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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Football Season is Back!

For me the real first day of fall is the day that football season kicks off. (Even if it is just college).

The smell of hot dogs and kettle corn fill the air as you first walk into the crowed stadium for that first game. Everyone is buzzing about how its going to be a great season and we are going all the way this year with the new fresh start. Its still warm outside with the late summer sun beating down that it feels good to reach in the ice bin and pull out the water to help keep you hydrated and your throat wet as you prepare your vocals to get loud during the game. You walk around the concessions to see if there is anything new added this season and watch all of the excited fans pile in as it gets closer to the coin toss. 

You can feel the rush of your heart beat as you make your way through the portal and see that green grass with the freshly painted white lines so crisp and bright in the afternoon light. Trying to hold back your excitement at this point it impossible because the grin on your face can reach both ears at this point. You take those few steps up and find your seat, this is going to be the seat you are going to watch history in the making from. Eager for everything to start you watch the time clock wind down slowly ticking as each team takes the field, the roar is so loud you can feel it as if it was a small earth quake announcing the game is about to begin.

Stadium is silent for just a moment and then the rumbling starts. The teams have taken their places on the field and the ball has been kicked, you watch it soar in the air till finally its caught by the receiver and he starts to make his escape. He seems home free till the sudden crunch of helmets stops him in his tracks. 

First down! The game ticks on and each play brings the ball closer and closer to the end zone in attempt to get points on the glowing board of approval. the sun slowly sets and as the night falls and the stadium lights are turned on the crowd gets a whole new burst of energy and the cheering gets to level of loud. Touch downs and fields goals! The score keeps rising as the clock keeps ticking.

Football has been an honored tradition in my family for years and and needless to say I don't think I could live with out. Every season has been spent differently and every season I am just as excited. I grew up with season tickets to BYU games and loving basking in the atmosphere of good ole Provo. I have traveled the country to watch BYU take on some amazing teams like Notre Dame, Boston College, UCLA. It was a wonderful way to spend a childhood. As I grew into my college years I spent a season in the MUSS cheering on the Utes and loving every moment of it. Between the infamous Pig Bus at tailgating to the late night games and celebrating all night win or loss. These are memories that I cherish and will never forget, but these days things have changed. I have been a Chicago Bears fan for a long while and I love them. I have been to Solider Stadium and seen them play and that's where my love for them generates. These days I find myself cheering for the NY JETS. Never would I have imagined myself cheering for a New York team (Considering I hate the Yankees) but they are a team that I own a jersey for and T-Shirts and can help but show my pride for them. I plan to one day very soon teach my child to have a love of football and keep our family tradition alive of enjoying the rush of stepping into that stadium and seeing your team play live.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

16 Weeks

How far along? 16 Weeks & 5 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 145 Pounds (I gained another pound in a weeks :(
Maternity clothes? I only have one pair of jeans that currently still fit and I have to use an elastic because they no longer button :/
Stretch marks? None so far and I finally got amazing belly cream! Now I just need to remember to use it!
Sleep: Still waking up to pee lots.
Best moment this week: When Zach checked the Chinese signs to see if it would be a boy or girl (Its says a boy) 
Have you told family and friends: No one new found out this week.
Miss Anything? Lately I have been missing living on my own downtown.
Movement: More popcorn movement! (It could be just gas through)
Food cravings: Steak, cereal, cheese.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I ate spam and I really wish I wouldn't have.... 
Have you started to show yet: I look like I have a pillow shoved up my shirt.
Gender prediction: Zach still thinks its a boy and I'm getting girl vibes
Labor Signs: Thought I might have been going into premature labor Saturday night but it turns out I have hurt the ligaments in my belly.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Lots of crying over the weekend but mostly a happy week. 
Looking forward to: Halloween so that I can paint a pumpkin on my belly & carve one as well!
Other News: Justin & Kirsten got married over the weekend and the wedding was a blast!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week 15!

How faralong? 15 Weeks 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: 144 Pounds (14 Pound gain)
Maternity clothes? Still avoiding it.
Stretch marks? None yet but my tummy is getting tighter.
Sleep: I woke up 7 times to pee last night!
Best moment this week: Getting to hear the strong and fast heart beat at my doctors appointment.
Have you told family and friends: I told Tiffany this week.
Miss Anything? Being able to wear jeans.
Movement: Nothing this week
Food cravings: Pom ice cream from red mango!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating to much spam
Have you started to show yet: I am getting harder to hide.
Gender prediction: My mother thinks its a girl because of the fast heartbeat.
Labor Signs: None at all
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly sleepy and emotional
Looking forward to: Sleeping in on the weekend!
Other News: Keith sold the house this week and and has to be out by September 1st. Slightly stressing out about and just want our house finished already!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

14 Weeks

How far along?  14 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: 140.8 pounds! (10 pound gain)
Maternity clothes? So far only 2 shirts & still wearing my summer clothes!
Stretch marks? On my bum :(
Sleep: Waking up at least 3 times a night to pee!
Best moment this week: Finally writing on my chalk board!
Have you told family and friends: Told my moms parents this week.
Miss Anything? Being skinny!
Movement: Felt a small a popcorn feeling earlier in the week
Food cravings: Steak and mac & cheese
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eggs & the thought of gross things
Have you started to show yet: Yes, my belly is huge already
Gender prediction: Most everyone thinks its gonna be a boy
Labor Signs: None
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very moody
Looking forward to: fall clothes and sweaters & boots!
Other News: The house now has all of the wood floor laid and is that much closer to being finished!!

Monday, August 13, 2012


I swear I can not go five minutes with out wanting to eat something! I told myself years ago that if I ever chose to have children I would never ever use the excuse that I am eating for two and that I would be very healthy and keep to my regular eating plans. NOPE! Oh how wrong was I, food has become my best friend these days. When I wake up I eat, by the time I get to work I need to eat again, lunch never can come soon enough, then of course there is the afternoon snack before i leave the office. When I get home and its gym day I try not eat but there is usually a snack before and then I come back and cook dinner and then there is always a treat before bed. For my first trimester I have had the hardest time keeping for down and now I have learned the more often I eat the less sick I feel and the less I get sick (Which to me is amazing). So now I just enjoy my snacks and I continue to work out no matter how much I hate it because I know if i eat like this I will regret it in the end. (I don't want to be a fat mother, my goal is to become a milf ;)

Some of my craving have included just about everything, there really inst anything specific besides the fact I do dream about pretzels and I have only had one since I became prego which makes me very sad to say the least! Beyond that I like pancakes, mac & cheese, and meatballs. Pickles I fully enjoyed for a while and I'm pretty sure it was because the vinegar helped keep food down. What I do not like is eggs and things with strange textures, they makes me feel weird and I don't want to eat them. I'm sure these will change the further along I get but as of 14 weeks and 5 days that's what I like to eat :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I was almost like popcorn popping on the side of my belly, made me stop for a moment and place my hand upon the spot with concern until I quickly realized that my baby is finally big enough inside me that that I can feel it move. My baby is moving! What a crazy feeling and thought, makes it seem so real to me that there really is something inside of me! Baby Monster as Miss Chris likes to call it ha ha.

I was just sitting there on the couch during my lunch break enjoying the newest episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians and enjoying a good laugh while Khloe and Kourtney watched a home water birth (Made me know right then and there that I would never ever do such a thing!) They were completely mortified and I was dying of laughter when I suddenly froze with the feeling on the right side of my tummy started. I am only 13 weeks along so I knew that feeling that baby shouldn't be so possible and that it may be gas but I had a calm feeling come over me that this in fact was my little runt moving around inside of me! I called both my mother and sister to confirm and both were ecstatic! This is one amazing moment in life that I will never forget! I can not wait till there is enough movement that a hand placed upon my tummy will be able to feel it as well. I'm slowly becoming a mommy :)