Sunday, May 31, 2009

Girls Softball gets 2nd at state!!!!!

Yesterday was the state championship for Ellensburg girls fastpitch. They won their first game so we went down to Selah to see the final game... in all its 96 degree gloriousness. It was a tied game until team (Burlington Edison) scored 4 points. So Ellensburg lost but they played their hearts out.

Congrats Sarah and Josie!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nursery update

Here's updated photos of the nursery. Its finally coming together and we're just picking up the little things now.

36 weeks

Here's a couple new belly shots... and showing off my camera :)

I can't believe it's already been 36 weeks... with only 4 weeks to go! Time seems to have flown by over the last 9 months. I go to the dr tomorrow for my first internal exam and he'll be checking for Group B Strep (NOT looking forward to that). He'll check to see if I've started dilating and he'll also let me know if he's comfortable letting me go to Ellensburg for the weekend. I'm hoping and praying that we'll get to go since it'll be the last time that I'll get to see the boys (they're leaving for Malibu on the 7th) before Carver comes.

Here's what's going on with the lil monkey:
Baby's skin is getting smooth and soft, his gums are rigid, his liver and kidneys are in working order, and his circulation and immune system are basically good to go. His lungs are the only organs that still need to fully mature, but every day he gets a little closer to breathing on his own.

How far along? 36wks 0 days
Total weight gain/loss: up 22lbs as of my appt 2 weeks ago. I go in tomorrow
Maternity clothes? tops are getting shorter but there's no sense in buying more now. On to nursing tops!
Stretch marks? nothing new... just the couple on my left hip
Sleep: not much... definitely getting more uncomfortable
Best moment this week: buying some necessities off the registry with completion coupons and gift cards; getting the carseat in the car!
Movement: nonstop! He's running out of room
Food cravings: strawberries and water
Gender: Still a boy
Labor Signs: braxton hicks and nesting
Belly Button in or out? still hasn't popped!
What I miss: shaving my legs without acrobatics
What I am looking forward to: dr's appt tomorrow and *hopefully* going to ellensburg for the weekend
Weekly Wisdom: relax while you still can
Milestones: Almost done with the birth announcements!

Maternity Pictures!!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pictures with the new camera

Here's some random pictures that were taken with my new camera...



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mothers Day BBQ

Since Chris has his new toy (the BBQ) we decided to throw a Mothers Day BBQ with both of our families. Here's some of the pictures from the day. Cody took a majority of them, so I can't take credit for all the awesome pictures. :)

Jake hitting golf balls at the birds

Maggie talking to Kenya and Rocky

Pick up game of whiffleball

Sneak Peak...

... of some of the stuff we got at the Gig Harbor shower. I haven't gotten the pictures from Kim yet but here's a couple that Chris took once we put some of the stuff away.

Balloons from the shower

Monkey waste basket

New rug, and the bedding (still in the packaging)

33 weeks

This was from Mother's day weekend...

Maternity pictures

Here's a few of the maternity pictures that Mallorie took. We've been having problems trying to get them to me so this is what I have so far... sorry it took so long.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

he he hoo...

Today we had our all-day birthing class. It was a long day (9am-5pm) but it was very informative. I left feeling 1000x more at ease about the whole birth process than when we arrived. We got to have the class at the new St Anthonys hospital in Gig Harbor. *We won't be giving birth there (they're not doing deliveries... yet) but it was nice to walk through the hospital.*

We learned how to recognize labor, different labor positions and breathing techniques, the different medications and types of birth.

A family friend of mine, Chris Cooper, and his wife were in our class. :) We hadn't seen them since the wedding so it was good to catch up with them. They're due a week before us so that's exciting.

In other news, its at least 77 degrees here and our house is hot after being closed up all day. So I'm going to change into shorts and sit on the deck while Chris BBQ's dinner. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Before I was a Mom...

I got this in an email from my grandma and decided to share. :)

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a
simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a
million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.!
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone
so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of
the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling
so much,
before I was a Mom .

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's day!

First of all, last night was the second - and last - baby shower! It was a lot of fun and almost everyone that we invited was able to come! We (Carver) got a lot of fun stuff that I can't wait to use. :) I'll post pictures soon.

Today is my very first Mother's day! I'm still not used to the fact that I am/will be a mom. Weird! Anyways, my day started out pretty good. Chris went and got me a latte, doughnuts, pink tulips (my fav) and a memory chip for my camera!

We're hosting a BBQ today for both sides of our family. It should be really fun and so far, the weather is cooperating. Once I figure out how to upload pictures from my new camera I'll put them on here.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

So, today's my birthday. Don't really know how to feel about it. I love it, but it also means that I'm getting older. I've never put much planning into my birthdays and this year I'm not getting a present from Chris (he combined our anniversary and my birthday to get me the camera) so there's nothing to really look forward to today. Just another ordinary day.

That's all. Now I'm going to buy myself a coffee.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

33 weeks

How far along? 33wks 0 days
Total weight gain/loss: up 22lbs as of my appt 2 weeks ago. I go back in on monday
Maternity clothes? I got 6 new tops (2 short sleeved, and 4 tanks) the other day. I was getting bored wearing the same few tops over and over again
Stretch marks? nothing new
Sleep: not much... i know that I sleep but i keep waking up
Best moment this week: going to the cabin last weekend for our anniversary; getting my camera and Chris's BBQ
Movement: nonstop! He's always moving something. Last night, he'd stick his foot out and as soon as I'd touch it, he'd move it, This went on for about 5min and was like he was playing a game with me :)
Food cravings: fruit
Gender: Still a boy
Labor Signs: braxton hicks, have been nesting all day today
Belly Button in or out? slowly starting to pop
What I miss: sleeping comfortably
What I am looking forward to: my birthday tomorrow, shower saturday and mothers day on sunday! what a weekend!
Weekly Wisdom: You still have 7wks. You don't have to finish ALL of your projects right this second... even though it would be nice
Milestones: Being married for a year, turning 24yrs old, first mothers day

Nursery update

Here's some new pictures of the nursery...

Here's the rocking chair that Grandma Debbie bought us as a shower present. We found it, unfinished, at a furniture store in Tacoma and Chris painted it.

I finally got that handpainted drawer pulls that I ordered on Ebay and put them up!

Here's close ups of the four different drawer pulls! They're monkeys!!!


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