Sunday, October 18, 2009



i've been feeling 100x better the last 2 weeks...less sleepy, more energy, feeling like working out again...until Friday... i had to get up to go into the OR early... got up and started feeling nauseated immediately, when i told myself..."okay Ashley, usually you're asleep still and not eating and i'm not hungry or nauseated then... so tough it out, its just a mind game" so i precede to get into the shower and get ready- feeling more terrible as the minutes pass, still telling myself to "man up", "be tough" " you can handle this" and yep... blahhhhh right in the toilet!!! (sorry if that grossed anyone out)...I was so determined to get through this whole pregnancy without actually throwing up... welp i lost that battle and yeah, i thought it was just a mind game, i guess not! haha so i felt better after that episode and went to eat some breakfast and off to the OR for a fun filled day! haha but since then i've been feeling pretty good, slowly getting my appetite back and ability to eat meat again! haha
AND my amazing mother re modeled, re decorated and re organized our WHOLE HOUSE!!! such a blessing b/c with these last couple weeks of me being tired and with our MBA classes, we've been getting behind on household stuff... soo below you'll see the "blue" room in our house that we both HATED, just haven't gotten around to fixing it until this weekend... she painted the room for us and bought us the china chest/wine rack to match the table!! thanks mom :) and we got a table!! FINALLY!! haha

we will try to post the heartbeat later tonight or tomorrow, so check back to hear it :) !!!!


Dave, Ashley, Bella and Baby Hodge

This is Nikki, Brandon and I at the Rooftop Bar downtown Charleston, waiting on Dave to get off work on was beautiful (90 degrees and sunny)
nikki and i at the comedy club in much fun!

Dave and Brandon making us girls breakfast...such good guys! and it was SOOOO good!!

oh yes, my fav nike shirt EVER! and i have a twin!! haha

Nikki and I at King St grill watching the Buckeyes SMASH Wisconsin

Monday Oct 12th our appt with the midwife and luckily my mom was in town to go with us :)

they were like an hour behind!!! we were getting so bored in the room! haha

my beautiful mother patiently waiting with us to hear the heartbeat...even though she's HOPING its a fast one! ;)

that week we decided it was time for the hideous BLUE to go away!! yippie!!

Bella wanted to help out too ;) HEHE

YAY we finally got a china chest (whatever the fancy name for them is...haha) THANKS MOM!! we love it!!

TADA here it is!! (minus the legs that Dave had to put on later :)

Bella took a little time out in the backyard with her new toy :) isn't she ADORABLE?!! i could just squeeze her!

the finished product (minus the trim...we're waiting on De to be the hero with her fabulous painting skills) and the thing laying on the table is going on the wall

AND we finally got our wedding pic framed...its on the floor on the left- we're going to hand it over the china thingy :)

AND lastly, the belly pic... so there's DEFF a baby bump starting!!! somedays it feels big and i feel huge, then sometimes it goes away and my stomach looks normal again... so who knows :) BUT this pic deff shows it! week 11.5
AND disregard my face/hair... i was in the OR ALLLLL DAY long and was exhausted haha (excuses excuses, i know)


  1. HI!!! You look great...glad you're feeling better. It can come and go. Sounds like you had a fun few weeks. Glad all is well with baby and heartbeat. Amazing, huh? Did they tell you what the heart rate was? Is your mom hoping for a girl...I think that's what you meant about 'mom's hoping for a fast one.' Sorry you barfed. :( Meat was completely out of the questions for me for a long time. It'll get better!

  2. Ashley,
    You are so so adorable. You look wonderful. What do you guys want to have? A thought...since I am your #2 Mom assuming I still am, will that make me like #3 G-ma...hehe I am so happy for you guys. What is your due date? The yecky feeling you have at the beginning subsides for most women. Happy pregnancy honey :)
    Love you,