Saturday, November 28, 2009

Aa rum-bum-bum-bum...

Thanksgiving has come and gone at last. It was so wonderful having my family here and I feel truly grateful for each of them. Now there's just 3 more weeks of school left and I WILL BE DONE. augh, so excited. I really hate school. Although, if I had to choose a college to go to it would only be BYUI, so I'm glad for the experience. And then I can just concentrate on finding a job and preparing for this baby!

The mutual "feeling" has been officially confirmed--we are having a boy! I was so relieved, and here is why.
For the longest time I wanted a girl so badly, but starting from about 2 weeks ago ALL I could think about was having a boy. A little Jonathan. I would sit and stare at the boys in our ward, and when we went to the mall I was instantly drawn to all things blue and brown. I felt horribly guilty, because what if we had a girl after all? Would I be dissapointed?
Jonathan and I would always call it a "he" by accident. If I jumped from feeling it move, he'd say "Did you feel him?" or "What's he doing in there? Somersaults?" and I would do the same thing- "Oh, he's just stretching out his little limbs" and so on. We would catch ourselves a lot of the time, and try to revert back to "it". I don't think it was by accident anymore.
Right before we went into the doctor's office, I asked Jonathan if he would still be happy were it a girl on that screen. Of course he said he would, but I could tell he didn't anticipate that happening. I too wondered if I'd be as overjoyed...but a big part of me knew we'd start our family with a son :)

Today we went to the fabric store to pick out our colors for the nursery. For now we have the mindset of red, brown, baby blue and dark blue. We also bought our stroller and car seat last night and I can't wait for it to get here! It is dark brown and baby blue. For some reason I'm just not a fan of the cartoon/cutesy stuff. Jonathan and I are both pretty simple people. Oh and Megan just dropped off her Christmas present and I LOVE it. She bought an old rocker, painted it to match the crib, and upholstered it with deep red corduroy- one of the colors we previously decided would definitely be in the room. It is slowly all coming together, but there's still so much to do. Good thing we have four months!

Happy Holidays everyone,

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tis The Season

I never thought I'd come out of it...but- I'm all better! My body is feeling glorious and food has never tasted better. It feels so good to be me again.

And I am still me, but a lot has changed. For one, there is this hard ball just under my bellybutton that makes strange flutters in the night and cramps up constantly. Whenever it gets tight, the only thing to relieve it is to pee. I can't begin to count the number of increased trips I've made to the bathroom's completely insane. Every ten minutes I feel like I'm gonna explode! Ah, the joys of pregnancy.

Jonathan and I are hand-making all our gifts this year because we are so broke. It's turning out pretty good..but I feel so cheap. The gift J is making is *really* cool, but my gifts are so...what is the word...craft-maid. I just hope my family members will still love me on Christmas morning, haha.

Speaking of the holidays, it began snowing last night in Rexburg. It is beautiful but oh-so-cold...and it makes horrible company with the wind. Ah well. I'm just excited to put up Christmas decor...we haven't used any of it yet since we were married barely before Christmas last year. It was so fun getting married around Christmas time because people would give us nativity sets and other holiday trinkets for presents :) Those things meant much more to me than the pyrex dishes and bath towels... (even though we needed those, too). Anyway, before I can even think about Christmas we have to get to Thanksgiving-and I'm super excited for this one.

I miss my family. It's been almost a year since I've seen my parents and little sister. I'm just counting down the days!!!