Audrey and Brighton helped each other fly the kite (aww)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Audrey and Brighton helped each other fly the kite (aww)
Posted by Rachel at 1:43 PM
Friday, June 26, 2009
Travis has said some amusing things lately, so I thought I would share...
Two weeks ago when I got the chemical peel/microdermabrasion my face scabbed up the next day and it was really red, skin was peeling off (I looked gorgeous). Travis asked me if I was happy with the results. I laughed and I told him I would have to wait a few days for my skin to heal. Then a few days later I asked him why he said that and his response was "I was trying to think of a nice way to say your face looks really bad". Of course it did look bad, and I knew that, so I can laugh about it.
For those of you who don't know I am the secretary for the business, meaning I do the paperwork and I answer the phones. A few days ago Travis was trying to pay me a compliment. He said "You are the perfect secretary because I can tell you what to do". I know, he is so romantic right? Then he thought about what he said and he quickly changed his mind: "Wait, actually you never do what I say and you always talk back to me." I guess that is one of the benefits of working with your spouse.
Last night Travis asked me if I would be wanting to take off 3 days of work when I have the baby (he was totally serious to). So I guess I won't get the 6 week maternity leave I was hoping for?
And just now, as I am in the process of writing this post, Travis came upstairs with a brochure of meat that comes in packages costing about $200 and he asked me if I wanted to order any. Can you guess what I answered?
I love being married to him.
Posted by Rachel at 12:37 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Yesterday for lunch we had Tyson's Popcorn Chicken (seriously, they taste better than any nuggets you will buy at a fast food joint). Usually I feed Audrey and I will put ketchup on her plate so that she can dip her chicken in it. Well yesterday I was doing something so Travis fed her. I came down stairs and she was eating her chicken with BBQ sauce (or barbie sauce as she calls it). For those of you who don't know, Travis eats BBQ sauce with basically every meat, including ham. I have never seen her eat the chicken so well. Today for lunch guess what she wanted? Chicken. She got the barbie sauce out herself. I am pretty sure Travis is proud.
Posted by Rachel at 2:33 PM
I read a few things last week that were interesting to me...
So have you all been told that if you trim your hair regularly it will grow longer? False. Hair grows from your roots, not your ends. I guess I never really thought about this logically before. So instead of getting my hair cut to "try to make it grow longer" I will keep letting it grow.
You are more likely to get sick from potatoes in a potato salad than you are from the mayonnaise (as long as the mayo is store bought).
Posted by Rachel at 2:27 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I joined a little preschool group in my ward and it was my turn this week to do the lesson. I can't believe Audrey is already old enough to be doing activities like this! Being about ready to have another little one join our family has brought back memories of when Audrey was born and all of the stages she went through.
Although I love the age that Audrey is at right now, it makes me realize how fast time can go by. I definitely want to make sure that I savor every moment I get to spend with her.
Posted by Rachel at 10:40 AM
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Rachel + 37 weeks pregnant + Hot weather + 10000% humidity + demanding Audrey = Rachzilla
Watch out world!
Did I ever mention that I really and truly do not enjoy being pregnant? I keep imagining going into the hospital and demanding to be induced. I think I am 2 steps away from going totally insane. In case you can't tell, I do not handle pain or discomfort well. I would have been a really bad pioneer.
Posted by Rachel at 6:48 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
Today I had a Dr's appointment. I saw the nurse instead of the Dr, and I asked her if he would induce me early...she said not unless there are health concerns. I talked to her about my hips and back...but apparently they weren't good enough reasons. So I guess it is up to Phoenix when he comes. Hopefully he follows Audrey's lead and comes early. I am ready to have this baby!
Posted by Rachel at 12:36 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I went in for a skin treatment on Thursday (consisting of microdermabrasion and a "mild" chemical peel)and I learned a few things from the lady that I thought I would pass along. These should apply to everyone, no matter what your skin type/condition is.
1. Wash your hands before you wash your face
2. Wash your face in the sink, not the shower (she said washing your face in the shower is just rinsing your face, not washing it)
3. Use gauze (she called them sponges, but they are really just squares of gauze) to wash your face. (put the face wash on the sponge/gauze and then rub it in circular motions on your face). This method works much better to clean the makeup and grit off your face.
4. ALWAYS wear sunscreen, especially on your face. There was this box that you could look into with a mirror and a special light and you can see all of the sun damage on your face. Let's just say my face was entirely covered in freckles! So, even if you think the sun isn't damaging your skin, it really is. Wear sunglasses to protect your eye area.
5. Use good quality products on your face. I started using Dermalogica products about 2 months ago and I saw a dramatic difference in my skin. Even using them the first time I felt a difference. So, they may cost more money, but I would definately say it is money well spent.
I was interested to learn some of these things, so I thought some of my loyal readers would take an interest as well.
Posted by Rachel at 2:25 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Posted by Rachel at 2:02 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
...is a fun color for candy, Popsicles, shoes, but not for a Dr's exam room. What possessed my Dr. to have the exam rooms painted lime green and bright orange? Shouldn't the goal be to feel calm, and relaxed? I wonder if I should say something to him about it or not.
I had a Dr's appointment yesterday. Everything is looking good. The Dr. said he thinks the baby has dropped. Then he lectured me on when to go and when not to go to the hospital (I am guessing it is a pet peeve of his when people go into the hospital when they aren't in real labor). When I was in labor with Audrey they sent me home the first time I went to the hospital, and I cried. This time I am definitely not going in until I know for sure I will be admitted. Also, yesterday marked one month exactly from my due date. Audrey's Dr. predicts that the baby will be born July 4th. I can deal with that, as long as the baby is not late-- I am pretty sure that would kill me.
Posted by Rachel at 11:42 AM
Friday, June 5, 2009
Posted by Rachel at 2:16 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I am pretty sure I know the real reason a pregnant belly is referred to as a "baby bump". It is because you bump into EVERYTHING with your protruding stomach (or at least I do). You would think you get used to it after a few months, but I guess years of having a flatter mid-section get you in the habit of moving around more freely than a Buddha belly allows. So, if I accidentally bump into you...now you know why.
Posted by Rachel at 12:07 PM
Monday, June 1, 2009
Posted by Rachel at 1:25 PM