Friday, November 21, 2008

Baby Shower!



So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that came and helped with the baby showers! They turned out so great and I had a fantastic time at both. We had one at my parents house on Sat thye 12th, and it was so good to see all my friends and family from there, and then we had one here in St. George on wednesday night and we had a great time. I can't thank everyone enough for all the stuff that they gave me! It will come in very useful I'm sure.
and we are having a baby shower/party down in Heber, Az over the thanksgiving weekend. So we are excited about that too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Getting Closer..

So I can't believe how fast everything is going these days! I feel like I just don't have enough time! Holidays are coming and I've only got a month before I stranded to St. George. Apparently I can't travel after 34 weeks ( doctors orders) because altitude change can induce labor. I guess it varies from doctor to doctor but she told me after the first of dec. I can't go anywhere; so St. George I am going to stay. So this will be me and Jake's first Christmas alone. :(
I did go to my 29 week appt last Friday. She said he measures perfectly and everything looks and sounds good. I start seeing her every 2 weeks now and then at the end of dec I will see her every week. I had to take that glucose screening test on friday too, I didn't know I was going to so that morning I had donuts and hot choclate at 8 and then at 9:15 I had to start drinking that sugar water stuff they give you. I thought I was going to pass out. I was going into a sugar coma. So I waited out the hour, and they tested my blood and I was fine. Thank goodness, I've heard if you have to take the 2nd test it really sucks, so I was happy about that.
My stomach is huge now. I need to post some pics cause I'm pretty sure he is going to be a gaint child. I hope not I hoping for 7 lbs, but I can dream right.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

25 Weeks down!

So I went to the doctor for my 25 week appt on friday! We only have 15 weeks left. Its going by so fast! She just measured everything and listen to his heart beat. She said he is doing really good and everything looks great! I feel him move a lot now. He kicks really hard. Its fun! Sometimes he moves around though and it feels really gross, but cool at the same time. My stomach is getting huge now and my belly button is sticking all the way out now. I'm starting to not fit in my clothes. Well I haven't fit in my pants for a while but I could still get the shirts to stretch but they are starting to get to short.
Oh well what do you do. Guess I will just have to go shopping. :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

the lesser of 2 evils..

Man I feel like this election has been so incredibly controversial. I have had numerous discussions on the subject, and really had a heated argument last night about the two candidates. So I needed to vent about it on my blog, and tell everyone once and for all why and who I am voting for. First off I want to say that both of the candidates have many things that I don't like and I don't agree with either of them fully, but I only have 2 choices, so I guess that is to be expected.
So with no further ado I am voting for McCain/Palin.
Why you ask? After doing some research and looking into all of the issues- I think that both candidates are jumping into a fire and that the economy sucks right now. The crisis of oil, money, and bad mortgages aren't going to be fixed over night and neither of their plans are guaranteed to work. So those issues aren't the ones that bother me the most.
First- I am a conservative. I know that, and will not support gay marriage. I feel its wrong, and its not supported in my religion. Me and jake were discussing that in the scriptures it talks about how evil things have a pattern. First hated and rejected. then tolerated, and then embraced. Which is exactly what is happening with gays. It is not naturaly. If it was then all the animals in the world would be gay, and then the world would die, becasue of no population.
Second- Abortion. I don't support it I never will. I think there are alwasy exceptions to the rule- with rape, insest, or to save the life of the mother. I am pro adoption. There is always a family out there that would love to have a child. There are waiting lists in adoption. So stop being so selfish and carry the freaking baby for 9 months and give it a better life. You had sex what did you think was going to happen! Obama also votes in favor of patial birth abortion which breaks my heart. I won't go into it, but its a terrible proceedure.

Third- I feel like the only word that I have heard come out of obama's mouth is "change". Thats it. Change. okay well I am glad that you say that this is the best country in world, but I would like to change it. Also I find myself thinking about my college history class when Thomas Jefferson stated that "the government that governs that least governs the best." I agree with that statement more and more every year. Obama wants to get the government more involed and to take care of more and more things and I just don't think that is going to solve anything. In fact, every year the goverment keeps getting involved the country keeps getting worse. So I am going to say we go back to just being free and taking care of ourselves. Its not that hard. I think we need government, but I think we need to be resposible.

Okay that is all I have to say about this.
thank you
Rachel

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We are having....


So we went to the Doctor yesterday and got our ultrasound and found out that we are having a Boy!!
I thought it was all along, but you are never sure. So we are very excited! He is doing great and the doctor was really happy with him. He is really active and he is a week ahead of schedule- so that is good! She made sure his heart was fully formed, his guts were inside his body, he doesn't have a cleft lip, and all of his vertebra are there. She kept telling us that he was looking really good and she was very happy with him. That made me feel much better. I was a little nervous about finding a problem cause there is always a chance. So that was nice and refreshing to see the little guy and know that everything looked good.
We got about 10 pictures and I haven't stopped looking at them! Its so fun! Now only 4 months and I get to meet the kid!
The only thing we have to do now is pick out a name! We will let you know as soon as we do!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

my belly..

Yea! I'm finally starting to look pregnant! Not just fat...

Friday, August 15, 2008

The FLY BOYS!

So finally they finished that movie that I worked on like 5 years ago! and I am in the credits! yeah pretty cool huh? So I was personally invited to the premier that they held here in St. George. They had a whole red carpet event with the very famous actors, such as Steven Baldwin, and Tom Sizemore, and a few other pretty much no name actors. The movie actually was REALLY good! Jake and I both enjoyed it! It was fun to watch and remember all the things I helped with. I was pretty much free labor, so I did all sorts of things like bury sidewalks with dirt, make the dummy's that fell out of the plane, find a rare tire that they blew out on one of the cars, and the list goes on and on. It was an experience of a life time and I was happy to see if finally make it to the big screen. If you get a chance to go and see it, I believe it is opening through out Utah today! Its well worth the money.
Yeah Steven Baldwin totally came and stood by me. I was so excited I closed my eyes..

Friday, August 8, 2008

Doctor

So I made it through my doctors appointment! It was suppose to be quick and easy, but turned into lots of waiting around. At the first of every appointment they always have me pee in a cup. Well we did this as normal, and after I was done the nurse came and said that she forgot to do a test so they would need me to pee again. Right... like I can just pee on command. I had been drinking water all morning so that I was able to pee the first time. So we met with the Doctor and we listened to the heartbeat again. She said it was strong and the baby was noisy! So that was fun. After we were done with that I still didn't have to pee.. so I waited there forever and they finally sent me back to work with a cup to pee in..
So that was exciting. I finally got it back to them, and scheduled my ultrasound!! Sept 2 is when we will find out what we are having. I can't wait. Thats just over 3 weeks away.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday..

So its just a quite Thursday. Which is great cause this week has been less then quiet. We are always meeting with clients and taking care of photography stuff it seems like it will never end sometimes. It has been nice that its been raining so its cooled off so much!! So I'm not so miserable. Its been in the high 90's and I think that is cooled off. Thats when you know you've lived in St. George to long. I have my Baby Doctors appointment tomorrow. I'll be 17 weeks tomorrow, but I don't think we will find out the sex yet. My Doctor said they usually do it between 20-22 weeks just to be sure. So next month is the month. I'm so impatient I just want to know so I can start buying stuff and getting ready, but I guess I will have plenty of time to do all of that. We are also heading up to Heber to photograph a wedding tomorrow evening. So that will be fun. I'll let you know how the docotor goes tomorrow.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Heartbeat

So we are now 13 weeks along. It seems like this is taking forever. We went to our first Doctors Appt. on Wednesday and got to hear the heart beat. It was very cool. They said everything is looking fine and sounds good. So we are so excited. This is my last week on the first trimester. So I'm way excited about that. I can't wait to feel the baby move. I think its all finally sinking in that we are actually going to have a baby.
YEA!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Baby News!

So as most of you know Jake and I are pregnant! We are very excited and can't wait till we get to meet the little guy! I am just over 2 months along right now (9 weeks) and am doing pretty good. I haven't thrown up yet but have felt like I am going to most of the day everyday. I finding out what foods sit better and when I have to eat to ease the pain. But it seems to be going okay.
I have my first Doctors Appointment on the 9th of July. They don't see you till 12Weeks because miscarriage is so common in the first trimester. We are only 3 weeks away so we have high hopes!
My doctor is Traci Winward. She come highly recommended in the St. George area, and my boss is really good friends with her also, so I should be taken care of.
So thats all of our exciting news. I will try to keep everyone updated on my progress and I'll try to post pictures of my belly so you can all see me get fat!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pics




Moab!

So Jake and I got to go to moab! It was so much fun! We got a call from my parents and they said that they were going down there thursday night, and we should meet them there. They called me tuesday. I pulled a few stings and we were able to go friday night. We are so glad that we did. It was worth the 5 hour drive. We picked up my cousin Sara and she came with us too! She also lives in St. George.
We only got to do 2 trails while we were there, but they were both so much fun. Fin's and things is one of my favorites and also Gemini Bridges. They are 2 completely different rides but both fun. We had two people roll 4 wheelers (but were without injuries) and two 4 wheelers break down. (luckily we have mechanics for Dads)
On the last ride we went on it was about a 3 hour drive and it was just 5 of us kids that went out. We were all doing good until the last stretch and Sara's bike just dies. It seemed like it was out of gas, but to our dismay it was not. So now it was something else, but Jake saved the day, He decided that it was the spark plug and 4 wheelers usually have an extra one under the seat, so he replaced it and we were on our way!
We had a great time and can't wait to go again. We are hoping for the fall, and to stay more than 2 days.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Yes, we are finally going to blog.

So hello everyone. We thought this would be an easy way to keep everyone that cares upadated. We actually don't do that much that is exciting but I like to read blogs, so I hope you enjoy ours.
Well Jake is still working on purchasing the water store. He is waiting to see if he can get any grants first. Because that would be awesome, and then we should be making some progress.
I am still working 8-5 at infinite solutions and I still love it. It gets kinda boring sometimes but I have many things I can do when I am not busy like: Play with Korben my bosses 2 year old, or play with the 2 dogs or the cat that insists it sits on my lap. So its always a good time. I also have my photography and video business, and we just purchased an internet advertising company, stgeorgeweddings.com. Also check out our new photography website, ameliephotography.com. We just redesigned everything.
I am also going to school, just one class, digital photography. Its really fun and it makes it nice to go shoot something else besides weddings. I'll post some of my pictures up. as soon as I can remember. So yeah thats what were are up to right now. I'm always busy and jake stays home and plays games with his friends.