Thursday, October 9, 2014

Conference Weekend/ 18 Week Bumpdate

Time feels like it's FLYING BY!  I love this time of year.  It didn't take much convincing for Braedon to drive up the canyon with me over the weekend.  Nobody can deny the beauty of the Utah mountains right now!  I find myself grinning ear to ear each fall and this year is no different.  

Over the weekend Braedon and I watched conference and during the break we escaped up Big Cottonwood canyon.  We pulled over on one of my favorite walks and took a stroll around silver lake.  It smelled AMAZING and the pictures just don't do the fall colors the justice they deserve!  

My top 3 favorite conference talks were


Elder Bednar's talk was addressed specifically to non-members and I especially loved this quote...

"Some of you may respond, “But I already believe in Jesus and follow His teachings,” or “I am not sure if God really exists.” Our invitations to you are not an attempt to diminish your religious tradition or life experience. Bring all that you know is true, good, and praiseworthy—and test our message. Just as Jesus beckoned two of His disciples to “come and see” (John 1:39), so we urge you to come and see if the restored gospel of Jesus Christ enlarges and enriches that which you already believe to be true."

^^ Priesthood session means a trip to Hobby Lobby and I got started on a nursery craft ^^

Last but not least, I'm 18 weeks!!  We are almost halfway people! 

Bumpdate below..

How far along: 18 weeks

Total weight gain: 3 lbs.  This question is annoying.  

Maternity clothes: Nope... however that has not stopped me from purchasing them.  I'm still fitting into my regular jeans using the infamous rubber band trick but I got my first pair of maternity jeans and can I just say AMAZING.  Also really hilarious.  

Stretch marks: Nope, not yet anyway.  

Sleep: I slept in till 10 today and didn't even stir. It was amazing.  However I'm finally starting to get a bump and can't sleep on my stomach anymore.   

Best moment of this week: Ok call me crazy, and maybe it was some "gastric movement" but I SWEAR I felt my baby move today!  It was like a little "pop-pop!".  I called Braedon right away and he couldn't answer because he was volunteering at the hospital but he texted back, "Aw the good ol 1-2 step!  That's my boy!"  It made me smile real big.  

Miss anything: Nope.  

Movement: See above haha  

Food cravings: Coconut Chobani greek yogurt.  Eat it every day.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: Only if I go too long without snacking/eating a meal! Also, I can walk by a garbage can at work and know what's in it.  It's terrifying.  And I can also tell which babies are on antibiotics because they radiate this awful antibiotic smell.... pregnancy gives you super powers.   

Have you started to show yet: Yes!  Some days more than others.    

Gender: BOY!!!! 

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!  It's true what they say- the second trimester is the "honeymoon phase".  At least for me!  

Looking forward to:  Going on a baby moon!  Even though we're pretty overwhelmed with all the financing that goes into having a baby, we're excited to splurge and take one last trip as just Braedon and Stef.  I'm pretty dang spoiled!!