Monday, May 20, 2013

update on lifE

It truly is unreal how fast April came and went, and now May is practically over as well! I'm quite fascinated with how life just seems to roll on even with my best efforts to make it stop. 
There have been many exciting events this April. For starters, the house hunting ordeal has taken an unexpected yet very exciting turn. Since the recent announcement of an LDS temple being build here in Cedar City (can I get a hallelujah!? exciting) houses and lots have been selling like crazy and prices have been rising. So, after being outbid on a house we wanted and plain out being beat to the punch on a different house, we decided the best move for us would be to build our very own home; BRAND NEW. No worrying about split levels, crappy pipe, or tiny kitchens.
To say we are excited is an extreme understatement. We discuss our impatience and excitement every chance we get. As well as paint colors, rocks, flooring, cupboards, carpet, and fridges. Don't even get Steve started on his obsession with the shower. I swear he is more excited about that than the entire house. I think it's a guy thing.
We are hoping to start building next week sometime and plan on moving in around the first part of August. (we'll see how that goes...)
We obviously won't be in before our little guy comes, but we can make the one bedroom apartment work for a few months.
Speaking of the little guy, he is growing...a lot! 
Just these past 3 or 4 days my belly has popped out to a point where seeing my toes is hard now.
Here are some way overdue pictures...

-2nd trimester treated me well. I slept great, I didn't have much discomfort other than the occasional heartburn, and I wasn't THAT big so I still felt somewhat normal.

Once I hit 30 weeks, things shifted just a wee bit. 
-I became slower and extremely less coordinated..I found that playing pickle ball wasn't near as enjoyable as it once was.
-Bending over to pick something up was just too ridiculous so it often stayed on the floor.
- Painting my toe nails and putting on my socks resulted in lack of oxygen.

-Hiccups. This little man hiccups so so much. To me they feel like little muscle spasms in your stomach, and let's just say these little spasms happen a few times a day.
-Very active little man.

-We are now visiting the doc once a week and momma is sorta freaking out that baby will actually be arriving within the next few weeks.
-Uncomfortable, uncomfortable, uncomfortable.
-Baby boy has dropped and I'm reminded of it every time I walk anywhere because he's right on my bladder. BUT, yay for not being breech!
-Dilated to a 1.

Steve and I are really excited for baby to get here. We of course are nervous seeing as we're first time parents, but both of us are so done with me being pregnant. ha
 The other day when we were talking about baby, Steve said, 
"I'm really excited to have a little buddy."
Maybe it's the hormones, or the fact that I'm overly emotional anyway, but this really touched my heart. Steve is so good with kids and honestly I know he would rather hang out with them than adults any day. I feel so lucky that my children will have him for a father.. there truly is no one better for the job.
So now, we patiently wait to see how and when baby boy chooses to make his entrance into the world, and I'm so glad that husband of mine will finally have his "little buddy" to play with.

Monday, May 13, 2013


So I graduated college. Is this real? 
I remember four years ago being a little freshman who had no idea what in the heck she was doing in Cedar City at SUU. A lot of people prayed and thought long and hard about where they should go to college, but for me... It kinda just happened. I didn't know why I came to SUU, I just.. did.
At first, I hated it. I wanted to go home to familiar people. 
I was at a place in my life where I honestly had no idea who I was. Original, right?
Each semester I had it all planned out in my head that I was getting out of Cedar and move to Salt Lake. 
But.. every semester, something would change and moving to Salt Lake just wasn't in the cards for me.
I didn't know why, but for some reason I was supposed to be in Cedar City. 
Then, spring semester of my sophomore year, I found the reason. 
I found that Warby boy.
 Before I met him, I knew who I wanted to be, but I was in the process of "putting my life back together" to achieve that me.
He came at the exact time I needed him. He came when we needed each other.
He showed me a different side to Cedar that I stubbornly shunned.
He showed me how great the people of Cedar are.
He introduced me to my new family whom I have grown to love so so dearly. 
Because of all of these things, and a million other things, I stuck it out.
Through the support and love of everyone around me, I was able to obtain my Bachelors of Science degree in Family Life & Human Development with an emphasis in Family Services. (I know, ridiculously long. Try having it as your major for two years and having to explain to everyone that asks what your major is..)
It's crazy to look back and think of all the things that happened that could have stopped me from finishing; myself being the main one.
Isn't life interesting? It's amazing how we all end up where we are.. where we are supposed to be.
I for one am so grateful every little detail of my life has played out the way it has because I am completely in love with my life right now.
Blessed beyond what I deserve, but couldn't be happier about it.

Oh.. and also.. I totally rocked the wedges while being 8 months pregnant. I'm kind of a big deal.