Friday, March 30, 2012

It's conference time!

It's time once again to come listen to a Prophet's voice!

As you might know, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka: Mormons) believe that just as God spoke to prophets in ancient days (Adam, Moses, Noah, John the Baptist, etc), He also speaks to a living prophet on the earth today.

Twice a year, in April and October, we have the opportunity to listen to a Prophet and modern day apostles speak to us.

I am excited to listen to their messages and apply what I learn into my life! I know that what they tell us is true and comes from our loving Heavenly Father.

If you are interested in watching General Conference too, here are the details:
The first session is on Saturday (March 31st) from 12noon-2pm (EST), the second session is from 4pm-6pm (EST)
On Sunday (April 1st) the same schedule applies- 12noon-2pm and 4pm-6pm.

If you want to watch conference live just click on the link (here). And if you want to refresh your memory, the talks from last General Conference in October can be found here.

Come listen to living prophets

Thursday, March 29, 2012

This is how I feel

If movement now is any indication, we are going to have one active little boy on our hands. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

P.S. From our 20 week ultrasound it definitely looks like baby Dahl has Jesse's lips and that makes me oh, so happy!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Two conversations

The following converstation took place yesterday as I stared at Jesse while he was eating a hot dog:

Mr. Dahl: "What are you thinking about?"
Me: "Just how much I love you."
Mr. Dahl: "Oh, brother."
Me: I start laughing and cover up my cheeks...
Mr. Dahl: "Why are you blushing?"
Me: "I don't know, I guess because you said 'oh, brother'..."
I keep looking at him as tears well up in my eyes and start to roll down my cheeks
Mr. Dahl: "I said 'oh, brother' to make you laugh."
Me: "I know, I'm not crying about that but because of how much I love you."
He stops eating, gets out of his chair and stands behind me and hugs me.
Mr. Dahl: "I love you too- so much. But no crying!"

I have been craving a bagel with lox and cream cheese for almost my whole pregnancy and have been looking for a Jewish deli for a while to see if they had it on their menu. Jesse does not like like lox, but recently one of his co-workers (who is Jewish) gave him the name of a Jewish deli here in town. I was really excited when he told me and I have been trying to convince Jesse for us to go there (so at least I can order something Jewish!....

There was one hot dog left when this took place:

Me: "Do you want the last hot dog?"
Mr. Dahl: "No"
Me: "Ok, I'm going to eat it then."
Mr. Dahl: "Ok, but you have to heat it up first."
Me: "I thought about eating it raw- I used to do that." *
Mr. Dahl: "I can eat them raw, but you can't. I think we should go to that Jewish deli-
I would order the lox and eat it right in front of you.
I might be gagging while I eat it and probably couldn't swallow, but it might be worth it."
Me: "You wouldn't do that, it would be a waste of good lox! I would probably grab it off your plate and just eat it myself then."
Mr. Dahl: "I've thought about doing it and you can't eat it."

He's sure trouble (which he warned me about before we got married), but I sure love him!

*I know some pregnant women choose to eat sushi, deli meats, soft cheeses, etc while pregnant and I don't judge you, but I choose not to, thus the pregnancy craving that can't be filled. Jesse is really good about reminding me to heat certain foods up before I eat them.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dr. appt

Quick post-
I had my 24 week doctor's appointment today.
It was very quick- basically in and out, but during the visit I was able to hear our sweet baby's heart beat with the doppler and it was 140 beats per minute.
He was kicking and made the machine screech with sound.

It made me laugh because baby Dahl sure is excited to be alive!

Jesse has felt him kick as well, only a few times though since mostly when he puts his hand on my belly, baby Dahl stops kicking. It's so fun to see my belly move when I'm sitting down and then put my hand on my belly and imagine that I'm holding him.

We're excited to meet you, sweet baby. (But not until you're at least 40 weeks...)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wonderman and past few days

I'm married to a wonderful man! Jesse puts up with my crazy pregnancy thoughts and...

came home from work early yesterday and cleaned up the whole apartment!

Let me back track a little bit- on Monday Jesse called me when I was on my way home from work and said that he still had some work left to do at the Arboretum and asked if I wanted to pick something up for dinner and meet him there so we could eat and walk around for a little bit after he finished.

I made a stop at the apartment to grab something he needed and to go to the bathroom. There was a note on our front door which I briefly read and said they found evidence of bedbugs in adjoining apartments and would be treating our apartment as a precaution as well....

Then as I stepped onto the carpet in front of the bathroom I noticed it was squishing down- not normal. Then I stepped into the bathroom and realized that several of the ceiling panels had fallen down and the floor was wet. Water had also seeped into the bedroom carpet right in front the bathroom, thus the squishiness of the carpet.

So I grabbed what Jesse needed and headed out.

Later, when we got home Jesse was changing and noticed that the majority of the clothes in our closet were wet too along with the carpet in the closet. Not good.

I called emergency maintenance and the maintenance man said that there had been some sort of leak in the apartment above us and apparently they had failed to check our apartment to see if there was any damage! Geez! I informed him there had been damage. He said he would let them know in the morning.

I showed the bedbug letter to Jesse and we read through it- they wanted to come on Thursday (yesterday) to treat for them and we needed to have all our clothes bagged up, sheets off the bed, furniture moved away from the walls 18 inches, etc. so they could get in and spray.

When I came home from work on Tuesday, my sister had said the maintenance guy came and just put a dehumidifier in the bedroom for the leaked water. That's it!

By Wednesday the carpets had started to smell like mildew and I was getting upset at the maintenance people since the hadn't been back to do anything.

Wednesday evening, Jesse and I bagged up our clothes and transferred them to our cars and moved the furniture out from the wall. Well, he moved the furniture and I bagged the clothes...

We talked about it and decided that because of the possible side effects of the bug chemicals we didn't really want them to spray because of me being pregnant. We also have finches and we weren't sure what would happen to them. But Jesse said that by law they're required to spray when there are bedbugs. I said I would much rather deal with the bedbugs than the effects of the chemicals and that if our baby was born with a birth defect because of them we were going to sue and I made him unwillingly pinkie promise!

I asked Jesse if he could take the finches to the Arboretum and he said they wouldn't allow it. My response (which was mostly hormone based as I look back): "Don't you care about the finches?" He said "yes I do. But, we can buy new finches - we can't buy a new baby and if they don't spray because of our baby, the finches will be fine too."

We decided to write a note and let them know.
Jesse wrote:
"Please spray only if absolutely necessary.
My wife is 5 months pregnant.
At this stage the developing baby
is extremely susceptible to pesticides.

Jesse D.

The baby thanks you too!"

We left the note up and went to bed.

During lunch yesterday I spoke with the lady in the office and told her about the mildewing carpet and asked if they were going to do anything. She said the maintenance guy was in our apartment right then putting up new ceiling panels in the bathroom and said once the carpet dried a little bit more they would have it steam cleaned. I had a very curt email ready to send to her about the problems!

When I came home from work yesterday, Jesse had cleaned everything up, put all the furniture back, brought all the clothes back in, and vacuumed the apartment. He said they had written on the note that they had sprayed very lightly only in the cracks.

Thankfully! The finches are fine and so is the baby (hopefully).

Good thing since we don't have money to sue!

P.S. I really hope morning sickness isn't coming back. I've thrown up twice in the past two weeks (including last night). But complaining would really be silly, since we're so blessed! We're having a baby!!

P.P.S. I'm pretty sure our son thinks my bladder is his own personal little trampoline. :) "It's so bouncy!"

P.P.P.S. I realize this post would be much more effective and interesting with pictures and I have them, but they're on my phone and my computer at work won't let me transfer them. So you'll just have to wait.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It came! it came it came

Remember the trouble box from LDS distribution in this post?

It came!! After three phone calls on my part and two replacement orders! It came on Tuesday but I couldn't pick it up until today since it was dropped off in the apt. office and today is when the office is open.

But, whoo-hoo! Finally it's here after all the mail problems and phone calls!

*Note to self- have them deliver everything through Fed-Ex from now on since the regular ol' USPS apparently doesn't get it to us.
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