Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
I tried to tape the head, arms, legs and tail onto the body. The tape wouldn't stick.
It turns out that diaper companies don't really want you taping your child to anything.
When I saw these cute socks I knew I wouldn't be passing them up...They couldn't be more perfect.
He also sported a nice pair of baby mittens to keep his little paws warm.
I found some googly eyes and a red button.
The ears are made out of the rest of a receiving blanket that I had used earlier to make this wipes holder.
I think it turned out cute, it's not perfect, there are some really crooked lines and I hope she doesn't look too closely because you can definitely see dried hot glue around the edges.
Overall, it was a fun learning experience and I just had to share.
Who doesn't like a good surprise every once in a while?
Tuesday the 18th of January, I got mine.
Even though I might have been a little tipped off, It was WAY more than I expected.
Our branch sure knows how to throw a party!!
They had a bunch of really fun games planned.
One you had to hang all the clothes on the line while holding "a baby," the line was moving and there were a bunch of other distractions. I was in the lead for a second...but then I quickly fell behind.
As always, Sergio got his own private showing of all the awesome things.
He is so fun to watch with the baby stuff.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Well, I am down to the last month, so I am going to try to update this more often.
This was taken on January 7th, 2011.
She's a grown'
I keep trying to get her to come out and play, but no luck so far.
I never know how many details are too many details...so I think it is sufficient to say...
I think she should be here soon and it's going to be amazing!
I still feel awesome, but we just can't wait to meet our little one.
Even if she does decide to take her time, my due date is in 15 days (Not that I'm counting)...and my doctor said he won't let me go more than a week over.
In other words...sometime within the next 22 days...
I'm going to be a mommy!!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
It's been another fast month.
But just in this last few weeks I have went from having a soccer ball sized stomach to a beach ball.
I am starting to look pretty huge. I don't feel too big.
In fact, I still feel wonderful.
One month to go : )
Isn't this is the cutest little boy you have ever seen??
He's even more cute (if you can imagine that) when you hear him talk.
Ham is my little cousin. He came to visit with his family for Christmas.
I really have missed him.
Every time that I passed him in the hallway or walked in the house he would yell...
"Kira! I see your baby!"
I would ask him, "Where?"
and he would walk up and poke my protruding stomach...
Then, like most 4 years old, came the questions.
Luckily I never had to answer where babies come from...but I was bombarded with...
"Kira, when is your baby going to come out?"
It made me laugh.
It was always followed by...I really want to see your baby.
My favorite was when I was playing with my little 6 month old niece upstairs and she had got a little fussy.
Ham came running up stairs and came and starred at me.
"Kira! Did your baby come out???"
I don't know who is more anxious...him or me.
Sergio and I are also excited for our baby to come out.
This year has been full of Miracles.
Last January we would have never imagined that we would be back in the states.
We didn't think that we would be eligible for a visitors visa.
We didn't know that my mom would need a heart transplant, and we never expected her to receive a perfect match so quickly.
Derek never imagined that we would be there for his homecoming...and really...neither did we.
We were excited to find out that we were expecting a sweet baby girl in February.
We didn't know if we would get to be here for Christmas.
We were ecstatic when Sergio's green card came.
What a year.
There have been so many things that have happened it is impossible to not believe in miracles.
We are looking forward to an awesome 2011.
It is already starting out splendidly.
Sergio has a job.
We are waiting for our new addition and we know that we will be seeing many more miracles.
I know that this post is coming a few weeks late, but
Seeing as how this was Sergio and my very first state side Christmas...
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share.
This year I had the privilege to show him our fun traditions.
The Christmas Tree!!
We had our fake tree set up the day after Thanksgiving, but our entry way need a little more Christmas spirit.
We headed to the mountains with my parents.
We had fun playing in the snow, making snow angels, and even throwing a few snowballs at each other.
Together we found the perfect Christmas tree.
Even though it was a little bigger than it looked in the mountains, we had fun stringing it with popcorn and cranberries and hanging tons of candy canes all over it. Regretfully, we don't have any pictures of the finished tree.
On the way to the mountains we also had to stop in Rock Creek to visit the awesome Christmas lights and so that Sergio could meet Bull, our favorite Christmas Camel.
We really enjoyed it and it was actually hard to tell our little buddy goodbye.
Last year, one of the things that made me really homesick was not being able to got to Salt Lake and visit the Temple Square Christmas lights. I think it was just because I wanted Sergio to be able to see them. So this year we took advantage of mom's doctors appointment and we stayed in Salt Lake until the lights came on. It was so much fun and the spirit was really strong.
A few days before Christmas Darlene and her family came to visit.
Really we took it pretty easy but we had SO much fun.
One of our family traditions that Josh brought home from his mission is that on Christmas Eve we play Christmas Bingo. The Oakes family always come to hang out with us too so that makes it even more fun.
The kids are a blast and it is always a memorable experience.
Afterwards we mixed our Argentine roots with the family.
We set off fireworks at 8:00...Midnight Argentine time to welcome the Christ child.
We came inside, changed into our cute new Christmas Pj's and warmed up.
We gathered together and read from Luke II, then ran to bed so we wouldn't miss Santa coming.
That morning Sergio and I waited anxiously for it to be 6 am so we could go upstairs. It was a loooong night of anticipation, but totally worth it.
Christmas presents aren't normally a tradition in Argentina, so it was quite a change for Sergio.
It was so fun watching the little guys open their presents.
We can't wait for next year when our little girl will be here with us to join in the excitement!!
We had a very Merry Christmas!
This last month has been a pretty exciting one.
On December 20th Sergio receive approval for his temporary work release, which really helped us relax for his interview the next day.
On the 22nd we headed to Boise for his green card interview.
The questions were simple and straight forward.
When were we married.
When were our birthdays.
What were our parents names.
It was a lot easier than what we had expected.
He was approved for a 2 year Green Card!!!
Sergio having his green card means that:
- He will be here for at least 2 more years
- He will get to be here when our baby is born.
- He can work.
- He can apply for citizenship in 3 years.
- We don't have to worry anymore!!!
Obviously our good news called for some serious American celebrating...
And what better way than with a giant American Hamburger from Big Judds???
We have been so grateful for my mom and all that she has done to get ALL the paper work taken care of and the support that her and my dad have given us in the last few months.
Also we will always remember all the prayers and thoughts that have been sent our way in this exciting time in our lives!! We know that all of this process has truly been a miracle.