Friday, February 27, 2015


I am sitting upstairs in my new ap't and blogging! Surreal! It's 3 times bigger. It's amazing. Julie (and I- but mainly Julie) have been decorating like crazy. But not until it's totally together can i share!! But promise when I say it's my dream! Julie is an artist!

Kids (and adult kids) have been saying funny things lately. Hence.

"What is this? An ipad or something"

5 year old Charlotte: I'm a white girl!
Me: What? 
Char: I'm white!
Me: Where did you hear that?
Char: I don't know
Me: Well what am I?
Char: You're a black girl
Me: How so?
Char: Your hair!
Me: Oh! Your blonde is white?
Char: Can't you see it? 

These two kiddos bowling, while Julie and I were house shopping/ decorating. Are they not obvy father and son?
But anywho- this morning Chase talking to Capri.
"Your mamma put you in a short skirt. Just remember when you're cold outside today, that pain is beauty. And it's most important in life to look good on the outside." 
Nice parenting!

Once again teaching good values

Last night's date night was mini golfing and a trip to Petsmart (just browsing). Capri was in heaven. I think i will make animal viewing a regular thing! 
She loved everything: fish, lizards, snakes, rodents, cats, birds, dogs, etc!

My life last week, this week, and next week. 
My results this week were STRONG, but not without a doubt twins kinda strong :) i will have my ultra sound next week after my blood result. If everything comes back great, no more tests and just a normal prego chick here! 
I don't have too many symptoms yet. Just mild ones that are controllable! I hope it stays this way as I continue to have a strong pregnancy :) 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

pregnant and strong!

soooooooooo.............. i waited exactly two days to tell my blog that chase and i are pregnant!!! but most people know how hard it is for me to wait (who knows how i waited for chase for two years? another heavenly miracle) and especially when it's good news, i'm a weak vault that anyone can crack!

i know i'm still in the scary stage of pregnancy but this pregnancy already feels strong! And this blog feels like my family and i'm a sharer.

i am going to wait for social media announcements until i'm out of the scary zone- but my blog? no waiting. no siree.

so this is a miracle to me and i am going to share tmi!

picture this: i went to winco with capri to grocery shop. chase and i are moving upstairs (a story for another post) and my in-laws are giving us their king bed. So after winco, i was going to go look for a simple bed frame at walmart. price check and what not. well..... at winco i bought the last pregnancy test on the shelf!
so when i got to walmart.... i thought i might as well check. (i was two days late for my period. BUT the doctor has been taking my blood tests every month after "ovulation" time since my miscarriage. They have been trying to see what my body has been doing since the miscarriage. So two weeks earlier- the blood test for February said i wasn't pregnant. but i thought- eh i can spend the $3 and put my mind at ease.)
so i'm in the walmart stall (with Capri) and before I even am done taking the test, it's a strong positive!! i start sobbing! i pull myelf together and fall to my knees in the stall on the gross tile of the walmart bathroom and say the most unsanitary but most sincere prayer of gratitude. it has been a year of doctors appointments, confusion, prayer, and hoping!

i called my mom and chase's mom (chase was at work. i have a real problem at telling others before chase.) and i didn't even do my shopping at walmart- i got straight in my care and drove to chuck.

he was greeting capri, when i pulled the test out of my pocket. he didn't even look at the results- he knew! he is so excited and his joy gives me the courage for everything that lies ahead! we are so blessed to have this beautiful soul growing in my belly!

kelly freaked me out saying that blue tests weren't as accurate so chase picked me up a pink test on his way home from work. 
extra positive

yesterday i called the doctor and they wanted me to come in and have my blood drawn. i got my results back and they came back strong.
in fact, my hcg level was at the 5 week range- which wouldn't be too weird (except for the fact that two weeks ago they know i wasn't pregnant). it's all a good sign!
my hcg is strong (which it wasn't with my miscarriage) but it's a little too strong if i tell you this next piece of the puzzle......
..... in the last year they have put me on fertility pills... they increased the dosage every month.... so in January I was put on the highest dose of clomid....... so that's a high chance of multiple births. (30% + chance) 
it all could be normal for a singleton (they never took my blood with capri so who knows what my "normal" is. we'll know more about multiples in a couple weeks) 

anyways!! just now while i was blogging the doctors just called me with some more blood tests results from yesterday and they said all my hormones for pregnancy are so good that i don't have to take any supplement hormones that they recommend for many women that had a recent miscarriage! i am looking strong and we could not be happier!

what a time of change and new blessings in our life!
i am so excited to be pregnant and i am just as excited to have this past year of fertility problems behind me! 

i hope i never forget how much i want to be pregnant and sick and continuously thanking Heavenly Father every day for this blessing!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

walk, parks, and vids

it's been getting crazy here bc my beloved coworker is moving to oregon this weekend. (it's bitter sweet. her fam embarks on a new adventure. but she will be missed and now i have to find a replacement as experienced and hardworking)
we're all transitioning! 

i've waited too long to post (or i've just taken too many vids and photos on my phone since then.). either way i have a lot of visual aids to share!

so let's get to it.

superbowl fun

wild child

i've been walking daily and it feels great 
and it is great for my fitbit competitions with the fam.
the new provo temple is coming along beautifully!
walks with amazing views above and below

We have quite the independent baby on our hands. 

park time

set up this surprise today for chase's valentines week and for him asking me to marry him 3 years ago. 
sushi, flower plant, new fitbit (he felt quite left out. join the club!), card, balloons with chase adjectives taped to them

typical view of how my mom is greeted on facetime. 

now vids galore. if you are not my mom..... bypass all of these. she's really the only one interested in so much of her grandbaby. besides myself of course. 

fist shaker. 

it stems from the next vid. 
i always attack her and tickle her this way. one day she did it back and it almost killed me with cuteness. 

the way this goob "runs" 
aerodynamic i'm assuming

the fam had to say goodbye to chloe bug this week. 
i found this vid on my phone from a couple weeks ago. 

entertained by herself

is this not every kid's dream? riding a golf cart everyday?
maybe just mine. i would go golfing (and not golf) with my dad and brothers just to drive the cart!

another way to increase your steps on fitbit