Tuesday, April 23, 2013


We had another ultrasound today to check on our Boy's big ol' head! Luckily for us: His head is measuring normal!!! He weighs 4 lbs 11 oz and all of his measurements were around the 50th %ile. Surprisingly enough his femur was higher on the charts than all his other body parts. Could we possibly have a tall child on our hands? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Lendel and I are both the smallest children in our families, but our siblings are quite.... large. Lendel has also been teasing me this whole time that "it might actually be a girl". The ultrasound tech overheard us and did a check.... don't worry.... He's still a HE!

Unfortunately, baby Boy was too big and his head was really far down so we didn't get any cute face pictures. I was really looking forward to some profiles of his face, but in 7 weeks time we will know what he looks like! All I can think about now is this little guy. Lendel and I both love him so much already, and we haven't even been able to hold him yet! 

I've seen a couple friends track some of their pregnancy facts and I think it's a good idea. Here are some random facts about my pregnancy:

-Weight gain: 30 lbs thus far. Let's hope it doesn't get to be much more...
-Stretch marks: on my sides, but luckily none on the front of my belly
-Belly button: still exists! I may not get an outtie after all!
-Favorite Smell: Johnsons all over baby wash. Oh my gosh! I could walk aroung smelling that stuff all day long. I got 4 bottles from my showers and it's a dang good thing I did.
-Weird Dislikes: dirty dishes, onion breath (Lendel is aware that if he eats onions I won't go near him for 2 days), some people.... haha I really am a bit more easily annoyed nowadays so I do apologize to anyone that feels that!

That's all I can think of :) I'm sure there's much, much more but it's not coming to my mind right now. I can't wait to meet this little man!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring! Glorious Spring!

My brain is super scattered about what's going on in my life, so I'm just going to make a list of my top 10 thoughts. Again, it's a really long post.... sorry! 

1. Warm Weather!!!!!!!!! (Haha sorry all you Colorado people that are just enduring tremendous bursts of wind.... I really don't envy you)

2. Only 32 days until I graduate from college..... and only 10 weeks until I have this baby!

3. I had a fantastic time with my Mom and Sister last week, but it also made me sad that I live so far away from them. I realized the other day that my Dad won't really even get to see me pregnant. Last time we went down there I was only 16 weeks along and not really showing, but next time I see him I will have a baby. Shoot.... now I'm crying.... curse these hormones!

4. Baby Boy is really starting to hurt me! I don't know what position he is in right now but some part of him keeps jabbing into my lower left side and boy does it hurt. He's only 3 lbs right now, so I'm a little nervous to see what he can do when he's 6 lbs!

5. We got a whole lot more money in tax returns than we thought we would! The Lord sure is looking out for us and our little guy, because that extra money just guaranteed our financial security while I'm on maternity leave. 

6. Although my goal is to be a stay-at-home Mom, I will be working for the next few years to put Lendel through school. It doesn't really bother me to do so though because my baby will always have one of his parents with him. I'm also glad that Lendel is going to get some great bonding experience with our little guy while I'm at work. He's going to be such an amazing Dad. I don't know how I got such a good guy.

7. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am SOOOOOOO glad that Utah State will not really be turning into BYU-Logan. 

8. I have accepted the fact that my apartment is small, but other people do it and so can I!!! (self motivation really works you see.... I just have to keep telling myself that)

9. I am an epic failure when it comes to April Fools jokes on Lendel. Yesterday I set traps up over our entire apartment including: setting the TV to loudest volume and turning it off for him to discover, putting food coloring in everything I could think of in our Fridge, taping the faucet so it sprayed on him, duck taping the toilet seat shut, and putting bowls of water at the tops of doors. Basically nothing worked, and if it did, he didn't give the response I wanted. Boo on Lendel for being no fun at all to pull pranks on!

10. I'm so sick of my hair and my face. My hair is doing weird things, and my skin is breaking out. Just a couple of things to add to the ridiculously long list of things that make you feel ugly when pregnant. Luckily I have a husband who tells me I'm still beautiful, and I know he really thinks so, although I'm starting to think maybe he just needs an eye check up...

Oh! I also wanted to send a huge shout out to those of you who came to my Baby shower. I have the best friends and family and I loved everything I got! Even more so, thanks to my great friend Hillary for throwing the best parties around! She is so talented in so many ways, and if you ever need pictures done, she's also an awesome photographer :) Her blog is titled "hillarymuelleckphotography" and you should probably check it out!