Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Update!

What’s happened in the last, uh… 5 weeks? Well, enough noteworthy moments to encourage procrastination of any blog updates. So, rather than try to blog about every update individually, here’s a list instead:

  • I’ve decided to take the summer off from classes for the first time in a long time. With baby coming this fall, this is a good opportunity to get things ready and to recharge my batteries a bit so I don’t completely burn out before I graduate. The goal, of course, is to burn out as I’m graduating, so this break should put me back on track.
  • Cindy is officially out of the first trimester, and is doing great. Today marks the 18th week of pregnancy, which means just a couple (22) weeks to go! I do realize it’s easy to be this optimistic when I don’t have a human growing inside me. But Cindy’s a trooper and is doing great as a mommy to Carter and house to new baby. Here she is, in all her 18 weeks of baby-tummy glory:

ooo baby!

  • Easter came and went. We had an Easter dinner with my brother, sister and their families. Tried my hand at baking a ham for the first time… turned out pretty good. Carter participated in his first Easter Egg hunt at Thanksgiving Point. 100s of 1-3 year old kids and parents running through a field picking up plastic eggs. It was scary and felt like a stampede. Carter liked it though, even if it was rainy and gross out.

  • Carter got a massive haircut. As much as we loved that his hair was getting longer, it was getting a toupee look to it – long hair with a bunch of shorter newly-grown hair underneath. So, we leveled it and now his hair is full and luxurious… and short. Here’s a before/after look. First one is last month where Carter fully enjoyed a box of Styrofoam packing peanuts and the second is Carter with his Aunt Cassie at the park yesterday.

 YAY STYROFOAM!

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  • Cold/Flu season came and went and we all got hit. Unfortunately, I got hit doubly so and after the cold/stuffiness passed, I got a nasty ear infection and my eardrum ruptured. So, I’ve been on crazy meds for the last 2 weeks and will schedule surgery with my ear specialist this Friday (yeah, ear problems aren’t a new thing for me, at all). Hopefully surgery will happen mid-May, with plenty of time to get better before baby comes.
  • Lastly,  there were some pregnancy concerns a few weeks ago, so we went to the doctor to make sure things were ok. Listened to the heartbeat and all was well. But, to be doubly sure, we set up an ultrasound for the next day. Turns out that 16 weeks was just enough time to determine that the baby is healthy and:

    its-a-girl

    I still need to scan the ultrasound pictures and get them on here. I also have some videos that’ll creep on here soon, too. With school wrapping up for the summer, I actually have some time to take care of things and, as a result, we’ll be back in action in the blogging world.

13 comments:

Cassie said...

Yaaaaaaaay! Yay for haircuts and taking summers off and for new baby girls and for pictures of me that for once I enjoy being publicly displayed. You can't go another 5 weeks before blogging with a bun in the oven, you just can't!

Cassie said...

and Cindy is a sexy mamma! Even with her blue steal look.

Elise said...

LOVE IT!!! So happy to get the update and SO thrilled to see you guys VERY soon!!! I'm sorry to her about your ear Chris, but am happy that it sounds like it's getting taken care of. Love Carter's new haircut- TOO cute!! Cindy Looks just as beautiful as always- such a cute little tummy!!! AND I'm VERY excited that y'all are having a little Girl!!! What fun!!!! Love you all!!

LuCDay said...

How exciting that you're getting a little girl! You'll soon find out just how different little boys and girls are. I'm glad Cindy has a husband that will keep up on the blogging for her otherwise we'd all be in the dark. Thanks and Congratulations!!!

VoNique and Jared said...

Yay! A girl! How exciting!

Kristi said...

Yay for Girls!! Your life will NEVER be the same. In a good way of course, but still, never the same. Carter's hair looks so cute! I always buzz Tyler's hair when the weather gets warm. It's just so much easier that way. Cassie looks great! I don't think I've seen her in 10 or 12 years or something. Glad to see you're all doing well. Congrats again on the upcoming baby!

Lori said...

That is totally "blue pregnant steal", lol. That was a good catch up post and a great pic of cassie and carter, way cute!

Kirsten said...

Carter's hair cut is SOOO dang CUTE!!! Love love love it!! And by the way, NEVER seen a SEXIER prego pic, Cindy ha ha Love it! And love that you're having a GIRL!!! Looks like Megan and Joel can pay you back the favor by letting you borrow all their girl stuff :D ha ha Chris, sorry about the ruptured ear drum...I'm not jealous WHATSOEVER!! I used to get ear infections ALL THE TIME as a kid and yeah...it's slowed as I've gotten older, but I still get them probably every other year. Yuck. Love you guys!!!

r said...

Cindy, you're soooo cute! I love your little belly! And Carter looks so much older with his hair cut! Congratulations on a girl! I like girls, they're fun :)

trish said...

Love the prego belly, love the new hairdo, dont love the ruptured ear drum...ouch!

Celeste said...

Congrats on a baby girl!! She will be just as beautiful as you Cindy!! you look so great with your cute prego belly!

Chris and Jenni said...

Cindy is a HOTTIE!! Yeehaw! I am so happy that you guys are having a girl! I got a little head start on the news when I ran into Kelly (Iorg)in the airport in Salt Lake City as we were both boarding the same plane to Oakland! She told me the news and I said "Yipee!" Girls rock.
P.S. I love Carter's buzz. Looks super cute!

Joel & Megan said...

I love Carter's haircut!!! So cute!!! I hope all is well and that everyone is healthy. We've been meaning to have you guys over sometime, but I still need to get the apartment clean. It's pretty messy :P but we hope to see you guys soon. Luv y'all bunches!!!