Friday, December 30, 2011

A Good Break

Where has the time gone?! How could December pass me by so quickly? Maybe it's because it's been so darn busy.
We'll separate this month into sections so you can choose to skip something if I'm boring you.
 Okay we'll talk about what most people care about first. Charlie has gotten so big. I just can't believe it. I see him every day, but when I pull him out of the crib each morning he looks bigger. It's not just my imagination either. At his last pediatrician appointment he was 26.5 inches long (which is tall by the way). He weighed 14 lbs 9.5 oz (that is lean, but the doctor wasn't worried). So, yeah, he has been growing!
He has also developed quite a bit. He follows sounds and people really well now. Smiles are super abundant, especially for Daddy. He's started to realize that there are strangers in the world, which has made a few Grandmas and Grandpas sad when he cries when they hold him. Charlie is also starting to grab things, though he is still really uncoordinated. I hope that develops soon. He is also really close to rolling over. He can roll over to his side, but he cannot quite seem to go the rest of the way. He can also sit up, with help. He has no balance.
Charlie was spoiled rotten for Christmas. I think I've mentioned the Toothless stuffed animal that Grandma was making for him. If not, now you know. It turned out really cute, and really big! Thank you so much Gram it's so cute. Charlie also got some pretty cool outfits, some money saved away for him from Aunt Pam and Uncle Glenn, toys (many), and some books. It was a good first Christmas. Okay, no, Charlie was SOOOOOO grumpy on Christmas. He did not get the sleep he needed during the day, and he was letting us know.
Christmas for Brooke and Jay
It was really busy, but I think we were both able spoil each other and were spoiled by others. When you add in everything that Charlie got, I would say it was a pretty awesome Christmas. I didn't even mention how much family time we got. Almost too much family time. I was ready to kill everyone, but I sure do love them!
Jay got me a locket, I cannot wait to put pictures of my two favorite people in there.
The Future
The future is uncertain. It's Jay's last day at work. He's getting laid off, again. So, we're not sure what's gunna happen there. He has an interview on Tuesday, but the job isn't for something he's done before, so he's not sure he'll get it.
I finally received my student teaching assignment. Hunter Junior High. That's all I know so far though, because I haven't had a chance to contact them, they went on Holiday Break the day I got my letter. So I'll find out January 3rd what is going on there, hopefully. I'm a little worried because it's a junior high. I don't imagine I'll have a cooperating teacher with 7 periods of Biology. There just isn't that much Biology in Junior High. So I don't know what else I'll be teaching and I'm unsure of my abilities in other areas. I mean, I'm sure I'll be fine. I might even learn some more. But it just feels bad to not be certain of what I am teaching. I'm nervous anyway, to teach, so it doesn't help.
I have an orientation up at Weber at 8 am on January 2nd. It seems so unfair. Most of the state is on Holiday and I have to wake up early and go to school. At least I don't have to take the frontrunner, Jay will be out of a job and I'm gunna have him take me up. I'm not sure what I want him to do with Charlie, since I think it will be a long day.

Well, that's all I got so far. I didn't accomplish nearly enough this break. I did finish one book, The Book Thief, it was very good. I think I'm about a quarter through Zelda. My puzzle just ended up on the floor in a soup of pepsi, tepanyaki, and black cat........
Maybe next break I can get more done.

Quote: "Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."Buddha

Sunday, December 11, 2011

November and the First Bit of December

This last couple of weeks has been absolutely crazy! I told you that I would be teaching, right. Well, that went well. My lessons went better than expected. The kids seemed to really enjoy them and, aside from one person commenting that they thought it was creepy that I was always listening at their table, the students seemed to like me. The creepy thing really bothered me. Here's the thing. One, I was going around to EVERY table and seeing how the students were doing. Two, I did focus on a certain table because the student I was doing my case study on sat there. I dunno. That bothered me a little, so I thought I'd blow some steam off here. Considering that was almost a month ago and I'm still offended by it, it must have hit a nerve. Anyway..... I really did have a lot of fun teaching. And, like I said, I did a pretty good job. I sounded nervous, but I think that was because of my peers, who were present.
After teaching, things really went into hyper drive. Suddenly there was all kinds of analyses to do on our teaching, a big old portfolio, and wrapping up everything else. Holy cow. But, I made it through. We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving. Hanging with the family is always a lot of fun. Charlie looked cute in his little first Thanksgiving Onesie. All was well.
School ended and since then I've been trying to clean a little bit. Everything got away from me during school. That lasted one or two days. I got the ferrets clean and I managed to clean off Grandma's pool table and vacuum all of the Penny hair off of it. The rest of my break I've been reading and playing Zelda. It's been entertaining. It's a new game! YAY ZELDA
I do tend to get a little depressed when I am idle. So I've really been trying to clean and stay busy.
I can't wait for Charlie's first Christmas. We got him a Lion King Blankie. I have to tie it together I guess, but that should be easy enough, I've done one of those before. I also adopted a wolf in Charlie's name. He probably won't care, but he'll get a little wolf stuffed animal out of it. Other than that, ok, this kid is spoiled. He gets a Christmas onesie or jammies every time we go to the store. Gram got him this HUGE baby Einstein bouncer for Christmas. Of course, he's already been in it. He's a little small physically and developmentally, but he has fun for a little bit. There's a rattle on it that he can work, he's sat there for an hour just pushing that thing back and forth. And yelling at it. Man, this kid can YELL. Not a mad yell, just letting the world know he can 'talk.' It's cute.... unless it's in the middle of the night. :D I love that Charlie. In fact, Jay's dad said we should make a blog of webpage up for him. I think I'll do just that. I don't think I'll give him a facebook page. That's kind of silly in my opinion. But maybe a blog. We'll see. I'll post it when I do.
Speaking of Charlie. We went and visited Santa on Friday. Charlie was a very good boy. He was smiling and everything. But the picture of his smile wasn't very good. His coat was covering his smile. But we liked this one.
Hopefully I'll find out where I'm student teaching this week. I can't wait, but I'm so nervous. Typical Brooke. We'll see if I'm really cut out for this.

Anyway, Merry Christmas. Hopefully I'll get one more post in before the year ends! Love ya'll!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Things Are Getting a Little Crazy for the Funks

Wow, thing kind of exploded  in the last few weeks! I can't believe how crazy it's been. When you add in that I haven't been feeling my best and the semi-blah weather I just can't believe I'm still standing. It's no wonder my hair has been falling out.
First insanity=being a teacher! We finally got into the classroom! It's been a blast, I'm so excited! Mike and Scott, my teaching team, have had very fun lessons. Their content has allowed for very interactive and investigation-based lessons. This has worried me a bit because besides a whole day model project I don't have as interesting of lessons. I'm doing a power point lecture about the layers of the Earth, followed by an activity with the vocabulary I present. Then the next day the students are becoming experts on one layer of the atmosphere and teaching their peers about it in groups. I dunno, I just don't think it's as interesting for them. But, really, the content kind of lends itself to that kind of instruction. So, I dunno. Wish me luck. I'm super excited.
Second crazy thing. Charlie, just Charlie. He seems to have gotten over what was bothering him last week and making him cranky. He's back to his little peaceful self, thank goodness. He's such a happy little guy. He's growing so fast. He's 12 weeks old! It almost bothers me that he's grown so much. But that's what they're supposed to do I suppose.
Third craziness. Poor Carrie out in Denver had to have appendix removed and needed someone to come help her out with Jayde and other stuffs. So the grandparents flew out to Denver and they've been there all week. Carrie is doing ok, thank goodness. I hope they stay out there as long as she needs them. We've just had to line up new baby sitters for the week. That hasn't been a problem. Jay's mom and my mom have been very willing to take care of Charlie when we need them to. I've just lost someone to help me take care of Charlie when I'm home. It's been fine, I'm just used to having more help. I don't have someone to immediately answer my questions if I have them or take Charlie when I need to get some homework done. Luckily, there hasn't been much homework this week because we've been teaching. Plus, I've gotten a lot of time with Charlie all to myself, which has been really nice.Still, it'll be nice when Grandma and Grandpa get back. Becka needs them!
Ha! Just got off the phone! They're comin back tomorrow!
Here's the picture of Charlie in his blessing outfit I promised.

Other news? Not much. We got a PS3...... so fun! :D:D:D:D Ta ta for now.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Such a cute Baby

Wow! I'm sorry! I really do mean to write more often. Life has just been insane lately.
First bit of insaneness. My TWS. That stands for Teacher Work Sample. We, that is my teaching group and I for this semester, have to make one up for the couple of weeks we are teaching BEFORE we go teach them. So the last couple weeks has been a scramble trying to get all of that done. Good thing too, cause we start tomorrow, it may even be today depending on when I get this post finished! I'm so excited!!!! :D 7th graders! BRING IT ON!
But, I'm more excited to see Charlie grow even more. My priorities in life have completely flip-flopped. For some reason I never put family on the top of my list. So far life has just been about getting into a career I can enjoy. Now, all I really care about is making sure Charlie has a good life and spending time with him and Jay. I live for baby smiles and attempts at giggles.
He's getting so big. We've had a doctors appointment since I last wrote. He was 11 lbs 11 ounces and 24 inches long. The Doc says he's a tall boy, like in the 90th percentile..... how the heck did that happen?! He also got his 1st set of immunizations that day. Poor guy. It broke his heart to learn that people could be that mean. Then the rest of the night every time someone touched his legs his bottom lip would curl and his heart would be broken all over again. Made Mommy so sad. But he survived. Didn't even get a fever.
Wow, it's been a crazy couple of weeks.
So much has happened. Pam's Halloween party. Fun as always. Halloween was fun too! First time trick or treating with the baby!He got a lot of candy........ I don't understand.
Charlie got blessed last Sunday. He was so cute..... but he pooped out his outfit before we could get pictures. So we're planning on getting some taken this Sunday. Why is he so good at ruining clothes?
Another thing has come up that is sort of odd. The pediatrician noticed that the right side of his head is a little flatter than his left and that he doesn't turn his head left as well as he turns it right. How crazy! After she prompted us we realized that he usually turns his head right to sleep and likes to look right to look at us. I wouldn't of even thought of it as a problem! Well, we've been going to physical therapy to fix it. I think there has been a lot of improvement after just 2 weeks of working with Charlie. Hopefully tomorrow will be the last PT session and I can just pay attention. Right now he's on his left side just as often as he is on his right side. Babies are so weird.
Heeee Charlie found his hands, and good luck getting him to get them out of his mouth. It's so bad that he slobbers all over the place. Did I mention he found his tongue, too? That just adds to the drool. He found his voice as well. He likes to talk and squeal to the lady bug that makes music. I'm not sure how he got so fascinated with that thing. But it's cute. Did I mention that all I really care about right now is that little guy?! I never stop talking about him. :)

Well, I'd better go. Hopefully I'll remember to write more.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back to Normal

Well, life has gone back to normal after dark week. School and work and school and work and church (kinda) and Tv shows.
I think sometimes that I spend way too much parked in front of a television. I mean, I'm usually JUST watching tv. Usually I'm playing with the baby or doing homework, mostly homework. But I miss the days where I spent hours outside. I want to go outside just to enjoy outside sometimes, but I also want to hang out with my husband. He doesn't seem to enjoy outside as much as I do. :( Plus, I wouldn't get any homework done outside. Sigh. Maybe when Charlie is old enough to go play outside.

My Fair Lady..... not the best show in the world. A lot of people like it, though. So I'll pretend for the sake of the patrons.

I love my Charlie. Every day he becomes more and more aware. His eyes see more, he hears more, and he licks more. :D He really likes his tongue. And I know everyone thinks their baby is the cutest, but it's true in my case. There are a lot of babies around right now, and mine is the best. Sorry to everyone this offends. LOL

School is going well. We're going to start teaching a unit to REAL children in a couple of weeks. I got to observe the class I'd be teaching in today. It was fun. The kids are really good, honors kids. Motivated. I'm really excited.

Everyone is sick right now. Even the baby. Blah. My worst problem right now is cramps. The doctor warned me that I'd get them and some bleeding for a couple weeks after getting an IUD, but jeez. Oh well, at least I won't be getting pregnant. Though, it was really nice not bleeding for 10 months. Unless you count just after having Charlie. But everyone felt bad for me then. :P No one cries too hard when you say I'm having period bleeding or this thing that the doctor stuck up me to keep me from getting pregnant is making me miserable.

See that smile? So adorable.
Quote of the week: "A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race." 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Growing Growing Charlie

Well, I forgot to write again. Did I tell you that life with this baby is insane?
Plus, there was dark week and I was too busy having fun to stop and write in my blog.
Now you're going to ask what I did over dark week that was so much fun..... and I'll give you a blank stare and say, "I really can't remember." Life is definitely a blur these days.
Let's see. I know there was a lot of sitting on the couch watching Star Wars. I finally watched the first three episodes!!! We're currently working on the last one. It takes like 3 days to watch one episode because we're so busy. I've really enjoyed them though.
Survivor started! I'm rooting for Dawn, even though she has no chance!
That sounds really boring, doesn't it? Well, truth be told, I've had no choice but to sit and watch tv. My husband has been working on the final project from Hell and has had absolutely no time for me. It's very depressing being ignored. Seriously. I'm so spoiled. I'm used to getting cuddles in our free time, and there's no free time. It's hard to come to terms with not being his top priority sometimes.
Also, I got horribly, awfully sick last week. I got a flu shot on Wednesday and I was very proud of myself because now I wasn't going to get sick and give the flu to Charlie. Well, that night, when I woke up to feed Charlie I was so dizzy I couldn't stand. I was also super super cold and my breast hurt sooooo bad. I remember being relieved when Charlie woke up because I had just been sitting there freezing in pain. I think I was crying.
Well, Jay covered me up nice and warm and I went back to sleep. When the alarm went off I was super cold and still in pain, and dizzy dizzy. I remember laying my head against Jay's chest and he told me I was burning up. Sadly, I had to go to class that day. There was a test.
I was so freaking mad. I was sure that there was no possible way to get sick from a flu shot. My microbiology training told me that! Man, I was pissed, they had lied to me. Well, all I remember from that day is getting up and sleeping all day. I don't remember taking the test (but I got 100%!!!!!!!) and I don't remember getting new shoes, but I have new shoes!
I went to the doctor on Friday. It ended up being mastitis, my faith in flu shots has been restored.

I was feeling better on Saturday and we didn't have work, so we went leaf watchin! We went up to Pineview Reservoir and visited Pam and Glenn while we were at it. It was pretty. We ended up going up a strange canyon and found a Snow Basin hill. The canyon proved to be a little too much for Jay's car and we had to turn back. But we went to play in the lake before we went home. Awesome.
Jay, remind me if I missed anything. I really can't remember, and now it's Steven's Birthday and I can't remember what else we did over dark week.
School was kind of boring all last week and Hale started My Fair Lady..... meh.
 Carrie and Jayde were in town last week. That was fun. I miss hanging out with them and it was super nice having them around. I was glad Carrie got to spend some time with Charlie. He's growing so fast.
Speaking of Charlie, he has learned how to stick out his tongue. :D It's cute, even if he doesn't really know he's doing it.
Brandy, Jay, and I went to the Lagoon this weekend, that was a ton of fun, if tiring. We also went to another haunted house. Hee. I love haunted houses.
I've been so busy that I haven't gotten a lot of Charlie time lately. So I've been grumpy.
Quote of the Day:"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. " Ingrid Bergman

Friday, September 23, 2011


Well, I missed a week. SORRY. Really I don't feel bad at all, life has been absolutely insane lately. Between baby, school, and Jay I haven't had very much time to relax, let alone write in my blog. But, I'm here now, that's what matters. (Really I'm sitting waiting for class to start so I'll have to get back to this later, and chances are I won't get a chance so this won't be posted until next week anyway.

Charlie is growing strong. The little guy is a month old now, I can't believe it. I can tell he's grown, too. He looks bigger each day. Dang, he got bigger while I was in class one day. :D Last Friday he was 9lbs 9 ounces. That's 2 pounds more than he weighed at birth and I bet he's at least half a pound heavier than that now. Maybe I'll weigh him when I get home, it's bath day anyway. Poor guy only gets cleaned once a week, I'm so absent minded so I have to set a schedule. Anyway, according to the pediatrician he's a healthy little boy. He's developed an extremely stuffy nose this week. It makes me so sad to hear him sniff all of it up when he's trying to eat. I'm just hoping it isn't what my nephew, Alex, has. Heidi had to take him to the hospital to get a chest x-ray to make sure it wasn't pneumonia. Poor guy, it wasn't but he's pretty sicky. So is Jarom. Hopefully Heidi's baby, Megan, doesn't get it. Or Charlie.

He's started smiling!!!! Oh they're so cute. I'd post a picture but I haven't been fortunate to catch one yet. I'll work on it. It felt so good to get home and have him give me a big smile today!
This picture cracks me up, he was falling off the pillow.
School has been good. I feel like I'm keeping up, but just barely. Charlie keeps me so busy when I'm home, I don't really have time to get everything I need to done. I'm neglecting homework to write in this blog right now. Oh well. I'm too tired, and it's Friday. I am really enjoying my classes though. Learning how to teach is fun. ok, my diversity class sucks. BORING

Ummmm, aside from that? Life is feeding Charlie, pumping, and trying to do homework in between. To be honest, school is a good break for me. It's not that I need a break from Charlie, it's that I need a break from feeding him and pumping. God that gets old. Well, that's it.
Quote of the week: "The busy man is troubled with but one devil; the idle man by a thousand"

Friday, September 9, 2011

We've been busy

Charlie is almost 3 weeks old! That just blows my mind!!! He's up to 8lbs 6oz and 22 inches long.
It's been a pretty good week. Charlie is usually pretty good at sleeping for long stretches at night, so we're doin pretty good!
Carrie and Jayde came to Salt Lake this weekend. That made me super happy. It was a good weekend spent with them.
I also went back to work. Things have gone well so far. I just miss my guy
School has been fine. I'm really glad I decided to go this semester. I'm already all caught up, and so far it's a super easy semester!
Tonight Jay and I are going to Beethoven's 9th symphony!!!! I'm so excited!
Quote of the week:"A baby is an angel whose wings decrease while his legs increase." - unknown

Friday, September 2, 2011


I'm writing this while I write up a homework assignment, so I'm sorry if it seems a little disjointed. There is something I want to get written in here before I forget all about it.
During class today we were talking about people with disabilities and we listened to a poem from a mom to her son after his birth. From what I could tell the boy was blind. But that's not the part I want to talk about. She started talking about how she didn't count fingers or toes or anything like that, she just nuzzled him. This brought on a huge surge of emotions in me. I started tearing up and stopped listening for a minute. I want to talk about how I felt when Charlie was born before I forget all about it. It's already a very foggy memory for me, mostly because I was kind of out of it after working so hard to push him out.
When I first saw Charlie he had his face screwed up in a little scowl, a face I've come to recognize as the 'wake up' face. I don't remember if he was crying or not, but I don't think he was (which was probably why they took him away from me so quickly). They placed him on my chest and started rubbing him down with towels. I remember looking at him, grabbing his little hand and crying. I was so happy. I was so grateful that God would trust me with this precious little package and that he would be mine to love and care for. I remember seeing Jay and feeling a surge of love for him, too. I never would have gotten through the pregnancy without his love and support. I was grateful for all the support from my family and friends. So, I sat there and cried with happiness until they took him away to try and get him to cry. I could see them working on him, but the doctor was trying to distract me and showed me my placenta and stuff (of course I was interested!) Jay didn't leave my side until I got Charlie back to try and feed him for the first time. A happy memory that I didn't want to fade away forever.
Now, onto this week!
What a week. I had to go back to school this week. It hasn't been too bad. Charlie has been letting us get long stretches of sleep most nights this week. Last night he actually let us sleep all night long, oh so nice. The worst part of school was being ripped away from my babe.
So, I started on Tuesday. Tuesday was my short day. Class was only an hour long. So the grandparents just drove me up with little Charlie, that way we were only apart for an hour. I have awesome grandparents.
Class went well and Charlie did fine without me.
Wednesday was a day that I was dreading. I was apart from my dear one for 6 hours. It wasn't too bad. I think I got distracted by a super swollen finger...... I ummmm tried to see if my ring fit yet..... it didn't. I had to go get it cut off by the jeweler..... at least it wasn't my engagement ring. Poor finger. But, I got home, I got my Charlie, and regular life is now in full swing.
And that's been life so far. I go back to work tomorrow, oh joy. But Hastings is coming this weekend!!!!!!
Quote of the Week: "Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep" Fran Lebowitz

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Week 40

Well, the 40th week of pregnancy has sure been stressful. I think that must be because Charlie came a week early and I've had a baby all week! Ha ha ha. Sorry, that was dumb. I'm just tired.
Yup, Charlie came on Monday. And boy he's a cutie-pie.
Labor is interesting. I'll tell you about mine. So, I woke up at 1am to a really bad crampy tummy. It came and went, but each one came only about 2 minutes apart. Right off the bat. I went potty, just to see if there was a problem because of that. Didn't help. In fact, it just hurt to sit up.
So, I went back downstairs and cuddled my husband. I told him it hurt really bad and decided to try going potty again. Jay came with me.
Sometime after that (a little after 3) we decided that though we thought it was false labor that we might as well go to the hospital because we weren't gunna get anymore sleep that night and I was supposed to spend the day up at Weber so we should check just to be safe.
We got to the hospital at 3:45 and I was talking to the nurse who was checkin me and I told her I thought I was being really silly, because I hadn't been having cramps long. She said, no, I wasn't being silly....I had super strong and close together contractions and she thought I was in labor. Oh the child with the worst timing ever.
Anywho.... I didn't start with any pain killers. I wanted to be able to walk around and take advantage of the jacoozi  (no idea how to spell that). Well.... Jay and I sat and talked for a few minutes then decided to try and call Brandy and my parents while we walked around the hospital for a while..... not very successful. But eventually Brandy called back and we told her not to come too early cause I was only at a 2 and we'd be there a while. Then we went back to the room and I laid down because I was hurting pretty bad. Jay went to McDonalds ( I think) to get some breakfast. (Or was it the cafeteria?) During that time, I started hurting REALLY bad! Seriously, I started to cry.... It was only about 6 too. (though where that 2 hours went I'll have no idea cause it just flew by). I was doing a pretty good job breathing through them before that, but at this point they would catch me off guard and hurt really bad before I had a chance to get breathing right. Jay got back and I told the nurse I really wanted the epidural, especially because they wanted to break my water, which would make my contraction worse. Well the anesthesiologist (holy cow! I spelled that right the first time!) was in helping with a c-section, but the nurse offered me demurral (spelling?) but I'd have to stay in bed and be hooked to the monitors for the rest of labor.... darn it.
Well I had 2 doses of that stuff. And it worked well. I could feel my contractions still, but they weren't too bad. But I did get super loopy. It was fun. I don't know if Brandy and mom showed up just after the first or second dose but I was happy to see them. Then we played killer bunnies. To be honest I don't know if that was before or after the epidural. And Daddy showed up somewhere in there too.
About the epidural: Not bad at all. It might just be because I was already on drugs, but there wasn't much pain and Jay helped me out a lot just holding my hand being there.
From there, time drug on. Dad left.... got a flat tire.... had Steven pick him up and then Steven was there! Then at some point My contractions got so they were practically constant and I started feeling miserable again, so I asked for a dosage up on my epidural. Then poor Charlie's heart rate got really low. Apparently every time I had a contraction his heart rate would drop. They had switch sides every time it got low and that didn't help a whole bunch so they put me on oxygen so that he had some when he got stressed out.  The oxygen actually perked me up quite a bit for a while. It was nice. And then..... my epidural ran out. Yup, ran out. The machine started beeping and everything. And guess who was helping with a c-section again. *akfhkjsahgldg* Ugh miserable miserable miserable. Finally he got there..... and it seems like 15 minutes after he got it going again it was time to push. I was just starting to feel better. I let everyone stay.... they were making me happy. And it turns out it wasn't a bad decision.... there were many many jokes.

So, pushing went really well. It was only an hour total. So far as I know there weren't any problems. I got pretty delirious in the end. Eventually there was a baby on my chest, my bare chest (when did I get naked?) I cried, I was so happy with him. But he wasn't crying, so they took him away to suction him and try to get him crying. Jay stayed and held my hand, I needed that. Eventually they decided he was ok, just really lazy. And I got to hold him and try to feed him. Unsuccessful. Then a bunch of people came and they held him and they took him and Jay away to take give him a bath. I was taken to the room that would be my prison for the next few days.
It wasn't that bad. But I really couldn't get Charlie to eat. It was frustrating, he just wanted to sleep. So, everyone eventually left and Jay and I tried to sleep. The nurses brought Charlie in to eat whenever he was hungry. Not very often and he only tried for about a minute each time..... such a lazy boy.
The next day was boring, people came and went. There was a marvelous fruit basket that made me and Jay SUPER happy. Jay went home and showered and I missed his support.
Then came bed-time again. And that sucked. Charlie refused to eat. Eventually it had been 5 hours since he had eaten at all and the nurses were starting to get worried. At one point the nurse said she'd take him to the nursery and bring him back in an hour. Well, I didn't sleep for that hour and then I was in and out for the next hours wondering where the heck my baby was. My sleepy brain had convinced myself that he had died and they were just waiting to tell us at a decent hour of the day..... oy. Jay went somewhere.... I don't know where but while he was gone I heard the squeeky wheels of Charlie's  cart coming down the hall. I was so happy. But still, he wouldn't eat! So the nurse decided to go check his blood sugar to see if he was ok. While she was gone the crazy lil guy latched on and started eating. She got back, but I made her check his blood sugar anyway. It was fine..... DARN lazy baby.
The next day was the day to go home.... took forever, hospitals are slow. Before we went home we stopped at WIC to pick up a breast pump.... what a mistake. All the noise and people just sent me into a panic attack. Thank God for Jay. Then we finally got home..... and we were just so tired. Nothing was any fun. That night was ok.... still really hard to wake up the baby.
Since then, we've had one bad night and one really good night. So, we're hoping things are gunna get better.
Charlie had his circumcision yesterday.... my poor little sore baby.
And it's taken me more than 2 hours to write this. Brooke out!
Quote of the week:"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Week 38

It's been kind of a boring week. Friday night we went to go see our little niece, she was very cute. Can't wait for mine to come. Sunday I was kinda sicky, so we didn't do a single darn little thing. All week I've been just kind of sitting around all day. Like I said, boring. I've been working on a puzzle and finally finished it.
Had a doctor's appointment yesterday. 60% effaced and dilated to a 1. Whoot, things are at least starting to get ready..... That's it. Talk about boring......
We're gunna go fishing tonight, so that'll take away some of the monotony of my last week off.
School starts next week. Whoot!
Quote of the Week:"I'm here because I'm smart, not because I'm young and gorgeous.... although I am!" Judge Judy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Week 37

OK! I can sum up the week like this. Hale BAD! Camping GOOD!
Friday night we went camping up at Pineview Reservoir. We were trying to get to a campground called Anderson Cove because I was under the impression that that was the only campground along Pineview. We left early, so I thought we had a pretty good chance of getting a spot. No dice. Campground Full. Well, we weren't phased, we were gunna try and get to some spots up a canton by Kausi (no idea how to spell that) dam where we have been kayaking before. We knew there were some campground up there. But as we start heading up there we spot another campground right up next to Pineview so we pull on in. Turns out that that one has just been flooded out all summer. We get a pretty good spot, which makes me really happy. Also, the campground host is super nice..... we talked to him for about 10 minutes! But I read some reviews about Anderson Cove and  apparently the hosts there are super rude jerks so I was happy with our situation. We get our tent set up and went to get some food! Then we went fishing....
Honestly, what a joke! Jay and I are fisher failures..... lol Skunked again! The first place we went really wasn't ideal for fishing. There was a lot of wake from boats and stuff, so we never really had a chance. BUT! WHAT A GOOD LITTLE BEACH AREA. Seriously, when the family is up at pineview and wants to find a beach area where dogs are allowed, ask us! It was so pretty, and Gabby had so much fun. We decided to move to a spot where we were more likely to catch fish after about an hour. Failed there too. Then we headed back to camp and had a pretty cold night. ;) Then Saturday we tried fishing again, and failed.
Then we went to work..... MY GOODNESS! Hale should never be that stressful. The managers just seemed to be running around like crazy and it just ended up being miserable.... I couldn't wait to get home. The only bright part of Saturday at work was during dinner when we had a nice big laugh-fest..... one reason I don't quit Hale and get a better paying job.
We actually made it to church on Sunday, go us!
Monday night was better at Hale. Randy doesn't tend to panic as much as Aileen and David.
Tuesday night we went up to Bountiful Pond and tried fishing again! AND WE CAUGHT ONE! A catfish! YAY! Success.
Wednesday I had another doctor's appointment! I grew into my Charlie, we're both measuring up to snuff..... :D
Yesterday I hung out with my bestest buddies in the world! Even Setar. We were just missin Jesse. But it was a lot of fun!!!! I miss talkin to my buddies. And Jenelle's baby is sooooo freakin cute! Which reminds me, I have a niece I still haven't met yet!  I was going to go last night, but I think the heat of the day got to me and I was sick all night (yuck).
And, that's it..... I'm so boring. :) Still working on getting ready for school.

Quote of the day:"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity." Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Week 36

What a fun week! Oh I love dark week. I needed a good break from Hale for a little bit.
So last Thursday we toured the labor and delivery part of the hospital. I actually got pretty excited, the rooms are very nice. Not like the stinkin ER..... that place was just a scary place to be. But these rooms were quiet and peaceful and nice to be in. So, yeah. I'm a little excited.
Then on Friday I went up with Selina and Brandy to visit Jenelle and her baby in the hospital. Tim was there too! :) What a cutie-pie. Poor Jenelle looked pretty miserable, but she was saying she felt ok. Hopefully my labor won't be as bad as hers though.....
On Saturday I went fishing with my hubby.... We went out in the morning and then came home, went to Thor, dinner with the family, and then went back out to fish some more.... we got SKUNKED! Darn it.... oh well. Try, try again. I didn't really mind. I just liked getting out of the house! Oh, yay Dark Week.
On Monday I went up to Weber to get some stuff for school done. I took the frontrunner and everything.... what a tiring day, though. I paid for it all Monday night and Tuesday.
Tuesday night we went to see Cowboys and Aliens (or something like that) it was a little disappointing, but still worth seeing.
Then yesterday I had a doctor's appointment. My doctor said that I was a little smaller than he wanted and that could mean a problem so he had me set up an ultrasound. I got myself all worked up and worried. So the rest of the night was a little miserable, I don't think I slept at all. I was just too worried.
Then this morning I went in for the ultrasound.... Good Grief! My little guy is already 6 pounds 8 ounces! The technician said he was actually ahead of schedule weight-wise.... Apparently I'm the small one.... Poor baby is soooo squished in there. He's pretty low in my pelvis too, which explains why that area hurts a lot lately. Sadly, I'm not dilated at all. So I'm not expecting him to come too soon. (Darn it! I want him now!) Anyway, I worried all night for no reason, baby is happy and healthy! Well, he might not be happy.... I just don't know...maybe he's cranky because his mommy is so small.
We're going to attempt to go camping one more time Tomorrow. It'll only be one night though, darn Hale. But maybe we'll fish some more!!!!
Have a good week everyone!

Quote of the week: "Tomorrow you're all going to wake up in a brave new world, a world where the Constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones, created in a stem-cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public Radio, and teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody's high!" Stephen Colbert

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Week 35

Another exciting week of being preggy..... New annoying issue.... bloated feet..... My feet have gotten so bad this week that the pain starts radiating up into my legs. It made me cry because they hurt so bad on Tuesday. It's not nice, at all. But, just another part of being pregnant I guess..... I can't wait until my feet are able to shrink back to normal size though. My hands have been swollen too, just not to such a painful degree..... ok, I couldn't bend my fingers Sunday morning..... that was pretty bad. But still, it's my feet that are bothering me.
Anyway. Friday night was really fun. First, I went to dinner with my buddies, celebrating Olivia's soon to be marriedness.... that happens tonight! YAY! Congrats Olivia (who I don't believe reads this blog :D ). Then we went over to my Grandpa Gene and Grandma Sue's house to celebrate Pioneer Day. It was fun. They had a BBQ and then some fireworks. I spent most of the night talking to my Aunt Cindy, it's been a while since I've talked to her and she's a lot of fun to talk to. Sarcastic and very sassy. I love it. Sometimes I wish I was like that.
Saturday and Sunday I could hardly move due to swollen extremitites.... but I managed work and church and stuff.
Monday, I really can't remember what we did on Monday. There wasn't work, I know that... Dark Week. But I can't think of what we did! Oh my brain.
Tuesday I had my final baby shower!!! YAY! And, once again, my baby got spoiled..... it makes me soooo happy.
And yesterday we went shopping for the baby! Hee hee. It was fun. We bought a mattress for the crib downstairs and a diaper bag. I'm almost to the point that I have everything I need. I just want to have this baby so he can see how spoiled he is..... I'm starting to get worried about the labor process and everything, though. Last night I dreamed that my water broke while I was in bed. I didn't notice until an usher from work who is my bed told me that I was leaking all over the place. I look around and there's 2 ushers, Brandy, and me in my bed. I guess I was having a sleep-over and Jay was at work. Anyway. I called Jay and told him my water had broke but that I think he could stay at work until I hear if there was a problem or if I was going to go into labor. Then I went up to tell gram I needed to go to the hospital but that I wanted to shower and get dressed real quick beforehand. Grandpa was there and he was saying that it would need to wait until after about 3 because they needed to give Jerry a ride home (it was 9:30). Naturally I was very upset and frustrated that Jerry took precedence over getting me to the hospital. The dream had taken a bad turn and I was very happy when I opened my eyes and I was still in bed. Jay was holding me in his sleep and I snuggled closer. I'm so grateful for such a loving husband.
Well, tonight is my last prenatal class. I'm excited because we get to tour the hospital today! YAY! But I'm sad because I've actually really enjoyed this class, which I didn't expect I would. At least I know a little bit more about labor and stuff.
Guess I'll write again next week!

Quote of the Week: "In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms." Stephen Jay Gould

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Week 34

Another week has gone by. HOLY COW!
So big, the stretch marks have come in. I'm very sad..... my poor body. They're mostly all around my thighs, but there are a few on my tummy. Blah.....
I had a baby shower on Saturday, Brandy threw it. It was the funnest shower I've had! Brandy really knows how to throw a party. So if you're lookin for a planner ask her! And can you say spoiled baby?! Stroller, carseat, diapers, lion king mobile, little baby backpack carrier thing, all kinds of stuff. I don't know how to thank everyone. :D :D :D Good party, exhausting day. After the baby shower we had to work 2 shows at Hale. I was ready to fall over by the time we got done...
Not much has gone on the rest of the week. Jay's been working 4/10's so far. So that he had yesterday off to get his car done. I also had a doctor's appointment yesterday, so he got to come with me. Not much goin on in the baby front. He's healthy, I'm healthy, everyone's happy. Next time we start checking my cervix and stuff. I'm not very happy about that. Oh well, such is being pregnant.
We lost a booba this week. Jayde's ferret, Max died.... poor guy. Broken rib pokin around where it shouldn't have been. It happens. There's a reason ferrets don't have a long life expectancy..... Still, I feel bad for Jayde and Carrie, and I shed quite a few tears over the little guy.
And, that's about it. It's summer.... not too much to talk about. So, talk to you next week.

Quote of the week: "Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant