Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Due Date!!

Yep, that's me...still very pregnant, still at school, and going crazy!

Well it's officially Dec. 18th, my due date, and there is no sign of little Maddux. I went to the doctor last night hoping for some good news but I am still just dilated to a 2 and 80% effaced. Which is what I have been for the last 3 weeks. Thankfully, I have an appointment set to be induced on Friday morning, Dec. 21st, at 5 a.m. It gives me something to look forward to. My colleges can't believe I am still here but my students couldn't be happier! (they are worried about me leaving them) If Maddux doesn't decide to come today or tomorrow then Greg and I have decided to both take Thursday off of school to relax a little together before I am induced on Friday and then he has two weeks off for Christmas Vacation. I feel really blessed that he gets to spend that time with us before having to return to work.

We hope that the next blog will be pictures of our little boy... we'll keep you updated!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ward Baby Shower

Last night my ward threw me a baby shower! It was so much fun! One of the mom's of a students in my class this year is also in my ward...she called about a week ago and asked if she could throw me a shower. Since it was last so last minute we decided that we would just all meet for dessert at the Pizza Factory and open presents. I didn't realize that she was going to decorate the restaurant, have games and more! I was so touched...it was so thoughtful of her. There are a lot of fun young girls in my ward who have babies or young families and it was fun for us to get together and be able to talk.

For an update on me...my days are full of wondering and waiting for something to happen. I am only 11 days from my due date. I am so excited for Maddux to get here but I am also anxious about the delivery. I just keep praying that nothing happens at school! I spend the evenings organizing the baby room, having heartburn like crazy and being uncomfortable. I can't sleep either...last night I woke up at 2 in the morning and couldn't go back to sleep until 5. I eventually woke Greg up at 4 and he kept me company for an hour. (He's such a cute husband!) We have another doctors appointment on Monday and we are looking forward to seeing if I have progressed...until then we are are staying close to home...just in case!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Girls Weekend

Greg headed to California this last weekend with a few of his boys from the Cross Country team to race in the Footlocker West Regionals. It was his last race of the year with his team. Only a few boys went and since the race was not to far from where Greg grew up my mother-in-law let them stay at her house!

Since I was going to be by myself... 8 months pregnant... Deidre and two of her best friends came down from Provo to hang with me for the weekend! It was a lot of fun! I'm just thankful that I didn't go into labor, which was a worry of both Greg and I.

When they arrived on Friday night we went to dinner for Candice's birthday! Then we went home, got in our pajamas, and watched The Holiday!

On Saturday we had a storm blow in and it SNOWED!
It was so fun to have them here!! I feel so lucky to have such an amazing family! I was happy though that Greg made it home before any signs of Maddux's arrival! I'm two weeks away from my due date and can't believe we get to meet him soon!! We couldn't be more excited!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

For Thanksgiving this year we went to Las Vegas to see my family. It was a lot of fun! My mom had about 20 people for dinner. We arrived early on Thursday morning and stayed until Sunday. We were able to finish all our Christmas shopping while we were there...thanks to Greg for braving the crowds on Friday morning to get it done! We made the goal to get it all done this weekend so that we don't have anything to worry about with the baby coming so soon! About three weeks left...can you believe it?

Here's the huge table we all sat around for dinner!

My Mom, Janae, Me and Deidre relaxing while the boys did the dishes!

Stuffed for Thanksgiving! My cousin Andrea due Dec. 16th, Me due Dec. 18th, and my sister Janae due Jan. 26th.

This is a picture of Uncle Greg and Carter (Janae's son). They were attached at the hip the whole weekend. Carter loves Uncle Greg!! They played cars together and looked at the lawn mower in the garage a million times. Carter also decided that he did not want to eat anything at a table unless his Uncle Greg was sitting next to him. He even asked Grandma and his Dad to move over to make room for Greg. It was so cute!! The sad part was that when we got home on Sunday we received a call from Janae who said Carter had been crying because Uncle Greg had gone home and wanted to talk to him on the phone. I think carter would agree that Maddux is going to be one lucky boy to have Greg as his Dad!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Getting Ready for Maddux

I almost can't believe it but there is only one month to go before my due date (Dec. 18th)!! We are so excited and can't wait to meet Maddux!! We have been working extra hard to get his room ready for his arrival. We thought it would be fun to share what it looks like so far...

It all started with the bedding... It took me a long time to find something I liked. (I have a problem with decision making) But, I finally, with the help of my Mom and sisters, decided on this cute plane bedding from Pottery Barn.

After that we bought furniture, which was also a hard decision for me. Then Greg added chair rail half way up the wall and painted below with stripes! Greg's parents helped us paint when they came and visited one weekend which was a lot of fun. The boys will try to take credit for all the work but my mother-in-law and I agree that the small details...like obsessively straight lines...are what really make it so cute!

Next we received this really cute plane mobile from Greg's parents.

Then my cute husband worked all day one Saturday to put his name above his bed. I painted the letters but he cut the wood for the frame, painted the wall inside of the frame and then hung the letters. I love how it turned out!

The last thing that happened was my sister Olivia volunteered to paint some of the exact planes from his bedding on canvas to hang on the wall above his changing table. I still need to but the frames before I hang them but here is what they turned out like!! I knew she was an amazing artist but I cant' believe how perfect these turned out!! They will be a gift from Aunt Olivia that Maddux will always treasure!

Here is the final product!

My First Blog

I have decided to start my own blog. I think it's so much fun to read other peoples and see pictures of their cute families. It's a great way to keep updated when family and friends live far away. So, since Greg and I don't have any family that live in Cedar I think this will be a great way to keep all of you updated on our lives.

Here is the most recent picture of us and our friends Kim and Dennis Almond. We went miniature golfing one night and had so much fun! You can't really see my belly in this picture for those of you who haven't seen me recently. I'll have to try and get a better picture and post it soon.