Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Two weeks ago I had my 20 week ultrasound to check up on the baby. Everything looks great, she was measuring a little small but everything is developing right on track. She's been more active than my other pregnancies and is always moving around. Even during the ultrasound she started off being horizontal and by the end she was straight up and down. It made it really difficult to get any good profile pictures.

 Here is the last clip from the ultrasound where she was making one last effort to get some profile pictures. She always had her hands in her mouth or face and kept moving around. It's amazing to see your baby during an ultrasound. (And how awesome is it that you get DVD's now instead of a VHS tape.)

(First 30 seconds is a girl shot, then it's her face and profile.)

Even though it was windy last Saturday we headed up to the mountains for some dutch oven cooking and s'mores. Although it was tricky finding a spot we had so much fun and lots of yummy food. Matt said we need to do that more often and I agree. It's easier than camping but you still get to be in the mountains around a fire and enjoy good food.

This was our attempt at a group picture of all of the kids.


KALEB: The biggest thing going on right now for Kaleb is preparing for his baptism on Saturday. I can't believe he's turning 8 on Saturday and I think it's really neat that his baptism falls right on his birthday. He's received a special treat each night on our door for the "8 days" before his baptism and he's loved receiving them. He's so mature for his age and it's been a neat experience preparing for his baptism.

He finished 2nd grade and the last day of school they find out who their teacher for the next year will be. He was really hoping to get his same teacher (she taught a 2nd/3rd split this year but next year is just 3rd grade) and he was so excited to see he gets to be in her class next year too. I was also hoping he would get her again because she's been such a great teacher and she loves Kaleb. In April they do their end-of-year testing and Kaleb's reading level is the average of a 4th grader in the 9th month of the school year so almost a 5th grader. I don't take any credit for it though, they have awesome reading programs at his school and he's always been great at reading and spelling without my help. My sister is trying to start him on the Kingdom Keepers books.

ASHTON: Loving summer and not having school, although he loves preschool he likes wearing his pajamas during the day and can't do that when he has preschool. Not sure why he hates clothes lately but hopefully it's just a phase. He's excited to have a baby sister and every time I tell him she's kicking me he says she's going to kick really hard out of my tummy when she's ready to come out. Ashton loves having Kaleb around to play with during the day and most of the time they get along without too much fighting.

Both of the boys are getting excited for grand kids week with Matt's parents next week. They don't get to see their Colorado cousin's very often so I'm sure it will be a fun and loud time at their house!

Matt: Working hard at work and at home. Usually I help with mowing the lawn and with being pregnant he's taken over and not just with the lawn but with most of the yard work and garden. He took the boys hiking early one Saturday morning so I could sleep in with a quiet house. Every time he tries to feel the baby kick she stops kicking, but kids are good at making lairs out of their parents when you try to get them to do something so maybe she's just starting early. :)

Me: Pregnant. That about sums it up, I feel great as far as symptoms go and this has definitely been the easiest pregnancy so far. Although each pregnancy has been easier than the previous and I'm sure part of it is that you're busier and can't focus on it as much and you know how your body reacts. I didn't have any weight gain until 17 weeks but I think I'm making up for some of it now since I eat all the time. I love feeling her kick and move around and even when it wakes me up it's hard to go back to sleep because I want to feel it but I know I need sleep too. We're just grateful that she's healthy and growing and can't believe in 4 or so months she'll be here!

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