Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The other exciting news of the day...my sister finally talked me into getting rid of my blonde hair after years and years. This isnt the best picture, but you can at least get the idea that I have brown hair now! I never thought this day would come, but I REALLY like it! I will have to post a better picture when it is freshly styled and I am not in my PJs. I needed to take a 36 week pic so I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone. Thanks for finally talking me into changing Jen! Stay tuned for a better picture...
My sisters also threw me an awesome baby shower. We got a lot of great stuff and it was so much fun having so many of my friends and family come and support us and baby Stockton. Thanks Amy and Jenni for your hard work putting everything together and thank you everyone for all of your generous gifts! I feel like we are finally prepared and ready for him to come any day now.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here is my 30 week picture. I can't belive we are only 2 months away! Little Stockton will be here before we know it! Although, I dont feel like I can possibly get any bigger than I already am!
After a long day downtown, we rode the Front Runner back up to our house and had a sleepover. we were all pretty worn out after the long day on the run, we all crashed in front of a movie and went to bed pretty early. The kids came to church with us and then we brought them all home. It was a fun weekend, but I definately don't think I want to inherit 3 kids between the ages of 6-10 at the same time. Hopefully when the kids come one at a time and start out as precious little babies, parenthood will be alot easier to handle...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Stockton, of course, comes from my longtime admiration of John Stockton, THE best point guard to ever live. And Wyatt after my grandpa who I miss and loved dearly. He had 3 daughters and did not get to pass his last name of Wyatt down to a son. So when we started thinking about names, we thought we would name the baby Wyatt Ivan after both of our grandpas, but then in fear of not having a second boy to name Stockton, we decided the name Stockton Wyatt would be a safe choice because that guaranteed I would get to use both names if we ended up only having girls after this. So, Stockton Wyatt has been our chosen name for most of my pregnancy. However, in the back of mind I havent been able to shake the desire to use Wyatt as a first name. I just love it and it would mean more to me to have a little boy named Wyatt instead of just a middle name. Come on, wouldnt having 2 brothers named Stockton and Wyatt just be the coolest, cutest names of all time??? The problem is, although the name Stockton has alot of sentimental value to me, the name Wyatt does mean more to me, BUT this baby is already Stockton to me. And to think of him as Wyatt, as much as the name means to me, it just doesnt seem right for this baby. So, the question is:
1. Do we take to risk of having another boy and naming this one Stockton and the next one Wyatt and having 2 brothers with the ultimate names?
2. Do we play it safe and name this baby Stockton Wyatt since it may be our only boy?
Or, of course, there is the 3rd option:
3. Do we change this baby's name from Stockton to Wyatt even though it doesn't seem right in my mind because he is already Stockton to me & Troy and then hope to have another boy in the future to name Stockton?
Maybe I am just being a weirdo freak about this whole thing, but this has always been important to me and I want all of our kids to have names that mean something and that they can be proud of. So, let me know what you would do. And, of course, feel free to just laugh at me and tell me I am over analyzing things way too much. I won't mind, over analyzing is just something that I do. :)
Side note: I'm sure alot of you who dont know me very well are thinking this is a no brainer, name the baby after your family because that is obviously way more important and sentimental than naming him after an NBA point guard, but, of course, those of you who do know me well, will understand the magnitude of the situation. And will agree that, yes, this actually is a major dilemma for me, right guys?
Monday, October 27, 2008
Here is my cute new diaper bag that Chantal and Marissa got for me! :)
While we were doing the baby shower, Troy went duck hunting with his brother. I got to watch them cut the meat out, it wasnt nearly as gross as I thought it would be.
After the shower, we went shopping and bought Troy a couple of things so that he wouldnt feel left out. :) You can't really see his new shoes in the pictures, but I got him a new pair of Sketchers for only $30!
Another fun activity of the weekend, Pumpkin Carving! I have only carved a couple of pumpkins in my lifetime, that I can remember at least, so it was alot of fun. Mine is the coolest one, the Batman symbol, of course! :) Thanks to Scott for keeping mine from being a disaster!! ha ha!
Monday, October 13, 2008
It was still there this morning we woke up! I bet it will be melted by the end of the day today though.
And here are some pics we took yesterday of me at 26 weeks. I feel like I am getting pretty big, but my doctor says I am measuring right on track. :) I am excited to be starting the third trimester soon and can't believe we will have a baby in about 12 weeks! Weird!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Definately no more walks to get snow cones...
Instead our days feel alot like this...(Yes, Troy really is napping instead of laying our tile)
We have spent alot of time painting since we opted to do that ourselves. I still dont know why I thought that was such a good idea. It doesnt seem like the money we saved was really all that worth it now. Especially since there is still no end in sight. Here are some Before and After pics of some of the painting I have done. Of course, the rooms aren't empty anymore, but you can see the colors I have painted so far.
Our Family Room Before...
Our Family Room After...Our Kitchen Before...
Our Kitchen After...(We still need to put up our tile back splash, that's why it is still white above the counter top)
Our finished Master Bedroom...
Hopefully I will make alot of progress this weekend and I can post some new pictures next week. I am getting pretty sick of living surrounded by boxes so I need to kick it into high gear!
I know this info is quite old, but I had to post the pics anyways because I had so much fun on my birthday. Two of my best friends plus one of my sisters, so I guess technically 3 of my best friends, took me to get pedicures and out to dinner. It was only the second pedicure of my life and I am pretty sure it is going to have to be a semi-regular thing from now on. Thanks to Bekah and Mary for opening my eyes to this foreign world! Here are some pics from the night...
Troy also contributed to me having a fabulous birthday by taking me to get a couples massage and then dinner and a night downtown at the Marriott. It was a lot of fun, but of course, our camera batteries were dead so we didnt get any pictures! AAHH! Thanks for the fun birthday everyone!
Well, I think that's it for now. This has officially been the longest post I have ever made. I know alot of you have been asking for new pregnancy pictures and I tried to get Troy to take a 25 week pic of me last night, but that didnt end up happening. Hopefully I will have better luck tonight! :) Until next time...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The only thing they have left on the outside is the shutters and fixing the stucco and rock on the left pillar. Other than that, I think they are finished! :) (And yes, that is Troy climbing through the window)We were most excited to see that they installed the cabinets and counter tops this week. Make note of mine and Troy's professional tile installation! Doesnt it just look perfect?? :) I'm so excited to see our new appliances and add my own paint colors! I can't wait!