Reason for my Absence ...Day 9 – Something you are proud of.

This Little Man joined our family on Saturday January 29th at 1:18 after 4 hours of ACTIVE labor and 1 hour of pushing. He is 5.5 lbs & 19 inches long (no wonder i was so little he is TINY!). He is a little stud and has made us super Proud Parents already.

His eyes are amazing already... he looks like a little Gangster in this pic.. I still don't know who he looks like.
This is to show how little he is..

He is a little stud... & we Love him so much!


Day 8 – A song to match your mood.

Mike has got me hooked on Weezer.. we always jam out to it when we drive... it makes things go  by so much faster. our Favorite song is Put me Back together. it's fun to clean too also.


Day 7 – Your dream wedding.

My Dream Wedding took Place on May 9th ,2009 in Manti Utah where i was SEALED to the man of my dreams [my BEST FRIEND] for TIME & ALL ETERNITY! It wouldn't be to hot or to cold & the sun would be out ALL Day.
We had TONS of Support from our friends and Family...

My HUSBAND and I would have a prima-smile and be so happy we couldn't stop looking at each other.

My Dress would match my personality, My shoes would be comfortable and cute, and my Colors would match the season so well.

 (my brother couldn't believe that i would wear flats because my husband is so much taller than me)
(my Grandma did all my flowers..)
(Simple cake that was SOOO good.)

Our Parents/ Families were so happy (and excited that i made everything simple & easy to clean up.)

 We would be nice when we ate the cake.

 (of Course i got the BIGGEST piece and couldn't eat it)
 (we cut the cake Perfectly. everyone was so impressed)

We would have our first dance to "Better Together" by Jack Johnson.

 After Dancing & eating a little we Zoomed off in our Trusty Vibe!

 I would re-live my wedding day if i could i wouldn't change any of it.

Slowcooker Chicken Chili

Make 5 Dinners in 1 hour Ingredients:           Larissa's Ingredients: ( i never really follow the Recipe)
1 onion                                                                   Onion Flacks
1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts                    2 or 3 Chicken Breasts
3- 4oz cans chopped green chilies                     1- 4 oz. Chopped Green Chilies (i only had one on hand)
15 oz can pinto beans                                          1 15 oz. Can Pinto Beans (i'm sure you can use others)
15 oz can diced tomatos                                      1 15 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
1 t salt                                                                    Salt to taste
1/4 t cumin                                                            Red Pepper Flacks
1/4 oregano                                                          A Palm full of Oregano (if it is dried rub for more flavor)

Put Everything in a crockpot/slowcooker and cook on Low for 8 hours or on high for 4. Serve with Homemade Bread (my dad & Husband LOVED IT) Cheese, Sour Cream, Avocado Slices or what ever your little heart Desires.


Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

Mike & I talked about pets that we would wont to have once we get our own house. Right now we can only have gold fish but when we have enough room we would like to have a Black Lab or a Chocolate Lab.

We aren't really animal people but it would be good for the kids to have something to play with and take care of. If they stayed cute and little i would let them in the house but they get big and in the way so animals will be kept out side.


Quick Hospital Story

Yesterday Mike & i took trip to the Hospital hoping to coming home with a baby.
It all started Saturday night...
I started to have consistent contractions with a little pain. but after being on my feet all day i didn't think much of it.
Sunday morning my Contractions were still consistent but not very strong so we went to church. During Sacrament we timed them and they started getting stronger. I had to play the organ so i didn't really want to think about the contractions (I don't think Titus likes me playing, that or he LOVES it cause he would kick and move like crazy when i would play.) My Conractions were starting to take my breath away in sunday school so we timed them and they were 3 to 5 min apart. After sunday school we decided it would be better to be safe then sorry so we went to the hospital.
While at the hospital they checked me & i was at a 1 and 70 % Effaced. They monitored me and Titus for a while. Everything was going good so they decided to let me eat and start walking (to help get me to a 4. four is the magic number to be moved over to Labor & Delivery). Mike and I walked the Hospital for 2 HOURS. I had to do exercises during my contractions so every 3 mins we would stop and i would do my weird exercise.
After the two hours we went back up to the Labor & delivery ER to be checked again and SADLY we were still at a ONE. They sent us home... and so today i am going to be doing my exercises, Clean and keep busy.

Mike is getting so excited and had been texting me every chance he gets to see if my contractions have gotten harder. So i better get off my butt and start Squatting so this little man can be on his way.. We will keep you all updated.

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

 Two Years ago...I Graduated from CEU
(Mike Me Soap & Brandi)
Went through The Draper Temple
 (My Parents with Me & Mike)
 (Mikes Parents with Me & Mike)
Became Mrs. Terry

Was SUPER skinny in a swim suite.
 And hung out with Mickey & MIKEY!

It's so Crazy how things change so fast. In two years i went from being a CEU Eagle to a USU Aggie to a Utah Ute (i did get in so technically i am a ute). I went from being Larissa Ivory to Larissa Terry to Titus' mom. 


Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.

I couldn't just pic one picture of my best friend so i picked 3. Mike Has a amazing smile and i love his attitude with his awesome shades. This Guy is the best friend a girl could ask for, putting up with me and my clean freaky-ness these  past few weeks. ( i have been cleaning & getting things ready for Titus the last few weeks & have been moving things around.) He gets so excited about things  (like last night i told him i was have contractions and cramps for a while and he couldn't go to sleep till like 2 am.) But he is the best, I couldn't ask for a better husband, best friend & dad for Titus.


Start Placing your bets

ok so don't really bet...

But when do you think Titus will get here.. And how big do you think he will be...
Leave a Comment 
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Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

SO i know i'm going to miss a few days of these so i'm going to do Day 3 now just for the heck of it (and cause it's Saturday night and we are just chilling at home)

My Idea of the Perfect First Date is my first date with my Husband.
         I was so nervous to meet Mike ( I knew who he was but we had never really talked or even acknowledge each other before.)  He Picked me up at my house and was a real Gentlemen, Talking to my parents before we took off and opening my door. ( i can even tell you what i was wearing. my Orange sweater my hair half up & Mike Smelled really really good.
         We went to El Salto's in Price for some decent Mexican food. (i had enchiladas so did mike.)
          After El Saltos we went to his parents house to watch a movie, "The Prestige".

          After the Movie he took me home. Yay it was a simple date but it was so much fun. I never knew i could just talk and have such a good time on a first date.
I'm sure after the date we started texting each other because later that weekend sat by each other at church and then Later meet up at Prayer meeting together. (he was heading home after and Stopped in Provo to see his new Nephew Franky!)

These are Pictures of a date we went on a few months after our first date. We went to the Manti Pageant with my BF from high school & her Boyfriend. 

This was at the top of Huntington Canyon in June (look Snow)
Just before the Pageant started.  (Notice: i am standing on my tip toes and i barely go to his shoulder)
End day 3

Day 2 – Tell us about your job.

Well my Job is boring (I'm on maternity leave now!!), i am a "dispatcher" at the University Student Apartments Maintenance Office. Basically a Receptionist for a complaint department. I make work orders and tell people to fix things. But on slow days i just play around on the internet or read. I also do some paper work and filing.
My "NEW" job now is to be a MOMMY, the best job in the world and I don't even have Titus here yet. So Far I love being a mommy. All his cute clothes and the Smell of this Lotions & Shampoo make me so excited. Even his little Diapers make me happy even though i know what will be coming out of them soon. So far i really like how clean my house is since i have been on Maternity Leave (one day... i cleaned the Living room/kitchen this morning) I'm getting everything i can organized and i'm sure that while my Mom is here we will do some more (i love to organize)
End Day 2

Update: We had another appointment to Check my Amniotic Fluid, Everything is NORMAL! normal fluid levels is 15 and we were at a 17.6. Hopefully we have this little guy so we don't have to do another one. They aren't that bad cause we get to see Titus but... i takes a lot of time and we already know he is a healthy little guy. (i'm just a little person.)


Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

So i don't look like this now... This was back in my Freshman year of College.  
My Goal is to get back to that weight and grow my hair out & NEVER chop it off  again (sure i'll trim & cut a little but i wont CHOP it off again.)
Anyways I don't remember how this day was back in the day but So far today has been going OK. Sadly i am at work but It's my LAST DAY (so far at work there has been a pipe burst in one of the courts & work that someone left from last night [for real people- it's not that hard to get this stuff done])! I'll be here till Noon then at 2:30 we have  ANOTHER doctor's appointment. It's a good thing we live so close to the hospital other wise it would be a pain to have an appointment every two days (this little guy just needs to get here, & we really don't need to have these AFI's (Amniotic Fluid Index) the Fluid is NORMAL!). After the Appointment Mike and i have no other plans! just relax for the weekend & wait for this baby (i was hoping i wouldn't make it to 39 weeks but i just might make it to 40 {dang it})
 While i am thinking about it.. i'm going to Announce my Resolutions/Goals for 2011
These aren't in any order.
1.Get back down to PRE-Pregnancy Weight (maybe LOWER)
2. Do the Sprint LUNATIC TRIATHLON. 
(this is a must since my FIL has signed me up.)
3.Keep things as organized has possible with the new addition.
4. Find Cute Craft ideas to do for this little guy.
5. Only be a "Social Pop Drinker" (meaning i will only drink pop if it is offered/available i won't go out and buy my own)
6. Cook/Eat Healthier. (If I'm going to be little again i need to eat better)
7. Be a better Journal Keeper. I don't want to forget all the cool,silly, crazy things Titus & Mike think of or do.
8. Read the BoM!
9. Spend the weekends making memories with Titus & Mike.
10.  Set weekly goals to accomplish..

30 day Blog Challenge

I'm not saying that i am going to really keep up with this but till this baby gets here i will need something to do. Today is my LAST DAY OF WORK!!!! yay, but i have no idea how i'm going to keep myself busy till he gets here. Maybe read, Blog, Organize his room some more,maybe craft and (of course) SLEEP!
So here is what i will be writing/blogging about:

30 Day Blog Challenge:

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – Tell us about your job.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – Something you are proud of.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – A photo from high school?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 –Explain a hobby of yours
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Your favorite childhood show.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – Your favorite trip you have been on.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 - Your biggest Pet Peeve
Day 30 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 31 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened to you today.


38 weeks & counting...

12 more days till my Due date & only 2 days left at work.... Everything is ready for the little man to get here.
Dr. says I'm still measuring small for being 38 weeks, but i feel huge. My Dr. is out of the office this week so we will see what the Other Dr thinks. We did an AFI to check the fluid and everything is looking good, it's normal. He is really active and always moving. i have gained a total of 24 lbs. My ribs are so sore and i cant bend over.


Quick update: Christmas & New Years Random picture overload.

Christmas & New Years were great, we were able to spend both with our families!
We took our chances in the storm on Monday the 20th after we had a dr appointment. (the dr said that i am/was "measuring smaller than normal") Anyways the roads were pretty bad but Mike is an excellent driver and we made it in one piece to Price.
We Played with Baby L till the other Monkey's got to Price.
 Baby L loves her uncle Mike. She took about a two hour nap with him.
 Just Chillin... We did a lot of this till Christmas Eve. 
We played lots of games, Talked a ton & eat way to much. 
Christmas Eve was filled with Excitement. We waited for the rest Mikes family to join us..
These Pictures are random.
 These Peeps joined us from Florida.
 Waiting for the Christmas Eve Show to start...
 Baby L In her cute Christmas PJ's
 Miss Kenna ..
 Kyla, the girl, the boy & Mama Terry
 Papa Terry Reading the Christmas Story to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.
 Banana, The Boy & Em...
 Em & the Boy loved to play together.
 Writing letters to Santa
 Sending the letters to Santa
 the Girl...
 Christmas Morning
 Man am i Spoiled... Mike got me a New Sewing machine... I am so excited to start on my projects
 Baby L loved playing with the wrapping paper.
 The Mess... it was crazy and lots of fun to see everyone open their presents.
 The Girl Jumping on the Tramp.
Crazy Kenna Jumping on the tramp.
The Boy showing off his skills.
For new years Mike went sleding with his neices... I was sad i couldn't go but i went shopping instead. 
 Little Em ... She looks so determined ...
 Russ Pulling the girls up the hill.
 Kenna Just chillin..
 This is what i did most of the time... Played on the computer... Check out that BIG belly.

We did spend lots of time with my family but we always forget our camera so i Borrowed some from my sister. We played lots of games, Played some Basketball, ate way to much Beef Stick.. ( i love beef stick with Sprite) I drank WAY to much Sprite (being pregnant is the best during the holidays)  & we played a Lot with "the Kam Bam!"
 She is super cute & so tiny!
 The Ivory Girls like to go over the top when it comes to wrapping.

 Talking To Uncle Mike

Her Parents are going to have a hard time keeping the boys away from her. 
But she will have Cousin who will fight them off too.
 Just Practicing...
She looks so little when Uncle Mike holds her. 

When we got back from all the excitement in Price we went to  have an ultrasound... Our little Man is doin great. Measuring just fine (his tummy is measuring on the lower end of normal but it is normal non the less..) here is our handsome guy... I think the is sucking his thumb, because neither one of us has big lips. 

 This is his comfy bed that is waiting for him...