Thursday, March 17, 2011

Over The Hump!

Well I am officially over the hump, I am more than half way done with the pregnancy, 21 weeks, that's right, I can't even quite believe it! It has seriously gone by SO FAST! In a way I hope the speed keeps on going at this pace and in other ways I want it to SLOW DOWN!!!
The reason for wanting it to slow down is because as soon as we have this little guy we are moving away. In a way the whole moving away thing is fun and all, a new adventure, a fresh start, all that jazz. But in a bigger way, right now to me at least, I am sad and not looking forward to the move! I don't want to leave my family, my friends, the nice weather, my comfort zone, you know all that stuff. On top of that I am dreading stuffing our house into a 2 bedroom college apartment! I am not excited to go back to laundry mats, YUCK, the kids sharing a room, the FREEZING COLD. BUT I know it is where we need to be, I know it is where the Lord has told us we need to be, I know that this is a step in the right direction, and I know we will be blessed for our decisions to follow by faith! I am excited for Kip to be going back to school full time at BYU~ Idaho! I am excited for the opportunity we will have to live by Rick, Kip's brother. I am excited for all of the outdoors activities. All that stuff. 
Anyway, back to this little boy and the fact that he is more than half way done cooking! HOORAY!!!
I started feeling him move randomly at about 16 weeks along. I was surprised to be feeling him that early. But of course I LOVED IT!!! I just last night March 16th felt his little kicks on the outside of my belly with my hand for the first time! I am LOVING feeling his movements and am excited that they are just going to be getting stronger and more frequent!
I have picked up the work out's and I feel great! I am trying to walk at least 3 miles a day at least 5 days a week. I have so much more energy when I get my walks in!
I have gained a total of 10 lbs already and am the largest of the 7 (I think) women in my ward that are all pregnant and due within days of one another. It's ok tho, I am big, as long as he is healthy, I will take it!
I just had an appointment today and got to hear his little heartbeat! Brooke was even there to hear it, tho I don't think she had a clue that it was her baby brother that was making that funny sound.
So far all of the tests I have done have checked in as normal, a relief! He seems to be growing and progressing the way he should be.
We are very grateful for the healthy baby boy that is in there and hope that everything stays on track!
Well here is my 21 week, or in other words 5 months shot!


Jessica said...

you look great and I am sooooooooooo sad you are moving too. It honestly does
seem like a really fun adventure to me too but I know I would have the same hesitations you do. But I think to pack and unpack an re-decorate and make new friends have the opportunity to move out of your comfort zone for a few years and try new things will be so fun! So you saod kip will be in school full time, are you planning on waitressing again or does kip plan on working too? And what is he going to school for? Maybe he will even find a firefighting job out there?! Right now I work mon-fri but starting april I work only monday wed and fri with tues/thurs free so lets seriously plan a day and get together!

Erin said...

byu-i is a good place. I have a very soft place for rexburg in my little heart. It is cold but that is what heaters and hot chocolate are for. Glad all is well with baby boy.

Ryan and Brindi said...

you look so great! also, LOVE the cute little naked pic of brooke watching yo gabba gabba!

lo bear said...

Love baby bump you look so cute!!! The blog looks great! love the new look! Brooke looks so cute with her naked buns!

Liz said...

I must make an adorable pregnant lady!! I'm so stinkin' jealous!

Amanda said...

I will be in denial that you are leaving until the day it actually happens. I still believe the lord will find a way to keep you here with me. I need you!
Anyway, I love your belly. You look darling and I love seeing baby Kip growing away. Can't wait to see his face!