Friday, March 2, 2012

Morning Sickness and Anticipation

This morning sickness thing has been working backwards on me.
In the first few weeks, I was nauseous, but no vomiting ever happened, it just was an annoyance that I could work through. 
This last week, however, has been crippling with how bad it gets. There literally is no way that I can get to my morning classes, with how terrible I have been feeling. Usually, it wears off (pretty much) by 1 or 2 in the afternoon- by which time, all but one of my classes are long done.
Luckily, I have really awesome professors who are willing to work with me, and I can get stuff done at home in between the waves of sickness. Also, Since Jase and I are both Psych majors, we both have a few of the same classes, which means I at least get to look at the notes he took in class :)
It's awesome.

In good news (I don't want to complain too much), however,
We are going to see the OB on monday!!
I don't know everything that our 1st visit will entail, but I do know that we will most likely get to hear baby's heartbeat!

Woot woot!

Also, I am huge. Already. I am only 12 weeks along, and already look like i'm 16 weeks.

Here are our favorite names:

Lottie Rebekah Jensen
Theodore Clint Jensen
Jack Lee Jensen
Claire Anne Jensen
Lucy Jensen

So, as you can see, if we have twins (not likely), we are set!

Jason and I are funny when it comes to names, because we have been talking about baby names since we got engaged...
and we have liked these names since then,
which I guess is pretty unusual. eh. :) 

Until next time! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

First off, I continued the love story on my other blog, here.

I have been thinking a lot about this baby lately.
Like all the time.

Here are some of the random thoughts i been having about this baby lately

If it's a girl, will she look like a girl? Or will I have to dress her in pink everyday with a bow so that people don't compliment me on my darling little boy?

Jason is going to be the best dad, I can tell by the way he makes faces at the little kids during sacrament meetings

I am a little hesitant about having a crib in our one bedroom apartment, but secretly, I am relieved, because then when I get up twenty times during the night just to make sure my baby is still breathing (Like I know I am going to do), I won't have to go into the next room, the babe will be real close.

I am already starting to show, and I'm only 10 weeks along. What if it's twins? I don't think our little apartment could handle four of us...

On the other hand, what if I am just one of women who eats too much, and blames it on the pregnancy and then stays looking like there's two of her after she gives birth?

I am not sure what to think about having a female for my OBGYN... I have always had a male, Good ole Dr. Nance in Springville. So this will be different, and for some reason, it makes me more nervous. I mean, she's a woman, so she if she says 'buck up girl, It's not that bad' and I have to believe that I really am just a wimp, because she's been there.

On the other hand, it might be really nice to have a woman all up in there instead of a man...

Back to baby

I hope that if it's a girl, she will have Jason's amazing eyelashes, hair, and my eyes and nose

If it's a boy, I still want him to have Jason's eyelashes and hair, but I definitely don't want him to have my nose- all boys are entitled to a boy nose. Also, I wish upon him my family's height.

Also, even though when I went to the USU health center, and they told me that my due date was on August 17th, I can tell you, that every doctor I called to see if they took our insurance told me that i was due on september 17th... and this is really selfish of me, but I honestly hope that this little one comes in september... September's birthstone is Sapphire, and August's is Peridot, and I definitely would rather have a sapphire in the killer mother's ring I have someday than Peridot. 

I hope this little babe knows just how much his mommy and daddy love him/her already. I just love when Jason talks to my stomach, and when I am feeling sick, how he tells the baby to 'be nice to mommy.' It's adorable, and it makes me love him even more.

These are just a few of the random ramblings going on in my head these days.

P.S. isn't it cool that the little baby in the baby tracker on the side looks like a really baby now!? Woot woot!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Our Love Story {part one}

I was inspired by one of my favorite blogs when she shared her story on how her husband and herself met, so if you are in the mood for TWO love stories, here's the link to her blog.

I really liked this idea because the story's still fresh, and I am sure our baby will want to know the story eventually, and I want to write down the details

Just prior to meeting:
It was June of 2010. I had been laid of from my job in Logan, and had to move home, as much as I didn't want to. I'll admit I was being a sour sport about it, I wasn't too excited to be leaving my life in Logan. Most of my friends were in Logan, and I didn't really have many ties to Utah County other than my family.
My birthday was just around the corner on July 1st, and I decided that I was going to go to the Stadium of Fire for the first time ever. Stadium of fire was on July 3rd that year, and my friend Tessa was coming up for a few days to come with me and to visit! My other friends Brad and Braden came down just for the evening because of their undying love for Carrie Underwood who sang that night.

This was my profile picture just before I met Jason
Jason's profile Pic 

July 3rd, 2010
I was seriously so excited to see Tess and to hang out with that with her! She is the sweetest, and I love her to death. She called me as she was pulling into Utah County the afternoon of the Stadium of Fire, and said that there was this boy in provo that she wanted to see while she was down here, and asked if it was okay with me if she stopped and said hi before coming to Salem. I was totally cool with that, and even teased her a little bit about this boy she had told me a little bit about. I told her to take her time, and I would finish getting ready and meet her in Provo in an hour or so.

I still remember driving into town that evening! I was so excited to see Tess, and to go to the Stadium of Fire! As I walked into the apartment where Tess and this mystery boy were hanging out, Jason said that he thought I was super cute, but I guess I had walked in the door at the same time as some other guy, and he thought I was claimed. We had some fun chitchatting, and I met Jason for the first time. He seemed like a really outgoing guy, and I thought "awe, good job, Tess!" haha!

Tess and I left a few minutes later, but not before Jason invited us to a little party he and his EFY friends were putting on. We said "we'll be there, boy!"

Burry picture of Tessa and I at Stadium of Fire

The Stadium was fun, but what I remember most was getting to the party! By the time we got there, (traffic was horrible!) the party was basically over, they were cleaning up, but the music was still playing, and anyone who knows me knows that when that lady gaga comes on the speakers, this girl loves to DANCE! Luckily, there were like 10 or so guys dancing, so Tess and I went and and joined.

This is the good part. Jason was one of those guys, and I guess my dancing set me apart from the rest of the pack. (I don't know why, but my dancing always seems to be a source of teasing for me, but I just keep on doing it, because I love it, and I must say, I think I dance like no one else can!) Jason was chasing some other girl at the time, so he told his friends that one of them should chase me, because I was cute, and that I was funny. I, of course, was oblivious to it all! I had just gotten out of a relationship, and wasn't looking for another one for a while.

Me on the day we met

I had told Tessa a little earlier that night that we HAD to go to Sammy's, and after the party cleared out, Jason and his brother, along with a few other boys came with us to that delectable of all places. Jason stole the glasses I was wearing that night with the lenses poked out of them. Thank goodness for that, because if he hadn't, I might not have ever seen my future husband again...

Note how the glasses have transferred from mine to Jason's face...
Part two tomorrow :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sometimes I forget that I'm Pregnant

I am realizing that one of the reasons why people wait to tell others is because it takes awhile to get used to the idea yourself.
I still forget sometimes. 
I don't have a baby bump to remind me, and I am sure that once I do, it will become more real. 
There are a lot of reasons why we decided to tell our families early (well, three actually)
1st: I am on my parent's insurance still. Since they scanned my insurance card when we got tested, we figured they would either find out from us, or from the insurance company. So we told them first.
2nd:  It was hard to explain why I was always so tired and not feeling up to eating to Jason's family because we live so close
3rd: We were really excited.
After we told them, they wanted to tell everyone else, and so we decided to tell everyone first
I was having a conversation with a friend that I hadn't seen in a while, and when they mentioned that they had seen that I was expecting, it took me a while to realize exactly what they meant.
I felt like a terrible mother-to-be.
As the day gets closer, I get more and more excited, and it gets easier and easier to picture having a baby in our home!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jason's Post

Well yesterday (Jan. 7, 2012) we found out Ashley is pregnant.  We don’t know HOW pregnant she is... just that a little stick she urinated on says she is.  ha ha jk.  Anyway, we have had so many scares in the past where one or the other has thought we may be pregnant.

Since we have been married we have had to include a new budget for pregnancy tests.  Towards the end of our first month of marriage Ashley made us buy one because she thought she had missed her period... but in reality it was a week away.   But she talked me into it.  Each month has gone down a little bit like that with some variations of some sort.   

(insert) tell them about how I grew up with brothers so this whole thing is so new and different to me... (periods, mood swings, and maybe not so descriptive... so those who know, Know and those that don’t,,,, don’t ask questions)

However, this last month was quite different, but i didn’t really notice, my being a guy and all.  
A few things tipped me off that Ashley was a little different.  
We spent a couple of weeks in her parents basement (thank you so much Alanis Family) to finish up with work before transferring up to USU.  But as we went to church one day, Sister Green looked at Ashley and said, “She has ‘The Look’ about her.”  Meaning she thought Ashley was pregnant.  I thought it was an odd statement but entertaining. So we spent the rest of the day having a good laugh about it making jokes and thinking it was jolly funny.  

The next prominent thing that sticks out is the French Fry story.   Ashley and I traveled to Rexburg to visit my Grandpa Jensen (95) and Grandma Jensen (94).  We only stayed for one night but had a lot of fun talking with my grandparents about their lives and their mission. We also helped them clean out their fridge/freezer. (this is another story I’ll have to tell later... Grandma is going blind and can’t see very well.  Sometimes they can’t see if something has gone bad in the fridge or not.  My Grandpa is a hard worker and tries to keep everything good but there is only so much you can do at that age.) Everything seemed normal to me about Ashley; smiling all the time beautiful eyes and always kind and sharing.  It’s abnormal for Ashley not to be.  She had been saying she was feeling kind of sick/nauseous but I didn’t think much about it.  

Anyway, we head out the front door to go home and Ashley is feeling a little worn out so I volunteer to drive so she curls and takes a nap.  

After she wakes up, we need to get some gas so we pull of in Pocatello to get some.  As we approach the exit, Ashley says she wants some french fries.  At first I say “No, we need to save money and really who needs french fries when we are an hour away from home.” This was not the right answer (especially looking back and knowing she is pregnant.. ha ha).  I got “the look”. So I broke down and told her we should get some snacks inside the gas station convenience store.   We went into the Gas Station and walked around all of the candy bars, snacks, chips and drinks when she finally piped up and said, “Jason, nothing here looks good. I want french fries.” I couldn’t believe it. A convenience store full of trail mix, candybars, sandwiches, drinks, hot dogs, and more and nothing sounds as good as french fries?  We went out to the car with empty hands.  I was about to drive off when ashley became distraught that she did not have any french fries.  If it were anyone else I would have just ignored them or told them to tuff it out but it was My Ashley and she is started crying because she didn't have them.  (This is all new to me... girly emotions and thinking emotionally)  

She has to have her french fries and in fact had already marked the Artic Circle next door as the place she would get her french fries.  With my wife sobbing about french fries we pulled up to the drive through where Ashley perked up a bit.  We ordered french fries and she became as happy as a rainbow in the middle of summer.  I figured out that these must be those “food cravings” that men tell other men about.  I figured then that Ashley was probably pregnant.
(the next day we went to Wal-mart and purchased 3 test strips to see if she was) The baby in the picture is my niece, Myaih.

Monday, January 16, 2012


We are so excited for the rest of the world to know about our little bundle of joy that's a brewin' in Ashley's Belly! :) We weren't planning on telling people for a little while longer, but having all of our family around us this weekend showed to be the  perfect opportunity. We surprised them with a little powerpoint I put together highlighting Jason and I's story, and ending with a bang! While our special little was slightly unexpected, we couldn't be happier, and know that our Heavenly Father has a special little spirit ready to come down to our new little family at this time for a wonderful reason, and we couldn't be more thrilled.