Friday, December 3, 2010

Baby updates

Things have been going pretty well around here. I did have an 8 cm cyst on one of my ovaries that they said they thought would go down. We sure hoped it would because they were talking about having to do surgery if it didn't. But, luckily when we went to our ultrasound on Tuesday to check on it, it had reduced so now it is only around 6.5 cm. I go back in another month to check on it again. We are very glad it's doing what it is supposed to. We got to see our little man again. This is the second ultrasound we had where he put his legs over his head. He's so silly. Here he is with his legs up. I love this picture. It's so cute. He really is a funny little guy. I'm not sure if it's just comfortable, he's showing off, or he's practicing his wrestling moves so he can wrestle with his Daddy someday. All I know is it is adorable.
Maybe he's practicing so he can put his legs up so it's easier to change his diaper. What a good boy. Something tells me this isn't so.
I love this one too. I think he is just starting to put his legs up but it looks kind of like he is walking up the side of my uterus or something.
Here's his sweet little profile.
In every ultrasound we've ever gotten he is ALWAYS moving around. The ultrasound tech had to work very hard to get this profile for us. This kid still has no name and it looks like it will be awhile before he gets one but we still have time. I've started having dreams where he is born and I get to see him. It has made me so excited for him to come. I want to hold him so bad. Although, I obviously want him to make it until around the end of March. I just want it to be the end of March now. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We are having.....

Disclaimer: I know this is not a good picture. It looks kind of like a freaky Tim Burton character but you'll see why it's not so great if you keep reading. I'm pretty sure that the baby is in reality - ADORABLE. :)
A baby. It's official. Well, we went in for our ultrasound and it's pretty clear this baby will be a handful. It did not stop wiggling around. The little wiggle worm. It even had it's head down facing my back so we couldn't get the profile. It did wave at us though. Either that or it was telling us to back off. Not sure which but waving is nicer. We actually have to go back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound because it looks like I may be about 5 days earlier than expected and the baby moved so much that they couldn't get clear enough pictures of all they needed to. Luckily though, the baby did what it was told to and we got a clear shot.

It's a boy!

We are so excited to know that we are having a boy and can now start preparing. I figured it would be a boy because....well, that's what our families have. Also, we've had a girls name picked out since before we were married. Boy names however....not so much. I actually stopped discussing them with Jason because he likes such odd names so I said we'd talk about them only if we found out it was a boy. It begins. Hopefully in 2 weeks we'll get some good pictures of our little guy. Yay!!

Monday, October 25, 2010


So tomorrow is the ultrasound...finally. I'm really excited but nervous too. I'm starting to worry that something could be wrong. What if.....what if..... I know that chances are things will be just fine but it's really hard not to worry. We are so excited to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. So stay tuned for the big reveal and keep your fingers crossed that the baby's legs aren't. I joke that the baby's legs will be crossed, it's hands will be in the way, and it'll pull the umbilical cord up to block the way just to be a little stinker. But, what a cute little stinker it will be.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chinese Fortune Cookies

Tonight we went to the Chinese buffet. This was Jason's fortune from his fortune cookie.

"An alien of some sort will be appearing to you shortly!"


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Ramblings

Wow - A post 3 days in a row. How awesome am I? :) (I wouldn't get used to that if I were you.)
Seeing the number of days left makes it feel a lot longer than it did when I just thought about it in weeks. Wow!

We went to the doctor today and got to hear the heartbeat. We haven't heard that since around 6 weeks so it was nice to hear. The baby even kicked the dopplar or near it anyway. Cute little stinker. It was awesome though because I can't feel the baby kicking or moving yet so it was cool to hear it do it. It is just amazing to know that there is an actual baby in there moving around. It still feels like it should be the little peanut looking thing we saw in the 6 week ultrasound. We got to set up the ultrasound appointment too. YAY!! October 26 we will (hopefully) know the sex of the baby and I can't wait.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Newest News

So for those of you who haven't figured it out, Jason and I have had no luck getting pregnant . For just under 5 years we had no success until ........... on July 26 I took a random test because I hadn't taken one in a long time and I was feeling a little wierd. I really did not expect it to say anything but negative. But wait....what in the world is that extra pink line? Seriously - I'm PREGNANT. It took me a long time to really believe it. I actually took several tests over the next few days. It just doesn't seem real after waiting so many years. We have really been blessed and are so amazed and grateful for this miracle in our lives. It really is a miracle. We are so excited! Today I am 15 weeks and 2 days along. I know I could have announced this awhile ago but it almost feels like I'm telling a lie. (I'm not...I swear). :) I am due on March 27, 2011.
I really don't have any idea what I think it is for sure. I have some ideas on it but I'm not going to post it because I am going to put a poll on here and if I say what my guess is, then that puts a bias on everyone else's guess. :) So vote away. If you want to leave a comment and tell me what you think that would be cool too because then I know who thinks what. I'm just so excited and can't wait to find out the sex of our baby. We should find out in about 3 weeks. It's also awesome because my brother Aaron returns home from his mission in Fresno, CA at the beginning of February so he'll be home when the baby is born.

So there is our shockingly awesome news! YAY!

Monday, October 4, 2010


I am so happy that fall weather has finally come. I love fall. It just has such a wonderful feeling to it. I love the cool, crisp air, the leaves turning colors and falling. Everything is just much more relaxing to me. I love sweaters and jeans. I am just so happy we have finally made it past the heat of summer. No, I did not take this picture. I swiped it from google images. Wouldn't that be an awesome place to go walking though?

I love that I actually changed my background and am writing a post. I miss it and hope that I can get back into the swing of things soon. We are still without a computer and internet. I do have some pictures from our vacation on my in-laws computer that I will put on here and post about some other excited things that happened this summer.

Speaking of changing my background, I love when I do that. It's just fun to me to change it up. During December I always want to change it a million times to get all the Christmas ones up. I do love the Christmas season and am looking forward to it. The hardest thing for me though when changing backgrounds is trying to pick colors for the text and such. Christmas is and green of course....and when I had a 4th of July one up...easy. But it's hard to pick colors that look good for other backgrounds. You know?

Okay seriously, now that I've started typing I can't stop. That wouldn't be a bad thing if it wasn't babble. :) But, you appreciate the babble, right?

Friday, July 2, 2010


Okay so it's been awhile since I've last posted. We are without a computer and that seriously makes it difficult. :) I'm at my parent's house right now and changed my background but things have changed with this blogger thing and now I can't figure out how to change the color of the writing on my blog to match the background. It used to have a little tab saying colors or something and now.....nothing. Anyone know how to do that?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

Confession: I LOVE IRELAND. I really don't know a whole lot about Ireland but just look at it. I think Ireland is so beautiful and I would LOVE to go there someday.

I was trying to find a picture of the rolling green hills (complete with sheep mind you) but I couldn't find one. I love St. Patrick's Day because of the association with Ireland. Not the day really just the green Irishy things. I definatly think it's stupid that you take a lovely holiday full of Irish bliss and have the holiday all about drinking. Whatever.

You have in no doubt noticed the Irish background I put on my blog. I must say that I like the little green shamrocks on the page but the more they are there covering the words the more they annoy me. The other backgrounds were just not exciting enough. Some were green and pretty but didn't express the joy. :) I love the green. Although, I do admit that it may be a bit of an overkill. A bit. :) Also, I HAVE to add.......just because the shamrocks on the side say Kiss me, I'm Irish (and I do believe I do have some Irish heritage) please do not kiss me.

I LOVE the accent. Even though Babe isn't the best movie in the world I still like to watch it occationally because it's set in Ireland. I just get a happy feeling I can't explain when Ireland comes up. Now I now that there's a possibility that I could go there some day and find out it's not all it's cracked up to be but for makes me happy and I love it.

Food Storage

Okay not that I'm going to start blogging about my imperfections every post but one thing I need to add to that list is that I need to learn how to do food storage and actually do it. I know how to buy extra cans of food and that type of thing but I'm kind of a dunce at how to do the flour, sugar, etc. Does food storage seem overwhelming to anyone else? I need some tips if anyone has them. I did buy 4 cans of chicken noodle soup to start my storage. They were on sale for 2/$1. Yay! I'm progressing!
I need to find a place to store them though. I suppose storage needs to include toothpaste, deoderant, contact solution, soap, etc, huh? I did see that a friend of mine has a link to a food storage site. I added it to my contact list but haven't actually looked at it much yet.
So if anyone has any hints or good ideas about food storage let me know. I already know to buy an extra something when I go out shopping (I just don't do it *sheepish grin*) but it's other things that I just get overwhelmed with. I know it can't really be that hard. I just get overwhelmed with the idea of it and so my brain thinks it's difficult. Silly ol' brain.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I know I've been a bit behind here. I plan on doing better but our laptop is out for the count. My brother-in-law got it totally virus free but then either the cord or the computer part itself where you plug it in stopped working so it wouldn't charge so we couldn't use it. Then the cord actually broke off. So our only hope is that we can get a new cord and that it's not the computer part that was screwed up and that the new cord will charge it and we can use it like normal. Especially because my pictures are on the computer and I would hate to lose a whole new batch of pictures. When will I learn? Someday (hopefully soon) I will do some major updating. Where would you even be able to buy a new cord that fits the laptop? Anyone know?

Well I got released as the Primary secretary at church and now have a new calling that I'm a bit freaked out about. I'm in the Relief Society presidency. What? Isn't that a grown up calling? Yes, I know I am a grown up (in most respects) but oh my. I'm the Educational Councelor to be exact.

My taxes aren't done yet so that hangs over my head. I need to budget better to be able to save more. Plus I'd really like to start paying more on our house payment and car loan. Plus, I'd really like to get some of the things done with the house that need done. Plus, I'd like to be rich. :) I also really need to get on the ball and start losing weight. That really hangs over my head. Sheesh. Just do it Jeanette. Well there are many more things that could be added to this list but who really needs to hear ALL of the many things I'm not good at? Plus, I may just be rambling because I don't know what else to say.

Well I'll be back soon. Oh, that could be added to my above list. I need to get back to blogging. :)
I just wanted you all to know that I'm still here.