Tuesday, April 27

{7 1/2 months}


Yay! We did it :) We are so excited to have graduated from BYU this last week. It felt fantastic to walk together in front of an enormous crowd in the Marriot Center and have our names read off. I am especially proud of Lance and his hard work in the Strategy program in the Marriott School of Business. 

I was afraid I would just look fat in my huge gown, but people kept making comments like, "You are such a trooper" etc. I have to admit though, the climb up and down the Marriott Center stairs about killed me. I started getting Braxton-Hicks (practice contractions) while we were outside taking pictures that were pretty intense. I was a little afraid that baby was coming! I guess it was just a little too much excitement for him :)

There is nothing better than being surrounded by those you love! We are so grateful to have such a supportive family.

Kinley, Mom, Dad & Kayshia

Grandma Pat, Liz & Scott

I cant really jump with my big belly but I think we still caught the excitement in the photo :)
We all went to Carrabas afterward to celebrate and the food was delicious.

Thanks family!!

We have been SUPER busy the last few weeks. Thus the lack of posting. We had finals week, this week we are moving, and Lance is still busy with track & is now working for a local consulting firm called RPM. Life is busy! But so much fun. 

We are so excited for our little guy to get here. I am mostly excited to sleep on my tummy again and to be as active as ever. Ever since I started feeling better at 18 weeks, I have been able to do almost anything! I even started jogging regularly and could easily jog a mile without getting tired at all. It was so nice to get my muscle tone back after losing all the weight in the beginning. But the last few days I have started feeling really out of breath all the time. I know they say you shouldn't exercise for a few weeks after having the baby, but I just think I wont be able to stand it! I cant wait to put my new running stroller to use and getting into fantastic shape :)

Tuesday, April 6


the pants are getting tighter
the scale is rising
the toenails are getting harder to paint
the shoes are getting really hard to put on
the girls are getting bigger everyday :)
the bed is getting smaller
the little guy inside of me is kicking, kicking all day long
the dishes are getting harder to do
the laundry is getting harder to do
the inny is now an outy
the tummy is tight from all the stretching
the love for this little one is growing
the list of baby to-dos is getting smaller
the excitement and anticipation are growing

Thank goodness for spring, slip on shoes, sun dresses, graduating in less than a month, only 10 weeks to go, a wonderful husband who helps me in every way he can, and a healthy little man who is growing inside of me :)

Yup. I'm pretty blessed.