Monday, May 24, 2010

Baby Hightower

Ryan and I learned today that we will in fact be welcoming a baby boy into our home in October. The ultrasound estimated a due date of Oct. 8th! It took a while but we finally got a shot of his profile...

Here is his manliness

Ryan has given me the name options of Pablo or Gip hahaha. He did some family name baptisms on Saturday and thought the Gip that I am somehow related to must be a cool guy.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Not that you care, but I went to a different Motherhood Maternity yesterday and they had a black dress that the other one hadn't. I decided to try it on and I ADORED IT! I decided I had to do an exchange! It too is one of those borderline too short dresses. It covers my G's but if I were to bend over or anything I might have problems. I picked up some white leggings from Forever 21 just in case because I had to have this dress! Here is a picture in case you care :)

Goodbye patterned skirt, I will miss you but this was totally worth it!

Friday, May 21, 2010


The countdown the the wedding/Mexico begins!

Last night Laurie, Jess, and I went to the mall and bought some new clothes for the wedding. Jessica's skirt/shrug were adorable and I was a little jealous I didn't have the luxury of shopping in the trendy stores with her. I got this cute patterened skirt with a black side gathered t shirt from motherhood maternity. (I need to go back and exchange the skirt though because when I came home to show Ryan, I looked down and realized I had bought an extra large. What a dork!)

My specialized clothing was considerably pricier than Jessica's for which I felt pretty guilty especially since the dress Laurie liked best was the one that was on sale. DANG MATERNITY CLOTHES! I actually REALLY wanted this dress but it was a bit too short for comfort.

Because my t-shirt skirt combo is pretty dressed down I was thinking of dressing it up with some big jewelry. Next on my to do list... accessory shopping!

I'm going to get a pedicure/manicure before the wedding with my beautiful sister in laws and I'm tempted to go find some cute new open toe shoes to show it off but chances are I will just wear the black flats I already own... I've gotten much too practical with time and quite frankly it's boring.

Also on my list of things to buy is a new (a few new?) swim suit for Mexico. I have one maternity suit from last time but I can't find the bottoms. I'm not super huge yet but I don't really think any of my other suits will fit me. Also I really love suits that have small skirts on the bottom so I'm on the hunt. I've also been given permission from my sister to look through her suits since she has an over sized collection.

The only thing I'm not looking forward to is leaving Kaylee for a week. She's never spent more than a couple days away from us. She is staying with my sister who I trust completely but I just hope my sister doesn't want to strangle her by the end of the week. Kaylee and her her cousin Kyah are very similar little girls. They are both headstrong and expect to get their way so they often fight over toys. On top of this Kaylee is kind of a crappy sleeper these days so she may be even more difficult in a foreign environment. Everyone pray for Kaylee's angel side to dominate.

Just over two week now!

PS only 3 days till the revelation of the sex

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm boring

Ryan has the SD card reader and I don't know where he keeps all the wires to the camera dock so basically I don't have any fun pictures... there wasn't much on there any way. This post isn't exciting but I feel more in control of life when I write about it.

I do have picture from when we went to one of those big blow up play areas for my nieces 3rd b day and I will probably post pictures from that someday.
We didn't take pictures but her b day is the same day as our anniversary so we went out to a YUMMY restaurant in Sandy called Fratelli's.

Ryan's mom is getting married and we are all very happy for her. I'm excited for the wedding and the family trip to Mexico! Is is ridiculous I've never been on a commercial plane?

Ryan officially (and may I add finally) works for Riser Media. After 60 days they plan to make him a full employee with benefits and all that good stuff assuming they still like him ;) From what I understand his main job is to make sure they have happy customers. They like that he is so experienced in design and coding but that's not even what they hired him to do.
They are currently located in American Fork which is something of a commute from here but in the next few months they will be moving to Thanksgiving Point which is even farther away. We haven't sat and talked logistics yet but in theory we'd like to eventually move to Lehi so he doesn't have to go so far! (And while I'm pretending that having a job makes us rich enough to afford everything I want, I want to buy a second car so he doesn't have to scoot on cold days and so we can better fit two car seats into one car. I've got my sites set on a Mazda 5)

Let's not forget that Ryan is still trying to finish his Masters and now wants to do some side work for a second company that his soon to be (step) dad introduced him too... Ryan's always been a bit crazy when it comes to the amount of things he thinks one human can reasonably accomplish.

I'm 18 weeks along as of today. I don't feel like I'm growing that much which could be good since I have been known to loose body fat while pregnant (baby grows in size but my weight stays similar meaning that baby is taking my fat which I willingly give!) I scheduled my ultrasound for May 24th and cannot wait to confirm that this thing inside me is a boy. I've convinced myself already and will be very surprised if I'm wrong.
I don't like the idea of meat very much which makes dinner prep rather difficult.
I re borrowed hypnobirthing and intend to actually finish it this time. I'm finding that reading is much harder when there is already a baby on the outside of you demanding attention!

Tomorrow is my brothers B day but we are going out tonight to celebrate. Chase and I had our moments of hatred growing up like all siblings but we were pretty good buddies more often than not. I really like being with family and think I would probably struggle if I ever ended up far away from all family.

I am not in school right now and don't plan to be until after Ryan is done with his schooling and the baby is here. (Although I may take a voice class for 7 weeks of Summer if anyone wants to watch Kaylee once a week during those weeks for me.) Currently 5 classes (9.5 credits) stands between me and that piece of paper that says I can accomplish things! The new tentative graduation goal is August of 2011. I feel ridiculous for being in school so long but I have to remind myself that this degree is just not a priority right now and I'll get it when I get it.

Kaylee LOVES nursery. She is NOT a morning person so 9 am church is a struggle but she forgets she's tired when she gets to the toys.
She is not a morning person because she has forgotten how to go to sleep at night. We are seriously at a loss. I feel like a failure as a parent because she has totally taken control when it comes to sleeping at night.
Kaylee is picking up more and more words. She says things like shoe, sock, ball, help, thank you, no, elmo, and more.
She is OBSESSED with shoes and climbing in and out of her stroller. She likes to experiment with buckles now... carts, strollers, car seats, high chairs...
She likes to sit on the potty but is far from understanding going in it... Sadly I think we will be changing two sets of diapers for a while.

That's life right now...