Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Weekend

Friday's play date with Anthony's little gal pal went well. Her Mama stuck around and it was nice to have company over and hold an adult conversation! I discussed with her how difficult it's been on Anthony not to have any friends to play with and we both agreed it would be beneficial for Anthony, as well as her daughter, to get together more. I hope this really happens. The play date pooped me out, but Anthony and Molly had a good time so it was worth it. 

Saturday morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow. It had been raining Friday evening and it's been getting down to the 20's here at night, so some snow didn't surprise me and it was nice and exciting to see some. HOWEVER, I would be happy if we only received a little snow this year....I've got a preschooler to take to town 3x a week now and it takes 20 minutes to do so. That drive is made treacherous and slow by snow and ice. Ahhh!!

Anyhow, Anthony's eyes about bugged out of his head when he saw it, he was so excited! After a delicious breakfast of french toast, he begged and begged and begged to go outside and play until we finally said yes. I knew the dusting would be gone shortly, so why deny him the joy of playing in it for 30 minutes or so? Molly headed out with him as well and both had a good time.

After playing in the snow, the kiddos came inside and my midwife showed up. We ran through my pregnancy and labor history with Anthony and Molly, played Q&A, I gave her all my filled out paperwork, peed in a cup, and got to hear the baby's heart beat! She brought her hand held doppler like I had hoped and it took all of two seconds to find the tiny heart beat. :) A healthy 140 bpm. The kids sat on the couch and got excited....I told them, "Hear it! Told you there was a baby in my belly!!" hahaha It's oh so reassuring to hear the baby after not hearing/seeing anything since my ultrasound at 9weeks. It was nice to have my whole appointment on my couch in my p.j.'s! The conclusion of the appointment was that all is well! Baby sounded good, pee results were normal, I've gained 2 pounds and am overall feeling better. She'll come back in two weeks, on the 29th or the 30th of the month to draw all my labs. I'll be in my 15th week then. This morning I received a phone call from the midwife saying all the insurance mumbo jumbo is finally complete and her services will be covered by our insurance. It's a great relief to hear that!

After the midwife left, Sam took Anthony into town for his first ever hair cut from a barber. Usually Sam does it, but Anthony wanted the town barber to do it this time. It turned out great. :) That evening we headed to a friend's house for a going away get together for one of Sam's co-workers. I was tired and pretty much starving the whole time, but had a good time regardless. My gal pal who recently moved with her husband and two boys showed up and it was great to see her. I didn't know they were coming so it was a nice surprise. I really miss her. :( 

Sunday I tried my best to relax most of the day. I wasn't feeling the greatest after staying out so late Saturday night and then not sleeping well. I took up residence on the couch and didn't move until we went to our friends Kurt and Tracie's place (the people who held the Halloween party) for dinner. We had spaghetti, garlic bread, and a green salad. Delicious!!! The kids were very well behaved and we capped off the evening with a little game of Wii Sports. We decided we're going to start a dinner club (hopefully we can get a few more couples to join!) and rotate who's house we go to each month. This probably wont start until January, but I'm excited! Maybe I'll be able to meet more people with kids who want to hang out!

The kiddos before going out to dinner....Anthony with his new haircut and new sweater. And Mols rocking a pony tail and chocolate on her chin. 

Just a few new photos of my belly at 13 weeks....I definitely feel bigger (and I think even look bigger) than I do in these photos. lol The camera actually makes my belly look smaller. Which isn't so bad. ;)

With love,
Mama Hauck


  1. Well it seems to be mostly good news all around. Healthy 140 heartbeat, insurance straightened out, Anthony's trip to the barber. Seeing your friends again.

    I had a thought while I was reading this. It was smart of you and Sam to have the kids so close together, to give them each other to spend time with. Considering you're not in an area that has a lot of people around they need that play time. I'm glad they get along so well. Of course I'm sure you two planned it that way but it just really hit me now.

    I like your speed bump. :)

  2. Definitely planned it that way. :) And thanks!

  3. Super cute pictures! Seeing your little bump * almost* makes me want to have another....not just yet though. I did promise JP that if this whole North Dakota thing works out, I would consider number 4 before closing up the baby factory for good. But that's not happening any time soon, lol


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