Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Today I am Thankful

-This time of year just helps us to remember that-

Last night we watched the movie "We are Marshall." Have you ever seen it? Definitely a must see in my opinion. It is an emotional film but one that helps you remember the loved ones in your life who you should be thankful for.

1: Thankful for my Husband, Burke. He is so amazing and most perfect for me. Going through this emotional ride of me being pregnant and just dealing with it, I'm sure isn't easy. He reminds me of the good things in life and that everything will be okay through the little things he does everyday. Without him I would be even more of an emotional wreck! The best decision I ever made was on October 13th, 2007, when I said YES! LOVE YOU BABE

2. Baby Hinckley. So thankful to have this little guy inside of me and having the privileged of feeling life everyday. His POWERFUL movements remind me several times a day of the great miracle/gift we are given to create life. I am extremely thankful that we are being trusted by our Heavenly Father to raise this little guy and can't wait to meet him on his BIRTHday! Our love for him grows deeper everyday!

3. My Family. My family is incredible. Of course we have our little corks like everyone else but they accept me for me! Now that we are older and each starting our own families it is so much fun to get together and reminisce about how truly grateful we are for our immediate family and amazing parents who raised us and provided us with a great lifestyle. THANKS!

4. My in-laws. I could have not asked for a better family to marry into. I truly feel like I am PART of the family. I BELONG. It is so nice to marry into a family who has the same beliefs and standards that I am used to, raised a son into an amazing man, and now treat me as one of their daughters! THANKS!

The Ability to LOVE is amazing...we once had a speaker in Church talk about how he learned to love. It took him until his mission to actually know what it feels like. He would always have his companions telling him that they loved him, but he could never tell them back. He had the hardest time expressing love. Today I am most grateful that I can look Burke in the face and tell him I love him and he can say he loves me to...I am excited to be able to tell my son how much I love him and for him to one day say he love me too!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Showered with Love

Moving from Provo has made me a little homesick for it and all my friends up there. My Sister Holly and long life friend Becky are amazing and gave me a shower for our little guy! It was such a blast to see everyone and spend time with family and friends we have missed. I spaced it and forgot my camera so here are a few I got from Becky's blog!

Thanks everyone for such a fun weekend...our boy will be decked out!!

(sorry the pics are a little small)

-LOVE THESE TWO GIRLS-The food was absolutely delicious! I could have a few of those desserts right about now!-Some of the people that came! So much fun to see everyone!


So the other week I had to do that fun Glucose test that every Pregnant women has the privilege of doing. It consists of drinking a sugar drink and then waiting an hour at the hospital and then getting your blood drawn. Not fun but I made it through in high hopes that I would pass.

The next day I found out I did not pass and would have to do another test that takes 3 hours. This time I had to fast for about 10-12 hours. I then had to go in and get my blood drawn to make sure it had been long enough. After that I had to drink another sugar drink with twice the amount of sugar then the last one. I wish they would have only had to take my blood one more time but no it was three more, every hour on the hour! Not fun but again I left hoping I had past.

The next day I received a call from the doctors office and they informed me that I had failed the test once again and now have GESTATIONAL DIABETES! Great just in time for the holidays. FUN FOR ME...not so much!

I will be meeting with a Dietitian on Monday but until then I am supposed to watch my carbs and stay within 30-45 a day. I have come to realized that that is not very much and I hope she changes it for my real diet! Pregnant women usually eat a lot you know :)!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vanilla Mint

I got new chap stick, Vanilla Mint Chap Stick
I put it on more often then not because of the delicious smell.

The smell under my nose reminds me of the Holidays approaching
The food (love the food), weather, colors, clothes

Excited to smell my favorite, pumpkin pie
And listen to the dancing jingles in Christmas Music
But most of all, excited to see family members that miles of road separate.

We went to my 26 week appointment yesterday for Baby Bess. We can not believe how fast the time is flying by. 3 weeks is Thanksgiving, then about 4 til Christmas, then six more and he could be here! CRAZY.

Everything is going great. Heard the heart beat which is always re-assuring. On track with weight...4 more pounds can be added for a total of 21!

I had to take the fun Glucose test yesterday...not as bad as I thought but not a fun test either. Just wanted to get it over with and hope I don't have to do it again. Blood work is honestly the worst part of pregnancy so far. We also noticed for the first time last night that my ankles are slowly swelling. Do not want that but bound to happen.

Pregnancy is an experience all in its own. I have grown to really appreciate and have great respect for mothers. I am enjoying every minute of it although my attitude may show differently at times. Everyday our love for this little miracle growing inside of me is growing!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Things That Change

I received an e-mail today that contained a few things of what changes when you have a baby. I feel like a few of them can also apply to when I got married which makes life so much better. I can't wait to feel them even more when our baby arrives!!

1.You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.
4. You respect your body ... finally.
5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.
7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.
9. Your heart breaks much more easily.
10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.
11. Every day is a surprise.
12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)
13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
14. You become a morning person.
15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.