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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Second Trimester

Since I just discovered my woe's of first trimester I better write about the second since it will be over in the next week. I have felt much better the last couple of weeks. Some people are still having a hard time telling I'm pregnant! This is a shocker to me! But then again I see my body everyday and know what it once looked like. And how most of my clothes fit! I can also feel my little girl doing karate chops inside me at all hours of the night! So as far as sleep goes I am still tried since this little one likes to party at all hours! I love every moment and movement though and just lay in bed while she beats on her drums or something in there. And wonder what she will be like and look like. Oh and think of all the things I should try to get done before she comes. I have quit working to enjoy the last couple of months and try to get some of these things done. I need to start looking into birthing classes. It seems like time is just flying by and this little one will be here before you know it! Tomorrow I will be 27 weeks so only 13 weeks to go! So crazy! I have to do the much dreaded sugar test! The Dr. told me just not to eat a whole box of donuts or anything the night before too crazy. So I'm off to make these cookies I saw on my friends blog. Cheesecake cookies! How can a girl resist? ( This one can't) Oh well the test isn't until next week! I figure I should be safe!

Ok now we are in the second trimester!

Feb. 25, 2010

First trimester was tough! All the sickness and just feeling yucky! Oh yeah and the many trips to the bathroom. I almost forgot! Not really since that hasn't really changed.
Second the queasiness is down to a minimum. Smells can sometimes still trigger it. And waiting too long to eat like right now. I'm going to get some toast!
Oh and raw meat! Icky! It has been somewhat of a challenge to cook at times. Ralph as been so good and will help when I need it. Let just say I can't go to the meat dept. and pick out meat just the sight of it grosses me out. Won't touch it either. My mom finds this funny and tells all of her friends.
It's still early in the second trimester but I am already having back pain. I can't sit for too long or stand too long. I go to bed with a hot pack on it at night. I have been to my trusted chiro and it's normal just your body adjusting to the changing of it. Center of gravity is different.
So far those are the differences. I still try to nap after school they have gotten shorter just still a nap. I don't feel as tried and dream of sleeping all day. Just a little update until the next appt. Week 18!

One I forgot to post! oops!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Oh my! I went to Babies R US yesterday! They have everything! and more! It was so much to take in. I didn't even register for everything just what I thought might be the essentials. Stroller, car seat, crib, and bassinet/pack & play. If you look at my list there is more on there but most of that was done in the comfort of my own home and with the help list of what they think you should have. I did look at swings but want to read up a bit more before I make a decision on that one. I found a rocking chair that I love! I wasn't sure I was going to get out of it. It was so comfy!!! I keep hinting to Ralph about that one!

A couple of days later I took Ralph to Babies R US and had him just look at the chairs to see if he could pick out the chair I wanted. He picked it first! How well does that man know me? All too well. He also thought my chair was comfy! So I'm thinking I might get lucky and get it! =) (at least I'm hoping) Then I showed him some of the stuff I had picked out. I forgot to mention that I had told Ralph all about my first visit and that I would probably need to do a second since there was way too much too see and try to pick out. He wanted to know if he got any say in helping picking things out. Hence the second trip! I tried explaining to him that true you know what you need but then there are 20 different options just in that 1 thing that you need. I have been trying to read up on them before I put them on our list. Pros and cons to all. So if you look at the list Ralph picked out the monitor a bit fancy and high tech. That's a guy for you! Maybe not the fancy part but definitely the high tech part. I rarely get a say in the gadgets that go into the home. Which is perfectly fine with me! Way to many choices. My sister is coming next weekend to help me even more! Thank goodness! I need it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I love evenings most!

I love when I lay down to get ready to go to sleep. It seems like my little one is just ready to get the party started! Her movements have become so strong I can now see my stomach move! It's weird and one of the most awesome things ever. Now I know how so many forget the bad things! It has been an amazing journey so far. I just can't wait to meet my sweet angel! The time seems to be flying by I still have so many things to do. One of the things I need help with is registering for what I REALLY need the must haves!!! I have looked at the list and am so confused to why I would need some of the stuff they suggest. So ALL things you loved and couldn't do without please let me know and maybe tell me why you loved it and how it came in handy. All suggestions are welcomed!!! I am at a totally lost when it comes to this! So thanks in advance for the ideas!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

In loving memory of a fun and great guy!

Ryan Elliot Parker

Ryan Elliot Parker, 35, of Monteview, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

He was born in Rexburg to Don and Pat Parker on Sept. 24, 1974. His family lived in Longmont and Grand Junction, Colo., before returning to Rexburg. He graduated from Madison High School. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an Eagle Scout. He served a mission in Maraciabo, Venezuela, from 1993 to 1995. He attended Ricks College, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a business and mathematics minor. At the time of his death he was attending Idaho State University, majoring in nuclear engineering.

Ryan and Naomi Roberts were married June 15, 1996, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They have lived in Kalamazoo, Mich.; Albany and Portland, Ore.; and Monteview, where Ryan farmed with his father. He was active in the LDS church, having served in scouting and as a ward finance clerk. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, running, cycling and experimenting in the kitchen. He found great joy in obtaining knowledge, attending the temple and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi; their children, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Emily and Anna; his parents, Don and Pat Parker of Rexburg; and siblings, Blaine (Lori) Parker of Granbury, Texas, Laurie Parker of Rexburg, Julie (Ryan) Lamb of The Woodlands, Texas, Debra (Jared) Hartley of Provo, Utah, and Kristen (Jason) Flanders of Provo, Utah.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, at the Monteview LDS Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in Parker Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Ryan was one of my FHE brothers from Ricks. i have very fond memories of him. He will be greatly missed! Love and prayers to your family dear friend. I will have to find some pictures from our time at Ricks.