Kurt graduated from BYU-Idaho in April with his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology. I couldn't be more thrilled. I was finally free from that tiny town and able to go wherever we wanted. We decided to pack our bags and head to sunny California for the birth of our baby. My parents' insurance is a lot better than our own so we decided to take advantage of that. I also needed a break from work and school (and maybe life) for a little while but there is no way I'd be able to do that if we had stayed in Rexburg. Right before we left I had one more doctor's appointment to find out the gender of our baby... it's a BOY!! Most of you are aware of this already, but if not now you know :) Samantha-George is now affectionately called Petey (instead of baby boy Peters). They also told me at that appointment that our baby has two blood vessels in his umbilical cord instead of three. They said this could cause some problems like low birth weight, kidney problems, or even heart problems. They said the probability of that really being an issue is pretty low though and so I haven't worried about it. My new doctor in California hardly even acknowledged it, so I'm guessing it's pretty insignificant.
Things in California have been so nice for me. I get plenty of rest. I go swimming on a regular basis. The only symptom I can really complain of is the acid reflux I get maybe once or twice a week. And even that is easily controlled. I am currently a little over 32 weeks pregnant and have no swelling or stretch marks or anything. I'm measuring appropriately, but have gained only 14 pounds. I'm getting increasingly uncomfortable as my belly grows, but I feel like things could be soo much worse. I HATE being pregnant, but I try to remind myself to count my blessings because I doubt that my next babies will be so kind to me. Petey moves constantly and even when he's in my ribs or on my bladder, I love love LOVE him. I am totally counting down until I get to hold him in my arms.
Things for Kurt haven't been so easy in California though. Finding a job wasn't all that it was cracked up to be and he has been so bored. I have felt really bad for him. Luckily, he went to drill in Utah one weekend and one of the dentists he works with there told him that there was an opening at the state prison in Draper for a dental assistant. The pay was exceptional and the benefits are amazing, so we decided to apply. After an interesting application and interview process, Kurt was selected! We weren't really thrilled with the timing of all of this, but we really felt like we were supposed to be moving back that direction. What will probably end up happening is Kurt will go to Utah and start working at the end of August and leave me here with my parents and come back for the birth of the baby. Then he will go back to Utah and I will join him as soon as Petey and I are well enough. Speaking of the timing, though, did I mention that Petey is due September 12th and my parents, sister, and Kurt will all be out of state that weekend? Yeah we're hoping that Petey decides to make his grand entrance a little early.
In other news, Kurt has to go back to Utah this coming week to take care of some stuff for his new job and for his drill weekend with the army. Our one year anniversary is on Wednesday though (yay!) and we figured it would probably be nice to spend it together so we will be in Salt Lake for our anniversary. We have a fun day planned, but I am not looking forward to traveling at this point in my pregnancy. I can hardly sit through 3 hours of church comfortably let alone a car for 10 hours. Maybe Heavenly Father will bestow a blessing on me if I'm a really good girl between now and then...
Well that's about all the fun and excitement I dare share for the time. Of course, for all you visual fans, I've included a little timeline of my bump for you to see. All the pictures of my belly in between weeks 10 and 27 are on my digital camera though and honestly I was too lazy to go fish them out and load them onto my computer so this is what you get for now haha. Enjoy!