Friday, October 26, 2012

Eye of the Sparrow

Alright so I have a lot to write in this blog post so hopefully I can get it all in there. My BABY SHOWER! Which to be honest was the highlight of the last two weeks! The Monday before my shower I had "Breakfast for Dinner" at Lauren's house. It was really good! It was also my first time trying Turkey Bacon. Which BTW was delicious. We talked and laughed and had a good time! We also made a quick stop by Sarah's house to pop in and say hi, she wasn't home. darn.
 The rest of the week was spent getting things ready for the baby shower, which surprisingly it was a lot of work! Nonetheless it was a very busy week. My room never got cleaned {yet somehow I was still able to check my facebook all the tame, lame. Priorities}.
We woke up at the butt crack of dawn to make tamales, Lupe and Wendy came over to help. It was really fun having them there. When you have friends to talk to it makes time fly. We actually finished at 11 am which was fantastic! After we did that Lupe and I hung out a little and then she left so Jade could take a nap, what a cutie. Afterwards we waited for the last batch of Tamales to stop cooking so we could go get manicures {and a pedicure for me:) } I REALLY needed it. I was STRESSING big time! I think I can safely attribute most of this stress to pregnancy. I seem to be more "in the moment" now, it's interesting.

The day came, and I was pretty excited, a little nervous but overall excited! I wondered how many people would come... if any! On our way to the Baby shower wyatt and I stopped by Party Land and bought a balloon boquet and it was BEAUTIFUL it was a huge pacifier and lots of other little balloons {with polka dots!}.  Everyone commented at how nice the balloons were. I wanted to move the balloons to another location in the room and as I was doing so I heard wyatt say "Cindy Stop! stop moving!" but it was too late. POP there went my precious balloons. I seriously wanted to cry. I thought it marked the first event in a long line of tragedies. But I am happy to report that this was simply not the case!

 The first people to show up were Tuare Garrido and Cassidy Olsen! I couldn't believe that they both came! Mainly Cassidy, that's nuts I haven't seen her in years... since my wedding really. I told Wyatt he should call on someone to say the prayer. It was kind of fun seeing him stand up and welcome people to the shower and thank them for coming, I hardly get to see him do something like that. Everyone started eating but I couldn't really eat. I wasn't really hungry and I was nervous/excited. After that people started pouring in! Here is a rough list of what I can remember
Tuare Garrido
Cassidy Olsen
Chantel Snyder
Gloria Ferron
Sis Siebert
Sis Hamilton
Sis Upstill
Sue Borg
Rosa Kyrobie
Vanessa Kyrobie
Sarah Miskell
Lauren Warden
Mike Warden
Phillip Earnshaw
Lupe Earnshaw
Joslyn Wilson
Debora Barrett
Brother Grover
Sister Grover
Erika Ortiz
Abril Wells
Chrissy Walker
Mary Merrell
Deenas Wyatt
Ruth Oberhansly
Ruths kids
Michelle Smith
Her Kids
The Holley sisters!
Linda's friends

All in all I would say that somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 people showed up. We had Tamales, Beans, Tacos, Chips and two salsa's to offer our guests. Everyone was ranting and raving about how delicious the food was. Linda did a whole dessert table! It was idyllic! A beautiful day outside, kids playing in the back yard and adults scattered all over the deck enjoying their meals, good company and beautiful weather.  REALLY people this was a Baby Shower unlike any other! SO many people came! Multiple people told me that they had never been to a baby shower like this and it was by far their favorite. I wanted women to feel comfortable bringing their husbands/boyfriends to the shower and to my surprise many brought their significant others. I figure that by having their boyfriends/husbands there it would help people enjoy themselves more.The Anthony men had the BYU football game which turned out to be fantastic because so many men liked to stop and watch it.

 When it came to Baby Showers we killed it! Thomas commented saying that I really knew how to throw a party (best compliment of the century) Someday when my kids tell me I'm not cool I will tell them that I definitely knew how to throw a party.

Then came present opening which was surprisingly really smooth! Haleigh sat next to me and she would get really excited about the gifts and it kind of made it even more excited!

People were SO generous with their gift giving! We had TONS of presents it was exciting and we were grateful.  Really every gift meant a lot to me! It meant somebody's time, money and effort. I really feel so blessed and so grateful at how many people showed up and the gifts they gave to fund our little boys start to life!

ps. Our quote came from "A Bad Lip Reading" of the debate. Which my friends and I have been very keen on!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ahh! My Shawl!

Alright getting the motivation to write in this blog today took all my will power! But nonetheless there is lots to write about. So I have hung out with my friends a lot, and done my fair share of other activities I will try to recount them.

So since my last post I had my OB appointment. {those are always so exciting to me! I feel like I'm getting one step closer to having this little boy on the outside! I also had my glucose test. OH my gosh! I was SOO nervous for this {mainly the blood draw, that I literally could not sleep the night before, I was tossing and turning ALLL NIGHT LONG} Which really I shouldn't have been worried about a thing because that leaflet test thing was way worse.... way. Anyways so we wake up the next morning and we try to wake up early because we needed to go register at "Buy Buy Baby" basically the mecca of baby stores. It's like Bed Bath and Beyond but baby style. And they don't just have the cheap stuff like "Babies R Us" but they have the luxury strollers and luxury things like at "Babinskis". Basically my favorite store now! Anyways so we had to get up early to go register there. Poor Wyatt was so tired  from the night before he was a tad bit grumpy :) I didn't make a peep the night before though! He claimed that my thoughts and my tossing and turning kept him up... "You were thinking too loudly!". Anyways I got to my OBs office and I was told to go drink the orange liquid stuff then come back, it really wasn't bad. I kind of liked it... it tasted like a melted otter pop. really.  Then I went to my OB appointment and we got to listen to his heartbeat, again :) Then basically we were done. We did find out however that they give baby his first bath in the same room I'm in. I was really happy to hear this. They said they do this so that moms don't miss out! Which means that my mom will be able to give him a bath. Which she was really worried about. Ugh then I was told to get  a flu shot! Two pokes in one day?! Please help me. So I walked over to the lab and went to get my blood drawn { I had expressed my worries to the front desk ladies at the OBs office and they quickly recommended a phlebotomist and even ran over there and begged her to draw my blood {they are so nice and sweet for doing that! They have always been nice though :)} So I go over there and she does an excellent job! I didn't even cry :) It was an epic moment! I then came back and decided to have my flu shot. I didn't cry or panic over that one! {I was on fire, really} it also didn't even hurt. Yahoo! Afterwards we went to have some lunch at San Diego subs? I have no idea what it is called but mine was delicious. But I could barely eat because of all the sugar roaming around in my blood. sick. I was also super excited about our ultrasound. I couldn't wait to see our babies little face again! So when it came time we went over there and had it done! My dad came too. It was exciting seeing him again! Darn kid wouldn't put his hands down from his face. So it was hard to get a good picture from him. Poor baby and poor me. The ultrasound tech poked and poked so much i had a bruised belly by the end of it! If he had just put his arms down none of this would have happened! But here are some of the pictures none the less... cute!

Then friday I had my WIC appointment again, and I had a breast feeding class. Which was actually very informative! Then I came home and wyatt and I went to his parents house {they weren't home} to wait for Tim to come down so we could all go to the game. It was so much fun having tim around. He really is super funny! Then we came home and wen to sleep. The next day Tim left and wyatt and I kind of bummed around watching conference! The only thing I really got out of conference is that they changed the age limit for when you can go on a mission 18 for boys and 19 for GIRLS! 19?! That is sooo much sooner than freaken 21. I literally cried tears of jealousy. It took me a while to get over it. But it wasn't until I thought about My flower story (see march 10, 2012 post) that I realized if I had gone on a mission there would have been no one to give that old women her flowers! It made me cry to think about how she might not have gotten that sign of love. I felt like showing her God's love for her was just as a good as a mission.{I saved a soul!} But while I was feeling bad for myself I cried all the time thinking about the unfairness until I saw this on pinterest....

Yes leave it to Pinterest to share with me some life lessons eh? I cried harder thinking about how many women pray to have good, kind Wyatts. How many couples pray to be able to have a baby and then it hit me that I was being a little fart. I have been so blessed I really need not complain about an unfair life... If anything my life has been unfair to other people, really. So I got over that. But now I think about this quote all the time. I even got it printed so I could put it in a frame and next to my bed so I could always remember. When I see various people I think about this quote. Like a family my mom took care of in the hospital we saw. They had four girls and their new baby was a boy. You could tell they had very little money. But the dad was as happy as could be with his family! Poor things they weren't citizens or residents so they had to worry about being deported and he has to work two jobs to support his family. It broke my heart to think of how much they have to work to get just a little bit of what i have already been given. Made me realize you can and should be able to be happy with just about any amount of money!

On Tuesday {oct. 9th}I was feeling a little blue and frustrated so I was gonna go to the movies by myself but then Sarah and Lauren joined me! I bought the tickets and they bought the popcorn and the drinks. I felt so happy inside that these girls are my friends. I love that we hang out a lot because I think I would be terribly lonely if we didn't. Being able to see so many of my friends while I have been here in Utah has been a huge blessing. I mean, I stay home all day so it would get lonely but I am just so happy to have my friends. I am also happy that they are willing to hang out with me still!

Wednesday night Annika and her parents got here. Annika was going to stay until friday while her parents were out. We were taking care of her. I was surprised at how quickly I would get tired. Kids take time! This made me a little nervous... what am I gonna do when I have my own?! Speaking of feeling awful my mom and I went by burlington coat factory and we found the rocking chair that we had spotted out a couple weeks earlier. It is a really little rocking chair. I deal really for me {I'm little...} I wasn't feeling too bad about not having bought it because I bought another one that was cooler and this one was disgusting, everyone and their dog had sat on it. But then a sales associate pointed out that they had a brand new boxed one. I couldn't help but sit down and cry. I spent 200 dollars on my rocking chair and I could have gotten this one for a fraction of the cost and it was still fantastic. I felt bad about that the rest of the day. Thankfully my mom came to the rescue and put it on layaway for me. {thanks mom} Then my doula got back to me and told me that she couldn't give me a discount if indeed I had to have a planned csection. I cried even harder. I really liked this doula and I was so sad that I wasn't going to be able to afford her. really it was terrible. But I couldn't bring myself to pay 600 dollars even if I ended up having a planned csection! So I canceled things with her. This day in particular was a rough day. I wrote on facebook how I thought I had found a great deal but then was bitterly dissapointed when I found a new one. but I didn't want to tell wyatt. I thought he would kill me! When he came home he noticed I was a little sad but didn't try to hard to get things out of me. But then when he asked me about the facebook status I just le loose and cried like a two year old in a toy store. When I told him about how I'd seen a rocking chair at burlington his first question was "Did you like that one better? Do you want that one?" what a sweetheart. Here I was trying to tell him that I blew 200 dollars on a chair unecessarily. He was only concerned if I had gotten exactly what I wanted. He calmed me down and asured me everything was alright.
Then I told him about the doula situation and he promised me that he would work soo hard that he would make himself worth 600 dollars to me. He said he could be my doula and that he would read the entire "Birth partner" book. I felt better. I am going to check on one more woman and if i can't afford her then I'm just going to hire Wyatt :) Hopefully he'll be good. I don't have any previous reviews though. {this all happened on Thursday by the way the 11}

Friday i went for a swim by myself, Wyatt opted out of this one because it was cold outside. But I really enjoyed it, it really helped my neck pain. After I came back we got things ready for Lupe and her mom and Jade to come over. Really it was so much fun. Lupe's sweet mom brought me an outfit for our little boy in 1 year old size! yippe. It was so cute a pair of jeans and a nice button up. Thank you :) I need to send her a thank you note, really. We had enchiladas thanks to my mom, they were delicious. We also had lemonades thanks to lupe {we hadn't had something to drink with our food in forever...} and they even brought cheesecake over yum! We had a lot of fun. Jade and Annika played amazingly well together. I think they really like each other! It was funny while Annika was here and we would take her to the playground I would walk around keeping an eye on her to make sure everything was fine. It dawned on me that a dozen other parents were doing the exact same thing. I then realized that I have joined the circle and this would now be my world. It made me chuckle a little. When I told Wyatt this he said "I never walked around just watching kids I took to the playground. I played with them! I didn't want them ever playing with other kids. So I was the one to always play with them" "Why would I take my kid to the park if I wasn't going to play with him?" What a sweet guy. I can tell already he is going to be an awesome daddy!

Saturday came and Wyatt and I went to the football game, we lost :( sad.  Then we came home for a while. Went to Terra mia and had tiramisu {so good :)} We then watched "Dark Knight Rises" at the dollar theater :) such a great movie! I got a slurpee here, which was really good but I quickly started to feel sick because I had had TONS of sugar that day. Poor baby. And that brings us to today.

I signed up for my Hypnobirthing and my Third trimester class. Thankfully they all have their minimum limit so they will most not be canceled. It was funny too because My 3rd trimester class is now full! Thats the last one they do of the year! I was the last one to sign up for it. Yahoo for me! Things couldn't have worked out better! Now I just need to figure out how to entertain myself from 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm every monday starting the 29th. Well no scratch that I need to entertain myself the rest of the time, because wyatt will be working, but I'm just driving up with him to go to the classes. Sooo long wait much? I think so, luckily I have a big book to read "The birth partner" sooo it won't be that bad. I've also decided that I am going to be listening to a books on tape when the baby is born. Harry potter! it will be epic! I will have to breast feed so much that I can just get up at night. Press play on the tape breastfeed and when I'm done put him down and press stop. Amazing. See with  tv series it would have been harder because you have to angle to the lap top just right to be able to see it. But with book on tape, no big deal! I'm pretty cool I guess. The rest of October has exciting things coming, this saturday is my baby shower! Next saturday is my little show and the monday after that I have my first hypnobirthing class! Then an OB appointment on thursday and on saturday 3rd trimester class. Then next week Hypnobirthing on monday and 3rd trimester on saturday. Then hypnobirthing again on monday and OB appointment on thursday.  So on and so forth. Exciting things are coming. Yay!

Well that's about it I believe. Today's post title was brought to you by Sophie on Howl's moving castle, Wyatt and I love to make fun of that saying "Ah my shawl! Thank you turnip head" for whatever reason. but we are also still obsessed with "Eh ka?" {Eh Carl} :) Makes me so happy!