Saturday, November 19, 2011

30 down and 10 to go

I am now 30 weeks along and thought I should give a pregnancy update. Check out the beautiful fall colors at my grandparents house in Utah!  Here's how things are going:
-I have been feeling great so far. I haven't had any more complications or pain since my little hospital episode and have been able to work on lots of projects. Yay!
-I went shopping for little girl things for the first time and had oh so much fun.
-We don't have a name picked out and are still adding names we like to a list. But honestly I am having a really hard time picking!
-Baby girl is measuring about a week small.
-She loves to kick and roll around all day long.
-I have started to get miagranes with this pregnancy. I have only had two so far so let's hope I don't get many more.
-Austin loves to remind me how big my tummy is getting and knows that there is a baby girl inside.
-I failed my glucose test recently and now have to go back and do the 3 hour test. Oh goody.
-I am still able to sleep ok but recently I wake up really early in the morning and can't ever go back to sleep so therefore naps have been more frequent for me.
-My heartburn has come back just like it did with Austin but nothing too bad.
-I am just now starting to feel big and awkward and doing things like carrying Austin or putting socks on are becoming hard.
-Overall, it's been a great journey so far and we can't wait to add this little girl to our family.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween 2011

We had such a fun Halloween this year! We kind of went all out and I had so much fun doing it.  This year we went with a Greek theme. Austin was Hercules and Matthew and I were Zeus and Hera. We watched the Hercules movie a few times leading up to Halloween so that Austin would know his character. I decided to make our costumes this year and during the whole process Austin would not try on anything. I was so worried he really would not wear it come time, but he ended up being a great sport (Matthew too!)  I actually had a lot of fun working on this project as Matthew has spend most evenings away studying leaving my evenings very open.

This one you can actually see Matthew's lighting bolt and my pregnant tummy (since I have very much been lacking in taking belly pictures this time)

Austin complete with a cape and a sword

Over the weekend we went to our church Trunk or Treat party. Austin loved playing all the games and seeing his friends dressed up, but once he saw the cupcakes everything had to pause and he HAD to have a cupcake break.

 He understood much better this year how to go trick or treating and thoroughly loved picking out candy to put in his bag.

He liked picking out candy based on the color of the wrapper. He loves yellow therefore we have lots of peanut M&M's  and milk duds which I am perfectly ok with!

Then on Halloween, Matthew's school put on a carnival for the kids. We first went trick or treating to the different offices on campus. Austin really understood this time and was off down the hallway from door to door.

He especially loved going with his good friend Peter who went as such a cute Robin Hood. I think Austin's favorite prize of the day was the toothbrush he got from the dental office. He wanted to hold it the whole time. 

Once again, when Austin won a cupcake on the cupcake walk we immediately had to have a snack break. This kid is obsessed with cupcakes. Midwestern put on such a good carnival as you can see in the background.  There was lots of candy, games, and crafts for the kids.

We all had such a good time and Austin was pretty worn out by the end of it. Overall, we had a blast celebrating Halloween this year!