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 86.megan@gmail.com. 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


babywearsprada.com 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 http://www.babywearsprada.com/ 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 expect...it’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. http://www.thriftyandchicmom.com/2008/11/baby-wearing-week-giveaway-2.html

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. http://twilightseriesnews.blogspot.com/

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 babysteals.com. 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 babysteals.com 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!