Thursday, July 21, 2011

I dream of.... Baby

So I had a dream a week or so ago.... It was the coolest dream ever! Steve and I were at the doctors office for an ultrasound, and we were in the room alone waiting for the technician. We figured out how to work the machine ourselves and were trying to see the baby, well this was no ordinary ultrasound.... we could actually see the baby in colour and hear her... haha so here she is floating around (having more room then she actually does) and smiling at us. She had big brown eyes and alot of hair and it was brown. She hiccuped and then giggled and then the machine turned off and I woke up.... It was great. I lay there in my bed for a while just thinking about her, then realized that it was 4 in the morning and realized it wasn't real. booo! haha
Last night we painted her room.. We were going to do pink but then when we were trying to choose the colour at the store we found this bright purple... It's great! The room looks awesome! I am so excited! Now we are just waiting for her to come..... 9 more weeks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

11 weeks and counting

Well, time is flying by! I have 11 weeks until my due date and about 7 and half weeks left of work.
I can't believe that it is already July, I feel like I still have so much to do, and things to buy! I am slowly getting everything together. This weekend Steve and I took an extra day off to relax and relax we did! It was just what he doctor ordered. We slept in, watched tv, it was fantastic. Steve and I went and picked up a dresser for the baby's room so that I could start organizing everything. We are still waiting on other furniture because we are getting them from the US. The room is pretty empty but it's starting to feel more real. Now time to paint... That's going to be a big job.
My girl is super wiggly! She is moving almost constantly and that is something that takes getting used to! She is also giving me LOTS of heartburn... That is something I can't wait to be done with. Other then being uncomfortable at night and heartburn there isn't much to complain about. I do get tired lots but nothing that putting my feet up at the end of the day won't fix.
Steve finished our yard a few weeks back. He built a fence, a shed, a retaining wall and put in grass. It looks great! I am so proud of the work he has done! I didn't help much... well not at all really. I just cheered him on and made lunch for him and the others that helped.
I am so glad it's finally summer but I get SOO hot even if it's only +20... thank goodness for air conditioning and fans, I never would have thought it but I count them on my list of blessings! hahaha.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Peanut Buster Parfait

I LOVE THESE delicious little guys!! If I could I would have one EVERY day! But they are not good for me or the baby, and they are expensive!!..... So I have settled for 3 a week! hahaha Just thinking about then right now..... yummy! (my mouth is watering!) There is a DQ 1 minute away from my house so it's really easy to just hop in the car after dinner and go get one.... I have to restrain myself... Maybe Steve will have to start hiding the keys!!

I have been eating so much lately I am afraid I will one day balloon!! People will tell me that I am small for how far along I am, or that I am carrying the baby well.. haha I keep telling them everyone is different. But it's true I have been lucky and have been on the lower end of what I could be gaining. I love my belly, but I don't love not being able to bend over as easily! haha

At our 18 week ultra sound the doctor gave us some scary news and told me that I may have a preterm birth!!! That scared the heck out of me and gave me a million more things to think/worry about. She told me not to lift anything too heavy or do any jumping around. (not that I make a hobby out of jumping) I was so careful. maybe overboard??! haha Even on bumpy round I would tell Steve to slow down! haha Well we went for another ultra sound last week. I had to wait for the doctor's office to call me. They said it would take a few days. Well the very next day I get a phone call from my doctor herself.... She said she wanted to personally call me to tell me the news.......Everything is fine and looking great!! yay! There is nothing to worry about! You have no idea the relief that I felt! I can now jump around all I want! haha ya right!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just a few thoughts

I need a sweater/rain coat that fits. My belly is in the way now.... and it will only get bigger. I wear what I have with it unzipped and its not warm enough when its raining....stupid rain

Last night I was looking at pictures from pre pregnancy and even pre marriage and then I looked down at my ever growing belly and think... hmm what did it look like and feel like before? I am not sure I remember.

I hate heartburn! It used to be that I could just avoid certain foods like spicy or sugary things and that would keep the heart burn away, but alas... it comes all the time and with a vengeance. Doesn't matter what I eat.

I wear my runners to work and I sometimes think, hmm I sure wish these were black so they would look better.

Naps are great! Too bad I can't take one every afternoon. Like right now....ZZZZZZZZ..... oh oops gotta get back to work... lunch is over. haha

I can't wait to cuddle my little girl..... sometimes I have dreams about her, but then wake up and realize it's not September yet....sigh....

I have SOOO many projects I want to work on but I don't have any time. Evenings are for resting and putting up my feet since I am on them ALL day....

On the C-train it's ALWAYS women who offer me their seat. Usually older women.... Interesting

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ruffle Butts

This weekend My brother Kevin and his wife Amanda were over, and Kevin was telling us about this funny package that he saw at work. He had to look up the website to figure out what was inside. (he works as a customs broker in case you were confused). The website was . Amanda and I had to look it up because we were curious..... It is the BEST website EVER! I had to restrain myself! Everything is sooo cute! I thought I would share this website because well its adorable and I love pink ruffles! It's a bit pricey but I figured that will only buy a couple things... haha or at least try... some of the things I know can be made so I am going to try and figure how to do that so that Steve doesn't have a heart attack!

Friday, May 6, 2011

An Update

Every time I think of blogging, I sit down, log in.....then.... blank.... I don't know what to write.

Alot has been happening in our world so you would think I would plenty to blog about. I guess I will just start with the obvious.

I am 21 weeks pregnant now and I am finally starting to "Enjoy" it!! haha I still have my days of "Ugh I am sooo gross". But all in all I have been feeling pretty good and I actually look pregnant now, not like I just put on a few extra pounds. We went for an ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and found out that we are having a GIRL! We are so excited! Steve is excited to have a little princess and I am just plain old excited about it all! haha I can't wait to dress her in tu tu's, frilly dresses, sparkles.... anything girly! I have been shopping for clothes already! hehe I have a list of names but still thinking of more. September will be here before I know it!

Work for Steve has been awesome! He has taken his little brokerage to the main office and is also working with them on RV insurance! He is enjoying it and learning alot. It keeps him busy so he doesn't always answer his phone when I call him... which is ALOT! hehe I think of something like a name to add to the list or what that I am starving! and I want to tell him right away! haha He is a good sport about taking care of me and my craziness!

This weekend we plan on getting started on our back yard. It's still just dirt and weeds. We plan to get more top soil to landscape it better then build a fence and then put grass, fire pit and flower beds in. I am really excited to be able to go out in the back and enjoy our space!

Monday (May 9th) was our 3 year anniversary! I can't believe that 3 years ago I married Steve; my best friend and soul mate! We didn't do to much as there are alot of things we will be buying in the next few months (plus the yard).

Sunday was Mothers day... I spent some time on Saturday night with my mom. It's great having her around! Sunday we went to Banff with some of Steve's family.
It was my last mothers day not a "real" mom... Now THAT'S still a little weird to me.... being a MOM! I am excited and SOO nervous. So many feelings, emotions and thoughts run through my head all day.. thinking about all the possibilities. How will I deal with everything? What will she look like? Will she sleep well? Will she cry alot?... It's alot to digest and think about. But I am excited for this next phase in our life.. I KNOW Steve will be a great dad and I know that I will just love her to pieces! I already do!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Easter is my favourite holiday (besides Christmas of course). I love it because it always makes me think about Christ and what he did for us. (which also makes me realize that I don't think about it enough other times of the year) But this year along with trying to read the Book of Mormon, I want to try to read/ study about Christ's ministry while he was on the earth. My favourite year of Seminary was the year that I did home study and that year we did the New Testament. I remember learning and getting to know Christ. I loved it. I want to study the New Testament again. I feel like I have lost contact with that connection that I had when I was studying it in high school. Here is a testimony from President Monson about Christ that really touched my heart.

He Is Not Here, but Is Risen

Today only ruins remain of Capernaum, that city by the lakeshore, heart of the Savior’s Galilean ministry. Here He preached in the synagogue, taught by the seaside, and healed in the homes. At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus took a text from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” (Isaiah 61:1; see also Luke 4:18)—a clear pronouncement of a divine plan to rescue the sons and daughters of God. But Jesus’s preaching in Galilee had been merely prelude. The Son of Man had always had a dread rendezvous to keep on a hill called Golgotha. Arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane after the Last Supper, deserted by His disciples, spat upon, tried, and humiliated, Jesus staggered under His great cross toward Calvary. He progressed from triumph to betrayal, torture, and death on the cross. In the words of the song “The Holy City”: The scene was changed. … The morn was cold and chill, As the shadow of a cross arose Upon a lonely hill. 1 For us our Heavenly Father gave His Son. For us our Elder Brother gave His life. At the last moment the Master could have turned back. But He did not. He passed beneath all things that He might save all things: the human race, the earth, and all the life that ever inhabited it. No words in Christendom mean more to me than those spoken by the angel to the weeping Mary Magdalene and the other Mary as they approached the tomb to care for the body of their Lord: “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen” (Luke 24:5–6). With this pronouncement, those who have lived and died, those who now live and one day will die, and those yet to be born and yet to die had just been rescued. As the result of Christ’s victory over the grave, we shall all be resurrected. This is the redemption of the soul. Paul wrote: “There are … celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. “So also is the resurrection of the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:40–42). It is the celestial glory that we seek. It is in the presence of God that we desire to dwell. It is a forever family in which we want membership. Of Him who delivered each of us from endless death, I testify He is a teacher of truth—but He is more than a teacher. He is the exemplar of the perfect life—but He is more than an exemplar. He is the great physician—but He is more than a physician. He is the literal Savior of the world, the Son of God, the Prince of Peace, the Holy One of Israel, even the risen Lord, who declared, “I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father” (D&C 110:4).

“Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: ‘I know that my Redeemer lives!’” 2

Of this I testify.

I really hope you read all the way through that! This weekend is General Conference and I am going to listen really closely to what is said.