Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Graduation, Summertime, and a Baby Update!

April and May have been positively delightful! The highlight of April was Sam and me graduating from BYU. We feel happy, excited, and slightly confused to be done with school after all these years. We have been blessed beyond expression in our years at BYU; afterall, if it hadn't been for each of our decisions to attend BYU, we would not have met, fallen madly in love, gotten married, and I certainly wouldn't be giving you all pregnancy updates! But I guess I can save my list of BYU blessings for another blog post. :) Here are some pictures we took after graduation:


So glad my family could be here! 
We loved having Sam's parents here as well! 

Even though we are done with school, we have still been busy studying. I have two independent study classes that I am finishing up and Sam has started to study for the CPA exam. Regardless of the many hours a day we spend studying, we have enjoyed the flexibility that comes with not having to go to class. We are loving the nicer weather and have done some fun activities to celebrate. Here are some pictures of our recent activities!

Mini-golfing! Possibly the best I've ever done. Sam only beat me by one and we both finished on par! 

We spent a day in Salt Lake and had a nice time at the temple. We also enjoyed exploring the fancy new mall, and attending a Utah Symphony concert where they played the music of John Williams! It was awesome. We even took the new frontrunner train from Orem, which was way more fun than driving! 

Enjoying the beautiful view while hiking the "Y" 

The beautiful sunset on our way down.  
Now for an update on baby Clara! She is doing wonderful. I am doing great as well!

How Far Along: 33 weeks, 4 days

Size of Baby: 4 1/2 pounds and more than 17 inches long! 

According to, Clara weighs as much as a pineapple. 
Total Weight Gain: somewhere between 20 and 25 pounds

Movement: She still moves around a lot! Her new favorite thing is kicking me in the ribs. I sure love it when she kicks, but sometimes it hurts! 

Sleep: Heartburn wakes me up pretty much every night these days, but luckily I keep the tums by my bedside!  

Symptoms: tiredness, heartburn, sore ribs, and a big belly!  

Best Moment: I've got to say that hiking the "Y" felt pretty good. For those who have done this before, you know it's not really an easy hike! It's short, but it is pretty steep. We took it slow and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I was expecting it to be! The weather was perfect and the sunset beautiful, so it was overall a great night. 

According to my doctor, baby Clara is perfect. Of course I already knew that. :) In a couple weeks I'll get to do a 3D ultrasound and get a better look at my baby girl! I've got about six weeks left until I get to hold that sweet little baby in my arms! 

33 weeks