Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Let's Play This Game Called: CATCH-UP

Good Morning Bloggers,

Hope you are doing well!  Is this gloomy weather getting you down? Are you wondering if the sun is ever going to shine? Well then we are in the same boat together!

I have lots to cover this morning. I have been meaning to blog but my camera is giving me problems which has prevented me from my regular posts since I cant upload photos. So today I plan to give you a BIG update today.

First Up-EASTER:
Last Friday we headed to Des Moines to be with Joey's dad and Tammy. We got settled and headed to a wonderful restaurant in Altoona called the Big Steer. Of course we were all craving meat but we held out and gobbled down some yummy fish. Saturday afternoon we headed to Albia. We hadn't been back to Nana's in some time so it was wonderful to see her and be at her house. The boys went golfing in the afternoon and Nana and I hung out and got dinner ready for that evening. It was a great night. The next morning though I was sick!!! You just don't know when it is going to hit you. Sunday when we got home we rented some movies and relaxed.

Baby H: Is doing great and tomorrow I will be 15 weeks. So here is an update of what is going on with the baby this week: " Your baby who measures 4 1/2 inches this week and weighs around 2 to 3 ounces is about the size of a navel orange. Looking more and more like the baby  you're picturing in your dreams his or her ears are positioned properly on the sides of the head to the front of the face. By now your baby has the coordination, strength, and smarts to wiggle his or her fingers and toes and even suck a thumb. But that's not all your baby can do now. He or she can breathe, suck and swallow all in preparation for the big debut and life outside of the womb. And though it's unlikely that you'll be feeling any movements from your little one this week, your baby is certainly getting a workout-kicking, flexing, and moving those arms and legs."

Turning 27: Well yesterday was the big day. I turned 27 really I am feeling great about it and cant wait for this upcoming year. I started my day off by getting the  best gift ever a card that said MOMMA and a card that said WIFEY my two favorite jobs!! Isn't Joe creative! He did a great job and they are very special to me. I had lunch with a great friend. When I got home I was surprised by a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a dear friend who I am missing very much! Last night we headed out for dinner and it was great to have a date night!  I received many calls and messages from family yesterday and I am so grateful for them all!!!!

Prayer Request: Well blogland I have a prayer request from all of you. A friend of mine had a baby over a year ago and lost him 2 weeks after he was born. It was very hard and sad and touched my heart because she showed such a great amount of faith during the situation. God blessed her to become pregnant very quickly after losing her son with twins. This past weekend she delivered the twins and lost one of them. Please keep them in your prayers. My heart is so heavy for them as they prepare to say goodbye to another baby and welcome one home. Life is truly a BLESSING!

Have a great day and more to come this week!

Friday, April 15, 2011

First Trimester. . . CHECK

Good Morning Bloggers,

Hope you are doing well and have some fun activities planned for your weekend! Since the cold weather is heading back this way the hubby and I are planning on having a movie night with a fire tonight.

Anyways, are you ready for a Baby H update????

Well Today I am 13 weeks!!!!!!!! which means good bye first trimester, hello second trimester. I cant believe it is already over it went very fast. Although I am looking forward to all the energy that I am supposed to get in the next few months.
I wanted to include a picture of the baby's development thus far, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? I was amazed! ( Hi  sweet baby-from your momma)

We heard the heartbeat last week and it was amazing Joe was able to go with me to the appointment and Baby H's heartbeat was 164 amazing!!!!!! The baby was much lower in my abdomen than I had thought..

EATING: Breakfast is still the hardest meal of the day for me to get down and to keep down. I am hoping that now I am entering a new part of the pregnancy journey this might pass. Recently dinner meals don't seam to want to stay down either, what can I say this baby likes to keep his momma in the bathroom.

CRAVINGS: No real cravings till this week. Mandarin oranges and PEAS! I know kind of strange but I have to eat both of these things everyday. Joey hates peas so I am trying to eat those at lunch so he doesn't have to stomach them.

CLOTHES: This past week I really started to round out, I have been wearing leggings and loser tops recently and have started filling my closet with dresses for the summertime. I am dreading the maternity swimsuit thing, but i guess I am going to have to embrace it.

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: I love baths and showers, Joey is really looking forward to the water bill this month. Another activity I love is SLEEPING!! Don't I sound like alot of fun! Joe's favorite activity so far in this pregnancy is searching for names!!!!

Well there is a brief update on how things are going. We thank God everyday that we are getting this opportunity. Coming soon some pics of the bump!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

How We Told Our Families

Hello Everyone,

Well it has been far to long!!!

Are you enjoying this beautiful weather????? We have had a wonderful Sunday. The windows open, the sun shining and spending the whole day together!!! I am so grateful for days like this I appreciate my husband, my home, and life so much in the simplicity of it all. I hope you all had wonderful weekends with you loved ones.

Now on to the good stuff. We have been asked by several people how did you share the news with your family of the baby???? We would of loved to of been able to see everyone and tell them in person but that was impossible. So we were able to tell some family in person and contacted others by email/phone.

Joey called his Dad and Tammy to share the news. It was wonderful. They were beyond thrilled and we talked for a long time about all the good times to come with our expanding family. They have already started to get their house ready for the baby with supplies so they are ready for babysitting!!!! They call often and check in and love to hear about the doctors appointments.

Joey was able to call his Mom who lives in Des Moines and share the news with her. Nana spent the winter in Florida so he called her as well and she was excited!!! She has is excited as her great grandchildren expand and has checked up on me through all the morning sickness. Joey's brother Mikey is going to be a great uncle and is pulling for a little boy so he can spoil him with shoes from Footlocker

Joey sent out an email to his extended family. He is such a great writer!!! They all sent their well wishes and followed up with lovely phone calls and cards. Thank you Haluska's!!!! We Love you.

The weekend that we told the majority of the people we happened to be going to Geneseo. My grammie had a treatment that week and wasn't feeling the best so this joyous news couldn't of come at a better time.

Prior to going to Geneseo that weekend I decided to make a little surprise for them all.

The onesies said " I can't wait to meet you (GG and Poppy or CoCo or She-She's) Love Baby Haluska. One the back said " ETA October 2011.

Grammie and Poppy were thrilled. If you cant tell from the above picture grammie and I shed some very happy tears. My mom was thrilled as well and has decided to go with the name CoCo. The following week I was heading up to spend time with the she-she's so I made one for them as well.

It was so much fun sharing the news and Joe and I both feel so blessed with our families love and unconditional support.

The first trimester is coming to an end for me and I am really hoping this surge of energy that everyone keeps telling me will arrive hurries up and gets here.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Hello Blogland,

Well time has crept by and I haven't blogged!!

I am bad!!! I feel bad!!! I am out of it with my blogging!!!! BOOOOOO!!!!!!

This past month I have had one constant theme in my life and that has been "PLAYING CATCH-UP"

Morning sickness, being tired and colds have sidelined me from MY LIFE. The house has looked like a tornado has blown through and hasn't left, I don't think I have cooked a decent meal for a month except when we had our Zanoni get together, and I barely stay awake till 8 each night. What can  I say I am a ball of fun.

The LIGHT has started to appear at the end of the tunnel. I am so grateful. With my first trimester coming to a close I am excited to see what the next will bring. Many have told me that I am going to get a large amount of ENERGY which I am will be waiting for because there are so many projects that I want to tackle.

Joe has been an great nurse to me and I am so very thankful. Besides being nurse he is thoroughly enjoying his new job and studying hard for the Professional Engineering Exam he heads to Ames Thursday night to take it so please send your added thoughts and prayers his way.

So this week I vow to be a better blogger. I am committed to blogging about How we told our famalies about baby Haluska and the completion of our bathroom remodel.

Have a great Monday!!!