Friday, November 9, 2007

Congratulations HeRoos!

This entry is a little delayed but it was an exciting event that deserves to be blogged. I told HeRoos that when I saw proof of his graduation we would celebrate. His diploma arrived earlier this year from the University of Utah in Computer Engineering. Even though he has been working for the same company for the past 8 years, it was still a BIG accomplishment for him to say good bye to the ever lingering university life (at least for now).

I planned a surprise get away to celebrate. I told him to pack warm clothes and pick up a scary movie at Blockbuster (I rarely, rarely watch scary movies so this was a big treat to him). As HeRoos drove, I gave directions and we arrived at the Beaver Creek Lodge up Logan Canyon.

M fear was conquered as I got "back on the horse," and we went for ride. As we were exploring the beautiful country side, snow flakes started gently falling from the sky. It was so peaceful being in nature with the man I love.

That night we watched Poltergeist. HeRoos saw it when he was young and the feelings of fear were still associated with it. This was my first time and I had a difficult time taking it serious because of how old the movie was. I couldn't help but giggle when I sensed he was feeling scared. I had to leave to visit the ladies room and he started following behind me. When I teased him, he went back to the TV room but put it on pause until I returned (he said he didn't want me to miss anything-yea right.) The next morning, we woke up to snow covering the ground.

We took the long way home. The drive was absolutely beautiful and we were alone on the dirt roads for the majority of the trip. We took our time and stopped to admire the changing leaves and breathe in the fresh air. The weekend adventure was just what we needed.


Miss Itchy I

When I was in kindergarten, I was "Miss Itchy I" for the school alphabet program. Little did we know that the paint used on my body would have a hard time coming off and really make me itch! I feel like Miss Itchy I again but this time it's not going away in two days!

My body has been crawling for the past few days. I've been on the verge of going CRAZY! I wasn't sure if I was itching from the change in weather or if it was the soap I started using. Whatever it was...I wanted it to STOP.

HeRoos and I were at the OBGYN on Wednesday and my first question/complaint for Dr. Chambers was my skin condition. I described the symptoms and she said, "I hope it's not what I think it is." I proceeded to lift up my pant legs to show her the rash covering my legs and she said, "Yes, you have PUPPP (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy). " We now know what has been causing the horrible itch all over my body. It usually occurs in the third trimester and goes away within a few days of delivering the baby.

Unfortunately, I'm only in my second trimester (20 weeks) and have 20 more weeks to go with this annoying rash. I have been taking oatmeal baths, using tubes of itch cream, and taking Benadryl. The good news is that it doesn't affect the baby. Besides the rash, I am feeling so much better. Food is mostly staying down and I feel well enough to do my share around the house. We even bought baby furniture and a stroller for Baby Roos (BR). When it arrives and is set up, we'll post pictures of it. We're getting excited for BR to join our family.