we get back. It is hard to be away from friends and family. The golf tournamnet was a lot of fun. We took 4th place and shot 4 under par. The canyon was a blast but Max learned that I am not much of a camper (even though we didnt have to rough it) I get allergies and need a shower or bath daily. We went on a hike with all the little kids and a few adults. I was in the middle of the group. As I was walking on the trail I saw a rattlesnake sitting there. I screamed and ran away. My father-in-law was my hero. He found the snake trying to get away and killed it for me. I hate hate hate snakes. They are so gross and mean looking. We were so lucky that none of the little ones had to meet that snake face to face.
We have had a great couple of weeks. 4 months has gone by really fast. We are exciting for 3 weeks to find out what we are having!!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Today was an amazing day. We had our 1o-11 week appointment. To hear the baby's heartbeat is such a great feeling. It makes this pregnancy seem more real. I guess there is a real reason why I have put on a few pounds, although I think the Dr's scales are always off anyways. Max was good enough to take part of the day off and come with me. I think he was a little shocked to find out how awkward female dr. appointments can be. He took it pretty well but only because he knows it is going to get more awkward. He laughed at the so called sheet I got to wear. The appointment was pretty quick and painless so I can't complain. I go back in a month and then again in October to find out the baby's sex. My mom is going to be visiting that week so it will be really exciting. I have a feeling she is going to be living in san diego for half the year when this little baby comes. I know it kills her to be away.
Time is going by really quick. I am not as nauseous anymore, thanks to the prescripton. All I want to do is sleep, I can't get enough. If there were 5 more hours in a day I would be happy. We are going home this wed Sept. 2nd and can't wait to see family and friends. Labor Day weekend is a huge holiday for the Hammonds and the Maughans. Max's family spends the weekend up at the cabin. My sister-in-law Amie is going to be there and she is just a few weeks behind me. I think we talk everyday to see how each is feeling. My dad is in charge of the Wellsville Founders Day Golf tournament. We always look forward to this. He puts such hard work all year long to make sure this thing runs smoothly. Max and I are playing with My sister and her husband. My mom is having all the Maughans over on Labor Day. It will be nice to see cousins and family we havent seen in awhile.

Sunday, August 16, 2009




I have thought about starting a blog for awhile now and after talking to Mandy last friday, she convinced me. I guess now we have a reason to. We are expecting our first baby due March 2010. Pretty crazy, we didnt see this happening for awhile. A little suprised but we are very happy for this life changing experience. I am 9 weeks and the morning sickness has been killing me. I am taking reglan and it helps but still not feeling my best. I am very sleepy and not happy unless my belly is full. Poor max has to put up with me. This weekend I made him take me to dinner at 4 pm. I laughed when he said we are even beating the 80 year olds to dinner. He is a great husband and I dont know what I would do without him.
We are in the process of trying to buy a house. It has been very frustrating. Right now is the time to buy but it is so competitive. We have found a few houses we like and put offers on. A few weeks later we find out there has been over 40 offers and people are offering $60k more than the asking price, not to mention some are paying all cash..... So for now we are just playing the waiting game and thinking about moving on base.
We live in Vista Ca . We love it here but it is very hard to be away from friends and family. We are lucky it is only a 12 hour drive from home. I work at a dental office in escondido and I'm very happy to have a job right now. Max signed for another 4 years while he was in Japan last November. He just started a new job in May, being an instructor. He teaches new marines to take apart and fix hueys and cobras (helicopters). This will keep him around here for the next 3 years and I am very excited about that. Alot of the marine wives don't have their husbands home that long and in some cases for the birth of their children. I feel very lucky that we get to spend that much time together.
We have a bull terrier named Bunk. He is quite the dog with a very strong personality. I dont know what he is going to do when the baby comes and he doesnt have all of our attention. We have definately had our ups and downs with him the past 2 years. Now he is out of the puppy stage all he wants to do is sleep.
Well that sums up our life for now. Hopefully I will be good at doing this blogging thing to keep everyone updated!!