Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our Baby Boy

What a shock it was, after being convinced I was carrying a little girl, to see clear and vivid proof that my instincts were wrong. We were are having a boy! Both of us are so excited, and we have to keep reminding ourselves that there is a little man growing inside of me. We were both set and ready to have a girl, and we both expected that news yesterday when I had my ultrasound.

The very first thing we saw when she put the sonogram on my stomach was two little legs, spread eagle, showing of his "gender". I about jumped off the bed when I saw this, and its so funny to us that he was practically saying, "Mom, you were wrong. Now stop calling me a she!"

We are so in love with him already!

Before the ultrasound, I drank a full glass of OJ to give him some energy for his pictures, and it worked REALLY WELL! He would not sit still for an instant, and its so weird that I am barely feeling him considering he was stretching out, kicking, punching and practicing what looked like jiu-jitsu moves :)

Here are some pictures of him, and although most babies look like this in their first pictures, I can already tell he is going to be one handsome guy!

And even though he seemed quite proud of his manhood, we are going to keep that picture to ourselves so that he'll have a little modestly left.
He's already signing!

We are so thankful to be a part of this, and we cant wait to meet him come April. Thank you to everyone who offered prayers when we were having trouble achieving this little miracle. He's here because of all of the faith that was involved.

Turkey Bowl

This year, Matt got signed up to play in the annual Turkey Bowl at UW. He and Brett were on the same team, along with a few other guys that Matt knew from the singles ward. Shauna also played, but she was on a different team. I didnt get to play this year since I am with child, but I did get to look cool on the field anyway :) I was excited to be there since I have never seen the stadium from the inside before.I was happy to watch, until I found out that I would be there for 5 hours in the cold sitting on wooden bleachers. Really, not my idea of fun. Luckily, I had a few friends there that I was able to pass the time with, and watching Matt score touchdowns is always entertaining. His team did really well, and Matt had a lot of fun.

Day Date

Matt and I took advantage of our Saturday off, and headed down to the Market. It was packed full of people, but we had a great time shopping and people watching anyway. We were lucky enough to eat lunch at a pub that had the Apple Cup on a big screen, because we love watching the Huskies lose :( We're used to it, since that is what they have been doing all year.

It was the perfect day to be in Seattle. Although November has brought with it the cold air, the sun was out and the market was just as colorful as always!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Baby Eli is here!

To check out more pictures of this handsome guy, click HERE.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Start of November

I have been able to accomplish so much in the last week.

How does she find the time, you ask?

I am not working. My contract ended at The Gates Foundation earlier than expected and without warning or explanation, but I know that everything happens for the best. For one, I did a little budget review, and it was costing me $500 a month in gas to drive to Seattle. Hopefully my next job will be a little closer to home. Secondly, I was having a very hard time sleeping the last few weeks, and work was stressing me out more than I really needed. So, I am feeling much more energized and healthy now that I can sleep with a little less worry.

I am also feeling very positive about everything after hearing my baby's heartbeat for the first time on Monday. I have seen it in ultrasounds, but at the last Doctors appointment I had, I got to hear it. Loud, clear and healthy. I am so thankful for that. We also set a date to find out the gender! I can not wait to start calling "it", "he" or "she".

So, even though things aren't working out as planned in the employment department, things are working out. I was able to help a neighbor out last night, and get the house cleaned and dinner made for Matty, who has been doing that for too long, and finally, I got started on the nursery.

I have had the design in my head ever since I found out I was pregnant, so it is so exciting to see it come to life! Our theme is "owls" but I don't want to go too overboard with them so right now I am just working on painting the walls and cleaning out the closet. I will get to the trinket buying when I have money again :)

Each wall is a different shade of green or brown that matches the rug, and then there is a cute tree painted on the wall right next to where the crib will be. I am in LOVE with it. I couldn't be happier with how well it turned out.Here are the dogs, Brimley and Brisbane modeling the final product. They have really enjoyed having me home to play with them all day.I am hoping to get a few more things finished around here before I head into job interviews and the working world. I love being able to get things done, but it doesnt bring in the money!