Wednesday, December 16, 2009

HALF WAY... for me

Some of you might be confused about why when I'm only 19 WEEKS am I saying I'm half way... well let me tell u why, Being a hair stylist like I am, having to be on there feet all day long,Besides the fact that they have to keep there energy high and going strong that most (all stylist I know) havent made it full term while being pregnant! so half way for me would make it so we have Our Kingston at 38 weeks!!! I am not going to complain with that or even TRY TO FIGHT IT... JUST ACCEPT IT:) So last week at the doctors they told me I gained 1 lb, im pretty sure I gained another this week... If u cant tell by the picture!!!! So to celebrate our half way point we went to REMEDEZ HAIR SPA and got 90 min couples massages and pedicures!!! it was truly heaven!!! Thanks to me winning the spa package we got it all free as well!!!! Dave has told me that hes really starting to get excited and it just makes me eVeN more excited for our little guy to get here!!!! Truly a blessing!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

18 week and so in love

We feel so blessed to say that the little grape in my belly has grown and now looks like a real person... we are also excited to say that HE will be names Kingston Stroshine!!! WERE HAVING A BOY!!!!!
the most perfect body Ive ever seen

Plain and CLEAR for mom and dad... hes not shy!!!

proof #2

don't know what happened with this pic... His cute little feet

We went to the doctors today as a secret today because we wanted to surprise everyone today!!! As we got there i asked the tech to not tell us right away to wait to see if we could figure it out ourselves!! My husband said "what do u think ur some ultrasound tech now" and I said i just want to Guess... so she looked for a good picture and all of a sudden Dave yells "Theres his weiner! BOY!!!" she said yes and I smiled and said WHAT ARE U JOKING ME" I was so sure!!! SO SURE it was a girl!!! don't get me wrong I couldn't be more excited! I grew up always wanting a boy first and I know that our little Kingston will be such a good big brother!!! But for the time being hes my one and only... and has already changed my life in so many ways. Dave said it was the first time its been so real and he really got excited.. we saw him kick and move all over the place. Hes going to have lots of energy like his mom and ADD like his dad.... and mom:) we cant wait to meet u Kingston WE ARE ALREADY SO IN LOVE

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I am starting to feel really restless and getting really excited for our baby to come, only one problem... WE STILL HAVE LIKE 161 DAYS LEFT and we don't even know what we are having yet. Yah that's like FOREVER!!! I'm pretty sure in the month like 6 ppl I know have had there babies and my belly is barley even showing... Things are starting to pick up don't get me wrong but I just am so excited and anxious to meet our precious babes!!! I try to not look at baby bedding or maternity clothes because it makes my heart race and reminds me how long we really have.. soooo I need to know some activities and things to do to make the time go by faster. I would love to set the room up and get it all ready but we are going to move before our baby comes so anything that involves baby room shopping or anything like that I have to ignore until we move. Our house is too small for one more thing in this house!!! I have "what to expect when Ur expecting" but I'm not trying to read too far ahead, SO I NeeD SOMe HeLP I'm going CrAzY!!! I just want to snuggle with my baby!!!!!! AHHHh

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ugly Sweaters and 17 Weeks

17 weeks-
This week has been pretty exciting... I think I'm starting to notice a change, my belly is getting a little bigger and I am pretty sure I have felt our darling baby move! Its still small are a little unsure but from the way its been described as "flutters" I didn't really understand UNTIL my mom said it felt to her as a "wave" in your stomach and Since then I have have about 3 different incidences where I think my baby is trying to say HELLO!!! So from what the books say this week our babes is the size of a Turnip-about 4 inches wide and over 5 inches long:) things are moving along! and in 3 week we will know if our precious babes is into football and baseball or gymnastic and soccer(of course)

We had a ugly sweater contest at my work and I thought mine was pretty bad but my lovely husband has let me know that it was "cute" and he would have bought me it!!! (thank goodness that didnt happen) Daves was so funny he went all out and his red vest said "let it snow" he even wore my pink scarf and nice brown dress shoes with white socks and he rolled up his pants sleeves!!! Although he didnt win he won in my mind. I love him-ha ha he fits in my life so perfectly

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dear Santa!

Dear Santa,
I come to u today because I have just realized that it is December 1st and I haven't made my Christmas list. This year has Flown by so fast, and so many great things have happened to me. Since last Christmas, Ive got engaged and married to my best friend in the world. He proposed on new years eve in Park City, we had a 4 month engagement and then got married on April 11 in the Salt Lake Temple. The next morning we went to CABO SAN LUCAS for 5 days to relax and enjoy the start to our married life... Since we have been married we have gone to Colorado 3 times, Cleavland, California, and Vegas! Any thing I could have asked for in a husband I now have with Dave! He has been my road dog, best friend, companion, lover, and true treasure! About 3 months ago we found out that we will be expecting our first child in May! This year has truly been the best year of my life!!! I have always wanted to be married and a mother and early next year I will be both!!! I think of everything possibly thing I could want for Christmas, but I think that since my year has truly been filled with nothing but PURE joy and happiness I could only ask for a little of your help with a few special people in my life! I know that you are better at clothes and toys but if You know who to talk to for these hard times please give them this list!!!
1. I want my aunt and uncle to work out there marriage and become happy again
2. I want my brother his girlfriend to get married so they can be a REAL family for Mason
3. I want my best friend to find true happiness and know how special she is and to not hurt anymore.
4.I want my moms hip to be healed and so she can recover and get back to her NORMAL self.
5. I want anyone I know who spent Christmas last year alone wont have to this year...
6. And last, I want a healthy happy baby that I can love with, play with, talk with, cry with, grow with, and laugh with as long as I am on this earth!!!!
*thank u Santa for listen to my list and we look forward to another beautiful Christmas!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving with my wonderful family.... Our family has a pretty silly tradition for thanksgiving! It starts with a GOTT FAMILY REUNION IN COLORADO(however half of the gotts were unable to make it this year) we have an awesome thanksgiving feast and then we dress up in my moms costumes and go bowling... the theme this year was DISNEY!!!! We had a great time dressing up and dancing around and bowling our "NOT SO BEST GAMES"... I remember growing up our family was split in two because my sister and I would be going to different places for our soccer tournaments, so we didnt get to do anything i have grown to love Thanksgiving so much its probably my favorite holiday!! I remember everything I happen to forget that im so thankful for!!!! I truly am blessed for my life, my husband, and family! While i was in Colorado I was able to see my two beautiful nephews that honestly melt my heart! Mason is talking up a storm and let me know he wants a BLUE present from Santa and porter doesnt just hug he squeezes me!!! I love those two and I cant wait to have a cousin for them to play with:) I had a great week.. It gets me excited for the rest of the holidays...

I also started my week 16 in the 40 week process... and its starting to pick up the pace and I think my belly is SLOOWWLLYYYYYY growing... but I think I should be grateful for that:) Our baby is the size of a avocado and officially we could find out what we are having!!!!(even though we know what SHE is:) we think hahahha

Friday, November 20, 2009


First of all I have to inform u that all day yesterday I was freaking out thinking something was wrong cuz I still havent gained any weight and that my belly isnt looking any different!!! Who knows why that was bothering me because everyday previous to yesterday I have been loving it... but I felt like I needed to eat something NOT healthy to help out the problem so I went to chick-fil-a! :) so OF COURSE there had to be a dream to come with it. I always hear about the crazy dreams women have when they are prego but I have not (UNTIL NOW) experienced it. I had 2 very clear dreams last night so ill start with the first one... short and sweet, I dreamed I couldnt stop eating fast food and the next thing I knew my belly was HUGE not just huge but MASSIVE... I woke right up and had to go check it out in the mirror! ha ha SECOND DREAM- I dreamed that we gave birth to a 8 lbs baby girl who had long blond hair with curled bangs WeLL the next thing I knew, a day later... she was 7 years old and driving Dave and I crazy, knocking everything over talking away (who knows who talk her to talk or walk cuz she was born a day ago).. well Dave and I couldnt stand her, we wanted NOtHING to do with her so we just left her somewhere one day!!! oh and by the way, I HATED HER BANGS!!! ok back to reality, I am such a mean parent! why would I ever leave my daughter cuz I couldnt stand her? ok but how the HECK did she grow up so fast... anyways, those are my dreams. I thought I would come share them before I start my day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

An APple a Day....

If ur wondering why I have a delicious apple in my hand its because our baby is the size of an apple this week:) (another great idea I was given only this time it was from my cute dad)... i am 15 weeks and sicker then a dog.. i dont really understand that statement "sicker than a dog" but it works. Only my sickness has nothing to do with pregnancy EXCEPT it sure is making it hard to smash it!!! My sleep has gone from half the night to almost NONE OF THE NIGHT... and ive been keeping my poor hubby up so half way through the night I end up on the couch!!! I cant wait to get over this, so hopefully last night was the last bad night and things will start LOOKING UP!!!!! I dont think i have changed too much from last week MANDA WHAT DO U THINK? Anyways, we are excited to FINALLY be at our 15 week mark even though we still have 25 more ,we feel like its starting to moooooooooooove right along, and with all the holidays coming up hopefully 5 weeks will fly by and we will be calling our baby by HIS or HER name!!! Cute story- My sister has been watching our 2 year old nephew a lot latey, who is talking up a storm.. anyways, my sister told him "mason do u know Carrie has a baby im her belly?" and he said "yes" and she said " is it going to be a boy or girl?" and without NO DELAY he says "A GIRL"!!! thats my little man:) well I cant help but believe him because since he is only 2 he is pretty much the closest to heaven so.. I think we are having a girl!!! so exciting!!!!! Either way we cant wait and look forward to the future!!! Oh yes the last pic of dave and I is what we like to call our "SEXY DATES" ha ha nothing scandalous just what we call them.. thought we could capture the moment!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Decisions Decisions!!!

*A friend of ours gave us this great idea, everytime we go to the grocery store to buy a bag of DIAPERS... which will save us trouble and money when it gets close to delivery time! HOWEVER, we go to the grocery store like once or twice a week, so we already have 5 (1's) and a big costco box of (2's).... We have no idea how many to buy and what a good brand even is.... I would love some motherly advice!!!! IM A BEGINNER*

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Its official I am without any abs!!! Ahh they are gone... and I realized that TODAY when Dave took my pictures!!! But its ok because we are having a BABY:) So I had this cute idea, excuse me, I was TOLD THIS CUTE IDEA to put how many weeks I am on a post-it note and put it on my belly so when im done I can look back and know how many week I was!! So today was my trial...they might improve as the weeks go on and if I get a little more creative... anyways, I started my 2nd trimester today happy and sick in bed (how those two go together I have no idea) but im excited for all the weeks to come.. and im getting excited... NO I AM excited about my belly getting bigger because THERE IS A BABY IN MY BELLY!!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

13 weeks!!!

Weekend with Porter and Manda!!!
I had a fun weekend getting to spend some quality with PO PO!! He is so sweet... and he did so well while mama campbell was gone... he found a friend if u can see BELOW and i named him pet NIKE( which is actually daves shoe:) what a little stinker!!! I love my sister and her new additions... cant wait for more!!!

Here is my 13 week picture update for u all... and if i can be picky for a minute, i dont love this picture cuz im sticking my BUM BUM out so it makes me look bigger:) haha but i went to the doctor today and I actually havent gained A pound:) i feel good about that!!! I also found out that I turn 14 weeks and Begin my 2ND TRIMESTER tomorrow so i will be updating sooner then u know it, so stay toon...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Stupid Camera!!!

So my dang camera isnt working so I cant show u my BARLY showing belly, and my exciting weekend with my nephew PoPo... so as soon as I figure it out I will put my pictures up... But I got to spend the evening with Porter while my sister went to the So You Think You Can Dance tour, we had a lot of fun together! Porter has been in Kansas City and I obviously have been in Utah and havent been able to spend as much time with him as I wish I could, so I was more than grateful to spend the weekend with him!! AND OF COURSE MY BIG SIS MANDA!! Porter is such a mamas boy it will be fun to have a baby who clings to dave and I and calls our name like Porter does to my sis!! anyways, it was a good week and thank goodness its the LAST WEEK OF my FIRST TRIMESTER:)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!!!!

Happy Halloween!!! halloween has always been such a crazy time for my family that we never really got to enjoy the PREPERATION for halloween like... carving pumpkins, so this year i was able to carve a pumpkin for the first time in YEARS!!! Dave did a better job then i did but im proud of my carving skills... im not telling who did whose, u can guess:) So today i had to work all day so my babe came in to take some pics and give me a kissy:) I was the sassy cop SARGENT SEXY and Dave was the naughty inmate( which he named himself) BEN DOVER!!! hes so cute:) if u can see he even has a tear drop tattoo by his eye for a thug he killed:) hes so hard core!!!! Over all halloween was really fun and we didnt even go to any parties, we are our own party!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Lime.. OUR BABY Is the size of a LIME

12 weeks
So yah i did take this picture myself but it was needed to me done today and so... a girls got to do... u know the rest:) So i have been feeling better lately and its been pretty nice. I have noticed that my belly is getting a little bigger, NOT HUGE but besides the fact that its softer then it used to be, now all my abs are slowly fading:) still i dont really show with clothes on when i lift my shirt at the end of the night.... things are changing!!! Our baby is the size of a LIME this week and i love it.. i feel like a lime is HUGE, what about when its 40 weeks and im a pumpkin... ahhhh!! ok ok one week at a time
*8 weeks till we get to see what we are having!!!!! hopefully things will pick up fast!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

10 weeks

10 and a half weeks today and although it really doesnt look im changing at all i sure feel like it!!! Just starting this week one day i will feel totally skinny and the next i start feeling a little plump:) Im going to colorado this weekend and im excited to see my family and for them to see my NOT GROWING belly:) dont worry im not in a hurry for it to EXPAND:) And my wonderful friend Mindi got me my first baby gifts, a cute white blanket and diapers and wipes:) man i never knew i could be so excited about diapers!!! Dave talked to my belly today also it was so cute... he just leaned over and told it he loved it and kissed my belly:) Oh im so inlove!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Its Official!!!!!

ABOVE is me today 9 1/2 weeks no pooch yet, but below is me 2 week pregos:) didnt know yet but i took these pictures cuz it was the end of the competition.... its all going down from here:) and this will be my goal AGAIN when the babes comes out:) REACH FOR THE STARS*

So this is the deal.... I started a body fat competition the first of aug and was working my butt off and eating like a champ, 4 weeks into it it started getting harder to eat good actually i felt like i had to eat every second... Then the contest ended and my results were not exactly was i was hoping for i has only lost 2 pounds however i went from 21% body fat to 18... But me being competitive was totally not satisfied!!! i didnt cheat at all and couldnt figure it out... so we went to cleaveland the next week and i was so tired i couldnt even stand it!!! SOMETHING WAS UP.... the day before my birthday i couldnt stand it anymore and had to take a pregnancy test, or 2 or 3 and they all said +... so thats that.... Im now 9 and a half weeks pregnant and dave and i are so excited!!! We cant wait for our bundle of joy around the 14th of may... Oh and manda i am not showing at all so there is no picture yet...but i will show u a before so i can brag before it all goes down hill:)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

6 Months

Today dave and i have been married 6 months!!! and im so greatful for this chance to be married to be my best friend. Im grateful for our life together and our love for each other! We really were meant to me together.... Dave i hope u know how much i love u

*this pics were at La Caille with our friends Ben and Ashley this last week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Birthday Week

The weekend before my birthday we went to daves old stomping grounds to cleaveland ohio. It was my first time there so Dave has the best time taking me around to all his old spots:) then I had to have a little kid birthday party so we invited a bunch of my friends and went to jump on it... and it was soo fun( ps im going to be better about updating this thing:))