Monday, November 10, 2008

So BUSY!!!

We have so much going on this month, it's crazy! We are taking a childbirth class every Tuesday night, I have water aerobics twice a week after work, Paul and I both have mutual every Wednesday night, and we just started a marriage class a couple in our ward is teaching for the Ames wards (I promise there's nothing to worry about, but it's useful information anyway) ;) , plus I will be taking a breastfeeding course this week. Plus, I was just thrown a shower by one of the nicest ladies whose in my ward. Her and her daughters threw it and I got a lot of good stuff! I will post pics of the presents... It was so nice of her to do that and it was a really great shower!! Thanks Janell! :)
Life is busy! Not to mention Paul is working on a special project which some of you may know about, but most don't.... There will be more on that to come...once it's done! ;) This month will continue to be really crazy, but next month we'll have more time to relax and enjoy Christmastime, our favorite time!
Work is still going really good for both of us. Last Thursday we had another Dr.'s appt. I really like my doctor, he's kind of quiet, but he is to the point. He always answers our questions thoroughly, but he doesn't add anything unless I ask about it specifically, which is great. I want to know what I want to know, but I don't want to be told extra things that will freak me out. Everything's going really well with Ryder's development too.
Each visit is very routine and shall I say boring, but in this case boring is good. I get weighed (yikes!), have my blood pressure checked, have my urine sample checked, then the doctor answers questions, measures my belly, feels for his positioning, and checks his heartbeat. It always sounds so cool too! We love that part!! And it's always sounded like it should, never out of the ordinary. Ryder's continually been on track for where he should be and everything's really good with him as far as they can tell. He's still kicking a lot too! Usually that's all that happens at the appt. though. Although, each visit I think the Dr.'s going to get mad at me for the weight I've gained, and he never has, phew! But it's always a fear, but I guess I've been okay with that part so far. I have another appt. in a week and a half, then I think I'll be going every week after that. Very exciting!
Speaking of exciting, we're very excited for my family to visit very soon! Can't wait! Plus, Paul's brother gets home from his mission the day before Thanksgiving, and even though we won't be able to see him, we're so happy he'll finally be home! I know Paul's family can't wait to see him!!
Also, as many of you probably know "Twilight" comes out the weekend before Thanksgiving and we can't wait to go see it! Yes, Paul knows the story (from me telling him) and is excited to see the action, (trust me, he wants nothing to do with the love story aspect), but I guess there's something that guys find cool about vampires anyway. It'll be awesome!
So, lots to look forward to!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Time is just zooming by...

Can't believe Halloween has come and gone! Tomorrow are the elections and we start our first childbirth class tomorrow night. We'll have 4 classes to go to which are through the hospital in Ames we'll have Ryder at. I'm excited for everything to come but also nervous, of course! My water aerobics class is going really well... It's sooooo nice to be in the water and feel weightless, you almost forget you're pregnant. The minute you're out of the water you feel like 200 lbs. heavier, it's hard to get out.
Paul and I are getting so excited for my family (well, my parents and Marie) to come visit us for Thanksgiving! We're so glad they're coming and are praying for good weather! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...after they leave! ;) It's actually been unseasonably warm weather this past week or so, but by the end of the week we'll be in the 40's...noooo!
Ryder's kicking stronger than ever! At work I constantly find myself going "Owww!!" But then I tell him how good a boy he is to be moving around so much! I love the movement even if it's uncomfortale or painful, to know he is all right makes me so happy! All we want is a happy, healthy baby boy in 2 months!!
By the end of this week (my 32nd) he'll weigh about 4 lbs. I can't believe it! Paul and I couldn't be happier for everything that's going on at this time, and we can't say enough how lucky and blessed we feel to have Ryder on his way.
Paul's really busy at work right now, and they have some really exciting stuff coming up!! He loves his job so much and that makes me so happy! His company is moving to a bigger building in a week or so and that will give them all quite a bit more room.
Here are some pictures, since my belly has grown quite a bit more. I'm still feeling good, and except for the occasional back ache (mostly at night) all is going really well...
My ever growing belly


Me and Jewel