As of yesterday I am officially into the second trimester! My sickness is practically non-existent now, which is good because we are going up to Utah this weekend and I was a little worried about getting car sick. Anyway, I guess you could say I am "showing"...sort of. My pooch has doubled/tripled in size and it is hard to suck in, but it's definitely not the cute baby bump. I'm kind of at the stage where people pass by and I know they are thinking, "wow lay off the donuts!" I'm trying to wear shirts that cover me until the belly rounds out a little more :). Here are some pictures of the ultrasound I had at 11 weeks. It's cool to see that it actually looks like a baby now! It's little arms and legs were movin' all over the place and it was the most amazing thing. Can't wait until I start to feel it!
People keep asking me if I want a boy or a girl, and I honestly don't know, it's weird (however I did ask a magic 8 ball at Walmart the other day and it confirmed I am definitely having a girl). Before I got pregnant I knew all the names I wanted, how many girls and boys and the birth order (ok maybe not the birth order), I had it all figured out. Now that it's real, thinking of names is really difficult! I don't want to just pick a random name that I heard and thought was cute...I haven't even met the kid yet, how am I supposed to know what he/she should be named? I am probably just weird, but there is just a lot of pressure deciding what someone else is going to be called the rest of their life! Maybe we'll hold off on the naming business and give a name as the baby's first Christmas present or something...just kidding of course!
As I finished the first trimester, I also finished my junior year as an Arizona Sun Devil. This semester I kind of slacked off a little bit, I think I got a taste of senioritis. As some of you may know I decided to take a semester off, so I won't be going back to finish school until next Spring. I was really upset about this at first because I am so close to being finished! Only two semesters of student teaching left. However after talking it over with my advisor and the head of the department of my college, we decided my due date is at the most inconvenient time and that it would be better to hold off a semester. Maybe it will be good to have a little break (I don't really think so but I'm trying to stay positive). Anyway I am glad that this semester is done and that I can relax and have a really fun summer!!
I am sorry this is a very long post. A couple more things though. Quinn and I found out we are getting a house! We are super excited to have one, although the whole process of paperwork and inspections and repairs and money spending is pretty annoying. We should close by the end of May so it's coming up fast! We had been house hunting for the past several months and kept striking out. Everything we liked was sold like hours after we looked, and some even sold while we were at the house. There were a few we loved but were outbid, and then we kind of stumbled onto this one. It's cute and small, something definitely in our price range, and we both liked it. We weren't knocked off our feet by how much we loved it, but put an offer on it anyway. The next day we found out they accepted our offer, and the more we see it the more we love it!
Ok one more thing, I want to give a little shout out to my wonderful husband on his birthday! Talk about an all around great guy!! Quinn is amazing.
He is dang good looking
He's extremely smart and great working with his hands
He is a worthy priesthood holder and has a quiet but unwavering testimony
He tells me I am beautiful at least 20 times every single day
He is the ultimate gentleman
He's great with kids (the Norris' refer to him as the favorite uncle) and he is going to be the best dad!
Whenever I'm feeling bad about myself or feel like I've been wronged by someone and I want to vent/gossip he sets me straight and reminds me of our Savior and how He would think/act
Those are just a few things that are great about Quinn. Am I lucky or what! Happy birthday Sweetheart, I love you so much and always will!