Friday, December 31, 2010

What the weather?!

So I'm pretty sure it's December 31st.

But as Scott and I took a wonderful walk around our neighborhood this morning, we decided it might actually be late March or early April. I think it's like 65 degrees and humid. Pretty crazy!

We're also under a tornado watch. And most recently tornado warning. So far it's just cloudy. We'll see if it storms big and bad or not. (I do secretly wish we had a basement when big storms are predicted) I'm starting to hear a little thunder now...hmm :-)

In other news, well, there's not really any other news. Still waiting patiently for a sweet little baby! If anyone has any ideas of fun things to do to occupy our time, we'd love to hear them! We're starting to get a little bored and are tired of trying to think of new things to do.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crazy crazy day and night

Yesterday was absolutely crazy!!

Readers Digest:
-Planned to go see a matinee of Tangled, sale at Gymboree and dinner at Macaroni Grill.
-Tickets were too expensive, so cancelled. Sale was disappointing. Mac Grill and Chili's both closed with about 6 fire trucks, 2 ambulances, and an assortment of police cars checking out an "electrical problem"
-Googled next closest restaurants. Found a road closed dead end with a non-existent Chili's after 12 miles of driving. Drove another 9 miles to get to the one we knew existed. Another 7 miles home.
-Before we even started the adventure I said to Scott "man, wouldn't it be the icing on the cake if we couldn't eat at Macaroni Grill for some reason?" ...I was having a bad day. And that statement came true.

Details (for those more invested):

We planned after lunch to go check out a clothes sale at Gymboree, then see a matinee of Tangled around 4:30, then head to Macaroni Grill to use a gift card we had for dinner. As we were getting ready, Scott checked movie prices and realized that since it's a "holiday period" it would cost $10 a ticket for a matinee! So we scratched that. Instead we decided to head over to DSW to check out some shoes and find me some cute new tennies. Which we did. On our way I said to Scott "man, wouldn't it be the icing on the cake if we couldn't eat at Macaroni Grill?" I was having a depressing day.

Then over to Sports Authority to kill time and see what they had. Then we drove to the mall to see if there was any cute baby clothes on sale at Gymboree. Of course we found nothing. It was a huge let down. So we walked around the mall for a while...thinking that it was pointless to shop for anything because I'll be changing sizes soon. Eventually we got hungry and decided to go to dinner.

As we were leaving, we heard tons of sirens and fire trucks getting closer and closer. We drove out of the parking lot and realized all those emergency vehicles were going to Macaroni Grill too! We decided to see what was up. Apparently they had some electrical problem so they were closed. But, we got $10 in gift certificates, so that was fine. So we decided to hop over to Chili's next door and eat there. Also closed.

So I looked up the nearest Mac Grill and nearest Chili's. MG seemed too far away (8 miles in the opposite direction) but there was a Chili's only a few miles from our house...but 12 miles from us. We decided to check it out. 20 minutes later, we got to a closed road with no Chili's in sight. At this point I was so tired, hungry, frustrated and depressed it was hard not to cry. Scott didn't want to give up though, so we drove another 9 miles out to another Chili's we knew existed. Finally, we got food.

After all that driving we realized it would've been faster to go to the Mac Grill that was 8 miles away. Or just go to the Chili's we knew existed. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry about the whole adventure, so I did both. Scott mostly laughed. It was crazy.

We joked about that if I went into labor later that night, our adventure would be a good recipe for natural induction! Stress, lots of walking, bending to try on shoes, more walking, bumpy roads, and spicy food. But of course, it didn't happen. Why it was SO difficult to enjoy a night out to eat using a gift card, I have no idea. Oh well, we still had fun.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Induce Labor

So I have been quite amused (and sometimes annoyed) at everything I hear and read that people swear by works to induce labor. I thought I would make a list and share those things I've heard up to this point. Some of them are just wacky. Enjoy. :-) And, if you have any to add, feel free!

1. Walking
2. Sex
3. Exercise
4. Nipple Stimulation
5. Acupressure
6. Acupuncture
7. Reflexology
8. Castor oil
9. Blue Cohosh
10. Black and Blue Cohosh
11. Primrose oil
12. Raspberry leaf tea
13. Spicy food
14. Pineapple
15. Oregano
16. Walking up and down flights of stairs
17. Walking one foot on and one foot off a curb
18. Squats
19. Jumping jacks
20. Cleaning your house
21. Praying
22. Pep talks to the baby
23. Don't think about it
24. Get in a fender bender
25. Swimming
26. Bouncing on a pilates ball
27. Strip membranes
28. Relax and be patient
29. Bumpy car rides

Other things I've seen/heard:
-When you get a big burst of energy, you'll probably go into labor within the next day!
-When you feel really miserable you're about to have the baby.
-When you feel really great you're about to have the baby.
-You might throw up or have diarrhea and then go into labor the next day.
-If you do acupressure, you'll go into labor in the next 12 hours.
-If you're really stressed out, the baby won't want to come into that atmosphere so he'll stay in longer.
-The baby releases hormones when his lungs are developed and those hormones cause labor to start.
-More women go into labor when there is a big weather event or storm because of the air pressure change. (we have thunderstorms forecasted for tomorrow, the 31st.)

And my top favorite that I have now heard twelve trillion times: "Don't worry. He'll come as soon as he's ready. Just be patient."

Yes, I believe it's true, and I trust you, but I'm the one with the huge bowling ball belly that I'm ready to have disappear! :-) Plus, I'm really terrible at being patient...

p.s. I have tried at least half the things on the list...but to no avail.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas, baby, life

Perhaps I should record our wonderful Christmas together.

It was SO low stress and very relaxed! I absolutely loved it. Granted, I did miss being with family, but I really enjoyed just being with my hubby. On Christmas Eve we spent the day cleaning and organizing our apartment. It was actually really fun to work together and get it all spick and span. We also got everything 100% completely done for the baby. All the laundry is done, everything is cleaned, put away and ready for a baby. Later on we ate some dinner and watched "It's a Wonderful Life" on tv. I've never seen it before. I loved it!! Probably one of my new favorite Christmas movies. Afterward we had a nice spiritual discussion, sang some Christmas songs and went to bed.

Christmas morning we got up, made a delicious breakfast feast together and cleaned it up together. Then we opened our stockings first before the presents. Scott played the role of his dad from their house of handing out the gifts one at a time. Of course with just two of us it didn't last long. But we had a fun time. :-) One of our favorite gifts was from his parents...a beautiful, framed, large, picture of Christ with children gathered around. We only have a small picture of Christ, so it's nice to have something large for the wall!

Later on that afternoon we cooked some yummy rolls, sweet potatoes and a ham for Christmas lunch with the Williams and Missionaries. All of us were running late, but it turned out great anyway. It was fun to be with friends and Missionaries to eat a big feast. Then we called our families and chatted a bit before watching a movie. Then it was pretty much bed time. So not really exciting, but very chill which was perfect.

Also, it snowed. Like 4 inches. It was gorgeous!!

As for baby news, well there's not really much. I definitely haven't been feeling good this weekend at all. On Thursday we went to the mall, the loop and the Zoo to walk around and get moving. It was fun to be with the Reheisse's and get some exercise. Did it help the baby move? Who knows. But Friday late afternoon til now I have just been feeling icky. Super tired, a fair amount of contractions and crampiness, and just feeling nauseous and icky. We've also noticed that he seems to have dropped some. Maybe not a huge amount, but my belly looks different now than the pictures I took a week ago. It'd be nice to know when this baby is coming. I know he's due in 2 weeks, but I just want to have him this week! Like tomorrow would be fabulous.

Last week I told Scott I couldn't have a baby that week because I didn't feel ready and had so much to do. But that once I got everything done, he could come. I also have a doc appointment scheduled on the 27th. When we made the appointment I was thinking "Oh, that's the day I want to have the baby." Also, my mom said he could come anytime after 10 am on Sunday (today) before the 30th. Now that everything is done I have no stress and it's just a waiting game. It'd be interesting to see if any of those thoughts produce anything...

We got bored this afternoon so Scott suggested packing up whatever we could for the hospital. So now we really are completely ready. I can't think of anything we haven't done that we need to do. Maybe our child will get the idea and come soon! I've been looking up acupressure points and different things to do to induce labor naturally. But honestly, I don't think it really works unless the baby is coming. And how can anyone really directly correlate the use of pressure points with labor? There is no way to prove that that's what actually did it. But it's worth a shot and can't cause any harm, so we've tried a little bit. Not religiously though. Everyone keeps saying he'll come when he's ready. And I know that. It's just so hard to not get all excited and get my hopes up for sooner rather than later. Ideally he would come tomorrow or Tuesday so my sisters can see him before going off to BYU. If he waits, Danica won't get to see him until August!!! Which would be so sad...

So here's to praying for a Carrie & Jacob/Brouwer's experience. They had Elizabeth the day before the Brouwer's moved to Australia for the next few years. Danica and Jasmine leave on the 31st, so maybe we'll have a baby on the 29th or 30th? That'd be spectacular!!!

Anyway, enough about me blabbing on and on. I'm just tired of waiting and I'm so ready to hold our little guy and cuddle him up. I haven't stopped praying and haven't lost faith for an early baby. We'll see how the Big Guy upstairs decides to bless us.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Me at 37 weeks, When will he come??

Our gangsta monkey testing out the car seat and snuggle suit.

Wooo. Look at that belly!
Good thing I got only 3 weeks left! (or less)

So now that I'm so close, I'm interested to see if anyone has any predictions of when he is going to come and how big he'll be. I don't even know who reads this, so I'd love to see predictions and see who actually reads it. Anyways, here's some info to help with predictions...

At the ultrasound a couple days ago, she said he was about 7 lbs 8 oz. (give or take a pound)
Scott was born at about 9 lbs 8 oz (correct me if I'm wrong)
I was born at about 7 lb 6 oz.
The due date is Jan 9th
He has been measuring about 7-10 days early on both the 26 and 37 week ultrasounds (but of course it's not that accurate)
Scott goes back to school Jan 10th
I think he will come between Dec. 27th and Jan. 3rd.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??? When will he come? And how big will he be?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas spirit

Sometimes I think Scott and I are too nice. Especially me.

It's the weekend. Scott's done with school for 3 weeks. We gotta get this baby out!

I finally slept SO good last night and could breathe the whole night. It was fantastic! I like being at the end of a cold. :-)

The past couple days we delivered Christmas goodies to a bunch of friends. It was one of the most rewarding things I've done in a long time! It was definitely alot of work to make 100 cake bites, 100 cookies, a pan of butterscotch rice krispys, and a bowl of muddy buddies, plate about 20 plates, cover them and deliver, but it was SO worth it!

It was such a wonderful experience to be able to see people in our ward outside of church. I also felt like I was inspired to include a couple additional families on our list. When we delivered to those families it was clearly evident why I felt we needed to include them. One of them said to us "you have no idea how much I needed a treat tonight." Another two families seemed thrilled at having us come. They were younger couples who seem like they need friends our age, just like we do. Another family we weren't sure what apartment they were in. Scott wanted to give up but I was very adamant about knocking doors until we found it if we had to. I knew how strong the impression was to give to them and I wasn't about to give up. We found them right away and it was perfect timing. And a great conversation and start of a friendship.

So, overall, despite the cold air, gas money and work it took, it was so worth it. Definitely one of my favorite parts of Christmas that we'll continue doing every year! I just wish I had all the money and means available to take things to everyone! Our ward is just so awesome it was hard to narrow it down...thus why we had 20 plates. :-)

Anyway, it was a really good experience for me and also for us as a couple. We had alot of fun and that awesome warm fuzzy feeling.

As for the baby? We give him pep talks everyday telling him much we want to see him and hold him and love him. We tell him it's much more fun outside of the belly and that we want to have him here soon! We feel pretty good about getting him here early. We're trying to stay really positive and use the power of The Secret (law of attraction) to get him out. Unfortunately, too many people keep telling us that most first babies are late, the longer they are in the better, don't expect to have him early, expect him a week late, etc. I've heard all that a billion times and I know it's more normal to have first babies late, but I also feel that with alot of prayers, pep talks and a positive attitude he'll come early. :-) I just have to make sure I am completely, 100% ready and then I think the pep talks will work even better. I still got to install the car seat, wash all his clothes and blankets, make some freezer meals, get a few last minute things, etc. I plan on him coming in about 2 weeks.

And don't you tell me I'm wrong!! :-) (just send positive early vibes for him)

And that is enough blabbing for today. Perhaps I'll go to the grocery store. Or library. Or somewhere. Scott is watching the BYU game with some buddies so I'm on my own for a bit. The end.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New baby pictures! 37 weeks

I know you're all dying to see more pictures of our sweet little babe. We were too. We had a fun ultrasound today, probably the last they will do, and got another look at this cute chubby face.

He made a grumpy face from being poked by the tech. He was sleeping and didn't want to open his eyes for us. Hehe I think it's adorable. :-)

He also kept putting his hand over his face so we couldn't get a great picture. Luckily, he decided to move it part way through for us. :-)

And here's the main one they printed all nice "in color" for us. We decided he has my nose and lips, but probably Scott's mouth shape. Though it's hard to tell. Cute isn't he?

Only 3 weeks left until the due date! We're working on reigning in the power of The Secret to get him here earlier. Think positive thoughts for, how much he wants to come because we can't wait to hold him, and how he's getting to squished and there's plenty of room outside the belly, and how everyone wants to see his cute face, and how he wants to hang with dad before he has to go back to school. :-)

Oh, and as we all know, ultrasounds aren't too accurate, but they can vary by about a pound or so either way. Apparently now he's weighing around 7 lbs 9 oz. So we may or may not get a huge baby. (thanks alot Scott... ;-))

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

christmas goodies!

So we're in the middle of making Christmas goodies for some friends.

I think we got a little carried away and thought to double the cookie recipe...we now have 101 cookies.

...that's not including the cake bites, muddy buddies and butterscotch rice krispy treats that are still in the process...

Good thing Christmas is about giving! :-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

another baby dream :-)

I caught some kind of bug this weekend or last week and I'm miserable. :-( I think this is my 3rd cold since October.

I guess it's okay this week though because Scott is still so busy with finals that it's nice for me to lay in bed and do nothing. After tomorrow though, I hope I feel radically better so I can get some much needed things done!!

I cannot believe Christmas is next weekend. That is amazing. Wow.

I cannot believe our due date is so soon. Wow.

I cannot believe Scott is nearly done with his first trimester. 9 more to go. Wow.

I had a funny baby dream last night. This time, once again, he was trying to get out of my belly. At first he pressed the outline of his bum, legs and feet against my skin so you could see them, then he popped out his whole body out of my tummy...yet he was still connected to my skin on his back. But, in my dream I got to hold him and cradle him kinda, and Scott kinda did too. And I saw his face and he was gorgeous. Had the most perfect round face with the cutest nose and sweet little eyes and lips. However, he was also about 12 pounds! Huge! After we held him we pressed him against my tummy all curled up so he could magically slide back inside my belly through my skin. Weird huh. But it was mostly cute. I'm excited to see him and see if he looks anything like in my dream!

Now back to bed for me so I can get rid of this nastiness. :-(

Saturday, December 11, 2010

date night, inception, etc

**If you haven't seen Inception, you may not want to read paragraph 5. Not too much of a spoiler, but a little. Just sayin...

This baby keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger!

I feel like my tummy is suddenly getting huge!! (...and I thought I was big before...psh, I have a horribly distorted view of myself) We're at 36 weeks today and have an ultrasound this Thursday. A delivery in about 2 weeks would be just about perfect!! Keep prayin :-)

In other news, I made the most delicious meal last night. A friend of mine gave me a recipe for sweet n sour chicken, and I have been wanting delicious "fake chinese" take out, so I made it. I was not disappointed!!! I'll post the recipe at the end. It was very yummy.

And my dear, sweet, husband went to get a movie while I was cooking. He decided to just buy Inception since we've heard such good things and didn't see it in the theaters. Plus, buying a movie new is now cheaper than a movie theater date on a Friday night. He also came back with some movie treats. And, I don't know what's going on, but he is spectacular at reading my mind these days!!! I had seriously been craving hot tamales in the car a few hours earlier but never mentioned a thing about them to him. And guess what he came home with for me? A box of hot freakin tamales!!! I was pretty dang excited! What an awesome hubby. :-)

And I pretty much ate more than half the box because the movie was so intense and chewing seemed like a good way to combat that intensity. We really enjoyed it though! As for the controversial ending, I believe he woke up and was in reality. :-) And I will also not watch that movie before going to bed. I had some crazy weird dreams...not bad, just weird.

Anyways, I'll post the recipe below and next week I'll have a 37 week bump picture to share. Yikes! I cannot believe it is so dang close!! Wahoo! I can't wait to have a sweet little baby AND get my body back!!

Sweet n Sour Chicken
4-6 chicken breasts
one egg
oil to cover bottom of skillet

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut chicken in small chunks. Dredge in egg then flour. Brown in skillet. Dump into a baking dish.

3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. vinegar
4 TBL ketchup
1 TBL soy sauce
1/2 teas. garlic powder

Whisk and pour over chicken. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to re-coat chicken. Serve with rice and sauteed bell pepper, onion and pineapple chunks.

**My adaptations
I used 1 1/2 chicken breasts and the same amount of sauce. If I did 4-6 chickens, I would double the sauce for sure!!! I also had no soy sauce, so I used teriyaki sauce and added some salt. I also only had red wine vinegar. I also did not measure the garlic powder. I also added a few shakes of Cayenne Pepper (my fave). I also cut the bell pepper and onion into short but thick chunks (like at Panda). I also dipped the chicken in the egg and then shook it in flour in a plastic bag. I also dumped the chicken and the sauce into a skillet with the veggies as soon as it came out of the oven.

Next time I will use less sugar. It was very very sweet and I like a little more tang. I will also use soy sauce. I will also saute the bell pepper first for a couple minutes, then add the onion and pineapple chunks. The onions got soft much quicker than the pepper.

Overall? Delicious!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thoughts on Christ(mas)

This Christmas season has been different for me. In a very spiritual way.

I think it has everything to do with being pregnant. With a boy. With our first son.

This year I feel kind of a connection with Mary. I feel like I can sympathize more with her and her experience in a way. I could not imagine riding a donkey through crowded streets 9 months pregnant searching for a place to stay. It's hard to sit in a cushioned seat in the car for longer than an hour, I can't imagine what a wobbly, hard, and unstable donkey's back would be like. Miserable.

And then the stable. I've been so concerned with making sure we have everything set and ready in the baby's room: crib, sheets, clothing, boppy pillow, soft blankets, diapers, wipes, a bouncy chair, a rocking chair, a diaper trash can, a car seat, storage bins, etc. All Mary had when she gave birth was the stable and a manger. She laid her baby, her first ever son, her child, her sweet, brand new babe in a manger. With hay. Around animals. That doesn't seem very sanitary to me. (I don't want to even think about where or how she actually gave birth) Then she simply wrapped him in swaddling clothes, or a cloth. No diapers. No wipes. No changing table. No soft crib. Just a simple babe in a manger of hay.


I've also reflected alot on how Heavenly Mother must've felt when Christ offered to come to earth and take on our sins. I am already so protective of my child. I would not want him to have to go somewhere and suffer intolerable pain and anguish. It would break my heart. And yet, she let Him. And so did Heavenly Father.


I believe that not only did Christ give us the ultimate gift with the Atonement, but Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother also gave us a priceless gift by allowing their Son to suffer and to sacrifice for man.

I am so grateful for those precious gifts in my life. And I am so grateful for the precious gift I have been given to carry this child and soon have him bless our home. I am also grateful that I have had this opportunity to be pregnant during this wonderful holiday season. It has really opened my eyes and made me really reflect and ponder the true meaning of Christmas.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mint Kiss Cookies and Earrings

I finally feel like I have found a niche and found a hobby. And I feel like I'm kind of good at it too. Which is a bonus. But most of all, I feel more fulfilled. Like when people ask "What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?" I can give a good answer! "I love making jewelry!" I've never felt like I had a good answer to that question...I like to dance, I like to cook, I like to...uh... Yeah. But now I feel more legitimate .

Anyway, here are the most recent earrings I've created. I must say, I thought the black/white/pink earrings were awesome, but I am absolutely in LOVE with these green/black/pearl beauties!

These are nice too. I whipped em out in about 15 minutes. I plan on giving them to one of the gals I visit teach.
And I will plug in there that I have not attended a jewelry making class. I have not searched online how to make jewelry. I have not read any books. I have only had the help of Angie (sis-in-law) once with my first bracelet, and Shayla (sis) over Thanksgiving who reminded me of things I had forgotten and showed me a couple new things (and who also helped me buy everything I needed to start). Also, I must give Angie double credit because she gave me a pair of earrings that I investigated thoroughly for inspiration for the b/w/p earrings.

Other than that, this is all me. And it feels great!

Now for a little recipe...
Magical Mint Kiss Cookies

1 c. butter
2/3 c. sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa
48 Candy Cane kisses
powdered sugar

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla til creamy. Mix flour and cocoa in separate bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture. Beat til creamy. Mold scant tablespoon dough around kiss and shape into ball. Bake at 350 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes (7.5 is perfect for me). Let cool on the pan 1-2 minutes, then transfer to wire cooling rack. Cool for about 10 minutes then roll in powdered sugar. Yum!!

*real recipe says to cool completely before rolling in the powdered sugar...I disagree. I like it to melt just slightly into the cookie.

I think these are my favorite Christmas treat!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pictures of Jewelry I've made

So here are pictures of all the jewelry I've made so far. Starting with the first set. I took full shots and detail shots so you can see more of what they look like.

What is your favorite??

 This necklace is my favorite. I love it. I designed it and measured it to fit and fall exactly where I want it to on myself. And I made it to go with any outfit. :-)

I'd love to hear what you have to think!!

a new love


I really, really LOVE making jewelry!!

I can't wait to take some pictures of things I've made. Hopefully I'll get around to that today since it'll be a long, lonely day.

The only problem is that I just want to give away all the things I make! I feel selfish keeping it for myself. Except for a killer awesome necklace I made. That one's staying in my jewelry box :-)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Big Weekend

This weekend has been pretty big.

On Friday, a member of the Stake High Counsel came over and extended a new calling to Scott. He is now the new Executive Secretary for our ward. Basically, that means he's the secretary for the Bishop. He has to attend all the meetings, take notes and pretty much schedule anything and everything and everyone that has anything to do with the Bishop. It's a pretty dang huge calling! We're really excited about it, but of course a little nervous. He's mostly worried about finding a balance between everything that is happening in his life. School (which is very time consuming), this new calling and a new baby coming soon. I know he can do it and he will do an amazing job. It helps that his Dad has had this calling 4 different times!

On Saturday we had a fun, Christmasy evening. We drove out to St. Charles and walked down Main st. It's a cute, historic little street all decorated with Christmas. We forgot to stop somewhere to eat on the way, so we ended up at a little Cafe. It was way overpriced for what we got, but there wasn't much of a choice. Especially because as soon as we walked out of the Cafe, the parade of Las Posadas started. It's a parade they do every year to commemorate Mary and Joseph walking the streets looking for an Inn. It was pretty neat to see all the characters dressed up and follow them down the street. And it turned out to be great timing when we walked out of dinner because it was freezing outside, so we didn't have to stand out there very long. On our way back to the car we stopped and got some cheap hot chocolate and a cookie. I've never tasted a better $0.60 cookie! It was SO good! (I even had a dream about it that night...trying to figure out how to recreate it.)

On our way back we stopped at the Carols and Creches exhibit at one of the church buildings here. It was incredible! Hundreds of different nativity scenes were on display. It was absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention the Spirit there was amazing. It was so wonderful to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. Also to see the many ways people represent Christ and the holy family through various materials and designs. We really loved seeing the display and were grateful we took to time to do so. After we got home we snuggled up and watched the OU-Nebraska game. OU luckily pulled out a win.

On Sunday we had a great day at church and spent a very relaxing afternoon and evening just being together. It was really nice to just snuggle and cuddle and talk. Scott found an old journal of mine too, so we read that together for awhile. It was hilarious!! I seriously was obsessed with boys even before I was 10. Yikes. I'm glad we're not having a girl first! We had some good laughs though, and it was fun to remember things growing up.

Also, I made Broccoli Cheese Soup for dinner. This may seem dumb, but I was SO excited!!! I've made this soup many times, but last night was THE FIRST TIME I did NOT curdle it!!!! I realized you really do have to wait til the last second to add the cheese and then remove it from the heat as soon as it's melted. It finally turned out all creamy and smooth. And it tasted delicious!

Well, we only got 5 weeks left til the due date. It seems like forever away and like time suddenly has decided to slow waay down. Scott only has a week and a half left of school. So, during that time I'll probably be pretty lonely since he'll be studying so much.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Don't judge my practicality

When you look like this...

It's a good idea to buy these...
Because when you're 8 months pregnant and it's the middle of winter, 4 inch stilleto zebra heels are most definitely the best choice.

Also because it's obviously not enough to have 3 zebra shirts and a zebra purse. I must also have the shoes.

And since when have I ever been a practical person? Especially with shoes.

I can't wait to wear them out. :-)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

just things

1. I know I'm a late starter, but I just finished Catching Fire (2nd book in Hunger Games). I hated it and loved it. I need to read Mockingjay now.

2. I've started making jewelry. I love it. I'm a perfectionist. I can't wait to post some pictures of the things I've made. Not yet though.

3. I can't wait to have this baby. I know I only have 5 weeks left, but it seems like an eternity. Especially with how much pain I've been having in my upper back and upper abdomen.

4. Hot chocolate with peppermint ice cream in it is about the most delicious drink ever. Especially because Scott read my mind and knew I wanted peppermint ice cream and got it without even asking me!

5. I want it to snow.

6. Scott keeps telling me he can't believe I'm 8 months pregnant with the level of energy I have and the way I keep running around doing things.

7. But really, I need to set an alarm to remind me to take a nap during the day. I'm exhausted by 6:00 pm. After dinner I usually always say something like "time for bed now" and I mean it, but don't ever go to sleep.