Saturday, December 29, 2007

our baby is here!

Lennon Rae was born on December 19th at 12:22 am. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz and is 20 inches long. I went in to be induced at 1:30 pm on the 18th, after waiting around all morning thinking they were going to say it was to late. They finally called and we got there @ 2:00. Dr. Terry came in and broke my water at about 2:30 & then they started the pitocin at 3:00. I was having good contractions that were about 3 minutes apart, but I was only dilated to a 3... The Dr. said that she was looking up at the ceiling so it was slowing it down. The contractions got super strong and I decided I wanted the epidural around 7:00, which is pretty good I think! The Dr. came and gave it to me & about 30 minutes later I was telling Mike it's not working. Only my but was numb, so I could still feel every contraction. I was saying if this is how it works what is the point of an epidural?! So the Dr. came back and just put more medicine in the same IV. That still didn't work. Finally he came back saying this never happens and he would have to give me another epidural. I didn't even care, I just wanted him to hurry up and do it! That finally kicked in & next thing I knew I was dilated to a 5. The next check a 7 and then next time a 10. Dr. Terry came back in and about 20 minutes later Lennon was born! She has tons of black curly hair which was surprising! She is so cute... here she is.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

the Nursery!

I know I have been a huge blogger without further delay.... THE NURSERY! And even if I do say so myself, I think it's the cutest thing I've ever seen. It looks like it's in a magazine. Thanks again Jeri. You are the best!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

only child

It's official. Lennon is going to be an only child. That is unless we adopt the next. All you guys that have been pregnant more than one time.... YOU'RE NUTS! Adoption sounds perfect for the next. Then we will be guaranteed a boy & we will be done. 2 is the perfect amount :)

If she doesn't get out from under my right ribcage I don't know what i'm going to do. It hurts soooooo bad. It feels like she is trying to open my ribs and come out that way.

And finally I haven't uploaded any new pics, so nothing to see here folks. Move along. One day, maybe next weekish I can get some up. We should be in our house, that we bought OCTOBER 4th, by this weekend. (crossing our fingers) But at least the bathroom is awesome! When you see the pics you will know. Or anyone can come over and help me get Leni's room ready. The boys put her crib together until they realized a piece was broken. So I am waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I can't wait to get it because her bedding is so unbelievably cute. Jeri is the best. You will be jealous when you see it ;)

Now I'm going to lay down because being pregnant BLOWS.

Monday, October 22, 2007


I have been slacking on the blog lately! Our house has consumed my entire life. I promise I will post some pictures of the house before/after, my baby shower, baby bedding, new stomach pics & Halloween party very soon!

In the meantime.... I was tagged:

Four places I've lived:
1. Bitburg, Germany
2. Salt Lake City, Utah
3. Murray, Utah
4. Sugar House, Utah

Four jobs I've had:
1. Nanny
2. Dry cleaning sorter
3. Makeup artist
4. Hair dresser

Four things I'd like to do before I die:
1. Have my baby
2. travel more including go to Scandinavia
3. play the accordion well
4. go to space

Four favorite desserts:
2. Sugar Cookies
3. ice cream
4. fruit

4 interesting facts about me:
1. i have never broken a bone (sorry stole yours Chels)
2. i still sleep with baby blankets
3. i take accordion lessons
4. i am vegetarian
(not very interesting)

Four favorite t.v shows:
1.The Office
2. curb your enthusiasm
3. the hills
4. anything HGTV

4 people I'm tagging, are..
Jess, Justin, Emily, Jamie

Friday, October 05, 2007

The house is ours!!

We finally had our closing & got the keys! So, who wants to come over and help paint, take down wall paper, take off panelling, or knock down a wall?! Anyone, anyone?

Dennis we have the Redbull/Vodka waiting! I know you are out of town this maybe next weekend the carpet pulling out can begin?

We will basically be over at the house any time we are not working or I am not up at Jeri's working on the bedding! Feel free to stop by and see it. By the way, the bedding is so cute. I can't stand it. I took some pictures so when I get around to it I will post some of the work in progress. Also lots of our house before and after shots.

Monday, September 24, 2007

root canal hell

It all started with a routine root canal. Since I'm pregnant I could not get the laughing gas. They tried to numb my tooth, but lucky for me it was the hardest tooth in your mouth to numb! When they started drilling they had to switch to Plan B to numb me. They had to give me a shot directly into my tooth! That was a fun thing! It immediately made my heart start racing & I felt like I had just ran a marathon. I had to sit up for 10 minutes while my heart slowed down.

Ok so the root canal is complete. I am home recovering and all seems to be going pretty good. Except the side they worked on I keep happening to bite down on and it is horrible pain. I am very careful while chewing on the other side & never try to bite down on the bad side, but it just keeps happening. I figure out that they have not shaved it down right so it is perfect that whenever I bite I bite down right on the sore tooth.

It wasn't that bad this weekend, I thought maybe this is just a really sore root canal that will take longer to heal. But then I woke up this morning & my mouth & jaw hurt soooo bad. I was planning to go in there anyway to have them grind it down better. When I got there the assistant touched my tooth to feel where it was higher and I burst into tears! I have never been in so much mouth pain in my life! It is awful. So I hope that this does the job. If it still hurts on Thursday I have to go back in and make sure all is going well, but believe me I will! I am not going through another weekend like that.

Monday, September 17, 2007

belly pics

This is 25 weeks pregnant. My belly button piercing is never going to close.
This is 25 weeks 2 days pregnant.

These are 26 weeks pregnant.
I'm looking lovely, I know, but at least I am finally getting around to post the pictures!

I think we are closing on the house on the 26th!! We can't wait. We went by it tonight & we realized that the wall that is panelled is covering 2 windows! Why did people use to panel over windows & cover hardwood with carpet? Anyway, now we aren't sure if we will be able to take down the paneling right away. I hope we will anyway.

Monday, September 10, 2007

We are buying this house!!

After much run around & dealing with morons they have accepted our offer! The house is as good as ours, once it gets appraised, inspected & all that other stuff. I thought I would post some pictures of it even though it's still in the old person state. We are ripping out the carpet for the hardwood, taking off that awful paneling & we painting. We haven't chosen our colors yet, but I think Lennon's room will be green. I'm not sure what we are doing to the kitchen, probably nothing for a while. The cupboards aren't bad, but the counter is blue! It's hot we know. The bathroom... well you will just have to see it in person. Let's just call the house a small fixer upper. But it is going to be super cute one day! I just can't wait to move in & have our own space. YAY (Oh & these are the pictures from the realtor. That's why they are so bad, the roof looks crazy in the picture.)
Jess how do you post pictures and do words in between?

Friday, August 31, 2007

Claudia you will love this

The A/C is broken at my work & it's awful. I am sitting here dying over the heat & complaining about it. My coworkers are saying they feel fine.

What's worse than being pregnant? Being pregnant with no air conditioning.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Return of the BLOG!

Guess who's back. I decided I would restart my blog!

Well we are making another offer on the same house! We totally want it. The sellers are a little challenged. I don't think they know what's going on with the market right now. Their realtors called me and said that they should be greatful someone wants to buy their house right now! So, on Tuesday we are making a new offer. I hope they finally accept it. We need a house before the baby comes! I seriously can't wait to get her room all together. And let me tell you being married to an artist is soooo great :) I already know what mural I am having him paint on her wall! It is going to be awesome. Plus, I found super cute wooden letters for her name that were hand painted. But, they wanted about 130.00 for her name. I found plain ones online & then I am just going to have Mike paint them like the ones at the store. Seriously, how convenient is it to be married to a painter? Lennon had better appreciate it! hahaaa
I just tried to find the font online, but I cannot find it. You will just have to wait & see the finished product.

I think this weekend we will refinish the dresser I got for her. It was Mike's Grandmas. I think it's form the 30's or 40's. It has rounded edges that I love! I just don't know what color to paint it for sure? I guess white to match all her other things. But I definitely want to get some cute handles for it. Any suggestions on where to go? I am new to the whole child decorating thing!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I know, I know

I suck at updating my blog! But lets face it my life is boring! Lately it consists of working, feeling sick, going home & immediately putting on my pajamas. I have just been so tired & feeling like crap so I don't want to do anything. Besides, the Utah Jazz games have been keeping me super busy too!

Oh, and whoever came up with the term "morning sickness" is full of it. For me it's more like night sickness or after everything you eat sickness.

We got the ultra sound & we are pretty relieved there is only one babe in there. That also means that it's super healthy. It looks like a black blob that Mike is calling "the Blob" or "Blob belly" (pretty original) and it had a tiny flickering heart beat. I think it's the cutest baby ever! haha. I was so scared there were going to be multiple babies in there that the minute I got to the office I was shaking & I seriously couldn't stop.

The second best news lately is we are BUILDING A HOUSE!!! It is in Eagle Mountain. And we are loving it out there. We had originally thought it was too far away, but after actually going out there decided it is perfect! Our neighborhood is right next to the elemantary school too-bonus. It's so cute & we can't wait to choose all of our things in it! I am kind of scared to see what our total comes to with all the upgrades....hah. We will still be able to get quite a few & a fire place! YAY.

Monday, April 23, 2007

what the Hcg?!

Well, I figured I would start a blog since everyone else is doing it! It will be a good place for me to post (complain!) about my pregnancy & everything else going on in our lives. This weekend we had to babysit Myrtle Mae, Mikes' family dog. It was really sad because she was on her death bed & could not eat anything and just laid there in misery. Claudia took her to the vet to be put to sleep this morning. Mike and I were crying over her this weekend and we were able to say goodbye.

Well I have been having every other day Hcg levels drawn for this pregnancy. Those of you who care to read this will know my history & the reason why I am being watched super close this time around. The first day 4/17 is came back at 67. The next 4/19 it went to 171. So I had it done Saturday and it skyrocketed to 617! Whatever is in there seems to be healthy :) That's all that matters to us. We will take what we can get at this point! So, I honestly just want to get it done again today to see what it will be at today! It should be doubling every other day, which it seems to be almost tripling. But, it could mean a lot of things. We are super excited to go to our ultra sound on May 3rd to see the heart beat.... & if there are any more than one baby(s) in there! It is exciting. I just wish it would get here sooner. Other than that I am just starving beyond starving. I cannot get full & if I do I am starving again in an hour. I am going to be huge in no time at this rate! We really just hope everythign works out this time. It has been a hard road to get here, so please no more dissapoinments! I feel like there is nothign I can do about it either way, so that's why we are sharing it and not keeping it a secret. Oh, and Wednesday I will be 5 weeks along. This seems like it is going to take forever........

WOW on Wednesday also it will be one year from when Mike & I left for Paris...............SAD! I wish we were back there so bad. I will post some pictures from our trip in our next post. We have a pretty boring life lately so we can pretend that we're in Europe again! :)