Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nursery contest

I entered a contest for Gehrig's nursery- and I would LOVE to win the grand prize of a trip! If anyone wants to vote that would be awesome!

You can vote only once a day.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our Baby Boy!

Gehrig Drew Woffinden was born February 1st. Oh what a beautiful and perfect baby! So the quick rundown of the delivery- I was due Thursday, January 28th- but I wasn't having any contractions and was only dialated to a 1 and not effaced at all- I actually worked all day and the next day too. And although it didn't feel like I was having the baby any time soon I was very irratible and very uncomfortable. My belly seemed to be growing exponentially that last month and it is terrible when it is hard to bend over- Any way we decided to be induced Sunday night so we could have the baby on Monday. It was definitely not how I pictured having a baby. There was no crazy contractions wondering when should I go to the hospital- no water breaking no rushing into the emergency room- nothing of the sort. Instead we scheduled our room at 10 pm. I packed my bag Sunday evening. Fixed myself dinner- curled my hair- and we headed to the hospital. They started me on some various drugs to try to get that baby ready to come out. Well the petocin worked quite well and sped things up. I thought I was going to die when the contractions started coming fast and hard. They asked if I wanted some medicine to take the edge off- the lady was really funny- she was telling me it was just like when I take a drink and have a nice buzz or have a glass of wine- it was quite unimagineable that Drew and I couldn't quite relate because we have never had a drink. I told them I didn't want the drugs- then I was going to die- so I asked for the smallest dose and it put me right to sleep. That was so nice. Then I woke up to more contractions and at this point I was dialated enough so they could give me my epidural. They guy took FOREVER to get up there and give it to me. That was quite an experience- I was sitting on the edge of the bed with Drew and my nurse on both sides holding me as I am having these crazy contractions hunched over as the guy is trying to give me this shot. My head felt like it weighed 100 pounds so Drew was holding it for me. He got the needle in there ok then somehow the guy ripped that huge needle out of my back as he went to grab something on his tray! That was a little too much for Drew so all of the sudden he tells me that he has to sit down and I had to hold my head on my own. The nurse was still there so she helped me as the guy tried again. Drew apparently didn't sit down but rather laid down right on the floor! It didn't quite help that he hadn't eaten anything- but after he had something to drink he was fine again. The epidural kicked in pretty fast so I was able to sleep for a couple of hours and woke up around 2ish. I was ready to go but by now Dr. Guzman was in a surgery so they stopped my petocin to slow things down until he was ready. We basically just hung out until he was ready. I was so hungry- I couldn't eat anything all day and the ice chips were not too satisfying. They let me have some gum though. that was nice. So my dr got up to the room around 4:45 and he said we should have our baby out before 5:30. He is so fun- he was just chatting it up and taking his time hanging out with us- the nurse kept having to speed things along. The plan was to originally break my water- but by this point I was ready to deliver so they didn't need to break my water- which means the baby would still be born in the sack- which is called "en caul" Dr. Guzman was so excited! apparently it only happens about every one in 1,000 births and is supposed to be very lucky! He called it a snow globe. So any way I was not completely numb so I could feel the contractions- they just weren't painful. So we did probably around 5 sets of pushes- I was a little distracted so I didn't keep count but we started pushing around 5:00 and the baby was out at 5:15! Drew was wonderful- being so helpful and encouraging. Our nurse was great- she explained everything perfectly to me so I knew what to do- (they didn't explain it as well in my birthing class or maybe we just didn't pay enough attention because we got the giggles and laughed the entire time we did the breathing exercises!) It was incredible hearing that first cry and then getting to hold that tiny little guy in my arms- oh it was awesome! He weighed 7 lbs 8.5 oz. He was 20.5 inches long. He has the most perfect lips and a full head of dark hair. Drew was quite shocked at his hair- me too- I was imagining he would be a little blonde toe head like Drew was. It was an amazing experience- and one of the best days ever. Our little stud is perfect!


You have to see this cute little video-Gehrig always had hiccups in my tummy- and he still gets them all the time. They are so adorable!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pop goes my Belly!

At the beginning of the month I read that the baby will double in size the 6th month- and they were right! I think my tummy has grown so much this month! We get our last ultrasound next week so we'll see how big he really is- He is moving all the time- It is so much fun to feel him rolling around in there. He seems pretty active- but this is my first time so I have nothing to compare it to! Only 3 months now and we'll have a baby in our arms! (We did run into our friend this weekend and her baby came 5 weeks early! Unbeliveable- and they were totally surprised- but we are not counting on that... I still need 3 months!)

I am not a huge fan of pregnancy pictures- but I hear I'll like them some day! 16 weeks compared to 26 weeks.

Early Christmas Present

We went to Costco- dangerous! We were walking by and saw this beautiful cherry king sleigh bed. It was the last one so they marked it super low and were just trying to get rid of it! You could see every single person that walked by was so tempted to get it because the price was so unbelievable! So we are the suckers that walked out of there with a new bed frame- which just meant one thing- we would be forced to by a new mattress as well (and sheets, and all that!) Drew did some shopping around and found the deal of the century on a new mattress! Mattress Depot- I highly recommend it! It is so crazy though just hopping from mattress to mattress trying to decide which one you prefer! There are tons of choices! But we picked out the most amazingly comfortable mattress ever! Costco has great prices on mattresses but this place beat costco by half! Crazy huh! Then I didn't feel so terrible in having Drew talk me into buying a new bed- we just said it is our early Christmas present. Now he wants a nice flat screen to go on the wall in our bedroom so we can watch movies from our comfy new bed...

Drew's Birthday Week!

I love birthdays and we got to celebrate Drew's last birthday in his twenties! Can you believe it! Friday night was an important Yankees game so I made sure not to plan anything over that. Drew specifically told me what games he wanted to see over the weekend- and to schedule accordingly.
Friday night I showed drew part of his present- a huge air tank! He had absolutely no idea. I was laughing so hard- So right before we went to bed I showed him another part- A huge box of paintballs- he got it that time! I then told him he better hurry and fall asleep because the boys would be at our house at 6:30 the next morning! Drew isn't a morning person- the only thing I see him jump out of bed excited for is if we are going on a trip super early or he is going shooting- I assumed this would fall under the same category as shooting- and it did. So the boys went out and didn't come back until almost noon. I got to hear all about the crazy games they played- civil war- you just line up across from each other and shoot! gauntlet- it is just you and as soon as you are running inbetween the two trees all the other guys are allowed to shoot!... Drew had tons of fun and showed me all his welts.
That afternoon was the Utah game. Then we went out to dinner with a bunch of people at Texas Roadhouse. Drew didn't even seem to mind when they put him on the saddle so we could sing happy birthday- he just jumped on and started riding! We went to Nick and Nat's after to play games and have floats. I made up a list of questions about Drew to see who knew him best- including favorite baseball player, how often he takes baths, football/baseball numbers, what he knows how to cook... it was pretty funny! Then we played battle of the sexes- as if the girls would know Tiger Woods real first name, and what you put inside a car's hydraulic system... The boys won that game!
Sunday was low key- just me and Drew. Monday we left work early and went to a 4:00 movie! Drew's birthday wouldn't be complete with going to a movie! Then we did dinner-just the two of us. I had a book printed of all our pictures from Yankee stadium- he has it displayed in his Yankees' office. I finally got him an mp3 player- he hates running without one!

Isn't it Grand?

We went on a quick trip over Labor Day Weekend and headed north. We went to the Grand Canyon. It was kinda our first- the last time both of us went was when we were really little, so we don't really remember it. I have always wanted to hike it and go to the waterfalls- but haven't managed to do that yet- and with a baby on the way I imagine I won't be doing that hike any time soon. But we drove around with Shaun and Ammie and got to see tons from above. It was beautiful- and Drew just kept saying "isn't it grand?" He didn't like if I would even get 10 feet away from any edges!
Not sure if anyone has played the game sorry in a while- but we borrowed it from the front desk. It was fun. I had the worst luck ever and I couldn't even get out to go around the board for at least the first half of the game- it was quite shocking! But eventually I managed, I came in last- but it was fun to play! And no matter how disappointed you were if you got sent back to the beginning the person always said "sorry!" so you just can't get upset- and you do it right back any way!
The hotel we stayed at had a wonderful breakfast- I was really quite surprised. But my pregnant tummy definitely appreciated it.
Monday morning we went fishing! Well by the time we got out to the lake it was around 10 so it wasn't exactly early morning- and I hear that is the best time to fish. The lake was gorgeous and the weather was perfect! Fishing is kinda tricky- You either have to sit there and wait and wait, or you have to constantly cast and reel it in fast so your spinners are going. I would like something in between- but Drew said there isn't anything really like that. I guess the only thing like that would be if the fish are biting like crazy then you don't have to wait long and you get the excitement of reeling the fish in- but I did not experience that- maybe next time. I have a cute pink fishing rod now so we can whenever!
We went to downtown flagstaff and it is a cool town. Artistic! they even had an art fair- and there were some very talented photographers and potters selling stuff. I loved seeing it all. The town has redone some very old buildings and they look awesome- old but new!
On the drive home we saw a sign for Montezuma's castle so we decided to exit. We didn't know how far away it was or anything- but we weren't in a rush so we went for a little detour. It was really close and it was cool to walk around and see this "castle" that they built into the side of the rock- I can't imagine having to climb so many ladders each day just to get out. But I guess they never even went more than a mile out from their house- weird to imagine living like that. Just living every day to survive and prepare for the next day. No random fun trips or just taking fun vacations!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

pre-baby life

So I don't have anything major to blog about. College football season is here and Drew is just happy as can be if he gets to watch football all day on saturday! And I really don't mind- he still gets some stuff done around the house- so I can't complain- and I even sit down and watch some games with him. But of course not this weekend- we got to watch conference instead- and as always conference was amazing! I don't know if you are really supposed to have favorite gospel principles- but I do! and living prophets and apostles is one of the things on my top 5 things that I love about the gospel. to hear these men- who are just that- normal men, who have applied themselves and been called to bear witness of our Savior is so inspiring. I love it!

I went in for my normal checkup- and Gehrig is doing great. I'm quite interested to see what happens in month 6- apparently this month he is going to double in size! Hopefully my belly won't double in size and he just fills out that belly I already developed. My belly button has already lost any possible attribute of an innie or even a middie and I must admit I am not looking forward to the possibility of a full blown outie! It is so fun to feel him moving all the time now. Drew even gets to feel it now- before it was faint and far between so he would barely get to feel it- now it is like he is doing all sorts of stunts and just rolling around in my belly so you can easily feel him.

I am really excited for my next dr's visit at the end of the month. They are doing one more ultrasound so we can see how the baby is growing! That will be so fun. I love comparing the pictures of the first two ultrasounds and he is going to probably look huge this time! I still feel really clueless about this whole baby thing- I have so much to learn and prepare for- and I will still be clueless! I'm glad I like to read. I also have to sign us up for a birthing class so we have a clue what to do! so much to do and less than 4 months left... it does seem kinda weird when I think that it will no longer be just the two of us- I love just having Drew all to myself. Don't get me wrong I am ecstatic to be having a baby- but at times I'm sure I will appreciate the memories we made of just the two of us in our pre-baby life!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Picture of Joseph Smith?

I was sent an email with this photograph that is supposed to be Joseph Smith. I looked at all sorts of youtube videos about it (I definitely didn't find anything official on it- just speculation, no prophets or apostles are saying it is or anything)- I even came across a few more pictures reported to be Joseph Smith- I didn't care too much for the other ones- but I really love this photograph. So it might not be him, but I kinda think it is and thought someone else might like seeing the picture.
Here was the best video about the picture- just don't bother reading all those anti comments at the bottom.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

it's a BOY!!!

Friday we found out that the little thing growing inside of me is a BOY! I was so excited when my dr wanted to do an ultrasound at 18 weeks instead of the typical 20 weeks. Drew just couldn't wait to find out. He kept telling me that I was the mother and I should just know what we were having. He always wanted me to guess- but I wouldn't. I just figured I would wait until the ultrasound and not start guessing. On Friday morning he told me that we were definitely having a girl. He said that he had another dream that it was a boy- so he knew he was too emotionally involved and it would be a girl.

When we started the ultrasound it was so cute- his face was all big just looking straight up! Then she asked us if we wanted to know if it was a boy or girl and we told her we definitely did. So she moved on down and then said- looks like its gonna be a boy. She said it so quietly though that I didn't think Drew heard her since he was sitting behind her. I was just smiling and laughing and looked at Drew had pretty much already noticed it on the screen but he turned to her to confirm what he thought he saw and what he hoped he had heard. Then she wrote up on the screen- boy! After that she went through and checked all the other essential parts- it was so neat seeing the heart, kidneys, they check it all. The little feet were so cute too!

We had a little sex party that night with some family announcing that it was a boy. The majority were guessing girl since they said Drew wasn't excited enough for it to be a boy- but he was just playin it cool. To announce it Drew hid a blue balloon under his shirt and after all the guesses were in he pulled it out!

It is so fun to officially know- now Drew and I just have to agree on how we want to decorate the baby's room! Oh and the official name is Gehrig. (after Lou Gehrig- for those of you that don't know who that is he is a very famous Yankee baseball player- arguably the best ever- and Drew's favorite.)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Keith Urban

Drew got me tickets to see Keith Urban for our anniversary! The concert was so much FUN! He puts on a great show- quite entertaining. He would even leave the stage during some songs and go sing in the middle of the crowd on little mini stages. He changed guitars every song and even had one that would light up when he played it- it was crazy. He is an amazing guitarist- a rocker at heart if it weren't for all those romantic songs he writes! Tons of awesome guitar solos where he would just rock out. They were running all over the stage. Who ever does his lighting and stage effects does a great job. He even did two songs for his encore. It was so cool.

San Diego

We took a little trip to San Diego- Drew has wanted to go there since we got married and since we are going to have a baby we decided we should probably get around to doing that sooner rather than later. We drove out early Friday morning- poor Drew had to drive while I slept for a few more hours. We went to Sea World first. The weather was amazing! And the animals were crazy. The dolpins did all sorts of flips and we got soaked watching them. The killer whale show was super cheasy but of course was so impressive how massive those things are and all the jumps and stuff they were doing. The sea lion show was pretty funny. I think I loved the pet show the best- the dogs were doing all sorts of fun tricks and they even had cats they had trained that were doing stuff. (If Lucy weren't already old and blind I would have tried to start teaching her stuff for sure- but she is super smart and I am already impressed with how much she does- I love my cat! Drew doesn't feel the same.) The shipwreck rapids was so fun- we waited until the end of the day hoping the lines would be shorter- but they weren't. We got drenched! If the ride itself wasn't getting us wet enough there were people along the path who paid money to shoot us with those little machines- and they did a good job- we were seriously doused. The lady across from us just kept laughing at me the whole time.

When we checked into our hotel they told us they didn't have the room that we reserved- so they decided to upgrade us! It was by far the hugest and nicest hotel room we have ever stayed in. A big suite on the top floor- it was awesome!

Saturday we got to see lots of San Diego and even went to the air and space museum. It was cool. There was a magazine at the hotel that told of the tops spots to go- so I followed the advice and we went to this one restaurant called Nicky's. Drew was excited because the Yankees game was on. This restaurant had the best burgers ever! I also tried out this little cup cake shop- but it just couldn't compare to the one in New York. We went to the Padres game- Got great seats. The stadium is really cool.

Sunday morning we went for a morning walk on the beach. Then we headed to church. After church we went to the temple- since it was closed we couldn't even walk on the grounds! Just had to look at it from the street. But it was so beautiful- that was my first time ever seeing it.