Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wedding Dance

I think all of you know at this point that I love to find fun videos for the blog...this one just makes me smile. You will have to click here to see the video but it is well worth it.

My friend Jill has always said she is going to dance into her wedding so it just made me smile thinking of her while watching this!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

38 Weeks...2 to go???!!!

Puffy feet...puffy face...puffy fingers...I am soooo ready for this little guy to come out!
40 weeks is really 2 weeks away so I am trying to mentally prepare myself for 2 more weeks but would be lying if I said I don't wish on a daily basis that he would arrive TODAY!
He currently moves around like crazy allowing for very little sleep and awkward sitting positions. He has also for sure dropped...not that the pic this week shows it that well, but my belly is WAY lower than even last hopefully that is a good sign!
Every night Sam says it would be great if he could come tomorrow morning so a: he could have at least slept the night before b: he could miss work and c: the baby would be here! However Sam has also now requested that he be born on August 8th or 9th because the Red Sox are playing the Yankess and it will be on Fox and ESPN so he could see it in the hospital...if I could make him carry this kid until then I'd make the deal...I'm still hoping for a July baby but it isn't looking too good at this point!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

37 Weeks...are we there yet?!?!?!

Well this week has been a rough week...I even missed my normal Tuesday night photo since I didn't feel instead you get a photo post Wednesday night cleaning night...lookin' good!! Oh well I figure this outfit shows how ready I am to get this little guy out!
Since it is 37 weeks I still technically have 3 weeks left, however my weekly email this week said he was fully baked (their words not mine) and is ok to come out at any point. Baby...are you listening?! It is ok to come out NOW!!
I have HUGE feet, can not sleep much at all and waddle like a duck which Sam finds quite amusing! I keep telling myself that it will be so great to just be able to sleep on my back again...then remember I won't be doing much sleeping once he comes anyway so that is not the best carrot to get me through.
Here's to hoping he's listening and knows it is ok to come anytime now!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby Shower in the Land O' Love

My mom and my sister threw me a baby shower in Loveland this weekend.
Who knew the fishbowls from our wedding would make it out for so many events in the future! I loved these as centerpieces!
It was a gorgeous day out so we were lucky enough to be outside.
They had prepared all kinds of food including green eggs...and ham roll ups going with our Seuss theme.
Danelle, Sharon, Beth, me...and Jody on the other side of the table.
Then Shirley, Wilma, Natae and backs to us Tammy and fun to have so many family friends together!
Mom and Kate had some fun games to play...I did not do so well on the baby name game...guess I have not kept up on the popular names which should tell you all something!
Danelle and Beth always with the creativity gave me a pirate's "booty" chest full of supplies for the mom's and baby's booty...SO cute!
Danelle was QUITE the trooper seeing as she had had her gallbladder out 3 days before! She has given me so much baby stuff since she has THREE little ones under three!
Sharon, my high school pricipal/student council advisor/friend.
Kate and my aunt Tammy...somehow we NEVER got a pic of Kate, mom and me :(
me and 3 generations of Swansons...Natae is one of my oldest friends going back about 22 years now!!
Thanks ladies for a great Kim I just wish your prediction of the baby the day after the shower had come true!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stapleton Garage Sale

Saturday morning started EARLY with Bri and Brittni's arrival for the Stapleton garage sale. For those of you that don't know...Stapleton is the community Sam and I live in that was built where the old airport used to be. This area is FULL of young families and little kids so we knew there would be some good deals. After about 3 hours and literally walking only 2 blocks we couldn't fit anything else in the car! Here's a pic of the 3 of us with all of our deals...minus a kitchen table for the Fudge house! Bri at one point may have said "this is the best day of my life!" Now I know she was caught up in the moment and her husband and baby may disagree with the statement but it is for sure worth repeating!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fat Tire and FAT Feet!!!

We took Sam's brother Joel up to the New Belgium Brewery , home of Fat Tire beer to do their tour...
and visit their tasting room.
Sam and Joel had brewed their own beer at our place in the morning so they were very interested in checking out their process on a large scale.
In one of the rooms they have these amazing mosaics all around the brewing tanks.
And after a long day of sitting in my office chair and the car and playing games I ended up with my fattest feet yet! You can't even see ankles anymore! They are so puffy, it feels so strange. The weird thing is that you can actually push them in with your finger and your fingerprint stays on my foot for a few minutes...I could not get a good picture of that...maybe next time.
To give a little perspective with the only foot picture I could find on short feet are normally VERY narrow and small so it gives a good idea of how HUGE they really are!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

36 hair, new glasses, new belly shot!

Well this isn't the best pic yet but I was trying to take it on my own since Sam was at a you can kind of see the new VERY short (shorter than I thought it was going to be...but will have time to grow) hair, my new glasses and the latest belly shot.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

35 Weeks and counting down...

35 Weeks down...5 (or less hopefully!!) to go!!
Fun new developments:
1. My HUGE ankles. They swell like crazy and Sam finds them somewhat entertaining as you can actually push on them and the fingerprints stay where you pushed!
2. The inability to sleep very well at ALL anymore since as soon as I get comfortable and fall asleep my arm also falls asleep then tingles and wakes me up...AND the fact that I have to pee about every hour and a half. I guess all of this just prepares me for being up all night with the baby, but I must tell you I don't do well with little sleep so I am sure praying for a good sleeper!
3.'s makes my days seem quite long.
4. Out of breath the most since I have been. I can walk up a few steps and be huffing and puffing!
5. And finally, the inability to truly bend over. I now have to do the sideways squat to get something or have someone grab it for me. It sure is strange to not be able to do normal things, but it will all be well worth it!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

We went up to Loveland for a 4th of July bbq and some fireworks with the fam.
Melissa with my uncle's dog Jack...he sat there for about 2 hours getting his belly scratched!
Then he moved on to David's lap...tough life for this pooch!
Aunt Tammy and mom
Kate and me
uncle Jim making a classic Jim face
Cousin Landon playing washers...check out the concentration!
Then we headed to the golf course where we used to live to watch the fireworks...the rain stopped just in time for the show.
You know you're from a small town when you know the people who sit down behind you...
AND the people who set up blankets in front of you! :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Baby's First Concert...WILCO

One of Sam's all time favorite bands is Wilco so when I saw they were playing Red Rocks this summer I had to get him tickets. We were nervous during the day as it seemed as though it was going to rain pretty much the entire evening and Red Rocks is outside. We really lucked out and had a gorgeous night just missing the rain before and after the concert. There is no doubt that the baby could hear the concert...he just couldn't see it yet! At least Wilco is pretty mellow so it wasn't crazy loud, but loud enough!
waiting for the concert to start
we went in early because we knew it would take me a while to make it up ALL of those stairs, but luckily we did because we got a great spot
the view from Red Rocks is gorgeous!
and the concert begins (well after a HORRIBLE opening band)
the moon came out just as the show was starting

this is the beginning of one of Sam's favorite songs
and the guys goofing around with the intro

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sam's Ladybug

If you've been following the blog you know Sam has his garden on our deck. The other day he grabbed his camera to snap a picture of a ladybug on his purple flowers...he's pretty proud of the shot. :)