Thursday, November 15, 2012

No Good, Very Bad Day

Ever feel like this? Like it's only been a few hours since I woke up but i'm already ready for the day to be done so I can go back to sleep... We are fighting colds at our house. My best friends these days are my box of tissues, sleep, and Alka-Seltzer Plus tablets (Oh and Drew too, He is always my best friend). All I want to do is stay in my pajamas, grab a blanket lay on the couch and watch Hairspray or Runaway Bride. 

But...

There is a GIANT pile on laundry on my couch waiting for me to fold it.
Another pile of laundry in a basket waiting for me to wash it.
Dishes need to be done.
Baby won't sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time and when she is awake, she isn't happy.
I HAVE to shower and get ready for the day because less than an hour from now I am supposed to be on campus for a group meeting.

Then...

There is a split moment where I glance down at my baby girl while I am feeding her, we make eye contact and she gives me the biggest smile I have seen from her yet. Somehow that makes me forget about all the negative things that have happened during my day. Somehow all I can think about is how grateful I am to be her mother. I'm grateful that God blessed me with the ability to have children and then the same baby who I was irritated with because she wouldn't sleep became the baby that made my day a Bajillion times better. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Oriental Chicken Salad

Remember back when I went to this birthday party? My sister-in-law made a delicious Oriental Chicken Salad and I have been wanting to make it ever since. BUT I "wouldn't have time" or I would "forget to buy the ingredients". SO NO MORE EXCUSES. I made it! SO good! I went over to my good friend Brielle's house. You can find her blog here. I made salad and we watched some Netflix together. Not a bad afternoon. I decided to post the recipe on here 1. so you guys can all make and enjoy this heavenly salad and 2. so I won't forget how to make it. 







Things you'll need:
2-3 Chicken Breasts
1 Head of Cabbage
Sliced Almonds
Green Onions
Ramen Noodles
2 T White Vinegar
2/3 C Oil
2 T Sugar
Salt/Pepper


This is a fairly easy salad to make and most of you can probably figure it out without me putting step by step instructions, BUT for those of you who have no idea what you're doing (like me) I will make it a little easier for you. 

  1. First you will need to dice the chicken and cook it. I added salt and pepper to the chicken while I was cooking it (just a little more flavor). While the chicken was cooking I shredded the cabbage and chopped the green onions. After the chicken is done cooking, mix the chicken, green onions, cabbage, almonds, and ramen noodles (raw and crushed up). 
  2. Then add the dressing, which is the sugar, vinegar, oil, salt/pepper and the packets of seasoning that come with the ramen noodles. We ate our salad as soon as it was done, but if you aren't going to eat it right away, don't put the dressing on until right before. It tends to make the salad soggy if you put it on too early. 
That's it! Super easy! Hope you enjoy! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wisdom Teeth & Family.

This past week, I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I was lucky enough to have my family stay an extra day so they could help me take care of Abbigail. Little did I know, I would be out of commission for almost a full week. Thank goodness we are blessed with such great family and friends. We also had the chance to go and visit Janelle and Jacob up in Moscow. We miss them SO much and are sad they can't live closer, but we had such a nice time with them. We sure love our family.






Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blessing Day.

Today Abbigail was blessed. Lots of family came into town for her big day. We have the best support system. Abbi was given a beautiful blessing. She is such a beautiful person already and has the sweetest spirit. I can't wait to see what God has in store for our little girl. I know she has a beautiful life ahead of her...














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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Abbigail Anne - A Birth Story

Abbigail Anne Wright
Born: August 21st 2012
Time: 9:54 AM
Weight: 6lbs 8oz
Length: 19 inches


Our sweet Abbi definitely came when we weren't expecting her to. I wasn't going to write out a full on birth story, but I thought I would give everyone a few more details on how our little girl entered the world {and also so I can remember}. 

Abbigail was due to come on September 6th. Drew and I had been living in Inkom for the summer and were given the okay to move into our Rexburg apartment on August 25th. We knew we were cutting it kind of close but also didn't think she would actually be born before we moved into our new apartment. My whole pregnancy the doctors told me I was measuring 1-2 weeks ahead. We were really hoping for an August baby, but when I went to my appointment on August 14th, they did an ultrasound and told me that I was actually measuring right on track. This made me quite disappointed. I was SO hoping for our little girl to come early. 

Ok now, fast forward not even a week. August 19th Drew and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. 




It was a pretty low key celebration. We went to church, came home, relaxed, made pizza for dinner and just spent time together. It really couldn't have been more perfect. 

That night I couldn't fall asleep. It took me 2 hours until I actually fell asleep then I was waking up every hour or every half hour with back pain, or stomach cramps or to go to the bathroom. I didn't think much of it except I was kinda irritated. I just wanted to sleep! In the morning Starting at 6:30 I started having stomach cramps. I didn't have much Braxton Hicks (false labor) during my pregnancy, so I had no idea what to expect when it came to contractions and labor. My stomach cramps really weren't unbearable, but they came every 3-5 minutes and lasted about 20 seconds. I sent Drew to work like he was scheduled to and told him if they were still consistent when the doctors office opened I would call them and keep him updated. 8:30 rolled around and they were still consistent and getting a little more painful. It felt like I was have menstrual cramps. I called the doctor and they told me to come in to the office and they would check me. I called Drew and we headed in. 

I was dilated to a 3 and 70% effaced and yes I was in labor. They monitored me for a good half hour and saw that I was having contractions, but they weren't getting more intense and I wasn't dilating. So the doctor told me to go walk and come back in a couple hours. Drew and I did just that. We walked and walked and walked. When we went back to the doctors office I hadn't progressed at all. But I knew the contractions were getting a lot worse, I just wasn't dilating. He told me to do the same thing, walk for a couple more hours and come back. I did and nothing! So he prescribed some medicine to help me sleep and sent me home. My contractions were getting really intense and painful, but I didn't want to go into the hospital  and have them tell me the same thing I had been told all day so I put it off as long as I could. Finally at 9:30 pm, we headed into Madison Memorial Hospital. They checked me in and told me I was at a 3 and like 90% effaced. I wanted to cry! {actually I think I did}. Why wasn't I progressing?? She called my doctor and he said the same thing he had been saying all day... Walk. So Drew and I walked the hospital for the next 2 hours with them checking the baby's heart rate every 30 minutes. When they checked me again I still hadn't progressed. Something wasn't right. The doctor had them check me in and give me pain meds through an IV.    

The pain medication helped me relax but I could still feel every contraction. A few hours later, My contractions were really bad, I couldn't move when they came. The nurse said I was kind of a unique case because most of the time when in labor, women will have contractions 3-5 minutes apart and they last about a minute. My contractions came every 6-8 minutes, but they lasted 2-3 minutes each contraction. She checked me and I was finally at a 5 after 18 hours of labor. They gave me the epidural and I fell asleep. The doctor came in at about 7:30 and checked me, I was only at a 6 but fully effaced. They did an ultra sound and found the poor Abbi's head was head down (like it should be) but it was turned in a funky way and she was stuck. With each contraction, she was just getting more stuck.This was why I wasn't dilating. He said he would give her and hour or two to turn herself, but he put the idea of a C-section in our minds. 

An hour and a half later, he came in and checked and she still hadn't turned, so they started to prep me for a C-section. After this point it all happened so quickly. By 9:30 I was in the operating room and at 9:54 Abbigail was born. 




Abbigail is the most perfect baby we have ever met! Even the way she spits up or passes gas is cute! We have had two nights alone {just the 3 of us} and she is great! She sleeps pretty much all night with the exception of a feeding or two. And she doesn't really throw fits, she cries when she is cold or hungry but usually they are quick fixes and she stops crying. We couldn't be more in love!



first time in car seat

after a 5 minute drive home

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mt. Timpanogos Run

This weekend Drew and I went down to Utah to watch Drew's dad and brother run a half marathon down American Fork Canyon. We went down on Friday and came back on Saturday so it was a pretty quick trip.{Sorry to all you Utahans we weren't able to see.} It was so great to be able to spend time with Justin, Heather and Ryker. They are so great! We always love spending time with family. Also, that was our last trip down to Utah (or anywhere) until Baby Girl gets here! Woo! So from here on out, it is relaxing at home and packing up boxes for our move back up to Rexburg. We are so excited to move back. It has been a nice break away, but we are ready to be back in the Burg. :) For now, here are some pictures of our fun weekend!

So handsome!






34 Weeks + 2 days!
The runners! Way to go guys!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Baby Bump: 32 Weeks


As much as I complain about how my due date isn't soon enough, I really can't believe how fast these last few weeks have gone. I am now due in LESS than 2 months and if she comes a week early she could be born NEXT month. That is crazy for me to think about. We are slowly and surely getting everything ready for baby girl's arrival. It is a little bit difficult considering we aren't moving back up to Rexburg until the end of next month, but we are doing our best. My mom bought our crib for us and it should be here this week! I can't wait to set it up and see how it looks with our bedding. Baby girl's closet is packed already and I haven't even put all of her clothes in there yet. Also, I am pretty sure she has cuter shoes than I do. 
Case and Point. 
We do have a name picked out for her. However, that name is going to be kept off the internet until she makes her grand entrance into this fine world. {P.S. it is so hard keeping it a secret!} Drew and I are so excited for our sweet baby girl to join our family!