Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hayes Has Arrived

Hayes Lucas Olson
Dec 9th
7 lbs 13 ounces

More pictures of our first week soon

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along? 32 weeks 5 days

Size of Baby? 17 1/2" and 4 1/2 pounds.

Gender? A BOY! Hayes Lucas Olson

Maternity Clothes? Still none, but my shirts seem to be getting a little short, I guess I will just have to wear a tank top under everything.

Movement? I haven't felt his hands very much this week. If Chris or I put any weight on my stomach he will try to push it off, I think he is getting squished.

Sleep? Still the same. I am starting to get tired more at work. It is a struggle to stay awake in the afternoons.

Symptoms? None really, I get heart burn quite a bit but its not too bad and if I take a Zantac I'm good.

Best Moment of the Week? Oh I don't know, everything is starting to run together. Work is getting harder, I have a hard time concentrating and being productive. Obviously since I am typing this a 2pm on a Thursday. Haha I realized I just listed the worst part of the week not the best. Right now I am just trying to get by.

So I got the pictures from the baby shower, I just keep forgetting to bring the CD to work so I can post them. Hopefully I will remember soon, but no guarantees. And here is another picture taken in the work bathroom, because I'm classy like that! I definitely think I look bigger this week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along? 31 weeks 4 days

Size of Baby? About 4 pounds and 17 inches long. Holy cow I can't believe he is so big already.

Gender? A BOY! Hayes Lucas Olson

Maternity Clothes? Nada. Thank goodness, because I couldn't afford them right now, even if I needed them.

Movement? I swear I can feel his little hands grabbing stuff and like he is trying to put them on top of his head. Which doesn't work very well, because his head is already resting on my cervix. Sometimes it feels like he is grabbing my hip bones, but I don't think that is really possible.

Sleep? Been going great. I seem to have a pattern of going to bed at about 9 then wake up at 1:30 to go to the bathroom and then sometimes I am up again at 4 to use the bathroom. If not I just sleep the rest of the night. Last night I must have forgot to reset my alarm( I usually wake up a few minutes before my alarm, so I just shut it off.) I woke up this morning thinking I must have a couple of minutes before my alarm and laid there for awhile, but when I finally rolled over to look at the clock, I was 20 minutes late. Ooops. Good thing I always get to work a half hour early, so I still had time to get read and I wasn't late. I have never been a morning person, but now even on the weekends I can't sleep past 7:30, it must be my body getting me ready to be a mommy.

Symptoms? I'm still feeling really good, no cramps, no contractions. I still feel like I am squishing Hayes and my insides when I am sitting at my desk at work.

Cravings? I have been wanting Chinese food when I am at work, but when I get off nothing sounds good for dinner. I feel like I have been hungry a lot more though. When I went to the doctor on Friday I had gained 1/2 pound since my last appointment. I guess we will see if I start gaining consistently now.

Best Moment of the Week? Being in the single digit weeks until Hayes makes his appearance! Also when I went to the doctor, I got to see the new one, when I laid down for her to measure my uterus, she chuckled and told me I had the cutest LITTLE baby bump. Haha seriously I am pretty sure no doctor has ever thought any part of my was little! Also when she was using the Doppler to listen to Hayes's heartbeat, every time she would get it close, he would jump. My whole stomach moved. I have no clue how he even knew she was coming near him! What a crazy little baby!

I still don't have the pictures from the baby shower, Jessica was supposed to bring them over on Monday when I got off work, but I forgot to call her. Ooopps.

My due date is only 60 days from today! That is crazy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 30 weeks 4 days

Size of Baby? Over 3 pounds and about 16 inches long. About the size of a head of cabbage. I'm guessing that is the weight of the cabbage because it is definitely not the length.

Gender? A BOY! Hayes Lucas Olson

Maternity Clothes? Still none. My pre-pregnancy jeans still work since they have some stretch to the waist band and I just wear them low. I have noticed recently that my tops are starting to get a little short. Hopefully I won't have to buy any tops to wear for just 2 months!

Movement? A lot. He is wiggling around as I type this. The past couple of days it feels like I have been feeling him move his shoulders. It feels like he has wide shoulders just like his daddy.

Sleep? It is really good unless I wake up to go to the bathroom and Chris is still awake, then it takes me about 10 minutes to fall back asleep. Haha

Symptoms? None really I am feeling really good. During the day when I am at work I get uncomfortable because I always feel like I am squishing him.

Cravings? Still none. I think I have been eating more than before, but who knows, I guess I will see on Friday if I have gained any weight.

Best Moment of the Week? Taking Hayes on his last motorcycle ride of the year. We went to the Oyster Run, and on the way home got caught in a down pour the rain hurt so bad and it was a little scary, but I couldn't stop laughing the whole time. It was a good end to my pregnancy riding. And I almost forgot I had my baby shower on Saturday! It was a lot of fun, not many people showed up, but that's ok, I really don't have a lot of friends. I played all the games. I had to eat a jar of baby food and drink milk out of a bottle. Jessica took a lot of pictures so hopefully she will email me some soon so I can post them.

Here is my 30 week picture. I feel like I look a lot bigger in the picture than I do in real life. I forgot to take one at home, so that is the bathroom at work. Haha.

Only 10 weeks or less to go! 7 weeks until I'm full term! Yay I can't wait to meet my sweet baby boy!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 28 weeks 5 days

Size of Baby? A little over 15 inches and almost 3 pounds. The size of a chinese cabbage

Gender? A boy! Hayes Lucas Olson

Movement? Quite a bit, he hardly ever punches or kicks me, but I can feel his whole body moving, like he is snuggling in.

Sleep? Still awesome

Symptoms? Still just the occasional upset stomach. It was pretty bad for 2 days after taking the glucose tolerance test.

Cravings? Nothing really. It is harder to find something that sounds good to eat.

Best Moment of the Week? Finding out the I passed the glucose screening with flying colors! An hour after you drink the glucose, your blood sugar is supposed to be below 140, and mine was 77. YEAH! The drink itself wasn't bad going down, but it made me sick about an hour afterwards, I though for sure I had failed, because of how horrible I felt.
I had my 28 week check up yesterday, and everything looks great, I am measuring 29cm which is a week ahead but that is totally normal, and Hayes's heartbeat was in the 130-140 range. Dr Mallory told me that I was having a remarkably unremarkable pregnancy, and he wishes everyone had such an easy time! Go me! haha
Haha don't mind my scary huge eyes, I couldn't take a good picture of myself for the life of me. Half of them were blurry. I still can't find my camera cord, so this one was taken with Chris's (my old) camera, and the button is really hard to push when you are holding your arm out. Oh well, at least you get to see the tummy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 27 weeks 5 days

Size of Baby? 15 inches and about 2.4 pounds. They say that is about the size of a roast. Mmm I'm ready for cooler weather and roasts!

Gender? A Boy! Hayes Lucas Olson

Movement? A lot! I am starting to feel little feet stretching up by my ribs now.

Sleep? Still going great. I really can't see myself ever having a problem sleeping. haha

Symptoms? My stomach still gets upset quit a bit. I would say my appetite is back some days. Other days, I eat like a bird.

Cravings? Every once in awhile I'll make Chris stop a Dairy Queen for a strawberry sundae but that's nothing new.

Best Moment of the Week? I love just feeling him move around in there. The unbest moment of the week will probably be Saturday when I take my glucose screening test. I hope I pass, because I don't know if I could handle the 3 hour one.

I finally got a belly pic. I'm not sure why it is blurry though. I don't think I got much bigger since the last time I took a picture 5 weeks ago. But maybe it is just the angle.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 26 weeks 5 days

Size of Baby? 14 1/2 inches long and 2 pounds, about the length of a cucumber

Gender? A boy! We are thinking maybe Hayes Lucas Olson

Movement? I can tell the difference now between when he kicks, punches or just wiggles.

Sleep? Not a problem, I fall right asleep and maybe get up once at about 4 to go to the bathroom.

Symptoms? I still have an upset stomach off and on, but I have gotten my appetite back! Uh oh haha

Cravings? Nothing food sounds good again, but I'm not craving anything.

Best Moment of the Week? Nothing too exciting has happened this week. Just getting super excited to meet our little guy!

I know I promised a picture, and I tried, but my camera has a dead battery and I can't find the charger. Grrrr

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 25 weeks 3 days

Size of Baby? About 14 inches long and just under 2 pounds. The size of a rutabaga. I hope he's cuter than that Rutabaga!

Gender? A boy Hayes ? Olson

Movement? He has set sleep and awake patterns. I feel him moving about every 3 hours.

Sleep? Still just great. They only time I lose sleep is if Chris is snoring or the dogs are barking!

Symptoms? I'm still getting upset stomachs and the doctor said that is perfectly normal because all your insides are moving out of the way to make room for baby. I have also been a little nauseous this week and have thrown up a couple of times, not sure what that is all about.

Cravings? Still no cravings, thank goodness I'm not wanting sweets! I have my glucose test in a couple of weeks and I just hope I pass.

Best Moment of the Week? Getting to see another ultrasound of Hayes. He cooperated much better this time. Mom and I got to see lots of cute movements. He looks like he is going to have my short upper lip and Chris's shoulders and barrel chest. I also found out that he is positioned head down and his head is all the way down at my cervix which would explain all the pressure. Also when I got weighed at the doctor I am down a total of 7 pounds! Woohoo go me!

I promise I will take a picture and post it soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 23 weeks 4 days

Size of Baby? About 11 1/2" long and 1 1/4 pounds. The size of an eggplant.

Gender? A boy. Hayes Olson

Movement? He is definitely in there squirming around! My mom actually got to feel him moving last night.

Sleep? No problems, most nights I don't even get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

Symptoms? I have had an upset stomach this week. I'm not sure if it is caused by all the movement or maybe Braxton Hicks? Or maybe a stomach bug?

Cravings? No cravings. Most of the time food doesn't sound very good.

Best Moment of the Week? I love that not only I can feel him moving around in there, but other people can from the outside too!
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wee Bit of me Wednesday

I thought it would be fun today to join in with Leigh Ashley and do a wee bit of me wednesday

{one} what was one thing that you valued when you were a kid?
I don't think I valued too much as a kid. That wasn't something I really thought about I would say I more took for granted than valued. But looking back I value all the family get togethers we used to have, and my grandparents. They used to have property at Birch Bay and the whole family would go there every weekend.

{two} what was your favorite (+ lease favorite) subject in school?
I loved US history, and I strongly disliked English

{three} do you remember your first love?
Unfortunately yes

{four} what one pet would you love to have?
A teacup Morkie, one so tiny it would fit in the palm of my hand

{five} would you rather live in the country or in the city?
For sure the country. If I didn't have a job and hardly ever had to leave the house I would love to be a hermit up in the hills

{six} what do you love about blogging?
Right now having a journal to keep track of being pregnant

{seven} what is the first website you visit everyday?
Yahoo and read my email.

{eight} will you or have you joined google+?
I don't know what it is.

{nine} what is your favorite scent of candle/air freshener?
My brother got me a Slatkin candle in pine or something and it smells so good! My husband loves it too, imagine that, since he is an arborist

{ten} how would you describe your style?
I think my style is country, redneck, contemporary and definitely comfy!

Pregnancy Highlights and a picture!

How far along? 22 weeks 4 days

Size of Baby? 11 inches the length of a spaghetti squash? Don't think I've ever had one, or if I have, I definitely didn't buy it. haha. He weighs about 1 pound (what a bruiser)

Gender? A boy. Hayes Olson

Movement? Hayes has a schedule I can feel him moving around a lot every 2-3 hours. I have tried counting the movements and I definitely get 10 in a short amount of time.

Sleep? I still sleep great. My belly isn't very big, so it doesn't stop me from getting a good night's sleep.

Symptoms? I feel good this week, no pains or anything.

Cravings? Still not having any cravings. Igor is still bringing me raspberries and Ian brings me some veggies. Thank goodness for those guys, because I haven't been to the grocery store in well over a month.

Best Moment of the Week? Feeling Hayes move all the time, I really know he is in there!

And without further adieu a picture of the baby bump. This picture was taken Sunday 7/31/2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 21 weeks 5 days

Size of Baby? 10 1/2" long the length of a carrot. It says 12 ounces but that was the weight when I was at the Dr a week ago, so I'm guessing up another ounce or two?

Gender? A BOY!!!! Hayes Olson

Movement? It's so funny, since I had my ultrasound and found out how he is positioned, I feel him moving around all the time. I'm not sure if it is just that I know it is him now, of if he is just getting stronger and I can feel him.

Sleep? I have been sleeping great but I have been having the craziest dreams. Chris says I thrash around all night.

Symptoms? My lower back has been hurting, but that is probably caused by all the thrashing around I am doing in my sleep.

Cravings? Nothing really. Igor at work has been bringing "for baby" raspberries from his garden everyday. One day he didn't bring them, and I was going through with drawls. haha. Hayes is going to come out a raspberry or at least with a raspberry birth mark. (I had one when I was born)

Best Moment of the Week? Finding out that we are having a baby boy! Chris is so excited now, he calls me a couple times a day just to ask how his son is doing. I am also loving feeling him move around, I don't understand how I hardly felt anything last week.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Callie Nicole over at is having a giveaway. I'm not to this, so I'm not sure how to link up with her button(not even sure if that is how you say it haha) Anyway she is having a summer giveaway with some yummy smelling stuff and some other summery items. She also has a super cute baby named Wyatt. So go check her out.

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 20 weeks 3 days. Oh my gosh I'm halfway there!

Size of baby? 10 inches head to heel. 10 1/2 ounces.

Gender? We find out the day after tomorrow!

Movement? I am pretty sure I have felt what feels like bubbles popping, I have heard that is probably baby.

Sleep? Every once in awhile it is hard to get comfortable, but once I'm asleep I'm out!

Symptoms? I still have a stuffy nose most of the time.

Cravings? Food usually still doesn't sound the best. I'm just generally not very hungry, unless I'm at work and there's nothing to eat. haha

Best Moment of the Week? Well it hasn't happened yet, but I'm sure it will be when we have our ultrasound on Thursday and then I think mom and I are going down to Babies R Us this weekend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 19 weeks 3 days

Size of Baby? 6 inches head to bottom. 8 1/2 ounces.

Maternity Clothes? Still none yet. Which is a good thing, maybe I won't get too big!

Gender? We find out next Thursday, as long as baby isn't a stubborn Swede!

Movement? Chris thinks he feels stuff but I'm not so sure.

Sleep? Still sleeping great, no need for positioned pillows yet.

Symptoms? My nose is always kind of stuffy and I sneeze a lot. Maybe hormones, maybe all the hay that's being cut.

Cravings? None really. I got my marionberry cobbler, I haven't had much of an appetite though, I eat way less than I did before I got pregnant.

Best Moment of the Week? We got all moved out of our other house. All of our stuff is at the new house, it just isn't put away. Haha all of the trucks are still loaded down.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 17 weeks 3 days

Size of Baby? 5.1" Head to Bottom 5.9 ounces (big jump from last week) Baby is about the size of an onion.

Maternity Clothes? I bought a maternity top to wear to Shannon and Ryan's wedding, but I just thought it was cute, I don't need it.

Gender? We will find out July 21st.

Movement? I don't know, maybe, maybe not

Sleep? I can still fall asleep whenever wherever, I love sleep

Symptoms? None really, I still feel good

Cravings? Nothing really, blackberries still sound good though

Best moment of the week? I went to the Dr all by myself and got my blood drawn all by myself. That doesn't exactly sound like a good moment. But my blood work came back negative and the risk of birth defects are still less than 1 in 10,000. Yay

Monday, June 27, 2011

Doctor Appt

I went to the Dr. on Friday. We listened to the heartbeat, which was in the 160s, he was able to find the heartbeat right away. I have heard stories where people went to the Dr. but he couldn't find the hearbeat, so I was kinda holding my breath that we could. Everything looked great, and I actually went and got my blood drawn all by myself! First time ever! I scheduled an ultrasound for July 21st, yay, hopefully we will be able to tell the sex.

The rest of the weekend was spend on the back of Chris's Harley. The weather was so nice, I think baby enjoys all the fresh air. haha

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 16 weeks 2 days

Size of Baby? 4 1/2" Head to Bottom 3 1/2 ounces. About the size of an avocado.

Maternity Clothes? None so far

Gender? Hopefully find out soon! Baby was very shy and relaxed at last ultrasound so hopefully we will be able to find out.

Movement? maybe? I haven't felt anything for sure that I know is baby.

Sleep? I love sleeping. I usually fit in a nap on the weekends too.

Symptoms? I pretty much don't feel pregnant. I go to the bathroom a little more but that is about it.

Cravings? I am wanting Marion berry cobbler or just blackberries and ice cream

Best Moment of the Week? Um I didn't really do much this week, and nothing exciting happened.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 15 weeks 2 days

Size of the baby? 4" head to bottom. 2 1/2 ounces. About the size of an apple.

Maternity Clothes? Still wearing the same clothes I wore before I got pregnant.

Gender? Still a mystery, but everyone is getting excited to find out.

Movement? I think I might have felt something. It felt like a little poke from the inside, but it could have just been gas, who knows?

Sleep? Is still great? I wish I didn't have to get up at 6am so I could sleep more!

Symptoms? I'm feeling pretty good. I still get those achy round ligament pain sometimes.

Best Moment of the Week? I went to Garrett's graduation party, and everyone rubbed my belly and told me how excited they are to have a baby in the family. It has been a long time!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I went to the nutritionist this morning. What a waste of time. There were supposed to be 3 other women there, for a little class on healthy eating while pregnant, but no one else came, because their insurance didn't cover it. She informed me that I eat too many carbs. Duh that is all that sounds good right now. I did learn that it is ok to eat carbs as long as you pair it with some protein and some fat.
The best part about going to the nutritionist was I got to sleep in on a Thursday! Well I guess I better get back to work. I just wanted to document all the steps along the way of my pregnancy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 14 weeks 3 days (that's going by the ultrasound size)

Size of the baby? 3 1/2" head to bottom. Weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. The size of a lemon.

Maternity Clothes? None. I bought jeans with a stretchy waist band before I even knew I was pregnant. I do love my stretchy capris and tanktops on the weekends.

Gender? I don't know when I get to find out. I have a Dr appointment on June 24th so hopefully he will schedule an ultrasound appointment then!

Movement? I haven't felt any. When we had ultrasound, the tech said we have a very calm baby, it took 3 tries to get the baby to move enough so she could get her measurements. The baby just liked to snuggle in.

Sleep? I sleep just fine now. I was getting up a couple times a night to use the bathroom during my first trimester. I started sleeping with a pillow, I think all this helps, is to keep Chris away so I don't get to hot.

Cravings? I was loving strawberries, but now I am back to food not really sounding good. Oh well I guess it keeps me from gaining a bunch of weight. haha

Systoms? I have an upset stomach a lot and I feel like I have cramps sometimes, which I read a round ligament pains.

Best moment of the week? I rode on the back of the motorcycle, I was worried it would vibrate to much, but baby seemed to like all the fresh air.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Photo Tag

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Husband Survey

A survey about your husband

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
His Mantoons (Family Guy, South Park, King of the Hill, Simpsons)

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

3. What's one food he doesn't like?

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order?
Whiskey with a side of Coke

5. Where did he go to high school?

6. What size shoe does he wear?

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
He used to collect eagles, now we just collect vehicles :)

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Anything chocolate

11. What would he never wear?

12. What is his favorite sports team?
Definately not a sports fan

13. Who will he vote for?
He probably won't vote

14. Who is his best friend?
me :)

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
Interupt him

16. How many states has he lived in?
5 I think WA, OR, ID, MT, CA

17. What is his heritage?

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?
White cake with cream cheese frosting because that's what I like

19. Did he play sports in high school?

20. What could he spend hours doing?
Riding in the hills