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August 2016


30 Weeks

29 August 2016

I can hardly believe I’m 30 weeks pregnant, but week by week, it has happened! Just over 2 months to go till we get to meet our little babe.

I’m able to see my belly button like never before. My belly is still stretch mark free which makes me very very glad. I’m working to get my iron levels back up, but everything is pretty good other than that. I love being pregnant and I love this baby bump very very much.

DSC02085Bebe was moving lots this morning when I woke up, and I love feeling that. I got to sleep in this morning, and that was nice too. :) I have a midwife appointment shortly, and I don’t really feel like going to it, because I don’t really feel like I need to. But I guess I need stronger relationships with my midwives to prepare better for the birth day!

We’ve been learning how our healthcare works, and so now I need to get our maternity bills paid. Financial stuff is kind of stressful to me sometimes, but it’s part of life.

Yesterday at in our young women class, our lesson was: How can I strengthen my family? We went over this talk by President Uchtdorf and it was so good. Nothing more important than marriage and family and home and homies. :)

Lower 48

Pregnant sisters

14 August 2016

I’ve been in California with my Stacy girl the past three days! She’s heavy with child, so I came down to be with child with her! And to help her out with her precious 2.5 year old, Brady boy. And to have a great time together. 

I’ve been here to Ojai many many times, some stays much longer than others, and I always really enjoy it here. This place and community have lots of inspiration to offer. And as per usual, it’s so nice hanging out with my sister. How wonderful to have siblings for my best friends. 

Her belly has lots bigger baby movements than mine. It’s crazy! Makes me excited for what’s ahead. Buuuuut we talked a lot about birth today and padcicles and cracked nipples and contractions and the intensity of all that, and it makes me feel a little scared and nervous. But she said our bodies know what to do, however there’s still much to prepare for! Like getting my iron levels from an 8.8 up to a 12 or so. I don’t really know what those iron levels mean, but my iron is too low, so I’m workin on replenishing that. 

It’s been super toasty warm here, like an unenjoyable, energy sucking heat. When we went out at 5 pm today, Brady’s kiddie pool provided some nice relief from the heat, and hopefully I got a little tanner. Brady and I went on a Great walk this morning too before it got too too hot. I like walking. Thank you legs and body.  

Grandma and Grandad live in Ojai as well and it’s really nice to be able to visit with them. Good ol’ Ojai!

AND I get some fresh squeezed OJ here! It’s the best. And I really like being at Stacy and Scott’s house and the way they eat and the way they live. Grateful I can be here with my sista right meow. 


Carlita Bonita came home!

13 August 2016

Carla girl has been my BFF since we met in 3rd grade. I feel so lucky and blessed to have her as a part of my past, present, and future. She came up to Alaska last week and we of course had lots of fun, ate great food, took pictures, adventured, and laughed ourselves breathless. 

Here’s some pictures from the days she was HOME in AK.