Hi! I'm a Latter-Day-Saint (Mormon)...but I'm definitely not typical...

Tuesday, May 19

Baby thoughts...

We are having a baby!!!!!!!!! I can't wait....to not be pregnant anymore, that is. :) I just want to hold my little boy and tell him how cute he is and kiss his little face all of the time! I seriously can't wait to see what he looks like. I feel like that is what I have been craving the most...to see his cute face and study it...just stare at what my husband and I created. It is absolutely amazing the powers the human body has - to literally create another human! It is weird to know that I am holding a little human in my belly...feeling him move and anticipating meeting him - although he is LITERALLY a part of me.

Heavenly Father is such an amazing creator! He planned this all so perfectly so that we can keep life continuing on, hoping to teach these little people that we bring into the world all of the good things that we have learned in this life. And the crazy thing is that we have to hope we do a good enough job...whew...no pressure!

I am getting more excited since I went to my doctor's appointment today and it was the first appointment to check if I am dilating yet. I am 35 weeks and 4 days along. Well, she said that I am 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced! I am hoping this means that labor is just a few weeks away, but we will see what happens. It is just nice to know that my body is doing what it is supposed to, and a little more ahead of schedule than I thought it would.

This is all amazing, fun and scary...and I am SO happy it is MY turn to have children.  I can't wait to be called Mommy :) And I know that Clayton absolutely cannot wait to be called Daddy. Almost every day now he says he just wants to hold our baby, and he just wants him here already! Yeah, me too. Give me regular, unswollen feet any day. My feet are like balloons and my fingers are too swollen to wear my wedding ring...and I miss wearing it!

Soon...doc said a couple of weeks...let's see how right she is ;)

Yay! :)

Monday, February 2

Baby Boy Cart

Yes, you are reading right....we are having a boy!! Yay! We are both so excited. Also...I am the WORST at taking pictures/posting pictures. So, I don't have any right now, but let's just say that I have ultrasound pics hanging on our fridge that show the little "thing" in it's glory! Haha. We couldn't be happier for the little gift that awaits us in June :)

This ultrasound consisted of all of the measurements/etc that make sure the baby is safe and everything is on track. He weighs a whopping 13 ounces and all of his organs are functioning correctly. Yay for health. At this moment I can feel his mini kicks as I sit at my work desk. It is so wonderful to know he is alive and healthy in there.

We had some fun coming up with a name and for now have decided to combine our names into his - Jayton. We LOVE it! It is fun to call him baby Jayton and HE instead of "it" and "baby".

It is crazy to think how long I have waited to be a mother. I have spent a lot of time the last 2-3 years of my life watching other people's children just to fulfill the need of wanting my own children. It is amazing how much it helped, getting to know the sweet children that I had the opportunity to watch. With one family in particular, I had a definite hand in raising their 6 children and watching them grow. I have loved EVERY minute I have had to spend time with such wonderful children.

I have realized lately that the experiences I have had have taught me more than I could have ever hoped to learn as a mother. Although I know I will still learn new things and grow as a mother to my own children, I have an amazing amount of experience to bring into this new experience. I know that Heavenly Father led me on the path to nannying so that I could be fulfilled and more prepared as a mother. I can't wait to work with my sweet husband and teach our little children to believe in the gospel, learn about their Savior and understand how much they are loved.

I am so extremely blessed to have a husband like Clayton. He is a man who will never give up. He has persevered through very hard trials and come out a wonderful man in spite of it. He encouraged me, a woman 6 years older than him, that marriage was an important goal and I had lost sight of the importance of it in my life. He wanted to be the one to make me happy, and has made it a goal. Though no marriage is without its trials, I know that we can make it through anything together.

We are happy to keep all of you informed of our baby news! I will try to post pics as they are available (I should probably take some...) :)

We love all of you!!


The Carts :)