Monday, March 14, 2011

Anniversary + Belly


Nathan and I had a wonderful weekend celebrating our 2nd anniversary. We went up to Pictureline and bought a gorgeous new DLSR camera (Nikon D7000). Then, we went up to temple square and took some pictures with the awesome new camera.

Later that night we went to the Mayan for dinner. I used to think it was mostly for kids, but surprisingly, the show was very Las Vegas. There were cliff divers, fire dancers, arealists on trapezes and fabric hanging from the ceiling, and lots of fake thunder and lightening :) The food was pretty good Mexican food, but the expensive prices definitely go to the show, not the food. Although, the flan was probably the best I've ever had... I am a sucker for flan! It is definitely not a historically accurate portrayal of Mayan customs and food, but it was a really fun atmosphere that reminded me of the Indiana Jones ride in Disneyland.

There was a "chief" kind of guy in a big head dress and loin cloth walking around from table to table speaking in gibberish, and he had the scariest nipple piercings I have ever seen. Nathan couldn't stop commenting on them... haha. Think large grape-sized steel balls hanging from each little nipple... OUCH. Hahah :P

Anyway, we ended up coming home and watching a couple more episodes of LOST. We've been doing a lot of that lately, but it was what we felt like doing... even if it didn't seem that out of the ordinary or special.

Anyway, Nathan took this picture of me up at temple square illustrating the baby bump at the moment. 23 weeks along!


Clint and I also snapped some pictures this weekend for our graduation announcements. Clint and I are both walking in April, and thought it would be fun to send out joint brother/sister announcements to those who know us both. I look surprisingly NOT pregnant in most of these (yay). However, I didn't turn to the side for a reason! Don't get me wrong, I can see a little prego-chub starting to appear in my face, but I don't think it is that obvious yet.


Watch your mailbox for the real deal!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


A week from today is our two year anniversary. Amazing! Two years already... Even though it feels like it has gone quickly, I still feel like it was a million years ago that I didn't have Nathan around to take care of me :P He really does spoil me, too.

..Especially now that I can pull the "You're going to make your pregnant wife (insert undesired task here)?" Hee hee. Usually this involves taking the trash can out to the street on a rainy night, getting the oil changed in the car, etc. He definitely spoils me.

The pregnancy is going great. I'm starting to feel our little girl kick more and more each day. We have also decided on a name:


I love it. We've known the name all along, and now that we've been calling her Evelyn it is really starting to make it real.

In other exciting news, I am nearly 22 weeks, and I've only gained 7 and 1/2 pounds. Very excited about this. I am hoping to keep my weight gain under 30 lbs. total, but we will see. I'm not doing anything unhealthy to keep it down, just eating and living and working out as normal.

Also, I've invested some $$ in some staple wardrobe maternity pieces, like a maternity denim skirt, black maternity leggings, a brown knit skirt (super comfy), extra long camisoles, and a few other things. They are proving to be totally worth the money. Having maternity clothes really makes a huge difference comfort-wise. I don't feel quite so much like a fat kid in undersized clothing! Heck, I even feel a little sexy in the denim skirt... first time in a little while!

Symptoms I am not sorry to see go:

I'm no longer completely controlled by cravings.
My aversion to salad seems to be easing a bit (my aversion to ground beef has not).
The constant stomach aches are easing a bit as well

Symptoms that I am not minding quite so much:

Looking a little more like a prego, and less like I started hanging out a Krispy Kreme.
Taking a nap after school, and still being able to sleep 8+ hours at night
Feeling the little one moving around in there (very comforting)
Having an excuse to go shopping, and actually having money to do so ;)

Other fun things that happened in the last month:

We bought our first real TV a few weeks ago. A flat screen! The one we were using before whistled really loudly when you turned it on, and sometimes would whistle for 15 minutes - sometimes 2 hours. Needless to say, we never watched TV before. It would be a month or more between uses. Now, we have a really nice TV and have started watching all of the seasons of LOST - one of my new favorites. We just started season 2, so don't ruin anything for me by telling me any secrets!

I've started clipping coupons the way, and I am really getting into it! It is a really cool way to save money and stock up on food storage stuff. My sister-in-law Renae got me into it, and my mother-in-law Sharon and I are doing the clipping and organizing together. Yay!

Well, have a fantastic week! More updates to come!