Sunday, January 31, 2010

Vanity

So I went to my appointment this past week, and the midwife measured my belly and told me that I had a pretty belly. I hadn't thought about it before but I came home and told Skyler. He confirmed that he also thought I had a cute belly and well... it kinda went to my head.

I think my favorite part of my belly is that I can see everything that Eliza Lane is doing. I love to just watch my belly move in all sorts of contorted ways because it is so amusing and I can feel it on the inside too. I really need to get it on video.

When Skyler and I were looking at the belly this evening, he noticed that my belly button is just barely starting to pop out... I don't know if I am ready for that yet... oh well.

Also, I need to appreciate my pretty belly now, because in 5 weeks... it won't be "pretty" it will be kind of flabby with saggy skin.... oh well. Good thing I don't really show my belly to anyone but my husband...

Those are my confessions for the evening.

Friday, January 29, 2010

35 weeks... 5 to go!










The belly is getting a little bigger... but people are a little surprised at how far along I am. I went to the Motherhood Maternity store a
nd the lady thought I looked 5 months pregnant... uh...






Before we took our official belly shots... Skyler decided to take a candid of me looking at my belly.

And yes... I did cut about 13-14 inches off my hair today... it feels really nice... Don't mind the weird shadows behind me that make it look sort of weird and frizzy... we will take a cute hair shot soon!























Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Year's Resolutions


Just so you know. I have a goal of writing on the blog every week, usually Sunday...


I also have a goal of doing my hair once a week...

And... uh... I did it TWICE this week... miracles never cease :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ouch... that stings...

A wise person once told me that the best marraige Cds or books are those that make you say, "Ouch... that hurts" because they make you realize something that you do that you didn't realize you were doing or was bad. So, of course my favorite marraige Cd is John Lund's. Skyler and I would listen to it and have listened to it a lot and every time I feel like I say... "ouch!" because it was able to show me more things that I am still not quite good at. But after overcoming some of those... and working harder... I think I started to settle into the idea that my marraige is of course... ALMOST perfect!

Our bishop came around in December during the 3rd hour of church to let us know that he was going to be starting a marraige course that was encouraged by the 1st presidency and hoped to see us all there. So, Skyler and I talked about it and decided it would of course be totally fun and a good way to make new friends! So, we began the 6-week course two fridays ago. The bishop planned it to be on date night, which worked out great for us! The class was great. We were a few minutes late and could hardly find space. It was in the Relief Society room and like 1/3 of the active couples in our ward were there! I felt pretty good in the class, but there were a couple of times where I realized... "hmmm... maybe our marraige isn't totally perfect and maybe there are still more things that I need to work on..."

Our bishop also shared about pride. He made a very clear example. He said, "If you think you are here... but you are really here... that gap is your pride." I loved that example... probably because I thought it applied to people besides me :).

Then after pondering it for awhile, Skyler shared last night that he had realized that he was a prideful person. So, we talked about it and concluded that he was right. Then we went to sleep and somewhere around 5am... I woke up and realized that I too was a prideful person. When Skyler woke up, I admitted it to him and he asked for examples. So, I explained repeated examples of how in different areas of my life, if I was frustrated, or discouraged, or hurt that it was really my pride. He agreed. It stung.

So, in case you hadn't already figured it out... the worst part about pride is that you if you are prideful the last thing you realize is that you are...

In conclusion, those stinging moments are some of the best to bring you back to reality and allow you to actually grow.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

32 weeks... and the belly continues to grow...

We thought it was about time for some more belly
shots... but at first we were a little discouraged that my belly wasn't showing how big it was on film... but we pressed on...

We tried some interesting angles...


And you can just ignore the awkward facial expressions...
And for those of you wondering how long my hair is... 3 months after I posted about it... here it is :)




Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Um... we are due in 8 1/2 weeks...

So, we are STARTING to get things in order...

We have the furniture in the room set up and we started putting clothes in the dresser.

Eliza Lane is lucky to not only have hand-me-downs from her cousins... but also from her mom...

The first TWO days of school...

The Christmas break was wonderful... and now it is over! School began on Monday and we decided to commemorate the day with 1st day of school pictures! We went to campus to find the perfect spot or spots... The two most interesting views were of course...



the masses of people...






and the large amount of snow.






Luckily we saw Shannon right before my class and she was willing the model the basement hallway of the JFSB... the building in which, Skyler, Shannon and I live!


The day began great and we were even 5 minutes ahead of schedule!! YEAH!! I don't know how long that is gonna last...

I went to class and work and Skyler went to class. While he as in class I finally did my follow-up glucose screening... yes it took a couple of weeks... long story. So, this time I had to/got to eat jelly bellies. At first I threw a handful of them in my mouth. My taste buds were like... "uh?" so I decided to eat them according to color. The pink ones (assorted fruits and berry flavors), the orange ones (citrus flavors), the brown ones (coffee), the buttered popcorn ones. It only took me the entire 5 minutes... So, then I sat and waited. As expected, I felt a sugar spike but then it seemed to chill out. After an hour, they took my blood and told me that they wouldn't call me unless it was bad news.

I picked up Skyler and we headed home. We quickly looked at "the schedule" we are attempting to live by, ate dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, got ready for bed, and headed to bed at 6:40pm... only 10 minutes late. We read scriptures, and attempted to go to sleep. Even though we were tired, it took a little while to fall asleep. But I think it was around 7:30pm. I woke up to go to the bathroom at 9pm...my body thought it had just had a nice nap... then I woke up at 11:30pm to make sure Skyler got off to work... then my body was really confused... then he got home at 6am... I was supposed to wake up but it was dark... and I was still confused... so I slept til 8am... uh... so I guess I was tired... or confused... or both..

Anyway, Skyler got a little more sleep after working from 11:45pm-6am and then we quickly ate breakfast, I packed lunches and we were off to school again. Skyler went to class and I went to the computer lab. After about 10 minutes I got a message from a nurse at the clinic saying that she wanted to discuss my blood results... I was really scared... since no news was good news. I called back and left a message, she called me back and she said, "So you passed the glucose screening test, but you are anemic." That sounded like music to my ears... I was so happy to pass! So, I have to take iron supplements and stuff, but anemia didn't seem that bad after fearing the worst! And after she told em that I was anemic, I realized that my fatigue, shortness of breath, light-headedness, and weakness were more than just pregnancy symptoms. So, I decided to blame my excessive sleep last night on... ANEMIA!

To celebrate passing my glucose test, Skyler took me to get a double whopper at Burger King! He helped me eat the edge parts that tasted a lot like hamburger and I got to eat the middle bites that were really well disguised by tomatoes, onions, lettuce, etc... It was great!

So, we have survived 2 days of school. Who knows what will happen tomorrow!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Silly


A couple weeks into our marraige, Skyler woke up and realized that I was far more silly than he had anticipated... but he was pleasantly surprised.























I guess he loves a lot of silly people :)