Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lots going on

Sorry it has been so long... a lot has happened in the last month or so. We were planning on moving just down the street to a two bedroom but that didn't work out so I had to find a place to live quickly so we knew what we were doing. We found a place and moved in the past weekend (see picture, you will get some of the inside when it looks decent). Thanks to Luke's family, they were a huge help this past weekend and we can't stress how much we appreciated their help, even if they did push it! It seems some people were not up to the task but did it anyways, due to their stubbornness. Luke's dad was sick, then Luke got sick on Sunday, then his mom on Monday and then I got it yesterday. We think it might be the same bug but we all kind of got it or so it seems. I am the only one who has thrown up though and it might be due to the pregnancy, but today I am feeling much better (and that is only the 3rd time I have thrown up this whole pregnancy). It has been really nice so far and we hope to find a place for everything, but the more it gets organized the more it seems feasible. We are also getting rid of a bit of stuff to declutter. We have already given away our old stationary bike, a table, the weight machine and have sold our little portable dishwasher and hopefully a little vanity soon. It feels good to get rid of things that you really just don't use anymore.

I am now 25.5 weeks along. It is moving along but is a lot slower than the weeks at the beginning. It is hard to believe I only have about 15 more weeks though. Looking back at my first trimester I never realized how sick to my stomach I really was. I knew I didn't feel the best all the time but now that the queasiness is gone, it is much better. I just have some serious growing pains. I ache all the time in the whole stomach and pelvic region. Junior (as we have started to call him) is quite the kicker. He kicks pretty much all the time now. He takes breaks but for the most part he is always kicking. The last few days he wasn't quite as active oh but that didn't last long. He is back to his non-stop kicking and it is getting harder and harder.
Here is an updated picture of my tummy. This was taken last week so at 24 weeks. Some shirts make me look bigger than others, it just depends on where it is tight on me, because other shirts make me look quite small. I am excited about my tummy though... it is finally getting bigger but still seems small to me. I am not really uncomfortable and I am enjoying being pregnant, it has its moments that aren't so fun but really I think I am lucky and have had it fairly easy. Clothes are a little annoying because I am not quite big enough for the maternity clothes but too big for my normal clothes. It is okay though, I will survive! My biggest complaint is that the pants aren't quite long enough and the bum area is too big, but I hear that is how it is for almost all women so I am glad I am not the only one with the problem.

Luke has been busy with work taking trips for conferences (another one next week to St. George, I am tagging along and afterwards we are going to drive to Vegas to see my new nephew and then to Arizona - Grand Canyon- for one last big trip before this baby comes). He has had such a busy schedule recently, I feel like I never see him anymore, plus I am in Idaho Falls 3 days a week finishing up school. I only have about one more week left and then three classes this summer which end in July then I can apply to the program. I found out new information about the program which was not good news but hopefully it still works out for the best. Life is just grand for us but busy for sure. One more thing, I wanted to say congrats to my sister for having a cute baby boy named Hunter. He is the first grandkid on my side so I was really happy about that. I stole this picture from her blog so enjoy. I can't wait to meet him!

10 comments:

Koda & Marlynn said...

Hey Rach, glad to here all is going well in your part of the woods. I'm just hanging in there, can't believe I graduate in a little over a week, I so can't wait. Oh and enjoy your pregnancy right now, cause once the baby drops its always uncomfortable for you. Some days are worse than others, but still the pains and aches are still there. But I'm getting way more excited to have this baby...Oh and seeing how you have a new address I need that too. Anyways, glad to hear your doing well and good luck for the future. Marlynn

mandy said...

I am so sorry that you were sick. It already suck to get sick, but then when you are pregnant is even worse!! That is fun you guys moved. I love getting rid of stuff that we don't use. I should do it way more!!!!
Hey, you know we live in Cedar City right? YOu should stop by or call me and we can come to St. George to see you. We would love to see you!!!

Laurel & Jeremy said...

You seem to be having a better pregnancy than I did already--although I was in maternity clothes sooner than you...but you werent as sick as I was....lucky! :) Hunter cant wait to see you guys! I am excited to have company! Love you!! And I'll let you borrow my maternity clothes if you want...since I am back in normal ones--woo hoo! :) Love ya!

Rachel said...

Your bump is so cute! And congrats on the move, that is so exciting!

mandy said...

here is my email address. melhalta@hotmail.com. email me, and i will give you my phone number.
mandy

Emetts said...

Your place looks great! Your belly is so cute! Hopefully all that sickness is gone for you. A little Spring Cleaning is one of my favs because after everything feels so fresh.

Amanda J said...

Your belly is so cute! It's not big at all! Just so you know, the weather here in Vegas has been excellent! It's very warm and sunny!

Anna Linda said...

3 times your whole pregnancy???? I'm counting three ones before the alarm goes off each morning. And then there's the rest of the day.... Lucky you!

Melinda said...

Rachel,
My email address is ute_chick@hotmail.com...sorry it took so long to get back to you!

Melinda said...

Rachel,
My email address is ute_chick@hotmail.com...sorry it took so long to get back to you!