Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

We started out downtown, walked all along Main St.

This is my tired belly...

We then went to the Mall, where the Police Dpt was doing their Trunk or Treat

Waiting in line for our free panda express plate

Then to the last stop of the night, our ward Trunk or Treat.... At least Mommy got to sit in the back of the car this time!

Lucy got TONS of stuff. Stickers, coupons, Playdough, and of course CANDY!
We are limiting it to 5 pieces a day.


Here is Lucy enjoying her last sucker before bed. What a great day it was!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!!


Here is our Rock Star and her Personal Manager.....

And the BIG FAT pumpkin....

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Look at what my cute and talented sister, Liz did!

Jacob is one lucky little guy to have such great people in his life!!

thanks Aunt Lizzie!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

35 weeks

Only 5 More weeks to go!

Had my Doc appointment yesterday, and I am dialated to 1cm. Its not a huge deal. It could stay that way for several weeks. I have been having a lot more Braxton Hicks contractions, but that is normal too. Just praying this baby stays in there until at least his due date on Dec 3rd. If he comes any earlier it will really mess up my school schedule. I have been working hard this semester and I don't want it to go to waste.

I have only gained 1 pound in the last 4 weeks, so that is good. Baby is still on track, I am measuring 35 weeks. He is head down, so hopefully he stays there. We get to have a thorough ultrasound on Monday Nov 7th to see his weight and such, so that will be fun! I am getting to the uncomfortable part. Back pains, laying down seems to be the only comfortable position. I am still sleeping really well. Doc is impressed with my diet so far, says I am doing really good, in fact too good. she told me to add in some more sugars at night because my morning numbers are too low.

We are all excited for Halloween on Monday, Lucy is going to be a Rockstar, Tyler is going to be Meyhem from the AllState commercials and I am going to be a .....Pumpkin :/   yes. A pumpkin. lol. Pictures will come after. Love you all!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Miss Home-ec

We bought Tyler some jeans at Costco the other day, and this is the story of my life. NO... I am not going to rag on my husband. Just simply stating the facts. You know Tyler, he is the shortest in his family. So we always get him X-30 pants. (its hard to find 29s) so every pair of pants that we have ever gotten him, he has complained about how long they are and he HATES walking on his pants. so after much debate he decided he needed to find someone to hem his pants. well I was like, that's going to cost us more money, and who are you going to get to do it? Do you know anyone in town? Of course he said no. So last night I jokingly said, If I had a sewing machine, I could hem your pants for the rest of your life!   Well can you guess what happened next?

He has been donating plasma for the last month trying to save up to buy a nice computer for graduate school, this is going to take him like 15 weeks of donating to get enough, but he is doing it. But last night he got the idea that he was going to buy me a sewing machine. So he took the envelope out with his money in it, and we headed to walmart. This made me feel really bad, I didn't want him to spend that blood money on me.... but I guess he was fed up with too long pants. So my sweet husband, being the giving man that he is, bought me my first sewing machine with his own money. At  first I was like, well this isn't really a gift for me, because I will be using it to fix his clothes. but the more I think about it, the more excited I get to have one! I have endless possibilities to what I can make! My mind is already coming up with all sorts of ideas! i have plans to make a boppy cover, hem some pants (of course), make an apron for Lucy for her play kitchen, a pillow case for her bed... and so much more. Its not a real fancy machine, but it is fancy enough to do what I need it to do,, and I am so excited to start my projects! So Tyler, THANK YOU so much for this gift. You are an amazing husband and you never cease to amaze me with your generosity and kindness. I love you more each day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin-ing Around

Lucy painted her little pumpkin....
 Tyler carved his. Though he made me do the cleaning out of the pumpkin... what a wimp! LoL


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Getting Crafty

I finally finished the wall hangings for the kids' room. I bought the letters and then modge-podged scrapbook paper onto them and then sanded down the edges. Lucy's I could hang with nails because there was already holes in the back of the letters. But Jacob's I had to attach ribbon on them. Tyler hasn't made up his mind whether he likes it or not, he might drill hols in the back to make them like Lucy's. We shall see. BUT, this project is DONE!

We also went out to the storage unit today and got all the baby stuff (front carrier, bathtub, bouncer, toys, etc...) So we are now ready. The only thing left to do is pack the hospital bag, but I will probably wait a couple more weeks to do that. 
I am pretty proud of myself, I am not very crafty or creative, but i think I did pretty good :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Corn Maze!

This was our second attempt to go to the corn maze/ pumpkin patch. We tried going Saturday but it was way too windy and cold, so we went again last night and it was perfect!

Our friends Steve and Mckenna came with us! 

Lucy had so much fun! she led us through the maze and giggled and laughed the whole time! Its so good to see her run and laugh and play like a normal child!

We went on this tractor ride, boy was it a RIDE! The guy went nuts, over hills around in circles! Mckenna and I both were holding our tummies trying not to pee our pants, (she is 7 months preggo) LOL! Lucy, Tyler and Steve loved it! 

Then we picked out two pumpkins at the pumpkin patch and drove home. I am so glad that we get to go out and do fun things like this. Lucy is at the age where she just loves to go out and do things. It was such a great night! Happy FALL!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

looks delicious

Wish you could eat this?

Yeah, me too.

Monday, October 17, 2011

GD update

So this whole new diet thing isn't as hard as I thought it would be. Although now I think I am going through some withdrawls. I have basically cut out ALL sugar. If you know me, you know I am an ice cream, chocolate, candy lovin' fool. But I really can't indulge this time, not for me, but for the sake of the baby. Oh the things we do for our children. Besides sugar I have cut my carbs WAY back also. I only eat like 30 carbs at a meal, and if you didn't know, that is like one piece of bread and a cup of milk, like literally a measured cup. Not the full glass that I am use to drinking. That has been the hardest thing about this. When I am pregnant, I LOVE milk. seriously, nothing tastes better to me. Anything that I eat like Jelly or syrup, is all sugar free. My only vice right now is sugar free chocolate pudding. And even that counts as carbs, so I have to plan out when i can have one of those. I went in to my DR on Thursday and i didn't gain any weight! So that was good news, right? no weight in two weeks. so i have in all gained only 16 pounds so far in this pregnancy, and i am 33 weeks now. I am checking my blood sugar 4 times a day. the funny thing is, well funny to me, is that some of my numbers were too low! I had some that were below 60 and they got real concerned. They said if it continues they may take me off the metformin and just do diet control. I guess that means I am doing a good job eating right?
This whole thing has taught me a lot about eating though. I cook better meals for my family. We have never had so many veggies! And Lucy loves it. It has inspired Tyler to watch his carb intake as well, and start exercising again. Hopefully this will give us the head start we need to get healthy and skinny after Jake is born! So far so good!! only 7 more short weeks to go :D

Sunday, October 16, 2011

please watch

This video was shared by my beautiful Mother-in-law. 
It explains what my heart is feeling right at this very moment.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Here is what I know, I have gestational diabetes. It isn't because I am fat, it isn't because I eat wrong. It is because my body has for some reason decided that it doesn't want to process sugar the way it is suppose to. Granted, I am heavier than I use to be, but I am not fat. I know that this was a good thing that I decided to do the test and find all of this out. I need to do what is best for my baby. And if that means changing the way I live and eat, then I will do it. Hopefully this will form a habit in me and I will continue after he is Born to prevent me from getting diabetes in the future. It runs in both sides of my family, so it may be inevitable, but maybe I can prolong it.

GD includes testing my blood sugar 4 times a day, once before I eat in the morning, and 2 hours after every meal, I may be morbid, but I actually think this part is kinda cool. Once I got over the fear of the needle poking my finger, I kinda like being able to see my numbers, and what foods my body reacts to.

And the obvious, limit my sugars and spread them out during the day. Basically the rule of thumb is that I can have 45 carbs a meal, and 15 carbs for snacks. My dietician said to basically fill up on veggies and protein. No soda, no juice, mostly milk and water, but only like a cup of milk at a time, which will be hard for me because when I am pregnant I LOVE milk. But it will be ok. And keep up with my exercising. They also have me taking 500mg of metformin a day to help my body process the sugar the right way so the baby can get the right amount, and I can too.

The good? Well I am now educated and can better take care of my body and be more aware of what I am putting in my body, and what is good for my body. Plus! We get to see baby every dr visit from now until the baby is born, so they can monitor his growth. I have missed this because we got to see Lucy all the time with her condition, so I am excited to be able to see this little guy again, once is just not enough! Lol.

So we will be ok, it's a blessing that I have good doctors and good people in my life who are smart enough to tell me when I am being dumb.
So anyone with awesome yummy recipes, please share, because I need to start making good healthy food!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

31 weeks

yes i am getting bigger, and baby is too! I feel like a whale sometimes, but i know I dont look like one lol. He moves a lot, he packs quite a mean punch, I will tell you what! Right now he is breach, but hopefully he will turn in the next couple of weeks. I have opted to go do my 3 hour glucose test this week, better safe than sorry right? i have been having a ton of those fake contractions. Dr told me that if they get to be like 10 minutes apart, then I should head up to the hospital, just to be sure. I have heard that sometimes women are in labor with what they think are braxton hicks, but they are real contractions, which is what I had with Lucy until my water broke, but we still got at least 7 more weeks little guy, so hang in there!!
Other than that, everything is ready for him. Our car was our final thing, I am feeling prepared, but I know when it gets closer I will start freaking out a little more. can't wait!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

getting bigger

Everything is getting bigger, our family, my belly, and now our car!

Its true. After test driving a bunch of different cars, and researching a lot online, we finally found a car that was perfect for us. We were driving home from lunch and i just happened to see this car in a car lot at the Subaru dealership and so we decided to pull in a take a look. AS fate would have it, it was EVERYTHING we were looking for, including a price within our budget! We took it for a drive, and then sat down to see some numbers. After about an hour, Tyler was able to talk them up $700 on our trade in and $1,000 down on the car price! So with that, we signed the papers, and I said goodbye to my sweet cobalt. It was my first car and it was a great car, but it is just not practical for our soon to be family of four. So here are pictures of our new to us car....

2004 Kia Sorento: leather seats, 4WD, 67,000 mi, power everything, sunroof, etc....