Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blessed, Loved, Happy

I know it's probably just my pregnancy hormones but lately I have been really emotional... but I like to think of it as a good thing because I am getting emotional over just how lucky I am.  I don't know what I would do without my family.  My parents are nice enough to let Teki and I stay in their house for free and not pay for anything.  And when my mom is here she takes care of us so much by making us dinner and helping me with pretty much everything I ask of her.  With our baby coming I know they are going to be there helping out every step of the way.  I am so grateful for Teki's family also because I know they are always there for whatever we need even though we don't live as close to them.  I especially am grateful for his mom who I love so much.  She is always checking on us, calling and texting to make sure we are doing okay.  I just am so grateful for families and for the love that they bring to my life.  I can't wait for this baby and for Teki and I to become parents and be our own little family.  She truly will be the greatest blessing in our lives and we are so lucky to be having her.  I can't wait to be the mom and take what I've learned from the wonderful examples of mothers I have had in my life.  I am so grateful for my husband, I just look at him and think of how blessed I am to have him.  He makes me so happy and loves me so much, even though he drives me crazy some days, I know I wouldn't change a thing.  He has become so much more loving and sweet since I've been pregnant and I know this baby is going to be his world.  I feel like our love for each other is growing so much and it is making me so HAPPY!!  With the economy these days and not really knowing what the future has in store for us it's easy to worry and be scared.  But I have this overwhelming sense of calm, like everything is going to be okay.  I can't help but smile (or cry which is more like it these days) when I think of the future.  We are trying to save money, we have bills to pay, we don't have our own place, we have no definite plan of how or when we will be able to move out on our own but yet all I can feel is that I am blessed, loved, and happy.  Cheesy I know but I just wanted to blog about this cause I just hope this feeling last and that even when reality kicks in I will still feel that peace and calm and know that everything will be okay.  So grateful for the gospel in my life because I know that my Heavenly Father makes all this possible and is showering all these blessings down upon my life!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oh Baby!

So once Teki and I were married we both knew we wanted to start a family.  We have been dating FOREVER and were so ready to expand our family.  So we started trying... not really thinking it would be that easy but only one month after being married I got pregnant.  We didn't find out till I was already about a month and a half, I wasn't feeling sick or anything I had just missed my period and wanted to find out, so I took a test on August 30th and it came out positive!

We decided to wait to tell our families, I was actually pretty scared to tell my parents, but we knew they would all be very excited!  Teki couldn't contain his excitement and actually told his coworkers the next day.  I did a little better and kept the secret for a couple days then I only told my sister Jenn.  On Sept. 6th, which was Labor Day we announced to Teki's family that we were pregnant and they were all so happy and excited.  I ended up telling my sister Mele and told her to tell my parents, I was still too scared.  Worried that since we were living in their house they would be upset that we didn't have money or a plan for all of this but I was wrong and they were so happy and excited to hear the news.  I went for my first Dr. appointment October 12th, we found out I was 11 weeks along and put my due date as April 28th.  The doctor tried to listen to the heartbeat with the little device they use but wasn't able to find it, so she got the little ultrasound machine and we got to see our little baby for the first time.  It was so amazing to see a little baby growing inside me.  We were so excited!!  I was able to get an early ultrasound because I had had a cyst on my ovary in the past, and they wanted to make sure that it hadn't come back and everything was okay.  So I went in on October 26th and got my first ultrasound based on the size of the baby they put me 2 weeks ahead of my original due date and changed it to April 17th.  It was so exciting to see my baby moving around inside of me as they pointed out all the parts and organs of my baby.  I loved her so much already!

The pregnancy has gone really well, for the first trimester starting the day I found out I was pregnant I started feeling nauseous all the time, but I only actually threw up for about a week.  So I have been lucky.  The first time I felt my baby move was on November 14 when I was 17 almost 18 weeks along.  It was the weirdest feeling and I wasn't even sure that it was the baby until I actually saw my stomach moving.  It was so cool and amazing and it has been so amazing to feel her moving almost every day since then.  On December 6th when I was 21 weeks along we went in for another ultrasound and to find out the sex of the baby.  I didn't really care either way I was just so happy to be expanding our family.  Naturally Teki wanted a boy but he was still very happy to find out it was a GIRL.

I am now 25 weeks along so about half way through my sixth month.  Everything is going so well and Teki and I are both so excited to be parents.  It's getting closer and closer to her being here and we can't wait to welcome her into our family and just love her!  She will be Teki's parents first grandchild, my mom's first grandchild, my dad's first grand daughter Teki's grandma's first great grand daughter and my mom's parents first great grandchild.  She will defiantly be loved and SPOILED!!!!  Can't wait to meet our little princess!


Friday June 11th, 2010

The Big Day!!  We were both so excited and READY for this!  All the family came and everything was ready and perfect... the only thing that didn't cooperate was the weather!  It was raining raining raining!!  Not just raining but really cold too!  The reception center we got was in Lindon, Utah it was called Noah's.  And we initially thought it would be big enough if we had the outside garden area plus the inside and there was also a balcony area inside.  But about a week before the wedding we went to go plan the table settings and found that they had remodeled and taken out the balcony area which kind of got us upset cause it took away room that we really needed!  But we figured things out and thought it would all be okay. 
We had planned to have the ceremony outside and have seating outside for the reception afterward.  But... the weather decided it didn't want to cooperate with us and instead we had a bunch of Tongans all stuffed into a building!  We had to have the ceremony inside too but that also worked out okay too.  I was just so happy to be getting married to the man of my dreams and to have all our family and loved ones there I was just soo happy I really didn't care.  The weather did hold up so we were able to get our group pictures outside.  Everything else was just the normal fun Tongan wedding!!  We loved it and were so grateful for everything our families did for us to make our day perfect.