Friday, May 29, 2009

My First Ultrasound

I had my first ultrasound yesterday, and we were so excited to finally be able to see Baby Wilhelm. Ammon was a little late arriving, so I had already seen the baby and heard the heartbeat when he got there. We did it over again so he could hear the heartbeat too! It's amazing how much it sounds like an alien spaceship. Before Ammon came, I think Baby was sleeping, because it wasn't moving around at all. Then, the ultrasound tech started jiggling my belly trying to get the baby to move so she could measure the fluid for the downs syndrome indicator. Baby wasn't being very cooperative, but did wake up and start kicking around. We couldn't believe how much Baby was moving for only being 5.9 cm! It flipped over onto it's stomach while we were watching on the screen! We are so excited to know that there is actually something moving around in there, and to see our little baby (actually looks more like an alien, but who's complaining at this point).
So, the ultrasound picture is of Baby laying on it's stomach, with the head on the left and feet on the right. You probably won't be as excited about it as we are, but I hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2009


We are officially moved! We are so excited to be in our brand new, very first, own home! I have tackled the kitchen first, trying to get things into cupboards and drawers. We have so much more storage space than in our last rental house, practically double. We have tons of counter space, and can fit both of us in the kitchen at the same time, even with tons of boxes, without bumping into each other every few seconds! We also have the living room pretty much taken care of, which includes the entertainment center and computer desk. Everything fits so nicely and we still have room!
I am really looking forward to the fact that we won't have to scoot the couch closer to the TV and pull our dining room table away from the wall when we have people over for dinner! We have an actual dining room, and separate living room. I think I will tackle the dining room and bedroom next, then the extra two bedrooms. I'm going to let Ammon tackle the garage, since that is his "man space."
If you would like our address just leave a comment and I can email it to you! Hooray for a new house!

P.S. I know you are all dying for pictures and I really will try to get them posted soon!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A pregnancy update

I haven't really blogged much about being pregnant, as there hasn't really been much to report, other than the fact that I am. I have been either greatly blessed, or just extremely lucky, to not have had any morning sickness at all. I did throw up once a little bit in the kitchen sink when I was loading the dishwasher one day, but I'm pretty sure I would have puked anyways (pregnant or not) because a smell that horrible would make anyone throw up!

As far as strange cravings go, I don't think I've really had much of that either. Today when I was on a field trip with the class I work in I decided that I really wanted to dip my chicken strips in mustard instead of the ranch they came with, which was kind of weird because I'm not a huge mustard fan. I'll eat it on hamburgers and hotdogs, but not much else. I really enjoy eating Mexican food, especially our delicious homemade soft tacos, but I have always loved those.

I don't think I'm really showing yet. If you were to look at me you'd probably just think that I've been eating too many sweets, and not assume that I'm pregnant. I just kind of look a little chubby around the middle (you know how your tummy starts to pooch out over your jeans when you gain a little weight, yeah that's me).

I've been so grateful not to have been sick all the time, since that would hardly make getting to work any easier. I am really looking forward to school getting out, though, because I always seem to want to take a nap when I am supposed to be monitoring the kids on the bus. The desire to sleep just comes during the last few hours of work.
I think that's about it. I'll post a picture when there is actually something to show. I have an ultrasound next week, so if I get a picture from that I'll try to get it posted soon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Almost There

We signed all the loan documents for our house yesterday afternoon. That means that we should close on Friday at the latest. We are hoping that it all works out that way so that we can get in and do some cleaning, and then start moving stuff in! We are buying a house! Yippee!