Friday, February 17, 2017

Life update

First of all, I really don’t mean this blog to become all about Baby Whitmore. I am just like a little obsessed with the baby but I am forcing myself to talk about something else. Myself…and Spencer but mostly about me.

So I am just working like a little worker bee. I got a job at Salt Lake Community College in the Center for Health and Counseling in September. I am the Tobacco Prevention Coordinator. I am working for a grant from the Truth Initiative and the purpose of the grant is to explore SLCC becoming a smoke-free college. So I spend a lot of time looking at cigarette and tobacco data and surveying people about their tobacco use and their thoughts about tobacco. So if you are a SLCC student and you want to take a survey, let me know! I am in desperate need of getting more people to take my survey. I also think I will maybe try to bring back my Wear to Work series? But I can’t fully commit because my wardrobe is severely limited right now thanks to my growing stomach.

My job at SLCC is only part time so I have been babysitting and doing some other random jobs as well. So if you ever need some help with something in the afternoons I am usually free and always looking for money haha. Or if you want to be my friend I will probably just help you/hang out with you for free.

Spencer is still working for U of U healthcare and as far as I know he still likes his job. He has been a busy little bee and seems to have a lot of stuff going on at work. So that is fun for him. He is also a scout leader at church and he sometimes likes it haha.

Hmmm, what else is happening in our lives. Spencer signed up for a triathlon in May so he is starting on training for that. It isn’t an ironman which is good because I don’t have the energy for another full ironman right now. That also means we will get to go to St. George in May and that should be fun. Speaking of travel, Spencer is going to Washington DC in March to visit his brother and I am so jelly. I love Washington DC but we decided that it was more budget friendly for just him to go since I have been to DC before. Plus, I am going to London with my mom at the end of April so I think we are about even. I am so so excited to go to London! I haven’t been there since my study abroad and there is so much food that I want to eat!!! And I need to see Ivy since I don’t think I have seen her since my wedding. AAAAHHHH!!! It is going to be the best time ever and I can’t even wait. Hopefully Baby Whitmore likes plane rides and yummy food! We have to live it up now because we know that we won’t be traveling nearly as much once the baby comes.

We spend basically all of our time fantasizing about buying a house. We aren’t quite ready financially to buy a house yet but it still our main priority. If anyone knows of any really awesome houses with a really awesome price tag we will hopefully be looking pretty soon. The only problem is that I can’t stop spending money on baby things but we can just live in a pile of baby clothes instead of having a house, right?

Basically we are just trying to YOLO our life right now because we know that come July life is going to be completely different. So if you ever want to do any fun activity invite us! We are up for pretty much anything….as long as it is safe for me and baby to do. And even if it isn’t safe for me to do Spencer will probably do it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day from me and my littlest valentine.

(Really I just liked my outfit today so I wanted to make sure it was documented haha)

I hope you are having a wonderful day filled with lots of love and chocolate. I am making Spencer a special dinner that I have never made before so wish me luck!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weeks 13 - 16

Told you I wasn't going to be doing a weekly update but at least I took a picture every week this time.

Baby is as big as a peach!

Baby is as big as a lemon!

Baby is as a big as an 8 pack of crayons.

Baby is as big as dill pickle.

So here we are 16 weeks into this pregnancy. For some reason it makes me feel like it is going kind of fast because in a month I will be halfway done! That’s so crazy to me...although I have a feeling the second half will go even slower than the first which has gone incredibly slow!

Onto the updates from the past month-ish. I have continued to feel pretty good and I have even been less tired. Because I have had a little more energy I have tried to do more exercising than the none I did in the first trimester. But I have not been very successful so if someone wants to help me stay accountable that would be great! Speaking of exercise… I feel like I am just looking chubby and not really like I am pregnant which is an awful feeling especially now that some of my pants are getting too tight. If you see me wearing leggings every day for the next little while just accept it because real pants feel like some form of torture. 

We went to the doctor this past week and the baby had a good little heartbeat. She found the heartbeat super quick this time which was so relieving since it took her a little while to find it at the last appointment because the baby was so little. It was good reassurance that they baby is growing and getting stronger. It was also so cute because there were little blips in the heartbeat and she said that was because the baby was moving around so the Doppler was catching the baby’s little movements! I feel like only a mother would think that was cute but I think it is like the cutest thing ever! Of course once I left the appointment I started crying because I was so happy that the baby was moving around but that is nothing new because I cry at least twice a day. Hormones are real! I haven’t felt the baby move yet but the doctor said that would be coming soon. 

We scheduled our big ultrasound for our next appointment! We could have done it at 18 weeks but since we aren’t finding out the gender we weren’t in a huge rush and decided to wait until 20 weeks. It will be a good halfway treat!

We have started to kind of figure out baby gear and what we want to get….well if I am being honest we have been figuring out what we wanted from before I was even pregnant. We bought our stroller on black Friday because it was such a good deal we couldn’t resist. I think I know what car seat we want but I am not completely decided if anyone has any suggestions. I also started working on my registry if anyone knows of any must have baby items. 

I have about 30 names I love and Spencer agrees with like 5 of them so I think that is a pretty good start. It’s definitely hard to talk about names when you don’t know the gender but it makes it more fun because we get to talk about double the names and baby names are my favorite topic! Neither of us have really strong feelings about the gender. One day I am sure it is a boy and the next I am sure it is a girl. Once we get a little further into the pregnancy I think I will do a post about what all the old wives tales say it will be. 

That’s pretty much everything about the last month. I really have no idea what to write in these updates, hopefully I will get the hang of it in the next 5 months.