Thursday, September 29, 2011

You know, I was checking my UVU school progress on Wolverine Track and it just made me so sad to see all those music classes and other classes I had taken at USU that no longer apply to my graduation. I have to keep telling myself that they were not a waste of time and that learning music is a valuable skill regardless of whether you graduate in it or not. It's just sad to think that all my hard work up at USU will hardly even matter come January. Well, that's a lie because I know that a good 90% of my Gen-Ed's were done at USU. It's just still hard to think about.

But Scotty is really enjoying UVU! He just got his physical for the FAA which means that he is one step closer to being able to fly next semester! He is actually thinking of taking his Introduction Flight next week, which is basically the cheapest flight he's ever going to ever get. Ever. An instructor takes him up in a plane, flies around a little bit, and even lets Scott try his hand at flying. He pays $50 and he gets an hour in the sky. Seeing as how when he does his actual flight training next semester it will cost about $200 everytime he goes up, this will be a great opportunity for him to fly for cheap.

Guess what! We are going to General Conference!!! Our bishop had a bunch of tickets for the Sunday Afternoon session, and Scott and I jumped at the opportunity to go to a session up in Salt Lake! We went together to the Saturday Morning Session back in October 2009 when he first got home from his mission, so going to General Conference live really holds a special place for us in our hearts. But regardless of that, going to General Conference is just such a special experience for anyone! It is so almost overwhelmingly amazing to be so close to so many men such as the Apostles and the Prophets, and the amazing women that also lead in our church - the RS General Presidency, the Primary General Presidency, and the YW General Presidency. How grateful I am for these people who have been called to teach and lead us, especially our Prophet President Thomas S. Monson. I don't know how many really read my blog and out of you who do, how many of you are LDS or really believe anything, but I know that President Monson was called of God. You go to General Conference and you cannot deny that Spirit that you feel inside that building when the Prophet walks in. Oh goodness, I am just so excited, I can't stand it!

And one final thought: We are one step closer to officially buying our car! Our loan got approved and we just need to go over, sign a few more things, get the title, and be on our happy way out! I am very, very grateful, especially for the awesome people at UCCU who helped make it possible!

And that is all for now. I also have lately had an addiction for crossword puzzles. Have a great day! I can't wait for Halloween and all things Fall!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Back on Schedule!

I had my second pre-natal appointment today and guess what! I got the go-ahead from the doctor to be back at 14 weeks! Woo-hoo I am so happy!

Ok, I didn't really need the doctor's permission to be back to where I was before, but it did matter to me about what he said because, well, he is the doctor and he was the one with the ultrasound last month. However, he admitted that although the ultrasound said I was a week behind my gestational counting, we were just going to go with what we were at before, which would bring me back to 14 weeks and I couldn't be anymore happier!! This also scoots my due date up to *March 21*. Oh boy!

So for an update, everything is great and healthy. I am feeling great and finally eating again, which is really nice! I still haven't gained any weight, but the doctor says that is good because of where I started. It's just still up to me to be careful about what I eat and how much I eat. Carbs are still gonna kill me, and I can't use pregnancy as an excuse. And that's that.

We listened to baby's heartbeat today and THAT was really exciting! I can't believe I am sharing my body with an actual living being! The heart rate measured around 150bpm, which is very good and average for where I am right now. Annnnddd not trying to get my hopes up or anything, but there is the old wives tale of "if the heart rate is above 140, then it is a girl...." But like I said, not getting my hopes up just yet! We will find out more about that for sure at 20 weeks. That will be in beginning of November.

Also, I sewed some burp cloths for my friend last night and it reminded me of how much I LOVE to sew and I am commandeering my mother's sewing machine and materials so that I can continue to work on whatever fun little projects I want! Hooray for me!

That's it for now, but I do feel very good about everything. Also, they are laying tile at the dad's restaurant. Everything is looking so good!!

P.S. Pregnant ladies/Mommies: Did you ladies ever get nose bleeds while you were pregnant? I haven't had a nose bleed since who-knows-when but I've had two in the last couple days and I did read online that stuff like this could happen. I don't know. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oh Yeah...

Oh, and I forgot to mention that today I ate some sugar. Like, 12 Skittles. TWELVE, really! And now I have the worst stomach ache ever.

Can I not ever enjoy candy and desserts again in peace?

Today I Don't Feel Like Doing Anything

Actually, that's how I've felt for the last 12 1/2 weeks. I don't want to do anything!

I used to be so organized, so on top of things, and I loved it. I looked forward to balancing the checkbook, making lists, doing homework, prioritizing, organizing my planner, cleaning my house, etc. etc. etc... I didn't worry about things getting done because I knew I would be on top of it. I was in control. I felt good.

And now...

It's not that I don't want to do anything because I feel sick or tired. I'm ok going out for a movie. That's fun and cool. It's just that I simply don't care anymore. I don't want to DO anything that requires...effort. Ugh.

And this is the most miserable part about my pregnancy thus far.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Counting Weeks

Through all my pregnancy research in the early weeks, I was told that you begin counting how far along you are by the first day of your last period. (Over-share) The first day of my last period was June 15, which would make it less than 5 weeks when I found out I was pregnant (July 18), 7 weeks when I started getting really sick (Aug. 3) and 10 weeks when I had my first pre-natal appointment (Aug. 24).

Along with this research, I compared different symptoms that were to be expected around each week. Many women said they didn't start getting sick until week 8, which was pretty close to mine but one week earlier.

When I went to my first appointment, the doctor measured my little baby to be 2 centimeters long and can thus only possibly be...9 weeks instead of 10. One week doesn't really make much of a difference, but that one week has totally thrown me off! I couldn't keep track of how far along I was after that. I kept forgetting and I honestly couldn't figure it out for at least 2 weeks and had to sit down and count from the appointment date where I knew I was "9 weeks" and add from there. I feel so thrown off balance.

Well, now here I am in week 12 and suddenly, my sickness is GONE. My energy is BACK. I eat food again, and I want to eat food. I actually like food again! Especially peanut butter. My appetite is back and I crave things.

Now, according to my research, wasn't this not supposed to happen until week 13/14 when I am entering the 2nd trimester? This is where I get confused, and if I am wrong, somebody please help me out. I know every body is different, I know every pregnancy is different, but maybe I am further along than they thought. Does my fetus measuring 2 centimeters HAVE to mean it is at 9 weeks instead of 10? Maybe my body just didn't want to be sick for very long and now I am feeling great before the 2nd trimester even starts. I don't know. Like I said, somebody help me out if I have it wrong here.

In other fun words, I am going to the State Fair today with my mum and my sibs, but I totally slept in today and that means I only have ... 1 1/2 hours to clean the house, change the sheets, fold laundry, do the dishes, at least start my homework, and balance the checkbook/make our menu for next week before I have to shower and go. Wish me luck and have a fun Saturday!!

Monday, September 12, 2011


1. I have a crush on Leonardo DeCaprio. I know, call me 10 yrs old, whatever. But let me just say...I am so glad I own Inception!

2. Peanut Butter. I wasn't ever the hugest fan of it before, but I'm finding more and more that I like it, especially plain, on a spoon. Or in ice cream. Or on a banana. Or on apples. Or on toast.

3. Sign Holders. I mean, really?? How much do this kids get paid, seriously? Kudos to that boy who stood out on the corner of Phillips 66 ALL. SUMMER. LONG. and danced to his music like it was nobody's business. But Dominos? I think they need to teach their sign holders some lessons. I have a few of my own. Number one: Stand on the correct side of the road. Number two: Make sure you are positioned BEFORE the store, not after when the cars have already passed and have no place to turn around. And Number three: It would probably be a good idea to stay in the same spot each time. That way, the regulars of Main Street Springville will know where to look for you when they are hungry and don't realize it.

4. I am 12 weeks on Wednesday. My baby looks like this:

This is all very exciting, of course. Especially since the sickness is starting to wind down just a bit and I am not as tired as I was before (although I am still very tired).

5. Nellie's Diner is progressing. This is his website:

And 6. I can't really think of anything else right now, so for the moment, I will leave you with this. Good luck to everybody who has homework, or jobs, or tough times in their lives. And everyone be excited for Halloween and Fall because that is my favorite time of year and it should be yours, too.

Have a good Tuesday!

Friday, September 9, 2011

All Things Happen for a Reason

One thing that I have to keep reminding myself is that all things happen for a reason. And with these fun experiences, we are meant to learn something (it's up to you what you end up learning) and hopefully make our faith grow. I know that while we are going through these trials, they are definitely no fun at all, but I guess when you look back on them and realize how much they made you change, you are glad you went through what you did.

That being said, yay for trials! I have about had it up to *here* with UVU and getting our financial aid figured out. Also, we get to buy a car! Our car! Yes, we are pretty much selling our car to ourselves. Trust me, it works when the car wasn't originally in your name anyway and you need to satisfy some "first car buyer" requirements before you can really go out and get the car of your choice. So it works out for us and we get to build our credit by doing what we were already doing -paying for the Sentra! It's funny what simple words on a piece a paper can do to change the meaning of everything.

I realize that whole paragraph may not have entirely made sense, but that's ok. It did to me.

Also, I really like Mater-Roni, thanks to my niece Maggie. I also can't wait for these next few weeks to be over so that hopefully my nausea will subside because I hate feeling sick after everything I eat!!! And you know what really stinks? I got so hooked on cottage cheese and peaches and I thought, Sweet! I am actually liking something healthy and good for me. And now I really don't want to touch that stuff ever again. Why does pregnancy do this to you?!

I also realize that yes, I have wasted 2 hours on the computer when I know I should be cleaning and doing the dishes!

I can't wait to be able to eat candy and chocolate again and actually enjoy it afterward instead of wanting to throw up. My stomach turns just even thinking of some of these things. But then it will all change tomorrow and I'll be craving more sugar again. It's a vicious cycle.

I'm sorry, I know I'm rambling. I just thought I would be better about blogging and give you something fun to read.

Once upon a time there was a fairy princess who lived in a castle. One day she was kidnapped by the evil witch who lived down the street and owned a beautiful garden. This witch fed the lovely princess 3 of her magic beans every day until her hair glowed green and grew high up toward the sky. One day, a prince giant discovered her beautiful hair-vine and decided to climb down it to see what was below him, a world he had always seen from above but never been able to explore. However, after several hours of empty streets and abandoned fields, he decided it was boring and climbed back up the vine. Where was everybody? They were at the festival. It was the princess's birthday, you see, but she was missing and nobody knew where she was. That was because the evil witch lady had actually turned her into a frog and little did he know, but the prince giant was actually supposed to kiss her so that she would turn back to a normal beautiful fairy princess again but instead he had stepped on her on his way back up the vine and all the beautiful hair turned to mush and he fell down with it, crashing to the ground and creating a rift so big that it was later named the Grand Canyon.

The End!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


One of my favorite things to do up at Utah State when I was a sophomore was to go to the Merrill-Cazier Library and spend hours on the computers there. I have many memories of plugging in my headphones and doing homework. I could sit there for hours listening to music. That was MY time, all to myself with no professors, no work, no pressures, just me and the internet doing whatever we wanted to together.

That seems so long ago now, even though it was only 2 years ago. So much can happen in just two short years.

And now I sit here at the UVU library, a student yet again, on the computer, except this time, I sit here just to wait for my husband until we can go home and bake cookies together. Oh how much has changed, but oh how fun it is to just sit at a computer again and just do whatever I want!

So did I mention that I am pregnant? You probably already knew that, especially if we are friends on Facebook. But if we're not, I'm pregnant, and I am very excited and nervous and excited to see my belly grown and still in some stage of "this isn't real" because I still can't comprehend the fact that there is going to be a baby coming out of me in about 6 months. But nonetheless, it is definitely a very exciting and new thing for us, and I'm sorry I didn't make a big announcement like I was intending to. Things just got away from me. Again. :)

I will eventually put up a picture of my first ultrasound.

In other thoughts, I have decided that every time I post, I need to share something with you that I have either learned or saw some sort of good or miracle or God's hand in my life.

I must confess that I am a blog stalker. I enjoy reading blogs of people that I know, and even people that I don't know. One blog in particular that has stuck out to me is about a girl my age with twin girls. There is nothing fantastic or extraordinary about her blog. I just like it because it is. She just writes about her life, her experiences and what she learned from them, and I just enjoy it. She writes so simply, and for some reason, I get jealous every time because of her easiness with words and ways of expressing her thoughts and inner feelings and desires! I really admire her and if she were to ever read my blog, I hope she knows who she is and that I really appreciate her sharing her words with us on the online community and uplifting us as we follow her along in her journey of life and learning.
{yes. I told you I am a blog stalker}

I hope that I can be as insightful as her. I hope that I can be like her and look for the good in every experience that we have. I hope that I can be like her and share with you what I went through and hope that maybe you can learn from what I have gone through, and become a better person. I hope that I can be better at sharing what is on my mind and learning how to better express myself.

Amen brutha-sista.

P.S. I watched the first half of Titanic last night with my sister. Remember that movie?? Ohhhh, the memories that that brought back!!