Tuesday, October 25, 2011


About 2 weeks ago Michael took a few maternity picts of me! Luckly we were able to get some of the fall colors in! Enjoy!

My mom have us 2 bears when we got married and they sit on our bed. We will be keeping the tradition so this is the sweet bear will be the new addition to the bed!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A little scare

Our little girl thought that it would be funny to play hide and seek this weekend.... we did not enjoy the game so much! She won lol.

Here is the story...

So Michael's mom came out for a quick visit this weekend, mostly to be here for my shower! One of my very sweet friends gave me a baby shower on Saturday (I will post about that later) therefore we had a very busy weekend!

Starting Friday evening I was not feeling a lot of movement but I thought I was moving all day long and I just wore her out! Saturday she moved very little but I was able to get her to move at the end of the day, once again another very busy day and she could have been just sleepy! Sunday was even worse because she moved just a tad in the afternoon. I had enough at the point and thought I would give her a chance to move over the evening and during the night then I would call the doctor in the morning. Well I tried everything to get her to move and she was not biting!

About 7:00 I started having a few very mild contractions and I ended up having them till about 5am this morning. I. Got. No. Sleep. Poor Mike was up pretty much all night with me and he had to work today (I was lucky and had the day off). About 4:30 Mike got me out of bed and gave me a priesthood blessing. What a comfort that was. I was praying at the point just to know what to do. Do I go to the hospital to be looked at? Do I wait till morning and just call my doctor? Or I am totally over reacting to it all? I calmed down enough to be able to sleep and we both slept for just a few hours.

About 7:15 I woke up with the thought that I needed to call the hospital and talk to the nurse right away and panic kicked in. Now looking back, I feel a little silly worrying like I did but I was very tired and very worried at this point. I called the hospital and they told me to come in so they could monitor baby and make sure all was okay.

To try and keep the story short. All is well. They monitored her for about an hour and she FINALLY did all the right things. Our nurse was wonderful and explained a lot to us about what to expect and watch for from baby girl over the next couple of weeks. Not only the good things but the bad things that we should come back in for. I was thankful that we had such a wonderful nurse. The thing that made me laugh was once I was on all the monitors and we knew baby girl was okay, the nurse told me "now that all is well with baby, I am going to lecture you. DON'T YOU EVER GO THAT LONG WITHOUT FEELING HER MOVE AGAIN!" She didn't have to tell me twice!

I was trying to not over react but I know that I would rather be safe than sorry! So thankful I went in!

We are down to just under 5 weeks! After this morning I have been making more lists of what needs to be done in the next few weeks. Our nurse today told me that because of my swelling and all the stuff that comes with it, she does not think that I will go full term and I will have this baby a little early! We will see if she is right! My BP has been a little higher than my normal but still not enough to be worried. We just need to watch it. Just all these little things that are happening that tells us she is coming!

My mom came over today and helped me go through and take inventory of the baby stuff we have. WE HAD A BLAST! Slowly but surly we are getting there!

What makes the difference?

Well, to be honest, lots of things. But today I was thinking of one thing in particular. His name is Michael.

I just wanted to publicly tell him how much I appreciate all that he does.

As our baby girls due date gets closer, I have noticed the uncomforts that come with time. Does it make life more tiring and my body a little sore? Sure! But that only means that she is ALMOST HERE! I am reminded daily of how lucky I am to be pregnant. With these uncomforts comes some blessings because I have a husband who loves me.

Here are some of the little things that he does almost DAILY. Make dinner, do the dishes, clean the house, rub my feet, massage my back, tell me he loves me, gets me what I need when I am comfy in a chair, rub lotion on my itchy belly, gives me my daily shot, and tells me how beautiful I am.

Wow. I am a very. Lucky. Woman.

I try not to take the little things for granted and this is one I hope I don't.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birthday Time!

My best friend and amazing husband have the privilege of having our birthdays 3 days apart! Michael's is the 28th of September and mine is the 1st of October so it always makes for one great birthday week! We had pretty low key birthdays this year but that is okay!

On Michael's birthday I had made his his favorite dinner (lasagna, salad, and french bread), then gave him one of his favorite desserts, banana cream pie and eggnog! We relaxed all night, just the two of us with nothing to do.... it was grand!

For my birthday we went out to breakfast to Golden Coral which was AMAZING! It held us over until dinner actually! We were able to watch General Conference all day and just relax and enjoy the many MANY wonderful talks! Michael then surprised me and told me I was going to get an hour long pregnancy message which was amazing! I am a very lucky girl!

My family was out of town last weekend so last night we went to dinner with my family to Cheddars (which we had never been to before) and once again.... AmAzInG!!! We are lucky to have family close by to celebrate with. We are also lucky that Mike's parents are not TOO far away. My mother-in-law- is coming in two weeks to visit and we are VERY excited to spend the weekend with her!

I think we are most excited about our combined birthday and Christmas gift that will be arriving in the next 7 weeks or so (maybe sooner?!)... our baby girl! We can not believe that the time is really coming for her arrival! We have been taking a birthing class at the hospital that has been very helpful! I think we enjoy it much more than the other couples do. Some of the other women (I say women and not girls because I think they are all 10+ years older than me) look like they want to cry and throw up during each class! It kind of makes me laugh. We are almost there! Still lots to do but we are slowly making head way!

Until the next exciting event!