Friday, July 29, 2011

Finally...A Haircut!

 So we got Zeus a while ago, but we he was sick for a bit and need updated shots before we could get him groomed. And then we didn't have money for it. Aaron got a bigger check and I had a $10 coupon! It was finally time!!! 

Before :(

After!!! Now he looks like we care! :) He is so much smaller than we realized. Tricia came with me to pick him up, and when they brought him out, at the same time we both said, "Is that Zeus!?!" Getting a haircut is a lot of work for a dog, so he slept most of the day cuddled on my lap. I am having to work on separating him from me. He is super attached. He loves people, but doesn't want to be with them for long before he comes begging for me. He loves to sit on my lap which is getting harder for him, so he sits on my belly now! ;) 

Monday, July 25, 2011

What's in a name?

Next Monday we should find out what our little miracle is!!! (As long as the baby will show us!) We can't wait!!!! We have been asked a lot if we have a name picked out. And if you know me, then you know I do! I know that a lot of people don't say what names they are thinking of and wait to "reveal" the name when the baby is here. But that's not me! :) 

If it's a boy: Samuel Aaron 
We've had this name picked out since our honeymoon! I feel in love with the name Samuel when I meet Samuel Stringham. (He is the son of my Dad's cousin and his wife John and Jen) And I always knew that my first son would have his Dad's first name as his middle name.

If it's a girl: We will have to meet her! But we have 3 names picked out!
1st: Vanessa Joy
I always thought it was kind of wired when someone was named after a famous person. But find myself in the same spot. Vanessa Carlton is my favorite singer/musician. Not only can she sing, but she plays the piano in all of her songs and she has written all of her songs on 4 CD's! Now Joy actually is for my Nanny, Joyce, we just shortened it. I love my Nanny and wish I could see her more!

2nd: KimberLee Anne
My Mom has a cousin named Kimberly Anne, and I've always loved her. I would call her Kimberly Anne Allison Wonderland. (No one knows where I got that from!) It is very much a family name on my Mom's side. But I changed the spelling. Lee is a family name on my Dad's side. My Grandpa's middle name was Lee, my Aunt Maria's middle name is Lee and her daughters name is EmmaLee. 

3rd: Allison Patricia
Allison Patricia was my name for most of my Mom's pregnancy and even when I was born. I didn't respond, my mom said Charlene and I turned and smiled, she said I picked my own name. Being pregnant made me think about names, and I thought, what if my Mom had the right name, but the wrong baby! (Her name is  Patricia) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

To Do List : August

August is going to be a great month and I can't wait!!! Here is a list of exciting things to come!!!

- Find out what the baby is!
-Celebrate our 7th Anniversary!!!!!!!
-Find out the size of the baby
-Charlene starts a new job as a nanny to 3 adorable kids
-MOVE!!!! We are moving back to West Jordan!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

16 weeks and Growing

It's been an exciting week for us. I haven't seen a doctor since week 9 and we were starting to get worried. Nothing seemed wrong, but it's taken us so long that we just were paranoid. Monday was my first real appointment and I love my new doctor. He asked me if I wanted to know the gender if he could tell. I told him yes. As soon as he put the ultrasound on, the baby waved at us. :) It was so cool!!!! Then he saw the heartbeat. That is all I wanted to see! Just to know that the baby is ok and still growing! The baby was putting on a show moving around, but not will to show us what it is! 

Top of the head and a hand...5 fingers :)

Looking right at us. See the two eyes?

I am growing fast! It is so cool! I am loving being pregnant! I still have tired days, but it's getting easier. I was able to enjoy a Jamba Juice yesterday and it was so good! Our next ultrasound in August 1st, and hopefully we'll be able to see what we are having. This baby has made our relationship so much stronger!!! In a month we will be starting the 7 year itch anniversary, but we couldn't be more in love. 


Daisypath Anniversary tickers