Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Post By David

Sorry you have to hear from me. My wife thinks I am doing homework right now, and I just wanted to write a quick note about her to surprise her.

She made cookies the other day, and they were delectable. Unfortunately, she insists on doling out some of these cookies to our "friends". Personally, I think if they were really our "friends" they would deny the offer and let me eat the cookies. Mel is a giving person.

Her pregnancy is going well. Despite the fact that she is growing another person inside of her, she still works hard all day with Carson and keeping the apartment tidy. All I do during the day is sit in class and digest my breakfast, if I eat it. Mel gets upset when I don't eat breakfast, something about being healthy and not wanting me to die when I'm fifty because all I do is eat cookies on my way out the door. Maybe that's why she gives them away :). I can't wait to get home from school and work so I can play with Carson and Mel can get a break.

Mel is faithful. Her bum of a husband hasn't found a job yet, and she will not stop smiling. Her chipper attitude is highly contagious.

We had fun picking out the new background for the blog. I love the picture that my brother Jeff took of Mel and Carson. Aren't the two of them beautiful?*

I love my wife. She makes me happy.

*The answer is Yes.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Alright, I admit it, I am pregnant! Today I am 14 weeks 4 days. I kept the news under pretty tight wraps until over 13 weeks. This has been a scary pregnancy and I didn't want to put myself through the agony of telling anyone I had miscarried. I'll explain: at about 6 weeks, I was sitting between ward conferences when I felt something similar to when my water broke with Carson. I rushed to the bathroom to find that I was experiencing severe bleeding. After hurrying home and receiving a BEAUTIFUL priesthood blessing, I was sad, but felt okay about everything. I called my doctor and was told to take it easy and pay attention to the bleeding. "Check for clots and tissue". Clots and tissue never came, and the bleeding eventually stopped. I figured time would tell if I had lost the baby. I decided to take a pregnancy test the following Friday and sure enough, that second little line, was READILY there. The following Wednesday (a week and half later), I had a doctors appointment. He did an ultrasound and there was a little bean with a good heartbeat. Blessings! I then had some pretty good spotting two weeks later. I made it a matter of faith at this point, prayed and hoped for the best, and once again, it stopped. At 13 and a half weeks, I had another doctors appointment whereat he found a strong little heartbeat. He didn't even have to move the sonogram thingy around at all! That made me feel really hopeful. So with all that said, we are THRILLED for baby number two. I have no clue what we are having because this pregnancy has been SO different. Here are a few of the ways:

- Heartburn started WAY sooner than last time
- I got sicker sooner, and it has lasted longer, but it hasn't been quite as bad
- I have been able to somewhat control the nausea with food...uh oh
- The breakouts started sooner, but have lightened up a bit, whereas last time they just got worse and worse
- I am WAY more tired. If I don't get 10 hours of sleep a night, I can't function
- My uterus has been more tender. Last time I didn't feel it at all
- That whole bleeding thing...
- I am not necessarily emotional, but I cry at EVERYTHING remotely touching.

You get the picture. I do need to thank a few people (who did know of my condition) for their care and willingness to step in and help at any time. They have truly been angels. Jess, Emily, Mom; I love you!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dave is at work and Carson is being REALLY good so....

....I thought it would be fun to do this.
1. Real name: Melanie Crockett
2. Nickname: The only one I ever even really kind of had was yellamee
3. Status: Happily Married
4. Zodiac sign: Gemeni
5. Male or female: Female
6. Elementary: Mary Innes, Beaverhead Elementary (honestly, I can't remember the name of the school I went to for 2nd and half of 3rd grade--Jenn help me out here), Salmon Creek Elementary
7. Middle School : Gaiser Middle, Fairmont Junior High, Lowell Scott Middle (can you gather how much we moved!)
8. High School: Centennial High School
9. College: BYU
10. Hair color: Blonde, and fading... so sad
11. Long or short: Fairly long, I even cut 4 inches off a few months ago
12. Loud or Quiet: It depends on whether it's naptime or not
13. Sweats or Jeans: jeans unless I am pregnant...then sweats all the way!
14. Phone or Camera: What is this asking? I definitely think camera though
15. Health freak: Usually
16. Drink or Smoke: Hahahahaha - I am even semi afraid of artificial sweeteners
17. Do you have a crush on someone: Always - he knows who he is :). He was actually my biggest crush in high school too.
18. Eat or Drink: Unfortunately, eat
19. Piercings: Just my ears although, I have told Dave that if I wasn't LDS I would have a lot of piercings
20. Tattoos: No--along the same lines as the questions above, if I wasn't LDS I still wouldn't have ANY tattoos. YUCK!
21. Music: Broadway!! And any great dance tunes
22. Comedies or Horror: Comedy - romantic preferably
23. First piercing: ears at 10 years old
24. First best friend: Laura Johnson. Yeah, I have thought about looking her up since we lost touch years ago...there will be NO luck with that. I predict there are 1 billion Laura Johnson's in the world
25. First award: I think it was a hula hooping contest
26. First crush: Either David or Ben (consequently the names of my brothers), in my Kindergarten class
27. First Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Darrin McMullin - sure freaked my mom out good!
28. First pet: First that I can actually remember is a scary whippet dog whose name I can't remember cause it was too high strung and my parents got rid of it shortly thereafter
29. First big vacation: Can't remember
30. First big birthday: Birthday's were always fun, but I remember going to the playmill theather in Yellowstone when I was 7 and one of the actors came and sang Happy Birthday to me. He was down on one knee and took my hand...I was M-O-R-T-I-F-I-E-D
31. First Car: A Marron Toyota Camry - 1987 Still my favorite car to this day
32. First Favorite Song: Probably "I saw the sign" was that Ace of Base?
33. First phone: Summer after HS graduation
34. First Surgery: October 27th 2000. The big one. ACL repair and Meniscus Repair
35. First time on an Airplane: Can't remember. I get air sick and it all blurs together
36. Phone Call: Just BARELY like 5 seconds ago from my crush :)
37. Instant Message: Does gmail count? That would also be my crush...he's at work still
38. Text Message:A few months ago when my sister told me she miscarried - not a fun one
39. Song you listened to: Sweet Home Alabama
40. Time you cried: Last night - I was watching "The Sweetwater Rescue" about the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies
41. Getting on your nerves: Carson keeps yanking the cords out of the back of the computer. But I can't say I blame him
42. TV: The Jazz game
43. Drinking: nothing
44. Hair: out-of-control!
45. Wearing: a pink robe - from my crush :)
46. Eating: nothing
47. With: Carson
48. I'm about to: go to my crush's basketball game
49. Listening to: nothing
50. Plans for today: Clean up a little and do some Relief Society
51. Want kids: Even more
52. Want to get married: never again - I'll keep the one I've got
53. Careers in mind: Stay at home mom, chauffer, gardener, etc
'54. Place of Residency: Anywhere with a job
55. Car or Truck: Car
56. Shorter or taller: Taller - duh
57. Romantic or spontaneous: - both
58. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive
59. Serious relationship or casual dates: Relationship
60. Trouble maker or hesitant: Um... neither
62. Lost glasses/contacts: Absolutely
63. Ran away from home: No
64. Hold a gun/knife for self defense: No
65. Killed somebody: No
66. Broken someones heart: Yup - it was a doosy too
67. Been arrested: Almost - but I wan't doing anything that bad. Just swimming in the Helaman Halls pool after hours.
68. Cried when someone died: Yes
69. Kissed a stranger: No
70. Had someone ask you out and you said no: Yes - a lot actually. I figured it was the most merciful thing if I wan't interested in a guy and I could tell he was looking for something serious
71. Laughed until you cried: Yes - just a couple of days ago, Carson was blowing raspberried on my leg...
72. Met someone who changed your life: Yes - every day
73. Fallen in Love: Yes - with my crush
74. Found out someone was talking about you: More than once
75. Been Cheated on: Yup - first boyfriend. The one that scared my mom to death. Yeah, he cheated on my and I was SO RELIEVED! I was trying to figure out a way to break up with him.
76. Cheated on anyone: No way
77. Lost someone special: I have lost two great grandmothers
78. Broken a bone: Do fingers count? No, I didn't think so.
79. Yourself: Yes
80. Miracles: Of course
81. Love at first sight: I don't know - the jury is still out on this one, but I am skeptical
82. Heaven: YES
83. Santa Claus: You bet I do - and as of this year, I REALLY appreciate all he has done - I always took him for granted before
84. Holding Hands on the first date: Sure
85. Kiss on the first date: You bet! If you want to turn me off REALLY fast and never get a second date
86. Righty or Lefty: Right
87. Last time you saw your Dad: A week or so ago
88. Do you like the snow: Not on the roads
89. Whats your favorite season: Summer by far
90. Can you swim: Love to!
91. Ridden a horse: Yes - I get more scared every time I do... is that normal?
92. Ridden a bike: Yes - motorcycle and a bicycle
93. Photogenic: Not really
94. Have siblings: 2 of each
95. Beach or Mountains: a little of both...otherwise I would get bored
96. Hot or Cold: HOT
97. Is there one person you want to be with right now: Yes, my crush - the other guy is alreay here
98. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life: Absolutely. I never thought being poor, and exhausted and so busy would be so wonderful. But it is
99. Do you believe in God: Yes - He's the reason I do what I do
100. Post as 100 truths and tag at least 5 people.

Monday, March 2, 2009

It is time to report that...

...Carson is walking! Most of you probably already know that, but I think it's important that we document it. For a couple of months he has been taking a few steps and sometimes getting brave enough that he didn't have to walk between Dave and I. But he still crawled everywhere. I figured as soon as he wanted to he would be a walking machine. Well, now he wants to. Carson walks everywhere. He can get to a standing position from sitting and everything. It's the end of the world as we know it. Wish us luck :).