On Friday my brother, Thane, called to tell me that he and his wife had a Christmas present for us if we wanted it. . .
A DAY TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD!!!
needless to say. . . We wanted it! We left that night to go the next day
It was SO cold and rainy, but that was perfect b/c not as many people were there.
Everything was Christmas Themed.
We had a friendly squirrel come up to us. It was so cute!
Us in UK at Epcot. I thought it looked like the Harry Potter phone booth
I wish we had taken more pictures but we were so busy we forgot most of the time.
THANK YOU SO MUCH THANE AND MELANIE!!!!
They also babysat Talmage the whole day!
We timed the rides perfectly. The longest wait we had was 60 min. Rides we went on - Soaring (60 minute wait) - Space Mission (no wait) - Future World - inside the Epcot Ball (no wait) - Space Mountain (20 minute wait) - Splash Mountain (no wait) - Thunder Mountain (no wait)
We also did a ton of shows and watched a parade and the fireworks. It was so wonderful!!!
Talmage's first flight (Oct) He pretty much had that face the whole time. He didn't cry much except when we took off and landed. There was a lot of turbulence when we landed and it scared him so much. His flight back he did much better (I don't know why it underlined everything, but I can't seem to get rid of it)
He will stare at the Winnie the Pooh toys forever!
His favorite part of feeding time is stealing the spoon from mommy and playing with it He enjoys his toys more and mroe everyday.
Why does God allow righteous women to miscarry or not be able to have children? I have friends who have experienced miscarriages, I have had several miscarriages, and I have many other friends who can't get pregnant. Why does God not allow righteous women the opportunity to have children while there are so many teen-pregnancies or unwanted pregnancies around the world.
Doesn't it seem beyond unfair?
Sorry to bring up such a depressing subject. It was just on my mind.
Yesterday in the Saturday morning session of General Conference President Monson announced that the Church will build a temple in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jeremy and I are so excited. The closest temple is about 3 hours away in Orlando. Soon we will have a temple right at our door = )
We are now in Florida. We love it. Jeremy is enjoying his new job and I have loved having my mom and sister here for the last two weeks.
I just wanted to let everyone know that we are still alive. I don't like making long posts about catching up so if you have nay questions call or e-mail me about what has been going on. I will post more frequently now that my mom is gone = )
I ran my fist race postpartumthis morning. . . . wait for it
I GOT FIRST IN MY AGE DIVISION. . . wait for it
i was the only one in my age division.
For our date night Jeremy and I took all the extra change we found while moving and went to a bunch of drive threw places and spent it on various food items. I now remember why we don't eat fast food very often. We ended the date by getting a milkshake at Hogi Yogi - they have free internet access and we do not have internet once again.
A couple of days ago I thought I stopped producing milk b/c I hadn't nursed Talmage for half a day (gave him formula), but the next day I produced just fine. It gave me such a scare and I realized that I was grateful that I could nurse even though I don't love it and that realization has made nursing more pleasant the last coupel of days = )
We liked it! Probably our favorite Harry Potter so far. Of course it could never be as good as the book, but they did a really good job.
My top 3 favorite things about the movie 1. Character development. I especially thought Malfoy's character was better understood. 2. Hermione's and Dumbledore's acting. In almost every movie these two parts have disapointed me, but in this show I felt that Emma Watson and Michael Gambon did a really good job. 3. i was pleased with what parts they included from the book and what parts they didn't. I felt that the movie was really well balanced between the relatinoship conflicts and the danger of Voldemort.
Here are so random thoughts about being a mom along with some pictures.
We blessed Talmage two Sundays ago. We did it early b/c I had family in town for 4th of July weekend. It was such a great blessing.
Sometimes when we change Talmage's diaper he goes to the bathroom before we can get the next diaper on him. Yesterday he sprayed himself in the eye. Jeremy and I could not stop laughing.
Talmage caught his first head cold today. We took him to the Doctors. He now weighs 8 lb 5oz and is 21 inches long!
It is so much fun being a mom. I just love to hold him all day long. Talmage is becoming more aware and his favorite things to watch are Jeremy and the computer. If he is around either of those two things he won't pay me any attention.
I love this picture. When Talmage cries I can try and try to calm him with little or no success, but once I give him to Jeremy he can have him quiet in less than 1 minute. I'm so glad I married a baby charmer: )
We finally made it to the hospital about 4:30 PM. A lot of babies at Utah Valley just wanted to come last night and this morning. Since we're just getting started with things it will probably be after midnight when we get to meet our son. We have internet in the room so I'll post again with updates.
Went in for an NST today and 3.5 hours later came out with a scheduled inducement. We are having this baby TOMORROW!! I can't believe it. I am so nervous/excited I don't even know if this post will make sense.
Apparently the cord wrapped around his neck baby is giving him irregularities in his heart rate. This isn't anything new (it's why we had the NST tests), but irregularities are increasing so the doctors our concerned if we wait too long the chances of a still birth will go up. We feel good about this decision even though it increases the chances of a C-section.
Next post will have pictures of Baby Thurber: )
PS for those who are curious, the due date was July 6th so the Baby will be about 13 days early.
Today I felt beautiful! My hair wasn't fixed extra special, (actually it was hardly fixed at all unless you count a ponytail as a hairdo) my make-up was minimal, and, b/c it was laundry day, I was out of clothes and so I wore Jeremy's old basketball camp t-shirt and gym shorts. But as I went about my day doing mundane task (laundry, cooking, errands, etc) I couldn't help but smile at how beautiful I felt. I don't know if it was the "pregnancy glow" or maybe I was just happy from serving our little family, but I had a good day!
I didn't take a picture of myself today (although I probably should have) but I have promised people more pictures of me pregnant so here are a few that have been taken in the last couple of weeks : )
Just for those who are curious. We are still doing non-stress-tests twice a week to monitor the babies heart rate. Everything so far is going great (even with the cord wrapped around his neck) and the doctor says we should expect to deliver on time (whatever that means, right?) and not to worry about the cord as long as it stays wrapped around once (which, so far, it is).
I miss-calculated a couple of weeks back and thought my pregnancy was one week farther than it was. I was so annoyed when I realized that I had 8 weeks left and not 7. But time went by and now I only have 6 weeks! I am so excited. I want this baby here already so we can get to know him. I feel like he already has a little personality and I can't wait to find out what it is like. I have a short list of "must-haves" that I really want for this baby (and Jeremy has agreed to get). The top thing on my list is a running stroller. And not just any old run of the mill running stroller. I want a BOB Ironman. I want it so bad I dream about it. I daydream and night dream about taking my baby on long glorious runs or on short walks together so we can bond, but recently my dream has had a wet blanket dropped on it. During my recent spurts of research on strollers I have found a lot of people agree that a baby shouldn't be pushed around in strollers until they are 6 months! On the other hand, I have also read different blogs/forums where women have claimed to have started running with their babies as soon as 2 weeks. There seems to be a big difference between 2 weeks and 6 months. I was orginally thinking 2 months would ba a good time to start running with the little tyke, but now I am not quite sure. What do you ladies (or gentleman) think about this? Do you think that 2 weeks is too early (I personally do, but I have never had a baby before) do you think it is necessary to wait until they are 6 months?
I have included a picture of the BOB just for you to enjoy. *sigh* isn't it amazing: )
We had another ultrasound today and we came home with a picture!
Isn't his foot so cute! This is the only picture they gave us, but we also saw his face, legs, arms, and heart beats (really cool/weird to watch his heart). We found out that he has the cord wrapped around his neck. It sounds really scary, but actually it is quite common and it isn't really a concern unless it is wrapped around two or three times. We (meaning the baby and me) will have to go in for non-stress test twice a week until the baby is born, or until he has wiggled out of the cord, just to keep things monitored.
Thanks so much for all your comments on my pregnancy complaints: )
Last night I couldn't sleep. I finally dosed off around 4:30 am only to wake up at 8:30am. I tried to sleep some more, but mostly it was me tossing and turning in bed trying to find a comfortable position. SO here is my first question. . . .is insomnia common in pregnancy or was last night just a fluke?
Next question. . . .is it common (meaning have you experienced know anyone who has, etc) to have your first trimester pregnancy symptoms come back in your third trimester? (mainly food aversions and throwing up)
Last question. . . . I am 7 weeks away from having this boy pop out and i feel like I am the size of a water buffalo. How on earth will I be able to get around the next seven weeks? I can barely get up in the morning without grunting to get out of bed (horrible, I know).
Okay those are my questions. If you are pregnant, have been pregnant, or know of someone who was pregnant then please let me know if these things are normal or not. thanks.