Sunday, May 24, 2009

9 months and miserable (with a good day in there)

Beware, long post and lots of pictures ahead:
I have been MIA quite a bit lately. I am 9 months pregnant and really really miserable. I went to the Hospital for a second time tonight and once again, got sent home. This pregnancy is really starting to get the better of me. I just cried and cried the whole way home and didn't really stop until I decided to get on the computer to try and get my mind off it.

It is all just so different from my other pregnancies. Both the other times I threw up, had horrible heart burn, lots of migraines, etc... but never contractions for so long. Both times they just started the day before I went into labor and not any sooner. I am now going on 3 weeks of contractions and today they were so strong I could barely stand up and they have been less than 5 min. apart for the past 5 or 6 hours. I am sooo miserable!! My body just wont give in and dialate or anything. It is so hard sometimes!! I wish my water would just break then they CANT send me home. If I dont have this baby by Tuesday (my next appt.) my dr will hopefully induce me.

I have been so down I haven't really wanted to go out or deal with people asking me how I am doing. I am trying to be positive and strong but I really just want to scream and say get this dang baby out!!! Well yesterday Shawn and I were both getting a little stir crazy so we decided to go for a bumpy drive to try and induce some labor. Nothing else is working, we've tried it all!!

Well I didn't go into labor yesterday, or today but we did have a very very lovely drive.

We drove to canyon lake and found a fun little salloon looking restauraunt with some really yummy food suprisingly. It was a wonderful lunch, except when the 4 toothed old wretchedy lady asked to rub my belly then asked me for money. (sorry lady if you some-how found my blog)
We then took a super long dirt road that connects canyon lake to apache and roosevelt lake. IT WAS GORGEOUS! The pictues don't do it justice- I wish I had a much better camera, these were all taken from my phone. It was the most pefect day, 75ish degrees with beautiful grey clouds and a slight trickle of rain coming down on us. Oh man... seriously... If you ever are feeling un-apreciative of this sometimes dreary desert that is AZ, take this drive. I have never appreciated or loved the look of desert more than this drive. The mountains were so green and lush, but deserty. It was crazy gorgeous, I cant even explain it.

So even though I didn't go into labor, it was worth it. Even though we got a little lost and ended up almost to Payson, it was worth it!
Lacy at our first stop right by canyon lake.
My kids just adore their daddy, as do I!
Enjoying our lunch!!
Handsome men!
Look at those clouds!
22 miles on a dirt road... why not?? Its not like I am EVER going to go into labor!
Just one of the awesome views!!
Looks like the sun decided to make a quick appearance
I dont know why, but I was just so amazed at how green the desert can be! Guess you just gotta check out the right places the right time of the year!
If you look closely you can see the rain drops on the winshield. This is Apache lake, it was so hidden, I dont even know if many people go there or even know about it. One day when we have money and a boat- we are coming here!!
We spent most of the ride with the windows down- it was just too too nice to pass up. Good thing we brought blankets for the kids, it was a bit chilly for them. Except somehow Lacy ended up with the blue one and Hugo with the pink one. Oh well, as long as they are smiling, right?!

This is just as our dive through the beautiful lakes/canyons was coming to an end. We should have turned right here and we would have gotten home much sooner, but we turned left to go over this fun bridge and we almost got to Payson before a road finally let us turn south/west. It was a lovely day though and we have no regrets at all. If you are like us and just need a lovely drive sometime, go here, you will thank me.

Father and Sons

Shawn took Hugo, his dad, Cameron and Patrick to our wards Father and Sons campout so we took advantage and had a low-key girls night. Lacy and I went to Scottsdale with Mimi and Anna and ate some yummy mexican food and just enjoyed eachothers company. It was a lovely evening, and the girls did pretty good not giving us too much of a headache!

I just wish Shawn would have taken pictures of Hugo's first Father and Sons camp-out. Maybe Patrick or Dad have some pics I can steal. They said that everything was perfect and Hugo did great, except the super strong winds kind of put a damper on the trip. But all in all for Hugo's first time, he did great!

Young Women

These are a few pictures of my Young Women. My calling at church is the YW secretary and I think I am way to spoiled and have the best calling in the ward. Lacy loves it too. Here she is with one of her most favorite babysitters, Kailin at the temple.

Here Lacy is smiling at a party we had at our house for Michelle who is leaving us all any day now to go to BYU... boooo Michelle!
And here is Paige covered in balloones that Lacy brought to her on the couch while playing a game. (and Danielle and Maddy are also in the picture- the wonderful party-throwers)

I know these are totally random but I love all my young women so much, they are so fun and even if they think I am a total wacko- I love them and love love love my calling!! Yea for me!

Back up a bit

I just sent all the pictures I have taken on my phone to my e-mail and decided to blog about them. They are not any good quality because its my phone... my dad just gave us one of his old camera's so hopefully we will have more pictures to prove we are alive coming soon.

My wonderful mother in law had Cameron and Anna one afternoon so we all spent the day at the pool. Just one of those sweet moments caught on camera. We've seen alot of them so far this summer (including this morning when all 4 of Ryan and Krista's kids came to play on the playground- Mimi has them while their parents are in Hawaii. Rough life, huh?)

We love these kids!