30 weeks was an interesting week.
I spent the first half with Tyler, J's little brother. We hung out at home while J was at work and did things around the house. Tyler helped me set up the crib we got for free from a friend's brother.
Here's 30 weeks. J and I agree that I look bigger than this picture depicts. Maybe next week will look bigger...
The second half of the week, J and I drove down to Utah to get a mattress for our guest room. We had a frame and headboard for a twin sized mattress, but no mattress. My uncle Karl owns a mattress business called Mattress Warehouse. So we wanted to get one from him since he would give us a fabulous deal.
On Thursday, we drove down and got to Provo where we stayed at my mom's younger brother, Todd's place. Friday morning, we got up and went swimming. It was wonderful. Best part? I got to lay on my tummy!!! ohhh it was heaven! I just laid on a pool floaty and I relaxed enough that I was able to lay down! I sure do miss laying on my tummy!! Then, we drove up to Sandy to buy the mattress from Karl. We chose a posturepedic one. It's wonderful. Mom won't have much to complain about when she stays here to help with Little Mr! :) After choosing the mattress, we went to the family history library where my Grandma works. She is serving a mission there and has been for almost 3 years, I think. She gave us a tour and we visited a little and she introduced us to her friends. Then, J and I went to check out the City Center mall thing. Very cool. Fancy stores, indoor and outdoor areas, overall a neat experience.
A pretty view of the City Center and the temple in the distance.
After the mall, we had a get-together with my dad's side. It turned out to be only cousins. We had TONS of fun! We went swimming, ate yummy food, and played Curses. It was a good thing I went to the bathroom before and during because I would have peed my pants, I was laughing sooo hard! I mean, sobbing I was laughing so hard. It was that crazy!! We looked at the clock at 11:30 and realized it was probably time to let kids get to bed and leave. :)
Saturday, we enjoyed time together. I needed some things from the store and we wanted to check out IKEA. Guess what? we didn't buy anything. I think if we had more time, we would've convinced ourselves to buy something but we had only 45 minutes, so we just looked quickly through everything. It was a very cool store. Saturday afternoon, there was a get-together on my mom's side. There were aunts and uncles at this one. We swam, visited, barbecued, and visited some more. It was great.
Sunday, we reserved specifically for being with my grandma. She's my dad's mom. She's also my last living grandparent. She loves her job at the family history library and loves the purpose it gives her. She seems to be doing well and loving life. We met up with her to watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing their Sunday morning broadcast. J and I know three people in here.
My uncle Karl is the one the guy is turning around to talk to.
J's dad's life-long friend, Grant, is the second from the left on the last row.
J's aunt Janet is the blonde in the center at the top.
The performance was beautiful. It was cool to watch from the 2nd row. I've never been to anything in the conference center before, so I really enjoyed that.
We went back to Grandma's house and ate lunch with her roommate. It was yummy spanish meat and cheese sandwiches. Then, Grandma needed computer help...yikes. My dad is the mac person. Not me! So she pulled out her ipad and said she needed help getting pictures on here, music, and the glitch she has with her solitaire makes her really angry... :)
So I figured I'd at least do what I could. I showed her how to update her apps and where to look for more. We bought music and it went straight to the ipad-I had no idea you could do that-. We took pictures my dad had emailed her and saved them to the ipad. yet again, I had no idea you could do that. She doesn't have a computer besides the ipad, so I was worried it wouldn't work. But I was able to figure it all out!! I felt like such a pro! I think my dad would be proud. :)
We went to Sacrament meeting with Grandma and then left to pick up our new mattress from Karl's. While J and I were changing to street clothes, they loaded the mattress and box spring into the truck and also a high chair! Woohoo! I'm so excited about it!!!
We drove home then and J's parents met us at our house to help us get things inside. I was really excited about setting it up, so they helped set it up too.
Here's the new bed in our office/guest room.
Here's the new setup in the baby's room! The alphabet wall will go over the crib and rocking chair, probably taking up the whole wall. It's gonna be awesome!!!
We got a great deal on a dresser on Craigslist. It's solid wood and a changing table at the same time! They gave us the changing pad, too. We picked it up on Sunday after promising to buy it on Thursday. The lady selling it had the same stature as me, so she threw in a bunch of maternity clothes. A lot worked pretty well! It's nice to have more variety.
The pretty crib. The mattress was really yucky lumpy, so we're going to get a good, new one. this was just a convenient place for the moses basket. :)
We moved the bookshelf over to this side by the rocking chair. I like it. Now for decorations, putting the clothes in the dresser, and putting the stuffed animals somewhere! Oh so fun!!!