Monday, July 25, 2011

Baby is Getting Older

As of today I am 14 weeks. Hooray for 2nd Trimester!! Let me tell ya, so far it has been pretty rad. A few weeks back I went on a good nonpuking up streak and didn't puke for 5 whole days. It was wonderful, I even had energy. So morning sickness is getting better and is starting to go away, for good I hope. If I throw up it is usually on Thursdays only, not sure why but that is the pattern. I also haven't needed ginger ale as often. Heartburn still exist but Tums have rescued me there. I love having energy again, it isn't at 100% and I am always ready to go to bed by 8:30 pm, but it feels different to me and I hope to get a lot of baby stuff done on this wind of energy.

My clothes are getting tighter so I have reverted to wearing sweat pants or skirts when I am at home and the same work pants that are currently the only ones that let me breath. I should do side pics of my belly, those will come later. I don't think I am showing that much but I am rounder and firmer in that area. At first, I felt like I gained 10 pounds because my 3 meals turned into a million tiny meals (disclaimer, I am not one to count the scale pounds, that just doesn't matter to me, I base it off how I feel, when I work out I feel good so I work out and try to eat healthy, but mostly eat what I want and Yes that has changed since the bun has been in the oven). At my first doctors visit I learned I only gained 3 pounds, at my second visit I discovered that 2 of those pounds were lost due to morning sickness. Yesterday I jumped on a reliable scale and I am back on track to keeping this bun happy and healthy.

Anyway, so back to clothes. I am grateful I have some local friends and long distant family members willing to share their preggo clothes with me. I tried shopping and was lost at what to buy and where to start. I tried a few stores and figured out what works for me but the price for a pair of pants was outrageous, $65 for a pair a jeans EEK! So I bargain shopped and found a pair of maternity capri's for $5!!!! SCORE!!!! This pair will last me until I get other arrangements made. :)

On to the really good stuff. At our second visit we had an ultra sound and got to see the little one.


First of all, the ultra sound really tickled. I am very ticklish and kept giggling as the midwife moved it around to find the sucker. It was fun to see my belly move on the screen.

The amazing part of our first visit was hearing the heartbeat. It was amazing and still brings me to tears when I think about it.

The amazing part of our second visit was this.....

(Front view)

The baby actually looks like a baby and not a bean anymore. It was seriously amazing, it is really really hard to describe what I felt other than JOY!!!! It made it even more real cause it was moving and looking at us and probably wondering why I was giggling so much. :)

(Side view)

It was beautiful and priceless and I cried and this wonderful feeling came over me and stayed with me and Lars for a very very long time and still comes back when I stop and ponder on this. I love it and I never want to forget this feeling. I love how all these emotions just keep building on eachother and getting better and better.

We find out what we are having on August 22nd.

Any guesses????

Muppet Monday

As you go through life remember that other people are working on going somewhere as well, even if they aren't fit for the job, admire their efforts and willingness to become better.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bobby and Courtney Together Forever


Mr. and Mrs. Bobby and Courtney Kallush
Aren't they cute.
First wedding we have been to for years.

They are a fun couple that we have know for a few years now.
Her dress is georgous and I love love loved her colors
They threw a really amazing 10 out of 10 reception.
Elder Chadburn, well not an Elder anymore.

Vickie, the cool sister.

Sexy Bots

Over the 4th of July weekend Lars' half brother, Glenn, and step-sister, Bonnie came to stay with us. We had an absolute blast hanging out with them. They were the coolest house guests and oh so fun. I love being a big sister and YES I did wake up early just to jump on their beds and wake them up.
We took them around to some fun touristy stuff and ate lots of delicious food. We went to Venice Beach, Downtown Disney, and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Every time we went to leave the house I would shout out, "Barlow, Madsen, Smyth Bots...Let's Roll Out." (The reference is from Transformers) Those are each of our last names, long story. Eventually we shortened it to "Sexy Bots" :) We loved having them and look forward to their next visit. Enjoy the slideshow of our adventure.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Muppets Go to Hollywood

So we had family come into town over the holiday and we took them to Hollywood. Pictures will come soon. For this weeks Muppet Monday I wanted to find a video about them going to Hollywood. Well I found this new trailer and so I am posting it instead because I am, let's face it, obsessed with this movie coming out and this trailer showed a lot more awesome stuff. They are coming back to Hollywood and I keep getting more and more excited. And yes, when we register for baby stuff The Muppet Show series and anything else to do with The Muppets, Looney Toons, Tiny Toons, or The Animaniacs will be among it.

P.S. It will also be my dream to go the priemere of this movie. I am gonna find a way to make it happen.

Oh and I just found this site that I had to share.