Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FLASHBACK: The Princess!

The most important thing that has happened to us since I last blogged was the SHOCKING revalation that we were going to be having a GIRL!!! At my 14 week appointment my Dr. asked if I wanted to know if it was a boy or a girl...Sidenote: I had been surprised on all three of my first pregnancys and had never known if it was going to be a boy or girl. This time however I had decided to find out and here is why. I realy really really wanted a girl. I was sure however that #4 was going to be a boy. So I figured if i found out it was going to be a boy there was enivitably going to be a twing of dissapointment knowing that I really was probably never going to get my girl and I for SURE didn't want any disapointment on the day he was born. I knew I would get over it fast I just didn't want to associate the day he was born with any kind of regret. BUT if it was a girl i knew I need time to GET READY FOR THE PINK! -k- that little "sidenote" just turned into a novel but I digress. :) I told him we wanted to know, but that I was sure it was another boy and I was ready for boy #4! He was looking at the ultrasound machine and just said, "huh." and then "huh." again. "I just want to make sure before I say anything." And then 3 amazing words came out of his mouth that I NEVER thought I'd hear..."Its a girl". WHAT! I couldn't believe it! I asked him how sure he was and he pointed to 3 lines on the screen and said, "see those 3 lines right there? That means it's a girl. I am 99% positive right now, and next month I will be 115% positive." I cried. :) Blakely Rae Hartley was born on July 21st 2010. Her birth story will come later but needless to say she has been the most amazing thing to happen to our family! The boys are IN LOVE with her! She has been the BEST baby...my only complaint is her sleeping habits but she is just so stinkin' cute the rest of the time I can't hold that against her. She is one loved "little princess" as the boys like to call her and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful fun baby!

Here's how its gonna work.

So since I haven't blogged or journaled in over a year I have some catching up to do. So much, that it would be impossible to get it all done in one sitting. I also don't want to get behind on what is ACTUALLY happening here at the Hartley house. So here is what I have come up with...I am going to regularly post things that are happening right now. Every so often a post will come up that will be titled "FLASHBACK", that will be when I am going to turn back the hands of time and blog stuff that probably happened a long time ago. So at least you will have a heads up and when I print this blog into a book it will help it to make sense...hopefully. So that's the plan. Lets see if I can stick to it. Don't get your hopes up.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Blog, New Start

So here I am with a new blog and a fresh start. I feel like my life is so crazy but at the end of everyday when I get into bed I think, "what exactly did I do all day?". So I guess this blog will help me answer this question for myself. I am also TERRIBLE at journaling. I bought a journal about 6 months ago and put it on my night stand with a pen attached, and there it sits...still completely empty. This will be my second attempt at blogging/journaling, my first attempt fell short of where I wanted it to be so here we go again...round two. I have such a full and blessed life and I really need to record some of it. So long story short, I am a work in progress and so is this blog, it is mostly for me and my little family but I hope some others can get some entertainment out of if too...cuz us Hartley's are nothing if not entertaining :)...