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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Husband of the Year

Jeff was my hero today! I've been so exhausted with this pregnancy and chasing Chase around. So, when Jeff got home from his early morning Sunday meetings at 8:30, he took care of Chase so I could get some extra sleep before 11:30 church. I slept until 10:45 and when I got up to get ready for church Jeff had Chase dressed & ready to go, plus he had packed Chase's bag for church and everything. Once at church, Jeff headed out with Chase to change the messy diaper during Sacrament meeting. He then volunteered to handle Chase for the full 3 hour block (we usually trade off each hour) so that I could attend Sunday School & Relief Society instead of walking the halls with a noisy toddler. I'm so grateful for a husband who is so helpful and thoughtful!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Maternity Clothes Woes

Why is it that whenever I'm looking forward to being pregnant I see the cutest maternity clothes & then when I actually get to that point, I can't find anything at the stores?

This week I feel like I've put on 20 lbs! I blame it on the baby even though I've been eating like crazy trying to keep the nausea away. When my stomach is empty, the queasy stomach is so much worse, so I try to keep myself full as much as possible. But really, the pregnant belly is starting to show itself as I'm reaching the end of the 1st trimester.

Anyway, along with the increased stomach size comes the need for maternity clothes. I feel good that I've lost a full size since the last time I was pregnant, but that means that none of my cute maternity clothes from the last pregnancy fit right. And clothes that don't fit right leave me feeling blah.

I've been shopping (& shopping & shopping) but run into the same problems everywhere . . .
1. not much of a selection
2. all the sleeves are too short for my very white & not so skinny upper arms
3. everything is too low cut for someone who doesn't like to show cleavage
4. the style of wearing clothes skin tight over your belly is just not my thing

So, wish me luck on my continuous quest to find maternity clothes & let me know if you know of any better options for maternity shopping out there; I could use some help on this one!

Trip to Arizona

Chase & I got to take a trip to Arizona a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the trip was very quick & involved rushing around to visit as much family as possible. So, unfortunately, we weren't able to fit in any visits with friends. Sorry everyone -- hopefully we'll get to fit in some "friends" visits when we're in town for the Gold Canyon Convention in August!

Chase absolutely LOVED the time he got to spend playing outside, playing with cousins, and following around his grandpas.

Chase finally learned to give "hugs" in a very natural way as he hugged his cousin, Bryce, goodbye after our visit to their home. We hadn't been able to get him to give hugs before that!

Chase had the best time playing outside at his cousins' house. Between the swings, slide, trampoline & all the cousins (& Aunt Stacey helping him around). He couldn't have had a better time!

Chase loved playing with Aunt Stacey's huge bear. He would walk around carrying him (even though the bear was bigger than he is) and one day just came in and flopped down against the bear to lay down on the floor. It was too cute!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Art of Communication

Chase wants to communicate & wants what he wants which means that we need to know what it is he wants! Aside from dad, mom, hi, uh-oh & amen, the most important words in life seem to start with "B":

Ba for bye
Ba for ball
Ba for bath
Ba for what a sheep says
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba (in a high pitched voice) for what a chicken says
Bubu for bubbles
Bu for bird

To let me know that he wants a drink, he brings a sippy cup to me & then walks to the fridge & hangs onto the handle until I get there.

To let me know that he wants something to eat, he points at the crackers sitting on the counter & screeches at the top of his lungs.

To let me know that he wants to listen to music, he points at the cd player.

To let me know he's unhappy with what I just did, he spreads his legs apart, bends at the waist & bangs his head on the floor (while still standing; quite an acrobatic move!).

To let me know that he's doing something he knows he shouldn't be doing, he says "no, no, no, no" while doing what he shouldn't be doing.