Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Back and Forth

I would have to say that the majority of my pregnancy, thus far, I've felt like I was having a boy. Even though I don't really understand how I, or anyone, can really feel something like that. I just felt that way. And it was kind of confirmed to me when I had a dream that we were having a boy.

Now I feel like I'm having a girl. Maybe it's because I recently had a dream we're having a girl, haha, (Which was a crazy weird dream by the way...pregnancy dreams are so weird!) even though that same night Tyler had a dream that we were having a boy. And now myths say I'm having a girl.

I had my 17 week checkup on Monday. The heartbeat was at 168 and Festus was doing just fine. One of the myths says that if the baby has a higher heartbeat, then it's a girl. So I asked the nurse if she believed in Old Wives Tales. She went on to explain that some she might believe, but others are just too outrageous. And I agree. She told me that if she had to guess now, she'd say I was having a girl. (She's pregnant with her 3rd girl.)

I'm really excited/anxious to find out. It's something that's been on the brain lately. Sometimes it'll float to the back of my mind, but it's always there. (Can you tell??) I'm so impatient!

We have a name picked out for a girl. We can't really agree on a name for a boy, but I'd say it's 90% set in stone.
We'll find out March 16!!

I would post another picture of my growing belly, but I don't think it's grown enough for the naked eye to see a difference. I'm doing fine though. Hardly ever sick. My pickle intake has finally gone down. (No more going through a jar a week!) I've gained 3 lbs since my first visit. My doctor told me that because I'm underweight for a girl my age and height (that isn't prego) I should expect to gain about 5 lbs extra than the average 20- 40 lbs pregnancy weight gain. Which isn't the greatest news, but as long as the baby's healthy, I'm A-OK. Weight can come off. I still haven't felt any movements from the baby, even though I know it's moving around like crazy.

Friday, February 20, 2009

To the left... to the left

♪ ♫Everything you own in a box to the left ♫ ♪ ... sorry I just had to keep going

So I took some tests online to see if I am having a boy or a girl. They're based on Old Wives Tales, which I don't hold anything to, but I thought they'd be fun. I took the tests a couple months ago and I was having a BOY!

I took the tests a couple days ago and now I'm having a GIRL!

So who knows... it's based on really weird things and some I think are just too early to tell.
Am I carrying high or low?... I have no idea...

But if you think you know what I'm having...
CAST YOUR VOTE.... ♪ ♫ to the left, to the left

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Growing...

So here's finally a picture of my growing belly... after 4 months. I'm 16 weeks now! Woo hoo. Now, I'm excited to start feeling the baby move.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Memory Lane Monday

This picture is pretty embarrassing and sadly only taken about 6 years ago. I believe this was in 2003. For some very odd reason we had the urge to dress up fantastically and parade around Walmart. Crazy!
It's Mindy (dressed like Fred Flinstone), me (I know I'm wearing some of my sisters drill team and dance stuff she left in the closet), and Carly (who looks somewhat normal...well, in comparison)
My niece Kalla and nephew Khavin wanted to join in on the fun... at least in the picture... they were smart enough to not go out in public with us.

Friday, February 13, 2009

One-Upping

I think we've all experienced the annoying one-upper.
Some person will respond to your experience or problem by immediately telling a similar story about themselves with a much more fantastic (or terrible) outcome.

Well, a few weeks ago I was watching SNL. To me, it hasn't been the greatest, but this skit made me really laugh!! I love this character.
Click the picture to watch

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Boy high from dentist

Tyler showed me this funny (kinda sad) video.
I laughed and my eyes watered and thought it was even funnier the second time.
Check it out

Friday, February 6, 2009

Motherhood Moments

Though I'm not quite a mom yet, I found this quote very inspiring.

"What can . . . young mother[s] [do] . . . to reduce the pressure [of raising young children] and enjoy [their families] more? . . . "Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. "Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: 'The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less' (Loud and Clear [1004], 10-11)."


M. Russell Ballard, "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 109