Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pop goes my Belly!

At the beginning of the month I read that the baby will double in size the 6th month- and they were right! I think my tummy has grown so much this month! We get our last ultrasound next week so we'll see how big he really is- He is moving all the time- It is so much fun to feel him rolling around in there. He seems pretty active- but this is my first time so I have nothing to compare it to! Only 3 months now and we'll have a baby in our arms! (We did run into our friend this weekend and her baby came 5 weeks early! Unbeliveable- and they were totally surprised- but we are not counting on that... I still need 3 months!)

I am not a huge fan of pregnancy pictures- but I hear I'll like them some day! 16 weeks compared to 26 weeks.

Early Christmas Present

We went to Costco- dangerous! We were walking by and saw this beautiful cherry king sleigh bed. It was the last one so they marked it super low and were just trying to get rid of it! You could see every single person that walked by was so tempted to get it because the price was so unbelievable! So we are the suckers that walked out of there with a new bed frame- which just meant one thing- we would be forced to by a new mattress as well (and sheets, and all that!) Drew did some shopping around and found the deal of the century on a new mattress! Mattress Depot- I highly recommend it! It is so crazy though just hopping from mattress to mattress trying to decide which one you prefer! There are tons of choices! But we picked out the most amazingly comfortable mattress ever! Costco has great prices on mattresses but this place beat costco by half! Crazy huh! Then I didn't feel so terrible in having Drew talk me into buying a new bed- we just said it is our early Christmas present. Now he wants a nice flat screen to go on the wall in our bedroom so we can watch movies from our comfy new bed...

Drew's Birthday Week!

I love birthdays and we got to celebrate Drew's last birthday in his twenties! Can you believe it! Friday night was an important Yankees game so I made sure not to plan anything over that. Drew specifically told me what games he wanted to see over the weekend- and to schedule accordingly.
Friday night I showed drew part of his present- a huge air tank! He had absolutely no idea. I was laughing so hard- So right before we went to bed I showed him another part- A huge box of paintballs- he got it that time! I then told him he better hurry and fall asleep because the boys would be at our house at 6:30 the next morning! Drew isn't a morning person- the only thing I see him jump out of bed excited for is if we are going on a trip super early or he is going shooting- I assumed this would fall under the same category as shooting- and it did. So the boys went out and didn't come back until almost noon. I got to hear all about the crazy games they played- civil war- you just line up across from each other and shoot! gauntlet- it is just you and as soon as you are running inbetween the two trees all the other guys are allowed to shoot!... Drew had tons of fun and showed me all his welts.
That afternoon was the Utah game. Then we went out to dinner with a bunch of people at Texas Roadhouse. Drew didn't even seem to mind when they put him on the saddle so we could sing happy birthday- he just jumped on and started riding! We went to Nick and Nat's after to play games and have floats. I made up a list of questions about Drew to see who knew him best- including favorite baseball player, how often he takes baths, football/baseball numbers, what he knows how to cook... it was pretty funny! Then we played battle of the sexes- as if the girls would know Tiger Woods real first name, and what you put inside a car's hydraulic system... The boys won that game!
Sunday was low key- just me and Drew. Monday we left work early and went to a 4:00 movie! Drew's birthday wouldn't be complete with going to a movie! Then we did dinner-just the two of us. I had a book printed of all our pictures from Yankee stadium- he has it displayed in his Yankees' office. I finally got him an mp3 player- he hates running without one!

Isn't it Grand?

We went on a quick trip over Labor Day Weekend and headed north. We went to the Grand Canyon. It was kinda our first- the last time both of us went was when we were really little, so we don't really remember it. I have always wanted to hike it and go to the waterfalls- but haven't managed to do that yet- and with a baby on the way I imagine I won't be doing that hike any time soon. But we drove around with Shaun and Ammie and got to see tons from above. It was beautiful- and Drew just kept saying "isn't it grand?" He didn't like if I would even get 10 feet away from any edges!
Not sure if anyone has played the game sorry in a while- but we borrowed it from the front desk. It was fun. I had the worst luck ever and I couldn't even get out to go around the board for at least the first half of the game- it was quite shocking! But eventually I managed, I came in last- but it was fun to play! And no matter how disappointed you were if you got sent back to the beginning the person always said "sorry!" so you just can't get upset- and you do it right back any way!
The hotel we stayed at had a wonderful breakfast- I was really quite surprised. But my pregnant tummy definitely appreciated it.
Monday morning we went fishing! Well by the time we got out to the lake it was around 10 so it wasn't exactly early morning- and I hear that is the best time to fish. The lake was gorgeous and the weather was perfect! Fishing is kinda tricky- You either have to sit there and wait and wait, or you have to constantly cast and reel it in fast so your spinners are going. I would like something in between- but Drew said there isn't anything really like that. I guess the only thing like that would be if the fish are biting like crazy then you don't have to wait long and you get the excitement of reeling the fish in- but I did not experience that- maybe next time. I have a cute pink fishing rod now so we can whenever!
We went to downtown flagstaff and it is a cool town. Artistic! they even had an art fair- and there were some very talented photographers and potters selling stuff. I loved seeing it all. The town has redone some very old buildings and they look awesome- old but new!
On the drive home we saw a sign for Montezuma's castle so we decided to exit. We didn't know how far away it was or anything- but we weren't in a rush so we went for a little detour. It was really close and it was cool to walk around and see this "castle" that they built into the side of the rock- I can't imagine having to climb so many ladders each day just to get out. But I guess they never even went more than a mile out from their house- weird to imagine living like that. Just living every day to survive and prepare for the next day. No random fun trips or just taking fun vacations!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

pre-baby life

So I don't have anything major to blog about. College football season is here and Drew is just happy as can be if he gets to watch football all day on saturday! And I really don't mind- he still gets some stuff done around the house- so I can't complain- and I even sit down and watch some games with him. But of course not this weekend- we got to watch conference instead- and as always conference was amazing! I don't know if you are really supposed to have favorite gospel principles- but I do! and living prophets and apostles is one of the things on my top 5 things that I love about the gospel. to hear these men- who are just that- normal men, who have applied themselves and been called to bear witness of our Savior is so inspiring. I love it!

I went in for my normal checkup- and Gehrig is doing great. I'm quite interested to see what happens in month 6- apparently this month he is going to double in size! Hopefully my belly won't double in size and he just fills out that belly I already developed. My belly button has already lost any possible attribute of an innie or even a middie and I must admit I am not looking forward to the possibility of a full blown outie! It is so fun to feel him moving all the time now. Drew even gets to feel it now- before it was faint and far between so he would barely get to feel it- now it is like he is doing all sorts of stunts and just rolling around in my belly so you can easily feel him.

I am really excited for my next dr's visit at the end of the month. They are doing one more ultrasound so we can see how the baby is growing! That will be so fun. I love comparing the pictures of the first two ultrasounds and he is going to probably look huge this time! I still feel really clueless about this whole baby thing- I have so much to learn and prepare for- and I will still be clueless! I'm glad I like to read. I also have to sign us up for a birthing class so we have a clue what to do! so much to do and less than 4 months left... it does seem kinda weird when I think that it will no longer be just the two of us- I love just having Drew all to myself. Don't get me wrong I am ecstatic to be having a baby- but at times I'm sure I will appreciate the memories we made of just the two of us in our pre-baby life!