Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Today was the big day...the 18 week ultrasound.  I drank a Dr. Pepper with lunch just to give they baby a little caffeine boost, so it would be sure to move around for us.  I really don't think that was necessary though, because he was moving around so much the ultrasound tech had to follow him all over my belly just to get the pictures she needed!  It was so amazing to see his heart pumping, his stomach full of fluid, his spine, face, arms, legs, hands, and feet...and of course a clear shot letting us know that he is definitely a boy.:)  I already knew he was an active baby, because he started kicking me for the first time on Sunday (another amazing feeling, by the way) and it was so strong that Brett could feel it too.  That's our little soccer player!  His size is right on track for 18 weeks, and his heartbeat was normal at 150.  They gave us a few of the pictures on a cd, so I'll post those, along with a picture of my (small) baby bump.  It's so exciting to be able to call the baby a "he" instead of an "it" now, and to finally be able to start shopping!  We have absolutely ZERO ideas for boy names, so we'll have to get started on that as well.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


The last couple of weeks have been filled with family time.  It started with my parents and two of my brothers coming to visit from Missouri.  We took my youngest brother Owen to the MTC where he'll be for the next two months, learning to speak Spanish in preparation for serving a mission in Torreon, Mexico.  It was nice to have Jason come out as well, because he hadn't seen our new house yet.  Brett took my dad and Jason on a hike up to "the living room", which I'm pretty sure was a little more exertion than they bargained for!  All in all, it was a fun week, and we hope they didn't mind sleeping on air mattresses too much.

This week the Arizona Rosens were in town for Thanksgiving, so it was great getting to see them again.  We had Thanksgiving dinner with Brett's parents, grandparents, and great aunt, and then yesterday was a family dinner with all of the kids and grandkids.  It's so much fun seeing all of the grandkids play together, and I'm so excited to add to the bunch next year!  Speaking of that, check back on Wednesday when we finally find out what we're having...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend Happenings

Yesterday I went to Brett's indoor soccer game.  He plays in an adult rec league, and the competition isn't usually very intense.  This game was an exception though, because they were playing against a team of fiesty redheads.  Things really got interesting towards the end of the 2nd half when I saw a group of players slamming each other into the wall, followed by screaming and cursing, and then of course my husband being benched with a yellow card!  In his defense he was only trying to protect his teammate who had been slammed in the back one to many times, but I just had to smile, because all of Brett's competitive spirit comes out whenever he's on the field.:)  

Then it was on to the annual Rosen Halloween party.  Brett's mom goes all out for every holiday, and Halloween is no exception.  The house was decorated to the max, and there were lots of fun games for the grandkids.  It's always fun to see them all dressed up, and I can't help but be excited for when we'll have a little one to dress up as well.  Here's a picture of them in their Halloween finest, and one of Brett enjoying the witch's cauldron.  

Our day was bookended by another soccer game, this time Real Salt Lake playing Colorado for a spot in the playoffs.  For those who don't know we are huge RSL fans and in the few years the team has existed, it hasn't made the playoffs.  All we needed was to tie the game, and we would be in.  It didn't seem possible, especially after we were denied an obvious penalty kick call, and we had been down 1-0 most of the game, but in the 90th minute we scored!  It was so exciting, and hopefully we can get tickets to see the 1st playoff game in our brand new stadium this coming Saturday.  

This morning Brett and I spoke in church.  He loves to speak in public and was excited to do so.  Me, not so much.  I hadn't spoken in church in about 4 years, nor has it ever been one of my favorite things to do.  I was worried I would be too sick to pull it off, since this baby seems to like to make me feel sick and dizzy in the mornings, but I made it through my five minutes without throwing up or fainting, so that's a relief.  I did however cry through the most of it, which is very uncharacteristic of me.  Brett got up next and made everyone laugh when he explained how my tears were due to the pregnancy, which I like to blame everything on, and that I have a free pass for the next six months.  He did a great job with his talk, and it was nice to have his parents there to watch.  Especially since his dad nearly got a speeding ticket on the way over.  Thankfully the nice cop decided to give him a warning if he promised to slow down.:)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Blog

Kari doesn't know this yet, but we have a blog now.  I decided that piggybacking off the Kent Family blog needed to end and we needed to start our own blog so we can tell everyone how wonderful our child is.  I know, the child won't be popping out for another good 6 months.  I just figured it was time to start.  Now I can post whatever I want without Kari screening and modifying.  I hope she is ready for that.