Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday was my birthday and for it we went to dinner at Fong's in Draper with our families and a couple friends. Thanks everyone for coming! After dinner Russ's Mom and Dad were kind enough to take Halle so we could go see a movie. We went and saw "The Invention of Lying." It was ok, but I don't recommend anyone go pay money to see it. It was kind of blasphemous. Anyway it was a good day, thanks for all of the birthday wishes everyone out there in cyber world!

Halle helped me blow out the candles!

Oh yeah, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Being Pregnant and Potty Training Halle

* Warning, a bunch of rambling and complaining . . . read at your own will.

I am 30 1/2 weeks pregnant, crazy, and have been feeling pretty good. I just wanted to list a few of the fun things that come with being pregnant for the second time, with a toddler and a part time job.

~ Seriously, sore, loose, painful joints. By far the worst thing I am going through. I don't know what is wrong with my body but I feel like an 80 year old woman that can barely stand up after sitting or lying down for even a short while. It is sad, and very painful.

~ Heart burn my good friend. We have been close buddies these past weeks, milk has been my companion to ease the burning this pregnancy. When I was pregnant with Halle, soda/carbonation did the trick.

~ Pokey baby. I think this little guy has really pointy elbows or something, because when he kicks and pushes and pokes it kind of hurts.

~ Breathing space. I don't know what it is but I feel like my lungs have absolutely no room. I mean I am carrying this little guy really high, but I carried Halle really high and don't remember feeling like I couldn't get enough oxygen in my lungs ever.

~ Numb belly. Does anyone else get this, the top of my belly, right under my sternum gets totally tingly numb feeling all the time, especially when i am sitting for a while.

~ Exhausted. It is tough enough taking care of a seriously active 2 year old not being pregnant, but being pregnant has really tested my endurance. Especially with the sore joints, it is so hard to keep up! I just feel so exhausted all the time. I have to keep reminding myself that I won't be pregnant when the new baby comes. I will be exhausted no doubt, but not pregnant. Good thing i live with my Mom who has been absolutely wonderful in so many ways!

~ Swelling. Now I do have to admit I was much more swollen when i was pregnant with Halle, but it was the hottest summer ever and i wasn't running around with a 2 year old all day. I have only gotten swollen in my ankles a few times, but boy does it being back scary memories of how swollen I got with Halle.

Not to mention I work about 15 hours a week from home, so I don't have any Lacey time. I get to watch "So You Think You Can Dance" and that is about it, so I usually stay up late with Russ just to get to spend some time with him. Oh well, all in all this pregnancy hasn't been too bad, I really don't have much to complain about, even though that is what I totally just did. :)

Potty Training

Today was the first day Halle took off the diaper! She did perfect. She went #2 in the potty twice and #1 in the potty about 4 times. All of this was after her nap around 4:30 until her bedtime around 8:30. We will try it again tomorrow and see how it goes. It is funny because she doesn't like anyone to be in the bathroom with her while she is going. She kind of gets stage fright, so cute! I am so proud of her and don't doubt she will be out of diapers completely very soon. It is so amazing how smart she is! Love her.


Picture Tag

This is for you Lar.
The mission:
Open your first photo folder.
Choose the tenth picture.
Tell the story of the picture.

This was actually at Laura and Mike's "rehearsal" dinner the night before their wedding. It was a wonderful dinner at the Hidden Valley Golf Club. Russ and I were dating but planning on getting married later in the fall. I think Russ looks really young in this picture. I, on the other hand, look smokin' hot. and i am being serious, i look good compared to now. It is amazing what having 1 kid and being pregnant again will do for your confidence, not feeling so hot lately. :(

I tag
Lindsey (my sis or little)


Party Time!

This Sunday we had everyone over to celebrate Halle's birthday. Can I just say I have the best family! Halle has never been so hyper in her life, she loved having all of her cousins over, she was in heaven. She didn't really like opening presents because she wanted to just play. Here are some pics from the party.