Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's a ... (Halfway There)

Precious little GIRL!!

And most importantly, everything looked perfectly healthy on the anatomy scan.  Thank you Jesus.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that we are having a baby girl--Hampton is going to have a sister.  Oh my lord!  I was sure it was another little boy---I've always pictured myself having all little boys (so has Brent).  Haha.  Coordinating outfits no longer mean matching Polo's.  What am I going to do?  And I do not do bows.  But oh what a blessing to be having a daughter.  I really am thrilled.  Ecstatic!

Moral of story....If I think it is a boy, it's a girl.  If I think it is a girl, it's a boy.  The End.

At 19.5 weeks...

Weight Gain: Right about 5 lbs

Maternity Clothes:  None yet.  Dresses and work out clothes are my best friend.

Sleep:  Pretty good.  I do wake up several times a night even if I do not have to use the restroom.  However, I feel great and do not feel as tired this pregnancy.  Maybe, because I'm not working anymore?!

Movement:  Yes, I've been feeling her move since about 17 weeks.  My placenta is posterior this go round.  Brent has felt her once a couple days ago.  This is my absolute favorite part of pregnancy!

Food Cravings:  Nothing particular.  Loving sweets.  

What I miss:  Nothing in particular :-)  I have an ODoul's every now and then and it seems to hit the spot!

Looking forward to:  Seeing our families next week and buying something pink!

I have thought that these two pregnancies were pretty much exactly a like....but if I had to dig deeper I would say the only two differences I could come up with are that #1- My face was broken out in the beginning with this little girl.  It is fine now.  #2-  My breasts have been more tender and bigger from the beginning this go round. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Welcome to the World, Rose!

Rose Cameron Hardin 
5/9/12 @ 5:25pm 
6 lbs 11oz
20 in.

I can't wait to get my hands on that sweet, sweet baby GIRL!
I also can't wait until October...can we say baby fever?!?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Monday

Don't you just love this time of year?

We had a wonderful weekend.  It was filled with a birthday party, a date (which was lovely and yummy), and a Sunday at the "Country Club!"  

The first sweet taste of watermelon....

Hope everyone has a great week!  

Thursday, May 3, 2012


To FOUR years!

For some reason, FOUR years feels like a big milestone.

It's taken a while....but I can finally say after 4 years "Ramey Hardin" comes out of my mouth naturally without any hesitation.  No more, "Hi, I'm Ramey Ru uh uh, I mean Hardin.  Ramey Hardin, nice to meet you."  Talk about feeling like a fool (not knowing your own name).    And boy did I get to look like a fool a lot those first couple of months....I mean moving to a new state where you don't know anybody just one month after getting married.  I can remember before we would go somewhere silently repeating in my head, "Ramey Hardin, Ramey Hardin."  Didn't matter, still happened a lot!

4 years in...We are not really cute anymore.  Do you know what I mean?  When someone asks, "How long have y'all been married?"  And the answer is, "Oh, one year" or "two and a half years" (because you know you have to throw in that half).....Well, that is...... just cute.  It was kind of annoying at the time, but I sort of feel that way too now.  Are you smelling what I'm cooking?  Anyways, I think four years is finally getting to be respectable per se.  Like, hey people, we are not just in this for fun....this isn't just a fling.   We've seen good days and we've seen our fair share of bad days.  We are committed to each other.  

Enough of trying to explain the thoughts in my head on paper.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BRENT!  I love you and I love being married to you.  Thank you for being such a great husband.  You are my best friend and hero.

P.S.  I'm sooo looking forward to eating at Foothills Milling Company this weekend.  Yum Yum, my mouth is already watering.  Like seriously.

P.S.S.  In honor of our four year anniversary.  I think it's about time :-)

My new email address is:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What we've been up to

these are just random pictures from my phone from the last could of weeks.  i'm going to start carrying my camera again soon.

-lots of walks
-play dates
-the zoo
-Gymbugs. We love this place. A big room filled with tons of fun things for toddlers. It is $5 for one hour of free play...worth every penny!
-our neighborhood playground
-Gourmet Market. Great breakfast/lunch place to eat within walking distance.
-playing on our deck
-Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
-reading books

I am LOVING spending every day with my little guy.  I was worried that I may be bored....well, that has certainly not been the's a full time job :-). It recently came out (CNN or reported) SAHMs worth 113k per year and work 96 hr per week.  I should have quit a long time ago according to those numbers!

We've also been enjoying tons of time with Brent these last two months as he's been on an "easy" rotation.  Back to reality today, Boohoo!  Can you believe it is MAY 1ST?  Oh my goodness.

What else is up?
-I'm cooking more.
-my house is staying cleaner. (disclaimer: not clean, just cleaner)
-I'm not as tired.
-I'm totally open to week night plans!
-I shave my legs a lot more often.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Happy Tuesday!