Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I admit, I have REALLY slacked in the blog department. I don't have much more to say on the matter, so I will jump right in on trying to catch everyone up on the last 9 months with some belly shots.

Here I am at like 12 weeks or so. Believe it or not, I really thought I was showing a little. Now, looking back, I realize I was just crazy. During this time I was always feeling sick and eating tons of Saltenes.
Here I am at 17 weeks. I was starting to feel huge and a little worried that I was looking fat rather then pregnant. Lincoln had to constantly reassure me that I was looking pregnant and not just chubby. I have to admit, I was a little needy and emotional during this time in my pregnancy.

Here I am on my birthday at 21 weeks. I felt pretty good at this point thinking that I wasn't looking fat as much as actually pregnant. It was such a weird feeling and I was starting to really like my belly.

I am 24 weeks and enjoying a great weekend in MI with Lincoln, his parents and my grandparents. I loved digging a big hole in the sand and laying on my stomach with my belly in the hole. I was starting to feel borderline huge at this point and started to actually think, "how much bigger can I get?" Boy, was I in for a shock when I started to get really big.

This is my sad attempt at getting a picture of myself at 37 weeks. I was starting to realize that I didn't have many pictures of my belly and I thought I needed to take matters into my own hands. The up shot really shows how big I was getting.

This is actually the same day as the picture above. I just find it funny that I got ready so fast for work that I didn't realize how much of my stomach showed between my shirt and pants. I had to go home for lunch and put on my belly band. All my clients up to my lunch break thought it was so funny how my belly stuck out.

The next two are pictures of me at about 38 weeks. I had the most swollen feet that day. I was really starting to feel huge and a little sad that I still had two weeks to go. I don't think I realized how hard it would be to be so big!

I have really enjoyed watching my body change, ok, so it has been a little harder than I thought it would be. However, I keep reminding myself that it is because of the little guy growing inside of me. I am so excited to have this baby and hold him in my arms.... and not my belly.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ariel is the worst

I have always had a thing against Princess Ariel. Lincoln thought I was crazy until he came across this.


Besides all that, she hangs out in a shell bra like it is no big deal. Seriously, that girl has issues.

If you can't see the entire thing, check it out here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finally . . .

...I am writing a blog post...
...I am writing about this...
...I get to write about this...
...this actually happened...

Disclaimer- You have just witnessed a very emotional girl minutes after she found out that she was FINALLY pregnant. I realize that girl didn't look amazing in the least. What with no makeup and my hair not done. Not to mention I decided to be filmed while wearing a color that matched not only my skin tone but my hair too. In fact, I think I looked sort of like this guy. Minus the weird mouth sores.

I don't know why I started to talk about taxes or my age (I am a little obsessed with that) or my boobs, I was just really overwhelmed. Needless to say, Lincoln and I are REALLY excited. I am 12 weeks today and the baby is due November 11.
What they say about feeling better once the first trimester ends is so true. I felt awful at first, but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.I have really struggled with this topic for so long, and I can't believe I am finally pregnant. I am so grateful for all the support and love that each of you gave me. I am so excited!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy 101

I was just tagged (is that what I call it?) from a good friend Natasha (doesn't she have the best name?) to write 10 things that make me happy. I then need to tag 10 bloggers to do the same. I could have just written them out, but I decided to add pictures. It actually turned into a big picture mess, so I hope you can follow along and feel what I am putting down.

These are not in order since the pictures are all just thrown on here... here goes.

1. traveling- I have not been traveling much of late, but I LOVE to travel. This is a picture of my brother and sister Nikki and Marcus and I in Greece.

2. my new bangs- that's right, I got bangs. I did it mostly because I needed a change and also because I work with scissors and the temptation got the better of me.

3. riding bikes- I took this while riding next to Lincoln! I wasn't too worried, we wear helmets!

4. a clean face- This picture is of Lincoln washing his face after he put my mascara on his facial hair as a joke. I don't really care about other people's clean faces, I just LOVE cleaning my face. I have not gone to be without washing my face since before the sixth grade. I just don't do it.

5. girlfriends and sisters- I just love my girlfriends and sisters. I don't get to hang out with many of them as much as I would like to anymore (tear) but I love having them in my life.
These are my longest running friends Sarah and Serena. Oh, how I love them.

These are my beautiful sister who have always kept me normal. I think EVERYONE needs sisters. (I also love my brothers Marcus and Jared, but they don't read my blog, so I don't need to gush about them.)

And, here are my Ohio girlfriends. There are a few that are missing who mean so much to me, but I didn't have a picture. I don't get to see them the way I would like to, but life moves on and it gets hard, but I still think the world of them.

6. the LDS Temple and my faith- I love and live my religion. I know it is true and it helps me with all that I do.

7. sewing, crocheting, knitting- I made this blanket for my grandma for Christmas and I just loved doing it. Lincoln bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas and I have had the best time learning new things and working hard on projects. I will have to post pictures and updates on a later post.
8. Lincoln- (see, I told you this wasn't in any order, or this would be #1) He makes me SO happy. I had to wait a really long time for him, and it was totally worth the wait. I love him.

9. Shade shirts- I love these shirts. I wear them almost everyday. I find them to be one of the biggest staples of my wardrobe. They keep me modest and complete.

10. fullness- I am so very happy when I have a full belly, a full tank of gas, a full fridge, a full heart, a full bank account (is that possible?). Fullness makes me happy.

So, here are the first few things that I thought of that make me happy. After looking them over I realize that I am missing so many things, but I could only do 10 and these are what came to mind. Here are the 10 bloggers I pick to make their own list (only if it makes you happy, no pressure.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Something to help bring Lincoln and I even closer

For the record, there are no "F bombs" like they warn about in the opening credits. P.S. I recommend you watch it in full screen because it cuts off part of the picture.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ode to Sarah

We met because of a inside joke when I complimented your shoes.
We were both overly dramatic college girls.
We bonded over Felicity and other WB shows.
Neither of us knew how to drive.
I tried to keep you strong and you kept me strong.
I talked you into chopping all your hair off.
I went away one semester and you wrote me awesome letters.
We were once asked at the airport if weee...
I hated most of your boyfriends, but was really sad when you broke up with the ones that I was good friends with, because we both knew that I would never see them again.
We cried on each others shoulders, many times.
You burned my leg really bad with your poor aim.
We had a really hard summer one year and I thought it would be the end of us.
You didn't abandon me when you got married.
You supported me when I was going through my long single stage.
You told me to end things with someone when I wasn't strong enough to do it.
You had three beautiful girls.
You came to my wedding.
I love that when I am having a hard time, Lincoln tells me to call you.
You are my best friend.
Happy Birthday.