Josh, Emily, Brook, Kristie, 40 Horse Cave, Nov 24, 2012

Monday, June 28, 2010

All's Well...

I finished Spring Term with flying colors! 4.0! I loved my classes and I am excited to get a break from school for a little while. I have been working these past couple of weeks and I will continue to work off and on during the summer whenever I am needed. Josh is enjoy his summer and is already getting a head start on next school year (I told him that he needed to get the first two weeks so that he can be available for the arrival of our little one). On the days that I don't work, we have been going to the mountains and keeping active. I'll post some pictures below of our adventures.

We had our follow-up ultrasound last Friday to measure baby girl's growth and the amniotic fluid: she is growing fantastically--right on track!--and the fluid is in the normal range (the high end of normal, but not too concerning--they will check the fluid again when I get closer to the due date). It was fun getting to see her again. The doctor showed us her face then moved to measure the fluid and when she went back to her face, baby girl (womb child as Josh said) was covering her face with her pictures, please! We are getting excited. Only 9 weeks left!

We registered for baby stuff a couple of weeks ago and we cannot believe we will have a little girl in our home soon.

Here are some of our pictures from our day-trip to Silver Lake by Brighton ski resort:

Yes, friends, that is snow! Cool...literally.

We babysat our nephews the other day and here are some pictures from that:

Lucas did want to wear his "leash" so Josh put it on and had Lucas hold on to him.

Left to right: Lucas (3), Parker (7) and Nick (12)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Is claustrophobia a side effect of pregnancy?

So, my family (Post) have been planning on going to Lehman Caves since Katie was a baby...that is a long time my friends. are some images from the long-awaited trip!

This weekend we went to Lehman Caves in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. It was cold (32 degrees), it rained and we had a blast! Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure...

Above is the sunset that welcomed us into Nevada.

Above left is a cave shield. They don't know what forms these disc-like stalactite-wearing formations, but there pretty awesome!

Here are Katie and Annie c
oming through one of the claustrophobic spaces during the tour of the caves. I admit, I got really nervous and dizzy when I was walking through here...mostly because the line of people stopped when I was in the middle of it. Very nervous making!

Josh is making kissy faces. Mmwha!

After the ranger took notice of Parker and listened to one of his comments, Parker followed him around in this cavern for five minutes.

Below, there is a stalactite that had fallen and now looks like a creature...can you find the alligator?

(Below )The girls...minus the top half of Sissy's (Melissa) face.

Not the best picture, but this is called "cave bacon"...any ideas why?

Here's Josh next to a stream that ran along the "kitchen station" of the camp. There were no mosquito (thank goodness) but there were a lot of mice and voles--little fat mice with short tails (Josh's mom would have loved that!). There is one said mouse in this picture...can you find it? The best part of this moment was as Josh watched this mouse another mouse scurried up and between Josh's legs. Good times.

Hashbrowns anyone?!? Here's Katie cookin' up breakfast in the rain Saturday morning.

This is the most famous cave shield in the cave. Amber lighting for dramatic effect...check!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Who needs more sleep when pregnant?

I had my 28 week check up today, glucose test and all! The glucose part was not as bad as everyone made it out to be. Who knew?

Everything is going great. I am measuring "big" for the first time (meaning uterus-wise), baby girl is growing well and I did gain some weight this month (4 pounds) so I have gained only 9 pounds total this entire pregnancy. I have a pulled muscle on the bottom of my ribcage that is making some of my movements interesting--in other words a little painful, but other than that baby girl and I are fantastic!

I set up an appointment for a followup ultrasound (June 25) to make sure that the baby is growing well and two weeks after that I will start getting natal stress tests to make sure that all is going well.

I have been looking at various names just for fun. Some I like, some I don't, and some I don't know if Josh will like. We'll see.