Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was one of the best days I've had in long while. Devin didn't have to go to work so we got to spend the whole day together doing whatever we wanted. So we decided to go to Bateman's Island, which is on the Columbia River. It was pretty nifty. We weren't able to hike very far because there were huge puddles on the path that we couldn't get around. I was also having some pains due to the fact that my little baby has found some nerves to lay on. So we just went as far as we could then turned around. Here are a few photos that I took of the island. 

After we were done hiking around on the island we went and drove down the river a little more. We found a pond that had a ridiculous amount of birds at it. All varieties too. 

I also never would of thought that there would be seagulls in this part of Washington, but they are all over.

We later met up with some of the other couples that are up here with us and took some pictures. 
These are the other couples, minus Devin and I. The couple on the far left were just here visiting. 

Devin and I mostly just took pics of the others, cause I didn't really want a bunch of pictures of me and my ginormous belly. We did still get a few pictures of us together. Just not a ton. 

After we were done taking pictures we went and got some meat to cook for the office barbecue later. 
After we took the meet home to put it in the fridge we went and drove around the Tri-Cities area. Devin showed me some of the areas that he has worked in and we went on the other side of the river. Devin insisted on taking a couple pictures of me.

Here is a picture of the river.

And a picture of us on a swing that was right by the river. Ignore the odd look on my face.

After we were done here we went to one of Devin's follow-up appointment, where he got a sale. So that was good. Then we went to the barbecue. I don't have pictures of the barbecue, cause I forgot my camera in the car. The barbecue was a lot of fun though. 
Oh... and we went hot tubbing with the other couples that night. Unfortunately I don't get to sit in the tub, so I just sit on the side with my legs in. Still fun, but uncomfortable after a while. 

All in all yesterday was a very good day. 

Friday, May 27, 2011


Honestly, I've stopped enjoying the
 feeling of my 
cute babe moving and kicking around
 in my tummy. Now I wish she
 was out and not kicking
 me repeatedly for long periods of time.
I still love her though. 
Of course. 
I just want her

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blueberry Muffins

Our lives really aren't all that exciting so I'm just going to post a picture of the
muffins I made this morning. 
They look a little handicap and special, 
but they tasted great. I promise.
It is kinda hard to mess things up when they come out of a box though. 
Oh well. 

This is the card/picture holder thingy we got for our ultrasound 
picture that we had done at the hospital. 
Our ultrasound lady was able to only get one decent 
picture of our baby's face. 
The card's cute though. 

Here is the picture. I tried to make it easier to see her face, but I might have just made it harder
& more confusing. Her face has filled out a lot though.

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend so Devin has Monday off. I'm really excited to get to 
spend the day with him & maybe/hopefully go do something. 
I would really like to go down the the river. But we'll 
see what we actually end up doing. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Working out isn't working out

So I came up here to WA with every intention of working out so that I could somewhat stay in shape.
 So far it hasn't happened.
It's really hard to find the motivation.
Maybe after baby comes I'll be better. 
Actually I know I'll be better, cause I refuse to be one of those women who gains weight during pregnancy and never gets it off again.
I know it'll be hard, but it'll be worth it. 

Tomorrow we get to see baby again. Our new doctor wants to have an ultrasound done.
I'm totally okay with this, cause she is going to look really 
different now compared to the last time we saw her.  

Sometimes I wonder if I come across as a hard person to get along with.
It might explain a lot. 

I'm 31 weeks pregnant today. It's kind of exciting.
I'll be glad to have her company during the days.

There is still sooo much stuff that we need  to buy before she gets here. 
I'm not sure where how we are going to pay for all of it yet.... 
Life is good for the most part. 
Depends on how you look at it. 
Being emotional and 7 months pregnant makes me crazy. 
I'm sure of it. 

Monday, May 23, 2011


I'm not writing this for sympathy or for anyone to feel bad for us. This is just me talking and venting. 

Sometimes it's really hard to have a good day when you're so tight on money that you have to decide which of the things you need to buy, you don't need as much as the others because you don't have enough money for everything.

We woke up to our phones being turned off because we are so behind on the payments. We still don't have the money to get caught up yet, but luckily we had just enough to get them turned back on. 

We still don't have everything that we need for the baby. I know that we will be able to get it all before she comes, but I still stress a little over the fact that we don't have it and can't even go get it. 

Lately I've been finding it REALLY hard to feel cute/pretty at all because of how huge I am. I know I'm not fat, I'm just pregnant and that's a wonderful thing. I still don't like feeling like a blimp most of the time. 

I hate it when people stare at me when they see my belly. It makes me want to throw a tomato at their face. 

Being in my third trimester, and more emotional than normal does not make any of this easier. 

I know everything will get better and be okay. We will make it through this, we always do. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Natural Birth

I've decided that I am definitely going to go as natural as possible with this birth. (of course this is subject to change, because I can't predict the future, but this is the plan) I've been reading a lot about natural childbirth and it just sounds like the right thing for me. I know it will be very painful, but it is going to be pain that has a purpose. After she comes out the worst pain will be over. Plus women have been giving birth for centuries without hospitals, doctors, and pain medications. So I'm sure that natural birth is possible and definitely not the worst choice in the world. 
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I do have a very high tolerance for pain. The only reason I even tolerate pain so well is because I have been experiencing physical pain almost constantly for most of my life. I don't know a life without pain. So the way I see it, if I can do this day in and day out, I can definitely tolerate the pain of labor and delivery.
I know there are some women out there that think it's just stupid to subject yourself to that kind of pain if you don't have to. They also think women who go all natural are just weird/crazy. I also know that lots of people think that once I get into labor and feel all that pain I'll for sure change my mind. Let me tell you something though, if you honestly think that about me, you obviously don't know me very well. At least not as well as you thought you did. 
I'm actually somewhat excited to be doing this all naturally. I'm also very scared, but I think that's mostly just because it's something new that I've never done before. 

I do wish that I had friends up here that I could talk to about all of this. I guess that's what I'll just use this blog for. I'm just too shy. 

Here are a few of the crib sets that I am currently in love with. 

Obviously I have a thing for the color green and paisley. I think the one in the middle is my most favorite.
I'm sure I'll change my mind a couple more times before we actually buy anything. When you have as much time on your hands as I do, you gotta find something to do. 

Lately I've been taking a lot of photos of myself and my huge belly, then I edit them. I think it's fun. 
Don't judge me. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

View from above

So Saturday night we had the mother of all rain storms. It was craaaazy. It was literally raining cats and dogs, no joke. That same night the whole office went out to dinner at P.F. Chang's and it was amazing. They have the best Sweet and Sour Chicken I have ever had. I want more. Soon. It's so expensive though... we won't be going back for a loooong time. Someday though... we will return. 

This is the view from our balcony Sunday night. The clouds looked super cool so I had to get a few pictures.

The colors in these next two pictures show the colors of the sky a lot better. 

Nifty, yeah?
I liked it.

On a more personal note... sometimes I am far too shy for my own good. And I get nervous about hanging out with new people. I know this is ridiculous and shouldn't be, but it is. I tend to avoid new situations sometimes. So if I ever turn down an invite to go do something, it's not personal. It's me being ridiculous and insecure. I'm trying to over come this, but it's a slow process. 

I gotta do laundry today. Yay. 

Bye for now. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tiny Update

Breast feeding sounds hard, but definitely worth it. 

I want this diaper bag super, duper bad. 
It's so original looking. 

I'm really excited to go out to dinner tonight. The whole Linx office is going to P.F. Chang's, because they won a contest during the week. I've never been to P.F. Chang's, but it sounds amazing. 

Sometimes I get really excited to meet our little girl and finally get to see what she looks like.
Other times I get really nervous/anxious and worry that I won't be able to do this. 
I assume this is completely normal. 

We have just about 10 more weeks till she gets here. Holy crap. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Banana Bread

I just made banana bread for the first time in a really long time. Hopefully it turned out good. I have yet to try it. We're gonna have spaghetti tonight. I'm excited to make it... then eat it. I love spaghetti. I think I should have been born an Italian. 

Tomorrow morning we're going on a tour of the hospital that we are going to be having our baby in. I'm kind of excited for it. I'm not sure Devin shares my excitement, but that's ok. He is going with me anyways, cause he is a good husband like that.  

I'm huge and I'm not even 30 weeks pregnant yet. I'm going to need a forklift to get in and out of our apartment before every thing is said and done.
Baby is very strong these days. Sometimes she'll kick/punch so hard and suddenly that it will actually startle me. Or she'll just continuously kick and punch me for a good while. That's a lot of fun. (Insert sarcasm) 

I'm so excited to have a baby with my wonderful husband. I know it'll be a HUGE adjustment, but I know we can do it. Plus Devin is going to be the cutest daddy EVAR. 

Just tried some of the banana bread... it's not bad. Hopefully hubby agrees. 

I don't know if anybody reads this blog. If you do, I'm sorry that I just kind of ramble and don't say anything of real importance. Oh well... you're the one that chose to read it. :P

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Washington So Far

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Well... have been in Washington for almost one whole week now. It seems like a pretty great place so far.

The ward here is pretty much amazing. I've never lived in a ward where they are so welcoming. I'm really excited for us to get to know everyone better.
Today is Devin's first day out selling. Hopefully we will do good and be able to get some sales. I think by the end of the summer is going to be very tired, cause he is going to be working long hours every day except Sundays. It'll be good for him though.
The weather here is definitely different than the weather in S. Utah. There is almost always clouds in the sky and right now it can still be kinda cold and windy. They say it'll get very hot though, so we still have that to look forward to.
The apartment we are in is VERY small, but it still works. Also... we are on the third floor. Awesome, right? I can't wait till I'm 36 weeks pregnant and having to go up three flights of stairs everyday. NOT.
Here is the bump at 27 weeks. I feel huge and I still have a long ways to go.   

We went to Winco for the first time last week and it was amaaaazing. We spent like over an hour in just one part of the store. We are soo going back once we get some money. 

That's all I've got for now. I'll try to get better about keeping this thing updated while we're up here.