Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Kristen.

I have a confession. I put my name into every Christmas song imaginable. For example, the songs that were stuck in my head for my December wedding, "I'm dreaming of a white Kristen," and "I wish you to marry Kristen." I think it all started when I realized that many children confuse my name with Christmas. You know those moments when a mother has her infant repeat your name, Christmas was repeated 50% of the time. So this year I have been singing, "It's beginning to look a lot like Kristen."

We had a great Christmas this year. We were able to celebrate with both sets of parents. My parents were so kind to drive up because I was unable to travel down to Utah to spend Christmas with them. They spent a few days with us and we enjoyed their company. I think one of the highlights was playing games and watching the BYU bowl game. It was nice to just relax. Bryce's parents arrived a day after my parents came. It was fun to chat and eat yummy food with them. We combined many of our families traditions this year. Including my families Christmas Eve tradition of opening pajamas. Of course we all had to match! Bryce was so sweet to me this year and got me a beautiful necklace. John was just as giving and got me a shot gun, named kitty-cat. An inside joke because Bryce and I had an agreement that if he got a shot gun, then I get my cat Sofie. :)

On Friday I had an ultrasound to check on our little guy's position. I was SURE he was heads know, "Mother's instinct." I was wrong. Which isn't a bad thing. Actually it reassured me he wouldn't come out feet first. I also made the doctor assure me he has boy parts. I really don't want to be surprised. But the best part, I got a cute picture. My heart just beats a little more rapid when I see this photo:

Four more weeks! That is all that we have left. I know my life will be changing forever.