Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Final Days of Belly

Today is one of those dark and dreary days. Normally, I LOVE the rain more then anything, but today-this week-it just isn't welcome.

It's only Wednesday and it's been a very hard week. Going to Shannon's funeral on Friday isn't going to make things much better.

We're not showing anymore signs that this little guy is coming anytime soon and I grow more and more anxious by the day. Although we are still 3 days till due date, I'm ready-more then ready-to move on. I'm sure all women who have been where I am at know exactly what I'm talking about. If I haven't had him by April.11, that is when my dr said he'll induce me. It really isn't that far away, but it does seem like forever all at the same time.

Last night Jory had wanted to take some last pics of us and the belly to be able to look back at in 50 years or so, but since it was the day I found out about Shannon, I decided today might be the better day. Turns out, it was a better day. We found an image online that we thought was hilarious and wanted to do our own version of it. Here is my big belly at 39 weeks and 4 days looking into his room. What do ya think...


His nursery is almost finished. I still haven't figured out the walls yet, but I'm getting some ideas in my head. We'll see how it all turns out right? ;)Here are a few more Jory took of my belly today.



And here's one of us....


Not loving how puffy my face has become through this pregnancy. Mike said I needed to stop eating so many doughnuts-which I never do-but really Mike... I can't help it! One more reason I am done! Baby, it's time to come out!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In Loving Memory...

This morning I received a phone call from one of my best friend's husband. It was one of "those" phone calls-oh how I HATE those calls. My dear friend Shannon Smith Blackburn passed away yesterday at the young age of 29. From what I gather, she passed away from liver failure. I'm still in such shock, I can't even think. She has always struggled with bad health, but you just never expect this to happen so young. She JUST had a baby girl a few months back and left behind two little boys.

Sadly, this is the last photo I have of my dear friend and I together.


Shannon, I love you and will miss you dearly.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


We have one week this Saturday until our due date. Yes, I know that babies never come on their due date and more then likely he'll be late. We are soooo anxious to have him get here though. Since I've had a lot of swelling and a lot of time spent laying on the couch or in bed to help relieve some of the pain due to the swelling, I find myself day dreaming a lot about this little boy. I wonder what he'll look like and what his personality will be like.

One night we were watching our wedding video slide show that contained our baby pics. It was fun to look at these images of both of us and wonder how he'll turn out. Jory of course hopes he looks like himself. While looking at my baby pics... well I don't know how I feel about him looking like me. I mean seriously, I was ALL eye balls!

Jory June 30, 1978


Sherry April 18, 1980


Here's us a little older-not by much though...


See what I mean about the "all eyes?"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Touch of a Master's Hand

Being poor isn't a whole lot of fun. However, it does force you to be creative. I never realized how expensive dressers were until we went looking for one for our baby. Yikes... Totally out of our price range right now. So, we went looking at the thrift stores to see what we could come up with. I was shocked at how junky a lot of things were and the prices they were asking. I mean seriously... The DI in Provo is the worst just an FYI. The one we found pictured below is seriously the best one we could find. When I first saw it and the price, I about threw up! But Jory promised he could make it look really nice. Although I was still hesitant, we went ahead and got it.

Jory really pulled it off though. I'm quite impressed. At first he had just painted it black and it really looked a lot better. Then he suggested putting a slab of granite on top. I thought it looked just fine, but he came home one morning with the slab and put it on and WOW... I'm so grateful that he does have an eye for things like this. I mean LOOK at that before pic!! He's done a lot of cool stuff around the house and one day I'll get around to posting those too, but for now-I have a left over banana and brownie shake in the freezer calling my name.





Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy 21st Birthday Snuffy!

My gorgeous, talented sister Stephanie turned 21 years old today. I just can't believe how fast time is flying. I can still remember when she was born and when she was just a little girl. Now she is 21 years old, going to collage and progressing her talents so well.

She has been a BEAUTIFUL girl from day one. There's no question that she looks just like the Bennetts. I love that she has always been her own person, not caring what others might think of her. Steph has the most amazing artistic talents as well. She is one of those girls that becomes good at anything she pursues. Steph, I love you so much, you are such an amazing person and a great example to me. Happy 21st Birthday!




Thursday, March 11, 2010


Cuz sometimes, there's just no other words...


Monday, March 8, 2010

Thoughts for Today

I have this really good friend that is so good at updating her blog and I find myself checking it daily to see what's new in her life. She is always so creative, working on new fun projects and having so much fun with her little girl. I'm so excited that she is also prego and we are about 12 weeks apart! I just wished we lived closer. Anyways, my point to all of this is that she has been my inspiration in keeping my blog updated more often. When I was first prego, my goal was to keep an accurate journal of everything, but that turned out to be a winner. So Laura, you're just going to have to continue to be my inspiration for this blog!

I went to the Dr this morning. I have less then a month to go and everything continues to go well. I am at 1cm right now and baby's head has defiantly dropped. Good sign... He is still moving like crazy in there just not as strong (probably cuz he has no more room left). I'll continue the weekly visits until he is born. I'm more then anxious for this pregnancy to be over! That and I'm too dang excited to meet this person already!

While we were at the Dr's, the nurse told us that Dr.Baxter was delivering a baby and there might be a wait. I asked her how long she thought it would take and she said about 15-20 mins. ????? Oh really? It only takes that long to deliver a baby these days?? She told me it depends because on new moms, it usually takes a little longer. Oh, and how long would that be? She told me about an hour and that Dr.Baxter is pretty fast. Hmmmm... at that point I was 100% MORE confident then I already was that I had picked the best Dr. for me.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


So here are a few more pics of our baby's cousins that we are headed off to see today! They are so stinkin cute. I'm so in love with babies right now. Maybe it's because mine is only a month away?? To see a handful more, click on my Portrait Blog



Wednesday, March 3, 2010



Jory and I were out looking for a dresser the other day for our baby's room. We looked at so many stores with no luck within our budget. After coming out of one store, Jory suggested we go to In-n-Out Burger. Looking at the lines, Jory said they should have called it "Sit-n-Wait" LOL... So true. Anyways, I had never been and had heard everyone RAVE about the place so we decided to stop in. Jor really likes the place and I'm not a meat eater at all, but this place IS good! I found myself wanting to go there again the next day-but kept that note to myself. Silly prego hormones and cravings! I'm not a huge fan of their fries though.
I'm sure it won't be my last time there though. It for sure was one of the best cheeseburgers I've had!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


So we (and when I say we, I mean Jory) finally got the crib all put together. Saturday night we put in the mattress and made his little bed. It still astonishes us that we are going to have another little human joy our family. As excited as we are, it's the weirdest feeling that we are having a baby boy in 4.5 weeks. It really STILL feels so unreal.

We still have NO clue what to do with his walls, but you can count on some huge canvas wraps (or metallic prints) to be hanging up there. It's driving me nuts that there's nothing on his walls yet, but it'll come together in time. LAURA!! Any thoughts, tips or advice is welcome! (This also go for anyone else who might have some great ideas)

Slowly, his room is coming along. I can't wait for it to be finished. Last Friday, my good friend Tammy threw me a shower with the girls that I used to work with at Family Legacy Dental. It was REALLY NICE and she put so much time and effort into making it so special. We are so grateful to receive loads of diapers and bum changing needs. His room already smells like a little baby. I LOVE IT!



**A special thanks to Grandma & Grandpa Bennett for the beautiful crib and bed set!**

Monday, March 1, 2010

Baby Blessing

A few weeks ago, Jor and I went up to Idaho for our newest niece's baby blessing. Graycee is such a beautiful, sweet, little girl. As I held her, I could feel a very special feeling about her. I think Lincoln knows her too. He moved a lot while holding her. Either that or it was squishing him and he didn't like it! ;) I'd like to think they knew each other in Heaven and were good friends though. She is a beautiful little baby. It made us even more excited for ours when we saw and held her. Graycee's big sister is pretty protective of her too. Grandpa Base gave her a beautiful blessing and her dress was so sweet.

Here's Gracyee's family!


And here's a few in her adorable blessing dress...