Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gettin Crafty

Just call me super mom :)
Okay, really I am just super proud of myself for accomplishing my first sewing project ALONE- aka without my mom's amazing assistance because she is super awesome. Having said that, I did make the bumper set for the nursery with her help. So I decided to take the bull by the horns and use my birthday presents (cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler) from Mr Adam and make the changing pad cover!
I know I am proud of myself like a preschooler who just wrote their name for the first time BUT check out my handiwork... 

Saturday, September 10, 2011



I love being pregnant. It has to be one of the most amazing experiences that as a woman I will ever get to experience my WHOLE life. I can say that as of 29 weeks, I feel wonderful. Don't get me wrong we have had our share of complications, but as far as FEELING goes I couldn't be better. 

We had some scares in beginning... When I was only 12 weeks along we had to rush to the ER at 4:00 in the morning. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage (SCH) and what the drs called a "threatened miscarriage." That was the scariest night for both Adam and I. We had a miscarriage last year so it was the worst feeling ever. I was on bed rest for a week but we were blessed and our little guy was just fine. 

When I went in for my checkup after the ER we were told that on top of the SCH I also had placenta previa. So long story short and lots of medical terms later, I was put on restricted physical activity for the next 3 months.

Last month we finally hit a good stretch! I was doing great! The hemorrhage was gone, the previa took care of itself and I just had my glucose test to pass and I was on the downhill stretch. Well, not so fast... I failed my first 1 hour glucose test AND my second 3 hour glucose test. Thus, I have gestational diabetes. 

The diabetes I must say was expected. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family and my mother had gestational for 3 out of her 5 pregnancies. So I knew it was coming and with that knowledge I also knew I could get through it. I would do whatever I needed to for this little boy growing inside me. He is dependent on me. How can I not?

So despite the insulin injections and restricted diet, I am a happy girl. I have a wonderful husband who has been so good to me and helped me through every step of the way. He is so excited and ready to be a father. I couldn't have married a better man. He will be the BEST dad ever. I mean the man draws football plays on my belly for his son to learn! He has a little bit of learning to do but then again so do I. We are excited to bring this sweet spirit into our home and give him more love than he can imagine. 

                     15 weeks
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                     29 weeks

New Additions

We have 2 new additions in our home this year. Count them not 1, but 2!

First is little Miss Lula. Her name comes from one of Adam's favorite places he served on his mission- Cholula.

As much as I love her, don't let this cute little face fool you. She is a fireball! She will eat
ANYTHING! And I mean just that. For example: collars, underwear, shoes, sandals (her favorite), books, baby gates, shirts, tables, baskets, iphone chargers, the list could SERIOUSLY go on and on....

But despite her annoyances I don't know what I would do without this little girl. She is my snuggle bug and comedy relief. She has become a part of the family and it just wouldn't be the same without her.

The second addition is very exciting.

Adam and I are having a little boy and he should join our family right around Thanksgiving this year. That is actually his due date, November 24th. Everyone is just a
LITTLE excited. He will be the first grandchild on BOTH sides of the family.

Here are some of his first ultrasound pictures: good luck trying to figure them out :)