Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Here is a new picture of my belly at 25 weeks. Everything so far is great besides the fact that I am now lactose intolerant. My favorite thing to eat is cereal so i'm pretty bummed about that.

This picture is of little orphan Lyla. She will be 2 on Feb. 2nd...I can't believe how big she is. At the moment she LOVES Finding Nemo(which is "Monee" in Lyla's words). I have been wanting to throw her a birthday party so we decided to make it a nemo theme(will post pics afterwards of course).

ps- Jesse is doing a little better. He still can't drive or walk very good so he is working from home which is nice. He says that he isn't that dizzy if he just sits there but if he walks or turns his head then he gets nausous. I hope he gets better soon so he doesn't have to be miserable anymore.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Wednesday night we were getting in bed and Jesse said that he was dizzy all of the sudden. So we got up and thought maybe if he walked around a little that he would feel better. Well, it didn't help, his eyes were moving like if you look at someones eyes after they were spinning around in circles. I got online and started looking up what could be wrong with him. Then he started throwing up. He was white as a ghost and sweating like I have never seen before. I called my parents and they came and took us to the hospital. My sister stayed at our house with Lyla. By the time we got to see the Doctor Jesse had already thrown up about 7 times. The doctor checked his ears and eyes, asked a few questions, then left. The nurse came in to give him an IV and give him something else to stop the puking(but nothing for the dizzyness for some reason). Jesse fell asleep really quick and slept for about an hour or so. The doctor came back in and described what was wrong with him. He said that there are little hairs far in your ear that have little crystal like rocks on the tips of them and those are what tells your brain that you are turning your head. Well sometimes one of those little rocks swells up or falls off the hair and just keeps rolling around in your ear. The only way to make it stop is to wait for the crystal to dissolve in your ear. It can take 2 days to 2 weeks or even more for some people. It is called Vertigo. Jesse has the kind that he is constantly dizzy with no breaks. So he can't walk or stand and he obviously can't drive. I am very glad that my family lives so close and they were able to help us out. Jesse isn't throwing up anymore but still dizzy. He has to lay in bed or on the couch all day and most of the time with his eyes closed. If you all can keep him in your prayers we would appreciate it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas 2008

We spent Christmas eve and Christmas Day at my parents house up here in Utah. It was fun and exhausting at the same time. They got a Wii and my arm was sore the next day just from bowling! I must be really out of shape. The food was awesome, nobody wanted the traditional turkey so my aunt brought ham and my parents made prime rib and everyone else was in charge of the sides which were also very good. Here are only a couple pics of it all.

After Christmas we drove down to California for a week to visit the Michelsen fam.
On Sunday we went to church then after played this board game. We had to put makeup on Joe and he had to sit there the rest of the game like that. Janson had to draw a mustache and glasses on his face, it was really funny.

On Monday they all went snowboarding, Jesse and I are sick of the snow so we didn't go but they all had fun.

Tuesday we went to disneyland!! I was so excited cause I love Disneyland even though Jesse hates it. I was also excited about Lyla going for the first time. I didn't take very many pics cause I video taped a lot instead. She wasn't too sure about it all at first. Her first smile of the day was when she saw the dumbo ride. She fell asleep right when we got on the Its a Small World ride so of course we had to go on it again when she woke up. She seemed to like it but still not too many smiles, she was too busy looking at everything. At the end of the night we had to buy her something since it was her first time there so we got this really cute VERY overpriced little minnie mouse beanie.

Wednesday we had a new years eve party. Not too many people came but we played some games which was really fun. I fell asleep at 11:45...I was too tired to care about anything else but sleep.

Thursday we went to my Grandparents house for lunch and to watch the rose bowl. It was nice that my brother came and saw Lyla since he hadn't seen her in over a year. My aunt and uncle got a dog which Lyla loved to chase around. So it was a pretty nice relaxing day.

Friday we all went to the beach. I was excited to go cause I hadn't been since we went to Hawaii forever ago. We got there and it was very cold. There was nobody around. We ate some burgers and flew some kites. Then everyone was ready to come home.

Saturday was Jesse's birthday so we went to a very yummy japanese food restaurant. We left at about 10pm to drive home...we drove the whole way and got there at 8:30am. We were all exhausted and glad to be home.

Baby Update

I had another ultrasound a week or so ago and everything looks great. She is kicking a TON and growing more and more everyday. My belly button is actually sticking out..with Lyla it didn't stick out it just got flat...very different pregnancy then the first. Here are a few pics.