Thursday, September 27, 2007

Boy Genius

He usually goes all the way to 10, we don't know why he would only say "14", and as you can see he is very fond of the letter "W". We also don't know why he was saying he is one because he is very good at saying he is two. I don't know about you, but I think he is pretty remarkable.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I totally forgot that Eryka tagged me a while ago. Sorry it took me so long to do it (I always lost at tag because I am so short, ha, ha).

Jobs I’ve had:
table busser
grocery store cashier
phone card assembly line worker
wedding dress consultant
scenic designer for the theatre
box-office clerk
personal assistant

Movies I can watch over and over:
Moulin Rouge
Harry Potter
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Lord of the Rings

Books I can read over and over
L.M. Montgomery books (author of Anne of Greene Gables)
Harry Potter
Little Women
Lord of the Rings
Stones from the River

Places I have lived:
Blanding, UT
Provo, UT
Oyster Bay, NY
Logan, UT
North Brusnwick, NJ

Places I would like to visit:
New England

Places I have visited:
New York
Washington D.C.

TV shows I watch:
America's Next Top Model
Grey's Anatomy
Curious George
Super Why
Wonder Pets
The list goes on, I watch too much t.v.

Foods I like:
NY pizza
Donuts (I am obsessed with donuts this pregnancy, I can finish a whole box of entemans in one sitting if I am not careful)

I’d rather be:

Websites I visit daily:

People I am tagging:
Amber Dawn
Mary Beth

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Temple Trip

Last Saturday we took a quick trip to the Washington D.C. temple. We were there just long enough to do a session and have dinner with Richie's sister. She watched Richie while we were in the temple and took these pictures.

I am feeling much better, but it looks like big Richie has a hernia. There must be something about New Jersey.

Monday, September 10, 2007

4 a.m. False Alarm

I will start by saying that I am fine, I am just going to fill you in on the LONG day I have had. This morning around 2:00 I started feeling some major discomfort in my belly. I thought it was just my bladder because I have been feeling bladder discomfort since Friday, but just assumed it was a pregnancy thing. I didn't get any relief after going to the bathroom and it continued to get worse as time went on. I could sleep for about fourty minutes to an hour at a time before I would have to go to the bathroom again, but always with the same result. Finally around 4:00, 4:30 the discomfort had become definite pain and I could not sleep. I began to wonder if this pain was more serious than I thought, but I didn't want to wake up the boys. The pain got so bad that at 5:45 I woke Richie up and we went to the hospital. I think I started having contractions on the way to the hospital because the pain went from being constant to coming in waves.

As soon as we were settled in at labor and delivery in the hospital the pain went away. It was the first time in hours that I wasn't in pain, which I was grateful for, except that it made me worry that we had come in for nothing. After five and a half long hours laying in a bed with monitors strapped to my belly, they finally got lab results that determined I have a bladder infection, but I did not go into pre-term labor. I am so glad it wasn't labor, I am only 31 weeks along after all.

Richie called all his teachers and stayed home with me. It was nice to have him around for the day. I started anitbiotics and have been drinking water like crazy. I am still feeling uncomfortable, but it is nice to know what is going on and that something is being done to take care of it. I am also very tired, but I only got a few hours of sleep. Poor little Richie has been a champ. We woke him up at 6:00 and had him stuck in that hospital room for half the day, but he did really well with everything. He has had a few little tantrums, but that is understandable and for the most part he has been so pleasant and sweet.

I have been telling people that I feel ready to have this baby, but this morning I was NOT ready to have this baby. I will stop wishing for something I don't really want or need and I will let things happen like they should.

Monday, September 3, 2007

This is a video clip of Richie looking through a book that my mom made for us. It has pictures of each of my family members. It's a great way for Richie to see who he's talking to when he talks to them on the phone. It's also nice since they were just here and he was able to develop a relationship with each of them. Thanks for the book mom!

It's Labor Day, September 3rd, and I can't believe that I go back to school tomorrow. I'm starting the second year of my graduate program, and tomorrow I will be teaching my first class at a University. I'm teaching Basic Acting, and I finished my syllabus at 3:00 in the morning a couple days ago. I'm excited and nervous, and I'm already grateful for the things I've learned and been reminded of as I've prepared for the class.

Below is a picture of Richie pretending to sleep in his new bed that was given to us by Grandma and Papa Call. He's been doing well, and the transition seems to be going smoothly. He's already fallen out once, but he was brave and got right back in after a few hugs. However, now that he's not trapped in his crib and he has learned to open doors, we have been finding a little boy in bed with us at increasingly early hours in the morning. Hopefully he will soon learn the joys of sleeping in. Thanks for the bed mom and dad!