Wow, time is really flying! I realized I haven’t updated since the big gender reveal (oops), but we have been so busy with our move to Houston, starting work down here and some traveling! As I sit here and write this at 26 weeks pregnant I can’t help but look back over the last couple months so thankful for the wonderful people in our life. Jaxon is one blessed (and spoiled) little boy and he is not even here yet! I have been fortunate to have 4 baby showers with family and friends in 4 different places. This has been so special because everyone is all over the place and you have all been able to be involved in some way. We really appreciate the love for Jaxon and all of the sweet gifts!! We have been able to check so many things off the list of what we need because of you all! (See shower pictures below) J
We are officially Texans! We are getting settled into our new life in Houston and really enjoying the change. We have A LOT going on—new city, new job location, new house and of course new baby, but everything continues to move along as planned. Thank goodness!! We met with our new doctor the first week down here and really like her and her whole staff. She made the transition really easy and we are very excited to have her deliver our sweet boy. Also, the hospital is amazing! We are in great hands. We are officially pre-registered for his birth. July is going to come fast!
I have loved the second trimester. It’s been full of energy and so much excitement with the gender scan, showers and lots of growing. Surprisingly, I love all the changes I am going through. Pregnancy really is the most beautiful thing and I feel very blessed to be able to experience it. There is nothing better than feeling Jaxon kicking and rolling all over the place. Jared loves being able to experience the kicking too and we have been trying out find out Jax’s favorite music seeing what he responds to. So far, it seems to be Justin Timberlake. I don’t blame him..that new album is good! We already have so much fun with him. We can’t wait to meet him!!
Jaxon continues to develop and grow healthy and strong! He has definitely hit a major growth spurt since I last posted..maybe even two of them. He is doing great and I am too. Exercise is definitely helping me continue to feel so good. We have another appointment this Friday for gestational diabetes testing and the normal checkup. Soon we will start going to see the doctor every 2 weeks instead of just monthly. We are about to start the 3rd trimester…can’t believe it! We are doing a 4D ultrasound in a couple weeks and are very excited for this. Looking forward to a sneak peak at what our little man is going to look like and of course just another ultrasound is always a bonus. We will get a disc of all the pictures taken and a DVD of the session, so pray we get a lot of good shots and I’ll be sure to share some of them.
Two of my cousins are expecting and I remember thinking when they have their babies (which seemed so far away) we are definitely getting close in the home stretch. Well, they are so close! Jessica/Alex and Natalie/Stephen, we are thinking of you guys and can’t wait to hear about the arrival of your little boys in May!
To all of our family and friends for being a part of a baby shower in some way we love you and appreciate you all very much!!
Anna, Jared & Jaxon Hawkins
Here are some pictures from each shower. There were so many more pictures from them of people who came, pretty decorations and of course all the gifts, but I just put a few so this wouldn’t be so long!!
Greenville Shower :)
Thank you Carole, Ashley and Hilary for hosting a perfect afternoon with all of you! We missed you Hilary!
Huntsville Shower :)
Thank you girls for Jaxon's western themed shower!! Miss you all!
Albertville Shower :)
Thank you Aunt Vicki for the cutest Jungle Themed Shower! Loved seeing all the family in Albertville!!
Thank you Kathy and Lisa for hosting this beautiful shower at Kathy's! So great seeing everyone back home!
Again, a huge thank you to everyone who threw/came to a shower or sent a gift! Everyone involved made each one so perfect and special and I loved the intimate time with all of you!! I wish I could post all of the pictures and showing every gift Jaxon has been spoiled with!