37 Week Update

November 6, 2014

Hey all! I have reached 37 weeks! Only 3 weeks to my due date. I'm excited to be almost done, but it's getting very real and I'm a little nervous to bring a new baby home. I know it will be just wonderful though.

So I'm 37 weeks and 1 day today.

I have good blood pressure.

Less swelling is going on in my feet and hands, but it's still there.

Baby sounds great.

He could come any day!

I was able to get some help from my step mom this week. She helped me make some freezer meals, and then took Savannah to the zoo for a few hours (and gave her a bath beforehand!) so I could get some rest. It was wonderful.

I'm feeling pretty good. My hips and groin hurt, and I am not sleeping very well, but other than that, I'm doing great.

Here are some pictures to show you all where I am growth-wise!

This was me before my appointment this morning. I was not excited to get out of my jammies.


But let's be honest, my clothes are just as comfortable as jammies. 

Have a great day!


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35 Week Pregnancy Update

October 24, 2014

Hey guys! So, it's been a long time. i think my last update was at 8 or 9 weeks. Let's just say, I took a break. Also, Chalise is no longer with us. No, she's not dead! Ha, she is just busy snapping pictures of everyone in Utah County. Her photography business is doing very well. It is called Petersen Pix and you can check her out here!

As for me, I am going to try taking this blog on again. I know, why would I do this right before I'm going to have a new baby? Mostly because I want to continue sharing my journey with those who may benefit from it. Let's get into it!

Progress: 35 weeks 2 days

Symptoms: swollen feet (bad, but don't worry, my blood pressure is good), pelvic pain (a LOT), muscle pain in my abdomen, headaches, and Braxton Hicks contractions all the time

Fun Facts: baby is about 18 inches and 4-5 pounds, he's a kicker (but not as active as Savannah was), I have an anterior plaenta (my placenta is in the front instead of up top, but it's not a problem), I go to see the midwife every week now (my favorite thing ever.....not really)

I took a couple of terrible photos this week to commemorate.



See you soon!

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Danielle's 8 Week Update

April 21, 2014

Hey guys, Danielle here! I am so sorry this is so late! I was having technological difficulties and then it was Easter weekend and I was really busy with my family. You guys understand though, right?

Let's get on with my 8 week update!

I am doing well and still having symptoms, so that is a good sign that baby is doing well too. Here is my 8 week picture:


Slowly, but surely, things are growing and moving around. If you guys are interested in hearing how my pregnancy is going, watch our video! Thanks so much, and happy Monday.


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Danielle's 6 & 7 Week Update

April 12, 2014

Hello faithful readers and welcome back to a pregnancy update! Danielle here and I'm 7 weeks 3 days pregnant today! I put our video down below that explains what's been going on, but if you don't feel like watching the video, just keep reading!

First of all, pictures!



No bump yet, just lots of bloat (mighty uncomfortable...).

Baby #2 is the size of a blue berry and is doing all sorts of developing this week.

Mama is feeling nauseous, tired, and bloated.

I haven't gained any weight yet..

Not a whole lot to update on this week, but I go into everything in a lot more detail in the video, so watch that if you're curious!

I am just going through life and waiting for this pregnancy to feel real. It is still very strange that I'm pregnant again and feels like it's a dream. I'm still so happy and excited. November 26th couldn't come fast enough (just kidding, I'm grateful for all the time I have to prepare). You can access our youtube channel here or just watch the video down below. Thanks so much!




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Fluffy Pancakes

April 8, 2014

Hey guys! It's Tuesday and we wanted to share a quick recipe with you. Danielle found this on allrecipes.com and it is so great! It is a fluffy pancake recipe and turns out delicious every time. She has tried it with wheat flour and just added a little water to make it the right consistency. The pancakes turned out deliciously. Everyone needs a good pancake recipe, so we hope you enjoy this one!

The recipe is below, but here is a link to it if you want to go there!

Fluffy Pancakes
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Submitted By: kris
Photo By: Sara
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4
"Tall, fluffy pancakes are delicious served with butter and syrup or top with strawberries and whipped cream for a real treat."
INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted
cooking spray
DIRECTIONS:
1.Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".
2.Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
3.Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
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Fun Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

April 3, 2014

With Danielle recently announcing her pregnancy we wanted to give you guys a little compilation of fun ways to announce a pregnancy! There are so many creative ideas out there, but here are a few that we really have loved seeing. Enjoy!




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Announcing a pregnancy is such a happy and fun experience! We hope we gave you some good ideas. Have a great Thursday!

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April Fools' Day Pranks

April 2, 2014

April Fools' day is kind of a strange holiday. It is not a holiday that we get work or school off for (bummer), but it is recognized and celebrated throughout the world. So where did this silly tradition begin? Many years ago some countries celebrated New Year's the last week of March (Yes, they celebrated for the entire week!). However, those who celebrated New Year's on January 1st didn't think this was correct and made fun of them. Soon it was accepted that New Year's is on January 1st and since their celebratory week ended on April 1st it became April Fools' Day. Cool, eh?

Despite where it came from April Fools' Day is a fun holiday and we are here to give you some good ideas on how to prank all your friends and family because we think you should play pranks on your loved ones year round!

Cheesy Pits


Spaghetti Cupcakes


Sticky Shower


10 Fool Foods


33 Harmless Pranks


Put a tiny drop of honey on every door nob in your home. A tiny drop will get the entire hand sticky!

If there is a lady in your house, put saran wrap across the toilet bowl (under the seat) before they wake up for their morning potty break. They'll sit right on it and maybe even pee on themselves!

Get some Oreos and remove all of the white creme from the inside and replace it with white toothpaste. Give treats to everyone!

Rearrange the dishes in your kitchen so that when your family wakes up in the morning and wants to have some breakfast, they won't be able to find the bowls!

We hope you all had a great April Fool's and that you'll use some of these ideas to get your friends and family laughing for the rest of the year! Happy Wednesday.

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