Monday, June 27, 2011

36 Week Update

(Beware (Todd): This is MY blog and I will say what I want)

I am 36 weeks pregnant today.

Did you know I have never carried past 37 weeks? So I am on the count down!

I went to the doctor today and got "checked." I am dilated to a 4 and 50% effaced.

Then he stripped my membranes (I warned you). It didn't hurt and it didn't make anything happen, which is a happy thing. I'd like to keep this babe in for at least a few more days. I'd like to ensure she does not enter the NICU. (you hanging in there Todd?)

(My bro Todd is a total wimp and told me this post almost made him lose his lunch)

I am feeling large and in charge, but still pretty good.

Sometimes people like to remind me that I am looking HUGE or uncomfortable or swollen or ready to pop. I appreciate those reminders because every step on swollen feet, every trip to the bathroom and every walk past a mirror just isn't reminder enough.

But today I was loading a small amount of wal mart bags into my mini van and the nicest middle-aged lady came and helped. She asked when I was due and I said "the next week or two" and do you know what she said to me? "Well don't you just look so beautiful!"

I should've hugged her!

Keep ya posted!

Monday, June 13, 2011

May in Review

How sorry am I that I have to blog a whole month in one post!

At least you're getting it, so here we go...

At the beginning of the month, we went to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival with the Hansens.
My 3 Amigos
Silly Sisters
The tulips did not disappoint this yearAdeline has become my poserHansens and JonasesCamryn enjoying the beauty
Austin finished a great soccer season with the Purple Lightening

His coach asked him to play on a competition team next year. Any thoughts on that? I'm thinking he's too young to start competition soccer.

Austin's 2nd grade class was so great this year. His teacher, Mr. Felt, is a fun, passionate teacher. His class pet is a bearded dragon named Dale. Thank goodness it wasn't the kind of class pet that the students take home for the weekend.
Mr. Felt (who is now going to be Austin's guitar teacher)
The whole class
This pic was too cute to leave out

The school's Dance Festival always delivers.

The 2nd graders did Thriller
The kindergartners did The Chicken Dance
We're so impressed that Adeline will perform all out!

Thanks May!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12

2001. Sealed in the Costa Rica, San Jose Temple.

Would you believe me if I told you that I almost called it off the night before?

It's true!

But John assured me that he would work to be the very best husband and The Spirit reminded of past confirmations that I was doing what was right.
And we went through with it. And John kept his promise. And I've never regretted it for a single second in the past 10 years

The world tells me I should be in a bikini on a remote beach sipping pina coladas with my man.

But I'm 8 months pregnant with child #4.

And The Spirit speaks to me again to tell me that I'm still doing what's right.

And I've never been so happy!