Thursday, September 27, 2012

24 years...can I really be that old??

Well's true I am officially 24 ....that just seems crazy!!!! AND we made it through the day without having a baby hahahaha The one day that I did not want for Urijah to come I was for sure he show up :)
It's not that I didnt want to share my birthday I just wanted my bugaboo to have his own special day and not have to share with anyone else!!! So now that we have by passed the day HE CAN COME OUT NOW!

Did not do anything to special but it was a good day!
Started by walking in the morning and then cleaning like crazy (I think I finally have a few urges of nesting here and there spontaneously)
then I met up with Leonor and the kiddos (family I baby sit for) at Corner Bakery (yogurt parfait and a muffin) she wanted to take me out for brunch
Miss Mila and I(they had to come see our place since they had not come to our side of town and seen it yet)
She got these cupcakes and a "friendship" willow tree too!
Talk about a special friend-so blessed 

Then I came home and just relaxed in my very clean house 
Was surprised with this delivery from my father in law
They are gorgeous and smell amazing!!!
He did good :)

When the hubs walked in after work he was carrying an Oreo blizzard Ice Cream Cake with 2 4 lit on top singing Happy Birthday to me :) He is so special and I love his heart as well as kid spirit!!!

We of course ate it right away :) 
and where so full that we didnt end up eating supper until almost 8 
(He made me tacos!!!) 

Meanwhile we skyped these boogers 
Who no longer look like this :( But yesterday I was looking at all the old pictures on my computer of both their birth days and baby pictures 
thinking how crazy it was going to be that that day was coming for my son soon 
How I was going to get to experience that breath taking moment again 
with my own child! 
Gods biggest blessing 
They grow way to fast
This is who the real stinkers that we skyped with: 
(Tucker was concerned yesterday about not coming to my party He is the sweetest)

And this wild man McCoy his imagination is taking off :) I love love love it!!!

So here is to 24 and all the incredible changes that my life is about to encounter :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DIY Laundry Detergent

I have been wanting to do this for awhile!!!
I found it on Pinterest the reviews where GREAT
and on top of that they say that at 6 loads a week the batch would last for a whole year!!!
AND if that wasnt good enough it only cost $30 to make SCORE

okay I know you dont think it could get any better, however, there is one more thing

The ingredients: 
helpful hints 
1) Freeze the zote soap for a little while before grating
2) Target did NOT carry the arm and hammer super wash nor zote soap (Wal Mart)
3) Also get a 5 gal tote or bucket to stir/store

1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle. (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it)
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle (we chose to do pink for the scent but the white would be just fine. You can also use Fels Naptha)
2 (2 lb) Boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Found in the cooking aisle (You could also get 1 4 lb box, we just couldn’t find it when we went)
1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener- Found in the detergent aisle (This is 100% optional. Like I said, my laundry detergent must smell good and I really like soft towels)

(following paragraph from the pinterest blog I got it from)  The hardest most time consuming part is grating the cheese soap. The hubs thinks it looks like pink cheese….has anyone ever seen pink cheese? Ya didn’t think so! I’m not fortunate enough to have a food processor so I was stuck doing this with a typical hand grater. I did try a blender just for kicks and giggles….total fail! Stick to either a hand grater or food processor if you are blessed enough to have one. I should make it known that the soap dissolves just fine, even in cold water. I know that tends to be a concern but you need not worry. Oh and I would recommend using a large mixing bowl to grate into and using the fine side of the 

Definitely was the hardest and really ONLY part besides combining/stirring that you have to even do!!!!! I going to use a food processor but thought this would be just as easy --to my surprise it was a bigger hand/arm work out then expected

Then you just combine!!! best to do in layers so its easier to get all combined and mixed up!
This batch makes A TON! Now for probably the best part…you only need 1-2 Tablespoons per load depending on the size…I’ll give you some time to re-read that since I’m sure your in total disbelief…recover yet? That’s right, you only need 1-2 Tablespoons per load! Now here comes the stroke of genius, if you opted to put the Purex Crystals in your batch, you can scoop the detergent right into your bottle and use the cap as your measuring spoon. There are 3 lines on the side and the middle one is approximately 2 Tablespoons…genius right?

week 39

September 25, 2012
Week 39
Pregnancy Highlights: 
Baby Size: 19-21 inches (maybe a little smaller or bigger) mini watermelon 7 or 8 lbs
Maternity Clothes: yes but just livin in comfy sports/pj type clothes
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions: BOY
Movement: yes you still like to move your little toes right up against my right ribs
And I feel you very low still too
Sleep: I think I am sleeping better then daddy these days (minus the 50 pee breaks I have) He is so anxious and excited he just wants it to “be time” already
What I miss:
Food Cravings: sweets and BLT’s (always have some kinda baked good/oreos or something in the house and BLT’s are being ate AT LEAST once a week if not more)
                                                          Food Aversions: none                                                         
Symptoms: contractions and achy body (legs/feet especially)
But overall feeling really good
I have miserable moments but for the most part I am still feeling great
Weight Gain: was +28 at last dr appointment (4 days ago)
Another appointment this coming Friday
Emotions: Anxious, Excited, Nervous 
Belly Button: outy or even with skin inny days are gone
Best Moment this week:  Sitting in church listening to the sermon: all about light and God being the light, leading the way
There can be no darkness if we follow him
Daddy writing on the back of his bulletin and showing me
“Urijah=The Lord is my Light
This whole service is about light
Urijah is coming SOON”
It warmed my whole heart!!! And just made me smile
What I’m looking forward to:
Holding you baby boo!
Seeing Daddy with you
Starting our family
What I’m NOT looking forward to:
Still uneasy about labor
It’s in Gods hands
I just really hope that I can get through it naturally with no drugs!!
Milestone: Being completely “full term” knowing that we made it this far and he is developed makes me very happy and reassuring that he will come out without problems, healthy baby boy (still saying our prayers)
Labor signs: contractions but nothing consistently close enough or strong
Week 39 Picture:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend Recap

I got my hair colored finally :) Another check off of before baby arrival

Friday we went to Genghis Mongolian Grill 
I was craving Hu Hot 
and we decided to "celebrate" my birthday in case we didn't get the chance to

Saturday night we babysat 

I was thinking that Sunday was going to maybe be "the day"
Woke up and my stomach was just very upset 
but still decided to go to church 
I was just very hot and feeling beyond nauseous  

2 weeks ago the service was about 2 timothy and Urijah story
The whole church service this Sunday was all about "the light" 
Rocky wrote on the back of his bulletin and showed it to me 

"Urijah means =the Lord is my light 
this whole service is about light 
He is coming SOON!"

It put a big smile on my face and warmed my heart! 
I love that man 

Got home about 10 and went straight to sleep 
woke up at 1 and felt better but was having contractions 
they where consistently 15 minutes apart until about 8
Never got closer or stronger 
and we where trying!
ate some spicy food
and more 

We put your carseat in the car 
and stroller in the back 

Daddy Really wants tomorrow COME ON BABY BOY!!!!!!!!!! :) 
If you do not come tomorrow THEN wait until Saturday when Grandma is here haha
8 days till due date

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SiCk SiCk SiCk

Rocky had a head cold last week and a respiratory infection and he was nice enough to share with me and baby :(  EXCEPT he cant share all this goodness that he got  from the Dr!

So this week has been pretty miserable to say the least! 
Head, throat, chest, nose, drainage, no appetite, upset stomach, achy body 
and every time Baby U moves it hurts a lot more 
I know that he has less room in there, however, this sickness has made it pretty horrible 
and me more ready to be done being pregnant HOWEVER at the same time I sure hope that baby decides to wait until I am done being sick before he decides to make his appearance so I have more energy and I am all better and all the germs are out of the house!

Lots of this going on!!!

And as always my craving for sweets is pretty much the only thing that I have been wanting to eat :) 
Sick and I still want desserts hahahah 
chocolate chip cookies, oreos, brownies, ice cream, AND NOW 
Sugar cookies
Banana Bars --which I was very impressed with myself for being my first time making them
They where delicious!!! and so easy to make


September 18, 2012
Week 38
Pregnancy Highlights: 
Baby Size: 19.75 inches 6.8lbs
Maternity Clothes: yes and no –I am just living in sweats and comfy pre pregnancy stuff
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions: boy
Movement: Yes and I feel like you are dropping a little bit maybe
I can feel movement much lower than ever before, however, your little feet are still up in my right ribs when you move  
Maybe you are just growing and not dropping or stretched out now
Sleep: Since being sick have not been good, wrestless and up a lot
What I miss: I feel like this is getting repetitive BUT my body J hahah and wearing all my clothes, ready for them to fit again.
Food Cravings: sweets – blt’s, oreos still and anything dessert like
Made some delicious banana bars
Food Aversions: none and enjoying that 
Symptoms: just being sick-cold/respiratory
Weight Gain: go to Dr this Friday
I don’t think I have gained but maybe another lb or so
Pretty sure my scale is wrong ---it always different then wha the dr says (less which im okay with hahaha) so probably about +27/28/29 lbs
Emotions:  Im doing really good emotions I feel like have been in check for the majority of this pregnancy (with a few loose hairs here and there)
Daddy has been taking really good care of me this week
And helping out a lot more around house, cooking, etc since I have been sick
SO GLAD you didn’t decide to come in the middle of me being under the weather (I feared that)
Belly Button: outey most days or flesh with the skin –no more inny
Best Moment this week:  Bailey booked her ticket to come down after Urijah is born!! I am so beyond excited, she will be his second family member to hold him after Grandma Robin
I got my hair colored and picked up a few more things for the hospital
Worked more on the baby book got some pictures put in it

WORST moment this week: being sick
Head, throat, chest, cough, stomach, the works
Daddy had it last week and decided to be kind and share
What I’m looking forward to: Holding my baby boy
What I’m NOT looking forward to: being in the middle of a store or church and my water breaking! Just so anxious to know when he is going to decide to come
Milestone: internal organs and systems are now fully developed and baby is ready to enter the world. Becoming more cramped inside
Labor signs: 2 more weeks IS THAT A 2!!!!!
Week 38 Picture:

Monday, September 17, 2012

What Will You Look Like Sweet Little Boy.....

I dug out baby pics of us so that we can take them to the hospital with us and compare when you are born to compare who you look like or who you get certain traits from :) 

DADDY                       MOMMY
8 lb 1 oz                        8 lb 12.5 oz
20 "                                21 1/2"
9:40pm                            1:37am 

Daddy thinks you will have blonde/light hair 
But looking at our pictures I can not imagine you NOT having a full head of DARK hair (which is the one thing I want you to have is lots and lots and lots of hair no matter what the color because I think its the cutest thing when babies have head full of hair)
Will you have a Mohawk like Mommy? A Calic like Daddy? 
Big blue eyes your bound to have
Long Long Long Long   


15 days and counting
Due Date: Oct 2

All the family has started to put in there guesses on weight, length, and arrival date/time!
Two top days most people are guessing are the 25th (Daddy's guess @ 7:46pm) and the 30th (Mommy's Guess @ 2:30am) 
I hope you surprise everyone and are small --everyone is just determined that you are going to be a big boy

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Week 37

September 11, 2012
Week 37
Pregnancy Highlights: 
Baby Size: 19-22 inches watermelon 6.5 lbs
Maternity Clothes: yes and no –I am just living in sweats and comfy pre pregnancy stuff
Stretch Marks: Nope and Hope to Avoid
Gender Predictions: BOY
Movement: hiccups daily still but they are very low so I know your head/chest are down
Your feet are still up in my ribs/side ALWAYS on the right side
And sometimes I feel like your butt is sticking out around the left side of my belly button
Sleep: I have the occasional rough night but for the most part doing pretty good

Had a dream awhile ago but forgot to share it –Grandma Robin and I were sitting on the couch and if I leaned to the side you would fall out the side and my skin would get really thin
I could see you!
Then Daddy and Uncle Trevor walked in so I of course had to show them and all I kept saying was “doesn’t he look just like McCoy” over and over and over again
What I miss: Im ready to have my body back ---starting to think about post baby, working out, and goals for getting my body back in shape!!!
Christmas is my “goal” day!!!
Food Cravings: BLT’s and Oreos (Halloween oreos are out)
Food Aversions: none
Symptoms: still no heartburn J
My digestive system is working well which is also an awesome plus
Certain days I have ZERO energy or desire to do anything at all
and others I am full of it and busy busy busy (it’s usually the next day that I am down for the count though)
Weight Gain: went to Dr this past Friday and we are up +27 which was only 1lb since last time we went!! My goal in the beginning was to not go over 30lbs so we will see if that happens 25-35lbs is supposedly what is healthy and I know he is a growing boy in there these days
Emotions: A lot of things make me very very angry and very very sad these days
The weirdest most strange things set me off
And poor daddy is handling it pretty well
I cry watching shows or getting random text messages from people
Grandpa Martin text me and said “wish I was going to be there for your very special delivery” and I was a blubbering mess!
Belly Button: outey most days or flesh with the skin –no more inny
Best Moment this week:  Went to Dr and everything is still good
You are head down
Not dilated
After she checked me and walked out daddy shook his head at me and said
“I am so disappointed in you” –hahah he is so excited and ready for you to be here
All the family is putting in their guesses from when you will come, your weight, and height
All I know is I hope you surprise everyone and don’t weigh that much!!!
And there is no doubt you will more than likely be a very long baby

What I’m looking forward to: seeing you!!! Just finally getting to meet you and see what you look like
ALSO when you and God have decided will be your birthday!!
What I’m NOT looking forward to: Still a little nervous about delivery, breastfeeding, motherhood, parenting as one, all the unknowns… but it will be a day by day process and learning on the go
I know God will be there every step of the way leading us
with your Daddy by my side--- I know we can do it –All for you!!!
Milestone: We are considered “Full Term” so safe to come whenever you are ready you are practicing breathing, sucking, blinking and moving from side to side
Labor signs: 3 more weeks
BH contractions still and more pelvic pressure than ever before
Week 37 Picture: