Tuesday, March 27, 2007

8 Weeks

Wow these 8 weeks have gone by sort of fast! I really hope the rest of this pregnancy goes by this quickly. Or at least the next 10 weeks until we can find out what we're having! I'm pretty impatient when it comes to finding out whether we can expect a boy or a girl.

I love to be able to start picking out the name, looking at clothes for him/her, and just preparing for the arrival... and I'm really ready to be over this morning sickness! It's amazing to me that a baby the size of a Kidney Bean can make a person so terribly nauseous.

I'm also really ready to be done with the first trimester so my fears of another miscarriage will be alleviated.
While on our ski trip last week, I started to spot a little, and I got pretty worried. But I'm still sick in the mornings, and things seem to be "normal" for this stage. And the bleeding stopped shortly after it started. So I don't think we have anything to fear.
I'm trying to really trust that God wanted us to have this baby, because 1) it was so unexpected, and 2) it was so unexpected! So that means No Worrying!! (definitely something that is easier said than done, especially for me.)

Home Sweet Home

Well, it's taken me a few days to actually blog about our ski trip, but it went really well. We had 18 people(including Chris and I) that were able to go. We were only able to get the church's 15 passenger van, and our four door Saturn to make the trip. We crammed nine pretty good sized teenage boys, one girl,two college students, and two adults into the van, and then we had two middle school girls in the Saturn with me and Chris. We did rent a U-Haul trailer for the luggage and food, so that that allowed a little more room for the people in the van.

Here's A picture of the people crammed into the van right before we left. Not the greatest, but I couldn't possibly fit everyone in! And there were those that just plain hid from the camera.

The mountains were breathtaking. And the weather was absolutely perfect. We arrived about 7:45 pm got everyone settled in their rooms and played a few games of "Catch Phrase". Which my team was winning, until Chris started to cheat! But of course if you ask him, he has a ton of explanations of why it wasn't cheating.... but it was ;)

We got up at 7:00 the next morning ate the continental breakfast and then we were off to get our gear at the rental place. Of course this was my fist time, so I was a bit freaked out, and had no idea what to expect. We get to the rental place to get our gear and the guy's like "what foot do you lead with" I was like (excuse me for using this word, but after being in a car for 13 hours with two middle school girls, it just kinda happens!) huh?" Then Chris said he leads with his left foot, so I decided that's what I would to as well. So we get everyone set up with their gear, and make sure everyone has wrist guards so we didn't end up with any broken arms, and head off to the mountain.

I had no idea that to even get to the ski lift, you have to go down this "mini" slope... but believe me, when it's your first time, that little mountain doesn't look so "mini"! I didn't take any pictures while on the slopes, because I was concentrating way to hard on staying on my feet! Plus if I tried, I probably would have fallen, then dropped my camera, and it would have gone down the mountain with out me, never to be seen again.

So I finally make it down this "mini" slope thing, and get to the lift. Well to get on the lift, you have to leave your lead foot in the board, take your back foot out, and do this funky little walk! Yeah it was pretty darn funny to watch I'm sure :) So I leave my left foot in (because I had decided that was my lead foot) and we finally get to the front of the lift line. We set down on the chair, and it starts to lift off. Well I didn't know how heavy this snowboard was going to be, and it ended up tweaking my knee really bad. I thought I was going to undo all the surgery that had been done on it several years ago. I freaked out, and it hurt from the weight that as being put on it. Thankfully Chris was able to reach it and switch it to my right leg. I was really worried that I wasn't going to be able to make it down the mountain because I had just messed up my knee. But thankfully once we got off the lift (which I'm sure would have been worth taping, because it probably would have won money on America's Funniest Videos.. yeah it WAS that bad!) and my boots were strapped in it felt a lot better. And boy! Leading with the right food made a huge difference!! I spent most of the first run sliding down the mountain on my kiester, but by the time we got down that slope, and made it up to the next one, I was doing pretty well, if I may toot my own horn a bit :D

By the end of day one, I was sooo sore! I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to go out the next day, but after sleeping I decided that I'd give it another try. I felt like such a wimp, I couldn't even get down that "mini" hill to get to the lift, I was so sore, and out of energy. So I headed back to the hotel room. But I'm so glad I did, because not a few hours after I went back most of the others came back too. It ended up snowing and I guess it was absolutely miserable. No one could see anything, and it was very cold, and wet. The snow was sure pretty though. It's amazing, the snowflakes look like cotton balls falling out of the sky. I should have taken a picture... but I didn't.

The third and last day one of the girls and I stayed in the hotel room and were lazy. Then we got up and went to Aspen, ate lunch, and looked around at a few of the shops. Got on the bus and headed back to the hotel to meet up with everyone else and watch the KU game.

We left about 7:00am Friday morning, and got back about 9:45/10:00 that night. My mom and dad kept were keeping the boys until Saturday afternoon, so Chris and I went to the late movie when we got back into town.

I highly recommend seeing "Reign Over Me". I think it's like a 3 hour movie, but it really didn't seem that long. Actually I had no idea how long of a movie it was until someone had mentioned it when I told them we went to see it.

Here are some random pictures from our trip...

Chris getting ready to show us his moves on the slopes

Eating breakfast in Colorado. Probably the best breakfast I've ever had. The name of the restaurant was Village Smithy's

mmmm.... see doesn't it look yummy!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

We're going Skiing!

We are going as sponsors on the church's ski trip this next week! We leave Monday very early, (they want to be driving out of the church parking lot by 5:30!) ski for 3 days, and leave Friday morning to come back.
My mom and dad are keeping our crazy kids, from Sunday evening until Saturday mid afternoon, so hopefully the boys will behave, and my parents will survive! They may be in need of some prayers this week! :D

I am really looking forward to it, because One, we wont' have any toddlers running around, and Two I've never been before so it should be an adventure if nothing more! I will be snowboarding instead of skiing due to a knee injury in high school. And I've heard that most people get injured more on snowboards because you fall backwards instead f forwards (or something like that). So just as a reaction you put your hand down to stop your fall and snap your wrist :shiver:. I'm just going to have to remind myself NOT to catch myself and deal with a sore rump for a few days!
Hopefully I will get to take some awesome pictures and post them for you to see. So check back in a couple of weeks to see if I ended up breaking something or not!

Friday, March 16, 2007

One BIG happy family

Most of you already know, but I am officially pregnant with baby #3! The baby will be arriving early November, and if it's a boy he WILL be coming early! So we might just have a halloween baby.. wouldn't that be fun.

The picture isn't great, and the boys don't look thrilled, but I think they really are happy about it. At least Gavin is, I'm not to sure how Dylan is going to accept not being the baby anymore. I mean this is the kid that cries and pushes Gavin away from me when He stand by me! I guess we have about 9 months left to work on it.
Here's to morning sickness, more streatch marks (if that's even possible!), and gaining 30 pounds in 40 weeks!!
But in the end it's all worth it when I get to see and hold that little baby, all bundled up.