Sunday, April 25, 2010

k seriously

Fishing party is OVER! Come on out baby!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Reason #10

My mom figures he's just too busy hanging out with his uncle Brian (my brother who died as a baby). I think chances are also good he's fishing with Grandpa. =)

Come on...we're fun too! Come play with us little boy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reasons he's waiting...

As many of you know, my due date was the 18 and so far, there's no sign of this baby coming really soon. Luckily he's doing great according to an ultrasound we just had and so there are no worries about going overdue. We'll just continue to occasionally monitor how he's doing (at the doctor's office and hospital) and wait until he's ready to come.

Here are some reasons why I think he's been waiting:

1. Let Mom finish her thesis
2. Let Dad finish his classes and finals
2. Let Mom interview for jobs for next year
4. Since he waited to come, we'll experience some extra benefits with insurance because he'll be born after a certain deadline they have
5. Let Mom have another week to feel less scarred about being a mom and more excited about it! (feeling SO excited, by the way!)
6. Wait for Grandma Rhean to get back in town
7. Wait for his DOCTOR to get back in town (fhew!)
8. Let Dad build up some anticipation for Mom going into labor (he's never been more attentive to my texts and phone calls! Every morning he talks like we're having the baby that day =)
9. Wait until it's closer to the time to move into a neighboring apartment that has one more bedroom (it'll be nice to only be cramped for a little bit...instead of several weeks)
10. ???
I'm sure we'll find more reasons this week...

The Lord works in mysterious ways...I'm so glad He's looking out for us and knows when to let this little one come. We're trusting Him.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nervous for your defense?

Lots of people have been asking if I'm nervous about my thesis defense meeting. To any who are wondering, here is my answer:

"Are you kidding?? I'm WAY more nervous about being a mom... This thesis thing is no big deal. Being a mom the rest of my life? Now that will be the real challenge."

Feel free to leave encouraging notes. Ladies, tell me all the things you love about motherhood. Tell me all about the joy it brings.

I've heard enough lately about how hard it is.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Grahm Canyon in a CUP

Yesterday was a great day. After feeling hopeless just the day before about meeting thesis deadlines (due to complications), yesterday was different. The stars aligned (meaning God intervened and blessed) and things are looking good again. So, on my way home from school after filling out forms, petitions, making revisions, etc., I decided to stop at the creamery for a little reward: grahm canyon ice cream. YUM!

I got a child scoop...this time in a CONE. Thinking it would be an extra treat to have it in a cone as opposed to just a cup...I was sorely disappointed. They don't give you nearly as much in a cone as in a cup. I went out to my car and enjoyed the ice cream...briefly, for there wasn't much in that cone. And then I did something very uncharacteristic of me...I went back in the store and got another one. =) This time in a CUP! No more cones for me! The cashier got a kick out of this very pregnant woman coming back in for another ice cream. Same flavor and everything--just needed some more.

Oh yeah, that hit the spot...completely. Thank you BYU creamery.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The perfect cradle

I have fallen in love...with a cradle. Darin's dad MADE this for us. Isn't it gorgeous?! And the beautiful star quilt was made by Darin's mom. It goes really well with the cradle and my favorite little musical toy elephant that was a gift from my sister.

Just had to show off! I'm so blessed with wonderful and talented family members!

37 weeks...and totally waddling =)

At the beginning of the pregnancy, I remember telling Darin that I'd like him to tell me if I ever start to waddle as I walk...I was determined to NOT do that ridiculous waddle thing that most pregnant women do. I get it. It feels way better to waddle. So, I do.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cute little baby stuff

Here's just some of the cute stuff I have to show you...

This is the outfit we want to bring our baby home in. It's really soft and oh so darling. It was a gift from my good friend from school, Kristi. hehe, it's so yummy!
Thanks to a family friend in my parents' ward who gave us her rocker, we'll have a great place to feed and hold our little one. The blanket was handcrafted by my mother...I LOVE it! She knows my taste so well. =)

We finally got a carseat. I'm still not sure about the colors, but it's a great carseat and we got a pretty good deal for a brand new Chicco. Notice the little crocheted lamb (made by my friend Maria--amazing!) who's been the baby model for the last few months. We've put him in the cradle, the stroller, and we've even dressed him in some of the baby clothes. =)