Tuesday, July 15

Third Trimester - - Boom Baby

I am 28 weeks today (don't have a picture yet) and I have considered myself to be in my 3rd trimester for a week now, but every book and person say something different.

 It is amazing the changes one experiences going from 1st to 2nd and then to the final 3rd trimesters. I was happy to get out of the first due to morning (all day) sickness. Even though it continued slightly into the second-- for the most part I was great in my second trimester. Didn't need as many naps, wasn't too big yet, had significantly more energy than in my first, etc. I can totally see why it is the most blissful stage of pregnancy.
[25 weeks]
 Then over night the 3rd trimester hit. I am getting bigger which means so is he, which then means his little cute jabs are more, well, breath-taking, yet still amazing. But, boy oh boy I think he will be a strong karate kid! Heartburn has come on stronger and so has that dreaded momsomnia. I am still exercising and feeling relatively good, but I can feel a significant difference from second to third trimesters.
[26 weeks]
Even with the aches and pains I am able to realize what a miracle this baby is and how absolutely amazing our bodies are. I mean, come on, who knew my belly could really stretch to these places it has never been before. Seriously though, I can see the scar in my belly button, never thought that day would come. 

I learn something new nearly everyday and it is amazing. I have a little less than 3 months to go. I can not wait to see this little guy of ours. To snuggle and cuddle and kiss and squeeze him. Oh what a day it will be. 
[27 weeks- - last week]
Can't believe I am sharing these pictures. I am usually not ready when I take them. 
I should get better at that. 

Last night I was showing my sisters what Kasey looked like as a baby, trying to get an idea of what our guy will look like. So I put a picture of both of us as babies next to each other. Here is what we have to look forward to. (A little squish ball)

Friends [written 4.21.14]

I can not tell you how important my friends in my life are to me. I am so lucky to have supportive and amazing ones. Holli came into town this past weekend and it was such a great break (even though I didn't actually go anywhere) to have her here. It was also fun to show her where I live and go out to eat and just plain relax together. Kasey kept trying to get us to go on the carousel downtown, but we never made it. Thank you sooo much for visiting me Hollsy, I love you!
We won't mention how many times Cold Stone trips were made...

My boys and me (written 4.21.14)

I had always envisioned myself having girls. This is probably due to the fact that I have 9 sisters and only 2 brothers. I figured it would be a good fit for my girly girl side and it was a huge plus that its what the Mr. was dreaming of too.

But when we found out that a little Kasey was joining our family, it just felt right. He is going to be the big protecting brother. The example to his younger siblings. The first one to serve a mission. The one to play sports with his dad. The one to make me laugh. The one that makes us parents for the first time. What joy all of these thoughts bring to my heart.

I have always thought I would have a girl first, but now that I know my baby is a boy, its perfect. We can't wait to welcome him to the family this October. He is growing healthy and big (I am measuring 6 days early) and that's exactly what I love to hear.