Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Little Memories

It seems like everyday Ryder will do or say thing funny or sweet and I always think, "I need to write that down!" I keep a journal, but I'm probably just as good as writing in this blog as my journal, so I decided to share a few of them here. Some of them are just cute little memories I don't want to forget.

-Ryder was playing next to me in bed one morning as I laid there with my eyes closed, resting. It get's really quiet, and then I hear, "Father, blessings, Jesus, cars, Jesus Christ Amen!" He was just praying to himself!

-One evening, it was raining like CRAZY here and we pulled up to the house from going out to eat and we noticed the Briggs' dog, Larry, had been out in the rain the whole time and was soaking wet. I said, "Aww, poor Larry! He's been out in the rain all alone and he's all wet now!" Ryder got a really concerned look on his face and then burst into tears saying, "Get Larry inside!!" He has such a tender heart.

-While watching Baby Einstein (one about space/planets), the DVD player froze, and Ryder impatiently yelled, "Oh come on planets!!"

-On the same Baby Einstein DVD about planets, it goes through all the planets and says their names. Ryder always repeats the words. When it said Venus, Ryder said "penis!"

-Ryder always tells me, "Mommy so pretty and cute" So one time he said it, I said, "Thanks bud! You are so cute and awesome!" He turned to me and very seriously said, "Ryder not cute. Just awesome."

-This past weekend, Ryder was laying in bed with me and Kevin before we were ready to get up. He sneezed and we said "bless you" Then I heard him tasting something in his mouth. I said, "are you eating something Ryder?" He replied, "eating a bless you" Funny and gross!

-Ryder came up to my belly today and patted it while saying, "Hi baby! Baby sleeping? Here's a blanket (he ran and got a pair of his pajama bottoms and laid them on my belly). Love you baby!" Then he read the baby a couple books and shared his sippy. He's going to be a great brother!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Oh Boy!

When I went to my last doctor's appointment to check up on our little baby, I was able to schedule my 20 week ultrasound, which is where you get to learn the gender of the baby. It was over 5 weeks away, and I was bummed having to wait that long. However, we found a doctors office down at the Utah Valley Hospital that will do a simple "Gender Check" for 45 dollars as early as 16 weeks. We made an appointment for Sept 13, which happened to be the same day my parents and Nelson grandparents were leaving to go on a three week trip to South Africa. I was hoping we would get to find out what we're having before my parents left, but I was nervous that we wouldn't be able to get a good shot or that even if we could see down there, we wouldn't be able to tell what it was yet.
The whole ultrasound took less than two minutes. We got to see some cute shots of the arms, leg, spine and head. Then, for the big reveal... As soon as the ultrasound tech moved to look between the legs, I saw it! It is definitely a boy! There was the teeeeeeniest fraction of a second where i thought, "oh... not a girl" but it was immediately replaced with the happiest thoughts of Ryder with a sweet little brother. It feels so perfect and I'm so happy to be having another boy. Just knowing it's a boy already makes me feel that much more bonded with him :)
I have not felt him move yet, at least not anything I would say was definitely him. I'm still waiting untl I can feel him and know for sure it was him. That's one of the most incredible feelings in the world. I am 16.5 weeks now and still feeling  sick, but not too bas if I take the Zofran. I guess I will just keep taking it, alhtough I would love to get to the point I don't need to. This week our little guy is just about 5 inches long crown to rump, and 4.5 ounces. Five and a half months to go; feels like a LONG time, but i'm sure he'll be here before I know it!
The pictures they gave us were horrible quality on top of ultrasound pictures being difficult to interperet to begin with. However, this is the shot that you can see between his legs, all boy ;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Scriptures

Tonight I was making dinner, and it dawned on me that Ryder had been quiet for a while. That usually means he's getting into trouble! So I went over to check on him. He was sitting on the couch, looking at the scriptures! What a sweet boy! I hope he always loves the scriptures!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Kevin is always itching to go do something outside, which is great, except that it's been so hot, and the heat makes me feel nauseous. He really wanted to go do this quick little hike up to a waterfall nearby, and I really didn't feel like it. However, we ended up going, and it wasn't as bad as I thought. I was pretty winded going up, not because I'm that terribly out of shape, just because I'm pregnant. However, it was nice and shady at the top and we were the only ones there, at least for a couple minutes. Ryder definitely loved it up there. He was playing with his truck in the water and dirt. Such a boy!

I love pictures of Kevin and Ryder holding hands; it's just so sweet!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day at the Zoo

For Labor day this year, we went to the Hogle Zoo with Kevin's parents and Casey. It was super crowded and a little warm, but we had fun! Every time we take Ryder to the zoo, I think he enjoys it a little more because he remembers seeing the animals in books. Afterward, we went to dinner at Red Robin. Thanks to Chad and Jeannine for a fun day!