Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This is why I am exhausted...

Because I have driven my husband crazy changing my mind so many times in the past 9 months, I thought I would share with you what he has put up with! I will share with you the world of stroller and car seat buying for Holly. It has been a very difficult road...to say the least. I cannot tell you the amount of time I have spent in front of the computer trying to find the perfect stroller only to end up with the one I really wanted in the first place. Anyhoo, here it goes. This was the first stroller I bought. I was so excited to get it...it was going to be perfect. Well, we got it all together (it was very difficult - it took over an hour) only to find that the handlebar was busted. Luckily, I was able to return it, but still, a lot of work... back to square 1. Next I bought a smaller stroller (not pictured) that was pretty great, but it was lacking a few things that I really wanted. I also did not feel that the car seat that went with the stroller was very safe. I think a newborn would just slide all around in it - back to square 1...
We then got the Chicco travel system - love it...we had it all set up, I was thrilled to finally love the stroller AND carseat...weeks later, I discovered the carseat would not hook to my jogger - WHAT? I thought well, I will just not use the jogger (which I will only be using for walking, let's be honest with ourselves!) until she is big enough to be in the stroller, but that defeats the purpose of having the jogger for the summer...seriously, we were back to square 1 once again!

So this is what is all came back to...the set I have loved from the beginning- isn't it adorable?? I spent all day last Saturday trying to find a store in Salt Lake that had one in stock...no such luck, so I had to order it online - hopefully it will get here before Lucy. I know what you are thinking, and I am thinking the same thing...I AM CRAZY! I think this may be some kind of pregnancy disease. At least in the end of things, I am always super satisfied because I have tried all the other roads!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Family Showers!

I have had some fun family showers. Thank you to everyone who came, thank you for the yummy food, and thank you for all the great gifts. Seriously this girl is already so spoiled! I cannot wait to use all the great things we have received. Here are some pics from the latest showers. My mom bought this crazy jacket a while back (4 years ago) I told her I really like it, and she kept it all this time. I still think it is pretty cute! Pregnancy glow? Of course I have pregnancy glow - when I am sweating! Other than sweat I do not understand this thing they call pregnancy glow!
The Henriksen Gang.
Another cute diaper cake! Thanks Krys.
The Germer Gang.
Lisa and I at her family shower. I think we look so much alike in this picture.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


After months of hard work, it is finally paying off! I am just working on the finishing touches and we will post some more pictures! I have loved how it is turning out.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My last Getaway!

Two weeks ago I took a little trip with my family to St. George and Zions. It was a much needed break, and I was able to relax, shop, and be with family. Melissa (sister), Juli (cousin), and me at the park. I was so excited to be able to go spend some time with Juli. She lives down here in St. George so I don't get to see her as often as I would like. She is the biggest trooper and has the best spirit I know. She has been going through Chemotherapy the last few months, and has kept a positive attitude through it all. I was able to go with her to the hospital to get her treatment. We talked and visited and I was able to see how brave she really is. Everyone asked afterwards how it was and I would quickly reply "I made it through"! Oops - I guess they were asking about Juli. Well, she was amazing through it all and we were able to go get some lunch, shop, and hit the park to enjoy her last few hours of well. Thanks Juls for letting me be with you, it was really fun. Love you tons. We also made it to Zions on the way home. Of course, I didn't get to go on the big hike, but I waited patiently in the sun for about 3 hours. The sun felt so good...and I paid for it later, I was fried! I also paid for it that I was waiting for them to come back to eat, because they got back and they were not hungry. So I starved until about 8:00 when we finally got dinner.
I did make it on the 1/2 mile roundtrip walk to Weeping Rock. The girls in this picture are our friends from Germany. Sonia is my age and came to stay with us when I was in high school. She came back this time with her sister and they stayed for about 6 weeks. My mom really enjoyed having them around, she is still going through withdrawals having no kiddos at home. It was a great trip, and fun to getaway for a few days. Thanks mom and dad for always letting me tag along!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Off to DC

Well, Rhett is off to Washington D.C. That's right, 4 weeks before I am due, he is gone. Last month and last week this was really making me worried. However, because I am dilated to a ZERO I feel a lot better about him being gone. This is the first time he has ever left me at home. We have spent many days and weeks apart, but it has always been me to leave on vacation. Of course I always enjoy my time away (I am on vacation), we'll see how I enjoy my time away - at home!

Rhett earned/won this trip through work. Only 6 salesman in the whole RCWilley company get to go...that is pretty amazing. I don't know why spouses were not invited, and it bothers me a bit, but I guess it is for the best not to have to turn down a trip to one of the greatest cities. Rhett was really cute and excited to go on his first 'business trip'. He was even generous enough to let me pack for him - oh how I love to pack for vacation.

I am very proud of Rhett and all the hard work he does for our growing family. He has been so good to me the past few months - I have not been the easiest pregnant lady to deal with. He has really worked on getting excited for the little things that I am always thrilled about, like buying a new box of diapers, finding a new decoration for the nursery, cereal that is on sale, or a great dinner that I go on and on about! He is a great hubby and I love him lots...have fun babe.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

8 Months Pregnant

We have hit yet another milestone in pregnancy, the last month! It is all becoming so real! The past few weeks she has grown so much. She loves to stretch side to side and stretch my whole belly out. It is so crazy looking and I honestly feel deformed most of the day. I thought for sure she was sideways, but the doctor said he can feel that her head is down. As releived as I was to hear she was not breech or sideways, I just can not figure out how she can take up my entire belly, rib cage, and have her head down. This makes concern for a large baby!

Cereal anyone?

Okay, so I know it is so silly to show a picture of the top shelf of my pantry - but seriously, look at this cereal! Don't be fooled thinking I only have 10 boxes in there. As you can see there are many boxes behind and on top. I know it doesn't look like the most nutritious diet, but it is my indulgence right now! I never thought I would like cereal, and this is what I have turned into.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Honestly, what was I thinking? Until last night night I was freaked out, mostly because of all of the uncertainty. Now - I am worse off and freaking out more than ever before.

As we approached the class no one even looked pregnant - so I am feeling huge at this point. They are all due in July and August. I must admit, that may have been the highlight of the night because everyone was looking up to me and pretty jealous of how far along I am. I felt very experienced because none of them knew what a contraction felt like!! Oh, how I wish I didn't know what they felt like! I have been having a lot the past few weeks. The class had videos that no prego should ever watch, so I had to sit there trying to be mature about the images that were flashing on the screen. Oh boy, what did I get myself into? There are just too many scenarios in birthing. I have heard knowledge is power, but somehow I feel very powerless! The whole way home Rhett kept saying "this labor thing is going to take forever, man, it is going to be hours and hours." I was feeling rather annoyed by his comments - he was feeling very sorry for himself of how bored he was going to be through the whole process.

Well, hopefully our next class will be more enlightening - only 3 more classes to go until I will have all power of birthing knowledge!