Friday, January 23, 2009

Four More Weeks!

The day I found out I was pregnant; June 12, 2008

August 18, 2008: 14 weeks. My first day of school (as a teacher), I hadn't told my school yet that I was pregnant and I was just SURE they were going to be able to tell because I thought my stomach was showing....oh geez!

October 2008: 21 weeks. This is me in Malta on my cruise. I thought I was so big then!

October 2008: 21 weeks. This is me in Pisa buying little Pinocchio souvenirs for my 4th grade class.

November 19, 2o08: 27 weeks. This is me before I went to a teacher's conference in Anaheim, California.

December 17, 2008: 31 weeks. Me at the Christmas Party we had with my class.

December 27, 2008: 32 weeks. Rick and I after we went to his mission companion's wedding.

January 1, 2009 (barely): 33 weeks. This is right after we rang in the New Year. You can tell I'm really thrilled Rick is taking a picture of my large self :)

January 3, 2009: 33 weeks. At the shower that my wonderful friends threw for me. From left to right: Kari Jo, Me, Tricia, and Kelli

January 10, 2009: 34 weeks. This is a 4 1/2 generation picture! We took this after the shower that my grandma and aunts threw for me. From left to right: Me, my mom Karen, Grandma Overstreet, and my great-grandma Winona Thorderson (GG). In a few weeks we will be able to take a five generation picture! I think that is pretty incredible :)

January 2009: 35 weeks. Me on my 35 week mark before I left for school. It was 6:30am, thats why I look so tired :)

Well I am only four weeks to the due date as of yesterday (Thursday January 22)! I can't even believe it is so close! I went to the doctor on Wednesday and he said I am already dilated to a one and 80% effaced. I don't really know what that means or if it is all happening early but it made it feel so real to me! Ah! I am so excited to have this sweet girl here with me. Realizing it is so close made me get a little nostalgic and I was looking back on the pics I've taken since I've been pregnant. I thought I would share. Now, no judging because my face is HUGE right now and I'm a little self-conscious. It makes me want to delete all of these photos but I know that I would be really mad at myself later if I did so I'm just going to grin and bear it for now!