Thursday, July 31, 2008

Number 16

Hanson grandchild #16 made its way into the the world last night. Margaret gave birth to a baby boy. No name yet but Jonathan is trying to tell Ben that they are naming him Sam.
I'm so jealous . . .

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Baby pool

We had my work baby shower today and there was some predicting of when this kid is coming.  Here is the link to our baby pool so go online and predict his arrival.  We need to come up with a prize but as of yet I haven't figured it out. If you can't get the name or gender right then you need to start reading our blog more often.

Sent to Baby Detention

For those of you who know me, you won't be very surprised to find out that I never had detention growing up.   Well, we went to the doctor yesterday and after a not so hot visit we are being sent to detention.  Ok, not detention, but we do get to have appointments 3x's per week now.  Non-stress tests on Tuesdays and Fridays and my normal weekly appointment.  My blood pressure was back up yesterday.  The first time was really bad.  He decided to take it again and then we would "discuss our course of action".  We found out that meant spending some time being monitored at the hospital and some blood tests. They took it a second time and it was a little bit lower. We BARELY dodged a bullet and didn't have to go over to the hospital.
The good news . . . my doctor is out of town for the next 2 weeks so I don't think they will induce me before 37 weeks.
The bad news . . . my doctor is out of town for the next 2 weeks so I have to see the other doctor who apparently isn't a laid back as my doctor. 


Monday, July 21, 2008

The 2008 Ben Hanson Invitational

This awesome event actually happened a week and a half ago but with all the fun to be had with endless doctors appointments, I am just now getting around to posting about it. This was one of the many activities in the Hanson Family reunion. This time it was held at the beautiful BYU bowling lanes which was nice since it allowed everyone to be able to talk without the music blaring and it being super dark. As I typed that, I think I aged like 30 years. Next I will be doing posts about annoying whippersnappers. Oh wait I already do that.

This year we had the whole crew here so that meant many more munchkins trying not to get their fingers smashed. Here are some awesome pictures of the event:

Here is Sterling after, I am just guessing here, a bad roll

Tracey loves this picture. Miriam found the hand dryer and proceeded to do her best Marilyn Monroe impression

Isaac definitely had the most unique style of bowling where he would get about a 30 foot running start to push his ball down the roller

Again I can only guess Eli's roll did not go as planned

And the winner of the 2008 Ben Hanson Bowling Invitational is..... (drumroll) Nathan. Here is his pose for the trophy

Monday, July 14, 2008

Nobody warned me . . .

Nobody warned me beforehand that Hansons have huge babies!!! We had an appointment today and he is measuring 37 weeks. If you look to the left on the baby counter you will see that I'm not quite 33 weeks yet. He's HUGE!!! I gained 4 lbs in one week, I have seriously sprouted. So far we've been having ultrasounds because they have worried that he will be too small. Now I have another on Friday because they are worried he's too BIG!!! Blood pressure was great but Dr. Y said I needed to go in this week and get checked and then we'll have another appointment with him on Tuesday. Goodness.

I blame Ben, before the doctor came in he said, "Wouldn't it be awesome if he decided we were a month off and he decided to induce you today?" I don't think I'm quite ready for that kind of awesomeness. I don't even have any bottles yet!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Hanson Family Reunion

Today was the first day of the Hanson Family Reunion. We had a fun BBQ at Great's (Grandma Hanson) house. Not only was there food, there was a water rocket so all of the kids got soaked. It was great having the entire family together. The family breaks out in the following way:

1 Grandma
2 Parents
6 Kids
6 Spouses
15 Grandkids
2 Grandkids in transit

As you can see, there are plenty of us for a good time. The week will include Seven Peaks, the Heber Creeper, Alpine slides, Zoo, Lagoon, Bowling, Baby Shower, extended Hanson Family Reunion and Mom and Dad's Homecoming. Oh goodness!!! Here are some fun pictures of the kick-off. I have also added a link slideshow to the left.

(Have I mentioned how much I love this camera?)

Hanson Reunion Day One- 4th of July

Ben and Mary Margaret
Great and "Her Favorite Son" Duane (her only son
Hallie, Maddy and Ben
Granny and Miriam

My husband is the best!!!

So as part of my reward for the upcoming birthing of his first son I got a present. . . the Canon Rebel DSLR camera! We have a Canon Powershot which takes BEAUTIFUL pictures. However, this camera takes AMAZING pictures. The camera has more settings than I can possibly every figure out. Part of the reason we bought it was because I felt like we needed to have a really good camera to document Sammy's childhood. It has a super awesome continuous shot function which I have already found comes in really handy for taking pictures of the kids. Here is a picture of all 15 Hanson grandkids. Despite the attempts of my mother-in-law to get the 2 new babies in the picture, Margaret and I declined having our bumps in the picture. We have the Hanson family reunion this week so I'm sure we will be posting lots of fabulous pictures.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Extra baby

No, we are not having an extra baby, we just have an extra big baby.  I was really hoping that the benefit to the high blood pressure would be a nice normal slightly small baby.  No such luck.  He's measuring a week and a half big.  Blerg.  The good news is everything else looks GREAT!  The plan at our house was to try to keep me off bed rest until July 1st.  Well, that was yesterday and out appointment went great.  Dr. Y was super happy with the turn around.  I've started trying to convince him that this baby still needs to come early, say middle of August.  Yeah, he isn't going for it.  Yet again, the benefit of high blood pressure is alluding me.