Saturday, August 25, 2012

Growing up

I guess now that we are going to have a baby it's time we grow up. Jake has taken that advice to heart and graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from UVU. He just started working this week at his uncle's accounting firm in Salt Lake. He is really liking it! It is really laid back, he is working there with a friend he grew up with, and they get to go golfing a lot. Pretty much the life for him.

As for me last week I took my last physical therapy test, and started my last internship of physical therapy school. After this semester all the physical therapy I will be doing will actually be for money! That is just crazy to think about. I am now interning with a therapist doing vestibular and balance rehab at Performance West PT in Bountiful.

 Here are some pictures of us biking about a month or so ago at Sun Valley and at Bear Lake. Those pictures won't be coming anymore this summer though because I have finally decided to hang up my helmet for the season (much later than my mom would have liked).

 Our last ride in Sun Valley we went on the 18 mile Fisher-Creek trail. It was super fun but I am not going to lie after 7 miles of straight uphill I was feeling very pregnant and very distraught. Nothing fruit snacks couldn't solve though.

 Here we are at our condo in Sun Valley. We were going to go up with my whole family but then last minute no one else could go and my mom couldn't get a refund. Thus we had to go by ourselves to the fully paid beautiful condo. My mom told us happy Baby-moon.

 After biking in Sun Valley we went to the most beautiful lake we had ever seen. Red Fish Lake near Stanley, Idaho. We loved hanging out there on the beach and swimming and will be going back in the near future.

 Here we are biking in Logan Canyon while we were at Bear Lake with Jake's family. It's weird how I have started liking the uphill a lot better than the downhill lately just because I go so slow downhill that it's not all that fun.

How Jake has been going up to Bear Lake every summer for the past 24 years and never heard of Bloomington Lake astounds me. This place is on the Idaho side of the lake up a canyon, and is SO pretty. As you can see it also has an awesome rope swing. It looked way fun but I figured I probably should be smart and motherly and not do it.

It was a ton of fun there but started pouring rain on us. We still stayed for quite a while but then we saw lightning and thought we'd better head.

And finally, here I am at 25 weeks. Have you heard of the maternity belly band? Best thing ever. It's a band that goes over your old pants (that you can't zip up any more) and up over your belly and holds your pants in place. That way you don't have to 1-spend a bunch of money on cute maternity pants or 2-wear ugly maternity pants. It's that black thing I am wearing in the picture and just looks like a tank top. Brilliant!

I am now 26 weeks pregnant and still doing really well. Even though Jake doesn't have a biking buddy anymore I am still going to the gym a couple times a week after work and running/biking a couple of miles. I'm feeling the baby kick all the time. People tell me that how active they are before there born is a good indication of how they will be afterwards. If that is true this little guy is gonna be all over the place. I think we have decided on the name Mckay but now the question is should the "K" be capitalized or not? Jake says yes because he thinks it looks cool, but I am not sure if that makes it girly or more difficult. Not that it is really that big of a deal but I thought I would try to get other's opinions. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I'm Back! And with a Boy!

So I have decided it's time to come back to the blogging world. But for a good reason. Jake and I are having a baby! A cute little boy to be exact, and we are so excited! We got to see him for the first time yesterday and thought it would be fun to let you see.

Here he is!

Apparently he doesn't like to be bothered...

Here is a cute profile of him with his hand near his mouth.

I loved this shot. He's already got a great looking brain. Maybe he will have a "photographic memory" like his dad. (Jake likes to think he does anyways)

For all of you who keep asking for a photo of me, and although I feel very strange taking these profile shots, here it is. When I took this I thought I was 19 1/2 weeks, but after the Dr's visit apparently I am only 17 1/2 weeks. Bummer. But actually it is great news for me because I will probably be able to finish my entire last semester Physical Therapy internship before he is born. That way I will be able to graduate on time! My new due date is December 3 and my clinical rotation will end around November 16 because I will be starting it a week early. Hopefully I can keep going strong until then!

Here are the names we like best and semi-favorite order: Bentley, McKay, Tyler, and Mason. Feel free to comment on them or give suggestions!