Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Best thing ever

My most favorite part about being a mommy and waking up in the middle of the night is this.....

She is just so tiny and sweet. In love how she rests her head on her little hands and falls right to sleep! 
This is night two of being home from the hospital. Last night was rough. I basically was up the entire night trying to figure out how to get little miss to sleep. It wasn't until 4 am when I supplemented my milk with a bottle of formula! Such a great idea. She finally had the full tummy she needed and slept beautifully until 9 am! 

I still need to post about before going to the hospital, during the hospital and what has happened since then. Like her jaundice not going away! : ( 

Life is amazing and Matthew is by far the most wonderful man ever! In all aspects of life he is amazing, but he is an exceptional father and husband. Went to the store and bought me a bunch of things to help my sore chest. Things I didn't even know existed. He is magical! Thanks honey! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ribs moving

Tonight Matt and I laid in bed and felt little Dune make her self known. Just after laying down I felt her start to move like she was waking up. Then all the sudden I felt hiccups! First time ever! So cool. Felt like very consistent wiggles. Then she really started to move. Kicking my ribs pushing on Matt's hand. Fun times. Definitely need to be remembered. 

We only have 6 ish more weeks until she's here. We still have lots to do and prepare for. :) next project is the dresser in the nursery! So fun! Latest tummy picture at 33 weeks. Only up 11 lbs! 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Small things to remember

I always hear my mom tell stories about me dancing in her belly. And I just think "oh mom your silly". But I know for sure that our little girl loves music, just like my mom knew I loved to dance! 

 The first time I noticed that she loved music was at the MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD, in SLC. I had the great opportunity to go to this live broadcast of MoTab with my mom, dad, grandma, and two aunts. Our baby will be named after my grandma who has always loved the choir. It made it special that i was able to attend this magical broadcast with my dear grandma. When the bells went off from the orchestra she jumped like crazy! 

Today I am with my sister and her family in Larmie. Each time the music plays, baby Dune wiggles and wiggles inside me. I can't wait to find out why she loves it so much! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The BIG reveal

I can't believe that I haven't posted anything since finding out what we are having.  We had a great time at the doctor a few weeks ago.  I finally gained some weight--4 pounds.  We went straight to the ultrasound room and without any troubles the doctor got a GREAT shot of our little baby's privates!!! 

"IT'S" A GIRL!!!

With some hesitation the doctor said for Matt’s sake, “ you know she could grow a little wiener before popping out!”  So now Matt is holding on to that little tiny chance that it is a boy! But I’m pretty sure we’ve got a little Dune Baby! 

This last weekend I was able to spend time with my Grandma Dune, Mom, Dad, Aunt Diana, and Aunt Luana! We visited family all over the state.  And Aunt Diana reminded me regularly that I needed to tell everybody about my little Dune in my tummy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

2 more sleepies

As of today we have 2 more sleepies until we go to the doctor to try--again--to find out the gender.

Some things to remember that Matt says...
Matt.  "Kick harder, harder, kick your mom harder!!!"
Me, "NO that would hurt, please don't kick harder!"
Him, "I want it to so I CAN FEEL IT!!"

He got whacked for this next one.
This one night I really was having a hard time sleeping while staying at Grandma and Grandpa Aitken's during spring break.  So I laid perfectly still, not to wake up Matt who was sleeping so sweet next to me.  The next day I told him...
"You have no idea how quiet I can be!"
Him, "Your right...I don't! (followed by evil smirks and giggles and his arm covering his chest cause he knew he was going to get beat!)"  Implying that I never stop talking!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pregnancy perk

Just before I realized I was prego I had already stopped biting my finger nails. Since 5 weeks I have completely stopped. No desire, no anxious feelings that cause me to want to tear them off, and I can't really bite through them.
Pretty nuts how quickly they grow too! I have to cut them at least 2x a week. And they get this long every time before cutting them.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

19 weeks

"When are you going to have a REAL pregnant belly??" Matt says with a real sad voice. Then kisses my tummy and says bye to go do another round through the library.

Just an hour earlier he kissed my tummy and then me and said bye. It was the sweetest thing ever!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

19 weeks

Today is the start of week 19! This is seriously going so much faster than I thought it was going to go.  I really didn't believe people when they said, "it's going to fly by."  "Nah you crazy" is what I thought.  Well they were right.

Also, we will be trying AGAIN to find out what we are cookin in the oven in just a week! I am going to try to keep calm and chill so the baby thinks that I'm just laying down on the bed.  Cause any time I'm laying on the bed baby wiggles a ton.  So I'm going to psych it out!

Hopefully next week I will have more news to add to this thing!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Matt's first interaction 18.5 weeks

Tonight Matt felt the baby move for the first time!!! We were laying down after a heck of a long day working. His day especially--10-5:30 pm Boyce Avenue security. We just needed a little time to relax.
When I lay really still--which is hard for me to do--I can feel the baby. So as I was feeling baby move I told Matt it was wiggling around and he put his hand on my tummy and said I feel it! Unless that's your heart. I knew it wasn't it was our little baby! I was so excited to finally have Matt feel included in this whole baby growing process!

Friday, March 29, 2013


Monday night the 25 of March while staying at Grandma and Grandpa Aitken's, being 14.5 weeks prego I felt some major movement. It was awesome. I laid down next to Matt and cuddle up and go to sleep, when I felt the crazy feeling of the baby flipping around and going bananas. Just as if it were a fish in there. It was so awesome. I was able to lay there for a longtime and just soak it in. It was so cool! I can't wait unit Matt is able to feel the little angel move around.

Cloth diapers

Today when we got home from our little spring vacation I decided I needed to complete one cloth diaper. I told myself, "your not going to bed until its done!" I guess I'm kinda OCD about projects that I start. I'm always scared I won't finish.

These diapers were suggested by a good friend. She has been using them for nearly two years. An she loves them. So I thought what the heck why not. On we went buying the needed materials, which included a special outer fabric called PUL. It is basically a plastic outside that keeps the wet from seeping through and the inner liner is flannel. Then there is an insert to catch the liquids. :) the diaper turned out very pretty! Matt says their "really fancy". He's right about that!
Now I need a tester baby!!! Katie how bout your babe's butt?? Yes yes!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

happy things

This day has been full of HAPPY THINGS! I'm still not sick! That is a plus! Also our boss told us that we could go on a vacation for Spring break! So excited! Don't know where or what we are going to do, but something will happen! PERIOD! 

I also have been looking at a lot of different toilet attachments for cleaning the cloth diapers into the toilet.  Kinda like a bidet.  So it will make our lives a lot easier cleaning the baby poopies out of the toilet.  :) Yay! Now I am on the search to find good baby carriers.  Our job will require us to pack Baby-A around everywhere.  So this would be essential! So the search continues! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Opinionated baby

Morning sickness is gone!!!!! Yay! As of last wed which day one of week 12, the morning sickness just disappeared. Kinda like magic! It's been awesome. However our dear sweet one is still very opinionated. It does not like...
-cheese burgers
-or chocolate.

Other good news we find our the gender in three weeks! Sooo stoked!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Still waiting...

So I haven't posted anything lately because I don't really have any new news about anything.  I felt that the only thing I was blogging about was how terrible I was feeling.  So I decided to take a break and just wait, and blog when something exciting happened.  It seemed that blogging each day was just making everyday slower. So I'm  Still waiting  for something significant like feeling the baby move or not feeling sick anymore. :)

This Wed. will mark week 12.  There are many good things that happen once I get through week 12.  Morning sickness should subside, the start of the 2nd trimester, and the big one is the miscarriage percentage drops significantly after this point.  These things will be such a relief to me.  I am ready to feel more normal, be happy, and less worried.

Accomplishments/happy things this last week...
*husband cleaned the whole house top to bottom
*had a sweet visitor that really lifted me up and helped me! Thank you Analee!
*made it to sacrament meeting  :) huge success
*some days were better than others this week
*shopping at Down East

Hardships this week...
*cookie dough (really bad idea)
*cranberry juice

Monday, February 4, 2013

The little bean!

Well we saw our little baby today! It's 1.77 cm long. We even heard the heartbeat! It was magical! Made me cry!

This made me happy...

This morning I woke up to my cute hisband's face. :) After asking me how I slept, he said with excitement, "I had a dream about our baby!" It made me so happy inside to know that he is having baby dreams too!! In his dream it was a girl! Yay a Dune baby.

Today is a big day! We have our first doctors appointment! We're in Matt's home town, which is also where my dad's family started too! We are hoping for an ultrasound today! I really really want one. Just to make this all real!!!

News to come later after the appointment that is in 45 minutes!!! Ahhhhhhh! I feel like I'm going to Disneyland! But it's better!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A pick me up

Elder Holland is one of my most favorite speakers! This video has always touched my heart.  Especially now with the baby on the way.  He gives such words of encouragement when the world seems to have such daunting pressure on women and our worldly roles.  We are special.  Our Heavenly Father created women to nurture and care for our children.  I know that this is what I am supposed to be doing.  Motherhood will bring me the greatest joy and happiness.  I know that my Savior died for me and that the atonement is real.  I am so blessed to be a member of this extraordinary church. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Crazy dreams!!

The past few times I have slept I have had the most crazy and random pregnancy dreams!! One of them we had twins a boy and a girl! Pretty random.  Then other sad ones that just stress me out! I won't share them.

Today we have told lots of people about our good news. :) It is fun to tell the people that we know in town who have watched Matt and I from the very beginning.  It makes us happy.  Our singles ward bishop's wife (talk about a mouth full) was one of the people who we got to tell today! So that was fun!

All is well, just hungry waiting for dinner to be done cooking! Wahoo!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

First baby bump picture

The start of the bump 
Here is the start of the bump! 
In the back ground of the picture you can see Dr. Derek Shepard 
from Grey's Anatomy! Just something I do to pass the time on the couch.

A special thanks!!

The Man
I have the BEST HUSBAND IN THE WORLD! Today I have wanted to scream from the roof tops about how much I appreciate my man.  He does so much for me each and everyday.
Everyday he does everything for me!
cleans all the rooms of the house
feeds me
cuddles me
deals with me 
helps me 
comforts me
fixes the washer and dryer
holds me 
says sweet things to me 
and hundreds of other great things!

I am so glad he is going to be the baby daddy! He is going to do such a fantastic job as a dad.  I can't wait to see him and our wee one together for the first time.  I look forward to it every single day as a sit and think about the future of our tiny family! 

Life is good!!! I am SOOO blessed! 
Thank you honey for being mine, and for taking care of me at my every beck and many calls. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Today I made a huge decision which has already lightened my stress!  This morning after waking up from 3.5 hours of sleep it hit me for the hundredth time that maybe I needed to drop my current courses.  I thought about it for hours and when Matt woke up I felt totally okay with the idea!  After speaking to different individuals about it on campus I knew this was the right choice to make.  I know that some people are very sad with my decision and feels as though I have given up. BUT I have not!  I know that by dropping my courses  I am coming to the realization that I can't do everything.  And I am okay with that!  I'm growing a human and that's kinda a big deal!

Today's hardships...fever, stomach flu, and fatigue.
Highlights...Reese's Pieces

Cravings....Grandpa Cookies, cake, anything with chocolate!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shocked with myself

I am totally shocked that I have been blogging consistently with in the last few days.  I am currently sitting at my broadcasted Business Statistics class.  This is too long of a class Monday and Wednesday nights for this ADD child.  It hits an hour and a half into it and my brain is turned off! I'll have to work on this! haha good luck to me.

Today has been a pretty sickly feeling day.  Nothing weird that I have craved other than Reese's cups.  But that is pretty normal for me.  Tomorrow I'm going to try to go on a walk or something to see if that helps with the morning sickness that has lasted all day.  We shall see!

On Feb 4th we will be having our first doctors appointment.  Super excited to be able to possibly see my baby the size of a blueberry, or even just hearing the heartbeat.  Maybe that will help it all sink in that we are actually having a baby!

Any way my thoughts are scattered because of math! So its time for me to stop and take a break and get my munch on! This girl is starving!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Today I contacted an organization near by that will completely cover the financial needs of this pregnancy!!! The program is called Baby Your Baby! And then I will have Medicaid after that! It is such a blessing that our state provides these things for poor people like Matt and I! I met with a RN today and had the official test and everything is good to go!

Today I woke up feeling pretty good.  Which is unusual for me in the mornings.  I immediately went into freak out mode.  "what if I'm loosing the baby, what if something is wrong??" You know the typical emotional feelings! But I so comforted by my dad and sister.  All is well I just was informed that eating protein helps with morning sickness! So yes all is well especially because I got sickly around 12:30!

Another great thing of the day was a new book that I bought on amazon.com, "The Pregnancy Journal"  "A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy."  Written by "A Christine Harris. Ph.D.  This is a day to day guide of new changes about the baby and me.  Super great! Matt likes it too... Just don't tell him I said that! :) Any way all is well here

Life is good!! And we are blessed!

Monday, January 21, 2013

To eat or not to eat...

Over the last week I have asked myself one question multiple times..." why don't I eat this good when I'm not prego??"  It is so strange that a baby smaller than a grape can completely change how my body reacts to food...wait the thought of food.  The following food items are foods that I can't even think about eating with out having the urge to puke.
-melted cheese
-processed food of any kind
-lunch meat
-cracked wheat
- soda
-FRIED FOOD! not a good friend! 
-anything that is creamy
and a plethora of other things--I love the word "plethora"  thank you Three Amigos.

While I have no desire to eat those foods these are the ones I love...at the moment.
-veggie burritos 
-plain chips
-peppermint tea

While I may absolutely hate having morning sickness...I do find comfort in the nausea.  A wise woman, Susan Lazenby--my marvelous mother-- has always said, "It is a good sign that you feel sick, it means your baby is healthy."  So each morning after making my trip to the bathroom, I find myself saying a prayer of thanks to Heavenly Father for giving me a healthy pregnancy. And with in the same breath I ask for strength to get though the day with out too much suffering.  And oh boy was he was sure merciful today! 

I know that our bodies were created after HIS image.  He created us perfectly so that we can have the ability to grow babies.  It blows my mind that as I sit here typing with horrid grammar and run on sentences, I am growing my child.  The plan of salvation is real, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.  I am grateful for my Savior who guides me and gives me strength daily.  He will become an even bigger help once this baby is here.  :) I am so excited I can't even focus on school work.  I'll have to pray a little harder for that. 
Life is good. We are blessed! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

BIG changes

Upon request of the husband, over the next 9 months I hope to spend a lot more time on this blog sharing my changes and the changes with in me.  Soon we'll be going to the docs to make everything official.  Once we make the visit to the doctor we will be able to share the news officially to everybody.  Until then, I will be starving and sick as a dog.