Baby Bump

I figured I'd better give in to popular demand and put up some belly pictures. They're SUPER lame, and SUPER, DUPER "facebook" but I don't care. You get what you asked for, the belly.
It's pretty large for only being 5.5 months along... but, I've given in to the reality that I can't control how anything goes from here on out haha. Kids from other grades who I used to teach are starting to take notice now too. They'll see me in the hall then their eyes will drop to my stomach and they'll stop dead in their tracks and stare. It's really funny. Occasionally I'll hear, "You're pregnant!" Yep, I sure am!

I can feel her move almost all the time now. She's very active and is really good at kicking me right where I'm most sensitive. As long as she gets it all out of her system now, I'll try not to complain :)



I've discovered a lot about myself this past little while. Changes are being made and I thought everyone should know the giant steps I'm taking...

I actually got really excited about matching towels and home decor the other day. I've never had to care about this kind of stuff and now that I will, I'm pretty darn excited to match colors and decorate any way I please!

I've never cared for waffles. Only recently have I given syrup on my pancakes a try. But lately, after seeing these at the grocery store and thinking they looked good, this is all I eat for breakfast anymore. I'm addicted to them!!

I've finally found an American Idol contestant other than David Archuleta that I am totally crazy about!! Casey is one sickly talented individual. I'm watching faithfully every week now just to ensure his success. I might even vote for the first time in 10 seasons. If you haven't heard him, you are missing out!

I've given in to the Zumba craze. I was curious what all the buzz was about so I bought the Wii game. It's a little difficult to shake my groove thang with a baby sticking out of me, but it's still really fun. I can't wait to play when I'm not twirling around a basketball in my stomach. Perhaps some day I'll actually develop some dancing skills.

5. (This one is a huge milestone for me)
I actually let a BYU game be on in our house the other night. I didn't watch of course, I preferred to pack after a grueling work day when my body already ached. Organizing and moving boxes just sounded better. But, and this is a HUGE but, I have to admit that Jimmer is pretty dang good. Let's see how he does in the big time. And by that I mean hearing about whether they won or lost on Sportsbeat, after the weather.

Cory and I, I repeat, CORY and I spent quite a while at the store the other day debating about baby strollers. We pushed them around, we folded them up, took them apart, thought about how ugly the jogger strollers are but how much we want one compared to how cute the other travel systems are but how much you CAN'T take them anywhere, Cory even pushed them around the store folded up to see which one traveled better folded, as if THAT'S relevant! We left very frustrated. You'd think Mrs. anti-pink and frills who's married to Mr. buy-the-black-and-green-diaper-bag-because-it's-masculine-enough-for-me-I-can-carry-it-around-and-not-feel-totally-stupid would be jazzed about the lack of color in the jogger strollers, but we hate it! I'm not opposed to black, nor red. In fact I love red! But do I want to put my cute little girl in something that looks like it should come with a trailer hitch? I don't know yet... All these new feelings are so confusing...


Save it For a Rainy Day

Rainy days call for PJ's, Gilmore Girls, and blog updating. It's been a couple weeks so I figured now was the time.

We're getting closer to picking a name for our little girl. We have one we really like that we just aren't ready to commit to yet, but it's the only one we like enough to use so we're sticking with it for now. When it's official, we'll divulge the information.

I've been feeling very pregnant, which is scary when I still have 3 and a half more months of growing to go. My ribs ache all the time and I have yet to find a solution. I can feel her moving more and more which has been exciting. Only a couple more weeks and Cory should be able to feel her, too. Well, and those brave enough to touch my mass of a stomach.

The doctor is also keeping my due date of July 2nd which is awesome. I'm hoping he has plans for the 4th of July and he'll induce me whether or not I'm ready on the 2nd haha.

My mom and I picked out the fabric for the crib quilt and bumper pads. I knew what colors I wanted but with my lack of decorating, I figured it would take me forever to pick out something I liked. We walked into the fabric store and almost instantly found something I loved!! I am so stinking excited!!!!! I can't wait till it's all made and we have a baby's room and crib to put it all together with! And it's not way too pink which was a huge selling point for me.

We're still set to close on the house on the 17th. We're so excited!!! I went to check out our new ward on Sunday, just to sacrament. It's going to be a HUGE change from the ward we have now. We absolutely are crazy about the ward we're in now. It's full of the most loving, caring, and fun people. But they're about 90% older people and kids aren't a huge commodity. Which is fine and we're going to miss it so much! However, in the new ward, it's about 90% kids with some adults speckled in. I can't remember the last time I was in a sacrament meeting that noisy. The isles were lined with baby carriers (we'll fit right in) and almost everyone who bore their testimony had a toddler in their arms or a youngin' attached to their leg that they ended up having to chase around the stage. The ward is really young which makes me excited for the prospects of making friends. It's just going to be hard to leave the ward we've always felt at home in.

Cory has been so fabulous through everything we've had going on and with me. He's always an angel to me but he's been even more so lately. For example, he's been working a lot so when we move we'll have the money to buy the things we're going to need. I've missed him like crazy even though I get to see him every day. For some reason this weekend was really hard on me and I was feeling depressed about not having him around. Being pregnant doesn't help that either. Anyway, he came home last night and after dinner turned on basketball and settled down. For some reason that upset me and I just went and laid on the couch and cried. I needed a good cry. He came out a few minutes later when he figured out I wasn't joining him and asked if I was ok. Once he saw I was crying he said, "Come here (and held out his hand to help me up). You don't need to cry. Come cuddle with me." He walked me into our room hand in hand and spent the rest of the night cuddled up with me, playing with my hair - which is my FAVORITE thing. I married the most amazing person in the world. Why he loves me so much, I have no idea. But I'm grateful for it every single day. Life is complete with him and I love him so much. I can't wait to have our first home together and bring our daughter into this world. When I think about that special moment of just us in the hospital right after she's born, a family finally together, I cry every time. I'm crying right now. Anyway, we're really happy with how things are going and I'm more than happy to be living life with Cory.