Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Normal(?) again

Thanks for letting me feel sorry for myself and vent a little in the last two posts. Thankfully, my spirits are way up since last time. Little did I know that while I was in the office typing off my pregnancy frustrations Sunday night, my sweet husband was in the kitchen preparing me a delicious dinner of pasta and sauce with steamed chicken and peppers. So yummy! He even did the dishes afterward, and rubbed my back when we went to bed. Such a good man I have.

Here's proof that I really *have* gotten huge in the last couple of weeks. It's not a great photo, but sometimes you just have to take pics with what's available.
Only two weeks to go!!
And even though it sounds like it, it hasn't been all bad. I drove up to Bountiful last Wednesday to meet up with my good friend, Juli, for lunch. I haven't seen her since she came down to Vegas to try out for Nashville Star in 2006. She made the first call-back on that audition, but didn't make it to the TV show. It's really too bad because she has such a beautiful voice. Anyway, here we are at her office:Then on Saturday night, Josh and I went out with my dear friend, Amanda, and her husband Tony. We did an early session at the temple (figured we'd better get one more in before the kid comes) and went to dinner afterward. It was so nice to catch up with them, and we had a fantastic evening. I didn't think to take my camera along for a photo op, so we'll have to go out with them again soon.

Finally, Lacie came over yesterday to help me recover the cushions on a glider a nice woman gave me for the nursery. I was supposed to go up to her house, but with all the snow that fell for about seven hours yesterday, there was no way my car was going to get out of the driveway. So she drove her sweet self all the way down here and spent a couple of hours keeping me sane while I was trapped inside the house.
Lacie is such a good friend. I don't know what I'd do without her. The new cushion covers look sooo good! I wish I had thought to take a 'before' picture as proof, but I promise that this looks much MUCH better than the old blue material with pink specks in the pattern.
One day when it warms up, Josh is going to sand the glider down and stain it to match the dresser. Our baby's room is going to look so classy!

And I need to get the pictures from my awesome neighbors who were kind and generous enough to throw me a baby shower Saturday afternoon, even though we're so new in the area. Two women came that I hadn't even met yet! I can't believe the amount of genuine love and support that Josh and I have felt since moving back to Utah. We both just feel so blessed to have made the decision to come back, and it's nice to get that confirmation that we made a good choice.


Jamey and Tara said...

Look how cute you are!!! I'm enjoying going through your blg (might take me a bit to get through all of it)! Of course Jamey remembers you! He was excited to hear that your having a baby! Can't wait to see the little bean!!! :)

Brittany said...

First of all, you don't really look that big! You look the way a pregnant woman *should* look (and not at all the way I look when I'm 38 weeks pregnant--which is monstrous everywhere, not just my belly).

I'm so glad you DID move to Utah so I could meet you!

Denae said...

You look adorable! I am so glad that you are feeling better. You are going to be a wonderful Mom!

Jamey and Tara said...

Ha Ha. I was thinking about you this morning as well, although in a completely different manner. I was wondering if you had a little boy yet?! I think I check your blog atleast once a day so I don't miss it! I hope your as comfortable as only a pregnant woman can be! ((((HUGS))))

Jamey and Tara said...

Oh yeah, of course you would go naked, you weirdo!!! :)

Ben & Kimberly McEvoy said...

How funny, we both use to live in las vegas. we lived there from 9-2006 until 4-2007. we were close to aliante, north of 215 and east of the 95.

we are glad to now be in southern cal I feel like you do with all the hospitable people, in and out of the church. our neighbors overwhelmingly have befriended us and supported us. we were trying to move our fridge in the house of the tall ramp from the truck. just before it almost fell on me out of bens grip a neighbor ran over and helped get in down the ramp, and in the house and then proceeded to help hook it up. great people in this world.

not only do we share living in Vegas we had that exact glider, exact gross material. I recovered mine, in just a lighter tan ( and in corduroy then yours.

best of luck with the delivery.

Jillian said...

Baby? Baby? Baby? Is the bun out of the oven yet?

(please read that like Ferris Bueller's econ teacher)

Daisy Paige said...

Jillibean, I've totally been lurking your blog. So glad you came over to say "hello"!

No baby yet, but I do have some info. I got online tonight to post an update just for you!