Tuesday, October 25, 2011

3 Years and a baby update!

Happy Anniversary to us! I can't believe it has been 3 years! I feel so blessed to have Anthony in my life and for all that he does for me! I sure am grateful he still makes me laugh everyday. He likes to dance right in front of me all the time and never stops making noises. I think you sure learn a lot from being married and think he is one of the silliest people I've ever met but in reality I would be so so sad if he wasn't here with me! He is such as blessing to me!  I love you Anthony Hall!

Well on to a little update about me I guess it is time to post a belly picture...I will be 32 weeks this week. I physically want this baby out so bad! Mentally not so much. I am ready to feel better and feel like my body hasn't ever been through anything this tough so far. I am sick of being sick. This has been challenging physically and emotionally. All I can say is I am grateful for my amazing husband who loves me even when I am mean sometimes, can't cook dinner every night, the laundry gets backed up, the house is a mess, and will still kiss me even though I feel like I've puked a million times(I probably have). He is amazing and I will always be grateful for him. I really think that I would be dead by now without my husband, my mom, and my Heavenly Father. Words cannot express how grateful I am for the support and love I have been given. I know my prayers have been answered when I have felt the lowest of lows. I know that I have the support of the Lord because when I have the worst day ever and feel like I can't possible do this anymore I feel like my burden is lifted the next day. Each day is a new story and a struggle but I am almost to the end. I do not understand why some have it so easy and some have it so hard but each has their own journey to make. It is hard for me not to compare to others but I know I was meant to go through this for a reason which has drawn me closer to Christ and knowing that he is on my side makes it a little bit easier to bear this.  I can't wait to meet our little girl and just to hold her for the first time. I know then that all the heartburn, acid re-flux, nausea, throwing up, kicking in the ribs, bacterial infection, cold&cough, dizziness, feeling rotten, discomfort, waking up to pee 10 times in the night and not sleeping well will all have been worth it. Plus to feel better and have a cute little baby from this will make me so happy. :)
sorry it is in the b-room but its the only way to take a pic of my belly. also my hair is not done today but that is nothing new.  

Monday, October 10, 2011


 I think having a dog has prepared me for kids in a way. I have learned a lot from owning a dog. It was really hard at first with the potty training and not peeing on the carpet. The day we got her she held her pee all day and wouldn't go. I was taking her out every 30 min and then she decided she couldn't hold it anymore. I swear I had never seen so much pee come out of a puppy all over the floor. I even clapped my hands and yelled trying to get her to stop but once she started it just kept coming and I even picked her up and it was still coming out! 

The other frustrating thing was her chewing up cords(x-box, computer cords, cell phone cords), pencils(I'm surprised she didn't get lead poisoning, pens(which got all over the carpet and couch...she got out while we weren't home),  she has chewed up my make up so many times like eye liner pencils and eye shadow brushes( I am the one to blame since I left my bag or them on the floor), and she ruined my favorite high heals (that heal must have been pretty tasty). Wow I'm glad that stage is over! However she still thinks she has a claim on any small plastic object as hers to chew on and q-tips are her favorite thing to find and chew up.  

I learned to never buy stuffed toys for her. I looked away for two seconds and this is what I find. 
Notice the stuffing is hanging from her mouth. Guilty! 

Whenever she has done something wrong all she wants to do is cuddle and tell me sorry. I just can't help but love her. She has her weaknesses like when people come over she gets soooo excited and can't control her noise level or jumping. We are working on it still. I have to keep her in her kennel because I'm afraid people will get scrapped by her front nails. I am worried about her being too excited with a baby. Anthony says we will have to keep working with her. If she can do tricks like sit, stay, twirl, shake, hi five, roll over, play dead, beg and bow I think we can teach her to calm down. Tilly is fun to take to the dog park and she is always so eager to play, go on walks, and meet new people/dogs. Her all time favorite toy is the laser. Even if she hears the click to turn it on she is ready to chase it!

I can't help but love my brown eyed girl and I am grateful for all the experiences she has taught me to be a little prepared to have this baby. I know its not the same thing or close but maybe just a little it has helped change me into a more patient person and serving towards others needs.