Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving & Visit from cousins!!!

We had such a fun week last week. First the Bonds came to visit us! They spent Thanksgiving at Aaron's parents this year which is about 4 hours from our place so we were a great stopping point for them on the way there and the way back. We sure did enjoy a visit from family. Mallory had a blast with her cousins. She gets so goofy with them! The kinds had fun making crafts, playing, dressing up, and going to the train museum and lily pad park. We love you Bonds! Thanks so much for spending a few days with us!!!
 painting wooden crafts (and dressed up)
 "trying" to have a slumber party.... NOT successful.... :)
At the Lily Pad Park. (mallory dressed up as usual)
 Making Indian Tepees and Christmas trees out of sugar cones and frosting
 Mallory was so proud of her creations.
Playing dollhouse. (Dayton playing dinosaurs in the dollhouse) :)
 Thanksgiving at the church. We had fun spending things giving with friends we have made here in the ward... Although we really missed family.
Porter eating with the kids.

And a baby update...
Today I am 38 weeks! I was dilated to a 1 at my apt a week ago so I am anxious to see if I have dilated any more at my apt tomorrow! This girl will be there before we know it!
Name ideas:

Maizy or Maisy

Any suggestions???

Thursday, November 17, 2011

3 weeks to go!

So, like I said I am scheduled for December 9th. That is only 3 weeks away... or it could be before then of course! We will see how much longer my body can hold this little one in. Here are some pictures of my belly at 36 weeks. Love you little girl!
p.s. This week has been fun dealing with our backyard getting dug up for a new sewer line and now are fridge has been broken for 4 days and won't be fixed until Saturday or Sunday! Living out of an ice chest is so not fun. All while trying to get things ready for our long awaited company who are coming in 2 days! Britt and her family are coming through to see us and we can not wait!!!!! (Just can't promise a beautiful yard/house/or much food to eat) haha

Friday, November 11, 2011

Can't wait to meet this little button!

We are getting anxious for our new little one to arrive. It is just around the corner. Yesterday I scheduled my C-section for December 9th. My Dr. said she will do it before then but, believe it or not, I am going to wait until the 9th even though I am sooooo ready to have this baby and to meet our sweet baby girl. Porter has his school finals up until December 9th so if I wait until then, he will be able to enjoy everything so much more. (Aren't I a nice wife :) j/k) So,... we will see if my body will hold out that long! If I start to go in to labor on my own before then I am debating trying a VBAC... I am so indecisive about it... but hopefully we will know what to do when the time comes. Can't wait to meet her!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I passed!

So, I don't know how I forgot to update my big news but I am now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant! I am so releived I passed. Now I need help keeping in practice... let me know if you need any help. Eventhough breastfeeding in "natural" there was so many different situations and challenges to deal with. Anyway, I guess I am a breastfeeding expert. haha. Never thought I would be saying that :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween/Dallas Trip

 Our sweet little Lady Bug!!!

 This is just a small sampling of all the junk she got!
 My Dayton Grandparents planned a fun trip for us, my parents, and them in Dallas over the weekend. We all went to the BYU vs. TCU football game in the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. It was pretty amazing. Here is Mallory with her Grandma and Papa. She was soooo happy to see them again after nearly 5 months of being away.
 Mallory with Great Grandma Zona (she called her "Arizona") and Great Grandpa Gary (she called him "Papa Gary") They got her a cute new BYU cougars shirt for the game. Thanks grams and gramps!
 Porter and Mallory in their new shirts getting ready for the game.
 The stadium. This HD tv is the biggest in the world. Too bad they mostly showed the "showgirls" on it the whole time :)
 Mallory was so tired from playing all day she slept through the first half on Grandma. She sure did love snuggling up to Grandma like she used to.
 Happy Halloween!! If I am not scary I don't know what is :) haha  34 weeks along.
One more of my sweet little Malli. She kept us sooo entertained all weekend. She is one funny girl.