Crazy life... And I love it!

Our crazy life is wonderful!!! We recently had our whole family here for Halloween and Laynie's baby blessing! My sister Kristy and her Husband stayed at my house. It was so much fun to have someone staying at our house for a change! She has 2 little boys. Gavin who is 2 1/2yrs old and Deklin who is 3 weeks older than Laynie. It was such a blast having more kids around the house! Our oldest sister Mindy, her husband Dustin, and their 3 girls (oh, and one surprise on the way!) stayed at the parents house. Friday for our ward's Halloween party we all went and dressed up! There was food and treats :), a costume parade for all the kids and also, trick or treating! They all loved it and pretty sure some got sick with how much candy they ate! Laynie got tons of candy too! Well, for Jeff and I that is :) She looked so cute in her little costume and was so good the whole time! The blessing was on Sunday and we had it here at our house! There was about 50 people here!!! Some of you may think I'm insane and are thinking how stressful it was, but in all honestly, I was so relaxed about it all! But I don't think we'll have that many people here again for a while ha. Oh and I forgot the week before Halloween, we had a Halloween party here at the house with some close friends. We played games and ate food and visited! It was good to just hang out with other couples and catch up. The rest of the time the family was here was filled with fun and I look forward to the next time to see the sisters! Hopefully not to far down the road!

The best husband and father! He did an amazing blessing for Laynie!

Our family!

Laynie on her blessing day! She was so beautiful!

She was so good for pictures!

Ward Halloween party!

The food everyone made for our Halloween party with friends.

Laynie holding her head up so well!

ALL smiles these days!

It's been good lately! Being parents is a lot of work but we're enjoying every minute with our precious baby girl! We're exhausted and tired and we run out of patience sometimes but when I see Laynie smile at me every day I know it's all for her! To make her life the best it can be. To make her happy. I love being a mom! I ran across this song today and started tearing up. I keep saying I'm excited for Laynie to get bigger so she can laugh with us and talk to us but once I listened to this song, it hit me how fast it is already going by! I love her little smile. I love her little fingers and toes. And how could you not love her little baby bottom! And one day that'll be gone and all we will have are pictures of those memories. So for now, I will love her for her tiny self and everything she is! I hope time slows down so I can soak in every minute we spend as a family while Laynie is our little baby girl!

*~the song...
Taylor Swift*Never Grow Up

Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in and turn on your favorite nightlight

To you, everything's funny
You got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you
Wont let no one break your heart
No one will desert you
Just try to never grow up
Never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies
And you're mortified your mama's dropping you off
At 14, there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out
Someday and call your own shots

But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember she's getting older too
And don't lose the way that you dance around in your PJs getting ready for school

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Taylor Swift Never Grow Up lyrics found on http://www.directlyrics.com/taylor-swift-never-grow-up-lyrics.html

It could stay this simple
No one's ever burned
Nothing's ever left you scarred
Even though you want to, just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what is sounded like what your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I had is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder than I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my nightlight on

Wish I'd never grown up
I wish I'd never grown up
Oh I don't wanna grow up
Wish I'd never grown up
Could still be little
Oh I don't wanna grow up
It could still be simple

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heat
And even throuhg toyu want to, please try to never grow up
Don't you ever grow up
Just never grow up


The Schaffer Family!

FINALLY!!! Our little baby... GIRL is here!!! Laynie Lynn Schaffer born September 10, 2010 at 10:47a.m. She weighed 7lbs 13oz. 20in long. I must say she is the cutest little baby girl ever and we are so glad she is all ours! Since being home it has definitely been a big adjustment with emotions and stress and lack of sleep but also along with smiles and laughs! We know it will get easier so we've been told a hundred times but being new parents is tough! I don't think anyone will ever realize the work and change it is until it happens to themselves. All our time goes into making sure she has everything she needs! It for sure has made me realize that Jeff and I come second but I won't complain! She is such a blessing in our lives and already has made Jeff and I as a couple grow stronger in our marriage! I don't know what I would do without him! He is always there for me to cry on when I'm having a rough day and reminds me it'll all be ok. I have been quite weepy this first week but it's getting better! Laynie has been such a wonderful baby! She chooses the nights she wants to sleep good and then of course the ones she wants to cry. One night she slept from 10 till 6 in the morning!!!! It was so crazy! Jeff woke up at 6 and starting getting a bottle ready but figured he may have slept through me feeding her sometime in the night. So he woke me up and asked if I had which I didn't! We were both pretty shocked cause then she'll have nights where she is up for 4hrs crying on and off. She tends to suck on the bottle funny with her tongue which leads to her swollowing a ton of air and upsetting her stomach which then leads to her crying in pain. It is so sad to see her in pain and not really be able to do anything. We have now started to burp her often while feeding and are going to try this new formula, Similac sensitive, which is suppose to help with colic. So crossing our fingers it'll help with her gases. I tried breast feeding then decided to pump and feed with a bottle but it's a lot of work! I was pretty set on breast feeding but I think with how stressed I was letting myself get and hormones changing that I needed to do what I could to help relieve some of it, so we have officially decided to go with formula and I'm loving it!!! We're taking it day to day with a new baby and I think we're starting to get the hang of things and stay positive about it all!

So now for the labor and delivery story! I think I got lucky with how well it went that's for sure! 1:30 Friday morning I woke up and went tot he washroom and kind of felt a small gush. I wasn't sure, being a first time prego, if it was my water that broke or just the usual discharge pregnant woman experience. So being the laid back person I am, I got on the computer and looked up more info on your water breaking. After reading a bunch of stuff I figured it was my water. Just to make sure I laid on the couch for a bit then got up and I felt another gush followed by contractions being 4-5mins apart. I then finally woke Jeff up at 2:00. Yes yes I never woke him up right away and everyone wonders why but it's because I wasn't sure if it really was my water breaking. I went into the bedroom...

"Babe, I think my water broke." I said it really calmly so I didn't freak him out or anything.
Jeff says, "Ok, see you babe!"
Funny guy!!!
So we headed to the hospital here in C-town to get assessed before heading to Lethbridge. They confirmed my water had broke and that I was 4cm dilated. So we flew to Lethbridge going a whopping 160km/hr!!! We got there about 3:00 and they checked me again and said I was only 3cm dilated and that there was probably no chance I was going to get into my own room because of how busy they were. The nurse even said that after delivery that I would probably not get a private room. We weren't so happy to hear that but we figured whatever, nothing we can do about it! Within 15 minutes they got me into my own delivery room. They lied!! Well technically not really but still ha. So we got into the room and got as settled as I could be. My contractions were then 1 1/2 mintues apart and very strong. I even got into the bath and could not relax enough to get through a contraction. I was exhausted and finally gave in to get an epidural!!! Luckily, the anesthesiologist was in already around and was in the room within 10 minutes (6:00a.m.) He did an amazing job!!! I was nervous to get it but with my contractions I didn't really care. So i held 2 pillows and held onto Jeff while he did the procedure. I hardly felt anything! I was sweating like crazy with how bad my contractions were while getting the epidural and I was also making Jeff sweat at the same time! After getting the shot, I was pain free within 10 mintues except for the pressure in my butt, which is where I was feeling the contractions when they would come. I had to go to the washroom really bad so the nurse and Jeff grabbed me on each side to get me there but oddly enough I didn't need the help! My legs were more of a "sleeping" feeling rather than completely numb. It was wicked nice! By 7:30, because of the epidural letting me relax and not tense up, I was already dilated to an 8! By 9:30 I was dilated fully which is when the nurse had me start pushing to get the babies head down further before the doctor showed up. Once the doctor did get there is went by fast! I was tearing really good which Jeff said he could have cried from watching. I'm glad I never felt it happen! By 10:47a.m. Laynie was born! When she first came out we both thought she was a boy from how swollen she was down there but they they flipped her tummy up and then we heard, "IT'S A GIRL!" We were both so happy! Jeff grabbed the camera and video camera and was over to her right away to get pictures and everything! It took a good 20-30mins for the doctor to stitch me up which I was not wanting but what can you do right? I then showered and got cleaned up and within half hour we were going to a new room, a PRIVATE room!!! The nurse had said 110% that wouldn't get a private room but we did! We were so glad because who wants to share a room with another parent and their newborn? Not us! We were in hospital till Sunday afternoon because they wanted to make sure my swelling went down and my iron went up. I didn't even know till being discharged that I had lost a ton of blood and my hemoglobin was only at 88! It then made sense why I was so pale! I still am but we find out tomorrow what it's at so cross your fingers it's getting back to normal! So that is the story! I was in labor for 9 1/2 hours and happy with how it went! So now we are home as a family and loving it!

Until next time... Jeff, Brittany, and Laynie!!!!
(P.S. The pictures weren't loading for some reason, I'll load them when it works)


Officially Overdue...

K so we have patience and have been doing good keeping it with this baby not coming out BUT now it's the 9th and baby due date was.. oh right YESTERDAY! It's weird how we figured I'd come a little early even if it was a few days or so because that's how it has been for my sisters but no, this baby is enjoying it's time inside the belly rather then coming out and meeting us! I'm just so anxious so see what it looks like and what the gender is! I've been home now for almost 4 weeks from work and I am about to go insane with no baby. I try to look for things to do every day to keep me busy but you can only do so much laundry and dishes before there are no more. So now I have been doing more organizing around the house. Like hanging curtains! (K, well Jeff hung the rod but I take credit for picking the curtains out) I only bought some for our bedroom so far because not sure what the baby room colors are going to be and I have to buy a longer curtain rod for the living-room window! Tuesday when I went to my appointment I bought the cutest little ottomans from The Brick that are tiger print! Jeff was laughing at the pattern but I figured who cares if I have nothing else in the pattern! Their fun and exciting!!!! So now until this baby is here we will keep being patient, well at least what is left :)

These are the ottoman's! Aren't they cute?!

So the window on the back of our house is quit big and apparently the birds think it's nice too! We have had at least 5 birds hit the window from the reflexion outside! On Monday night, of course, another bird flew into the window but this time it didn't fly away. Jeff went out onto the deck and there was the bird upside down on the deck! It was so sad because it was so small and injured somehow (but who wouldn't be injured after running into a window...) So Jeff picked it up and held it in his hand. At this point it wasn't flinching or anything just sitting in his hand with his beak shaking. So we decided to put it in a box with a light overnight on the deck and see if it would fly away. It wasn't in the box to long until it flew away on it's own. (to bad, we wanted to keep it ha) Here are some pictures of Jeff and our little friend Herb.


Dr visit = ?

Another doctor visit=1 more cm=2cm!!! Yes one more step closer to having this baby! and 50% instead of 25% thinned! It's getting so close and so exciting! Just trying to be patient and relax but it is hard when all I'm doing is sitting around the house! But cross your fingers, perhaps plans can stay the same and the baby comes right away! Sorry no recent pictures! But there will be a lot more soon of our little runt when it comes!


Come on baby come on!

So only 2 weeks left and I'm thinking today or tomorrow is the perfect day to have this baby!!! My sisters are planning the shower for next Saturday so we need the baby here or else we are going to have to move it to the following weekend which would be a lot more hectic and unnecessary lol. So this baby needs to listen up and COME OUT! I had my doctor's appointment yesterday and I am 1 cm dilated (it's a start!) and only 25% thinned. I think she might have stripped my membranes a bit without telling me, what a sneaky doctor, but I'm not complaining because I'll take any help I can get! I've also had quite a bit of pink discharge and cramping, she said those are both really good signs. We booked an appointment for Monday but she said, "I just might see you before then..." How exciting would that be!!! So I'm trying to be patient and give it today to see what happens and if nothing I might just do something myself! This weekend would just be perfect timing is all, and the baby will only be a week and a half early which is not bad. Jeff is wanting me to go into labor in the morning sometime so he can get a good sleep the night before lol I don't think that's a bad request if I say so myself. But other than baby stuff everything is same old really. Well here are the belly pictures that Jeff and I got done last week! I was so excited when she said they were done I instantly was calling her to go get them! Ashley is an amazing photographer if your ever looking!


37 weeks! Thanks Ashley!

37 weeks pregnant and still going... Can't wait for the baby to get here! More photos to come!


36, 36, 36!!!

OH THE CRAZINESS!!! Jeff and I are going to be parents in 4 weeks! I wouldn't mind it coming within the next couple weeks because I think my body is about done. We keep wondering what the baby will be and what it'll look like! It makes me that much more excited to meet it! We have everything... I think ha! a couple weekends ago we went on a trip to the states and bought everything we know we will need from onsies to diapers to hygiene stuff to a stroller/car-seat! We love the set we got it's super cute! We've heard not to buy it from the states but after talking a bunch of friends of ours they all get theirs from there so figured what's the worst that could happen. The border didn't even care which was nice! We didn't end up buying to many clothes because we don't want all yellow and greens so we got a few for a girl and few for a boy then once we have it we will buy more that's for sure! Lately I have been getting Braxton Hicks like crazy! I've got them since 20 weeks pregnant at least but now they come on every 5 minutes or so, sometimes Jeff wonders if I'm really have contractions but I figure I'll know when it's the real thing! Lately we have been busy but everything is going good. Jeff hurt his hand Monday when a piece of hardwood kicked back on the table saw and took a good gouge out of his palm but he was mostly in pain from the impact. So all week he couldn't work but it looks to be healing really nicely and he'll be back to work tomorrow! We have been getting more hardwood done these past few nights and it is getting sooo close to being done! I'm getting really excited and it looks amazing! Thanks babe!!! Well one more week of work for me and I'm done!!! It'll be weird not going to work every day because I love where I work and all the girls are so fun to be around and work with, but at the same time I'm excited to be able to stay home. Well I keep telling my sisters i'll put a belly picture up... so.... Here it is!!! And yes it is only my belly but being as pregnant as I am, I just don't feel up to taking pictures lol. Oh and I will post more pictures later from random summer stuff once I get them loaded onto the computer. Until then, Later Gaters!!!

36 weeks prego! Can't believe it's almost here!


A Little Project

So I figured before the baby was here I wanted to make a blanket but because we don't know the gender I didn't want to go through all the work and make a big, heavier blanket. So until the baby is born I made some receiving blankets and then once it's here i'll try to find the time to make an actual blanket that fits the gender more! So here is what I have been doing for the past two days...


Sneak Peak

So I figured I would take some updated pictures of the baby to be, But because Jeff wasn't home I figured I'd use Photo Booth and have a little fun!

32 weeks 5 days, close enough to 33... right :)

This one shows the actual size of my belly, the next one is just fun!


Coming Soon...

8 Weeks left! It's crazy that Jeff and I are going to be parents so soon! We are excited but a little nervous. I just hope the labor goes well and that we can raise this little one with all the love and support it needs and deserves! We haven't bought a whole lot but next weekend we're going to the states to buy all the necessities we need for when this little baby arrives. We're having the baby shower after the baby is here so we don't end up with everything being yellow and green and also not having to buy everything on our own because it sure adds up!
So... Think we'll make a cute baby???

I love him



Braxton hicks?! I think their here to stay! I wasn't exactly sure what braxton hicks were until recently and realized i've been having them for the last week and a half. It's kind of a weird feeling but kind of cool at the same time. I'm not to sure what I think of them when I have to pee because it just squashes the bladder even more! Hopefully I won't end up wetting myself ahha that would be funny... Well kind of... K not really. Oh and to add to my cold and yeast infection(which i'm finally getting over) I have a bladder infection! Not fun, but it comes with pregnancy unfortunately and we have no choice!

A picture finally! 30 weeks!

Ok ok so I went to get the mail today and found an envelope labeled "Lethbridge Regional Police" and instantly knew it was a photo radar ticket! DANG! So I opened it up and saw it was the truck and on a day I worked, so assumed it was Jeff. Wrong! I did work that day but only till 2:00! And the ticket was written for just after 3:00 and Jeff was already in Lethbridge working and I went into town to get stuff for the house! MY FIRST TICKET! What a shame lol I was doing so good that's for sure. (well not with no speeding but getting away with it lol) So tomorrow I will be paying my very first ticket for $89.00 but at least I won't be getting any demerits!

Do I look guilty???


What's new?!

We're in our house!!! Finally! It feels so good to be in our own place and feel more at home! We still have a few things to get done but other then that everything is unpacked and we are settled, other then everything that goes on the walls and all that fun stuff. I want to wait and see where we get all our furniture then decide where to put everything else. The one thing that is getting to us is no cupboard handles lol I know I know, Your all probably thinking, "Why'd you move in?!" Well that's what we have asked ourselves multiple times, but if you were living with parents you to would want to get in your own place asap! Not that it was bad living with them but being newly married and a baby on the way, we didn't feel settled at all! So back to the cupboards, we are finally picking the handles up today!!! YAY! Can't wait! So the house is coming along.

It's been going really good! I don't get morning sickness, doing good not being tired all the time, and the baby is alive! Of course that's a good thing but it is none stop kicking all the time and weird kicking to. Like it is a little spastic in there. I wonder who it gets that from.. ha Well then again both Jeff and I are both crazy people ha. Until now I have been able to avoid getting sick. I woke up yesterday with a stuffy nose, sore throat, and to top it off a yeast infection! FUN!!! Well not really but not much I can do about it other then resting and getting better. Just over 10 weeks to go so let's hope for everything to go smoothly! We are getting anxious!

Father's Day-
Jeff's first Father's Day! Some of you may think that it's stupid to celebrate it with the baby not even born yet, but I think that's the exciting part and mine as well celebrate it starting now! I made Jeff a candy gram (Thanks to sista' for the idea) It turned out so good! He has almost downed all the chocolate bars so I think he liked it to!!! (picture to come when I decide to load the pictures ha) We went to his parents for a little bit that evening to visit with everyone, then headed for dinner with my side of the family! It was a relaxing but fun day!

A little thought on life-
Recently I read a blog of a couple from Utah who were in a massive plane crash. The wife was badly burnt compared to the husband but he did get a good beating as well. They have 5 kids if I remember correctly and after everything that has happened they always seem to find the good in life, even with her never looking the same again. They smile and laugh and play all the time! So that got me thinking about mine and Jeff's life. We don't always have all the money we want or need, we may not have all the toys we want, or the things for the house we want, but I do know that we have eachother and in the end that's all that matters!

I'm grateful for Jeff, for the hard worker he is and the best husband I could ever ask for!
I'm grateful for our baby. Once it's here it will change our lives, maybe not always laughing and smiling, crying and diaper changing comes with it to, but I know it will change us for the better and we will do anything to provide for it and more kids to come in the future.
I'm grateful for our house and the hard work we have done to accomplish such a big job and make it our own.
I'm grateful for family and the love they show us.
I'm grateful that we can get through each day knowing everything's gonna be ok.
I love my life and wouldn't change it for the world! (Well, I guess I wouldn't mind winning the $50 million this friday, is that to much to ask? ;)


To busy, or just lazy??

Long time no blog!!! Everything is crazy around here that's for sure! We have done so much and yet have so much to do!
April 28- My 20th Birthday!!! Yes I am no longer a teenager that's right! For my birthday I only asked Jeff for one thing and that was a glider with the footrest.. and... I GOT IT! He bought it for me for my birthday/mother's day present because I really wanted it for when the baby comes. But of course we can't take it out of the box because we have no where to put it. So it's in our garage at the new house waiting patiently to be opened.
On April 29 at 5:00a.m. we went to the airport in Calgary to go too HAWAII!! It finally came and now is gone but it was a ton of fun! On our way there we decided to use buddy passes, which in the end didn't really save us any money and caused us a ton of headache! We were wanting to get on the plane at 8:00 to Vancouver but of course the weather was horrible so planes got cancelled and pushed back, so we didn't get out of their till 9:30 and once in Vancouver had to wait 7 hours to fly out to Hawaii on a 5 1/2 hour flight!!! Never again will we do buddy passes! Good thing we had booked our flight home! Minus the whole airport drama the trip was fun! We got their Thursday around 9:30 Hawaii time but were to tired to go out, so we just went to our hotel. (Which was only for the 1 night till Kristy and Brandon got there the next day... luckily.) The hotel room was hilarious because it was so small it just made us laugh! They tried fitting anything possible into it. Table and 2 chairs, 3 dressers, night tables, kingsize bed, and a full bath. It must have only been 200 sq/ft if that!!! Oh well at least we had a balcony which had a good view and it was cheap, memories right!!! The next day Kristy and Brandon flew in so we picked them up and had a week of fun! Full of snorkeling (which by the way Jeff did every day! He loved it!), food, swimming, tans, shopping, hot tubbing, Polynesian Centre, Dole Plantation, big sea turtles, Hanauma Bay, and more! We came back with decent tans and missed the Alberta snow storms! Perfect time for us to get away that's for sure!
So now we're back home to the regular schedule of working and getting the house done! Oh and by the way, Jeff's brother's did our cabinets for us while we were gone!!! It was a big surprise and takes a lot of stress off us! It would have taken us forever.
Mother's Day... was good. lol We didn't do much really other then going to my grandparents with my Dad, since my mom and Steph were in Mexico (lucky girls), and had dinner, hung out for a bit then came home. We are going to go out for dinner this week to make-up for it. But then again I did get my glider and I love it!!!
Well Father's Day is coming up and I have no idea's for Jeff. I will have to brainstorm and see what to do. He says he doesn't want anything but how boring is that being his first Father's Day, even if the baby isn't here! I still want to make it special for him. So any idea's, please throw them my way! Thanks :)
Right now we are living with Jeff's parents which isn't so bad. We get fed and have a place to sleep so it's all good, but we are really wanted to get the house done so we can have a place to ourselves! Cross your fingers we have enough motivation to get in there in a few weeks!!! We have to still put on the countertops which is all cut out and ready to go, finish 2/3 bathroom floor tiling plus grout, hardwood, carpet, railing, and just small finishing stuff! So it's getting there we just have to work hard so we can get settled there before the baby is here!
Yes i'm already 24 weeks pregnant!!! It's so crazy how time flies but in a way I keep hoping it goes by a bit faster because I'm really anxious and excited! We don't know what we're having so that's another thing to look forward to! The baby has been kicking a lot FINALLY! It use to be so idol and sleep all the time but now it loves to roll around and kick! Not huge kicks but enough to have other's feel! That's good enough right?... Jeff felt it really good for the first time the other night, It was really cool! And now he can feel it pretty much every day! But it is mostly moving late at night, hopefully it won't be that way when it's out of me! So far I've gained 18 lbs. which isn't to bad, I just hope it'll come all off in the end ha! I have been getting stretch marks on my boobs, of course, and my butt and area... ha. None on my stomach so far so hopefully maybe it'll stay that way. At least Jeff tells me I look hot! Makes me feel good even though I may not feel it all the time! I have been swelling a little but mostly on and off and only my feet and hands. I decided I don't mind being pregnant. I have nothing to complain about really. I get tired of course and some days feel fatter then others, stretch marks and all that good stuff, but I brought it upon myself lol. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Well it's late and I'm tired and work tomorrow so i'll upload pictures from Hawaii, pregnancy, and house sometime in the near future :) Good night!


Pea in the... Uterus? ha

We saw him/her! Yes we sure did! The ultrasound went really good! Unfortunately we had a grumpy lady doing it, but we made the best of it. At first I layed on the bed and she took pictures and measured the head, etc. It was kind of frustrating because she wouldn't turn the screen for me to see right away so I sat there for the majority of the time not being able to see. It was really cool for Jeff because he got to see everything!!! I'm kind of jealous but I'm glad he got to experience it the way he did! He wanted to ask the lady if he could move the thing around himself on my belly but because of her "professional attitude" it kind of threw us off so he never asked. Maybe next time!! Then the last 5 mintutes she showed the screen to both of us and I loved every second of it! I held Jeff's hand and I think for me at that moment I knew 100% that I wanted this baby and I know I can't wait to be a mom! The whole time the baby was moving around but of course, I couldn't feel it at all lol, I'm hoping in the next week or so we will be able to feel it kicking and moving around! So last night once we were in bed, Jeff downloaded some classical music and we put earphones on my belly to see if the baby would move. No success! But It was fun to still have the baby listen to music, maybe it'll come out a Baby Einstein lol. At least it is healthy and everything is running smoothly. We just can't wait for this little one to get here, we already love it so much! P.S. Here are pictures of this post and Easter morning, which consisted of Jeff and I hiding each others candy and finding it! It was still fun :)



A "little" update.

Yes a little update because... I felt a little baby kick! Yes, on Monday April 5 I was sitting on the couch and thought I had felt the baby but wasn't to sure. So, I put my hand where I felt it and it kicked!!! I was so excited!!! But for some reason, this baby of ours has been quiet ever since ha. Oh well, i'm hoping this week or next I will feel more because today I am 18 weeks and they say between 18-22 weeks you should feel the baby kicking and moving around. Tomorrow is our first ultrasound! I am really anxious and i'm just hoping the baby is all there! We aren't finding out for this one but maybe the next and then we will see what we like better. Lately I have been getting "round ligament pains". Mostly on my right side so when it gets really bad I lay on my left side and the pain goes away without all the weight sitting on it. My belly is getting bigger! Even my little sister said that she was sad I had no belly but after they got back Monday from their 5 day trip to Oregon, they already noticed my belly getting big! It makes me so comfortable wearing tighter shirts now, now that I have a belly and not just a fatty tummy! Well that's about all that has been happening. The house is slowly but surely coming along and hopefully we been in their once we are back from our trip to Hawaii! Cross your fingers :)


Baby Bump

So finally here is a picture of my baby bump! I am 16weeks + 2 days here. The bump feels like it is getting bigger every day. I get out of bed and put on my clothes and I can just tell it is changing and it makes me so happy! Of course there is the thoughts of stretch marks and gaining weight but I'm not to worried about it because I know it is for the best and in the end we will be so happy with the outcome.. A Baby Schaffer :) I keep wondering what it will look like... Will it have Jeff's nose, my eyes, the Schaffer black hair, or hair like Jeff's when he was a baby which was beach blonde! What I really just pray for though is the baby will come out with all it's limbs attached and be healthy. That is all we can ask for! So I added the baby widget to my sidebar----> I think the baby kind of looks gangly and needs more fat on it lol. But that's why I have to wait another 24 weeks so it can grow big and strong! Well hopefully not to big because I don't think my body would be able to handle a big baby. I'm hoping for 6-7 lbs-ish would be nice. I want a smaller baby because they are so darn cute. Jeff wants a big baby because they always seem to sleep better lol. Jeff also is hoping for a boy and I don't blame him, every dad hopes for a boy so he can fish, camp, and play sports with him. We have already bought 2 things for a boy lol A sleeper that looks like a little baseball uniform with the different colored sleeves, and then we bought a flannel long sleeve button up that is blue and black and it is soooo cute!!! Makes me want to have a boy just so he can wear them. I told Jeff that I now have to buy something for a girl so then we can have one thing for each gender! It's kind of a little challange lol He thinks it'll be a boy and I think a girl. We'll see :) Well here is the picture... Enjoy :)