Monday, April 13, 2009

Mustache March & Easter Eggs

Just a few small things to catch up on. March was declared 'Mustache March' at Nathan's school and he was more than willing to comply with the new standard. For a few weeks he let his 'oh so thick' facial hair grow until he looked like a mountain man...and then for one entire week this is what I was living with ...
The school held a 'dental prom' called the "Odontoblast" (pretty clever, eh?). Unfortunately I had to work that night and couldn't go but it sounds like it was a blast. This was Nathan's inspiring attire that evening...
So that's what he's been up to. I, on the other hand, was not so sad to see March come to an end. Other than mustaches and dental proms...Nathan is anxiously awaiting the end of the school year. He's supposed to be done May 22nd and, at the moment, that seems a little too far away for him. I know he'll be so happy to be done for the year...and I'll be happy for him to be done, too. But for now, we just have to occupy our thoughts and time with other things--like the fact that within the next 3 WKS we'll have a new addition to our family! It's so weird to think that we're so close to having this kid...although my body feels like it's about time. :) I have loved my pregnancy and have been so blessed to be healthy...but let's face it, this last month is no fun. It's finally getting pretty uncomfortable and the anticipation is just killing me. I went in for an ultrasound at 35wks because we were worried the baby might not be growing so well anymore or that my amniotic fluid levels might be low. Turns out I have enough amniotic fluid to share with the entire neighborhood! In fact...it's borderline 'too high'. This poses a few extra risk factors for my pregnacy so I'm going to have my fluid levels checked again today and if they are higher I was told it's 'bedrest and an induction' for me. We'll see. So unfortunately I've been forced to put my running on hold this past week. (If you can even call it running anymore...more like a slow jog/walk). I've been so grateful that my body has allowed me to continue my exercise regime up until now. I will admit it's been a nice break to not have to spend the time exercising, but I do feel better when I'm able to get out there and break a sweat a few times a week. I guess we'll see how the ultrasound turns out today and maybe I'll be permitted to get in a few last minute jogs :).
(This is me about 35 wks prego 'post-run'...attractive, huh?)

So in my 'spare time' I've finally finished my baby quilt. I'm excited about it. I'm always amazed when they actually come together in the end. I've also been having to take an ACLS class for work once a week in downtown Phoenix. The timing kinda stinks but I guess it's a few extra hours of pay, right? I'm just hoping I get to complete it now seeing as I'll be 38.1 wks pregnant on my last day (the test day). We should make it, though. Anywho...here are a few more belly shots for you all. I'm definitely feeling larger these days. Sleeping has become a challenge. Yesterday Nathan was excited when he saw what I was wearing to church...he was like, "You look like an easter egg!". Haha...I guess it was appropriate for the day, huh? I have to agree...my belly does look an awful lot like a pink, polka-dotted egg. A very large one...
(36.5 wks)
(36 wks)
The baby quilt

14 comments:

Rachel said...

WOW, so great Jessica!
First of all, sickest mustache ever, SO hilarious! Your quilt is SO cute, awesome colors too! And you're tinier than I ever have been or ever will be...and you're about to have a baby in a week...whoa :D

Jerai Moulton said...

Love the quilt! Nathan's mustache is SO funny and it doesn't surprise me at all! And you're tiny. You look AMAZING! Way to go! Let me know how you're appointment goes today! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for NO bed rest! Hang in there! Only a little while longer! Come to think of it...you really could beat Ashley to the punch! Wouldn't that be CRAZY!?! Love you!

The Thelins said...

Jerai- Ashley would kill you if she saw your comment. She's not happy about her situation at all. Jess I hope for your sake you don't go before Ash. She might do something to get back at you... like paint your nursery bright pink the next time she's in Arizona or somethihng :) You look so great Jessica. In fact, I can't believe you're about to have this little boy! I'm glad you have been able to keep running (walking). Hey, anything is better than a waddle. Nathan's mustache is so funny, though I can't say I'm surprised. I'm so excited for you guys to have this little guy! You take good care of the two of you and we'll be anxiously awaiting any news! Love all 3 of you.

Kristie said...

you DO look like an easter egg!!! how great! i'm glad you guys took pictures to document nathans WT mustache--call me after your appointment i wanna know what they say. love you!

Mike & Valerie Hall said...

So glad mustache march is over! It was torture for all of us wives! Good luck with the baby, you are getting close!

Marianne Thelin said...

Good luck with the delivery! It will be so fun to see you guys with a little one! You look great, and I must say, I like Nathan better sans the 'stache!:) Happy pushing whenever it comes!

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and baby said...

i'm trying not to resent you for looking so cute pregnant. but it is very, VERY hard. do you REMEMBER what i looked like? oh woof. i'm so excited for you though!

ps - you make my list of "suspicious persons" for saying that you love pregnancy. clearly you are insane.

love ya!

Marta said...

o.k I am pretty sure that you are the cutest little pregnant person EVER! And I have seen A LOT of pregnant women! :) I am so excited for you, however, I am a little sad that you won't be delivering at OCH. :( We sure miss you! I love Nathan's mustache!! I bet you were glad to see that one shaved off!! good luck with your sweet baby!

rnichols said...

I love the beautiful quilt...amazing. You look awesome and Nate is hilarious!

Sydney Marne said...

hahahahah you look like an easter egg! soo funny.
and nates stache is amazing. i wish he would keep it all the time. nice quilt baby.

Karen said...

Wow! You look amazing for being almost done. I can't believe you are still running so much! I hope I'm like that when I am prego. That's a bummer you had to work the night of Prom. I would have scheduled myself to work instead of going with that insanely unattractive mustache.;) Thank goodness March is over!!

Sabine Schindler said...

Great post, Jess! I love the quilt, love your very cute Easter Egg look.
Not so sure about Nathan's mustache, but he can make anything look good.
And yes, too bad you couldn't accompany him to that Prom. Bummer!!
I'm sure you're looking forward to being home and having to miss everything because of work, even though you'll soon have another little reason. He'll be easier to take along though.
I'm glad you're not being inducted yet. I can't wait to come out and see you all three.

Rachel said...

Cute Easter egg shirt! :) I'm impressed that you are still running this late in your pregnancy. I hope that I can keep running for most of my pregnancy. So far I'm 15 weeks and still running so we'll see...

Question for ya though: is there such a thing as a "belly bra"? I mean, how do you keep your belly from bouncing so much you wonder if your baby is going to get shaken baby in utero? My belly isn't to the point that I'd need a belly bra but I just want to know what's out there for when I do need it.

Nikki said...

Can I please look like you when I'm pregnant? PLEASE!!! Oh my gosh you are so cute. I couldn't run anymore after like 26 weeks so I'm jealous you can get out there and do that! Good for you! I'm so excited to see your baby!! That quilt is very very cute! You are going to do great...good luck.