Monday, March 28, 2011

Ultrasound Scheduled!

          Alright! My ultrasound is scheduled! April 26th at 4:30 is the big day! I'm hoping that it's late enough in the day that Spencer can be there. Generally he gets out early enough that he should, so please cross your fingers that this day is not an exception!
          While we wait just under 1 more month to find out, please feel free to cast your gender vote on the poll located on the left side of our blog!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Laying Eggs

So I've been feeling kind of miserable for myself during this pregnancy and I have a few theories as to why. But before I mope here's a picture of me that I edited my wonderful acne out of. Oh how I love photoshop. ;)

I like to think that my belly sticking out is all baby. But in reality I think it's the leftover fat from Ashley that I had yet to lose poking out over the top of my growing uterus. Sounds gross. And it is haha. I haven't gained any weight yet and I'm content to (as long as it is safe) keep it that way for another month or two. I'm not trying to not gain weight, but I haven't gone crazy upon ditching my diet either haha.

Anyway, my theories... this pregnancy, though normal, has been sooo different from my pregnancy with Ashley! I got sick earlier (early enough that I had to suffer through several weeks of morning sickness before being able to see a doctor to get some medication, I know, I'm a baby), I've been sick longer (though it is easing up finally), I can't go (if you know what I mean, and it is miserable!), and I can't sleep anymore (insomnia maybe?). And this biggest thing is that I'm home all day. No more school and work to distract me and force me to get out of bed and dress myself before 10 AM and have a productive day. I didn't realize how depressing that would be until all that went away and I had the luxury (ha) of being pregnant without all that. I'm in the biggest lazy rut of my life and I don't know how to get out of it! Help! :)

As I was thinking about all of this today I found myself wishing that humans could lay eggs. I know that sounds bizarre but think about how awesome that would be. No more 50 pound pack-ons, no more stretch marks, no more morning sickness or constipation, no episiotomies  haha, I'd even be willing to sit on my egg to keep it warm. But alas, that is very understandably not a part of the plan so in the mean time I'll try to be content with making a baby the traditional way. ;)

On a happier note we had a really fun, yet busy week over spring break! Mom, dad, and Daniel came on Monday and Tuesday, and Alan and Alexis showed up to hang out on Saturday so I was able to see all of my family but Elder Grimm. It was fun! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy of our week!

 Daniel and Spencer doing a polar bear swim at 10 o'clock at night... crazies!

 At the M&M store on the Strip.

 At the children's discovery museum here in Las Vegas.

 Watching a movie in her old carseat that she drug out from her room. Silly girl... :)

 Ashley wanted to make sure Dolly came to the park with us...

 At the park, sunglasses and all!

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Naked Child

So I wrote an email to my little brother yesterday (he's on a mission in Mexico) and I decided to include some pictures of Ashley since I hadn't done that in a while. It didn't occur to me until I talked to my mom this morning that most of those pictures involved my naked child (don't worry, there's a diaper on...).

Our bath time ritual is quite simple. Ashley gets washed (which is desperately needed given she makes such a big mess during dinner), she plays for a while and soaks the floor with water, and then Spencer or I get her out and tell her to go scare the other parent. She runs out of the bathroom screaming to come find the other parent and yells "I'm naked!" Charming, I know. We like to let her run around naked for a bit - she has a sensitive bottom and it needs to be aired out haha - but she's kind of like an excited puppy who, upon being let into the house (or out of the tub as the case may be) runs around looking for good places to pee becuase the excitement won't let her hold it in. Most night I clean up pee within minutes of getting out of the tub. But oh well. The rest of the night she wanders around in nothing but a diaper until bedtime when we make her wear her pjs haha. So this is what happens a lot of the time she's naked:

And because I know you're all dying to see what I look like now I'll put up my first belly picture at 10 weeks (I'm now 12, by the way).