Thursday, November 16, 2017

38 WEEKS

38 Weeks


Baby is the size of:
  Baby girl is about the size of a spaghetti squash! Almost 7 lbs and over 19.5 inches as an estimate. At this point, all her organs are functioning on their own and she could be welcomed into the world anytime now. Although we are trying not to get our hopes up in case she already has plans to stay in there until she's forced out. 
 Symptoms:
  •  I have to admit, I thought I would feel worse by this point. Don't get me wrong, I am sore and tired most often but nothing terrible.
  • I haven't had any known contractions yet. We did start curbing (when you walk one foot on the curb the other off, so you're walking unbalanced.) My sister swears by it to get the baby moved down into position so we're giving it a try. Anyways, I did start having either contractions or just cramping while doing that so at least something is happening. 
  • HEARTBURN. "This baby is gonna be so worth it" -Me
  • Warning TMI: I was checked yesterday on Tuesday and show no signs of dilation yet, but am very soft. After being checked I was spotting and show signs that my mucus plug is on it's way out! TMI...I warned you!  
  • I notice my stomach getting really tight one moment and then soft the next, so I'm assuming that's contractions but not hurting so I'm not complaining! 
  • At my last checkup I was measuring at 36 weeks for the third week in a row, so If I am still measuring at 36 weeks next week, my doctor will order another ultrasound. I am also scheduled to get my membranes stripped on my next visit!
Next Doctor Appointment:

Tuesday, November 21st 
@ Fort Gordon Hospital

Best moment this week:
  • Realizing we are two weeks out! Give or take a week! If she doesn't come on her own, we are getting induced on either Dec. 4th or 5th, which is when my parents will be getting here! That's the one plus side of going past my due date!
  • Ethan bought a car!! He has been searching for the past three and a half months that we've been out here, which has meant traveling a few hours each weekend to go test drive cars. I'm proud of his decision though because he originally just wanted a "fun to drive", two-door car but after researching and giving our growing family some thought he found the perfect car for him and our family. 
Happiness to Ethan right now is the smell of a new car!
2015 Ford Focus ST (Sports Edition)


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Savannah Round Two

Giving the fact that we have two four day weekends off from Ethan's course this month and one of them being Thanksgiving & less than a week before the due date, we decided to head to Savannah one last time! Savannah is such a beautiful town and one that we will always miss. 

- Mirabelle Suites & Cafe -

This trip to Savannah we were accompanied by two friends Justin & Noah from Ethan's course. We took them to some of our favorite places from last time and then a few new places to all of us. One of our favorites was this adorable little diner called the Mirabelle Suites and Cafe. This place is a gem hidden in plain sight right across the street from the Cathedral. They serve delicious panini's, sweet or savory waffles and the richest hot cocoa. And as a bonus this weekend we got there just in time to watch the Savannah Veterans Day parade from the warmth of the front window. They put on quite the production that lasted about 2 hours! The streets of downtown Savannah are already magically breathtaking, then you throw a parade of honored veterans to the mix and it's unforgettable.
 

- National Museum of the Mighty Eigth Air Force -

When you're traveling with three soldiers on Veterans Day you have to make the most of it and stop at an Air Force Museum, even if none of them are in the Air Force. ;) It was a really impressive museum though and we even got in for free. To these three it was like Toyland. 

Friday night we found this awesome bar (no mom, we didn't drink) called Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. This late-night dueling-piano saloon with songs selected by the audience & a delicious pub-grub menu was such a hit and one I definitely recommend checking out if you're ever in Savannah.  

The rest of the trip was filled with roaming the River Street Market and downtown Savannah. Which may sound relaxing and enjoyable...unless you're a 37-week pregnant woman! I could have sworn after all the walking this weekend the baby was on her way out! I have never been sorer in my life. However, given the ultimatum, I would much rather walk the endless streets of Savannah with this hunk than sitting on base all weekend. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

36 WEEKS

36 Weeks

Down to the last month of pregnancy?!?!? Woah!!

Baby is the size of:
  Baby girl is the size of a papaya and somewhere close to 19 inches and 6 lbs. I think she feels as though she's running out of room and making the most of her movements while she can! 
 Symptoms:
  •  I'm afraid Heartburn will always be first on this list! Luckily, IF I avoid too much sugar or chocolate it's bearable with the stronger meds my doctor prescribed.
  • My body is getting a lot slower and doing somewhat of a waddle as the baby is starting to descend.
  • I believe she is already a little feisty! She absolutely hates it when my belly touches anything. Especially laying in bed next to Ethan, she'll literally kick him if my belly touches his back. She also tried to kick the doctors monitor off my belly when he was checking the heartbeat last week. ;)
  • I am tired now...ALL THE TIME! I never do feel like I've had enough sleep. 
  • I've noticed the soreness set in each day as my body is loosening up and getting ready to have this baby! 
  • My feet/legs fall asleep really easily. I lost the ability to cross my legs a month or two ago, but if I have my foot underneath me on the chair, it falls asleep almost immediately. 

Best moment this week:
  • Getting to have our last ultrasound and see her adorable little profile while sucking her thumb! The main goal of this ultrasound was to make sure baby was in fact head down and no intervention would be needed to flip her. Thank heavens she was head down and face up! Let's hope she stays that way!
  • We celebrated our last Halloween as a family of 2.5. Part of me wishes she was here to dress up but the other part is glad she will be almost one this time next year and much more fun during all the holidays! 
  • We received our breast pump + all of the supplies for FREE from Tricare. What a blessing military insurance has been for us and this pregnancy. :) Now just keeping our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly with breastfeeding. 
  • We, baby + me, survived accompanying dad in a Suicide Awareness Walk for a service project. It rained on us the entire walk but that really seemed to fit the mood of the event. 


Next Doctors Appointment:

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 
@ Fort Gordon Hospital 
(the first of weekly appointments!)

Extras from this week:

  • At my 36 week checkup, my Doctor informed me that I can have my membranes stripped on week 38. Basically, two more weeks and things are gonna get real!
  • We went out with some friends for Karaoke last weekend and Ethan had no problem getting up there on stage! He LOVES karaoke!

COUNTDOWNS:

      To baby:        To Graduation:     Parents Coming:
27 Days +/-        36 days            33 days

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Handsome


** H A P P Y  26TH  B I R T H D A Y   E T H A N **

Am I dreaming or are you becoming more and more handsome every year!? Officially 26, closer to 30 than 20 you old man! Every birthday of yours, I am reminded of how lucky I am to spend my life with a partner like you.

This last year alone has been a big one for us...

➔You graduated from College with your Bachelors in Business and an IT Minor. 

➜ You accepted a full-time job for a company called Printer Logic

➜ You commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. 

➜We created a precious baby girl to join our family this year!

➜We bought our first house in St.George, Ut 

➜We tour apart that new house and created a home - with so much help from our families.  

➜We moved 2,059 miles away from our family + home to live on base at Fort Gordon, GA

➜You started your 18-week Signals Officer Course.

➜You've survived living with a pregnant woman for almost 9 months

As your birthday approaches every year, I find myself filled with anxiety. How can I best show you how much you are appreciated? What in the world can I buy you to show you how much you are loved? Are there even enough words to properly express to you how much you mean to me?I am the luckiest woman in the world because I have you! I truly believe you are the best thing that has ever happened to me on this side of eternity.


As the time for baby Janson draws near, I've felt my heart skip a beat with just the thought of you becoming a daddy. The way you already talk about how perfect she'll be and how much she'll love you. You will take such good care of her because of how well you've taken care of me. You are convinced, with good reason, that you will be her absolute favorite. I can totally see this daddy-daughter relationship that so many people will be craving for themselves. 

Thank you for the blessing of being your wife and making me a mommy! I knew I loved you when "home" went from being a place to being with YOU. 
Happy birthday handsome husband. 


CHARLESTON + AUSTYN

We had more company!! We love when people visit us in Georgia!
 Ethan's cousin Austyn actually served her LDS Mission in South Carolina about 2 years ago and decided that this would be the perfect time to come back and visit!  Coming back now was perfect because she was able to visit us, have a place to stay and transportation and also have family here to share her mission & experiences with. Austyn flew in on a red-eye Thursday morning so after a quick shower and some food (she was too excited to sleep) she and I headed up to Columbia while Ethan was in class. The people she met and served in Colombia were some of the sweetest people. They threw her an open house with an amazing display of food & desserts for anyone who knew and loved her to come visit while she was in town. I met these people on Thursday as strangers and by Sunday when we left them they had become like family. One of the men actually hugged me, kissed my forehead, and rubbed my belly before we left. haha They fit the perfect description of Southern Hospitality to a T. This sweet grandma sent me home with an actual box full of leftovers and desserts to share with Ethan since he couldn't come. And they invited us back for Thanksgiving when they heard we would be out here without family. I'm so grateful they were apart of Austyn's mission experience and took great care of her. It was incredible how much they had grown to love this young 20-year-old girl from Utah who was just with them for a couple of months.  Honestly though, if you know her, you love her! She's just got one of those personalities that you can't help but love!!

On Friday morning we decided to take Austyn to Phinizy Swamp to get the real Southern Swamp experience. And what an experience it was!! On the start of our 2-mile trail as we were walking through the grass trail I caught the slightest movement out of the corner of my eye and low and behold there was a snake, all coiled up, head tilted back and mouth wide open ready to attack! Had I taken two more steps he would have got me! Pretty dumb on my part but I was only in sandals so he would have had free access to my bare foot or ankle. It's a good thing I had been there before because after seeing this snake I couldn't appreciate the scenery, I was too busy scanning the trail and surroundings for the next attempt from this pesky little snake. It sure made for an exciting morning at the swamp and it's always a win when you don't run into Mr. Alligator. (no matter how bad Ethan wants to). 

I love watching these two together! When I first married into the Janson clan, Austyn was one of my favorite new cousins I gained and I knew from the beginning we would have a good relationship. I love this girl like a sister!
After our outing to the Swamp, we drove a couple hours down to Charleston! Charleston was pretty similar to Savannah but had more of a colonial feel whereas Savannah was more overgrown greenery with that Southern Charm. I would recommend both towns to anyone to add to your list of must-visit destinations!  We started our visit in Charleston at the City Market. The City Market is a historic market complex in downtown Charleston established in the 1790's. The market stretches for four city blocks of a continuous series of one-story market shops. One of my favorite shops was one that Austyn and I bought new rings at. I even got my ring custom made to replace my wedding ring this last month of pregnancy due to a little swelling!
Like usual, we didn't book any walking/carriage tours because one of our favorite ways to tour a new city is to just get out and explore. We love just making our way up and down the backstreet and ally's to get the real feel for the city. Charleston is totally defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and pastel houses. What a sight! 
We couldn't have the real Charleston experience without trying some famous Swig & Swine BBQ. One word: Awesome! If you're ever nearby, definitely give it a try! They have had visitors from literally all over the world and a fun map to display it. (see pictures)Plus you can't have a good Southern BBQ without banana pudding and luckily they have the best!! I seriously crave it anytime I think about it now...Pregnancy problems. ;)
Before leaving town we had a suggestion to visit Isle of the Palms beach and I'm glad we did. There is nothing like the east coast beaches. The sand is just so dang soft!! I'm sure we looked a little out of place and overdressed surrounded by everyone else there but it was still a relaxing afternoon at the beach and with perfect weather! 
On Sunday we decided to drive back up to Columbia for church services since everyone there just loves Austyn and wanted to see her again before she left. They even tried convincing her more than once to move back to the South and offered up their own homes. To which I kindly shook my finger no to! She's needed and back home thank you very much ;) After church we stopped by the Columbia Temple for a quick visit. Nothing like being on the temple grounds to make you feel at home. 
To sum it up, we had a great weekend with Austyn here in town and honestly think she should just drop out of school, quit her job and come live out here with us! ;) It was so great to have family out here and really just having another girl around was nice. Living on post and mostly hanging with all male soldiers can really make me crave some girl time. Plus it was fun to let her feel all of baby girls kicks and movements, yes even the hiccups! I didn't realize how much I would miss not having my family around to experience these different stages of pregnancy. Thanks for visiting Auntie Kaye!! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SAVANNAH, GA

One of the perks of coming to the fall course for Ethan's training was that we have at least one holiday each month! The best thing about these holidays is that they don't even have to be major ones for the Army to issue a 4 day weekend!  With that in mind, Ethan and I agreed to make the most of those days off and explore the South as much as possible before we add this little addition to our family and come back to somewhat normal civilian life! I guess you could say this was our "babymoon" ...as if this whole trip to Georgia wasn't. 
We decided for our October four day weekend, we would go explore the oldest city in Georgia ---> Savannah! With its pedestrian-friendly layout, emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture, Savannah attracts thousands of people daily. Hopefully, some of these photos will help you understand why.   

- Riverstreet Markets -
This historic street is home to more than 70 shops, restaurants, and entertainment. This little stretch of businesses right off the river was my favorite part of the city. Even having to climb the steepest stairs to access them. Pregnant or not, they were crazy steep!!


- Tybee Island, GA -
This island is the easternmost point in Georgia and just 18 miles outside Savannah it is known as Savannahs Beach. We walked hand in hand talking about how excited we were to introduce our little girl to the beach someday! Fun fact about us, we HATE the ocean. Aside from a cruise or boat trip, we have never had a desire to be out in open water. That "open water" even includes water past our knees! However, we do LOVE the beach. Laying out in the sun, playing in the sand, feeling the waves crashing on our feet is all this desert-living couple needs from the Sea. While on the island we did enjoy an hour-long boat tour at sunset to see dozens of Dolphin. One of the highlights of our weekend for sure. 



- Wormsloe Historic Site -
This breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation. It's actually the longest live oak-covered road in the world, spanning a mile and a half long with over 400 live oak trees lining the path. Aside from the major Humidity here, it was a beautiful site, one you would see on a pinterest travel page. 


- Bonaventure Cemetery -
I know what you're thinking...a cemetery? Isn't that borderline creepy and, well, boring? That's what you'd think. However, while this cemetery may not be the oldest in Savannah, it certainly is it's most famous and hauntingly beautiful!


My adorable soldier. Walking around the cemetery he noticed this American flag tipped over and lying crumpled in the dirt, most likely some of the aftermaths of the latest storm (Hurricane Irma). Without thinking he walked over, brushed it off, and placed it respectfully back in its stand. USA USA USA 



We just happened to choose the perfect weekend to go to Savannah...Oktoberfest! Savannahs Oktoberfest celebrates German heritage with food, beer, live music and of course, the popular Wiener Dog Fest! And no I'm not making this up...this was their 40th Anniversary of the Wiener Dog Races!!! For proof, because I knew I might need it, I got a video of the race! You're welcome! 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

32 W E E K S

32 Weeks

7.5 weeks left...maybe more, maybe less? Enjoy this week's updates.

Baby is the size of:
She is now the size of a Florida Pomelo! I'll be honest, I had to look that one up. ;) She is measuring in close to 18 inches and weighs about 4lbs. At my weekly checkup I was measuring in at 30 weeks but my doctor assured me that it's no concern unless I get three weeks behind.  
 Symptoms:
  • That nasty H word just won't let up... Heartburn!! Luckily at my doctor's appointment, I was given a stronger medication that has worked wonders. Zantac is my new best friend. 
  • I feel so bent in half lately. Literally, it feels as if I'm completely leaning over trying to touch my toes ALL THE TIME! Even when I'm leaning back I can't stop the feeling. And it's sure to only get worse as the weeks go on. 
  • Her movements are getting more and more intense. Less of little flutters and more of a complete force shoving around inside me. It's amazing!
  • Sadly, I've had to cut back at the gym. I still go daily, but I've become good friends with the bikes and elliptical and less with the weights and Zumba. It still counts if I'm going to half of the Zumba classes, right? 
  • I know I've talked about this before, but man this girl takes after her momma! Hiccups every morning and night! Dad loves it but I bet he wouldn't if I were to put my belly on him late at night and early in the morning so he had to be awake too! I guess this is just another way I'm being prepared for what my schedule might be like shortly. 
  • My blatter is shrinking...okay so maybe it has something to do with this growing babe in there!
Best moment this week:
General Conference was this last weekend! This was one weekend I knew I was going to get a little homesick. Every year for General Conference we usually watch a session at home with my family eating lots of yummy snacks and going on a family walk in between sessions. So Ethan and I took matters into our own hands and stalked up on treats then started our morning off with a walk at Phinizy Swamp. Plus, as cliche as it sounds, I swear most of the conference talks were totally written for me.


  

Next Doctors Appointment:

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 11:30am

Fort Gordon Hospital 

Extras from this week:
  • Bought a new maternity dress! I still can't believe this is my body right now?! It's been a struggle watching the numbers on the scale go up each week, but then when I feel her move inside me it completely puts my mind at ease and makes me realize it's all worth it! Someday I will really miss this bump.

  • Last minute Tuesday night we randomly decided to go to an Atlanta Soccer game! We pilled in the car as soon as class got out and drove two hours to Atlanta. Even getting home late on a weekday we totally didn't regret it after seeing such an intense game! Their Arena was amazing and had 43,000 people in attendance! Plus I love seeing how excited Ethan gets at games. He deserved a break from class and got just that! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

General Women's Session

October 2017 General Women's Session 

General conferences are the semiannual worldwide gatherings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members gather to receive guidance and encouragement from Church leaders about gospel living based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.

As this Women's session was approaching I realized it would be the first one I wouldn't be attending with my mom and sisters or mother-in-law. My first thought was that I would just stay home and watch it online. Then I told myself I HAD to go otherwise I wouldn't pay attention as well at home and wouldn't really get what I needed to out of it. So I made the decision to get out of my comfort zone and invite this other wife, Rachel, who I had just met in the branch here at Fort Gordon. I am so glad I did invite her because it was more than a spiritually uplifting night for me. It was a much-needed girls night out! I don't care who you are, you can't deny that everyone needs a GNO every once in a while.

 I believe and testify that the Lord puts certain people in your life for a reason and exactly when you need them. Being one of the few wives that came to this training and the only LDS one his group, has been harder than I expected. So when I met Rachel and her husband, it was exactly what I needed. Although Rachels husband is attending a different training here, we are so blessed to have met them. Not only do we have another LDS couple here to befriend but it just so happens that she is almost exactly two months behind me in pregnancy. I LOVE having someone else here who is pretty much going through the same experiences I am. It's definitely been a unique experience to accompany our husbands for the first time living on a military base and at the same time going through our first pregnancy. We will both be delivering here in Augusta, thousands of miles away from our families but fully relying on our supportive husbands & our Heavenly Father. And now...each other!!  

 I have met another girl, not LDS, who is my gym buddy 5 days a week. Growing up in Utah I have rarely been in the position to talk about my religion and what I believe so I have really enjoyed having this friend to share what I believe whether it's been by word or example. As well as learning about her beliefs, it's all been a little testimony builder to me.

We attended the conference at the Augusta Ward church building here in town that the Fort Gordon Branch is attached to and everyone there was so welcoming and inviting. We even found out there are more LDS wives living on base but who attend the ward instead of the branch. So now it's time to convince the husband that we should to attend the ward and not just the "10-20 headcount" branch. ;)
This women's session just really hit the spot for me. I felt like they were all talking to me and encouraging me to be a good example while living here on base. I just wanted to share a few things that stood out to me and that I want to remember. 

Sharon L. Eubanks: 
 Integrity is more important than visibility. 

BE righteous, BE articulate, BE different and BE distinct.

Neil F. Marriot:
 There is no other true & lasting happiness. 
Some things matter; most things don't
A few things last; most things won't.

The more we follow Christ, the more we feel his love & direction.

Serve when serving isn't convenient.

Joy D. Jones:
I am a Daughter of God. I am special. 

Worth vs. Worthiness
If we sin we are LESS-WORTHY but we are never WORTH-LESS.

Spiritual worth means to value ourselves the way the Heavenly Father values us, not as the world values us.

Don't compare your worst to someones best. Comparision is the thief of Joy.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf:
There are many reasons not to be sad/mad. 

Love your enemies. Our love for them is independent of their love for us.

She lived joyfully, not because her circumstances were joyful but because SHE was joyful.

Never forget: 
You are a daughter of God
Rich blessings are in store
If you but learn to do his will
You'll live with him once more.

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Our Gospel lovin Gym Buddy


The first couple of days I attended the Gym out here I noticed this "crazy" old man that would dance around the gym with his eyes closed, headphones in and occasionally throwing his arms in the air praising the Lord! As each person passes him he'll fist bump them with a "God bless or God is good!" Everybody knows him...you could say he's quite popular around here. ;)

Anyways, he has pulled my friend Paula and I over to pray for us twice now. He literally stops us right there in the gym in front of everyone, makes us hold hands and bow our heads, and prays for us! It's both the weirdest and sweetest thing I've experienced out here in the South. He honestly just wants people to be happy and to share his message about God and His love for us with everyone he meets. And he's accomplishing that! No one walks past him without a smile on their face and after his prayer for us this morning, I honestly felt God's love. I don't necessarily share all the same beliefs or religion as him, but I do share the knowledge and understanding that God lives, that he loves me and he genuinely just wants me to be happy and share that message with others! This "crazy" dancing old man is a great example to me of sharing your testimony with others, no matter who it's with or where you're at. (even in a gym in Georgia) 

Monday, September 25, 2017

30 W E E K S

30 Weeks

10 weeks left. Wait, what?! Here's this weeks updates for those interested.

Baby is the size of:
Baby girl is now the size of a summer cantaloupe measuring close to 17 inches and weighs somewhere near 3.5 lbs. My lovely husband made the remark this week "Wow babe, you're really looking like a pregnant lady this week!" Gee thanks babe. It's safe to say I'm a little self conscious about my weight/appearance already. Which is not good to be experiencing this soon since she's expected to put on about half a pound each week until she's born. Wowza!!
 Symptoms:

  •  She got her first case of the hiccups (that I've felt) and it was both amazing and annoying to feel haha Is that terrible to admit? Hiccups are something I get A LOT and poor Ethan can't stand listening too! But all of a sudden his little girl gets them and he thinks it's the coolest thing in the world ;) 

  • I had my first emotional "breakdown" this week. I have always been a big fan of Dairy Queens chicken basket or good old fashion cheese burger but Ethan doesn't care much for it so we don't go there a lot. Well I finally talked him into it using the big C word ("craving") and it was... horrible. Apparently the DQ's out here in the south switched out their chicken baskets and cheeseburgers for hot dogs and sandwich's. Hot dogs & Sandwich's!!!! Now I didn't cry or loose any sleep over it but I did complain to Ethan for the remainder of the day. When you are craving something and you don't...can't get it, it sucks!! Not fair on a pregnant lady! 

  • I'm officially up to 2 baths a day. My body just loves a good SOAK! I know some moms of more than one child probably want to slap me but I am trying to enjoy all this me-time and selfishness/laziness before I can't anymore. I did have to go get a better cushioned tub mat and prop a pillow behind my back in order to enjoy it, but I can't pass up time in the tub. 

  • My body is starting to feel those third trimester aches and pains. I can't sit too long without a pillow behind my back and I struggle to cross my legs. It feels like my body is always crunched in half. 
  • I had the first stranger ask to rub my belly! Surprised it didn't happen until now but thankfully it was just a nice older lady from my Zumba class and not some creepy dude. And while we are talking about Zumba class, I have been so grateful to have a healthy pregnancy that has allowed me to continue working out daily. It really helps not just physically but emotionally/mentally. This week I've decided to add in a weekly Yoga class and I think it's really gonna help my prego mom bod to give it some yoga lovin. 

How I'm sleeping:

I can sleep well for the most part, but I do still get up a couple times a night to use the restroom. I've mastered locating the toilet in the pitch black because if I turn on the light, it'll wake Ethan up. *the joys of living in a hotel! 

Best moment this week:


  
This week Ethan had staff duty where he basically has to be the security at the signal towers here on base for anywhere from 8-12 hours. At the end of the shift he has to walk around checking the buildings to make sure they are locked up. I was worried about him walking the route alone at like midnight so I decided to go walk with him. Well at one point, we split up and I went to check the backside of a building where I came face to face with a fox! Did I mention we are surrounded by forest and fog on base so this was just the icing on the creepy cake! Luckily the fox was super chill and just stared at me as I slowly backed away and then he/she ran off. I know this doesn't have anything to do with the baby, but I just wanted to look back and remember life of a pregnant army wife, doing security rounds at midnight and running into random wildlife...and living to tell about it ;)

Next Doctors Appointment:

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 @ 8:30am
Fort Gordon Hospital 
(my first of two-week appointments)
  • I got my results back from the glucose test and turns out I don't have Gestational Diabetes!! Thankfully! I have a sister-in law that's had it and I just really admire the changes she had to make with her diet. Even though I don't have to follow those guidelines they really did amazing things for her and have me a little tempted to follow them as well. 

Extras from this week:

Ethan has been ready to upgrade his car for some time now and since we are out here with all the free time in the world on the weekends, we decided to go to Columbia and test drive some cars to decide which one he's interested in. He really LOVES cars that are FUN to drive. Originally he wanted this two door car to which I vetoed immediately because of the third addition coming to our family real soon. I know I'm no fun as a wife! Someones gotta reign in these husbands and their crazy ideas  sometimes. Plus he managed to find a car that goes manual & automatic so we can both drive it easily. 

How do you teach NEED vs WANT to a man?