Thursday, November 29, 2007

Isn't that just a fancy word for feeling "bummed out"?

Well, We've been having an interesting week to say the least. For a little while I've been "on edge" and getting upset really easily. Now I know what you are all thinking, I'm hormonal, and yes I am, but lately it has escalated way beyond that. Earlier this week I got so upset that I started getting dizzy and shaking and then all the sudden I started having trouble breathing. At first I blamed it on low blood sugar (which I get pretty often) but then I noticed it happened right after I ate. So last night at choir practice for the nativity choir people were trying to get us not to use music for one of the songs and I started stressing out. I seriously felt like the incredible hulk! I could feel the heat rising in myself and then all the sudden I got that same feeling! So I went out to the car and called my mom asking what it felt like to have high blood pressure. She told me I would probably be swollen which I'm not. She said when she was pregnant she got anxiety attacks on a regular basis. Ding ding... That sounds like what I'm experiencing daily. So she said I should talk to my doctor about it but I have an appointment Monday so I decided to wait until then. Today I just tried to relax, breathe and listen to Jack Johnson all day but of course the universe has this way of ruining all your plans like that. So of course today was one of the most stressful work days EVER! I just tried to keep my stress at a safe level and took lots of deep breathes. I barely made it. After work I went to Target and bought a Prenatal yoga DVD set. It looks pretty relaxing. Hopefully it helps.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Funny baby clothes!!!

Before we found out what the baby was we did a little baby clothes window shopping. Dave absolutely fell in love with some boy onesies that we saw at a local baby boutique, but of course when we found out that we were having a boy and went back to get them they were gone. It's probably a good thing considering the store was super expensive and I don't pay $50 for an adult sized shirt let alone a baby sized shirt. So of course Dave was sad... Well I went looking online and found the greatest website! They had so many cute shirts and onesies and they even had the ACDC one that Dave originally wanted for much cheaper! We LOVE this website!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

It's a...

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!! Carter Pierce Mann!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Last Sunday I taught a lesson on gratitude in Young Women's. It actually went really well and I felt really good about it until we got a message on our machine from a member of the bishopric who just happened to be the husband of the Young Women's president asking if Dave and I could speak on Sunday about gratitude. Normally I HATE speaking. Truth be told I believe I've intimidated the bishopric so badly that we've only spoken once in the 3 years we've been in the ward. This time however I feel better about the topic (It's really difficult to come home from your honeymoon and give a talk on marriage to people who have been married for 60 years) and I'm not too worried. I do know I will get emotional, especially because Kaisa wants to come, but I think that's ok. I've decided to speak on gratitude through trials and the importance of appreciation. I'm nervous but really excited.
Last night Dave and I made a list of things we are grateful for and I meant to put it on here. I will hopefully do that soon.
Well happy baby day! I can't wait for 2:00!!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Like a kid waiting for Christmas!

I cannot believe that our sonogram is tomorrow! That just seems so soon! I'm going nuts with anticipation!!!!
Tonight we are attempting to make Gluten free stuffing for Thanksgiving. Hopefully it turns out ok! What am I saying I don't care about the stuffing!!!! All I can think about is finding out what Kreacher is!
We pretty much finished our registry this weekend and will have to go online and delete either the blue or the pink stuff. It's just good to have that checked off the list. For those of you interested in just checking it out we are registered at Target.
Any way be expecting a very excited blog on Thursday or Friday after we find out if it is Daphne or Carter!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Caffine addict????

Ok, so Kreacher had a Pepsi on Wednesday and ever since then I have been thumped like crazy. Apparently he/she wants another. Sadly I will be feeding Kreacher's addiction on Wednesday for our sonogram to get the little monster to move in hopes that he/she might flash the camera. WOOHOO Babies gone wild!!!!

Do you ever have those moments when you feel like a cow?

I've been feeling large and slightly in charge lately. Of course I know there's no where to go but bigger and I will eventually be the size of a cow... but I guess that is just one of the joys of pregnancy. I actually really love being pregnant. It seems like it's going by too fast and I'm just trying to enjoy it. Then again... the baby part will be cool too.
We have our sonogram on Wednesday and we are SO excited. Absolutely ZERO people have given me gender guesses so I guess nobody wants to play our game. *Insert sad face here*
Oh well.

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving and have a jam packed weekend ahead of us. The sonogram is Wednesday and then we drive out to John and Noelle's and stay the night. Thanksgiving there with the Mann family and we are driving home after dinner on Thursday. Friday is Thanksgiving with the Anderson/Huntington/Allison clan (my family) at my Mom and step-Dad's house. Before that we will be avoiding any retail store and just having a nice day off together. On Saturday we have dinner with the Costas (Nancy and Vince) and I get to meet Vince's mom, my fake Grandma! I am really excited! It should be a great weekend with family and food!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


For those interested in the hunt for an architecture school, I have finished 3 applications thus far: Arizona State, University of Utah, and UNLV. I just have to get my transcripts sent from the Junior College to said schools and then I should be hearing back in a few weeks. I am getting kinda nervous, with baby and moving coming in the near future. Don't get me wrong, I am totally stoked for both adventures. I guess it is just fear of the unknown. Other than what I have just written about, life is pretty much the usual. Brook and I did recently move some furniture around in the bedroom and the future nursury, but nothing is picture worthy yet. For example, I am blogging right now while sitting in our bedroom. It's different, but good. To all our faithful readers, I bid thee adieu!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

As promised...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Invader! No cats allowed!

Our fort

Overwhelmed and blog slacking

Well, It's been a while since I've actually gone on here and blogged about anything. I've been a little stressed out for no reason lately and had a bit of a breakdown last night, but I'm better now.
As for Kreacher news:
  • I've felt him/her move for a few days and it keeps getting stronger and more often.
  • I'm definitely getting bigger... in fact I've gained 5 lbs in the last month which makes my total 8 lbs!!!!
  • We've scheduled our sonogram for the day before Thanksgiving!!!! (AND WE'RE SUPER EXCITED!!!!)
  • I think it may be a boy which is strange because I've been thinking girl for so long.
  • We've decided on which birthing class we are going to take and will be starting them in February. We are hoping our friends the Whitelocks will take it at the same time as us.
  • And we are almost halfway through! It's going by so fast!

As you can see we have an exciting couple of months ahead of us!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Kreacher is growing!