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.