"The Savior emphasized the importance of keeping records. And one of the most valuable records is the one you keep of your own life." Spencer W. Kimball

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday!

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY LAURA!! We love you and are so grateful to have you as the oldest and wisest sister! (You can thank Liz for the cute picture, I stole it off of her blog.)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Little Scare

Tom and I had a little scare last night with the baby. I was walking down the stairs at the temple after finishing a session (there wasn't anyone around me) and slipped on my dress. I fell back on my already sore tailbone and slid down a few stairs. It's funny now to think about it, but at the time I just wanted to cry. I must have made a ruckus because a temple worker that had been sitting upstairs peeked over to make sure I was okay and another temple worker from around the corner came upstairs to see what had happened. I assured everyone that I was okay and it happens when you're pregnant. The guy was so nice, he put his arm out for me to grab a hold of. I then went into the dressing room and started to put my clothing away when two temple workers came up to me to make sure I was okay. I guess the guy had told these women what had happened and they were extra concerned because I was pregnant. They were worried about the baby being hurt and asked if they could call someone for me. I assured them I was fine even though I was trying not to cry because my tailbone hurt so bad. I went to my locker, changed and then went to use the bathroom. It was then that I realized that my underwear was very wet and it was not urine. I was so worried that my water had broken when I fell that I could barely think straight. I got out to the car and called the doctor's office where I had to leave a message because it was after hours. I talked to Tom and told him what had happened and that I was worried about the baby to which he reassured me that everything was probably fine. I got home and still hadn't heard back from the on-call doctor so we decided it would be best to go to the hospital and get checked out. We hadn't even gotten on the freeway when the doctor called and said that if my water had broken, it would have been a huge gush because I am only 33 weeks. She said to watch closely for an hour and if there was anymore fluid, to go in and be checked, otherwise not to worry about it. Fortunately, there ended up not being anymore fluid and the baby was moving around a lot last night. Well, the baby is fine obviously or all of you would have gotten a phone call last night. All I have is a bruised butt cheek, thigh and now my tailbone hurts so bad when I stand up, that my eyes water. I had a doctor's appointment today and everything checked out. The little stinker is still breech, so hopefully she will flip around in the next few weeks and stay there. I guess I have gained too much weight though because today I sat on the toilet seat lid to talk to Tom while he was in the bathtub and it cracked. Slightly depressing, but funny.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nice Surprise

Last night, Tom wasn't going to Mutual because he got home from work late and they had already left on their activity. So I wasn't going to go either since I'm just the assistant camp director. I was going to get some things done around the house so we were ready for the dunes. Tom insisted that I needed to go and I was so mad that he felt like I should go but that he wasn't going. He talked me into going and I went knowing that he was right but still upset. Little did I know the leaders and girls were surprising the pregnant leaders with a baby shower. We thought we were doing individual class activities and then after opening exercises, they said to all meet together to put hygiene kits together. We walked down to our activity room and to our surprise it was decorated and there were presents for us sitting on a table. It was so sweet and thoughtful! The girls got bored while we were opening presents, which I guess only adults enjoy. But it was so fun to see what each of us got. (There were three of us.) It's so nice to have good friends in the ward.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Here are some pictures from the ultrasound that was done today. I love how she is sucking her thumb! She is growing well even though she is smaller than average. The doctor said it looks like she has lots of hair on her head even though you can't see it in these pictures. She looks like an actual baby now and I can't believe that I will get to hold her in less than two months! A big thanks to all of you for your prayers and concern!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Erin's Baby

I don't know why but it has really been bugging me lately that we don't know if Erin is having a boy or girl. I want to know sooooooooooo bad! I can't believe that people wait until their baby is born to find out what they're having. Maybe it will be different when I have another one, but I don't think I could ever wait because I feel like it helps me be prepared. I am such a freak about making sure I'm prepared for anything. The worst part about this upcoming childbirth is that I know I can't be prepared for everything. I have no idea what it's going to be like and it's driving me crazy! I have got to stop with the what-ifs. What happens, happens and I know I have a great family to help me out if I'm not prepared for whatever lies in the future.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lake Powell

We just got back from Lake Powell Tuesday night. We had a lot of fun but are glad to be home sleeping in our own bed that we know can't deflate. I do miss sleeping under the stars that were absolutely gorgeous. Tom was amazing at skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and surfing. The boys even caught some fish which the kids thought was cool. I thought it was hot but I guess that is from being pregnant. A tip for those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, a maternity swimsuit would be a good investment. It is very uncomfortable wearing a suit that is too tight. I am getting excited to go to the sand dunes next week. It seems like forever since we went last time.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hospital Tour

Last night I talked Tom into going with me to tour the women's center at the hospital so he would know where to go when the big day comes and I was interested in checking out the rooms. He didn't really want to go and showed very little interest in the tour, but it was really cute when he started asking me questions to make sure he knew where to go and what to do. He asked me on the way out if he could bring the Xbox so he would have something to do. I love my husband and he has definitely taught me to have a sense of humor. I'm getting very excited to finally have my baby girl here! I look at the pictures that Liz and Erin took when I got my new maternity clothes and had a glass bowl under my shirt to see what I would look like down the road and now it's here. I'm bigger than the glass bowl! You don't realize how much you bend over when shaving your legs until you can't breathe because you're so big!