Monday, March 23, 2009

Love Tag

Okay, so no one actually tagged me but I realize that lately all I ever post about is pregnancy stuff since that's basically all that's going on with me right now. Soon I will have a baby post to share but in the meantime I thought I would share a little bit about me and Ryan.

1. Where did you meet? Freshman Orientation at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia

2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met? "I bet I would really enjoy getting to know this guy better!"

3. Do you remember what she/he was wearing? I think jeans and a blue t-shirt

4. Where was the first time you kissed this person? At the bottom of the stairs in Main Hall where my dorm was.

5. How did he/she ask you out? We were on a kind of group date at a friends house and he drove me home. He asked me out on the way home. I think I was borrowing his jacket and we used the excuse that he had to get it back somehow!

6. Where did you go for your first date? We were supposed to go see a light show at Natural Bridge but we never found it so we drove around looking for it and talking. We finally stopped at Walmart on the way home and bought "Skip-Bo" and played it together. We still love that game! I think he thought the date was ruined but I had so much fun just talking and getting to know him better.

7. How long did you know this person before you became a couple? We met in August and officially became a couple in January.

8. Has this person ever proposed to you? Just once. I said yes. September 19, 2005 (our 8 month "anniversary").

9. Do you and this person have kids together? Give us about a week.

10. Have you ever broken the law with this person? I don't think so, but I can't say for sure.

11. When was the first time you realized you liked this person? I realized that I wanted to get to know him the very first time I even saw him but it took me a couple of months to really pursue him. If you ask him, he will probably say that I stalked him. It worked!

12. Do you get along with any of the ex's of your partner? I'm the only girl in Ryan's life!

13. Do you trust this person? With my life.

14. Do you see your partner in your future? Of course!

15. What's the most expensive thing this person has given you? Probably my engagement ring. 

16. What's the one thing he/she does that gets on your nerves? Just one? He leaves his socks all over the house. 

17. What is the thing that you do that gets on his/her nerves? Probably all the nagging I do to get him to stop doing the "one" thing he does that bugs me.

18. Where do you see the two of you 15 years from now? Living in Washington in our own home with our children and a dog. 

I'm not going to tag anyone because everyone else has probably already done this tag. I would love to see the answers that my mom and Ryan's mom have for this tag though (hint, hint).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not So Lucky

Well, The Luck of the Irish didn't last long this year. Ryan and I were on our way up to Layton (about 20 minutes away) to see my doctor today when our car broke down. Our car is about 8 years old and not in perfect condition but we have never had any problems with it. We had to pull over on the exit ramp of the freeway only 1 exit away from the doctor. We were so close! When we stopped we realized that there was smoke pouring from the hood of the car so Ryan got out to check it out and determined that the car had overheated and needed more coolant. We had coolant in the trunk so we thought "no biggie, we will wait for it to cool down refill and be on our way". Well, after waiting about 20 minutes (I had called the doctor in the meantime and bumped my appointment back a half hour) Ryan refilled the coolant and we attempted to start the car. It started! But it made the scariest noises I have ever heard a car make and it shook violently. At this point Ryan decided we had better call a tow truck and I cancelled my appointment. We would have to wait about 30 minutes for the tow truck to arrive but once it did he could drive us all the way back to Bountiful, only a few blocks from home. At this point, my biggest concern was for my bladder. I had left the house thinking that in about 30 minutes I would have to pee in a cup so I filled up (not hard to do). I decided that while we waited for the tow truck I would walk a bit and find a place to pee. There was a Red Lobster down the street and I figured they would let me use their bathroom, even if I didn't order any lobster. They were very kind. I think it's hard to say no to a frazzled looking pregnant woman. It was so hot today and by the time I got there I was having a small contraction and I started to think, "Oh no! I am going to have my baby at Red Lobster! I don't even like sea food!" I tend to overreact about things. So anyway, I did NOT have my baby at Red Lobster, and we made it home safely (we had to carry my hospital bags home with us because we are so prepared that we already had them in the car). Unfortunately, we are now without a car until next week and we have to pay a sickeningly huge amount of money to get it fixed. Okay, so the whole point of this story is not to bore you all to death (it would be so much more dramatic if I told it in person) but to tell you that I learned something today.

Things I learned:

Always keep cell phones charged, they are the most AMAZING invention!
Keep bottled water in the car (thankfully we do)
Keep snacks in the car (we don't!)
Keep paper towels in the car (just in case you have to attempt maintainance on your own, or if you have to pee on the side of the road)

Things I am grateful for:

My hubby who knew how to handle the situation
Cell phones!
My wonderful friends Alex and Devin for letting us use their car for a bit
My parents who let us borrow money and don't charge interest
Red Lobster!!!!!
Heavenly Father, for always taking care of us, even though we can't see how everything is going to turn out.

Anyway, I am certainly not feeling very lucky today but I am definitely feeling blessed and I know that the Lord will always provide!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

An Ode to Belly Buttons

Any of you who have been pregnant before understand that pregnancy often leads to the loss of your belly button. This has certainly been the case with my pregnancy. Ryan likes to sing this song to me often to remind me of this awkward fact.

I also found this interesting poem on a blog.

Gregory K. 

My belly center’s really bare:
My belly button isn’t there!
I got no innie, got no outie.
Every day it makes me pouty.

I wouldn’t mind a belly snap,
A zipper, hook, or belly flap.
Still, most of all, I’d like a button,
But sad to say, friend, I got nuttin’.

Please, people! Don't ever take your belly button for granted!

By the way, I went to the doctor today and she actually said that she was surprised to see me back this week. So, even though I am not due for another 3 weeks, don't be surprised if this baby comes sooner than that!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

You Have the Right to Remain Silent!

Woo hoo! I am 36 weeks pregnant today! I see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have been so blessed this entire pregnancy to be in good health and to remain pretty comfortable (considering). It was exciting to go to the doctor yesterday and have her tell me that I could have my baby any time, and they wouldn't stop me. My body is progressing nicely, and of course, I hope to have this baby sooner rather than later! While we were in the waiting room, some woman I don't know turned to me and asked when the baby is due. I told her. Next she said, "I was just like you when I had my first baby. I was really huge." Wow! Thanks a lot. I just love hearing complete strangers let me how large I am. Makes my day every time. Then this creepy man got in on the conversation all the way across the waiting room. I'm just sitting there thinking, "This isn't your business! I don't want to talk to you about my baby and I definitely don't want to talk to you about my baby weight!" Something about pregnancy makes people think they can say whatever the heck they want to you. When else would you ever tell a complete stranger they are huge?! Oh well, I guess this all makes life interesting. 

Here's a picture of me at 36 weeks. I am definitely feeling a sudden urge to get all my last minute projects finished, just in case he comes sooner than we expected!