Thursday, July 17, 2008

One funny prayer...

So, I had to write this, cause it was cute...

The other day, Jeremy was saying our prayers at night and he was blessing our little boy to come out healthy with 10 fingers and 5 toes. Lol! I was trying so hard not to laugh that I don't remember what the rest of the prayer said. Then when he said 'amen' I fell over laughing and crying.

We actually saw one of his feet in the ultrasound pictures with all 5 toes, we never did see the other foot. Let's hope all his toes are there. :)

It's a Boy!!!

We are sooooooooooooooooooo excited! Today we went to a women's clinic in Provo to find out what we are having. It seems like it's been FOREVER for this day to come. We've both been on the countdown. My Dr wont even do the 'sex' ultrasound until I'm 21 weeks, but we found a clinic to go to that does the ultrasound at 16 weeks instead. We don't even have to be patients there. We just pay $50 and we're in!

As I mentioned in previous posts... I was SOOOOOOOOO sure it was a GIRL. I even showed up in my appointment wearing a pink shirt, ready to go to work and announce the big news of "pink". Our little guy was being shy and was laying on his side. The nurse had to keep bouncing the ultrasound thing on my belly to get him to move around. But he was stubborn (like his mom). Finally after about 15 minutes she said, "Oh... it's a BOY!" I sat up with a confused look and said, "Huh? It's a girl though. Can you check again?" So, she checked again and showed us his little bum, that we could see perfectly with a little arrow that said, "BOY" in the middle. :) Jeremy stood up with excitement and threw his hands and arms in the air while smiling. She took a few pictures for us to take home. (I still need to scan these pictures in and put them up) We got the cutest little picture of his profile. You can see where his eyes, nose and mouth are. It is so amazing to see!

I noticed our baby already has a cone head and he hasn't even come out yet. I happened to see a picture of Jeremy when he was a baby and YEP, you guessed it... cone head. :) lol So, I tease him now that he's already given our baby a conehead. ha haaa. I guess we will love him anyway. jk

We also FINALLY got to hear the heart beat today. That was when I got a little choked up. I am just still in amazement that this little person is about to be a part of our lives... a little walking and talking person with a personality and all. I can't wait to see his little face and hold him. I can't believe how much I already love this little guy and haven't even seen him yet. Life is simply amazing!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Still getting caught up on blog posts...

I've posted so many of them this last week, I bet its overwhelming to read. I can't even get my own husband to look at them, so I bet it's not too exciting to read a book about someone elses life. However, I've finished some of my posts all the way back to November of last year. I only have 1 left in April, 2 left in may and the rest are for July of this month. Wow. I've been bloggin', bloggin', bloggin'. Hope that some of you find it interesting. lol

Watch My Belly Grow... and Grow...

June 7

June 20
Sorry, not the best pic of me.

July 14

Jeremy is "growing" with me. :) So nice of him, isn't it? lol

Do you see any similarities? ha ha

I can't wait to see what I look like in 4 more months. Yikes!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Drivin Crazy...

Woo Hoo! Kiley got her license today. It wasn't too long ago that she was riding both the gas and the break at the same time and now just look at her. lol She's on the road officially now.

Congratulations Kiley! Love ya little sis.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


As many of you may already know, there was a time about 5 months ago that Jeremy was talking to some co-workers in his Ireland office about possibly working there. They asked him to apply but because of the time of planning a wedding, he never did. One of the managers over in Ireland emailed him this morning about how he'd love Jeremy to be considered still, especially with his fluent French speaking abilities. The one problem is getting a work visa. So, we are going to call the Irish Embassy in Washington, DC tomorrow and see what we need to do to make it happen. We'd only be over there for 1-2 years on contract. So, we'll see. Keep your fingers crossed. That would be sooooooo awesome!

Good job babe! I'm so proud of you.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

4th of July Weekend with a HERNIA!

What is a hernia?
A hernia occurs when a section of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles. A soft bulge is seen underneath the skin where the hernia has occurred.

Yep, you read that right... H-e-r-n-i-a. :( Hernia's are "no bueno". I keep thinking that I can treat my body the same way before I was pregnant and keep finding out that it doesn't work that way. Apparently when work asked me to come in and help out with inventory in the warehouse at 7 am last Thursday, it wasn't the smartest idea for me to go and try to move and lift boxes around. At first I thought it was a muscle strain and that it would go away, but it just kept getting worse through out the day until I could barely walk. I talked to a nurse, and she told me it was a muscle strain and to take it easy. She asked if I could feel a hard knot in my stomach which I couldn't. So, she said it wasn't a hernia. Well, I just wasn't looking in the right place because a few hours later I found the little bugger and found that I could push it in, which alleviated some of the pain. Gross, right? I couldn't do anything all weekend. We had a long holiday weekend and I just sat on my butt... literally. I even watched all of the Harry Potter movies, all 5 of them. Jeremy and I also caught up on the HGTV Next Design Star and Food Networks Next Star. Jeremy did EVERYTHING for me this weekend. He rubbed my back, made breakfast/lunch/dinner, and was by my side every second. I was soooo bummed cause the 4th is one of my favorite holidays next to Christmas. I didn't even feel up to watching fireworks that night. We just kept on with the t.v. and movie schedule.

On Saturday night I thought I felt good enough to drag Jeremy to my mom's neighbors who were doing a neighborhood fireworks party. We didn't last very long before I was ready to go and lay down again. :( Sheesh! I think Jeremy is really getting in to the Design Star though, so I KNOW he couldn't wait to get home to see if it was on. :)

I made it through a couple hours of church on Sunday and back at work on Monday. :( I'm feeling a little better. I think it was good that I took it easy for the weekend.

Jeremy's Smashed Toe. Oh no!

Jeremy smashed his toe a few days ago. We got a pancake griddle as a wedding present and he dropped the cast iron griddle RIGHT on his pinky toe. Ouch! I was standing there watching when it happened. We think he actually broke it, but they can't do anything for a broken toe except wrap some tape around it. He'll have to wear flip flops for awhile. The pic above is not really his toe, I failed to take a pic of it... but, Jeremy's toe actually looke 10x worse than the pic above. It was soooo purple, it looked like a little grape ball on his foot. It made me want to gag when looking at it. His toe doesn't even point straight up now, it sits on the side (kind of like the picture I found online). Yuck! We had my uncle, the pediatrist, Dr. Scott, take a look at it and he said that there wasn't much he could do, but remove the toe nail before it fell off. Jeremy declined to have this done, but sure enough, his whole pinky toe nail fell off soon after. Double Yuck!

Get better little toe! :)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New Blog Posts Coming...

Ok... so I have been writing a lot of stuff and have about 17 blog posts to publish. But I don't want to publish the current ones before I publish some of the things that came sooner. Just know that I have been working hard on them and want to get them up in the near future. Most of them are even completed. :) Amazing, I know. Most of them I need to add pic's too so they are more exciting.

Since I already added the "baby" on the sidebar, I've decided to include most of my blog posts about the baby. I still need to add wedding stuff on here. Oops. lol

On another note, you can see that I've redesigned my whole blog. Thanks Suzanne! She is the Blogging Queen! You gave such good instructions on your blog. I don't even want to know how much time you spent putting those together. If any of you want help on your own blog, go to: Props to Suzanne and her blogging talents! ;)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Blood Drive

Today Jeremy came to my work to donate blood for the blood drive we were having. I couldn't do it since I was pregnant, so I volunteered, Jeremy. I'm actually terrified of giving blood and needles, so I have to say... I don't know if I would've done it even if I wasn't prego.

I was already scared of giving blood, but at my last doctor's appointment they had me give blood. As Jeremy and I walked into the flabotomist (sp?) Jeremy asked, "so have you ever missed?" This large, burley woman with a scowl on her face says sharply, "no, never". Well, I think he jinxed it for me cause she stuck my arm 2x in one arm and couldn't get anything, stuck me in my other arm and couldn't get anything and then stuck me again in my original arm and had the needle in my arm forever. I can't look and refuse to. I was watching Jeremy's face and his eyes got big. I yelled at him to look away cause it was making me nervous. I ended up with the biggest bruise on my arm (and found later it would take 2 weeks to go away). After we left the Dr appt, Jeremy told me that she was digging in my arm with the needle and moving it back and forth while in my arm to try and get blood. So giving blood? Not so much fun for myself. However, I commend those that do it. Someone needs to.

Anyway, Jeremy asks the lady that is going to take his blood at the blood drive if she's ever missed and while he was at it he decided to ask her why I would've gotten such a big bruise. She said that the person taking my blood must've gone through a vein on both sides to do that. Wouldn't ya know that right after this conversation, she stuck Jeremy and missed and had to try again. Now he has a bruise on his arm. i told him not to ask people anymore.

And as a side note, I started crying while I was sitting there waiting for Jeremy to get his blood. Yes, I just sat there tearing up while eating cookies and juice that they gave me (even though I didn't give any blood, lol) because I was thinking about how special this blood is to someone elses life. Remember, I'm pregnant. I usually never cry about anything. Lately, everything makes me tear up. Everything and nothing...