Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mom & I
John & I Comparing Thanksgiving Bellies (I win!)

Mom & Mark

Grandma & Grandpa

Sarah & Spencer

Carrie & David

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with both sides of the family. We started off at Ryan's mom's house and enjoyed some fabulous food before heading over to my mom's for even more food! It was great getting to spend time with family and did I mention that the food was amazing! I wish every day was Thanksgiving!

Baby Shower

Jackson's Presents

Ryan's sister Jamie threw us an adorable baby shower on November 14th to celebrate with their side of the family. We had so much fun playing games and eating yummy food, plus Jackson got a ton of amazing gifts! So much fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

31 and 32 Weeks Pregnant

31 Weeks

32 Weeks

Ok, I am now starting to feel VERY pregnant! Although this has been a blessedly complication-free pregnancy it has started to become more than slightly uncomfortable to make it through the day and sleep at night. Pretty typical I think when you're 8 months pregnant! I just feel very lucky to have a healthy baby growing (and moving!) inside of me and we can't wait to meet him!

I finally got the car seat, stroller, and glider picked out and ordered after much research. We decided on the Peg Perego Skate stroller and matching Peg Perego car seat because of their high-safety ratings. I bought the glider from Walmart and it looks just like the $1000 glider from Pottery Barn except it only cost $230! My dad bought us the crib too and hopefully it arrives before Jackson does! Slowly but surely everything is starting to come together. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween 2009

Ryan Went as "Facebook"

Mom and I

Amanda, Landen, and Tyler

Ryan and Landen Creating the Pumpkin Masterpiece

This Halloween we headed over to my sister-in-law Jamie's house and trick-or-treating festivities. She made a huge batch of amazing homemade chili and we had a wonderful time relaxing with family. When the sun went down we took the kids trick-or-treating and they came home with lots of loot! Landen went as Michael Jackson this year!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weeks 27 through 30

27 Weeks
28 Weeks

29 Weeks

30 Weeks

Wow am I behind! These last few months have been a whirlwind of activity and I've had zero opportunity to post. Now that things have calmed down a bit I'll try and catch up! My belly is still expanding, but thank goodness my weight gain slowed down after my first trimester. I've now put on exactly 20 pounds, which makes me (and my doctor) very happy! I am definitely starting to feel the effects of pregnancy a lot more now, especially after a long day with a class full of 1st graders (did I mention I'm looking for another job?). Back aches, leg cramps, and just plain exhaustion! But I do feel blessed to have had an otherwise uneventful pregnancy so far. Other than being anemic everything has been going so well and I just pray that the next 9 weeks are the same! I am starting to get a little worried though because I have absolutely nothing prepared for the nursery yet and we haven't even bought the car seat! Hopefully I can catch up in the next few weeks!