Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Congrats to David!

A big shout out to David for graduating BYU-I last week! I am so proud of him. 

 After graduation we called a ton of restaurants to see who would be open past 10. We had 2 options: Red Robin and Buffalo Wild Wings.
So, here we are eating some burgers at Red Robin!

 My mom, dad, and 2 little brothers came for the celebrations. Davids family is just missing Alesha. Even though we missed the absent siblings, we still had an awesome time the next day by having a BBQ at the park for more graduation festivities. 

We have some big news, for those of you who didn't already know...
First, our little baby is going to be a GIRL! We are so excited...and I mean THRILLED! She kicks like crazy and doesn't like to hold still. We were at the ultrasound appointment for a long time trying to get pictures of her but she was super squirmy. I will have to post ultrasound pics later because the scanner is being packed. The second awesome announcement is that we are moving to Utah. David said he would never do it...but here we are. We are happy to be moving somewhere that is so close to family, which hasn't been the case since we have been married. David got a job in Sandy at a mortgage company and we move next week. Hurray! There are so many changes in the near future for us but we have never been happier. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

18 Weeks and Counting

For all of you who don't know... I MADE IT! We are past the worst part (keep your fingers crossed) and onto the good. At the start of my 17th week I started feeling pretty good so on Friday the 16th I had both my pump and IVs removed, this time hopefully for good.
On Fathers Day (no pictures, sorry) we had a big BBQ with some friends and family. We had steak, chicken, fruit pizza, grilled veggies, and grilled pineapple. Not bad, if you ask me! I ate until my heart was content and my belly was bulging. It is so good to eat again.

These are the start of the baby bump pictures. I am officially 18 weeks and we couldn't be more thrilled!
(My hair is wet but hey, at least I shower...)
 It is actually starting to look like a baby bump, not just a spare tire. 
The next ultrasound will be in about 2 weeks and we will find out the gender. Lets just say it is a good thing that we will find out soon because David and I do NOT agree on any names. If we can find out if it is a boy or a girl we can narrow down to one genre and disagree on fewer names. Any suggestions? Feel free to let us know!

There are a few things I should catch up on and will put more pictures up later. We went to California, my sister-in-law and little brother graduated high school, and life is great!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Overcoming the Fear

I have a deathly fear of needles. Long ones, short ones, skinny ones, fat ones...they all make me want to cry and run for the hills! The first IV I received through this whole ordeal put me close to passing out. A mix of chemicals that my brain releases makes my veins pull back into my arms and become rock hard so I have had to get the extra big IV needles for the last month and a half because the tips are a lot sharper so they can penetrate my stubborn veins.
Well, I decided that it is ridiculous to hyperventilate every day when David puts my Zofran needle in my hips or my arms and even more ridiculous than that is my dramatic, light headed, woozyness when I get an IV. So lately I have been trying to look at the needles and talk myself out of being such a big wuss. I even took some pictures! So far my accomplishments have consisted of no more temper tantrums when David does his daily poke and the last 2 IV's I have only had to be poked once (compared to the 3 and 4 times for previous IVs).

Here are a couple pictures to prove that I actually looked at the needles.

This first one is a picture of the Zofran needle. The site has to be switched everyday and once it is in my arm or my hip, it stays there for 24 hours until we have to switch it again. It is taped down to my skin with something called Tegaderm which is like a second skin. 
 That is my pinky finger next to the needle. It really isn't that big but it stings like a bee! 
 This is the IV that was taken out yesterday (my new one is in my other arm). The new catheters are so big that they are leaving little round scars on my skin. I don't really mind because the IV is so useful. If I'm feeling pretty sick that day then I just hook up to my IV, sit down to a movie or a good book, and relax. The cold fluids can't be warmed up so they make me really cool, which has been extra useful on the hot summer days!
 We now have this cool decoration in our house called an IV stand! It looks like a coat hanger so I might just put it by the door. 

 Ahhhh, my new best friend. This sweet thing goes with me everywhere I go. That includes shopping, the bathroom, work, sleep, and anywhere else you can think of! I mostly wear it on m hip like a fanny pack. The bag is full of Zofran in liquid form and the pump just gradually pumps it just under my skin where my body absorbs it. Cool, huh?
 OK, I think the camera made these IV needles look half the size they really are...
I have never been able to look at the needles before, during, or after they are in my arm but lately I have been watching the nurse remove the catheter and put the just-used needles in the red needle box. 

Well, that's the beginning of my story of how I am overcoming my fears. Who knows, maybe next time I will watch the nurse put the IV in! But probably not...
More updates on baby will be coming soon. Next ultrasound is in July!!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Ultra Sound

This was probably the most rewarding and amazing day of our lives! We got to see the baby move and wiggle, which made everything so real. The ultra sound tech cropped some of the images so it would be easier to identify see the baby. 
We aren't sure how we feel about the 3D pictures, but the 3D video is really cool. 
This first one is of the baby facing straight forward. The head is just under the very top of the cropped image. Right above the U shaped lighter part of the picture you can see the baby's little feet. 
 This is the baby facing the right. The baby is resting in the C shape sitting up. You can see the little nose and chin!!!
 This one is just kind of creepy...
 This is my FAVORITE! Baby is laying down and the two plus signs mark how big the baby is. 
 The really light colored dot to the right of the line is the heart. It was beating so fast! 

Well, David and I couldn't be more excited! Our next ultra sound is scheduled to be in about another 8 weeks, then we find out if its a boy or a girl! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fanny Pack at Disneyland

We got all the medical stuff sorted out just in time to go to...CALIFORNIA! 
We arrived at LAX on Friday afternoon after a 3 hour delay in Idaho Falls. We hit up In N' Out the first day, Disneyland and California Adventures the second day, and stayed in a beautiful condo in Carlsbad for the third day. 

This is my cool new fanny-pack with a pump of medicine. Everyday I have to change the site and I get to pick from my hips and back of my arms. David is a good sport about it and sticks me because it is hard to reach back there. Plus, I can't look at needles puncturing skin, it grosses me out.
If anybody knows where I can get a bright neon fanny pack that looks like it is from the 90s, I would love that. I need something to switch up the wardrobe. 
 My awesome parent's-in-law on the tram with us headin' to Disneyland, the happiest place on earth!

 We are outside of California Soarin'. When we got out of the ride Kyle and Alesha surprised us with delicious churros! 

 David and Brooks stood at the exit to the ride and started swinging on the rails ;)

 David picking his nose... Just kidding, it was probably just an itch. 
 Duck face and orange hat waiting for the Bug's Life show. 
 The gang! It took forever to get this picture taken. People kept walking right in front of us. The guy taking the picture set his drink on the ground so he could hold the camera with both hands and some random girl wasn't watching where she was going then...bam! She kicked that drink clear down the bridge. 
 Kyle and Alesha after the Lights Show. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The times, they are changin'!

This is me learning how to change my IV bag of fluids. 
 I'm on a constant Zofran drip, 24/7.
 Only a little blood spilled from the trainee inserting my IV. 
 Zipping up the backpack that carries my pump and IV fluids so I can take them with me everywhere I go!
 David was doing a really good job listening to the in home nurses so I wouldn't have to remember how to change everything. He is such a good husband. I might wrap up the pack in a blanket like a baby to prepare for what is up next. That's right! We are having a baby! 
 David is super excited, and so am I, obviously! But I have also been keeping him up all night with my puking. We are hoping my home IV system will replenish my body and get be back up to speed. 
 We are so cute. We may look absolutely exhausted, but we are excited. Promise.
 My cool new back pack! 

So, if you haven't seen us lately, here is the scoop. We are gonna have a baby! I am only 8 weeks but with my condition, we thought we would spread the news before people see me with a tube up my arm. David has been taking amazing care of me, so a big shout out to him! I have an amazing husband who has stepped up to all the responsibilities that a household requires with no help from me. 
We are SUPER excited for the new changes that are happening. 
Plus, a shout out to my mom who is going to come up and stay with us for a few days until I get back on my feet. Thanks everyone for your help! 
Peace and blessings. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

We Have Some Catching Up to Do...

It has been a really long time since we have posted a blog, so we decided to upload a few pictures of some of the major events over the last 6 months. 

We saw the Northern Lights while we were in Alaska. Stayed up till 3 am to see them. That is a big deal for us tired, married folk. 

Saw my Grandma and Grandpa Haueter and Grandma and Grandpa Hayter when we got back. Don't have a picture of they Hayters yet. It was so fun to see family and it reminded me that I have the coolest grandparents ever!

Went to Alexis' volleyball game. She is amazing! David says "Alexis finally got that pancake down." He takes all the credit but Lex, we know the truth. 

We had a super fun bonfire with the Baers! The evening consisted of cutting my fingertip off with a peeler, driving around forever until we found a park to have the fire at, tinfoil dinners, and good company. 

Went to Dallin's football game and found out he is a STUD! The entire game he was taking down boys a lot bigger than him. Dallin, I am very impressed!

Jensen is back from his mission! Old news, I know, but this was the first night I got to see him since he had been back. Love these two people with all my heart. 

Obviously everyone had a birthday this year but we were fortunate enough to get to Mason's birthday party. There were cousins, cake, and nerf guns. What else could a Hayter family want?

David was able to go hunting this year and shot a couple ducks. Look at that face. Good lookin'? Yes. 

The Hayters came for Thanksgiving. We all crammed into our apartment here in Idaho Falls. It may have been lacking in space, but it was so much fun to cook my first turkey, go bowling with all the pros, and stay up all night talking. It's great to have good company during the holidays. 

 My super hip family looking good under the neon! 

I asked David to help me find my sweats. In response to my plea, David handed me his sweatshirt. 

Shortly after the Hayters left the Scotts moved in. We had a ton of fun with them too! Christmas was also spent with great people and good times. There was never a dull moment in the apartment when the spare room is turned into a sauna (you know what I'm talking about Brooks and Alexis). Also, David, Dustin, and Brad were pretty entertaining when it game to Kinect games. 

Took a trip down to Utah during a 3 day weekend. We were going to spend the weekend in Idaho but my loving parents wouldn't have it. They made sure we could spend some time with the fam and, boy, are we grateful! We went shooting, went to the movies, and ate great food.

David turned 24!!! Wahoo! My friend Shaleah helped me with the amazing cake decorations. Thanks to Brooks and her amazing ice cream cake recipe, we had mud pie for dessert. 

Just a couple weeks ago we went to Washington to visit the family because Derek got back from his mission! We went shooting, watched Alexis throw discus (she is an amazing athlete!), and sported our AMAZING wolf shirts that David and I found in Alaska. Best purchases ever. 
My target
 Dustin's target
 Brad's target
 Can't find David's target....