Nov 30, 2010

RockStar Crib Bedding

Found this Crib Set at & instantly fell in LOVE with it!
Yes, it's a bit masculine, but if it ends up being a girl we could put more emphasis on orange accents, etc.
I'm Buying atleast the mobile & bedding set tonight!!! :)

  • **Rockstar 4-pc. crib set: 4-pc. bumper set, coverlet, skirt, crib sheet.

    • *Set includes: 4 separate bumpers to fit any crib, appliqued framed coverlet that is a useful crib blanket, blue
    • *100% cotton percale sheet with deluxe 10" pocket, 15" long box pleat skirt.
    • *100% cotton percale, 100% polyester ultra suede, 100% polyester sherpa fleece

Nov 17, 2010

11 weeks

With the date that we are currently aiming for as June 6, I am now 11 weeks & 2 days along. Crazy to think the lil' tyke is as big as a Large Plum (2.5 in, .5 oz). Weighing myself I have lost 5 pounds now, yet with my uterus the size of a large grapefruit I'm starting to slightly poke. I know I was not a lil' miss skinny-minnie before, but I didn't used to poke out this much.. lol. It may be too soon to speak of showing .. but to Heck with it ;).

Trying on cheap'o long sleeves that I desperately needed, I was kind of bummed out to see that I looked chubbier. I couldn't tell if I was just gaining chubs from eating every 2 hours, or if I was starting to show. All weekend I couldn't stop trying to suck in, but realized the whole sucking in ain't cutting it anymore..

Monday (Nov 15) was kind of a rocky day. I got to work & a few friends mentioned they could see some prego belly starting. It makes me kind of excited to see how my body will take the stretching & pulling, but I was definitely feeling a little off. All day I had felt strange rumbling in my tummy, & couldn't stop trying to figure out if I was hungry or upset tummy or what. My friend has had a couple kids, asked if it felt like weird air bubbles. I told her yes and she got all excited & said the weird rumbling feeling is my baby moving. WHAT? SERIOUSLY?! The lil' plum bum is moving? Already?... hmmm. I have yet to confirm it, but that's such a fun thought. Everything I've read said it's to the point where joints are able to extend.. and if they're anything like their Daddy it'll have CRAZY LONG arms & legs. I guess that was a bit much for my body that day to get used to cuz nothing sounded good, yet I felt hungry. I was pretty a-ok until later that night. I hate staying up too late cuz that means I have to eat again. Since I was up past 8:30 I dreadfully had to walk upstairs to the kitchen and find something that sounded ok. Opening the freezer I saw my mom's Sugar Free Rocky Road ice cream, well of course that sounds delicious and I haven't really indulged too much, so I took a small bowl full.

My tummy got upset as I was trying to sleep, the last few nights Alex has been a sweet heart & has had to tickle my arms & neck to put me to sleep while feeling nauseous. It's actually been working, but Monday night was not a typical easy going night either. I finally had to jump out of bed & didn't quite make it to the bathroom. Darn it! I have now gotten sick twice... I was hoping to go through it again.. but yup. Poor Alex does not have a strong stomach for 'sick' time.. if he hears, thinks, smells, sees.. he's a gonner. Luckily my mom happened to be down stairs to turn on the light & find me in a fragile state. Alex attempted, but walked right out and started gagging.. I felt really bad. So my mom helped me straighten things up, I'm so lucky to have her!! Ok... so that may have been too much info.. but you could have skimmed over that if you wanted. Not my fault! lol ;).

Luckily I have great boss that's understanding & was able to go into work late Tuesday. I stayed after to make up time that I missed. I'm seeming great lately & hope that my belly keeps growing & I continue to feel the lil stoutie-pie. I know.. everyone keeps telling me to enjoy the non belly while I can, cuz it will get more and more uncomfortable. But I am Jill. I am curious chica. Alex and I keep saying how curious we are to see what it'll look like.. if it'll be a boy or a girl.. Who it'll look more like.. If it'll be lucky enough to have redhair & freckles.. or his gorgeous eye lashes.. I'm so lucky to have him as a Daddy to my baby.

It's fun to have a pregnancy journal to fill out every night with Alex & have this blog to type out my thoughts and experiences. I hope it's ok that I'm kinda rambling off about it.. but hey it's my lil' space in the universe to do so right?

Nov 6, 2010

Addition to the Stout Life

Wow I haven't been on here in a LOOONG time! We still miss Garret (from posts below) but man time has passed since May, it's almost been 6 months since I've touched this thing!? I was annoying with how many posts I was doing, and then just disappeared. :)

Well many posts will be coming soon due to all the changes we will be going through within a short 7 months lol.

Last month I was forced to change Birth Control due to my facility not selling my normal prescription anymore. They gave me an additional brand that was supposed to be basically the same thing. As time went on I was feeling pretty rotten, I was very tired, stomach pain, & dizzy constantly. While doing my workouts I was not able to keep up & work was kind of a drag. I went to my doctors after speaking to my cousin to change my prescription. The doctor stated that although I had not had a kid yet they would be willing to give me paragard, which is an implanted Birth Control that lasts 12 years!! I was stoked! The next week I had gone into the doctors office to insert the lil miracle, yet it was too difficult since I have not had a kid yet. My doctor said to wait for my cycle to see if we would be able to get it in at that time..

A bug was going around at work shortly after & I thought I had caught it, like I always do. I was exhausted, nausea's & just a zombie. Many people at my work were getting this same thing, yet theirs were only lasting 2 full days, when mine had been extended for weeks. Alex & I went to the movie 'Life as we know it' and LOVED it!
It actually made Alex baby hungry, and secretly that gave me a relief because I was nervous that what I was feeling was not just a bug from work, but a bug from our Love ;). As time went on Alex & I both had a feeling there may be a shocker on it's way, yet we didn't talk about it. Few more days passed & my boobies were getting 'utterly' sore & then realized that I hadn't started my cycle yet.

I was in denial so it took me til October 14th to take a pregnancy test... low and behold POSITIVE. I was in shock! It took me about 10 minutes to leave the bathroom.. I was pacing back & forth, coming up with how to tell Alex, who was studying for school in our bedroom. I had it planned out perfectly, or so I though. I walked into the room & all that came out was 'We need to go to the store!'. Alex's eyes didn't leave the computer screen & asked why. I said
'No, we need to go to the store Now!' & shoved my lil' pee stick in his face. He looked at me in disbelief. As he continued to look between me and the pee stick I started Bawling! Shock, excitement, scared, confused emotions hit me like a ton of bricks! Alex continued to ask me why I was crying & all I could do was cry lol.

I quickly grabbed a hat and sweater & we bolted to the car. We went to Smith's down the street & grabbed two separate brands from the one I had just soiled. Driving there & back I was sucking down water as though I had never heard of the delicious liquid. Few minutes later I was able to take the two tests. Which surprisingly both turned out positive again! We both kind of looked at each other as 'Welp' lol.

That night we had to go out to Dinner for my older Sister, Debbie's Birthday at Asian Star. Alex and I were both very quite before, during, & after the dinner, because we had decided to wait to tell them. I turned down sushi, which is not like me at all. My mom looked at me, and I told her that I was still not feeling well. She looked at me and asked me if I was pregnant. I said no, this bug that is going around at work.. On the way home from dinner my dad randomly decided to talk about how my mom was when she was pregnant. What she craved, her emotions, what made her sick, how she slept all the time. I was astonished of their timing! It was very hard to not just blurt it out.

We didn't last too long with not telling our parents. that Saturday night we decided to tell our parents at 11pm. Quickly we wrapped all 3 sticks in a box, walked into my parents room who were luckily still awake. I told them that they've been so great to us & saw something which made us think of them. My dad confusingly & very slowly unwrapped the box to find 3 separate pee sticks. He was blown away & showed my mom, who shreeked with excitement! I told them they had to keep this between us for now because we're not sure when we'll tell people, at least not til our doctors appointment. We rushed over to Alex's parents, but his mom wasn't home. We waited til about 7:30pm on Sunday & they were excited with the news as well. Jennifer had a feeling because we made it clear we wanted them to be together when we gave them the gift.

We had our first Doctors Appointment on Oct 27th in Riverton. I was so nervous I just got the first doctor I could get an appointment with. I tried locating a woman, but they are in such high demand I wouldn't be able to get in for two or three weeks. I just took the first man that was available, which was not approved by my mother. She continued to express her concern on how I need to locate a doctor that someone we know has had & can recommend. I continued to tell her that I would, I just want to get into a doctors as soon as possible, after that I will keep looking. On the way to the appointment she continued to express her concerns over and over like a great mom would. We went into the building & she saw a list of the doctors that were on that floor. She asked what doctor I was going to, and I told her Dr. Mark Curtis. Blown away my mom got a large grin on her face 'that's MY doctor?!?' lol. She was very surprised because apparently my randomly picked doctor helped her get pregnant with me & my little brother, DJ. My mother had a few miscarriages and this doctor was great with helping her & my dad. Turns out that this doctor had also delivered me as well. SMALL WORLD!

Sitting in the waiting room, not knowing what was going to happen, we finally got in to see the doctor. He was very nice, very approachable and was excited to see my mom. Said it's strange when you start delivering kids from kids you delivered lol. Randomly he pulled out a tool & placed a cold gel on my belly, I was not expecting for him to try & hear the heart beat this early. You could hear my growling tummy & intestines moving around, but then very faintly you could hear this strange sound. He announced that the very faint noise was our baby's heart beat!! We sat there for about 8 minutes just listening to this strong lil noise! We were in shock, and suddenly things got very real. Doctor said I had to be about 8 weeks in order to hear that so well, & next time we would be able to hear it stronger. Reassuring that the miscarriage percent just went from 18% down to 3% with the ability to hear the heart beat that day.

So it is official, Alex and I will be having a wee' one in June. We are going to find out the sex of the kiddo until it's born. I'm worried I may break under pressure, but Alex & I promised one another we would wait, and he's dead set on it ;). We already know the names for if it's a Girl or a Boy.

Girl: Denzlee Rynn Stout
Boy: Max Stout

We are now on 9 weeks & 5 days along! This puts the size of our wee' one the size of a prune, which is 1.5 inches. Our next appointment is November 24th, and I may be about 12 weeks along at that point, we are excited!

Apr 21, 2010

Heading up to Heber for Garret's Farewell this Sunday. We were rocking our CoolGuy Glasses

Jumping on the Tramp'o'line :)

Apr 15, 2010

Heading up to Heber this weekend for Garret's Farewell. Alex is proud, but sad to see his Best Friend/Cousin leave for a couple years. When you get these two together, be prepared for whatever random situation occurs.
Garret's heading to Sandy Burrito, CA on Cinco de Mayo.
I wanted to put up this pic because I love it so lol

First Experience to Mesquite

We have recently experienced Mesquite, Nevada. It is pretty fun, and it was a nice mini-get away overnight :) It was nice to enjoy the sunny weather & Palm Trees. Depressing to know that only a few hours away there are Palm Trees.. Darn Utah lol. I am always excited to go on random adventures with the Funnest Person I know, My Alex!

Alex & I are now planning on mini- vacations more often. We may not be able to afford weeks at a time vacations, but we can do weekend road trips :)

New Favorite Accessory

If you know me i LOVE peace signs.. have since I was a wee' one.
&& Lately I constantly wear hats cuz.. well, I'm lazy & have an early shift for work lol.
I found this hat on eBay & have had it for a week now.. This Seller has AWESOME hats, no joke!!
I love it!!!! I think I found the 'drug' dealer to my addiction to hats Woot Woot!

Date Night!

Alex & I had a date night a Few Weeks ago, it was far too long since we had one. We went to Happy Sumo Downtown for Sushi (YUM) & then went to the Tavernacle. Tavernacle is a Piano Bar & it is super fun. Alex and I like Piano Music, and it's super awesome cuz they play whatever you request if you put down like a $1 tip. If someone doesn't like that song they can put a bigger tip down to change the song.. so on and so forth. So it gets kinda competitive.
We saw a Guy put down about $100 just because he was trying to impress a girl across the other side of the bar lol. Ooooh people, it is fun.
I recommend giving it a shot :)

Here is one of the pianos (the artists face eachother)
He is a hoot! He was playing with hands & foot!!! hahah
These are some fun people we made friends with that night

Mar 22, 2010

This is my Goober that I LOVE!!
When I say that Alex & I could lay around all day in our PJ's & still have a good time..
Yesterday was an Excellent example!!
Alex Enjoys his Gummy Bears & I enjoy his face
so these Pictures = Awesomeness!!

Mar 11, 2010

Surgery # Uno

On 2/17 I had Surgery on Both Wristt (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) & Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome). I've had the symptoms for over 2 years now, it's just gotten worse & worse. I couldn't take it anymore & finally got a 2nd Opinion & yay!! Surgery! During Surgery my Dr found a mysterious Extra Muscle, which is very rare. He had to dysect it by cutting it in half & moving it around to give my nerve room... It made total sense to me why my Elbow is funky feeling. I was put on Perkisets.. YUCK :p. They made me Wide Awake but grossly sick feeling. I started taking less & less when I could til I got to 1/4.. then Zero. Trust me, plenty left. lol. I wasn't getting much sleep when you mix Medicine that wakes you up.. Plus getting sick of laying in one position lol. Every time I got the Chills it felt like Static Electricity was tap dancing on my elbow :). Alex & I went to a lot of movies.. and I mean A LOT. Stupidly enough we went to thrillers & I am a jumpy person... So needless to say I hurt myself quite a bit.
I got my Cast off Last Tuesday & my arm felt like a cheeseball puppet. It took me a while to be able to move my hand & elbow so well, but it is getting better. I can type & such, so that's good. It's just hard for me to cook, clean, mostly grip things still.
I started work this Monday after about 3 weeks. I tell ya.. going to bed at 3am, and having to do a 180 to waking up at 4:45am is Hard Work!! I used to have no issue, but I'm hoping to get back in the mode soon :). It hasn't been that bad though, it's a great place to work so it definitely helps.. Now I'm just going to work hard to build our Bank Account back up & Save up for Surgery # Dose on my Left Arm.. :/ Probly going to wait for August though, we'll see.. Although it's pretty poopy now, I'm just super excited to: Play Piano; Draw; Paint; & ROCKBAND!!
I am so lucky to have Alex because he has taken such great care of me! Not only did he give me baths, but he Shampoo&Conditioned my hair, Blow Dried it; Straighten it; & shave me arm pits ;) I can't believe how lucky I am to have that Studly! I will miss spending 22 hours together, (school). He is a Complete Hoot & Awesome Caregiver!!

We Turned 21! Woot Woot!

I turned 21 on Jul 18. I just had just a few people over at my Brother's House. It was fun to have a Weekend off (at that time I didn't have them off work) & just be my Dorkish self. I had mostly Family over & a couple friends. It was close to perfect. I just wanted a Luau with some fun peeps, and it happened. Bring Rockband & it's a party!

Alex's Birthday is Nov 7. I had a friend from work Dress up like an OompaLoompa as a Singing Telegram! His cousin agreed to make sure he didn't get off work early. It was awesome!!! Josh did great, even came up with his own song.

That night we went to Keys on Main, a Bar DownTown to finally experience what it was like to go. It was really fun, I personally love Piano... Keys on Main you place down a request with some cash & if you want someone's Request to Stop You have to place down more money then they did with your own Song.

I was Super Stoked when I was finally able to get Alex up there!!!! They placed him on the Piano & Both Sang to him at the same time! Alex had a ball & Knew the entire lyrics lol.


We were finally able to take our HoneyMoon starting June 26 - July 8, 2009! MAN it was needed & really exciting. It got pushed back 3 Different Times, month by month. Finally we put our foot down & paused life to be able to go :) My Amazing Aunt & Uncle offered their Gorgeous Condo at Solana Beach,California. Not kidding this place was right on a cliff to the Beach! We were super excited to see how lucky we were!!! I vowed to spend a lot of time on the beach & take advantage of it!
We spent the first week Staying in the Condo. Unfortunately we weren't able to Rent a Car, but we had plenty of time to relax on the Beach. Every time we couldn't think of anything to do, of course we went to the beach!! This was great fun to see the beautiful waves & dolphins at times. Also got our tanning going & what a great excuse to see Alex without his shirt on! ;)
There was enough around to walk to & trust me we did! There were a few shops around we purchased from. There were some restaurants (amazing Mexican). Albertson's Grocery. Coffee Place that had delicious shake. & First Farmers Market I'd ever been to! Let me tell ya, DELICIOUS Spicy Artichoke Dip!!! :P. At night we'd walk to the Donut shop & Get some drinks and just Relax & watch the waves. Of course I had plenty of fun just snappin photos lol. Alex & Lisa stayed a night & we had fun!! Made fondue in the kitchen & bought shloads of food to dip it in! then hit the sack so we could hit the road early for our Fun Adventures to Universal Studios. Promise, not as fun as you'd think.. lol.
Not only did we have a great Condo, but we were also able to spend time our Best Friends that currently live in San Diego (Alex & Lisa). We always wanted to go visit them, but hard to find time & money. This was a perfect excuse to Relax & Play!
After the week at the Condo.. the Next week Bunkin with the Watkins. They're home is soo cute & I wish we could move out there with them.. but man! Expensive area! lol. They introduced us to a glorious placed called Froyo, which is an amazing yogurt place!! I was sooo happy to find that there were some around our area opening! Funnest to spend our HoneyMoon with!!! They were way too nice & the Best Hosts ever!!! I can't believe they put up with us for SOoo long?!
Alex & Lisa were super sweet to let us borrow their car & drive back to our Condo one of the last nights. There was a fair there & CCR was playing. Alex & I really wanted to go, so they were awesome & worked it out to us borrowing their cute car. Unfortunately it was not original CCR, but there was an original member present :) Their Fair was about as big as Lagoon, to be honest lol.

Although I have a Large collection of photos from our Honeymoon here are just a few at the places we went.

Mar 9, 2010

Our Journey

I thought I would just add things here & there to catch Ya'll up to Speed
Decided to Just start with our Wedding, since that is when our Journey started as 'The Stouts'.
Alex & I got Married Oct 3rd, 2008. We had our Wedding at Millenial Falls, in Draper. Man o' Man he was a Handsome Groom! He is My Best Friend, & I wouldn't have it any other way! We have been together since Jan 6, 2006. We were High School Sweethearts, and just in time for me. We were in seperate Grades, but with a Smile like that you'd go for a Junior too ;) We fell for one another quickly, & lucky to have find one another so young.
On our Wedding Day I couldn't believe that I had such a Dreamy Man waiting down that isle. I was very excited, but nervously shaky. The only time I got teary throughout this experience was walking through the door.. down the steps.. to my Knight in Awesome Brown Suit. He had the cutest smile of excitement on his face. Between that & my Daddy fighting sobs I was almost a goner.. Moments seemed to pass too quickly by the time the Bishop declared us..
" Husband & Wife "
We had far too nice of a Wedding because our Parents just love us too much.
It was perfect, We really enjoyed it!
Many are baffled we got Married at the age of 19-20.
We knew it was genuine decision that would take hard work & laughter.

Mar 8, 2010

Hello Everybody! It's been 2 years since I adopted this blog, decided it's about time that I add to it & make it fun!!! Now that I have figured out how to post things I am going to have some Posts up with photos!! Be prepared I am a Cameraholic!! As you can see my Hubby is VERY good looking.. so you can not blame me!