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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, 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!