Tuesday, April 22, 2014


We have a college graduate ladies and gentlemen, well basically. He still technically has the internship credit he's doing and one religion class, but we decided getting a job was was worth taking those classes online!

Getting to the graduation was a little hectic. We had family staying in two different locations but we had the tickets in one location. Long story short, I may or may not had to have run a little bit at 8 months pregnant down the hill! My feet were swollen and I was hot as heck, but we made it in time for the graduates to enter into the BYU-Idaho Center to Pomp and Circumstance (the song graduates walk to). 

I couldn't be more proud of how hard he worked, especially this past semester. It was definitely a rough semester, but he kicked it's trash and came out with fantastic grades and amazing skills in Excel!
(Ethan and his mom Sarah)
(Shannon, Jared, Ethan and Sarah)
(My parents with Ethan and I)

We're so grateful for all of the family that came to town to support him/us. It was so awesome having everyone there to watch him walk across that stage to show everything he had accomplished. 
These three have been the best of friends since they got back from their missions. They're like the three amigos, and I know they're definitely going to miss each other. 
I'm so proud of this guy for everything he accomplished. He worked so hard to get through so he could be working by the time we had this baby. I was so proud as he walked across that stage, and almost brought a tear to my eye. He is such an amazing man and I'm so thankful for everything he has done for our family. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

37 Weeks

And I'm back! I've been gone for a couple weeks because we have had graduation, packing, driving down to California and unpacking! But, hopefully I'll have a little more time on my hands (until the baby comes of course)!
How far along? 37 weeks

How big is baby? According to my pregnancy app, he's about 19 in and about 6.3 pounds (size of a bunch of Swiss chard).

Total weight gain/loss: 35+ lbs.

Maternity clothes? Just bought another dress!

Sleep: Sleeping great, along with taking some great naps!

Best moment(s) this week: My parents came to Rexburg and Ethan's mom, brother and sister-in-law came as well! Met my new doctor and she's fantastic! They also did another ultrasound and got some more pictures of our little guy!

Movement: Constantly!

Food cravings:  Nope

Food Aversions: It's not so much of an aversion, but I'm into lighter meals these days since the rest of me is so heavy!

Gender: It's a boy

Labor Signs:  Lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, but nothing too serious yet.

Pregnancy Symptoms:  Swelling hands, feet and legs, pelvic pressure, and tired–really tired.

Belly Button in or out? It's kind of poking out. It's weird.

What I miss: Not being pregnant. Things are a lot harder when you can't do much for yourself (we've been moving and I've basically been useless).

What I am looking forward to: Having him here already. This whole 9 months of being pregnant is hard!

Upcoming appointments/events: We have our next appointment on Friday as well as touring the hospital.

Milestones: He's head down, 50% effaced, but it looks like he'll be cooking for a bit longer. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

35 Weeks

How far along? 35 weeks

How big is baby? According to my pregnancy app, he's about 18 in and about 5.25 pounds (size of a honeydew melon).

Total weight gain/loss: 35+ lbs.

Maternity clothes? Just tops, but I just bought a new dress (not maternity but it'll work!)

Sleep: Heavenly.

Best moment this week: Taking a quick trip down to California to find some housing for us. And we found one!

Movement: He's an active little guy!

Food cravings:  Nope

Food Aversions: Nope

Gender: It's a boy

Labor Signs:  Nope! All clear!

Pregnancy Symptoms:  Swelling hands, feet and legs.

Belly Button in or out? It's kind of poking out. It's weird.

What I miss: Doing simple things like putting on my boots without struggling!

What I am looking forward to: Ethan's graduation and to have visitors from both sides of our family here!

Upcoming appointments/events: Ethan graduates on Friday and then on Tuesday we take all of our belongings with us on a road trip down to our new home in California!!

Milestones: 5 weeks left!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Maternity shoot

When we were down in Logan last weekend we had planned on doing a maternity photo shoot. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans, so I was in crunch time to find someone to do it. Luckily I knew a great photographer, one I did a logo for, and she was able to get us in for a mini session before the hustle and bustle of packing and finals week came around.

We went downtown Rigby, which is a little town about 10 minutes away from Rexburg. She was fantastic to work with and I'm so happy with the results. What's even better. She had them all edited a few hours later!!

Here are just some of my favorites. I'm so happy we got them done!
We can't wait for him to get here!