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We met in April of 2008 at BYU-Idaho. 4 months later we were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 22, 2008. We moved to Colorado in June of 2010, bought our first house there in 2013. And now we have moved to Las Vegas, NV to start our next adventure. We have two active boys with a little girl on the way!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Last Shot

Okay, one last picture before he comes.
I thought I should take one to show what I looked like in the very end.
Well, I look ridiculous. Honestly, it looks like I stuck a soccer ball under my shirt.
Anyways, it could be any day now and we are just playing the waiting game.
The next post will have pictures of our baby boy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Belly Buttons

So, I had to write about this because my husband just makes me laugh.
He is the silliest person I know, and he has the most random mind of anyone that I have
EVER met!
Literally, it is worse than a three year old. He could probably be on
Kid's Say The Darndest Thing
as an adult!
So this is really about belly button lint.
First of all, I do not understand how we even get belly button lint.
Maybe it is because I am a girl, and I do not think that I have ever had belly button lint in my life. But my husband, gets it EVERYDAY. Without fail, I do not understand it, he showers everyday, we wash our clothes at the same time, but I do not get belly button lint.
The only difference I can find is that men have hairy stomachs, and women don't.
Anyways, the other night Zac tells me that the lint is always blue. I just laughed at him, and said that it was white. He continued to tell them that it is always blue and I just said whatever.
So after we get home from church on Sunday he comes up to me and says, look it's BLUE!
And of course he is holding it in his hand to show me. Haha, I was laughing so hard!
And then after dinner with the Burkholder's he suddenly states,
"Is it true that women have pink belly button lint and men have blue lint?"
WHAT? I was laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe. Seriously, who thinks like that?
MY HUSBAND! That's who.
But don't worry, I don't mind it one bit! Because I get to spend my days laughing with my best friend. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pregnancy Insight

Okay, so my pregnancy is slowly coming to an end (Can you hear the angles singing?)! And I was reading some other pregnancy blogs and it got me thinking. Often as a nurse I am able to talk to people about all circumstances of their life. And recently my teacher was telling us about a woman in a Care Center who had dementia and her daughter was sitting next to her visiting, but of course the woman had no idea that the daughter was her daughter. I know, sad. But then the woman proceeded to tell the entire pregnancy and birth story of her daughter who was sitting right next to her. This story had a point, to help us realize how we prioritize certain things in our mind.
I hope that I will be able to recount my experiences with pregnancy to my son someday, and to each of my other children. I would never say that I have had a difficult pregnancy, I haven't had any complications at all and I am SO grateful for that blessing.
1st trimester- Yuck! Lots of time in the bathroom and the rest on the couch trying to stay hydrated. Everything made me nauseous, and I do not think that I have eaten scrambled eggs in 7 months! There are just some things that are no longer appealing once you have seen them come back up! I was able to spend the first 10 weeks at home which was a great blessing and helped me to get a handle on pregnancy. No one knew that I was pregnant (except for family), and it was nice to spend that time in secrecy :), even though it was killing Zac. I don't think that I cooked anything in the kitchen for the majority of this time, sorry honey. Heartburn.

8 weeks pregnant

2nd trimester- Joy! I am sure that everyone will agree this is the best time in pregnancy. Although, I did have the lightheadedness, it wasn't so bad. I was in school throughout this time and going to the hospital for clinical was sometimes difficult, especially on isolation patients when you have to wear a gown and mask. The mask was awful and made me feel like I would pass-out everytime I was in the patients room. The nausea came back for a while. I felt the first kick at almost 19 weeks, well at least the first that I noticed. What joy! At this point I was anxious to start wearing maternity clothes (which I am now sick of), and of course to find out if we were having a boy or girl! Yeah, a boy! I was ready to start showing, which didn't happen until about 22 weeks, ugh! By 27 weeks I was unable to sleep and uncomfortable all the time! Heartburn.

19 weeks pregnant

3rd trimester- Seriously?! WAY worse than the first. No sleep, tons of pain in the hips, back, belly, and do not think that the baby is enjoying this either! Braxton hicks, okay not painful, but uncomfortable! Anxiety! Fear! Happiness! Gratitude! And so, so much more. I LOVE that I am bringing my little boy to this world! I HATE being pregnant! Heartburn (did you notice that in EACH trimester?)

32 weeks pregnant

I will be honest, I always thought that most women were just wimps. Pregnancy can't be THAT bad! I always assumed it would be easy, go by quickly, and would LOVE it! Boy was I WRONG! Maybe the Lord is humbling me, but I have definitely changed my mind :).
I cannot say that we will be doing this again very soon, but don't worry, I could not handle being a mother of only one :). I think that Zac is struggling with the fact that we have known each other for 18 months and I have been pregnant for just about half of that. He still calls me beautiful, but I know that he is ready to have his old Chelsea back, and SO AM I!
I have started to get ready for the baby, now that my block classes are over and I have Monday, Wednesay, and Friday open. We bought our stroller/carseat set yesterday and have installed it in the car. I cannot wait to see our little boy in that seat. :) 2 weeks left, and I couldn't be more excited for what the future holds for my little family :)!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Great Baby Shower!

Well, I had a baby shower in my ward today and it was tons of fun! My friend Courtney took on all the responsibility and did an awesome job! The theme was, she is about to "POP!" So everything had to do with 'pop'ing. The invites had tootsie pops, we had popcorn, pop, popcicles, and the prizes were ring pops, pop rocks, or bubble gum. She really did a great job and I am so grateful for everything she did for me, especially because she has a baby of her own that is only 4 months! Courtney, you are AMAZING!
Here are the pics of all my gifts including the ones from my shower two weeks ago! I love you all, thanks for your support with our new BABY!
Sorry, about all the pics, I didn't want to leave anyone out!
Bath Stuff
Receiving Blankets and Burp Cloths
Blankets, made by Great Grandma's, Grandma Barrus and Friends.
Infant Rocker from Zac's Aunt Nancy and Aunt Sandra
Cute winter coat from Aunt Amanda and Aunt Tiffany
Cute Clothes

A Piggy Bank from Christina, super cute idea!
Little Shoes
This is a motorcycle made of diapers and blankets, with the bottle as the headlight.
Courtney is very creative!
This is just a picture of my diaper bag, I LOVE it!
And this is my nursing cover that I made, I just put it on so that you could see the fabric I picked out.
P.S. We have picked a name..........I will tell you what it is in about 3 weeks! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Harry Potter!

I know, you are all thinking, um Chelsea that was forever ago! Well, I was in Arizona when it came out and so Zac and I decided that we would go with our families and then go together once I was back in town. Well, that we three months ago! When I got back Zac proceeded to tell me that he was kidding, and we would just watch it when it comes out on video. I was NOT going to accept that answer! So needless to say I have probably brought it up once or twice in the past few months :). So on Tuesday, he picked me up from class and told me that it was was now in the cheap theater. So, Zac agreed that we could go. It was great to finally go and see it together, as we both LOVE Harry Potter. It was also nice because I had seen it before so I allowed myself to get up for bathroom breaks :). It was great to have a date night, and that is probably the last movie we will see for a while. I don't know what I am going to do when New Moon comes out just after the baby is born!?! Hopefully Zac will survive, because I know he won't go to the movie with me.

More news. Well my brother is in the MTC and has been for about 6 weeks? something like that. Anyways, he has horrible feet, I mean, weak ankles, etc. He always hurts his ankles playing sports and such. He was taking a Basketball class at BYU before his mission and I believe that he broke/sprained it when someone stepped on it. He was on crutches and such and went to the doctor but I don't think anything really serious was done. Well, now that he is almost ready to leave the MTC his foot starts to hurt, and he prays about what to do and receives inspiration that he needs surgery. So he goes to the specialist and it is determined that he will have surgery because there are loose bone fragments floating around in his foot causing the pain. So he is having surgery on Monday and we are all praying that it goes well. If his recovery is swift he will just be able to stay in the MTC until he is better and then be sent to Dallas. But we fear that if it takes too long, he will be sent home for a period of time before returning to his mission. I hope that all goes well, but I am grateful that my brother is prepared for whatever comes in this situation.

Update: Well, I am pretty sure that I have been having Braxton-hicks for about 3 weeks now. I wasn't really sure if that's what they were, and I would just brush it off. But now I am almost positive. (It is hard being a nurse because I question everything, or justify it saying that it is something else. Sometimes having so much knowledge about these things is a hinderance.) I am hoping however that this is a good sign and that I will start dialating soon. We will know in about two weeks if I am. I am down to the weekly appointments and counting down the days. I cannot sleep at all, and I am so uncomfortable most of the time that I am near tears. Last night as we were laying in bed my belly was so hard, and the baby was moving around so much that I could hardly breathe, for at least 20 minutes it felt unbearable. I don't know how much more of this I can take. I am so grateful that pregnancy is only 9 months! We love our baby and are ready for him to come!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Conference Weekend

Some of Zac's family was able to come up to his parents house during conference weekend. Of course they came up to get potatoes :), so we had a baby shower while the men went to Priesthood Session. It was tons of fun and I am so grateful to Amanda, Tiffany, and Mom for all the work that they did. We played some great games, opened presents and had great treats. Thanks for all of the gifts, they are great!
Here are Aunt Sandra, Aunt Nancy, and Holly. We played pass the bottle (like hot potatoe), and whoever the bottle stopped on had to drink it. There were three of them, thankfully I didn't have to drink it! :) Aunt Nancy is drinking her's and she ended up winning because Aunt Barbara cheated, and Mom's was glued shut.
This is the first game that we played, we all have ice cubes with gummy bears frozen in the bottom. Whose ever bear came free first had to yell, "My water broke!" It was funny.
This is a blanket that Grandma Warner made before she passed away, I am grateful to have something from her for the baby. I got tons more stuff, but I look awful in the pictures because I wasn't exactly posing, so you will just have to take my worrd for it! Thanks for coming everyone!

Conference was great too, not just because you don't have to get ready for church by 9am :). But I really tired to get as much as I could out of conference and find counsel on becoming a parent. There were tons of talks on love, and parenting that I really appreciated. We are going to have to get the November Ensign so that we can read the talks again. But, I am always grateful for counsel from our prophets.