Bump Update 34/35 weeks: baby #4

These past couple of weeks I have been in growing stage haha. Baby boy is filling up every inch of my torso/ribs and I felt it! I complained every day of how tired I was and how much my back hurt. I just didn’t have the energy to keep positive. The final stretch is the hardest for me because I get so uncomfortable and I’m unable to do things that I normally do  with ease i.e. play with the kids, clean the house, workout. But it is all SO worth it.


At my 34 week appointment I told the nurse I was having a lot of contractions. They checked me and I was a 1.5cm dilated and 50% effaced. Because of this, they gave me steroid shots for baby boy’s lungs. Those hurt SO bad! I had them with Jackson too. I tried to tell the nurse I always dilate early but don’t deliver till 38 weeks…she didn’t listen. Oh well, better safe than sorry.

I’m still working out and staying active during the day, but by 8:30pm I am SO done and ready for bed. I have had really bad sleep insomnia in week 35, my brain just won’t turn off. That has really kicked my nesting into high gear. I think I have prepared everything I possibly need, so that’s a good feeling. I just cant wait to snuggle this new babe and neither can the kids. They want to hold him so bad. They’re constantly kissing and hugging my belly.


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Our J Man

Jackson is one lucky guy in our family. Since he’s 4 years older than lily he’s the only one right now in school or in sports. He’s got the cutest cheering section, and the girls run to him when he returns from school. I’ve tried to do a lot with him before the baby comes.


I went on a field trip with his class to the Children’s Museum.


Finished up another soccer season where he scored lots of goals and saved a lot of goals as goalie.


Watched him race in the annual Fun Run(he placed 4th in his heat).

He loves school and has REALLY loved learning French. We owe a lot of that to his awesome French teacher, J thinks he’s just the best.

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32/33 week bump update: Nesting mode

The past couple of weeks I have been in full blown nesting mode. I LOVE when this hits because it feels good to get all the things done.

I painted my laundry room walls and cabinets, and decorated. I love creating a home for my family.



I still need a picture for that frame, but I love the rugs, paint, and curtain. The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s just a nice breath of fresh air now.

Most everything on my to do list is done, phew! I signed up for Citrus Pear with a few girlfriends to stock up my freezer with 20 meals, I’ve been stocking up on snacks, diapers, medicine, cleaning supplies, and I’m feeling prepared.

32/33 week bump pics


At my 32 week appointment I had an ultrasound to check baby boy’s kidneys. At my 20 week ultrasound he had too much urine in his kidneys and if it had increased by 32 weeks he would need a surgery after birth. Luckily, everything looks healthy and normal!!! He was also measuring 34 weeks in size and an ounce away from 5lbs! So who knows when this (not so)little guy is gonna want to show up.


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Finding Joy in Simplicity

This past year I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been decluttering my house. It didn’t just start and end there, but I’ve been trying really hard to de-clutter my life. The motto I’ve had for myself is “finding the joy in simplicity.” I want my life to have meaning, and try really hard to do something intentional everyday that will help my future self and my children.

I find joy in the days that are simple and spent together as a family. I don’t want a family life where we are always on the go and running from one place to the next. I want memories to be made within our home, and of course have experiences and adventures together outside the home. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I want to preserve my young family right now. I know there will come a time where our lives will just be busy and we will have to go go, so for now I’m soaking up the slow pace we can choose to have.

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Mommy School Days

This year I started “Mommy School” with Lily and Claire. Lily is 3 and Claire turns 2 in 2 months(what?!) so I decided to find a curriculum online($30 on Amazon) and see how they did.

We have school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and so far the girls really like it. At first, Lily was really sad when we dropped J off at school. She still wants to go, but I’ll take all the years I can get with my littles at home. Each time is different and some days they really soak it in and it takes all morning, other days we make it maybe an hour haha.

I love these moments with my girls and watching them learn. It truly is one of the biggest rewards as a mother; to watch the world/learning/growing through your children.



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30/31 weeks bump update(baby #4)

This week(30) has been a bit of a doozy. I’ve had some growing pains, and feel uncomfortable most of the day and I’ve been grumpy. It’s hard to imagine I still have several weeks to go, but I also know this time FLIES by. Looking back at my previous pregnancy posts, I seem to feel this way with all my babies ha! My sweet baby boy is growing a lot these weeks and it’s hard on my body buy oh so worth it. I also got a small case of the shingles this past week. That was annoying and so random! Other than that, all has been well. I never wanna come off as ungrateful, but I also like to keep my posts real.

Week 31 I feel SO MUCH BETTER. I’m so so grateful to have my energy back and not in so much pain ha.

Now onto the good stuff! Belly pics

He moves like crazy and I love feeling him roll around, stretch out, and get occasional hiccups.

I’m still able to workout 6 days a week for about 30-40 min a day. It’s hard and slow, and by nap time, I’m ready to put my feet up so I can get through the rest of the day. I day dream about when I’ll have energy to do it all again and not feel totally dead by the end of the day i.e. workout, clean my house, AND play with my kiddos.


I also celebrated my 29th birthday. Josh is SO good at spoiling me. He planned a surprise getaway to Salt Lake where we went out to dinner at The Roof and my mom watched the kids so we can stay the night in Salt Lake. It was exactly what I needed. So many friends and family wished me a happy birthday, dropped by, or called, I love my birthday!


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Scott Family Reunion: ST George 2018

For the long Labor day weekend we headed down to St George for the Scott family reunion.


It was so fun to be with family, and Josh’s immediate family was all able to fit into one house. I love it when we can all be together and the little cousins get to stay up and wake up early with each other.


(sneaking in grandma and papa’s bed!)

We got their Thursday evening and headed out to dinner with Josh’s sister Alisha and her husband at Cafe Rio. We were excited to see Grandma and Papa, Whitney and Josh, and Kate and Jared came the next night.

Friday, Saturday, and Monday I got up early and snuck out for a quiet morning walk. I love my time in the morning to workout. The air was crisp and the hint of fall made be super excited.



After my walk on Friday I got the kids ready and loaded up for a day at Sand Hollow Lake. It was SO MUCH FUN. We rented a sea do and didn’t leave till dinner time. The kids loved the soft sand, riding on the tube, and playing with cousins. We had a great shaded spot(thanks Lee Ann and Richard) and the food was great.





Saturday we spent half the day at the pool while the husbands went golfing. It was a perfect pool with a nice shallow end for the littles.




And then us moms got to sneak away for a fun lunch together where they surprised me with baby boy gifts! It was so much fun.


The other half we met up with Josh’s extended family for games, dinner and socializing.


Sunday we headed to church and then checked out the St George temple and visitors center. The temple is SO white and my girls kept wanting to “see Elsa inside” haha. Unfortunately, she never made an appearance.


We headed back to the house and watched home videos and took naps until it was time for a dinner and more games with the extended family. We all had such a great time and really appreciate everyone that put in time and energy planning the events.


Monday mornning some of the guys went out shooting, and then we headed back home. My kids and I were so sad to say goodbye and can’t wait for next summer. Now we can officially put up Halloween/fall decor!

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Summer 2018 Highlights:

Summer! Need I say anymore? I mean, summer time is the best 3 months of the year in my opinion, well fall is great too, and spring…okay well summer is great and we lived it up. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.


img_36811img_36791img_3677 We met up with Josh during his lunch at a splash pad.

img_3585 Claire had a first pig tails


For Father’s Day we hiked with the Scott family. It was gorgeous! We learned Claire does NOT love to be in the hiking pack.

img_3549img_3669img_5767 We made it Cherry Hill with cousins for the first time this summer!

JULY(besides the 4th, and bear lake)


lots of cousin time


best friends and their kids came to visit!


lots of helpers all. the. time.

img_4030img_40281img_4035 backyard fun


more cherry hill with the sisters, my mom and of course all the kiddos.img_3913 Grandmas house for popsicles and her shirts

img_3871 Calvins party at the reservoir


AUGUST(not including their birthdays or first day of school)


More cousin time of course!


backyard smore’s with dad


Friends came to visit!


More popsicles at grandmas


And of course more cherry hill time with cousins


J had a final days of summer party with school buddies


back to school shopping and treats



Cousin Maya’s bday party jello fight!






Cowbunga Bay with dad


First daddy daughter camping trip for Josh and Lily. She had THE best time even though it rained and thundered all night. She thought it was the best adventure with dad.



Josh’s summer work party that we all look forward to all year! The girls loved the elephants and J loved the water balls. Mom and dad enjoyed all the yummy free food haha.

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4th of July 2018

We spent my favorite holiday relaxing and enjoying family…just the way we like it.

That morning we headed to the Granite parade with Josh’s parents and sister. We had a great spot thanks to Lee Ann who put chairs out say before! We love the parade, it’s simple and exciting and we get candy haha

That afternoon we headed home, took naps, played in the backyard, then that evening we met up with Josh’s family at Texas Roadhouse. It was so yummy! Whit invited us all over for Calvin’s birthday cake and fireworks.

It was a perfect night. I just love summer nights and watching my kids make memories with cousins.

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Welcome 3rd Trimester, 28 wks (baby #4)

28 weeks
 Sleep?  I’ve been sleeping okay but the last couple of weeks I’ve been sleep walking, talking, and one night I even ripped Josh’s pillow right from under him. I was convinced it was a bag I needed in my dream haha.
Best moment this week? I heard his heartbeat at my OB appt and got the glucose testing and whooping shot over with. I’m measuring big(I feel like that’s nothing new), so we’ll see if I go early with him like I have the other 3 babes.
Fitness level:  Now that Summer is dying down(I can’t believe J starts school TOMORROW!) the temperatures in the morning have been perfect. I love when my cardio days I can get outside with the kids. Pushing a double stroller, trying to keep up with J on his bike, and going up and down hills in the neighborhood is killer! Other days I just walk/jog on the treadmill and do arm/leg workouts on the Nike Training Club app.
I’ve been trying really hard to eat healthy whole foods and then I usually treat myself at night to something if I want it.

What I’m looking forward to: I think I have nested almost as much as I possibly can. The last thing I want to get done before he arrives is paint/reorganize the laundry room. We updated our basement, and that felt great. The laundry is the one of the last places(master bathroom, Josh’s office, and the living room are left).

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