Sunday, October 23, 2011

What Else is New?

Braxton Hicks.  They started last week.  Sometimes they hurt.  Not like menstrual cramps, but like when I got my IUD in.  I get a couple every afternoon.  Most of the time they're just tight and uncomfortable.

My lower back hurts like heck, usually in the morning.  Luckily it goes away once I get up and moving.

Lily really kicked me last night.  I guess, I'm not sure what part of her hit me, so it may not have been a kick.  But it bumped really hard, and stayed there for a second, then moved away.  Then she did it again.  What the heck are you doing in there, kid?

Halloween Cruise and Shopping

I went on a little cruise down the Provo river with Lance, Katie, Eric and Mabel this weekend.  It was cute.  It's more for kids than anything, but I enjoyed it!  You get on a boat with about 20 other people, and you have a pirate captain who tells you a story, and sings a song.  Then another pirate takes over the boat and tells jokes and gives you candy.  The river is lined with Halloween lights and carved pumpkins, so they reflect off the water.  It was really pretty.

Saturday we went to the Park City outlets to get me some clothing.  I got two undershirts (since my undershirts and tank tops no longer fit), three tops and a dress.  I'm glad I got some clothes that don't make me feel like a cow.


I may not be huge, but I think anyone can agree that when you are gaining weight, no matter what size you were and what size you have become, it's depressing, and shopping sucks, and you feel like no matter what you wear you look like crap.  All I can think about is, when will this baby get here, and, when can I start Insanity again? I'm ready to have my normal tummy back again.

I'm only halfway done and I've gained 8 lbs.  I'm not sure if that's good or bad.  I think you gain more in your 2nd half than your 1st half of pregnancy.  My goal is to keep it under 20.  I don't think it's going to happen. The worst has yet to come.

I really do have body image issues.

My 20 week ultra sound is tomorrow!  Here's to hoping Lily has all of her fingers and toes, and everything is normal.  But if it turns out to be Liam and not Lily, that's OK too.  We haven't bought any gender-specific items yet.

Want to hear a strange (at least, I think it's strange) story?  My favorite color is pink.  I do not want to dress Lily in pink very much.  I want her to wear purple and green and brown.   The nursery will be green and brown.

The end.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Festivities

Did you know that I cannot recall a time where I had my own pumpkin to carve any way I wanted?

This year, I challenged that (does anyone else get annoyed at those Olay commercials?).

Lance and I wanted to carve pumpkins!  We were going to do it this weekend, but Lance's sister, Laura, invited us to her place for dinner last Sunday and said that they would be carving pumpkins as well that day.  So, we went to Walmart and I picked out my first, very own pumpkin!

Then I decided that I lack in creativity, extremely, and that I am OCD when it comes to organization and perfection.  Therefore, I decided to use a template, instead of free-hand carving it.  So we bought a book of templates, that included some fancy tools to help make detailed carving a bit easier.

I chose this template:

I like how it turned out.  I am not at all a pro... obviously, since it was my first time, but I am pleased!

I have pictures... I just need to get them off Lance's phone.

Unfortunately, a few days after carving, the pumpkins started getting all bendy and soggy on the thinner parts.  So now my moon's mouth and eye is all bent in.  Oh well!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rough Week

I've started about 3 blog posts and ended up deleting them all because I just go off on how horrible everything is going right now.

So, instead I'll just say that I'm still here.  I'm exhausted, stressed out, depressed, and I no longer wake up wanting to go to work.  This is the first time in my life where I'd rather stay home and clean all day.

Maybe a new budget is in order so I don't have to work anymore.

In other news, my best friend got married!!  Yay Sierra!  It was beautiful.  She was beautiful.  I had to give a toast and that was really scary.  I think what I said was OK (from what I can remember... I was so nervous, words just kinda came out!), but I wish I had said more nice things about Sierra.  I wish I had gotten across how much I really do love her.

And now for a story...

Three years ago I loved shopping.  I would buy new clothes every week.  After Lance lost his job, I kicked that habit in the butt.  And now?  I hate shopping.  I love having new clothes, but I hate going to the mall, trying clothes on, justifying the cost, etc. So I'm still squeezing into my regular clothes.  Some fit... sorta.  My pants are all getting too tight and it's not really comfortable.  I need new under-clothing as well.  I just don't want to go shopping.  Besides, it's no fun when you don't have someone to go with.  ...As if Lance wants to hang out around maternity clothes.

I bet he would if I asked. I just don't want to go, so I don't want to ask.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Adventures of a Prego Lady

Lance's company is really three companies in one.

One of them, is a jewelry company.  They have some pretty cute stuff.  Last week, Lori, one of the nice ladies that is in charge of bCharmed, gave me two pairs of earrings that they don't have in their catalogue yet.  They are so cute!  Seriously, the cutest earrings I own.  They are also sterling silver.  I was so happy I almost cried!

Well, Sierra's wedding is on Saturday, and I wanted to get some new jewelry to wear.  I decided that maybe I should use my discount at bCharmed to get a nice necklace.  I picked a nice pearl necklace with a pretty flower on it.  I already have a matching pair of earrings and some bracelets.  When Lance went to pay for it, Lori gave it to him for free.

Lance told me and I cried.  Then we laughed at me crying.  It was such a kind thing for Lori to do.  The necklace retails for $35.  I was so happy!

Last night Lance and I went grocery shopping.  Do you know what I found?  Well, Lance saw them first...  We found pomegranates!  I was so happy that I started crying right there.  Lance laughed.  Then I laughed.  Then we walked closer and saw that they were almost $4 a piece.

Are you kidding me?  Maybe I've never paid attention to the price before.  I thought they were usually 2 for $5.  Either way, $4 a piece is a lot when you want to purchase 10.  So I started crying again, out of sadness.  Then Lance laughed, then I laughed.  Then Lance told me to buy some anyway because he knew I'd been wanting them for months.  So we bought 2.

This is the first week I've been emotional.  Guess it hit me later than I thought it would.

Oh yeah, we watched Lion King, and I cried in the first 5 minutes.  It was so intense having all those animals bow to baby Simba.  I had to stop watching.  That movie is too much for me.

I think I would have cried even if I weren't pregnant.  That movie is sad.

In other news, Lily moves around a lot in the evenings.  I'll feel a bump on one side, then another on the other side, then up high and then down low.  Really strange.  I described it the other day as dancing, but really, what the heck she doing in there?  Right now it's light little flutters that are almost ignorable, but pretty interesting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pretty Sure

...that those aren't gas bubbles.  I think baby Lily is dancing around in my tummy tonight.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I am going to explode if I don't get a pomegranate soon.  They should have been in stores a month ago.  Not sure how much longer I can handle this..........  Aggggh!