Thursday, September 26, 2013

Last time as a family of four!

Well the time has come! I turn 40 weeks on this upcoming Sunday, but still no signs of baby! I was really hoping the baby would come spontaneously this time (Addie did, Dallin was overdue & induced) but it's just not going to happen. We could wait- but I am a little nervous about how long we'd be waiting for. I have been stuck at a 1 1/2 cm for the past four weeks now and 65-70% effaced. As my doctor put it, "Your cervix is stubborn". She said she could try stripping my membranes but was pretty doubtful it would do anything besides make me uncomfortable. Also, they took the measurements of the baby and it looks like he is already 8lbs or more. So, we could wait for my body to go in on it's own, but it might be weeks, and meanwhile the baby is only getting fatter and then we wouldn't have any induction set and would have a hard time getting in so last minute. We just decided to go ahead and get this sweet baby here! So tomorrow we go in to the hospital (hopefully) so that baby Bass will be born on Saturday September 28th. Hopefully things go well!

Last weekend, we thought it would be fun going out as a family of four to celebrate together. So we went to Red Lobster which was really nice! The kids thought the live lobsters were great and loved their popcorn shrimp- they scarfed it down! Bummer I didn't take a picture!

Monday we had the opportunity to go see a free movie the theater was showing (it was Harkin's 80th anniversary). So we went and saw "Epic" for free! That was super fun and the kids did really well. Dallin LOVES the popcorn so he was pretty content for most of the time, but he got restless halfway through (so did I thanks to a full bladder) so we took a little break and then came back. Addie did great and was loving the candy Jared had taken them to pick out earlier that day. In fact, she nearly polished off the entire bag of gummy worms by herself! She is my daughter for sure!!

Here are some other fun pictures from our last few weeks of a family of four!
We found Addie asleep like this one night...guess she needed her hat to sleep the best! ha!

Excited for tomorrow and to meet our little guy who we've been anxiously waiting for! Addie is really excited to hold him, and Dallin has no clue what's going on, other than his awareness that something is amiss- which is why he is so clingy and sensitive lately (I think). Jared and I are both hoping things go well and praying he'll make it her safely into our excited family! :)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jared's Flagstaff Hike

I mentioned in a previous post that Jared had been preparing for a hike he was doing on the tallest "mountain" in Arizona. I quote mountain because to us native Arizonan's- they are indeed mountains. However, for those who have lived in places like Utah- we merely have hills's an on going debate. :) Anyway, whatever you call it- Jared woke up at 4 am to drive 2 hours north with some buddies to go hike this particular location. This was several weeks ago, so I will try and recall the details about how it all went- Jared, sorry if I get it wrong!
There was a massive monsoon storm that night which made Jared nervous because if it's storming here, it's most likely storming worse there. Indeed it was, but despite the weather the group decided to hike it out anyways. Unfortunately,the night before, we were trying to save some money and instead of buying him a nice, rain repellent, wind blocker, warm jacket... We went off to Walmart and settled with a $5 poncho. Probably not the smartest move on our behalf...but kudos to Jared for having the attitude that "I would only use it once anyway". Gotta love that man!
He did great on the way up, but the higher he got the more nauseous he felt. Apparently you can feel light headed or worse (like some other guy that was having a serious hard time) when the altitude is something you aren't used to. I wish I could remember how high up this particular "mountain" was! But I guess he was REALLY close to the top- within eye sight- but then a huge clap of thunder sounded (the kind that make your hair stand up) and Jared decided it would be stupid to risk getting struck by lightning (which I am thankful he didn't risk his life!) but what a bummer that he couldn't officially say he "touched the top". 
The way down was harder for him than the way up. He didn't bring very substantial food besides oranges and some granola bars, so he was pretty tired. Also, it had been raining the entire time and freezing. Poor Jared had only a jacket with that lousy poncho on top. Then, to top it all off his foot rammed into some sharp rocks they were going down and he tripped and fell- scratching his hands and knees up and hurting his ankle. He was pretty sore :( but made it down the mountain in one piece after that! Thankfully, everyone returned safely and it was fun to look at the pictures he took after he got home! He was pretty wiped out for the remainder of the day, and I'm pretty sure he fell asleep at 7:15 that night. :) Yay for Jared hiking the highest point in Arizona!!!! You did a great job! :)