Friday, November 28, 2008


Thanksgiving was yesterday and I have so much to be thankful for this year. I have a wonderful husband who is so supportive in every way and I could not have made it this far without him. Our miracle baby is growing more everyday and we have so many people praying for us (it is truly amazing)!! Graduation is in two weeks and I honestly thought this day would never come. It's been a rough journey, but I've almost made it! Brad and I truly have such a great family and group of friends that we feel blessed everyday to have everyone in our lives. Although we did not get to have a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, we were still able to enjoy the true meaning of the day. Brad is working hard right now since this is a very busy time of year for the retail business. I know the long hours and consecutive days are not fun AT ALL, but with the economy like it is we can only be thankful he has such a good job. I'm scrambling to finish my (neverending) paper and to be finished with this semester. Needless to say, we spent Thanksgiving working and studying. We did get to spend a few hours with Brad's family and had a really good time. (Go Cowboys!!) Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sugar and spice and everything nice....

...that's what little GIRLS are made of! We went to the doctor today and found out we're having a girl! She is measuring right on target (well actually about 10 days ahead of schedule). Brad and I were both big babies when we were born so the nurse said the likelihood of her being big also was pretty good. She weighs 8 oz. and is measuring about 7 inches long. Our miracle baby is growing everyday and we couldn't be happier!!
Yes, we've already decided on a name. Her name is Haylee Gail Hodges and she is named after her grandmothers. (My mom's middle name is Lee and Brad's mom's middle name is Gail.)


Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Brad!!

Brad's 27th birthday is on Wednesday so we had a little get together last night during the Cowboy game. We ordered pizza and had cake and ice cream. (I was in heaven, haha!) I got his cake from Cooper St. Bakery and they did such a great job!

We also bought a new firebowl for outside so we decided to put that to good use. We sat around talking and roasting marshmallows. It was so much fun!

We are VERY excited that the Cowboys won too. What a great night all around! Happy Birthday to the best husband in the world!!! :)


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


14 weeks:
16 weeks:
I talked to a good friend today who hasn't seen me since the pregnancy and she said "Well at 16 weeks you must be starting to show." Umm....yep, just a little. Haha!!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quick Update

On Monday I had my cardiology appointment to find out the results of my echocardiogram. For those that don't know, about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with mild cardiomyopathy. Basically the doctor said that my heart was a little weaker then normal. I toned down my workouts to a more comfortable level and continued to eat healthier. Well we got great news on Monday. Not only did the cardiologist think that my heart would hold up just fine through the pregnancy, he also said that he no longer sees any cardiomyopathy and that my heart looks very normal. Hooray!!! I could not be happier with those results! (Being diagnosed with heart disease, whether it be mild or severe, at the age of 23 is very scary!!)

On Tuesday we had our first appointment with my regular OB during the pregnancy. I have transferred back to her for a few reasons. It is cheaper to see her than the maternal fetal doctor, it only takes 10 min. to get to her office as opposed to 30 min. to get to the other one, and we will now be delivering at Arlington Memorial (which is also closer to home). We did not have a sonogram at this appointment but are scheduled for one in 2 weeks. At this appt. the doctor measured my stomach and found the heartbeat. She was very satisfied with those things and didn't feel it necessary to do a sonogram that day. If they baby is cooperative in 2 weeks we MIGHT be able to find out the sex. Keep your fingers crossed. :)