Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thanks to Laurie

I've finally been able to change my background on my blog from my aunt Laurie, though inadvertantly, I read Kristies blog and then read her comments and then went to that Laurie mentioned and FINALLY figured it out!! I'm now excited and now getting more into it now that I can do something with my blog. Now I just need to figure out how to add little things, I'll probably figure it out eventually. It's been fun though. Thanks Laurie. :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Josh and Ginger

Last night after I put Ginger down for bed, made myself some sticky popcorn (still my absolute favorite treat) and popped in a movie. I heard Ginger an hour later still up and OUT of her room. Normally its no big deal, she does that sometimes espcially since she learned how to open up her door. So I go upstairs to go put her back to bed and there she is, in the middle of the hallway staring into my bedroom where her dad is on the ground and playing with her!! I thought it was funny. How cute is it that Josh would let her out of her room (yes this time he let her out, she didn't do it herself) and play with her even though it was WAY past her bedtime. I love to watch them together. Ginger is a daddy's girl through and through. Whenever he's home she can't get enough him. On his days off and his tinkering in the yard or around the house she will follow him and copy him and help him out. And the best part is that he enjoys it to, he actually likes Ginger to be his little helper even though most of the time she hardly helps cuz' she's so little. This is one thing that I hope will continue with the two of them.

I cracked...

I already cracked on the binky thing it was the same day just later and I'm not gonna feel guilty or anything. I think she does good most of the time. She doesn't get the binky for anything else but naptime and bedtime. She'll be two next month, maybe I'll try again then. I did put her down for her nap without one and she did good. But when she woke up it was a little bit of a different story, I think she was having binky withdrawal, I'm not even kidding, she was more whining and fussy and crying over everything. And she had this crazy look in her eye that crack addicts get when they can't get their fix. Thank goodness that Thursday night mom came to my place and I had a full house so when I put Ginger down for bed I had the excuse of saying that without it there is now way in heck she could sleep with all these people downstairs and it worked. Josh didn't comment on it. I wish I could get him to jump on the binky band wagon.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Binky or no Binky?

My little girl is a binky baby all the way. And I don't know what to do about, as well as Josh. I want her to have it till she's 2 and Josh wants it to be gone! Everytime I tell someone that I want to get rid of it but I can't bring myself to do it, one cuz' it'll be like throwing away the last bit of her baby-ness away and two cuz' she'll cry, they just say the worst thing that'll happen is she'll cry. And I just look at them thinking 'wow, that must be really easy to say when its not your freaking kid crying her eyes out till all hours of the night and then will just pass out from the tears' I hate that. However, while I was gone last night on my girls night. Josh decided to take the binky matter into his own hands and "tamper" with them. He cut one in half and the other he poked a hole in it. So now they're broken. When he told me this I couldn't help but laugh espcially when he got to the part where Ginger is holding her broken binky in bed and looks up at him with big water filled eyes and lips trembling and says "it broken daddy" if it were me I would of cracked and gone to the store then and there cuz' I would of felt like the worst parent ever. She only cried for 2 hours and then slept through the night. At nap time today she only cried for 1 1/2 hour and is now sleeping. So obviously I've decided to give the no binky thing a try. Please pray for not to crack. Cuz' I sure do love those mouth plugs.

Girls Night

It's been so long since I've had a girls night that last I decided to have one. It all happened only cuz' I was sick of Ginger by 6:30pm and being hormonal I didn't really like my hubby all that much either so I told him I was leaving and went to a girlfriends house. And boy did I really need it. We sat and talked and talked. We went to the store got facial and pedicure stuff did ourselves up so that by the end of the night our faces and feet were as smooth as baby butts. I finally got home at 1:30 am and just felt so good about myself. It's nice to get away from being a mom and wife sometimes and reconnecting with just ME. I need to do it more often

Monday, July 21, 2008


My Book Collection!!
I honestly don't know what I would do without them. My whole life they've been my escape and they are to this day. I'm always looking for new books to read and I have this weird thing that I have to buy them instead of going to the library. But I'm trying to fix that. Cuz' it gets expensive. Now I only buy books I know I'll read again and again. And I do, every book that I own I've read at least 2 times and some more than 5 times. I just love reading.

13 weeks and 5 days

And still going!! I can't believe I've only been pregnant for such a short time and yet it feels like its been forever. I'm impatient with being pregnant, I want it go by quickly. I can't to feel the first time it moves and I can't wait till the next trimester it just seems that I want the baby NOW but I also love being pregnant. Its been great so far minimal morning sickness, which is now gone, the fatiuge is slowly going away, although I do love my naps. And of course the belly is slowly getting bigger which makes me happy cuz' soon it'll look more like a baby bump instead of chub. My appetite has gotten HUGE I'm always hungry and it annoys me cuz' I'm so tired that I don't want to eat every 2-3 hrs but if I don't I get cranky. Just ask Josh, yesterday at a family's b-day party he took the ketchup before me and I totally snapped at him. He should know better by now that a hungry pregnant person is way more important than his hunger. My next prenantal appointment will be next month and I hope she'll be as great as what my first impression of her was.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I love camping

This last weekend we went camping at Josh's grandpa's cabin and I love it. It's such a great way to spend time with your family and chat and relax. I got to take naps all weekend long and it was great. Ginger LOVES the outdoors she can play outside all day long. When we came home on monday Ginger was not a happy girl she was a BRAT!!! Oh boy I don't know what I would of done to her if Josh wasn't there to help me out some. I sure do love tag-team parenting.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Meet and Greet

Today I had an appointment with another doc in a whole other clinic for just a meet and greet to see how I like the clinic and the doc right off the bat. I only got to meet 2 of the docs there cuz' the other 3 were in surgery for c-sections. But I loved it, right when I got there I felt comfortable, the receptionists were nice and the nurses were even nicer. The doctor I chose seems great, she listened to me and I felt very comfortable with her. I have an appointment next month with her. I hope it all goes as well as the first meeting went.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


and this new doctor told me to stay away from the sweets!!! What kind of crackpot doc tells a pregnant woman to stay away from sweets??? I CRAVE sweets!!! But I guess I can cut back a little, I mean do I really need to eat 4 ice cream sandwiches in a row? How else can I get the calcium? :)

New Doctor

So today was my first appointment with the new doc. and I didn't like him, first I had to wait almost a half hour, then we were sent to his office to meet him first and we had to wait another 10 mins for him to arrive and sit and chat with me. I don't like to wait. But what are you going to do? So we're finally in the exam room and it was really impersonal, it didn't help that Josh had to leave because Ginger was being turd and kept crying and screaming. I don't know about him, he didn't make me uncomfortable exactly its just, I don't know. When he was checking me he didn't tell when he was going to do it or what exactly, I had to ask him afterwards. It just felt like he didn't think of me as a real person, just a patient. And he had his laptop with him that he typed all my answers in. Don't they have nurses or transcriptionists for that? When we were done, I went to the car to Josh and Ginger and just started bawling. I loved my other doctor and this new is NOTHING like him, and I knew he wouldn't be but since he came highly recommened I had so expectations. So I don't know what I'm going to do, I think I'm going to try to find another doctor. Just thinking about it again is making me want to cry again, I don't know if I'm just being hormonal, or just miss my other doctor or what. All I know is that I shouldn't feel this way after an appointment. I could go back to my other doc but it'll cost so much more. On the plus side. I got to hear the heartbeat and it was 166 my mom thinks its a girl, I do too. what do you think?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our 4th of July!!

We also kept it low key here at the Hansen household, Josh had to work all day and didn't get home till 7:30pm and I would of gone to Melba's fireworks (the best in the state) but I didn't want to take Ginger and chase her around more than actually enjoy it, and I didn't think she would like, so we did our own fireworks at home, we bought some that we thought Ginger would enjoy. Smoke bombs, ground blooms, sparklers, worms.. etc. but instead I think we scarred her for life!!! She kept crying and screaming that we were all done and kept trying to get back in the house. So sad and cute. I was finally able to convince her to hold a sparkler herself and she got a little excited and held it over her head and the ash fell on the ground then she stepped on it and burned her foot, she wouldn't touch another one after that. I hope next year won't be traumatic.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Do You Know...?

Do you know when it's time to mop your floors? I bet some of you have some sort of schedule, like you do your mopping on fridays or some such thing. Me, nope I have a totally different way of knowing when its time to mop. I walk around barefoot and if my feet start sticking to the floor I know it's time to mop the floor. I know that that sounds gross but for now that's what works for me. I hate floors, I wish I had a Fairy Floor Godmother to do my floors for me, but alas, that is only in my dreams. And with my 2 yr old daughter running around like crazy and spilling things all the time, there is just no way I'm mopping my floors EVERYDAY. So if you ever decide to come visit me and tell me I need to mop, I'll probably take off my shoes and socks and walk across it myself and see if its sticky enough for a new mopping. (OK so I don't let it get that bad, but sometimes it does before I notice it needs to be mopped.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My Top Ten

I read Laurie's blog on her top ten and I thought it would be fun to do one also.

1. BOOKS!!! I love to read if I didn't have books I don't what I would do, I constantly go online to see when one of my favorite authors are putting out a new book, and then I pre-order it, it baffles my hubby that I read so much but then it baffles me that he doesn't. Just to name a few of my favorite authors: Charlaine Harris, Janet Evonovich (Laurie your right to funny), Brandon Mull, Nora Roberts, DJ MacHale. And that's just to name a few.
2. My husband, he is everything to me.
3. My daughter, she is funny and annoying and loud and loving, she has made my life better.
4. TV, I love TV. It's my favorite thing next to books. I know I shouldn't but I can't help it. There are just to many fun shows on.
5. Thursday nights at my moms. I love going to moms house and unwind and hang out with her. She is now my best friend. I can talk to her about anything now. Because when I was growing if I did I would get in trouble.
6. My sister. I didn't like her growing up but now that both of us are grown up (scary huh??) we couldn't be closer. When she moves to colorado I'm going to miss her. Its going to be hard not see her on a weekly basis.
7. Dryers. I will never take dryers for granted!!! After going 2 1/2 years without one, having one has definately made my life easier.
8. The internet. I like being able to read the blogs of my family and being able to keep in touch with them, and if I miss an episode of one of my fav. shows and I can watch it online.
9. 8 o'clock pm, is my favorite time of day, because that's Ginger's bedtime. As much as I love her when that time starts coming closer I watch the clock and put her down. Then it's really time for me to unwind and relax, and clean my house.
10. My house. I always knew that one day I would be a homeowner but I never thought it would be at my age and in the house we have. Its perfect for a growing family.

My Husband

I just wanted to take the time to mention that I'm blessed to have Josh as my husband and best friend. Because of him I have a beautiful daughter and another kid on the way, we live in a beautiful home that we BOUGHT (still unbelieveable that I'm a homeowner), our cars are paid off. He is the voice of reason to my crazy thoughts, he puts up with my moods, and you know being pregnant just enhances those. He works like crazy so that we can have the life that we want. But he also understands the importance of family. I just love him so much and I couldn't have a better husband.

Our Day at the Lake!!

On sunday we went to the lake to cool off because it was 103 degrees outside, and boy am I glad we did, I haven't had that much fun in so long. It was such a perfect family day. We don't get to many of them. Ginger was to cute, once she got used to the water she was in it, till the end. Even Josh had a good time. We met Erin and Alex there and some of her friends so it was even more fun. I hope we can more of those days this summer.