Monday, December 28, 2009

What a week! We are all very tired. Daddy went to his last classes as an undergrad and started his finals. They all went pretty well and Daddy was glad when he was finished. While daddy was studying and taking finals, mom and I tried to pack, sell things we were not storing or taking and organize a Christmas Program for the ward. By Thursday and Friday mom, dad and I were working non stop to pack, store, clean and organize so we could head to California. They really tried hard to get rid of stuff because I add so much to the collection. They were able to get rid of 7 garbage bags of clothes! On Friday I was a perfect little angel which worked out very good because mom and dad wanted to leave on Saturday. We ended up packing and cleaning pretty late into the night so we decided to sleep in at Auntie Richelle and Uncle Deejay’s and leave in the afternoon. It was Richelle and Deejay’s 25th wedding anniversary that day so we got to see the cute things Deejay planned for Richelle were treated to the newly built “In and Out” before we left. On Saturday we drove all the way to Reno, Nevada in a very tightly packed car. There was not an inch that did not have something stuffed in it. I was fine, but mom was pretty uncomfortable for the entire trip. Mom didn’t realize how trashy of a town Reno (no offense to anyone from there). She also felt a little funny carrying me through a casino to get to the hotel room but it was the cheapest room we could find. On Sunday we drove to Sacramento, California and spent a couple of hours at Auntie Andi, Uncle Adam and Cousin Marin’s house before finally making it to Alameda. This was the first time mom and dad travelled a long distance with me and I actually did pretty good. There was only one time I had a huge spanz attack. Mom had rushed to put me in my car seat and I was very uncomfortable. When mom fixed me we were all relieved; so much so that I smiled at mommy 3 times!! This made mom’s day and she was so happy the rest of the night!! I have smiled a couple of times since and hopefully will do it more and more as time goes on. I continue to grow and fit into most 3 month old clothes. My neck and legs are getting stronger and I talk more and more everyday. Life is good now that we are living for free at Grandma and Grandpa Wilcock’s house and my first Christmas is almost here. We hope every one has a wonderful Christmas and can spend as much time with family as possible.

Monday, December 14, 2009

What a weekend! My 2 month birthday was on Wednesday and I feel much older. On Friday I had my 2 month appointment with the doctor and he agreed that I am growing healthy! I now weigh 11 pounds, 8 ounces and am 22 inches long. After the appointment, mom and dad took me to get my 2 month immunizations. This was not fun at all. I got 5 immunizations but luckily I only needed 3 pokes and some drops to swallow. I cried pretty loud while getting poked with the needles but not for very long. I was tired so mom put me right to sleep before the ride home. Later that night my legs swelled up a little where I was poked and I cried when either mommy or daddy accidentally touched those spots. TO help with that and a potential fever, they gave me some more of the grape flavored Tylenol… yum! Also that night we went to a small banquet so that daddy could be honored for being a senior. Mom said the food was good and there was a slide show that showed lots of funny pictures of daddy. As a gift dad received a pair of really nice athletic training scissors and a frame to put his certification certificate in. I was pretty good during the banquet and only cried once, but who could blame me.
On Friday I was feeling much better which was good because Auntie Andi and Uncle Adam were coming to town. They arrived while I was wide awake so they could see how cute I am. The whole weekend was very nice hanging out them. I was held a lot and the adults ate good food (trying to clear out mommy and daddy’s cupboards), watched movies and played games. I was sad to see them go but will fortunately see them again in just over a week. This coming week daddy has 4 finals while mom’s job is to pack up the place. We are planning to drive to California this next weekend sometime (it depends on how much I let mommy pack while dad is busy). So far I am not letting her get very much done because my naps are short and I love to be held while I am awake. Mom might have to whip out the sling and hold me in that so she can have both hands free (turns out I don’t like the sling either; I’ll have to remind her when she tries to put me in it).
Some more good news is that I began to smile! Well sort of. When Mom or dad kisses my neck or blows on my belly I open my mouth really wide. I know it is not really a smile but it is my first attempts at one. Mom is very happy and can’t wait for me to really smile and start laughing.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The best news of the week is that Daddy took the GRE and did great on it! I’m so proud of him and glad we can settle somewhere for 2 years next fall while he is in grad school. Daddy’s first choice is BYU if he gets in but he will apply to some other places as back ups. The next best news is that I saw snow for the first time today. Mommy was pretty excited because it was so beautiful and I stared out the window at the snow for like 3 minutes.
The worst part about this week was that daddy got pretty sick and mommy won't let him hold me. I already have a hard time sleeping and being sick would make it worse so I understand. I just hope he gets better soon so we can play again.
Mommy and me also want dad to get better because Auntie Andi and Uncle Adam are coming to visit next weekend. I am so excited!
Since I am almost 2 months old, Mom really wants me to start sleeping better especially during the night. So far everyone has told mom that she needs to just let me cry until I sooth myself and fall asleep, but mom is really trying to avoid that (and I’m not too fond of that either). If you have any suggestions for us, please please let us know. About 50% of the time I can put myself asleep when mom puts me in my crib when I’m really sleepy, but I like to wake up 20 minutes later. I have a doctor’s appointment next week so maybe he will have some suggestions.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What a weekend! It started when Grandma and Grandpa Wilcock flew in to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Instead of cooking a big meal, we went to Magleby’s Grill and everyone (but me) had a delectable and very filling meal (I enjoyed it later). Great Grandma and Grandpa Cooper drove in that morning to also celebrate with us. The next day I was excited to see Grandma and Grandpa Schlenker. They drove all the way from Canada! They brought Great Grandma and Grandpa Campbell but I was able to meet them until Friday. On Friday practically the whole family hung out all day. We all went out for lunch to Burger Supreme and then Mommy and Daddy took Grandma and Grandpa Schlenker and Great Grandpa Cooper to hike the Y on the mountain. The other 3 grandmas babysat me. That night all the old guys went to a Grizzly’s Hockey game in Salt Lake while I hung out with the ladies, ate at Zupas and watched Twighlight (mommy wanted to watch it again before watching New Moon). On Saturday, Daddy and Grandma Wilcock went to the big BYU vs Utah football game. I watched it on TV with Mom and Grandpa Wilcock. It was intense but BYU came out on top. Needless to say daddy came home very happy which was good because he was going to bless me the following day.
Sunday was such a special day. I ate so good in the morning so mommy knew I would be a good boy for all of sacrament meeting. Mommy may have even fed me a little too well; about 10 minutes before the church meeting began I had quite the explosion in my pants. When Grandma Wilcock went to change me she discovered I pooed right through my whole outfit!! Mommy and Grandma Schlenker came running when they heard the news. Mommy was a little sad because the outfit I was supposed to wear had been worn by Uncle Matt and Mark as well as Cousins Ashton, Nick and Wyatt so it was sort of a tradition. But in the end, Mommy couldn’t really help but laugh because there always has to be a story. I ended up being blessed in my slightly soiled onesie and a white blanket. I stayed awake for the whole blessing but didn’t make a sound. I was too busy listening to Daddy’s special prayer for me. I knew it was coming directly from my Heavenly Father. I want to thank all of the men that participated in the blessing circle and the rest of the family for traveling to come support me, mommy and daddy. After the blessing the family gathered at Smiths in Draper for a nice meal prepared by Grandma Schlenker and Great Grandma Campbell. BTW in case you are wondering, we were able to get the stain out with nothing but the best Proctor and Gamble products compliments of Richelle and Deejay.
Now that everyone has left Mom is trying to get me back to putting myself to sleep in my crib. I was so spoiled when family was here and was held during every nap I took during the day. I am almost 2 months old so I should be sleeping more in night but it may take a while to get back into the swing of things. I haven’t quite given anyone a real smile, but I am getting close. Mom thinks it will come any day now and she is very excited!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I wasn’t able to write last week because mommy’s computer got another virus. Luckily Daddy was able to fix it so it didn’t cost them any money this time. One good update is that mommy and daddy were able to get the H1N1 vaccine. Mommy stood in line for an hour in the cold with me in order to get a ticket and a scheduled time to come back. Both mom and dad didn’t get the shot but received the nasal spray. The doctor said that I would be somewhat protected from the swine flu as well because antibodies are transferred to me from mom’s breast milk.
Last weekend end mom got really brave and cut her hair pretty short. She was able to donate 15 inches to “Locks of Love”. Wow that is some long hair. I didn’t notice because I only look at her face but she often says it will take some getting used to even though she likes it.
Mom also started reading a book call “The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer”. This book should help mom get me into a routine. I am still too young for a schedule but I really like routines because I am what the book calls a “touchy baby”. This means I tend to freak out when my routine changes or my needs are not met after soon after I give the cues. Mom is also teaching me how to put myself asleep in my crib. Mom was scared to start doing this because she thought she would have to listen to me cry, but I fall asleep pretty good by myself as long as I am not wound up.
I am now 6 weeks old and mom is suspecting that I am going through a growth spurt. I am quickly growing out of all my new born clothes. Mom is a little worried that I won’t fit into my blessing outfit but I think I’ll be fine. Daddy will bless me next Sunday at church. Grandma and Grandpa Wilcock are flying in Wednesday night and Grandma and Grandpa Schlenker along with Great Grandma and Grandpa Campbell are driving on Thursday. We are so excited to see everyone and spend thanksgiving with family. This will be my firs thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tomorrow I will be one month old! I am still growing really fast and many of my new born close are getting a little tight. Time is flying by. In just over two weeks, lots of family will be coming for my blessing. I am so excited to meet more people that will hold me! I am so easy to love because I can snuggle close and melt your heart when ever you hold me. I do it to mommy and daddy all the time.
I had a great week just hangen with mom and dad. Mom started to take me on walks during the day. I love going outside to get fresh air. The weather is so beautiful so she wants to take advantage of it before the cold weather comes.
Late in the week I got to spend some more time with Auntie Richelle and Cousin Daria. They came over to let mommy nap and shower. We had lots of fun and Daria is starting to warm up to me more (I am just so fragile… so she thinks;). Auntie Richelle is so nice and might come again next week.
Yesterday mommy and daddy invited Justin and Jenny over for dinner. I was such a good boy especially while they played gestures. They just passed me around like I was a football and I didn’t mind at all. Daddy was inspiring because he is so good at that game. He gets really into it and makes mommy laugh a lot.
Mommy’s goal this week is to note when I like to sleep and eat the most. It is still too early for me to get into and real routine (that will come after 2 months), but it is worth a shot. I pretty consistently eat at about 1am, 4am, 7am and 9am but Mommy would like to reduce that to 2 feedings in the wee morning hours. I’ll see what I can do but it might still be too early to expect too much out of me.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week 3

November 1, 2009
This week started out a little rough because I got circumcised. Grandma decided to stay home for this part and mommy and daddy took me to see a real nice doctor. After they stripped and weighed me (I was up to 8 pounds 3 ounces) and doctor came and explained the whole procedure to my parents. When it was time, they took me into the procedure room and strapped me to a hard plastic bed. The worst part was getting the numbing needles but after that the nurse gave me some sugar water to suck on and I was tough. Mom didn’t watch very much of it and was glad when it was over. A ring and string was left on me wee wee and should fall off sometime this week. Dad bought some liquid Tylenol for me and I love its grape flavor!
Later in the week mom took me to the WIC clinic so she could re-register and continue to receive their services. I had gained 2 pounds at this appointment was up to 8 pounds, 9 ounces! The nurse was very impressed because they only expect babies like me to be back up to birth weight by now.
I have been a little fussier this week. I still love to be held a rarely sleep on my own. This isn’t a big deal during the day when mom, dad and grandma are available but mom doesn’t like it much at night when she wants to sleep.
Friday and Saturday were sad because grandma Schlenker was getting ready to leave. She has been here for 2 weeks and I have really grown to love her. Mommy is going to miss her and miss the mornings Grandma would take me so mommy could catch up on sleep. Luckily she is coming back for my baby blessing in a few weeks. Grandpa Schlenker will be coming to meet me then too. Along with him I will also meet for the first time Grandpa Wilcock, Great Grandma and Grandpa Cooper, Cousin Marin and possibly Uncle Adam.
Saturday was my first Halloween. Grandma Schlenker made my costume and I was a deflated football! Mom and dad didn’t do too much Halloween night other than give out candy so they had time to take lots of pictures of me in my costume. My costume is very warm and comfy so I might ware it to Daddy’s football game next week. I am so darn cute!

First two weeks of life

October 25, 2009
My name is Houston Schlenker Wilcock and I was born on Friday, October 9th at 4:18pm. I was 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 19 inches long at birth. The original date mommy and daddy were expecting me was around Oct 30 but I decided to surprise them and come exactly 3 weeks early. It all started when mommy’s water broke at about 4:40am that Friday morning. She had been contracting and cramping all week but nothing had been regular enough for her to think they were real labor contractions. I had to break the water to let her know I was ready to come! Daddy was pretty alarmed when he was woken up by mommy running to the bathroom saying, “Mickey, Mickey I think my water just broke”. After a lot of leaking and calling the doctor, mom and dad decided it was time to head to the hospital. The only bad part was mom and dad were not prepared for this early arrival. They didn’t even have a car seat to take me home in yet! In fact, this was the weekend mom was planning to go shopping for all the baby and delivery needs. While mommy showered, dad packed a bag and made some peanut butter toast for mom. She was so nervous she only got a few bites down before they were out the door on their way to the hospital. At one point during their frantic preparation, daddy stopped and said, “If your water really did break, we will have a baby today.” I guess that was his attempt to allow things to set in. Mommy and daddy shared a special hug after that because they realized they would get to meet their son today.
When we all arrived at the hospital at 5:30am, mom was still leaking but not contracting at all. She thought, so far, labor is pretty easy, but she didn’t realize what was coming. After mommy put her hospital gown on and her fluid was confirmed as amniotic fluid, mom and dad made some phone calls to family letting them in on the surprise. Grandma Wilcock was on a flight within hours and arrived at about 11am in Provo. Grandma Schlenker was not as lucky. She had committed to watching cousins Ashton and Nick for the week because Uncle Mark and Auntie Laurel were going on vacation to Mexico. Both grandma and mommy were very sad she couldn’t be there sooner but made a plan for her to come exactly a week later.
At 7:00am the nurses checked mommy and she was only 1 ½ cm dilated. Since they wanted to deliver me within 24 hours of the water breaking and mommy was not progressing very fast , they started inducing the labor with petosin at 8:00am. Mommy lasted a whole 3 hours before daddy convinced her to get the epidural. At about 12 or 12:30, daddy and grandma Wilcock went to get some lunch. Right before they left mommy was dilated 2cm, but when they returned in about an hour (1:30) I was getting anxious and mommy had dilated 9cm!! Daddy was funny and didn’t even believe mommy when she told him. The doctor said mommy could start pushing me out in about an hour. At 2:15 mommy was completely effaced and the nurses instructed mommy to start pushing at 2:40. Mommy thought pushing was the hardest part. After an hour she didn’t feel like I was going anywhere and she was very very tired. She became very nauseous and that made pushing even harder. When the doctor came in mommy wanted to work even harder and that made her throw up. However, after she threw up, it only took a few more contractions to get me out. Mom says I was pretty purple when I first came out but she didn’t care. I also had quite the cone head according to daddy; but they put a touque on me to cover that up and to keep me warm. While they sewed mommy up they put me on her belly to get cleaned up. I didn’t cry that much but it was quite cold. When they were all done with mommy, they laid me on her chest so that we could bond for the first time. I was so content and new my mommy and daddy loved me so very much. Mommy and daddy watched me as I looked around the room and made little cute noises. They noticed how long my fingers were and how dark my hair and eyes were. They loved my full lips and tiny little chin. Daddy and I were so proud of mommy and how hard she pushed for almost 2 hours. Mommy was happy the doctor never had to pull out the forceps even though he offered. She was also happy the pushing was over!
I got to spend over an hour on mommy’s chest and she even tried to feed me. Then daddy and me went to the nursery so they could bath me and make sure I was healthy. That gave mommy some time to rest, clean up and eat…finally! I got to see mommy again once she was moved down to the room we would sleep in. The first night was a little hard because mommy was in quite a bit of pain and refused to take the powerful pain killers. She was also worried about each little peep that came out of my mouth. She tried to feed me every couple hours and we snuggled a lot. The only real sleep she got was when I was laying right beside her. Daddy had to sleep on a chair that pulled out into a bed. It was very hard and he didn’t sleep well either. The next day Mickey and Grandma Wilcock were on a mission to get everything mommy and I needed for when they took me home. They were gone most of the morning which gave me and mommy more time to snuggle, rest and try to breast feed. This was also the day when everyone wanted to come see me. My first visitors were mommy’s old roommates Ashley and Kim. They were impressed that mommy was up walking around (she finally gave into the more powerful painkillers) and they thought I was the cutest thing. They brought me a fleece sleeper that looked really warm. Other visitors we had included Justin and Jenny Alphin, Kent and Kate Griffeth, Uncle Deejay and Aunt Richelle, Dan Welte and Auntie Andi. Auntie Andi got on a stand-by flight so she could spend the weekend with us too. By the end of the day, mommy was pretty sick of visitors and pretty exhausted.
The next day was the day we were going to head home. All morning mommy, daddy and me got to spend some quality time together while Auntie Andi made us lots of frozen meals and Grandma Wilcock did some final shopping and organizing. As the day went on, Mommy got more and more nervous to leave the hospital. She knew I was a big responsibility and she wanted to me a good mom.
When we arrived home, the home was very clean and all my clothes and supplies had been organized. Mommy’s favorite part was the brand new rocking chair waiting for her in the nursing room. Mommy was so grateful especially because she felt so unprepared to bring me home.
Grandma Wilcock had to fly home that night because she had to work the next day but I got to spend some more time with auntie Andi because she left the next day. Auntie Andi was so nice to make us meals and clean the house. She even gave me a cute little sleeper and a book called “You are Special”. She read it to me and I listened the whole time like a good boy. I think that may be my favorite book.
My first official outing from the house was for a bilirubin test at the BYU health center. Mommy and Daddy were sad the results came back quite high at 18.5 which meant I had to lay in “bili-bed” until it went down to 12. In the end I had to lay in that darn bed for 2 days and got my heel pricked 3 days in a row. Daddy was able to stay home with mommy everyday which was nice because mommy didn’t eat or sleep much at all. Plus she had to feed me every 2 hours to help flush the bad stuff out of me. The two hardest things about lying in that bed were that I couldn’t be swaddled or held which are two of my favorite ways to sleep. Mommy was so overjoyed when my last test result was 12.5 and she could rock me to sleep again. I was also happy to be off the bed of lights because Grandma Schlenker came that Friday. She came when I was exactly 1 week old. Mommy was so excited and got me all dressed up so I looked cute for Grandma (not like it is hard).
Grandma has stayed busy while she has been here. She bakes lots of yummy things and always has well-balanced meals ready for us to eat (Daddy has never eaten so many veggies). She also sewed my Halloween costume. I am going to be the cutest football ever! She was also here for my 2 week appointment. I was already up to 7 pounds, 6 ounces! Everything else looked good and I go back to the doctor on Monday to get circumcised.
My first outing by choice was attending Daddy’s BYU flag football game. It was pretty chilly but mom bundled me up and held me close. Mommy was so proud of me and loved showing me off. My doctor said that I should stay away from people for about 12 weeks because of germs and people spreading the swine flu virus to me so Mommy enjoyed taking me out while she could.
I definitely have discovered my hands. I love to move them a lot especially when mom is trying to feed me. My legs and neck are also getting stronger. I will be rolling around in no time! I have also been sleeping better for the past few nights. I go 3-4 hours until I get hungry which mom loves because she can sleep more.


An update is long overdue so I put Houston in charge of updating the blog weekly. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ultrasound Pictures

It is easier to see the picture of the face when you know the chin is pointing to the right. I see Mickey in him already :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

We are having a...

BOY!! Yesterday we had our second ultrasound and discovered the long awaited gender of our baby. The umbilical cord was in between his legs so it was hard for the tech to find a clear picture of the evidence but she found a couple. Mickey and I are over joyed to start planning to have a son. This will be the 4th grandchild and grandson on the Schlenker side and the 4th grandchild and 2nd grandson on the Wilcock side. Everything else the ultrasound technician checked out looked great so our baby is developing wonderfully. Mickey and I have decided to wait until the baby is born to officially choose a name even though we have a couple of favorites. I'll be sure to post the ultrasound pictures very soon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer Jobs

The count down is on to find out the gender of our baby. We are so excited to find out!! Until then however and for the rest of the summer we need to earn some major money. I recently took over all of the responsibilities at the Faber home (the family we work for to get free rent). I work for 4 hours in the afternoon cleaning and cooking and was not aware that four hours could go by that slowly. Luckily in the morning I have another part time job that goes by a little quicker. I answer phones for an alarm system company as a customer service representative. It does not sound that glamorous and it isn't but I work with some really great people who keep me laughing. The worse part about this job is that I have to work Saturdays. Boo
Mickey is staying busy with almost three jobs. Everyday until the end of May he will work with the BYU track team (except they are paying him now, thank goodness). Many mornings he is also installing satellite systems for a local company. The third thing he is doing is umpiring for the Orem city softball league (he is also playing in the same league with some friends). Umping for this league made him interested in umping for girls 12 and under fast pitch softball. He does that on the weekends and earns quite a bit more.
We are very excited for our upcoming sand dune quadding trip down in Rexburg, ID. We will be meeting my Dad, brother and some other friends for some good times. I won't be able to participate as much as usual but it will still be nice to get out of Provo/Orem. That along with baby gender news is coming up next weekend!

BYU Graduation

The best part about graduation was having family come to visit. My parents and grandparents came the weekend before the ceremonies and Mickey's parents came the night before. Here are some highlights of the whole week:
  • Going out to eat a lot is always fun and I am so happy that our parents love Zupas just as much as I do. We went twice... yum.
  • My grandparents brought my birthday present which was my great great great grandma's first engagement ring restored and looking extremely beautiful. I believe it came from South Africa where her fiancee sadly died. I inherited this ring from my Great Grandma Campbell.
  • At the commencement, I actually sat quite close to my family and could see them the whole time. This is quite amazing because of the near 7000 grads and parents filling up the basketball stadium the odds are not that good. When all of grads stood up at one point it almost took my breath away.
  • We were lucky enough to have Elder Nelson and Pres Uchtdorf speak at the commencement. Having the whole ceremony centered around the gospel made it so special... I love BYU!
  • That night all of the family went out to Olive Garden for a meal. I loved all of the chatter and laughter (plus the waitress thought I was graduating from high school... I took it as a compliment).
  • The next morning was my college's (fine arts and communications) convocation. Before I parted to take my place on stage, we took a lot of fun pictures as you can see. Dad-Tim is so talented!
  • Walking across that stage to receive my fake diploma was sure something. At that moment I think it finally hit me that I was graduating.
  • Again, we were lucky enough to have Elder Oaks speak at the convocation (he had 3 grandchildren graduation in my same college and one even I even new quite well). His talk was very inspiring and I felt it was directed at me because he spoke a lot on parenthood.
  • That night we attended a BYU vs Utah lacrosse game. It was a little rainy and cold but we had a great time together. Sadly that night I said goodbye to my parents. I am so grateful for their support through my whole college experience.
  • The rest of the week was spent with Mickey's parents. Usually I don't love to sit and watch TV all day on Sunday, but it had been so long since I had sat and did nothing for any period of time I welcomed watching NASCAR for hours with open arms. We had a great time with them and were sad to see them go as well. I am also so very grateful for their support. Many of my friends did not have their parents-in-law come out for their graduation so I felt extremely blessed!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Second Trimester

To mark the day of my second trimester, Mickey and I attended our second doctor's visit. After the routine checks, our doctor pulled out an instrument that would allow us to hear our baby's heartbeat. After about 5 very long minutes of looking, he gave up and recommended we get an ultrasound asap to see what was up. Not surprisingly, Mickey and I were a little worried but didn't say a word about it until we were in the ultrasound room. When the ultrasound began, we could see the little body moving right away and our fears were alleviated. The little heart was beating 160 times a minute! It was so precious to see. So what was at first a little scare turned out to be a blessing because we already have a picture of our baby and the knowledge that it is healthy. The ultrasound technician told us the reason the doctor could not find the heartbeat was because my uterus is retroverted. This means it is sitting more inside of me than usual. She called me regular variant and said there is nothing to worry about.
Next week we have both sets of parents coming as well as G&G Campbell to help celebrate my long awaited graduation. Hopefully my energy level will increase a bit so I can party hard. We are very excited to see and spend some time with family.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Name

Thanks to Mickey's brother, we have a new way to refer to our little soon-to-be fetus growing inside me: Cherickey. This lovely combination of Cherish and Mickey ensures that our baby, whether male or female, will not feel neglected until a gender is discovered and a real name is chosen. Thanks Tim!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Big News!

Friday, March 20 marked the beginning of my 9th week of pregnancy. Yes, Mickey and I are going to have a baby! Since we had our first doctors visit that same day and everything is looking good, we have started to spread the word to family and friends. My due date is October 30. This means our baby could be potentially be born Uncle Drew's birthday (Oct 30), or Auntie Pam's birthday (Oct 29) or even Halloween. At our next doctors appointment on April 17 we will be able to hear our babies heartbeat and our third visit (sometime in mid May) will hopefully reveal our babies gender. What do you think the gender will be? We will keep the blog updated. Yay!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

California and Canada

Greetings! This blogging is new to me but I thought I would start out by summing up Mickey and I. I grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Mickey grew up in Alameda California before we came to BYU. We met in our BYU ward (at ward prayer) October of 2005. We were engaged at the end of February and married on July 5, 2006 in the Mount Timpanogos temple. It will be three years this July! We are both currently going to school. However, I graduate this April in Music and Elementary Education and Mickey graduates this December in Athletic Training. We are excited to soon venture away from Provo so that Mickey and hopefully earn his masters degree.
The two things Mickey and I have most in common is our ever growing love for our families and our extreme quirkiness. We also both love playing and watching sports and eating fast food before, during or after.
To learn more, stay tuned. Exciting announcements are coming!