Wednesday, July 09, 2008


We really like to gear up for events at our house. For example, on July 1st, Chris said, "Guess what I'm going to do next month? Watch college football!" I came home today to the Utes homepage on our monitor and Chris calling his mom in Salt Lake to discuss which home games he could think about attending.

Chris also likes to print up menus for restaurants that we may be going to in the future. He has already planned what he will order at each of our eating stops on our trip at the very end of this month, as well as some options for our anniversary on August 21st.

Yesterday Thomas handed me a hand-written note, which I quickly discerned was his Christmas list for this year. Um, it's JULY, buddy. Also, haven't I been the kind of parent to discourage that kind of materialism? Apparently not. Since it is a pretty cute list, I thought I'd share, with his spelling in tact:

1. Mario, Luigi, YoShey, BowlZer, Peach toys wearing Christmas hats (no, I don't know where he came up with that one)
2. Mario Kart set up with two mario Bros.!
4. Piano
5. Golf balls and some golf corses
6. A colering Book!
7. Christmas Blaknet!
8. Yo-Yo!
9. Compueter!
10. CamerA!!

There are only a couple of items on this list that are within the reasonable gift realm, so it looks like we're going to have to do some major PR work between now and December.

But what I am I talking about? December?!?

First we have to get through the thing that I am anticipating: the birth of this child! I think Chris is a tiny bit bummed that this event may take place during one of the previously mentioned college football games, and that it takes precedence over any and all sporting events.

I went to the doctor today and everything looks good, so I thought I'd do another pregnancy update. I can't really believe that I'm already in my third trimester-- it seems like this one has gone by so quickly! I feel pretty good for the most part and still have not gained enormous amounts of weight, although I am definitely not feeling very lithe these days. I make sure to groan when I have to get up and move around, just so Chris can appreciate my pain. :)

As far as my prenatal craziness goes, I did have a perspective-changing experience (which I may or may not write about) that has reminded me that things are really not so bad and that I should just turn down the wattage a little bit. I am sure everyone, particularly Chris and the boys, appreciates this!

I don't know if I have ultra strong cravings (as in, if I don't get what I want, I don't freak out or anything), but I have been eating a lot of corn dogs lately, which is really just disgusting if you think about it. The best one so far was at the Art Festival, but the one from Big J's in Preston was not too shabby.

The little dude has a nice heartbeat and moves around quite a bit now. I'm not sure what else to share about him except that we have decided on a name and that I hope his pre-life preparation included self-defense from rowdy older brothers.

I guess that's it. Oh what fun...


Becca said...

Wow! I can't believe you're in your third trimester, either!

If you have the baby AFTER the home game vs. Colorado State on October 18th, then Chris probably won't have to miss the next game in Albuquerque, because it's two weeks after. I mean, that's enough time to recover from labor and delivery, right? :)

I love the writing of the lists--Truman's been asking for a nintendo "the kind you hold in your hands." Bleh. I thought I wouldn't have to worry about that till teenage years . . .

becky ward said...

tom's list is adorable. i can't wait to see what golf course you get him!

and you look adorable and when i saw you this past weekend i would have NEVER thought you were in your third trimester.

Heidi said...

That is a very cute maternity shirt! Where were all those cute clothes when I needed them? Anyway, you look great.

Elena said...

Oh aren't you cute?!! And I'm with Becky, I didn't even realize it was the 3rd trimester already and I saw you in person. You look fabulous! Congrats about taking your digital scrapbooking to the next level. Best of luck!!!

Elena said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that Jarom can relate to Chris's pain. Both Halle and Kate were born smack in the middle of game season.

Kimber said...

Good luck on your business venture. Owning a business is fun, but wow. I miss the early times when it was just me and the sewing machine as opposed to now with the stores and the sewing house and the craziness. Wouldn't trade it though.

Hope everything is good with your little sea monkey. Pregnancy is very stressful for me because I always have some weird problem during it to deal with.

Amanda and Andy Hansen said...

Chris should be a food critic someday, he would be perfect for that job. I love Tom's list and you are too cute, it's not fair!

Sherrie said...

Golf courses... awesome.

You are seriously cute pregnant, seriously.