On the Taylor front: I should be 22 weeks 2 days pregnant. Instead, I'm not pregnant at all. I still hate this. There have been a LOT of pregnancy announcements recently and it's killing me. I want to cry at nearly every one of them. Which is funny, because I have a friend who is trying to become pregnant, and if she succeeds, I am going to be nearly as happy and excited for them as they are themselves! I really don't begrudge anyone due to their pregnancies, I am just sad that I'm not going to be meeting my precious baby in another 18 weeks, dressing her in cute outfits, complaining about how miserable a summertime third trimester is/was, and watching my baby grow. I am not very good at letting myself cry. I need to get better at allowing it to happen though. It hurts even more as I let it all sit inside of me, building and building until I burst. I noticed that I hate hearing pregnancy complaints SO much now. Yeah, I know pieces of it kinda suck. But suck it up, ladies! Those horrible parts are such a blessing, one I wish I was burdened with!
If you look over to the right, you should find a little box that states my weight loss. Yes, only 6 lbs so far. 1 lb to go to achieve my pre-Taylor weight. It's not that I had gained much with that 13-14 week pregnancy, but I lived on chocolate and Pepsi quite a bit afterward. Then 5 lbs after that to achieve my pre-Kiersten weight. 5 more lbs to reach my pre-Mitchell weight. Once I'm there, then we'll start talking about how much more to get to my pre-Keith and eventually my pre-BEN! weight. I tell ya, getting married and having the first kid were my two biggest weight gain times. Ben put more weight on me, more quickly, than one could ever have imagined. It was more and faster than any of my pregnancies! You're killin' me, Ben!
|Before meeting Ben|
|After Mitchell was born|
Kiersten says things. If you don't know the phrases that we say to her often, you can't recognize them, but she says them. She says "over" when a show/movie ends. Why? Because that's what the boys do. She says "thank you" when she gives you something, or takes something from you. Why? Because this is one of the most important and the very first thing we teach our kids to say. She says "good girl" randomly because that's what I say to her when I am pleased with something she has done. She is just the most wonderful little bitty girl! At nearly 15 months, I STILL just can't get enough of her! She's just perfectly wonderful! Oh, and she still just has the two teeth on bottom. However, she is barely cutting the two on top. Hopefully you'll be able to see them and not just feel them soon.
Mitchell and Keith are such boys. I'm so glad it warmed up again. They've been really enjoying playing outside again, and I'm so glad we've got a fenced backyard for them to play in. Once we get those window wells covered, it'll be even better!
Speaking of warming up... I wonder if I'll do a garden this year. I've done one every other year we've been here, but I'm just not feeling it this year. They're so much work and I'm not very good at it.
Finally, this weekend is going to be General Conference! I love Conference weekend! It's like a mini-vacation! I make BIG breakfasts, treats, BIG dinners... I just cook the whole time so that I pay attention better. I think we're going to invite some people over, too! When I'm not cooking, I try to take notes. How wonderfully amazing that we have a prophet and apostles and other church leaders who address us twice a year to keep us inspired and working toward righteousness! They give us instructions to lead us to happiness, and I am just so grateful for their words of wisdom and kindness!
Okay, let's see if I remember next week...