Monday, March 30, 2009

The promised pictures

This first picture is a picture my sister took. I was a little uneasy when it was snapped because I was NOT pregnant and Devin kept putting his hands on my stomach like I was. As it ended up, I was indeed, pregnant.

The onesie placed at the beginning of the attachment. We will need more of these....

An indicator of when the precious baby will arrive!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


So far I'm beating Devin on our NCAA brackets. Last year I beat him too :O) Can you believe it? Mr. sports-obsessed losing to ME?!?!? But let's keep our fingers crossed. I get a pretty good reward if I win. :Huge Grin:


So, we are moving today. I am actually quite sad to leave our tiny apartment because I have truly grown to love it! I love having it set up just the way I like it and having all of my own things. It is just nice to be organized and established, and I will miss that a lot.

I also had my last day working at Wells Fargo today. My coworkers were all so-very-kind and brought lots of fruit, sandwiches, and some yummy desserts for my parting. I brought a cake as well and we all enjoyed some laughs with some great food! I will certainly miss them, and I truly believe I will miss this job! I know it seems silly, but I have really enjoyed working for WF. For my coworkers, for the people, and for the great experience gained. I know that I will have those days where I wish I could be back, laughing about stories and helping the regulars. They become your friends and a part of you; so it's hard to leave. I had a good cry about it last night and hope that no more tears will come....I have a feeling that won't be possible.

We are moving in with an older couple whom we will be in charge of making lunch and dinner meals, helping them around the house and with changing clothes/bathroom stuff, grocery shopping, light cleaning and yard maintenance, and errands/dr. appointments, etc. I am quite excited about it in many ways, but a little apprehensive in others. It always takes me a while to get used to the duties of a new job, so until I feel comfortable with it, I know it will be a little overwhelming.

I wanted to do this because I will be able to work from home when the baby comes. We will also have free living expenses, meals, utilities, and will get paid on top of that. It will be a very good situation for us and hopefully for the couple we will be living with. Because of the mental/physical disabilities of the couple, however, it will be quite challenging mentally/emotionally for me. I am going to need a lot of growth but I know the Lord can help me!

It is a bigger place, so our baby will fit much better! So no more squishing ourselves hopefully, BUT I don't know what we will do with all of our furniture because a lot of the place is already furnished and we will have to fit our own stuff in as well. We shall see how my pregnant brain works with organizing things!

I will also miss the little raccoons! I know that sounds funny, but one of them is seriously the cutest thing you've ever seen! I will miss my schedule and "freedom"-my covered parking space even, but we will gain so much more with this move and it will challenge us in ways we can't even imagine yet! I am just praying that I can do it! :O)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How we made the announcement

**Note: I cannot get the pictures to load up properly and this already loaded on the blog. It will be a few days before I can get the pics up.**

I realize that I have a lot to catch up on still from December and January...oh yeah, plus February since it has passed too! This year is flyin. Maybe I will just say now that one of the greatest surprises I was given for Christmas was that my parents surprised us all with tickets to WICKED in Los Angeles! The day after Christmas, we left for the show, stayed the night there and had a great weekend! My grandparents joined us and it was a blast! I have yet to get the pictures from my grandpa that we took that weekend/at Christmastime (I have since lost my camera) and so hopefully I will get them up someday.

Anyway, I thought I could just share how we made the announcement to our parents that we were having a baby (this was in January).

We sent them an email which was titled "FW: A family funny..." and then said

"Please note: forwarded message attached

Looks like we'll be needing a lot more of these in the coming months...

Dev and Meg"

Here was the attachment:

Lately, Meghan’s been acting really moody and she hasn’t wanted me to touch her very much. She’s also been really sensitive to smells. For example, for a few days she kept telling me that I smelled like farts…even after I had gotten right out of the shower! So I figured she was pregnant cuz a) I don’t smell like farts and b) she’s never been able to keep her hands off me until now. (haha)

So, January 2nd and 3rd she did two pregnancy tests from the dollar store but they came back negative; however, her period just never came. She was being all emotional, so when we went to the doctor’s office today we asked for a blood test. We called back two hours later to hear the results. Meghan wanted me to call so I did but they said it was confidential and so they could only tell Meghan. So I handed her the phone and the lady said that the results came back positive! As soon as she said that Meghan got really serious and nervous. Her voice was shaky and I could see that she was gonna cry soon. I started laughing because Meghan is so funny when she cries. Her face scrunches up and it’s the cutest thing I have ever seen. Meghan started crying while still on the phone and after a few brief pauses the lady asked what was wrong. Meghan said “I’m crying and my husband is laughing at me.” When they finished on the phone Meghan just let it all out. I wish I could’ve recorded it. She kept saying I don’t know what to do and I’m scared over and over again. She said that she just didn’t expect to hear that the results were positive and she was just in shock. Then she said “You and me are gonna be parents, that’s so dumb.” (As in, she didn’t know if we could handle it) While still bawling, she said, “I’m gonna be fat and you’re not going to like me.” I said, “You’re gonna be how Heavenly Father wants you to be. She responded—all the meanwhile crying her eyes out—with, “what if Heavenly Father wants me to be fat?! I told her that he wants you to be fat for a little while and then you’ll get skinny again.

I think the only thing that she was sad about was that she wouldn’t be able to play on our intramural soccer team now. She LOVES to play especially that now we were gonna be able to play with JaNae. (She’s decided that she may just play anyways for the regular season until she is further along). Oh well, that’s how life goes sometimes. She’ll be a great mother and I am so proud of her. We really weren’t expecting it to work so fast cuz we just started trying at the end of November. She is about 5 weeks along. It’s awesome to think that our baby is growing inside of her. Meghan is such a strong woman and I’m sure that she’ll make it through whatever comes her way. She is very good at adjusting and adapting to all the changes in her life. In the meantime, I will try to be patient and help out as much as possible while working and going to school. It puts a little more pressure on me to get through school and earn a living but I’m sure that with the Lord’s help we can get through it. We were planning on doing an internship next semester but instead we’ll be here getting ready to have a baby!

Congratulations grandparents, aunts and uncles!!!! Thanks so much for your help in getting us to this point and please keep us in your prayers.

P.S. We’re trying to remember that there is always a good possibility of miscarriage in the first few months so we should maybe stay level headed and not get too excited til then. We would like to try to keep this with family and close friends for a bit.

So, I guess this picture turns out after all---even though we REALLY didn’t know Meg was prego yet, I was just joking around when JaNae was trying to take pictures of us….

Even though it’s not a very cute picture of Meghan<-- (Meg says) "I was trying to tell him to stop" :O))

Devin wrote that obviously. We called my parents first and tried to get my brother Dallin to think of an excuse to get my mom to read her email. He has a hard time playing along with me since he's not quite as goofy, but finally he got everyone gathered around, they read it and were very excited!~ It will be their first grandchild; so they are anticipating spoiling the child with lots of goodies. They weren't quite as surprised as they otherwise would have been since I had been asking my mom tons of questions--I had some issues a little earlier on-- and she was very suspicious.

Devin's family was a lot more surprised because Justin (his brother) was able to play along a little better. He had a better excuse and told them "Everyone gather around really fast, I just got an email from my mission president!" Needless to say, they hurried, he began reading the email, they were all baffled because it didn't sound very much like an email from a mission president, and then we got a good laugh and some screams when they finally realized what they were being told! This will be their second grand baby.

We bought that onesie because the baby is due in September! We are excited and I am finally starting to show--even though most people would still disagree. What can I say?! I see myself naked; they don't!