Sunday, December 13, 2009

No internet

Kaitlyn is doing much better. We got her on some medication. Now our amazingly convenient management company has decided to replace our carpet. It's snowing outside. We are not allowed to simply move upstairs because the owners are paranoid and won't let us take our washer & dryer upstairs with us. So, all of our front room got moved to the bedrooms on Thursday and we got new carpet on Friday. Then, Saturday morning, everything we own got stuffed into the front room. Both bedrooms are empty and we get the new carpet there tomorrow, which is my birthday. The carpet layer is really slow...hopefully we'll be able to do something fun for my birthday anyway. Our computer is in five pieces all in random boxes and places so I'm posting this from my sister's house and massive catch-up to follow.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thoughts

First Snowfall of the season...I get to listen to Christmas music!

I have a cold sore...do you know how hard it is not to kiss Kaitlyn?

My family is awesome!

I miss Mandy.

One week until Thanksgiving...excited to see family.

Babies make lots of laundry.

Cupcakes are yummy.

Jackie looks weird with her tail broken.

You know you need to watch less TV when your dreams have Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, the cast of SNL - which I don't even watch - a monkey, Shaun White, and Al Gore. All in the same dream, all waiting outside a dentist's office. Weird.

Jared is the most wonderful husband ever!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Gargantuanly Long Weekend

Well, Kaitlyn has been throwing up a lot of her food lately. We thought maybe it was something I ate, but couldn't figure out what and it kept going, even after we started itemizing my food. We then thought maybe she was eating too much - she does love her food, after all. So we started giving her a pacifier - but first we had to find the brand that she liked! By the way, if anyone wants some free, slightly used pacifiers, let me know. By slightly used, I mean she sucked on them once and spat it back out - you could totally sanitize it and it'd be fine. Anyway, that helped some, but not all. Right now we're thinking that she may have reflux...wouldn't know a doctor's opinion, though, since no one from the BYU Health Center will return my calls, even a week later! Anyway, Saturday my cousin Andy and his family were moving, so we went up to help them out with that. Kaitlyn and I took Andy's girls shopping, mainly to get them out of the way. There's only so much help that a 7, 9 and 11 year old can do before they start to get bored, tired, whiny, and in the way. Jared, however, stayed and helped move big furniture. Then we came home and had a long night with Kaitlyn, more of the throwing up. It was a late night. Sunday I ended up sleeping late, which turned out to be a good thing although I missed church. My cousin Andy is also in a math class and needed some help from Jared. Andy was going to drive down Sunday night but my grandfather, who has been sick lately, went out to my Aunt and Uncle's for dinner. So, we went up to West Valley to see my grandparents and help Andy with his homework. We got home at around 10:30 and got a phone call from Jared's brother, Chris. He wanted to know what we had for burns. I asked what he'd burned himself on and he said water. When my sister was little she got a 3rd degree burn on her leg after tripping into one of those hot/cold water coolers so I was a little nervous of Chris' comment and went over to take a look. He told me he'd put aloe on his hand but it was still burning - five hours later! I took him to Walmart and got some Solarcaine and BurnJel. The Solarcaine only worked for about 5 minutes, but the BurnJel, which has 2.5% ladocane in it worked great! On the way home from Walmart I found out that this wasn't a cooking accident, but an argument between him and his roommate over the thermostat which ended when his roommate poured boiling water on Chris' hand! I brought Chris to my apartment and Jared and Dad helped Chris decide to call the police to file a report. The cops came over at about 1 am, and I decided to go to bed. Jared took Chris back to his apartment so he could get some clothes and any valuables and then they returned and Chris spent the night on our foldout. Monday Jared, Chris, and I went to the housing office to get Chris transferred to a new apartment, and then we spent the morning moving Chris from one apartment to a different one - down 1/2 flight of stairs and then up 2 1/2 flights. We were very very tired by Monday night - and then Tuesday Kaitlyn's stomach problems started again. She's been on and off again all week, but tonight has been pretty bad. I will be calling the Health Center on Monday and clogging their lines until I get to talk to a nurse - no messages! On the plus side I got this amazing photo of Kaitlyn and her Great Grandparents Zaelit:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Legend of Zelda...


Holy cow! My sister told me about this today and I just had to put it up here for y'all to see - it's amazing! My friend Jen made this costume (actually, both of her sons wanted to be Link, so she made two!) for her son Dax. It's awesome and Dax totally has the look down pat for the Hero of Time. Apparently, however, several people in their ward didn't know who Link was...what rock have they been hiding under for the past 23 years?

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Sister's Keeper


I promise Halloween pictures, but they're on my dad's camera so I don't have them right now. In the meantime: I recently read My Sister's Keeper. It's been on my list for a while now, even before the movie came out. It's just that I have time to read now - mainly while Kaitlyn's eating. Anyway, I really liked the way this book was written from the different viewpoints of all the characters. It was kind of fun learning the backstory at the same time that you were reading the main story. There is some swearing in this book, and it is sad - but then it deals with a very political and fiery subject. Either way, it is well written and I would recommend it to anyone who likes stories about families in tough situations. We'll have to see how the movie is...I've heard it's different from the book.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

2 month stats

Kaitlyn turned two months old last week. She's growing so much! She weighs 10 lbs 7.5 oz. and is 21.5 inches long. Kaitlyn is smiling all the time now, and we love it. She also loves to spend time talking to us, or just about anyone who will listen. She has rolled over three times; but I don't think she's figured out how to do it - so far it's just been an accident and she's looked very surprised at how she got there. She's also started paying attention to toys. Her favorite, by far, is a small mickey plush that my mom and dad bought in Disneyland. Here's Kaitlyn smiling after a diaper change: When I was little, my cousins and I all had cabbage patch kids. As soon as my dad found out that Kaitlyn was a girl he went out and bought Kaitlyn her very own cabbage patch kid. There are pictures of me when I was smaller than my cabbage patch. I'll try to find a picture and post it. Kaitlyn wasn't ever smaller than Starr Margie (all cabbage patch kids have funky names, mine was Adella Carrie), but you can see in the pictures how much she's grown since we brought her home from the hospital:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Pumpkin!


I finished Kaitlyn's costume today! Isn't she adorable?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I love this promotion!!!!

Last year it was the thousand dreams and they'd randomly give stuff to guests in the parks. This year it was about celebrations and you could get in free on your birthday. Starting in January, though, is the give a day, get a Disney day promotion - awesome!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Conference Weekend



Kaitlyn has been very grouchy, so I haven't got much Conference watching in. I'm very glad that I can get the talks on lds.org so soon afterwards - I can read them during her naps. Kaitlyn is growing and so beautiful! She has even rolled from front to back twice! I love this little girl so much. My current favorite thing: her smile. She loves to smile and talk to us. When I'm bleary eyed and not too happy about waking up at 4 to feed her and change her there's nothing better than seeing her flash a huge smile - it makes even the poopiest of diapers not so bad. Here's some pics.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blessing Day




Today was Kaitlyn's blessing. She wore my blessing dress from when I was a baby. My grandma Zaelit made the bonnet, my grandma Webb made the blanket, and the pink fuzzy shoes belonged to my dad. (Side bar: when my grandma got pregnant again, she was so excited! She already had two boys and she knew this one was going to be a girl. She went out and bought these shoes, but alas, my dad was a boy. She still tried the shoes on him, but didn't take him out in public, and kept the shoes because she couldn't part with them. Now Jennie and I get to use them for our little girls' blessings.) Anyway, it was so good to see all of our family. Many of my family came down from the Salt Lake area and Mom & Dad came down from Idaho. It was so great to see them and share this special event with them. Jared blessed Kaitlyn and it was a beautiful blessing. I know he was nervous, but he did a great job! I am so grateful for the Priesthood and the wonderful husband I have who honors it. I love the fact that the Lord has given us a way to bless our infants, to give them strength and guidance as they grow. I know that many people might say that babies are too young, but I do not believe that at all. I know that Kaitlyn is closer to Heavenly Father right now than any of us, and I know that she understands the words of her blessings. We named her Kaitlyn Elenore Brown after my grandma Webb. She passed away in May, but she was so excited for this little girl to come visit our family. I know that she loved Kaitlyn and spent time with her before Kaitlyn arrived. I also believe that Grandma was present on Sunday as well. I didn't get any pictures of the bonnet, blanket, or shoes - I will at a later date.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kaitlyn's first month

Well, it's been a month and I know I haven't been very good at updating. My excuse is a C-section incision to heal from and a newborn with a yeast infection that cries and fusses and wants to be held all the time!
Here's the updates:
Jared turned 25! I am so grateful for this wonderful man in my life, even more so now that we have a daughter. Saturday I was taking a bath & reading (Jared was taking care of Kaitlyn so I could have a relaxing morning) and while I was there, I heard Jared singing to Kaitlyn. The BYU fight song, I Am a Child of God, and World of Imagination were among the soundtrack. She loves his voice. Kaitlyn has become a great football watching buddy with Dad...too bad the Cougars decided not to play on Saturday.
Anyway, Mom Brown was in town for a week, taking care of us and playing with Kaitlyn. We are so grateful for her help, meals, love, and advice. While Mom was here I took Kaitlyn to the Dr for the first and second time. She hadn't made it back up to her birth weight at 2 weeks, and by 2 1/2 she had a very groggy morning where she didn't wake up much and didn't eat hardly anything. Also, she had the beginnings of a very nasty diaper rash. The doctor suggested measuring everything she ate, which meant that I go up at 2 to pump, then feed her. Long nights. He also suggested a cream for her rash, since desitin hadn't been working. The following Monday Mom Brown had gone home and Mom Zaelit had a birthday. She wanted to spend it with her family at the zoo - Kaitlyn's first trip. I don't think she cared much. Later in the week I took Kaitlyn back to the dr to be weighed and to discuss her rash, which had started bleeding. I did some research and was pretty sure that it was a yeast infection. Her weight was up - yay!, and the dr (a different one this time) said he was pretty sure it wasn't an infection and suggested a different cream. Three days later she was crying whenever she filled her diaper and it was still bleeding, I took her back, asked specifically about a yeast infection. The dr once again said no, and suggested yet another cream. Two days later it still wasn't better, so I called and wanted to see the first dr again. They double booked him and fit us in, thank heavens. He gave us two perscriptions and a different cream (seriously, I feel like a lotion store here). Thank heavens, it's started clearing up and Kaitlyn has been back to her usual sweet and smiley self.
That's the update. Kaitlyn weighed 8 lbs 15 oz on her one month birthday and has loved all the attention she has gotten from family. Especially the visit from Great Grandma Brown. She has also started smiling at us, especially when we're singing. Her favorites: Dancing Queen, World of Imagination, and California Girls. With Grandma BrownCousin Thomas came to visitGreat Grandma BrownGrandma ZaelitFamily photoGo Cougars At the Zoo

Monday, August 24, 2009

Details of Kaitlyn's Birthday

So, when we went in to the doctor at 38 weeks, they told us that I wasn't dilated or effaced. The same report came the next week, along with the opinion that I would most likely need a c-section. On Monday the 17th, we went in for one final check with a different doctor so we could get a second opinion. He told us that my pelvis isn't open and my cervix was still rock hard - I probably had a 5% chance of delivering vaginally. He also told us that we were looking at eight pounds of kid - I was amazed at that info: where had I put eight pounds? Here's the answer, taken Tuesday morning before we we left for the hospital:So we woke up bright and early and went to the hospital at 5:45 am. When we got there, the nurses quickly checked us in and prepped me for surgery. My parents met us at there and were excited to learn that they got to watch the delivery from a window outside the OR. I went down to the operating room and Jared left to get into scrubs (it took a while to find some to fit, but they succeeded). I got a spinal and immediately began to go numb; it was kind of a cool sensation. The doctors arrived, Jared came in, and we got to work. It felt just like Kaitlyn was moving a lot!
Pretty soon I heard a little squawk and the doctor commented that her head was "beautifully shaped" and that it was a good thing we'd done a c-section, because there was no way I was delivering her vaginally. Kaitlyn began holding her breath, maybe trying to get back in, but they quickly persuaded her that she wanted to breath. She was blue at first, but quickly pinked up. Her Apgar scores were 8 and 9. Jared and Kaitlyn went to the nursery while they finished sewing me up.I went back to the room and waited to see my beautiful baby girl again. They came in and handed her to me, she was so wonderful. I couldn't believe how perfect she was. Later, when Jared and Dad went to giver her a bath, Mom and I talked about how we felt that Grandma Webb had been there with us and had been a very strong influence with Kaitlyn since Grandma left us.Kaitlyn has my nose and Jared's chin. She also has big eyes shaped like mine, whether they're blue, green, or brown remains to be seen. She has Jared's long fingers and toes and long eyelashes that get darker each day. We are all home now, and Kaitlyn is a wonderful baby. She sleeps in 5 hour stretches, which is really nice. I am feeling pretty good and recovering well. Jared has been wonderful, taking care of me, as well as my mom and sister. Jared's family arrives this week to drop the twins off at college and Mom is staying to play with her grandbaby and help me while Jared goes to his first week of classes. We are, of course, absolutely in love and are so excited to take care of this sweet, beautiful angel that the Lord has trusted to us.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Video of Wiggling Kido

videoThis is a video of Kaitlyn wiggling. This is some of the more calm wiggling that she does. Anyway it is quite cute. Side note: Dad did not know that the camera used had audio.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kaitlyn has Arrived


Kaitlyn Elenore Brown 8 lbs 3 oz, 20 in. length, born 7:26 A.M. Aug 18th. Both Kaitlyn and Mother are doing just fine.

A couple of Kaitlyn stories from day one; Kaitlyn decided to scare us by not breathing for 25-30 seconds, but then everything was normal. She is quite wiggly, any attempt at putting a blanket on her as shown in the picture causes her to kick her legs about wildly until the blanket is removed. She also likes to play with the nurses at the hospital, they placed a temperature monitor on her stomach to get a reading, Kaitlyn decided to take that monitor and forcefully remove it. It took two nurses to get a reading because one had to hold her arms in order for the temperature monitor to stay still. So she is very healthy and playful, she also has a vice-like grip for a newborn. She found mom's IV tubes and gave them a good squeeze, enough to pinch off the flow of fluids. She is a lively, lovely, girl and we are very pleased and humbled to have such a beautiful little girl in our family. There will be more pictures on this blog in the near future.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ironic

So, for twenty months we worked and prayed and saw many doctors and specialists and had x-rays and tests and couldn't get pregnant. Now - we can't get un-pregnant! We went to the doctor again this morning and I'm still not dilated or effaced at all. The doctor said she's pretty sure that we're going to have to do a c-section, so Kaitlyn will be here either next Tuesday or Wednesday we will be a family of three! We go in for one final check on Monday morning, so we'll have a definite date after that. I'm kind of excited to have an official we're done date and not have to play the waiting game anymore. It's a little different, preparing for a c-section instead, but we're getting used to the idea. I am so grateful for modern medicine and the fact that even though I can't deliver babies, I can still carry them and have them! For future planners, we'll be blessing Kaitlyn on the 27th of September at 1 pm in Provo.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Trip to Dallas

On July 18th, my best friend Mandy got married to her very longtime boyfriend, Ryan. It was so nice to be able to go and see them get sealed for eternity. It was also nice to have a small vacation with Jared before Kaitlyn gets here. The hardest part for me was the flying; it's always made me motion sick. I packed several snacks and bought a water bottle once we got through security, so that helped a lot. Kaitlyn, however, loved flying! Anytime we took off or landed she would go crazy moving and kicking - it looks like I've got a little daredevil on the way. Friday we got in and went out to the church to talk with Mandy and spend some time with her while she was decorating. When we got there my old roommates Melanie, Whitney, and Jesse were there as well and we had lots of fun reminiscing. Saturday we went to the Dallas temple - best sealer I've heard yet! It was so beautiful, and I was so proud of Mandy's family. They were there meeting everyone as we came in. Because they aren't members, they had to stay in the waiting room while the rest of us went in to the ceremony. I can't imagine how hard that was, but I admire them so much for realizing how much it meant to Mandy to have a temple wedding and supporting her decision. That night we went to the reception, again sitting with old roommates (joined by Miri, as well). We danced together a little, including the father daughter dance - "Little Miss Magic" by Jimmy Buffet; both of Mandy's parents are parrotheads. Sunday we flew home. It was a short but relaxing and wonderful trip. I also loved the air conditioning in our hotel room. I was able to make it so cold in the room that I got to sleep with a blanket - it was sooooo nice.

Baby Shower #3 - Friends

On July 15 my friend Martha threw a shower at her house for my friends that I've met in Provo. It was so much fun and I was so glad to see everyone and talk and visit. It was a great evening and I really appreciated all the thoughtful gifts from everyone! Above are Jenette Ross, me and Rachel Zuniga. This is Toni Kelly, Martha Harmon, Meg Larsen, and Amber Jones. Here is one of the many gifts I received: a cute pink blanket made by Martha Harmon's grandma. This is Christine Alexander and her daughter Callie, and Martha Birk.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

vista issues

Does anyone know how to make blogger show pictures? I think that Vista is blocking the pictures, so when I post it only shows up as code in the window. The picture still shows on the blog, but I can't move them around or edit the way the text comes out next to them. Is this a Vista problem or do I just need to change a setting or something? I looked but wasn't able to find anything that I thought would fix it.

Baby Shower #2 - Family

On July 11 my aunt Linda threw a shower in her back yard. It was so much fun to see all of my family and I got so many nice things. Also helpful were some gift cards and checks which we used to get a bouncer, a pack n play, a crib mattress and bedding, a boppy, and an infant tub. Kaitlyn is all set! My mom made the quilt with the white background, for some reason I didn't get a good picture of the front. It's yellow and has mommy and baby animals all over it. She hand quilted it, which is why I'm holding up the white back for everyone to see. My grandma Z also made a "fuzzy" for Kaitlyn. About 16 years ago we had a homemade Christmas, and everything we gave to anyone we had to hand make. My parents spent quite a while building a Barbie house for my sister and I (the feat was keeping us out of the garage for a month or more!). My grandmother made everyone a fuzzy. We all still have ours, including my 30-something year old cousins (all boys) who like to snuggle with them when they get sick. Most of the original fuzzies have been relegated to rags or ceder chests, but the great grandkids still have theirs and drag them around, too. I'm so glad grandma made one for Kaitlyn (with the help of my mom - thanks for fixing the sewing machine and reminding Grandma how to sew :)). Anyway, here are some pictures of the event, it was a lot of fun. I have a few more on another camera, but I can't find the cord right now, so I'll have to post them later.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day


We decided to go up to my parent's house for a BBQ this Saturday. It was fun to hang out and we had a really great dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers, salad, watermelon, and apple cobbler. I was tired, so we left early before the family did s'mores, but that's okay. We came home and it was so nice outside that we took a blanket out and laid on our front lawn and talked with our neighbors, the Owens, until we were all chased inside by the appearance of the sprinklers. This picture is of me cooking bacon for the burgers - I didn't want to get bacon grease on my shirt, cause I really like that one. However, being at my parent's house, the aprons are all disney related. This one has a black top and a red bottom with two yellow 'buttons' on the front. Everyone thought that it was really cute that my belly stuck out just like Mickey's, so we took a picture. Speaking of my belly, we went to the Dr last Wednesday and everything is going fine with Kaitlyn, no protein, low blood pressure, and she's head down - which is great since I'm not entirely sure she has room to flip if she weren't already set.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Perverted Salad Tongs from Hell...and other recent events

Okay, I've been a bit lax in the posting lately. Since I've finished work it's been so nice to just sit and work on home stuff. I've been able to work on several baby projects, as well as read and spend some wonderful time with Jared. It's great to spend my energy working on my home and being able to rest when I've needed to. Everything is still going great with Kaitlyn, although the 3rd trimester tiredness has definitely set in.
We had a miniature fiasco of a day last week...my parents decided to get us a changing table to match our crib, for which we are very grateful. Anyway, we drove up to Murray to get the table, and then drove it back home to our apartment. The next morning we woke up and began to work on the changing table, only to find that none of the parts were labeled correctly. Two hours later, we were still nowhere near being finished and realized that one of the main, load-bearing pieces was completely broken. So, we loaded everything back into my parents Escape (luckily we'd borrowed it from them so we could transport the box) and went back up to Murray to return the table. We then took it home to my parents house. Along the way, we realized that we needed gas, so we headed for the nearest gas station. Unfortunately, we ran out before we got there - 50 yards from the station! Seriously, not joking. Jared went and borrowed a gas can, and we got the car to the station and filled it up. At my parents house we unloaded the new table and began to put it together. It took much less time, nothing was broken, and everything was labeled. We got almost all the way through and then took a break to go see Angels and Demons with my parents. It was a really good movie, but intense. When we got home we realized that we were missing six screws, so we couldn't finish the table that night. Oh well, Jared and I drove back to Provo in our car and my dad went and bought the screws and finished the table, which they then drove down the following Saturday. I'm getting very excited now, we have a crib and a changing table and curtains and a rug - we just need a crib mattress and a baby!
The one thing that has really bothered me about being pregnant (the only thing) is that my hands are swollen so I can't wear my wedding ring. Jared is so sweet and offered to buy me a plain gold band, but I didn't want to spend the money on a new gold band for just a little while. Anyway, he knew it bothered me a lot, so he bought me a stainless steel band that looks just the same for much cheaper. I love this wonderful husband of mine! He also bought me the Sims 3 (yes, I'm a sims nerd) and a graphics card to play it on the computer, very fun. For an early father's day gift we got him the Tiger Woods golf 2010 with the new WiiMotion. It's pretty cool in that it mimics your movements a lot more and makes you actually swing the remote as you would a golf club. We're just having fun together, and it's great.
So, we went to our birth class last Saturday, and I had a great time! I was able to get all of my questions answered, and we spent a while on when to go to the hospital and when to wait at home, which is really good info. Jared also came along and stuck it out for most of the day (a six hour marathon class). He had to leave when they gave us lunch and it was sandwiches with mustard on them. Jared absolutely hates mustard. The lady teaching the class kept going through lunch, so Jared was already queasy. As he put it, "I can't listen to birthing stuff, eat mustard, and watch some lady hold up perverted salad tongs from Hell and not vomit." He went to Costco to pick up some photos and got a chicken bake. While he was gone he missed the movies, which was a very good thing. I told him that the only birth he ever needs to be present for is the ones that I'm doing. Jared felt bad about having to leave me alone for a little while, but I'm so glad he went at all. I know how hard medical stuff is for him, and the nurse didn't pull any punches. I am so grateful to have a loving, wonderful, supportive husband to take care of me - even when he feels like throwing up!
One final note: Kaitlyn has begun to "play" video games with us. I know that some of you will be rolling your eyes that we've indoctrinated her so young, but I think it's adorable. Whenever either of us are playing and pushing the buttons, she kicks back at the same rate we're pushing the buttons. When I play, I rest the controller on my stomach, so this makes sense. But when Jared plays, if I'm sitting on the couch she responds to the movement of his arm if I'm right next to him or the movement of the couch. I love it. Kaitlyn also continues to kick like crazy whenever she hears Jared near and then stop and snuggle immediately when he puts his hand on my stomach. I think she's going to be a daddy's girl, because I think she's trying to get his attention every time he's near.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kaitlyn's crib!


I'm finally finished with teaching! I am so excited to be able to take my time and energy to get ready for Kaity rather than chasing kids at OJHS. Anyway, after we finished school the other day, we headed out to run some errands. We decided to stop at the Burlington Coat Factory so Jared could see the cribs that I liked. While we were there, we discussed the options and decided on this crib. We asked what the options were for purchasing the crib. We didn't want to buy it on Friday, but if it took some time to ship in (if they didn't already have them in stock) we wanted to know how long it took so that we could plan accordingly. Imagine our shock when they told us that it takes 12 weeks to ship anything that wasn't in stock! We don't have that much time until Kaitlyn arrives! So, we decided to buy it that day, since they had one in the back. Thus the drama of purchasing a large item when we don't have a car big enough to hold it began. We were finally able to get ahold of our friends, the Harmons, who let us borrow their truck (thank you so much!). Anyway, we bought the crib and it's now sitting in the back room, still in the box. We won't be putting it up for a while yet, in case we need to move in a month or so, it'll be easier to do so with the crib still in the box. Yesterday, we were up in West Jordan, dog sitting, and we decided to go wander IKEA. Jared found those plastic crib side teething guards, so we bought some ($4.00 a piece). Yay! Now the only thing left needed for the crib is the mattress, but we have plenty of time to get that and it doesn't take 12 weeks to get one :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My first baby shower!









Last Friday after work I headed up to American Fork to go to my first baby shower at the Olive Garden there. I was so excited! All of the wonderful women that I worked with at Riverton were so excited that I am finally pregnant that they wanted to throw me a shower. It had to be done early before school got out and we all went different places for the summer, which is why I had a shower at 28 weeks. Anyway, I got some really cute outfits, an adorable swimsuit, some baby books, and this Snoopy quilt. Jared likes the Snoopy quilt. Deanne, the lady who made it, apologized that it was blue, not pink, but I think it's perfect! I was also way excited because Jamie's daughter made me a diaper cake. There are ninety four diapers in this cake! It's not only a great centerpiece, but very practical and useful, too. I took a picture of the center layer so you crafty folks could see how to put it together. All the diapers are just rolled in a big circle then wrapped with ribbon; nothing else holding it together!
Also, everyone from the Special Ed department at Riverton pitched in and got me this Baby Einstein exercise saucer. I'm so excited for Kaitlyn to play with it, although I know she won't be able to until she's around six months. Jared is making me keep it in the box until then, so you just get the picture off the website. Thank you to everyone who made the shower so special, I had a blast: Jamie, Georgia, Susan, Deanne, and Jeanie.
When I got home from the shower, I found that the carseat Jared's mom had got for us had arrived. I immediately opened it, read the manual, and then went and installed it in the car (where is still resides). Jared laughs at me but indulges me in the trucking of the empty carseat around Provo. I had to show my mom and sister!