Friday, December 21, 2007

Snowed In

We were supposed to leave for Colorado for Christmas this morning, but we woke up to this:

Looks like we'll be leaving tomorrow! It's too bad, we're really looking forward to seeing everyone. On another note, I caught Jack's "social smile" on camera this week, it's so cute when he does it!

P.S. I just uploaded a ton of pics from the last month to My Pictures, so be sure to check those out!

Monday, December 17, 2007

I Got Elfed

Hey, I just made a total elf of myself. Check it out by clicking the link below.
This elfin' greeting brought to you by OfficeMax®.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Top 5 Cutest This Week

Here are the top 5 cutest things about Jack this week:
1. He sleeps with his mouth open

2. He could stare at the fan for hours and be entertained

3. He has started smiling both at us and at the fan

4. He knows and loves his daddy

5. He recently discovered his tongue

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Playing With The Boys

Jack absolutely loves looking out the window during car rides (that is, when he's not sleeping through them)! Here's a little example clip.

We got a ton of snow here this weekend! A storm came in Friday night, and continues to snow. Check out how much has accumulated on the chair so far! Doug has shoveled our driveway twice, and has to shovel it again today.

Our little family ventured out Friday to run some errands. We first stopped at Jared's Galleria to get my wedding ring cleaned and rhodium plated to keep up our warranty on it. We then headed over to the mall to get Doug a new pair of jeans. Olive Garden was our next stop, it was delicioso! Luckily, Jack's next feeding was there, while we were already sitting down. Babies R Us wasn't very far off from where we were, so we traveled there to get Jack a couple window shades for the car, and some bigger bottles that came with nipples that let more milk out at a time. I can't believe he's already graduated from his other nipples! I had a $5 off coupon, and we got another 10% off of that since they were on our registry. What a bargain! I had so much fun hanging out with my boys!

Saturday, we cleaned up a little, and I made some coffee cake. Bill also stopped by for about an hour around noon. He was very excited to meet Jack! Later, we headed to the grocery store before the storm got much worse to grab a few things. We decided to skip the ward Christmas party since the weather was so bad. Today, we're just hanging out. I'm looking forward to the teriyaki salmon and artichoke dip we decided to have for dinner tonight. I just feel bad that Doug has to use his grill when there's like a foot of snow piled on top of it! What a trooper, Doug!

Jack has started to make it a habit of staying awake after his 3 AM-ish feeding. When I'm burping him for the final time, he likes to lift his head up and look around, as if to say, "Nah, I'm not tired. I'd like to be awake now, thanks!" The only way I can think of to break him from this habit is to just put him in his crib and hope he goes to sleep. He only cried for about 5 minutes when I did this last night. We try to keep him awake during the day for as long as we can, hoping that if he's awake a lot during the day, he won't want to be at night. Hopefully this will work!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

First Bath in the Bathtub, Etc.

Jack's first bath in the bathtub was a little iffy. He didn't seem to know what to think of it. As long as we kept him warm, he seemed to do okay. He sure didn't like the breeze on his wet body when he was carried from the bath to the towel. What a sport, though! We have since learned to have his towel right next to the tub instead of out in the hall.
Here's our Christmas tree all set up in the front room. I just love Christmas! As you can see, we need a new tree skirt. I'm going to attempt to make one before next Christmas. For now, I'm just trying to get a stocking made for Jack, as it's a tradition in my family to make each other's stockings. I'll post pictures of that later.
Thanks to Doug's uncle Lloyd and aunt Jill for this cute fleece outfit! Jack stayed so warm in it, he didn't even need a blanket.

I was eating lunch today when Buddy started growling at something outside. I was originally thinking it was just this white cat that wanders in the field behind our house. When I got up to investigate, I saw this:
Five other deer followed it. Pretty neat!
My sister, Eliza, has reconstructive surgery tomorrow after her terrible ordeal of going through breast cancer. Pray for her! Feel free to check out her blog here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

'Tis The Season

Wow, Thanksgiving was last week already! It's also hard to believe that Jack's due date is in the past now, too. Time sure does fly. We spent Thanksgiving with Doug's family on Thursday afternoon. Jack was taken from us within the first minute we walked through the door. Isn't he the popular one! He was passed around quite a bit, which made both Doug and I pretty nervous. Luckily, though, he slept through all of it, and is still healthy.
Jack was my celebration this Thanksgiving. After trying for just over two years for him, we finally have him in our arms. I feel so blessed to have him here and healthy, it brings tears to my eyes still. He's just the sweetest little boy, and is so precious to me. I thank my Heavenly Father every night for being so lucky. I also feel thankful for the opportunity I have to stay home with my baby and raise him. It was a little difficult at first knowing that I wouldn't be going back to work and seeing all my friends every day, but I wouldn't trade this for any job. Granted, it takes some inner strength sometimes to get up for those 3 AM feedings, but I wouldn't want anyone else to do it. Motherhood is a 24/7 job it turns out, but it's the best job in the world.
The rest of the weekend was pretty slow. Doug spent Friday afternoon with his family, and picked us out a nice Christmas tree. He came home that night and set it up for us. On Saturday, our friends, Matt and Christy, came over to watch the BYU/Utah football game. The first touchdown was in the 4th quarter by Utah (with a minute left), so Doug and Matt were excited. But then BYU ended up scoring a touchdown and winning the game. What a disappointment!
On Sunday, I ended up going to urgent care to get meds for a bladder infection. Woo hoo! Today, two of my old co-workers, Kalli and Alyssa, came to visit and see the house and baby. It was so much fun to see them and spend some time with "the girls." Also, Jack let me take a nap this afternoon. Thanks, baby!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Two Weeks Old Already?

Now how can you not love someone that fits into those tiny pants? His onesie in the picture above says, "Crying: It gets the job done." That's been true lately! Jack isn't shy about letting us know when he's hungry. Being a mom has been an adventure so far. Jack eats every three hours, and sometimes it takes an hour to get him fed and burped. That leaves two hours to catch up on sleep, laundry, meals, picking up, etc. And, of course, still recuperating. It still hurts to sit upright, but hopefully not for too much longer. I've had a few offers from family offering to baby-sit, but I'm definitely not ready for that! Jack is a lot of work, but I'm not ready to leave him yet.
Jack's first doctor appointment was last Friday. He's already at 7 lbs. 3 oz. I can't believe how much bigger he looks already! We really like his pediatrician. He's got a funny name though: Dr. Moskowitz. It reminds me of An American Tail every time. Dr. Moskowitz did Jack's circumcision while we were still at the hospital. He took a look at Jack's circumcision Friday to make sure it was healing properly, and he says, "Oh, look at how pretty that is!" I thought that was funny. The nurse had to poke his heel to get some blood, and I couldn't believe how hard I was crying. Good thing Doug was there as the sane one. It just broke my heart! Maybe Doug will have to take him to get his shots in the future, I'm too much of a wuss.
Justin and Heidi came over yesterday to see us, it was so much fun to hang out with them for a little while! We went to my in-laws for dinner last night, and it was so funny to see how everyone flocked around the baby for awhile. Doug took him from Kevin to get him changed, and there were at least three people that followed Jack and Doug over to get him changed. He's quite the life of the party!
We'll be spending Thanksgiving with Doug's family. Because Jack's still so small, we probably won't stay for very long. We're excited to see everyone, though!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

I was tagged by Rachel!

The rules of the game should be posted at the beginning of the post. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.So here's a few interesting things about me you may not know:

1. I have an insane case of stagefright. Those of you that know me pretty well already know this. At work, when it came time for quarterly presentations, I would get so nervous beforehand that I would always forget everything I was supposed to say. Also, I'm not one to toot my own horn (like you, Kateka), but I can hold my own when it comes to singing, and have performed before. But because of my stagefright, my voice gets super shaky, and I sound awful. I guess I just have a problem being the center of attention in large groups.

2. My favorite hobbies are videography and photography. I haven't had a big chance to pursue either of these for awhile, but I did take a photography class in college. These two hobbies are my passions, and would be my dream job if I ever got to the expert level for either of them. Maybe I'll have more of a chance now that I'm a stay-at-home mom.

3. I follow the rules when I drive. It drives me nuts when people race by me on the highway, and/or don't use a blinker when switching lanes! Come on, where did you maniacs learn to drive? Because I make such a conscious effort not to go more than 5 MPH over the speed limit, I was so mad a month or two ago when I was pulled over and got my very first speeding ticket.

4. I would rather do any chore in the house than the dishes. Yes, I'd rather do laundry, clean the toilets, ANYTHING besides dishes. It's a good thing Doug usually does them for me. What a good guy!

5. Doug is left-handed. You may not think that's very ironic, but when you learn that I am also left-handed, that's pretty uncommon for both a husband and wife to be left-handed! It will be interesting to see if our kids are, too.

6. I hate email surveys and forwards. Unless it's a funny joke, I can't stand those emails that say things like, "You have to forward this to 5 people or you'll have bad luck..." or, "Send this to all your friends including the person that sent this to you." Ugh, I have enough to do. Speaking of which, this almost qualifies as part of the things I hate, so I'm not sure why I did it...

Ok, I'll tag Eliza, Cecily and Ashley, and that's it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bringing Home Baby

Jack has already been such a joy in our family! Our whole lives revolve around him now, even though he sleeps the majority of the time. He's eating every three hours, and definitely lets us know now when he's hungry. His awake and fussy time are after dinner until his last feeding of the night.
It's a good thing my mom came to help out the first few days after the hospital, I was totally useless (Doug can vouch for that)! I'm still on the couch for most of the day, but don't require a nap every day now. It's still hard for me to sit up straight, which is why I'm either laying on the couch, or trying to recover some strength by walking around. I notice that I'm feeling better and better every day, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Doug was great enough to get up with Jack at night the first week while I tried to recover. Last night was my first time getting up with him (except once), and it looks like I'm in for a long ride. Doug says it was good for him to get up with Jack at night so he knows what I have to look forward to during the next little while. He's such a good dad already; they're so cute together! I added more pictures to my web album, so be sure to check those out.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Three Weeks Early

Jack Douglas Nelson
Born November 2nd, 2007
10:05 A.M.
7 lbs. 0 oz.
20.5 inches long

Well, my water broke Halloween night around 9:30 PM, just a half hour after Doug got home from work. We got our bags together and rushed off to the hospital. The whole next day (November 1st), I wasn't dilating at all, even with the help of Pitocin. That night, my OB came in, and gave us a couple options, a C-section being one of them. I told her we really didn't want to do a C-section, and she recommended something else, anyway. We took her advice, and I was dilated to a 9 by 8:00 the next morning! It was a long, uncomfortable night, but he was born at 10:05 AM the next day, after only 15 minutes of pushing! He didn't cry at all when he came out, and Doug and I haven't heard him cry once... Not when he had his first bath, and not even when they gave him his first shot! What a good baby he is already. Tough as beans! Check out our "My Pictures" link for more pics.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The First NST

The NST's weren't bad at all yesterday. Doug and I showed up to the hospital, and everyone we dealt with was super nice, and very helpful. They did an ultrasound to measure the fluid, and we even got to see his little arms resting up by his face, as if he was trying to play peek-a-boo or something. Afterwards, they hooked me up to a couple monitors and monitored the baby's heart rate and my contractions. They wanted to see how he reacted to the contractions I was having. They said everything looked really good, and they'd see us on Friday. I guess we need to go TWICE a week, and not just once. I feel better about twice a week (even though it's about a half hour drive,) since it means he's more closely monitored.
I spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch with an ice pack, changing its location from the itchiest spot to the next itchiest spot the rest of the night. I was having a lot of contractions after dinner last night, and they were even 5 minutes apart for about 45 minutes, but still weren't super painful. Most of them were uncomfortable, and on the verge of painful, but apparently nothing to get worked up about. But... does this mean he's coming soon? Let's hope so! The RN we talked to at the hospital yesterday said that if I were to go into labor now, they wouldn't stop it. I'll be 37 weeks Friday, so it's still a bit early, but we should be in the safe zone now. Doug and I quickly went over our hospital checklist before we went to bed, just in case we had any excitement last night. I guess we should be prepared at any time now!

Monday, October 29, 2007

36 Week Doctor Appointment

Today was my 36-week check-up with my doctor. As some of you know, I have just been super itchy on mostly my stomach the last couple weeks, with a rash appearing, then disappearing, then reappearing, since I started the third trimester. Because of this, I have seen my OB, my family doctor, and a dermatologist. I have been recommended several different medications, with nothing prevailing thus far. My OB recommended a blood test last week to check to see if I had cholestasis of pregnancy. This is a liver disease that goes away within the first few days after delivery. She didn't test me for this awhile ago because a rash isn't normally associated with this.
She got the test results back, and told me that I do have cholestasis of pregnancy. At first, I just thought, "Great. Well I'll just keeping getting itchier and itchier until I deliver... it could be worse." But then, she told me that there are risks with this, including stillbirths. Of course, then I started freaking out. I didn't want to break down in her office, so I was on the verge of tears the rest of the appointment.
Because of this, I have to go have NST's (nonstress tests) at the hospital every week now. They'll do ultrasounds to measure the amniotic fluid, and will monitor the baby's heart rate. I will most likely be induced now, too. Having an induction before 40 weeks will obviously be better for the baby, as the longer he's inside me, the more risks he has of his own liver not functioning properly, and having complications. The only relief I've found for all this itching is with anti-itch creams and oatmeal baths, and the rash has spread to my back, chest, and is now starting on my arms.
I go to the hospital for the first NST tomorrow at 1:30, so we'll see how that goes. It sounds like I just have to lie there for 30-45 minutes while they monitor, so it shouldn't be too bad. We'll see how it goes!

New Nursery Additions

Well, since I couldn't find a decent airplane picture for cheaper than like $65 or $70, I decided to make my own. I went to JoAnn's fabric store this weekend to get some material to make Jack's stocking, and stumbled onto an idea. I found this airplane iron-on, some matting, some scrapbook paper, and a frame, all for about $25 total.

And here are the painted letters I posted earlier, all hung above his dresser. We're all ready for you now, Jack!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Crib

Our crib came yesterday, and we set it up last night! (actually, Doug set it up while I supervised.) I'm excited with the way it turned out. Thanks so much, Gwen and Cassidy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

35 1/2 Weeks

I had a check-up at the OB yesterday, she said the baby's measuring just a little small, but it didn't sound like anything to be concerned about. She also checked to see if I was dilated at all yet, which I'm not. I have been gaining more weight than I know what to do with now. How does someone gain 8 pounds in two weeks? How embarrassing! I guess eating something every couple hours will do that to you. Let's hope the weight comes off just as fast as it has accumulated. And, since the baby is measuring a little small, I can't blame the weight gain on him. Darn!
Doug and I have been busy just trying to prepare for the baby's arrival. I almost have our hospital bag packed, and we spent about twenty minutes this past weekend figuring out how to install the car seat bases in the cars. It's amazing how many new things come along with a baby. I've also been looking around both online and in stores for some cute airplane decor for the nursery, since that's the theme in there. It's a lot harder to find vintage plane stuff than I thought! So if you see something somewhere, let me know about it!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Back View Pics & Nursery Decor

This was taken a few nights ago on a clear evening.

During the sleet last night, I saw a ton of deer grazing right behind our house. I thought the flash was going to scare them away, that's why the picture is so dark.

Doug and I spent an hour or so tonight sanding and painting these letters. Not bad nursery decor for under $8 (including paint and brush) right? You can probably guess what the little guy's name will be now...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Murder Mystery Dinner

Doug and I went to a murder mystery dinner on Saturday night with our friends Ryan and Christy.

Ryan was a magician, and Christy was his assistant. The funny thing was that I was Miss America, and Doug was my bodyguard. Hmm, pregnant Miss America... that'll be the day. We had a lot of fun, and I actually won the prize for guessing the correct murderer! Turns out that it was Ryan. Neither Doug nor I had ever been to one, and it was tons of fun, even though we didn't know anyone but Christy and Ryan. We even talked about doing a murder mystery dinner of our own sometime.

I took this picture on the way to church this morning. It was really beautiful the way the light was shining through the clouds.

Friday, October 12, 2007

34 Weeks

Doug and I had our 3rd anniversary on Tuesday. We had an amazing dinner at this place in Sandy called Carver's. We both had their steaks and shared a side of king crab legs. It was SO delicious! It's too bad crab is such a chore to eat, dumb shells. It was still worth it. Doug worked late Wednesday while I wrote out thank-you cards for my shower, and I took Thursday off (since I still have 3 paid days off before I quit.) We got our blinds installed that afternoon, which has been a nice change. We paid to have a guy come install them since there were 23 to install. Doug and I installed them ourselves in our last house, and it took what seemed like days. And we only had SEVEN windows to do!

No wonder I've been feeling those growing pains in my belly lately, right? Sheesh, even my maternity clothes are starting to be too small. Doug took thispicture for me after dinner tonight. We had rosemary chicken kabobs and baked potatoes.
I found out today that my replacement at work starts on Monday, and I'll be training her starting on Tuesday. It still hasn't sunk in that I won't be working at 1-800 CONTACTS for much longer. That place has been awesome, and I'll miss it. I know, I'll miss my baby more, though, if I don't quit. It hasn't sunk in too much that we'll have a baby around soon, either, even though this ginormous belly isn't getting any smaller. We're both really excited!
My allergies have been awful lately! My eyes still itch so bad, especially when I'm at home. I even use prescription eyedrops twice a day, and they don't seem to totally cure it. That's what I get for living in the mountains, I guess. Due to this website I heard about a couple years ago, I figured out that I have a really bad allergy to sagebrush. You can figure out the pollen you're allergic to by the local pollen count listed here. I'm really hoping that first freeze comes soon to put me out of my misery!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Nursery Pics

The nursery is finally on its way! The cradle will be going in our room eventually, but we don't have our crib yet, so that's our filler for now.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Shower With Friends

My friend Rachel was nice enough to throw me a baby shower last Wednesday with all of my friends. It was so much fun to see everyone I don't get to hang out with very often. We played a few fun games, and she and Brady made some delicious soups, breaksticks, and salad. Rachel told everyone that brought some diapers would get entered into a drawing for a gift card, so I got all stocked up on diapers and wipes. I have some very generous friends. Thanks, guys! You can view the rest of the pictures from the shower in my My Pictures link.

Thursday was well spent relaxing at home as my allergies have kicked into full swing. My eyes get to itchy that I have to get prescription dye drops. I went upstairs to use them for the first time this season, and the bottle was empty! I was so miserable that Doug and I went straight to urgent care so I could get some more. Ahh, a little relief at last!
Yesterday was Doug's great aunt's funeral, Geniel. Geniel was part owner of Echo Resorvoir, and has always been very generous to Doug and his family. She was always very sweet, and will be missed. We got up and got ready to go to the viewing and funeral yesterday, and didn't make it back to our house until a little after 3. We left for urgent care around 5, and then hung out at Doug's grandparent's house until about 8:30 with his uncles that don't live very close. Today and tomorrow will be spent watching general conference. Tomorrow at 12:30, we'll meet Doug's dad's side of the family down in Payson for their traditional conference get-together since it's his grandpa's birthday. I'm glad we have today to just hang out at the house, this pregnancy and allergies are kicking my butt! Not much lightheadedness lately, so that's nice. This guy just keeps trying to dig his way out, and sometimes kicks my rib cage.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Crazy Weather

I was lucky enough to have my mom around for part of the weekend! My aunt Holly came and picked her up from the airport, and we all went to the South Towne mall for an hour or two. She then took the three of us (and Doug met us there) to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Yum! They both spent the night at our house Thursday night, and we hung out some more Friday morning. On Saturday, Doug and I drove up to my grandpa's in Layton to say goodbye to him, since he's moving to South Dakota this next week to marry another woman. The weather was cold and raining the whole drive up there. It started snowing while we were there, and was an absolute blizzard at our house by the time we got back!

I was feeling a little lightheaded yet again today, so I didn't even attempt getting ready for church. I'm a little disappointed that I'm always feeling like that in the mornings! Doug and I (more Doug than I) are finally almost finished with painting the nursery now, too. We have quite a few touch-ups before the final result, but here's a sneak peek:

That dang green stripe is what has taken us forever, but I'm glad we decided to do it. It will pull together the green chair you see there, and the crib bedding. I can't wait until we're all finished!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

31 Weeks + My Birthday!

Wow, 31 weeks? Can that be right? I'm finally in the homestretch! Hopefully not too much longer now! I called my OB last Thursday, and told her that I was still getting lightheaded and having shortness of breath some mornings. I even had to leave sacrament meeting halfway through for the second week in a row because I didn't feel well! She told me to go to the lab to get some blood drawn on Friday, and I would talk to her about the results from that during my appointment Monday (yesterday.) She said that my blood sugar was still low, about where it was when I was at the hospital. She asked me some questions about my diet, and seemed a little confused as to why it was so low. I was told to eat a lot of protein for breakfast, like bacon, sausage, and cheese. So basically, get ready to gain a lot of weight, too! I had an egg and two pieces of sausage for breakfast this morning, with a glass of milk. I felt okay for the most part this morning, but felt lightheaded again after lunch today (I had chicken alfredo at Olive Garden, my friend Melinda took me out.) This is getting ridiculous! I'm trying to do everything I'm told, but I still end up feeling ill. Hopefully this doesn't keep getting worse.
Doug and I went out to Noodles & Company with our friends, Ryan and Christy, on Friday night, and then we went to our house since they hadn't seen it yet. On Saturday morning, I got up and went to a relief society birthday breakfast. I'm glad I went so that I could meet some other people in the ward. It's kind of hard to meet people when I can't even stay for all of sacrament meeting. Doug spent the afternoon painting the nursery, and I love the color! We're not quite done yet, but I'll take pictures when it is. Then we got ready and went to Mikado, our favorite sushi place! His family also came, it was a lot of fun. I actually curled my hair that night, so I'm kinda mad I didn't take any pictures. Doug ordained Kade with the Melchizedek priesthood Sunday afternoon, and then we went to his parents house for some awesome roast beef and mashed potatoes. I haven't been able to get enough mashed potatoes and gravy during this pregnancy. Gwen also made me some chocolate cake with german chocolate frosting. Doug's car battery died while we were down there, so we had to get the battery replaced while we were down there, also.
No big birthday plans for me today (today is the actual day.) After I get off work, I need to clean my house since my mom will be here with my aunt Holly Thursday night. Babies R Us called us and said our car seat came in yesterday, so I want to go get that tonight, too. I know, I'm boring. Birthdays seem overrated after you hit 21.
Next time you're at the store, check out page 112 of the October issue of Fit Pregnancy. You'll see a picture of Eliza, my sister! I'm excited to see it, Eliza!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

30 Weeks

The weekend was pretty uneventful, although, Doug would say different. We both lounged on the couch Friday night, which was pretty relaxing. Saturday morning, we got up and went to Babies R Us to buy our car seat and stroller combo. The car seat just came out recently, and was out of stock, so we only walked out with the stroller. They said the car seat should be in within 7-14 days.

After eating out at Red Robin, we came home and put the stroller together. Doug then spent the rest of the day at the Utes football game. He left with no hopes for the Utes, since they've had such bad luck already this year. It turns out, they won! So he was very happy when he came home. I spent the afternoon at Rod Works and the grocery store, then washing all of the baby clothes we've accumulated. I must say, after buying only a couple outfits, we've had the rest given to us, and I don't know if he'll even have a chance to go through all the clothes we have!
Sunday morning we got up and went to church, and were asked to give the prayers in sacrament earlier that week. Doug gave the opening. Half-way through the meeting, my lightheadedness came back, and I was really needing to lay down. We left early, and had to get someone else to say the prayer, how embarrassing! We had lunch at Cassidy's, because Bryce got the melchizedek priesthood (way to go Bryce!) and had salmon and halibut that he caught in Alaska. Gwen made a glaze for the fish that was amazing.
I'm still trying to get a new diet down to where I eat every hour or two, it's hard to remember sometimes when I'm busy with other things. And I think my stomach still needs to grow a few inches, as it feels too small already! It almost hurts when he moves around now. Only two more months, phew!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New video

Here's a quick music video I put together of some old footage I had of Eliza's kids. They sure do grow up fast! Make sure you turn off the music at the bottom before watching this one.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scary Tuesday

It was great to see everyone in Colorado, especially my best friend growing up, Katie. Her wedding and reception were on Saturday, and I was able to go to both.

Sunday, I got to see Doug again, which was very nice. We missed each other! We both flew into the Salt Lake airport at 10:30. Monday, we both went to work, and I had an OB appointment. She said I gained TEN pounds in the last month, how embarrassing! She didn't sound too concerned though, since I have only gained 16 pounds my whole pregnancy now.

On Tuesday, I woke up, went to work, and had some Honey Nut Cheerios. 45 minutes later, I was lightheaded, sweating, and had trouble breathing. I was right in the middle of meeting with my boss, and finally told her that I thought something was wrong. I told her my symptoms, and she had me lay down on her floor. She called my OB nurse, who said to take me to the hospital. At this point, my feet were tingly, and my hands felt numb. Scary! She called Doug, who met us there. Doug was walking in the same time as us, so she handed me over. I stated crying because I was scared, I didn't know what was happening. They checked me in and started monitoring the baby's heart rate and my contractions, and told me that my body was trying to regulate the contractions, and they didn't know why. They hooked me up to an IV (which they had to poke me twice, thanks), and drew some blood. A couple hours later, they told me that my blood sugar was low, and that's probably what was causing my symptoms. My IV bag was changed to something that had sugar in it, and minutes later, my contractions stopped. Thank goodness, I was afraid they'd have to do a C-section, and I'm only at 29 weeks! After 1 1/2 regular IV bags, the bag with some sort of sugar liquid in it, and 4 1/2 hours later, I was released. They said I need to eat better, and that I need to come back if I start having contractions regularly again. I'm so glad they were able to stop the contractions, I was so scared!
I came home and took it easy the rest of the night, and was back at work today. No more drama until at least 36 weeks please, baby, and I'll start eating better! Deal?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

I had so much fun hanging out with my sisters and their families while they were out last week! Amy and Trevor got to our house Thursday night, just in time for baths for the kids. We woke up and got ready Friday morning, and Eliza arrived around 9 or 10. My house went from 2 to 12 people in less than 24 hours! They packed up their kids and went to the pool, only to find out that all the public pools in Salt Lake County and Utah County were closed to kids under 5, due to some bacteria that's been going around. Doug and I felt so bad for the kids, they were really looking forward to the Lehi pool! The girls took Cole and Olivia swimming later while the men and other kids went to Cabela's and back to our house for a nap.

Saturday morning, we all went to Farm Country, where it happened to be Pig 'N' Pork Day. The kids were able to decorate cookies to look like a pig, colored on some puzzles that they got to take home, and see little baby pigs. Afterwards, we went to Cafe Rio, then back to our house. Jon, Trevor, Doug, Cole, and Olivia went to the BYU football game Saturday afternoon while Gwen, Cassidy, and my sisters threw me a baby shower. I'm all stocked up on clothes and baby blankets, now that I've had that shower, and that my sisters have hooked me up with all the baby boy clothes they've accumulated! Gwen and Cass ordered us a crib, but it hadn't come yet. I'm excited to see what it looks like! It's supposed to be delivered to the house this week.
Sunday we went and saw my grandpa, and went to Temple Square. Monday morning, we said goodbye to Amy and her family, then went to Park City with Eliza and her family. It was ridiculously crazy at the outlet malls there! We also went to Olympic Park where Jon and Doug rode on a bobsled! They had skiers practicing for the winter season, where they were going off of jumps and landing in a pool. Pretty neat to watch!

Tuesday morning, Eliza, Jon, the kids and I packed up and headed to Colorado. I'm now here until the end of the week, staying with my parents and seeing a few old friends. You can see the rest of the pictures from this trip in My Pictures.