Tuesday, September 29, 2009

She's Here!

Life has been busy in the Fessler household! Over the last few months Lareme and I have been preparing for Ryan's arrival. We have completed her room, got maternity pictures, and a 3d ultrasound! She finally arrived on Sept 17th at 9:49PM. She was 6lbs 9ozs and 19inches long. She has a little head..only 12 1/4 inches around the same size as her chest!! The delivery went really well and fast...thankfully! We have been enjoying are new little one since her arrival. Here are some pictures of Ryan Nicole Fessler! She is absolutely beautiful and looks so much like her daddy! She is such a content baby and we have truly been blessed to have her come to our home. We just had family pictures done last week so I will be sure to post those as soon as I get them!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pregnancy Brain

On top of all the "wonderful" things of pregnancy there was one thing that I thought I was bound and determined to not be affected by...if it really happened. So many people warned me of this "pregnancy brain" that you get, however I just thought they were crazy. I have a wonderful memory how in the world could my pregnancy take that away! Well I think I spoke way to soon! Here are a few of the "fun" experiences I have so far encountered that my husband thinks is hilarious...I just don't think so!

1) A few weeks ago I was heading to a YW meeting and on my way there I completely forgot where the house I was going to was. Let's remember I have been there several times before and yet I still had no idea. I was lost! I had to call Lareme to give me directions!

2) Today I went to school to drop off some things I forgot yesterday. As I got out of my car, I went to the back seat to look for some papers. From the time I got out of my car to go the the back seat I had already forgotten where my keys were. I looked for about 10-15 minutes and then called Lareme to see if he could help me find my keys! After about 20 minutes I found them under some papers in my back seat! Who knew? (Not to mention this whole week, I dedicated to cleaning out my classroom and everyday this week I forgot something I was suppose to bring...go figure)

3) I was cleaning off the table and I ran into some letters I was suppose to send to all my YW parents...oh wait I was suppose to send them a month ago! WOW I have really lost it.

4) For the last semester my students got used to finding all the items I need to teach. It was a regular daily occurance that I couldn't find something I just put down. The worst part is when you have parents in the room and you want to be on top of your game but you can't remember anything for the life of you.

The list can go on...these are just a few of the wonderful experiences of pregnancy! Haha I'm trying to make it light since it hasn't been the best experience for me. I am officially on my 1st week of not really being sick...it only took 22 weeks to get there. Now instead of being sick I get to feel like a beach whale each morning when I wake up! haha!

On a more positive note I get to watch my tummy bounce up and down as my little Ryan punching and kicks me. It's actually quite amuzing! When I really want to get her going I just gotta eat some ice cream or candy and I'm good to go. Lareme got to feel her kick for the first time last week which was kind of exciting. He's not to sure of the whole thing yet, (He got a little freaked out haha) but I'm sure he'll get used to it after awhile.
Here is a picture of Lareme and I on Easter. It was a little over a month ago. I haven't really taken many pictures of my belly, but as requested here is one of the few. When I have a more up to date picture I'll make sure I add it.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fessler Happenings

So school is officially over! I taught my last day of first grade on Friday! It was a bitter sweet...I'm excited to start my life as a stay home mom but I'm sad to leave teaching and watching my kiddos grow but physically and academically. You really begin to get attached to your kids! So this next week its doing all the final paperwork and close out of my classroom and I am officially job free! Well kind of...I'm going to put in some hours at my previous job each week so I guess I'm not completely job free...that day won't come until little Ryan Nicole is here.

So as I begin this life of being partially job free, these are the goals I have set...lets see how I do
1) Learn to sew
2) Deep clean my house
3) Paint the doors and floorboards of my house
4) Upgrade the kitchen
5) Possible get our house ready to sell...if we find something within the stake
6) Paint and decorate Ryan's room
7) Begin the plan for my emergent literacy preschool that will open in Fall 2010

But we'll see...hopefully all goes well and I can say all were accomplished!

So now to the whole moving scenario! Yes, Lareme and I have been talking about moving forever and have been waiting for the market to drop so we could finally buy a home at a reasonable price. Well what time is better than now...people need to rent...we have a great house to rent and tons of houses are under forclosure...well let's just say all didn't work out like I planned. For those that don't know the whole story here is the basis...we prayed about it...felt like we should move sometime in August (right before Ryan comes..doesn't sound like fun). All the houses I was looking at were futher south and that would be out of the stake and when the stake president found out he told us to seriously pray about it. So Lareme being the obedient guy he is does this and feels that we shouldn't move..Little does he know he is about to be put in the high counsel. So long story short we are back to square one to see if we should move, but obviously somewhere within the stake. So we'll see...

Today was a very spiritual experience as Lareme was ordained a high preist and then set apart to be in the high counsel. The spirit was very strong in the room. I really began thinking about how special this little baby inside me must be to come into a home with parents who love her and to have a father as spiritual as Lareme. He is going to be an amazing dad. Sometimes I wonder how did I get so lucky to marry such a righteous young man.

I just want to thank all my family who came out to support Lareme and had dinner with us afterwards. It was really nice to spend time with everyone, since I don't get to very often since school always kept me so busy!

and yes I will post prego pictures eventually... I just don't have the engery to download them as we speak.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Official!

So Lareme went to my doctors appt on Monday and then headed over to see Lareme's older sister Siera at work. Well Si got me in for a quick Ultrasound to see if we could find out the sex of the baby for sure and sure enough! ITS A GIRL!! so it is now official that Ryan Nicole will be here in September!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Were my motherly insticts correct?

So I got an ultrasound today, really it was just something fun to see the baby and see if we could find out what the baby is...I'm way too impatient. Anyways, based on the ultrasound the tech said that everything looked good (I didn't have a rad reading because it was just something fun to do today ( I used to work at an imagine facility and am so lucky to have a sister in law a manager at one)) It was kind of interesting to hear the tech say the baby is really long. He was all, "Is your husband tall?"...Me: "NO! He's 5'3' " haha well maybe the baby with take after grandpa. Anyways I got some really good profile views of the baby! Technology now days is phenomenal! Lareme says the baby has his nose :) So apparently, based on the ultrasound I am 6 days further along than I thought. So hopefully that means the nausea will go away faster. Well finally we got down to whether or not it was a boy or a girl! Technically the tech cannot be 100% sure, but the tech said................................................he is 75% sure that it is a.......................................................girl! So we just may be welcoming little Ryan Nicole into our home in September! :)
Lareme and I both could have sworen we were having a boy but apparently are parental insticints were probably not correct! I will be getting another ultrasound in a few weeks to confirm! Well see then!
Here are some of the imagines! I took a picture of them so they aren't as good as they really are but they still look pretty good!

Look at that little face! I can't believe how amazing this imagines are!

Monday, March 16, 2009

3 months and still counting!

Lareme and I are very excited to announce that we will be expecting our first little one this September! Lareme has been waiting for the twelve week mark to finally tell everyone! I guess I'm such a mean spouse to make him wait a whole 8 more weeks before he told anyone, needless to say Lareme is extremely excited. So far pregnancy has been horrible for me, however I wouldn't say it has been nice either. I just keep telling myself it could be worse. Lareme has been a trooper throughout the last few weeks as I haven't known what I want to eat but I was hungry. Haha I know many of you guys know exactly what I'm talking about. It's by far the most frustrating thing about pregnancy. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING sounds good to eat and what you used love to eat no longer tastes good, yet you have to eat or you get sicker! The joys of pregnancy. Well luckily I believe that I have reached the point to of feeling better....well I hope so. I have felt pretty good the last couple of days so lets hope this continues.
So last Friday, I told my class that I was going to be having a baby and the kids were estatic. Not only did they tell any teacher they came in contact with, but they were writing me notes throughout the day! "I'm excited for your baby" "I'm excited for you" "I want to see your baby" The kids were so cute about it all :)