a day in the life

It’s A…

The long wait is over. I know all three of you that read this blog haven’t been able to sleep for a month in anticipation that I would post something about the gender of my fetus. Well, hold on to your boot straps, everyone! (that’s not even a phrase, is it?) Baby. Is. A. GIRL!!!!

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I will spare you a picture of the lady bits, but trust me, they were there. And let’s all pretend that she doesn’t look like the aliens from Signs in those 3D ones, mmkay? She is the cutest! We went in to the doctor just before I turned 18 weeks, so I was a little worried that we wouldn’t get a good glimpse of anything. We wanted to try and get it done before we left for Utah so we could tell our family.

Our tech kept checking organs and different things down towards her bum for a while at first, and we were both kind of thinking that we didn’t see a whole lot, so that must mean it was a girl? Then, at the end (of course they make you wait until then, while your full bladder is about to explode), it was confirmed! We are all very excited… Jonah has been saying it was a baby sister this whole time, so when we told him, he just kind of looked at us like, “Yeah, I know. Duh.” While we were going to be happy either way, Jordan and I have both been kind of hoping that it would be a little lady, so we could have one of each. And maybe less pressure to have six kids in hopes that we get a female one eventually.

Now that I am 22 weeks, she is moving like CRAZY! I started feeling flutters around 13 or 14 weeks this time, but they haven’t been super noticeable until the past few weeks. Jordan was able to feel her move from the outside about a week or so ago, and now when I’m sitting still I can see little kicks and punches on my belly. So so sweet.

I have been trying to not go crazy with the girl clothes buying, yet, but it has been rough. Have you SEEN the baby clothes at H&M lately? Death by cuteness. My Pinterest has kind of taken the brunt of my girl window shopping. All I want to look at are nursery schemes, clothes, how to make headbands and leggings, etc. It’s ridiculous. Right now we are in the process of figuring out how to work our rooms and move things around. I have also been nesting like a mad woman who has just downed three Red Bulls. It’s hard for me to even sleep in anymore because A). Baby starts kicking up a storm, and B). All I can think about is what is not getting organized while I am laying there in bed. Does this mean my house looks clean? Heavens, no!

All in all, we are just so thrilled for our new little sweetie to come join our family. Two kids is kind of terrifying when I think about it, and it feels like forever since we’ve had a newborn, but we’ll figure it out. Yay for babies!


Life Lately

Oh, hey…
Haven’t had a lot to update the past week. We’ve been doing lots of baby browsing (seriously, how many car seats are there to choose from? I never realized until now). Little man’s crib should be coming any time today! Wahoo! We are planning to set it up for FHE tonight, so I will try and do some documentation.
Also, I have been working a lot on this  project, though it is going a little slower than I would like because it has been 90 degrees and above every day and my body has become an oven.
Once that’s complete, I just have to keep working on the nursery and getting it all put together! I have some more DIY ideas (thanks to Pinterest) to keep myself occupied.
This whole nesting thing is no joke… I am not even in the third trimester, yet (one more week) and I seriously just spend every day trying to do something new to baby’s room or the house or trying to find a new thing to clean/organize. 

Also, we have decided that we might take a little trip with our friends over the Fourth to this place….

Ahhh… Myrtle Beach

The whole “having a giant belly” thing on the beach this year has been making me a little wary, but I got a sassy new swimsuit, so here’s hoping I feel a lot like this…

and less like this…

Can’t wait! 🙂

There’s a Baby in There

It’s true! There is a new little member coming to the Rose clan in September 2012.

Sorry to leave a lot of you hanging all that time (even though most probably had a feeling there was something different). The true Scotsman in me is way superstitious, and I didn’t feel like blogging about anything until we were out of the first trimester (which was a doozy… more on that later). Needless to say, we are pretty delighted!

Back in January, I started feeling SUPER weird… just tired and icky and had a bad appetite (which, most of you know, is definitely not normal for the girl who takes seconds of everything). Thinking I might be “with child,” a took a test that came back negative, and just chalked it up to maybe catching something on the plane coming home from the holidays or just being worn out.

One Wednesday night a little bit later, Jordan and I went out for sushi (probably one of my top 3 favorite foods), and after eating about 3 or 4 pieces, I just couldn’t stomach any more (unheard of). That’s when we realized something was definitely up 🙂

That weekend, we took some tests and sure enough, those beautiful double pink lines showed up (within about 10 seconds… seriously).

Warning: the following is a photo of said tinkle sticks. Let’s try to be mature about this 😉

We may or may not have been both terrified (well, me mostly) and elated at the same time, as evident by the following picture…. Also, we aren’t jaundiced. Blame it on bathroom lighting!

The further along I get (I’m almost 16 weeks), the more and more excited we become, if that’s even possible. It’s been an adventure, even in this short time, but we can’t wait to meet our little nugget and squeeze and kiss it to pieces!

Here is an ultrasound from my most recent appointment a while ago at 12 weeks.

Cute, no? 😉

Right now, we are just biding our time until the beginning of May when we can find out if is a little HE or SHE and really get to planning and preparing for the little one! I feel like it’s a girl, but every dream I have had about baby is a boy.

Do you have any guesses!?

Thanks so much to our friends and families for being so congratulatory, positive, and helpful! We love you!

Oh, boy


(You couldn’t hear it, but I said that like Ross from Friends when he is feeling melancholy)

Today was kind of a doozy. I have been settling into my new job for the past week-ish; I am so grateful to be working again and am liking the company and all of the people I am getting to know, but I always forget how overwhelming starting over can be.

Do you ever have those times when you get super stressed out and where you want to go somewhere private and curl in a ball and whimper to yourself? No? Yeah, me neither.

After a long day of feeling like a complete noob, I came home and ate an entire 12-inch meatball sub while watching Mad Men. On the floor. In my underclothings. Quite a pretty picture, no?

I’ll cut it out with being a grumpy gills and update you on our weekend! Friday…. I can’t even remember what we did now. Oh, yes, Rock Band. We also may or may not have gotten reprimanded by neighbors for being too loud. Oops. When you’re slappin’ the bass, you just can’t fight it, ya know!?

Saturday, we were all pumped to go hiking at Crowder’s Mountain (the nearest thing to our beloved Provo Canyon out here), but 3/4 of the way through our journey, it started pouring. Classic Charlotte! Instead, we drove around looking at the pretty scenery and stopped in the visitor’s center to play with the bird watching exhibits and play hide and seek in its fake rock walls. Naturally.

What the view of Crowder’s Mountain might have looked like, had we made it to the top.

Sunday, we had a delicious BBQ with some friends in Uptown. I also gave a talk in church… and may have started bawling like a puny baby during the middle of it. That’s what happens when you get Lyssie Poo all nervous in front of a congregation! It ended up going well, however, and we are really enjoying our ward and all of the sweet people and families that belong to it.

That was about it for the weekend; I still have some updating to do about some fun times we have been having, so I will try my best to post a little more later. The rest of the evening will be spent grocery shopping (joy!)and convincing Jordan that my frustrating day deserves at least five straight minutes of him playing with my hair.

He’s really good at it. Don’t tell anyone. It will ruin his street cred.

Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you.

It smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me…

I’m alive!

Just busy. Thus, the lack of updating. Sorry, fans. Fans meaning my mom and dad, who are the most devoted of readers 🙂

I survived an apocalypse of sorts today. I was on my way home from work (!!! yes, I am employed now. Hallelujah!), and decided to make a stop at the Asian market for some much needed cooking staples.

I know I have talked about this place before, but I have to reiterate just how amazing it is. Part of the reason is because it’s super authentic, which also means that I am unable to find half of the stuff on my list most of the time because everything on the labels and aisles is written in another language.

When I was walking through the parking lot to go in, there was some lightning and a faint smell of rain. During my perusing, I could hear thunder and lots of commotion outside. There I was, trying to find some tamarind paste, when the entire store went pitch black!

I sat there for a second, waiting for something to happen, but there were only a couple flickers of the lights, and then more blackness. Eventually, they a few emergency lights on, and started instructing everyone how to proceed on the loud speaker… in Chinese. Uhhh, let’s just say I’m not familiar with that dialect.

Thankfully, it was made known to me that they would only have fifteen minutes of backup power, so if I wanted to get my groceries, I needed to get my booty on the move. I tried to find some meat, but couldn’t really tell the difference between all of the different things available in the dark. A sweet clerk tried to help me, but I ended up just shouting “Chicken thighs! Chicken thighs!” incessantly at him until we both gave up.

As you probably guessed (since you are reading this), I made it out in one piece. That’s what you get with these crazy NC storms. After that little ordeal, we had a lovely dinner together and went to Jordan’s company softball game.

Now, my little darlings, my pillow is calling my name every so sweetly, but keep your eyes peeled for some craaaazy updating this weekend! Adieu