“True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one’s companion”
-President Hinckley

Monday, January 28, 2013


30 weeks

I'm afraid with this whole Korea mess, this poor little man has been very overlooked. It isn't that we haven't been excited to have a new baby, but more that we haven't had a whole lot of time to think about it, so we just sort of forget that we're going to have a real, live baby really soon. However, I can honestly say that I am getting very excited to have him here. I can't wait to see what he looks like and what his little personality will be. So far, he is the opposite of his sister in almost every way. He sleeps most of the time and likes to hang out right over my belly button, whereas Evie never stopped moving and was super low. Evie has yet to stop moving, in case you were wondering. I predict he will be much more mellow than his older sis and will hopefully not cry all day long. We haven't bought him anything yet because we've been too focused on getting ready to move, but I finally made the leap today and bought him some jammies, a crib sheet, and a crib bumper. Now all we need is a crib! We've learned recently that there is a really good chance we will be able to have at least 3 bedrooms when we are in Korea, so that's a huge relief to me and I can actually plan on making a nursery for little man.

I am almost 32 weeks, so we should be seeing him in 8 weeks or so, which is not at all a long time. I wonder what Evie's reaction will be. How will she react to having a baby around all the time? I'm sure she will be super jealous at first, poor thing. I kind of wish her time as an only child could last a little longer, but there's nothing I can do about that now.

I may not sound like it most of the time, but I am really, very excited to meet this kid. I see babies at church and pictures of my friends' babies, and I seriously cannot wait to meet him. I feel like I know him already, so I just really want to see him. Will he look like me, or will he look just like Dan? Can't wait to find out!

gray and blue
this is the look I'm going for, though more blue and less turquoise.

my first purchases for the little guy

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Just a little update

I haven't blogged in quite a while about our lives, so I thought I would do that now really quickly. We were able to go to Utah over Christmas to see Dan's family and it was so, so great to see everyone. Poor Dan hasn't seen his family in over a year, so he was ecstatic. Evelyn loved playing with all her cousins and getting so much attention from the adults. I could tell she was disappointed when we got home and there was no one but me to play with. While we were there we were able to see my grandparents from both sides, as well as my parents and Chris and Blaire, which was great because I missed seeing them over Thanksgiving. But other than that, our week was jam packed with family activities and bonding. Dan got to play nerdy games with his brothers, go fishing, and play the munchkin board game, so his trip was super successful. I love my nerd. It was seriously so great to spend Christmas with family and be around people who love us unconditionally, because we can be pretty weird and obnoxious sometimes.

Since we've been home, Evie has been sick. She got some sort of stomach flu or virus or something, and that was not fun for anyone, but that's gone and she now has a cold. She seriously gets sick more than any kid I know. Which brings me to this, I had Evie tested for Celiac disease because it runs in Dan's family and I don't think it's normal for her to get the stomach flu every month. They'll call me with the results sometime this week.

Other than that, this is what we've been doing:
  • puzzles
  • more puzzles
  • reading books
  • playing with blocks
  • more books
  • more puzzles
  • blue's clues
  • watching the biggest loser, season 7 on hulu. We are totally addicted to this show. It's a problem
  • crying in the theater at les miserables (not just me, either. pointing at Dan)
  • learning new words, such as "frog" and "fish". Except, Evie doesn't say them correctly and instead adds a "ck" to the end of all words starting with f. This is quite embarrassing when we're in public.
  • watching almost no tv during the day, because that was my new year's resolution. Evie isn't taking that one particularly well, but we're getting there.
  • and more puzzles
Dan finally got his official orders, but it still doesn't tell us where in Korea we will be stationed. I mean, seriously army? Seriously? Apparently they tell you once you get to Korea, where exactly you will be. Talk about annoying and inefficient. So, Dan is talking to a lot of higher ups hoping to get some information. I guess we just have to wait and see.

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