April 27, 2008

Baby Pool & Other news

Alright, I know I still have like 7 weeks, but I had a dream last night that is inspiring this post. Last night I dreamed that I was in the Dr.'s office and he decided to induce me on the 12th. I think it was the 12th of June, but I'm not sure. I'm trusting my instincts that our little girl will be born early, as I've felt that way this whole pregnancy. I've also thought it was a girl from the moment I found out I was pregnant. My other dreams about this pregnancy were right, like when I dream it was a girl, so I'm trusting this one. Dr.'s due date is June 18th. So here's my guess. Birth Date: June 12th, dark brown wavy hair, around 7 or 8 pounds, about 21 inches long. I'm guessing she will be born in the morning. Ryan's Guess: June 26th(his birthday), around 8 pounds, about 24 inches long, born at night. I'd like to open a baby pool to all those who would like to place a guess. There will be some sort of prize, although I haven't yet decided what it will be. Either leave your guess as a comment on this post or send it to me in an e-mail. More exciting news: Our dear friend, Aly Willis is currently an intern at a photography studio here in town. She called me a few weeks ago, and told me that she needed to practice using the studio and wanted to know if I wanted some maternity pictures taken. So tomorrow, after work, I'll be heading over there to get some pictures taken. I'm excited to see how they turn out, and I'm hoping my belly will look round. (Sometimes she curls to one side and she makes my belly lopsided) So I'll post those once we get them back. The end of this week, my little sister, Natalie, will be leaving for Italy for a study abroad. Please pray for her safe arrival. I will be unable to reach her by phone for the next some odd weeks. We're still trying to figure out how to tell her she has a niece, once the baby is born. That should be interesting. While Ryan was working this week, I watched the movie, Juno. I don't know if it was just me being pregnant and the movie being about a teenage pregnancy, that hit me so hard, but I've watched it 3 times and every time I cry for the last 30+ minutes. So if you plan to watch it, bring a box of tissues. I'll be heading to the Dr. on Wednesday. Hoping that she is still head down (fear of breech baby) I've been told that as the baby gets bigger, they move less. Well that is not the case with our little kick-boxer. I feel like she's been moving constantly for the past few weeks, which is making sleep very difficult. I'm also having contractions almost daily, albeit not in ANY sort of pattern. We need to keep her in for just a few more weeks to avoid her being premature, but after that 37 week mark passes, she will be getting her eviction notice. I've been trying to get my older sister, Jenni, to start a blog, as she seems to be the only one to not hop on this fad train. She has been one to resist fads before, like pointy shoes and boy band obsessions, but this is one I feel she needs to adopt. So in efforts to have other people pester her into creating one, I'm asking for your help. If you are in favor of Jenni starting a blog so you can hear about her baby/family updates, Say," I" (or just post it in a comment, I'll make sure she gets the memo!) Love you all! XOXO, Holly & Co. Pin It Now!

April 24, 2008

Pregnancy Woes

Why does it seem like I'm always the last one. When all my cousins and friends were pregnant, I kepy saying, " Everyone is pregnant except me." Well at the time that was true. Then I got pregnant, and almost everyone I know, has had their babies. I know I only have a few weeks left, but I'm so ready to get rid of all these awful pregnancy side effects and have my sweet baby girl. I've been getting so many colorful comments at work and church, I'm about ready to loose it on someone. I constantly get asked if I'm having twins. (Ok I know I have a belly, but I'm not Shamu, although I do feel like it when I try to roll over in bed.) People at work keep telling me how huge I am (emphasis on the huge part, with wide eyes and open mouth when they say it) Not to mention, my boss asks me almost every other day, "Are you feeling ok, you don't look so good?" People just aren't very considerate when it comes to pregnant women. So today, I challenge you all, the next time you see a pregnant woman, say something kind. Compliment her on something other than the fact that she is an oven, I promise it will make her day. Story: I was at Staples with Ryan several weeks ago, pickup up labels and the clerk asked me the usual questions," when are you due? Is it a girl or a boy?" etc. And then right before we left, she goes," You don't look that far along, I think you look great." (or something to that effect) I couldn't stop smiling all night! So moral of the story, be kind tothe pregnant women, they are carrying the future, literally. (Ok I'm off of my soapbox) In other news: I started on Zoe's baby book. Only 2 pages done so far, but I'm pretty happy with it. It's fun getting to write down all sorts of fun information for her to read when she gets older. I don't know if I'm making it more for her or for me. (Probably for me) Yesterday as I was getting ready to leave for work, I got really dizzy and lightheaded. I ended up lying down and calling the Dr. He said to stay off me feet for the day and don't drive. So I stayed home from work yesterday, lying down as much a possible. What a boring way to spend a day. I'm so glad I haven't been put on bedrest, I think I would go insane! Last Sunday, we went to the Humbert's for dinner and dessert. Nobody had actually made dessert, so Ryan and I made Blueberry Buckle. I had never had this dessert before but talk about YUMMY! It was like coffee cake with warm blueberry sauce on top with cinnamon crunchies. So good. I need to get Julie's recipe, but I'm sure you could google it and get a pretty good version. Needless to say, this one is going in the recipe box. Last weekend Ryan cleaned all the carpets and we moved all the furniture around. We love it now! There is so much more open space. (and now Campbell has no where to hide when she grabs something she shouldn't, she just gets backed into the corner) I'm so glad Ryan was able to clean them before the baby gets here. (Thanks Dan for letting him borrow the truck and stuff!) Ryan is nearing the end of the semester, so he's been spending hours on the computer typing and doing research for projects and papers. I'm excited for him to get a little break from school and before the baby is born. Well that's all for now. But if you need a good laugh, check out my sister Natalie's blog (link on the right) and read her post about Disney promoting identity crisis in children, she is quite the entertainer. (She is leaving for Italy in a little over a week :-( XOXO, Holly & Co. Pin It Now!

April 16, 2008

Been long time gone...

Sorry all...I know it's been so long since I've posted. Last weekend, Ryan and I were both sick, again. (It's getting really old) I did however, get to see our friends Ashley & Matt get sealed on Saturday. It was so wonderful to go back to the temple and be on the other side. They were married a little over a year ago, then Matt was baptized and now they are sealed for time and all eternity. I just love happy endings! So going way back...Ryan and I had a great time at the coast with the Humbert side. We got to see Eric, Jen and Luke (who live a few hours away) We brought Campbell and of course she loved every minute of it. Luke was imitating her grunts and ruffs, he's so adorable. Once we got home, she slept for pretty much the next couple of days, she was so tired. I went to the Dr. today and Baby Z is growing and doing fine. I start going every 2 weeks now, so I'll have more Dr. updates. She has a strong heart beat and moves around like crazy. She was head down this morning, although she'll move between now and birth day, so hopefully she'll eventually go back to that spot. he measured my belly this morning and commented on how she had grown. I'm really glad that he recognized it was her growing, not just me. At the lab they forgot to test my blood for hepatitis B, so I got to go back to the lab and wait for a couple of hours to get more blood taken. (Side note: I passed my glucose test!) This morning when my phone alarm went off, Ryan handed it to me and it turned off. Something between the 15 seconds of beeping and Ryan handing it to me, broke it. So I now have a new phone. It's pretty much the same thing I had before but it's a slider one and it's blue instead of pink. I have the same number, but a few of my phone numbers got lost in the switch, so I might be sending out e-mails to reclaim lost numbers. Ryan has been working really hard at school. Finals week is just around the corner and he has lots of papers and projects due before the end of the semester. He's been working so hard all semester and I'm so proud of him! Thank you to all who came to my baby shower. Ryan and I got some wonderful gifts. Our little girl now has more than just a few onesies and will be dressed in style! I'm having another baby shower at work on Friday. I'm hoping we get a few more gift cards to cover the rest of the cost for the stroller/car seat set. Ryan's mom took me to the fabric store yesterday to pick out fabrics for a baby quilt. I'm so excited to see it finished. It's got lots of pink in it, but it's more of a modern tone. I'm even more excited to see the little baby girl that will get wrapped in it. I tried to add pictures but it wouldn't let me. Here is a link to the fabric line. (some of it is fromt he Orange Dahila line and some is from the Pink Dahila line) http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/fabrics_top.php?fabric=midwest-modern&flid=12 As birth day is drawing near, I'm getting so excited to not only, not be pregnant, but to be able to hold our little girl. We are so blessed to have such loving and caring families. This little girl will get quite the welcome to this world, and I'm so happy we have so many people to share it with. Thank you all for your love and support. XOXO, Holly & Co. Pin It Now!

April 3, 2008

ABC Tag-

A--ADVOCATE FOR: Scrapbooking. I try to convert as many as possible. I'm terrible at keeping a journal. I've tried time and time again, but cannot seem to keep the pattern, so I scrapbook my life as a way to record life events and happenings for my family. B--BEST FEATURE: Well since I'm somewhat a balloon right now, we'll go with my smile. (thanks to Mom & Dad for braces) C--COULD DO WITHOUT: Aches and pains of pregnancy. I would love to have my ankles back. D--DREAMS AND DESIRES: To be with Ryan forever and to be a good mother. E--ESSENTIAL ITEMS:My purse. (Most of my purses are small beach tote sized, so everything that I would ever need fits in them) Yes, I am a bag lady. F--FAVORITE PAST TIME: Watching movies with Ryan, scrapbooking, playing with Campbell/ G--GOOD AT: Talking. I like to talk a lot, as I'm sure you all know. But this comes in handy on several occasions. H--HAVE NEVER TRIED: Alcohol. So glad that I made that choice. I--IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS: I would pay tithing. I would pay off debt. I would buy a house. Take Ryan on a vacation. Then call my Mom & Dad for investment advice. J--JUNKIE FOR: Ribbon. I love pretty ribbon. K--KINDRED SPIRIT: There are several that I know. But 2 who stand out are Ginnie & Heather. These women are warriors and I love them dearly for that. L--LITTLE KNOWN FACT: That's a tough one. I have hyper-extended elbows, (don't ask me to show you unless you really mean it) and I'm convinced that's why I didn't make the cheerleading squad in high school. And I am and will always be a die-hard *NSYNC fan. (if you don't believe me, just ask my parents) M--MEMORABLE MOMENT: The day Ryan told me he loved me. The day I fit into a single digit size jean. Our Wedding Day. And the day I found out I was pregnant. N--NEVER AGAIN WILL I: Live apart from Ryan. That was the longest 8 months of my life. O--OCCASIONAL INDULGENCE: Pointy toe shoes. (Jenni, one day, I will convert you!) Q--QUOTE: "You can fight the world, or you can fight each other, but you can't do both." -Grandma Baker R--REASON TO SMILE: 9.5 Weeks left! S--SORRY ABOUT: My stubbornness. T--TAG SOME FRIENDS: All family and friend who read this. (Jenni, that means you have to start a blog now) U--UNINTERESTED IN: Team sports. I think it's probably because I'm bad at team sports. V--VERY SCARED OF: Labor and Delivery. Can't escape it now. W--WORST HABIT: Whining. X--X MARKS MY IDEAL VACATION SPOT: I've been a lot of places. If it's a vacation strictly to relax. Hawaii. If it's a fun, exploring adventure vacation. New York. Y--YESTERYEAR DECADE OF CHOICE: I would love to have been around in 40's& 50's. I think I would have done well then. Z--ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius Pin It Now!