Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hubby Tag

1. What is his name? Benjamin Moroni Burgoon

2. Who eats more? Ben does, except when I am pregnant we argue over the last roll!

3. Who said "I love you" first? Ben did and I followed a day or two later

4. Who is taller? Ben

5. Who is smarter? OK people, this isn't fair to ask me because I truly have NO book smarts AT ALL! Which forces me to say that my husband is smarter than I am. I recently took a silly IQ test on face book (not a real one) and scored an 89, Paris Hilton apparently got a 117! Seriously, history, geography, ya, I'm dumb! In my defense though, I went to 21 different schools from kinder garden until 12 grade! No school was ever on the same page!

6. Who is more sensitive? Me!

7. Who does the laundry? I do, except he does his stinky work clothes! And I despise folding and putting it away so it sits on the couch forever! One time we were folding them together and he thought he was done because he finished all the ones on the couch. So when I told him there were some on the chair still he was like, "Where did those come from?" Ya, those had been there for like a week! He didn't even notice, that's how much Ben helps with laundry!

8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Ben does

9. Who pays the bills? Technically I write the bills but Ben brings home the dough so I can!

10. Who cooks more? I do. I LOVE to cook and Ben has actually learned to cook a lot and doesn't mind helping. Oh and he loves to bake.

11. What meals do you cook together? Stuffed shells, desserts, a lot of stuff actually.

12. Who is more stubborn? Ben is! I give in too easy.

13. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? We both do. We never stay mad long.

14. Who has more siblings? Ben does. He has 3 sisters, 1 brother, and 1 step-sister. I have 1 brother and 1 sister. I do actually have step brothers and sisters too but they live in Utah and I don't really know them.

15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I would say Ben. He always seems to get his way. I don't know when I became such a pushover. I think when he first smiled at me!

16. What do you like to do together? Everything. We love theme parks and the water a lot. we like to travel and snorkel and fish.

17. Who eats more sweets? Ben! Ben! Ben! I find him and Rylan sitting on the couch just eating candy or sweets all the time!

18. Guilty pleasures? He loves anything candy! Really!

19. How did you meet? At a YSA activity in Ellsworth. I think it was a fireside.

20. Who asked out who first? Well, I kind of tricked him into thinking I was going to a dance alone when really I had a few people to go with. He rode with me that night but didn't "officially" ask me out until a week later. As a matter of fact I think it is funny how many of us had to push our husbands to ask us out! I called Ben and said that I wasn't sure if the message on my machine was old or new, (I knew it was old) to have an excuse to call him since it was like 3 or 4 days after the dance and he still hadn't called! Ugh, Men!

21. Who kissed who first? Ben kissed me first. But it took him awhile. Once he did, I couldn't get him to stop! I remember standing on my moms doorstep and having the worst neck aches from kissing for so long!

22. Who proposed? I did, J/K Ben did.

23. His best features? His smile and his eyes! I love his eyes.

24. What is his greatest quality? His ability to forgive and to be understanding. Ben is also one of the most unjudemental people I know. I love that about him because that is my biggest peeve, people who judge.

I tag Happy, Michelle, and Janet!

Look at that belly...I'm only 5 weeks!!!

I started my pregnancy journal for our new baby and I like to take a picture each month and record my weight and measurements. I did this with Rylan and I love going back and watching my belly grow and reading all the fun stuff. It is especially helpful now that I am pregnant again too. I knew my belly looked "bloated" but I had no idea how much until I saw the pictures! I really haven't been eating much more than usual but I have gained a few pounds already! I gained 63 lbs. with Rylan and though I am not one who cares AT ALL about my weight, especially when pregnant, I do think it was a bit hard on my little bones carrying around so much weight towards the end there. So I am hpoing to not get SO big this time, but like I said, I probably won't do anything to stop it cause I like to give in to my desire to eat more than I care about how it will make me look or feel! :) At least Rylan loves my belly! I've been explaining to him there is a baby in there and he loves to kiss the baby! He kisses my belly everyday. The other day he lifted his shirt and instead of saying, "belly" he said, "baby." So I don't think he has quite grasped it yet but we are working on it! For now though I guess he is gonna have a baby too.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Best Birthday Present Ever!

So we got home Sunday afternoon, being that it was my birthday I wasn't sure if I should take a pregnancy test or not. I mean let's face it, I have "thought" and "felt" pregnant many times and wasn't. So although it would make for a good day to find out I was pregnant it would also make for a bad day to find out if I wasn't. All weekend though I was starting to "feel" pregnant and even went as far to say that I thought I was! (Which I know better NOT to do, and anybody who has ever had trouble conceiving will understand what I am talking about.) But being that I am never one to wait for anything I decided to go ahead and take the test. Now mind you this decision really didn't take long being that Ben was still unloading the car when I did it! Right away there were two lines but since I was only on day 28 of my cycle, (if any man reads this he is going to be like, "What is she talking about?") anyways, one line was much lighter than the other, but I knew that didn't really matter, if there was a line at all, your pregnant! I had Rylan bring the test to Ben and he was a little confused by the light line but I told him it meant YES! We were both SO happy. It took us so long with Rylan and I knew with him that I needed to explore more medically to get pregnant. But this time I KNEW we would be able to get pregnant and I was so thrilled to have done it the second month we tried! I know, it's SO irritating to hear that when you have been trying a long time, so please forgive me for saying so, I just feel like I deserve to say it since I paid my dues the first go round. I guess I forgot to mention that I had been on the Clomid for 2 months and was having a lot of trouble with it. My doctor suggested that I may need surgery again but I didn't feel that was necessary this time so I decided to see the acupuncturist again. It is so weird b/c the month I got pregnant with Rylan I was on Clomid and got acupuncture for the first time. So to get pregnant again the first month with acupuncture just amazed us both. I really attribute our success though to the Lord! I am so thankful to have the gospel in my life and to be able to have the spirit to prompt me in the things I should do. It has certainly NEVER failed me! Thanks to everyone for their support again and I love you all!

Family Vacation

Well I wasn't sure our little family vaca was going to happen after the week Rylan had but by Thursday morning he was almost back to normal. So we decided to leave that night for Tampa. Ben's Aunt Shannon and her husband Gene live in Tampa with their two sons, Joe, who is serving a mission in Poland right now, and John who is currently still in High School. They are always so much fun and we were really glad to be able to stay with them. On Friday we took Rylan to the Florida Aquarium which was a lot of fun. They had so many different species of fish and we all enjoyed it very much. That afternoon we took him to the park and it decided to pour down rain the minute we got there. As I mentioned in a previous post, if there is water...Rylan is in it! So sure enough he went to the first puddle he saw and laid right down in it. I was OK with that, it was the part when he started licking the water I had to call it quits! So he ran around, soaked of course, but had a ball! Then on Saturday we went to Busch Gardens and Ben's Aunt's family came with us. Despite the heat we had tons of fun. Ben was really glad to have someone to ride the roller coasters with and Rylan LOVED watching the people on them! We stood under Sheikra for awhile because Rylan was having so much fun saying, "Wwwwwhhhhhhooooooaaaaaa" every time the coaster went by. It was so cute! I avoided the coasters reluctantly just in case I was prego. (Which you will find out more about in my next post.) Rylan really enjoyed seeing all of the animals and Ben and I remembered how much we love Busch Gardens! By the evening we were all pretty tuckered out and enjoyed a quit night at the house. We had such a great time and are so thankful to have shared it with family. Sunday was my birthday and we just headed home, but I came home and received the best birthday present ever...... (to be continued)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Babys Sick :(

So Rylan was super fussy Sunday and by Sunday night had developed a cold. By Monday morning he was running a low grade fever and I gave him some Tylenol, which helped. We spent the day indoors playing and doing arts and crafts. I had forgotten how long a day can be when spent indoors and realized how much Rylan and I both enjoy being entertained elsewhere. But we made the best of it and had fun. Monday night Rylan started running a high fever and I began rotating the Tylenol and Motrin every four hours. I couldn't believe how hot he was! He is SUPER uncooperative when it comes to getting his temp taken so I just tried to get it as long as he'd let me and I never got an accurate reading. To say the least, our night was much longer than our day had been. Then in the morning he became extremely hot and could barely walk. He was stumbling around and his eyes were barely open. I finally forced him to let me take his temp after he started pointing at the tile and telling me there was a "hole" there and he wouldn't step on it! It had risen to 104 degrees even with having rotated the meds all night. At this point I was a wreck and Ben was at work. I quickly got in a timid bath with Rylan and that helped a lot! In the bath he opened his eyes and was talking and everything. Ben came home and we took him to the Dr. She said there is a viral thing going around causing alarming fevers and as long as it didn't get to 105 degrees it was ok! (I just can't believe that, especially after seeing Rylan at 104 degrees and hallucinating!) But anyways, Ben gave him a blessing and within a few minutes he was doing much better. I still haven't been able to kick the fever completely and as of a few minutes ago it was 102 degrees. I would normally freak at that temp but after this morning I am just thankful it isn't any higher! I really hope he feels better soon and have worried about him so much. I never knew how scary being a mom could be! At least for now he is sleeping soundly.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ben's Other Love

When Ben isn't spending time with his family or working you can be sure to find him somewhere in the waters of Central Florida! Be it the ocean or river he is always in search of a good wave (I would say perfect wave but I seriously doubt he's looking for that around here) or a nice wake! Pictured above, Ben takes a run at the wakeskate ramp, courtesy of Brad Gilger and Ryan Vorwaller, in the Indian River Lagoon. Rylan shares in his daddy's love of the water and for him, be it the hose, bathtub, or ditch out front, if there's water there HE'S IN IT!

Fourth of July 2008

We had SUCH a GREAT fourth of July. We went to our friend Hayes and Carrie's annual party, where we have gone the last couple of years. It was as always a fun filled event. Complete with tenderloin steaks and crablegs as the main dish, the food was out of this world, which nothing less is expected from Carrie's cooking. The men, well boys, funny how fireworks bring out the "boy" in our men, anyways, they all had fun lighting off the fireworks and didn't even try to take out the stop sign this year, which trust me, is very impressive! Rylan LOVED the sparklers, which impressed me equally since I was afraid of them up until last year! But he wasn't too keen on the fireworks. I think they were a little too loud for his liking. He cried and wanted his Dada so Ben couldn't let off any more fireworks but I think he enjoyed Rylan wanting him over me! We were actually able to see the Melbourne Causeways fireworks from her house which is nice b/c you get the show w/out the crowds. All in all it was a fun time to be had by all. It was great to share our independence with our friends and are so blessed to have our freedom and live in a country where so many are willing to fight for that for us!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!

We Burgoon's are big Ice Cream fans!

Mommy's Little Helper

Rylan LOVES to help me around the house! I discovered this little secret when he was about 12 months and have put him to work ever since! His favorite chores are: helping with the laundry, which he helps to sort, put in the washer/dryer, and he always puts the dryer sheet in for me and closes the door; he also likes to load the dishwasher and now every time I put ANYTHING in there he gets under the sink and wants to throw in one of the washer tablets! I have to hide them so he can't try to wash one dish at a time in there. He is a very good sweeper and duster but makes far too much mess to keep up with it most the time. Really anything I do he wants to help. I wanted to catch it on film and I don't think I could have gotten him in action any better than this. He helps me get the chores done and we have a lot of fun doing them! Rylan likes to "relax" after all of his days hard work, as you can see in the last photo!