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Thursday, December 31, 2009

32 Weeks and Counting!

Yep, there I am, 32 weeks and still 7ish more to go! Haha, just kidding. I know, this is gross...but it makes me feel better when I look at things like this....maybe I'm not as big as I think I am after all! You probably figured out this is the Octomom, not me (thanks Helen Stacy for the idea of freaking my family and friends out).


Ok, so this one is really me...an updated belly picture at 32 weeks. Hampton seems to be growing and it is getting less and less comfortable everyday. It's hard to believe I still have 7 more weeks to go! I don't see how I can get any bigger!
I hope everyone had a nice Christmas! Our family celebrated the holiday in Memphis and then David and I came to Jackson on Christmas day to celebrate with the Blanks family. We are so blessed to have such great family and friends to make the holidays so special!

Cheers to 2010! It will definitely be a big year for us! I hope that it brings all of us good health and happiness! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hugs!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Hampton's 4D Sonogram!

We went to the doctor this morning for Hampton's 4D sonogram. We were truly amazed by the clarity of the images they were able to capture from this sonogram. You could see EVERYTHING! He is really obsessed with his hand and enjoyed sucking his thumb during the one hour "photo session" but we were able to get several good ones of his face. I'm not sure you can really tell who he looks like, but regardless, he looks pretty damn cute to me! :)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We enjoyed our time with our families, including my Grandmother who made it up from Texas. It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner! I hope each of you have a safe and fun holiday season!
He was trying to tell us something, see his little mouth open....
In this next one he is either telling us "I'm #1" or he's giving us the bird...I'm going to pretend that we know he's telling us he's #1....

This next one is kind of hard to see anything, but we were trying to get his profile...

Chillin out with his arms crossed....and a little smile!





Friday, October 16, 2009

Hampton James Blanks


Well, it's official...Meet Hampton James Blanks! We have decided on a name, YAY! I'm so glad I can finally call him something other than "Blank Blanks"!
I had a sonogram this morning and everything looked great. He is very camera shy and continues to cross his little legs but she was able to see the "parts" again and she also saw the kidneys (which is what she couldn't see last time and was the reason I got to have another sonogram). He kicked and moved his little arms around while we did the sonogram (the bottom picture above shows him sucking his thumb or something)...it was really neat! Other than that, the doctor visit was good - minus the stand on the scale part!!! It is really disgusting having to get on the scale and read the number that pops up!!
Anyway, we are so thankful that Hampton is a healthy baby! I hope this message finds all of you well!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Belly Bump - 21 Weeks


Well, I'm not one to post "solo" pics for everyone to see but everyone keeps asking me to do so.....well, there you go. THE BUMP! It officially arrived several weeks ago and continues to grow each day! It's no longer about "what are you going to wear today" but "what will fit today"!!! I guess that is just the JOY of pregnancy! I'm only half way there and can't wait until I can go shopping for regular clothes again! But it's all worth it!
I have a doctor's appointment on Friday and they will do another sonogram. I'm excited to see how much he has grown in the past 4 weeks. I will post pictures when I can.

Other than that, everything is clicking along! Nothing new to report. His name is still "Blank Blanks" because we have not come to an official agreement BUT I'm pretty sure my favorite is going to stick. We'll see! I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, September 18, 2009

IT'S A........








BOY!!!! After MUCH anticipation, we found out this morning that Baby Blanks is a BOY! We are sooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!! We also found out this morning that Baby Blanks is ALREADY a little "trouble maker". Here's the story...

We went in for the sonogram at 9am. I was so excited I could hardly stand it! Of course, we start the sonogram and we see the heart, brain, arms, hands etc. So we move down to the leg area to reveal the big question and the little trouble maker down there had his legs crossed "Indian style"!!! He was quite content and had no desire to show us "his stuff"! I was moving every which way to try to get him to spread his legs, but the little booger wouldn't budge! So the sonogram lady told me to drink a coke and a cup of water and come back once I finished. So almost 2 hours rolls by and my bladder is about to BURST! She calls me back and sure enough, that baby was spread eagle revealing to David and I all his "goods"! So yes, we discovered right off the bat (the second time) that it is, in fact, a BOY! Most importantly, we also discovered that I have a very healthy baby in there and we are so grateful! We could not ask for anything more!
No name has been decided yet, and I can only hope (for our marriage's sake) that we can agree on one in a civil manner before Baby Blanks arrives! David has already said that he does not like the names that I have picked out...hmmmmm....this could get interesting! Wish us luck!
I can't wait to start buying all the cute, little boy outfits and picking out everything for his nursery! In fact, I'm off to the fabric store now! I hope David starts consulting people to sell LOTS of butter because this mama is ready to start SHOPPING!!! Until next time, YAY FOR THE BLUE TEAM!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Baby Blanks at 7 weeks and 11 weeks


As most of you alreday know, David and I are expecting our first baby in February! We were a bit shocked at first but the news has finally settled and we can't wait for baby Blanks to get here! David is loving the fact that he has a "sober driver" for the next 6 months!!
I went to the doctor yesterday. It was a typical checkup. They checked the heartbeat and that was about it! The heartbeat was 153 beats per minute. It has stayed pretty steady....7 weeks was 141bpm, 11 weeks was 165bpm and then yesterday. I was most excited about the news that we will be finding out if it is a boy or a girl on September 18! I can't wait to find out so I can start shopping!! YAY! She is letting me come a little bit early because my "excuse" was that I was going to Oxford that Friday and the Ole Miss game did not start until 6:30 Saturday night, giving me plenty of time to go shopping at Oxford Kids! Being an Ole Miss graduate, she laughed and agreed that was a good excuse!
So that is most of the baby news. I don't really look any different, but I feel very different. The pants are getting a bit tight and I invested this past weekend in my first "belly band". Not quite the same excitement as purchasing a new pair of Tory Burch shoes or anything! But I guess you do what you have to do!
I posted our 2 sonograms that we have had done so far. The 7 week pictures are on the right and the 11 week pictures are on the left. It's amazing how fast they grow! I can't wait to see how big it has gotten in two weeks (I will be 17 1/2 weeks). Well, that's all for now!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Hi friends! Well, I was sitting at home today, somewhat bored, and decided that I would start a blog! Now, I know very little about "blogging" and all the tricks that come with it but I will try my best to make this site worthy of your time, and mine! I figured it would be a good way to keep my family and friends "in the loop" of our lifes! SO WELCOME!