Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Baby Blog

We’ve been through a lot and it has been GREAT!

During the weeks, I am busy working and getting ready for the baby and McKay keeps busy at his rotation sites. Add to that busy weekends of baby showers in WY & UT, visits to McKay in Loveland, and hiking whenever we get a chance and extra time gets scarce. Luckily, Laramie weather has been great and we soak up every second we can outside. Staying busy is obviously the best thing for us during the pregnancy.

I have to admit …..pregnancy has been pretty much a breeze after the 3rd month. I feel very grateful for having such a stress free healthy pregnancy. Like I said, I am still working and thankful for that because I know I would go insane if I didn’t have something to do all day. Being on my feet all day has its challenges, but for me it works. After saying that, I do get to experience most of the typical “joys” that come along with pregnancy, although I can easily say it has not slowed me down. My Dr.’s appointments are always a quick in and out. I have been going on lots and lots of walks especially when McKay is home. It seems to always make me feel at ease and happy.
Here are lots and lots of pics of either the pregnancy or our summer fun activities. Next update? We’ll be lucky if there is another post before the little guy gets here…but I’ll try.

During his ultrasound he moved a lot and could not keep his hand/thumb out of his mouth. Yawned a couple times which I thought was so cute and gave us lots of fist pumps (McKay got a huge kick out of that)
Medicine Bow with my Sammy
35 ish wks
What a happy family! Lookout point at Medicine Bow
Hiking with the girls

A McKay update

Sammy loves it when he comes home on the weekends and wants nothing to do with me. I love this pic
Here is Mckay accepting his scholarship. He also made the Deans list again.

McKay is still living in Colorado doing his Pharmacy Rotations and of course loving the challenges they bring. He has loved being able to play a part in the hospital care of his patients, and looks forward to the career he has chosen. He is just finishing up his 8 wk Internal Med rotation at Poudre Valley Hospital and starts his 4wk Infusion rotation also in Fort Collins on Monday. No matter what happens with the delivery of our little guy, his preceptor told him that they will work with him so he can be there for the delivery. The best part is, that after this rotation McKay comes home for his off time for 5 wks then has his next rotation here in Laramie. That’s 9 weeks that the baby and I will get him all to ourselves (At least he will be in Laramie for that time, over being in Colorado).

The weekends we have together are so much fun and we make the very most of them. Again I have to brag about McKay being a great husband. I am impressed of his talent to juggle living in a different state, a pregnant wife and a demanding doctorate program. He impresses me more and more each day. I have to add though that I’m a little disappointed he didn’t gain any sympathy weight with me. Oh well!

Baby Showers!

My baby showers were so fun. The Robinson family and friends shower was themed “Welcoming the Lil’ Cow Poke”, and we all wore bandanas and sheriff badges. It was hilarious! The Stika family and friends shower had tons of good food and games in my mother’s back yard. It was great to see everyone in Utah that I hadn’t seen in a while, plus everything was so beautiful. Lastly, my friend Cherry had a BABY-Q (BBQ) shower for our Laramie friends and their spouses. The food was great and we played a game where everyone decorated a white onesie and McKay and I picked a winner to receive a prize. As you can see by all the pics we all had so much fun and received a lot of really great and much needed baby stuff. We feel very loved and blessed. Thanks again to everyone for every thing! It’s much appreciated.

Now that the showers are done, the baby’s room can now be organized and put together. It’s so exciting to wash and fold up all his tiny little clothes; I can’t wait to put him in them!

Here are the darling invites