Thursday, December 31, 2009

The nursery is painted!!! Christmas day while everyone was napping I went to work at painting my pink wall. Then when Clint got home he put together the crib. I got the touch ups done a couple of days ago so it feels good to have that all done. We got a Lazy Boy Rocking Recliner, so comfortable, one we can definitely fall asleep in. The nursery will probably sit this way for a couple more months, but the painting is done and the crib is up, so for me the big stuff is done.
I'm 19 weeks and I've hit a couple mile stones. I felt my first "flutter" at 15 weeks. I only felt a couple flutters but I have felt lots of nudges. I've felt the first kick of my bladder, though I could go without that one. A couple nights ago I woke up in the middle of the night to feel what I can only think was the baby doing somersaults/taking some laps while there is still room.
On day two of my ultrasound (US #5) we were able to get the final measurements. All those measurements put my due date one day ahead, so now it's May 26th. The ultrasound was all normal. My doctor hasn't looked at it yet, but I pulled it off his desk and looked at it. I can't wait till he gets around to writing what I can read!!!!
I finally got those last couple of pictures of the nursery.
One wall pink (on the left) and the other walls are purple. Very girly!
The crib and recliner
My metal flowers and butterfly. The three flowers will go on the pink wall with the butterfly on one of the purple walls.
I never pictured having a pink and purple nursery but I love it and wouldn't ever change it. I've been told 4 times it's a girl but I still get people who ask "what happens if it's a boy?" Well to all you who wonder....Then that little boy will live in a pink and purple room. I'm not repainting!
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our stubborn Ryann Leora Greene

I had my official ultrasound Tuesday...if we are keeping count this is #4 but yesterday was the one that counted. The baby was head down with its legs wide apart, no being shy here. The technician said "there is no way that any little parts could be hiding from this view" I guess after being told three times it's a GIRL I can believe it. This child is definitely taking after her parents. She was not cooperating yesterday. She found her position she wanted to be in and would not move, no matter turning to the side or shaking or pushing...stubborn! We finally got most of the measurements we needed, though she was not in the ideal place she needed to be. They were all good. I had to go back Wednesday and try again to get the measurements. We got everything but I will go back again in a couple weeks to get a measurement on the face double checked. She had her face pressed against the placenta so there were no good looks at her face and no cute profile pictures. So now I am up to 5 ultrasounds and will be 6 in a couple more weeks. It’s fun having an ultrasound technician at work and just looking whenever I want.
After the ultrasound I went out with Clint's mom, Jeannie, and sister in law, Jenny, and we picked out my fabric for Jeannie to make my crib set. Then I picked up some cute metal flowers and a butterfly to go on the accent wall in the nursery. I have already picked out my nursery color-Amethyst Purple...kinda a dark lavender but a rosy purple. The accent wall will be a light pink that matches one of the pinks in the baby quilt Jeannie is going to make.
Wednesday night Jenny came over and helped me paint my three walls purple. I love it. I was a little questionable about it but was going to go for it anyways and I am glad I did. I love the walls. We are going to give the purple a good day to dry and then paint the last wall pink…Hello Dolly pink to be exact. Once everything is painted up will go the flowers and Clint can get the crib put together.
Our little girl will be Ryann Leora Greene. Ryann cause we like the name, would have been Ryan for a boy. Leora after my and my mom's middle name and my mom's mom first name. I've already bought my wooden letters for her name to decorate. Those pictures and pictures of the metal flowers to come.
This is the main fabric for my baby quilt/crib set.
These are all the fabrics we will be using.
The crib skirt and curtains will be white with the three stripes of the rickrack sewn on them.
I can't wait to see how it all goes together.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Profile and between the legs
Loving my baby's nice full lips!
Face and between the legs again.

That's our little RLG making an appearance around May 27th, 2010.

Fun with Friends

On our last trip with Kelly and Mark keys were lost. Kelly and Mark lost their keys. They looked through all their stuff and we dug through the truck twice with nothing turning up. Months later Stan had his truck detailed and Kelly and Mark’s keys turned up. They had gotten shoved really far under the seat. Just the perfect excuse to have them come out. Kelly, Mark, and Kian made the trip out to Vernal to visit and pick up their keys. We had a ton of fun with them over the weekend, but you don’t need to hide your keys in the truck to come visit!

Kelly and Kian both have birthdays in December so we got them a cake.

Kian liked the icing.

Clint showed Kian how to get lots of icing on his finger.
Kian found his own spot under the table.

After watching Sally get flipped on the Love Sac, Kian decided he wanted to try too.
Clint about to fall on the Love Sac.
Look at that boy fly up! He loved it and wanted Clint to keep going.We had to show Kelly and Mark how to really sled. I got a little ride around the house with Kian. No fast sledding for me this year. There is Kelly taking her turn and being brave letting Clint pull her. Of course there is Maggie running after whoever was being pulled. That dog loves to run.
Clint going backwards while Mark pulls him.

Clint pulled Mark and at one point the sled started to catch up with the 4-Wheeler. Mark almost ran into the back of Grandpa's garage. He wasn't hurt. Kelly and I couldn't help but laugh.
Sally's face covered in snow.

Kian pushing the snow off the chairs. That kid is so CUTE!!!! He had fun taking his turn on the sled and liked watching everyone else go too. When Clint would stop the 4-Wheeler he would yell "GO".
Come play again Mark, Kelly, and Kian. Thanks for coming, we had a lot of fun.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Thursday we got a pretty good look at the baby and we know what we are having.
It's a RYAN!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Easy Soup

Yes-I can cook, but do I cook a lot-No. Yesterday it snowed all day and still is. I didn't have any errands that I needed to get done right then so I didn't go anywhere.I got the house cleaned and things put back under the house and laundry done. I really must have been feeling good to get all that done in one day. I had wanted to try making a crock pot beef stew but that would have required leaving the house and that just wasn't going to happen. I pulled out a few cookbooks and found a potato soup recipe that I already had all the ingredients for. I got it out of a family cookbook and I must now share it with everyone. If you need something quick and warm this is it.

Potato Soup

6 cups of cubed potatoes

1 finely diced onion

Put in large pot and cover with water. Cook until potatoes are still slightly firm. Dump off half the water.

Add one 12 oz can of evaporated milk and 3 tablespoons of butter. Salt and pepper to taste.

I also added a little corn starch to help thicken the broth. I had some celery in the fridge and added some of that too. I let it just barely start to boil and then had it sit on the stove on Low till Clint was done snow blowing and was ready for warm soup. It was so good!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

IT'S A.....

One perk of working at the clinic is I can have all the ultrasounds I want. Yesterday I had the heart beat checked again. At 11 weeks we were 150, 12 weeks 152, and yesterday 14 weeks and 5 days 153, so holding strong in the 150s. Clint was off so I thought it would be fun to take a peek at the baby. We took our peek. We got perfect pictures of the profile, face, hands, feet, and all over. EXCEPT our baby is sitting Indian style with it's foot right in the crouch where we want to see!'s a foot! We tried turning my my side, poking, and shaking, but baby just loves to sit Indian style with the foot right where we want to see. Now to just wait till my 17 week appointment and hopefully baby will not be so modest. At least we got pictures of our little one.

We got a Christmas tree and put it up. There it is.

The one thing I look forward to putting out every year is my Willow Tree Nativity. There was even enough room for me to put out the porcelain nativity that Grandpa Greene gave me.

Sally made a new friend, thanks to Clint giving her a lift.