Friday, October 29, 2010

24 down and 16 to go

Here is an update of our little guy at 24 weeks (don't mind the mess-the sewing table has been a permanent fixture due to the craft fair coming up next week!). He is moving around tons. I like to think that he moves whenever I put my hand on my tummy but it's probably just a coincidence...or he just knows that his mommy loves him a whole lot already! I'll be honest it still freaks me out a little when I feel him move. I'll be driving or just talking to someone and all of a sudden my stomach has a mind of its own-ha right now it does!  I told Ter last night that I think soda-mainly Cherry Pepsi is a legit pregnancy craving-he wasn't buying it. I've almost convinced myself that it is but I'm pretty sure I can say for all of the things that I "crave" (french fries, pop, cookies, chocolate, strawberries) that I am just a fatty and would want all of this if I wasn't pregnant.

I think I'm coming into the more sensitive part of the pregnancy now. I haven't been much of a cryer but lately the tears are pretty close to the surface. Yesterday an old lady in Fred Meyer swore at me (for no reason at all!!!) and I almost broke down right there!!

One last thing. I love it how when people ask what names we are thinking about and I list them out (Bryker, Wyatt or Carter) and they say oh Bryker is different. It makes me laugh because everyone knows that that is code for where the heck did you come up with that!?! It's my favorite and what I secretly call him in my head most of the time but we'll see.

 Oh and this is our new pet. We loved him while it lasted -about a whole 3 minutes!!! It was seriously huge!!! That's one really bad thing about the fall-all the creepy crawly things start moving inside-gross! We used a bat, a smore roaster and almost a toilet brush to knock him down and then flushed him down the sink. I didn't brush my teeth in the bathroom out of fear that he was a great swimmer and would come creeping back up the drain! I hate spiders!!!!
Things are great here for us in Pocatello. Terry is doing really good in school and I am still  a grandma. I subbed for a week straight and then only a half day this week. It's almost worse to work and then not work-BUT I am still extremely greatful for the work that I do get!!! Kind of a rambled post but an update nonetheless!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today was my first ever day of substitute teaching! I got the call last night and accepted a 3 day job for a third grade class and then promptly started to hyperventilate when I realized it was for today!!!! I was so so nervous!! Today went great though. I had to relearn math and some english really fast but I think I pulled it off. The best part was when one of the girls found out I was pregnant and then ran over to the other girls and said guess what our teacher is with child!! I almost died-I would never ever say that and I'm the pregnant one!! So now I will be substituting this class until Monday then its kindergarten on Tuesday and another class on Wednesday. All of a sudden the sub jobs just started to come rolling in and I am so thankful! It feels so nice to be able to contribute to the mula fund and get out of the house!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blue or Pink?????

 We found out on Monday that we are having a little boy! We couldn’t be more excited! I was pretty nervous the whole day before the ultrasound, for some reason knowing what we’re having just makes it super real-now I think Holy Smokes we are going to have a little boy!! The doctor people told me to drink 32 oz of water before the ultrasound. I was totally stressed out about this for no reason at all. Well for a very big reason when you hear what I thought 32 oz of water was. I have this water bottle I always use and it says 7.7 oz on it so I figured it all out that I needed to drink 4 and gave myself 15 minutes to drink each one. By the end of the second I was seriously stressing out. Poor Terry came in and took a sip of my water and probably thought he was going to die because I freaked out that I had it all measured (totally stupid looking back, sorry sweetie!) So after the second one I got to thinking I better double check this cause Terry had said that 32oz was only 4 cups. I got the measuring cups out and emptied my bottle and realized that I had already drank like 50 oz of water!!! My stupid bottle said 1 pint, 7.7 oz!! Don’t think I’ll ever neglect a poor little comma again or forget how many cups are in an oz!! So needless to say by the time we got to the ultrasound I was dying!! But that all went away when she put that nasty hot stuff on my tummy (I would much rather it be cold) and we saw our precious little guy and that was definitely the first thing we saw. Right away she was like do you know what that is? Sure enough it was Baby D showing loud and proud that blue is our new favorite color :) It was such a relief to see all of his little arms and legs and fingers and toes and to see that everything is looking good! Now only 19 more weeks until we get to hold our sweet baby in our arms-can’t wait!!! Our top names are still Bryker, Wyatt and Carter probably in that order but we'll see what else we come up with.

Here is a pic at 21 weeks still not too much to see. Like my sweats? You should feel lucky I put my nice ones on for you but you should feel even luckier that I put a bra ( don't get me started on bras they are the devil!) on for the occasion! And I spiced up the whole “outfit” with a pretty headband. I seriously need to get out of the house and put some real clothes on!!

We have been feeling out little man move around like crazy! Ter got to feel him move a couple Saturdays ago which was pretty cool for both of us and now we can just sit and watch my stomach as he parties away.

I had a WIC appointment yesterday and totally got in trouble for how much candy I eat. The minute I said I like sweets the nazi lady’s pen started flying and my new goal is to have self control and limit myself according to her. She doesn’t even know the half of it! I felt bad and told her that my sweets are mini candy bars but oops forgot to tell her about the cookies I made yesterday or the carton of ice cream I just eat right out of…hmm must be that pregnancy brain thing!

pretty much what I look like all the time

Conference Weekend

We went home for Conference to Terry’s house and got to hang out with the whole family (minus Cody and Jordan) and had such a great time. Conference was awesome! It was so much fun to see everyone together and get in some good baby time-we love our nieces and nephews (and their parents :)!!!

Bath time!