Thursday, March 28, 2013

31 Weeks & Pregnancy Update

At 31 weeks, Evan took a couple pictures of me and I wanted to share!! 
We are SO excited for our baby boy and this is just one small way we can express that. 

34 Weeks Pregnant

So I'm currently 34 weeks and 5 days along. Pretty much about 5 weeks to go-ish, depending on baby Rome of course. I keep telling Evan that he seems to wants to come out of his watery tank like Logan from Wolverine. I'm pretty sure I'm thoroughly bruised from the inside of my stomach. 
I love that he seems so close though. I set a really warm jar of soup on my tummy and almost immediately he kicked right at it (see, I can tease him too!). A few weeks ago, Vienna let out a loud yell on the monitor when she woke up with a start and he just throughout his arms and legs on both sides. At least he can start getting used to all the noise she makes, right? :). I'm sure he's dying to meet the other little person who rules the roost around here. 

I had my 34 week appointment today with the midwives at Valley OB and I'm all on track. No complications, no swelling, no braxton hicks, no cramping, no preterm labor stuff to worry about. They think he's weighing between 5-6 pounds and he head down, like he's always been. I can't even believe how smooth this pregnancy has been, like it's insane that it will all be over in a few weeks and we will get to open another chapter of our lives. 2 KIDS! That's crazy. I have no clue what to expect but Vienna seems to be a little less of a 2-year old and more of a 3-year old. If I'm patient and take the time to talk to her, she seems to really try to please us and I couldn't be more thrilled. Imagine that.

Daddy had to do school stuff pretty much as soon as he left work so Nena and I tried to do fun things to make the time seem not so long without him. 

Up at 7:30AM, a little early for me but hey, when she's going to sleep at 8:15pm and doesn't wake up all night, I'll take what i can get. It was so cute to hear her talk and talk about all these silly and totally random things. She would include Pooh Bear in the chat too every once in awhile. She tells him that he looks like Gus Gus from Cinderella. lol.
That bear is so loved. THANK YOU GRAMPA GRIFFIN. 

We have been dying to watch Mulan and Aladdin (since she knows all the songs now) so we made a quick stop by the library to see if they had either one. They didn't but we got Anastasia and so far she loves it! I've been singing her "Once Upon A December" so she was already a little familiar with it. 

We headed for ballet class at Center Stage with Miss Cassie after that and she did really well. I think maybe waking up at 7:30am made her very alert. Hey, she could be an early-raiser at heart. I love how cute her little body is in her dance clothes. I need to learn how to sew some ballet skirts because we would totally get some good use out of them! She was really good about watching Miss Cassie as you see in the picture on the right, glad I caught that. They are getting ready for a little performance in May. I seriously wonder how much of the set stick but shockingly enough, she'll come home to show daddy different things she learned in class. 

We ended the day at BYU to feed the ducks and see Daddy before he hurried to class. She gets such a kick out of the ducks and she talks to them like they are babies. Next time I'll have to take a whole loaf because she doesn't get tired of it. The ducks don't see to mind:). After we ran out of bread, we walked up the bah-zillion stairs to go to the Wilk. We got some candies at the bookstore and Nena picked out her own Runts. All in all we walked a lot and were both pooped by the time we made it back down to the car. She wanted to be carried toward the end but I told her I was set with carrying babies at the moment and plus I walked all over campus right up to the end of my pregnancy with her. She's a good sport about mommy turning into a whale:).

Fun day. Always a great way to kick start a 3-day weekend with Daddy. How we love his days off!


  1. Aw, I love this post! You look so great too and Natali, you seriously have the cutest family EVER!!! I am so excited for baby Rome to come! Vienna is adorable in her cute tu tu. It sounds like you guys are having fun!

    1. Holly, you are so sweet:). We are so blessed to have you in our lives! Thank you for always being our cheerleader. Ps. Jump on board the prego-train! You will be the most adorable mother ever:)

    2. Holly, you are so sweet:). We are so blessed to have you in our lives! Thank you for always being our cheerleader. Ps. Jump on board the prego-train! You will be the most adorable mother ever:)