Are we buying a car or going to the Doctor?

Friday, May 30, 2008

This last Wednesday we went back to the doctor for our monthly check up and I am happy to report that the bun in the oven is baking just fine... It was a very unusual doctors appointment though. The appointment reminded me a lot of the kind of high pressure salesmanship you seem to only see in the movies with some greasy car salesman who has a handle bar mustache and a bad polyester suit.

For those of you who don't know, Christy's doctor passed away this last month. His passing was sudden and unexpected and our hearts truly go out to his family. Christy heard the news through a woman at work and later that day she called the Doctors office to confirm the bad news. After reaching the receptionist at the Doctor's office, she explained that she had an appointment on the 28th and asked who would be there to take care of her. The receptionist explained that the other Doctors in the office were going to be covering the appointments. They asked her if she had a preference on which Doctor she would like to see, to be honest she didn't care, and replied "whoever is available". They scheduled her with Doctor Smith and we went about the next few weeks without thinking too much of it. When we arrived on the 28th we went through the normal "your pregnant" routine; pee in a cup, stand on a scale, and tell them about the recent gymnastics your baby is performing. After the nurse had put Christy through the routine we were escorted to a waiting room for Dr. Tanner to perform our Ultrasound [for those of you who haven't read all our posts, we have had a terrible time confirming that we are having a girl when we go to the Doctors office. We confirmed it at Fetal Fotos months ago, but our baby is very modest when we are in the Doctor's office, so they gave us a third ultrasound to finally confirm the gender. I had to catch myself a few times to keep from saying "she" or "her" or "Kate" during the appointments]. So after Dr. Tanner told us we were having a girl he asked, "so do you know who you would like to start going to?" Of course we could go with either Dr. Tanner or Dr. Smith, or we could decide to go to a Doctor in a completely different office. Christy remembered that she already had an appointment with Dr. Smith but was trying to be polite and not say anything. While we were walking back towards the front of the office Dr. Tanner accompanied us (he's never done that before) and he said multiple times that he would be happy to take us on as patients. When we arrived at the nurses station he made a big announcement that we needed to figure out which Doctor we were going to see in the future and started shuffling papers matter-of-factly as he repeated that we didn't appear to be signed up under any Doctor and that we really needed to pick one. So there we were standing in front of no less than 6 people who were all staring at us if we were about to perform some magic trick. When we didn't immediately declare our testimony of Dr. Tanner he made some off handed remark that if we needed to fast and pray about it we could wait. As we stood there silent as a mouse he must have become bored with us and he walked away. Immediately after he left one of the nurses we have seen a few times pulled us aside and appologized. I really had felt that he was about to declare that if we signed up with him as our Doctor TODAY, he would throw in a the set of steak knives and a subscription to the Jelly of the month club.

Since Dr. Smith is younger and we plan on having more than 1 kid (unless this first one puts us in a mental institution), we decided to go to Dr. Smith. I'm sure things would have gone fine either way, but after the high pressure sales pitch we received I think I'm even more content with our choice. I really never thought that the Medical profession would ever try to "sell" thier services (especially a OBGYN), but I guess a buck is a buck and he saw it as a golden opportunity to swoop in and pick us off while were were ripe for the picking. This whole experience goes to show that although someone may have a ton of experience and schooling at the end of the day we all put our pants on one leg at a time.

Jon's so observant

Friday, May 23, 2008

So I'm sure you noticed that I added a baby counter thingie and some music to our Blog, but Jon in his infinite wisdom pointed out that "Widgets" (Jess I still don't know what that means), are not the purpose of a blog but rather a fringe benefit to the page. He's right.

So in honor of Jon's no nonsense way of looking at life, here are the straight forward thoughts and recent happenings in my life...

This weekend I'm painting my Mother in law's house. I hope we can get a lot of people to come and help so it won't take me 2 weeks to complete but I'm trying to maintain low expectations so I can be pleasantly surprised.

Christy's baby is awesome... She moves around a lot but when I talk to her she holds still while she listens, she's such an obedient child.

David Cook won American Idol. At first this bugged me because I liked having a Utah Boy in the finals, but when I really thought about it I think I'd rather listen to the kind of music David Cook will put out. I think David Archuletta should team up with Disney and Josh Groban and make the Ultimate High School Musical Movie.

Christy is kind of disappointed in me right now. I was trying to grow out my hair so I could look like Josh Groban (seriously look at me next to him, we could almost be twins) and I whimped out. It was frustrating having longer hair and it felt like it was starting to get in my face. Maybe I'll buy a wig.

I thought Baptisms for the Dead was this morning so I got up really early and went to the church... No one else was there so I guess I got the weeks mixed up, now I'm really tired.

I've whole-heartedly decided my next car will be a Hybrid, even if gas prices somehow magically come down.

When I was at Lake Powell with my Brother in law Parker (Thanks Parker, I had a lot of fun) everyone had Blackberrys but I didn't have one. It made me want one a little, especially because I think you can get some good games on them and you can use Google to find stuff. They are kind of expensive and I really don't need one, so I won't get one.

Any of the Harry Potter movies now put me to sleep in about 30 seconds. I would always put one on while I fell asleep and I have developed a Pavlovian (sp?) response to them. I hope I never see any of the cast on the street or I'll probably pass out.

My Neighbor cut my front lawn earlier this week... That is such an awesome thing to do, but I haven't seen him outside so I haven't thanked him. I kind of feel weird now because he is probably thinking that I either didn't notice or I don't appreciate it.

My 10 year High School Reunion is coming up in August and I'm feeling a little weird about it recently. I went onto the reunion blog and there are links to other peoples blogs. I ended up bouncing around from Blog to Blog and seeing all these people I used to know really well and I feel dumb because I haven't spoken to many of them since High School. Its also weird to see them with families and responsible adult like lives... I just remember us all being silly kids.

Anyway, I hope Jon likes this post. I tried to keep it as honest and observant as I could in honor of his funny way of looking at life.

Toni Tagged me

Sunday, May 18, 2008

How To Play This Game of Tag: Post these rules on your blog. List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog!


1. My Husband. What would I do without him? He's been in Lake Powell for the past four days, and it's been so hard. This is the first time he has left and gone on vacation without me, and it makes me realize how not fun it is when they leave. I doubt I will take another trip without him.

2. My baby girl. I love her so much, and I haven't even met her.

3. My family. I love the Smith's and Moffitt's. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful family.

(I know these are cliche answers, but it's so true. And sorry Toni, I think these were your answers too)


1. Losing my baby girl. She moves SO MUCH throughout the day that if there is one day she isn't moving around as much I freak out thinking something is wrong. I know everything will be ok, but you still worry.

2. Losing Ryan. I guess that when you lose a few close family members (Dad, Uncle, and Grandparents on both sides) you can't help but worry about that.

3. Sharks. I would never want to go shark diving. I know your in a cage, but that still just terrifies me.

(Wow these are sad answers. I'm sorry)


1. Start on the baby's room. . . and finish it by August.

2. Finish the basement by August.

3. Not be such a workaholic. ( I think Ryan would really appreciate this!)


1. I'm obsessed with hair. I think that's a given. But where ever I am I'm always looking at hair. Sometimes i think, "Oh that's a way cute cut on the that girl", and other times I think "Man she need some serious help. Does she really think that's cute?" Rude, I know. I just can't help it. Unfortunately I've rubbed off on Ryan. He'll sometimes catch bad hair before I do and say, "Want me to give them your card?"

2. I don't really collect anything anymore. But I used to collect pictures frames. And tons of them. We've been helping my Mom clean out her house, and I found two boxes full of my picture frames. Not to mention I already have a few boxes full in our own basement. Ryan just about died when he saw all of them. Don't worry, we're having a garage sale, so Ill hopefully get rid of most of them there!

3. To be honest, I can't think of another one. If I do, Ill change this post.

Random Surprising Facts

1. I'm TERRIFIED of bee's. (Ha ha. . . this is absolutely no surprise to anyone. I'm such a baby when it comes to bee's. I just can't think of anything else to put down)

2. I hate fake nails. I didn't even get them for our wedding. I just hate the way they feel, especially when you take them off, and your real nails feel so weak.

3. I would love to go skydiving one of these days.

OK, here's the dreaded tagged people! Joy Osmond, Lindsey Reynolds, Lori Harper, Natalie Pettit, and Nicole Corpron. Have fun guys!

Our New Template

Thursday, May 8, 2008

So I was really bored of our default template so I took some time and found a different one. I knew you could get custom templates with all kinds of fancy details on them but I had a really hard time finding one that was "plug and play". I didn't want to have to learn website coding and I really didn't want to be forced into shuffling all my stuff around just to make it look good, so I persisted on searching google. Anyway, I found this one... I hope you like it (anythings better than that ugly default template).

If I get ambitious I'll mess around with the other parts as well... Who knows, maybe I'll even add a Widget one of these days.