Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Uneventful Prenatal Visists...

So I went in for my first just normal prenatal dr visit which was fun because I got to hear the baby's heart beat (and know that it's still alive and growing and well) but other than that talk about not exciting. Not that it's my doctor's fault, but I didn't really have any questions and we didn't really have anything special to talk about. So I spent an hour there for nothing really which is sad. But, he know's we're moving now which is good and we talked about what to do for getting stuff transferred to a new doctor in Sacramento. And we moved the ultra sound appointment to the 16th (I'll be just a couple days over 18 weeks then) so we can find out if we're having a boy or girl if we stay that long (which would be nice just to know and worry about the next month meeting with the new doctor).
It's crazy how fast it's all going though. It probably helped a lot that we only thought I was like 6 or 7 weeks pregnant when I went into see my dr first and then found out because the ultrasound that I was 11 weeks and 4 days along already so I pretty much cruised through that first trimester. And luckily for me that first trimester was over all not to bad. I would feel nauseous a lot but so long as I had something I could munch on close by I was good until I could get a meal. I also was super tired all the time, but I'm sure that work didn't help with that (I'm so excited that with baby number 2 I'll only have one baby to worry about during that time instead of working with 6 babies) and my cold didn't help it out either. But other than that it's been good. I've only thrown up once and that was at my apartment but it was only because of the prenatal vitamins (yes I'm pathetic and can't swallow them very well) and it wasn't really because of the baby and the nausea.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Ok this is awesome
I'm so going to try this out one day

Who Are The Mormons - Quick Facts

I thought this was an awesome quick little thing about my church! It's crazy how big we are
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Baby Bedroom Ideas

So even though we don't know what we're having yet it doesn't mean I can't start brain storming some ideas. I already pretty much know the color scheme I want for a boy and for a girl (with of course only one common color, gray). I made up a little board for each on Polyvore (and then added a few things using paint since photoshop is on my other computer)

It was fun to be able to kinda plan out both since I don't know what I'm having yet and since I don't know I'm not out shopping for this little baby in my belly but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy the not knowing time too!
Oh and I got my first pregnancy book today, thanks to my mother. The classic "What To Expect When You're Expecting".

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ready for Next Weekend

So I've loved my job, most of the time, really I have but I'm ready for the 23rd. I mean I have learned so much from my job that I feel really excited and pretty prepared for my little baby come September. I mean the most babies we've had at once while I've worked there has been 7 (goes up to 8) and these are babies we see everyday up until they're ready to move up into the next class and I see them for 6 hours a day! (I worked 9 hours though everyday two weeks ago... I was dying!! Thank goodness I learned I was 11 weeks along by that week or I might have just curled up into a ball in the corner)  But we really get to know these little babies (I'm in the infant room so that room starts at 6 weeks (the youngest we've ever got though is 3 months) and goes to about a year) and their schedules and what they like and don't like and where they should be at and when they're starting to work towards a knew stage. So it's exciting to get to be a part of their lives during such an amazing and short bit of it and you really get to love them and such.
-Ok and it's way more than just babysitting where you feel like you change their diapers twice and cuddle and care for them until mom shows up 2 hours later and you don't ever really see them again... I hate when people are like "That's your job really? Why are you so tired or soar then?"-
But at the same time it's a lot of work and I have so much respect for parents of twins (or more), especially the ones who have twins first and are still willing to go again after that. When I'm all done with work (yes this is mainly during my pregnancy) I feel like crying, sleeping, scarfing down whatever looks good, and just living in my cave hoping that the next day never comes (or that the snow that's falling from the sky will actually stick to the ground and cause the school to close so I can either leave early or not go in at all). I feel like all I do is work right now. I get up as late as I can so I can try to stay awake while I rock other babies or just even sit on the floor next to babies for long periods of time, eat my breakfast (I need at least my three meals a day), hop in the car and go to work, get a half hour lunch break (where I go back to my parent's house which is 5 mins away from work so lunch is really a 8 min scarf down food as fast as you can fest), go back to work and just wish that all the babies get picked up early, clean the room, get home, eat, and then go in my bed where I really really want to go to sleep but I try to stay up for a little longer so I don't feel totally lame, fall asleep, wake up in the morning feeling like I just fell asleep and my day starts all over again. Let's just say I'm worn out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pregnancy Perks

Best part about being pregnant, Dave wants me to listen to classical music. Done! An excuse to listen to classical music, I will most definitely be taking that.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

3 March 2012

So after many tests to make sure this was really happening
Dave and I are having a baby this September! We're both super excited. It's amazing knowing that you created something with someone you love and when you get to see pictures of it growing inside of you and hear it's heart beat. It's beautiful. I'm so excited for this little munchkin to be a part of our lives now.
Here are the first of many pictures to come-
We love you already!
I can't wait for this -

"We feel like we look in the faces of each one of our children -- and I know there's other parents out there that can identify with what I'm saying -- the struggles that we've gone through and the different challenges that we face with each different pregnancy; it's all been worth it. When I see their faces I think, "They wouldn't be here if I weren't willing to literally walk through the valley of the shadow of death," because you know that when you go through labor pains and you're giving birth, you literally feel like you're about to die when you are giving birth
But boy when you hold that baby in your arms there are no amount of words that can express the joy in your heart that you feel. When you see that little one looking at you or cooing -- it's the greatest joy I believe this side of heaven to get to experience life like that. And whether you experience it through birth or adoption, that love between a parent and a child is just precious. "  - Michelle Duggar (19 Kids and Counting)