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Thursday, December 8, 2011

2 Months!!!

Supposed to post this Monday, but life got busy.  So my little girl has reached her two month mark.  It is crazy that she has been with us that long.  Seems like she was born yesterday, but she is getting more fun to interact with.  She is a very happy baby in the morning giving us the biggest smiles ever and sometimes giggles and it is incredibly cute.  She has been the best baby at sleeping through the night, a definite blessing.  Having her sleep 6-8 hours a night is amazing allowing me to get some much needed rest.

More things that she has started doing this past month.
  • She has discovered her hands and it is so much fun to watch her try to figure them out.  
  • She loves her swing.  When she is put in it we turn on the mobile and she stares at it with so much interest and then laughs and smiles really big.  
  • Also when we talk to her now she gives us so so so much attention staring us down trying to understand what in the world we are doing and saying.  
  • She makes little noises daily.  She say a-goo and a-ga.
  • She still has a really hard time trying to be put to sleep for naps or bed which has been a challenge. 
  • When we have the tv on she watches it so I need to stop that and maybe invest in some educational programs she can watch at.
Her stats at her two month appointment are 10lbs 13oz and 22 inches long.  She is in the 50% growth for weight and height.  She is also really strong according to the doctor.  She holds up her head without any problem (been doing it for weeks) and LOVES standing on her feet.

Here are some pictures from her past month.

Chilling with the mom

Matt took these when I was drugged up after surgery

I Love this outfit she was so cute

She wasn't in a big smiling mood in this video

We can't wait to see what else she starts doing.  We love our little girl with all of our hearts.

Monday, December 5, 2011


So last week I under went surgery and can I tell you I was really nervous.  I don't know why because it is a really simple surgery and not on any major organs.  I have had a hole in my ear drum ever since I lived in Mexico 2 years ago.  It never really bothered me except that when I wanted to pop my ears I never could because of the hole.  Swimming was not very enjoyable for me and that was actually when I discovered the hole.  I was swimming in the ocean off the coast of Mexico and the salt water burned my ear it was crazy. I was going to have the surgery performed in January of this year, but we found out we were pregnant so we decided to wait.  After Lynlee was born I kept putting off setting up the appointment and finally made it and here I am now recovering perfectly fine from the ordeal.

The first days of recovery were really hard I was really dizzy and all Lynlee wanted was to be walked around and I just couldn't do that without dropping her.  So on Thursday I made Matt call into work sick and stay home with me and the lynners.   I then decided to stop taking Loritab and the dizziness slowed down so so so so so so much.  I was just dealing with the dizziness involved with the ear now. Sometimes I forget how badly I react to Loritab (it happened when I had my wisdom teeth out too). For those of you who don't know in your middle ear is where your equilibrium is, which keeps our balance and from us toppling over everyday.  So when you fix your ear drum the Dr. has to put packing in there throwing off your balance making you dizzy.  Today I am going into see Dr. Soderberg and he is going to take out the packing that doesn't dissolve (the packing in the middle ear takes a month to dissolve) so maybe I can hear things better.  I have been deaf out of one ear and that has been an interesting experience.

I really hope that I will regain my hearing loss all because of the hole.  I also wonder if it will improve me not being so dizzy all of the time.  Man this is going to be a long month of recovery, but at least I will be distracted from myself because it is the time to remember Jesus Christ and gift of his birth.  I just love Christmas time.  Can't wait to get to Utah to see all of my family :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lynlee's Blessing

This past sunday we were able to bless our beautiful little girl.  It was such a special day for us.  We didn't think at first when we decided to bless her that we would have any family outside of Ben and Mistie, but my parents two sisters, little brother and their foreign exchange student were able to make the long drive down here for the weekend.  It was wonderful to have them share this special day with us.  The only thing I regret is that I didn't get a picture with all of them. Matt did an amazing job and the spirit was so strong.  Lynlee did so well she slept through all of sacrament and her blessing.  She looked adorable in her dress.  I put a bunch of pictures up just because I think she is the most adorable thing ever and want to show everyone her cuteness.

The dress Grandma Mendenhall bought for her

I had to show off her little booties I wore these when I was a babe

She actually had her eyes open in this picture

The happy family :) :) Matt is the best husband and father ever

I laid her down to change her and this is the face she gave me

Which turned into a little nap.  How cute is she?????

I really like this picture

It was a very special day for us.  We can't wait for Christmas when we can introduce her to family.  Living far away can be a real bummer sometimes especially when you want to share a wonderful special day with everyone.  More special moments to come though this is the first.  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

One Month!!!!

Oh my goodness can you believe our little girl has hit her one month mark.  She is getting cuter everyday.  She is now smiling at us and making cute noises when we play with her.  She is really good at holding her head now, just a little bobble head.  Here are some pictures I took of her.  

I made a sign since we don't have money to get real photos done

This is her saying mom feed me I don't want tummy time.

Matt trying to calm her down so that she can go to bed.  Look at the big belly.  Really the sleeper is too small and her back is arched.  She is just so adorable I can't get enough of her.

I can't believe how fast time is going by.  We really need to stop and take every minute in because we will never get them back.  We are excited to watch her grow and learn.  All because two people fell in love :)


So this is the first time Matt and I have actually been in a house for this holiday.  We were excited because we would be getting trick or treaters, something we have never experienced.  Also we were excited to be spending it with our little girl :) :) she was the cutest BYU cheerleader.  

Since it was our first time we decided to throw a party at our place.  Some people were not able to make it and were dearly missed so we ended up with two young families; the Clonts and Andersons.  I didn't get a great picture of everyone, but tried as everyone was getting ready to leave.  Everyone dressed up.  I was white trash, Matt was static cling, Lynlee a BYU cheerleader, Jacob Clont was Neville Longbottom, Dena Clont was  Vampire, Ammon Clont was an adorable Skunk, Steve and Katrina Anderson were Allstars, Anyslee Anderson was the cutest puppy ever (wish I would have gotten her picture).  My memory is truly leaving me.  We had dinner and I made Halloween hotdog mummies (so cute), cheese fingers, and Butterbeer.  I even had the opportunity to decorate our front porch which you can see in the pictures of matt and my costumes. 
Our pumpkin

The doughnut eating contest, The girls tried, but the string fell off in the first 10 seconds of the contest.

Steve was the first to get it all in his mouth, but Jacob actually swallowed first.  I thought Steve won and so this is why I took his picture.

This is everyone.  Really bad picture I know, but that is all I got.

White trash.  I had stuff on the back too.  Super easy costume.

Static Cling.  He had a bib and baby sock on the back.  This is our cute front porch too.

This was a fun party even though not everyone was able to come.  We had so much fun.  I found that I really like to decorate and make creative meals.  Having kids is going to be sooo much fun.  I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.

Monday, October 31, 2011


It is Lynlee's very first.  She is a BYU cheerleader.  The outfit is big, but she is adorable.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


So our little girl has changed so much in the first couple weeks, they really do grow so fast.  We are loving her more and more regardless of her fussiness that keeps us up at night.  In truth she has been really good during the night except for a select two to three hours (changes every night/day) she wakes up to eat and then goes straight back to sleep. When she is alert and awake one of our favorite looks she gives us is her puckered lips and when we copy her and she looks at us doing it she gets this look like what are you doing.  It cracks us up.  She does not like to be swaddled and when we try she somehow manages to get her arms free and puts them up by her head.  She grunts a lot and stretches A LOT, this is not an exageration she does it all the time that is why we try and swaddle her.  She refuses to take a pacifier too so calming her down takes patience for sure.   We are just excited to watch her grow.  We are not sure who she really looks like quite yet.  She is a good mix between the two of us.

Here are some pictures of her through the first weeks.

First Bath

Pucker face

Her famous arms by head

No matter where she is at hands by her head

Just one hand up but I thought this was a good picture of her

We are excited to see her grow :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Late New Arrival

We she is finally here! After one day shy of 41 weeks of waiting Lynlee Nicole Shelton made an exciting arrival. Nikki had set an induction date for 7 am on Saturday but apparently that wasn't quite soon enough because she started having contractions Friday evening and we ended up going into the hospital about 10:30 pm on Friday and that is where the journey began. After a long sleepless night, Nikki's water broke and the REAL contractions started. But of course in true Lynlee fashion (and being the first baby) we were just getting started. Nearly 9 hours (and an epidural) later, she was still being stubborn. She was in position awhile but just wouldn't come our doctor did a little vacuum assist and help her out. It was an unbelievable experience. Not really pleasant, but exciting and a little scary but in the end I don't think I can express in words how happy we are to have our little girl here in our arms. Both Mom and baby are doing great and we are being discharged this afternoon. Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes, gifts, love and support. We feel incredible grateful for such wonderful friends and family. I in particular feel wonderfully blessed to have such a wonderful wife and a beautiful new baby girl.
 Here is her first picture in the world. There was a little meconium in the womb so they set her up with a little respirator right away, that is what is sitting in front of her face, but she was just fine.
 This is Lynlee right before her first bath.
 They put a little purple bow on her, isn't she cute?
 Ok, now I'm just being a proud Daddy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Still waiting

It seems all that I do these days is wait for signs that our little girl will join us soon.  Last week I went into the doctor and was dialated 1 cm, this week I was dialated 2 cm and not effaced.  This morning I lost my mucus plug so I hope that gets things moving along a little bit quicker.  Matt wanted to have her this week, but I am pretty sure she won't come for at least a week because I have not felt ANY contractions.  I have not felt any of the braxton hicks, but I know I have them because my tummy gets really hard and I have menstrual like cramps, all a sign my body it preparing for our baby to make her debut.  So now every night matt and I go on walks so that she will drop.  We are getting really excited to see her face and just love everything about her.

I have been soooooo uncomfortable I have never known my back to hurt so bad.  The back pain has been going on for over a month now; thank heavens I have a WONDERFUL husband that gives me back massages every night to help me sleep.  Oh and I have swelled up real nicely especially when I have been on my feet for so long.  I no longer wear my wedding ring just a fake one.  I just can't wait for her to be here :) :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Update - getting so close

So here is the update on my little babe and myself.  Everyday I get more and more anxious to see her sweet little face and wonder who she is going to look like, if she is going to be chubby; then I start thinking about labor and get nervous for all of the pain and unknown to be experienced.  I have been blessed with a short torso meaning that my ribs and hip bones are really close.  So as the little one moves she hurts me in the ribs and the hips at the same time.  I really hope she drops soon and that she will come early because I am getting really uncomfortable.  Finding a comfy position at night is hard so it takes a long time to fall asleep.  Thank heavens I have the fatigue symptom of pregnancy in full swing or else I don't think I would ever fall asleep.  I start seeing the doctor every week until she comes.  I have an appointment tomorrow. 

During my days I clean the house, take a nap at some point, sometimes run errands and crochet (something I never thought I would do).  I feel like I am pretty good at it.  I have taught myself and have started some beginner projects.  That is pretty much an update of my life not really exciting just waiting to have our little bundle of joy in my arms.  

This is a picture of me 35 weeks 2 days - one month until the due date :) (yes I do spill food on my shirt sometimes) 

As for Matthew.  He is doing really well.  Learning a lot at work and getting really excited to be a daddy.  He is going to be the best dad I know.  He truly is amazing and I don't think I could have made it through this pregnancy without him.  He is so understanding with my mood swings, fears and anxieties, excitement, and everything else that has come with it.  I just can't wait until we get to raise our little girl together.  

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


So since we found out we were having a little girl I have been really excited about decorating her nursery.  I decided on the colors green and purple since I am not a big fan of pink.  We painted the walls a light green so if we live here long enough and our next child is a boy it totally works for a boys room too.

He really liked painting the room

The color was a much better choice than white walls

With the walls green that means the bedding is purple.  The theme of her room is disney fairies and instead of spending lots of money I decided to take some giant coloring book pictures and frame them.  I colored them in college and now have a use for them; I knew I held onto them for a reason.  We decided to get a cheaper crib and changer combo set (the most we spent in her room for sure).

I wanted different style of crib, but I think the traditional style will be just fine.

We got the set becuase of this, a changer and dresser combo.

I have some wall decals of butterflies that I think I will put up on the walls just don't know places to put them yet.  So here are the finished pictures of the nursery without the wall decals.

I bought wooden letters and mod podged paper on them and I really like how they turned out 

We just bought the frames from walmart.
The cute qoute above the window came from Matt's sister Jenny.  I wanted a quote to put on the wall and that worked out perfect.
Now we just get to wait for our bundle of joy.  She probably won't use the nursery right away because our room is all the way across the house; so we have a pack and play for her to sleep in at first. I am soooooo excited for her to get here.  I can't breathe very well and cannot get comfortable at all so it will be nice to hold her in my arms. 


Matt and I celebrated our two year aniversary July 30th.  I just can't believe that we have been married that long.  It is crazy to look back on our time together because so much has happened.  I remember our very first date together and the AMAZING hug that he gave me at the door to say goodnight.  I just remember feeling so secure in his arms; a feeling I have when he hugs me today.   I love him so much and could not have picked a better man to spend eternity with.

Well, with our funds being tighter this year (baby on the way) we spent the day in our little area.  For breakfast he took me to a place called Apple Annies, a farm that is right by his work.  They are harvesting their peaches this time of year and so we had peaches on our pancakes (which I thought was pretty good,  I am a REALLY picky eater).  It was fun to go there.  There was a craft fair going on at the same time so we bought a cute little crocheted hat for our little girl.  Here are some pictures of our time there.

They had fun little things to take pictures with.

Here is a picture of one of the orchards there.

Matt living out his dream as a farmer haha (he really doesn't have a dream of being a farmer)
 So after our time at Apple Annies we decided to head back to town.  We decided to spend money on a movie at the crappy theatre they have here.  We got to see Captain America though and we really enjoyed it.  Matt is excited for "The Avengers" to come out next year as am I.  So happy there are movies that we enjoy together.  After that I made Matt a candlelight dinner with ribs, corn on the cob, rolls, and salad.  And we turned on some music and just really enjoyed our time together. 

Don't mind our table we haven't had time to get a nice dining table.
 I can't believe two years have gone by so fast.  In that two years we have both graduated college with bachelors, moved to Guadalajara Mexico for three months, moved to Arizona, bought a house, and now expecting our first child.  So much has happened and I love him more and more everyday and cannot wait for him to be a daddy and start raising our little family. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spontaneous trip

Two weeks ago my sister-in-law decided she wanted to go to Utah for a couple of weeks with the kids and asked if I would like to go with her.  I of course said yes.  Since moving to arizona I have been a little homesick for Utah. 

Well, this trip was fun I got to suprise my dad, who hasn't seen me since christmas or seen me pregnant.  His reaction was my very favorite part he just couldn't believe that I was there.  He kept asking how I got there it was great.  It was fun to chill with them and have nothing planned and just live day by day without the stress of having things planned.  It was a truly needed vacation on my part.

While there my mom offered to throw me a baby shower, which was a wonderful time. We got a bunch of much needed things, so now I don't feel so overwhelmed perparing to have a baby.  Also I was able to see a bunch of people that I have not seen in such a long time.  Also while there it happened to be the Francis family reunion (my dad's mom's family).  I haven't seen that side of the family in forever so it was really nice to be around them.    

Something else that happened while I was there was that I got to see my newest little nephew Ryker Lee.  He was born in january this year and I was stoked to see the little guy.  He is adorable and I wished I could see him and play with him all the time.  I made me a little more excited for our little girl to get here.

Ryker Lee my adorable little nephew

My favorite part about being there was just being with my family I forgot how nice it is to live close to family (including aunts, uncles, and cousins).  It was nice to just hop in the car and go shopping and not have to drive an 1 1/2 hours to do that.  Also I loved seeing green everywhere around me.  Utah has had a really wet year and that made it really fun to see nature not dead and dying. 

On my last night there my sister elyse and I decided to go see a couple of things before I left the next morning.  We went to Artic Circle (something they don't have in AZ) for shake, went to see the house that is built like the house on the disney movie "Up" (it was 2 minutes up the road from my parents house), and then we were going to head and take a walk around the lake in Daybreak (such an awesome community right next to my parents neighborhood).  When we got to the lake we ran into a car show which was really cool.  I took a bunch of pictures on the phone and sent them to matt.  Matt loves cars and one day wants to restore one so I remembered some of his favorites and sent him picutres.  We never made it to the lake, because we got to see a bunch of cool restored old cars. 

The "Up" house.  They added a garage, but the house looks just like the one in the movie.
 I had such a great time in Utah that is was really hard for me to leave again.  Someday we will move back closer so that our baby will have a close relationship with her cousins just like I do with mine.  Fortunately we came back to great weather.  The monsoons started while we were gone and living in AZ during the summer is great when it rains and cools things down. Also I was beyond excited to see Matt I missed seeing his face everyday and waking up next to him in the morning. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

As time goes on

Since the last post I made matt and I went on a trip to Oceanside, CA (much needed to escape the heat of Arizona) for a family reunion.  It was good times for sure.  Disneyland was fun and I got to ride bunch of rides just not the big roller coaster ones (a little sad about that).  Sea World was really fun too I love seeing animals.  Also since all of the sister-in-laws were together they threw me a shower which was really great.  As a poor young couple living in a small town it is going to be hard to get all the stuff we need.  I was so sad to return to our home though (mainly because of the heat).  With the pregnancy everything is going well I am getting bigger every week and have gained too much weight kinda scared I won't loose it all after the baby is here. 

We are getting stoked for our little girl to be here so that we can hold her and love her and raise her.  This past weekend we painted her bedroom a light green, bought a crib and changing station and assembled them so her room is looking more and more like a nursery.  Next step is put pictures and decorations up.  Man I am so excited for this little girl to get here.  Oh she has become quite the little gymanist too.  She is kicking like crazy and mat LOVES to see my belly move when she does.  He is so fun to watch when he is looking at my tummy he is amazed every single time she moves.  I married the most wonderful man in the world and cannot wait until he can be the best daddy ever.

Not much else has happened.  I wll keep you updated on our little bundle of joy.  She is going to be here before we know it.  Just 11 1/2 weeks.   YAY!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

We are having....

So we have known for about a month and a half that we are having a GIRL, but at my last appointment last week the doc confirmed it.  We are so so so so so so excited.  I love being able to tell my belly to be a good girl instead of a good baby when she starts moving and kicking.  We have officially decided on a name.  We will be naming her Lynlee Nicole Shelton.  Lynlee is both of my grandpas names put together and then I decided to carry on my middle name.  I finally decided that this name has more meaning to it and I love when a name has meaning behind it.   

Not much else to update except for the huge fire that is happening in AZ right now.  It isn't coming our way, but I feel so bad for all of the people affected.  Oh and I am excited about next week we are leaving on a very long much needed vacation to Oceanside, CA.  I am ready to get to the coast and enjoy cooler weather than this blasted hot 100 degree weather here.  Someday we will move to a place that isn't so hot.

Until next time. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

What to do?

So once we found out the gender of our little girl (still going to confirm at the next appointment) I have been thinking about her nursery and what to do to make it fun and girlie.  I have decided to use the disney fairy theme because I have colored a bunch of pictures of all the different faries in pixie hollow.  I got the coloring book at walmart while in college when I didn't have anything to do.  I since then have come to really like the idea of faries and the magic and imagination that it brings to our lives.  What better way to have our little girl start with an imagination that anything is possible.

So I have bought picture frames to put these pictures up on the wall and I am excited.  I am running into the dilemma of what color to paint the walls.  I have to choose a color that isn't too crazy because we do plan to move within the next couple of years.  I was thinking maybe a pastel green or a pastel yellow, but might end up just painting it a cream color.  I plan on using a purple bedding so I think I will use green, but haven't decided.  We shall see.  I found some really cute wall decals that I think that I want to use with sayings such as "I believe in fairies" and "Kick up the pixie dust."  Also something I have always wanted to do in my babies room is to hang her name up on the wall with the cute wooden letters. 

I am excited to get crafty with this project the trouble is that I keep switching between names.  First we wanted to use Reyna, because it is beautiful, but also it means queen in spanish and since matt and I have been married we have been involved with the mexican culture.  So giving her a spanish name seems to fit and would be unique.  That changed though when they told us we are having a girl.  I changed my mind to a name I choose when I was younger, Lynlee.  It comes from combining both of my grandpa's first names.  I wanted a name to have more meaning, but it changes everyday.  I will let you all know when we (I) settle on a name.

I am having so much fun planning, but stress is starting to creep in.  I hope that we will have all of the necessities when she is born.  I am overjoyed with this new little life growing inside of me. 

Friday, May 27, 2011


So I went back in to the ultrasound tech yesterday to check on the baby's spine.  Everything is perfect.  She also looked at the gender once again.  This time the baby was in perfect postion to see, but the umbilical cord was in the way.  She did say that she was almost 100% sure that it was a girl because she could not see a penus.  The umbilical cord was in the way so she couldn't say 100%.  So I am pretty sure that we are HAVING A GIRL.  We are excited for our little one to join us in 17 1/2 weeks :) :)  We can finally start buying clothes and other gender specific things.  We bought her first outfit yesterday and it is adorable and we are soooo excited.  I am so excited to start planning her nursery too.  It is going to have a fairy theme (I have a bunch of disney fairy pictures I can frame and put on the walls); so dragon flies and butterflies and magical things will be involved.  I am so so so so excited, and I decided I don't want to really involve the color pink in the decorating (I have never really liked pink). 

We are beyond excited for our little girl to come!!!!!!    We do have a name picked out.  It is unique and not in the top 100 baby names used.  Oh my goodness I am excited :) :) :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby update

So thursday we had our anatomy appointment.  Matt took the day off and it was a great day.  I loved how the ultrasound tech told us everything and showed us everything it was really cool.  Baby looks healthy and developing just fine. Our due date is still set for Sept. 25th so I am over half way there.  The tech kept telling us how cute it was.  Matt hadn't seen the baby since the first apppointment that confirmed pregnancy so he was really excited to have everything shown to him.  Along with being so excited he was supportive to me when the baby was being stubborn (like it's mother) and not letting us find the gender.  That is right we still don't know the gender.  With the stubborness of our child we got to schedule another appointment with the tech because she could not see the lower spine.  She wants to check for spina bifida (which is good).  So in two weeks we will have another try to find the gender.  I am starting not to want to know the sex and be suprised (this next appointment will be the third try) , but of course if she can tell the gender we want to know.  As much as I want a boy I think that it is a girl.  The tech even said from what she could see that she was leaning towards girl, but couldn't confirm it though.  We shall see.  Oh and later that day the baby started to kick (which I have been feeling for the past couple weeks), but this time if you put fingers on my tummy you could feel it.  So matt was able to feel his child kick and he loved it. 
Profile of the cuteness to come

The little feet.

Had it's hand over it's forehead after doing some serious punches with both arms.  It was also playing catch with the umbilical cord.  Maybe we have a future athlete here.

Matt is going to be the best daddy in the whole world and I am so excited to raise this child with him.  Our lives are going to change forever and we are nervous not going to lie, but ready for this next step to happen.  My patience is already being tested with the stubborness of the baby, but I know that this is only the beginning.  WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!  can't wait for the little one to get here.   

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

This weekend was really fun filled with family.  It all started off with my mom, sister Elyse, and brother Bryan coming down thursday night from Utah.  Their spring break from school was this weekend and they decided to come and visit matt and me.  We were thrilled.  To add to the family fun.  Our niece, on matts side of the family, Eliza got baptized friday night meaning that matt's parents and sister and brother-in-law all came down to participate.

With both families here we had to split up time, but friday when matt was at work I took my family up Mt. Graham to find a hike to do and have a picnic.  We found a good hike and it was fun, but bryan was a little on the sick side (he came down with a cold the night before) so he ran out of energy pretty quick.  So we found a creek to eat lunch at and it was really fun.  Bryan wanted to find lizards and was able to do that at the spot we chose to eat.  He loved it.  I forgot my camara and the pictures we got are on their camara.  It was good times for sure.

That night we went to the baptism.  It was pretty cool.  Last november matt and I (along with his sister Mistie and brother-in-law Ben) got called to serve in the spanish branch.  It was cool because there were four baptisms at the same time all from the branch.  It was really neat.  It was fun to experience that.

Saturday came and matt and I decided to take my family to cluff pond.  We were going to swim, but decided that we didn't want to with it being a more overcast day.  So I wanted to try and hike around the pond so we found a trail and it was fun.  We went in on one trail and came out at the same spot on a different trail.  The trail didn't go all the way around, so matt and bryan found a different way back.  They led us on a trail ducking through trees and walking through bushes not really a trail at all.  It was really fun though.  We headed back and met up with matt's family at a bbq.  It was a really good day.

Sunday we had stake conference and a big easter dinner with both families.  Also in conjunction with that celebrating Matt's mom's bday.  After the dinner and dessert matt and I headed home from Ben and Misties and played games with my family.  Matt's parents left right after dinner and dessert. 

It was a really good weekend.  Made me miss being close to family, but someday we will move back around them; when a job opens up there.  All in all it was a great weekend. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Getting Excited!!

So this is a short post, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I have officially felt our little one move.  I was laying down last night and all of the sudden I felt a little popcorn feeling where the baby is.  First I just brushed it off as hunger pains and rubbed my stomach to make it feel better, but then it happened again and again.  It was sooo exciting.  Our little one is moving and I can feel it.  I just can't wait to get confirmation on the gender and not live off of our doc's assumption.  We are so excited for our little one to get here.  September can't come soon enough. 

Monday, April 11, 2011


Why hello there.  Not much is new here just following up on the pregnancy.  So I had an appointment today. It was the first time that I was able to see the little one moving it was so crazy to see it moving and not feeling anything.  I thought I felt it moving last week, but who knows.  The baby was not in the best position so the doc could not tell the gender.  He could guess, but doesn't know.  So it looks like we are in for another month of waiting.  That is okay I will be excited for whatever we have.  I would put up the ultrasound, but it was a bad picture. I am just happy that our little one is doing well.

Well, an update in our day to day life.  This past weekend we actually had some weather here in the southeast arizona actual rain fell at our house.  It was so nice I have been missing weather.  Suprisingly sunny weather all the time has worn me down.  I feel better today and yesterday than I have in a long time.  Matt has had the opportunity to work on our yard.  We plan to put in a sprinkler system this coming weekend (starting anyways).  Other than that life hasn't been too exciting. 

I will keep you updated on the little bundle of joy.  So excited to be in the second trimester though :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Exciting times!!!

Okay it has been awhile since updating, but a lot has happened in the past couple of months.  I just don't know if I am ready to make this announcement, but I figure everything is going fine that it shouldn't hurt.  Matt and I found out in January that we are expecting a third addition to our family this september and we cannot be more excited.  To me it hasn't felt real because my body is handling the pre-pregnancy symptoms really well.  I actually only experienced moring sickness in the morning which has been really nice.  I am tired all of the time, but I quit my job so that I can take a nap whenever I start to feel tired.  Oh and I do need to eat like every three or so hours or my body is not happy.  Anyways I am twelve weeks along (11 weeks 3 days in the following pictures) and figured I should put up the latest ultrasound that we have.  The doc tried to see what it looked like in 3D so I will put that up here too. 

This is our little gummie bear (can't wait to find out the gender)

This is the 3D image it looks like a little alien

Having these ultrasounds done has made this more real from me.  I hope that we can find out the gender at the next appointment.  This next four weeks is going to go by so slow.  Oh and I have not started to show.  Actually I have lost one pound this first month.  I figure I should start showing by my next appointment.  Anyways, that is what has been taking up most of our time and energy.  Can't wait to start decorating the nursery.  Matt and I both want a boy first, but I have a strong feeling it is a girl and he thinks it is a boy.  We shall see.