Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gender Announcement

Well Baby number 2 is due July 4th! Sofia will be a big sister to a baby BOY!
I was so nervous for some reason. All morning long I just felt nervous, maybe I was just anxious.I just wanted to hear that everything was going perfectly. I was back and forth on if I wanted a girl or boy, I knew I just wanted a healthy baby! I had all these plans in my head for the two of them(different plans for boy and girl, of course). We are very excited.

The name has been decided Hektor Hanson. The name comes from one of my favorite movies, Troy. I fell in love with the character Hektor. He was such a great son, husband, father, brother,leader, and prince. The name means steadfast. I've had this name in mind for years. There are other names I liked more, but this is the only one Erik liked. So we went with it. Thanks GOODNESS! Erik had some horrible names in

Sofia is going to be a great big sister!I feel that she won't be AS jealous of a boy...maybe I'm wrong. But I think its going to work out well! Last night at bedtime, they were both hyper. Sofia was laughing and yelling with the lights out. She was not ready for bed. And baby Hektor was kicking and rolling around. I think they must be communicating already!

Monday, February 14, 2011

All you need is LOVE!

Sofia wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. I wish Sofia and I could have made Valentines for everyone, but it takes lots of time and money, so we were limited. Hope everyone has a happy day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sofia is 9 months! baby Hanson #2 is 5 months!

So if you do the math you will see that these two will be 13-14 months apart. It's going to be so crazy, but I am so excited. I can hardly wait to find out the sex in the next few days (feb 16th). I am starting to think I am having a boy. I don't know why...
So Sofia at 9 months:
* She has 1 tooth. All last week she had trouble sleeping and we knew she was getting a tooth. The bump under her gums was there. It just took forever for it to cut through. But it did. Its on the bottom right.And shes back to her regular sleeping pattern. I really hope that we don't go through the sleepless nights for every tooth. Thats a lot of missing sleep for mama!
* She is crawling! She is pretty good at it too. She really keeps herself entertained for a good while.
* She hums when shes going to bed, so sweet. I usually sing twinkle twinkle, and now she chimes in with her humming :)
* She has learned to crawl to something and then stand up. No steps yet.I think it will be a while until she is walking. She is very cautious.
* She loves sesame street in spanish and your baby can read program.She listens and really focuses on the show. It's so cute!
* Her personality is changing now that she is crawling, actually I feel it changed from one day to the next. She is very independent and likes being able to move about on her own.
* She says mama, dada, nana, baba, she isn't atually naming things yet just in her bable she uses these words.
* She is getting good at waving bye bye.
* She is my social butterfly. She really engages with people and her surroundings.
* She still loves to shop in the cart. I think this is her social time.
* She is still going to baby gym. All the girls that work there love her. She does really well there. She doesn't fuss or cry for me. I think its because I have been taking her since 3 months, she is used to it. It is part of our daily routine and again its a chance for her to be social.
* She had a growth spurt!!! She is wearing 12 month clothes and shoes now. And moved up a diaper size,size 4.
* I am not sure how much she weighs, but we go to the doctor soon, so I will find out. I am thinking about 20 lbs.
* she is eating green beans, carrots, squash,peas, bananas, apples, berries, prunes, sweet potatoes, and yogurt. All in puree baby food form of course. Her favorties are green beans and sweet potatoes. She doesn't get any meats yet. I tried giving her turkey and she did NOT like it. I'll try again soon.
* She hates sippy cups. I have tried 3 different brands, and she is opposed to them.
* She still loves to bounce in her bouncer.Its so cute to see her curls fly everywhere when shes in that thing.
* She still has NOT had ANY vaccinations yet.She did get the stomach virus from me this past week. She recovered very quickly, about 12 hours.( Faster than my body recovered anyways, it took me a solid 24 hours.) I am leary about vaccinations and all that autism news. We just found out a friend of ours daughter has autism. This makes me so nervous. We were planning on starting at one year, but that will be here soon, may push it to two years...
***SPECIAL NOTE! I have tried to catch Sofia in action, crawling and babbling, but as soon as she sees or hears the camera, she stops and poses and starts smiling for me to take her picture. It is so frustrating and precious all at the same time. She's too smart this little girl. And she loves to have her pictures taken (good for Grnadma Hanson!)

Baby Hanson #2 is 5 months, and fixing to double in size, within these next few weeks. I am so anxious to know the sex. We have names for boy and girl. So it's just a waiting game now.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Yes, San Antonio, TX got a snow day! It was too cold for us most of last week. Sofia and I were inside Tuesday through Friday. Friday we finally got out and about.
It was a crazy week. I got the stomach flu, so Erik stayed home with Sofia and nursed me back to good health, then he got the day off due to road closures, then Sofia got the stomach flu... ugh! But some how between all the madness we managed to get some crafting done. Sofia and I completed her baby book (up to 8 months, pictures and all!), we made Valentines, we painted our toesies,and of course watched movies :)It ended up being a pretty fun week! Sofia is a great helper!
Erik of course was not impressed with our half inch of snow (neither was Sofia, haha)and I don't blame him. He was going to go to work even though they didn't have to but, he had no way of getting there due to road closures! I know it sounds silly and a bit extreme but us Texans don't know how to act, or drive with ice and snow on the road. In fact, one report said for 70 percent of drivers in San Antonio, this would be the first time to even SEE snow.So, for safety purposes, it was a good decision. And we had fun with Daddy home for a couple days :)