Sunday, December 27, 2009

I did it!

6 months BABY! I am getting closer and closer every week!

I wish I could say, "Oh this is going by too fast!" but really I am not the most patient person in the world. If I had it my way, we would only be pregnant for six months. I mean do we really need 9 (well actually 10) months to prepare? Well I guess it is a good thing I still have a few more months because we are not completely ready. I am enjoying this stage much more than the first 5 months though. I am not puking nearly as much as I was. I love the feeling of feeling her move around in my belly. It is the most amazing feeling. She is a very active little girl. Come on Volleyball player! It is funny to see how her personality is developing even though she hasn't even been born. For example, she hates the ultrasound machine/doppler. Everytime I have had an ultrasound she turns her back to the probe. Which explains why I do not have a single good ultrasound picture of her. Whenever they check the heart rate in the office she starts kicking and moving like crazy. It is so funny because it is so loud on the doppler and they always have a hard time finding the heartbeat. She also is following her dad's suit with being a night owl. I'm sure a lot of babies are this way but I like to compare her to her daddy. She really starts getting active around 8-9 o'clock at night. She likes to bounce off my bladder about 4 times a night so I am constantly up. She usually sleeps in because I don't start feeling her until about 10am. (I hope that trend stays)
Now if only we had a name for her! Naming a child is very hard! I always had my "names" growing up, but its amazing how quick my mind has changed on them. Right now we have two names picked out, but we can't decide! I just keep waiting for some revelation to tell me that "yes, that is the name", but nothing... We may have to just wait until she is born before we decide.
Well I could honestly bla bla bla all day about being pregnant so I will cut it short. Its just such a neat experience and I would highly recommend it:) Ha ha. Only 16 weeks to go!

Merry Christmas to All!

Well how was everyone's Christmas? We had a very good one this year. Every year we spend Christmas Eve at Brian's parents and Christmas at my parents. It is awesome because we get to see everyone and we get to have two Christmases. :) We spent Christmas Eve morning playing games, eating and opening gifts. My niece, Cierra, brought her sugar glider with her to Grandma's. I had never in my life seen one of these! They are like a mix between a hamster and a flying squirel. My emphasis on the flying squirel. Here I am holding the cute little thing when two seconds later...

It's on my head!

Kinda freaked me out. But still cute nonetheless. This year Brian really spoiled me! Well he always spoils me, but this year I was especially spoiled. He got me this awesome new camera!

I really wanted a nice camera so that we can take lots and lots of pictures of our little girl. I didn't have any idea what camera I wanted, but I think Brian did an awesome job picking this one out. I love it! He even got me some free photography classes so that I can figure out out to use it. I have started taking pictures of everything to try to get the hang of it so hopefully the classes will help. Well I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Anniversary of Sorts

Three years ago today Brian and I went to go see the Christmas lights at Temple Square, went on a romantic carriage ride, and ended up 'officially' starting our lives together. I can't believe it has been three years since Brian proposed to me. It has been the most amazing three years too. We have made so many memories together and there are many more to come. One of our favorite traditions is going to see the Christmas Lights. We have gone every year since we started dating, with the exception of the year Brian was in Iraq. I think that is why it was so special that he proposed where he did. I love this man with all of my heart and I can't wait for the future years to come and share with him. This year we went to see the lights with my Andy, AmyLyn, Ryan and his girlfriend Holly.

The night was perfect. We didn't freeze too bad and we finished the evening at my house with Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon Rolls. Here are some more pictures of the evening:

Even though I hate the freezing cold weather, Christmas time really is such a special time of year. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope that everyone enjoys their holiday with their families and has a wonderful and safe Holiday!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ugly Sweater Party

Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year. I love spending time with family and friends. This year Brian and I went to an "Ugly Sweater Party". The idea was to find the most hideous Christmas sweater and wear it out for a night of dining and bowling. You would think it would be easy to find something "ugly" at the store right? Nope. After a couple of hours of searching, my friends Lyndsey and Valarie gave up and settled for some "semi ugly" long sleeve shirts we found at Walmart. Next time I will be sure to go to D.I. because I am sure we would have found our treasure there. All I could find for Brian was a Snoopy T-shirt. The shirt said " I put the cool in Christmas" Ha ha. I thought he really made it classy with the collared shirt underneath and the top hat.Here is Valarie and I. We had matching shirts and I sported the beautiful wreath design and she wore the Christmas tree.
This is Lyndsey and her husband, Mike. Lyndsey also wore a matching shirt with Santa on it. Mike was very proud of his bow tie and Lyndsey was very proud that she tied it. Thank you You Tube!Lyndsey and I found these great socks at JCPenny. Of course we had to roll our pants up so everyone could check them out.

Oh and word to the wise...Bowling is not that comfortable when you are 22 weeks pregnant. I felt like my belly was ripping in half. I think I got an 85. At least I broke 50! Needless to say, I sat out the second game and Brian got to bowl for me. Well I hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guess Who's Half Way?

Can you believe I am 20 weeks already? I sure can, but for those of you that think, "Wow, it's going by so fast!" I thought I would give you the official Half Way Milestone Update. First things first, here is my belly:
I can't believe how much it has changed in the last two weeks. Brian teases me that my belly button isn't going to be an innie much longer. It's already half out. I wonder if I am getting too big too fast, but I don't care. I love it. I love seeing the transition of my body (for the most part).
Right now I feel great. I still throw up once in a while, but nothing like before. I just keep thinking how amazing it is that I have a child growing inside me. There is no feeling in this world that I can compare this to. I guess you really have to experience pregnancy to know what I am talking about. There is just a joy inside me and I am so grateful to have this little girl coming. I just wish that she would get here fast, I am already getting impatient. Only20 more weeks :)