Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WE ARE HAVING A.........

Well, the truth of the matter is.......the baby's legs were crossed. But.......the sonographer said, "I think it's a girl......yeah, it's a girl." So I asked the doctor to take a look and he said, "the legs are crossed but from what I see in the picture, you have a 90% chance that this is a girl." So, since I really want a girl and since they were mostly confident in their decision, and since we have really only talked about girl names.......I'm running with it. I have an ultrasound every month and so I'll have another one next month so if it changes......I'll let you know. I would have put a picture of the ultrasound on but it was a crappy picture and we don't have a scanner. So......cross your fingers that it really is a girl because Dallin is all the boy I can handle right now. Maybe tomorrow will be different. Plus, we've told everyone it's a girl so I don't want to call people again.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pregnancy Update

I am 18 weeks now which is almost halfway for me bacause I will deliver by 38 weeks. This was taken a couple of days ago. It is an ugly picture taken right before bed when I was really tired but it does the job of showing the belly. I am quite dizzy most of the day. I am not as tired but still get frequent nosebleeds. I'm sad because I can no longer comfortably sleep on my stomache. I have felt a few movements from the baby already. I have gained about 4 pounds. It is getting really hard for me to carry Dallin up and down the stairs which for some reason he now insists on. At times I have only had enough energy to make dinner but now I am able to do some "chores" around the house everyday. I am seeing 4 specialists (a nephrologist, an endocrinologist, a perinatologist and a retina specialist) and an OBGYN of course. They all say that everything is going very well. We will be finding out soon what the gender is. I feel pretty good. We will keep you posted.
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Thursday, February 07, 2008


I've had three people tag me in the recent days and weeks and it's about time I answered them!! DANG IT!!

This is for Joseph

10 years ago I was...
In my third year of college at BYU, working at the MTC serving slop to the bratty missionaries who didn't want gravy unless I made a hole in their mashed potatoes first, and living the high lifein the basement on Ash Ave.
5 things on my to do list today...
clean my bathrooms, mop the kitchen floor, take a shower, collect a 24 hour urine specimen for my OBGYN, laundry
4 things I would do if I became a billionaire...
hire a hit-man to kill John McCain, hire a hit-man to kill Mike Huckabee, build a house of my dreams complete with a beautiful yard and a maid, buy one of every kind of BMW
3 of my bad habits are
eating leftovers out of the fridge that have probably been there way too long, being prejudice against people who are missing teeth, collecting tons of cups of water on my nightstand that I intend to drink and never do
5 places I have lived
Germany, Provo, UT, Chicago, Illinois, Pell City, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia.....and others
5 jobs I have had...
the laundry facility in the RB at BYU, a nurse's aide in a nursing home, K-Mart, office manager for Beautifully Modest, Subway......I've worked at like 14 jobs (my favorite was being a nanny)
4 things most people don't know about me....
I have 20/20 vision but I still can't see things very well......I'll name more in the tags to come

This one is for Lacey

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friends: If your definition of a best friend is someone you really like but that you have a hard time keeping in touch with, then I have a ton
C-Cake or Pie: Cake
D- Day of choice: Friday
E- Essential Item: Insulin
F- Favorite Color: RED!!
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Gummi Bears.....only the Haribo kind though
H- Hometown: My parents live in Pell City, AL
I- Indulgence(s): An occasional pedicure
J- January or July: Since I am cold right now.....July
K- Kids: Mia and Dallin and another on the way
L-Life is Incomplete Without: a lazy day here and there.....or everyday right now
M- Marriage Date: May 4th, 2002
N- Number of Siblings: 9
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples all the way
P- Phobias or Fears: MIDGETS!!! they have big heads and I'm afraid they are gonna run after me with their stumpy legs and when they have trapped me in a corner they'll kick my shins and knees....sorry to all you people I have offended because you have midget family members
Q- Quotes: "mommy, does the baby come out of the same hole as your poopy?".....Mia's response when I told her the baby will come out of a special hole in my bottom as my easy response to how will the baby get out of your tummy?
R- Reason To Smile: reading with my kids
S- Season: Fall
T- Tag Four: anybody who wants to
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I share a body poofer with Ben.....I know, gross
V- Vegetarian or Meat Eater: Meat eater
W- Worst Habit: pouring hot grease down the drain.......only when we had apartments that I did not own......and of course with hot water running at the same time
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
Y- Your Favorite Food: Picking just one would betoo exclusive for me
Z- Zodiac: Cancer

This one is for Suzanne

7 Things You Don't Know About Me

1.) I pee in the shower.......It's all the same pipes, right??
2.) I graduated from High School with a 4.0 GPA and a 96.8 grade average and 5th in my class......too bad college wasn't the same
3.) One day I aspire to have enough money to use it wisely on a breast reduction
4.) I have chronic nose bleeds......especially right now while I'm pregnant.....everyday
5.) I only buy real leather shoes......unless there is no leather involved
6.) I don't care if there are dirty clothes all over my bedroom floor and I step on them......they are already dirty so what's the harm
7.) Since I've had radiation for cancer I have a really dry mouth and the hair on my legs and in my pits doesn't grow much so I haven't shaved my legs in weeks......aw, who am I kidding, months really.....I do shave my pits though

Anybody who wants to do these tags on their own blogs can.....I know that it's more lame that way but I'm in to being lame right now

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Cute Kids!

This is the kids favorite stance when daddy is showing them something on the computer.
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Dallin's idea of fun is my mess to clean up.
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Such a big helper

Mia feeding her cousin Jackson. She wants to do everything for him. She will be such a big helper when the baby gets here. Too bad I'm not planning on bottle feeding. DANG IT! She is excited for the new one to come. Quite often when I use the bathroom or go to the dr. she asks me if the baby is coming out. I'm not sure she remembers that Dallin did not come out in a bathroom.
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Laundry coming out my ears!

Mia is the typical 4 year old girl and literally changes her clothes at least 5 times a day. Since I can't remember what she has only worn for three minutes and what she actually might have gotten dirty I just wind up washing everything. UGH!! This is one of the outfits she came up with the other day.
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If any of you guys wonder why I don't appear frequently on this blog there are two reasons. 1.) pictures of my kids are much better and 2.) I don't REALLY like getting my picture taken. This is the face Ben usually gets when he takes a picture of me when I'm not in the mood for one. Which is almost always.
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Cupcake Monster

Dallin thoroughly enjoying a cupcake after his cousin's baptism. NO.....he didn't wear sweat pants to a baptism. We went home and changed.
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Mia is such a girl

Mia brought me a wad of hair things the other day and said, "mom, put all of these in my hair." Since there were quite a few I needed to get creative. When Ben and I laughed at her she instantly wanted to take it out. She doesn't like people to laugh at her. We had to expalin that not all laughing is because someone is making fun of you. We convinced her we really liked it and she kept it in for a while. BTW......she loves that ugly tank top that someone gave her. She wants to wear it almost everyday. It's not my favorite.
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Silly Dallin

Dallin generally makes me laugh. BUT, there are many times when I find myself wondering if he is more monster, or more sweet little boy who makes me laugh. I think my answer changes at different times of the day.
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