Thursday, December 23, 2010

Changes, Changes, and More Changes

This pregnancy is going by so fast and I am running out of time to get things done. Hano and I are putting in our 30 day notice to our apartment management next week, yikes that means Hano is going to get us a place in California ready. I am getting pretty excited we have found a few places that we like so hopefully when we check them out they are as good as they look on the internet.

Hano is now officially done with school, he graduated with two degrees from the U of U and is now on the hunt for his dream job :) I am so proud of him, he has worked so hard these last few years and at times his ambition astounds and inspires me. He truly believes that he can do anything and fears almost nothing which makes me so happy because it makes me not worry. I know that he is excited to move on and search out opportunities that will help fulfill his aspirations. We are both praying that things will fall into place and that we will both be able to find out niche in California and adjust to our new lives as parents as well.

I am getting ready to start my third trimester and my belly is growing more and more each week. I am not minding it to much other than finding clothes to wear is challenging and I really do not want to buy a lot of new things but I may have to break down and buy some long shirts to cover the pants that I can no longer zip up, thank heavens for elastic bands. I have a lot of things to buy for my little guy still and I am hoping to get them bought before school starts up again. It is such a daunting task finding things that I like, but I have found a swing, mattress, and finally a bedding set that I am liking. I am still working on finding a travel system that I like for the price I can afford, there are just so many brands and styles I cannot decide. I am also busy buying up onesies, pants, shirts, bath towels, blankets, binkies, bottles, socks, and etc. there are just so many things to think about and get, although I do not mind the clothes shopping part to much.

I had an appointment today and was going to get a 3D picture of the baby, but of course he decided it would be best if he did not look at us little stinker. We tried to nudge him and get him to move but he would just hit us back with his hand and keep his face turned, I hope this is not a sign of things to come I can only take so much attitude :) He is nice and healthy though and kicking stronger everyday which makes me happy. I know the next few months will go so quickly and then he will finally be here and I am beginning to get very excited to see my little man.

With Hano graduating, moving to California, myself trying to finish school, and becoming parents it seems that Hano and my whole life is changing, but in a very positive way. We are both excited to start a new section in life and to experience everything this new year will bring.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Where Does the Time Go

Time flies! I cannot believe that we are already in the holiday season, but I cannot wait to eat turkey and potatoes and set up all the wonderful Christmas decorations! I hate that it gets so cold but I love a white Christmas, when we lived in Florida Christmas was great but it is so weird going to a water park on Christmas Eve instead of cuddling in a blanket and watching a good movie. Along with things moving so quickly I cannot believe that I am better than half way done with my pregnancy now, not that I am complaining because I am really excited to meet this little guy but I have really enjoyed my pregnancy this far.

The one thing I love and hate about time moving so fast is that January is approaching to fast and I know that Hano will be leaving me to go to California to get things set up for baby Marcus and I. While this is not the first time we have had to do the living apart thing it seems to be a little harder when you are pregnant and hope not to go into labor at midnight knowing that there are no flights to get Hano here in time to see the birth BOO!! However I am excited to be moving on and I know Hano is excited to go and accomplish his goals he has had since he was a little guy, it has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point so while there are a few side things to think about I am more excited for the future and especially this new year and what lessons we will learn not only as parents but in striving to build a career.

Lastly, I finally got to go and have the big scan of the baby done to make sure he is growing properly and luckily he has two arms and two legs :) He is right on track and everything is looking great which is such a relief since at this point all you can do is feel them kicking around in there.

I hope that everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving Day!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's a baby boy

Yesterday I went to my doctors appointment where we found out that our little bundle is going to be a boy. We are very excited to welcome him in our home, well apartment. We already have his name picked out, Marcus Antonio Melendez. He is named after Marcus Aurelius, because he was an outstanding leader, and of course Alejandro since they will share the same middle name. I have began reading him his first book, Julius Caesar because I want him to learn about the ways of power politics early on :)

I have been busy figuring out what we need to buy and of course a car seat, stroller, and carrier are a definite must, but the options are just so overwhelming!! While I was researching these items I came across a crib sell, now I was not planning on buying a crib just yet I wanted to buy it when we were in California but I fell in love and it was an amazing price so yes he does have his own bed. I have decided to decorate his room in monkey's because I can only imagine how this child is going to be considering it is a Hano Jr.

The next task at hand is learning Spanish, oh boy I am nervous but motivated. Hano is getting me the Rosetta Stone so I hope to have a good grasp on it within a year. Soon that will be all Hano will speak to me forcing me to learn. Learning Spanish, doing homework, preparing to move with a newborn, and preparing for baby is going to make for a busy year. I say year because school will not stop and I am sure the Spanish lessons will still be in play and by that time the baby will be here. I have decided that I am going to enjoy my pregnancy minus all of the pains and loss of energy because I am going to assume they are much easier to take care of in there then out here.

All in all things are going great, I am very excited to meet my little guy. He is getting a great extended family who are all equally excited to meet him and he already has 7 cousins, 4 of which are girls so I will need to keep them from dressing up my boy in frilly things;) (For my family who are wondering where I get the number 7 instead of 5, well are good friends Adam and Fabione are family to us and there two little ones will always be considered primas to our kids, so no I am not going that dumb).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Just Great

I know that I should post more pictures because that is what people like about blogs and are not necessarily all that interested in the writing part, but I tend to only update my blog when I am bored at work and unfortunately there are no personal photos on my work computer. I am sure it is easy for you to guess that I am work and that I am bored, it is Friday and the time is 2:45 needless to say I am counting down the time.

First off since I do not have a lot going on right now besides the growing fetus you can imagine what the topic of choice is going to be. Right off I must say that my pregnancy has been pretty great, I have not been all that sick, I am still able to work out about 4 to 5 times a week, food tastes better to me mostly because I feel a constant need to eat. Luckily for me I crave a lot of good things like cheese and eggs. My belly is not showing that much yet, just a little bit of a pouch that you can see if I wear a tighter shirt the bad part is it looks like I just eat to many donuts rather than a growing baby, DANG IT :) Overall things have been great, and yes I understand I am only in my 15th week but I am going to enjoy the feel good part of pregnancy as long as I can.

Now for a story, I feel OK about telling this story mainly because only girls read my blog. As most of you know your breasts grow at an amazing rate when pregnant. I have never been a well endowed girl so you can imagine my excitement to finally fill out a shirt. I decided that I would hold off buying a new bra because I was not sure how long this growth would last, but last Saturday I broke down and decided I should go and get myself measured. I went to Dillards and the lady that helped was extremely nice, she asked what size I was before I told her 32 A. She pulled out her little measuring tool and said well I would say you are definitely a D if not a DD, WHAT? I was thinking maybe a B, but what do I know so she took off to go get me some bras to try on, the whole time I am thinking there is no way I was going to fit into these bras. She gets back to the room and sure enough the D is to small and the DD is feeling really good. I am still slightly in shock who knew that could happen so quickly!! I know maybe to personal to share on a blog but come on I thought that was impressive.

Lastly, I am getting excited for my next appointment, it is my big ultra sound and we will finally find out what the little munchkin will be. I have never really had preference one way or the other and to be honest do not have the slightest clue what it will be. Hano goes from girl to boy but he himself keeps flipping. I am excited to know so that I can begin to prepare myself for this new adventure. There are so many things to get done and I am still debating on how much I want to buy, since we will be leaving Utah, and what is really necessary, so any suggestions would be great!!

Anyway I am getting more and more excited. Still a little nervous for the unexpected responsibility and finishing school, but overall it will be a fun step for Hano and I. We knew that one day we would have to do this and while it is still terrifying it is more exciting.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Baby News

I am a horrible blogger, this is mostly because I have no time to do it and I cannot find a lot of things to write about that people would really care to read. However there has been a turn in a events and I now have something to share.
The day was July 30, 2010, I had just finished a class up at the University of Utah and was on my way in to work. For most of that week I had felt fairly tired and a little out of sync, but considering finals were coming up and I was writing a monster paper I thought it was perfectly normal to feel a little worn down. Anyway when I was walking in to work I had begun to smell absolutely everything it was so odd and that night after Hano had taken a shower I could not stand to be around him because the shower gel he used was making me feel sick to my stomach. I began to grow more and more concerned as I began feeling sicker throughout the week and decided it was time to face what I thought might be going on. And so on the afternoon of the 30th I bought some pregnancy tests and made my way into my bathroom. As I was waiting for the test to give me my future I began fiddling around in the bathroom, fixing hair, brushing teeth, looking at my pours, and then it was time............ As I looked down at the test I saw a big flashing YES, at that moment I felt my breath leave my body and my legs go weak. In my mind I was thinking how did this happen, I mean I know how it happened but HOW? I began to feel absolutely terrified. I left the bathroom and announced the news to my husband who began to laugh hysterically while I started to cry, the whole scene was quite pathetic. I said to him, "Hano why are you laughing you do understand that this means in about nine months a little bundle will be with us?" he looked at me and said, "Brittany I just graduated from the U, I am trying to get started in my career of course this was going to happen because this is how life works." Thinking of how ridiculous I acted I sat and thought how true it was, most of the time life comes at you hard even if you try even harder to control it. Now all this being said I don't want anyone for a second to believe I am not excited to play mommy, but I do take raising children very seriously and have always felt a little inadequate to handle such a responsibility. I know this is getting lengthy but bare with me a few more sentences. My first appointment to the doctor was August 16, 2010. At this point I was sure I was only about 4 or 5 weeks along but after the ultra sound the doctor informed me that I was 8 weeks 6 days along I was so shocked!! The best part of the appointment was hearing the heart beat, I could have sat there all day and listened to it, it really calmed my fears to hear it and really made me very excited. It has become more exciting the more the baby grows, all though I could do without the sickness :) We are both very excited to see our little one.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not a lot of words

Well there are too many things for me to catch upon and unfortunately I don't have the time to write them all out. I have just put a few highlights of what we have been up too. We went to Mexico with my parents in January and my little brother Nathan came home from his mission. Overall things are going well, Hano is graduating in May YEAH! I hope to be done next summer (fingers crossed). Between school, work, and church callings we don't have a lot of time for things but we are loving life and are definitely ready to take another adventure.