Saturday, April 28, 2012

Looking Back

I've been working on projects today for Mother's Day and Birthdays, and I have been going through SO many photos. It makes me sad that we used to print photos and have albums. I love that. Not computer albums. Also, I attended Jeff Heaton's wedding ALL WEEK, ha he had something every night, so it reminded me of my wedding. Going through my pictures I found a few prize winners. All from my reception in Provo back in June 2009. 3 years goes by SO fast!

 Me with all of my sisters/sis in laws/ and nieces at the time. My mother in law made all of their skirts. I still love the color scheme, but I would probably do it different now, just because I already did that one!!
 I love these pictures of Brad and I, at the time I thought they were cheezy but, we were cheezy. We were SO happy together.

 All the girls getting married now have vintage beautiful creme, special dresses, I wanted traditional wedding. So I got it!
 We had a big chocolate fountain set up for our food table. Now I would totally serve a dinner or something, but we were so happy with what we did at the time, and I loved every minute of that day.
 These are my parents, they don't look especially happy to go through another wedding, but 16 kids probably stresses anyone out :)
 This is my Grandpa (mom's dad) and my dad, I just love my Grandpa he is so inappropriately amazing.
 This is my sister Echo, I am fascinated at how long her arms are, and this is my little sister Faith she is throwing, who was just barely 2 at the time.
 Here is our cake fiasco. Step 1.
 Step 2.
 And the damage.
 It got all over my dress, but once again I DID not even care!
 I think I had more nieces than this....but hmm dk.
 We forgot all about a garter, so our friends made us one from the ribbon on the chair and we just did it!
 So young and innocent. Funny that most of those friends behind him are now married.
 He got it!
My mom and all of my sisters, plus one little baby Hannah has because she wouldn't leave the picture! 

I love going back through pictures and memories. They happen too fast, and I am really trying to savor this little baby coming!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our Little Baby

Now we don't have a name for this little guy. But, we did have a girl name for him, but now, we can't use that of course.

I know you won't love these as much as I do, but really, this is my baby! My baby! Brad's baby, mixed with my baby! I have just been having so many moments where I am honestly in awe that people exist.
Look at those fingers. What a cute lil thing.

He looks like me? Brad? I don't know, but he def has Brad's skinny long legs.

Wouldn't you say?

He was rolling everywhere. So we just got some great shots :)

I love this picture, makes me be in awe at development and life. That little spine. Gosh, so cute.

 So although he doesn't have a name, whenever he moves I say, "Oh hi baby!"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Too Much

Sometimes life gives me too much at once. Or do I plan it all at once? Last Friday we had our ultrasound.
Such an amazing experience. It became more real. Then we had Brad's graduation. Then I gave him a present I have been working on for months. Then we had his party/bbq/gender reveal party. Then we ran a 5k the next day. Did I plan too much?

I think it was a little much for me, too many huge life experiences. But I loved every minute of it.  I had 1 small breakdown at his graduation. It all was because the surprise present wasn't working out.  But it all worked out PERFECTLY, and thank you Landon and everyone who made it possible. Now I have been reasonably mellow during this pregnancy, now I wonder if that is because I was in a sick coma the first 16 weeks, or because my mood has just been mellow.

So much happened in that one day. Its like 7 blog posts all in one. So I decided to capture a few highlights, and not write a book about it, because I really could.

Our ultra sound was at 8 AM. We had Faith with us, and afterwards she said, "How come we didn't get the baby out?" She really thought we were going to look at the baby, and that meant take the baby home. We didn't find out what the baby was, but we did find out the baby has long legs :)

Here we are walking away from the hospital. I feel and look water logged. :) Or food logged, because I have finally started eating some meals :)

Yay Bradley. We both have made it.

BOY!!!

Faith was so sad it was a boy. She said to me before, "If its a boy I won't come to your house to play anymore. Boys don't play with girls." Then she burst into tears when she saw it was a boy.

I was surprised, I was sure it was a girl. I am so happy its a boy. I can't even tell you how much I want a mini freckled Brad.




 19 Weeks
20 Weeks
I feel like I just popped right out this 20th week :)




And this whole experience has been phenomenal. He actually just punched my stomach and Brad and I saw my stomach move up, just wait, you think its corny and silly for me to be amazed by this, but if you have a baby move inside you, you will relate to me.

And..I bought this today

Oh yes, I got Brad this and so many people chipped in to support me in this purchase (THANK YOU). He was surprised for once in his life. He was positive he saw little T******** in the ultra sound, so he wasn't even really surprised by it being a boy. But this, this got him. But, this video is hard to tell what it is, GRAND PIANO KEYBOARD! My favorite part about it, is he records a piano, or violin part to a song he loves, then he plays back the recording, as he plays the electric guitar to it, he has just been hiding all his talents :)
video
Oh Brad, I love you. And I love that you spend SO much time playing this now.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Watch out!

So, its my spring break. I figure I have ZERO excuses to not post on my blog. Because guess what!?!!??!?!

I haven't puked for a whole week!! And I feel great, besides tired and want to take a nap at every minute, and sometimes I just have to sit down, even at the grocery store.

But, I did it. I finally feel like I have a little bump, so we took some pictures.
I know everyone takes pictures once a week, but I seriously didn't feel like I had anything until week 17. So here ya go.
Here is week 17. Huge I know. I feel huge. But black hides everything right?

Week 18, Brad said, "You know that black is hiding your stomach." Then he said,"lift up your shirt Brit" Which is of course a daily sentence for him. He has this dream that I will just ...never mind, not blog material.

So there you go, and you may think, wow she looks great for being 18 weeks pregnant, but you havent seen the front view, wide. WIDE. I am just going wide. It's bad. I'm trying not to become a total hefty cow, by working out regularly, but I still have gained 12 pounds, and I guess that's normal (doc said today) but, gosh I feel like its ALL in my chest. I can't control them. I need a good strong hefty bra, and if you know where to get one (VS is just out of the question, I've already maxed out my VS bra, not strong enough) let me know!
Do you see that line on my stomach??? That is where my skirt would zip up, so I lost about 8 inches of length, and it barely hit my knee at that point, but I at least got it on! With a line of bruise to show for it!

Well I felt like I wasn't myself for 15 weeks, now I feel golden, besides the sleepiness and pass out all the time feeling. So we have just been busy bees since I started feeling better. We go to the park almost everyday and throw the baseball to each other.
This is actually Brad and Tiera, Landon and T have been coming with us a lot lately. 
We also started a new thing of sand vball. 
Way too fun.
Landon spazed and hit the ball in the tree, we worked up some cheerleading stance to have T get it out of the tree with a baseball bat.
Brad is in heaven pitching to everyone.


I made PF Changs lettuce wraps for Easter. I was a little stressed because Brad wouldn't hurry and go home from baseball so I could finish making them, but it all worked out okay and I ate 7.


We had a little easter basket search, I got to hide the baskets, and I got Brad this book which he had been wanting. You can see the wideness :)

We had no idea that branch was in that position until after the picture because it was PITCH dark outside.

Yay!!! Hunt for your basket!

Brad kept begging me for clues, I hit his completely inside a huge bush.

He found it!!!

Yay!!!! Chels and Alex found it!

 We also hit up the Thanksgiving point Dino Museum easter weekend.
I try really hard to not look pregnant, but it still happens.

This dino was the supersaurous. They couldn't think of another name for this dino that doesn't even fit in my pic.

How does his swallowing work for him?

Update on life:
I had two doc appointments today, derm to get rid of my ever expanding blood vessels on my face, he burned them away. It was a needle with heat and it felt like a shock.
Then the OBGYN where they took some tests, we checked for the baby's little heart and everything was great. He couldn't find it at first, and I panicked....thinking,  Oh goodness that vball dive I did, totally smashed the babe, then he found it and I laughed OUT LOUD! He said, "Are you happy about that?"
I said, "Yes I was scared!!" He laughed.

Then we scheduled my ultra sound for April 20th, in which we won't find out what we are having, but will give the sex to a girl (that sounds way bad) let me start over.
We will text her the gender, and she will make a cake with the color of the frosting in the middle pink or blue of what I am having. Then at Brad's grad party we will cut the cake!!

Brad graduates! YAY!
We are still waiting to finalize our decision but we pray the right thing will happen.
And tomorrow, to take a break Brad and I are spending a night in a hotel in SLC, gonna hit up the new city center and the temple. And of course Bruges Waffles and Frites :)

I'm excited for this day tomorrow...Happy spring break. And let me know if you want a grad announcement for Brad ;)