Friday, March 30, 2012
I have to say that I am ready.to.go. In my last month of pregnancy with Sam I did feel fat, tired, and had the other pregnancy symptoms of heartburn, peeing ten times a night etc. However, I was still working full time when I was a week overdue with Sam and I felt like I could still go a few more weeks. This pregnancy is so different. No only do I feel more emotionally ready to have Brooklyn, but physically I could go today and I would be thrilled. I am so uncomfortable. I have so many stomach pains and cramps, Braxton Hicks contractions, swollen hands, lots of back pain...you get the idea. I hope that these things mean I will go earlier or at least on my own without having to be induced, but I guess you never know.
So we are definitely in countdown mode now. The bags are all packed and ready to go!
*This post really isn't meant to complain and whine about the pregnancy, more just to update my family on how things are going. I will continue to keep you posted!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
As I try to spiritually prepare this week I have been reading the Ensign. I was amazed that there were several articles that were addressing things that I have been focusing on lately. It really strengthens my testimony in the church when I receive such direct inspiration and answers to the the things that I am pondering.
If you have any questions, if you are seaking divine inspiration in your life, or if you wonder what the Mormon Church believes, I would strongly suggest watching some of our General Conference. You can watch it this Saturday & Sunday on BYUTV or http://www.lds.org/ .
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
It was lass than 2 months away from my wedding date when I found out I had a tumor that had been growing, for who knows how long, that had taken over one of my ovaries. At the moment that I entered the operating room I was overcome with emotions. Fear was the biggest one of all. I remember leaving my mom and fiance in the waiting room and feeling more fear than I thought I could ever feel. We had no clue how big the tumor actually was, we had no idea if it was cancerous, we had no idea if I would ever be able to have children, we had no idea if we would have to push back our wedding day/plans.
This is the second time that I have been pregnant on this anniversary and both times I have been filled with such immense gratitude. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for allowing me to bear children. I am so grateful for everything I learned through those few scary months. I am so grateful that everything turned out OK and that I get to live the life dream that I had always wanted. I am so grateful for my healthy body.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am sure it means something different to you :)
Friday, March 16, 2012
Today Sam and I are having breakfast in bed and watching Princess and the Frog. I am trying to cherish every moment that I have left with just her and I before baby #2 comes.
I really worry that we will lose our special relationship because its always just the 2 of us all day. I love her so much and I hope she will still feel that when things change.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I am so in love with maxi dresses (and maxi skirts). I still struggle on how to make them cute while making them modest. I have done the shirt under and the cardigan over, but I am not crazy about either. If you have any tips on that please share.
Anyway, these are things I am loving at the moment. I wish I could go shopping right now!
On to skirts...
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Thanks again for the love friends! Only 9 weeks to go!
Also, we are searching for good middle names that go with Brooklyn. If you have any ideas please share. Right now our top pick is Brooklyn Paige...but I don't feel 100% sold on it.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Do you have any secrets to being good at giving everyone the benefit of the doubt? To first seek to understand and then to be understood? This is one of those things that I really need to work on to be more like my Savior.
*It could be pregnancy hormones that are making me extra sensative to these things right now :)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
- I am teaching my first cake decorating class. I am excited and nervous. I really hope I can teach the ladies something they don't know. I hope they have fun as well.
- My sister-in-law & brother-in-law are making a trip here from Utah. They will get here tonight and spend the weekend with us. Sam is so excited to see them and have her Uncle Daniel take her swimming.
- I'm 30 weeks pregnant today! Yikes we are getting close.