Friday, July 30, 2010

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing...

This is a limbo week for us. Nothing much has gone on since the last post--I had to sit and come up with something to post about so I don't seem so lazy!

I'm usually not up this early. This is our 7-week break. Because we have 3 semesters/trimesters at BYU-I and we go to school during all three, this is the only break we get! Every year it falls between Spring and Fall semesters, and it's definitely a time worth making the most of, before the schedule grind starts again.

So, I usually sleep in. At least this week. I've had to get up super early for work, then for school, all of Spring semester, so i'm enjoying it.

This is our calm before the chaos week...we purposefully didn't plan much (although a lot has come up to do!) so that we could have a veg week. We've even been picky about being social. It's just nice to do nothing every once in awhile before our lives are changed completely by this little man!

However, this morning I was wide awake at 7 am. Nathan's easing me into the sleeplessness thing pretty regularly, I guess. Between his constant kicking/punching and lots of back pain, it takes 4-5 pillows and a Sudafed to get me to sleep (yay, swollen blood vessels=stuffy noses!!), and even then i'm only asleep for 2-3 hours. Then it's up, to the bathroom, to the fridge/cupboard, then back in bed for another 2-3 hours. Anyone who knows me will know that I love my sleep. This is a weird experience for me: I haven't had much to interrupt my sleep for years. I know all you experienced mamas out there are probably thinking, "JUST WAIT!!", like everyone else is telling me!

Next week is an exciting one for us, then the rest of the month continues just as exciting! On Sunday i'll teach the music to the kiddos at church like I do every week, then Monday we leave for KANSAS CITY!!! I haven't been home in a year, and I miss it terribly. I've seen my family since then, but I miss ALLLL the friends, extended family, my dog, etc. I miss just living around my family. There was never a dull moment; Mitch and I have a lot of them, because there are only two of us, and we're both pretty laid-back.

We'll spend most of the time helping my parents move (Mitch has been recruited to help them move both their grand and upright pianos!), but we have lots of fun things planned as well. I have all the colors picked out for Nathan's room, and i'm hoping to find fabric while i'm there so I can start making bedding/decor.

We come home the 11th, I have a dentist appt. the 12th, my glucose test on the 13th (What a way to celebrate a one-year anniversary, right!?), and we're off to Lake Chelan in Oregon on the 14th! We're so excited! I wish I could do everything that everyone else will get to do, but I have no doubt it'll still be a blast! I love boating and swimming, and my mom found me a GREAT maternity swimsuit (it's pretty cute, actually! Who knew anything maternity could be cute!?), and Mitch is just about as excited to fish and do everything else. We can't wait!

Hopefully we'll have a ton of pictures to show off when we get back on the 22nd!

My parents are dropping Camille off at BYU the last week of August/first week of Sept. and they're stopping by Rexburg to drop off baby stuff that we won't be able to fly home with. I'm way excited: my mom hasn't been here since we've been married! Then school starts September 9th and we're back to a routine and a schedule!

Happy Seven-Week Break! :o) Sorry for gabbing ears off again...anyone with the patience to read this should be given some legit award! :o)

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 2010...And a belly pic!

Well, it's been 29305 days (give or take :o) since I posted last, so here we go!

I'm jealous of all those people who can update their blogs on a regular basis!

We've had a pretty great July. I've been getting through classes, work, and growing a fetus. Mitch has been kept busy with work (maintenance in our complex; towards the end of a semester work piles up!), and donating his plasma to save up for a new pistol! I'm so proud of him! He gets about $50/week for donating plasma and puts it all towards his new gun. We couldn't find wiggle room in our budget, so this turned out to be a good option! He's working hard for it, so hopefully it'll mean he appreciates it more!

Speaking of growing our fetus, here's a picture of our little Nathan man! :o) He's kicking and "tapping" my belly all the time!

We had a doctor's appointment today: 23 weeks! Just a normal one; listening to the heartbeat, measuring the belly, etc. Nothing too interesting! Nathan's doing great and i'm still measuring normally, so everything's going pretty well I guess! In four weeks is the big glucose test for gestational diabetes...cross your fingers! Luckily i've had to drink that yucky, syrup-y glucose drink before, when I tested positive for hypoglycemia. Luckily that glucose drink was twice the size of this one, so this shouldn't be a big deal!

Anyway, to drone on, we went garage sale-ing on Saturday and Mitch found a great fish tank, all set up with a really nice pump and filter and everything! We bought 5 fish, 1 suckerfish, and 2 crabs! We like them :o) Here's a few of my favorite pictures!

We like our fishies :o)

We also had some family visit in late June/early July to help us celebrate the Fourth of July! Mitch's whole family was in town at some point: Ethan and Jayna went to BYU-I summer camps out here (like EFY, but more outdoors-y) and their mom dropped them off one weekend, then their dad picked them up the next weekend! We loved having Ethan stay with us for the few days before and after his camp. We did lots of fun things while everyone was in town: we went to the duck ponds and fed ducks popcorn, then went to dinner at Red Robin with Mitch's mom and the next weekend ate at Famous Dave's and blew off fireworks with Mitch's dad. Talk about some spoiled weekends! We didn't know what to do with ourselves this last weekend! Here are some fun pictures :o)

Fun at the duck pond feeding them popcorn, and my father-in-law and sister-in-law Jayna enjoyed swinging at the park we lit fireworks off at! :o)

Can you find the Mitch in the tree?

Well, that's been our July so far...sorry for all the gabbing!