Monday, February 21, 2011

Ready or Not, Here She Comes

39 weeks and counting

I haven't put any profile pics up throughout this pregnancy, but I figured what the heck. So here i am, one (ish) week left.
There are a few things I'm going to miss about this big belly. As weird as that is...

-The conversations it starts with complete strangers

-The way it rests on the bathroom sink when I'm getting ready

-The spilled crumbs that it saves as I eat treats

-The way it moves and dances around as I tickle it

-The front-of-the-line treatment it gets me at stores

-The magic eight ball it's been for us as we ask it questions

I've tried to enjoy this belly while there is a baby in it, because as soon as she's out, I know I'm going to be hating the belly!


Ready or not, here she comes

I feel like a ticking time bomb that could go off at any time. The weirdest part about that is not knowing when the "tick tick boom" will come.

We finally finished moving to our new place and we are really enjoying it. I really like sugarhouse, everything you ever need is conveniently located down the street or around the corner. Now that we are moved in, and somewhat organized, we have started working on baby stuff. Yes we're in a time crunch, but oh well, we'll take her whenever she comes!

The first thing we did was run out and buy a car seat. We figured if she came early, we needed at least that to get her home:)

Carseat - Check

This week our crib was delivered. Daddy did a great job at setting it up. Thank you hunny. I am very happy with the black.

Crib - Check

As for our dresser, the wrong one was delivered, so we are working with the shipping company to find out who they delivered ours to, and whose armoire we have. Apparently the shipping labels got mixed up and ours is somewhere in California. So who knows when we'll get that. As for now her clothes are everywhere. But think about it, at least she has clothes, darling clothes at that.

Dresser - No check

We just got the swing, bassinet/play yard, and stroller set up. yay!

Swing - Check

Bassinet - Check

Stroller - Check

This week we finished our birthing class. I really am so happy we took that class. There were so many things I learned. Shane was a good sport and learned a lot too!

Birthing Class - Check

I still need to pack a hospital bag, and finish the birth plan though.

Bags packed - No check

Birth plan - Almost check

It is so nice to have two bedrooms. Now we can have a nursery. Nursery decor is far from happening. But it will happen, just probably not before our sweetie gets here. She does have beautiful bedding though.

Decor - No check

Bedding - Check

We are deciding between three names. It is a lot harder than I thought. Because we are so close to the birth, and because the magic eight ball won't tell us what she wants her name to be, we are going to wait till we see her, then we'll make the final decision.

Lil' girl's name - No check

So as you can see I have a lot to do. I'm not sure if I'll post again before she comes, because who knows when that will happen. Hopefully I get around to posting pics of her not too long after she is born. Wish me luck :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

U of U Gymnastics

I had one stipulation for Shane going to the U.... He had to take me to a gymnastics meet. The U of U gymnastics team is always ranked in the top 3 in the nation. So, I told Shane we had to take pride in being students there and go cheer on the gymnastics team.

For the past 4 years I have been teaching gymnastics at My Mom's school. I stopped last month, and I kinda miss it. The little kids were so cute and full of energy. I can't wait for our little girl to be flipping around in a few short years ;)

We had a really great time. I couldn't believe how many people were there. The team was really good and came out on top. I can't believe how ripped those girls are.

I love gymnastics. Going to the meet brought back so many memories of growing up in the gym.

Shower Shower Shower

THANK YOU to everyone for all of the support and love we received with the baby showers. They were all so much fun! Everyone is way too generous. I can't wait to see our little girl wearing all of these cute flowers , fancys, and frills. Sooner or later she'll be here.

Lately I've been having conflicting thoughts... hear me out...

I feel like I have a really big baby in me... which I know I do, however when I look at her newborn clothes it is crazy to think that she will be that small. strange.

Anyways, here's some pics from the showers. (please excuse my heftiness in the majority of these pictures)

My Besties all met at La Jolla Groves and we celebrated Paige's little girl and my little girl. What a fun time it was catching up with everyone and eating a delicious meal. Love you gals!

The Rowley's threw a shower for My little girl, Kimberlee's little girl, and Stacee's little girl. I felt like we were having triplets. I can't wait to see all of the little girls running around together. Mischief already! Thank you Kathryne, Stefenee, and Kristee for all the delightful food and fun.

Look close and you'll see Robert attending his first shower. He wanted to get in on the fun too!

I also had a family shower on my side that my Mom and Jesse put together. I loved seeing everyone, and playing fun games. For those of you who lost the string game because you thought I was bigger than I was, well if we were playing it right now, you would probably win the prize :) I'm definitely feeling large and in charge these days!

Mairin's pretty pink cake... The most delicious chocolate cake EVER!

Monday, February 14, 2011

January Highlights

New Year's Eve at Stef & Brent's house- A super fun (and funny) night to remember! Stefenee made the most delicious dinner ever, then we played a combination of Minute-to-win-it and Bean Boozled. For those of you that don't know what Bean Boozled is, get acquainted! All of the nasty flavored Jelly Bellies such as, canned dog food, booger, vomit, diaper wipes, etc. you get the point. Spin the dial and see what color you end up with. It could taste good, but it could taste awful... be prepared!

Jan 3rd 2011 - My handsome hubby's Birthday! Shane had a super busy day at work, so I took him lunch, then when he was done at the office we went to the Jazz Game with Mom & Dad Rowley. What a fun night!

Unfortunately this was Shane's only surprise. Let me tell you... this kid is addicted to sweets and I'm not helping : /

Sunday, February 13, 2011

On the Road Again

We're moving... for the third time in 20 months. It's been pretty crazy around here!!! Hopefully we'll last at this place a little longer than the past. Updates to come...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Playing Catch Up

It has been a super long time since I have posted. The baby countdown is on and I'm trying to play catch up and finish up all these little projects before she decides to join us. The blog is on the list. It's been neglected for quite some time.

Here goes a "quick" update through the end of the year...

Halloween... party at Matt & Laura's. Fun times.
Matt & Laura

Rob & Kim

Sydney & Owen

Matt & Matt

Shane (at home showing off my banner)

Craig & Rachelle

Brandon & Nicole & baby Naomi

Zack & Rachael

Thanksgiving... great, we had three turkey dinners. All three were mighty tasty, but you know what that means, we were moving mighty slow that week because of it. Fine with me... turkey time is once a year for us, we all know that I could never cook a turkey. Unfortunately, with my skills we are limited to veggie burgers, burritos, salads, and rice krispies.

Shane & Me

Mom & Coleson

Sam & Tasha

The Mink's minus Casen

December... Although we didn't ever really take pictures, we had an eventful Christmas season! Family parties, friends gatherings, work parties, ward parties, concerts... and more I'm sure, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment. It seems my preggo-ness is causing me some short term memory loss.

After Kurt Bestor Christmas... oh yeah and we went to David Lanz and John Schmidt

Us with Santa (me with a belly like Santa) at the Rowley Family Christmas Party

Playing crazy Christmas Minute - to- Win - it games, with the super intense and wild Heninger crew

I won the game for my team with my mad candy cane skills
My hand made stocking... Another huge project that I finally crossed off the list. Of course not in time for Christmas, but at least it's done now. I wish you could see the detail. It took me hours, days, months, and over a year to finally get around to starting and completing it. Shane's Great Grandma made one for everyone in her family... now I guess I'll carry that tradition on for my kids. Hopefully the next won't take me nearly as long as this one did!

Rowley Family Photo

Landon's Baby Blessing

Casen, Shane & Collin

Mon & Cole-Slaw

Sam & Casen

Grandma Worley, Landon, me, & Shane in the back

Shane & me

The Minks

Landon, Jesse, Grandma Heninger, Mom

So that finishes off 2o1o. 2011 will be coming soon. One thing at a time:) Hopefully I'll get to it this week. I have massive ankles that I'm supposed to keep elevated, so I should get some computer time in. However, we are trying to move, so it's kinda crazy around here.