Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ob visit #5

Last week I went to my fifth visit and it went by fast. We just did what we had to do and he answered some questions and asked me about how it went with the specialist and then that pretty much wrapped it up.

I got weighed, measured, and they took my blood pressure like normal.
We listen to the babys heart beat every time to make sure the baby is doing good and he has a normal heart beat.

In all honesty this whole high blood pressure scares me. The more I read and learn about it the more scared I become. All I want is to hold my baby and make sure that he is healthy and strong. I want to make it without too many complications but it feels like I just have to go through this medication and I have to be checked out by a specialist, which for some reason makes me nervous and scared.

I need to just be stronger and remember that no matter what the Savior is there to listen and help us. I know it'll all work out like it's suppose to.
I am very gratefull for the opportunity to be pregnant and to have the family and friends that I have. I am so excited and apart from these little trials I am facing I am counting my blessings and trying to remain calm. I love my husband for helping me so much. I dont know what I'd do without him.

Week 21 & 22

I am getting huge! LOL I feel like I am growing at an uncontrollably rate. I've only gained about 8 pounds but I still think it's a couple pounds too many. I've got to save my pounds for the last month where the baby gains a pound a week!
I'm just kidding it's not that bad but I can notice my belly getting rounder and bigger.
My shirts that haven't been tight are starting to fill up. Chris is nice enough to still compliment just about every day and tell me sweet nothings. He makes me feel better when I just feel huge.

These weeks I've been feeling the baby more and more. I'm starting to realize that this shy little boy likes to move around and be active after I have a meal such as dinner. He also likes to move around when Im on the compute on the evening. It's really a neat feeling that I don't know how to describe. I would almost explain it like the feeling of the butterflies in your stomach but instead of being a nervous feeling it's more of a physical thing moving in there. They aren't big movements yet because the baby is only about a pound or so. But he's defidently moving and dancing around in there.
On these weeks I have been lazy and enjoying my time off from school. I have been trying to relax and just do me. I wish I could say I've been productive but I haven't been. I'd like to blame my lack of energy and me wanting to reduce my stress level on my blood pressure. Although I know I can be doing more. It's okay I just want to not cause any danger to my baby and I.
Chris is truly an amazing husband. I can't say it enough because I know he has to pick up my slack and help me out more. He is so supportive and understanding. I've been feeling a little guilty lately because I dont feel like I'm good enough for him or that I've been trying hard enough to be a good wife. I need to step it up and my goal is to have the babys room all ready to go by January but we still need to clear out that spare room we have. For some reason it seems so overwhelming to me. We still have like eight boxes and random things in there. UGHH!!! I need to step it up.
Also, the Holidays got in the way last week and now we are getting ready to go on a cruise but once I get back I will get back to work and organizing different things around the house. :D I just have to do it little by little and I know I can have it done in no time.

Specialist check up

So I went there a week later and he finally decides to give me my medication thank goodness!!
It's now been a week since I've taken it and I don't really feel any different. Hopefully this medicine works to help me with my blood pressure.
I have a month check up with the specialist and I am now down to a two week visit with my regular OB.
I'm so excited that I only have around four months left. I am hoping these next months go by super fast because I can't wait to meet our little handsome boy.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ultrasound pictures

The above ultrasounds were taken at 21 weeks.

Ultrasound at 18 weeks.

These are some of my favorite portraits that we have of our little guy already. He is too precious. I think he is going to be a little shy boy like Chris. At 18 weeks we went in to find out if we were having a boy or a girl and he wouldnt let us. That's why everyone kept telling us that we were for sure we were having a little modest girl. I felt like my predictions were being confirmed. But no! Its a little boy. I found out the sex at 21 weeks. I'm excited to finally know what we're having so we can start preparing the baby room and to shop for our babys things. EEKKKK I can't wait to shop till I drop. He is going to be spoiled. xoxoxox

Specialist visit

Okay so I dont know about you but going to specialist sounds very intimidating. I was so scared. I was just thinking in my head, gosh why can't I be normal like most of my friends and go to my normal dr and be done. But no I have to have this dumb high blood pressure issue.
To get an appointment I had to be referred by my Dr and the soonest they could get me in was two weeks. My appointment was this past Wednesday at 8 in the morning. How lovely!! I hardly slept the previous two nights because I had been working very hard on my final project for my art class. The good thing was that I found the place all by myself and that I was the first one there. I was very on time. :)
I waited for what felt like forever! SO annoying and I had to see about five or six different people. Finally, they called my name in and I went to the Ultrasound tech room first. Let me tell you it was so nice.. Big, and the lady that did all that was awesome. She took about 80 pictures with the ultrasounds and gave them all to me on a CD. :D I am very excited about that. She also told me what the sex is. I wasn't expecting to find out but I was super excited. So she found the babys legs and stufff.. and we're having a baby BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was in complete shock since I honestly thought I was going to have a little girl. Thats okay though because we are going to have so much fun with either. I was super excited that I just wanted to call Chris (since he wasn't able to go with me :( ) , but I couldn't because it said not to use your cell phones in the room. He was sleeping anyways. Then, after the thirty minute ultrasounds the Dr came in and told me everything looks good. After that I got sent to a medical assistant where I had to wait another 20 minutes only so she could take my blood pressure and tell me it was a little too high... As soon as I finished with that lady she sent another Dr and he interviewed me about tons of things and questions. He then concludes to tell me he doesn't want to put me on medication yet. He told me that I need to come back in a week because I will get my blood drawn today and theyre going to check my blood work and urine. Greattttt! So there I go and wait another ten to fifteen minutes so I can get pricked. YUCK, I honestly hate needles with a passion. So the last thing that they did to me was take a little tube thing of my blood. Finally, I got home around ten and I got to wake up my hunnie and tell him that he is going to be a father to a cute little boy. Chris was supper happy and then we called everyone to let them know.

What do I have to look forward to next week?? Well I have my regular Dr appointment on Tuesday and then on Wednesday I have a check up at the specialist. WO HOOOO who doesn't love the Doctors office right? Nothing like wasting a couple hours of your day. I know that I'm having the wrong attitude but it's very annoying to have two appointments in a week. Im just venting right now but honestly I feel blessed and not to mention blessed to have a little boy on the way.

Week 19 & 20

I can feel my energy levels go back up !!! I am loving the second trimester. I honestly can eat back to normal and don't gag everytime I smell something strong. I am very grateful for that. I can't tell you how good it feels to be over that stage for me.
I have noticed that people will ask me how far and if I know what Im having a lot more. That must mean im getting more and more noticeable. :)
My belly is rounding a lot more and it gets harder and harder to carry things and get into our tall bed specially if Im full. I have been noticing that the nights aren't the same. I still sleep like a baby but the way I sleep is getting a little trickier.
Im also pretty excited that on Week 20 I could feel the first little movements of our baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is amazing to feel Rudd baby. I am loving this baby so much. I can't wait to finally meet our angel.
These weeks have also been a little stressful with me finishing school and trying to cram a whole bunch of things I need to do. I've been busy busy with life and everything that comes our way.

But hey at least Im at the halfway mark, it's an amazing feeling now I can feel like I can start counting down. he he

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ob visit num 4

This visit was very quick in the beginning and then it kind of dragged but at least it was funny.

Chris and I got there perfectly on time and we called inside within 5 - 10 minutes. It's always a good thing when you don't have to wait long in the boring waiting room. Then I got weighed and we went into the little room. . She put on the blood pressure thing and then she told me it was still high. BOOO!!!!!!! :( I was so sad. She told me that those weren't the numbers I want and then we listened to the babys heart. The babys doing great and that makes me so happy. Im glad Rudd baby is doing well inside my belly. The Dr came in the room after that and he told me that I need to be referred to a specialist so I can get looked at and be given the right medicine. I dont know about you but that sounds scary to me and it makes me feel like a freak.
I don't know why my numbers are so high and yesterday I felt good. I dont understand what my body is doing. I just pray that everything works out and that I pull through healthy. I knew that pregnancy would be worth but I didn't know how or what would happen to my body.
Regardless I am so blessed to have the family, friends, and amazing husband. He is perfect to me and is so caring.

What happens next?

My next Ob Dr. appointment is December 20th, only five days before Christmas and hopefully we'll do another ultrasound then.
Im waiting to be called from the office so they can give me this specialist number so I can go there as soon as possible. I have to go there before my next OB appointment.

I honestly feel sad and I want to just get this overwith. My attitude is seriously-whatever while rolling my eyes. I need to be more positive but it's a little difficult. Until next time DRS.


Ob visit num 3

It was all going great and then went a little downward.

We started out with the normal getting weighed, then going into the room with the nurse taking my blood pressure. At this point I knew I wasn't feeling good at all, like I said I had a very stressful day. I had to be on the dumb computer for seven hours for an online test, and then finish a project that took forever!!!!!! My headwas throbbing and I just felt sick. I just felt so worried and anxious so when the nurse told me that my blood pressure was very high and it wasn't good I wasn't surprised. I was sad, upset, and I didn't like the news at all. Then they checked the babys heart beat and I felt much better when they told me that the baby was doing good. Once the Dr came into the room he told me that I need to come back in a week so he can check up on me and my blood pressure, and then if things remain the same I need to go on a specialist. GREAT! just what I want to hear. Anyways so after he told me that it was Ultrasound time. WOOO HOOOO. My parents and sister came to find out with us. They came into the room and the doctor started looking for the baby and then we saw it :D
The baby was moving around like a little shrimp or sea horse. I was so happy to see it moving around and active. He pointed out the spine, thigh bones, the head and the heart. The baby was in a position where we could not see what the sex of the baby is. BUmmer. We were all very excited but my baby was facing down and on the ultra sound we got just a side view. I have to admit I kind of went in there thinking we might not see what it is and that's okay it won't be the end of the world. Plus there's always next time.

So our Rudd baby decided to be stubborn and not let us see what it is. My next appointment will be december 20th, so we might find out then I dont know.

We sill love you Rudd baby even though your being a little stubborn :P

Week 17 & 18

These weeks have been much better and I am starting to eat the foods I used to like before my pregnancy, the smells are toning down so much more, and Im not as tired. So it is true what they said to me when hey told me that the second trimester is the best! I have been loving it. I don't get up as often in the middle of the night. I only get up once or twice and I still drink tons of water.

Im getting excited to feel this baby move. I still haven't felt anything significant but I know that once I can feel the baby move Ill want to not feel it because it'll be harder to sleep and be comfortable.

Throughout these weeks I have been a little stressed out (a little more than normal). Just life things but more than that its all the class work I have gotten these weeks. I have had some hard tests, projects, and final assignments that put me on edge. On top of that mess I've had some things around the house that are annoying and tideous. Such as things breaking, spilling, and just not being the way I want them to be. I have to remember that at the end of the day all that matter is that we're healthy, working, and have the Gospel in our lives.

I've gotten lots of photography things on the side and I love it! I have been busy busy with that and balancing duties I need to do. I need to finish editing them and turn them in this week. :D

I am getting excited to reach the halfway point because it's a huge deal and I feel like this is just one of the many milestones I have to face.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Pictures and week 16

This past weekend my side side of the family and us planned out to take some family pictures and it worked out perfectly. The weather was beautiful and everyone participated. I was so happy we were all able to do it and we did it ourselves. With the help of my amazing husband and the tripod we were able to do it.
Here are just a few so I can document what I looked like at 16 weeks.

Chris looks so handsome in his brand new pants and his long sleeve shirt. He is so sexy and I love him more and more every day. He is so patient, helpful, and amazing to me. I couldn't thank him enough for all that he does.

WEEK 16-
I was busy with big school assignments. I've been working so hard trying to get straight A's and I might actually get them. I am super excited to graduate in December with my Associates in Communications. WOO HOOO! No I will not be walking in May because it will be like 3 weeks after I give birth and I don't think I'll be looking good or feeling like walking for my associates. I'll walk for my Bachelors for sure.
As for how I'm feeling I have to say that it varies from day to day. It's not as bad as it use to be but I still have my moments. I have to eat carefully and not eattoo fast or else I feel sick. I am eating much better and I have been sleeping like normal now.
My husband keeps taking very good care of me and he has even offered to rub body butter on my belly. He is amazing and I am so excited for our future. He is so strong for the both of us and he is always there for me when I need him. I would do anything for this man. He is my everything.
Last week we bought a huge costco box of baby wipes and decided to slowly build our supply so we won't run out for at least the first cuple of months after the baby is born.
Nothing else is new but the fact that we find out the sex in a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think it's a girl but I will post what the Dr finds out next Tuesday. I can't wait to find out. We are very excited and anxious.


Monday, November 7, 2011


My dreams are so funny. They become weirder every day. I'll have to be better at writing them down though because I usually always remember them the next day and tell Chris or whoever I see that day. HA HA
Last night I dreamed about Rudd baby! But it was so confusing and random. I dreamed that once I gave birth to Rudd baby they put him in boy clothes right away and I didn't get to see what it was. I had thought in my dream they ran out of girl clothes and put her in a little boy outfit but indeed it ws a boy. HA HA!
This is so funny to me because people keep asking Chris and I what we want to have and we honestly don't care but I think it's a girl and Chris thinks and kind of wants a boy. My dreams are too funny sometimes.

On Saturday night we bought some Krispy Kreme doughnuts for dessert since it was a special occassion- our one year anniversary. :D
And since we drove around and drove kind of far this night I slept on the way home. We didn't get a chance to eat our doughnuts until the next day. I dreamed about all the doughnuts being gone and our roommate had ate them and I was furious. O my goodness pregnant food dreams are so funny and I have a lot of them.

Week 15

Im officially 4 months pregnant this week! :) I am so happy and excited to announce how much better I'm doing. I am able to do more things throughout my day and get so much accomplished. I also wake up in a much better mood because I'm sleeping much better in the night time. I get up less to go to the bathroom and I'm trying to sleep as much as I can since I know things will be changing once I have a baby.
Last week was pretty normal besides the Halloween festivities and eating candy here and there. On Wednesday I wasn't feeling too good and since cereal has been a safe choice for me to eat before I go to bed I decided to eat that and it betrayed me. :(
I was so sad I had an accident outside in my backyard since I was trying to feed my dogs I gagged and everything that was left in my stomach no longer was there. I was home alone and I really hate being sick without anyone to take care of me. I'm used to having my mom spoil me and help me out when I'm sick. Chris was at work and I had to wait two hours after this little incident. I got it all over my clothes. EWWW so I immediatley was bawling and then I tried to calm down because I know it's not good for me to get that way. Then I hopped in the shower and felt so much better. When Chris came home he made me feel better and I slept like a baby.
Sometimes when I get sad I feel overwhelmed and this week I felt it. I felt like I don't know if I can do this... It's hard for me and I want to be strong but sometimes the adversary is trying so hard to bring you down. I just need to remember to cling on to the Lord, and get on my knees to pray. I need to do it more, specially right now because I know I need to be better and need to be positive.

I am very fortunate and although I comlain I'm thankful to be pregnant with a little angel. It's just hard to carry a little person, be hormonal, sick, and have the daily stresses of life on top of it; but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I know this will all pay off and I just need to be patient more than anything. I am so happy to be pregnant at this time in my life along with my eternal companion that I've been happily married to for a year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Week 13 & 14

Have been very busy.
Im trying to stay up to date with all the activities going on and my house wifely duties.
Im feeling much better for the most part and havent had an incident in over a week! I have to admit that I've been pretty lucky to have been this fortunate to not get sick as often as some girls do. Im so thrilled about getting over my first trimester. I feel awesome and Im excited to have entered the second trimester.
I honestly feel huge already but I know Im not because I can still wear the stuff I was wearing right before I got pregnant. I just can see my stomach rounding out and im looking a little more prego day by day.
I haven't posted any pictures of me yet because I don't feel so pretty and I've been feeling pretty crummy about myself. (Which honestly is a new thing to me) But I went shopping and found three neww things that are going to help me in the fall/winter season. I got a very good deal at ross so that defidently helped me get even more excited about what I was buying. I bought be two dressy long shits, and a grey/black stripped dress that's very comfortable.
But I will post a few pictures that I like of myself.

Basically week 13 and 14 went too fast and I have been trying to get used to sleeping on my back or sides from now on because I know it's easier if I get used to it now and prepare myself for the future.
Throughout these weeks I've notice smells don't bother me as much, and Im not as tired throughout the day, I can see I've gotten some more of that energy I've been missing and I've been doing much better with my daily chores.

I must keep thanking my amazing husband for being so sweet and patient with me each and every day. He has been so helpful and loveable. He knows that I have a hard time being in the kitchen so he has no problem going in there and making dinner almost all by himself. He is such a good husband. Baby Rudd and I are very lucky to have Chris in our lives.

Did I mention we find out the sex of our baby the week of THANKSGIVING :)

We are so happy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Future grandparents

My parents have been hilarious throughout this pregnancy.

This is going to be their first grandchild and they can't wait. They are being so awesome and helpful. I have been having so much fun because I do kind of take advantage of the situation because I love being spoiled. They take such good care of me and I absolutely love every minute of it.

When we first told my family (the day after we found out) they couldn't believe it. I don't know why but they were shocked. I told Chris we should bring the pee stick because my family will want to see it. He thought that was weird but obviously he doesn't know how weird my family is. Ha ha.
My dad really really wants a boy and honestly Chris and I don't care what this baby is. We want it to just come out healthy. I just happen to think that I have a girl growing inside of me.

My mom is so excited she can't stop thinking or talking about it. She has already bought some small toys and little nick nacs. She cracks me up. A few weekends ago she showed me this Yellow SHOE she attempted to make by crocheting it but since she doesn't really know she only was able to make one and then didn't remember how to make the other one. HA HA!! She's soo adorable I love my parents so much.

I know they are going to spoil our baby crazy. Im so excited to see what Rudd baby is going to look like and be like.

Week 12

Didn't start out so bad. But I found out that I had to drop out of one class although I learned everything I needed to.. HA ! I won. just kidding, well I felt so bad because I didn't know about these "rules" but whatever. They didn't want to work with me although I've been pretty sick on and off throughout this pregnancy, and I'm sorry but my family and I come first in my life and everything else can come after that. So its okay I know that things happen for a reason and it was about to get real hard and stressful for me anyways.
Honestly though, it's not like me to quit my class and I really wish it didn't have to end that way but it's life and sometimes things happen. I know that me being pregnant has changed my life a lot and it's not a bad thing but it is what it is. We feel very blessed to be pregnant and I want my baby to be as healthy as we can both be.
Then the rest of the week was alright but the weekend literally sucked.
I was not a happy camper on Friday night. I had been feeling pretty crummy all week but on Friday night I didn't sleep good at all. My throat was hurting so bad and I could feel me getting sick. Same thing goes for Saturday, a very bad night of no sleep and then on Sunday I woke up super tired and in a bad mood. I was a little upset because I knew I couldn't miss church even though I felt like bird poop. We still don't know anyone in the ward and our NURSERY LEADER is sick a lot too. So greatttt there you have us going when Im in a bad mood and not wanting to play for two hours. Church made me turn my attitude around and it did go faster than last week but it was still rough. Chris did awesome teaching the lesson and we got through it alive. After church I went from bad to worse. I threw up twice. I havent thrown up once in this pregnancy till this Sunday. UGHHHH I hated it. Sunday evening I didnt eat anything besides Orange Juice. I have to tell you how good Chris took care of me. He just held me Sunday night as I cried and cried because I was sick, sick, and very exhausted. I felt so bad because I wanted to eat but couldn't. My wonderful husband made delicious steak, potatoes, and corn but I had to save it for the next day. BOO!
It's been a little less than a week and I still feel sick but not as bad. I can breathe better and I only have a runny nose with a little cough. I have been trying to take care of myself and get some rest.

Anyways in a nut shell Week 12 was extremely hard for me but I have been loving how much closer I've gotten to my husband. I know he'll make a great father and his patience is unlike anyone elses. Thank you Christopher I couldn't have done this without you. I love you and our baby. By May we are going to have a beautiful baby to bless our family.


Favorite OB visit

Chris and I went to our third OB visit and it was such a good one.
It started out normal. She weighed me, she took my blood pressure and then she took out this device thing and said we were going to listen to the babys heart. It was so amazing and every time I go to our doctor it feels more and more real. It was a very precious moment to hear that cute little heart beat that's inside my stomach. :) I can assure you that Chris and I are very proud parents. Then, after hearing Rudd baby's heart the doctor came in and I asked him three questions.. Which I had to keep saying out loud to Chris so that I wouldn't forget.

1. Can I get a doctors note so that I can finish my dental work before my last cavity gets worse?
He said yes of course and gave me the letter.
2. When will we find out what we're having? When will that appointment be?
He told us that he usually likes to do it around 18 weeks so since im on week 13 we scheduled the next OB appointment to five weeks from yesterday. :D That'll be the date we find out the sex. Thank goodness because I can't wait any longer. I don't know how people wait the entire 9 months- yeah no thank you I like taking advantage of technology. I believe it's for some people but defidently not for me. '
3. Dr I have this rash on the sides of my stomach is there something wrong with me?
He said no and that it's okay because it probably has something to do with the extra hormones in my body. He just said to take some benadryl and put some soothing cream (I forget what it's called but we bought it last night).

I got all my questions answered and everything is looking good. The babys healthy Im getting better and the good news is I'm a third of the way done. HIP HIP HOORAY.

I'll be posting in about five weeks, right before Thanksgiving what I'll be having. We are so excited and can't wait.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hunger dreams

Last night I had a funny cool dream.

I wasn't too hungry when I went to bed but the last time I ate before I went to bed was our Panda Express and the DQ ice cream cone we had at 6:00 PM and thats the very last thing I had. Then I went to class from 7-10 and then came home to do some photo editing on the computer until midnight. By the time we got ready for bed and finally fell asleep it was almost 1:00 am.

Then, the dreams starting going in my head. First I remember eating this delicious ham and pineapple Thin Pan Crust pizza!! YUMMMMMM . My second dream I remember chilli and corn bread and it was also delicious. YUMMMMMMMMMM. So I woke up wanting both those things. I got up around nine and had some cereal and banana with chocolate milk and then Chris got up shortly after and I told him about my dream so he also though pizza for lunch would be a great IDEA!! I was so happy he went and got me exactly what I wanted. He's so sweet and patient with me.

I think it's pretty funny that I kept dreaming and dreaming about food.
Im thinking chilli and corn bread for a meal sometime this week or weekend.
And some bannana bread, or some chocolate chip cookies. GOodness I am hungry again.


Love ya baby!

Week 10 & 11

Time has been going relatively fast. It's weird I think the days are going by slow and then the weeks just seem to go fast from time to time. I think it's my excitement with the pregnancy that it has a lot to do with it, and it's not even because I'm not staying busy because I am. I work, school, do some service, an active church goer :), and do all the family events. I am trying to be busy and not stay home too often although sometimes it's a must. If I can I take an hour nap to make it through my days.
Nothing much has changed besides that but I am getting really excited and anxious for my OB appointment coming up on October 18th! I can't wait to see how much bigger it is since the last time we went.
I can feel my stomach getting bigger and my clothes getting tighter. The nauseousness is still there but I know it's getting a little better right now.. In week ten and eleven it's been rough in the night time. I sometimes cry myself to sleep while Chris holds me because I feel so sick and want to throw up but can't. I haven't thrown up once but I had a very close call last week. It was sooooooo gross. I know this will all be worth and there's no doubt in my mind that this is meant to be with the perfect husband and at the perfect time but it's been challenging for me. I'm not used to feeling so low on energy and tired with a side of nauseousness to top it off.
Chris has stepped it up so much and has made me feel better. We have gotten so much closer because of this. Every day I am constantly thinking about how much our lives are going to change and how much I love this baby. I can't wait to meet him/ her and raise this baby.
Im hoping this baby is going to be very smart and active since I am always out and about.
I cant wait to spoil you my baby baby. Your father and I are getting more and more excited although it still seems surreal to us.

Monday, October 10, 2011

My daily struggle- food

I am having such a hard time eating.
Everything looks and smells gross to me.
I am always hungry and then when I finally get
some delicious food I just pick at it and eat
a little.
Now this doesnt happen all the time but it happens
like almost every day. It's been one of my major
struggles this far. I thought it would get better by
now and it does on some days and then it doesn't.
I am just going to try ad figure out what my body wants
and can actually swallow without gagging the whole time.

Keep in mind I have never been this picky in my life.

Don't worry I am eating as much healthy foods as I can.
I always take my prenatals and drink like 6 or 8 water
bottles a day. That keeps me busy with bathroom breaks. :P

One more week and I will finish my first trimester. YAY!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OB visit number 2

On week number 8 we had the opportunity to go to the OB. This was Chris first time and I was very excited for him to meet the doctor and be with me. I could see that he was a little uncomfortable because he had never been before and didn't know what to expect.

On this visit we had another ultrasound to make sure the baby was moving right along and his predictions of how far I was were correct. He said that I was doing good and the baby looked so much bigger compared to that tiny dot at five weeks. I could actually see a little head with a little body. I can tell this baby is going to be so cute already ! Another fun thing we got to do was he showed us the heart beating on the ultrasound and it just filled my heart with so much joy. That's the neatest thing I've seen so far the heart beating on the screen. <3 He gave us ultrasound number two and I have saved in my pregnancy packet they gave me.

I had my blood work done, and I peed in a cup. FUN FUN!!! Our next appointment will be in the middle of October and I can't wait to see how much this baby has grown in five weeks.
we love this baby so much words can't express the excitment running in our minds every day. Love you baby.

<3 Perla

week 8 & 9

Not much has changed but maybe my body a little bit. I feel like my stomachs rounding out and I am starting to feel more and more tired. I noticed that no matter how many hours I slept the night before I am in bed by 9 or 10 P.M. That is a huge change for me, because I would always stay up late and do all my things late at night.

I am feeling so lazy and too tired to do anything when I don't absolutely have to do it. I can do a little bit at a time but I get overwhelmed if its many things at once. I have Chris helping me out left and right and he has been absolutely perfect the whole time. I can tell that I've become more and more needy of him but I know he doesn't mind.

I am drinking tons and tons of water and fluids. I have to always carry bottled water or else I'll go buy one. I can feel my throat get all dry if I dont have water all the time.

These weeks were a little harder than normal because I got a little sick. :( I was fighting a little bit of a cold and let me tell you it makes sleeping and doing anything that much harder. The stinky part is you can't take any medications. BOOOO!!
All I could do was fight it out with vitamin C and healthy foods. I had tons and tons of orange juice, oranges, fruits, soup, and all that good stuff. It took me about an entire week to kick it out of my system and I was so happy about that.

Chris keeps being an angel on a day to day basis so much that it makes me fall in love with him more and more just when I thought that wasnt possible. There's no doubt in my mind that we were meant for each other and this is the perfect time for us to have a child. I am so thankful for everything. I try and express all of this every day to Chris because I know it's been a little difficult for us to have "fun" times lately. We havent had a chance to go on a date for about a few weeks because of everything going on, school, work, and our schedules clashing. But I dont care because at the end of the day we always come together and get to see each other. I love going home to my baby every day it's the best feeling in the world.

We are so happy to have a baby on the way and we pray every day for our little BAby baby.

Chris loves to touch my belly and hold me, run his hands to my back to make me feel better and he is so patient and loving with me. I always knew he would be but he has exceed my expectations of what he'd be like. I loveeee this man and I feel overwhelmed with happiness for being so blessed.

<3 Perla

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Week 7

Im doing much better this week at eating. Im eating so much better and I have more time to make some good snacks and prepare myself somekind of a lunch.
Im taking my prenatals every day. I've probably missed one day since I found out that Im pregnant and I felt bad.

I havent gotten too sick just the nasceous feeling from smells. I consider myself lucky so far because I havent thrown up. I am still very tired and my body is changing slowly but surely.

People ask me if I feel different and honestly I do. Im not used to this feeling at all. It still seems surreal that Im pregnant.

Not to much has been going on other than the baby has been studying, going to class, and workin with me. This baby is keeping me very good company so far.

Im excited to feel my baby in about two months!! HOpefully I dont gain too much weight because I want to stay healthy throughout the pregnancy.

Chris keeps touching my belly and oddly enough he's the only one I dont mind touching me there. I feel weird to everyone that has done it, because IM not far at all. Once I have more of a prego belly Im sure I wont mind as much but for now I just feel sooo CHUBBY! Ha ha but thats okay it'll all be worth it for my little baby baby.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I think this babys parents are crazy

DO you think buying a crib when you're about two months pregnant is too soon. Maybe?

But you'd be impressed with our shopping skills. We weren't planning on doing it so soon but we saw it at Target, we loved it, and got it for a fifth of the price it originally was.
I will post a picture very soon because I am so excited about our sweet deal. Chris had this huge smile on his face and wanted to call both our moms so we did.

I love my husband he's so smart and I know he'll be the worlds best father in the future. Thank you baby for the AWESOME idea although at first I was hesitant because I think it's a little too soon. You know whats best for our family and I appreciate your love.

Its a 4 in 1 crib, dark wood, and a good brand. What else do I want?


OH my GOODNESS!!! I dont know what to do about this current situation. My smell senses are crazy. I know its normal because I've read about it and my friends tat have been pregnant tell me that its the hormones. The only thing I can is just deal with it. Its honestly driving me nuts.

I want to kindly hold a sign that says please please please keep your smelly perfumes to a minimum because I will throw up on your face. That'll be my disclaimer to them. Ha ha . Truth is I havent thrown up yet, however Ive wanted to like almost every day. I dont feel so great sometimes and I dont feel like myself. I am trying very hard to smile and be happy but I didn't think it would be this hard. The fatigue is killing me. I need so much sleep and I need more time in my day to get all my things done. I am praying so hard that everything will work out because I dont want to be stressed or worry all those around me. I am being taken very good care of. Most people that Im close to are being sensative to me and putting up with my moodiness, but its the strangers in the class, store, work, anywhere!!!

Let me give you an example. Tuesdays and Thursdays I have a very interesting class That I take from 7:30 till 9:00, and I sit to this very cute nice girl. I think she's super nice and friendly to me so I get along with her. Well yesterday in the middle of class she whips out her strong peachy flavored lotion and puts it all over her hands. I wish I was brave enough to kindly ask her to please not do that because it makes me want to barf and my senses are very sensative. I dont think I will and I think ill just wait until it happens again and if I feel so bad Ill just have to tell her im prego and so on.

Today - this guy walks in with his CHEAP COLOGNE that hits me in the face as soon as he walks in. Ewwwwww it doesnt even smell good at all.

Hopefully I survve my first trimester without choping someones head off.

I will be patient and smile. I am very thankful for my family, husband, and baby. Right now its just hard to take in being pregnant, working, school, being, sick, and being a descent housewife.

I know i'll get through I just need to get used to this. :P
I need to go to the temple soon. I need a girls night.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sensative Perla

Right now I am very sensative. I will cry just about every day for no reason. I will catch myself driving home and feeling all kinds of sad because my husband is working. Or because I don't feel so good I start crying a little bit. It kind of makes me laugh because I know it's silly and I can't really help it.

Lately i've been having appetite issues. It's hard for me to find things I actually want to eat. Nothing looks good, I am hungry but it takes me forever to figure out what to eat. I can't believe this is happening to me. I've never been picky in my life until now. Ha ha.. It's okay though today I feel like I'm doing a lot better.

Something driving me nuts recently are .. SMELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can feel like im going to throw up if I smell something that bothers me. I dont like those strong food smells. Im sure this is weirding Chris out. Sorry babe, I wish I didnt have to be so sensative right now but hopefully I get through the first trimester and it gets better.

Now dont get me wrong I am so happy to be pregnant. It has been the best blessing we've received. I am very grateful and I dont think it could've happened at a better time. I am counting my blessings every day :)

Something to look forward to:
Next next Tuesday we made an appointment and Chris will go with me !!!! Im so excited for him to see an ultrasound for his first time. Its the coolest thing I have seen. Ill post every detail about that appointment.

Love you my Rudd baby <3

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hard work

Making a baby is hard work and whoever told you other wise is lying. My bodys tired and I am so behind on so many things because I've been busy.
Its hard to work work and go to school, then to top it off have so much homework and projects I need to worry about. Lucky for me I like my classes and they are fun to do homework for. I wish I could just be home doing chores and running errands with my man!!! I miss him the most I've been so busy that it's hard for us to actually have some time together. Weekends are our time to catch up and relax. We love having Sundays off.

Everyday this week we've been going to be super early so that my body gets some rest. And when I mean early I mean 8 or 9 pm. Chris loves this SO MUCH! On Monday night he just couldnt believe that we were in bed by 8:30 . Guess we better get as much sleep as we can get. Specially me before I get really uncomfortable and not be able to sleep.

Although I have much to learn and I know this is not going to be easy we are very grateful and pray every night for our baby. We know that this happened at the perfect time for the perfect reason. I testify that the Lord knows whats best for us and we just need to be good and listen to the spirit. I know I will overcome anything if I just turn to Him for help. I feel very loved and I know i can do anything. :)

Week 6 is almost over and on to week 7.

OB visit

Was very scary and nerve racking for me. I had to go all by myself which made me even more nervous. I wanted Chris to be next to me so bad. I didnt know what they were going to do and what I would be finding out. I was so excited all day and I couldn't wait for it to be 2:00 pm. This was my very first visit to the OB and this doctor as well . So it was a day of firsts. I had so many things running through my head and so many questions I wanted to ask him.
My doctors name is Dr. Tutt and his office is right by my house. I will be delivering at the hospital right of the freeway and highley. I am soooooo excited!!! His entire staff were awesome and very welcoming. As soon as I walked in I felt so good about it. I filled out all the paper work and time went by relatively fast. The nurse did the normal things before the doctor comes out and then he asked me some questions. Since im irregular and I wasnt sure at all about how far along I was he used a transvaginal ultrasound and he took a cute little picture of my baby bean. He took pictures of it and gave me one!! And this baby already is gorgeous. Ha ha Just kidding I cant tell yet but Im sure the baby is. Then he told me that I was about 6 weeks along. Honestly, I wish I was further along because I can't wait to meet our baby. Im so excited to be a mom and raise a child that looks like us. Our families are very excited for us to have our first child.
So then I asked him some questions and he explained to me some things that I needed to know and then he did some other things and told me that I would come back in two weeks to hear the heart beat :) I made sure the next time I scheduled it my husband would be able to make it. I will post an update to what we find out then.

I honestly was amazed by how awesome technology is and seeing the baby on the ultrasound. Although I can't see much it was a great feeling to find out Im really pregnant and that so far the babys doing great! I will keep doing what I have to do so that it will all work out.

I will be doing blood tests and doing all the fun pregnant things at the next appointment. YAY!!

I will post the ultrasound once I get a chance to scan it.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Yesterday I bought some new clothes. I found some really cute shirts that aren't maternity but they're so cute and dressy. They also have room for me to grow in them. Got three shirts and some really cute pants. I only spent $40.00, if you ask me thats a sweet deal for some really cute clothes.
Im so excited to be pregnant. I want the next seven months or so to just fly but I know I have to be patient. It's a good thing we have that much time to get the room ready and paint it - if we have to. If its a girl we wont have to do much but buy furniture and baby things but if its a boy we're going to have to paint it a boy color because pink isn't the hottest color for a boy. I wouldnt want my baby boy to grow up confused. Ha ha .
I want to do so much and I want to spoil my baby so much. I have to control myself and wait until they tell me what Im going to have.
Although it's been hard to sleep I cant stop smiling because Chris and I are blessed enough to be able to bring a baby. IM so thankful for him and our future. I dont know what Id do without him.
Last night I wasn't feeling too hot so I crashed out on the bed and I left the cake in the oven :( Chris took it out and it was no good. It's a good thing I have extra cake mix. so here I am baking a second cake. HA thats a pretty funny story.
Ill post a pic once I finish to prove I dont always burn everything I touch.

Love ,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Belly Oils & Cream

Thanks to one of my best friends in the world I was able to get some good advice about creams and oils for the prevention of stretch marks. Candice suggested I go to Hi-Health and get their JASON brand oil and cocoa butter.
I had no idea they sold those types of things but it makes sense because it has supplements and supplies for beauty and health. I had gone straight from class to the Hi health and I was so excited because I have been wanting to go get some goodies from there since I found out about the baby baby. I want to take care of my skin so that I wont be left with tons of stretch marks. I am willing to sacrifice anything but I am going to take care of myself and be smart.
I can't wait to use my oil and cocoa butter tonight.
I highly recommend going there if you want some of this good belly stuff. It's better to start getting use to this now than doing it too late when Im too big.

I am so excited I just want to go home and try it on. I know I am getting excited ove nothing but it's my first purchase to the baby baby. :) I didnt even have to spend as much a I thought. I thought it would be at least $30.00 but I spent half that much. I love it when I round up and end up spending much less.

<3 Perla

Next week

In my opinion I will be going on 8 weeks which equals 2 months!!! So i'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to be close to my calculations. I read symptoms and from what I remember of the cycle business that sounds about right. I hope it's true and if it is im going to celebrate and have a party!
But really I am praying and praying to have a healthy and good pregnancy. Sometimes I think I should've waited to tell people but you know what it's my life and I can do what I want. I will tell who and when I want, with the input of my husband of course.

On Tuesday I have my first appointment with my OBGYN his name is Dr. Tutt. I am so excited, nervous, and happy about it. I just want to fast forward for it to be Tuesday already. I will update my blog as soon as I get on a computer. I am going to write everything down. I have so many questions and I want to hear what the doctor says.

I still can't believe Im pregnant sometimes. I doubt me being pregnant for reals. I dont know why my head messes with me. I just dont want for anything to go wrong. I want to get the first three months out of the way. Everyone and books say that they're the most important so I am trying to be very good about all the small and big things. I wonder if anyone worries as much as me?

One more thing about the first couple weeks. I am so emotional! I have never been so sensative than this. I am so delicate and picky about things recently.

Here are the two best examples as of lately:
1. I cried because I was overwhelmed about some idiot using my card and going on a shopping spree. THANKS JERK! You made a pregnant woman so pissed that she wanted to come to your house and punch you. This made my account negative for about 6 days. I hope you get caught.
2. This last Sunday we were about to go to church and my car wouldnt start. GREATTT!! Who doesnt love car troubles on a hot sunny day. We had to buy a new battery when we have 209403820843 million other things to pay. I hate how that happens.

No doubt in my mind that last weekend I felt like the ADVERSARY working so hard to break us down. To try and bring us down and make us feel like we couldnt do it. Like your stuck and you cant get up. Even though they're small things sometimes they seem big. I've realized that once something good comes along you are tempted (or at least I feel like I am ) to feel down . Satan knows that we are happy and are doing what's right and he wants to break that. He doesn't want us to be happy but on the other hand you have the worlds best shield *HEAVENLY FATHER & HOLY SPIRIT* so I decided we need to step it up and be strong. We need to pray even more and read more. We will do just that. I want to be ready and keep the adversry as far away from my home as possible.

Baby baby I will do whatever it takes for you, we have only found out two weeks ago and we already want you to be here. I want to fast forward and hold you. We love you and I can't wait to meet you. I know the Lord gave us the oppurtunity to get pregnant at the perfect time with the perfect baby.

I am feeling so much better today. I made it through this rough rough week and it's almost the weekend and who doesnt love that?

Your mama

First weeks...

Baby baby!!! You make me so tired already ;)

My body is not use to all these hormones and body changes I'm experiencing. I've been getting so much advice, help and support with my pregnancy. As much as I love it I am exhausted. Sleeping for me has been one of the hardest things. I have so many emotions running through my mind. I have so much to do and I don't know where to begin. I need to just relax and take a deep breath.

I haven't gotten sick persay but I have days where Im not feeling too hot. The other night I was so tired and my body was soar but I just couldn't wind down. My stomach was hurting i was tossing and turning but I am lucky enough to have a caring husband that will do anything to comfort me and bring me water-even though we're both dead tired from our long hard working days.

The previous 2 weeks though I had been having some pretty serious heartburn. YUCK! I hate that feeling. I dont like that horrible taste in your mouth that you get. I've been eating crackers and fruit to help me with the horrible after taste. Honestly though besides that it hasnt been too bad. Every now and then I get super sleep. So sleepy I have to try and pretend to sleep with my eyes open. O JOY!

To top it off as soon as I found out I was pregnant is the same day I started school. I have over done it for this semester. I signed up for five classes, working in an office, and doing photography. WOW!!! I am excited for the semester to be over already. The good thing is that I know this will make the semester fly by and that means being close to have my baby baby. <3 This week since I can still get a full refund I decided to drop my least favorite class because of the teacher. She made it very easy for me to decide. I was sitting at work thinking and thinkin about my baby. I was thinking about what is best for the future and what is more important to me. I seriously had this knot in my stomach because I knew this was going to be very rough on my body. So I talked things over with Chris and we taked about my classes but then it didnt become clear until the next day. I could almost feel the weight lifted off my shoulders and a good feeling come through my stomach. That's how I knew I had made the right decision to take it down to four classes. :D The roughest days I have in monday and wednesday, im going 9-7 straight with no break. But the rest will be a piece of cake. I am being smart and eating in the morning, having lots of good snacks with me, and then eating once I get off. I am getting the hang of it.
I am lerning what I can and can't eat. The Do's and Dont's . It is tough. Never in my life have I wanted sushi as bad as I want it right now. Ha ha . I have never hd it but just because I know I can't thats why Im tempted. Im being very strong and trying to do everything for my baby. I am drinking so much water, fruits, veggies, and the prenatals.

Here's the purpose of this blog is:
1. To record, for journal purposes.
2. For Chris and I
3. For family and friends
4. And of course for my baby baby.

I hope this blog also informs others about pregnancy and all the fun things it comes with.

Love you BABY BABY

Monday, August 22, 2011

To our future baby girl or boy,

We love you so much !!!

We found out we were pregnant with you on my birthday (August 15th) and honestly it's the best present Ive ever had. Im so excited to have you and raise you. I love children so I just know that having a kid of my own will come kind of naturally to me.

Your father and I get on our knees every night and thank the Lord for the oppurtunity to bring children into this earth, we pray that you will be born healthy and strong . We also pray for us to be prepared and be good parents.

As soon as we found out we were pregnant we were so happy that we couldnt stop smiling. I had told some of my best girl friends so they could help me out with some advice about being pregnant or not. I have to say your mother is blessed to have the the friends that she has & family. They are always willing to talk and give me some awesome advice.

Your dad and I promise to give you everything we have, to raise you right, and to give you unconditional love. I love you so much already my baby. I can't wait to meet you my little angel. WE love you and want these months to go by sooo fast!

I will do anything to make you come to us safe and healthy.

I am so thankful for this oppurtunity to be pregnant and create a baby.

We love you tons

Your parents