Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Wedding

The wedding was gorgeous and such a fun day!! I didn't bring a camera, because I knew I would be too busy with everything else, so for now, I'm relying on pictures that have been passed on to me and waiting excitedly for proofs from Kels' photgrapher - who is so so good! Can't wait! The day was perfect! It was very overcast all day and sprinkled a bit during pictures, but not enough that our pictures were ruined at all, but the pictures should turn out really well because of the weather. Once pictures were about done, it downpoured! And then about an hour before the wedding the rain stopped, and the clouds cleared just in time for a gorgeous blue sky and colorful clouds during the wedding. Pretty, pretty! The wedding was perfect, and Dad sobbed through the whole thing. I don't know how, but I felt like I grinned through the entire thing (exept during the one picture I have that I'm in during the ceremony. ;)). I only teared up a bit when Scott read his vows to Kels. Kelsey looked gorgeous and radiant and like she loved every moment of it. And the reception was so much fun! I danced the night away making a good effort to get Carter to make his appearance before Natalie and Nathaniel left town - but to no avail. I am still pregnant, and nesting like a crazy person! Cary made fun of me because I was SO exhausted and sore on Sunday from a week of wedding, but on Sunday I got home and deep cleaned my kitchen. I even cleaned the light fixtures and hand scrubbed the tile under our kitchen table. Then I picked up the rest of the house (except for the boys room and our room because all of my boys were taking a Sunday afternoon nap). I was beat, but felt so much better once things were in a better order around here. I've been going in spurts like that all week. On a side note... I had an OB appointment on Monday, and am dialated to 1.5 cm, and still 50% effaced. I'll probably still be hanging in there by my next appointment this coming Tuesday. Anyway, here are pictures from the wedding that have been passed on to me, and hopefully I'll be able to post a few of Kels' proofs once she has seen them. :) Love you Kelsey Lou! You were such a gorgeous bride, and I'm so glad you are having so much fun on your honeymoon!!

I sang while the grandparents were escorted in... Sara Groves' "He's Been Faithful." I look so huge here... don't normally, so it must be the way the dress just keeps going out to the bottom??

the girls:


thanking the parents at the end of the ceremony:

bustling Kelsey's dress before the reception:

Me, Natalie, and Miss Brittney at the reception:

Caden getting ready to steal Uncle Alfred's cupcake:

Sweet success:

I don't have any pictures of my handsome boys in there adorable suits (or Carson at all... :( ) - or Cary for that matter either... he was one of the officiants and looked super handsome.... Hopefully I'll get a few pictures soon...

And finally the sweet couple, Scott & Kelsey Lasher! Love you both!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wedding Week (I'll add pics soon)

Oh my goodness, we're in the final block of the baby ticker! How did THAT happen???

Well, we are in the midst of wedding week here. My sister, Kelsey's wedding is Saturday, and we have been doing tons of fun and busy things since my other sister and brother (Natalie & Nathaniel) got into town last Saturday. Busy, busy, but oh so fun! Monday was my sis' bachelorette party. We went to Dave & Busters for dinner and play, and then all of the girls stayed together in a hotel for a traditional girls' night. It was lots of fun! Then Tuesday was the Bridesmaids' Brunch. It was kind of an English tea style, and mom had lots of awesome recipes. It was SO good! Wednesday, me and my sisters and mom went to get our nails and pedicures done for the wedding. My toes are SO cute! I so need to get that done more often. ;) Today was Kels' personal shower that Natalie and I threw for her. I think it was fun for everyone. We had fun at least! :) Tomorrow, everyone is pitching in to put together all of the flowers, boutonnieres, bouquets and such, and then we have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner in the evening, and the wedding is Saturday!! So exciting, and busy busy, but I'm loving every minute of it... and trying to sit as I can... ;) (That was just in case my OB somehow found my blog... ;)) It is nice to have all of the siblings around for the week. It will be sad when Natalie and Nathaniel have to go back to Cali.

Carter and I are hanging in there... at least we haven't made any hospital trips or anything. I have a check up on Monday, so we'll see where we are then. I told my mom that we'll just hang in there through the wedding, and then my water can break at the reception. :) So don't think that will happen, but as long as we get through the wedding day, everything is fair game. I still think I'll go for several more weeks though... but it would be nice for Carter to make his arrival before Natalie and Nathaniel leave on Monday so they could meet him before Christmas... oh well... I'm not holding my breath for that.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Never Been Here Before a.k.a. 33 week appt

So I had a regular check up today at 33 weeks, 4 days that was supposed to be a regular uneventful check up... you girls know the drill... get weighed (only gained 1/3 of a pound in a month - WOO-HOO!!)... blood pressure (which thankfully was normal finally)... get my stomach measured... and listen to Carter's heartbeat, but it turned in to so much more. She asked me how I was doing, and I told her that I'd been feeling lots of pressure and discomfort down low, that I knew that he was head down and pretty low, and that I'd seen bits of (Cary hates this term, but since you posted about yours, Alicia, I'm putting mine on here too... ;)) my mucus plug during the last week. She took me seriously. I suppose because I've done this a time or two. She said that even though I would normally get checked out and have an ultrasound to verify the baby was head down at my next appointment (in 2 weeks) she wanted to do it now. She also said that I should not be experiencing any of this except for maybe the head down part for a few more weeks. Thankfully, Carter looks great, and my fluid levels are good, great in fact. He's measuring right on as far as size, but my belly is measuring a few weeks ahead which goes to show that my fluid levels are a-ok. Then she checked me, and thankfully I'm not dialating yet, but Carter is low, and I'm already 50% effaced. The kicker in all of this is that I haven't had any contractions to speak of aside from braxton hicks every now and then, just lots of pressure, so I don't even have anything to really watch for. So... her next statement was that if I experience ANYTHING that caused me concern, that I was to get checked out immediately. Her next question was when my sister's wedding is. It's the day before I turn 36 weeks. She didn't really say anything about that. Just looked thoughtful. She then put me on pelvic rest for a few weeks. She said she really wants me to make term - 37 weeks. Hmmm... She also said that she could put me on bedrest, but knew that with two little boys, that wouldn't do much good unless I was in the hospital, but she wants me to take it easy. This is all so foreign to me. I've never gone early before. We've always made it up to the week I was due. Watch... with all of this, I'll probably go overdue this time. :) But she was serious enough to get my attention at least. So, I've made the rest of my prenatal appointments. I have one on the 25th, and then one each week after. She said there is no way I'll make all of those, but at least they're made and I don't have to worry about it. Guess I'll just have to see how far we make it, and hopefully it's far enough that Carter won't have any issues. I'm a little more nervous about him just because I know boys tend to have more breathing issues than girls if they are early. Hang in there, Carter. You have to stay put for at least 4 more weeks! Mommy says.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Glen Eyrie Castle

Yesterday, Cary was saying that I should go somewhere overnight with a girlfriend or something before the baby was born since I wouldn't be able to just up and go as easily for a little while. I told him that this would normally be fun, but with all of the major stuff coming up that I'm already thinking about and planning, I thought it would be stressful to figure out, and I'd rather go with him and that would mean childcare, so it probably wouldn't be able to happen. Well, he went ahead and figured it all out for me! :) SO, this next week, we leave on Tuesday evening and will meet my grandparents in Colorado Springs and give them the boys. They'll bring them to our house and take care of them while we are gone. We will be staying at this castle, Glen Eyrie, for two nights for my birthday (Wednesday)! Evidently, Cary has some connections there (love all of his connections, by the way), and was able to work it all out for us. We'll have two nights and a whole day to just enjoy! I'm so excited!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Happy Early Birthday to ME!!

Cary came home yesterday from yet another trip for July (Okay, technically August.) and thankfully won't be traveling for a little while at least. On his way home he called to say he had to pick something up, and when he got home, he surprised me with one of these:

A new iPhone 3g! He got me a white one. Evidently, he's been on a wait list for one of these since well before they were even released! Talk about advanced planning! Well, he was worried it wasn't going to get here in time for my birthday (August 13), but then when he got off of his flight, he had a message that it had arrived. They had to activate it for me when he picked it up, which turned my current phone off, so he had to give it to me early so I wouldn't be an extremely pregnant person without a phone. I'm not complaining at all! :) I've never even had an iPod, so it's lots of fun to get to have my own, with a phone and a date book, gps, games and more all wrapped into one. It is the coolest phone EVER, and I'm having so much fun with it! :) Happy (early) Birthday to me!!