Sharp Family

Sharp Family

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fun in the Sun

This past week Emma has been having a lot of fun swimming. I filled up her little pool again and she was able to have a friend over to play with. They had fun playing in the pool and running through the sprinklers. (My personal childhood favorite) We were also invited over for a swim date at another of Emma's friend's house. This time we swam in the "big" pool. I didn't get any pictures, but she was having a great time. She didn't know what to think. She was wearing "floaties" and so wouldn't go under, but she was a little nervous at the same time. She went from wanting complete independence to wanting me to hold her. She couldn't make up her mind. She did want to jump into the pool and have me catch her though. It was nice for prego mommy to get into the pool as well and to cool off.

Yesterday Mike was able to go with the youth up to "Marble Falls". I guess it is about a 4 mile hike in and then back. It sounds like he had a great time. It looks beautiful. Besides the ticks, snakes, and bears they saw on their way it sounds like a fun trek to make as a family. They went a little ways further and were able to see some of the Giant Sequoia trees. It's amazing how many beautiful and diverse creations the Lord has given to us. Hopefully we'll be able to take advantage of even more fun summer activities within the next month before the baby comes.

P.S. Baby Update
My severe itching has subsided, now just typical skin stretching itches. Yeah! The doctors only concern now is how small the baby is measuring. We are all pretty sure it is just genetic, Emma was measuring small as well, but they are monitoring me twice a week to just check everything, and I will have another ultrasound this week to see how much she weighs. A lot of appointments, but I'm grateful that they have the ability to keep a close eye on how she is progressing. It helps bring peace of mind. At this point we are hoping for a full term delivery.

34 Weeks-

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I just thought I'd give an update on what is going on with our current pregnancy. We really have no idea..... I know I mentioned on FB that my itching had begun again, but it is actually just coming and going in phases. With Emma it was constant, but with this pregnancy it will last for a couple of days and then stop for 4 and then start up again. My body just can't make up it's mind what it wants to do I guess. We continue to hope that this is just coincidental, and that I really don't have Cholestasis again. My last test came back normal so we'll see what my doctor thinks this week. They have scheduled me to start having non-stress tests twice a week, mostly because she is measuring small I think. This was a similar scenario with Emma as well. We have small babies. Other than that everything seems to be going fine. It's crazy to think that in a month or so we will be adding another little kiddo to our family. I used to think I had SO much time, but I am realizing how "unprepared" I really am. I need to use this time to get some things done and ready to go. Although we are away from home we have had such an outpouring of support from our ward, which I am so grateful for. It's nice to know that there are people we can turn too when we would otherwise be on our own. Another blessing of the gospel.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Busy Weekends

It has been awhile since I last posted and not for lack of nothing going on, quite the opposite. We have kept ourselves pretty busy the last couple of weeks. Since Mike had Memorial Day off we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and head to the beach. We went to Long Beach because they have a section especially for dogs. It was such a nice day and we really enjoyed ourselves playing in the water and digging in the sand.

Yesterday we went to a Pow Wow and had some good "Indian Taco's". Emma was a little nervous of all the people dressed in their regalia, but it was a lot of fun to watch her try and dance along to the drums. She did a pretty good job. There's always a lot of beautiful hand made items at these as well that were interesting to look at.

One thing we were able to accomplish last week was getting rid of our gophers. We tried a couple different things that didn't work, and had just been putting it off, but it was getting pretty ridiculous. We decided to just flood their tunnels and then once they crawled out we caught them on our shovel, packed them in Gracie's kennel, and shipped them off to a barren wasteland miles away from our house.

This may seem pretty crazy to most of you that we would go to all that trouble, but if you know Mike and I at all you would know that we weren't too keen on killing them if we could avoid it. We caught 2 gophers and luckily they did not move very fast so it made capturing them pretty easy. Mike had decided he just wanted to keep them as pets.:) I had to put a stop to the spreading of disease in our home. So mission accomplished. The only con to this situation, aside from the dirt patches in our yard, was that I'm sure there were a few people thinking I was out abandoning kittens in the middle of nowhere seeing as I had these fellows trapped in a cat kennel, and I was dumping them off on the side of the road. It made me sad just thinking about it, but it unfortunatley happens a lot in Bakersfield.

Emma continues to learn and grow, and her new favorite phrase is "I don't like it".(Including the most whinny tone to go along with it.) She says it all day long about EVERYTHING!! Hopefully she'll start liking things again someday.:)