Friday, July 31, 2009

Hormonal Glimpses

My conversation with Kate about 10 minutes ago...

Kate - Mom, I need some pants to wear to school.
Me - If there are none in your drawer they are all dirty.
Kate - Well I need some pants.
Me - What would you like me to do? Why don't you just wear a dress?
Kate - (with tears streaming down her face) But none of them match my nails!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


15 days to due date
3 cm dilated
50% effaced
Induction date scheduled : August 6 (hopefully it doesn't come to this)

SO SO SO ready to meet him

Friday, July 17, 2009


Parker turned seven this week and we had a birthday celebration. He picked scones and fresh fruit for breakfast, he took a treat to school for his classmates and requested spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. He had a Monsters vs. Aliens themed family birthday party (although he did have his best buddy Talon there, unbeknownst to me he had invited him) at Grandma and Grandpa's house. In all I think the day was a success. He seemed happy with it.

35 Things I Love About Matt

Matt turned 35 on the 5th of July. He is such a good sport and was camping in Idaho at our family reunion for his birthday. Not exactly a perfect birthday setting.

35 things I love and appreciate about Matt (in no particular order):

1. Great, great Dad to our kids.
2. He rubs my back.
3. He mows the lawn.
4. He bathes the dog.
5. And picks up after him.
6. He loves NASCAR even more than me.
7. He will cook dinner if I am not feeling up to it.
8. He sometimes helps with the laundry.
9. He makes me laugh.
10. He loves our kids.
11. He is more patient than me.
12. He can fix ANYTHING.
13. He watches Bachelorette with me without complaining.
14. He is understanding of my many aches and pains.
15. He loves my family.
16. He's a giver not a taker.
17. He takes the kids swimming and I don't even have to go.
18. He taught Parker how to tie his shoes.
19. He is daring enough to barefoot.
20. He changes diapers.
21. And helps potty train the kids.
22. He cleans up throw up in the middle of the night.
23. He also cleans up wet beds.
24. He takes me on dates.
25. He will see girly movies just to make me happy.
26. He doesn't leave dirty clothes on the floor.
27. He is very even tempered.
28. He works hard.
29. He keeps the garage clean.
30. He usually lets me name the kids :).
31. He honors his priesthood.
32. He never hangs up the phone without telling me he loves me.
33. He likes California almost as much as me.
34. He will travel for holidays.
35. He makes me a better person.

Pregnancy Humor?

If you know me at all you know I am not a small pregnant person. Yes, of course I am still short, 5'3" on a really good day with great shoes, but I get round, very round while pregnant. Which I am sure makes me look even shorter. Why do people have to comment? What is it about an obviously pregnant person that makes people want to pipe up and say something?

My favorite comment from this was two weeks ago. 6 weeks before my due date:
"When are you due?" some stranger asks.
"The middle of August," I respond
"Oh, I thought you were going to say, any day now," she pipes back.

Really did she have to add that? I had to laugh. Some people really don't think before they speak...and I am often one of them. So I have to have some understanding.

I now tell people any day. I figure if I don't know them, what does it matter what I tell them.

This is the best story though and it happened with my last pregnancy. I was on the elevator going up to my dr. appointment and there was an Asian lady on it with me.

Now you have to read this with an asian accent.

her, looking cross eyed at my belly: Oh, when you due...
me: Three weeks...
her: Oh, you very big...
me: well yes, this is my third baby and I think I am a bit bigger than with the first two...
her: oh, maybe you eat too much this time...

It is not as if I am blind to the fact that my stomach sticks out really far. I realize I am not a petite little pregnant person. And it is okay with me. I'm pregnant, there is a baby in there and where else is he supposed to go but out. People are funny.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Emotional Roller Coaster

Today we went for monitoring and an amniocentesis to see if the baby's lungs are developed enough to have him by c-section tomorrow morning. Well it turns out that he miraculously unwound all the cord from his neck and he is doing well. So no amnio and no c-section (I was really anxious about both). Now just the waiting game.

This pregnancy has been full of emotional ups and downs and lots of anxiety. Hopefully this will be the last of pregnancy troubles for me and this little guy and he will arrive in a timely manner with no health issues. We're tired (literally) of all the drama.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

it's all in a name

So it looks like baby boy Teeples is going to be arriving sooner than expected. I had an ultrasound yesterday and he has wound the cord around his neck two times for sure, but most likely three. We are worried but hopeful that everything will turn out well. With all the other complications I have had this pregnancy the doctors seem to agree that they will most likely (this could change on a weekly basis) induce me at 37 weeks. That means I have two weeks and one day to get everything ready. And if they postpone the induction I will just be ahead of the game...right? We are pretty sure that we have his name nailed down, but I'm wondering which name you like?

William (Will)
Miller - Matt says no to this one, but I haven't given up yet.

No matter what name we choose, his middle name will be Paul...

While In Utah....

we played in Heber with lots of cousins

we admired Grandma Miller's amazing flowers
we visited Matt's grandpa Paul
we went to the Oquirrh Mountain temple open house
we went to Seven Peaks
we had a great time and can't wait to do it again next summer