Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thoughts on Pregnancy

I really don't want to be a complainer, but since this blog is basically my journal, I feel like I need to document my feelings about pregnancy.  I'll start with my negative feelings so that I can end on a positive note...
Things I struggle with about pregnancy:
-fat face
-when I can't put on my own shoes
-feeling exhausted and uncomfortable all the time
-aches all over your body
-feeling unattractive no matter what you do
-not being able to walk up the stairs without getting winded
-not sleeping well
-finding it difficult to paint your toes or shave your legs.

Things I love about pregnancy:
-knowing I'm carrying some seriously precious cargo
-feeling my sweet baby move
-having Liv want to talk to her little sister
-being able to eat a little more (I know you should still be watching what you eat, but come on.  It's nice to not have to worry about it quite so much for nine months.)
-people are always a little more polite to pregnant women  (holding doors, giving up seats, etc.)
-having a legitimate excuse to rest more
-watching in amazement as my body changes to accommodate my little passenger

It truly is such a blessing to be pregnant and to experience the miracle of bringing a baby into the world.  I'm so grateful to be a woman, what an amazing calling.  I'm also very grateful for my sweet husband who is willing to get me as many glasses of water and popsicles as my little heart desires, and who is so helpful with Olivia and other things around the house.  It really makes pregnancy easier.  I can't wait to welcome our little girl in 10 more weeks. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Liv is 2!

Happy Birthday to my baby girl! Where has time gone? These last 2 years have been such a blast. I love having Olivia in our home. She makes life more fun. Here are some of the things I love about my little girl...
-She is so smart and talks like crazy! I love hearing what she has to say. Everything that comes out of her mouth makes me laugh.
-She is full of energy. I swear she has more energy in her little finger than I have in my whole body!
-She loves to snuggle in bed and watch t.v. I cherish every moment that I get to lay by my little lady. When I get uncomfortable and need to roll over, she always says, "Mom, nuggle me!" It's so adorable.
-I love that she is constantly jumping. When she gets excited, she just hops all over the place. It is so spastic and darling.
-She loves to nakie dance! Every time I change her diaper or her clothes, she rolls over as fast as she can and tells me, "Me wanna nakie dance." Then she boogies like crazy, naked. It's so funny to watch her with her tiny legs and little bum.
-She loves to talk about the Temple. She is obsessed with Angel Moroni. She also likes to tell me that she is going to marry a boy in the Temple. It is so precious.
I am so grateful to be that crazy little girls mom. She had made life even more wonderful. I feel so blessed that I get to spend everyday with her. Happy Birthday to my little Olivia. I love you more than you will ever know! Here's to another wonderful year watching you grow.