Wednesday, February 24, 2010

First Trimester and lots more!

So I finally made it through the first trimester..........there were definitely days when I wondered :) Warning, this is a bit gross!!! I think this funniest story I have to tell took place about 4 weeks ago. Hannah and I were enjoying a relaxing evening watching Hulu. Hannah was drinking her nightly bottle (just as a little background-- Hannah had dropped from the 20th percentile to the 7th from her 12 month check up to her 15 month check up. She had also stopped sleeping through the night. A solution I found, since she had already weaned her self was to give her a bottle of formula before bedtime. It has dramatically decreases the number of nights she wakes up and I'm pretty sure she's gaining weight again.) and was just about done, when she started throwing up. YUCK! As soon as I realized what had happened, I also realized I was going to have to make a run for the toilet. Sadly, I didn't quite make it for the first wave but luckily I made it for the several other waves afterwords. Hannah was standing in the bathroom door just laughing and laughing, I'm sure it must have been a pretty hilarious sight. Hannah then decided to investigate what mommy was doing only to slip in the my missed aim for the toilet and landed with a loud 'THUNK.' Which was followed by a lot of crying and more throwing up in the toilet for me. I had to call Daniel because every time Hannah would try to seek comfort from me, I had to lean over the toilet again. So thank you Daniel for coming home for a short break and being my knight in shining armor. He was able to get all the mess cleaned up and was a great help!

Daniel is still waiting to hear back from any internships, we are really hoping that by the end of the month to hear back from at least one company. He applied to about 20, in many different areas. I think most are in the Dallas, TX and Salt Lake City area. So keep your fingers crossed for us! If we can't get a good internship the plan is to just stay here and Dan is going to try to take a few more credits. He only has 25 more credits until he can graduate! Then hopefully off to law school! He is enjoying his job as a manager and learning a lot about dealing with customers and many other things. The semester is a little more than half way over, so that's also pretty exciting!!!

It's been a full 7 days without any morning sickness and I'm already starting to forget how awful it was! I am now on an antibiotic, which seems to be working.........but it has only been like 2 weeks. I am now 14 weeks along and we are very excited to find out what we're having in 6 more weeks. We have a name picked out for either gender. So we're either going to have a Daniel Charles Clayton Junior or Isabella Leilani Clayton (I choose the first name and Dan chose the second, I know the names sound kind of funny together but how many people are actually going to know her middle name? :) So we will see!

Hannah has finally started using her potty, it's pretty slow moving but she loves her peanut butter M&Ms. We're still holding off on pull-ups or panties and just sticking with the diaper since she can take those of just as easily but hopefully with in the next 3 months we can make the transition. I just want to take the transition slow just to give her as much time as she needs. She can say over 25 words now, she's learning 2-3 words everyday and can sign just as many. And this Saturday we're going to be starting a swim class for mommy and your toddler! We are excited! I think that about sums up what's new!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Date Night

Tuesday night, Dan and I had the greatest time! We went to go see Avatar was totally awesome. And the best was free ( I love being married to a Cinemark manager, the perks are pretty awesome :) We enjoyed it SO much, it was fun to get to watch a movie without interruptions. Monday night, Dan, Hannah and I got to screen a movie all by ourselves........ pros: movie theater all to yourself, you can bring in as much candy as you want, free popcorn and drinks. Cons: a really loud little girl who is really tired but won't go to sleep and you have to stay up really late. Anyways, it was really nice seeing a movie WITHOUT Hannah Tuesday night.
The movie was followed by a dinner at Chilis, thanks to the awesome gift card. It was so much fun. We decided we have to do it more often, at least once a month. There's nothing like dating your way better than dating when your single. Dan actually pointed out that he was a lot less careful about eating around me now........and I was OK with that. Your spouse doesn't care if you stuff your face and there is no awkward're seen it all before ;) Thank you Daniel, for treating me so special and to a night was great. And a big HUGE thank you to the Chases', we couldn't have made this awesome night happen without you guys. THANK YOU! You really need to let us give you guys such a gift!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

It was nice because this Sunday as Stake conference! Which meant no preparing a lesson and only two hours of church. Daniel had been up until 4 am the morning before so it worked out great! Hannah did surprisingly good for such a little girl. She was able to keep occupied by flirting with a boy behind us ;) It was pretty cute because she kept waving to him, giggling, saying hi and trying to share her treats with him ( she was really showing him favor, she only shares her treats with only a few people). Too bad his was 10 years old :) Way out of your league, Hannah.

For Valentine's, my friend Kristi and I decided to get together to make some treats for our husbands! We made chocolate covered strawberries, red velvet cake balls, and Oreo kisses. The treats were delicious and it was a blast getting to spend so much time together!

This Valentine's I decided I would make a special dinner, it's usually Daniel who makes a special dinner but this last week with several tests and this weekend with a big project due, I decided I would make it! The beautiful flowers were from Daniel, he also got me a delicious box of chocolates.

I had kind of a Tuscany theme. The menu was spicy chicken with cherry tomatoes, garlic and marjoram, sun dried tomatoes baked into herb bread, roasted asparagus, and pasta salad made with adorable heart shaped pasta that my mom sent in a Valentine's package that she sent. The drink was a mix of cranberry juice, soda water, lemon juice, sugar and raspberry sorbet. YUM!

For dessert we had and Italian dessert called panna cotta ( if you haven't heard of it before it's like a vanilla cream that has been gelatinized) with strawberries and blueberries! So so so good.......

Hannah in her adorable Valentine's dress that my mom sent for her.

I had to put a picture up of her frown, she has become very good at it. She gives frowns alot, half the time we're not sure why. She usually wags her finger back and forth while she does it.

I had to put up a video, I hope you all don't mind! I can get her to say a few words but she was distracted by Daddy. The last couple of days she has really taken off with her vocabulary. She has started saying more and more words each day, not to mention they have started to become more clear.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Potty Training?

I believe that Hannah may have started potty training herself, but only time will tell. She's started pull off her pants and yesterday she pulled off her own poopy would have been great only she was suppose to be taking a nap. I heard her crying but thought it was just her bring a little overtired and being a little fussy when she went down. After doing the dishes, cleaning the floor and getting my banana bread in the oven, she was still crying so I knew something was up. I walked into the room to find Hannah's naked bum in the air( I did have get a few chuckles out of seeing this). She had gotten a little poop on her some of her blankets but it wasn't too bad. I was just glad she had thrown the diaper out of her crib rather then leave it in. She'll also sit on her potty for 1-2 mins. and seems to think it's exciting to get to be like mommy and daddy. I guess we'll see if this continues, it would be nice if she would potty train herself. It would be especially nice if she was potty trained before she started nursery, but I think that's just a dream ;) This little girl needs to stop grow up so fast!!! We love you little Hannah.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Too fast!

Time is going by way too fast!! I woke up this morning and was thinking that 3 years ago at this time I wasn't even engaged! Now I've been married almost 3 years, have a toddler and a second baby on the way! Holy cow! What a change in just 3 short years. It makes you start to wonder where you will be at in another 3 years. I still can't believe in another week and a half I'll be out of my first trimester. It really is true you start showing sooner.........I can already notice the swell of my belly, as small as it might be. We're going in for our second prenatal appt. on the 16th, it will be fun to get to hear the heart beat, again.

I can't believe it's already February! We almost forgot to pay rent on the 1st we were so preoccupied with all that has been going on. I am glad that it has been warmer the past couple of days. It has given me a chance to get out for a short walk around the complex. I think it does Hannah as much good as it does me. It makes a little girl very happy to get to hold mommy's hand and to get to see a whole new world! She hasn't had much of a chance to be outside (I prefer to stay inside if I can't wear just a jacket) and has enjoyed it. It also makes going down for nap time a lot easier, not to mention a 2 hour napping period! It gives baby Ryan and I a chance to cuddle and take a nap ourselves.

Tonight is Dan's official last night as a crew member of movies 8. Tomorrow he will start he first 'day' as a manager. I don't think it has quite hit yet ;) I'll try to post some pictures with Dan in his new work get up! We were also able to finally pick up a suit that we had tailored for Dan. Thank you to Dan's aunt Victoria! She was so kind to give him a suit last Christmas. We were able to get it tailored for a great deal and he now has one that fits just right with a little room to grow if needed ;) He is very excited to get to wear it!

Well, that's all I can think of right now. I will admit I was feeling kind of lonely so I decided to post something. We love you all!