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!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

34 Weeks and other happenings

I've been MIA for a few weeks, so I'll start with a weekly update:
How far along? 34 weeks

How big is baby? According to my pregnancy app, he's about 18 in and about 4.75 pounds (size of a cantaloupe).

Total weight gain/loss:  I think I'm at about 35 lbs.?

Maternity clothes? Just the tops, I don't have any maternity pants. (Thank you gap gFast leggings!)

Sleep: Sleeping great.

Best moment this week: Realizing this is my last week of work (And finally purchasing some 0-3 month clothes, I figured he may need some of those)!!!!

Movement: You betcha! We're so excited to see if he's as active once he has a little more room to stretch out.

Food cravings:  Nope

Food Aversions: Nope

Gender: It's a boy

Labor Signs:  I think I have Braxton Hicks contractions, but nothing serious!

Pregnancy Symptoms:  I guess it's my time to finally feel what it's really like to be pregnant because my hands, legs, feet and hands are super swollen. I wake up in the morning and I can't even make a fist with my right hand for the most part.

Belly Button in or out? It's pretty much flat now..

What I miss:  Most things about not being pregnant. 6 more weeks, I can do this!

What I am looking forward to: Finding a home in California.

Upcoming appointments/events: I have an appointment tomorrow and then the company is flying us down to find housing. Things are definitely getting more real! We're also taking maternity photos on Thursday! (I also can't forget to mention that General Conference is coming up and I'm so excited to hear the leaders of the church speak!)

Milestones: I've hit the 6 weeks left mark and I'm still somewhat sane!

Now that I've caught up on that, I can now say that we will officially be moving to southern California two weeks from today! We never thought we would end up there, but we're excited/stressed about the new opportunity!

Two weekends ago, Ethan and I went down to my parents house for a baby shower (Tuesday, March 25th) and a Test Ethan needed to take for work. He was so stressed about it because if he didn't pass, he would have to take it over again. I'm happy to say he passed and I couldn't be more proud of him!

My baby shower was awesome! My best friend from high school, Jordan, put it on for me and it was perfect. It was low key, with amazing food and people. I had about 20 people or so come (mostly family and members of our ward). I felt so blessed to have so many people that were there to support me and my new little family, even after being gone for almost 6 years from the ward! We made out like bandits and brought our loot home, excited to start using all of the things for our little guy!
My amazing friend who put everything together for me! I wish we lived closer!
We came home the Tuesday after the shower and got back into the grind of work and school. Our plans for traveling to California had changed, so we decided to take the weekend to go visit Brennan and Austin in Logan, to say our goodbyes. 

We got in Friday evening and spent the night hanging out and catching up. The next morning, the guys went snowboarding at Pomerelle, and Brennan and I stayed home with Lainey. I've been wanting something slightly different, but nothing too drastic, with my hair, so we put in some layers and touched up my ombre'. I honestly thought it looked way different, but the fact that no one has noticed tells me I'm not daring enough to change my hair too much. But I still love it!

Brennan had a client, so Lainey and I watched Tangled together. I wish I took some pictures because she was so content sitting there and hanging out with me, it gave me a little glance into what my life will be soon! Not to mention, Ethan is absolutely adorable with her and she loves him. 

Sunday we were supposed to take some maternity photos but the weather had different plans. It rained and snowed and rained and snowed some more. It was miserable outside. We decided we'd have to skip it and just watched a movie together instead. We said our goodbyes and headed out about 5:00pm for home. Luckily, even with all of the bad weather, the roads were completely clear. We're going to miss having them just a drive away because they truly are our best friends. Thank heavens they already have a trip planned to California in this winter for Disneyland!

With all of the traveling and everything else going on, these last couple weeks have really snuck up on us and we're starting to realize how close we're getting to the end. Only two more weeks and we're off!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Catching up

I thought it may be a good idea to catch up on what's been going on our lives. I've let the blog slip a bit and I feel like the only things I've been updating on is the pregnancy and design work.

So what has life been as of late? Nothing too grand to be honest. Ethan has been working hard in school and has been doing awesome. He has a couple of classes that take up a good majority of time, but he's been able to manage them. He was working for KSL and was doing really well, but he decided to quit so he could focus on finishing strong in school and getting things together for Precoa. There is some licensing he has to work on and a couple of tests before he can start the job in April.

As for me, I've just been working still and counting down the days until we start our new chapter, which looks like it will be in Southern California. I've also been trying to do some more design work to earn a little money on the side, and hopefully continue once I'm no longer working.

I've tried to remain as calm as possible about this little guy coming as well. Luckily, working full-time, it allows me to not constantly think about how unprepared we really are for this baby! Luckily, a couple of weeks ago, a couple friends of mine threw me a baby shower and it was awesome! It's fun to see all of the cute and fun things that people got us! What's even more fun is I have another one coming up! I feel so loved.

We've finally hit the one month mark until graduation and we are excited and sad at the same time. It's hard to leave this place that has been home for both of us for so many years. We will definitely miss all of the friends here, and the town in general. We've enjoyed our time here, but we're excited to see what the future has in store for us. Who knows, maybe our kids will want to come here and we'll have an excuse to come back and visit!

We're in the final stretch and we're definitely feeling the pressure. Just one month. Just one!