Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Our time as college students has finally come to an end. Justin graduated on Friday the 12th from BYU-I in Business Management. We had both sets of parents come to Rexburg for the occasion and to help us move. (Thanks to Justin's parents for most of the help in loading and cleaning in Rexburg and Rebecca's parents for unloading and cleaning in the new house in Arizona). The weather was horrible the whole way in between and caused quite a few problems. On Friday night, a huge storm was supposed to be rolling in around midnight in southern Idaho and keep going all night moving into Utah all day Saturday... right in our path of travel. Because of that, we decided to skip the second half of graduation ceremonies (the walking across the stage part... sorry Justin) and try to beat the storm. We hit some snow, but it wasn't sticking to the ground yet. We pulled into American Fork, UT at 2:30 in the morning. Yuck.
Then Justin and my dad started driving again Saturday morning around 10am (Justin driving the moving truck towing a car and my dad driving the other car). A few hours down the road a tire on the tow dolly blew and it took an hour to get fixed. In that hour, the snow caught up to them so they had to go 30 mph in a whiteout for a while. They went through Las Vegas to try to stay in warmer weather and when it came time to cross the Hoover Dam, they couldn't because the Dam people would have to be able to search the rental truck. (Pun intended) They went around the Dam and finally pulled into Mesa at 2:30 in the morning (again). What should have been a 10 hour trip took 16... My mom and I got to fly from Salt Lake so we got the easy way out :)
We spent Monday unloading (thanks to a few guys from our new ward) and unpacking and organizing (thanks to Dad and Libby). We're getting settled slowly and it's a pain trying to decide where everything should go! I'll post a picture of us and the house later. We're so excited to be out of school and out of the snow!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Well, we had an extra ultrasound and got another peek at our beautiful little girl (and she is a girl, we double checked). We also had the tech check to see if Carrie had any hair and she does :) Not a ton, but it's there. Anyways, the reason for the extra ultrasound was not so fun. At my doctor's appointment on Thursday morning when the doctor measured my belly, I measured 3 weeks behind. He was "concerned" about her growth, especially since I had been measuring about a week ahead my last 2 appointments, so we set up an ultrasound for a couple hours later to double check. No worries though, all is well. She ended up measuring 3 or 4 days behind my dates, but that is much better than the 3 weeks we were afraid of. She weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces now, which is right on target. Her expected weight at birth is the 39th percentile which is about 6 pounds 12 ounces. (Sounds perfect to me, just a tiny bit small, but still healthy) :)
Monday, November 24, 2008
On Thursday, Justin reffed a couple basketball games in the afternoon, which I watched, and we had "Grad Night" on campus. When we got home from that, we went to bed (around 9:30) so we could get up at 11:00 to go see Twilight at midnight. By the time we got home from that and went to sleep, it was 3 in the morning. I got up at 5 to go to work... Needless to say, I was very tired on Friday.
I worked all day and was having a ton of Braxton Hicks. I started counting and timing around 3:00 and they were every five minutes like clockwork for a couple hours. Because I work in NICU/Postpartum, I have the luxury of having my OB doc close at hand. He told me to take 2 Advil, go home, drink tons of water and rest. If they weren't gone or at least slowing down significantly in a couple more hours, I was supposed to come back. Well, I followed "orders" and after three hours they were still about every 6 or 7 minutes, so I took myself back to the hospital (Justin was an hour out of town reffing basketball games). They hooked me up to monitors and had me do a urinalysis. Aparently, I was ridiculously dehydrated so they started an IV and ran in a bag of fluid. 10 or 15 minutes after the IV started, the contractions were all but gone. Justin got to the hospital for about the last 10 minutes before they sent me home. All is well now, (Carrie is moving and growing like crazy) and I've been drinking a lot more water this weekend.
On Saturday morning, I drove to Orem for my baby shower there. I had a lot of friends from high school come and some of the local relatives. I (we) got a lot of great stuff and it was so exciting to pack 2 more boxes yesterday and write "Carrie" on them. Thanks Marissa (and friends) for putting it together!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
That's right, one month from today we will be on our way to Arizona!! Yeah!! Graduation is 4 weeks from tomorrow and we are getting really excited! I've started deep cleaning the apartment - like scrubbing (literally) the bathroom floor. It took me two days to do cuz I make sure I take plenty of breaks. It hurts my legs to sit on the floor for so long!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
As you can see, the Phantom is
impressively handsome and seductive. He was definitely the best dressed in the ward halloween party last week and at a party we went to tonight. Insanely charming, no doubt...
I'll bet you didn't know the rest of the story though. Christine realized she didn't really want to be with Raoul and left him to run back to the Phantom. He was just plain too irresistable. They led a secret life together and ended up having a baby... Scandal... :)
A few other things happening with us lately, our ward was split last week and we are in the new ward (for our last 6 weeks here), so we're on to our third Bishop in a year. Justin's home teaching companion got called as the 1st counselor so he'll definitely be getting it done now. (He did before anyways) Technically neither one of us has callings anymore because they were in the old ward. I'm still going to guess that I'll be playing the organ until we move.
Also, yesterday was my birthday! I'm completely legal now. I got my new sideways drivers license and we went to Applebees (thanks to my parents). That's about all, but it was great anyways! For my birthday, Justin got me a very funny present. It's a baby bib. I'm sure Carrie will love it. I know I do :)
She is wiggling and growing like crazy--straight up! My belly pretty much looks the same size as it has the last few weeks, but I feel like she's trying to expand my ribcage. She doesn't really kick my ribs, I think she's just starting to be tucked up underneath them... and there's not really room. We've decided that she is definitely part of our family and doesn't like the cold, so instead of sticking out, she's trying to tuck up inside of me as much as possible. :) Silly girl.
I just noticed something. The little spinning baby on the right side of our page that shows how far along I am, (today) looks like she's plugging her nose and cannonballing into a pool or something. I thought it was funny :) I'll post with more pics tomorrow!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Justin is now officially done with his internship, his last day was yesterday. He only has 7 weeks left of school and then we're off to Arizona! We decided since we don 't have a job yet, we'd just pick a place to go and Arizona it is. :) Yeah for warmer weather! Justin has had some luck finding contacts in Arizona who know "everyone" so we're hopeful that he'll be able to pin down a job soon.
I (Rebecca) just got hired as a substitute teacher for the school district in Rexburg to try to fill in some empty spots since I'm not working very much at the hospital. I only get called in when they're really full and need extra nurses. I did get a 42 cent raise this week so that will help out. Hopefully with sub teaching and Justin starting to Ref basketball this week we'll be pulling in some more money.
We've started packing up some things around the house and turned our second bedroom into the packing room. I sometimes get anxious and just want to pack everything. I have to remind myself that we still have a month and a half left. :)
We had a ward halloween party tonight and went as the Phantom and Christine. We'll take a picture actually on halloween and post it then. I competed in the women's pie-eating contest (after much coaxing from Justin) and almost made myself sick. Nobody really won, we all gave up before we finished, but we called the girl that was closest the winner. I was only a couple people behind. We didn't have a camera with us, but I know some people in the ward got a few pictures so I'll try to get them and post them later.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We (Rebecca and Carrie) had a doctor's appointment a couple days ago at exactly 24 weeks. She measured a week ahead however, so maybe, possibly, (probably not) that means I won't go over my due date. We've still got 16 weeks to go, a lot can change.
Out of random curiosity yesterday I kept a tally of each time I felt her move. By dinnertime I had felt her over 50 times! I never realized it was that much! Crazy! Anyways, she's getting a little better at letting Justin feel her move so that makes us happy. : )
Today is Justin's last baseball game of the season and at the moment we're not sure he'll be playing. It's supposed to start in a couple hours, but since about noon, it's been snowing on and off here. Woop-de-doo... We're freezing! Wherever we move in a couple months better be warm! This picture is of Justin dressed for his baseball game just in case they decide to play.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Justin is in the full swing of the semester now and is doing well so far in all his classes. He gets to golf a lot because he's in a golf class. He really enjoys having that excuse to golf all the time :) Since his birthday last week he says he really feels like an old man (25 hit him hard). In addition to golfing a lot, he's also on a competitive baseball team on campus. They've played four games so far and he's got a pretty achy elbow. Good thing it's his last semester and pretty much the end of competitive sports for him.
He's also been searching a lot for jobs for after graduation. (woohoo!) He's applied to a lot of positions with local sports teams and university athletic departments in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. If anyone knows people in high places in sports management positions, please please please let us know. Or even just a friend of a friend who knows someone who works with 'such and such' team. We're planning on moving at the end of the semester, we just don't have anywhere to go yet.
Anyways, an update on Carrie. We're both doing great and she moves allll day long now. It only occasionally drives me crazy so far. Mostly I still enjoy it :) It's starting to be a little uncomfortable sleeping already (I've still got 4 months left!! This could be interesting) I'm sure I'm making Justin a little uncomfortable too just because of the amount of pillows I use getting situated.
Justin was able to feel her kick with his hand on my belly for the first time almost a week ago, so that was very exciting! She's been pretty stubborn though since, stopping as soon as he tries to feel for her. I guess that's pretty normal though. Well, that's all from here for now :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Her dramatic pose ( Look at her lips!)
It's a girl
Face from the front (tip your head to the left and you'll be straight on her)
Monday, September 1, 2008
A couple weeks ago, Justin was called as an assistant ward clerk but since last week was stake conference for us, yesterday was his first day "on the job". He got to help with tithing and other things and stay about an hour after church. We also moved into our brand new stake center just a couple blocks away instead of going on campus for church. I have an organ again for the first time in a year and a half! Yeah!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
This past week or two since Justin's been out of school we've been a little bored around here. We went to Riot Zone (mini-golf and little carnival rides etc.), to the zoo (see the picture?) and to see "Dark Knight". It seems like we were more bored than that sounds, but anyways, onto the bigger news.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
We had another appointment this morning and got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time : ) Everything looks great and we're really excited! Sorry about the pink paper outfit...
Summer Semester is finally over for Justin and he doesn't go back to school until September. He's excited he survived this 15 credit semester and might have gotten a 3.0. He interviewed Thursday for an internship at Madison Memorial (the same hospital I work at) in their PR department. The hospital has recently opened a new addition that doubled the hospital size and they need help with marketing. If he gets the spot, it will start next week, give him something to do over the 7 week break and continue through the Fall Semester. This would be amazing because then he would truly graduate in December! Hallelujah! Everyone cross your fingers and pray for us!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
K wow, I was tagged by Elise over two weeks ago and I didn't notice... I was reading through hers thinking, maybe I'll just pretend someone tagged me, this looks like fun to fill out. Here goes.
10 Years Ago: Hmm... the summer of 1998... I was 10 and pretty much living in the swimming pool. I was actually tan just because I spent so much time outside (I'm as white as a ghost having lived in Rexburg the last 3 years). Probably the most eventful thing that summer was breaking my hand. It was Brittnee Scott's 11th birthday party and we had a sleepover. As we were running around being goofy girls, the wall reached out and smacked into my poor innocent hand. Ok... my hand hit the wall as we were passing, but still, it was not intentional. I didn't want to go home, so I slept with an ice pack on it and stayed the night. And a cast didn't stop me from swimming either. I still went every day!
5 Years Ago: I was 15, but lied about my age to get into the older kid group at EFY with my friends (horrible isn't it? lying to the church). I had my drivers permit and drove the carpool of kids to summer school when it was my dad's turn to drive. I had braces, and no dating prospects, but I was definitely having fun!
5 Months Ago: It was February, and freezing in Rexburg. I had just started working as an RN and was waking up at 5:00 to drive to work in the snow and ice. Because I work 12 hour shifts, it was dark when I went to work, and it was already dark when I went home. Yuck! It was valentines month though, so that was good. I was also very into my ward crocheting group. I'm still working on the baby blanket I started when Justin and I got engaged 2 1/2 years ago, and it's still not done. I'm just slow. I have a deadline now, so hopefully I'll finish it in time.
5 Things on My To-Do List:
1. Make a trip to Provo
2. Pre-order Breaking Dawn so I can actually get a copy when it comes out
3. Fold the laundry that's still in the dryer. oops...
4. Get a walking buddy or do something so I don't always feel like I'm about to fall asleep on the couch.
5. Finish crocheting that baby blanket!!
1. cold cereal
2. gummi peach rings
3. Koolaid (it really can be a snack)
4. quaker chewy bars
5. fruit cocktail
5 Billionaire Things:
1. Pay off the few student loans, and pay in advance all tuition left.
2. Buy Justin a truck. (the poor guy says "men drive trucks")
3. Go on a cruise ...or two or three...
4. Buy a dream home somewhere warm so I never have to move again.
5. Put the rest in savings or invest etc... after a new wardobe shopping spree
5 Places I have Lived:
1. Provo, Utah
2. Knoxville, Tennessee
3. Roy, Utah
4. Mesa, Arizona
5. Rexburg, Idaho
5 Things You Might Not Know About Me:
1. I never went to Kindergarten, I skipped it.
2. I won a (tiny) talent scholarship for playing the piano in Gilbert's Junior Miss
3. I marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2004 with my high school marching band (I was in colorguard)
4. My first semester of college my declared major was Mechanical Engineering
5. I broke my foot by hitting it on the bottom of a 9ft deep swimming pool
5 People I Tag:
Coleen, Alysha, Brooke, Clarissa, Jen
Well, we've reached the stage where the baby is the size of a fig (about 2"), hence the post title "figgy" (Remember the good ol' days Will?) I have another doctors appointment in a couple weeks and will write after that too. I've been getting pestered for being such a slack blog keeper-upper, so here's an update!
I don't really feel sick most of the time because Unisom is the best thing in the world! Mostly I just feel really really tired... all day long. A few nights ago I fell into bed and told the baby "I hope you're growing big and strong cuz you're draining me right now!" Justin thought it was funny. (Just what I said, not the fact that I feel like a zombie)
As mentioned in a previous post, Justin reads up on my pregnancy e-mails and takes his "dad" jobs very seriously. A few days ago, he pulled a hot dog out of the fridge for lunch. I said "Oh that looks good" and he was very stern about saying "No, your pregnancy books say you're not supposed to eat stuff like this, it's not good for you". I thought I was going to have to tackle him for it. Fortunately, his stern-ness was apparently all for show and after a couple minutes he gave in and said "Fine... you can have one, I already got one out for you anyways". And then today, he parked in the last space in the grocery store parking lot and said "Walking is good exercise, it's good for the baby", so we got to walk the length of the parking lot in the heat.
I'm glad he's taking such good care of me (us). He's going to be a great dad. I just hope it doesn't eventually get to the point where I do have to tackle him for food. : )
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I know I said I'd write more to update today so here goes. I don't actually have a doctor's appointment until the 19th, so really after that I'll have more to say about the baby (who we are lovingly calling "Peanut" for now). For example, the due date... We think it's sometime at the beginning of February but we're not really sure.
I've had a few people ask how I'm feeling and until yesterday I was feeling fabulous! I haven't thrown up yet but yesterday at work I had to keep crackers in my pocket all day to avoid it. Nausea is no fun. It's not as bad today so that's nice. Anyways, we're really excited and will keep everyone up to date on things!
--Just a random side note, I'm so excited to see Justin be a dad : ) After he kissed me goodbye this morning, he kissed Peanut goodbye too. I loved it!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Well this last weekend on May 2nd, we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary. We took a road trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and stayed at a bed and breakfast. We were the only people there all weekend and it was great. We got breakfast brought to our room both days and homemade cookies, tarts and sparkling cider. We did some shopping, sight-seeing (buffalo and elk-seeing actually) and a LOT of walking.
Being attacked by a giant bear (statue)
The Elk Rack Arches in Town SquareAnother exciting random tidbit, I'm back to working days, so Justin and I might actually see each other now. Justin's still working hard and doing great at school!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
OK, everyone who's been bugging us about starting our blog, here it is. The snow up here is finally starting to melt (now I just jinxed it) and it's getting into the high 40's pretty much everyday. It's still too cold for me though. I'm excited to be moving (hopefully somewhere warm) in December.
That's right, I said December! Justin is going to school year round to finish classes in just 8 more months. After that, all that's left is his internship which, as perviously mentioned, is hopefully somewhere warm. We are really hoping for Albuquerque, so cross your fingers for us.
I'm still the "sugar mama" of the family, working hard at the hospital in the NICU. I start orienting night shifts next week and I'm not terribly excited about it. Oh well, I'll get used to the nocturnal life.
Another exciting thing that's new for us... Justin will start officiating high school softball and baseball this week! He's done basketball for years and now he's jumping into the world of Umping. His first game is Varsity Softball in Idaho Falls.
Wow, when I started typing, I thought I would have nothing to say. Guess I proved myself wrong!