Friday, December 19, 2014

Jack: 1-7 months!

Just born, look at those lips. --- 1 month old, what a sweet smile. --- 2 Months old, first fathers day!

3 months old my little baldy --- 4 months old, he is too cute when he sleeps! --- 5 Months! First Pumpkin Patch!









6 months old and handsome as he could possibly be. --- 7 Months old, with his cousin Shelby! They love to play!







 






First official family picture. August 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jack David: The Birth Story

My baby boy is 7 1/2 months old.  I can't even believe it!

He has grown and changed so much and he is such a joy!

He loves to scream and giggle.  He thinks it's funny when I walk into another room to scream bloody murder, and then when I walk back to check on him, he is just a laughing!

He is so fun, he bring so much joy into my life everyday.

I haven't ever written his birth story down and I would really like to so I can save it for him to read when he's older and ready to start his own family.

So I'll write it here and print out the page, and all the comments for his scrapbook.

May 1, 2014

3:00 PM: Dr's appointment.  I was still only dilated to 1 cm, and about 50% effaced.  Discussed options and decided to schedule an induction the next day, May 2 at 7 AM.

6:00 PM: Keith took me to dinner at Chinese.  Contractions became VERY painful during dinner, but were still too far apart to go to the hospital.   I did NOT want to get sent home again.

10:00 PM: Bed time, contractions so painful I could no longer breathe, walk, or talk.  Tried to lay in bed for a few hours but I was in so much pain I couldn't lay flat.  Tried a warm bath, and a lot of pacing the floor. I was really trying to tolerate the pain until 6:30 when we planned to go to the hospital, I figured we were scheduled to start anyway, we would just have to use less Pitocin to get the process going.

May 2, 2014

2:30 AM: Contractions became so painful I woke Keith with my grunting and moaning and he convinced me to call the hospital. They told me to come in.

3:00 AM: Made it to the hospital, got hooked up to monitors and the nurse checked my progress.  I was dilated to a 5, and 75% effaced.  I had made a LOT of progress. The nurse called my Dr. to update him and ask about an epidural.  He gave me the go ahead to get the epidural, but Keith and I talked and decided I would wait "just a little longer." 

5:00 AM: I was DYING.  We called the Nurse Anesthetist and I got my epidural.  For me, the epidural was the scariest part. A friend of mine had a baby a few months before and the epidural had broken off in her back and she had to have back surgery immediately after she had her baby. So I was way scared! Keith held me while they put it in, and I FINALLY got some relief.  We watched nick at nite and slept for about an hour.
6:00 AM: The doctor came in to check me and HOLY cow! I was at 7 already.  He told me it wouldn't be much longer.  I called my mom and she left work and came down to Gunnison to be with me.

7:00 AM: My mom was there just in time for the Dr. to break my water.  (That was a weird feeling)

9:30 AM: Set up the room and got ready to start pushing.

9:50 AM Pushed once

10:00 AM Jack's heart rate was dropping too quickly to continue a normal delivery.  My doctor told me I needed a c-section.  (for those of you that don't know, this was my worst nightmare, from the time I got pregnant I had had nightmares about having an emergency c-section)  I bawled.  I was so scared. They took Keith away to get him scrubbed up for the OR and my mom had to say goodbye to me.  At this point, I was all alone.  Okay, not really cause I had some awesome nurses and the Nurse Anesthetist stayed with me the whole time.  But I was SO scared.

10:15AM: I was in the OR waiting for keith, scared to death, crying shaking and freezing.  Finally after what seemed like hours, Keith walked in all scrubbed up. The doctor told me they were going to start.  Then I felt a little pressure.

It seemed like the worked on me forever, and I just kept asking. Is everything okay? Is Jack okay? Where is Jack, is he out? Why isn't he crying.

10:21 AM: Then I heard it. Jack's first scream! He was far away with the respiratory therapist, but Keith got to go to him and see him, and he got to bring him over to me so I could see him.  Our awesome N.A. took a bunch of pictures of us together.

Little Family

Jack's First Picture

First time I saw him!


Then Keith took him away down to the nursery to get weighed.  He was 5 lb 10 oz and 21 inches long.  He was having a hard time getting his temperature up, so he had to be in the incubator for about 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, I was in the OR, all alone with all of this medical stuff and nurses and doctors around me.  I was scared.  They kept telling me to try to go to sleep.. But yeah, right.  I was scared to death and all I wanted was to see my baby boy!!!!

FINALLY about an hour later, they wheeled me out of the OR down the hall to my room where all of my family was waiting for me.  Keith, my mom and dad, Kayden, Jill, Nadean, Shelly and David, Maria and Will were all waiting for me.  Keith had Jack.  When we were going into the OR they asked me who could hold him before me, and I said no one.  But I guess Keith was the exception ;)

Then, after what seemed like YEARS of waiting, they handed me my beautiful baby boy.  My Jack. he was here, he was safe, and he was healthy.  I was so happy.



I got to nurse him for the first time, and he was a champ at eating (still is, he doesn't miss many meals ;) )

Then we let everyone in to hold him.
(these were the only pictures on my phone when I was writing this)
Aunt Nadean with Baby Jack

Proud Grandma with Jack
Best day of my life.







May 5, 2014 at about 2 PM we got to take our little bundle home :)


Look how tiny he was in his car seat.  The straps were as tight as they could possibly go.

In this picture he weighed 5 lbs.  SO LITTLE!

I am going to be better at blogging from now on so I can document Jack's baby hood a little better than I have been.

See you soon!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Life since my last post.

I know it's been a few weeks, but life has been crazy. 

Last time I posted I was 38 weeks pregnant. And soo ready to be done. 

The next week I was 39 weeks pregnant and I came down with the terrible stomach flu. I lost 10 lbs and had to be hospitalized for 2 days. I though for sure the dr would induce me, but he didn't and looking back, I'm glad because the stomach flu + labor would have been awful. 


First solid food in over 24 hours. 

Then my due date came and went. April 29th, then April 30th and then May got here and we went to the dr to schedule an induction. We scheduled it for May 2nd at 7 am. 

40 weeks + 1 day baby bump picture. Had to wear a dress because I had no clothes that fit. 

I had contractions all day Thursday, finally at 2:30 AM I was in so much pain I woke Keith up and made him take me to the hospital. 

I'll write about my whole birth story in my next post, but the sum of it is at 10:00 the Dr told me the best option for me and baby was to have an emergency c-section. At 10:21 AM I heard my baby cry. Jack David Woolsey finally joined us.  


First time I saw him. 


We had to stay in the hospital for 3 days because of the c-section. 

We came home Monday, May 5th and have been loving life as a little family ever since. 

Mazee loves baby Jack and always tries to help when he cries. 

He is 2 weeks old today and I can't believe how much he has changed. 

What a fun adventure this parenting thing is. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

38 Weeks!

Seriously guys.  We are 38 Weeks today! I'm so ready to have this little munchkin that I can't even stand it!

We [The Immediate Family] have officially placed baby bets.

So that means its getting close!

My bet is that he will come Friday, the 18th [GOOD FRIDAY] he will weigh 6 lbs 5 oz. and be about 21 inches long (I've seen the ultrasound, and this kid has big feet and long legs like his daddy)

Keith bets he won't get here until the 27th. I can't remember what his guess on height and weight were, but don't worry, its all written down on my fridge.


Things have been a little more exciting this week (I'm not sure this is a good thing.)

Yesterday morning we had to make an unexpected visit to the hospital.  I hadn't felt Jack move for a good 2 hours, and I just wasn't feeling right.  I went down to the hospital and they immediately found his heartbeat. [I cried, I was so relieved] He still wasn't moving much though, so they kept the monitors on me, and called my Dr.

He told them to give me lots of fluids, so I drank 5 cups of NASTY Gunnison water, and had a bag of IV fluid.  He started moving after that.   Just to be safe, they tested my urine and it came back that I had a little bladder infection [which explains why I've been feeling yucky] so I got an antibiotic for that.


We were so so so relieved when we heard that heartbeat!  Not knowing is an awful feeling.


Anyways, all is well in baby land.  He's still cooking away, no matter how much I want him out.

I've started eating pineapple, drinking raspberry tea, and going for long walks... I'm ready for baby boy to be here.

38 weeks, and feeling HUGE! So ready to meet baby Jack
What are your tips for "encouraging" him to join us?  No castor oil please :)


Friday, April 11, 2014

April Happy List

I love lists... all things in lists.

So today, I decided to make a "things that make me happy list" I'm going to try to do this once a month.

 Baby Jack//My Hubby//Mazee//My Family//F.R.I.E.N.D.S.// Gordon (sometimes)//Rainy Days (and Mazee again)//Keith's family

There are many many other things that make me happy.

But there are also many many more months in the year :) Stay Tuned :)







Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I'm sure you've all read my review of Divergent by Veronica Roth.

If you haven't, you can see it here.

Over spring break, I read the second book in the trilogy.  It's called Insurgent.

I LOVED IT.

Sometimes the second book in a series is less than amazing, because it is usually the boring stuff that happens after something begins, but before the really exciting ending stuff starts.

Not this one, this book had way more action in it than the first book.

However, I was a little frustrated with Tris and Four.  Bicker, bicker, bicker.

Tris really steps out in this book and embraces her divergence.  She struggles the whole book trying to decide what she is, where she belongs, and finally, she just embraces that she doesn't belong in any ONE place, she is a human with multiple likes, wants, and ambitions.

So good.  Read it, you won't regret it.

5 out of 5 stars!





My top 10 favorite songs right now


Keith Urban- Cop Car


Rodney Atkins- Watching You

Gary Allen- Tough Little Boys

Conway Twitty- That's My Job

Rascal Flatts- My Wish


Kenny Rogers- The Greatest

Brad Paisley- Anything Like Me

Reba McEntire- You're Gonna Be

Travis Tritt- I See Me

Billy Dean- Let Them Be Little

Are you seeing a trend?  Besides the first one, they can all be dedicated to my sweet boy.

I'm so ready to meet him and hold him and be his mom.

Its a little scary, but I'm so ready to start our little life together as a family.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

37 Week Update

37 weeks... I'm hoping there is less than 3 weeks left (like I would prefer to have my little Jack-O-Lantern TONIGHT if I could choose)

I am so glad that I get him soon.

But let me tell you... I AM SOOOO DONE being pregnant.
  • My feet hurt, my back hurts, my hips hurt.
  • My hands are so swollen I can't grab or hold onto anything.
  • My feet are so swollen I'm wearing slippers at work because regular shoes don't fit.
  • I have to pee every 20 minutes
  • I haven't slept longer than 4 hours TOTAL in months.
  • Braxton Hicks are crazy.
  • Starting to have some regular contractions.

 So now that I've complained...

I will miss a few things about being pregnant.

  • Feeling him move inside of me
  • Being told I need to eat more (BY A DOCTOR) and getting away with it.
  • Keith talking and reading to my stomach.
  • Daydreaming about what he will look like.
  • Anticipating his arrival (I feel like I'm living on the edge)

So cross your fingers for me that he will come soon :)









Friday, April 4, 2014

Divergent: Movie Review

So, you all know I loved the book.

Guess what.  I really liked the movie too!

I mean, no movie is ever as good as the book.  But this one was very good.

The book is about 500 pages long, so I wasn't expecting them to be able to fit EVERYTHING into 2 hours.  So the parts they left out (which there were some) I just ignored, and tried not to compare the two.

The movie was great.  One thing they left out, that I thought really needed to be in there was *SPOILER ALERT* the part where Peter stabs Edward in the eye.  He comes up again in the second book, so I think they probably should have at least mentioned SOMETHING about it.

Other than that.  No complaints.  I loved every minute.  I'm actually thinking about going again.  If I can convince the hubby to take me.

I give the movie 4 out of 5 stars.

Plus, movie theater popcorn is my FAVORITE!!!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

36 Week Update!

WOO! we are really almost there now.

37-40 weeks is considered "full-term" so I'm keepin him in for one more week, and then, I'm going to do all I can to encourage him to join us!

I am to the point in pregnancy that I am just done.  I'm tired, I am uncomfortable, I am MISERABLE.  and I want my baby here, so I can kiss him and love him and hold him, and not be so huge and uncomfortable.

I didn't even take a picture this week.  Mostly because I was sooo uncomfortable yesterday I didn't even get out of bed until 1:00 and after that I only got up because I needed to wash pants or else no one in my house could wear clothes today.

I can't sleep.
I can't eat.
I can't walk.


***TMI ALERT!***
It feels like if I squatted, and pushed really hard, I could probably pop him right out of there.

Keith says... "Please don't do that..."

I can take a couple more weeks, I just have to keep remembering... I get to see him soon, I made it through 9 months of this, I can do a few more weeks....

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, March 31, 2014

20 Things F.R.I.E.N.D.S Taught Me

Most of you that know me know I love the TV Show F.R.I.E.N.D.S

These are a few of the things I've learned from Friends.  Life's most important lessons I think.

  1. If you're "on a break" don't sleep with some girl from the coffee shop.
  2. If you want to escape a crazy person, tell them you're going to Yemen
  3. If you get stung by a jelly fish, someone will need to pee on you. 
    • and so you know, if he had to, Joey would pee on ANY ONE OF YOU!
  4. The best way to cheer someone up is to put a turkey on your head, with some over sized sunglasses, and dance around.
  5. It is not smelly cat's fault.
  6. If someone you care about writes you a letter, READ THE WHOLE THING, before agreeing.  Even if it is 18 pages FRONT AND BACK!
  7. Every person is entitled to a freebie list.
    • a list of 5 celebrities you could be intimate with if given the opportunity.
  8. Maternity pants are great for when the baby expands, but they are also good later for stealing melons from grocery stores.
  9. There are 7 erogenous zones. (Just ask Monica)
  10. Regina Phalange and Ken Adams are the best alias names.
  11. Too much Ms. Pac-Man will give you "the claw"
  12. The 3 most frightening words can easily be "OH MY GAWD" followed closely by "Chandalah Bing?!"
  13. When a point becomes invalid.  It is a "moo point" like a cow's opinion, it doesn't matter.
  14. Its okay to cry when you watch Titanic because those two only had each other!
  15. Everyone has a lobster.
  16. When you're picking team captains... Bunny Up!
  17. Love happens when you least expect it.
  18. You can change your name to anything you want.  Even Princess Consuela Bananahammock.
  19. Your friends are always there for you.
  20. Thanksgiving is never, ever peaceful, or uneventful. And that is okay.
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120208193857/divergent/images/c/c2/Divergent_hq.jpgThis weeks book review is on Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Keith read this book first because he saw the trailer for the movie. I had no intention of reading it until one day, he was taking a long time to go somewhere and the book HAPPENED to be sitting on the counter next to me.  I started reading on a Thursday night, and finished it Sunday evening.

I love books like this.  The ones that are impossible to put down.  I read in every spare moment, in the bathtub, while I was cooking dinner, at bed time, waiting at the eye doctor with my mom.  I just read and read.

LOVED every second of it.  The first chapter had me so involved that I couldn't stop reading.

Then it gets REALLY good, there is a little love, a little fighting, and a lot of really great story lines.

When I saw this book, I was like "Oh great, another Hunger Games knock-off, but BOY was I wrong.  This was nothing like the Hunger Games and dare I say, it was even better.




Synopsis:
In this post-apocolyptic world, society is divided into five factions.
  • Abnegation (the selfless)
  • Erudite (the knowledge seekers)
  • Dauntless (the brave)
  • Amity (the peacemakers/peacekeepers)
  • Candor (the honest)
Tris is a young Abnegation girl who has reached the age where she must take the Aptitude Test to determine which faction she truly belongs to.  I won't spoil it.

She takes the test, and chooses a faction.  Then she makes some friends, and has to go through initiation.  She finds a boy named Four, and he is awesome ((I told Keith that I have a fiction crush on him) and I actually had a dream about him last night!)  He and she get through a bunch of stuff, and then crap gets real.

I can't tell you anymore because I don't want to spoil it.  So go read this book because I give it a 5/5 stars!

It is so well written, and the way Veronica Roth describes and writes about things, it makes it seem like I am there, and I can actually see and feel everything that happens.

The movie came out on March 21, 2014.  I plan to write a review on the movie as soon as I see it.

I'll let you know, until then... Watch the trailer.



Friday, March 21, 2014

You're Human, so am I

Yesterday, I interviewed for a job that I wanted.  Don't get me wrong, I love my current job, but this job I was interviewing for was a pay raise and a good opportunity.

I felt like I did really well on my interview.

I went home and waited, 3 hours later, I got the call.

I didn't get it.

They chose someone else.

As a human, rejection of any kind is hard.  It is especially hard when you're hormonal, and pregnant, and felt like you did really, really, well in the interview.

So I cried.  Uncontrollably.  My husband hugged me, and tried to make me feel better, but I just needed to cry.

My mom bought me a Snow Shake from the cute new shack in town. And then I was done crying.

I know I did well, and I will do better next time.

Bonus, I get to keep my office, my job, and I get to continue working with the friends I've made at my current job.

I just thought I would share my motto with all of you.  Because its okay to cry.  It's okay to be sad, and have a melt down.  But then, when you're done crying.  You need to pack up your pity party and move on.

Happy Friday all.





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Review: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

Its time for a book review.

I recently read My Story by Elizabeth Smart and Chris Stewart.

When I decided to read this book, I had heard a lot about it.  I remember when Elizabeth Smart got kidnapped, it was all over the local and national news, and it hit especially hard since I live in Utah, and am just a few years younger than Elizabeth.
I started reading and was almost immediately enthralled in the story.  It was captivating.  BUT, this book is not very well written.  In other reviews I've read, the blame is on the Ghost writer Chris Stewart.

There are WAY too many exclamation points, and it is written in a very naive tone.

The story is amazing, and I really enjoyed the book.  The writing style was just not quite my forte`.

The book is also written so that it seems like the entire time, she is trying to convince readers and herself that she doesn't nor did she ever have Stockholm Syndrome (when a kidnap victim feels some sort of affection or attachment to her captors.)  I don't feel like she needed to explain herself so much.  She was a child, she was afraid for her life.  The end.  I felt like she spent most of her time explaining why she did what she did, and that she was acting out of fear, not out of affection.

It did keep me at the edge of my seat.  She has many close encounters where she was ALMOST rescued, but something always stepped in the way.

Synopsis:
Elizabeth Smart was a young Mormon girl from Utah who was taken from her bed that she shared with her sister. She was taken in the middle of the night by a man named Brian David Mitchell.  He claimed to be "Emmanuel, prophet of the lord"  He insisted that the lord had commanded him to take Elizabeth to be the first of 7 virgin child brides.  He took her, married her, and abused her for 9 months while his wife, Wanda Barzee helped conceal his secret, and watched the abuse.

They lived in the mountains in a secluded camp above Salt Lake for a while, and then as winter approached, they left Utah for the warmer weather in California.

During this 9 months several people approached Mitchell and inquired as to Elizabeth's identity, but somehow, Mitchell would always get out of it...

Great story. Writing Style... not so much.


Over all, I give this book 2 1/2 out of 5 stars.

I would recommend this book for the story line, but not for the writing style.








Tuesday, March 18, 2014

34 Weeks Update... and the baby bump

34 weeks and counting!
That means we only have 4-6 weeks left!  
Things are starting to get REAL!  


ITS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! 
(I hope you all sang that line in your best Europe voice)


My shower is this weekend, I am so excited.  My cute Sister-In-Law has planned the whole sha-bang, and I know its going to be awesome.

Looking forward to seeing lots of family! Thats always the best part about showers.

Keith is psyched, as always and continues to prepare for our little boy to join us.

Mazee however, is less excited.  I think she can tell that something is changing, and it is happening soon because she doesn't want anything to do with me.  She only wants Keith.

The other day, I picked her up from my parents house and brought her home.  I got home before Keith, so I just brought her with me.  She spent the hour before Keith got home running through the house looking for him.  Then after she ran through every room, she would go to the door and pout.  Then go look for him again.

I tried to hold her, and coax her to come sit on my lap, but no such luck.  She only wants Keith.

Have any of you had a fur baby, and then a human baby?  How did you help them adjust?

Okay, now onto the baby bump picture!


I feel like he is starting to drop, the bump looks smaller than 2 weeks ago for some reason...
Friday, March 14, 2014

33 Week Update

Went to the Dr. on Thursday and our little sweet pea is growing like a champ, and is right on track with everything.

We are going every 2 weeks now, but our Dr. informed us yesterday that after the next appointment we will start going every week...  EVERY WEEK!!!

Do you know how close that makes us?

Way close.  I'm psyched!

I wanna meet our little guy so bad, My curiosity is getting the best of me.  I just wanna know what/who he looks like, and if he has hair, and whose nose he has etc.

Soon, Kayla, soon.

Meanwhile, here is a picture from our appointment yesterday.  Keith and Jack were playing Dinosaurs :)

I had to screen shot the facebook post so you could all see how sweet my husband is, and how great of a dad he is already.


I haven't taken a baby bump picture this week but I'll be sure to at 34 weeks.  

Keith and I are taking a few more maternity pictures this week.  So stay in touch to see those.

Here is my favorite of the ones Keith took last week.

I'll do a whole post on more maternity pictures after my shower. :)

And a post on my shower.





 


32 Week Update.. Baby Bump

Can you believe it? 32 Weeks pregnant!  only 5-7 weeks left!

Can't wait to meet my little cutie pie!

Things I'm looking forward to the most:
  • Kissing him!
  • Seeing what he looks like!
  • Cuddling him!
  • Not being pregnant anymore
Things I'm most worried about:
  • Birth
  • I really don't want a c-section (so I'm praying everything goes well)
  • Not knowing what the crap I'm doing and screwing him up.

Guess what?!

Baby bump time...  I feel like a boat...






Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How to clean a microfiber couch

There are probably 100 blog posts on how to clean a microfiber couch...

But this one... is awesome... because it ACTUALLY worked... most things in my life don't work out quite as splendidly as this did.


I did a WHOLE lot of research, because I really loved these microfiber couches, and they were well within our budget.  But these poor dears needed a lot of work.


Just so you can see how much love these needed.  This is the love seat before I cleaned it...


After a whole lot of research, I discovered all couches have cleaning codes.  I didn't know this.  Ours was located under the cushion on one of those "do not remove under penalty of law" tags

This couch was VERY luckily "W" so I decided to use my favorite cleaning supply... DAWN BLUE DISH SOAP!!!

Seriously, this stuff is magical, and SUPER inexpensive.  Dawn blue works the best.  I wouldn't skimp and use the no-name brand, dawn is pretty cheap.

I filled a water-bottle with hot water, and put about a tablespoon of Dawn Blue Dish Soap in it.. (maybe a little more, I get carried away). Then swirled it around to mix it up.

So I soaked the cushions and scrubbed them with a sponge.

Then, I let it dry.  It looked okay, but they were really, really stained.

So I unzipped the covers, and made my husband pry them off (they were kinda tight) and then we threw them in the washer with some gentle Tide detergent (not very much, not even quite half a cap-full)

Then I threw them in the dryer on cool for a few minutes, not enough to get them dry, but just enough to start the process.  Then I made my wonderful hubby squeeze them back onto the cushions.  They were gorgeous.

Here's a before and after:




After one gentle cycle in the washer, I was so pleased with the results!

I started on the couch, same process. I soaked the couch with my dishsoap and water solution.  Then scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed.  Then I borrowed my moms handy-dandy carpet cleaner with an upholstery attachment, and sprayed clean water on it until it was saturated.

Then I used the attachment to suck up the water, AND DIRT (it was way way dirty water).

I sucked it up until little to no water came out of the couch, and then I made sure to go over it one more time to make all the fibers go the same way.

Then we let it dry overnight.

When we woke up, It was so clean, it looked like a new couch!

[insert clean picture of love seat here]


The fabric on the arms was a little stiff, so I vacuumed it with the upholstery attachment on my vacuum.  Now it is soft and new!



Isn't it so pretty?

It makes my living room look much bigger and cozier! (which is what we are aiming for)


I've also learned that regular maintenance really is the key to clean microfiber.  Vacuum your furniture with an upholstery attachment once a week (or at the very least once a month) to avoid ground in dirt and grime.  Clean wet spills immediately, using as little water as possible.


Have you ever cleaned microfiber? How did you do it?





Friday, February 28, 2014

Oscar Predictions 2014

It's that time again, The Academy Awards air Sunday!

After much research and studying, I have decided on my Oscar Predictions for this year.





Best Picture
Nominees
My Prediction:  Gravity.  As much as I love Leonardo DiCaprio.... I think best picture should go to Gravity.  Sandra Bullock... BLEW ME AWAY in this movie.  When I first saw a preview for it. I was like... what?  She just floats around in space?  But THEN... I saw the movie.. I was amazed, totally entranced for the whole 2 hours... edge of my seat. It was amazing.
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Best Actor in a Leading Roll
Nominees
 My prediction:  I am hoping with all my heart that this is Leo's year.  He has been cheated out of so many academy awards, and he is SOO deserving of it.  (I love him...)  So I'm hoping this one goes to Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominees
My prediction: Sandra Bullock in Gravity is my hope, although... I don't think anyone can beat out Meryl for any academy award.  She's the queen.  So officially, I HOPE for Sandra, but I predict Meryl Streep 
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees
My prediction:  I love me some Bradley Cooper, he is a fine piece of man candy.  However, I think that Jonah Hill will take this one.
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominees
 My prediction: It would be a crime for J-Law not to win this one.  She is simply amazing.  Plus, its always so fun to hear her acceptance speeches :)  So. Jennifer Lawrence for best Actress in a Supporting Roll.





 
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Best Costume Design
Nominees
My prediction:  The Great Gatsby. Part of the reason I loved this movie so much was the costumes.  I was so amazed at the accuracy and authentic costumes.  Plus.. GREAT movie!
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Best Animated Feature
Nominees 
My prediction: FROZEN. Simply because it is the greatest movie I have seen since The Little Mermaid.  Loved every second of it.  Loved the music, loved the story, loved the morals, loved everything about it. Although, I do think that Despicable Me 2 deserves an Honorable Mention.http://www.impawards.com/2013/posters/frozen_ver8_xlg.jpg

Best Original Score
Nominees
My prediction: Saving Mr. Banks. Loved every moment of this film.  Loved the music the most.
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Best Original Song
Nominees
My Prediction: Let It Go. Obviously.  Everyone knows it, loves it, and sings it.
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I know I skipped some, they were the ones I had no opinion on.
I'll be watching the Oscars with my hubby on Sunday.  I'll let you know how it goes.
Who are you predicting for Oscars this year?
 

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