Saturday, September 21, 2013

Baby News! ...and other stuff

It's 5 am (on a Saturday) and I can't fall back asleep, so what do I decide to do? Blog!

So much has been going on lately and one thing I feel kinda guilty about is not announcing the gender of my baby!! I always thought I would be one of those girls that does all the cutsy announcement pictures, baby bump pictures, gender party, baby buying/decorating, etc. But nope, not one bit. I'm not even a mother yet and I already feel like a failure :( ...Just kidding, I'm not really too worried about it. I've been getting really busy lately and it's actually good to have my mind on other things than to be thinking about pregnancy 24/7.

Let me backtrack a little bit. First off, we got home from New York a month ago (I can't believe it's been a month now!) and had a wonderful two weeks of summer before jumping back into things. To begin with, we had to find an apartment. We apartment shopped like crazy before settling on a cute little old house in south Provo. We are just renting the upstairs and so far no renters in the downstairs yet! I was going to post a picture, but now I'm second guessing myself. Probably not a good idea on a public blog.. so if you're reading this, you'll have to come visit me!

Secondly, Preston went back to school for his last year and I got a job! It's my first full time, paid job (doing advertising) and I actually really like it! It's very stressful, busy, and crazy but it's doing what I love so it's perfect for me!

First day of work/school pictures:

My diploma came in the mail a couple weeks ago and I thought I should do something with it ha so I'll post it on my blog and give myself a pat on the back. Crazy how 4 years of tears, stress, long hours, (and all the great things that come with going to school of course) all boil down to a piece of paper and me being able to say I have a degree. Not going to lie, I'm going to miss it a lot. Definitely not going to miss the homework, but I loved going to classes and I loved a lot of my teachers.

Signed by President Monson!

Finally... the baby news!!

We found out last week that our precious little baby is a GIRL!! We're so so excited! Now we just need to get shopping and picking out a name... names are tough! Not that anyone would admit it, but I always wonder if people ever regret the name they choose for their baby..? I don't think they go throughout their whole life regretting it, but maybe in the couple weeks after they have it??

Anyway, back to what I was saying, baby Phillips is a healthy, active, girl and we've got a lot to do before she comes in January!

This was our poor attempt to do an "It's a Girl!" photo:

This is the extent of everything we have for our baby so far.. yeah like I said, we've got a lot to do :)
(by the way- that little newborn diaper is the sweetest thing I've ever seen)

I finally took a baby bump picture, so here I am at about 20 weeks. This is a few days before we found out the gender. I know I've said this all along but my belly is so much bigger than it looks in these pictures!!

Our ultrasound tech was a nice lady but boy did she give us some scary pictures to take home! haha I think I would prefer some non-x-ray pictures please!


  1. Ah! I'm so happy for you and Preston. Your little girl is going to be the cutest! And don't worry about the crazy baby pinterest stuff you see - all that matters is your little girl is healthy! Let your friends worry about throwing cute baby showers/giving cute gifts instead of you! :)

  2. Lane!!!! A girl!!! yay! I love it! I am so excited. She will be the sweetest! And a new house and a new job! Send me some pics :) Where do you work? I love your baby bump!

  3. Congrats on a girl! It's true what you said, picking names is hard. Thinking of them can be fun, but when it comes to actually deciding a name it's really intimidating!