Thursday, December 24, 2009


We bought a new computer. As a result I 1.) feel kinda dumb.. or old.. 2.) have no idea how to upload pictures 3.) my laptop just bit the dust so until I figure things out there will be no photos around here.
I have not really been feeling the sweet baby girl move which I thought was a bit concerning. My midwife has just informed me, however, that I have an anterior and low lying placenta. As a result I cannot feel her kicks as well and I have to have another ultrasound at 28 weeks to check the location of the placenta. The placenta is low lying in about 10% of pregnancy's during the second trimester and they usually move to the top of the uterus where the richest blood supply is. IF mine does not move it is called placenta previa or partial previa and we have talk c-section... but let's not until after 28 weeks okay? Deal. Gives me the ebee jeebies.
Moses has been loving, LOVING, these plastic balls that Kelli bought him for his birthday. He rolls them all over the house, sometimes for 30 minutes at a time. THANK YOU!
The house
We are finally settling into the house and a bit of a routine. I was feeling mildly overwhelmed at all of the housework, but I have divided it up by day and that has been working wonderfully. There is talk of hiring someone to help once we get closer to the birth of Baby Girl and after she arrives, but we shall see about that.
Also! Jeremiah has almost finished our dining room table, it is beautiful and I can't wait to show you all!!

Be blessed!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mo's birthday party!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Moses' first year

My little man turns one!!

Ahh! Where has the time gone? Sweet little Moses turned one this weekend! We headed up to Albuquerque to have a small celebration with family and a good time was had by all. The little boy now has more clothes and toys than he knows what to do with and has spent all afternoon playing (thank you!!).
Here is a picture of the birthday boy, but for those who would like to see everything (Keek?) I will be putting up a slide show shortly!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A baby girl and a big move!

We found out yesterday that we are having a baby girl! We are thrilled! I will try to get some pictures up in the next couple days of her sweet profile!
We finally did it! We moved! I have been waiting to upload pictures, hoping that I could dig my way out of the mess. Who am I kidding? I will be working on that for the next few months! Hopefully some of the nesting urges will help out with that! Until the, there are some photos from this past weekend!
Our living room! Ba ha ha! It basically still looks like this :)
Our dining room. The blue piece of furniture under the window was my dad's. I am going to repaint it and find some new handles for it. I love having it!
Also, Jeremiah is making us our dining room table! I can't wait to see the end product!
Our kitchen!
Here are the shelves Jeremiah built for our living room area.
That's it for now!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The wanderer's.

Now that we are moving into our new home.. with a small kiddo... and another on the way... this move feels much more permanent than others we have gone through. We have traveled here and there, never really bought furniture and never really had a place of our own. This is a big, big move for the Hayes family! I can't help but look back at everywhere we have been and feel so, so blessed by all the friends we have made along the way! Here are some photos of our journey in no particular order!

We lived in Socorro for a bit. While I adore each and every person in the photo I do not care to live there ever again :)
My mil and her sister's and nieces came to Oahu for a visit!!
Sweet Molokai.
Maui day trip! You can do fun things like this when you LIVE IN HAWAII!!
DC to visit Jeremiah's brother and wife!
We climbed down this to get to the leper colony. Yes. There is a leper colony in the United States.
Kayaking out to the "Mok's".. it was hard!
Going to the park with Baxter! Part of our daily routine!
Boys will be boys! We loved living in Kalae!!
Hands down the best part about living on Oahu was the hiking! Phenomenal!
Ahh! Wonderful Molokai!
Sweet Moses...
Us crazy kids hiking out to see the lava.. in the dark.. after a drink (or two).. in a storm...
I ADORE the Big Island!
Getting ready to run my first marathon on the island of Maui!
The view from our condo in Kaneohe!

We are so blessed, and our journey is just beginning!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our Home!!

After working through some problems with our HVAC unit, we now have heat! Our sidewalks are being poured in the morning, we close with the bank in the afternoon and we move in on Saturday! Waa hoo!
Here are some pictures of the process!

We're moving!

This weekend we are finally moving into the house! I am so thrilled, and overwhelmed, but mostly thrilled! As soon as we get moved in I will start putting up some pictures!
I am excited to see this building phase come to an end. There are a lot of lose ends to tie up, but it will be nice to be able to do those things when Moses naps or after he goes to bed. Right now Jeremiah heads out to the house early in the morning and after work, which means a lot of time apart! Soon that will be over! Yay!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

This isn't what I had in mind...

...when I bought my cast iron skillet...

Your Daily Mo.

His life is hard...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Silly boy.

Mo's new silly face. It CRACKS me up!!
I think he knows this.. so he keeps doing it...
...and doing it!!
I hope you all had a lot of laughs this weekend, too!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our little family.

My little baby is turning into a toddler! Thankfully we have another little one on the way to make the transition a bit easier on me.
Not everything has changed, he still cracks us up with how he sleeps!
I don't know why blogger is turning pictures on their side!
He is pulling up on everything! In no time at all he will be walking!!
Doing crafts with Grandma...
His new favorite game. He gets excited when he sees this blanket and crawls over quickly to hop on for a ride!
He is eating more and more new things, and has made the transition from formula to milk with no problem at all! My pocket book is breathing a big sigh of relief! He still loves his blue elephants and we have had to sneak them away for cleaning every now and again, they get yucky pretty quickly. He loves having his back scratched, and snuggles with mama in the chair. He isn't happier than when Grandma is around and he gets non-stop attention!
I have stopped taking Unisome and B6 during the day! I cannot express how excited I am about this! I still take them before bed and an occasional Zofran - this is a big improvement! We are counting down the days until December 15th when we find out if we're having a boy or a girl.
The House
We are waiting with baited breath to hear about our gas line, and hoping it will be installed in the next week. Big news! We got our certificate of occupancy! We are so thrilled, but we can't move in without gas (stove, heat, and hot water depend on it) so we wait. We have started the process of closing on our loan with the bank and it will be done in the next week. We have to get another appraisal and are hoping there is no problem there. The last phase seems to be dragging on and on, we thought for sure we would be in by Thanksgiving. We are trying to head over there each night and get a little cleaning done and tie up lose ends - easier said than done with no heat and Moses! I will upload pictures as soon as we're in!