Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The doctors visit

I was so nervous for my doctors check up on Tuesday, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It was quick and definitely, DEFINITELY uncomfortable. The strep test thing was cake, but then to see where Hayden's head is was not super. He was pretty high when my doctor checked, Hayden apparently loves the nice little home that I have made for him and would like to continue bonding. But I have heartburn and numbness in my arms and hands that take turns wreaking their unpleasantness on my body. So the Doctor thinks that Hayden probably drops(which causes the pins and needles, numb feeling) and then goes back up under my ribs(super duper heartburn) and then drops(numb) and hangs out and then goes backup(heartburn?... what a silly, silly boy but I don’t think he is very funny... I’m sooo ready for him to come and not be pregnant anymore. But at the same time I am not ready at all. I just can't wait to be able to sleep with only 2 pillows instead of 5 or 6 and not have to toss and turn all night. I will venture back into the doctor next week on the 23rd, 2 days before Christmas... My little counter only says 20 days left... HOLY COW! That’s nothing... I'm trying not to stress and get all the stuff together that I need and figure out how much stuff is necessary. How many bottles and nipples and formula/breast milk bags, and how many of this and that... blah... hopefully I will keep my sanity with Christmas coming and such. Oh and I need some opinons... I have a sweet gift card for and I am debating between this sweet 4 in 1 nursing shawl or this baby wrap thing....which do you think? Both? Neither? I can find a different more awesomer, possibly cheaper version of these somewhere else?(click the black parts for the link to see 'em )

Monday, December 15, 2008


Holy smokes! Its been forever and a freaking day since I have updated my blog. Thanks for all the sweet little notes and such from everyone who was worried about my where abouts...It has been extremely busy. I am so behind. I have had funny little things I wanted to post about, I wanted to get up a invite about my shower this last Saturday, my very handsome little brother turned 17!(I can't believe how grown up he is, I love him tons. He will be a great uncle.), I am behind on like 3 different fun tags that I really want to do... I will try and get caught up in the next couple days.

No I have not had my big D-day yet. I go to my doctor tomorrow and we will see what he says. I am so excited to be going and terrified at the same time! I am excited because I have been cramping more often lately and my tummy is super tight. My back also kills! But on a good not, my heartburn/acid reflux nonsense has calmed down quite a bit. However the same day it stopped I got that pins and needles feeling all down my arms to my finger tips. My arms and hands are half way asleep almost all day, and its super hard to grab things or write for too long... lovely trade up. Maybe it means he has dropped a little though? Who knows? Tomorrow we will find out. He was in the high 5's in weight last time I went so I am expecting him to be AT LEAST 6 lb 5 oz or something... I think I will be delivering a tank... At this checkup it is the whole check, check... the strep culture I'm not worried about but the whole seeing how dilated I am, if I am effaced and where the baby’s head is makes me EXTREMELY nervous. I heard it hurts pretty bad and is nowhere near fun... not that delivery is gonna be a blast, but I just think about things too much and now this Dr. check up thing is a little scary. I’ll let you know how everything is going.

I had my shower on Saturday. It was so fun. I really appreciate everyone that came by to show their love and support for me and the start of my new little family! Thanks so much to everyone! I got a hecka ton of cute clothes and some fun books that I’m super excited about, a much needed bath tub, hangers, and more fun clothes and blankets. I was so grateful friends and family ventured over to my mom's in that yucky snow storm. It's pretty to look at, not so pretty to travel in, even if it is just for 5 min. My fabulous aunts and cousins made all these super yummy Christmas treats and made little Christmas plates for everyone that came. I'm so grateful for my family. They are so supportive and I don't know what I would do without them. I honestly have the best most talented, entertaining, loving, super sweet family ever! I love you guys thanks so much!

Oh my goodness.. I definitely only have a few weeks left, I'm pretty big. No wonder random strangers come up and now ask.... "OHHHH... when are you due?!" Like I'm going to drop the child right then and there....

My sister in law Gena and brother in law Owen and my nephew Eli.

Cory and Eli. Eli is so stinkning cute. And that is "the" sleeper gown thing that Hayden will be wearing home from the hospital. It says HAMILTON on the back. We also got cute little BYU socks and cap that Cory is pretty excited to bring him home in.

Our nursery is pretty much set up for the most part. If Hayden were to come tomorrow we would be A-Ok. Crib is set up, clothes put away, etc. I still haven't decorated it yet, I would really, really like to before he gets here. Hopefully he won't resent me too much if I don't get to it before he is here. There are still a few things we need and want but it’s not a tragedy if we don't have them all before he gets here. Like all the little baby products, baby wash, shampoo, powder, diaper rash cream, stuff like that I still need. I need little parts for my breast pump: shields, tubes, the little circle things... I would like a baby sling carrier thing, a bumbo chair, a diaper genie, a boppy nursing pillow, and ummm I don't know...things that would be nice but are nowhere near necessary. Oh and I really would like to get some stuff to teach him sign language stuff eventually. Thank goodness for the completion discount and what not on our babies 'r us registry!
Hayden's cute crib. It has a sweet drawer at the bottom. I love it.

The big day that there will be another new man in my life is getting so close! It could be tomorrow, next week...SOON! I feel so blessed and overwhelmed. I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet :S I should probably get on that sooner than later, since I will be out of commission super soon. I love Christmas time and there has been so much going on that it doesn't even feel like Christmas really. It’s just been all baby to me. All our Christmas decor is now up and I’m trying to get into the spirit and just patiently wait for my other big day. I'm trying to distract myself by staying busy, and doing things besides eating a lot and sleeping and potty breaks and eating.... Any suggestions?

So now all this talk of eating has made me STARVING! Like I haven't eaten in weeks! Even though it was like an hour ago, no wonder why my son is already so big... I promise I will get caught up with my bloggage soon. I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Doctors Check up A **FaBuLOuS** Baby Shower in a Box AND a New HaiRcUT!

Tuesday I had a doctor’s appointment. I was expecting to have the whole BIG check and the strep test but that will be in 2 weeks on the 16th. Everything is still going great. Hayden has FINALLY turned the right way, and is head down. When the doctor measured my belly I heard him say, "WOW,.... is getting big!" I asked, he is or I am? And thank goodness the doctor meant Hayden was getting big. (Even though I know I am getting huge as well.) My doctor then said, "ya, he is in the high 5's in weight now!" Holy freaking cow... the next time I go in Hayden is gonna be at least 6 lbs! Weird.... The doctor also said, "I think '08 is a very good time to have a baby." So sometime this month I will be a mommy... So crazy, he will be here so soon. I am so excited and TERRIFIED! I don't know if I'm ready. Hopefully my "mommy instincts" will kick in like everyone says.

The day before Thanksgiving I received a package. It was HUGE! I was so excited to see that it was from California, cause that meant it was from my two good friends, Erin and Emily. So of course I tear into the box as fast as possible and I pull out the card that is attached to a piece of paper. The paper says that this is my "Baby Shower in a Box, California style." And then there were rules below it... the first one says that I have to open it with Cory, no exceptions! Are you kidding me! It was like 11 o'clock and Cory wasn't gonna be home for HOURS! So I decided I could possibly call him and then he could be "there" with me but just on the phone... but that attempt at bending the rules didn't work because Cory said I had to wait and he would tell on me if I opened it without him... DANG IT... So I waited.....and waited... FOREVER till he came home.
Some of the rest of the rules were, "grab a snack, because the card wasn't a snack." "Go potty first before opening it, so I don't need a break in between opening everything." "Get some Kleenex’s just in case." "Call them right after I open it." Erin and Emily are so cute and clever. It totally made my day. The box was STUFFED full of amazing baby things that were so thoughtful. There were a bunch of cute long-sleeved onesies with the little hand covers, cute little pants, the little sleeper/gowns that I love, A little Dreft spot treater pen, baby toys, CD with cute lullaby music, bottle cleaners and formula mixer with a temperature gauge, a cute little fuzzy hat that is so soft, a baby’s first Christmas ornament, and a beautiful bracelet that Erin made for me that spells out Hayden. There was so much stuff and I cannot express to them how much it meant to me that they would take all that time and thought and effort to put this "baby shower in a box" all together. I love them so much and can't wait to see them when my little guy is here.

WARNING: I did not get ready this day and I am a total vision to say the least... Sweats and a hoodie are some of my best friends these days... also Travis(my brother) took the pictures, thats why some are a little blurry and stuff...

I really did want to eat the card, because it as a sushi card!! Yummy, but don't worry... I didn't...

I was really excited about this cute, soft, fuzzy hat!

"Mommy's little monster" :)

They even decorated the inside of the box! What cute, creative girls

The bracelets Erin made me, I love them so much! They are so pretty.

Thank you so much Erin and Emily! I miss you guys so much. I can't wait to see you soon. I love you tons!

I had a haircut and color yesterday. I wanted to wait as long as possible before I had Hayden because after I have him I am not gonna have time for anything. I knew I wanted to go darker and something short and easy but I didn't really know what exactly. I'm watching Mandy (the girl who does my hair) put all this dark color in and some pretty dark brown red color and a little carmelyish blonde color. The color washes out and the only color that held was the caramel blondish color! It was such a shock to me because it wasn't what I expected and I haven't ever been this light. My hair has been so weird and different my entire pregnancy, the color, and thickness and everything changes all the time. Mandy said the last month of her pregnancy her hair went super blonde too instead of dark. And my good friend her hair went a blue and gray instead of whatever color she wanted. Pregnancy does weird things to your body... I am not going to miss being pregnant at all! Its cut pretty short and I have bangs now... It is so weird to look in the mirror because I am not use to it at all! Hopefully I will get use to it soon.

Here it is... not a super picture, but there ya go....

Monday, December 1, 2008

Our busy busy busy Thanksgiving Weekend!..and stuff

I’m sitting here and it’s already 2 in the afternoon, and my hair is still wet and up in a towel, I’m in my PJ's and have not one little bit of make up on... I’m such a VISION of loveliness! But instead of finally getting ready for the day, I'm going to do a quick post. Mostly for my sanity, because I have a million things to blog about and I will obsess about them all until I do it. One reason I blog is that it's kinda a journal for me, and it’s a good way to get my thoughts out... and it’s kinda a social outlet. Lame I know... It’s been nice being close to my family again after being in California and Texas for so long, but finding my "groove" here has been rough. We are kinda finally getting settled though... sort of... ANYWAY....... Our weekend, it was FABULOUS! I love Thanksgiving. I love having a whole day to just be with family and remember all the things I'm thankful for. Cory and I got 2 days of Thanksgiving. Wednesday we went to my Aunt Terri's and had a yummy, yummy dinner and hung out and played games. I love my family so much. Then Thursday Cory and I drove up to Idaho to have Thanksgiving with his family. It was so nice to see everyone; we don't get to see them very often. There was more yummy, yummy food, and we had so much fun playing with all our nieces and nephews. We are also trying to get ready for Hayden to come. We ripped down old wallpaper and sanitized everything and have started painting... well I haven't but Cory and my brother Trav have. It's been quite the process. I can't wait till the rooms are finished, especially Hayden's nursery... I'll probably cry.

But we had a fabulous, busy weekend. I also got the best surprise ever this Thanksgiving week from my best friends in California. I will blog about that tomorrow probably, and yes there are pictures I will post from this sweet package. It was a "baby shower in a box." That’s all I am gonna say for now.

Now I'm off to at least get half way ready. I'm also trying to get addresses together for my baby shower here. It always takes so much longer than I think it will! It's gonna be an open house deal on the 13th. With yummy treats and me in all my roundness glory! I would love to see everyone’s happy, beautiful faces that can come. :) I also want to get together another day for a "girl's day" sometime before my little guy gets here. Anyone interested?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Its almost turkey time!

Holy smokes! Time goes by so fast, it’s already almost Thanksgiving. Yay! I'm so excited to get together with all my family and of course all the Thanksgiving accessories. Turkey, mash potatoes, gravy, homemade rolls, pie! YUM! I figured before Thanksgiving I better do a quick update post....

First of all I saw Twilight on Friday at 8. I loved it! My sweet husband came home from work and says, "I think we should go on a date on Friday." I just said, "Ok..." thinking ok awesome, this is random but whatever and asked what we were gonna do. He says, "Oh I think we should see Twilight." I started laughing cause ever since I started reading the books and seeing the movie trailers I'm slightly obsessed and he just rolls his eyes at me and would say how ridiculous the movie looks. So I did not think he was serious. I kinda blew him off about it, and asked what we were really gonna do. And he says, "No really, I already bought the tickets on the way home from work. We are going Friday at 8." I think I told him to shut up a few times as my jaw hit the floor as he tried to convince me until he had to throw down 2 tickets. He is so sweet, he totally surprised me! He knew I really wanted to see it and he just wanted to be with me doing something he knew I would really love!

But I really liked the movie, I'd see it again if anyone is interested and will probably buy it when it comes out. We had sweet seats, in the middle section, in the middle...Of course the books are a WAY better, but I thought it was a pretty good for spin off on a book even with some of the corny parts(like "hold on spider monkey.." what the heck was that? I busted up laughing) But I still love Twilight and I still love Edward. Cory even said the movie was, "ok." I think he is only saying its "ok" because really he is a "CLOSET TWILIGHTER" and he really liked the movie too, but he can't say so 'cause his friends would make fun of him. It’s ok dear, I understand, our secret....

Saturday was the BYU vs. U of U game... Which was a complete TRAGEDY! Well really, I honestly didn't care either way who won. But Cory LOVES BYU! It's quite the obsession, which I can't explain thoroughly enough in this little, quick post. But just know that it’s big enough that he wants to have Hayden's very first outfit be a BYU onesie or something so that a love for BYU can be instilled from the beginning like his daddy. Also we have a radius that we have to live in within the BYU stadium so he can still go to the games...He's nuts, but I love him. So when BYU lost Saturday, terribly... and Max Hall alone had 6 turnovers, he was anything but happy. But he’s ok now; the sting of losing is slowly going away. And he will patiently be waiting for next year.

We had a really nice weekend hanging out together. I have a wonderful husband and I am so thankful for him. Hayden is kicking away in my belly, and having quite the party in there. I don’t get much sleep anymore, ever…at all… But I guess its good practice for when I will be up feeding and changing him in the middle of the night. I think I’m kinda grouchy though because I’m so sleep deprived so sorry everyone. It also doesn’t make my brain function at full speed so again… so sorry. I’m 34 weeks today! Travis, my little brother, says he’s been praying extra hard every night that I have Hayden on Dec. 10th. That’s Trav’s birthday, he will be 17! I don’t think Hayden will come quite that early, but who knows… we will see I guess. That means I only have 14 days left…crazy!

I love this time of year so much :) I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The going private movement....

(I am going to keep this blog at the top til I make "the switch," so I can try and make sure I get everyones email and what not...So scroll down for new blogs below)

I have been so so soooo reluctant to go private. Mostly because of my own stubbornness....I also think that sometimes I'd rather stay naive to how yucky the world really is. My mom has been reminding me to always be safe as well, and has asked me about going private. I have been very stubborn about not doing the whole private thing…..But then KSL has "the news story," on blogging.

It watched it and it made me so irritated! Blogging is such a fun way to journal and get and stay in touch with old friends and family. I hate that there are such nasty, creeper creepersons out there that can turn such a good thing into something yucky and scary. But I agree with everyone else that is going through this movement, "Safety first..." So needless to say, I am joining this ever growing private movement....

Please leave me your email so I can add you, or my email is I think I will do it at the end of next week sometime. It's all such a pain to have to do all this, but I don't want to have to worry about some yucky, creepy, gross someone learning too much about me and my family.

Sorry about my ranting soap box of a post... I will have happier posts to come :)

Love you all!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gigi Blanki Giveaway and Birthing Classes

GIVEAWAY is doing a great giveawat for a matching Gigi Blanki and Drooli set! They have such cute patterns and textures you can choose from to make your own blanket. It's a pretty sweet deal...check out or just CLICK HERE to get it on this giveaway :)

This weekend Cory and I went to or birthing class from 9am-3pm!! Thank goodness we got like a 45 min lunch break somewhere in the middle... and potty breaks for all the girls there. It really wasn't too bad. I was worried I would have some Mother Earthy lady teaching it that is only for going natural and such... because I am TERRIFIED of the whole labor thing, and am planning on getting an epidural. But the lady that taught our class was really cool. She taught the couples some hecka fabulous pressure points that help sooo much with the new pressure that has started on my hips and lower back. They are so wonderful and apparently really help with labor pains; we will see I guess... But then with the rest of the girls who aren't going natural she was very reassuring that anything that they were to give us that it would not hurt the baby and they are there to help us and it’s ok to ask for pain meds when you need them. It is also ok or normal to hate everyone in the "transition phase," because that’s natural. So when crazy, psychotic woman comes out during that part of labor, I'm "normal," awesome! She also talked a lot about the epidural, which I was so glad because that part is pretty scary to me. I'm not afraid of needles at all, but have you SEEN that thing?!? It's HUGEGANTIC! I'm still a little afraid of that but at least now I'm more informed on how it goes in and how everything goes down with the epidural... So all in all the whole class was really informative and I liked it. I liked it and feel a little less apprehensive about the whole epidural, labor, and hospital deal. I am a total control freak and I like to know exactly what is going on and what to expect. I loved the tour of the hospital. I'm delivering at Ogden Regional and I am so so glad. I really like the rooms and all the nurses seemed really nice.

Cory did really great during the whole class too. I thought some of it was gonna kinda scare him a little or totally gross him out. But nope, he was fine through the whole thing.... Well...except for the delivery of the placenta, which grossed him out quite a bit. But he was really great as usual; he has been so helpful my entire pregnancy. Especially this last part when I wake up anywhere from 2-4 times a night because I am dying from heart burn and reflux, I'm so totally stuffy I can't breathe, or my usual bathroom breaks. He is so sweet and helpful. I really appreciate him; he will be a great dad.

So as you can tell no prego pictures yet, I always forget.... seriously, this little boy is stealing all my brain cells. He better be pretty smart, but his poor mother might be close to brain dead. I don't remember anything, my memory is shot and I swear my brain isn't running on at full speed. But I will set my camera out today so when Cory gets home from work he can take a few of my ever growing belly. :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dr. appointment and giveaways and such...

I had a Doctor check up today. It was the same as always....
sign in, wait, get called back...
get weighed again(UGH)..don’t look don’t look don’t look, crap...I looked(bigger UGH)..
pee in the cup, wait...
get called back, blood pressure..
measure my ever growing tummy and listen to my little guys heart beat...

So everything is normal, and my Doctor said everything is going great. Phew... I always am a little bit anxious before appointments. I just want Hayden to be ok. But my blood pressure is good, and Hayden's heart beat is good. My kidney infection is gone but the tube is still kinked by his feet so my kidney will stay the same till I deliver... at least it’s not any worse. I really didn't want to be admitted. I love my OB he definitely knows his stuff and is always willing to answer my questions.

Thanks for all your encouragement and stuff about my poor swollenness.... I'm SOO glad it will go away. And it’s only like 8 more week’s right? I can do that...

Tomorrow Cory and I go to our "birthing class/hospital tour," at Ogden Regional, Dun Dun DUNNN! I don't really know what to’s from 9am-3pm; it will be a super long day. I figure it will be super informative and might ease my nerves, but I'm not terribly excited about it. I’ll let you all know how it goes. I think everyone probably should go to at least one in their life.

And for those of you that have requested Prego pictures of me... I guess I will try and get those up soon.... Sometime this weekend possibly, so everyone start preparing yourselves....


I came across a sweet blog/website today. It’s called "Thrifty and Chic Mom," everything I'm striving to be ha ha...but they giveaway awesome stuff all the time, this week they are giving away "the rockin' baby sling." Click the link to go and learn about this awesome sling and enter the giveaway.

During the year I sometimes get caught up in everything that going on so I am so glad that Thanksgiving is almost here WOOOO! I am so excited. I have so many blessings and this is such a great time of year to remember them. Shannon gave this time of year an awesome name I'm totally adopting, "inbetweener" time of year. I think it’s awesome! I love the time of year between fall and winter and now I have a hecka sweet name for it.

Everyone have an awesome, relaxing, fun weekend! And prepare yourself for some possibly frightening pictures of my preggoness....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

fat fingers and flowers

This last part of my pregnancy I have been extra hard on myself... I'm not sure why having my body become big and round has been so traumatic... I finally came to cope and be fine with it and decided I wasn't going to worry about how fast or how much weight I would put on at these last few weeks. It’s supposed to be about a pound a week! Holy Smokes! But at least Hayden will be a healthy happy, chubby handsome boy! So anyway, I finally came to this conclusion and was ok and then I go to put my wedding ring on and....

TRAGEDY! I was and am so upset! I am totally retaining some water now and some days my ring fits....and some and most days it doesn't. I hate not wearing my wedding ring, I feel so naked. Some days for some reason it goes on better than other days...and then there are days like today when there is no way its going on. Most of the time I can squeeze it on over the last chub part of my finger, but its tight and super uncomfortable. Hopefully I will be able to wear it soon after delivering...

Cory knows I've been having a hard time with all this new swollen, chubbiness and that I've been super uncomfortable. Last weekend he was so sweet and surprised me and brought me some yummy Mexican dinner, a movie, and these...

It was so sweet, and such a nice surprise! He knew I was bummed because of the whole chubby thing and then because of my cold we couldn't go out on a date. So he brought the date to me. :) I have a very thoughtful husband who always tries to make me happy and feel extra special every day. Thanks Cor, I Love You!

Oh and random question, does anyone use E.L.F. makeup? I must be totally out of the loop because I just found it online through someone’s blog. Its hecka cheap and I wonder if it’s any good and stuff... Anyone have any idea if it’s good or suggestions of what is fabulous?

Also, I'm super, super excited for the Twilight Movie. I am hooked on the books and I still have the last one to read. I am totally jealous of everyone going to the midnight showing! I am gonna see if I can drag Cory to take me, if not I might have to tag along with some of you girlies you have the same love for Twilight.

Friday, November 7, 2008

a really stuffy nose...

Warning: this post is full of ramblings... I don’t feel super and I'm by myself . I am trying to distract myself till someone gets home and aids to my loneliness....I'm pretty sure I'm flirting with deliria. So you don't have to read this if you don't want. It's mostly for my benefit...

I have been trying to catch a cold for a long, long time. I have had a stuffy nose on my own a lot of the time ever since I've been pregnant. (weird, I never knew a stuffy nose was a "side effect" of pregnancy.) But I think I have officially caught the cold that everyone has been passing around with this dramatic change in the weather. I think colds are worse when you are pregnant, you can feel yucky and be super uncomfortable at the same time... and there isn't much you can take for them. If anyone has some "get over your cold faster" tips, please let me know. I'm hoping it doesn't get to bad so I need to get a prescription... I've been on enough meds recently. Also with all this new cold weather, it probably doesn't help that I have no real winter shoes. It's been a LONG time since I've endured an entire Utah winter. I love shoes, but I hate shoes. I love flip flops, and heals, and flats, and boots.... but I have yet to find a shoe that is appropriate for winter that I love. AND that I can tolerate while being pregnant. My heals have taken a backseat for awhile... But the search is on....

Hopefully I will get over this dumb cold soon. I am sooo tired of being inside! My grocery shopping and random errand trips aren't cutting it. I'm glad the holidays are coming so there will be more fun things to do with family so that I can get out of the house!!! If anyone is ever going cabin crazy like me and needs an out, let me know!

Also, another random rambling... I have been STARVING recently! I don't know what the deal is. I eat and then 30 min later it’s like I haven't eaten in days! I am getting really round and when I step on the scale at the Doctor its always shocking...I don’t think I am going to look at it the rest of my pregnancy. I hope all this roundness goes away fast, I'm paranoid I'm gonna have perma belly...

Other randomness thoughts:
-I really want sushi and can't wait till I can have some really good stuff soon!
-I also really want Greek food and humus right now....weird? ...and a caramel apple cider from starbucks
-I am super paranoid already about Hayden getting RSV and am already setting up defense strategies so he doesn't get it...I'm already a total protective mama bear
-I can't wait to finish this 3rd Twilight book and start the last one
-It's weird to think I only have 2 months left, and then it won't be just Cory and I anymore
-I'm glad I live in a country that people can voice their opinions. But I'm really tired of how angry people are towards each other and how people are blaming one another. It isn't going to help anything. I hope everyone can come together as a Country and trust in God. We will have to, to get through the tough times ahead...
-I'm not use to the "Utah cold" anymore and am cold ALL the time
-I am still not super excited to make my profile private. I hate how yucky the world is becoming and it really scares me to know that my children will be growing up in it. Hopefully I will be a good mother and be able to instill good morals and values in them so they will always want to do what is right. And always love those around them.
-I can't wait to breathe through my nose again.
-I also can't wait till I can hold my new little man in my arms.

I am now going to stop because my belly is growling... I'm not sure why because I just had some cold cereal...

Again sorry I am so crazy. I'm pretty sure it’s this cold. If you made it through all this I am highly impressed and love you to death. I'm sure it doesn't make much sense.

YAY it’s the weekend! I hope everyone has a fabulously fun weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Sweetest Most Fabulous Find...

Ok so I really did find the sweetest most fabulous find ever... ok well technically I didn't find it my brother saw a blurb about it on KSL's Studio 5 (he was obviously really bored since he opted to watch that one morning, he must have still been in his pain med for his collar bone stupor.) BUT, I'm glad he did cause it's really cool....


There is this website called It is a website that a bunch of Utah moms made. They work directly with people who manufacture sweet baby/kid/mommy stuff. They order the "stuff" from the manufacturer and then sell “the stuff” on their website anywhere from 50%-80% off and call it their “steal of the day.” FREAKING SWEET! I am a total sucker for a good deal. I love it when I find something awesome and cheaper than anyone else. And I love saving money, especially with a baby coming, everything being terribly expensive, and the economy going to blah… Moving on about the website, they, "the moms," have one steal a day, and it starts at 9am MST. They have a limited supply on their "steals" so sometimes they sell out quick. Like super quick sometimes, one time they sold out within the hour. I am totally addicted to this website. I don't buy stuff every day, or even once a week, but just like checking my blog and email, checking is a must do every day. And the earlier the better cause I'm always worried that they will "sell out," even if I don't want whatever they have for the day. They also do giveaways all the time; I am bound and determine to win at least one that is super awesome someday. So all you moms, aunts, friends, baby shower goers… this website is way cool. I hope I don’t get anyone in trouble with their husbands by getting them addicted to this website too. So check it out and let me know what you think. :)

ALSO!! Speaking of winning stuff, Cory just called and told me he won 4 tickets to the Jazz vs. Blazers game tonight. We are big blazers fan over here (well Cory is, I don’t really care either way). He grew up in Oregon, so I will be saying “BOOO Jazz, Yay Blazers,” tonight. We don’t ever go out anymore with his work schedule and I am always exhausted or sore it seems. And it’s going to get worse once he gets back into school next semester, plus Hayden will be here. It will be nice to have a date with my husband. Yay for free stuff!

Hope everyone had a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Olivia Hull

Our really good friends Aaron and Mandy had their little girl Sunday, October 26th. Mandy was due 2 or 3 weeks AFTER me. Mandy was airlifted to U of U hospital from Mallad, Idaho and Olivia was born soon after at 2 lbs. She is so, so beautiful and such a strong little girl. She has a bunch of pretty hair and all her tiny litttle features are so perfect. She will probably have to stay in the hospital til January. Olivia started out breathing on her own and is already out of the NICU. We love Aaron, Mandy and Olivia so much. They are such good friends and I wish we were able to see them more often. Keep the Hull family in your prayers.

We love you guys!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

quick update...

This past week has been anything less than insane!!! So first of all the kidney/doctor update....
My doctor said that my ultrasound showed that Hayden is still breech and not only is he breech his little feet are pinching off the tube that goes from my right kidney to my bladder. So that makes the tube and my kidney back up with fluid and become inflamed and dilated. That alone he said would cause the pain. But I also passed a big fatty kidney stone, and I have a mild kidney infection...... so now I am to stay as relaxed and comfortable, still drink a ton of water, take pain relievers when necessary, and finish the prescription for the infection. I am doing WAY better, the pain is tolerable, and I try not to take anything for it as much as I can stand. They won't do anything about Hayden's position, if he moves he moves. He still has time and a little room to turn the right way. But even if he doesn't he has made a nice little kink in the tube and it won't go away until after I have him. 9 more weeks! Thanks to everyone for your support and your nice comments. :) I go back in 2 weeks for a checkup. He will be here so soon! It’s so crazy.

My brother is in surgery right at this moment to get his collar bone put back the right way... I'm glad we found a really good doctor/surgeon to help him. He will have a plate on top of the bone with a few screws. It’s an in and out surgery and he should be good as new by the end of the week and can play physical sports in about a month and a half.

Cory and I had a nice Halloween; it was kind of like any other day. I really wasn't up for anything more than passing out candy, I was so exhausted. But it was fun seeing all the cute little kids in their costumes. It makes me excited for when Hayden will be able to go trick or treating.

Sunday was my mom's birthday. We had a big dinner with my Grandma, she opened her presents and we had a really yummy cake. I love her so much, she is the best mom. She is such a strong woman and I really look up to her. She is my best friend and I hope she had a great birthday. I love you mom!

I am so excited for Novemeber! It means I'm that much closer to my due date and its Thanksgiving time! I am so thankful that Hayden is ok and is healthy and happy. I'm so thankful that I have the opportunity to be a mommy! It's really scary sometimes to think about that I am gonna be a mommy. I've always wanted to be a mommy and now I am! I love my little guy so much and I can't wait to meet him in person. I'm grateful for my family and all the support and love that they give to me. I have the sweetest, and patient husband. I love him so much and I'm glad I can be with him forever.

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! I can't wait to see pictures of everyones cute kiddos and Halloween festivities :) Count your blessings this month!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I think I'm giving birth... to kidney stones

I haven't posted anything in a week. It has been driving me crazy because I have so much to post about... My fun weekend with one of my good friends from California, Our other good friends from Idaho just had their baby, and other randomness... but all of that has had to be put on hold...

I have had the worst back pain EVER on just my right side behind my ribs for a few days. Then I started cramping up front... I didn't worry too much about it because I thought it was my belly just getting more large and in charge. Then yesterday morning I woke up at 3:30 am throwing up and I had the worst headache ever, I was light headed and my back pain was through the roof. I finally got back to bed and fell asleep for a little bit. I still was super nauseous that morning and breakfast didn't stay down for long either... I wondered if I was revisiting the nasty morning sickness phase or if I had caught a yucky flu bug. I decided to call my doctor just to make sure. My doctor decided to have me come in just to check it all out. After all the usual doctor stuff: weigh in, pee in a cup, blood pressure, the doctor came in. And PHEW Hayden's heartbeat is strong, but Dr. S informs me he thinks I'm passing a kidney stone and it’s a big one! Oh Joy! He also said many women get kidney stones around this time of their pregnancy, oh BIGGER joy! I left with some nausea medicine and some Percocet for the outrageous back pain. I felt so bad taking stuff to help me because I worry what it will do to Hayden. But it is one of the worst pains EVER! And I am so so nauseous. The medicines helped a ton and I was able to relax and get some sleep. I go back into the Doctor today at 1:30 for an ultrasound on my kidneys, and then I go back to the doctor Friday to discuss the results with my doctor. If it’s not a huge fatty kidney stone is a really bad kidney infection. If I don't start keeping at least water down I will probably get to be admitted til I can be rehydrated and the stone passes. I REALLY don't want to be admitted! Kidney stones or infection either way it hurts and I feel terrible. OH and apparently labor and delivery will be a breeze after this... who knows? So after all this settles down, hopefully sooner than later... I will be able to blog about my fabulous weekend and our friends baby Olivia!

Everyone have a Happy Halloween! I can't believe it's here already!!!

(and don't worry if I do give birth a kidney stone I won't name it and post a bunch of pictures of it, that would be yucky)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

poor brother and cabin fever...

My brother Travis plays for Syracuse High on their basketball team and on Monday he was at the school’s open court playing with a random group of boys. One of the boys, who was screwing around and playing crazy, slams into Trav going for the same ball he was. Now Trav has a broken collar bone and is a ton of pain. I felt so bad; I've never seen him in so much pain. And I also was furious! The kid that ran into him laughed that he had hurt him! What a tool! Its gonna take 3 or 4 months to heal because it’s such a severe break. And the kid that hurt him thought it was funny and doesn't feel bad at all! I could slug the kid in the face. I've been taking care of Trav all week while everyone else has been at work. He has a check up with an orthopedic surgeon on Monday, hopefully we will be able to find out more info on how to make him feel more comfortable and get better faster. I am very protective of my family and was so furious when I found out the kid had hurt him. I love him a ton and am so proud of the man he is growing up to be. He is going to be a great uncle and I know Hayden is really going to look up to him.
Trav wouldn't let me take a picture of him with his sling and stuff... that's much to embarassing... He is so handsome and I love him to death! I hope he gets better soon...

This week I have been a little busier helping out Trav with his poor broken collar bone and I have been completely sucked in with the Twilight Series. Thank goodness for Edward and Bella, however I am at a part in the second book that makes me want to pull my hair out...

Anyway, recently I have been going crazy! And not my normal stressed out worry crazy, that’s to be expected. This crazy is like a, I can't stay busy enough crazy! I am so tired of being inside, cabin fever crazy!!!! I am going to lose my mind... The bigger I get the less I am gonna be able to move around and do stuff and I think I just might go insane. I do the usual day stuff: shower, eat, get ready, etc then I make my random lists, do the dishes and other random cleaning stuff, blog, check my email ANYTHING to stay busy. I am ridiculously tired of TV and I really should stop looking/shopping for baby junk online. Now I know I should be taking full advantage of this extra free time I have in my life right now because in 3 months it will come to a screeching halt! But I am going nuts!! It really makes me miss the kids I worked with in California and all my friends. I love that Cory and I are back in Utah and are close to my family. I really missed them and hanging out with them. But I miss California a little, I miss that I won't be able to wear flip flops and flats much longer, I miss my "girl time" lunches, dinners, and shopping days..... I'm gonna see one of my good friends from California that lives in Orem this weekend. I am so excited! I love hanging out with Cory, but there are sometimes I just want to be with another girl for that estrogen bonding I guess. I'm glad Trav will get better soon and will go back to school then I will be... "All by myself..."(like from the I said I'm losing my mind.) So tomorrow I think I will go find something crafty for me to make so I can keep myself from going totally insane.

Oh and something funny. Hayden has been having all sorts of parties in my belly and is pretty feisty whenever anything touches or pushes on my belly. He will instantly kick or hit away whatever has invaded “his” territory. The other night Cory laid his head on the side of my belly and Hayden almost immediately kicked him in the face repetitively 2 or 3 times. It was way funny; Cory grounded him to staying in my belly for 2 more months. Ha ha ha. I don’t think Hayden will be to upset about that; he seems pretty content in there. I hope his feistiness now isn’t a precursor of what I need to expect in the future…

Monday, October 20, 2008

my weekend, the winner is.....AND my other new love...

This weekend Cory and I drove up to Twin Falls, Idaho to see his family. Cory's uncle Bob passed away on Monday. He died at 55 of a heart attack. It was very shocking and sad for everyone. We drove up Friday night as soon as Cory got done with work. It was a very nice funeral service. I am so grateful that I know that families are forever and that life here on earth isn't the end. It was nice seeing all his family get together to help each other through this hard time. And Cory and I always love seeing our cute nieces and nephews. It will be nice to see everyone again for Thanksgiving.

So I've done it… I have finally decided on what Hayden will sleep on, his bedding set I mean. I am not sure why I have been obsessing over it. Probably one, because I obsess over anything and everything just because I can. Two, my hormones lately have been through the roof; I've been having mood swings all over the place. I hate that sometimes I can't control my own emotions. They have started to calm down now that I am a little more into trimester 3.(thank goodness I have such a patient and loving husband who has seen my crazy mood swings up close and personal) And three, probably cause this is my first baby and I worry about what he does or doesn't have way more than I should. In the one part of my head, the “normal,” sane part, I know all he is really gonna want is me to hold him and love him and feed him and all that basic necessity stuff. But the other crazy and irrational part of my head thinks my little newborn is going to be not very pleased with his nursery and other baby products we have for him. Yes I know this is totally insane, and I am finally swallowing the fact that he really isn't going to care at all. And that he isn't going to remember what he wore or was sleeping in when he was a few weeks old years from now. I guess just being a mom I have that natural instinct that I want him to have the very best of everything that I can possibly give him. I love this little boy so much already it’s overwhelming sometimes. I can't wait to finally have him hear with Cory and I.

So, without further ado the bedding winner I picked is.... NEITHER of the two I asked peoples opinion about! Ha ha ha... I happened to find this other one that is plainer and not patterned with boats, planes, cars etc... I have seen it before but thought Cory would hate it. I decided to show it to him anyway and he shocked me saying he really liked it, a lot! So that’s the one we will go with. He surprises me sometimes with the things he does and doesn’t like. It kinda drives me crazy sometimes but he always keeps me on my toes, its one of the reasons I love him so much. And my sister in law made a good point that if the bedding isn't themed too then it would be easier to transition his room to something else once I am absolutely tired of looking at cars. So thanks everyone for your opinions and input. And also being patient with my crazy, psycho, obsessive mommy side. Here is a picture of the winner. You can click on it to see it up close if you want and what it comes with! Its way cute and I am very happy and content with our selection.

So the other part of my blog title is "my other new love." I have big news for all of you out there... DRUM ROLL PLEASE........ I bought the first book of the Twilight series at Sam's Club the other day! I started it yesterday and couldn't put it down! I am already half way done, it is so fantastic, and I love it so much. I will be done with the whole thing either by late tonight or tomorrow and then I'm rushing back to Sam’s or Wal-Mart or somewhere to get the second book! I love to read and I haven't really read in a long time. This was a great book to get me jump started on reading again. So thank you to all who have peer pressured me into reading this series. I was so put off by the fact I heard it was about vampires... But everyone I am totally in love with Edward. I told Cory that the other night and he just rolled his eyes at me. I then had to make it clear that I still love him very much as well. :) If he can have his ESPN, I am having my Twilight...Stephanie Meyers is such a great writer, I am absolutely enthralled with this book. So now it's my turn to put the pressure on to anyone who hasn't started reading these absolutely FABULOUS books! GET THEM, READ THEM, LOVE THEM! I got my first book at Sam's Club for 7 bucks! And I know it’s at Wal-Mart for 8... You can't beat that deal!

I'm so glad I am finally part of this "cool club," that shares my new found love for these books and Edward. Whoever is going to the movie this November please let me know! I am not totally sure if I’ll be able to get Cory to go with me :) So everyone I'm off to finish my first book! Hope everyone had a delightful weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Doctor Visit and things....

Sorry I've been a slacker on the doctor update on Wednesday, I have been crazy busy...

So I went to the doctor and Hayden is still in there. He is healthy and happy. I also had my glucose test and a flu shot. Hopefully the results from my test will come back soon. It is my last BIG test before he gets here... other than the strep culture thing.... eishhh that sounds fun. 4 more weeks till my next visit then its every 2 weeks after that... This is all going by so fast! It's kinda crazy! And can I just vent about how much I hate having to be weighed every time I go. I know gaining some weight is good, and it’s all for a good cause... but every time I step on the scale I am always like, "I GAINED HOW MUCH!" It's always this huge shock to me... and I am just waiting for the nurse to be say, "Oh... wow... well ok, step down fatty, here is your cup for the next fun part of the visit." I just hope eventually my body will go back to at least its semi normal state, and my uterus will not stay the size of a basketball forever. Oh and apparently this last stretch of pregnancy it’s normal to gain like 11 more pounds... oh yay? (oh and apparently “the magic sheet,” from my dream, that makes you fall asleep and then boom baby… doesn’t exist. Medicine hasn’t come that far yet… bummer. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about a post about my dream is before this one :) )

My mom is off for UEA and it has been sooo fun hanging out and going shopping with her! We went to Sam's club and I got my very own membership, I am so excited. Especially since while we were there we found a big thing of Dreft and other fun baby things. (Yes I think that finding Dreft is fun, I'm not really sure why.) We also found some cute little baby clothes there. The next day we went to Shopko and we got Hayden's crib! It was on sale and I am so excited about it. It is a darker-ish brown color, it’s a 4 in 1 crib and at the bottom of it there is a drawer for all my extra blanket, sheet and baby needs! The drawer is my favorite part. As soon as we get it up I’ll take a picture. We also went to Wal-Mart and got some bibs and sleepers and blankets and a thermometer, my first thing of newborn diapers and wipes, all sorts of things. I love spending time with my mom, it’s so fun. By the end of the day we were both extremely tired. I didn't realize what 5 hours of shopping and being pregnant does to your feet and back. Thanks so much mom for spending the day with me and helping me find things for Hayden! I am so thankful for you, I don’t know what I would do without you, and especially now that I’m gonna be a mommy! You’re the best, Love you!

I'm in my last trimester, so weird... I never thought it would come. I'm slowly building up my baby paraphernalia and slowly losing my mind... I don't remember anything! Everything goes in one ear and out the other. I carry around a notebook with me all the time anyway, but I use it ALL the time now! I have to write things down or I will totally forget. Hayden is stealing all my brain cells so hopefully he will be really smart, but he just might have a brain dead mama. I am now a list freak! A list for groceries, a list of baby things still to get, a list of baby things I already have so I know how many sleepers and clothes I have of what size, a list of things I want so hopefully the law of attraction will work in my favor... a list for everything...

Cory and I are going to attempt registering next week too to start preparing for the baby shower. I figured I had better get on that since everyone will be getting crazy busy with the holidays coming up. I also have found to bedding sets I like to go with my transportation slash Dr. Seuss, "Oh the places you'll go..." theme.... I can't decide what bedding set I like more though... I think I've looked at them so many times I have no opinion anymore... if anyone wants to give me their opinion Ill be more than grateful. Just click on the link...
The first one is:
And the second one is:

Thanks so much everyone for your patience with my ramblings... Everyone have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just a dream....

I've been having crazy dreams ever since I've been pregnant. But last night I had one of those dreams when you wake up and it takes you a minute to figure out that it really didn't happen even though it seemed pretty real.

I dreamt that I was in the hospital and I was about to have Hayden. The nurse came in and did all the prep stuff to get me ready and then she put a sheet over me and in my dream I fell asleep and woke up and BAM there was Hayden. I didn't remember any of the pushing or pain or anything. Then Cory and I took Hayden home and all my family was there having a party. So while Hayden was sleeping I went out the party and was back to my "normal," pre pregnant self. I wasn’t sore or anything. I was just really happy to have my little guy there with me. But when I woke up and finally came out of that tired delusional state I was kinda sad he wasn't here yet... It was cool holding him in my dream and seeing his little nose, fingers and toes. I haven't even met him yet and I love him so much!

I have a Doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'm 28 weeks today and tomorrow I will have my glucose, pregnant diabetes test. I don’t have to drink that nasty orange soda-y stuff though. My doctor just lets me drink a Sprite a half hour before! But I always get so anxious before my Doctor visits. I just want him to still be ok and healthy and happy in there. I feel him kick all the time and I am slowly losing my belly button. :) It’s so weird seeing my big round belly sometimes. Maybe I'll suggest how I had Hayden in my dream to my Doctor tomorrow. Maybe we can work something out where I can just fall asleep for a sec and then there is Hayden.....that probably won’t work out though….

Sunday, October 12, 2008

it's over... and we are alive

Cory and I gave our "Marriage Standards" lesson to the young women. It went well, I am relieved that it's over and it didn't put me into labor. ;) I was so stressed about what to say to them. The world bombards them everyday with such filth and so many temptations. Cory and I prayed about it for a long time though so I felt prepared, but I had him give me a blessing because I was still so nervous. It helped so much, I'm so grateful to be married to a worthy priesthood holder. We had prepared all this stuff that I wanted to talk about and it all went out the door. Well, a lot of it. I think that's how it usually goes, you never have enough time to say everything you want and thank goodness for the spirit that kinda just put words in my mouth to say. I feel like we did a good job. I hope that we made some kind of a impact on them.

It was kind of surreal talking to them. I was just in Young Women's 4 years ago and now I'm giving the lesson on marriage and I am going to be a mother soon! I never thought that this day would come while I was sitting in Y/W listening to all the lessons every week.

I'm so grateful that Cory and I got to do this lesson. (Thanks Aunt Tanya, for asking us! Love you!) It helped remind me how important the temple is and that we should always be working to go back. I'm grateful that I have a sweet husband that was worthy to take me to the temple so we could start our "forever family." Thanks Cory for being so patient with me while preparing for this lesson, and in general really. He always does all he can to help and support me, even more so now that I'm pregnant and only have about 13 more weeks! He is going to be a really great daddy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New fun things for Hayden and my new best friend

I went on a fun adventure to BabiesR'Us the other day with my Grandma, my cousin Nicole and her son Gavin. (He was quite the trooper on this little trip) It was really fun and I really appreciated all their advice and input on what is necessary to have, what is nice to have and what is totally unnecessary because I really have no clue of what I'm doing. For example it hadn't even dawned on me that I would need a different kind of laundry detergent to wash his clothes because his skin will be so sensitive for awhile. It was one of those oh duh Megan moments, of course I would need that. I had a lot of those moments. But anyway, it was really fun looking at all the baby stuff and get a start on the baby necessities. Pick up blankets, swaddling blankets, a few long sleeved onesies with the little feetie things, sleepers, a package of pacifiers, burp cloths, hooded towels, 3 new little outfits, diaper bag, carrier/car seat/stroller and base, and a high chair... PHEW!!!! Wow. Lots of stuff and a lot of info for things I need to get for my next trip. I love going shopping with my grandma and having my own little grandma day. She is so fun to be around and I love her so much. Thank you so much Grandma! I can’t wait for you to meet your newest great grandson!

I’m so excited about my new high chair and stroller/carrier combo thing. I love looking at them, especially the carrier and realizing my little baby will be in there.... in one of his cute new outfits. It's so exciting and surreal and kinda scary at the same time. I'm 6 months along right now, my tummy is getting out there and my belly button is getting flatter and flatter... And soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and then BOOM! Hayden's Birthday... He is going to be here super fast... CRRAZZZY! I'm excited to finally meet him and hold him. It chokes me up just thinking about it.

Here are some pictures of my new, sweet stroller combo and high chair.

My high chair folds down super easy so its not so bulky and in the way. I love it!

I started having heartburn just at night, then it got worse at night. Then it was acidy reflux yuck stuff and now its heartburn pretty much all day whenever it want's to rear its ugly head.... So everyone meet my new best friend.... Mr. Rolaids. He is with me all the time! In my purse, an arm reach away and right next to my other good friends water and lotion.

We have a love, hate relationship... I hate, hate, hate the gritty, chalkiness but I love that it makes my heartburn and stuff go away super fast! So thanks Mr. Rolaids, but honestly hopefully we won't have to be the best of friends after Hayden gets here...

Friday, October 3, 2008

October's book and other randomness...

If you haven't been to Devyn's book bag blog yet, you should! It is so fun. She is so cute and has made such a fun website for women who love to read. I suggested a book to her and she used my suggestion! I feel almost kinda famous or special that the book I recommended is this months book. So everyone go to her fabulous website and check out this month's book. The book is called The Wednesday Letters, by Jason F. Wright. It's the sweetest story, I don't want to say to much about it because I don't want to give any of it away. I'm not finished with it or super far yet at all and I already love it and have needed the kleenex's. So seriously! Read it with us!

(click the book to be linked to Devyn's Book Bag)

Cory and I had a nice Conference weekend. I love Conference weekend, even with all the rain! Friday we went to a dinner on my McBride side. My cousin Michael is going on a mission and it was his last dinner hurrah with his family here in Utah before he goes. I haven't seen a lot of my cousins and other family members on that side of my family for a long time. It was nice visiting with them.

Saturday during priesthood session I was supposed to go to my Cousin Erin's baby shower, but sadly I couldn't go. I’m so so sorry Erin! Little Hayden is already causing some horrendous back pain and braxton hick's contractions! I guess my body is just practicing for the real contractions, but they make me so sore. 3 more months....3 more months, is what I keep having to tell myself. Then I can have my little man here with me finally.

And Sunday my Grandma Nelson came over and made her famous roast, mash potatoes and gravy. YUMMY! I've been craving it forever! Thanks Grandma, I love you!

I really enjoyed conference. It was good to be reminded to "enjoy the journey..." This conference also helped me a little with the talk that Cory and I get to give the Young Women next Sunday! I am soo nervous! I was just in young women’s 4 years ago! My aunt in my home ward is Young Women's President. She asked Cor and I to give the lesson on "Marriage Standards" a few weeks ago. I've been really thinking about what I want to say and where to go with the lesson. I hope it goes ok. Young Women are bombarded with so many things that the world throws at them. I hope that the spirit will help me convey how important it is to have good marriage standards. Only a few days left… I will let you know how it goes.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and will have a fabulous new week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tag I'm it and way to much embarassing info about me...

I saw this little tag on Sarah's profile and then I was tagged by J. leigh designz. I think it is so fun, even though you will probably know way to much about me at the end...

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag more or less 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Ok so, my first random things.

1. I love, love sauces. Especially A1... I'm not sure why I love it so much. But I can eat it on almost any kind of meat not just steak... hamburgers, pork, turkey, chicken whatever. If there is some left over on my plate I will eat it plain. Weird? Possibly. Gross? Probably. But still, I love drowning all my food in sauces if it's available, Arby’s sauce, Taco Bell's sauce, seriously anything. And another thing that I do with my food that almost everyone thinks is totally weird. I love grilled cheese sandwiches A LOT! And the only way I can eat it is after I grill it I put Miracle Whip on the top of the bread. (Miracle Whip is kinda a sauce right?) I got the strangest looks from my roommates and my husband the first time I made my grilled cheese. They think it is disgusting, I say MMMM MMM!!! Everyone, it is a must try.

2. I am only 22 and have had more surgeries then most. My first one was right before kindergarten to have tubes put in my ears, tonsils and adenoids out, and the hemangioma birthmark removed on my forehead.(it's like a birthmark filled with blood, I have a sweet Harry Potter-ish scar from it, but no one can really tell unless you look hard.) Then second, tubes came out and a second set went in... Third, tubes came out but one ear drum didn't heal right so I have another big scar behind my right ear where they had to cut it open, lay it over to fix the ear drum. My hearing is still pretty good now thank goodness. Fourth, when I was a junior in high school I had a cyst rupture and leave a hole in my ovary so they had to go in and fix that. Fifth, I had to have my appendix and gall bladder removed my senior year. Don't worry people, I'm healthy now! Hopefully my last surgery-ish things will be when I have my babies.

3. When I was little I loved MacGyver!! I don't know if it is long, shaggy, sweet mullet, or his crafty, resourcefulness. Who else can make a bomb or an escape utensil with a toilet paper roll, toothpick, paper clip and a pencil? When you’re in a bind ask yourself, "What would MacGyver do?" My imaginary friend Dorothy and her cat (she is Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ, yes she had a dog, but mine had a cat. Dogs were apparently scary) and I would go out to my swing set with a ball of string and make all sorts of awesome MacGyver contraptions.

4. I'm pretty accident prone. I have a couple scars on my legs from shaving. I have cut myself SO bad a few times I have left big gouges in my leg and they bleed forever. Everyone will be proud to know that I haven't cut myself in a long, long time. But, just last year I dropped a hot iron, and it fell on my leg. Definitely a yucky burn and a nice little scar. I've been this accident prone all my life. I fell so many times on my awesome Barbie bike. It wasn't unusual for my knees and arms and face to be all scabbed up. I went into the dentist many times because of bike crashes. I was eventually made to not only wear a helmet when riding my bike, but knee and elbow pads and.... a mouth guard. Yes people, like a football player’s mouth guard. I can only imagine what people thought when they saw me pedaling down the street. When I was a junior I had a guy I was dating shoot me in the leg with a pellet gun (it was an accident, but of course that’s something random that would happen to me.) It has left a nice little circular scar on my leg. That's another story for another day though. Needless to say, I am always running into something, or dropping things.

5. I hate, hate swimming! It's not the whole getting in a swim suit thing, which I don't like at all either. But it's the water thing that happens to come with swimming.... I don't like putting my head under water. I hate how it feels. I think with all the issues I had with my ears when I was younger is why I hate it. With all the sets of tubes and things with my ears I was always told to not get my ears wet. I had sweet bright orange ear plugs that were specially made for my ears that I had to wear when I would swim. I HATED them! So I would rather not swim then wear those bright orange monsters. I do know how to swim though. I have a good mom who no matter how much I hated it, would make me take swimming lessons every summer. So if I am in a life or death situation I do know how to swim.

6. I don't know what it is about cell phones. I always ruin them! I got a new cell phone for my birthday because my old one was freaking out. I hadn't even had my phone a month and I bumped it off the couch into a cup of water! I don't know how it happened! The cup wasn't even really close to my phone. The stupid cup was like a magnet and pulled it diagonally when it fell off the couch and into it. And it wasn't a big cup either, but it fell perfectly right in the middle of it. PLOP! So luckily I had insurance on it, and I get my new phone... and like 2 months later.... PLOP!!!!!!! It happened again! I could have died! I don't know what the deal is. So I used my last insurance claim for the year. My mom joked that I couldn't hold her grandbaby by large bodies of water. Now I am super, super careful where I put the dumb phone. A cup of water comes nowhere near it.

Ok, now that you know way to much embarrassing things about me... I tag Erin, Devyn, Erina, Joni, Tristen, Amy, and Brittany

Monday, September 29, 2008

The weekend and counting my blessings.

Cory and I had a fun such a fun weekend. We drove all over Idaho visiting his parents and brothers. We first drove up to the new Twin Falls temple to see his cousins be sealed. It was such a sweet sealing, I love going to the temple with Cory (especially sealings) and the new temple was so beautiful. I'm glad that Bobby and Kelly invited us and we had the opportunity to go to the temple together. We met Cory's mom and dad at the temple, it was nice visiting with his parents, meeting their two exchange students and playing a couple rousing games of UNO. The next day we drove over to Idaho Falls to see Owen, Gena and our nephew Eli. After visiting with them we drove back through Pocatello for dinner with Craig, Heather, and our nieces Peyton, Mylie and our new little nephew Holden. All the kids are getting so big! I couldn't believe how much Mylie and Eli were talking. I wish I would have remembered to take pictures of everyone... next time though at Thanksgiving. We spent a lot of time in the car, but it was so fun. I'm so glad we were able to see everyone and hang out for a little bit. We always have so much fun hanging out with "the brothers," my sister in laws and our cute nieces and nephews. And I love those long car trips with Cory. It gives us lots of time to talk and we always end up laughing really, really hard.

Devyn posted this great TAG before we left for Idaho to think about all the things I'm grateful for. I haven't had time to do it until now. I'm so grateful she did this fun tag. I get so wrapped up in the chaos of everyday life and I forget to remember all the things I have been blessed with.

I am so grateful to know how much my Father in Heaven loves me and that he always answers my prayers. I'm thankful for all the wonderful blessings that come with being a member of the church.

I'm thankful for such a sweet, patient and supportive husband. He is so, so patient with me and all the things that I often stress about. I love him so much and I'm grateful we are going to be together forever. He is going to be such a great daddy and I am so grateful he has been with me to all of my doctor’s appointments. He works so hard to provide for us and he always makes me laugh. No one can make me laugh like he does. He is my very best friend. I love you Cory!

I'm so thankful that I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a mother. I'm very grateful that even though this pregnancy has had its hard moments, Hayden and I are both healthy and he is developing and growing. I love feeling our little Hayden move and kick around in my belly. I'm excited to meet him in a few months.
I really like this picture of him, because I like to think he is waving at us. :)

These are some old ultrasound pictures. The newer ones are on a CD that I can't figure out how to use yet.

I'm so lucky to have such a loving and supportive family. I have such an amazing mom that is such an example to me. She has been with me through thick and thin, and always encouraged and pushed me to be my best. I hope I can be a great mom like her. I love my sister and brother so much. I am so proud of them.

I tag everyone and anyone who wants to remember all the things they are grateful for.

Sarah had a really fun tag too that I will get to soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Packages, and Pictures!

I ordered some things from Old Navy Online Maternity. They were having a sweet 40% off sale so I bought some pants, a dress, and a sweater. I was sooo excited for them to come! I haven't bought clothes or anything really just for me in a long time. I always almost get something, but then guilt myself out of it when I convert however much the item is I want into formula, diapers, etc. But my belly is out there now, and nothing fits so bring on the maternity clothes. I knew my special package was coming yesterday, and I waited all day till it came. I didn't want to leave in case I missed the UPS man. I thought I heard the truck 3 or 4 times and I'd race up the stairs as fast as my wobbly body would let me and open the door to find... nothing. But finally it came, I was so excited to open it and see all my new things! I ripped into that box like a kid on Christmas morning. Just about everything fit and was SOO much more comfy except this one pair of pants, I was so paranoid nothing would fit and all my hopes for this package would be crushed. If anything most of the things were a tad big, but the belly is still growing so I'm sure they will be perfect soon. I wish I could have a package come to me every day! It totally made my day yesterday. Now that I know how things fit from there, I can’t wait to order a few more tops to get me through these next 4 months.

We get the keys to our house this weekend. I’m so glad we can finally be settled somewhere. Friday night after we get our keys, Cory and I are driving up to Idaho to visit his parents and go to his cousin's sealing in the new Twin Falls temple. It will be nice to see his family and visit with everyone for the weekend.

I love looking at old pictures of when Cory and I were little. And I always try and picture what our little Hayden will look like. Here are some of my favorite pictures of Cory and I back in the day. I think we were pretty cute kids and I think Hayden will be pretty darn cute too.
(the "thing" on my head is a birthmark. I think it's called a hemangioma. I was able to have it removed right before I went to kindergarten)