Friday, November 23, 2012

20 week scan & 26th Birthday

I can't believe this pregnancy is halfway over.  The first few months seemed to drag on forever, but these last few have just flown by. 

How far along? 20 weeks
Current weight: 113 +8lbs
Maternity clothes? I can barely button by jeans these days, so I've mostly just been wearing the bella band.  
Sleep: My hips have been killing me lately, weirdest feeling ever. 
Miss anything? feeling skinny
Movement? yes.  She seems to move more right before I go to bed, and then also in the afternoon.
Food Cravings? Olive Garden.  want it all day every day.
Food Aversions? Not really
Showing yet? yes. 
Gender : Girl
Symptoms: I have been feeling pretty good, just a lot of pressure in my hips and lower back. 
Best Moment This Week: Our 20 week scan.  
Looking forward to: My birthday!

We had our 20 week anatomy scan.  I was so nervous about it, and was so anxious to find out if she was a dental hygiene student I was pretty worried about a cleft palate! :/  I also was nervous that I wasn't going to remember all of the questions that I had wanted to ask (I know, I'm a nerd).  We sat in the waiting room forever, so annoying.  We had the scan done at IMC in the high risk unit, not sure why my doctor had us go there?  Anyway the scan went great.  The ultrasound tech was nice and pointed everything out to us.  Shawn was great to ask a lot of the questions.
  Baby is still a girl.  She is measuring not a day ahead nor a day behind...exactly on her due date.  We were so relieved when the doctor came in and told us that she was healthy and that we didn't have anything to worry about. 
October 7 was my 26th birthday.  Shawn took me out to the Melting Pot, we had never been there before.  The cheese and chocolate were amazing. 
My friend Lacey had her baby shower, she looks so great and it was so fun to see her.  She is one of my only friends that I keep in touch with from high school.

My birthday fell on conference Sunday.  Which meant lots of family was in town, so it was great!  Jenn and her mom and the kids came into town, and while the boys were at priesthood we had a girls night.  My mom had made a quilt with all of the left over fabric scraps that she had from making her books of mormon.  We decided to hand quilt it.  It was a huge project, but something fun to do while talking.  My mom, Ashley, Allison, Jenn, and I had fun quilting while skyping with Julie. 

All I wanted for for my birthday was a Shark vacuum.  I know, I'm weird.  I just love my life to be clean and organized.  As of late, it is not!  Can't wait for stupid school to be over with. 
My cute parents and me. 
The clan over for my Sunday Birthday. 
My mom made me this beautiful baby blanket!  I love the colors!
Later on in the week we went out for my favorite birthday dinner... Sushi!  Don't worry, all of the fish was cooked in these rolls.
So my awesome sister-inlaw told me about Herrimans yardsale facebook page.  It is so much better than KSL & Craigslist.  While perusing one day, I stumbled upon this awesome deal.  I got this crib and armoire for $180!  Best deal ever.  I'm going to paint the crib white, and then the armoire is going to be turquoise-stained all antique-like.  They are in perfect condition. 

Shawn was not so happy about my purchase.  We had to borrow Rick's truck and drive out to Herriman on a night that was really rainy.  We didn't have anyone around to help Shawn move the furniture into our apartment...luckily I called Scotty last minute and he came to the rescue in the middle of the pouring rain!  So great.  Now they are sitting in baby girls room, ready for me to refinish. 

I can't believe that on my next birthday I will have a little 8 mo old munchkin!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

pregnancy updates

 Time for the pregnancy updates!  I know for a fact that these are not enjoyable to anyone but the person that is pregnant.  So if you are bored, feel free to just look at the pictures. 
How far along? 4 1/2 weeks
Current weight: I always fluctuate between 103-105, I'm going to say 105.
Cravings: Guacamole!!!
Miss anything? Running, because of my risk doctor said no no no running.  It has been so hard for me, because I have been running consistently so that when I did get pregnant I would be able to run for as long as I could :/
Symptoms: Gaggy all of the time! Not very sick yet... boobs feel ginormous.
Food aversions: Everything
Sleep:  I had a hard time sleeping in the beginning from being so nervous about every little thing!  I also had to pee a lot in the beginning.
Have you told family/friends:  No
Mood?  Happy, excited and very nervous
Looking forward to: Ultrasound/doctor's appt & telling our family!

In my next post I will have to show the pictures/video from when we told our parents!  It was so much fun. 

How far along? 9 weeks
Current weight: 105 +0
Maternity clothes? No, but baby is very low right now and it is uncomfortable to wear jeans!
Stretch marks? not yet
Sleep: Starting to sleep better!
Have you told family/friends? We have told family, and only a few close friends.
Miss anything? Brushing my teeth without gagging, and being able to choose a restaurant! Nothing ever sounds good!
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Cheerios with fresh strawberries
Food Aversions? Mexican food.  Baby HATES mexican food.  I got sick every time I had mexican while we were in Cabo.
Showing yet? I think so, but no one else does.  It looks like I have a balloon under my lower stomach area. 
Gender predictions:  Shawn is sure that it's a boy...but I kind of have a feeling that it's a girl.
Looking forward to: next doc appointment, and telling everyone!
 How far along? 10 weeks
Current weight: 106 +1lb
Maternity clothes? No
Stretch marks? None
Sleep:  Sleeping great!
Have you told family/friends? Family, and a few friends
Miss anything? Flossing, pretty sure I have pregnancy induced gingivitis (and I'm a dental hygiene student, not good)
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Peaches, peaches and more peaches!
Food Aversions? Still mexican food, meat, pretty much everything.
Showing yet? There is a little bump!
Mood:  I'm happy most of the time, but I have major mood swings.  Just ask Shawn.

How far along? 11 weeks
Current weight: 106 +1 lb
Maternity clothes? nope
Sleep: sleeping great!  So tired all of the time, wish I had time for naps.
Have you told family/friends? All family, and a few close friends.
Miss anything? Raw sushi rolls
Food Cravings? Still peaches, fresh fruit, and sushi
Food Aversions? Everything!  I have been throwing up a lot more lately.  If I wake up extra early I will for sure be throwing up.  I have been feeling a lot more tired lately, and feel sick throughout the entire day usually.
Showing yet? kinda
Looking forward to: Getting past 1st trimester!
How far along? 13 weeks
Current weight: 106 +1lb
Maternity clothes? Nope, but baby is starting to move up higher, so it's getting more comfortable to wear pants and jeans again.
Sleep: I toss and turn a lot, but as long as I have a pillow in between my legs I am comfortable!
Have you told family/friends? We just made it facebook official!
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach! Oh and of course running!
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Poptarts and Sushi!
Food Aversions?  Still just mexican
Showing yet? yes, and shawn is finally seeing it too!
Gender predictions: Shawn says boy.  I just keep my thoughts to myself (:
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!
How far along? 14 weeks
Current weight: 107 +2lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping great
Have you told family/friends? yes!  I just told my instructors at school...not so fun.
Miss anything? ummm brushing my teeth with out gagging or throwing up
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Brazilian yummy!
Food Aversions?  The list is getting shorter. 
Showing yet? a bit
Gender predictions: Girl
Best Moment This Week: Having a little freak out because I felt "not pregnant anymore".  Called my nurse and she told me to stop by.  Heard the baby's heart beat and now I feel like a crazy person. 
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!
How far along? 15 weeks
Current weight: 107 +2lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping great
Have you told family/friends? yes!
Miss anything? Not really, I'm feeling so great!
Movement? I think I kind of felt something this week, not sure.
Food Cravings? Einsteins, I always crave einstein bagels.  Make a few trips a week!
Food Aversions?  Peppers, mexican, avocados... 
Showing yet? yes
Gender predictions: Girl
Best Moment This Week: Thinking that I might have felt the baby move around.  & fighting with shawn about when we are going to find out the gender.  He wants 20 weeks, I want 16.  It's a big fight right now.  We will see who gets their way!
Looking forward to: next appointment
How far along? 15
Current weight: 108 +3lb
Maternity clothes? No, but it sure was awful fitting into this swim suit while in california!  I brought a 2 piece but there is no way I was going to wear that. 
Sleep: Hotel beds suck even when you're not pregnant
Have you told family/friends? yes
Miss anything? not this week
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Top Ramen.  What the crap?  Seriously I feel like the worst person eating it, so not nutritious.
Food Aversions?  Not really...everything is starting to sound good.  
Showing yet? yeah
Gender?  Girl!!!
Best Moment This Week: Having Shawn finally agree to find out the gender, and going to Fetal Fotos.  I will make a seperate blog post for this.  But baby girl did not want us to know she was a girl...took quite a while to finally get the right shot.  
Looking forward to: Shopping!!!
How far along? 17 weeks
Current weight: 109 +4lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: As long as I have my little pillow in between my knees I sleep fine.
Have you told family/friends? We announced that we were having a girl last week, took pictures on the beach.  More on that later.  But that was so fun!
Miss anything? Running...and not getting out of breath when taking the stairs!  This extra blood flow does weird things to your body.
Movement? a little bit!
Food Cravings? Pasta
Food Aversions?  Bananas
Showing yet? yes
Gender: Girl
Best Moment This Week: Buying baby girl her first pair of Toms, and discussing names.  
Looking forward to: 17 week Dr's appointment

No 18 week Picture.

How far along? 18 weeks
Current weight: 109 +4lb
Maternity clothes? Nope, but a belly band will be needed in the near future.
Sleep: Sleeping great, other than the occasional bloody nose?
Miss anything? Flossing my's not even worth it anymore. It makes me so nauseous. Pregnancy induced gingivitis here I come!
Movement? Yes! Finally feeling her more and more!
Food Cravings? Einsteins.  Always einsteins!
Food Aversions?  sandwiches?
Showing yet? yah yah
Gender : Girl
Best Moment This Week: Feeling the baby more and more!
Looking forward to: 20 week scan.

How far along? 19weeks
Current weight: 110-111, +5-6lbs 
Maternity clothes? Almost, I'm planning on getting some for my birthday in a few weeks. That and a Shark vacuum.  I'm so old and mature.
Sleep: Pretty well...back aches are getting worse.  I think it's from cleaning teeth all day?
Miss anything? Normal workouts
Movement? Yes.  Loving it
Food Cravings? Pier 49 Sourdough cheese bread & Tillamook Chocolate peanut butter ice cream. 
Food Aversions? Not really
Showing yet? yah yah
Gender : Girl
Best Moment This Week: Shawn being able to feel baby girl kick.  It was the coolest most special thing ever.  He got so excited, and I cried a little bit. 
Looking forward to: Big ultrasound on Oct 1st.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

We're having a baby!

 When Shawn and I first got married we had a "5 year plan".  We wanted to wait a while to have kids.  We all know that plans change...all of the time.  After about 2 1/2 years or so of being married we decided that we "were ready" to start trying to have kids.
 Trying to get pregnant was an emotional roller coaster...and I have so much more love for women who aren't able to get pregnant easily, or aren't able to have children at all. I secretly hated the girls who had 6+ kids and were still going.  I hated the little pregnant teenagers walking down the street with their little posse.  & it got so frustrating to see friends getting pregnant within a few months of trying!  I prayed to not have these feelings, but some days it was so hard! We weren't even trying for years and years, I can't imagine what it is like for couples who do.
 The beginning of June I found out that I was pregnant.  We were so excited, and also super scared.  After having a miscarriage a little over a year ago it was hard not to be scared every second of every day throughout the first few months.  We decided that we needed to celebrate and be grateful that we were pregnant, instead of being scared of something bad happening at any moment.  

We had a gift card to Ruth's Chris, so we decided to make a reservation and have a nice dinner.  It was yummy!

A couple of days after finding out that I was pregnant I went to Goodwill and found this old picture/frame and made a chalkboard.  It was my favorite idea from pinterest. 
A before and after picture...
This is my nonexistent baby bump at 4 weeks

On our 4 year anniversary, June 27, we were able to have our first ultrasound at only 7 weeks.  It was so fun to see our little peanut.  The heartbeat was strong, and we started to feel a lot more "safe".  It was so comforting to see that little flicker of a heartbeat.  The baby was measuring right at 7 weeks, which puts baby's due date on Valentines Day 2013.  We are already in love and can't wait for this next adventure in our life. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cabo 2012

 Shawn and I had planned on taking an epic graduation trip when I graduate in February.  I was thinking something like Costa Rica.  When we found out that we were pregnant, and that the baby was due a week before graduation...we decided we needed to act fast while I had a little break coming up with school.  

My school is ridiculous and decided to give us a lovely 4 day summer break.  I took an extra day and the weekend and we decided to go to Cabo for 8 days.  My aunt Julie and uncle Gary go there every year over the 4th for a few weeks so we were able to stay in their condo with them!  I am so glad that we did, it was a blast!

We got there a day before the Sarchet's did.  We arranged to stay in San Jose in a cute little hotel.  We were a little worried but it was actually pretty nice.  Nice pool, and beautiful view.  I didn't take any pictures while in San Jose, dang it!  But that first night we just relaxed a little by the pool and then walked down to the little market that they had.  I was a little scared on our walk when we saw guys with machine guns peaking out on top of buildings...but it turns out that we got there the weekend of a very big election so there were extra precautions being taken.  The next morning we woke up, had a nice breakfast, relaxed by the pool and then headed on our journey to Cabo.  
We did not want to spend 60$ for a 20 min taxi ride to Cabo, so we decided to take the city bus.  It was totally fine...other than the bus driver dropping us off at the wrong stop and walking a couple of miles through town with all of our luggage.  But for $2 each it was all worth it...and Gary and Julie were so proud of us for taking the city bus(: Once we made it to the resort we just relaxed by the pool (Shawn watched some big soccer game at the bar) and waited for Gary, Julie and the boys to get it.  

We had such a great week!
 Shawn and the boys played "tequilla vollyball" every day at 2:00
 They had a lot of fun.  It was SO NICE to have someone there to entertain Shawn.  I could just relax by the pool or ocean, while Shawn got to play all day long with the boys. I told Vincent and Andrew that we were going to have to take them on every vacation that we go on. 
 We went down to the arena...
 We ate lots of yummy food...actually we found out that the baby hates mexican food.  I ate salads when we went out to eat.
 Shawn and Vincent picking out their Henna tattoos
 Vincent. Gary. Mexican dude. Shawn. Me. Julie. Andrew
 I guess "The Office" is a very popular place to dine when you go to Cabo!
 Our resort, and the beautiful moon.
 Shawn and the boys made friends with the activities director, Roberto. He was a great guy and hooked the boys up with playing soccer with the locals.
 Happy hour!!!
 One night Gary and Julie treated us to a pirate ship adventure. 
 We sailed around for a while, ate dinner and they had a cute little production thing.  

 One of my favorite pictures
 The famous Arch
 That night there was a beautiful full moon.
 One of the days Shawn and the boys all went Ziplining.  I wanted to go soooo bad.  But apparently pregnant women cant do anything.  Something about being a liability.  So depressing.  Julie and I had a nice relaxing day at the beach though(:

 We went miniature golfing at the resort.
 Gary creamed them all!

 The Sarchet family
 Waiting for the 4th of July fireworks
 This day we went to the beach and attempted snorkeling. It was the same beach where Julie got stung really bad a few years ago, by a jelly fish.  I had a hard time...just because I'm pregnant and am so gaggy!  I would have to come up out of the water every few seconds to gag.  It wasn't very fun.  Everyone was enjoying seeing the fish until we all started getting stung by little jelly fish.  We all got stung a few times and then decided we were done. 
 After snorkeling the boys got distracted trying to catch lizards.

 Roberto told Shawn to meet him one night to go play soccer...he was a little late and Julie and I were worried that he might be stood up.  Shawn was beyond excited to play with the locals...we were worried about his heart being broken. It all worked out, and the shawn, vincent and gary were able to play.  They had a blast!!!  Well...Shawn and Vincent did!
 Gary didn't have any gear...this happened with in 5 minutes.  It doesn't look too bad here, but it was actually really bad. 
 I made friends with Roberto's American girlfriend Isabella and her friend Netto. They were so nice.  Netto took me to a little pizza place down the road, it was so yummy!
 Shawn in action
 Vincent in action!
 This was the highlight of Shawn's vacation.  He had so much fun.  The guys asked him if he played for Real Salt Lake (because he was wearing their jersey) and it made him feel pretty special.  Shawn and Vincent both played really well with the mexicans...Vincent and Shawn scored all of the goals.  They were able to get quite a few games in too!
 The next day the boys went to ride ATV's in the desert, and because Gary's leg was pretty bad Julie took his spot. 
 They had a lot of fun!
 A pelican flew into the pool on one of our last days, and hung out for a while.  It was crazy how close he got to everyone...He tried to bite Gary!
 One of our last nights we went down and did a little shopping, and dinner!
 The first day Shawn hiked to Lover's Beach with the boys...I didn't know that they were going or I would have gone!  All week I had been begging everyone to go with me.  Finally on our last day Julie took us in the morning before it got to hot.  It was a nice little hike...nothing too hard (Jenn).
 It was well worth the hike, so beautiful!
 Pretty rocks!
Shawn and I had such a fun vacation, and are so glad that we went to Cabo with the Sarchet's!  They were so nice and took great care of us.  Before we left for vacation we were able to go in for a 7 week ultrasound and see the heart beat.  It was very reassuring for us, and we were able to relax during the vacation. While we were there I felt great!  It was the perfect place to be, and great timing.  When we got home I got pretty sick for a few days, and couldn't keep anything down.  I'm so glad that it happened after Mexico(: 

It was so great to take a little "Baby Moon" and also it was perfect timing for our 4th anniversary!