Friday, September 30, 2011

the gender ultra sound

So as most of you have already heard, we are expecting a sweet little baby boy! (so much for that halloween gender reveal party haha) David and I couldn't be more elated. Heres how it all went down. 

At our 16 week appointment with the doctor we scheduled the anatomy/gender ultra sound for late October. I'd be about 19.5 weeks by then which according to this particular office is still "a little earlier than they like". Seriously, its only 3 days away from 20 weeks get over it. Anyhow, we'd been told by a few people about this fetal monitoring place in the mall that does a gender ultra sounds as early as 16 weeks. I did some research and found that the price was super reasonable and decided that we couldn't pass it up. So we caved a set an appointment at 17 weeks. 

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a two men in scrubs with very heavy eastern European accents. They had us fill out a release form basically saying that they weren't real medical drs ( just u/s techs) and couldn't diagnose your baby if something didn't look right and that they would try their best to determine gender but if the baby was is a bad position you still have to pay yada yada yada. 

We then are led back to dark room where there the equipment was and there was seriously enough chairs set up for a family of 15. We took our places and the ultra sound began. 

Holy cow what an amazing experience. The last time we saw our babes he was just a little blur of head and body on the screen. This time he looked like a real little human, and it made it so much more real for me. The tech just let us look for a min at his little body and features. One of his hands was up by his face and we could see all 5 little fingers curled up!

The shot below is my favorite. My baby turned over and was looking right at me. His big eyes where opening and closing and we watched as his hands went over his head and he yawned a great big yawn. By then the waterworks started, I looked over at David who was just in awe.  I don't even know how to put it into words. It was such a spiritual moment.

The tech then showed us his body profile. At this point he still couldn't determine the sex because the little stinker had his legs all tucked up and his other hand covering the money shot. I kept holding my breath off and on ( I heard that helps move the baby around? haha)  to see if he would move. Of course that didn't help.

Finally, the tech had me lay on my side and for a brief moment his little legs spread and wala! This was the clearest picture he could get. I kept asking him are you sure, are you sure its a boy? The tech in his heavy accent said, "He has a peepee. See the peepee there? 200% penis. You are having a boy!"

At this point I was so overcome with emotion. David was grinning from ear to ear. We got to listen to the heartbeat once more before it was over.

We were on a cloud for the next couple hours. I am growing a little boy ahhhhhhh! The best part was announcing to each of our families. They are all so excited.

We went and picked out a little sleeper and towel for our little man. Ducks are boyish right? We're hoping he is still a boy in 2 weeks when we go back into the Dr! March please come soon, we can't wait to meet our baby boy!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tee Time

Today we cut work early to do a little golfin. I asked David how he wanted to celebrate finding out about our little man and this is what he picked. It was my first time ever golfing. I used to be a pro miniature golfer in High School, but David says thats not the same lol. Thankfully I had a little bit of beginners luck and didn't embarrass my self to badly, plus I had the hottest instructor ever. 

First tee-off!!!

Why, hello handsome.

Hey belly!

I snapped Davids driver.... he wasn't so happy....

With that warm sun beating down on us I was totally wiped out by 9 holes. Next time we're heading to the driving range so I can practice hitting the ball more that 5 feet.

Stay tuned, in my next post I'll be giving you all the details about my last Ultra Sound woo hoo!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn Bucket List

Happy first day of Fall!!!

I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!!!!!!!! Even though its still a tad to warm for my liking here in lovely Orem, I am loving waking up to the crisp cool mornings. It'll be peacoat and boot weather sooner than later...I hope. I'm so glad to be living in a place where we get to enjoy all four seasons. It's truly a blessing.

David and I put together an Autumn Bucket List of things to do before the weather turns nasty nast cold.

 Here is what we've come up with:

- Walk through a corn maze
- Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out our pumpkins
- Carve pumpkins
- Host our second annual Halloween Party (which may or may not be piggybacked by a gender reveal party, I haven't decided...ahh!)
- bake lots and lots and lots of pumpkin spice and other fall- esq. treats
- make a pie
- have a maternity photo sesh with pretty fall colors (anybody want to volunteer?)
- Hike Mt. Timp to commemorate 2 years since meeting each other there
- avoid anything scary, spooky or haunted at all cost. (the haunted mill in Rexburg scarred me for life people.)

Yep, that about sums it up.

Also, thanks sooooo much for the feedback about baby products! I'll probably be asking lots more specific questions as the arrival of the babes draws nearer. I look up to my mommy friends and can't wait to join the group.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

baby products

Calling all my momma readers!!!!

Since becoming with child i've had plenty of time to think/stress/plan for all the things that my sweet precious baby will need. As i've been doing some online searching and window shopping I literally gag at the price tags on some of the "must have" baby products. So far David and I have come up with the following that we feel are the most essential:

Must have: 
Jogging Stroller
Car seat

 Not sure about:
Bouncer/vibrating chair
Baby Monitor (our nursery is on the other side of the apartment) 

Things we think are redonk:
Changing table
Diaper pale

Obviously we don't have things like cloths and diapers included because they are a given lol. What I would like is for you to give me some feedback! Share your lists with me, what worked for you, what products do you swear by and that you must have and what didn't work for you. I would very much appreciate your thoughts and ideas. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


P.S. Tminus 13 days until we find out what we're having......I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Food that i've been craving over the last couple weeks in no particular order-

Honey-nut Cherrios: I begged David to grab me a box while he was out.  He came home with the Malto-meal Honey scooters. These are NOT THE SAME THING PEOPLE! He knows now not to ever make that mistake again.

Mac 'n cheese 'n hotdogs: haha Don't judge. I am capable of eating a whole box.

Taco bell crunchy tacos: I know I can make a healthier homemade cheaper version, but there is something about that mystery meat that makes Baby Olsen oh so happy.

Water with Ice and a bendy straw: I never liked ice water because A. it was too cold on my teeth and B. We've always been to lazy to keep our ice trays full. Our new freezer makes ice all on it's own and I am forever converted.

Toast with mayo with big chunky fresh tomatoes and some pepper: AKA a tomato sandwich. I remember my very first time trying the tasty mix was when I was 10 years old with my auntie roma ann in Hurricane, UT. Only then it was on homemade bread and tomatos right out of the garden. mmm mmm. David cringes every time I make one.

Those are the major contenders at the moment, oh and anything and everything salty. Thankfully I've been lucky enough to enjoy all types of food this pregnancy. I'm excited for the holiday season coming up so I can stuff my face with even more tasty goodies!

Happy September!!!

Autumn will be here soon, I can feel it.

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