Thursday, August 28, 2008

Baby Olivia

We welcome baby Olivia to our family of friends... :)


LOOK AT THAT FACE :) I laugh every time I see this picture...

COULD SHE BE MORE ADORABLE?! Doubt it!! I just can't get over how 'focused' she is alrady!!!

Quite possibly the sweetest thing! :)

Heavy Heart

I write today with a heavy heart! I promise to keep optimistic for our friends who get to play the waiting game this weekend and I promise to be supportive if the results aren't what we all hope. I understand that God has a reason for everything, I just wish sometimes I understood the reason!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Is that a headache, or maybe it's a headache. No... wait, it's just a headache!!!!

Ugh, will they ever stop? The doctor said to drink lots of water, keep hydrated, that should help! Yah... okay! If I drink anymore water I may just float away! Not to mention that I feel sooo unbelievably bloated that I can hardly stand up straight.

I have also decided to not go by how far along other look during their pregnancy and just go with the way my body is feeling. Since I feel like I am just getting fat, I feel like I need to try to be sucking it in and have realize that that just causes more discomfort. I was looking at pictures the other night of some women and how far along they are and the size of their bellies. As it turns out, some of the women looked bigger (in the belly) at 8 weeks then I am at 12. Then of course, there are those that don't show until 16 weeks or near. I have decided, I am not one of those people.... and it's okay! But I do think it would be funny to get a shirt that reads, "I'm not pregnant, I'm fat", instead of the shirt that reads "I'm not fat, I'm pregnant". :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Heartbeat & Triple Blood Test

Today we had our appointment, and after a breath holding 2 minutes, the doctor finally found the heartbeat (yes, only one). But it seemed like it took forever. We have seen and heard the heartbeat in our appointment 4 weeks ago, but as always, it's on my mind. 'What if?' But it all turned out good and we are scheduled to go back Sept 15 for an ultra sound.. exciting.

Also, our doctor told us that at our next appointment we will be given the option to do the 'triple blood test' (at least I think that is what it's called). It's the test that can detect abnormalities like down syndrome and spinal bifida. However, it can also give a false positive... that could cause worry for no reason. ??? What to do? :( In all honesty, I really don't want to do the test. For one, even if they detect any abnormalities, I will not terminate the pregnancy. Two, if the test comes back positive I will no longer enjoy my pregnancy and I know that the stress it would put me under for the worry would cause more damage. Dave wants me to do it because he said 'we should be prepared', and I agree... to an extent. How can you possibly prepare? I know that if we do take the test and it comes back Negative, it would be a relief, but also, not a guarantee! UGH A MUG!! If anyone has any advice, please share... I am so torn on what to do... :(

Monday, August 11, 2008


From the advice of a friend, I have to get a shirt that reads


Attack of the Nazi Husband

Okay, today was the beginning of the attack of the Nazi husband.
We've been working on the house and I get the pleasure of trimming out the house (the joys, I know). So I got home from class this afternoon with full intention of finishing it up because of landscapers are coming on Wed and I want to get it done to get out of their way. So, as I was in the process of starting, I suddenly got my butt chewed out by my husband to "get in the house and close the windows". {(I think he may have had a little help from Grandpa Tangren on this one too)} APPARENTLY, the elevator was out and spraying 'bug juice' (kills the critters) on the beans just south of the house.

Since I don't want this little boy/girl coming out with 3 heads and 6 arms, I gladly obliged! However, after sitting inside on such a beautiful day for 2 hours, I couldn't take it any longer and went out to finish the trim. Oh... and I got away with it only because my husband wasn't home...shhhh :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome Baby Olivia!

FINALLY... our good friends Andrew and Rachael had their baby yesterday at 9:08am. It has been a long awaited arrival and one that was well worth the wait. Dave and I went up to see her in the hospital;... OH MY GOODNESS...what a precious little angle she is. Even tho we all thought (except her sister), that she was having a baby boy, we were all pleasantly surprised! :) Now, the anticipation grows!

Friday, August 1, 2008


It's 10:30 on Friday night, I have barely seen my husband today and now won't see him for 3 days since I am going to Chicago in the morning! I can feel the start of a migraine and can't take my Meds, I feel like barfing, someone keeps calling the house and hanging up, I haven't packed. So all in all, it's been a great night. :) I'm turning off this bright screen and calling it an evening...