Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ode to my shoes

I went to Michaels the other day to get some random stuff, and I wore some of my favorite shoes. I don't get to wear them because of my occupation- honestly how fast can you run after a runaway child in a pair of wedges? So, as I was getting ready to leave, I realized with much excitement that my shoes matched what I was I put them on without a second thought.

Little important fact that needs to be inserted here: I just found out the day before at my doctor's appt. that I had gained a WHOPPING 7lbs since my previous appt...which had been a mere 3 weeks before! While the doc tried to convince me I am still on the lower end of what I should have gained by this point, I was SHOCKED! I came to the conclusion that I must work a little harder if I don't want to look like an albino sumo wrestler by the end of this pregnancy.

Now, back to my story. So as I am pulling into Michaels I decide to park REALLY far away, so that I can get the extra exercise walking to the store. I walk there, then spend about an hour walking around the store (I could spend all day there and not get bored) before my feet start to hurt. I decided I better finish up my shopping, but can't seem to find one of the items I came for. I wondered around for another 20 minutes looking for the item, or an employee, before giving up. By the time I make it to the cashier, after 10 minutes in line, my feet are KILLING and I am really regretting my choice of footwear.

I pay for my stuff and head outside, only to remember I still have about a 5 minute walk ahead of me. Talk about PAIN-I am sure people really enjoyed watching me hobble along!!!! The funny thing is all I can think about is the episode of America's Next Top Model I had just watched the day before. They made the girls walk in shoes 2 sizes too small, which is how small my shoes were feeling with my fat swollen pregnant feet. I kept telling myself to walk through the pain, not to let it show on my face and how disappointed Tyra would be if she could see me.

Keep in mind, these are not normal thoughts for me, I generally don't rely reality TV or Tyra Banks in my times of crisis. By the time I reached my car, I was sure I had not only lost a few toes... but also my grasp of a rational world.

Bottom line, I fear I will have to bid my beloved shoes a farewell, at least for the next 3 months... I will miss them dearly. Also, obviously pain does weird things to my head and it makes me wonder what strange things will be running through my head in 3 months when I am having a baby....
Or possibly, David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osborn????

On a different note, when I googled sumo wrestler, this picture popped up. How CUTE is this kid...I want a chubby baby!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Funny Workout Video

I saw this video on Ellen, and thought I should probably share it...just about died laughing!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Little Stinker

So my daughter has found a way to "stick it to me" from the womb. On Sunday morning I was running around trying to get some last minute things ready for church. I learned that Lindsey+big belly+heels+ running = DISASTER!!!! I went to run in the kitchen to fill up my water bottle and wiped out. We are not talking about a dainty little trip, I fell HARD! At first I kinda giggled to myself because of how goofy I knew I looked- I imagine it looked like a girl in a dress sliding into home plate.
Then I remembered the tiny baby in my stomach who was depending solely on me for protection. Needless to say, not so funny anymore. I picked myself off the floor and went to church, thinking as soon as I felt her move my guilt/worry would go away. Keep in mind, I feel her moving around AT LEAST a couple times an hour- usually more (which makes me wonder if she will ever sleep when she gets here, but that is a different story).
2 hours later, I have yet to feel her move and am starting to panic. I think even my little sunbeams could tell I was stressed about something, poor kids. Finally, towards the end of sharing time, we start to sing Popcorn Popping- a favorite among the Primary. As my little 3 year olds are singing at the top of their lungs, my daughter starts going NUTS in my belly. She is kicking and flipping all over the place- and I have never been more grateful for an assault on my internal organs. I really think she was trying to teach me a lesson about being more careful... and trust me I learned it well! And who else can say they know their child's favorite song before they were even born!
Other than that, not much is new. I am really uncomfortable at night (if anyone has any hints to relieve that, please share). I also am wondering if this is normal: I can't eat very much all at once- I feel like I will explode. Totally did NOT see that one coming! Did I mention I LOVE being pregnant? Such an amazing experience, and I feel so blessed to be living it right now!
We are also in the process of making decisions about what we need to get.
I didn't get a whole lot of responses last time, so I am re-extending my plea: Please HELP!!! Let me know what brands have worked for you, what are must haves and what we could probably skip out on, etc. I don't care how small or obvious it may seem, I probably have not thought of it!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Trip to the Big Apple

Artistic shot of the day- I took this from the Staten Island Ferry, gotta love those free boat rides!

The Bedkes came to visit, so we all took a little trip to NYC for the day. We started off at the Ferry, which was SO much fun. Here is me and Jared, we didn't realize Ryan was in the background...but he really classed up the picture, don't you think?

It was my first time on the ocean, to be honest I was a little nervous.

Ryan and Jared hanging out of the side of the boat, followed by me and Jacquie's dramatic interpretation of the Titanic....WE ARE FLYING, JACK!!!

Ryan, Jacquie and Jared in front of the Statue of Liberty. I really recommend the ferry for a look at the Statue- you get pretty close and it was FREE (I can't stress that fact enough).
Us in front of the bull (I know it has some meaning to the financial world, but we just thought he could use a good nose pickin).

We took a carriage ride through Central Park which was really fun (I really need to work on my big belly posture- could the hunched over look make my stomach look ANY bigger???)

We stopped at Ground Zero, where they have some posters of what they are planning on building.

Then we grabbed a bite to eat at the Red Flame- so yummy!!!!

We also walked around Times Square for awhile. The best part of the day (hope I don't get in trouble for telling this) was when Ryan was haggling with a guy over a watch. The guy said he would sell it for $125 and Ryan thought he said he would sell him 1 watch for $25. The look on the guy's face when Ryan offered him $5 has been etched into my mind forever. He grabbed the watch, very offended, and started yelling, and continued yelling at us as we walked away....SO FUNNY!!!!

Finally, after a LONG day of walking, we took the train home. Oh, I forgot to mention I rode on the NY subways for the first time...not as scary as I thought. It was so crowded that we weren't able to get a picture. All together, great day!

Picture Overload Warning

My only excuse for this post is as follows...I don't get to see my family a whole lot. So when I do see them, I want to document EVERY minute of it. Add a new camera into the equation, and you get the following (I even held back on the amount of pictures, believe it or not).

We spent the end of June/beginning of July with my family in AZ. We had so much fun and it was SO hard to leave. Here is a basic summary of what we did!

First of all, my BFF Andrea Elizabeth Fox returned home from the Lansing, Michigan mission. We got to meet her at the airport! She looked great and it was FANTASTIC to see her!

There was a lot of swimming... Jared discovered he really enjoys torturing (I mean bonding with) Orson.

Tennis playing (Brooke- Jared still feels pretty bad about nailing you in the head)

Hiking/being outside

Playing princess:

Janalie did a lot of working and corn receiving (you had to be there :) :

The best part was being able to establish and strengthen the family bonds since we don't all get to spend very much time together. Jared and Mike spent a lot of time together and became better friends, which was fun to see (such tough boys).

It was also really fun to watch my parents with their grand babies...I can't wait to watch them form that bond with our daughter when she gets her. It was so fun to see Isaac and Ainsley. Isaac and I have always been good friends, he has a special spot in my heart....I LOVE THAT KID!!!! Ainsley took awhile to get to warm up- I hadn't seen her in over a year. I am very proud to announce, however, I triumphed and the smile below is at Aunt Lindsey!

Jared and I took advantage of Brooke's photography skills (not to be confused with bow staff skills) and got some pictures together.

There was also a TON of patience from my family as I tried to learn how to work my camera.

Last but not least, I had to show Adriane being incognito in the backseat of the van (she had her reasons : ) I just really like this picture- sorry Adri!