Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Tease

I know, I know.  I still haven't caught up over the holidays.  I'm getting there.  I promise.  Our first two months of 2012 have been unexpectedly busy and tiring.  However, I couldn't resist the opportunity to post something on Leap Day!

Any fans of 30 Rock?  The most recent episode mentions the wonderfully made-up celebrations of Leap Day.  So, to make the day a little more memorable, the kids and I had Jamba Juices with our lunch and went our for Frozen Yogurt with our neighbor friends (here's hoping the kiddos behave a little bit better four years from now--- sheesh).

I've still got lots to blog about--- which now include the 30TH birthday celebrations we had last week for GREG.  For his big birthday present/activity, we spend his birthday morning taking a segway tour of downtown.  The picture is of us 'next to' the County Courthouse.  Loads of fun, recommend it to anyone, but that's all I'm going to say or I won't have anything to talk about when I actually write about his birthday!

Happy Leap Day! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Glowing Lightsabers

Jared gave out his first valentine's this year.  I really didn't want to give candy and I saw this fantastic idea of turning glowsticks into lightsabers as a valentine.  I told Jared about it and that's all he would talk about when we were making them.

It actually turned into a family affair.  We all counted the valentines & spelled out the names of his friends.  Then we did what any family would naturally do with extra lightsaber/glowsticks... we turned the lights off and had some fun.

Jared the Jedi.

Teaching his Padawan Sister.

 One happy Jedi family.

Here's a video of the silliness:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

8 Weeks

New Baby at 7 weeks:  One full centimeter!
**back posting how I felt with each month of this pregnancy, since this is the first pregnancy post, I'll include all of the categories and then add/subtract them when they are relevant**

How far along: 8 weeks exactly
Weight Gain this month, Total Weight Gain:  less than 5 lbs
Approximate Size of Baby:  Kidney Bean :)
Gender:  Gotta wait a few more months for that
Maternity Clothes:  using my Bellyband, but I'm still fitting into most of my clothes.
Sleep:  Constantly tired.  I fall asleep pretty easily right now, which is usually hard for me to do.
Memorable Moments:  We told Jared & Bellie about the baby yesterday.  Jared asked how the baby got there.  Greg responded, Heavenly Father put it there.  Jared: How did he do that?  Greg (stumped):  You'll find out when you're older.

Here's a video of when we told them:

Movement:  Not yet... but excited for it
Exercise:  Keeping up after Jared & Annabelle; strolling around the neighborhood... Segway ride for Greg's birthday in a couple of weeks... it's exercise ;)
Food Cravings/Aversions:  Only thing I can really handle right now is cereal, bread, eggs, and meat.  Everything else makes me nauseated for the rest of the day.  I also CANNOT drink any kind of carbonated beverage.  The first week, I went for a drink of Sprite and it was INSTANT nausea.  I've never had such a strong reaction to food while pregnant before (except the smell of coffee with Jared--- I can't stand that now too--- good thing we don't drink it).
Not-so-Fun Symptoms:  SUPER tired.  I get so easily tired right now, so Greg's picking up a lot of my slack.  I'm really
Labor Signs:  Sure hope not!
Status of Belly-Button: just fine, fitting into some of my pants is a different story
What I Miss:  Being able to eat normally.
What I'm looking forward to:  The 2nd Trimester (hopefully, no more nausea, tiredness and worrying about losing the baby), Feeling the baby move
Anything Else:  Since I had two miscarriages previous to this pregnancy, I spent most of the first couple weeks I knew I was pregnant going back and forth to my doctor.  She wanted to make sure my hormone levels were increasing normally.  Even though I've been to the doctor, I few times I still haven't heard the heartbeat.  I didn't hear it during the last visit because I saw it on the ultrasound.


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