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Thursday, August 29, 2013

We moved back to Idaho!

The Simpsons are back in Idaho for good! I can't believe it myself sometimes and I never thought id have to get used to living in Idaho. It's not bad (at all) but I was a little homesick for Texas for a while. Mostly I just missed all the wonderful people we met there. Even Bella has said she wants to go back to Texas. But Texas doesn't have our families. Any who we moved into our little home in Middleton Idaho this week. It took us a little longer than expected because we decided to completely redo our bathroom lol. It was just old, out dated and from having renters in and out just gross too. My dad taught Doug how to put in the floor and stain it and Doug is soooo proud of his floor! He did a good job :) put in a new vanity, a new storage closet thing, and new toilet. The bathroom looks a million times better! I think the hardest part about moving In this house is that its a bit smaller than our old house so finding a place for everything (mostly Bella's stuff) is a little tough but were almost done unpacking! 
Now for the super AWESOME news. 
One of the things that attracted me to Doug is how his family and friends and just everyone that knew him loved and respected him. I could tell that he wasn't just pretending to be a good guy but that he really was a great guy. He is a man of great character and very hard working. And I LOVE that just  being a good person paid off. Literally. He did some side work (he's a mechanic) for a man in his moms ward, always did a great job and when we moved here (pretty much the next day) he told Doug about a really good job and he knew one of the guys in charge of the company or in charge of hiring (I'm really not sure) and pretty much told him that Doug would be amazing for this Job. Obviously Doug jumped on the opportunity and told me its a really good job, but I'm not going to get my hopes up. We went out to Boise and Doug took in his résumé and got an interview that same day! An hour later he got a phone call making him an offer!! We both couldn't believe it! This job really is such a blessing. And yes it's great to know that financially we'll be okay but my favorite favorite part is that Doug had worked very hard at his mechanic skills, he's gone to school, he enjoys it, he's hardworking and he is completely deserving. He is finally working with a company where he can grow and be around people who work as hard as he can. Plus he had only been in Idaho for 6 days! Seriously he's awesome! I love when being a good person pays off:) go Doug! 
His first day of work was yesterday and he came home tired, super dirty and super happy. When we decided to get out of the military people always asked why, or what we were going to do. I hardly went on post and I loved my friends in the ward so I was fine. I was even used to living away from family. But Doug didn't like it. Half the time they sat around so he felt like it was a waist of his day. Man likes to work.  And the people he was constantly around really took a toll on his spirit. Every time we came home to visit he was so relaxed and happy he was almost a different person. He was never mean or a grump to us in Texas but I could tell he just wasn't happy. Yesterday during dinner he was super exhausted but he was in the best mood! He laughed with Bella, he was completely there. All night I couldn't believe just how happy he was! I'm so happy we moved here and I'm so thankful that Doug got this job and mostly I'm sooo thankful that he loves it! Life is good! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

20 weeks!

  • How far along: 20 weeks which is HALFWAY!
  • Baby is the size of a: a mango 6 1/2 inches and 10 oz 
  • Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs
  • The Bump: seriously bigger everyday! My mom can't believe how much my belly has grown since I got here. (2 weeks ago)
  • Symptoms: lol where to start? Emotional\moody, headaches here and there, round ligament pains, and tired. None of these are terrible (at all) but it's crazy how different this pregnancy is. I was nauseous with Bella but that was about it. 
  • Food cravings: Nothing in particular but I do get hungry every couple hours. 
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: not really. 
  • Sleep: Bella is going threw a bad bedtime phase so she's been falling asleep late so I have too. And since we were sharing a bed at my parents she would lay right next to me and wake me up often and when she didn't wake me baby girl #2 would remind me that my bladder was full lol. 
  • What I miss: Doug 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On :)
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: I think so....but Doug doesn't want to confirm over the phone. I'm not sure if we'll tell everyone or anyone though because I don't want anyone to bash her name :) 
  • Gender: A girl! its been so fun saying SHE!
  • Movement: everyday these kicks get stronger! I'm loving it! 
  • Maternity Clothes: My aster gave me her belly band which has been fun :) my shirts still fit pretty well and so do my pants. 
  • Labor Signs: N/A
  • Best Moment of the week: feeling baby girls kicks! I love love love how every day they are stronger and more frequent!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Doug and Bella feeling her kicks, deciding on a name, and decorating her nursery :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

19 weeks!

  •  How far along: 19 weeks!
  • Baby is the size of a: a mango 6 1/2 inches and 10 oz. 
  • Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs. 
  • The Bump: getting bigger every day :) 
  • Symptoms: still pretty emotional still but this week has been an emotional weekend for everyone in my family! 
  • Food cravings: Hong Kong! 
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: not really. 
  • Sleep: I've been sleeping great but lately I'm exhausted by the end of the day.
  • What I miss: Doug 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On :)
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: nope:( just a few we are kicking around. 
  • Gender: A girl! its been so fun saying SHE!
  • Movement: she FINALLY started kicking me:) they're small little pops but I'm loving them! Getting stronger everyday. 
  • Maternity Clothes: I have a pair of shorts that I bought when I found out I was pregnant. I needed new ones since its so hot here in Texas and I wanted to wear them comfortably all summer long but I still fit into my regular pants. 
  • Labor Signs: N/A
  • Best Moment of the week: seeing my family. I can't believe it's been a year in a half since I saw my oldest sister! And I'm so glad my dad is slowly but surely getting better. 
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: More movement! Seriously I want to feel her little (strong) kicks! I want to see my belly move and I want Bella to feel her too:D also I'm getting super excited to decorate her room too and picking a name for baby girl :)