Tuesday, October 18, 2011

15 weeks & Catching up

So first of all I hate blogging I have decided because nothing ever works for me and I can never make any posts looks cute. I am going to try and be better per Britt and Mar because I don't want to be one of "those" prego people. These are all of my pictures from 9 weeks till 15 weeks. This top picture would not move down and I became frustrated so I just left it so the pics are a little out of order. The pictures are not very good either because my camera sucks so in some of them I look like I have gained like 50 lbs. I am going to need a new camera or I need to figure out a way to make these pics looks good on here. The pictures look better printed but you can't see those unless you come to my house so this is as good as it gets I guess.

There is not a whole lot going on in the Ross fam right now we are in the process of looking for a house and I could not be more excited. I am ready to live in our own place and to have my bed bad because this full size bed we are sleeping in right now is not working for me at all. We are both just working and saving money right now so that when this baby comes into this world they will have a place to call home. Speaking of baby we have an appt on Oct 27th and we should be able to find out the sex at that point which I am pretty excited and nervous about. I am nervous because right now I do not buy anything because I don't know what I am having but when I find out I know I will want to make a few purchases. So here are my pictures below and hopefully I can be better at this blogging stuff and figure out how it all works.

14 weeks

15 Weeks That sign does say 15 weeks. I will not be using that side of the whiteboard again.

How far along? 15 weeks

Total Weight gain/loss? 2 lbs

Maternity Clothes? Sometimes when I am feeling bloated but I can wear my normal clothes right now and if they are uncomfortable I just had the rubber band to my pants.

Stretch Marks? No and I hope it stays that way

Sleep: It is good off and on I am sick of getting up to pee though.

Best Moment this week: starting to look for a house that our family will live in.

Miss anything? I miss sushi so so much!!

Movement: not yet

Food Cravings:

Anything making you queasy or sick: Jeffs cologne grosses me out

Gender Prediction: I think it is a boy

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding ring on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Well if you ask my husband it is for sure moody.

Looking Forward to: We have an appointment next week and we will be finding out what the sex of our baby is!!!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

I guess it was bound to happen right?

We are expecting a little one on

April 8, 2012

We could not be more excited!!!!

Jeff and I started trying in April and after a couple months of failed attempts and some emotional ones at that, we found out we were expecting on July 29, 2011. It was probably the weirdest day ever. I was anxious all day because I was just waiting to start my period and it just was not coming. Jeff thought that I was pregnant for sure because of the symptoms that I had but I thought otherwise. I have found out over the past couple months that when you want to be pregnant your body plays mean tricks on you and you tend to have every symptom possible even when you are not prego. So I tried not to get my hopes up every month but it was really hard I am not going to lie. So back to the day that I found out I was heading into my second job when my sister in law called me to see if I had started yet and I told her that I had not. She told me to take a test because it would help me to feel better when I finally had an answer. I technically was not late because my cycle had been changing for the past couple months from 26 days to 27 days to 28 days and I was only on the 28th day so I felt like I needed to wait a little longer but she told me just to do it and get it over with. I was anxious all night at work because I still was not starting but the night was going by so slow and to top it off people where in our store till 15 after nine and I was freaking out I just wanted to get home. I finally was able to close up and I rushed home as fast as I could to take a test. Jeff was at softball so I wanted to take it before he got home so we did not have two anxious faces. I took the test and the whole thing turned bright red. I flipped out because I thought that I did it wrong so I made myself walk away from it and change before I started REALLY freaking out. I went back in a couple minutes and there were two lines on the test and I started freaking out. I ran around the house trying to figure out what to do because I did not want to call Jeff and get him excited over the phone if it was not true so I called my sister in law to make sure I was not crazy(I realize now that I should of just waited for Jeff instead of telling someone else first but I was freaking out and not believing what I was seeing and did not want to get his hopes up if I was wrong.) So on to the story, Jeff came home and I just walked him into the bathroom and showed him the test and he was so excited and we hugged and freaked out together because we finally did it. We then took pictures of us with the test and some of guido with the test. We then sat on the floor and just talked about what was going to happen to us in the next nine months and how much our lives were going to change. It was so weird because when I first saw that test I had no emotion because it does not feel like it is real it just feels like a game or something.
So I was four weeks when I found out I was prego and some of the symptoms I had that I did not pay attention to:

*I was so tired I took naps pretty much every day and I went to bed early pretty much every night.
*I ran a 10k on my birthday so I was only like a week prego but I was pretty sick the next day and I had no idea why but now this explains it.
*A funny symptom was that I was getting bug bites in the last couple weeks and I know this seems strange but my sister in law was prego and she kept getting attacked by bugs outside and I would not get one bite and it was because she was prego and I was not and so when I started getting bites I kind of had an idea that that could be why but I did not want to get my hopes up so I just pushed that thought out of my head.
*The day before I found out I was pregnant I was at the store and I saw a bottle of Brisk Ice Tea with Lemonade and I have never even looked at that stuff or cared for it but I wanted it so bad so I bought it and downed the whole bottle in about 5 minutes and it was the best thing ever. (Now that I am 10 weeks prego I have no desire for that crap I was pretty much over it a couple days later.)
*I have been really thirsty so far and luckily no sickness yet.
*I have also been really emotional, I had a meltdown because when I was four weeks pregnant because I felt like I was not doing enough for this baby. It is funny now that I think about it but at the time I was so devastated.
Jeff is totally having sympathy symptoms and he just as thirsty. I brought water to church and he drank more of it then I did which is not like Jeff at all, he hates water. He is also just as tired as I am and he sleeps pretty much the same schedule I do.

I am 10 1/2 weeks now and I have had two ultrasounds already, which is the coolest thing I have ever seen. He/She looks like a human now and I just want to hold my baby already. My doctor is so great she is just so happy and excited for me which makes it that much better. I have not been sick my only problem is that I keep getting everyones sicknesses around me. I think I have had a sinus infection for about 4 1/2 weeks now. I am really thirsty right now also and I feel like I am already gaining weight and showing which is crazy. This has already been a long post but I am hoping now that I will post more because this is something very important that needs to be documented. I am also going to post pictures and stuff soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Way to long!

I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything I just feel like time has been going crazy fast and before I know it, it has been months since my last post. I don't have pictures to post which is lame but a little update is needed.

  • In the end of March we went to San Diego with Jeffs family and it was so much fun. I love love love San Diego and if I could I would totally move there in a heart beat.

  • Jeff graduated 2 weeks ago and I could not be more proud of him. He has to finish up an internship this summer still but then after that we are hopefully done with school for some time.

  • Jeff quit his job at the Marriot which is bittersweet. I am so happy to have him back on the weekends now but the deal we got on hotels was pretty sweet.

  • I am still working two jobs. I love working with childrens clothing it is pretty fun.

I guess that is it see how boring that is. Hopefully next time I will have more to say and some pictures because Roxy is getting married next week and I will have to post about that for sure.

So I found this blog recently about this family in Utah. They have three kids and she was prego with their fourth when one night her and baby passed away. This happened about two weeks ago and the husband writes like he is writing to his wife and it gets me every time. I ache for them and wish there was something I could do so I will share this will all of you so you can hear their story. If you read a couple posts down it is a long post but the husband tells the whole story and it is so amazing to hear how much faith he has during such a hard time. It is such a touching story to read.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

4 years!!!

I can not believe that I have been married for 4 years!! It seems like forever but at the same time it does not. I don't really know how to explain it but I am glad that we did get married 4 years ago today and I am glad that I got so lucky to be with someone so kind, patient, funny and of course the fact that he is Hot doesn't hurt. Jeff always knows how to make any situation good with some kind of joke and that's why I love him so much. I feel like this is going to be a good year for us and I am excited about all of the changes this year. We just found that Jeff will be graduating April 29th instead of December so that started the year off just right. We have also been focusing on the whole Dave Ramsey deal whom I love by the way and things have changed so much with out finances so that is a good thing. We will be leaving for San Diego in a couple weeks with the whole Ross clan which I am so excited about. I did start a second little part time job at Naartjie the childrens clothing store in fashion place. I started it to give me something to do while Jeff was coaching because it took up so much of his time and now that basketball is over I don't want to leave because I love being around all of those baby clothes so I will be sticking with that job for sure. There are some things coming up that are going to be a huge change for Jeff and I but I can not disclose because I don't think this person would really appreciate that just yet so I will wait for another day but it is definitely making Jeff and I realize that it is time to move to the next chapter of our lives and we could not be more excited about it. I am scared for what is to come this year but I have a really good feeling that we are going to have some exciting changes in the next couple of months. My sister in law also just found out she will be having her fourth boy in July and we are excited for her and now I have someone to shop for at my store so that is fun. Well this is a lame post sorry for the scattered thoughts but so much has happened in the last couple of days that I am kind of all over the place. So to my wonderful husband I love you very much and I am excited for what the future has in store for us.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Green Smoothie Challenge

I started the Green Smoothie Challenge on Saturday. You make these green smoothies and have them for every meal as much as you want them. It is a cleanse type diet that is so good for you. My sister in law did it for a week and she lost 7 pounds so I knew it was something I had to do. It is not just for losing weight it really does make you feel better. It helps with your hair, skin, black circles under eyes, bad breath and that icky bloated feeling. I only have a couple more pounds to lose to get to my goal weight so I thought this would be a good way. I started it Saturday and I decided that I would have the smoothies for breakfast and lunch and then eat a healthy dinner. The beginning of the day was fine the smoothies were good and I was doing fine but then about 3 o clock hit and I just wanted some sort of warm meal or something to chew on. I was even craving chocolate and pizza they were the only thing I could think of. I ate dinner that night and because I have no self control I ate a couple chocolate chips to feed my craving so I did not die. Then Sunday I had one smoothie that was nasty but I drank the whole thing and I was pretty full till dinner time which was a good thing. I then weighed myself at my mother in laws because I do not own a scale (I hate them) and to my surprise I had lost three pounds in a day. I could not believe it I was pretty excited so now I am way more motivated to complete this week with the smoothies. I only have one more pound to lose till I am at my goal weight and I really think that it will be possible after this week. I have found some foods that I can munch on like whole natural almonds, carrots, avocados, celery and cucumbers. I am starting to feel better also I did have a caffeine headache for the first two days but right now I am feeling good. I wanted to blog about this so I could hold myself accountable because now others know that I am doing this and even though it is kind of hard it has been well worth it.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011 (Longest Post ever)

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I love the new year it is like a chance to start fresh and I love it.

This last year was a good year for Jeff and I
  • We moved into an apartment in West Jordan because we wanted to have a chance to live alone for once in our marriage and then a couple months after we moved in my aunt came back from New York due to a divorce and needed a place to live so she moved in with us. She lived here for about 5 months and now that she has moved out Jeff and I are going to be moving back to our newly remodeled basement apartment and we are pretty excited about it.

  • We added a new addition to our family and we are in love with him. He is actually sitting right next to me right now. He loves to cuddle and he pretty much thinks he rules this place and I am OK with it. He has cured some of the baby hunger I have felt in the past year because he is like my baby. My family makes fun of Jeff and I because we treat him like our child but he is like a human to me and I don't care what anyone says (Kody). His name is Guido by the way and he is a cutie.

  • Jeff finished up his second to last year of school and now he is starting his last year in 2011!!!!!! I am so excited for him to be done and have a life and a normal job because these night shifts are killing us both.

  • He also started coaching at Murray High School. He is the head coach of the Sophomore basketball Team and he loves it. My nephew is on his team so every game is a family affair and it is so fun. I am in charge of recording the games so when Jeff shows the games to his team he has to put it on mute because my sister in law and I pretty much talk the whole time and some convos are not for their ears that is for sure.

  • I started working at home every other day mainly because I did not want Guido to have to be home alone that often. The reason for this is because when we first had him he had minor panic attacks when we would leave him but it just turns out he does not like to be locked up in a room so now that we just let him free he is just fine.

  • We also started the Dave Ramsey total money makeover this past year and we could not be any happier. We have completely implemented the envelope system and we are working on an emergency fund as of right now. We are so excited about it because we have already saved so much money. I have been couponing like crazy and last month we only spent $140 on groceries and we pretty much ate in every single night and a couple nights we had friends over so I was even feeding more then just Jeff and I. The main reason we started this was because of the blog Money Saving Mom she is on my blog list and I am obsessed with their life.

This year I have decided on some "New Habits" I would like to bring into my life but I also saw this great idea on the blog Money Saving Mom and she is doing the 12 DIY projects that she would like to attempt in 2011. I am not going to do every single one she is doing but I have made my list and maybe I will post it a little bit later.

This next year is going to be a good one for Jeff and I. I am pretty excited for this year and everything it has to offer us. I also just wanted to put a little side note in this long long post about Jeff and how much he means to me. I could not imagine life without him. He has done so much for us and our future family. He works so hard everyday going to school full time and working two jobs that are classified as part time jobs but they are really full time jobs in my eyes that take a lot of his time but he does it for us and I have never ever heard him complain. He is the best example I could ever have in my life because he gets along with everyone and I have really never heard him talk bad about anyone just to do it. He always tells me to just forget things and move on because they don't really matter. (still working on that) He is constantly trying to help me with things around the house even though he is tired and so busy. I never do dishes or laundry by myself because he is always right there ready to help me. I just love him and I know that he loves me because he makes it a point to tell me every single day. I am excited for this next year with him and for many many more. LOVE YOU!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I know I know it is about time right?
I have been meaning to post this for a little while now but life happens.
So Jeff and I starting thinking about Halloween early this year because we wanted to be something different. We are not the most creative people but I think that our costumes turned out all right.
We went back and forth between many different options like:
  • The pong game on Atari (My personal fave)
  • Ketchup and Mustard with Guido as a hot dog.
  • Pauly D and Snooki (Burgers for the boys!!)
  • Taylor Swift and Kanya West (Jeff had to work Halloween night so we could not paint him black)
We tried to be creative Jeff even came home with a bunch of different ideas some were funny some were just not for me and some were Jeffs kind of funny :)
In the end we decided on a funny one that was really cheap to make just how we like it :)
We decided to be...
You guessed it we were the
Girls Gone Wild Camera Crew and one of the girls.
I don't think others thought it was as funny as we did but o well it was fun.
On Friday night we went to Bert and Ambers and had a lot of fun. We carved pumpkins, ate yummy food, talked a lot and had some costume contests.
Danes costume cracked me up he used nail polish for his teeth. (Weird) and then the most creative thing I have ever seen he used fake spiderwebs to make his dreads.
This is a pic of the whole group minus a couple peeps that left before this.
We then went to Britt and Matts house on Halloween to hang out. We had so much fun we played a murder mystery game and of course I was the murderer and I had to wink at people to kill them lets just say I did not do a good job. It was a fun game though. We also took a whole bunch of pics but I only put a couple on here because there were just too many.

Overall we had a ton of fun this Halloween and we were so glad we got to spend it with friends and family. I love Halloween because of the feeling you get when everyone is dressing up and getting excited for it and because when it is done you get to start prepping yourself for Thanksgiving and Christmas o yeah and don't forget Black Friday!!