Friday, June 28, 2013

these babies are going to be parents!

it's surreal to me that we will be parents soon. when i look at our baby pics i can't believe that these people are about to be parents. i tried to find new pics that i haven't shared before via blog. and all of these pics are from our wedding slideshow (which i never showed at our wedding.) but yeah. i like the end of the video the best. hahaha. we really make ourselves laugh.

i had kinda a bad week. started off with getting a bad review from one of my students (who i shoulda given a bad review about her first.) but anyways. i wasn't in trouble and my boss supported me but it's still hard to be criticized. you can't win 'em all. and then ever since then i've been over-pressuring myself with my job and yikes!
but i'm slowly getting over it and we'll see what the future brings.
speaking of the future, chase and i have been calling and trying to find a storage unit manager position. we have made some good contacts and i hope something will come through. that will help this job problem and help us save TONS of money! serious tons!
well i better hurry and blog these pics and then get ready for work. between my two jobs i never have a day off but i'm trying to work all i can before this little baby girl shows up! i've been very sick this week. apparantely throwing up every hour is back in style. i feel like the baby needs more food than ever so i'll chit chat with my doctor at my appointment on monday about this glorious phase that has reappeared. the third trimester is here and i can't believe it! it's surreal and i'm so excited that the summer is half over and soon little baby capri will be here!
she has some attractive (hahaha) parents and we can't wait to see what her attractive level will be!
between the two of us we have a lot of family love, some double chins, a lazy eye, and a hedghehog of hair!! i hope little capri takes after all of those traits! 
she has two parents who love each other so much and can't wait to shower her with all their love!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Reagan's 2nd bday!

It's really great to sleep in every morning! This prego body sleeps 12-13 hours every night. Constant rolling over and stomach spasms but I still am sleeping long hours! I'm eating breakfast and contemplating taking a shower. I really need to. Last night I was pretty sick - car sick actually. Haven't gotten car sick in a while but it was worth it. Went up to Layton for Reagan's second birthday party! and I got to meet Daryn. and I got to see Kelly's beautiful face and Lance, too. And I love Lance's parents and Kelly's mome. Becca and AJ, too. And a newborn who's name was Capri (the spelling wasn't my fav but her name was still Capri.) It was fun seeing the fam and friends. It was hectic with the whole nursery there but they were sooo cute. So many kids and I was just trying to pick up and cuddle with all of them- some weren't having it but I still loved it.
I plan to go up and see Kelly for more one on one time and more fun! I can't wait!
Happy 2nd birthday, Reagan! We love you!!
Reagy opening our present! Little snow white tea set. What a lucky cutie booty!
Kelly, Rea, Gracey, and me! Why do some prego pics look good and others ahhh!! I need bigger shirts. hahah anyways! Kelly looks fantastic and her family of four warms my little heart!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stewart Falls!

What a good morning today with my honey bunches of oats. He kept calling me that to encourage me to keep going on our trail! We hiked Stewart Falls this morning. 
It was weird reminiscing how we did this hike four years ago. And if you woulda told us I'd be carrying his baby in four years, we woulda been freaked! hahaha! It's really a great hike and a lot of great memories for us! However, I don't remember it being so hard. But I've never hiked it pregnant before today. I swear it was an easy hike, but my abdomen and back were killing ten minutes into it. The baby has been reminding me all evening that she can't handle such a hike again! Ow!!!We didn't go slow but we weren't bookin it either! It took us about 1 hour each way.
Anywho. I'm really happy we did it, I got the exercise, and I spent the hike with Chase. He was so sweet to me and helped us (me and baby) enjoy the journey! I almost fell three times, which caused Chase three almost heart attacks. Weak ankles. Tired feet. Bad combination. But the mountainside was absolutely stunning, the temperature was in the 60's up there (i didn't complain during the hike bc i was so grateful for the weather!!), and having fun with Chase was great.
We practiced our primary pioneer songs for the upcoming 24th of July and it was quite fitting.
We are marching ever marching, we are pioneers. 
Little pioneer children gathering berries for food. 
Pioneer children sang as they walked and walked and walked and walked. 
You get the picture!! It was especially special when another couple passed us and told us we sounded harmonious. Why thank you!
I'm dying from back spasms (my first glimpse of back pain- i'm sure the next 2.5 months will continue to shower me with back probs. I really haven't been uncomfortable or in a lot of body muscles ache pain YET) and I think I overdid it today (so now more hour long hikes for me.)
but it was such a good day and i'm so grateful for how healthy I feel and the good husband I have. On our hike we were talking about how just 8-10 short weeks ago I wouldn't have been up for such exercise as a hike! I'm grateful the sickness has subsided for the most part and we can have fun little dates like this! We have fun nights planned for Friday and Saturday this week, too. I'm getting so spoiled to have Chase working day time and having nights off this weekend!
Also, I am on the Priesthood talks in the Conference Ensign right now and I feel especially blessed to be married to such an upstanding priesthood holder. In the talk today I was reminded of his divine worth and that Chase is a son of God! It's something I should never forget!! What a blessing this husband is to me! And he pushes me to be better and hike more!
Ope he's coming (I can hear him coming because he walks like there is led in his feet. it's an anderson trait. i'll let you know if baby capri carries on the tradition)- he'll nag me for bloggin' so I better jet off here! Until next time :)

Utah is such a beautiful place and we have such a beautiful life!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Grant Part 2

Our beloved Grant is back in Htown and we miss him and are tired. because he had to be at the airport at 5 am. now i'm blogging and putting off life some more.

i think one of my two fav nights was the bonfire baseball night in the provo canyon (and the game night).
 nothing better than hotdogs over an open fire
 baseball was a blast! i fully participated! our team lost by 3 or 4 points but it was so fun and competitive!

 a little fire jumping. safe of course. this i did not participate in.
 then a little chubby bunny time. i played and am sparing you the video. where i upchuck the oversized marshmallows and leftover smores and hotdogs. you're welcome.
 overall, it was a super fun night with good ole fashion laughs

friday we had some planet play fun, work, and the others went to zupas, hangtime, and the movies.
we lazer tagged, mini golfed, bowled, etc!!

 saturday, some volltensocpong of course. worked. had chinese. redboxed it up!
some were even so dedicated to play with a broken foot. and they weren't even the worst player out there. impressive.

sunday we had some good church, some father's day skyping, and a game night.
this is the pic i choose to honor my father with. he is a dancing machine and always livin' life to the fullest! miss him, hopefully can see him next month, and am grateful for skype. love you daddy-o!! 
i was going to do a big-ish father's day for chase where i made this cute craft that said "daddy. daughter's first love. son's first hero." but we might be moving and i'm gonna hold off till we see how that place will furnish or if we'll even move before i do this wall craft for the baby's room. anywho.
game night time! one of our funnest yet! big laughs. great games. 15 amazing friends.
and of course tom getting dad of father's day!

and yesterday we went on some walmart and byu bookstore runs for souvenirs and bday presents. then to the andersons for a bbq, croquet, 500 football, and more memory makin'!
 a little mishap when grant pegged me with a football (on purpose) and i called chase in for back up to make him pay. he kissed my foot. as you can see i'm quite pregnant. i blame the black cardigan for hiding that my back is arched and lookin' slender. hahaha. but honestly i'm taking some maternity photos soon before i get too unbearable to even call cute :) it's all worth it and i've come to terms with my next three months and my three month plan after those three months :)
 i really miss this baby bro. (shirt all ski-wamp-us bc i just got done playing a little 500 football!)
 the brothers. xoxox
 dave trying to be a part of it. it's okay. this was a bbq for his father-in-law day! love my fam bam!
i'll be seeing less of these two. i got spoiled the last week. (tay with finals. grant in a different state) but i love them so much and have awesome brothers!! 

time to do some work, some laundry, some cleaning, take our car in for servicing, write some thank you's, file for baby's insurance, and organize a bin of baby clothes that chase got from a co-worker! can't handle all these blessings!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Grant's here!

For my brother, Grant's, 17th bday, my parents bought him a plane ticket to come visit us in Utah and we bought him a pass of all passes. This is a terrific combination!

He got here Tuesday night and we've been utilizing and organizing our time with all our different work schedules and using up the pass of all passes like crazy! such a fantastic deal/invention. and i keep thinking that next summer when we have them we'll have a little 9 month old and even though i'll be sitting out some (chase can take turns and we'll have a cute baby in our adventures!) anyways. back to this week.
 Right when we got him, we sped (no understatement! no ticket) back to Provo to make it in time for sno-cones before the place closed. Got there with two minutes to spare! p.s. ever since grant has been here we have been noticing and overhearing a lot of annoying conversations. the single, dating, college, wtv provo life will provide you with unlimited weird eavesdropping opportunities. anyways.
when we got home from sno-cones we were wired and watched our beloved pitch perfect. oh man!
p.s. have you ever seen this youtube video. please laugh like we have done every day this week!! it's old but never gets old!

so wednesday we went to trafalga, i had work, then we went to lowe's extreme sport (located at 1111 w and 100 s) it was awesome. i watched but i was impressed with what i saw and what i imagined i could do!
then we came home and played imaginiff. i didn't win, but i wasn't last. but then again if you ain't first, you're last.
 a little put-put action. once again i didn't win. i won the first 9 holes. but the last 9... not so much.
taryn did get a hole in one on the first hole. but the boys were victorious in the end.
a fun fact about chase (if you didn't already know)- ever since brazil he really despises the sun. which is unfortunate bc i can't get enough of it- esp with utah winters, i bask in the sun. so there wasn't much shade on this course, but chase made do. and something even more impressive- he shot his ball from his lazy position and made it!!! that's my husband :)
 this is the lowe's extreme sports. 
they have an awesome climbing wall. a trapeze platform. trampolines to do tricks. tight rope. running spring floor. foam pits galore. basketball trampoline area. a long trampoline. a place where you bounce on your back and climb up the wall vertically. i sat and watched, but i still had a good time! 
 then thursday we hit up seven peaks. once again- bystander.

then i worked. chase worked. so tay, tar, and grant went to the byu pool and diving boards.
last night, i stayed home to make grant his requested sour cream cookies (caught up on bachelorette- oh boy!). i burnt the heck outta my finger with baking the cookies! that's love. there is a nice blister today to poke and bounce on.

 today we woke up and played risk. i seriously was winning. as in i would have in a round or two because i had half the world!!!..... but then when chase came at me in a desparate attempt..... i rolled ONEs (straight ones) about 10 times in a row and he took out two whole continents. i have never been so angry. it took me about 2 hours to look him in the eye or speak to him. of course i took it out on him. what are the odds of that dice rolling skills (lack of)? risk does wonders for our marriage. hahaha. grant didn't have a good set up to begin with but he held on to the very end with 40+ troops in japan. hahah weird strategy. anyways. we decided to call it water under the bridge (well chase didn't hear that part and kept reminding us that the schroedters never beat him.we know who will be allying and ganging up on chase next time) and we went to feed the ducks at the pond/park and got sno-cones. i have found the best combination. tiger's blood and hawaii blueberry. yum!!!
now i'm in between students (actually one of my 40 minutes students never showed! absent and getting paid! so i chose this instead. getting paid to blog. nice!) and once i'm done working in a few hours, we're heading up to the canyon to bonfire it up!

we also have an obsession with dare jenga. it's intense. grant lost three times in a row. tsp of salt. 5 minute freezing cold shower. and flour in the face. we know how to treat our beloved house guests!!

hope you're week is chalk full and fun, too!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

seven peak stories

today has been a not so fun pregnancy day. i'm sitting in my dark bedroom with the light of this computer on the lowest dim. i have had this horrible migraine (i'm calling it a migraine) since last night and i want to die. but then again it's easier being sick nowadays since i can feel the baby kicking and having a gay ole time in my tummy. i don't know why pregnancy sickness is back- it's not as horrible but it feels like it's getting worse everyday and soon i'll be in first trimester mode. oh freak nasty.
once i got home from my first job, i have been laying in my dark bedroom. only leaving to make my korean phone calls or for emergency bathroom runs. and even then i close my eyes the whole time. this is miserable. i am guessing this particularly bad symptom is from being in the sun so much yesterday.
chase and i went on a picnic to the park ( we sat in the shade)

and we went to seven peaks with taylor, ciara, nathan, bryton, katie, and camilla (once again i was in the shade almost the whole time).... but i still think it must be the hotness and sun? who knows!
at the time it was worth it because the headache hadn't come on yet. i'm convinced it is a migraine bc if you sit in the dark and lay down it offers some relief and with normal headaches normally laying down can cause it to become worse. i've been doing a lot of online reading.
oh and a new pregnancy symptom- charlie horses in my calves in the middle of the night. not pleasant. a little reading to enlighten you.

Why am I having leg cramps during pregnancy?

No one really knows why pregnant women get more leg cramps. It's possible that your leg muscles are tired from carrying around all of your extra weight. Or they may be aggravated by the pressure your expanding uterus puts on the blood vessels that return blood from your legs to your heart and the nerves that lead from your trunk to your legs.

Leg cramps may start to plague you during your second trimester and may get worse as your pregnancy progresses and your belly gets bigger. While these cramps can occur during the day, you'll probably notice them most at night, when they can interfere with your ability to get a good night's sleep.

How can I prevent leg cramps?

Try these tips for keeping leg cramps at bay:
  • Avoid standing or sitting with your legs crossed for long periods of time. not gonna happen with my downeast job
  • Stretch your calf muscles regularly during the day and several times before you go to bed. hasn't helped yet
  • Rotate your ankles and wiggle your toes when you sit, eat dinner, or watch TV. and again. useless.
  • Take a walk every day, unless your midwife or doctor has advised you not to exercise. i do this already.
  • Avoid getting too tired. Lie down on your left side to improve circulation to and from your legs. i have to rotate from left side to right side every couple hours throughout the night (when i roll over- that's when the charlie horse comes on! i whimper, but try not to wake chase up.) it's four nights in a row so far and it's not pleasant.
  • Stay hydrated during the day by drinking water regularly. never met someone who drinks more water than i do
  • Try a warm bath before bed to relax your muscles. i don't like baths.
well as you can see i am stuck with these charlie horses. and i'm not trying my best to avoid them so no pity for me i suppose. my mother says this was a big symptom for her so i guess it's in the hips! i got it from my mamma :) baby capri has something to look forward to in 25 years or so! p.s. when capri has a son we will have such a good time calling him capri's son!

ok well anyways- back to seven peaks. i was a loner the whole day but i enjoyed my book and people watching. 
when i went to get some food from the snack bar, a conversation cooked up with this 40 year old biker looking dude in front of me in line. he somehow got around to telling me how his first marriage went sour. very sour. he said he met her (the bishop's daughter- classic) and they got married. after a couple of years of marriage and a baby later he ended up taking the missionary discussions, got baptized, and a year later they were sealed. TWO WEEKS after their sealing she had an affair. well that's just depressing. he said he went off the deep end for a while then met his second wife and he's back on track 8 years later. about to baptize their daughter. and they're going through the temple to get sealed in a month! oh a happy ending. it's funny how sharing some strangers are. i'm the same way but it's not often i meet such open souls!! he was a nice man!
later when i was people watching (it was almost closing time so the people were sparse) i saw this little boy. in just his diaper. unsteady on his feet so i'm guessing he was maybe 2 years old. maybe younger. and i watched him for a good 10 minutes. just wandering around the wave pool. after 10 minutes i asked the nearest adult if this was their baby. they said no. then i started following him (yes creeper status). he walked to the locker room. to the bridge. and almost out the gates, when i started talking to him and told him i had something cool to show him! i picked him up (he didn't even cry- terrifying) and i went to find a lifeguard. they told me to sit at first aid stand till they found his parents. i sat there for about 30 minutes. i tried to get his name from him but he wasn't telling. i made a game out of it and said "is your name charlie? is your name caleb? etc." and he just kept laughing. finally i said "is your names james?" and he said "yes!" so i thought his name was james. i told the lifeguard. they looked around for frantic parents. nada. i had drawn about 6 dinasours by this point. we colored. and we had a good ole time. (apparantely at the same time chase was frantically looking for me.) hahaha. i was gone a good 45 minutes with this little buddy. anyways. finally an older gentleman strolled up nonchallantly (i saw him coming bc there was hardly a soul in the park anymore) and i said to the boy "is that your dad" and the boy said "yes." the dad said "sorry if moroni bothered you", grabbed his hand, and walked away....... um......... (apparantely james was his brothers name) and i watched them walk away and thought WHAT THE? no thank you? no concern?he walked over to his family and he had 13 kids!!! and moroni (classic) was the youngest and it took them 45 minutes to notice?? trying not to judge but......... um......... i'm no parenting genius but let's get it together. really. he coulda drowned or walked out into the parking lot. you're welcome! 
so that was a glimpse of my day at seven peaks. being pregnant (and not riding the boom-a-rang) kinda sucks during the summer but if every seven peaks outing is as eventful- i'll have quite the summer journal!
well my eyes are hurting and i better shut them for a little while. i want to be better within the hour bc a lady in my ward is throwing a little pornography warning class (she went to a huge convention a couple weeks ago in slc and wants to share with us what she learned.) and i'm actually intrigued to see if i learn anything new! i believe pornography is a very big issue and i want to be prepared as possible as a future mom and woman in this world! it's a serious issue!
and to close on a smiling note. take a gander at these pics. oughtta put a smile on your face! i'm so anxious to see what our baby girl will look like and i'm missing this baby girl millie a lot these past couple weeks!!


Monday, June 3, 2013

25 weeks!

This is what a 25 week pregnant woman who has gained 25 lbs looks like. In all her pregnancy glow and glory. I am very concerned that I have already gained the amount I planned to gain at week 40, but the doctor isn't concerned and I can't do anything about it. I actually really like this picture- it hides some of that 25 :) I am so happy to be pregnant and will just be more motivated to lose the weight later! Feeling the baby kick, hiccup, roll, and what not is the best feeling in the world. I don't know what's better!!! Reaching this 25 week mark with 15 to go is surreal and I'm so happy baby girl and me are doing so well!!

Change the tune.
I've actually had a really horrible day/past 24 hours but I've been relaxing the past hour and I'm less negative nancy. Last night I was up till 1 am puking. (which is late for this incubating lady.) Throwing up at 25 weeks. humph! Who knows why?! But I have such a sweet husband who rubbed my back and clorox wiped the toilet afterwards. What a sweetie.

Then this morning I had an early doctor's appointment and had to do that glucose test and puked trying to choke down that sugar drink. Then they made me redrink the whole amount and wait an hour once I got all the drink down. It took me thirty minutes to choke it down the second time and basically I was at the doctor's for too long. I begged for them to let me come back another day when I wasn't so queasy but they said no. What's one day later? Mother of pearl. But I got through it and am good on the sugar and iron level!

Then I went to my downeast job and was having a good old time talking to girls going into the mtc on wednesday, seeing yet another tsquare sister, and helping them shop! but then my time to go home came around (and i had to be home on time bc of my second job with the korean esl students). well it's getting later and later and my replacement employee isn't showing up. i call her. she wrote down her shift wrong. long story short i missed a VIP student! i called my boss scared out of my wits and she checked the computer and said oddly enough this VIP monday-friday student cancelled her "tuesday" aka monday for the usa appointment and i have an hour till my next student! it was a miracle and i really felt blessed. i was still wound tight but realized... woah answer to prayers!

now i'm home. waiting for my next korean appointment, excited for bachelorette tonight, reminiscing over our fun weekend of game nights, and still exhaling from a crazy day! but i have a healthy baby kicking me right now and i was just reminded of a funny anecdote.

on our saturday night game night we played a newlywed game and the men had to answer who their wife's celebrity crush was and 4 of the 5 women said Channing Tatum (and we are all very different looking and different people with different tastes yet Channing Tatum quenches the common thirst. ha i feel 18 again. our husbands accepted it.) Kerri is the one girl who said she had no celebrity crush (she's a loyal wife who made us all look bad) but I must give her a shout out because today is her 'inducing day' and baby girl andersEn is on her way! i can't wait to meet her tomorrow! good luck kerri :)