Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coming to the end...

So it occurred to me the a) I haven't blogged in forever and b) I haven't posted anything new about my pregnancy for at least two posts. So hear goes :)

I am 35 weeks and 4 days today. Buba (that's his nickname till we decide on a name for him) is as healthy as ever. He comes term on the 21st of December and his due date is the 11th of January.

Here are the pictures I have of him at the 20 week ultrasound.

He has a cute little nose!!

See his little feet and toes??

If you look closely you can see that he is looking straight at you :). The dark circles are his eyes.

I also thought I would post some pictures of me throughout the pregnancy to show my belly growth ;)

About 20 weeks (left) and almost 30 weeks (right)
30 weeks (left) and almost 32 weeks (right)

32 weeks (left) a little more than 34 weeks (right)
 I only have about 1 1/2 - 4 1/2 weeks left till he comes (1 1/2 till term and 4 1/2 till due date) and I am not sure I am ready. I am definitely ready to see him but not sure about the process to seeing him.

I have been learning about epidurals and natural births and honestly they both scare me to death. On one end I will have to have a tube in my back the whole (which I don't think I could handle) and on the other, would be having no pain meds and just screaming my way through it. I am not sure right now which way I like better.

I know women have been doing this since the beginning of time but I can't fathom how they do it. I am almost considering going natural but then I don't think I could handle the pain. It is healthier for the and helps the process along by not numbing the things that will help you get the baby out. But at the same time, I don't think I could handle the pain. I am just not sure what to do!

Having an epidural would help with the option of the pain but I can't imagine having a tube out my back. I am not really afraid of the needle but more of the things that will come from it. The thought of having something jutting out my back, the numbness, the tingles, the itchiness. I just don't think I could handle all that either.

Such a huge decision to make in such a short time... I always believed myself to be a strong person till this...

I guess the next coming weeks will tell all about who I really am.

I know that I am weak but that through God, I will see my weaknesses become strengths. Giving birth to this child is definitely something that is ordained and watched over by God so I hope that together we can make it through whichever way I choose to do it.

I thank my wonderful husband for his support in all of this, in coming to all my appointments, helping me when times got rough, and being here through it all. I love to see his face light up when he feels Buba kick or move around or have the hiccups. (Yes, Buba has hiccups strong enough to be felt from the outside... poor little guy). I don't know how I would have gotten through all of this with out him, both our families for support, and without my Father in Heaven. I know each and everyone of them loves me and the baby and wants to help out in anyway they can. I just hope I can be strong enough to bear the burden placed upon me.

I am frightened, truly frightened...

I will let you all know what happens next in the coming weeks. We all believe that Buba will be joining us for Christmas this year (which means I have an even shorter time) so you should probably hear from me soon.

Take care and good luck with the rest of finals to those who have them! (I still have one left that I am putting off... sigh)

Until next time!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Engagement Story from Kenny's Point of View

Alright, so I think I have figured out how to upload a video now and thought I would now put up the engagement story from Kenny's point of view that I promised in the Engagement Post . Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, September 10, 2012


 So I haven't done alot of crafts but I thought I would show you what I had.

Crocheted  bag I made for my mother-in-law for Mother's day.

This is a chest of drawers that my husband and I spray painted for our baby coming in January.

This is a cross-stitch I did for my sister, Jessica.

I decided to add the cross-stitch to a frame with some picture for a late anniversary gift.
I am currently working on a blanket for my new baby boy coming in January. The green blue yarn is out of stock everywhere so it's progress is at a half but here is what it looks like so far:
This is folded in half and then half again. It isn't going to be huge but I am only about half-way done.
Those are all the crafts I have done lately and I hope to have more to do soon :)

Thanks for reading!

Giving the Gift

My sister have been given an awesome opportunity to participate in a fun event with

It is about gifting it forward. 
It is a way to receive and then give more than you received.

It is very simple, Jessie ( http://hornibrookfamily.blogspot.com) will get a gift from Ginger and then sends out a gift to three people turning one gift into three. Since I am privileged to be one of those three, I now get to send three gifts out to three of you, turning three gifts into nine and so on and so forth... (like the picture above).

So, the first three people to comment on this post will receive a gift from me. Not quite sure what they will be yet so hopefully a surprise will be fun.

In order to be part of the fun you have to play along. Those of you first three that comment will have 72 hours to post on your blog about this or I'll have to move on to comment #4 and so on.

The Fine Print:
These are the rules set forth by somebody somewhere back in the links of links of links. They are what they are and they shouldn't be changed.

Make sure in your comment you leave a way for me to contact you so that I can 1. acknowledge that you have been selected and 2. get your address to send you your gift!!!

This will be sooooo fun! Good luck to everyone :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

And were having a .......

Well in the last post I showed you the pictures of us finding out we were having a baby and now I get to proudly pronounce what kind of baby that is! Are you ready?!?

Here are some pictures that we got from the ultrasound to help you see if you can figure it out:

Here are the legs... they are crossed :D so cute!

There's an arm... do you see it?

Here is a full picture of the baby. Looks almost like it wants a hug :D

Here is the last picture that we got before finding out.
I didn't want to upload the "find out" pictures so that the baby could have some privacy. hope you don't mind :D. So, do you have a guess yet as to what the baby is? Well if you don't that's ok too cuz i will tell you.

We are having a .....


It will be so fun to have a little boy running around the house. Hopefully everything goes smoothly. I have my twenty week ultrasound in two weeks from today so hopefully we can determine just how big he is and when we will be blessed to come into our lives.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Guess What!!!! We're Pregnant!!

Hey all!! Kenny and I just found out wonderful news May 14th. But let me backtrack a little and tell you the story.

On May 3, which happens to be my BESTEST friend's birthday, I had to go to the doctors cuz I wasn't feeling very well. I went in and they poked around on my stomach and found I was tender over my appendix. They immediately sent me to the hospital to rule it out with a CT scan and some blood work. I won't go into too much detail of my experience there. The main point I wanted to hit was when I was going into the CT scan room. I had been noticing signs around telling me that I needed to let the doctor know if there was any way I could be pregnant. So I did. The checked me right then and there with a blood test because I wouldn't be able to do the CT scan if I was. I had to wait awhile but he came back and told me I was negative.

Well long story short. I didn't have anything wrong with my appendix and I was able to go to work.

Well my cycle was suppose to start up on that Sunday, the 6th, and it didn't start. In fact by Saturday, I was a little rattled. The doctor at the hospital had told me I wasn't pregnant and here I was missing my cycle. Kenny and I decided it was time for a home test.

The first one came back positive... but I wasn't convinced. We had a long day on saturday (and I was sick with this stupid virus I still have now that makes me cough, sneeze, have a sore throat, not be able to breath out my nose, and lose my voice) so I waited till that night to do another. This one also came back positive. Kenny was content with two and was already starting to get excited. But I needed more convincing. I waited an entire day, till Sunday night, to do one final one and it came out the most positive out of them all.

We wanted to tell everyone on Mother's day (which was Sunday) but the doctor's office didn't open till Monday. So we waited to get the confirmation Monday morning (yesterday) before hatching the plan to tell everyone.

We got my mom a mother's day card that said Grandma at the top. The contents then said, "Sorry I couldn't be there for mother's day but could you do one little thing for me.... Give yourself a great big hug! Love you, Happy Mother's day!" and then Kenny finished it off with the text, "From your newest grandchild. See you around January 11th"

Using this card was the best. I gave it to my family first and then borrowed it to show it on the screen for my Mother-in-Law and my sister.

Best Mother's day gift I think I could have given them :)

I have now had two visits to my doctor where I got this picture at 10 weeks:

and got to really hear a loud and strong heartbeat. I am 13 weeks and 5 days right now and we should find out the gender around August, but for right now I am content knowing I have someone growing inside me that I love very much :).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

TAG YOU'RE IT: The Virtual Version

I've been tagged..... sigh... I mean AAHHH! :D

Jessie @ Hornibrook Stories tagged me and she has an awesome blog so make sure you check out her cool adventures!

Anyone for a bit of Blog tag!? Here are the rules:
  1. post these rules.
  2. post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
  3. answer the questions set for you in the original post.
  4. create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
  5. go to their blog and tell them they've been tagged.

  1. I grind my teeth in my sleep and I am not ashamed to admit it ;).
  2. I can pretzel myself around a broom. This is where you take a broom and start it on one side of your body with your hands holding it one way, and you work it around to the other side of your body with your hands turned in the opposite direction than you started.
  3. I can hula 8 hoops at the same time almost indefinitely. 
  4. I am a perfectionist. I like to have things straight, balanced, and not one pixel off.
  5. I have never been out of the United States. Sad, huh?
  6. My greatest ambition would be to travel to all 7 continents.
  7. When I was younger, I wished I was a boy so I could do what the scouts and young men did. I even changed my appearance for a while (cut my hair short, wore baggy clothes, got some guy's cut jeans, etc) and even came up with my own boy name (Niko which was taken from my middle name Nicole), not that I ever used the name. Needless to say, I was never invited to go with the scouts or young men. I only had girls camp and combine activities to look forward to. :(
  8. I love to make crafts. For a while, each christmas, I would make christmas presents for all my friends (hacky-sacks, rice bags, beaded frogs, bookmarks, memory books, beaded figures, etc). I also got into crocheting (making blankets, scarves, and a recent project of a bag [we'll see how it turns out when it is finished :D]).
  9. I wear no make-up most days.... GASP .... I know. I just don't like it. For special occasions I will where mascara, maybe a little eye-shadow (not enough to really see), and a little blush. I like to think I look better by myself. Plus, I don't like to become dependent on things; this includes make-up. 
  10. I have an extremely good memory. It is almost photographic but I have to look at something for a long time and see it constantly to remember it detail for detail. It unfortunately doesn't work well on tests but it works most other times :)
  11. Like my sister, I can remember faces of people really well. But once I have seen a face and attached a name to it, I will never forget it. The name may take me a minute to remember but I always remember it. It is funny to walk past someone, call to them by name, and have them have the quizzical look of... "I think I know you from somewhere..."or "who the heck is talking to me..."

  1.  If you were a superhero, what would your name and power be?
    • If I were a superhero, I would have a power over gravity. I could walk on ceilings, make objects that are being thrown at me drop to the ground. I could change the gravity on a falling person, plane, or building. My name as a superhero would be Gravitricks because I can do tricks with gravity :D
  2. What is the one thing in your power to change (i.e. not looks) about yourself that you are working on?
    • My spiritually. I am not the best Molly Mormon, but I can thank my husband and Father in Heaven for having patience and helping me to accomplish the "small things" I have problems with.
  3. What is the most important thing to you in your life?
    • That would be my husband, Kenny. Even more than my own life. He has edged to the very top of my list. Love you Honey!
  4. What are the TV shows you are addicted to – if no TV shows, what do you spend your time doing?
    • CASTLE!! Most definitely :D
  5. What is one skill or talent you wish you’d learned when you were younger?
    • I wish I had stuck with Piano when I was younger! It is such a beautiful instrument and all I can do is plunk. 
  6. The book or the movie? And must you read the book before seeing the movie?
    • The Book FOR SURE. No offense to movie makers but I love the images I get from the books 10 times better. Plus the book has the entire story. 
    • I always made it a rule to read the book before the movie. It causes for some disappointment when the movie isn't as good, but this way you know the story, the characters, and the plot. It takes some confusion out when watching the movie.
  7. If someone were to bribe you, what would they use?
    • I like gifts; chocolates, anything that sparkles, the opportunity to get out of a chore. I am pretty easy going. If you wanted me to do something for you, and I cared enough about you, I would do it even if you didn't have anything to bribe me with. 
  8. What is your favorite meal and who makes it?
    • My favorite meal I would have to say is very hard to choose but I have narrowed it down to my top three. 
      1. I love my mother's pot roast and rolled potatoes. 
      2. I love my daddy's homemade hamburgers. 
      3. I love my husbands lasagna and enchiladas.  
  9. What is your biggest regret?
    • When I first saw this one I had a pretty hard time thinking of what my BIGGEST regret was. After thinking about it while, I finally came up with one. I think my biggest regret is not connecting and building my relationship with my sister as much as I had wanted to and could have before she moved to Oregon. I miss her terribly and we can chat through email but there are too many awkward silences between every thing. It isn't the same as me and my brother where we can talk about anything and everything for hours on end and laugh till our insides drop out. I am working hard to fix a relationship that should have been built in person, over the internet. It isn't easy, but if I work at it a little at a time with love and care, I am sure I can get it to where I wish it would have been to begin with.
  10. If you were trapped on a desert island, what would you have with you?
    • Book
    • Meal
    • Person
      • I would chose person for sure. They can be much more entertaining than a book, help you find food on the desert island, keep you company, and go insane with you when you finally crack :P
  11. What attribute about yourself are you most proud of?
    • I think the attribute I am most proud of would have to be my silence and stealth. I once read that by being the silent and unseen, you gain the most knowledge and insight into a situation or problem. Listening is the key; that way you don't talk over something or someone that might be the most important of the bunch.

  1. If you were an animal, what kind would you be? (can be any animal, even mystical ones :D)
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  3. What do you like most about yourself?
  4. What is one skill you wish you were good at?
  5. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  6. Rainy days or Sunny days? Please explain your choice.
  7. If you could do anything you wanted right NOW, what would you do?
  8. What is your most embarrassing moment? Remember, details please! (where, with whom, what was going on, etc) :D
  9. What is your greatest accomplishment in life?
  10. What was the hardest time of your life? If the hardest is too personal, keep thinking till you find one you can share.
  11. Who is your idol? Please explain why this is the person you look up to.

TAG YOU'RE IT!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have enjoyed! Make sure to check out the blogs of the people I tagged! They are pretty amazing too! :D

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

No time...

I would like to apologize in advance that there will probably be no more blog posts till the end of winter semester (around April). I picked up a crazy schedule and I barely have enough time for me.

I am sorry and I hope to have something interesting to write by the end of all this...