Monday, November 17, 2008

Big Baby Update

I had my Dr. appointment this morning to go over the results of my 3rd trimester ultra sound & can I just tell you how much I LOVE my Dr?! She's SO great- very personable & friendly & just puts all my worries at ease! She's easier to talk to than some of the nurse practitioners/ midwives I've seen & I'm just really thankful she's so good! I gained 4 more pounds over the past 3 weeks (at least it wasn't 6 AGAIN) so that puts me up to 16 lbs total- She was happy with that, so I guess I am too :). Anyway, she agreed with the ultra sound tech- the baby is big (she said a lot of her patients that deliver at 38 weeks have 5-6 lb. babies & mine was 5lb. 3 oz @ 32 weeks). Another thing she said that was funny was that my uterus is measuring 31 inches (which is what it should measure at 31 weeks and I'll be 33 weeks tomorrow), so I'm "just ALL baby up in there!" - a direct quote :).
What's the plan now? I'm going to have another ultra sound at 37 weeks to see His size (& HOPEFULLY get to see HIM, but I'll try not to get my hopes up this time) & depending on how that goes she said I can probably plan on having him that next week (which is Christmas :-S) or the week after- I'm hoping for the week after Christmas, but whatever happens happens.

Time flies when you're having fun!!

Has it REALLY been 7 years since I decided Anthon should be more than my friend?!?! It doesn't seem possible, but it's true! November 17, 2001 was our first actual date (NOT just hanging out as friends, but DATE as in "I think I might like you" date). I asked him to MORP, the girls ask guys dance- it's prom spelled backwards, people :). We went to watch dirt bike races, saw "Shallow Hal", had dinner, danced the night away, laughed a ton, but never so much as held hands! It wasn't until a month to the day later that we had our first kiss! I sure am glad I took him though :)!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pace Andrew Rawlins

A lot of you know my sister Gwen & her husband Pace, but don't have access to her blog (since it's private) so I thought I'd share their good news... she had a baby boy on Sat. Nov. 15th! He weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. They're calling him "Drew" for short- which I think is ADORABLE (& so is he)!!

Congrats Pace, Gwen, & Sydney!! We love you!!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Yesterday was a hard day for me. I had my 3rd trimester ultra sound in the morning & have been looking forward to seeing our baby FOREVER, since my last ultra sound was when we found out He was a boy at 18 weeks! We got up & got ready & as we're sitting in the waiting room I start to feel a little nauseated- I'm thinking "Ok, it's a little warm in here, I'll go stand outside for a minute." I do that & start to feel better, so I go back inside to wait. A couple minutes later this family walks in (& when I say family, I mean White Trash mom with her daughter who couldn't have been older than 15, & her loser like 17 year old boyfriend) & they STINK! I mean REAK- like cigarettes, motor oil, trailer trash, dirt, sweat, anything fowl you can possibly imagine! I tried to tolerate the smell for a minute or two & just as I turned to tell Anthon "I'm going to puke!", I only have time to get up & RUN! Yep, bye, bye breakfast! Thankfully, the nurse called us back right after I was finished so I didn't have to bare the smell again.
Yeah! The worse part is over, time to see our baby! WRONG!! His head was so far down they couldn't even get a shot of his profile- I didn't get to see anything I recognized on the ultrasound except for his internal organs (which I AM thankful he has & that they are working properly, but DANG IT!! I wanteed to see HIM)!! So the tech wraps her measuring up, wipes the goo off my tummy & says "Well, he's big. He weighed 5lbs 3 ounces today (should be measuring at about 3- 3.5 lbs), so your doctor will go over the results with you at your next appointment. Have a nice day." Great, so now I'm stewing over in my mind what THAT can possibly mean! As we're walking back out to the car ( & yes, the STINK bombs were still infesting the lobby as we exited) I just started crying- PATHETIC, I know! I was SO disappointed with the whole ordeal that it was all I could do; I had anticipated that appointment so much & the reality was SO crappy (it happens, I know but CRAPPY)! Thankfully, Anthon is sweet & wanted to try & make my day better so he took me out to lunch & then we went & got pedicures together (which is a double bonus for me- I get my toes done & don't have to help him with his)! Hopefully, my darn hormones can calm down & I can be a little more optimistic & grateful at my next appointment!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Which vampire are you??

I'm a Alice! I found out through Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
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You are intelligent, outgoing & stylish. A true girly girl, you love shopping & makeovers. Although you are a generous friend, you can be coy, tricky & very persuasive in order to get your way. You are known to zone out occasionally during conversations, but your friends forgive you because you are understanding, supportive & know how to throw one heck of a party!

Anthon was a good sport & did it too :)
I'm a Emmett! I found out through Which Twilight Male Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
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You are strong and playful, with a good sense of humor. If there’s a problem, you’d rather be actively doing something than sitting around coming up with solutions. Despite you’re aggressive and competitive nature though, you’re always there to back up those closest to you.

Tickets are bought, anticipation is becoming too much to bare,,,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"& The Best Husband Award Goes To..."

My friend Kati had tickets to Scottsdale Fashion Week but couldn't make it, so she gave them to me (WAY SWEET of her!! Love her to DEATH!). Since none of my girlfriends could go for more than an hour or two, or not at all Anthon said he would take me! SERIOUSLY?? I mean, he does sit through Project Runway & America's Next Top Model when I watch those shows, but I never expected him to offer going to a fashion show with me! It was SO MUCH FUN!! We talked & laughed so much on our date & I LOVED the shows! He let me stay & watch 4 different designers showcase their collections & was a great sport about it! I've just really been enjoying our relationship (& friendship) these days! He's the BEST!!

Here are some pictures for all you Fashionista's of some of the designs I liked from each of the shows... ENJOY :).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I hope all of you did too! Like President Packer said in stake conference, we need to make a moral stand for what we believe in- & this election is the perfect time to stand up for what we know to be true! Even if this election doesn't turn out the way we hope, we don't need to fear- "Fear is the antithesis of faith!" Instead, we should live in faith; Things may become scarier in our country but if we live in faith we can still have peace & happiness in our own families :)!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Péãcé & £õvê

I LOVE Halloween & dressing up, so we had to coordinate my belly into our costumes this year- We decided to be Hippies/ Disco dancers (whatever you want to call them). People were pregnant in the 60's & 70's all the time right :)? As always, I got everything for our costumes at Savers & had a great time figuring them out! I wonder if I'll ever grow up enough to not want to dress up & go out for Halloween... I hope not :)!! Here are individual shots of our full costumes:

Anthon is always SO great at letting me have my fun with his costumes! I wish his hair could have grown just a little bit more, but he still looked perfect! His shoes were my favorite!!

My favorite thing on my costume had to be the flower pin I found- oh the shall was a close 2nd, but the pin was the icing on my cake!!