Monday, August 27, 2012

my last first day of school

Today was the last time I will ever have a first day of school. What a strange realization! Even though I've been going to school all summer today still felt different and new and exciting. I made Devin take first day of school pictures before we left for class today (a tradition that I am definitely sticking to even when it's just Devin going to school haha). Campus was crowded with people today. I love people watching on the first day of school. It was really fun to run into friends I haven't seen since winter semester and catch up. It was funny to see their reactions as they looked down and saw my baby bump. It's amazing how much you change in just a few short months when there's a little baby growing inside you! Here are the pictures we took this morning: 

My doctor said that by 24 weeks even strangers will be able to tell I'm pregnant. Tomorrow will be my 24 week mark and I can back up his claim 100%! Maternity pants are my new favorite thing :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

end of summer thoughts

A lot has been happening in my life lately and with summer semester finals finished, I finally have some time to share! After finding out I was pregnant near the end of winter semester, I decided to do spring and summer semesters so that I could graduate before the baby comes. I knew it wouldn't be easy going to school straight from fall semester of 2011 through December of this year, but I really wanted to graduate before becoming a full-time mom. Now that I am finished with one of the most challenging summers of my life (morning sickness and early morning classes aren't the best combo), I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Only a few more months until I am done with school! I can't think of a better graduation gift than a little baby boy :)

I am so incredibly grateful for all the help I've received the last few months. I have such a testimony of the power of prayer. It's amazing to see how loving Heavenly Father is and how willing He is to help us through anything we're going through. I have felt His hand in my life more in the last few months than ever before in my life.

Summer classes haven't stopped me from being completely baby crazy. I absolutely LOVE looking at baby stuff, thinking of baby names, and thinking about what our little boy will look like (I'm hoping he'll look just like Devin). I still can't believe there's a little person in my stomach. I still get so excited every time I feel him move around. I can't wait to meet him!