Monthly Archives: May 2011

Baby Hartsock Keeps Cookin…


This baby is getting heavy. I literally feel like he/she could fall out of me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so glad school is almost out.ย  I have one more day with kids (well, technically only 1 more hour). Then, I am going to swim and relax until this baby decides to grace it with it’s presence. I am trying not to get my hopes up that I will go early, because I am considered full term this week. Which is crazy!!ย  Last week, when I went to the doctor, I was 1 centimeter dialated, and my doctor even told me not to get my hopes up. With Gabrielle I was late, so she said that that is what will probably happen with this baby as well. Our bodies tend to follow patterns. I go to the doctor tomorrow, so I am sure she will tell me the same thing. The only reason that I want this baby out is for selfish reasons (so I am comfortable), so the longer he/she cooks is better for him/her. Plus it is a heck of a lot easier taking care of the baby where it is then when it is out. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really don’t want to be induced,ย  unless there isย  a medical reason. So, this baby will be inside of me until it is ready. Say a little prayer for me that I can keep my sanity and my back doesn’t fall off in the mean time.


Boy or Girl?


As most of you know, we aren’t finding out the gender of this baby. We weren’t suppose to with Gabrielle. But, the technician slipped. We knew the whole time that Gabrielle was a girl, but didn’t tell anyone. I think that since I technically knew that Gabrielle was a girl, this time I am dying. I only have 5 more weeks until my due date. I am so anxious. I want to know if I am having another girl. I would be so excited that Gabrielle will have a sister. That makes me excited because I know what it is like to have a sister. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also want to know if I am having a boyย  (which my gut is telling me I am having). I will have my first son, which makes it very special. Gabrielle will have a brother. Ahhh, 5 weeks seriously can’t come fast enough!!!

So much for updates…


Oh, blog how I have neglected you. Sorry about that. I really have meant to update you all on my pregnancy and well….I’m tired. That is the only excuse I have. The third trimester has hit me hard. I have some really excruciating back pain and have been so tired I don’t know what to do with myself.ย  That with chasing around a very active 20 month old has left me very little time to do things I want to do (like blog), so in my very little free time I sleep. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ok, so enough excuses. This is what has been going on in the Hartsock household.

Gabrielle has completed swim lessons. At first she HATED swimming. She literally cried the full 45 minutes the first session. The last session she was jumping off the side to Jared and me. She also goes underwater. She has become quite a fish.

I am 34 weeks pregnant. That means only 6 weekish left. That seems crazy to me. I felt like I was pregnant forever with Gabrielle and this one has flown by. Besides the back pain, I feel good.

There is only 10 days of school left. I am so excited about summer. One because that means the baby is VERY close to getting here. Two, I am looking forward to at least a week of time with just Gabrielle and me. That will be nice.

Gabrielle has a very strong attachment to her baby doll. We can’t go anywhere without that thing.

Gabrielle has really started to say a lot of words. It is amazing to me how much she says.