|36.5 Weeks All my baby bump pictures look the exact same! I think I am trying to make up for lack of baby bump pictures.|
Go to sleep baby!
Wiping baby's bottom!
Showing Tess what I was doing with these sewing projects. She was very "helpful!"
Tess has also started to show interest in trying whatever it is that we are doing. This night we were cleaning up and assembling the cradle. She helped at every bit of the process! Scrubbed, wiped, and helped with the tools to put it together.
Now, if I could only teach her to fold and put away laundry! :)
She even wanted to put on some gloves!
We have started to do this a little bit. Bringing her doll along with us on our strolls. Just the short ones for now, I think I have included this in a prior post but I like I said....it is just so cute! I can't get over it.
Giving dad nuzzles and kisses.
Playing at the park in St. George!
In this picture, you might think that Tess threw it perfectly!
Here she is going for it!
Here we are! After our session. It was so nice to be together in the temple. I am about 35-36 weeks in this picture.
Just a few pictures with dad.
We tried a fun new hair style! It turned out pretty good and was fun. A twist with a "twist."
Going out for another walk sporting her fun new hair style! She is a fancy, stylish mom!
Story time at Centennial Hills Library! Cell phones are prohibited, but I really wanted to take a quick picture before it started. This little presentation they do with kids is just so cute! We really love going on Mondays, I always look forward to it. Tess is getting better and better at not wandering around and requiring me to redirect her. As long as there is a song, she is pretty content and wants to stay put. But, during a story...if it is long, she gets restless.
Happy Valentine's Day!
I was a huge bum for Valentine's Day. I got Greg some "Rips" candy, I think they cost around $1.66. Poor Greg! He was so good to me, he definitely knows my love language. He cleaned while I took a nap, he made me breakfast, and I took another nap later in the day! He also took us out to lunch at BJ's. A delicious meal! Rest, good food, and an ultra clean downstairs....oh boy! Making me weak in the knees. I like flowers, candy, etc but if he had asked me what I wanted it would have been exactly what he gave me. Thank you, Greg!
If coloring at restaurants only kept her busy for more then 30 seconds to one minute!
Putting! This little girl absolutely loves the small plastic set of clubs and balls from her Grandpa Bluemel. She plays more with this then any other toy right now. Even more then her baby! She loves hitting that ball! She is getting better and better at it too. She used to never hit it and now she hits it almost every time.
A little Sunday nap!
Tess is really into trying my things on right now, my shoes, my bras(??), and my shirts now! She found this undershirt in a pile of laundry I had folded. What a hoot!
While other places in the country our family was having epic snow storms, this is the only white we were enjoying! Beautiful blossoms outside of our home! So pretty. The desert is blooming!
Waiting for a balloon, she got right up there, no fear! He had this vest full of sequence on, Tess kept playing with it. So funny! She loved his vest!
I wasn't sure what to ask for, so I asked for a flower. She loved it! She chews on them and of course, they loose their air. Then she tries for a while to blow it up again.
Noah asked for a fish! I think that is what we will get next time, it came with a fishing pole! He was in heaven playing with that balloon.
Here we are on the way to play pals! I can't get over how big she looks in her new summer clothes! Really enjoying the weather right now. I wish we could enjoy this weather through the summer, I don't want it to get any hotter!
Down the "big" slide with dad. I went down with her a few days before, but it was not a pretty site! I'd much rather be taking a picture. :)
The most beautiful sunset as we were leaving the park!
To celebrate the surprise visit, we took my dad to our favorite place to eat! Here we are waiting and Tess couldn't get enough of running around and playing with Grandpa!
Doing some sketching after a bath!
Our ultrasound shrine! And this isn't even all of the pictures we have.
Do you think I need to get her eyes checked?
39.5 Weeks! Thanks Tess for helping me hold my dress so it doesn't look like I am wearing a tent.
Awe!!! And this perfect couple. I think I will conclude this way long post with them. I won't plan on any more updates until our new little family member comes to join us! But, the engagement of these two means so much to all of us. We couldn't be more excited and we are highly anticipating getting to know this angel of a woman and her dear little boy, Benjamin. There is no mistaking the amount of happiness you can enjoy when somebody you love is so very happy! Trevor found his beautiful sweetheart. Welcome to the family Benjamin and Jennifer! We love you!
Just a few little notes I've been keeping on my phone about him and this pregnancy!
12/10-felt hiccups for the first time!! 12/11-had appointment with doc for the first time! The one we will deliver with, Tammy Reynolds. Really liked her. We saw him today! He was a little scrunched up and had his face behind the placenta so we couldn't see it. Sad. But he had a great heartbeat, 143 bpm. Tess got really excited again!!! Oooo ooo oo! I just love that! Staying with March 5th due date. He measured at 27.5 weeks. We got a few pictures, such a great surprise to get to see him. Very excited. Officially in 3rd trimester. 1/12-1/12-I received a blessing today in light of my pregnancy winding down and some of the headaches and such I've been having trouble with. Also getting nervous about labor and everything going smoothly. The missionaries were here for dinner, so as a matter of convenience Greg asked if one would assist in the blessing. Tess was sitting in my lap and was very, very intrigued by the whole process. All three had their hands on my head, so Tess decided she would follow suit and had her hands on my head through a majority of the blessing. It was so cute!! She only stopped to give me a kiss and a hug! When I was pregnant with Tess I was stressed about a possible miscarriage because of bleeding. Greg gave me a blessing and I didn't worry about her making her way into our life. He gave me the same assurance with this little boy. I've been worrying about labor though. I was blessed that both us would make it through labor unharmed. I have the same feeling of confidence! 1/12- this little boy moves a lot! I have a never ending sore throat through the night and in the morning. I don't sleep well, the headaches on the left side of my face and head are very difficult to deal with, and my energy is dwindling quickly. I've gained so. much. weight. It's been a very tough pregnancy for me. But...I'm really looking forward to meeting this little guy. I can't wait to see him, I'm going to have two buddies to play and have fun with now. 1/19- 33.5 week ultrasound. Amazing and measuring big! He has hair per the ultrasound technician!! Awe! So cute! He was opening and closing his mouth like crazy and you could tell he was practicing breathing, his little abdomen was busy! I was just smitten, he just looks so darn cute to me. I can't believe it! It's getting close. I'm a little stressed, I don't have everything done. But I'm chipping away at the to do list. I really want the house clean and organized. I have a few craft projects I need to complete, and I want to make sure we have mostly everything for him! I got some socks, pacifiers, pacifier clip, some new wash cloths, and of course I've gotten clothes. 2/3-Drs appointments down to every week! Today at my check, she said she doesn't expect me to go into labor this week but my cervix is changing. I am dilated to a 1, 50% effaced. He is still pretty high too. 2/11- 3cm 60% at 37 week appointment. The doctor told me to get to the hospital if I have any consistent contractions.
2/13- Tour of Mountain View Hospital. I really loved it! They have a lot of the same philosophies and practices that Medical Center of the Rockies does. I think I will like having him there! I was the only one that showed up for the tour, I got a one on one tour. Just loved the nurse, she has been doing it for over 30 years. I got to ask her questions I normally wouldn't in a large group and she gave me lots of wonderful encouragement and advice. The hospital isn't as pretty as where Tess was born, but I don't think there are many hospitals that are! But, this one was very clean, up to date, and it is close to our house. We are skipping over the hospital that is like 2 miles form our house to be closer to our doctor. For some reason, that just makes me feel better. It's only about a 12-15 minute drive to from our house to the entrance. I think we will be just fine! I am getting really anxious about going into labor. I never did on my own with Tess and I really hope to this time around. But, it also makes me nervous. I hope it is obvious and I hope I handle it okay! Being induced has it's pros and cons. We went hopping and skipping in..taking pictures and knew when we needed to be packed by. As long as we don't have to deal with an induction this time, hopefully I will arrive already in labor!
2/18 & 2/23 both apts I was at 4 cm, 70%, -2. He's hanging out! I have false labor all the time. I am uncomfortable as ever, sleeping is s challenge, but other then that I feel great. Your sister and I are running around having fun waiting for you! I hoping you come on your own but regardless, we have a great doctors, a good hospital, and you'll come safely no matter what. Everybody is excited to meet you and I can't wait for you and Tess to meet! You are such a little mover! Especially right now!