Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Officially a Stay-at-Home "almost" Mom

Friday was my last day of work. Now, I get to wait for the new member of our Team Puga to arrive while I try to finish up last-minute cleaning/organizing projects.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Pioneer Day!

In my home town of Mendon, Utah, Pioneer Day is the biggest celebration of the year. I was in Minnesota feeling a bit nostalgic.

All week families get together for activities and sports at the town square, but Saturday is the big day of events. It starts off with a couple races, continues with games and crazy activities, cools off when the fire truck makes it rain on the soccer field and heats up with a sand volleyball tournament among other competitions. After a full day of fun and food with family and friends, everyone in town finds a spot for a blanket or chairs on the grass to experience a phenomenal fireworks show right over head with music blaring from the baseball announcer's sound system.

Living life to its fullest with family and friends is a wonderful way to honor the sacrifices and the faith of the pioneers!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

37 weeks belly shot & five tiny bunnies

I promised my friend, Robin, that I would take a picture of my belly. I'll have to get Pedro to take a better one sometime. But, here's a quick shot I took one morning before work. We sure are excited for our baby to make his debut.

And, while we're on the subject of babies, check out these adorable little baby rabbits. We had a family of five teeny-tiny fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand bunnies hiding in the grass outside our front window. It was so cute to see them nurse under their mama, then scurry after her when she moved a few feet away. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a good shot of all five together since it was nearly dark. But, you can imagine.

This is my rose that either a squirrel, bird or bunny shreded a day after I took the picture.
This is one of the birds that lives in the bird refuge (aka swamp/bunny breeding ground/mosquito heaven) behind our apartment.

On a completely different note, we just enjoyed the first fruits of our garden - our first zucchini. Yum!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Go 34!

Our little guy has always been very active with a great heartbeat, but about 6 weeks ago, he measured in the 10th percentile. So, the doctors had me going in for ultrasounds twice a week just to make sure he was doing okay, which concerned us at first because we didn't know what to expect. However, he always passed the test with flying colors, so we were content to have a healthy, if somewhat shrimpy, little guy.

This week, they measured again and he weighed in at about 5 lb. 6 oz, in the 34th percentile. YAY! My pep talks to him about using his energy to grow instead of to kick my ribs must have worked.

Now we move into the last month count-down, though I remind myself that most first babies come late. We are so excited to meet our little guy!