Monday, December 20, 2010

Week 37 & 38

Life has been none stop- I thought after I finished school I would have sometime to catch up on blogging but NO! It is ok though, I have been busy getting things done around the house to get ready for our precious little girl to arrive. However, I am not liking the fact that she is almost a week over due...I'm ready for her now!!!! Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy this time and I for sure have, but we are ready to hold our little girl!

I finished school on the 9th, completely finished with my college degree!!!!!!!!! Then I have been working on a to do list I had of things to do around the house! My mom got here a week ago and has been so much help helping me finish up things before Payten comes. My dad got here friday night, we all thought we would have a couple day old baby when he got here, but we are still waiting on her. So it is very nice that my dad will be here for when Payten finally decides to come!

The plans are to induce me on wednesday (22nd) morning! Lets hope she is not stubborn still and will be ready to come and play!! The rate things are going this means there is a good chance we could be coming home from the hospital christmas eve ;-/ It is no longer our fault that her birthday is getting closer and closer to christmas...she was supposed to come 10 days before christmas, so now it is her fault if she hates when her birthday is! :) We are just waiting on her to be cooking and come out!

38 Weeks

37 Weeks

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Payten's room!

Baby Payten's room is coming along! I just tinkle on it here and there! It is hard to see what her vinyl lettering says above her crib but it says, "Some people dream of ANGELS, I hold one in my arms!"

I love doing crafts and painting so I made her name and painted the shadow boxes. Deven's grandma before she passed away made blankets for her grandkids! So that is a blanket from her and I have one more and also a cute little hat she made. I'm sad I wasn't able to meet her but Payten will for sure know of her great grandma who made her blankets- Thanks Grandma Millie

Happy Halloween

Tarzan & Jane
Man I really look fat in this picture. :( Don't forget that I am pregnant ;)

We had a doughnut eating contest, I LOST! We had to eat it without hands.

I was very proud of Deven for competing in the jello eating contest. He stuck his head down and went to town ;)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

32 Weeks 10/20/10

32 weeks and for sure on the count down! The count down means many good things!! 1st Baby Payten!!!! 2nd done with student teaching, 3rd graduate!!!

Payten continues to kick, push, elbow, and push her bum out. She is very active but for sure running out of room for her to play. Last night I woke up at 4 in the morning to use the little girls room, I was very happy that I still had a couple more hours of sleep but when returning to bed I laid there watching the clock for an hour not being able to fall asleep. I guess my body is just starting to prepare me for our little angel to come. Other than the lack of sleep and the terrible smells I can't complain. I continue to think of how blessed I am to have such a good pregnancy and only hope it is like that for all of them. It has especially been nice to have a good pregnancy with finishing up my degree.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

30 Weeks!

I can't believe I'm already at 30 weeks! Looking back I can't believe how fast the time has gone. And it seems like I still have forever long to go but I know the time will go quickly by and in not too long I will be holding out precious baby girl!

I tell you what, I think this little girl is a stomach sleeper with her bum in the air. I always have a big bulge on my belly and it is not a foot or elbow because I can tell when it is a smaller body part. She loves to stretch out with her bum in the air just like we saw her in the ultra sound. Deven laughs when he sees a big bulge in my stomach.

But i'm continuing to feel great and grow bigger every day. I will say I have a very keen sense of smell on my hands and let me tell you being with 6th graders everyday...I will let you just imagine what my nose is like all day. And now back to preparing my lessons for those adorable 6th graders ;)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I passed!!!

I would just like to post that my gestational diabetes test went great! I am not anemic or a diabetic. I was worried about the drink but my flavor was lemon-lime and just tasted like pop. I had no problem drinking it ;) Then I took my blood and just sat there so nicely ;) Man I am just growing up so much that I can just go and have my blood taken. I have never been a big fan of needles, but am quickly learning to get over that because if I want my bundle of joy here I will have a lot of getting poked. So now for the future children we have, I will know that the test is not bad at all!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hello 3rd Trimester- 27 weeks!

Wow I'm 2/3rds of the way done! That is very exciting! Deven was very cute and sang Happy 3rd trimester to me (to the tune of happy birthday). He then brought me up a couple of pop tarts with our lighter and put the lighter over the pop tarts and lit it. I had to blow the lighter out while he sang me the song again. He was very cute and it really made my morning/day!!

Now I'm off to take my gestational diabetes test. I'm very interested in knowing what this drink will taste like...i have heard many different things about it. And then I get to have my blood drawn, not a big fan of getting that done but what do you do. These are the joys that come with bringing my little Payten to us! Which she is very active! She is constantly jabbing me with one of her body parts and moving all around. I love that feeling except when she takes me by surprise and throws a punch ;)! Well off to take me test- wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I am not good at taking pictures of activities we do ;( but this was a picture from boating at Deer Creek a couple weeks ago. Notice my lovely life jacket can't be zipped up. But at least I could do the straps to the loosest.

Labor day weekend we went down to lake Powell and spent a couple nights there. It was a lot of fun and really nice temperature. The water was amazing just the way I like it, warm!! But I of course took zero pictures. Maybe once Payten comes I will be alot better at keeping up with taking pictures.

26 Weeks!

Today i'm 26 weeks and feeling great! Except for occasionally having some soreness but I guess that comes with me growing like a weed. I'm not sure why my face looks so terrible but it does, Dont mind the ghostly color I have going on either. Lets just blame everything on me being pregnant ;)

Payten's room is slowly coming together. We now have her crib, dresser, glider (rocker), and changing table set up. So these are just a couple pictures of them. Pictures of her room will slowly get posted as I work on her room slowly! But at least she has her furniture!!!

I'm thankful to have married such a handy man! He is great at putting everything together for me!! I love him to death!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Baby Payten Lynn Johnson

Our precious little angle!

During the ultra sound she would always cross her legs.

Perfect little left foot.

She loves her belly.

Kept putting her hand up on her face. You can see those white dots are her fingers.

Sadly looks like an alien, but a very cute one. Her head and eyes!

And again laying on her belly sticking her butt in the air!

Her whole body!

Looking down on the top of her back.

I believe this one is her arm. (not really sure though :) )

To start the ultra sound off the doctor thought he would be funny and do a picture of Payten but flipped it to look like two babies in me. So baby A and baby B are both Payten!

21 Weeks

21 weeks and still feeling great!

Payten is moving like crazy. She loves to move the most whenever I lay down, she must think its play time when I'm about to go to bed. But its nice that you can feel her kicking so much at night time because then Deven has been able to feel her. Last night she was kicking so much Deven asked me if that was just all of her kicking...she must have been doing her aerobics!

I must say how lucky this pregnancy has been for me so far. I cannot complain one bit- However, a few things that I have experienced is feeling a little sick to my stomach if I eat too many hot things, like my favorite salsa and hot chips ;(. but other than that its great!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

We're having a baby GIRL!!!!


We had our ultra sound yesterday and were able to see our little princess!

She was not wanting to show herself to us, she was being very modest and kept her legs crossed very tight! The doctor knew what she was but wanted to wait until he could get a clear shot for us to see. She is very much like her mom and had one leg straight out and the other leg crossed over. Deven thinks it is so weird how I like to sleep like that, but we have our little girl already taking after me.

During the ultra sound she kept moving constantly. Her hands were either over her face or her legs crossed. She also likes to lay on her tummy with her butt sticking in the air. I must say she does have a lot of traits her mom has ;) Deven thinks she is going to be a mini me to the "T" when she comes out!

We are both tickled pink to have a little girl! This is the 4th girl on Devens family out of four. And she will be the 2nd girl on my side out of 5. We are all so excited and I just cant wait to start shopping for pinks! This little girl unfortunately (she might change her mind on her favorite color when she can say her opinion) will be born into loving pink since that is my favorite color.

Well most probably wouldn't think we have a name for her yet...BUT WE DO!!! Deven and I both decided on a boys and girls name right when we found out we were pregnant.
So our little princess's name is going to be PAYTEN LYNN!!!

We love missions!

We took Devens brother to the MTC on the 21st of July. So he has only been in there for about a week and a half. Then on this last monday I went to the temple and as I was standing talking outside with my family Elder Johnson walked out of the temple! I yelled for him and he say Stephen first and got a smile on his face, and then he saw me and got an even bigger smile on his face. We talked for a little while and found out that everything was going great for him and that he was loving it. He looked so good! We could not believe that we ran into each other. Deven and his family were pretty jealous I got to see Blake!

New Nephew!!!

We have a new addition to our family! My brother Josh and his wife Nikki had their third child. Ethan Joshua is about a week old and is doing great! I just cant get enough of him! His older brother Tanner and older sister Madison just can't get enough of him. Madison could hold him for hours on end, but Tanner holds him for a couple minutes and then says, "he is too heavy" and wants someone to come and take him.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 4th

For the fourth of July we stayed the weekend up at Devens family cabin! This extremely small mining town was packed of people for the parade!

Deven and Blake were like little kids running out and getting all the candy! Thanks to them we actually ended up getting a lot of good candy!

I struggle for some reason not wearing any patriot colors! Next year I'm determined to be better and wear a better fourth of July outfit! I told Deven I thought we should wear matching shirts but he didn't think that idea was very funny- I guess I will have to match our new baby! I can match the baby at least until it has an opinion ;)

Washington continued...

While I was at home my mom helped Madison and I sew blankets! My mom and Madison made a quilt and my mom helped me sew my first baby blanket. Since we still dont know what we are having we made it a generic blanket- it is really soft and just the kind of blanket I was wanting! I have the best mom ever who helped me figure out how to sew with the difficult fabric I picked out- and it turned out beautiful!!! Thanks mom!!!!

My parents this summer started a very big project at their house! They decided to do a big water feature in the front and put up all these big column rocks! Which the front big rock will have water coming out of it and then run down the front of the rocks into a little pond area! They keep sending us updated pictures and it looks great!! I cant wait to see the final project!
Deven and my brother Josh helped to put all those rocks- that day they moved 17,000 lbs of rocks!!

My dad drove the tractor! The rocks were so heavy that one ended up making it go up onto his front wheels. It scared me so bad but my dad looked very calm as he sat being lifted in the tractor. It is a good thing the rock landed up on the big pile or else he would have tipped up a whole lot more :(

Washington vacation June 16-28th

The rest of the weekend and the next week I enjoyed being at my parents Lake house and home! I was so sad because Deven was not there. Thankfully he surprised me and got to Washington earlier than I thought on the 24th! So he was able to spend 4 days there!

Madison got the guts to jump off the boat garage if Adam and her dad jumped with her. She is a brave 6 year old!
Tanner and Madison loved jumping back and forth between docks on the aqua glide!

Can you find my cute husband in this picture? I see a leg ;)

Look at my cute husband ski away!

Nikki loves to finish and always had her fishing poll in the water!

Doing what we love to do is just relax at the lake!

My cute mom and nephew tanner! Tanner loved riding the jet ski with grandma!

Madison knee boarding- she is very good at it

Another fish they caught!

I loved floating on the tube and would paddle alittle ways out in the water but Tanner would keep pulling us back in-

Madison was very brave and swam back to the dock!! She is a little fish..

Stephen and Lisa going for a little float!

Lisa's Birthday!!!! We had our traditional birthday breakfast of waffles, ice cream and strawberries!

We were their for fathers day but missed mothers day so we celebrate both with my parents! I loved being home and spending time with them!! We got them decorations for them to put up at their lake house!!

Tanner and Madison decorated cookies for fathers day!