Friday, October 28, 2011


Alright kids... I need some advice.

I am pretty tall. And the longest parts of me are my legs and my arms... I think I'm actually pretty disproportional because my torso is pretty dang short in comparison to the rest of me(although... I'm not asking for it to be any longer cause I don't need to be 6'0"). Anyways... I've figured out what to do in regards to pants, but I swear that every jacket I try on has sleeves that meet my wrists. And if I happen to want to raise my arms above my head they become 3/4 length. So WHERE do I get a cute jacket(that's not too expensive) with long sleeves? Any advice? Anyone else have this problem? Or do I just have ape arms?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sleeping and teething.

Carter is 3 and a half months old and is such a big boy! He hasn't had an appointment to check his growth since his 2 month appointment, but he has a check up on the 1st to see how he's doing. Last time we checked he was 50th percentile for everything(height, weight, and head circumference) but lately everyone has been saying that he looks big for a three-month-old(of course I'm thinking 'Nuh uh! He's tiny!'), so I'm excited to see what the doctors have to say!

As for developments I have noticed and that don't need to be told to me by the doctor... Carter is finally getting to the stage where he fights sleep. I expected this because his cousin, Parker, has been fighting sleep since she was about his age. This just means that he knows he's tired an gets fussy, but when it gets to the time that he should close his eyes and drift of he just doesn't let it happen. To fix this I am beginning to realize he just needs distraction, so I just sang him to sleep(worked wonders!).

Also, I think I might see a little tooth underneath his gums(which might explain a little of his fussiness). He's getting upper drool-y so I wouldn't be at all surprised if that happened soon! I'll definitely keep you updated on if that happens soon!

As for the vlog that I mentioned in my last post... I think I have an idea to kick things off! We'll see how it goes... Or if it happens at all ;) again... I'll keep ya updated!

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hello lovely followers of mine!

I have a question for you. So after I deleted Facebook and twitter from my phone the other week(that was short lived...) I made myself a YouTube account. I'm thinking I want to start a vlog, but I'm not quite sure how to start it or what to talk about! So I need your advice. What do you like to see in a vlog? What would you like to see from me specifically? I need feedback!- cause I think this could be fun, but I want it to be fun for more than just me!

Let me know! :D

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Monday, October 17, 2011

formal and news.

So remember this post?

There are a couple things that MUST be said to follow up on that one.

First of all. Formal was this weekend! I was so excited to attend, I'm pretty sure I started looking for a dress immediately and bought it the day after I found out I was going. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of me and my date(more on that in a minute) because I always forget to USE my camera when I bring it places -sigh-, but luckily I have lots of friends that are camera happy, so I did get a couple of myself ;).

Formal was great! Although it could definitely have been a lot more fun if I wasn't breastfeeding(if you know what I mean), but it was really nice to catch up with people. And I don't think I've ever been complimented more by so many drunk people in my life. A mix of "You look so good!" "Your baby is so cute!" and "I'm soooo proud of you!" made it a good night. Although I think drunk people don't realize that babies aren't allowed in bars because I got plenty of "Where's Carter?!"'s too. haha.

Anyway... back to my date! You might remember that I visited Jack in Laramie a few weeks back so he could see Carter. Before I went he told me that he still had feelings for me, and I told him I still cared for him but was confused because my hormones make me all about Carter(it's true! Breastfeeding takes the cake again!). Towards the end of my time in Laramie, Jack and I ended up getting back together! It was expected, but not expected at the same time. Either way, him and I are happy and it will be great in the long run(sucks right now considering he lives 10 hours away), especially for Carter!

So in the spirit of this new development. Here's some old school Jack and Chelsea photos.

If you can't tell... Jack doesn't exactly take pictures seriously.

Monday, October 10, 2011

chows and cheer.

Since starting my training at Chow's I have come to realize how very little I know about gymnastics. I'm pretty competent when it comes to floor exercises and vault seems to be pretty basic as well, but beam and bars are way over my head. I can honestly say that I know little to nothing about both exercises. I just got an email from my boss telling me about the basic exercises in each event are for the week(mind you this is preschool and kindergarten level stuff) and there was a good chunk of it that I have no idea what it is. I'm seriously tempted to call up my gymnastics friend Rachenda and ask her what it all is so that I won't look stupid tomorrow when I go in to train!

I know I'll eventually get the hang of all this stuff, but until I do I'm really looking forward to starting my training with Jena and the cheerleading part of my job!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Things that are wrong with my current wardrobe:

1. Too tight.
Before Carter I had no boobs and no fat... That's not really the case anymore(especially in the boob department...) so half of the shirts I have just don't fit right... They show off any little imperfection and I don't dig it.

See what I mean by no fat and no boobs?

2. Too short.
This goes for everything. Shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses-all of them are a bit too short to be acceptable in most settings. I tried to put together an outfit for a wedding I'm attending this weekend, and it turns out that I have nothing appropriate because if I bent over in half the dresses I have, I'd put on a show for everyone! I think this is partially because a lot of the clothes I have were used as 'club' clothes just last year. I have a bunch of high waisted skirts that I thought were very classy last year... But are apparently too short... and again.. too tight(didn't leave much to the imagination if you know what I mean).

3. Not dressy enough.
I have a couple of items that are very professional(I had to work in a school last January and had to have appropriate clothes for the job). But I don't have anything that works for a black tie event. I have a couple homecoming dresses from high school... But most of them scream 'high school homecoming dress'. For instance, one is purple, one is way short, one is orange...they're all just my quite right for say... a wedding(which is why I'm really wanting a nice dress). I also have some really casual dresses that I could probably try to dress up, but again, wouldn't be appropriate for the occasion.

So my goal on my next shopping trip (which might be today considering that the wedding that I'm attending is tomorrow) is to buy some nice, not too tight-not too short clothing, including an LBD that can be worn whenever!

If I find one, I promise I'll report back! :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

nails and retainer

My favorite way to do my nails recently is Sally Hansen nail stickers. If you have a child, like your nails painted, but don't want to worry about messing up your nails right after painting them... I seriously recommend these. There's no waiting for your nails to dry! You just stick them on and file off the extras.

My favorite sticker(polish?) at the moment is this super sparkly glitter. Something about it... Maybe just because its so fun.

I did my nails last night, and forgot until today that I ordered a glitter retainer last week at the orthodontist. So go figure... My nails and my retainer match! HA!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

tau delts.

Did you believe me when I said I'd be updating more often?
Cause I planned on making sure I kept that promise!
I think it's going to be a lot easier to do than I anticipated tho!

As you should ALL know, I am part of a sorority called Tau Delta Gamma at Luther.

Remember this?

Obviously, I can't participate now that I live 4 hours away from the school, but I am still very aware about what is going on. It happens to be pledge month this month, and would have marked my chance to be a Tau Delt mommy. Seeing all the statuses and pictures of the excited mommy's and pledges has really got me down because it was something I really looked forward to. So to keep myself from really getting in a funk I decided to avoid Facebook and Twitter. I decided to do this by deleting both of those applications from my phone. I spend way too much time on my phone, so I'm hoping that by deleting these apps it'll make me a little more social(God knows that my Grandma will be happy), and at the same time keeping me happy!

Luckily for me, I'm not completely out of the Tau Delt action! I get to attend the semi-formal which is the weekend after next. My dress is on it's way to my house as we speak, and I've had my eye on a couple pairs of shoes at DSW. Needless to say I'm WAY excited to attend! I'll definitely blog about it along with other news that I'm not announcing until after (I promise I'm not pregnant ;) )

In other news, I may or may not be leading my first class at Chow's tomorrow! Depending on the age group of the class I get to lead a couple parts of the class. I honestly don't know enough about gymnastics to teach older classes at the moment, but either way it'll be fun! I'll report more on that once it happens! (Could you believe it if I started posting every day? I don't think I could!)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Apology and chows

I am very aware that I've been a little scarce around here lately, and for that I apologize. I have been traveling a ton since Carter was born, and between traveling and settling down after said traveling, blogging has been the last thing on my mind. But I am finally back home and getting back into blog mode again, and have lots to report!

I think I might have mentioned at one point that I planned on taking an online class this semester just to keep myself busy. Unfortunately, the community college in Des Moines didn't get back to me in time to register for classes before the semester started, so that ended up not happening. Luckily, my high school cheerleading coach, Jena, is now in charge of the cheerleading program at Chow's gymnastics, and is pregnant! Pregnancy and cheerleading don't mix... people falling on top of people, flipping... it's just not good with a baby on board. So obviously she needed someone to cover for her while she prepares for the baby. She asked me if I was interested (Luke that's even a question?), I wrote up a cheer resume, got an interview, aaaaand I got the job!

I started training today! Basically what I will be doing is helping out with beginner gymnastics classes(maybe eventually having my own class), and helping head the cheer program with Jena! I think I might be helping out with birthday parties too! The job is easy enough from what I have gathered from the training, and seems like it'll be a lot of fun!

I'll get you some more updates as I train some more! And I promise to blog lots more now that I'm home :)

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

I cannot believe that Carter is 3 months old. It seems like every time Carter hits any milestone on age it throws me for a loop. But every week really is special. He's changing and learning, and being a mother is the best job in the world. Babies are just so precious and depend on you so much, it's be hard not to love them! Here's some pics of Carter at 3 months :)

In his new hoodie! My favorite!

Standing in his Husker onesie. Such a strong boy!

Always moving!

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