July 30, 2009

Lots of new baby things!

It's been a crazy week, but things are finally getting accomplished. I finally made a deicsion about a double stroller. I never knew this would be such a challenge. Of course this could have been avoided if the first stroller would have arrived but it was a scam.. ugh! It took me weeks to get over that whole situation before I even started researching again. But I did find a great deal on Peg Perego Aria Twin Side by Side. And the best part is I ordered it on Wednesday and its shipped already. It'll be here on Monday! :-)We ordered Camryn's furniture about 6 weeks ago, and we were told it would be here no earlier then 10 weeks but more towards 12 weeks. Well of course we have been debating when to start the nursery and figured we would start next weekend and still have weeks to spare. Well, I received a phone call Wednesday that the furniture has arrived and is ready to be picked up. Yikes!! We haven't even purchased the paint yet. So needless to say we'll be busy working on the nursery this weekend. We chose the same furniture collection that Payten has. It's by Munire, the collection is Newport. However this time we choose Antique White. I am excited to see how it all will look! Here are a few pictures of the furniture from Munire's website.
The bedding we chose is Pink Paisley by babybedding.com. Of course that is something else I still need to order but I'm hoping to place that order this weekend. Stay tuned to final pictures of the nursery. I hope it comes out as well as Payten's although we are not doing any crazy walls this time. :-) Happy Thursday everyone!!

Artwork for the Girl's Bathroom!

I love, love, love them!!! They were painted by "I Wanted To Wonder" . They did an amazing job! I can't wait to hang them!!

Well I guess we can announce that Baby Girl Hogan #2 name is................ CAMRYN!!! We are still going back and forth about a middle name but hopefully we will decide soon. :-) Happy Thursday!!

July 29, 2009

Pictures of Sean's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Sean!!

Happy Birthday to the best Husband and Daddy anyone could ever have! Payten, Baby Girl #2, & I love you!!!
Happy 32nd birthday!!!

July 28, 2009

Another week down.....

Woo hoo! Into the 3rd trimester now and hoping it will continue to fly by. Being pregnant in the summer is not any fun. The heat and humidity is a killer. Luckily my swelling has been pretty minimum but I am sure if will kick into full gear soon.

Now I will be seeing the doctor every two weeks until 34 weeks, and then I will go weekly from there on. Right now my c-section is still scheduled for October 16th but as time gets near we will know more. Everything is always subject to change.

We had our family/maternity session with Amy this past weekend and it went awesome! Amy is amazing!! I have posted the link to her blog of some of the shots. I absoutely love them! How am I going to choose?

Hope everyone is doing well. Here is an updateon Baby Hogan #2's progress... :-)

28 weeks - All About Baby

Your unborn baby's survival rate outside the womb increases as each week passes. If he didn't open his eyes last week, chances are he'll take his first peek this week. Your baby-to-be's skeleton and muscles are maturing quickly. This week he can turn his head from side to side.

Most of the lanugo has disappeared at this point and your baby may have a full head of hair by now.

How Big Is Baby?

Your Baby weighs in at around two pounds, seven ounces and stretches to 10 inches (crown to rump).

July 26, 2009

Maternity Photos

Amy Robertson did an amazing job capturing my maternity/family session! Check out her blog for some of the proofs!! :-)

Maternity Session/Amy Robertson

Maternity Session Part 2

July 24, 2009

17 Months!

Can you believe Payten is 17 months already? Where is the time going? I can't believe how big my baby is getting. Payten loves trying new foods. Especially the non healthy ones thanks to her Daddy. She is a huge fruit lover! She would eat a whole watermelon if we let her. We are still working on some new words. But for now we have a few down pat.... Hi, Bye, Thank you, Dada, Momma. Everyday she is learning something new and its so exciting. She is preparing for her role as a BIG sister. Baby Girl #2 will be here before you know it!

Hope everyone is having a great month and staying cool! :-)

July 23, 2009

Weekend with Mema, Poppy, & Auntie Tracy!

Since getting sick last week, I have gotten even more behind in the blogging world but I am going to try and play catch up. Payten had a great weekend with her Mema, Poppy, & Auntie Tracy. We spent lots of time at the beach and by the pool. We are looking forward to many more weekends with Mema & Poppy :-)

July 22, 2009

26 and 27 weeks

This blogging world is hard to keep up with. But I am going to try and be better. I just need a few extra hours in the day. :-)

Week 26 - All About Baby

This week your baby-to-be opens her eyes for the first time. She'll open and shut her eyes as she gets used to her new ability. Your little one is still on the small side. Her body may look fully formed on the outside, but inside there's fine-tuning taking place, including her lungs and her brain. Your unborn baby still has some growing to do!

How Big Is Baby?

This week your baby's weight hovers around two pounds and her length reaches about nine inches (crown to rump).

Week 27 - All About Baby

Your baby's lungs and brain are beginning to mature. Although he'd have a good chance of survival if he were born now, he could use a few more weeks of growing. Added layers of fat are continuing to form. These layers will help your baby regulate his temperature once outside the womb and help keep him warm.

Remember to count your fetal movements. Every fetus has its most active times (and often it's late at night when you are trying to catch a few zzzzs!). During his active periods, your baby should move 10 times an hour. Choose an hour, and mark each movement on a piece of paper. If your baby hasn't moved 10 times, drink some juice and count again for another hour. You should call your doctor if the baby hasn't moved at least ten times during any two-hour stretch.

How Big Is Baby?

Your little one weights just over two pounds now and stretches out to a little over nine and one-half inches (crown to rump).

This week's belly pic... it's growing by the minute!

Anniversary Wishes

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!
We love you both very much!!!

July 21, 2009

A little behind....

It's been a while since I have blogged. Things have been quite crazy around here. After a great three day weekend with my little princess, I somehow wound up sick... :-( I promise I will blog soon, and will have some new pictures! Hope everyone is doing well!

July 13, 2009

And the girls bathroom....

continues! Shower curtain and mirror are up, now we just need some decor for the walls! :-) Which has been ordered!! So glad we are finally having some progress around the house, now if we can only get started on the nursery.... :-)

Shower curtain is from Pottery Barn Kids (Garden Critter Collection). New counter top, faucets, and mirror from Lowes. I absolutely love the mirror. We also need to purchase hardware for the cabinets. But it's coming along!

We had a pretty uneventful weekend which was nice for once. We worked on a few projects around the house on Saturday. Saturday night Sean worked so Payten and I had a girls night. Sunday we headed to the Millenia mall to have Payten's pictures taken along with dress shopping for me. After hours of shopping, no luck with a dress but I did pick up a cute few tops. Maternity clothes are just not flattering. :-( Hope everyone had a great weekend!

July 12, 2009

The Girls Bathroom

is finally making progress! The walls are painted, new counter top is installed, and hopefully tomorrow the finishing touches will be added (well except for the wall decor, that has been ordered) :-) Sean did a great painting job!! More updated pictures to come soon!

July 8, 2009

25 Weeks

Another week down.... :-) Thank goodness! The uncomfortableness is really starting to settle in. And the heat isn't helping! I feel like the swelling is starting already. :-( I am trying to stay indoors and keep cool as much as possible. No belly picture this week, but hopefully I will have one next week. Happy Hump day everyone!!

All About Baby

Your baby-to-be's lungs are developing rapidly, although she'd probably need a little help breathing if she were born at this point. Her respiratory system continues to develop, her nostrils are open, and she can breathe—but she won't take her first breath of air until delivery day. Her reproductive organs are formed (in boys, the testes have descended). Her skin is translucent and wrinkled, and he can hear your stomach when it gurgles nd your voice when you sing. Your baby is becoming more aware of how she can move—she's wiggling her fingers and toes!

How Big Is Baby?

Your baby has grown to about one pound, eight ounces and she's nearly nine inches long (crown to rump).

Pregnancy Survey
  • How far along?: 25 weeks and 5 days
  • Total weight gain: 10 lbs
  • How big is baby?: A little over a pound
  • Maternity clothes?: Of course
  • Stretch marks?: None yet, and I am hoping I am lucky enough for it to stay this way!
  • Sleep?: Sleep?? What's that?
  • Best moment this week?: It's been a rough week, but it is amazing feeling her move all around!
  • Movement?: Oh yes, a lot!!
  • Food cravings?: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream & Cheese!!
  • Labor signs?: None yet, thank goodness!
  • Belly button in or out?: In but its slowly making its way out.... :-/
  • What I miss: Sleeping on my belly and being skinny!!!
  • What I'm looking forward to: Getting started on the nursery!

July 4, 2009

2nd Annual 4th of July at the Hogan House

This is our 2nd year hosting a 4th of July celebration and it was a success! We had a great day with amazing friends, yummy food, and awesome fireworks! Hope everyone had a great time and for all that couldn't attend hopefully you can make it next year :-)

July 3, 2009

The start of the 3 day weekend....

We started off our 3 day weekend celebration with a trip to Blizzard Beach with Dana & Doug. We had a blast and stayed for hours! Payten loved the wave pool!! And her new floaties were a success! Woo hoo! Stay tuned to many more pictures from our weekend!