Saturday, September 26, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

As I'm approaching my due date, I'm asking for people to guess how big this baby will be. I'm going to give you all the information that I know about both pregnancies that I've had.

Kyson - I delivered Kyson the day before I was due. I gained 33 pounds and was out of my regular pants at 7 months. He weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and was 22" long.

This Pregnancy - I am due on October 8, I have gained 20 pounds and I still fit in my regular pants. The picture was taken on Saturday, 26 September.

Please post your prediction of how much this baby will weigh and how long you think she'll be. I love hearing your guesses.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How Fortunate I Am to be a Mom

One of my friends recently put this video on her blog and it just moved me so much. It's such a wonderful reminder of how lucky I am to be a mom, and with another one only weeks away, it gets me excited to hold our little baby.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Surprise!

The other day at work, I thought it was a normal day. During lunch I was going to run some errands with my friend Adrienne, get some lunch becuase they were serving falafel at my work (which didn't sound appetizing), and get some things done that I need to. Adrienne and I left, did one errand when she received a text reminding her that she had "tardy party," which is like detention for those who were tardy to classes that day. I was bummed but we headed back anyway. We stopped at the offices for a moment and I moseyed on down the hall looking at pictures as I walked when I noticed at the end of the hall there was a little party. Little did I know the party was for me.

My coworkers had all pitched in to throw a surprise baby shower for me. Because this was my second child, I NEVER anticipated anything so I didn't put together any hints. Just went along with it all. Because I had no idea, I don't have any pictures, but I was really flabbergasted that they would do something so sweet for me.

You know, sometimes I curse my work because things don't run perfectly, but I have to say - I'm really lucky to have the job that I do. Nowhere else would I have the freedom and relationships that I do as a teacher. It is a great place to work.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

White Men Can Jump

For some time now, Kyson has been trying to learn to jump. He'd always just go to his tippy toes, but never be able to get off the ground. About a month ago, he became successful. It's so fun to watch then try these new things that we don't think twice about. Toddlers are so much fun.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Summer is Officially Over

Going back to school is not the end of the summer - the last weekend to get out of dodge is. For Labor Day, we went to Bear Lake, our typical hang out throughout the summer. We debated for some time if we'd go or not becuase I'm 8 months pregnant, Kyson seemed to have a cold last week, and Kris didn't really want to go. With some sweet talking on my parent's part, Kris gave in and we went to spend a nice weekend at the Lake.

I anticipated bad weather, but it was beautiful. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like doing much and Kris was so tired he needed some much needed rest. Kyson did make it out to the beach though. He's such a funny kid. He LOVES dirt and so playing on the beach was heaven to him. It took a little time to coerce him to the water. But when my dad gave him a branch with leaves, he ran wild. It's funny how little things are so exciting for kids.

At one point my dad and Kyson were building a community of sand castles - basically buckets of sand turned up side down. Well, My dad built them and Kyson loved destroying them. He's such a destructive little boy.
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When he wasn't playing on the beach, he was bonding with his puppy. I don't know how she can take the beating that she does. They wrestle so rough with one another, and both dish it out and egg it on. When they're not hyper, it's apparent that they just love each other so much.

It's been a nice weekend with the family and I'm grateful for these opportunities and memories.