Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bored At Work

This is what happens when you are bored at work and you are texting your husband:

Me: Hey there my Scotty what's it like in Walmart City. I'm about 10 miles away but boy today you look so prety, yes you do. Walmart's lights can't shine as bright as you, I swear it's true. (13:20)

Scott: Hey there my Nancy what's it like to be pregnant? You're about 8 months now and you look so pretty yes you do. I did this to you! (13:28)

Oh this is all my fault! Cause I knocked you up! Oh this is all my fault cause I knocked you up! (13:29)

Me: Hey there my Scotty don't you worry about the distance, two more months and we'll have Hailey here and we'll be both so happy, close your eyes. Listen to my voice, it's Hailey's vibes. She's here inside. (13:31)

Scott: Oh this is all my fault! Cause I knocked you up! Oh this is all my fault! Cause I knocked you up! (13:34)

Nancy: 8 more weeks seems pretty far but we've got cribs and clothes and all and I'd pull her out if I had no other way. Scotty I can promise you that by the time that hailey's through our world will never ever be the same and you're to blame. (13:41)

...that's about all I'll share. ;-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

31 Weeks

31 Weeks Jan. 18, 2012


Sorry, no picture here, but I thought I'd put a post up anyway so we can have some excitement still.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

30 Weeks!!

30 Weeks Wed. January 11, 2012


How am I feeling?
- I can't believe I am at 30 weeks! This is another milestone that I never thought I'd make it to. This really puts me into the final stretch of the pregnancy!
- Although I say that I can't believe I am already at 30 weeks, it feels like I have been pregnant forever. What I mean is, it seems like there wasn't ever a time when I wasn't pregnant and didn't have to be careful about how much I lifted or how hard I exercised. I really can't wait to get back into a normal exercise routine or just have my belly back. I don't mean a flat belly - I just mean an empty belly that I can lay on again or bend in half again!
- Still having a hard time sleeping through the night - I think this is probably going to progress until I actually have the baby. Oh well.
- Charlie horses like crazy - yesterday I just went up on my tip-toes for a slight second and I started getting on in my calf. I definitely have to be more careful these next several weeks when I want to stretch my legs or anything.
- A little stressed, actually! The more baby stuff we accumulate, the more I realize just how small our house really is. I know we can do it - other people have done it with 2 kids in this house before. And I know we're not meant to move yet. But with my orderly personality, it is hard to see more stuff get crammed into our already small house. I think another thing that stresses me out is that I seriously would just do things the old-fashioned way - none of this fancy baby equipment that everybody has to buy now that take up so much space. However, when stuff is given to us for free, I definitely can't complain and am grateful for the gifts. So now I will just have to manage our space the best we can and deal with it until we eventually do move.

What am I feeling?
- Still more kicks, punches, and rolls. I love being able to watch my belly jump around. I especially love that Scott can feel her kick as well. I love putting his hand on my belly at night when she is most active and having him laugh in his half-asleep stupor.
- I am starting to feel her more up in my ribs. It helps me remind myself to sit up straighter at work, though, so she is a good posture-reminder.

Mommy Stats:
- Well, I won't tell you my actual weight, but yes, I have gained, a little more than I should be. I will be a bit more careful with what I eat this next month until my next dr's appt. Hopefully my gain will be a lot healthier than it has been the last few months with the holidays.
- Dr says glucose looks good, so I am not worried about that.

Baby Stats (according to BabyCenter.com):
Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Finally, here are some more things I have gotten from great friends!!

Cute decorations for the "nursery" !

A Rocking Chair!

A Bassinet (which, by the way, is a PERFECT neutral color!)

A baby bath tub (honestly - who cares if it's blue. I don't think Hailey will mind at all.)

I also got a boppy pillow, two baby slings (which I am SO excited for), and a few other neat things. Thank you so much, Jess (and others)!!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Today starts back the first day of the semester. And I don't have to go to school. Weird? Actually, not! It feels kind of nice!! But Scotty is gone at school and I am bored at home, alone. I purposely left a lot of things for me to do today to keep myself busy, but I've been home for an hour and still haven't gotten around to doing anything but eat. I need to find myself some good motivation here for the next few months until I have a baby to keep me busy.

Maybe I should take walks.

Maybe I should get off the computer and go do something productive, like start dinner so that Hungry Scotty will be able to eat when he gets home!

Also, I learned something interesting. When you are translating your name to Hawaiian, it is not a direct translation but rather a translation of what your name means. My name is Nancy and it means gracious or grace. In Hawaii, they have a saying "Ke Aloha o ke Akua" which means "The Grace of God." That means that my name in Hawaiian would simply be...Aloha, or Kealoha. How cool is that? :)

Some day I will go and research my ancestry.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

29 Weeks

29 Weeks on Wed. Jan. 4

How am I feeling?
- I can definitely tell I am carrying more weight in front of me. I lose my balance a lot!
- Sleeping has turned into Trimester-1 again. I was having a nice 2nd trimester but now I am back to waking up in the middle of the night and having to pee.
- I am officially bringing the body pillow into bed now to help me sleep. I don't know what I would do without it!
- A few more aches and pains in my back, but nothing to complain about.
- Still hungry all the time!

What am I feeling?
- Kicks!!! Kicks, kicks, kicks! And rolls and punches and just a whole bunch of love :)
- I had a really neat experience last night at the temple. I had my hands over my belly and I felt every single move Hailey made throughout the whole session. It was the neatest thing ever!

Mommy Stats:
- Well, I don't really have any stats for you right now. My last appt was 3 weeks ago and I know I've probably gained a few more pounds since then. I hope I am doing OK with my weight-gain though!
- Still waiting on my glucose test results from Dec. 28. They told me it looked a little high but that they would get back to me in a few days with the final results. Still haven't heard a thing!

Baby Stats (according to BabyCenter.com):
- Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.
- She can also swallow and hiccup! She also has hair and can open her eyes and hear.
(sorry I haven't been very good about updating all this type of stuff!)


I would like to say that when you are doing the right thing and going down the right path that the Lord intends for you to go down, things just somehow work out. I know a lot of it has to come from you, meaning that you have to be the one to take the initiative to start down that path in the first place, but if that path is the right one for you to take, the Lord will bless you along the way and will allow for things to work out so that you know it is the right path you are supposed to be down. That being said!

Scott struggled for a while trying to decide what he wanted to go to school for. For the first year of marriage, I am not going to lie that I was quite frustrated that he couldn't decide what he wanted to do and hadn't started school yet, but, I was patient. Finally, he decided that he wanted to study aviation. This had been a life-long dream for him anyway, and it would allow him to do what he loved to do. And thus he chose Aviation.

We knew this was not going to be cheap. Aviation is actually one of the more expensive majors, kind of like medical school, except thank goodness he doesn't have to go to school for 8 years just to become a pilot. Technically, he doesn't even have to go to school at all to become a pilot, but this way, it is cheaper and he gets a degree out of it. However, we decided to pursue this path regardless of the expenses knowing that if it wasn't the one we were supposed to be on, the Lord would let us know. A sort of scary initiative, but kind of exciting, too.

This semester starts the expensive part of his degree - the actually flying. Did you know that it costs about $200 every time he goes up, and he has to go up at least 3 times a week? A full semester is usually 13-ish weeks, so you can imagine how quickly that adds up. I was very nervous that financial aid would not come through in time, but amazingly, everything worked out. I don't know how, but it did. Even Scott's full-time work schedule worked out, allowing him to still get some daylight hours into his flying time.

I truly see this as a miracle and that we are on the correct path that we are meant to pursue. The stepping stones have been laid out for us so perfectly that I know that this is where the Lord wants us to be and He is helping make it possible. Remember the scripture 1 Nephi 3:7?
"...for I know the Lord giveth no commandment unto
the children of men save he shall
prepare a way that they may accomplish the
thing which he hath commanded them."
(or something to that extent)
The Lord has commanded us to go to school and get an education and he has helped us out tremendously.

I would also just like to say that I am very grateful right now for the jobs that we have, and for the great schedules they allow us. We have been so blessed with these jobs, and with our home, and with being able to find a 2nd car that would work within our means and fit children. Everything is working out. I know there are going to be more storms ahead, but I know they are all for our good. We have been so blessed and I hope you can find the blessings in your life, too.

Oh, and I suppose I should post a picture since that was one of my blog goals for this year. No cute baby pictures yet, but how about something fun like Disneyland!! (sorry it's a little blurry)

Hello, 2012!

These are my Blogger Resolutions this year:
1. Blog more often.
2. Blog about pregnancy progress every week - we're getting down to the end!
3. Post more pictures when I blog.

I think those are pretty good blogs. I know I am not the most consistent blogger, but when I think about all the other blogs that I like to read, I think I should probably do everyone a favor a blog more so people don't get bored with mine.

New Year's Eve was really fun - we just spent it at my parents' house with my siblings. It was nice and relaxing - we ate food and played games. And I barely made it til midnight. Go me!

I had the Monday Jan. 2 off, so that was really nice to hang around my house and work on some projects. By projects, I mean cleaning out Hailey's "room" !! It's really quite pathetic, that we are sticking her in the back storage room with no windows and a curtain to hide all our storage. But I feel very good about myself for packing everything into one side of the room and I am very proud of Scott for finding a cute curtain to hide everything behind. It actually doesn't look too bad!

That reminds me, these are my real New Year's Resolutions, at least that involve the first 3 months (haha):

1. Prepare Hailey's "room"
- This involves cleaning out excess storage, taking all old junk to the DI, putting up the hiding curtain, buying a dresser of some sort, putting together the crib, and sewing the bumpers/dust cloth. This also could involve picking up the rocking chair and bassinet from one of Candice's friends. Oh, and also buying a space heater. Very important for that back storage room.
2. Make a baby registry.
- I am thinking probably Baby Registry and Target.
3. Start talking to boss about Maternity Leave!

1. Finish gathering equipment.
- This means basically finishing buying/obtaining everything that we'll need for the baby when she arrives. Hopefully this should include baby showers and final buying of "big ticket" items like stroller/carseat, etc. However, I would also like this to include the small things like nail clippers, baby shampoo, diapers, wipes, and all other small things necessary for taking care of a new baby!
2. Wash all clothes and put into dresser.
3. Hopefully have a hospital tour??

1. Pack Hospital Bag.
- I know I'm not really due until the latter end of March, but you never know what can happen and I'd rather be better safe than sorry.
2. My ultimate goal is to be completely ready for Baby Hailey to come about 2 weeks before my due date. I'm so excited for these projects to keep me busy!!

**Does anyone else have any suggestions on what I should be doing to prepare? Please let me know!!