Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Tree

Another Christmas over, the day goes by so fast! I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas this year. We took some pictures, so I thought I should put them up while I have the motivation :)
 Matt and I opened up one present each on Christmas Eve- I got Matt some Chicago Bear's shirts, and he got me some awesome cook books that I can't wait to use. We watched the movie "Salt" and then went to bed. We wanted to start a family tradition where we watched the same movie every year, but because of poor planning, all the movies we wanted to watch were rented out already. We decided next year that we would start to watch, "Horton Hears a Who" since that's a good family movie and super cute. 

This morning, we woke up and opened all our presents. Matt did really well and got me some great gifts, including yummy chocolates from Cummings Studio Chocolates, my favorite place for candy. He got me some perfume and some great black boots that I've been in desperate need of. I got Matt some sweaters and a new CD player for his car. It was a great Christmas, and now that it's over, I can really focus on getting ready for baby :) 

We relaxed, had some breakfast, and then went over to my Mom's house for Christmas dinner and to hang out with family. We just got home, and I am very tired. I think that equals a good Christmas if you are exhausted by the end of the day.  

We have officially decided on the name Emma Claire, and can't wait for her to get here. Now that Christmas is over, it feels like I just need to get through January, and that doesn't seem so hard... *sigh* I am not a good pregnant person. 

Anyways, here are some pictures plus a few random ones. 

Aaron and Tristan opening their stockings

Cute Jessica in the midst of opening her presents

Sugar is so happy that she can sleep underneath the tree again

Us and all our goodies

The kitties Christmas present. Sugar got dibs, and Ryno is just waiting for his turn...


Brandon being a reindeer

Mom's Christmas tree and presents

kid chaos

opening frenze

Shannen, Ben, and Sara

Me and Sugar napping... I love my kitties!
Ryno and Sasha napping with me by my legs. We have the best kitties in the world!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Meyers and Briggs Personality Test

This is my new fascination for the month. I'm not sure if you've heard of this test, but my friend at work introduced me to it, and it's a great way to understand your significant other. It's also really great to help you with any type of relationship you have whether it's friends, parents, or kids. Here is the Wikipedia info on the background of this test:

Here is the link to the test website. It's not the full test, you have to pay $30 bucks for that, but this is about 40 questions and will give you a pretty accurate result. I am an ESTJ personality type.
(OK the link is not working, just copy and paste it and it should work)

After you take the test, it only gives you your type. You then have to google your type and see your definition. I have found that these websites give really good info:

Here is my info, if you care to read:

So Matt and I have a lot in common, but we also do a lot of things differently. Mainly with how we operate in situations- I am a planner, and I like to check everything off my "list" so to speak. Matt is more relaxed in that aspect, and deals with things as they come. When unexpected events happen, it literally throws my universe off it's rotation. I have a hard time not getting stressed out and worried about such things. 

Example: Matt's car registration was due in November, he's had a cracked windshield that we knew we'd have to replace (I expected and planned on that- check), it was about $160 to fix. Easy, I budgeted for it, planned on the money coming out, no biggie. He takes it to get the emissions and inspections done, and turns out his wheel bearing is completely broken, and his front tires are bald. So the car failed inspection, and the guys told him it would be about $300 to fix. Awesome. Universe falling apart. He takes it to get an estimate, and his mechanic tells us it's going to be $285 and we say "ok". I mean, it has to be done, I understand that- they told him they can't believe he drove on it this long without his axle snapping and getting him into a major accident. Still- universe is crumbling. I get another call from Matt, telling me that the mechanic took his wheels off to fix the problem, and found that his brakes are metal on metal and absolutely have to be changed. Serious? So the total is now $420 and I am having a nervous breakdown and my universe has been thrown into the Netherworld. 

Now Matt, on the other hand, is frustrated as well- the situation sucks, that was our Christmas money, we had other plans for that money. He just handles it so much better than I do. I shut myself in and have a hard time getting my thoughts out, and I get really stressed out. Matt understands that it sucks, but is still Matt and can carry on.  He gets worried and stressed when he sees how bad I am handling it. After taking this test, it helped me realize what my weakness' are and the differences between us. Matt is an ESTP type, and the P at the end is what makes all the difference for us. 

This is his info on his type: 

It really describes him perfectly, and helps me understand how his brain works and what he is best at. The things that come naturally for me like- planning, remembering things, focus, not getting bored with things, completing tasks- do not come naturally for him. I can't expect him to be that way, and my type even says that I expect everyone to think and act the way that I do about everything (which is so true). Matt is very relaxed and calming, which is something that I struggle with, but his personality helps me to be calm and not worry so much. So we are a very good compliment to each other, but we still have to work on getting around our personality differences. The whole thing is very interesting, and makes a lot of sense. The girl at work has figured out her kids type (she has a 2 year old and a 5 year old) and is able to parent them better because she knows their personality. 

Anyways, I wanted to share this with you in hopes you'll take the test and figure out what your type is. You will be surprised by how accurate it is. I think any way we can be better partners, friends, human beings is a great thing, and we should work on ourselves to be better people to those around us.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Still Pregnant

Wait, how long does pregnancy last? Oh... so I'm not done yet? bummer.

I'm not saying I hate being pregnant, but I'm definitely looking forward to February, for a couple of reasons:

I can sleep on my stomach again!
Baby girl will be here (wait, should that be on the top of my list?)
My grocery bill will go down
My back will be relieved of the ginormous uterus pushing on it
I can take Excedrine and IB profen again!
I can eat sushi whenever I want
I can eat as many portions of fish, sandwich meat, and other restricted foods as I want
My bathroom breaks will decrease
I can lift things over the weight of 20 lbs
*crossing my fingers* I might be able to fit into my normal clothes again
My belly button will look normal again
I will be able to bend over to put my own shoes on

I should stop, because I keep thinking of more and more things, and it's just getting ridiculous. 

All in all, I am happy to be prego, and it really hasn't been that hard so far. I'm experiencing pregnancy bliss with all the back aches, head aches, and mood swings. I am 6 months, but in about a week or so will hit the 7 month mark. I have my next doctor's appointment on Monday where they are going to check to see if I have developed gestational diabetes... My doctor told me not to have anything sweet to eat that morning, so I guess I should skip my Mountain Dew breakfast huh? I really hope I haven't eaten too many sweets to develop this type of diabetes. The more I think about it, the more I worry. I think I have hit up the See's chocolate store a couple times, then there is my daily Mountain Dew, and how can I leave out Mrs. Field's? The baby made me do it! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Family Pictures

Matt and I went up with our friends Josh and Steph this past weekend to take some pictures of their cute family for them. After they were finished they took a couple for us. I have to admit, I'm not lovin' them so much, but it's probably just because I feel like I look like a whale. It's cool, I figure if I post them then it will force me to acknowledge that this is how I'm going to look in pictures for the next couple of months! Yay for being pregnant! Thanks Josh and Steph for taking these for us! Steph said that after the pregnancy I will look at these and feel ok about them, so I am counting on that!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The "bump"

Alright, for all of those wondering how big I am, and what my belly looks like, I made Matt take a picture last night (he thought it seemed a little odd that women do this).

I am 22 weeks (about 5 months) prego now, and can officially fit into maternity clothes. I am really glad somebody invented these, because they are really comfortable! My only complaint is that maternity clothes are so expensive, and not too flattering, so spending $20 on a shirt or a pair of pants that I don't love, or will only wear for a short time, is annoying! Luckily, the doctor I work for is having a baby in November, and she said she will give me most of her maternity clothes since we are the same size. She has a lot of cute clothes she bought from the Gap and Old Navy, so I'm excited for that. I just have to hold out until then!
I started to feel her kick a lot this past Saturday morning. I was lying in bed on my side, and could feel her just moving like crazy! I could also feel her body (her feet I think) when I pushed on my belly, and that was really cool! Matt felt her too, it felt like something hard inside my stomach. She didn't stay in that place long, because we couldn't feel her there after a couple seconds. I think she is getting her excercise! It's really fun to feel her moving during the day, and brings a little smile to my face every time I notice it. As huge and uncomfortable  as I feel, little things like this make it all worth it.

We got the crib from my friend on Sunday, and put it up in the second bedroom. The color of the crib matches the wall perfectly! It's a light custard-yellow color, and so we've decided to do the room yellow, pink, and brown. I think it will look really cute! The room still looks big and empty, but now with a crib in it. I'm sure it will start to take the shape of a nursery soon. Matt and I wondered if it was too soon to set up the crib, since we still have 4 months to go,  but we couldn't wait! We are so excited!!

We love our kitties!

We took some pictures over the weekend of our kitties basking in the sunlight and enjoying the new place. They were too cute not to put up! I love our kitties so much, and they all have different personalities.

Ryno is our cuddle kitty, and will do anything for you to pet him. He also will come up and lie with me on the couch, and sleeps at the edge of the bed at night. I think he is going to absolutely love the new baby.

Sugar is our princess kitty, she does what she wants, but is a very good listener. She knows when we say her name, and when she's in trouble. She is a complete Diva.

Sasha is our recluse kitty, she is a little nervous around people, and large objects or new surroundings make her uncomfortable. She is very loving around those she does know, and she is very curious. She follows me around every morning and watches me get ready, she investigates any loud or new sounds, and has to know what is going on around her. She is the littlest kitty, but is still really affectionate.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

pictures of the new home

 Sasha kitty, hanging out in her new home. She is out much more than she ever was at the old place. She is still a bit skiddish, but she's getting better and loves to play with Ryno and Sugar.
 This is the mini-hall to get to our bedroom. Our washer/dryer and heater are in the closet doors on both sides of the hall.
 Our bedroom and large closet!
 More bedroom, the master bath is right next to the closet.
 We have a mini-balcony off the master bedroom, so that's another sliding glass door. The kitties love to sit and look out from there.
 Kitchen! It's so large I don't know what to do with myself. Cooking is so much easier now!
 More kitchen- We have a really nice sized pantry next to the fridge, so we can keep all our dry food in one spot. At the old place we had 3 different cupboards and never knew where our food was.
 Living room- Our landlord left the bookshelves for us to use, and it works nicely here! We also love our new couch, so comfy!
Another view from the living room, the place is very open and spacious, which we love. Matt is currently re-staining our table, or you would see that up against the red wall. 

There is also a very large second bedroom, which will eventually be the nursery. It's pretty empty right now, so we didn't see much use in taking a picture of it. 

We absolutely love the new place, it's just perfect for our little family.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The First One

It's been a little crazy here at the Entwistle home. Since being married in February, we have gotten prego, adopted another kitty (Sasha), delt with Matt's back injury (boo), gone on a few summer vacations (Bear Lake, L.A.), and most recently moved from our apartment in downtown SLC to West, West Jordan. The move proved to be too much for Sasha and she became stressed out, which caused her to get sick from an upper respiratory infection, which by the way, is highly contagious. Sasha is feeling better after an expensive trip to the vet, but now our other two kitties have the bug. It's so sad to have a full house of sick kids! They are both on antibiotics, and hopefully will start feeling better by this weekend.

We absolutely love the new place, I will take pictures and post them soon. It has such a home-y feel to it, and it's in a quiet neighborhood. I LOVE having a dishwasher, LARGE fridge, and a GARBAGE DISPOSAL!! Yeah!! Ahh, the simple things in life. There is also a washer/dryer in the condo, so no more crazy hoodlums using our washer machine! We are really trying to make our new home a place where the spirit can dwell, and our new baby can be at peace. We have recently started nightly scripture study, and I have already noticed how peaceful and calm our house is when we do this. We are reading Doctrine and Covenants, which I haven't read probably since High School, I have really loved it so far!

We are having a GIRL! So excited! I am currently 5 months, and I feel like I have a beach ball inside my stomach, inflating itself by the minute! It is such a cool thing to see my body change and accommodate our baby girl. It has not been easy, and I feel uncomfortable sometimes (ok most of the time), but I am so thankful and blessed that God has trusted us enough to raise one of his children. I am so excited to be in this point of my life that I can be entrusted with a baby. What a blessing! Matt is absolutely beside himself, and I know she will be daddy's little girl. He is really going to love her.

We haven't gotten the nursery ready yet, I figure we still have 4-ish months to go, we have time... right? Ok, that's the procrastinator in me, but seriously... I have time.. right? We have been lucky to get a lot of the big stuff from family and friends. My friend at work is giving us her crib, pack n' play crib, and a really nice rocking chair with an ottoman. My amazing sister is going to give me some stuff, if I ever make it up to here house in IDAHO ( far away). Or maybe she'll bring me down some stuff? That would be SUPER nice! All in all, we are so lucky to have great people around us so willing to help and donate their unused kid stuff! Thanks to everyone!