Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday and kitties

Matty got me my favorite Spring flowers and a gift card
Sasha smelling the flowers...
Sugar smelling the flowers...
I don't have any cute babies to take pictures of yet, so we tend to take a lot of pictures of our kitties! They are just too cute, it's hard not to! 

I just turned 27, so for my birthday Matty took me out to dinner at Tsunami where we had some yummy, prego-approved sushi. Then we went to Coldstone and I got a pint of my favorite ice-cream (which I ate today, the entire pint...) Matty bought me my favorite spring flowers, that smell sooo good! I was surprised they were in bloom already. He also got me a visa gift card that I can spend anywhere. I have been way too tired this week to even think about shopping, which is pretty sad, even for me. I might try and go out this weekend to find something that will help me feel less pregnant- I know what you're thinking, "good luck" right? Well, it's worth a shot. 

       I just looked at my countdown, and I have 38 days to go! I have tried to stop counting how many weeks prego I am, and just focus on getting through January. I figure if I can make it to the first of February, then I'll be ok and she can come whenever she'd like. I keep telling her that she's welcome to come anytime after 37 weeks. I hope she's listening. 

As I was sitting at work this week, feeling Emma move around and jab my ribs, I had a slight panicked thought... this child, is going to have to come out somehow... um... did I think that through when I got pregnant? Yeah, this should be interesting...
Ryno is always in the sun

Sugar loves sleeping on our clothes, especially the clean ones

Matty and Sugar

Sunday, January 2, 2011

6 weeks to go...

 I haven't taken any belly pictures for awhile, so I thought I would take some and put them up before she's out of there! I am 8 months prego (34 weeks) and can't believe she's coming in February. I have definitely started to panic just a bit, because I don't have anything ready besides what family and friends have given us. Matt and I don't even have a hospital "grab and go" bag ready yet! We will get that done soon for sure, just in case she comes early. We have lots of girl clothes already, thanks to my sis in law and sister, and the crib and car seat/stroller are ready, minus the crib bedding. I hope she doesn't come as early as January, because nothing will be ready! I have a couple baby showers this month, so that will help for sure. 

I am also looking for someone who can watch Emma if/when I go back to work. I don't want to take her to daycare, and would much rather prefer to take her to someone's home whom I trust. I am thinking after my maternity leave, I will go back part-time and work 30 hours a week to keep my insurance benefits. I will probably be working Tues/Thurs/Fridays, 10 hour days, or I might work 4 days a week and split up my 30 hours that way. But I am still on the lookout for someone, so if you know of anyone let me know :) I don't know what our financial situation will be, since I won't be working, so I don't think the pay will be awesome- maybe like $10 or $15 a day, but that adds up if it's every month. 

 I reserved a temple date for our sealing! We are getting sealed on March 26th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. I think I am most excited for this, especially since we will have little Emma with us in our arms for the sealing. I love to think that come March, our family will be together forever, even after we leave this earth. I get to be with Matt and all of our children for eternity, and that is such a great blessing! Words can't describe how amazing this will be for our family, I have looked forward to getting sealed to Matt for all eternity ever since we started dating. He is truly the best man a girl could ask for- he is patient, loving, and always takes care of me. Now we will be an eternal family, which is such an important goal to achieve here on earth. 

Matt and I were called to be primary teachers in our ward, and we are pretty excited. We will be teaching the 6 year-old class and start today! I love that the church has made it so easy for teachers these days. We got our teacher's manual, and it lines out the lesson so perfectly, we don't really have to do much besides teach it to the children! There is a perfect flow from one subject to the next, and you can tell it's divine in nature. Today the lesson is on choosing the right, and we can't wait to teach! I know some people get discouraged by being in Primary, or being teachers, but I think it's one of the best callings you can get- to teach God's children of his son, Jesus Christ, and help them to build their own testimonies and watch them grow. Absolutely amazing.

Last but not least, I get my car back tomorrow! If any of you haven't heard, the Tuesday before Christmas, I was hit in my car as I was going through a 4 way stop. Luckily I wasn't hurt at all, the driver hit me as I was almost through the intersection, so my passenger door and tire took the brunt of it. I took it to the shop (his insurance is covering all damages) about a week ago, and they told me it would be ready tomorrow!! Oh, I am so excited. I have had to drive this around for the past week:

 It's not the worst rental in the world, but it's close! The good thing that I can say about this car, is that because it's so heavy, it did really well during the snow storms we just had. I'm not a big fan of two door vehicles, and especially these because the doors are SO heavy, it was hard for my pregnant body to push the door open. I will be happy to return it tomorrow, and get my Mazda back. It seems like my car has been in an accident every year, I am hoping that 2011 will be an accident free year!