Friday, September 27, 2013


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Boy oh boy.... 35 weeks, I cant believe it! Time sure is starting to fly....and go slow at the same time. I've been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing trying to get things in order. I cant help it! I feel like i cant sit down cause there's too much to do and who knows when this child will decide to come. He's obviously having a good time in there, kicking my ribs, hitting my bladder, and having the hiccups. It's starting to get pretty uncomfortable and tiring though. This is my second day in a row having a constant headache/migraine and I feel like there's hardly anything I can do to get rid of it. The past two nights I've been getting up to pee every 2 HOURS. My insomnia is coming into play as well...there are nights when I cant fall back asleep for 2-3 hours. It usually happens around 3AM, and I go watch some FRIENDS on tv, haha. But then again, it's probably a really good preparation for when my boy comes. So I'll take it... Even with all the side affects that come into play with pregnancy, I am so excited to have this baby and to start an eternal family with Alex. We couldn't be more nervous, happy, scared, and ecstatic at the same time! And we just got word that our stroller/car seat will be here for pick up on October 7! Yeah! But I really wish I could see my sisters though. I feel like an only child over here! It's hard living so far away from them, and they all coincidentally live in Idaho. But! Jessica and I are both having boys at the same time, and I cant wait for us all to reunite and to show off our new babies! 5 weeks to go!!!! WOOP WOOP! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baby shower!

So last week was my baby shower. Our first one was in San Jose that his family threw for us, and it was a blast. It was a family one, and we had a yummy bbq and lots of chit chatting. It was a great time, and we got some great gifts! Sadly, I wasn't smart enough to take any pictures from that shower....
Our second shower was last Tuesday and that was a great time as well. My sister Katie and I made some cute decorations which was really fun, and we had it at our family friends house, the Hagberg's. It was nice of them to let us have the shower at their beautiful home, thanks Anne and Lauren! 
Tonight as I was uploading some pictures...I started looking at some old photos of when Alex and I were first married.... Alex walks in and asked what I was doing and I said, "trying to remember what I looked like when I was skinny"! I'm swelling pretty bad, and just in my face is a big difference and I just wanted a reminder of what I'll (hopefully asap) look like after my babe's born :) 

So my sister and I are both pregnant, and due one day apart. As I was gazing at my hideously swollen feet, I sent her and my other sisters a picture and she sent me a picture of her foot back. She said she was a little swollen...I beg to differ! Yes that is (unfortunately) my foot on the right, her's on the left. Maybe if I lived in Idaho with her mine wouldn't be as bad either, haha. I cant believe how much water I'm retaining, and cant wait for it to go away! Six more weeks!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

31 WEEKS!!!!! I cant believe how close I'm getting to finally being done! So far, I haven't had too bad of a pregnancy.... but at the same time, I cant wait for it to be over, haha. My feet and hands are the most swollen, my face is a little bit, but the part that bugs me the most is that my NOSE is swollen!!! I wear my hair up in a bun for the most part because my hair is so thick and it feels like no matter how I style it, I look like a lion, and my face looks up it goes!!! Something that really hurts is my fingers. Every single one, and my knees, elbows, toes, and my feet constantly hurt...especially right when I wake up.  I do miss wearing my wedding ring, and regular fitting clothes, but maternity jeans are so comfortable! All in matter the side affects I'm having, I know that in the end, whenever he decides to arrive (please don't be halloween) it will all be worth it. I cannot wait to hold my baby boy, and to start a new chapter in my life. 


 Labor Day weekend Alex and I went to Fort Bragg for our LAST alone trip before baby gets here. I grew up going here and it's one of my favorite places to go, and Alex has never been, therefore... perfect spot to escape to. And it was so nice to get out of the heat!!! 60-70 degree weather? At 31 weeks pregnant? YES PLEASE! It was such a fun trip, I wish we could have stayed longer but Alex started work on Tuesday, which is great. 

I have to give a big shout out to my baby daddy... I couldn't have asked for a better partner in crime, he is always there for me and helping me out through this pregnancy. He is always there to listen to me whine and complain, and to tell me how good I look. Even though I feel like a swollen hippo! He is so excited to be a dad, and I know he is going to be an amazing one. We both cant wait to be parents and to bring our baby boy into this world. We feel so blessed to be given this opportunity and to have an eternal family.