Thursday, July 19, 2007

Large and in Charge!

So I think every friend I have that wasn't pregnant when I was pregnant is now pregnant. Anytime I see any of them they have this cute little belly, and i think to myself, was i really that small too when i was that far along and just felt ginormous, or was I actually the beached whale that I thought I was? These friends of mine always tell me how huge they are and how fat they feel but then i hear "Oh I'm still wearing all of my old pants" and I almost want to vomit a little in my mouth (I couldn't wear my normal pants starting at 7 weeks along, just a little side note there) So just now, I went to my pictures file on my computer to check it out, hoping to find a cute little pregnant belly like many of my friends and much to my dismay I found the complete opposite. My belly may have been "cute" (however I think people were really more amazed that such a tiny person could have such a huge belly and thats what was "cute" about it) but it definitely was not little, I actually was the beached whale that I remembered! Anytime I tell people that I gained 50 pounds and had a belly the size of a beach ball, not a single person believes that little tiny Shantay could get that big. Well folks, I've got the proof! So here's to all you who doubted me, and to all of my pregnant friends, good luck and i hope more than anything that you don't get as big as I did.

This is four months pregnant, no not 8 months pregnant, four! p.s. this is at halloween, we don't normally dress like that! Arch was a biker dude and I was his knocked up biker chick..cute huh.

5-6 months along

7 months along, this is about the time people would tell me I looked like I was due any day. But don't you worry I still had two more months to go!

This is 8 months along about 5 or 6 weeks left to go. You wonder if its humanly possible to get any bigger... keep scrolling down and it happens.

This is me two weeks before I delivered

And this is the blessed day when I got rid of my belly and gained the most precious beautiful girl in the whole world. Zaylie was born almost 3 weeks early too, can you imagine! Yikes-- i think would be an understatement.

So the moral of the story is, you may look like a beached whale for -whats really 10 months of your life, but what you get as the end result is better than anything you could have dreamed of.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Gem of the Gem State

We went to Rigby Lake with Zach and Keri, and who knew that Rigby Lake would be just as awesome as Cancun...according to Zach and Arch of course. We have some other pictures but I'm not sure how appropriate they would be for public viewing...lets just say it involves balls of sand.

Our little Frog

Janna, Arch's mom, got us this super cute frog towel (in honor of Zaylie's frog bathroom) We are seriously in love with it as you can see why!

I Couldn't Resist

Here are just some pictures of Zaylie that are just so cute I couldn't resist putting them on- Enjoy!

Our First Family Picnic

So this was quite a while ago, but it was a momentous event in our little family so I just have to share it. Zaylie LOVES being outside, she gets so giggly and excited its the best. In fact her new favorite thing is the kiddie pool--pictures of that to come in the next post.

The Fourth of July--I know this post should have been about our fourth of July... however most of the pictures are on my dads camera, and I haven't had a chance to download them. SO you'll just have to wait--I'm sure your sitting on the edge of your seats in anticipation...