Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dear Baby: 28 Weeks

I know I say this all the time but time is really flying!
Now, since you have been reading all about me up till this point I figured that now would be a good time to tell you a little more about your dad.
Last night Steven went and played basketball at the church and I stayed home to clean. I cleaned from the kitchen to your room and I started going through all your clothes... again (I didn't really get much cleaning done in your room). While I was sitting on your floor, day dreaming about you, I got a little too cozy and fell asleep.
Normally I like to stay up and wait for your dad but lately you have made me so darn tired and I couldn't help myself and somehow I made it from your room into my bed and I fell asleep again.
Not much later I heard the front door open and Steven started to call my name. He came into the room, sat right next to me and started to tell me about his day.
As we sat in bed Steven held me and told me how grateful he is for families, and how excited he is for you to come. It was such a tender moment.
Steven has had families and babies on his mind lately but especially the last few days.
Steven's best friend and wife had their first baby boy in Utah. We are so excited for you to meet him when you get here so the two of you can be best friends! Steven is so beyond excited for his friends family and we cannot wait to meet the new baby fresh from Heaven.
I think the birth of Steven's best friends son made you even more real to him. The realization that we are soon going to be parents to care for you , teach you, and love you is finally setting in.
You are so lucky to have Steven as your dad.
He is so loving and generous. He might give you anything you want if you look at him the right way.
He loves to serve others, especially his family.
He is very talented and can teach you all kinds of neat things (If you want to know anything about sports always go to him, never me).
He is goofy and so fun.
He is smart and determined.
He is a hard worker and earns everything he has.
He has a deep love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a strong, deep testimony of him and our Heavenly Father.
He lived his life so that we could be married in the temple so that we could be a family forever. That is just about one of the most comforting blessings I can think of.
Baby, I want you to know that I love your dad. I am so blessed to have him in my life and I hope that you learn from his example.
Baby, you are so loved. We can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

26 Weeks- Your Face.

The other day I had to get another ultra sound to get a better look at your cute little face. Gooba goo.
At this point you are about 2 pounds... I am still trying to figure out why you only weigh 2 pounds yet I have put on 18... Anyways, your mug is adorable. I am guessing that you are going to have mommies nose and daddies lips. But, we will see!

"Oh hi everybody!"
We just moved into a "new to us" apartment. This apartment is the home that we will bring you to for the first time. (!) Since we just moved into our new place last night we have not set up anything in your room but it is so fun for me to imagine what it will be like when you are here occupying that room...
With my second trimester coming to an end I have noticed a few new pregnancy symptoms taking over my body.
A. My first experience with heart burn. Weird burning/ acid sensation I could definitely do without.
B. Sitting too long has always hurt my back but now my booty is suffering. Even driving home has become hard on my booty. ouch.
C. Sciatic nerve pain that can stop me in my tracks. Really, I feel 80 with the way I have been walking lately.
D. Swelling fingers, feet, and ankles. So pretty.
E. Crazy wispy baby hairs that I can't keep under control. 
F. My once cute inny belly button has been stretched and popped beyond recognition...
G. Don't even get me started on my mood swings or my night time sleeping (or lack of).

Despite all of these minor aches and pains and random body changes I LOVE being pregnant. I have felt so much joy while you have been growing. It is so strange to watch my body being taken over and do things that I have no control over but feeling you there and knowing that I am creating a nice home for you in my belly and that I will be seeing you soon makes it all worth it. I have really had such a smooth and awesome pregnancy compared to most and I am really thankful for that. It is amazing to see the Lords plan in my life. I am so blessed. You will always be our baby and your dad and I love you so much already.