Fathers Day 2012

Not the husbands "official" Fathers Day but I do think he must be recognized I mean after all we do have life inside! It was a great day! I started it off with a bike ride with my dad on one of our jordan river parkways it's always so pretty in the early mornings I love the time I get with my dad we talk about anything and everything, he is also so careful with me he always tells me I can't get hurt! I let Ryan sleep in so I stayed and hung out with my dad a bit longer before returning home with a card and dougnuts for breakfast! We spent most of the day lounging and doing laundry, we finished the day with a BBQ at my parents! I love those kind of Sundays!
I don't think I need to be one of THOSE girls that brags about how "cool" her dad is or how "sweet and loving" her husband is. I know deep down in my heart that my dad is the best, most genuine, loving fathers in this entire world. He would die for his 2 daughters and his wife I have always looked up to him for this strength, dignity, and respect for those around him.

Dear Father,
Let me start by saying I can't wait to see you with my son your Grandson. You deserve this more then anyone in this world, to have a boy with your DNA. I hope he gets your humor and your zest for life, your ability to just "go with the flow". You are the best role model I could have ever asked for as a little girl, you set the bar high for my husband and we know he is meeting it. No one else calls me everyday to just check on me, or checks how my car is running everytime I leave your house, or bails me out of the most sticky situations. Sure the husband is capable and willing but no man will ever match the love you give to sister and I ever. For this I thank you a million times over.

Dear husband,
I love you I love you I love you. Thank you for letting me be me and guiding me in the right direction each and everyday. You are an incredible man and I strive each and every day to match the love you have for me. I know our son is in good hands and has an amazing man to look to in times of need! I can't wait to see his face and be a family of 3. You are the only one I want holding my hand at the end of the road. Words will never express my feelings for you.

Check Check

10 DAYS! I have not blogged in 10 days! My blogger has been all messed with at work so I haven't had time to catch up on anything. I feel bad. I have lots to catch up on so I am going to try my best between now and tomorrow. Today is my Friday and we all know I hate blogging on my bomb diz Summer weekends. Hopefully I figured out this blogger/internet issue!
Yeah Gussie man is sad too.

18 weeks!!

                         How far along? 18 weeks! Almost 1/2 way done!
Baby Size: A large mango & baby weighs a half lb! So cute!
Total weight gain: 10 pounds. I am really proud of this because of my past history with weight gain I have finally got back to working out. Goal is to put on another 10-15 pds by Krew's arrival!
Maternity clothes? Yes, I feel most comfortable in my black maternity leggin's and dresses! I am starting to like to show off the bump more!
Stretch marks? Heck no!
Sleep: Meh some nights I feel like I am in and out of a deep sleep. For the most part it's good.
Best moment this week: Monday Morning and I am feeling pretty motivated!
Miss Anything? I miss feeling comfortable and having regular emotions.
Movement: Lots when I am relaxing! He must sleep through all my motions through the day!
Food cravings: Mexican Food STILL.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just raw red onions. I really wonder if I'll ever like them again.
Gender: BOY!!
Labor Signs: Labor? What's that?
Symptoms: Lower back pain, my feet hurt everyday and 3 day migraines still!
Belly Button in or out? It's slowly making it's appearance out!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: I had my 1st emotional "holy shit I am having a baby" breakdown last night. It was rough.
Looking forward to: My doctors appointment on Thursday, hoping the doc can help me with m migraines!

Sunday Social

go here or here.

Favorite movie of all time?
No doubt about this one
Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
Michele: I'm the Mary, and you're the Rhoda.
Romy: YOU'RE the Rhoda, you're the Jewish one.

Favorite movie quote?
"So it's not gonna be easy! It's gonna be really hard; we're going to have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you everyday, forever. You & me everyday."
-The Notebook-

Best movie to watch for a girls night in?
The Hot Chick with Rob Schnieder.

Best breakup movie?
Oh shit, why watch a movie when you can shove your face with icecream and candy and laugh your ass off watching Ridiculousness?

Favorite celeb eye candy?
This should be a world known law that HE must be ALL eye candy for everyone.

Which movie star's closet would you want to raid?
My doppleganger of course
Nicole Richie

Happy Sunday!

Friday's Letters

Dear Friday,
I can't express my love for you enough. I love me a good Friday night BBQ and fire pit with good friends!

Dear Puppy dogs,
I promise promise to get you out this weekend so you may run to your hearts content. Please be more understanding of my circumstances. I'm tired but I love you.

Dear Dad,
It's Fathers Day weekend. I am so lucky to have you and Krew is lucky to have such an awesome studly Grandpa! <3

Dear Husband,
I love you I love you I love you. I need a day with just YOU and only YOU.


Dear Krew,
Dad, Aunt Jess, & I were excited to see you via ultrasound last night, I felt you in my tummy ALL day. I knew you were excited for us to see you too. When we finally did you see you were asleep, I mean I can't say much being your mama that's all I really like to do. Your big brother Gus usually doesn't argue either However, every other ultrasound we go to you are so wiggly the doctor has a hard time getting your heart rate we were hoping to see some movement from you but you must have been tired from the mornings karate classes! I did love seeing your sweet face though, your button nose, your lips, your perfect limbs, & you even have wide feet like your dad just like him in fact. Melts your mamas heart.

A lot of people have commented and asked me why/how I have had so many ultrasounds. I have no complications in my pregnancy and it is not high risk. My doctor asked me to participate in a first time moms study, and or NuMoM2B. It is such an awesome study and I am so glad I was chosen to help bring modern medicine up to date with the new mom world. Being pregnant for the first time is a lot to take in so this study is awesome, I signed up for FREE and get 3 ultrasounds 1 at 10-12 weeks, 1 at 16-25 with a DVD and 1 at 27-34 weeks which is a 3D one. At the end I will be reimbursed for my time and gas about $200 I just need to be willing to give blood, urine sample, and a specimen sample each appointment. I figured any extra FREE time I get to see my baby on the sonogram makes for a happy mom! If your hospital is participating I highly suggest talking to your doctor about. We got some really cute pictures last night and everything looks great with baby Krew! I got back for my 20 week anatomy scan on the 29th. Can't wait to see my boo again!



Today I am grateful. Not for any particular reason, some days I have these bursts of happiness and gratefulness and other days I have feelings of hate, anger, and bitterness. Maybe it has something to do with my hormones or my past or my fear of the future I'm not sure. I love days when I do feel blessed I like to sit in and soak in the moment, it's a beautiful thing. Thinking about all of the things God has granted me, all of the things I have been so lucky to have. My husband, my unborn child, my amazing (sometimes looney) parents, BOTH of my sisters, my brother in law, my sweet niece & nephews, the lessons I have learned from the ones whom "love me the most", my bright future, my amazing close friends, my job, my fur-babies. I could honestly go on and on about all of the things in my life that I need to start thanking god for on a daily basis. Today I have felt baby Krew squirming like no other, maybe he knows mom and dad get to see him in a few short hours maybe he is just happy. Regardless, I am happy & my husband is happy.

Krew's Nursery

Let me start by saying from the beginning of this pregnancy I thought I was having a girl, dead set in fact. Husband said he thought we were having a girl too. (reverse psychology) I had her name picked out, her nursery picked out, her future private school picked out, her cheer leading funds ready every.thing. Well, to my surprise she was a HE. I am by no means "disappointed" as I have had people ask me. Disappointed over being able to have a child of my own? Is that even a question. Of course I am not disappointed or mad or sad or whatever else anyone can think of. I am able to create a miracle, to give birth to a healthy baby something a lot of women take for granted and something a lot of women don't have the opportunity to do. Therefore I am grateful, Grateful to have a baby BOY growing like a weed safely in my belly, in my care. I have control. For once I have found my Zen. My Zen is lying on the couch completely relaxed and feeling a little squirm from him. As many of you already know his name will be Krew. A name I have loved forever. I am overjoyed, picturing my life growing up I knew I was supposed to have a boy first. A brother to protect his little sisters (if God is willing), a SON for my husband to experience fatherhood on a whole new level, a GrandSON for my dad since he had 2 bratty girls, a SON to teach me new things about myself and life, and a SON to raise into a wonderful man just like his father. I have to start from scratch. I have to pull ideas from Pinterest and blogs, and the Internet since I do not know a lick about decorating! Here are some inspirations I am going to go off of. I think I have the colors down.
Grey, Turquoise, and Cream.
Nothing to baby and nothing to boyish. Something simple and classy.

I am really diggin' on this room. I found it on Pinterest and it let me to this adorable blog! Seriously how do people come up with these cute rooms on their own? I am totally for the striped walls, and the paisley chair. I must have both. Not a HUGE fan of the white furniture.
I also want to hang this picture
I love the whales! The colors, the happiness in the picture! Makes me smile it's like mama whale and baby whale!
I love the yellow in this, again the white furniture kind of throws me off I don't like it. I really like the colors of this room though so bright and cheery! I may think it is a bit girly.

I love love love the stripes on this wall and the color of the door. For some reason husband HATES to paint so I have a feeling I am going to have to hire a painter to get the exact look that I want. I mean I may or may not only be decorating a room for a boy just this once, so I am going to do what I want.

Let me know your thoughts and maybe ideas on different color schemes together! I will try to post tomorrow about my 18 week ultrasound I get!

Happy Hump Day!

Mama's Wish List

baby gear

I am at it again. Blogging about all things baby Krew. I am such a sucker for this little guy already, feeling him moving around this morning after my dried mango's doesn't help any. I figure to keep this all in one place and be able to go somewhere to show husband what I have in mind may be a good idea. I think I will be back later in the week with some nursery inspirations I think we have finally agreed on some colors! We have a mere 122 days or less till he comes so we best get on this shit!

1. Graco Pack n Play Element Stages Oasis I know some people don't think I need this & a bassinet but apparently Grandma thinks baby boy needs a bassinet for his first few months in our bedroom so I will not argue with her I think they are so cute and perfect for babes! I want a pack n Play for various reasons, sleepovers a Grandma's, nap time in the family room, vacations, etc. I like this one because of the simpleness all baby really needs since we do have the Kolcraft bassinet!!

2. Timi&Leslie Diaper Bag I have had a hard time picking out a diaper bag. Since I am such a designer handbag whore it's been hard for me to realize I really don't need a designer diaper bag. At all. Plus since I am planning on returning to work I can still have my hand bags by day and my diaper bag by night, I still need something fashionable though. I love the look of this Dawn style diaper bag plus the color and I don't think you can go wrong with leather! The satchel strap is a plus too, hopefully everyone that watches Krew will like it too since it will pretty much be his day bag!

3. Aden + Anais I have heard so many good things about these swaddle blankets. I want the lights kind possible and the easiest ones to wrap Krew up like a burrito in. I will be registering for these fo sho!

4. Nap Nanny These seem very nice for nap times when I want/need Krew need me but don't feel like having him in his bassinet or pack n play! Perfect for shower time, chore time, or anything I need to put him down for!

5. ItzBeen My sister in law raves about her ItzBeen so I figure I best invest in one too! Whenever I do cook which is never I always forget to set a timer and never remember the time I put the cake in and it burns well I don't want this same thing to happen with my baby. It will be nice to have something to help me keep track of feeding times, breast position, and diaper changes! Especially late at night.

6. Sophie I have almost bought this so many times since we have been out but haven't bought much since people keep telling me to wait till after my baby shower! Hopefully this little guy sneaks into the shower somewhere if not I will go out and buy him for Krew. I mean if Krew doesn't like him at least he is cute right?

Let me know what you mamas think about my list. If I need to add/change anything or if there is something I am clearly missing that our must haves for you! I think I am getting my wish lists and everything in order finally! Thank you polyvore and blogger!

Happy Tuesday!

17 weeks!!

How Far Along? 17 weeks!
Size of Baby?  Sweet potato! Yummy!
Maternity Clothes? Just pants, I would rather be comfortable then cute nowadays! I fit into all my tops but would rather be in skirts, maxi dresses or my maternity pants!
 Weight Gain? I am up 7 1/2 pds! 
 Stretch Marks? No thanking the good lawwd above!
                                                Gender? baby BOY
 Sleep? If it wasn't for my clingy dog I would sleep all through the night!
 Food Cravings? Watermelon, Fresh Veggies & Ranch, Jalapenos and La Frontera!
   What I Miss? Being comfortable! If it's not my headaches it's my back or my feet or my neck. You get the picture.
 Symptoms?  I am getting 3 day migraine headaches. Shit knocks me on my ass!
Best Moment of the Week? I have an ultrasound on Thursday!!

Re-Cap Oh Snap!

Happy Monday Lovies!

I am back at work after a fun eventful yet relaxing weekend! I love when i spend good quality time with my family & friends. Friday night husband and I went out for a nice meal of Chic-Fil-A the only thing that seems to please me anymore then we went home for a chill night. Hubbs fell asleep around 8:30 and left me awake to finish the rest of Dateline by myself which would get any women's head racing right? I checked into bed around 11:30 and hit the sack hard.
I put in some colored hair extensions Friday after work and I love them! So fun for Summer!

Saturday morning we were early risers to the 1st day of Farmers Market here in SLC! It's always so much fun to go and check out the yummy fruits, veggies, flowers, and homemade everything you can imagine plus it's all local and I am all for buying local! Here are some pictures that will help recap my day a little better. Let me just note the fresh cream cheese danish I ate in 1 bite was amazeballs.
Here is as picture of my and BFF drinking our freshly made mint limeades. They were oh so good!

The flowers that the gardeners show up with every year are to die for! I am one girl for some pretty yummy smelling flowers!

I also picked up a few hangers from Target for baby Krew his nursery is so unorganized it's really starting to irritate me! I am very O.C.D and feel like his room needs to be spotless and all times! We have been so blessed by friends and family and have inherited or been given most of Krews thing so far.

We made hobo dinners and went up the canyon on Saturday night but it was FREEZING so we are and headed back down. Sunday I spent the morning relaxing and watching the Adidas Grand Prix track meet, did some laundry, went grocery shopping and ended my weekend with a bbq for my moms birthday! I LOVE family time!!

Alas, a pictures of my furbabies!!


Sunday Social

Welcome to week one of The Sunday Social!

I am sitting here bored while husband & puppies nap before going to my parents for my mothers bday celebrations so I figured I'd jump on the Sunday Social train!
You may find it Here or Here!
Don't forget everyone who links up today will have a chance to win a $20 gift card to Starbucks!

This weeks Questions:

How did you come up with your blog name? After a year of having a somewhat of a lame blog I needed a fresh start! Since I don't want to be known anymore then I already am as "Bare-Ass" I had to come up with something a little more relative to my life.
What is your favorite thing about blogging? My blog isn't THAT popular so I can't say all of the friends that I have made but I do enjoy reading all about other women their struggles, their accomplishments, their family, and their day to day thoughts. Girl Power!!

What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live without? Honestly I don't know how to answer this question. If I have my family, friends, and baby there is lots I coud live without!

Facebook or Twitter? and why? Facebook. No doubt. You get more social interation with your real life friends I think. Pictures, Daily status updates, friendly wall posts.

If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be? I would say Giulliana Rancic. She is my hero. I love her attitude towards life after overcoming and surviving breast cancer. Her struggle with reproducing and IVF and her blunt relationship with her husband Bill. Hi G! (:

What is something you want people to know about your blog? I am a very honest and blunt person. I will allow you to F me over so many times till I just shut the door on your face. No one messes with me or my family. On the other hand, I feel as though I have a very big heart and am somewhat funny! (;
Can't wait to read your Sunday Social!

Nursery Must Haves


By no means do I think I am one of those moms that knows everything about the best products for my baby, I only know what I think will work best for the 3 of us. Meaning, Krew, Myself, and my husband. I have put together a list of the nursery must haves I have picked out thus far, we are so grateful and blessed to have awesome people in our lives whom only want the best for baby Krew therefore saving husband and I $$ to spend elsewhere such as diapers, breast pump, clothes, and all the necessities that come a long with a newborn. My parents are being more then generous to their first Grandson. If you mamas out there have any reviews on the items I have posted please share I love feedback!

1. 4moms- Mamaroo I love the modern style of this. I love all 5 directions it is able to go tree swing, car ride, ocean, kangaroo, and rock a bye.  I think Krew will enjoy this although I am a little hesitant with how low to the ground it is because of our puppies and all but we will work out the kinks as they come! Plus, this was shown on Ellen it's got to be cool right?

2. Summer Infant Touch Digital Monitor I have heard so many awesome reviews on this monitor and found it cheapest on Amazon. If we do not get this from our baby showers then I am going to invest in it for Christmas seeing as though Krew will bunk with us in his bassinet for the first few months we shouldn't need it till we move him into this crib.

3. Kolcraft Bassinet I think I love this bassinet most because of the vibration, nature sounds, and glow light. Plus it's pretty gender neutral so we may use it for our next munchkin. Natasha over at http://www.hellohappinessblog.com/ raves about hers. Hopefully Krew likes it. I will like him being so close to me for those late night feedings!

4. Babyletto Rocker I am not set on that color scheme yet but I do know this is the rocker I want. I just picture myself falling asleep in that with baby Krew in my arms! It looks so comf!

5. Westwood Crib I love this crib for the simple style and classic look of it. I think it's perfect for a boy or a girl and will be versatile with any bedding we decide to go with.

Friday's Letters

I can't believe I am doing ANOTHER Friday's Letters! Seems like just yesterday I did last weeks! Sometimes I sit here and wonder "where the hell is my life going" and other times I sit here and think "jesus could this day slooooooow down anymore"? It's a lose lose people! Just like last week you may find the link up HERE and join in on all the fun!!

Dear Boss,
Sometimes I may seem like a very ungrateful brat but I do appreciate all you have taught me and how much you care for me. Being able to call my own shots sure makes up for all of the bullshit rules, like not going to lunch with my BFF everyday! I still love you.

Dear Husband,
My love, I don't think I could express, write, or tell you how much I love and appreciate everything that you do for me and our little bean in the oven! He is so lucky to have you as a dad and a role model you have no idea. I can't wait to see you two grow into the best buddies I know you will be. hunting, fishing, camping, golf, shooting, BSU games are just going to be THAT much better come November. Keep in mind I still slightly want my baby girl someday so I hope your boys can pull through for me! In the mean time I will soak in all the time I get with my boys and them treating me like I am a royal Queen. No complaints here.

Dear Mom,
Your birthday is tomorrow. Although I think you are a lunatic and just plain bat shit cray I love you and the way you are. I love your brutal honesty, your willingness to give up your life for your kids, your sassy attitude, and most importantly your confidence. If I am half the women you are at the age of 50 I will die a very very happy women. I may or may not be nicer to my husband in the process.

Dear Sis-In-law,
Yeah you. I can't tell you how amazing of a mom I think you are and will never be able to express my appreciate for you. Thanks for everything you do for our little family.

Dear Mother Nature,
Thank you for making today. The day I get to spend inside 93 degrees and for making tomorrow only 70! I hate you.

Dear God.

CMT Awards 2012

Not sure about y'all but when I think of country music I think of the one and only Carrie Underwood!
I sat on my couch from 5:00-9:00 watching the CMT awards getting up twice to potty! I was really into them this year not to mention I love me some country boys! Oh, and I thought Kristen Bell did awesome! I love her fun down to earth humor!

(i never noticed what a hottie mr. underwood is!)

It's hard for me not to see Luke Bryan being into pregnant chicks. I mean we are hormonal, bigger then usual, OCD mad women, and of course clingy so Luke Bryan, holla at cha gurl. (call me (;)

That is as good as my recap is going to get. I think Jason Aldean was deserving of a few more awards such as HOTTIE OF THE YEAR but it's not all up to me right?!


My sis-in-law and husband are doing a weight loss challege for anyone that is interested. Go check out the blog for more deets!

I wish I could jump into this. I am glad I was able to capture these pictures about 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant I was 2 pds away from my goal weight of 105. 107 is my goal weight after baby Krew makes his arrival. My husband and sis-in-law are sure to be my inspiration!! Good luck bitches!!

This&That Tuesday!

It's Tuesday. I almost feel like Tuesdays are just a hangover from Monday. They still suck, and you still have 4 days of work! Anyone else see this?

I wish I could be at the pool with this little diva, snackin' and chattinn' it up! Oh, Saturday please hurry!

Or BBQing with this little cutie? I am hungry!

I am finally, well not really starting to get Krew's nursery going! I don't even know where to start, I feel like I need to wait till after the shower to really get going on everything but I have this crazy O.C.Dness in me and something is getting to me telling me to get up and get moving!! God knows he does not need more clothes!

A big thanks to my sweet sister-in-law for letting Krew inherit a lot of Jaxyns old newborn/0-3 month clothes! They are only a year apart after all! I can't thank her enough for all of the help and guidance she has given me! I can't wait to see the 2 little munchkins grow up together! So far, I have shoes, shoes, shoes, clothes, blankets, binkis, bottles, a boppy, some stuffed animals, an activity mat, and a swing sort of deal. Hopefully we can get the crib, and bassinet in the next couple weekends. I also "THINK" I have the bedding picked out so we can start picking out paint colors too!
This is husbands baby blanket from when he was just a wee one! Isn't it precious? It is still in such good condition too! I love it. I want to have Krew one made too, I sure cherish this sweet little thing and hope Krew does too! Last but not least, I will leave you with my husbands favorite picture.

Yes, we are already planning his BSU football career!

P.S I am obviously an insta-gram whore so feel free to add me! (barraslover)

16 weeks!!

(note: this was scheduled to post last night & didn't! boo!)

As promised here is my 16 week bump post!!

Size of the baby?
5 in. 5 oz. about the size of a turnip!

Total Weight Gain/Loss?  
As far as I know and based off the last time I was weighed 5/18 I am still up just 6 pds!

Maternity Clothes?
I have 1 pair of jeans, leggin's, and some cute cargo pants! I still use the BeBand when comfortable and al of my normal tops!

Stretch marks?
None yet. I give credit to BioOil

Best Moments?
I feel little flutters here and there nothing major yet, but when I do feel him it's great!

Feeling some flutters here and there!

Food Cravings?
Spicy ANYTHING, & cold cereal!

              Anything making you queasy or sick?
The thought of a greasy cheeseburger sickens me!

     What I miss?
Malibu & Coke

What I'm looking forward to?
Getting the nursery ready!!

None! Thank you baby jesus!

My lower back gets really sore, I have been getting migraines lasting 3 days, & charlie horses in my right calf!

Labor signs?
None, stay in there for another 23 weeks little bean!


Belly Button In or Out?
Still in.

Wedding rings On or Off?
All on.

Sleeping awesome! I think my puppy is trying to prepare me for what's to come. She has been getting up between 2 and 5 am to go outside.

Take it easy. Don't stress the known, you will get 3 day headaches and you will have crying sessions at least once a day. Enjoy the right and prepare for what is to come and what you DO have control of!

Friday's Letters

I am obviously turning into one of those crazy mama bloggers. (not a bad thing I LOVE all of you) However, I don't want anyone to get bored from all of my baby talk, ramblings, and pictures of cuteness babythings! So it's my goal to start adding a little more day to day "non-pregnant" life to this blog. I am going to start doing Friday's Letters you can find the link up HERE. I will do my bump posts on Mondays since I haven't been so good at doing my board or taking a belly picture during the weeknights. Hopefully I can get into a better flow and now just gossip all things baby! So here we go with my first ever Friday's Letters.

Dear Husband
Thank you for being my #1 fan. I couldn't do this thing called life without you by my side giving my constant love, reassurement, and encouragement. You love me for me regardless of my dorky childish antics. I love you for you. Always have and always will. Pinky promise!

Dear BFF
Thank you thank you thank you for helping me get through each and every day at work. Thank you for dealing with my hormones and letting me know that even though I am a crazy pregnant lady you love me and accept me anyways. I am so proud of the person you are becoming and love you oh so much!

Dear Chewy
I love you. You always protect me and I feel safe knowing you are asleep right beside me and would do anything to keep me and your 2 little brothers safe. Best Sister Award goes to you. (yes, I treat my dogs like humans. Get over it.)

Dear niece & nephew(S)
Thank you for showing my unconditional love and teaching me that I do have the motherly instinct, I do know how to do this. You both have given me the confidence I need to step into motherhood. One day I will repay you with my appreciation! You have no idea how much you have changed my life! I'd die for all 3 of you!

Dear Weekend,
Feel free to start any time now!