Saturday, January 22, 2011

The count down is on

Well, I am 39 weeks now so I better update the blog since it will most likely be neglected again. No, we will of course try to post pics of our little man as soon as he arrives:) My sweet friends here threw me a baby shower the other day. I think this picture might be my one and only belly shot this pregnancy.
I'm definitely at that swollen/puffy stage. I swear I don't recognize myself. I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring this last month because my finger are swollen. I'm extra special though because at night for what ever reason the swelling and lack of movement in my fingers makes it so hard to bend my fingers in the morning. I swear initially I can not for the life of me make a fist. It is so weird. Overall, I'm feeling pretty good. It's amazing how much more tired I feel at the end here compared to my last pregnancy. Something about chasing around Max all day I think. He is really a great kid and makes us laugh all the time. Here are a few of his adventures the past few months.

He loves to stand at the sink and brush his teeth. And sometimes he likes to brush his hair with his tooth brush too.
More stacking cans but he has significantly increased the height.
Always trying to help around the house. It is so cute how he says hammer, "ammer".
He is saying so many words these days and consistently strings 2-3 words together. Right now my favorite phrase is "too cold". He is a little dramatic about the cold:) I'm actually loving the weather this winter. We have had enough snow to play in twice and I wouldn't mind some more that is until I have a newborn. One day Max and I bundled up and I pulled him around the neighborhood in a toddler sled. He must have been a little warm and relaxed because he fell asleep. Crazy!
Here are some shots of getting used to our snow clothes inside first.
John also had some fun in the snow over the holidays. He got to go snowboarding with his sister Julie up on Mt. Hoood. It was a beautiful day as you can tell.
Some other fun things happened over the holidays
We got our second car, a beautiful Honda Odyssey! We have been debating since we got here about what kind of car to get, how, where, when, etc. I can't believe we have been married 4 1/2 years before jumping into two cars. We love everything about it and I feel so spoiled every time I drive it. Now if we could just find a house with a real double car garage:) We have actually been looking at houses consistently since we moved to Hermiston but we are still searching and saving so a move is months down the road. I think I'll be a little busy the next few months.


Becky said...

So much going on these days! Max is so cute -- what an adorable smile! I can't wait to hear news about the new baby! Good luck with the delivery and all that fun stuff. Oh -- and congrats on making the jump to the minivan!

Heather said...

you are so close to the finish line with your pregnancy. I hope everything goes smooth for you guys. Max is so cute brushing his teeth. What a nice looking van--we have an Honda Van and love it, hope you guys love yours too!

Three Lads and a Lis said...

oh man, I can't believe you are SO close, your pregnancy has just flown by (hahaha, I'm sure not for you). But I think you look great and I'm so excited for your new little bub to arrive!!!

And, I'm seriously coveting your sweet new ride. We were married almost 4 years before we got our second car - it was way exciting!

Love you guys, good luck with the house hunt!

The Barnums said...

Congratulations! You are officially a Mom with your sweet new van. Those are really nice, I am a little jealous actually. I need to call you!

Brian, Jami, Paige, Austin and Bryn said...

Loved all of the pictures! We miss you guys so much! Max looks so old in some of those pictures. He's going to look even older with a newborn next to him! ;0) We hope you're feeling well and getting as prepared as you can be for baby boy!! Love you!

Rob and Marseille said...

i forgot you are in hermiston. we had to get a new tire at the walmart there last christmas.
good luck w/labor & your new baby!

Matthew and Hailey said...

Hope everything goes well with your delivery! We are excited for the day that we can have a van too!

Laurel said...

Good luck with your delivery! You'll do great--don't worry; it's much easier than the first baby. I'll be stalking your page for new baby photos in the coming weeks :)

Joy said...

WOW! Hot minivan, I love it! I've heard those Odysseys are awesome. I agree with Melissa, your pregnancy has gone by so fast, maybe because I didn't know about it right away! I'm so happy for you. Hope all goes well!

amber w said...

Yay, thanks for the update. I've been missing them but figured you've been busy. Can't wait to see pictures. Congrats on the van. Must be nice. Let us know when you are over here again! Rich sure enjoyed talking to John on Saturday. We'll be
thinking about you this next week.