Wednesday, March 26, 2008

30 Weeks

I went to see my specialist today and like always, they did another ultra sound. They take twice as many measurements as a normal OB appointment so, the size and weight they gave me would seem more accurate. They told me that my baby weighs 3.7 pounds!!!!! I have read in several places that the baby will weigh just over 3 pounds by the end of the seventh month......AHHHHH! This kid is going to HUGE. I'm nervous. I think I was 9 pounds 8 ounces and Parker weighed about 8 pounds 3 weeks EARLY. They say that if you were a big baby, you are going to have a big baby. I hope this kid comes early.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Must See

Not too long ago, my sister came into town and briefly told Parker and I about the movie Enchanted. I was a little hesitant to rent the movie because I am not huge on musicals. However, Parker was wanting to see it (which also surprised me!) so we rented the movie. I LOVED this movie! Parker and I watched it several times before letting Mandy and her kids borrow it before it needs to be returned. You can't help watching this movie without a smile. It's an excellent family film, super funny and cute! Highly recommended.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I've been tagged. So, here we go.....

10 Years ago............I was just thirteen and an awkward eight grader. All I ever wanted to do was play basketball and I was getting really good. I was still in an odd tomboy stage and my sisters were desperately trying to fix that. Of course there are the usuals, going to school (which I did all right at) and going to church.

Five things on my To Do List:
1. Paint the Nursery
2. Get a Really Nice Tan
3. Clean the House
4. Paint my Toes
5. Eat

5 Snacks I enjoy
1. Pickles
2. Cheese Sandwich (does that count as a snack?)
3. Gatorade
4. Any type of Fruit Snacks
5. Tomatoes with a little Salt

5 Places I have Lived
1. Mukilteo, Washington
2. Provo, Utah
3, Rexburg, Idaho
4. Indianapolis, Indiana
5. Queen Creek, Arizona

What I would do if I was a billionaire........
-Buy a house
-Be completely debt free
-Take Parker to England
-After England, tour all of Europe!
-Get my teeth whitened
-Go to the Ellen Show
-Visit my siblings
-Help the twins with any medical expenses
-Start a show called Char's Big Give
-Charities, Charities, Charities

5 Jobs that I have had
1. Courtesy Clerk
2. Manager, Cold stone
3. Night Manager, LoveSac
4. Website Sales Consultant
5. Substitute Teacher

5 Things People Don't Know about Me
1. I hate wearing shoes, flip flops PLEASE!
2. I used to jump on my parents trampoline wearing my swim suit pretending I was an Olympic Gymnast.
3. I don't eat cooked vegetables, yuck.
4. I appeared twice in the BYU-I 3 point shoot out
5. Ellen DeGeneres is my favorite talk show host

I tag Candace, Jihan, and Bree

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Twins are Sitting Up!

Parker and I were both present at the twins last physical therapy session and the most amazing thing happened. The girls were able to sit on their own! As you can see from the picture, there were pillows surrounding them so they could brace themselves with their arms when they got a little off balance. You will also see Mandy's hand and the therapist hand helping to hold their heads up, they are still working on strengthening the girls necks. We were all overcome with emotion. At first I thought it was just me getting emotional because of the pregnancy but as I looked at Mandy and the therapist, we were all a little teary eyed. I don't think words could express the joy we all felt as the girls sat on their own.

The therapist now wants to work on laying them down and having them use their own strength to get into sitting position (they have to be put into a sitting position in order to sit up). This is a huge step forward for the twins. They will become more independent and potentially more mobile. We are so excited for the twins and their parents. A lot of effort has gone into them being able to make it this far.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Latest Family Picture

I noticed that I haven't posted a picture of Parker and I in quite some time. My sister Whitni took these pictures while we were in California for Christmas. I was about four and a half months pregnant at the time so, needless to say I look a little different now! Our next family picture will have three of us!

Monday, March 17, 2008

28 Weeks

This is the ultra sound picture from our 28 week appointment. The baby is almost 3 pounds and he is measuring in the 49th percentile. You can see his hand on his forehead, I am pretty sure he had just woken up when they started the ultra sound. All the testing came back negative so there are no immediate problems. All in all, things are going great. It's hard to believe we have just 11 weeks to go!!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Our photo program on the computer will not open. Needless to say, the stuff I want to post has a picture to go along with it! Hopefully we can get this fixed in the next few days. Until then, enjoy the new background!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Mandy and I were standing in line at Babies R Us when a little boy, probably about 3, came up to us with a big smile on his face. We both looked down at the kid, smiled and waved. He then looked at Mandy and stretched his arms toward her belly like he wanted to be picked up. We were both confused until he said "Ball! Basketball!" Mandy is seven months pregnant and he thought she had a basketball under her shirt! Definitely one of those times that I was glad it was her and not me.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I thought I should take a more "up to date" picture of what I look like. I am now deciding that was a bad idea. I think every pound I have gained has gone straight to my face! Ugh, I have put on 25 pounds and I still have another trimester to go. Parker is going to have an elephant for a wife when we finally have this baby!