Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Swollen Feet

Would you look outside today?! It's BEA-U-TIFUL. Which is saying a lot, considering it's been raining for the past 2 weeks or so. I lost count after it was raining for a week straight. I hope you all have a wonderful day with the sun shining, birds chirping, and construction sirens sounding.

I figured it was time for another little update in the life of pregnant Amie. I went to my mid-wife last week and everything checked out great. Baby boy has a strong heartbeat and continues to grow. I have another ultrasound to make sure everything is going the way it should in two weeks. We're praying that everything goes just as well as it has so far. Baby boy Spear (from hence forth he will be called this, since we haven't named him yet and I have no idea what else to call him) still loves to kick his mommy. I mean I'm sure the kid doesn't think anything of it, and quite frankly, I like the reassurance that he's alive and kicking anyway (unless he gives a nice kick to my ribs), so I guess we're both enjoying it for the most part. I now know the difference between his kicking, hiccups, and when he is just stretching out.

One of the big down sides to this week has been the recent swelling of my feet. I considered myself lucky so far to not have swollen up, but in the last 3 days or so, my feet have probably tripled in size. No joke. I can't wear most of my shoes. The other day, it was even hard for me to walk around. I get frustrated when I look down and can't even recognize my own feet. My feet used to be my treasure...they used to be so cute...with my nails all painted and ready for summer...and now...I can't bare the sight of them. I know I sound pretty immature right now, but if you had as cute of toes as I do, you'd be pretty sad when they disappeared into a swollen mass too.

It seems like the days are going by so fast. I'm not sure I'm ready for this little guy to come into the world. I'm not prepared. I haven't finished my quilt, or even started on my car seat cover, let alone even bought a car seat yet. I feel SO behind, and yet, I'm doing the best I can with working full time, with a part-time internship, an online class, plus the regular duties of a wife (which I absolutely love, but seem to be slacking in. Our stuff is still in boxes...) But this baby boy is going to come into the world whether I'm ready for him or not. Is anyone ever really prepared for a newborn baby anyway? Probably not. So, at least I am comforted in knowing I'll probably never be "completely" ready.

The Lord continues to bless the Spear family. Today was one of those days when I got up and starting singing "Oh, what a beautiful morning. Oh, what a beautiful day, I've got a wonderful feeling, everythings going my way..." (Thank you, girls camp). But, it is truly how I feel. Daniel and I are enourmously blessed. And to top off all our many blessings, we are taking a wonderful vacation to beautiful St. George this weekend. I'm SO excited to get working on my sewing projects, spend time with family and friends, and most of all, SWIM. I have been CRAVING a good swim for a long time. I'll have to strip myself of pride and not care about my swollen fat legs and feet...which is going to be hard. I wouldn't be surprised if I start swimming in my tears or something. Too bad they don't make a one piece, full bathing suit (with fabric to cover legs and arms) for pregnant women. I'd be all over that.

That's about it. I'll post pictures of our trip as soon as we're back.

Oh, and by the way, Daniel is doing awesome too. He's studying for the GMAT. Bless his heart. This post was my ranting about pregnancy, but I wanted you all to know that I have a wonderful husband and he is doing awesome at his husbandry duties.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


So remember when I posted this little picture awhile back? to refresh your memory, here it is again:

Well, when we went to Daniel's parents house a few weeks ago in St. George, I saw this on the fridge. The following picture is of Daniel when he was just a little tyke.

I'm now convinced that this little guy inside me is going to look exactly like his dad. If you can't see the similarites, just look at Daniel's cute button nose and chin. I guess my mom wasn't too far off...their profiles are very very similar.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Last night we finally got our little Pack-n-Play. UPS delivered it to our apartment a few days ago, but we were both at work so the guy dropped it off at our neighbors. The neighbors we've never met and apparently have conflicting schedules. It took us two days to catch up with them in order to retrieve our package. It was all worth it in the end.

Daniel was so excited to put it together. It made me happy. He immediately pulled it out and started working on it. I know he's just as excited as I am to have this little boy come into the world. So while he was doing this:

and this...

and this...

I was taking pictures of my belly...

He seemed pretty content without my help. I was okay with that. This full time job is taking its toll and I'm usually too exhausted to do anything when I get home.

So now that I've skipped month 5...I thought I should take pictures of month 6. Here you go!

Anniversary, part 2

Yes, I held on to the top tier of our wedding cake for a year. Call me crazy, but I'm insanely sentimental. We pulled it out for our anniversary last week and this is what it looked like:
Needless to say, I wasn't willing to take a bite. Neither was Daniel. That's okay, I got my pictures and that's all I care about.

You can throw up at the kissy picture. I don't mind. I love this man. I'd have to say that Daniel has been the easiest roommate I've ever had to live with. This last year we've had together has been the happiest of my life.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mommy and baby updates

So I realize that I haven't been that great at blogging. I blame it on the moving and lack of picture taking. I don't know what my problem is, but I just don't like pictures. I'm fine taking them of other people, but not so cool about taking them of myself. Since I'm usually around Daniel, he's the one who gets his picture taken, but lately he won't even let me take pictures of him. This is all a-round-about way of saying that I'm not a very good blogger. For my own records, however, I would like to be able to look back on this pregnancy and have a little more detail. Here it goes.

I think our baby is going to be an all-star soccer player. I mean, this kid can kick! And he's only getting stronger. It's kinda creepy looking down and see my belly move around so much. It reminds me of those X-file or alien movies where someone has an alien crawling around inside them. Although my little alien is so much cuter and way less harmless. I still can't get over how weird it feels to feel him move around. I told Daniel the other night that I'm definitely going to have some kind of separation disorder when he comes into the world just because I like to feel him so close to me (or should I say, inside of me?) Anyways, it's just an awesome feeling. I know now why some women like to be pregnant. I mean the whole morning sickness thing aside, being pregnant can be a really awesome experience.

I'm six months along and our baby is about a foot long and weighs a little over a pound (So how come I weigh like 20 lbs more than I did when we started? Someone explain that to me.) I think Baby Center compared his length to an ear of corn. Weird to think that something that long is floating around down there.

Daniel and I have been talking baby names and we agree on very few. I'm excited to surprise everyone with the final name when we actually make the decision.

I believe my favorite thing right now is watching Daniel talk to the baby. He'll lean down and talk to my stomach and say things like "Hey, how you doin' down there?" and, "You better quit kickin' your Mom," or other such cute phrases. He believes our baby boy will be the race car driver that he always wanted to be...I think otherwise. I also love that since the baby kicks so often, Daniel is able to feel him a lot.

I'm working in a new office for the next month and I'll have plenty of time to keep on making updates to this blog. Stay tuned.

I actually took pictures too.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

One Year!

So today is our 1st Anniversary! It's crazy that it's here already and part of me can't believe it's already been a year and the other part can't believe it's ONLY been a year. Man, time is crazy like that. Anyways, Daniel and I celebrated last night (after a long day of unpacking and struggling to get our internet up and running) by going to PF Changs and then to the symphony (Thank you Hilarie for the tickets). We ended the night by going to eat dessert at Little America, where we stayed our first night married a year ago. It was so nice to go out and just relax. Happy Anniversary Daniel. I love you muchly.

On another note, Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers out there! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have two great mothers since I've been married. I'm the luckiest girl, seriously.

Here's to you Momma Terri! Thank you for always answering my calls for the littlest things and always giving me advice. You are always watching out and praying for Daniel and me. You are also a great example to me of how a Christlike person should be. Here's to you, Mom. I love you.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


but it's hard to come up with a post right now. Everything we own are in boxes or bags and I can't seem to find my camera cord so I can download photos to my computer and blog about them. So, you'll just have to put up with my words for now.

We have been SO blessed as of late. I recently acquired an internship (a BIG HURRAH for that!). I'm so excited to be able to work on this new product and be able to work mostly from home. This means that, yes my friends, Amie Spear will be graduating on August 11th, 2011. Awesome, right? I sure think so. I can't tell you how relieved and happy I am just to say that I am actually going to graduate. I actually start to cry if I think about it too hard. The future looks bright.

We were finally given the green light to move into our new apartment. We've been mooching off my sister since we moved out of our one bedroom apartment over a week ago. Daniel and I couldn't be happier to have a place of our own once again - a place with two bedrooms and a dishwasher! I'm itching to get in there and make it our home.

I ordered a beautiful pack and play the other day and it should be arriving any day. I'm excited to be able to decorate our little boy's room (well as much as you can in an apartment that won't let you paint or nail anything to the walls). I decided to go with just a pack and play since Daniel and I will be moving around so much in the next couple of years. The less we have to move around, the better. One day, I'll get a beautiful crib - but until then, a pack and play will do just fine.

Daniel and I were able to enjoy a relaxing weekend in St. George recently. I can't tell you how wonderful it was just to be in warm weather with good friends and family. We love it down there and are always trying to come up with ways of how we can get down there to stay for good. We were also able to witness the beautiful sealing ceremony between Daniel's parents. I've never seen something so wonderful in my life (well the only thing that compares is being able to witness a live birth. Talk about spiritual highs). Needless to say, I was a crying mess the whole time. Definitely an experience I will never forget.

Daniel and I thought this summer would be a good relaxing break...but I think we were wrong. While doing a part time internship, I will be working full-time for the next month, while doing an online class and trying to get everything ready for the baby. Daniel is going to be working full time and doing everything I won't be able to do...So much for the relaxing summer! Such is life. I'm just grateful we are getting warm weather and Daniel and I aren't stressed over school and grades right now. Life is good. I'll update with pictures once we find our camera cord once again...