Friday, June 29, 2012


Orion decided he wanted to grow some chops. Don't ask me why. He thought it would be cool. Lucky for him he is part werewolf. I swear that man can grow facial hair faster than normal.
This was how long they got after about two weeks. I think it would take the average man at least a month to grow them this long. We have to trim them with clippers before he could shave them off.
His co workers called him Wolverine and told him he should change his hair. Even random guys at stores would compliment him on his chops. I don't understand why men like facial hair so much. Let me tell you Orion was so proud of his chops that he might have kept them forever. But apparently once you have facial hair for a while your face starts to itch. Who knew? So he decided it was time to get rid of them. He looks years younger without them now. I should have taken a picture post shave.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Diapers and Things

Before getting pregnant I never thought much about diapers. I was a nanny for over a year and changed plenty of diapers, but they never really stuck out in my mind. There was always an endless supply at the house I worked at. At least that is how I felt. If they were running low I would tell the mom and bam the next day more diapers would appear. Now That I am going to be a mom I realize that diapers don't magically show up when I tell someone that they are running low. For the moment though people keep giving me diapers, which is wonderful.

My sister-in-law who lives twenty minutes away from me has been such a blessing! She came up with a great way to give me diapers.
She made me a diaper baby and gave me a car seat! Did I mention how great she is? I felt funny driving home with a "baby" in the car seat that was not strapped in. Luckily we did not get pulled over for improper installation of the car seat. That would have been a funny story to tell the officer.
The body of the baby are diapers as well. I can't wait till the day I use the face diaper on my little lady. Can you just imagine her cruising around with a face on her bum? It will be hilarious I think.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sharp Shooting Ace!

Yep that is me. Well, that is what Orion calls me sometimes. It is a little joke we have. There is this group called Divine Comedy, they are students at BYU who make up funny songs and skits to popular songs. One of the songs they did was Halo by Beyonce. They changed the song to be about a guy's girlfriend becoming a sharp shooting ace in the game Halo. It is pretty funny! Here is the link to the video on Youtube.

When we went to visit Orion's brothers at the camp they work at we had to go shooting. At least that is what Orion said. I don't really like guns and I certainly don't find shooting fun. Orion on the other hand loves it. This was my only attempt at shooting while we were there.
My brother-in-law really wanted to get a picture of me shooting a riffle while being 8 plus months pregnant. I would not let him take a picture because lets face it being super pregnant is not something I want documented.  I apparently am not such a bad shot. If I could have held the gun steady my shots would have been closer together. The gun was heavier than my arms could keep steady. Now Orion wants to take me shooting more because I am not that bad at it.

Here is Orion's target.
Clearly he is much better at shooting. He also shot a lot more than I did. According to Orion and my brother-in-law the sites on the guns were off. I don't really know what that means but apparently if they were not off we all would have been better shots. It sounds like an excuse to me, but then again I don't know much about guns.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sleeping Problems

I can't remember the last time I slept through an entire night. I wake up every couple of hours to switch sides. It is kind of a big deal to switch sides when you are 36 weeks pregnant, in case you were wondering. Needless to say I am pretty tired at night. Well last night took the cake. I woke up not knowing where I was or if I was awake or asleep. I looked over in the corner and thought I saw a bunch of spiders and other bugs climbing up the wall. I apparently screamed loudly and threw myself onto Orion.

Once I realize that I am awake I find myself listening to Orion's pounding heart. He keeps asking what is wrong. I now feel stupid and tell him I thought I saw some bugs on the wall. He thought someone was breaking in or that I had go into labor. Poor guy. He offers me his cell phone as light to make sure there are no bugs on the wall. Even in the middle of the night he is sweet to me. Turns out there was no bugs. It took us awhile to fall back asleep after that. I can't wait till I no longer have to switch sides in the middle of the night. It will be glorious when I can sleep on my back. Of course by that time the baby will probably be waking me up every couple of hours anyways.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Shaver Lake

I am the worst at taking pictures and to be honest so is Orion. Well when we actually take pictures they are not bad, we just always forget to bring a camera. So here is a picture from Shaver Lake that we did not take,  just so you can have a reference of where I am talking about.
We went up to Shaver Lake last week to bring Orion's brother a free bed. He is working at a summer camp up there with his wife. They have been married for a month or so now. Personally I would hate to live and work at a summer camp right after getting married, but they seem happy about it. I also wanted to go up because it meant getting off the surface of the sun! It is a billion degrees here or maybe the high 90's to 100's. Either way being 36 weeks pregnant in this weather is horrible. 

I have always been grouchy when the weather is hot. I just have a problem dealing with it. I say it is a curse, maybe it is something I can work on... someday. It was at least 20 degrees cooler up in the mountains than on the surface of the sun. You would think the temperature difference would be more, but you can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you get what you need and going up to Shaver was exactly what I needed!

We packed our own lunch and had a little picnic up there by the water.  I was in heaven! This living far from the ocean business is really killing me. I have never lived so far from the ocean for such a long period of time. I might dry up soon. After spending some time with Orion's brother and wife we decided to get ice cream. Let's be honest hear what pregnant lady does not love ice cream? Well we spent $7 on two ice cream cones in town. OUCH! I was so happy to be off the surface of the sun I did not even care that my ice cream cone was highly over priced. 

By the end of the day my arm (not arms, just one arm. The one that was sitting on the window ledge most of the hour drive to and from Shaver.) was sun burned. Oh yeah I forgot that I am arctic white (at least according to my mother-in-law). Good thing I have aloe vera gel to turn my burn into a tan. It looks mighty fine if you ask me. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Heart Beat

My favorite thing about going to the doctor's office is hearing the babies heart beat. It always reassures me that everything is going well.

 On Tuesday our little lady wanted to make sure everyone knew she was there. When the doctor put the heart monitor on my stomach (pressing kind of hard if I do say so myself) she kicked him (or maybe punched him I am not sure) to get him to move. He laughed and moved the monitor. I guess we have a stubborn girl on our hands. Shoot she is already taking after me. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012


To be honest I have never been very good as sharing. I think I missed that lesson as a child. Growing up I was the only girl so I never had to share anything. I always had my own room, my mom was very traditional that way. Boys and girls never shared a room, even if I meant I had to share a room with her. Of course the only time I shared a room with her was when I was so little I don't remember it. She was a single mom until I was six or seven and then got remarried. Even my step siblings were all boys so I never had to share my things with them.

The first time I shared a room was when I was 18 and off at college. It was an adjustment to say the least. Who did this person think she was coming in my room and turning the light on when clearly I want to be asleep. Oh yeah my roommate and it's her room too. Dang it, I can't get mad at her. That did not stop me from getting upset though. I learned a lot from her that semester. She is now one of my best friends and it makes me sad that we no longer live close together. Blast getting married and staying in California. (Ok maybe I love being married and living in California, but I don't love not seeing Katelyn all the time)

That brings me to my current sharing issue: my body. I have to share my body with my little lady. I really had no idea what I was getting into when I told Orion we should get pregnant. I never realized that I would have to share everything with this little baby. There is no breaks during pregnancy. I can't go to my room (or hide out in the bathroom like I sometimes did in college) when I need a break from being pregnant because wherever I go the baby goes. Sometimes I just want some alone time with Orion, but it is impossible. I think the baby knows when I am really happy because she starts kicking and moving around a lot. It makes it not so much fun to cuddle up to Orion because there is not much room in my stomach anymore.

Although it is difficult for me to share my body with someone I have yet to meet I am grateful for the opportunity. It can be uncomfortable (like rolling over in the middle of the night), painful (trying to get up from a laying down position the wrong way), and tiring (enter my daily naps) but I am humbled to be allowed this experience. It is not everyday you get to take part of creating a life.

Monday, June 4, 2012

How I know that I am crazy (at least for the moment)

  • We rented a movie last week and it was scratched so it would not play. I cried.
  • I spent twenty minutes trying to find another place to rent the movie from and could not find anything. So I cried some more.
  • Instead of making my bed for the past couple weeks I just leave it a mess. (If you know me this is not a common thing at all. I love things to be organized and made up)
  • I have a pile of baby things in the living room that I just look at instead of wash or put away.
  • Instead of make lunch for Orion I take a two hour nap and I still want to go to bed before he gets home from work.
  • I am not sad when he works nights because it means I get the entire bed to myself and my mountain of pillows.
  • I think of ways to get slurpees when we go out of the house. (Orion does not really care for them so I have to get creative in order to get him to the store.)
  • Instead of making a pb&j sandwich I eat the peanut butter straight from the jar. Even when I am skyping with my mom. (I literally got up and walked away mid conversation so I could get the jar of peanut butter)
  • I day dream about having a way to make money so I could hire someone to make me food when Orion is not here. Instead I end up making myself eggs for dinner most nights.
  • Today I was red faced and winded after walking a mile. I sat down for thirty minutes to recover. 
  • This baby is making me crazy, but I am still not ready to meet it yet. Our little lady can take her time because my apartment is currently a mess and I have zero desire to clean it.