Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Studio

Here is just a little taste of what goes on in the studio:




Lots of listening : Ron (producer), Scott (engineer), Aaron, Jacob

We are so lucky to be able to be recording so close to home. The studio is only a 10 minute drive from our house. Though the boys still spend long days and late nights there, it is nice that we Fictionistas (a name given to the band wives from Cait) can go and visit, listen, and spend some time with our husbands. Yesterday when I went, I even got to sing on the song they were working on!

One night last week, the guys got done a little earlier, so Aaron and I took the opportunity to go out on a date. We tried a new place called Black Sheep, an Indian/Native American type restaurant. Super yummy, but I barely even dented my burger. I mean... look how massive that is!

Baby Anderson's Nursery

the beautiful bedding that my Mom made

Sailboat mobile from my parents

 Chevron quilt made by Rachel and my Mom

Mr. Thumpakins : bow tie 

 Aaron surprised me, and painted this desk. It used to be dark green.

 If you ever come to stay with us, this is your bed.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

37 weeks

Doctor's appointment went well, I'm still dilated to 2 cm. I've gained 35 pounds thus yet, with 3 more weeks to go. I'm hoping to stay under 40 :)

At the moment I am packing our bags for the hospital, cleaning up the baby's room and closet, and snacking on food (as always). Since Aaron is in the studio, recording right now, and the studio doesn't have very good reception, I conducted a test this morning. I sent a mass text to all the members of the band, to see how long until one of them got it and could tell Aaron. It took 2 seconds for one of them to relay the message to Aaron. Comforting.

Evelyn, Aaron's mom, came down for the weekend to help us get the baby's room ready, and spend some time with me. It was so much fun, and the room looks great. We didn't end up painting the room gray, like I had planned, but after all the changes I don't mind the yellow color anymore. It helps brighten the room up quite a bit, it feels happy in that room. I wish I had before pictures, it is such a transformation.

Pictures to come in next post.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

36.5 Weeks

Jillian and I drove up to Washington to visit the family and see new baby Ellie. We spent a week and a half up there. My husband is the best for letting me go, on a moments notice, leaving him at home all alone. I honestly decided to go on this trip 30 minutes before I left. The first thing Aaron told me when I told him I had decided to go was, "Don't have our baby while you're gone." The drive was long, but definitely worth it.

We did a bunch of stuff while there:
Held Ellie and Brin
Celebrated Jackson's 4th birthday, with a pirate party
Played Legos
Watched Mulan 5 times
Made bumpers and crib sheets for our boy
Rachel made an adorable quilt for us
Sudoku challenges
Celebrated father's day
and much more

We stopped in Idaho Falls on our way back to Utah, and stayed with the Smith family; they are great. We got to go to Bridger's farewell, before he left for Africa for two years. Also, some Auto Cross went down. Christopher and Jillian got to ride with the drivers on the course.

I had a doctor's appointment on monday. Everything looks good. I'm dilated to 2 cm already, but our doctor says that he will probably still come around the due date.

I've been working on painting the crib this week. The nursery is coming together slowly. I will post some pictures when we finish.