'We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love.'
-Dr. Suess

Monday, October 10, 2011

Our Little Boy Blue :)

So yes we will be having a little boy on or around February 22.  I went in for my first appointment and they just quickly threw me into ultrasound to determine how far along I was, and she asked us if we wanted to know the gender then told us we would be having a little boy.  Best part was seeing Jeff's reaction, he looked quite pleased.  It all seemed much more real actually seeing the baby on the ultrasound.  I don't think I even really believed it yet, even though I'd been throwing up for over 3 months. We did have a scare with him though and they thought I was miscarrying.  The doctors at the ER were trying to mentally prepare us that it would be traumatic since it would look like a baby with fingers and toes and everything.  So they took me into another ultrasound and found that he was ok.  So they think I started out with two babies and one just didn't develop.  It was such a huge relief that the baby was ok.  Also baby boy still has no name.  We can't commit.

It's hard to believe that I am over half-way through the pregnancy now, but it will be soooo nice to feel like a normal person again.  I will say I am not one of those women who enjoys being pregnant.  I still feel nauseous sometimes, but not nearly how I was at first.  I'm starting to get a bump but not one that anyone besides my mom or Jeff.  Right now I just feel like I look like I've put on some weight on my stomach.  I still wear my normal clothes mostly.  Although, I did finally break down and bought a pair of maternity pants...oh so wonderful, other than the fact they still fall down since I don't have much of a belly yet. 

School is pretty exhausting, but it keeps me moving which usually helps me feel better unless its super early in the morning.  Those days are no fun.  Its nice to think though that I'm still working out walking over an hour a day, and I have my spin class which is fun.  Other than that things are going pretty good.  Just work and school and Jeff has work and school.  I really need a break though, but I'll have to muddle through till Thanksgiving.  The end of school is in sight though, and that will be so amazing to be done. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Our Miracle Baby :)

So since our pregnancy was so unexpected and surprising I figured I would share why this is such an amazing thing for us.  Before Jeff and I got married I was diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma (non-cancerous tumor).  The tumor in my pituitary gland makes it so I secrete really high amounts of prolactin (milk production hormone).  Normally women's prolactin ranges from about 3-10, breast-feeding women are around 30, mine ranged from 160 to 189.  So this was just a really quirky random problem that we were really fortunate to find out.  It didn't really affect my health in anyway, other than infertility without some super expensive prescription ($800 for 3 months...OUCH).  So we anticipated that having a baby was going to be super frustrating and really difficult.  I had even started researching adoption since that typically takes about two years. 
Anyway, after some prayer and such Jeff and I had just started discussing pursuing getting me the prescription that I would need and changing insurances and what not so we could start trying to have a baby.  I was in no particular rush and just had the attitude of "if we need to do this faster just let me get pregnant on my own" thinking that would never happen.  Next part of the story Jeff and I were in the temple doing sealings and I started feeling really really sick.  I thought I could push through since it was the last name but I passed out, and I had never passed out before.  All the temple workers just told me it was really common and that it usually happened when women were expecting.  All of them were kind of teasing me about it and I was just thinking "yeah right" that's not me.  After we went home I researched a little bit and decided I would do a pregnancy test.  After about 3 positive pregnancy tests it clicked that I really was pregnant.  Initially both of us were super shocked, but now we just feel really blessed.  With this tumor I could only get to have this one baby with all the problems that could come up or who knows. 
So thats the crazy story and I'm sure life will be even crazier when the baby comes in February.  I am staying in school that semester so call me insane and I acknowledge that its probably true, but with graduating so close I just want to push through and finish. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Life is good

So I just have been feeling really blessed recently.  Jeff got an internship in Orem so we don't have to worry about moving to some outrageous place for the summer, or worry about getting rid of our apartment contract.  It will work out really well since he will get 30 hours a week at $14 an hour, and will look much better on his resume than just a GPA.  As for me I'm changing my major, yet again, to Early Childhood Education.  Hopefully this will work out, and it will give me a more for sure graduation date in 2013.  Oh wow I cant wait for that day.  Other than that I just work, go to school, and try to spend as much time with my husband as possible.  Life is crazy but it always will be.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines...two years in a row!!

So on Valentines I am used to being the cynical person that mocks the holiday of love since I usually didn't have anyone to share it with.  While I still laughed at BYU campus's sudden infestation of men in suits carrying bouquets of roses, I really have enjoyed Valentines the past two years.  Last year Jeff and I were new to the world of being boyfriend/girlfriend, and I didn't really know what to expect when Valentines Day came around.  We spent the day before Valentines walking down the streets of Provo mocking all the hearts and Valentines advertisements and then we went home and watched a basketball game.  Needless to say I didn't expect to get anything for Valentines, but he surprised me with a bouquet of my favorite flowers that lasted over a month because my apartment was so cold. 
This year we got to have a prolonged Valentines Day.  I was scheduled to work on actual Valentines Day from 7-11 that night which basically ruined any plans.  So we kind of celebrated Saturday, but Provo was an absolute mad-house.  We had a great time regardless.  However on Monday I got a call from someone at work asking to trade me and take my Valentines shift...crazy.  So we got to celebrate again, and I came home to flowers and a huge heart of starbursts :).  I love my husband he is so sweet.  We still just hang out like we're best friends, and I still cant wait to see him whenever I go home.  So all in all it was a very happy Valentines Weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm married so therefore I should blog...

So I came to the realization that all my married friends had blogs.  So it seems that in order to qualify as an official "married" person I better get in loop.  So I have a new goal to consistently post what is going on in my life in some sort of witty fashion that most likely hardly anyone will ever read.  Alas, I shall bend to the societal norm.  So after nearly six months of I qualify as a real married person. 
So what has been happening in our lives since our happy day in August.  Both Jeff and I are attending BYU full time.  I work for BYU campus operator services and Jeff in an Information systems TA.  So people always ask me what I do at my job so here is a little detail.  Anyone who calls the general BYU line gets us and we answer general questions or transfer people to any office on campus.  Needless to say I have most of the general campus numbers memorized.  I tend to say "you're welcome" to people all the time now because we are actually required to say that to every person.  Some people think they're pretty amusing and keep saying thank you multiple times.  So if you ever call me and I answer "BYU operator" my apologies I hardly ever answer the phone any other way.
Jeff is really enjoying his program even though its been really tough this year.  We hardly ever see each other because of our schedules.  We are currently looking at internships that could pretty much take us anywhere.  We are really hoping for Novell in Provo because then we wouldn't have to move, but Jeff has applied for one in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, and Arkansas (of all places).
Lots of other things have happened too, but it seems that they are just a basic part of our crazy everyday life.  So with that I welcome myself to the blogging world.