Monday, August 19, 2013


Here's what has been happening in August. Some swimming
Some beach days
Some walks 
Having a ball with Belle
Growing a baby. 12 weeks
Eating donuts

Getting a haircut

That's about it. Raimo is off on a trip. Wish me luck

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Currently Watching

This week I'll be 12 weeks. Can it be?  In a few weeks I'll be starting the second trimester- hallelujah! Here's what got me through the last few weeks:

A Room With a View- perfect. You must see it. Makes me want to go to Italy

Joseph: King of Dreams- awesome animated movie. I cried.

The King's Speech- so moving. I never saw it before

The Buccaneers- a fun tea-sipping movie in four parts. 

New Girl- this is a fun series. Sometimes I wish they wouldn't be so raunchy. But she is a loveable character and I mostly like this show. Besides, her name is Jess.

The Young Girls of Rochefort- Gene Kelly! But it's an extremely slow movie. Just watch it with the intent to see gene dance here and there, not to be entertained

Runaway Bride- that Julia and Richard combo is always a win, tho Pretty Woman is still my favorite!!!!

Magnum P.I. - Tom Selleck. He is a good- lookin man of the eighties. I love eighties shows and movies

Love Story- beautiful music. Not my favorite. 2.5 stars.

Impromptu- Beautiful! Love story about Chopin. Enjoy the music and romance all at once!

First Position- ballet documentary. I liked it a lot

Mona Lisa Smile- another blockbuster I hadn't seen. I'm hitting up all the pg-13 movies I couldn't see when I was younger. I found this movie very inspiring and empowering. I also enjoyed all the art

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ensign Review. Since I read it this month :)

I really liked a lot of articles in the Ensign this month. My favorite was this one:

Opening Our Hearts to Revelation

I learned a lot from it and felt like it was very applicable to our technological generation. I also like the connections he makes with the things we spend our time doing and the things we think or worry about and how we can become too busy or even desensitized from the spirit. I tore it out in the hopes I'll make some changes. And in hopes I'll read it again after awhile and remember why I liked it.

I also liked No Corrupt Communication about the dangers of sarcasm in our relationships. I think it's interesting they said to replace it with patience and a sense of humor.

Another was In His Own Time, in His Own Way by Dallin H. Oaks. He gives some great thoughts about revelation.

A New Writing was good about scripture study.

Lastly, Only 10 Dollars made me cry. We forget about God's grace. It is endless. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scripture journal

When I do scripture study, I've started copying verses that stand out to me into my journal and writing why it affected me that day. It's made it a little more interesting, and it's nice looking back to see what inspired me. Granted, I only get around to doing this a few times a week, but I'm really liking it. 

In college I sang a lot of sacred music, and I love when I come across a verse that I sang in a song. The music comes right back to me, and it's like the scriptures are singing to me. It is even more meaningful. I'm pretty clueless about where most of those verses are located, so when I find one it feels like a real treasure. I could try to share one, but it wouldn't be as great without the song to go with it. 

Here are a few I wrote down the other day:

John 13:8-9
 "Jesus answered him, if I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only , but also my hands and my head."

1 Nephi 8:24
"And they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree."

John 15:7 
"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The latest

8.5 weeks
First dr appointment

Little arms and legs already! It was wiggling around during the ultrasound- I couldn't believe how early we got to see this baby! It is SO tiny.
Hi baby
I have been nauseated and SO tired. Hence all this movie watching. I think I am more tired than I was with Rose. We get up around 6:30 every day and i crash on the couch while Rose watches her shows. I try to go for a walk every morning with Rose in the stroller, and it totally wears me out for the rest of the day. Being up on my feet a lot also makes me crampy, which didnt happen till my third trimester last time. I think my belly is going to grow slightly faster too.  I feel like there's more activity going on down there. We shall see. The dr said with each baby, the pregnancy gets harder and the delivery/recovery gets easier. I am totally ok with that if it means easier recovery. I am hoping to avoid foreceps and catheters and all the other fun stuff I got to do. I feel really good about my doctor- she did not rush our visit- I saw her 3 times while I was there, and I feel like I will have more say in what happens during delivery, not to mention someone who's nicer.

Here's 9 weeks

And here's yesterday at 10 weeks. My baby is about an inch and a quarter. 

For the first few weeks, I kept forgetting I was pregnant. It's different because I'm taking care of another child all day. But it's starting to sink in. I'm excited to have a winter pregnancy ( mostly because it gets so hot at the end). I'm due February 27. My guess for the actual day is February 13. I'm excited for a new sweet tiny baby in my arms! I kind of imagine it's a girl because that's all I know. But I guess it really could go either way! I can't wait to meet you, baby!! 

Also, I made steak san marcos for the first time tonight and it was yummy. And a late birthday cake too