Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baby Buzz

I am now 31 weeks into my pregnancy and full of excitement and nervousness all at once! It has been a pretty good road up to this point. My protruding belly makes life more interesting. I love to hear all of the theories, opinions, advice people tell me. Really, it is great! I have tried to remember a lot of them:
  • Boys always love their mommas more
  • You get a lot bigger when you are having a boy
  • "Oh, you must be having a boy because you are smaller"
  • Boy babies are more cuddly 
  • Boys are more active they are always into EVERYTHING
  • You have that pregnant glow about you (I was thinking it must be the thin layer of sweat)
  • "I didn't even know you were pregnant" (at 30 weeks) I guess that person was never looking at me before
  • "Wow, you aren't due till October, you have a long way to go" (at 29 weeks)
  • "You are big and not very far along (about 24 weeks) have you been eating too many sweets?"
  •  "Why can't you have a girl baby in your tummy?"said Elsie and Addie, multiple times
  • "Your baby has a beautiful heartbeat" says my doctor at every appointment, how reassuring
I have been very lucky so far to enjoy good health and energy. I am so glad I took up swimming about a year ago because I have been able to go a lot the last 7 months. Being in the water helps keep me cool and I don't even feel big, plus it may help "Joey" be more buoyant. As far as eating I have a big appetite in the morning and can usually eat three breakfasts, but by night it is hard to think about eating dinner food. I feel like I am on a breakfast kick all day!
Our cereal consumption (which was high before) has definitely increased.
Our little guys moves around all the time, I started feeling him about week 22, but  I still laugh when I feel him going crazy in there. Nate has been able to see and feel him move from the surface lately which has been great.

It is fun to get things ready. I am working on a quilt, my first one ever. Our siblings have given us so many clothes and other things it is starting to feel like reality.

Nate came home from work yesterday and went into joey's room/office to put some stuff down. As he did he said, "His crib is in here, but he is not! I can't wait for him to be in here! I will throw him up in the air, but not too high because I don't want to scare him."

Nate and I are excited for this adventure ahead. What a grand responsibility we have on our shoulders, but it will be really good for us and our little boy.
Double Baby Bumps
Dani: about 22 weeks
Aubrey: about 28 weeks
Also matching shirts :)

 Baby Bump at 24 weeks
Baby Bump at 27 weeks


Wow it is already August, and I can't figure out how time is flying so fast! It has been a fantastic summer so far. I even think Nate has gotten a taste of summer here and there (he was worried he would miss it completely because he is working full know that whole adult life thing). He was explaining to me the other day that there are 5 main rituals of summer.
#1 Go to a Baseball Game
#2 Float down the Provo river in inner tubes
#3 Visit his family cabin in the Uintahs
#4 BBQs
#5 Sno Cones
It is a pretty good list although I would have to add a day at Lagoon (which is out this summer, oh well), lots of fun hikes, and boating and swimming

We have done everything on Nate's ritual list, and most everything on mine and we still have about a month to pack more in!

Summer seemed to kick off with Ragnar. Nate was the captain for the second year now of the Live Rich team. I got to go along and support for a lot of the race, and the team was amazing!

 They don't call him Mr. Ragnar for nothin...notice where the base of this road is.
 Isn't this great...I never thought I would see my brother AND sister running. Let alone a crazy race like Ragnar, and I didn't even do it with them. How's the timing! It was so great to watch both of them, they were so great. Clark has even committed to come back out next year!

The whole team

For the 4th we were up in Bear Lake with all of the Lloyds. We decided to start a new tradition of attending the Paris, ID celebrations!
 Paris Parade
 Kid's Rodeo- where the kids do the events. Some of our nieces and nephews rode the sheep. The announcer would announce each kid before he/she came out of the shoot on the sheep. He would say there name and where they were from. Some of these kids are born cowboys from WY or ID. Lets just say there were a lot of tears from the Salt Lake cowboys and girls, but a good showing nonetheless
 Nate and Pete tried to bring home the prize money, set at about $300, for the 3 legged course. Good effort.

 After a nice, relaxing tube down the river
At the cabin with G&G Monson

Here's to summer so far! Don't wish it away because it will be gone before we know it.