Saturday, February 25, 2012

Baby Shower #2

Cue the music "Friends Forever" from Saved By the Bell. That's what I think about when I think of my friends from high school. I am so glad we have all stayed in touch and I love them all very much!

A BIG THANK YOU to my wonderful friends Katie and Whitney who threw me my second baby shower, and it couldn't have turned out better! The food....well, let's just say, the food was EXCELLENT, so good job you guys!

Thank you so much to everybody who was able to make it, and thank you so much for the great presents!

Top row left to right (and sorry it's a little blurry!): 3pack DVD of Audrey Hepburn (for those bored moments - I will need those for sure!), quilted crib mattress pad, super soft purple mosaic blanket, a giant "H" for Hailey, travel size Johnson's products, a few onesies/outfits
Front row left to right: Easter onesie, "I Love Mommy" bib, baby washcloths, rubber ducky, a big warm baby holder thing (not really sure what it's called?), and in the very front, some teething toys. Perfect!

Oh, and I was going to put the group picture up, but Scott doesn't know how to get everybody in the picture (sorry Missy!). So we will have to find a good one from someone else maybe.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baby Shower #1

A big thank you to all those who helped throw this baby shower and all who came!
And especially thank you for the wonderful gifts!

My good friends in the ward threw me a baby shower. We all had a blast!
Here are the great gifts they got for me:
Left to Right: Finger puppets, matching bag and swaddler (homemade!), soft purple afghan, Lansinoh breast milk storage bags, white crib sheets, Safety 1st grooming kit, socks, car seat warm cover thing, sock monkey, 900 Kirkland Signature wipes (you can tell I am very excited about those!), Pampers Swaddlers size 2 diapers, little bow hair clips (you can't really tell because they are laying down), and a candle on the end that I won in one of the games.

Thank you again, Everybody!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

How the Mr and Mrs Met

Today we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, and I suppose you all are wondering how we met. Well, I will tell you. In a nutshell.

How We Met

When I was 15 years old, my family moved into Scott's ward. He was 16. Apparently he helped move everything into the house with some other ward members, but I don't remember meeting him there.

A couple years went by and we may have passed occasionally, but I don't really remember him. Obviously he wasn't very significant to me at the time.

When I was 17, our Sunday School class combined with the class right above ours and Scott's sister and bro-in-law were called to be our teachers. That was when we really started talking.

That following summer (2006 - Scott had graduated and I had just finished my junior year) was the big Stake Youth Conference Trek. Scott and I were assigned to the same family, which happened to be my parents' trek family. We began talking a lot more because we were both excited to be in the same family together. Mind you, at the time, he was dating someone else.

We had a great time on trek, but we didn't really talk much more to each other than I would have to anyone else on the trek.

Fast forward to Christmas time. I was in the MVHS choir and we were singing up at Temple Square. Mutual night also happened to be up at Temple Square that night. Scott rode up with my parents. My mom was saying how much she liked having him in the "family" and Scott was saying how much he liked being in the "family" and they were trying to figure out ways he could be a part of the real Septon family when he blurts out, "I could just marry Nancy!"


"...Do Nancy?" asks everyone in the car.

And so thus my mom finds out that Scott is single and has an extra ticket to go to the Forgotten Carols with his cousin and she very highly encourages Scott to ask me out on a date.

And was the greatest date of my life. And no, not because I thought he was cute and finally was getting my dream date with him, because honestly, I didn't think he was very cute at all. It was great because of how well we got along. And because I couldn't stop thinking about the date/him afterward. And because I was mad that our human minds had to forget things that were so great for us (yes - that's almost exactly what I wrote in my journal, too!). It was the last thing I had expected, to enjoy so much being with Scott. But that's just it. It was great. We talked the whole time. No awkward pauses like I was worried about. Everything just....flowed.

So he asked me out on another date. And another. And gradually throughout the second half of my senior year, we would occasionally go on dates here and there, a movie, or Arby's, or just something simple. And the whole while, we kept joking that he was going to be my "future husband" and I, his "future wife."

I graduated and we hung out more. Then one night, Scott pulls me aside and tells me he likes me, a lot. And I tell him I like him, and we hold hands and are sort of official. But I never kissed him. I didn't like him that much.

He got his mission call, I went to college at Utah State, he left, and I thought, good. Now I can date other guys. And I did. And I almost got married.

But the Spirit knew how to work on me just right, and I knew in the end it was Scott that I was to marry, not this other guy. We faithfully wrote the last half of his mission. Apparently he had already known we were going to get married even before he left on his mission. So, that worked out nicely.

And I came home from college and he came home from his mission and we got engaged and got married and here we are, two years later with our first baby on the way.

So there's our story! I hope you enjoyed it. It's not much of a nutshell, but it's good.

Happy Anniversary, my Scotty!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Messing Around with TinyPic/PhotoBucket

I found out how people are putting bigger pictures on their blogs and doing fancy things to them! Just thought I'd mess around and make a late Valentine's Card for you guys. :)

35 Weeks

(no picture, sorry!)

35 Weeks Wed. February 15, 2011


I am not complaining, these are simply just facts:
Back kinks
Baggy eyes
Oily Face
Thick, luscious hair
Heavy belly
3am bathroom break, guaranteed
More heartburn
Rolls, punches, kicks, etc.
Very tired in the morning
Nesting - gotta get that baby room organized and set up!
Small blanket between my legs and arms and under belly, pillow behind my back
Excited for my baby showers
Zero appetite/force feeding myself/no desire to cook
Checking for mucus plug (hey, overshare, whatever. It doesn't hurt now to see if it's come out yet!)
Anxious for my next appt on Wed 2/22 (Could I be dilated yet or too early still??)
Swollen fingers - my ring is getting tight
More heartburn

That's all I can think of for now. Can't believe we're coming up so close on this!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Steal of a Dealio

Went to Shopko on my break at work to see if they had my hairspray or mascara that Walmart decided they didn't want to have in stock. Decided to check out the baby section (of course) and saw THESE:

...on clearance for $1.59 each. Ok, so I don't even know if I am going to use them or not, especially since they are the pre-made and only last 48 hrs after they are opened, but heck, for a total of $6.55, I'm not complaining, and I'll have them just in case.

Now THAT is a steal of a dealio.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

14 Things I Love About My Husband

14 - He is kind to everybody.

13 - He can make a conversation with anybody/He is very good at making friends.

12 - He is a good, honest, hard worker.

11 - He is a funny, funny boy.

10 - His obsession with chocolate. This is apparently not even a laughing matter. It is very, very serious.

9 - He looks incredibly handsome both with and without facial hair.

8 - He has the exact same taste in music as I do.

7 - We both love a lot of the same things.

6 - Everything is better when we are together.

5 - Our work schedules allow us to be home together every evening.

4 - He is so patient with me through my mood swings, sick days, restless nights, breakdowns. He holds me close and just lets me cry or whine. He is so loving and good to me.

3 - How excited he is about Hailey coming and how he plays and talks with her.

2 - He is my very best friend.

1 - He has a very firm testimony of Jesus Christ and the gospel and lives it and honors and upholds his priesthood.

Happy Valentine's Day, my wonderful, incredibly sexy
and handsome love of my life!

Monday, February 13, 2012

What to Blog About

...the bags under my eyes. lack of new contacts and needing to pay for an exam instead of being able to just buy more. tummy ache

...the need to buy diapers and wipes. And everything else.

...the inability to sleep at night

Ok, seriously? Let's be a little more positive here. grateful I am for mine and Scotty's jobs un-complicated and really quite good this pregnancy has been great of friends I have much I love the gospel grateful I am for our cars

...our upcoming 2nd Anniversary

And many more....

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Last Minute San Diego Jaunt

Dates: Friday Jan. 27 - Sunday Jan. 29

Candice showed up at my work on Friday and says, "Thomas is being deployed tomorrow to Afghanistan."

None of us really knew when he was going to be deployed because the Marines kept changing the date on him. This time, though, he really was leaving.

I called up Candice that evening and said, "I talked to Scott. Let's go down to California."

And she said, "I talked to the parents. They are for it!"

So we left! ("We" is me, Scott, Can, Mom, Dad)

Tom had stayed the night at Gina's, so we drove straight there and got to see him and wonderful Gina and Lori and had a fantastic breakfast (especially after our exhausting night of driving and attempting find a McDonald's at 3:00 in the morning and ending up having to go inside a casino in Primm and waiting 45 minutes for them to get everything set up for breakfast). They are such great hostesses!

We relaxed for a little bit that morning, and a few of us took showers, and then we went to Seaport Village to have some last minute fun with our Bud! We toured the USS Midway Carrier ship - that was awesome, and totally worth the money! That was the highlight of everyone's day. I loved the military feel of the whole place, especially since we were saying goodbye to our military bud.

We walked around a little bit more, but by the end, I was exhausted and just wanted to get back to the car. After that, my leg hurt. A lot. Like a major cramp in my calf that wouldn't go away, no matter how much stretching I did.

We ate another fantastic dinner at Gina and Lori's, gave Tom a blessing, and said goodbye to Gina and Lori as we drove off to take Tom to Camp Pendleton. We went to his barracks where he ran around like a chicken with his head cut off trying to pack everything up. It was a little stressful for me to watch, with how unorganized he seemed! But he did it!

We were probably at the Barracks for an hour, but it felt like an eternity. And Nancy was getting hot. And she was tired, and her leg would not give her a break. There really wasn't anywhere comfortable to sit (these are like dorm rooms - no couches), and it was hot. I finally stepped outside to get some fresh air and just started bawling. I didn't know what to do. I was so drained.

Scotty took me for a walk to stretch out my legs. Then Thomas got all packed up in his bus and told us to meet him at Delmar Marina (can't remember if that's the name or not). We followed behind his girlfriend's car. Apparently he gave her directions, or a map, or something, but we got SO lost and were turning around more than....more than a figure skater turns around in their spins....

By the end, we all were getting frustrated, especially since we were wasting gas that we needed to drive home with. Finally we found the little gathering place for the families to say goodbye. By the way, this was about 11:00pm or so. We went inside, and what does Nancy do again? She starts bawling. We made up a little bed inside the car for me and I slept and gave Tom a half-asleep hug when he came to say goodbye and that was it. And we drove home.

Oh, and mine and Scott's account got put on hold because we were paying for all the gas and we NEVER use our debit card and we didn't take out cash for this trip and, well, you can imagine how sudden charges in St. George, Las Vegas, Primm, Barstow, San that would look a little fishy. Great fun.

One last thing that I want to say. I feel very grateful for this trip. Scott and I never take random jaunts like this, especially with me being so pregnant. But somehow, everything worked out. We were very fortunate to have our Magnum. It was very spacey and had more than enough room for 5 adults to travel comfortably. Not to mention, it has a very large trunk space (it's a wagon). We folded down part of the seats and made a bed. It was rather convenient and comfy.

Another blessing about our car was that it was good on gas, the tires were brand new, and everything on it was very mechanically sound. We were very blessed to have our car be in such a great condition to allow us to travel down to California and be there for our Bud when he needed us.

We are also grateful we had the funds to go. It was a very fortunate, and fun, trip, and I will always remember it. Even through the crappy pregnant-body times. :)

I love you Bud and good luck in Afghanistan! We can't wait to see you in July and for you to meet Hailey!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

34 Weeks Plus Some Thoughts

34 Weeks Wed. February 8, 2012


I know that, once again, I have not been consistent. How do I feel? Tired! I barely sleep anymore. I literally dread going to bed at night because I know I'll be tossing and turning more than half the night. My poor back can't take the weight of my belly when I'm laying down. I try pillows underneath, but I think I still have yet to find the right thickness that will help me feel most comfortable.

My face has been another issue since I've gotten down near the end. I've always had a very acne-prone face, and it's always frustrated me. While I was on birth control, it was the clearest I have ever had it since I started puberty. Unfortunately, I did not want birth control to last forever - the weight gain, the mood swings, and the obvious controlling of birth, well, it wasn't something that I planned to keep in the picture forever. My face broke out pretty bad when I first got pregnant, but 2nd trimester seemed to really mellow out and I was doing just fine. Once again, third trimester hits, and I am at it again. My face is oilier (is that a word?) than ever. Realistically, I can't hide my face behind a paper bag every time I go out in public, so I have learned to just deal with it, but I do try the best I can to take care of my face. It's just been frustrating these last few weeks, is all.

Also...I didn't think morning sickness could come back at all. Now when I mean "morning sickness," I just mean the same upset tummy ache that I felt at the beginning of the pregnancy. The same upset tummy that didn't let me eat any sugar or, well, anything really. I've been doing really well on my diet/nutrition intake, but ever since the tummy started hurting again, I just haven't been in the mood to eat anything anymore. It really makes me sad, and frankly, surprised. I'm sorry, Scotty, but I just don't want to cook anymore right now. Poor boy.

I believe you saw my most recent post about throwing away my bumpers project. Yes, that was a disaster. And no, I don't feel bad about giving that up. I honestly tried and did my best, and even thought that is $__.00 going down the drain, I really don't feel bad about it. It was more of a stress than it was relaxing or therapeutic or nesting-like or whatever. I feel a lot better knowing I don't have to deal with those anymore.

Yes, I did go to California a couple weeks ago, and yes, I was going to put a post up with pictures, and yes, it is in my rough drafts, and yes, I will get it up. Eventually. *wink*

Also, Hailey is just getting so big! We had our 34 week appt yesterday, and that was fun! Hailey is officially head down, and the doctor did an ultrasound just to make sure. Ok, so when I think ultrasound, I think, see the whole body and perfect profile of baby's head. How wrong I was! Obviously the baby has grown VERY much since week 20, and her whole head filled up the whole screen. I was so surprised! I couldn't make anything out, but apparently the doctor could and said her mouth was opening and closing. Oh, my baby!

Since I've been doing so well, I didn't have to come in at 32 weeks like most other people. I will come in at 36 (on Feb 22!) and then do every week from there, of course. I can't believe I am getting that close! I can really feel Hailey's bum now when she pokes it out against my stomach, and Scott loooooves to "play" with her and talk with her (notice I didn't say talk to. Yes, he thinks she is talking back), and he got so excited when he felt her bum today and just had to hug me so tight and I told him to stop because it made me have to pee! It is just getting so real to me and Scott that we are going to have a baby soon and that the baby inside my tummy is just getting so close to her final birth size and being born and just...everything!

I still have a lot to do to get ready for her, but the next few weeks are full of baby shower fun and hopefully I will be able to finish gathering all my supplies by March. My goal is to have everything (ha) ready by Mar 7, including hospital bag packed. We still need to set up the crib. And oil the rocker. And oil the crib. And glue the piece that Scott broke on it. And we need diapers. Yes, we need diapers. And I got more wonderful clothes from my wonderful friend, and now I just need to go to my mom's and wipe down the old bins she has in the shed and then I can wash all my clothes and put them all in the bins (yes, no dresser) and put her supplies and stuff in the bins and, gosh, I'm just so excited for all this stuff!

I know this post is long, sorry. Last of all, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have been my friends throughout this pregnancy. I mean, you always have been my friends, but I am grateful for your support and fun conversations, especially you moms that share your fun new baby experiences with me.

Oh, also, update on Scott's life, haha. He is flying, he is loving it, and that's all he can think about. His instructor seems to think he is doing really well and is hoping to have Scott solo by March! He is learning a lot in his ground instruction class as well, and he hates his math class, as always. According to Scott, "We are never going to use this. Ever."

I love my husband very much. I love his silly goofiness. Oh, and did you know he has a goatee now? I'll have to take a picture and post it up on here for everyone to see. And we love our little Hailey!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Post

I know I'm behind in posting. I'll catch up. After I throw out my CRIB BUMPERS!!! Current Facebook Status:

I have paid and cut and worked and worked and cried and pinned and sewn and ripped and ripped and screamed and tried and tried and tried and I honestly can say...I don't feel one ounce of guilt throwing these crib bumpers away. I think there was some divine intervention out there trying to tell me that I am not supposed to sew my own crib bumpers and well I'm finally listening.

Seriously. I am so done.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bigger Pictures

I want to post bigger pictures. Not just the "large" size that Blogger chooses for you, but the pictures that take up the whole post space! Like what my friend Melissa Jean can do. Maybe she can give me a few pointers on how to make my blog better?

Or anyone, really. I want to post bigger pictures and I want my blog not to look so....unoriginal.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

32 Weeks

32 Weeks Jan. 24, 2012


I know I am not doing very good at keeping everything caught up. I suppose my lack of posting over the last couple weeks could explain why. My mind is just not in it. I am tired. I have other things to do. Oh, not to mention my sewing machine has commandeered the desk for the time being and access to the computer has been not as easy. Maybe that's a good thing.

I promised Scotty I would make my bumper-sewing project a quick thing, but I messed up along the way and lost my motivation. Now I need to push myself to finish and I will be glad I did. There's really not that much left. I can do this!

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

P.S. Did I tell you that I am a bit obsessed with watching all the newborn care baby movies on I can't get enough of seeing those tiny, adorable newborns and knowing that soon I will have my own! Besides, I am learning a lot! It's really rather fun!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Change My Mind Sometimes

I might be guilty of changing my mind a lot, but I have to keep my options open when other things are just too expensive to have. Remember this post about wanting a certain Eddie Bauer Adventurer Stonewood Travel System Stroller Set?'s kinda pricey. But I did find THIS beauty....

...and it is a lot more affordable. Plus, it's got yellow, and gray, and I loooove both the colors. Very neutral. And did I happen to mention I love yellow?

Only hitch is, it's only available online on Target's website, which means if we got it, I wouldn't really be able to test it out beforehand and see how it feels in person. Also, who knows how long we'd have to wait for shipping. I've only got so many weeks left here!

But, oh, is that a bad thing? Graco makes good strollers/carseats. I think we should be ok! I want this one, but I should probably run it by my hubby first.