Thursday, April 9, 2015


Being pregnant does strange things to your brain. You used to be a very responsible, reliable person, then over night you transform into an overly sensitive, forgetful, absentminded creature who will have sudden undeniable urges to go to burger king. I digress, over the past 4 1/2 months I've been keeping track of the most winning of my p-brain moments.

1. I cannot remember for the life of me when church starts, every sunday. Not super funny but when you play the piano and organ, it's kind of important that you're at least on time if not 10 min early.

2. Showing up to work an hour early. Turning on all the lights, music, computers, and even vacuuming for 15 min before realizing that no one is going to show up for another hour.

Layton still loves me even though I'm crazy!

3. Calling a girl from work about a prom dress and leaving a voice mail, but wait...getting to the part where I leave our phone number and completely forgetting what that number might be (I've been leaving messages with this phone number for almost 2 years now) and just saying a string of random numbers, then hanging up in embarrassment. Finally, having to call back and leave another message with the right number.

4. Being super sensitive to smells, and noises. One night we were laying in bed and I could hear a clicking noise. I kept asking Layton if he could hear it, but no. Just me. After a while I figured it out; I was hearing Layton blink. Yes that's right folks I could hear him blink and it was keeping me awake. Oh my.

5. Showing up 12 hours early for a flight. It was scheduled to leave at 8 p.m. I arrived extra early for my supposed 8 a.m. flight. Lovely.

6. And last but not least I washed my phone with our laundry *Sigh* maybe it's a hint that I need to slow down a bit.

Needless to say I'm sure I'm not done with my p-brain moments and I hope that you have all had a good laugh from one or more of my pregnancy experiences.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Baby Girl

We are so happy to announce that I'm pregnant, and that we will be welcoming our little lady in the beginning on August.
Ever since we found out in December it's been fun talking about being parents, discussing names, and letting our family know. But now I can begin making baby clothes, bows, stuffed animals, blankets etc.

We had the wonderful opportunity to go down to Pocatello this past week to have our 20 week appointment with the midwife. While we were there we also had an ultrasound to make sure everything was normal and healthy and tell us the gender of our little one.
The ultrasound was so amazing getting to see her move around, yawn, and touch her precious little toes. It was an amazing experience.

The day after our ultrasound I was experiencing some unusual bleeding so I called the midwife and she strongly suggested we come back that day. So somehow we were able to rearrange work schedules and drive down. They did another ultrasound where they found a small tear in the placenta (about 1.75 cm). The midwife told me, thankfully, that I would not need to be on bed rest, but I can't lift anything, exercise, or even walk to fast. Her exact words were "you really have to just take it easy." It's not terrible... but I do miss being active. On the other hand I'm very glad that little miss is fine and healthy and that hopefully with some rest I will be too!