Thursday, December 22, 2011

A New Phase!

It has been a while since the last time we posted!  Between Thanksgiving and the end of the semester, we have had a pretty busy month.  One good thing about being so busy is that time has gone by REALLY fast!  Now that school is over for me, it is time to start getting ready for our little guy to come in a few short weeks!  Here are a couple of belly pictures that I have taken for your viewing pleasure!
32 weeks

34 weeks
We now have less than 6 weeks until Jackson's due date, and we couldn't be more excited!  In the meantime, our old Bishop and his wife are leaving to serve a mission in Richmond, VA and have offered to let us stay in their house while they are gone for 18 months.  This means we will be moving from our small little 2 bedroom apartment into a nice 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house!  We sure are going to get spoiled!  One of the bedrooms is an office and another is going to be used for storage, so we will have the master bedroom, a nursery for Jackson, and a spare room for anyone who is in the area and wants to come visit!  It's an open invitation for anyone who wants to come play!

Jackson is doing well!  He moves around all day long, and sometimes Shawn and I just sit and watch my belly move as he kicks and wiggles around.  At our last doctor's appointment Jackson's heartbeat was great and his head was down, so he's getting ready to come!

This year is our first Christmas not visiting family.  We are too close to Jackson's due date to travel, so we are staying home and relaxing.  We are having Christmas Eve dinner with our friends Rachel, Cory, and Tommy Stuart and then Christmas dinner with Shawn's sister Trisha.  Shawn also was lucky enough to be able to work overtime the last couple of months so he could get all next week off.  We are going to enjoy spending time together on Shawn's birthday, packing and getting ready to move, and preparing for our baby's arrival!


  1. I can't believe you're almost there! It feels like it flew by, but we have been away from Provo for a while! I'm sure it doesn't feel like it's flown by for you! So excited for you guys, you're going to love being parents! And nice work on getting a house for 18 months! Hope you have a Merry Christmas :)

  2. I'm so excited for you! What a blessing to get to house-sit for your Bishop! We're looking forward to hearing your good news in a few weeks! Merry Christmas!