Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Last 16 Weeks

Have you heard? We're expecting! I'm recapping my pregnancy and the things that have happened up to this point. I'll sum up the first 8 weeks as an emotional rollercoaster. We had worries, excitement, lots of happiness and luckily never any sadness, never any sickness (wah-whoo!) I've really felt so good through this whole experience, I think I did it just right... I won't get "huge" until the cooler months and I'm loving the summer and staying active and happy!

Week 8...

My 2nd doctors appointment - we thought I was closer to 10 weeks along, but good-ol' Doc Carlson knew better. He couldn't find the heartbeat on the doppler, but brought in a small ultrasound machine, were we saw it beating away - a small blink in the middle of a bean!

Week 9...

I ran the 2011 Bear Lake 1/2 Marathon with my friend Charish! We weren't at the peak of our running game, but we had fun and enjoyed a stroll around the lake.

Week 10...

We finally told the family! Everyone was so happy! Spencer let his parents in on the secret just before father's day. I told my family with a father's day card that housed pictures of his his father's day gift with an additional secret card inside. He shared the happy news and the tears began, dad shed a tear, mom struggled to read the card outloud through tears, and sister Courtney cried and cried! I think she's really excited to have cousins for Hyrum. We topped off the night with Kiwi Loco! So yummy!The next few days we let the rest of the family in on the excitement! The Wards are all very excited for another grandchild/cousin! Of course, we just hope for a healthy-happy baby, but its fun to think about whether it will be a boy or a girl.


Girl Pros.... 1st girl on the Johnson side. Piper will have a girl cousin on the Ward side. I would get to live out all my fun girly design aspirations!

Boy Pros.... Spencer has a buddy. Ward family name goes on! We get the "Big Brother" in our little family.



Week 11...

Been thinking that I need to paint more. I haven't done a new illustration in a while - I'm going to have to find time. This week I took a chance and reached out to some artist agents. I think I'm on to something!

Week 12...

We spent an awesome weekend in Bear Lake at the cabin, and other than me getting the worst sun-burn of my life, it was perfect! We invited our friends Sam & Sarah down from UT. She's actually a couple of weeks ahead of me, so it was fun to have someone to talk pregnancy with! I'm sure I'll get sick of it one day soon, example, but until then, I soak it up!
Week 13...

We love the boat! Whether it's taking Spencer's parent's boat out on the reservoir, or surfing and kickin-it with my parents, we love it all. No better day than one on the lake. I went to "Wake in the Snake" in Burley for work because my Awesome CU sponsored, so I got to go help and talk with people. I joked that if I wasn't prego, I'd totally win the woman's category... but then this chick went. Uh... whatever I said about your bright pink bikini earlier, forget it, you can wear whatever you want. She was that good!

Week 14...

My first official ultrasound happened this week, which put me at 14 weeks, because they wanted to measure the baby to see exactly how far along I am. 14 weeks! Hurray! Here's a sneak peak, our next look at our little munchkin is August 11th - at the 18 1/2 week point!

Week 15...

We spent an awesome weekend with Sarah & Abe down in Colorado. Our nephews were alot of fun, and very well behaved on the drive down. I loved Colorado! Boulder was very artsy and fun! We went to Estis Park on Sunday and enjoyed the wonderful views that the national park had to offer!

Monday we spent the day in Denver. Shopping and baseball! One of my favorite purchases of the trip is a new Eric Carle Baby Journal that I got from Barn's & Nobel. FUN!

We went to Coor's stadium and watched the Rockies vs. the Braves! Abe is a dentist for Comfort Dental, and they have a box suite! What an awesome view! I forgot how much I love baseball! Spencer didn't forget how much he loves hot wings though - free perks of the suite!

Week 16...

It's not risky when you're awesome.
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