Monday, June 27, 2011


This weekend Jayden and I drove down to Manti to hang out with the Garfield family and to go to the Manti Pageant. It was a short trip, but we had a really good time. We got there late Friday night and we were pretty tired so we didn't do too much that night. On Saturday we slept in, ate breakfast, then we went for a drive and a picnic up the canyon. We stopped to hike up to a really pretty waterfall. Later in the afternoon, we ate the turkey dinner that the pageant does, then we went to the pageant. I remember going for young women's years earlier, but didn't remember that much about it. It was different than I thought it would be, but it was a good experience and I am glad we went.

Friday, June 24, 2011

14 Weeks

I am going to be using this blog to somewhat document my pregnancy, most of it for my own sake. I will be 14 weeks tomorrow and things are looking up! Up until 11-12 weeks I was SO tired, I would fall asleep around nine or ten because I couldn't keep my eyes open. I would sleep for 9-10 hours and still be exhausted. I felt very unproductive and lazy because I would wake up in the morning and be constantly nauseous. My nose and sense of smell is incredible, I can't believe how strong everything is. I would go days without doing dishes or cleaning because I couldn't handle the smells. Once 12 weeks hit, I suddenly got a lot of my energy back, I am not nauseous during the day anymore, and I am not as tired as I was before. However, for my sense of smell, it is stronger than ever. The other day I was doing dishes when the smell of broccoli hit me, and I immediately threw up right in the sink. Gross I know.

I have had two ultrasounds so far. One at my 11 week appointment, and my other at 12 1/2 weeks. I am doing a study through IHC for first time moms. It is great because they pay you and you also get 3 extra ultrasounds during your pregnancy in addition to your doctors ultrasounds. The second ultrasound was amazing! The technician was so nice and spent so much time showing me the baby. The baby was moving so much, it wouldn't hold still for even one second. It is pretty incredible to see the baby move and to hear the heartbeat. As part of the study I had to take home a sleep monitoring machine and wear it all night. It was so uncomfortable! Look at the picture below to see what I am talking about. When I found out I was pregnant I wanted to take a belly picture every week. Well I felt so gross for a while I didn't take any pictures, so I only have one so far at 11 weeks, and one before I started showing, so I can remember my flat tummy :) I will take another picture this week and post it.

We told our parents for Mothers Day, when I was about six weeks along. We made them swear to not tell anyone, even siblings. It was so hard to keep a secret for six more weeks until I was 12 weeks along. I didn't want to tell anyone to soon, in case I had a miscarriage. I am so glad that the secret is now out, and I know a lot of people think that we are crazy for being so young, but I really don't care what people think. We know it is right for us and we are so happy! And since everyone asks me, YES it was planned. It is amazing how many people ask us that. Oh and another question that everyone is curious about is. "Are you going to finish school?" Yes, I will graduate next spring. I only have about four classes left and they are mostly independent study type classes. A Christmas baby to some people isn't ideal, but honestly it couldn't have worked out more perfect. I will be able to take my classes fall semester, have the baby over Christmas break, then finish up 2 classes in the spring. Then I will graduate! I really consider it a blessing that we got pregnant when we did, or else I would have maybe had to postpone graduating for a semester. Well there you have it, I hope that answered some questions that you had, because I know you did :)

Just to remember my flat stomach before it gets huge! Around 6 weeks

Mothers Day gift to break the news to our parents!

12 weeks

12 weeks

The crazy sleep monitoring machine, but I did get paid to wear it overnight!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Manhattan Townhouse with a Pool

I came across this on, and I couldn't help sharing it. This house in Manhattan has a pool in the living room and is five stories. It is pretty incredible...10.95 million dollars incredible.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Exciting Changes!

We have had a crazy start to our summer! There are some big changes happening in our life right now and I thought I would share them. First of all, the most exciting thing is: a BABY! Yes, I am pregnant. 13 weeks and 2 days today. I am finished with my first trimester which is awesome. I am so glad to be feeling better and to have my energy back. The due date is Dec. 24th, a Christmas baby! The holidays are going to be busy this year, but we are SO excited to start our little family! I will soon post some belly pictures, because it is definitely growing.

The babys arm

the babys little feet
Because we are having a baby, that meant we needed a bigger apartment. Since our contract was coming to an end we starting looking for a two bedroom apartment. Our leasing office called us on Wednesday night and offered us a great deal on someone who canceled their contract, but here is the catch, we had to be completely moved and cleaned out by Sunday. So this weekend has been so crazy. Moving, Fathers Day, cleaning, etc. We love it here and love our new apartment.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Hello Friends! I decided to try to start up an etsy store for my photography and crafts. It is still under construction and have only listed a couple things, but you should go take a look and tell your friends. Everything is really cheap right now, so I can get some sells and get feedback. If anyone has any etsy experience let me know on tips on how to succeed. Thanks for looking. I would love any feedback.   

Here is the link:

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Over Memorial Day weekend Jayden and I went down to Moab for the long weekend. Jayden took thurs&fri off of work so we could have more time down there. We went with our friends Trevin&Randee Hafen. We camped, hiked, ate ( a lot), swam, played games, and just relaxed. The weather was beautiful and 85-90 degrees the whole time. It was the first real camping trip that Jayden and I have been on together by ourselves. I never realized how much work it is to get everything ready for camping. It was a much needed get away and I am excited to go back soon!