Jen got married in the Provo temple and I was so excited for her! It was fun to be a part of everything and see Jen and her siblings. Her husband was a little distracted to try and get to know in such a short time period, but he was very good to her.
Chris' mom came up from Vegas and we shared a hotel room with her. She baby sat Anthony all day Saturday, so she could get grand-baby time and we could get temple time! We bathed him in the hotel sink. :) The worst part of the whole trip was the drive back. Chris and I were both sick for our 14 our drive. Usually I have to force Chris to give up the wheel and ends up driving most of the way, but we were both sick of driving by the end of this trip. I think I ended up driving more than he did this time!
We went to see Chris' Dad and step-mom this weekend in Wisconsin. Anthony got to meet his great-grandma's on both of Chris' side. We drove there and Anthony was a little baby zombie when we got there, but did just fine on the way back.
This is my happy little Anthony. I've been reading Breaking Dawn. I don't want to spoil anything, but one of the girls in the book says that before she got pregnant babies just seemed like "loud creatures, dripping some form of goo." Ha ha! Its true. But, its dang cute goo. Chris always says "you're the cutest baby that I've seen thus far". He says its a quote from some heavy metal song. We just can't get over how cute he is.
Ok, Jeremy has been a friend of mine for a while now. I new he balloon twisted, but WOW! He spent weeks making a dino balloon based on actual dino bones (w/ others). Not to mention his amazing character balloons. I put the Nightmare Before Christmas guy up, because Jeremy is standing next to it (and Jeremy is really tall). But, I was really impressed by his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ariel. WOW! This is no mediocre balloon twisting. Who would have thought? His other creations or on his website. I was amazed!
Stay tuned for cute baby blessing pictures! :) The sun is shining and I just took my mother out to the pioneer trail center on Friday. We watched a movie about the pioneers and it mentioned a lady who had the baby in the evening while the company was traveling. I can't get over how different I see things now that I have a baby. I am now completely flabbergasted that anyone could do that! Can you imagine having to nurse a newborn while bouncing around in a covered wagon?!? Anyone without kids might say, whatever. But, just wait! You might understand when its your turn. I also feel more compassion for those around me. Everyone of us was someone's baby once!
My mom knit this sweater and hat for her first born baby boy. Doesn't Anthony look cute in his little outfit? He wore it to my birthday lunch, which is kind of a tradition in our ward. Usually we go out to eat for people's birthdays. This time Jill invited Heather and I to her house for lunch. I didn't want to take Anthony out to a restaurant yet, since it is flu season.
This is Anthony's first trip to the church building. We went ahead and took it slow by taking him to an evening fireside, where there would be less kids and people who could potentially give Anthony the flu.
Today was my birthday. Chris had the day off, because it was good Friday and we spent it with Anthony! This is how the nurses taught us to burp Anthony, since he keeps falling asleep when eats its better that we hold him away from our bodies while we burp him. Chris and I spent my birthday watching a movie at home and Chris was on baby duty all night! :)
We got Anthony all dressed up for his first walk outdoors with mommy and daddy in his stroller. It was nice out, but we ended up carrying him since mom was afraid he was getting too cold. Turns out he is a little heater and has been sleeping more because he was on the hotter side. Oooops! :) Now we dress him less and check his temperature more.
I can't seem to take pictures that do Anthony's cuteness justness. Two of these pictures are taken while he was fussing. Even his scream is really cute, though I don't want him to be upset. :) Doesn't Anthony look like a pirate in the third picture? SO CUTE!
The baby was out of his incubator for a full hour today! Both Chris and I got to hold him and as you can see, he is off of his ventilator. Its hard to see our baby suffer, but he's really fighting. We're so proud of him.
Well, everyone has been begging for a picture of me pregnant. Here you go! I'm 9 months along and counting. :) I had my first cervical exam last week and would like to warn all women that they should ask specifically what that entails. Otherwise, the pregnancy is going great. We are thinking of hiring a Doula and I'm going to try to have a natural birth. I'm keeping my mind open just in case I feel like I'm suffering. Pain is fine, but suffering isn't worth it. I hear that natural labor is easier if you walk around, use a rocking chair, sit on a birthing ball, and do such things. We went to a Lamaze class yesterday and got some good ideas.