Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome to the World

We'd like to introduce the newest addition to the Fawcett household. On August 24th at 7:37 pm, William Nathan Fawcett (who will be called Will) joined our family. He weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz and was 21 inches long. Today marks 2 weeks that he's been with us and we could never have imagined how he would change our lives....and we love it.
Today I took him to his 2 week check up and he now weighs 9 lbs 7 oz and is 21 1/4 inches long. He's growing up so fast! I just wanted to share some pictures that my sister in law Aimee took while she was here visiting. I would have posted his hospital pictures first, but they aren't downloaded to my computer yet. It will happen, just not today. I posted a picture similar to this BYU one on Facebook, but I decided to document it on the blog as well, cause that's what Nate would want. Here they are, watching the 1st BYU football game of the season. He's hoping to create a new die hard BYU fan. I think we need to get some Aggie gear as side of the family is no doubt thinking the same thing!
On Sunday, we went to a park and did a few pictures. He loved being outside and was very content almost the whole time we were there. Remember, I said almost. I just had to put this one in cause I think he's cute even when he's screaming. But I am his mom. I'm so happy he's finally here! I see new things about him everyday and I can't wait to keep getting to know him better. Sorry folks, this may officially have turned into a Mommy blog. I just can't myself :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hanging out in wheat fields and barns while pregnant

I decided to go along with the trend of the day and do some maternity pictures. My friend at the salon, Andrea Christiansen took these for me. I figured I'd better put them on the blog before Will got here, otherwise, I knew it would never happen.

Out with the old, in with the new

Warning****this post is a little cheesy, but I had to do it.

As I come to the end of my pregnancy, I can't believe the day is almost here! I am being induced tomorrow and I have so many thoughts, I figured I should put a few of them down. First of all, I look at my maternity picture below and almost have to laugh that I thought I looked pregnant! I had absolutely no idea how huge I would actually get! I need to post some real maternity picures, but that might have to wait.

As this week has been wrapping up, Nate and I have talked about all the 'lasts' we are about to face. This is the last time we can go to a sit down restaurant for a while, this is the last movie we'll go to in a long time, this is the last time we'll be able to sleep in, the last time we'll go to bed alone and sleep all night, the last time we can go see my mom in Music and the Spoken Word, the last time we can hang out with friends alone or without a babysitter. And the list goes on.

There was a time in my life that all of these lasts would bring on a little bit of sadness, but I can honestly say that I'm ready to put this behind me, especially when I think about all the firsts we're about to encounter. The 'first' that I'm looking forward to the most right now? The first time I see my baby boy. The first cry, the first time I hold him, the first time I see Nate hold him, the first time we bring him home, his first laugh and smile(is first starting to sound like a weird word to anyone else?)

I have to admit that there are some firsts that kind of scare me. The first time he cries all night, the first time my mom and Nate are gone and I'm alone with him all day, the first time he's sick, the first day I go back to work and leave him, the day he enters the MTC....I'm jumping ahead.

This is such an exciting time for me. Today was actually my last day to sleep in and I was wide awake at 6 am. I'm thinking about him and what this new phase of life will bring us. I have no idea what to expect, but I am looking forward to this! Sometimes I think 33(34 in a few days) is old to begin motherhood, but when I really think about it, I wouldn't have it any other way. I think having to wait this long has been a good thing for me. Back when I was 18, I probably would have died if someone had told me I would have to wait this long to be a mom. Today, I am totally ok with it. And tomorrow, I think I will be even better with it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Does this count as an excuse?

I am completely aware that it's not important to anyone but me that our Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and everything in between have gone undocumented. I feel bad about it! However, I feel that I have a pretty good excuse. Observe.

I haven't been at the top of my game as of late. Nausea and complete exhaustion have been my constant companion for the past three and half months. When I get home from work, I head straight for the couch and promptly fall asleep. Hence, blogging and cooking have been at the bottom of my priority list. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. Nate and I couldn't be more thrilled to be adding a new person to our family in August somewhere between the 16th and 18th.( we haven't been given the official date yet) I'll be 14 weeks on Feb 15th...which happens to be tomorrow. Another thing to be happy about is that I'll be in my second trimester and I've never felt better! I feel very thankful and I can't wait to be a mom!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sept and Oct in one big post, for the sake of catch up.

It's official...I need to catch up. So, here are some of the things we did in the months of September and October.
I celebrated my birthday for the second time....only later. That girl in the middle, that's Aileen. The one on the right, that's Jayna. They're my friends. Aileen had a combined birthday party for us. She made us birthday hats and she made me a yellow cake with chocolate frosting, which happens to be my favorite. She did that on purpose. Nice work, Aileen! Nate came and was, according to this picture, very happy. Maybe it was the cake.

In the months of Sept, we camped. TWICE! That was kind of a record for me. We went with friends like Aileen, Jayna, Anamae, Chris, Brad, Tom, Season, the other Nicole and Darren. I didn't get many pictures though. Oh what fun we had, even though I was constantly worrying about bears. Yes, bears. Also, on the first trip, we wore our matching Coke shirts. Not sure if our friends were jealous of us or embarassed for us. For some reason, I think it might have been the latter.
I did another 5k........ with Aileen. It was so cold. This is our cheering section. Thanks Nate and Jayna for standing in the freezing cold just to take pictures for us so we could post them on our blogs. I like Aileen as my running friend. We need to make this a tradition and do many more. This is just minutes before we went to Magleby's Fresh and ate back the calories that we ran off. I love their french toast! My salon had a retreat in Park City. These are my co workers, Mckenzie, Stacy and Sadee. We ate, talked, laughed and slept a little. Since we had the Presidential Suite, we had a hot tub on our balcony. We stayed in there for quite a while. Unfortunately, the water was only luke warm and when we got out, the tub was about half full. I think that means we surpassed the maximum capacity. Anneliesa and Scott came to visit and stayed at our house! Nate and I had a great time playing Ticket To Ride with them. Of course, we had to go to Zupa's to get Anneliesa her fix. Aileen and I didn't mind. Since they came conference weekend, we did a lot of relaxing and eating. As per usual, Anneliesa and Aileen stole my camera for a self pic. They're so cute. Last but not least, we celebrated our 2 yr anniversary! We started off the weekend by going to the BYU game. After the game, we headed up to Park City for a relaxing weekend. We spent our time at the hot tub and sipping on hot chocolate, shopping the outlets, eating out, watching movies, attending the visitors only sacrament meeting(who knew those existed?) and apparently not taking any pictures. This pic at the BYU game is the only one I have of the whole weekend.

These last two years have been so great and I feel so lucky to have such a great guy who totally gets me and is everything I have ever needed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Best Birthday of My Life!

Note: this post is long overdue, but had to be done for posterity purposes.
Back in July, Nate and I started talking about going to Wicked for our anniversary (which is Oct 11). I have wanted to see it for a couple of years and I conviced Nate that it was a good idea. When we checked the website, we realized it was closing at the beginning of Sept and decided that there wasn't a great time for us to go, especially since we went to Disneyland in August. I wrote it off and decided I wasn't going to be able to see it anytime soon. A week and a half after we got back from Disneyland and 6 days before my birthday(which is Aug 28th), Nate said to me, "We should go to Wicked for your bithday". I was like "really?......OK!!!!" So we did just that. It was pretty spontaneous.

We made it a very quick trip. We were gone for 4 days and two of those days were driving days. The night we got there, we stopped at his grandparents house and had dinner. I was a slacker and forgot to get a picture.

The Oakland temple was on the way to the hotel, so we stopped and got some pictures. It was so pretty...but I FROZE!Our first official vacation day started off with breakfast with some pretty cool people. My friend Courtni, from high school and her family were living in the Bay area (they moved to Idaho the day after this pic was taken). We met them for breakfast and to catch up. She has such a cute family. It was kind of ironic that I never visited until the day before they moved away, but we had a great time. Next up, a trip to the city. We started off at Union Square, then took the trolley down to the pier area. Getting on the trolley was pretty much a nightmare since it was so busy that weekend. It was every man for himself and I might have thrown a few elbows by the time we finally caught a ride. Here I am waiting for the trolley. It took us about an hour to finally catch one. The trolley was well worth the wait! I loved it. We stood on the outer edge and got to see everything from that viewpoint. Our first stop on the pier was Boudin's for Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl. We saw this fun bread and had to take a picture. Fisherman's Wharf was fun and smelled very fishy...obviously. Too bad we're not bigger seafood fans. This seemed like seafood heaven.For my birthday cake, I decided a good substitution would be a cookie bottom sundae from Ghirardelli. I was right. It was amazing! Look at that beauty...not me, the cookie bottom sundae. I was worth every last calorie. Yes, I did share with Nate. This displays the way Nate was feeling when it was gone.
And this is how I felt. I look like I'm ready for more, and I was. We decided that wouldn't be a good idea.

Peir 39, Alcatraz and China Town

One of the trip highlights was Alcatraz. While we were waiting for our time to go over, we walked aoung Pier 39. It is a crowded fun place with a lot of shops. We got to see the sea lions, which apparently lay out on the docks every day. The numbers have gone down over the years, but there were still quite a few. It was pretty entertaining to watch them

Like I said, Alcatraz was awesome. They give you headphones and send you on a walking tour. I found it quite fascinating.

After the tour, we walked outside where Nate took pictures and I did this (refer to picture below). It was so windy and cold. I tried to bundle up but my jacket wasn't helping a ton. Our last stop that day was China Town. We spent most of our time walking though all the shops and seeing all the cool stuff they had. We had my birthday dinner at a restaurant there that isn't worth mentioning. It was below adequate and disappointing, but China Town was still really cool.