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!!