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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Well, it looks like Grandma and Grandpa are reading this blog now! Hurray!!!! I will show you guys some more little pictures of Dallin that we just got on Thursday. We had our 5 month, or 20 week checkup this week. They measured all his organs and made sure that everything was as it should be. So we have a few more pictures to share of Dallin Carter.

The ultrasound technician said his kidney's are a little fuller than they should be, so I have to get one more ultrasound in 4 weeks to make sure that everything is okay there. She said it was nothing to worry about, but hello!!! I worry about everything...haha. Joe says, that I am a worry wart, and it is true, I am, but I am trying to get over it. Worrying doesn't help anything :)
We are so excited for him to come. I was out shopping with my sister yesterday, and I saw so many cute little baby boy clothes that I never really noticed before. It is funny that being pregnant opens your eyes to all things motherhood. I also was able to find some new shirts for my growing tummy. Most of my shirts are starting to ride up the belly, as it grows and grows. Let's face it, no one wants to see me in a belly shirt, 7 months pregnant...uh uh. So the shirts I got will help with that problem, no belly shirts!!! I got some pretty cute ones actually. I was surprised that I was actually enjoying myself yesterday. It helps so much to wear maternity shirts, it is just so much more comfortable. I am not huge yet, but I imagine I will be soon, and the shirts are definitely a plus in that category.
Here is a picture of me at 5 months, taken yesterday the 23rd of October.
I had to pull my shirt tight to my sides so that you could actually see my belly, otherwise the shirt does a pretty good job at covering it up. Joe said I didn't even look pregnant in the shirt, now where is the fun in that? So I pulled it nice and tight, so that you could see little Dallin too. After all, in all his ultrasounds he has been very willing to get his picture taken, not shy at all. I think he will love to get his pictures taken Grandma!!!
Also this week, we had the tree in the back of our yard taken out. It was a whopping 100 feet tall and it was diseased. Every day it would drop dead limbs on our yard, not fun to pick up. And when it would storm we would have even more to pick up. I liked the game "pick up sticks" when I was little, but now that I am older, this game was getting old. So Joe and I found a tree removal service that would remove the tree for $850 bucks. Sweet deal. But when the guy came to take it out for good, he tried to change his quote and said that the tree was bigger than he remembered. But no luck for him, Joe stuck to his guns and showed the guy the quote that he himself had written out and given to us. The guy couldn't back out now. So here are some before and during and after shots of the tree....I am so glad that it is gone....

Tree just before we took it out.
Half way through.

Mostly done... just a little ways to go!!!

And done, our carport had to be removed to get it out. They couldn't cut it down to the ground because the big brick wall was in the way... oh well... it is much better than having that huge tree dropping things on me...haha.

So the tree is gone and we are so excited to landscape back there next spring. We have so many ideas of what we could do. It will be so fun.

That is it for now. Ta ta.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And we are having.....

Hello Everyone!
So last week was an exciting week for Joe and I. We got to find out what our little baby's gender is going to be. It was so exciting to see our baby so clearly for the first time... so without further ado, I would like to introduce Dallin Carter Hansen...

He is already kicking so much and I am only 19 weeks. It has been so surreal to feel him moving and kicking inside of me. He is a pretty active baby and so far I think he is going to be really strong.
I wanted a baby girl so bad, but once I found out we were having a boy, I was so excited! Just having a baby is so wonderful, and I am so looking forward to raising this little one. We are pretty set on his name already. Dallin Carter Hansen, it has a nice ring to it. Of course, we want to see what he looks like when he is born, he could look completely different to us then. So far so good though, Dallin Carter is sounding just right.
It has been a rough pregnancy so far, I have been so sick and so tired, but it has been so worth it. When I saw him moving inside of me on this ultrasound, I admit, I got a little choked up. I am feeling so blessed for this opportunity and I can't wait for him to come.
Joe and I are always talking about what he might look like. My sister Crystal said the profile on her ultrasound of little Calvin, was pretty accurate to the profile he has now. I think Dallin's little profile is pretty cute. I just wonder if he will have hair!!! I would love it if he looks just like Joe did when he was little. Joe was a Cutie, with a capital C. What a little knock out he was.
It will be interesting to see how the physical traits that both Joe and I have will come into play with our little Dallin. I am so excited to see how he will turn out.

ON a different note. I made a BYU cake for Joe's birthday, it was over a month ago, but I wanted to post my first attempt ever at decorating a is pretty bad, but Joe loved it, and so that is all that I care about. I plan on getting better though.

Joe with his Cake

Joe blowing out the candles.

The cake turned out baby blue instead of Navy Blue. I don't think I could have made it Navy blue even if I wanted to. I poured half a bottle of blue dye in the frosting and it stayed the baby blue color. My hands were dyed blue for like two days after.
Anyways that is it for now, we are so excited for Dallin Carter to come!!!!!