Thursday, October 29, 2009


I went in for a checkup today and my doctor's office just barely got in a tiny shipment of swine flu vaccines. Lucky me. I got one. Plus a regular flu shot. So all of you that are worried about me getting sick, worry no more. Now Tank and I are both protected for the next 6 months.

And Tank still has a heart beat. A normal one.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Baby Shoes

Today I made some booties for our baby. This pair was the more time consuming of the two. You can find the pattern here:
These were way easier to make and I think they turned out better. Here is the pattern:

Evan was really excited because he immediately recognized a resemblance to a pair of his own shoes.

Tommy is back!

Remember this guy? This is our first child, Tommy. He was adopted, since back then we weren't married. That was three years ago.
Tonight for family home evening, we re-created him. He comes back every year, just like Frosty the Snowman! Unfortunately, he hasn't come back the past two years because this is how much Evan likes scraping out the inside of the pumpkin:

Here we are, the happy parents:

And our precious baby:

Look: He is already potty trained!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The crib

After hours of sanding, painting, and sewing, I finally finished the crib and bedding.

I used the same green material on the bumpers and bed skirt as I used on the curtains.

The bumpers attach to the crib with Velcro.

The crib skirt is only one sided because I don't imagine I'll ever have the crib somewhere other than against a wall. It attaches to the platform thing under the mattress with Velcro, which is tied on to the platform thing. That way, when we lower the mattress down, we can shorten the bed skirt as well.

Some pictures

Almost 29 weeks. I took this picture. I'll get Evan to take a better one later... maybe. And those are my new MATERNITY PANTS!

Some fleece baby hats I made. I think they may be too small even for a newborn. We'll see.

The baby's room. I'm working on a lot of projects. I'll post a real picture of the crib after I finish making the crib skirt. I finished the bumpers yesterday.

Our new stroller with a 12 lb pound of popcorn in it. And a "mole" I made in high school for extra credit in Chemistry on mole day.
Two Sundays ago we took a drive up Provo Canyon to see the changing colors and collect some leaves for decorations.

The view from the top of Squaw Peak Road:

Aren't you jealous he isn't your husband?
I'm glad he's mine:

Monday, October 19, 2009

The crib is done!

I finished painting the crib today. It took forever! First, I had to wait for the weather to get warm again and stop raining. Then I could only paint half the crib at a time because it had to lean against a wall while drying. And I had to wait overnight between coats. So it took almost a week. But it is finally finished.

We also got a stroller and car seat combo today. There was a really good sale at Target so I went first thing this morning to make sure they wouldn't be sold out. I could barely lift the box into my cart and now it is sitting in the van waiting for Evan to come home and take it out. I guess it is good to have a van despite the fact that I hate driving it because it is so big. I don't think the box would have fit in the Corolla.

I also bought a set of bumpers at DI to use as batting for the bumpers I am going to make. And I got a second color of cloth for the pleat on the crib skirt. So I guess I need to start sewing.

And for those of you who sew in the Provo/Orem area, let me just put a word out for the fabric store next to Michael's on University Parkway. They have a ton of decorator fabrics at really reasonable prices. I am always tempted to buy a few different fabrics when I am there just because the prints are so cool.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Third trimester... here I come

I've been pretty blessed with this pregnancy so far. Except for a few scary weeks at the beginning when we thought we were going to lose the baby, this pregnancy has been pretty easy for me. I didn't have any morning sickness and I was able to get up at 4:45am all summer to get to work. I haven't had any abnormal food aversions or cravings and I slept pretty well at night. Until recently, my belly has been small and hasn't gotten in the way at all.

However, the third trimester is a little different so far.

First of all, I threw up this morning. I hate throwing up. I always try to stop it but the feeling just comes and I cry through the whole thing and then I throw up and a few seconds later I feel fine.

Second, I don't really like having a big belly. Sometimes I really want to sleep on my belly, but that isn't an option anymore. In fact, I'm not supposed to sleep on my back or my right side either, so when I wake up in the morning, my body aches from laying in the same position all night. And I wake up a million times because I am uncomfortable. Evan has been letting me sleep in the middle of the bed because my side has a big dip in it. It is very kind of him, but I think I am waking him up too much since I am sleeping right next to him.

Plus, I have started getting back pains whenever I sit anywhere for a long time and they make it hard to walk around.

In fact, my whole body is getting kinda achy. And I have to pee like every hour or two. And it isn't because I drink a ton of water.

Don't get me wrong though. I'd rather be uncomfortable and pregnant than not be pregnant at all. I am also grateful that I am not on bed rest or having any serious problems and our baby appears to be healthy.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Aren't these the cutest thing ever? Too bad I don't know how to crochet. But here is the pattern:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby Clothes

This weekend I got a whole bunch of baby clothes for free. A lady in our ward has a sister who had 5 boys and was giving away all their old clothes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


It seems like nearly everyone I know plans to have their baby without an epidural. They claim they will recover faster and be able to bond with their baby right away and whatever. Is it terrible that I don't even want to attempt it? I got my wisdom teeth out a few years ago and I couldn't even handle that. I hurt my back two summers ago and cried all the time because it hurt so bad. That's why I think I absolutely NEED an epidural.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

3 months to go

Tomorrow is October 9th, which is 3 months away from my due date! Tank has been moving around all morning to remind me.

Yesterday I finally allowed myself to look at baby clothes at the store. I've been trying not to, but now that the due date is getting closer, it is okay. While I was at Target, I found this outfit:

It is almost as cute as the one we saw a baby wearing at the football game on Saturday. And it is so warm! I didn't buy it though... maybe later.

The other baby preparations are going alright. I recovered the glider cushions. They look alright, but I didn't use bias tape for the cording so the cording doesn't look very good. I learned my lesson now.

My parents brought an electric sander and I am almost done sanding down the crib. I'm going to repaint it next week when it is a little warmer outside. I can't wait to set it up in the baby's room!

My aunt Sheryl threw me a baby shower last week. Thanks to everyone who came! It was really fun to see a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while and we got some great things for our baby.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Healthy Baby

I went in for a 4th ultrasound today. Our baby is still a boy (and not shy to show it) and he looks healthy and probably weighs a pound and a half or something.

They said that he is about a week or a week and a half smaller than he should be, but their margin of error is 2 weeks, so they aren't changing my due date (even though he has been small on all my ultrasounds). So my guess is he probably won't come 9 days early like I want him to.

They also checked my kidneys and I guess one of them isn't draining very well so I have to sleep on my left side all the time. I've been trying to do that anyway, but I guess I'll try harder now so I don't get kidney damage.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Good news for October 1st

Woke up before 8am without an alarm.

We had pork chops for dinner and they turned out really delicious.

Wymount now requires a 30 day termination notice instead of 60 days. And they are taking over electricity so we are getting our deposit back and we can pay the bill through BYU instead of through Provo. Much easier.

Got a free toothbrush and 2 free candy bars today.

Went grocery shopping. I love grocery shopping.

I like my new doctor and I get to have another ultrasound. And I don't have to do the 3 hour test for gestational diabetes because I passed the one hour test. And I finally gained some weight this month. And I got a free copy of the newest edition of What to Expect.

There was a sale on Shade Clothing and I got a good deal on three maternity shirts. Plus some shorts to wear next summer when I am not pregnant.

Wore Kristy's cute coat today because it was cold enough outside.

I exercised... sorta. I walked home from visiting Evan at school.

I broke out the Halloween decorations... the one decoration we have. Happy Halloween!