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We met in April of 2008 at BYU-Idaho. 4 months later we were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 22, 2008. We moved to Colorado in June of 2010, bought our first house there in 2013. And now we have moved to Las Vegas, NV to start our next adventure. We have two active boys with a little girl on the way!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Exhausted...and Excited

Well, we are both exhausted! Zac has been falling asleep around 7 or 8 lately because we are so sleep deprived. Gavin has been pretty naughty when it comes to bedtime, for over a week straight he would not go to bed until after 1am, some days it was as far as 4am. Which leaves for some pretty tired parents. The other night he would NOT go to sleep and by 3:30 I was so exhausted and frustrated that I sat there crying on the couch. Zac came out and took him for awhile so that I could go to bed, but then I just felt like a bad Mom because I just wanted to sleep instead of hold my baby :(. But I do love him very much and my life has never been happier than it is now with Zac and Gavin in my life.
Well, I am officially done with school FOREVER! Ok, maybe not, but I would like to think that I am done forever. Maybe in like 20 years or something I will get my masters, but I am not planning on it. I am now Chelsea Barrus RN/BSN. Zac is almost done, he just has two days left and then graduation is this weekend. I feel so blessed that I will get to share this experience with my husband and we are excited for what the future holds. I know that the last few weeks have been stressful, but I am so proud of my husband and the hard work that he has put into his education, he is AMAZING and I am always so proud of him.

We are also blessing Gavin this weekend and I am so excited. I don't know if most moms are excited about this, but I really am. We are also moving at the end of the month, just two blocks away but we are excited for the extra room now that we have a baby.

And Christmas is only 10 days away, and we have only bought one present, and it is not even for us. Sad huh? I am learning how hard it is to get things done with a new baby. Especially when you are breastfeeding and your child likes to eat like every hour when he is awake. I am lucky to shower each day. The house always seems dirty and the dishes are never done, but oh well.

I was laying on the couch playing with Gavin today and it hit me that I will not have as much time to 'bond' with any of my other children. Because he is the only one right now, I can spend my time holding him and kissing every inch of him. I feel blessed to have the time right now to just be a Mom and I am so in LOVE with motherhood. It truly is the greatest blessing in the world, and I feel like Christmas came early. This is the greatest gift that I could ever be given, and I am grateful that the Savior has given me this opportunity as well as Zac giving me this opportunity.
My sweet baby.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Our Baby

Well, I guess I have waited long enough to post. Sorry that it is taking forever! I am just enjoying being a Mom and I am trying to drink in every moment. Even with the lack of sleep and frustrations of a crying baby, we LOVE Gavin so much. Even more so, I cannot believe how much my love has grown for my husband. Zac loves his baby, and is always so willing to change diapers and burp and hold him. I know that it is hard for him to get school work done because he just wants to hang out with Gavin. I was really looking forward to seeing Zac grow in his role as a Dad, and I must admit that he has truly blown me away and I am grateful for his love for our family, especially his love for me.

Well on to the birth story: I will try to leave out all the boring information. :)On Friday Nov. 6th I was having contractions pretty much all day, and they were pretty close together but they weren't really growing in intensity, so my Mom came up on Friday night thinking I would go into labor soon. No such luck. I went and got checked and still had not progressed anymore from three days earlier. I was frustrated and sad.
So Saturday my Mom and I went shopping hoping the walking would start my contractions again, but nothing! Ahh, going in to labor should be easier than this right! Yeah, yeah, yeah. We also made the cradle set for Gavin.
Monday, my mother-in-laws birthday, my due-date, NO baby.
Luckily, my doctor scheduled me for an induction on Tuesday! So we left for the hospital at 7am. They broke my water at about 8:15 and started me on pit. I started contracting right away. And the doctor said that I could have an epidural whenever I needed. I was about 2 1/2 cm and 75% when I went in. So I endured about 7 hours of contractions and couldn't do it anymore. By this time I was on about 13ml/hr of pit and I was dying. So by about 3 pm I had my epidural and it was starting to take effect. But after about a half an hour my body started to transition and it was making me pretty sick. The nurse kept thinking it was because of the epidural but my blood pressure was fine and I knew that wasn't the problem. I got the nurse to check me again around 4 but I was still at 5cm. They put me on oxygen to help with my nausea which helped a little. I didn't get checked again until about 6pm and by then I was complete. And the doctor said that I could start pushing. But, my nurse I had to help deliver another baby so I had to wait about an hour before I could start. I pushed for about two hours and he wasn't going anywhere. I had gotten him down to my pubic bone and he got stuck because his head was too big. So everytime I pushed it just elongated his head without pushing him down. So finally the doctor came in and they tried to tell if he was anterior or posterior, but couldn't. Finally the doctor asked if he should try forceps. I knew that he wasn't going anywhere without some help so I agreed. A few pushes later he was out and a BIG baby(see size in the post below). But he is beautiful! Sadly I had an episiotomy and I tore with almost a fourth degree. My mom said when the forceps were pulled out they were covered in my skin, fun huh? So I was in a lot of pain and it still hasn't gone away. But I LOVE being a mommy and I must say that it will be a little while before we have another baby, but we are so grateful for the opportunity to grow our family.
Here are some pictures:
Daddy loves his Gavin.
Jayden holding his newest cousin.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gavin Zachary Barrus

Born: 11/10/09 at 9:18 pm.
8.7 lbs, 21.5 inches.

He is beautiful and we love him so much.
Give us a few days to write the story,
recovery is slow and very painful.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Last Shot

Okay, one last picture before he comes.
I thought I should take one to show what I looked like in the very end.
Well, I look ridiculous. Honestly, it looks like I stuck a soccer ball under my shirt.
Anyways, it could be any day now and we are just playing the waiting game.
The next post will have pictures of our baby boy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Belly Buttons

So, I had to write about this because my husband just makes me laugh.
He is the silliest person I know, and he has the most random mind of anyone that I have
EVER met!
Literally, it is worse than a three year old. He could probably be on
Kid's Say The Darndest Thing
as an adult!
So this is really about belly button lint.
First of all, I do not understand how we even get belly button lint.
Maybe it is because I am a girl, and I do not think that I have ever had belly button lint in my life. But my husband, gets it EVERYDAY. Without fail, I do not understand it, he showers everyday, we wash our clothes at the same time, but I do not get belly button lint.
The only difference I can find is that men have hairy stomachs, and women don't.
Anyways, the other night Zac tells me that the lint is always blue. I just laughed at him, and said that it was white. He continued to tell them that it is always blue and I just said whatever.
So after we get home from church on Sunday he comes up to me and says, look it's BLUE!
And of course he is holding it in his hand to show me. Haha, I was laughing so hard!
And then after dinner with the Burkholder's he suddenly states,
"Is it true that women have pink belly button lint and men have blue lint?"
WHAT? I was laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe. Seriously, who thinks like that?
MY HUSBAND! That's who.
But don't worry, I don't mind it one bit! Because I get to spend my days laughing with my best friend. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pregnancy Insight

Okay, so my pregnancy is slowly coming to an end (Can you hear the angles singing?)! And I was reading some other pregnancy blogs and it got me thinking. Often as a nurse I am able to talk to people about all circumstances of their life. And recently my teacher was telling us about a woman in a Care Center who had dementia and her daughter was sitting next to her visiting, but of course the woman had no idea that the daughter was her daughter. I know, sad. But then the woman proceeded to tell the entire pregnancy and birth story of her daughter who was sitting right next to her. This story had a point, to help us realize how we prioritize certain things in our mind.
I hope that I will be able to recount my experiences with pregnancy to my son someday, and to each of my other children. I would never say that I have had a difficult pregnancy, I haven't had any complications at all and I am SO grateful for that blessing.
1st trimester- Yuck! Lots of time in the bathroom and the rest on the couch trying to stay hydrated. Everything made me nauseous, and I do not think that I have eaten scrambled eggs in 7 months! There are just some things that are no longer appealing once you have seen them come back up! I was able to spend the first 10 weeks at home which was a great blessing and helped me to get a handle on pregnancy. No one knew that I was pregnant (except for family), and it was nice to spend that time in secrecy :), even though it was killing Zac. I don't think that I cooked anything in the kitchen for the majority of this time, sorry honey. Heartburn.

8 weeks pregnant

2nd trimester- Joy! I am sure that everyone will agree this is the best time in pregnancy. Although, I did have the lightheadedness, it wasn't so bad. I was in school throughout this time and going to the hospital for clinical was sometimes difficult, especially on isolation patients when you have to wear a gown and mask. The mask was awful and made me feel like I would pass-out everytime I was in the patients room. The nausea came back for a while. I felt the first kick at almost 19 weeks, well at least the first that I noticed. What joy! At this point I was anxious to start wearing maternity clothes (which I am now sick of), and of course to find out if we were having a boy or girl! Yeah, a boy! I was ready to start showing, which didn't happen until about 22 weeks, ugh! By 27 weeks I was unable to sleep and uncomfortable all the time! Heartburn.

19 weeks pregnant

3rd trimester- Seriously?! WAY worse than the first. No sleep, tons of pain in the hips, back, belly, and do not think that the baby is enjoying this either! Braxton hicks, okay not painful, but uncomfortable! Anxiety! Fear! Happiness! Gratitude! And so, so much more. I LOVE that I am bringing my little boy to this world! I HATE being pregnant! Heartburn (did you notice that in EACH trimester?)

32 weeks pregnant

I will be honest, I always thought that most women were just wimps. Pregnancy can't be THAT bad! I always assumed it would be easy, go by quickly, and would LOVE it! Boy was I WRONG! Maybe the Lord is humbling me, but I have definitely changed my mind :).
I cannot say that we will be doing this again very soon, but don't worry, I could not handle being a mother of only one :). I think that Zac is struggling with the fact that we have known each other for 18 months and I have been pregnant for just about half of that. He still calls me beautiful, but I know that he is ready to have his old Chelsea back, and SO AM I!
I have started to get ready for the baby, now that my block classes are over and I have Monday, Wednesay, and Friday open. We bought our stroller/carseat set yesterday and have installed it in the car. I cannot wait to see our little boy in that seat. :) 2 weeks left, and I couldn't be more excited for what the future holds for my little family :)!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Great Baby Shower!

Well, I had a baby shower in my ward today and it was tons of fun! My friend Courtney took on all the responsibility and did an awesome job! The theme was, she is about to "POP!" So everything had to do with 'pop'ing. The invites had tootsie pops, we had popcorn, pop, popcicles, and the prizes were ring pops, pop rocks, or bubble gum. She really did a great job and I am so grateful for everything she did for me, especially because she has a baby of her own that is only 4 months! Courtney, you are AMAZING!
Here are the pics of all my gifts including the ones from my shower two weeks ago! I love you all, thanks for your support with our new BABY!
Sorry, about all the pics, I didn't want to leave anyone out!
Bath Stuff
Receiving Blankets and Burp Cloths
Blankets, made by Great Grandma's, Grandma Barrus and Friends.
Infant Rocker from Zac's Aunt Nancy and Aunt Sandra
Cute winter coat from Aunt Amanda and Aunt Tiffany
Cute Clothes

A Piggy Bank from Christina, super cute idea!
Little Shoes
This is a motorcycle made of diapers and blankets, with the bottle as the headlight.
Courtney is very creative!
This is just a picture of my diaper bag, I LOVE it!
And this is my nursing cover that I made, I just put it on so that you could see the fabric I picked out.
P.S. We have picked a name..........I will tell you what it is in about 3 weeks! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Harry Potter!

I know, you are all thinking, um Chelsea that was forever ago! Well, I was in Arizona when it came out and so Zac and I decided that we would go with our families and then go together once I was back in town. Well, that we three months ago! When I got back Zac proceeded to tell me that he was kidding, and we would just watch it when it comes out on video. I was NOT going to accept that answer! So needless to say I have probably brought it up once or twice in the past few months :). So on Tuesday, he picked me up from class and told me that it was was now in the cheap theater. So, Zac agreed that we could go. It was great to finally go and see it together, as we both LOVE Harry Potter. It was also nice because I had seen it before so I allowed myself to get up for bathroom breaks :). It was great to have a date night, and that is probably the last movie we will see for a while. I don't know what I am going to do when New Moon comes out just after the baby is born!?! Hopefully Zac will survive, because I know he won't go to the movie with me.

More news. Well my brother is in the MTC and has been for about 6 weeks? something like that. Anyways, he has horrible feet, I mean, weak ankles, etc. He always hurts his ankles playing sports and such. He was taking a Basketball class at BYU before his mission and I believe that he broke/sprained it when someone stepped on it. He was on crutches and such and went to the doctor but I don't think anything really serious was done. Well, now that he is almost ready to leave the MTC his foot starts to hurt, and he prays about what to do and receives inspiration that he needs surgery. So he goes to the specialist and it is determined that he will have surgery because there are loose bone fragments floating around in his foot causing the pain. So he is having surgery on Monday and we are all praying that it goes well. If his recovery is swift he will just be able to stay in the MTC until he is better and then be sent to Dallas. But we fear that if it takes too long, he will be sent home for a period of time before returning to his mission. I hope that all goes well, but I am grateful that my brother is prepared for whatever comes in this situation.

Update: Well, I am pretty sure that I have been having Braxton-hicks for about 3 weeks now. I wasn't really sure if that's what they were, and I would just brush it off. But now I am almost positive. (It is hard being a nurse because I question everything, or justify it saying that it is something else. Sometimes having so much knowledge about these things is a hinderance.) I am hoping however that this is a good sign and that I will start dialating soon. We will know in about two weeks if I am. I am down to the weekly appointments and counting down the days. I cannot sleep at all, and I am so uncomfortable most of the time that I am near tears. Last night as we were laying in bed my belly was so hard, and the baby was moving around so much that I could hardly breathe, for at least 20 minutes it felt unbearable. I don't know how much more of this I can take. I am so grateful that pregnancy is only 9 months! We love our baby and are ready for him to come!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Conference Weekend

Some of Zac's family was able to come up to his parents house during conference weekend. Of course they came up to get potatoes :), so we had a baby shower while the men went to Priesthood Session. It was tons of fun and I am so grateful to Amanda, Tiffany, and Mom for all the work that they did. We played some great games, opened presents and had great treats. Thanks for all of the gifts, they are great!
Here are Aunt Sandra, Aunt Nancy, and Holly. We played pass the bottle (like hot potatoe), and whoever the bottle stopped on had to drink it. There were three of them, thankfully I didn't have to drink it! :) Aunt Nancy is drinking her's and she ended up winning because Aunt Barbara cheated, and Mom's was glued shut.
This is the first game that we played, we all have ice cubes with gummy bears frozen in the bottom. Whose ever bear came free first had to yell, "My water broke!" It was funny.
This is a blanket that Grandma Warner made before she passed away, I am grateful to have something from her for the baby. I got tons more stuff, but I look awful in the pictures because I wasn't exactly posing, so you will just have to take my worrd for it! Thanks for coming everyone!

Conference was great too, not just because you don't have to get ready for church by 9am :). But I really tired to get as much as I could out of conference and find counsel on becoming a parent. There were tons of talks on love, and parenting that I really appreciated. We are going to have to get the November Ensign so that we can read the talks again. But, I am always grateful for counsel from our prophets.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Seriously......6 more weeks?!?

Well, another few weeks have gone by! I cannot believe that I have less than 50 days left of pregnancy, actually it is down to 40! I am so ready to be comfortable again, and be able to lay on my back or sit on the couch without being in pain the whole time! Today I was doing dishes, a task which my wonderful husband tries to do for me, but I realized why it hurts my back so much. It is because I cannot stand up against the counter anymore. My belly probably juts out like 8 inches in front of me so I have ot lean forward to compensate and therefore I am hunched the entire time I stand at the counter washing (we don't have a dishwasher). Oh well.
The other day Zac told me that I needed to go get an epidural and have this baby, I told him that wouldn't help. I need pitocin for that! He told me that we would go get some pitocin and he would take it too :). I laughed. I am happy to see that he is getting so excited, he reminds me everyday now that we are going to have a baby :). I think that he is just as ready to see this little boy as I am.
I keep wondering if I will actually be ready to do this again in a year and half, I would like to have our kids fairly close so that they can go to school together. But, I am doubting right now that I will be ready for this pain again so soon. I started my tennis class a few weeks ago, and I really love it. It has been nice to learn how to really play and hit the ball. But, I will say that I have that pregnancy waddle after class because my muscles in my lower back are so sore from the activity. The best part is that I play tennis for 3 1/2-4 hours a week, plus walking around campus, I feel like I am getting some pretty good exercise in my last trimester.
Zac tells me that he likes to spend his time in the baby section at Macy's now because he likes to look at all the clothes and he is tempted to buy things all the time, which is saying something because my husband hates to spend money. We are having a baby shower this weekend with Zac's family and I am excited to be able to get some cute things. We grow more excited everyday for our 'new addition.'

Here is a picture that we took a few weeks ago, I am about 32 1/2 weeks here. I was doing clinicals last week for school, and almost every patient I saw asked me when I was due, one lady even asked me when my 'soccer ball' was due :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby Update

Sorry, this really isn't exciting.
But we have a strong baby boy who loves to move around all night and all day (making it very hard for his mommy to sleep at night).
He is currently, head-down, a good place to be,
but I really don't think he will stay that way for long.
There is always some part of my belly that is poking out in a weird way,
so the odds of him staying head-down for the next eight weeks isn't likely. But what do I know.
Heart is around 150 bpm, which is great!
I think he has been in the 150's from day one.

My weight gain is.......
yeah right, there is no way I am telling, let's just say more than I wanted!
I only have 8 weeks left, hooray!
I am sure that this will be the longest/shortest 8 weeks of our lives.
We are probably horrible, we have yet to start baby preparations. We haven't rearranged the bedroom, or done really thorough cleaning or even bought anything yet. I think in some ways it makes pregnancy longer when you sit there looking at a crib for months on end, waiting for your little bundle of joy to fill it.

We bought a diaper bag, and we have a swing that my sister gave us along with some clothes to borrow and zac bought like three outfits at work the other day.
Yep, that's it, all of our preparation amounts to that.
Honestly, Zac hasn't wanted to buy anything, he is a
kind of person. Like all of the sudden I won't be pregnant anymore and we won't have to buy anything :). If I go into labor early, this baby will probably come home with nothing.
Hopefully I can convince Zac to get a carrier/car seat in the next few weeks, or we will have nothing to bring him home in, and he will be stuck at the hospital! haha

But, I am dying to hold my little boy.
I cannot wait, I have always loved babies and it seems surreal to think that this one will be mine. I will get to hold him whenever I want, instead of being polite and waiting for others.
I can be as selfish as I want, and I am so happy. I am in my last semester of school, and instead of counting down until the end, all I can think about is waiting to hold my baby.
Don't get me wrong, I am terrified to death! I am scared of labor, of not knowing what to do, not having everything he needs, knowing what to teach him, and so much more!
Yet, I am so grateful as I think of the blessing I am being given to be a mother.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

School and The Fair

Well, school started today! Bummer. Zac and I both have full schedules and I am starting to get a little worried about how I am going to juggle everything after the baby comes, I must be CRAZY! But, I knew that if I didn't finish up my bachelor's now, then I would regret it and probably never finish. I told Zac that this is his last, first day of baccalaureate education, but he wasn't as excited as I was hoping he would be.

On Tuesday we made sure to make it to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. It started last Saturday, and goes until this Saturday. We were hoping to go when the weather wouldn't be too bad, and didn't want to go on labor day because we figured it would be packed. The weather was awful on Monday, so I was praying that Tuesday would be better. And guess what the weather was perfect! And that is saying something, coming from a pregnant lady. It wasn't too hot or cold and the wind was minimal! Yay! We went for about 5 hours, and our good friends the Burkholder's went with us. At the beginning of the summer semester one of Zac's mission companions moved into our ward and then had their little boy in June. So we all traveled together and walked around. It was fun to go with friends, and have a good time before the semester started.

Zac and I in front of the sign where we entered into the fair!

Courtney, Joel, and Lincoln in front of the sign as well. Lincoln actually did great, considering he is only three months. He is such a fun baby, and he is growing so fast!

There was a section for little kids to learn how to work on a farm, this is where you learn to milk a cow. They also had a pooper scooper section, saddling a horse, building a scarecrow, and riding little tractors. Too bad we didn't have a toddler with us, it would have been fun to watch them play.

We also went to the little petting Zoo where you could buy some food to feed the animals. The llamas were trying to chew on peoples clothes, there were goats everywhere climbing on the gates and chasing all the little kids trying to get their food. It was actually pretty funny to watch. They also had little pigs who were born two days before, and they were so cute and tiny, they would probably fit in one hand. We saw alpacas, turtles, ducks, miniature horses, a few bunnies, and a bunch of puppies for sale that you could pet and hold. Some of the puppies were so adorable.

Of course we made our way over to the food. We had a teriyaki bowl, and some fried trout. And we also shared a tiger ear, or elephant ear, they were huge! Joel and Courtney also had a hamburger and a milkshake. We debated about getting more, but decided to go get milkshakes at Rupe's instead. Of course they were cheaper and way yummy!

Here is Joel sitting with Lincoln at Rupe's. They weren't playing, but I thought it was funny.

And this is not a nice picture, Zac was enjoying taking random pictures of me while I wasn't paying attention. But it is a good view of the belly. I pretty much just poke straight out in front now, it is like I have a basketball under my shirt or something :). I haven't been very motivated to take pictures of how I look pregnant. Some people are so good about documenting weekly throughout the pregnancy. But, I don't feel cute, so I don't enjoy taking pictures showing how huge I feel. But we are excited. Another appointment next week, and I can't believe how quickly time really has gone by. I think baby is growing more uncomfortable. He likes to push on my hip and stretch the opposite rib, it is very uncomfortable, but I feel bad that I don't have more room for him to move.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Good News!

Well, my parents are leaving Arizona. A 17 hour drive each way for us to visit them. And they are moving back to Ely, NV. This is where I went to high school, and Zac and I are so excited! This means that they will be so much closer when the baby comes, only 7 hours. I can't believe it. I was really worried about my Mom being so far away, especially if the baby comes early. So we are grateful to be closer. We are hoping that next year we can live somewhere in between our two families so that it is easier to see them all.
More importantly, they are moving because my Dad was offered a job there. They moved from Ely just over two years ago, and I was a little sad. But my Dad's job closed back in April or so and my parents have been looking for about 6 months. This is such a blessing and I am so grateful!

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Happenings

Well, I guess we have been kind of busy but not really. Zac works a lot, so we spend a lot of our time in Idaho Falls so that he doesn't have to drive back and forth as often. We were lucky enough to go down to Salt Lake and Provo on the 25th and 26th to send Elder Jones to the MTC. I still don't think that it has really hit me yet that he is gone. I am sure that it will when the baby comes and I realize that my closest brother won't get to see him for 2 years! I love him and I am so excited to hear about his mission, and to watch how he changes through his letters. The goodbye wasn't too emotional because you just drop them at the curb now and only one car can go through, so we were only able to say goodbye after lunch before my parents dropped him off. We did have a great lunch though, Brickoven Pizza in Provo is yummy! Zac's favorite part was probably their draft root beer. He says that it is now his favorite root beer ever!

Trevor, Elder Jones, Mom, and Dad at Brick Oven.
We were also able to see Allison before she starts her first semester at BYU. April, James, Tiago, and Spencer were all there too.
Mom and Dad with Elder Jones outside the MTC.
They decided to go to a session at the Salt Lake Temple so that some of us could do a live session. It was great, even though we went to the 7 am session. I especially loved it because just a year earlier, Zac and I were sealed in this temple and it brought back great memories of that day.
And on the 22nd it was our first anniversary! I can't believe it has really been a whole year! I have truly loved every minute of it, and I am so excited for everything to come. I love my sweet husband and the fact that he cares for me so much. I never thought that I could love someone so much, but I am surprised everyday. I love watching him from across the room, and his little mannerisms bring the biggest smile to my face. There really is no one else that I want to share my life with.
Zac had to work during the day so I tried to find a nice place that we could go out to dinner. We went to Whitewater Grill/Wasabi in downtown Idaho Falls and had some great food. It is mostly japanese fusion cuisine and sushi. We shared just the basic California Roll and then Zac had Duck and I had Halibut. This was a feat for me becuase I do not like fish. But Zac told me that I couldn't get chicken, so he convinced me.
My Pesto Crusted Halibut, I must say it was great and totally worth it! Even better, we ate every last bite, there wasn't anything left on our plates!Here is Zac's Duck, he really enjoyed it.
The week before that was the Madison County Fair. It was small but entry was free and it was only a block away. So we walked down for an hour or so to check it out. We mostly just saw the animals. I must admit that I have never been that close to a cow in my life and they were huge! Seriously, they are big!

I am petting a Shetland Pony, and not really enjoying the fact that Zac is taking my picture :).
Here is the obese bunny on display. Look how big this guy is, I just had to take a picture.
This one had the best hairdo that I have ever seen. It was pretty amusing.
And so did this guy, talk about an afro!
And of course here is Zac posing with the goat. Well that's pretty much it. Had another Dr's appointment and everything is fine. No news is good news, right. Still no name yet, but I think we are getting closer to deciding, maybe. Only ten more weeks to go and Zac says that he is ready right now. I am very excited to watch my husband become a father, I got him to hold our friend's baby last night and for the first few minutes he was like, "Um, what do I do?" I thought it was funny, but hopefully he will hold him more often and start to realize that it's not all that bad. :)