Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Picture, New Car

36 Weeks

Here is a picture at 36 weeks. I feel so big and uncoordinated and just about every part of me is swollen (see Natalie, it did happen:)) As of today we have exactly one month until our little William Christopher is due but I'm hoping I don't have to wait that long! And according to my mom, I won't. She is wagering my little one will arrive on Mother's Day and I would be perfectly fine with that:)
I now have weekly doctor's appointments and am getting anxious about being ready for our little guy. I feel like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it! I am also starting to feel a little nervous about both labor/delivery and the fact that I'm going to me a mom...A MOM! I've taken care of siblings and babysat on so many occasions that I couldn't even begin to count up, yet the idea that this is my baby--my responsibility wholly (and Chris's too)--is overwhelming. So don't be at all surprised if my blog turns into an "I need advice" blog in the near future:)

The title also states that Chris and I got a new car so I should probably mention that or Chris would be thoroughly disappointed. We actually won the car in an online poker tournament and are now worried about paying the taxes on it...............totally kidding! Chris and I have been saving our pennies and dimes waiting for an opportunity to purchase a new vehicle. We both feel a lot better about toting around our baby in this new car and have been very pleased with it so far. We feel so blessed to have the job we have, the (new) car we have, the apartment we have, and to be bringing a baby into this world. Life is pretty darn good and it's all too easy for us to forget how fortunate we truly are. We know that we owe all of our blessings to our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ.

Exterior shot

Interior shot

Anywho, we will be sure to keep you all updated on baby news and hopefully you'll hear from us sooner rather than later:)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baby Shower

So almost 3 weeks ago (I know, I'm a bad blogger) we had a baby shower for William! My mother-in-law and sisters-in-law threw the shower and the food was great and the games were fun! I appreciate them taking the time and effort to do it for Chris and I! And I'm so thankful for all those who attended and those who have given gifts! We definitely now feel more ready to have this baby! One game we played was the "guess how big around Nicole is" game and sad to say I surpassed my wildest guess (I was days away from being 32 weeks at the time of the shower)! Hopefully Will doesn't get too much bigger but I have the feeling he's a Hansen boy baby:) Anyways, here are lots of pictures of the event, so enjoy!

I love this!

Party favors and "Thank You" sign...thanks mom and Natalie :)

"Sweet William"

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law

Me and my pregnant sister-in-law

See my awesome rocking chair?!

The kids really liked helping open gifts :)

The rag quilt my mom made :)

Bear diaper cute!

Some of the guests

A picture at 33 weeks