Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Flu Shot!

I went to the doctor today. It was not a very exciting visit, but I did get my flu shot. I'm glad, because all the kiddos at school are starting to get sick and I don't want any part of that.

I did learn a good lesson though. I have to leave school early to get to the doctor on time. Well, I waited too long and got stuck in the car pool lane. Wow, what a mess!!! I had to wait 5 minutes just to back out of my parking spot, then waited about 15 min, because parents "park" in every lane to wait on their kids. I had to meet Chris at the appointment and they waited on me. What a day!

We have a nursery!

My friend Teresa and I decided to have a little adventure on Saturday while Chris was gone hunting for the weekend. I had planned on painting Wyatt's nursery, but I had no idea what I was doing. Luckily, Teresa just painted her whole house a few weeks ago and she knew what we were doing. So, after I went to her house to get all her leftover supplies that she let me have we went to Lowes to get the paint. I brought something with us so we could do the color match thing that Lowes does. The guy said he couldn't promise the color would be exact, but that it would be close. So, I said "Okay, just don't make it purple or my husband will kill me." We got our paint and came home. Then, we decided to go have dinner at Cotton Patch. When we got home, we got all set to paint. I put a few spots on the wall (thank goodness Teresa said to do this first) and realized that it was a blue-ish purple color. And all I could see was purple! So, we headed back to Lowes for round 2 with several more things that are going in the nursery to match the color to. This time we looked at the little color sample papers and picked out our own color. We got home and by now it was close to 9. The color was perfect! My mom, Morgan, and Ashley came over to "help" paint. Actually, I invited them over to hang out and watch but we recruited them as the Paint Crew. My mom decided that we needed another gallon of paint (and she was right), so Morgan and I rushed to Lowes (round 3 for me) and got the paint before they closed. We had so much fun! Well, I did and I hope they did, too. We painted (with a few little breaks) until 1:30 am. The nursery looks amazing and I love it. I can't wait for Wyatt to see it!

I couldn't wait to show Chris when he got home the next day... he really liked it. Of course, I couldn't wait to set up the crib and dresser. Jeff (Chris' dad) helped him carry the boxes in Sunday night. Then, Chris and I built the crib together. We are pretty darn good at crib building. :) We set the dresser up and pulled out some of Wyatt's bedding (we are still waiting for some of it to come in). The room looks like a nursery! We go in there all the time just to look at it. I'll be posting pictures of what we have so far this week. I was so excited that I called my mom, Jacob, and grandparents at 10 pm on Sunday and had them all come look at it.

Jerry (my stepdad) found out that my mom had gotten the furniture when he was not in town so he decided he wanted to get Wyatt something just from him that he would have for a long time. So, earlier that day Jerry met us at the baby store and bought us a nightstand and the hutch to go on the dresser. They are so pretty. I can't wait to get them, but they won't be here until Nov 28th. And the neat thing about the night stand is that when we put the changing table pad on it, it was a perfect height to use as the changing table. I'm very excited about this!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's a...

BOY!!! Yay! We are so excited! Little Wyatt Reid is the cutest baby ever (that makes me one of "those mommy's" too, I guess). We were able to see great pictures on the sonogram. The nurse that does these at Dr. Joseph's office is great. She took lots of time showing us Wyatt. We have several profile, feet, and arm pictures. And of course, "The Picture" that made Chris' day. :) It truly was amazing watching him move around. He sure does move a lot. My favorite was when the nurse kept the sonogram thing (whatever it's called) still and we could watch Wyatt move around. We feel so blessed! Can't wait to meet you, Wyatt.

Don't worry, the bedding is picked out and Wyatt will have turtles, NOT cammo. I took care of this a long time ago. I know my husband. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Fortune

Lori called us the other day to tell us a cute story. She and Sarah (7) went to have Chinese food together. Sarah's fortune said "A new relationship is about to blossom. You will be blessed." She said, "Chris and AmyJo's baby!" How cute is that. I think it's really neat that they always think of Baby. I think they are excited! When I see Sarah and Garrett, they always ask about the baby and make sure Baby is okay. And, of course, try to guess if Baby is a boy or girl.

Family Fun

Yesterday, I spent the day at Nana and Papa's making a chocolate pie for Michelle's (my stepmom) birthday. It was fun. I don't bake much and that went to show when I burned the entire side of my arm putting the pie in the oven. haha

Then, my mom, Jerry (my stepdad), Dad, Michelle, Lisa (sister), Jeff, and grandparents all went to my mom and Jerry's for dinner and poker. Yes, ALL my parents were in the same room! haha I love it! We all do things together and are one big family. All our parents just got back from Vegas together, which is why we had a learning poker night. I'm not too good, but it was fun trying to learn.

While they were in Vegas, Baby got a surprise. They all went to see David Copperfield and brought Baby home David Copperfield's stuffed animal duck, Webster. It's cute! Chris and I (and Lisa and Jeff) got a neat crystal cube that has Dad, Michelle, Mom, and Jerry's picture etched into it. You set it on a little light and it lights up. It's really neat! I'm sure Baby will love to look at that when he/she's old enough.

I'm off today for Labor Day. My feet needed the break! Chris is out trying to shoot poor little birds with his buddy and I'm going to get a prenatal massage later today. Can't wait! This is definitely a necessity. :)

Tomorrow is the day! If Baby cooperates we will find out if we're having a boy or girl and we can't hardly wait. Then I can say a name and stop having to find ways around using the "it" word. I try sooo hard not to call Baby an "it," but it gets really hard. I will definitely update!