Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's Britney.

Last week some of my best girlfriends and I went to the Britney Spears concert. It was fabulous! She did (I won't say "sang," because she didn't really bother with singing) all of her best songs and proved that even though she's a little on the crazy side, she can work it.
Here we are- Jacklyn, Stacey, me, Erna

The Pussycat Dolls opened- they weren't bad at all.

Before Britney took the stage there were all sorts of Circus folk performing like this acrobat.

The grand entrance!

Before getting sawed in half.

Doing some songs in her Princess Jasmine outfit. Tre chic.

Back for her encore performing "Womanizer." Love that song!


The concert was amazing, I'll give you that. But I can't not mention the other major performer at the Britney concert... the crazy drunk girl in front of us. She had two modes: the first was her rest mode, as pictured above. When she wasn't resting, she was dancing like there was no tomorrow. Check out the video below. This girl was so out of control that all of the surrounding people couldn't stop laughing at her and I know that I wasn't the only one who got her on video. This video was before she dropped her open umbrella over the upper bowl ledge. Oops.


video

Sunday, April 19, 2009

We couldn't wait any longer.

For the past 12ish weeks that we've known about the baby, we've been dying to know whether it was a girl or a boy.

We decided that we absolutely couldn't wait until 20 weeks, so we drove up to Salt Lake and went to an ultrasound center.

And Baby Harris is...



Drum roll please...



A boy!

We're totally stoked about this- I always thought that it sounded nice for my other kids to have a big brother. The only thing I'm worried about is the activity level of the child. During both of my ultrasounds, the techs seemed really surprised at how much this baby was moving around. Seriously, flipping around, grabbing his feet, etc. I hear that I'm in for a ride.


Let the shopping begin!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My newest fear.

Cankles.


I hear that lots of prego girls go from having normal calves and ankles to suddenly having cankles once they hit the 3rd trimester. Eek.

I truly hope that I will be spared from this affliction, cause I know that Ben and my dad will both make fun of me. You may be thinking, "Your dad? Really?" Yes. I've witnessed him making fun of his younger sisters for their alleged cankles or "goat ankles." I don't think that I will be immune from ridicule.
ps- I promise that not all posts will be related to being knocked up. Just this one... any maybe a few more.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The details, the details.

Q: When are you due?
A: October 4, which puts me at 15 weeks along.

Q: How have you been feeling?
A: Pretty good for the most part. I've been insanely tired, but it's finally started to ease up. I think that Ben is getting tired of me going to bed at 9:30 every night :) There's been nausea, but it usually felt comparable to being kinda car sick. Again, it's easing up.

Q: How is Ben doing with all this?
A: Don't let last post's picture deceive you. Although he looks a little dazed and out of it, I think it's because he had taken an Ambien about 30 minutes prior. Really, he's been great. I expected him to have a little freak out after getting the positive test, but he's been a trooper. He's way excited for a baby and refers to it as "The Bun."

Q: It's just one baby, right?
A: Yes, although at our first ultrasound, the tech thought that it was twins. I nearly had a heart attack! She couldn't tell for sure, so she had me come back for another look two days later. Luckily, she was able to confirm that it was one baby in there, not two. Not that there's anything wrong with twins- hello, I'm obsessed with Taylor's girls- but I had barely gotten used to the idea of one baby in there, let alone two!

Q: Any weird food cravings or aversions?
A: When I was 6 weeks, I had a 3 day stretch where I couldn't get enough Wendys. Since then, there haven't really been any cravings. Strangely enough, I kind of have an aversion to ketchup. This is very depressing to me, since ketchup was my favorite thing about fries and burgers. I can eat it and all, but it really doesn't sound the best.

Q: Anything else?
A: I've had some crazy dreams so far... most recently about a man with a wooden eye who broke into my house and was trying to kill me. When I tried to chop him up with a kitchen knife, he turned into my cat Oscar. Also, my pants are starting to get tight already! I blame this on my insanely short waist. Seriously, when you have no torso there is nowhere for the baby to go but straight out.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A little jealous.

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my friend Melissa on the phone. I am quite proud to say that I introduced her to Nie Nie's blog a month or two ago and, like me, she is hooked.

Anyway, we were talking about one of Nie's more recent posts which described her hiking up the Y. Apparently, one of Melissa's friends just so happened to be hiking up the Y at the same time- she saw Nie and her family! The friend didn't know who the group was at the time, but Melissa made the connection told her all about Stephanie Nielson and her story.

I'm kind of jealous of the friend who saw Nie and her family. As a regular reader of Nie' blog, I feel like I know her family and I'd really love to have the opportunity to tell her that her blog really means a lot to me and that I pray for her recovery, but in a non-stalker weirdo kind of way.

Cause the last thing that she needs right now is a stalker weirdo. If I do ever see her around town, I'll be sure to let you know.