Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ginger Jade

My niece Jade and I built a gingerbread house last night.

We had a hard time keeping the roof on.
But it was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Catching up...

I've been so busy lately I haven't had the chance to blog much. Thanksgiving was so much fun, we got to spend time with both sides of the family. The next week was my Auntie Linda's wedding, which was beautiful and came off without a hitch. My mom and I did most of the planning. The hardest part was finding something to wear :)

The beautiful cake!

Blaine & Linda Farnsworth

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


27 Weeks

30 Weeks

31 Weeks
34 1/2 Weeks

Kiss the baby.

We're Ready.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ode to being Pregnant

I have come to terms with the fact that I am not carrying a 15lb baby, so I have rationalized the weight gain instead.

Pre-natal vitamins have made my hair and nails grow so long that they alone must weigh 3 lbs. 30% more blood running through my veins must weigh a ton & the days I'm weighed at the doctor's office I'm sure my shoes weigh 2 1/2 lbs each! I have had to move up a cup size so I know the "girls" are getting bigger/heavier too (which is the only part I don't mind weighing more!)

And then, of course, there is water, placenta, and finally my baby boy who only accounts for 1 1/2 pounds at this point. sigh.

Things I've Learned:

  • I pee so much I'm not sure how my body produces spit!
  • Rolaids are my friend.
  • I am constantly hungry (which explains the 15 lbs).
  • Smells are 100x worse than usual.
  • I lost all desire for meat & chicken.
  • Bag-balm is awesome.
  • Baby does not like the dentist.
  • Maternity clothes are expensive!
  • Hand-me-downs ROCK!
  • I don't read the "bad/sad" chapters of preggo books. My imagination is vivid enough, I don't need someone else's ideas floating around in my head.
  • Even sounds have made me gag!
  • My memory is worse than it was pre-baby...which is bad!
  • Complete strangers will talk to you just because you're pregnant.
  • Pregnancy months confuse me... I have to go by weeks.
  • Do the math... 40 weeks / 4 weeks in a month = 10 months!
  • Grown men will go out of their way to accommodate you (like a stranger walking out of the uni-sex bathroom who saw me waiting in line and turned around to put the seat down!)
  • There is nothing better than seeing the smile on my family's face when they get to feel the baby kick.

(I have really enjoyed this experience thus far!)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Smuggling Pumpkins

Our trip to Apple Annies Orchard & Produce/Pumpkin Patch

Willcox, AZ
We had such a good time with the girls!

First we went to the orchard and had amazing apple pie and homeade ice-cream

Then we headed to the pumpkin patches. As we walked in a gentleman asked me "Are you smuggling pumpkins?" I thought it was funny.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Measuring in at 27 weeks

I had a check up today in Las Cruces. Everything was normal, we had another ultrasound and we took our one hour diabetes screening test. The midwife measured my belly and said we are measuring at 27 weeks, but I am not quite 25 weeks yet... big baby! He weighs 1 1/2 lbs... lets hope he doesn't want to be an over achiever. I'm also hoping he doesn't get too comfortable in this breech position ;)