Monday, December 21, 2009

Video of Zoey at "Jump on it"

She loved this slide and wasn't scared to go on her own.

Zoey and Hailey

Tonight we celebrated our nephews birthday at a fun jumping gym called "jump on it". Zoey had a blast! I of course didn't jump but it was so nice to just sit and watch her having a ball. They had a childrens section that she played in most the time. She was thoroughly entertained....until some punk dad thought it would be fun to bombard the "4-feet and under" trampolines and voluntarily jumped right smack in the middle of the tramp that zoey was on. She went face first into the trampoline. She didn't get hurt but man the guy was like in his 20's. He should know better than to jump onto a trampoline with an 1 1/2 year old. Poor Zoey. She actually was really tough and never even cried but it made me mad at the dude. She could have gotten hurt! I didn't really mean to tell that story...oh well. We had lots of fun though. Check out a really cute video of Zoey jumping below.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Being pregnant

I hardly ever blog about being pregnant so here it goes.

Updates: I am 35 weeks along. Only five to go! I have gained 20 pounds. The baby is a girl; it has been verified in three different ultrasounds. My cervix measured short on my 20 week ultrasound so the next appointment they did another one to double check it. It was fine the second time around. At my glucose testing the nurse practitioner seemed worried that I hadn't gained weight in one week (I thought that was silly but whatever) so I went in for another ultrasound to measure the baby and check the cervix both of which were fine. The baby was measuring average/above average on everything except length. I guess that's not something they worry about because it's mostly genetic (apparently we are short, who knew :) Zoey was only 18 inches at birth so I wasn't surprised. I found out my doctor is going to Hawaii on the 19th of Jan. She seems to think I'll deliver early, but I bet I don't. I'm guessing another doctor will deliver this one....but oh how happy I would be if she came a week early. I really like my doctor; she's great!

My two pregnancies so far have a few similarities but mostly differences (not really sure why). The biggest difference was that I did not get as nauseous with this one. However, I have definitely noticed more of the typical pregnancies symptoms with this baby than with Zoey. With Zoey, after the nausea finally went away (around week 27) I had a pretty good pregnancy. This baby has caused a LOT more discomfort although I would take it any day over throwing up. I am definitely bigger. About two weeks ago I started saying I was as big as I was when I delivered Zoey. Now, I feel even bigger than I was when I delivered Zoey so hello new stretch marks :( I have gotten that disgusting pitting edema already. That pinching in my ribs started sooner and is driving me nutso! The newest development in this pregnancy has been my restless legs. These are killer. For the past week, every night as I wind down to go to bed, my legs will not relax. They have to be moving or I cannot stand the feeling. I'm sure lots of you guys know the feeling. It keeps me up at night and I am not looking forward to another five weeks + with this :( Any advice? I've tried calcium supplements, warm baths, massages, stretching, etc. Some of that seems to help a little. Nights are horribly uncomfortable for me anyways, so this has really made that worse. It seems that with this pregnancy I have felt a lot more ready a lot sooner for this baby to come. The thought of five weeks seems like forever, but atleast there are holidays in between to keep me occupied. There are a lot of ladies in my ward due around the same time as me. In Young Womens (where my calling is) both the president and secretary are having girls within a month of mine. That will be fun :) There has been three new baby cousins on the Olsen side since August and my turns next! I can't wait. I think I've gone on enough about being pregnant. I probably won't say much more about that. Here's a picture for your enjoyment :/ The only pregnant shot I've taken so far. I did too many with Zoey that I wasn't as excited this time. I am 33 weeks. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving with my Family

This year we were lucky to be able to have Thanksgiving with both families. On Thanksgiving day we were with the Olsens (I unfortunately didn't get any pictures) and my family did ours the day after. It was tons of fun and so delicious!!!!!

Games after dinner. We love this game...Ticket to Ride

We got Zoey's face all messy with pudding and told her to give Daddy kisses. It was cute to watch :)

Zoey was feeding Maia desserts

Breanna got a lot of attention with her amazing desserts

Kisses for grammy

I love this picture. Zoey loved pumpkin pie.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ice Skating with the cousins

During Thanksgiving break, a bunch of the cousins got together and went ice skating. We heard that Andrew would be able to take Zoey out in her stroller, but when we got there they had changed the rules :( So, Zoey had to just look on longingly. We still had fun and the cousins love Zoey so she was happy.
Bella, Savannah, and Jasmine. Best friends

Snack break. Sammy and Zoey

Baby Caleb is so cute!

Here are some of the cousins (1/4th to be more precise)

Daddy and Zoey

Just a little bit of this and that

While uploading a bunch of our pictures to the computer, I realized that there are some pretty cute Zoey pictures that I should put up for friends and family. Enjoy, there are captions below each one to explain what's going on.

Zoey has been a pretty picky eater lately...sometimes it's hard but this night she LOVED my taco soup. I let her eat it by herself and she made a mess. I have a hard time letting her eat by herself because she has never really cared and unless she hasn't had a bath yet, it's just so much work to clean up a messy Zoey. I know someday I will have to let her, but we'll get there slowly.

Here is Zoey in her winter jacket I got her for 36 cents thanks to a half off sale/30% off friends and family/$14 left on an old navy gift card. We are ready for an Idaho winter! It's actually been quite mild this year for which I am grateful. We've only gotten two small storms where it actually the beginning of october (that scared me) and one while I was in UT for thanksgiving. However, this past week it has gotten COLD. I wouldn't know, being inside all day but our nephew Steven said it was -4 degrees F a couple nights ago!! Now that's cold.

Poor Zoey was having a tough time and usually baths will cheer her up a bit. So, I stripped her down and tried taking her blanky away but she really wanted to take it in with her....she won :)

Andrew put his sweater on Zoey to warm her up.

My cute little ballerina. We made these cute little tutu's for a women's activity at chuch. I'm saving it for Christmas, but had to test it out....pretty cute eh?

Andrew has the keyboard out a lot because he is taking a piano class at BYU-I. Zoey loves rocking out to it and trying to play it.