Sunday, December 21, 2008

Glad Tidings of Great Joy!!

Well, I figure this is a good time for me to make my first blog post... I am the proud new father of a beautiful baby boy!! Jason Nolan Barrett was born on December 13, 2008 at 10:45 pm. He was three weeks early, but still checked in at a healthy 7 lbs 9 oz and 21.5 inches long! It was a big surprise for us that he came so early, but we are definitely not complaining! It is definitely the best Christmas present either Amanda or I have ever received! Both he and Amanda are healthy and happy, so we feel very blessed. Over the last week, we have spent hours and hours just staring at our amazing son and having a blast seeing him figure out this strange new world he has come to.

Jason's early arrival changes our well-laid plans for the next few weeks... we can now go visit my parents for Christmas, and we will probably be moving to Denver a couple weeks earlier-since the baby and graduation were really the only things keeping us in Provo (except for softball!!).
Oh yeah... the awesomeness of finally graduating from BYU has been completely overshadowed by the birth of our son! He was born on Saturday, right before finals, so, needless to say, I was a little distracted during my last couple of tests. So even though I got my worst scores of the semester, I am pretty sure I passed all my classes, so at this point, I could care less! I am having way too much fun with the new kid in our home to worry about not getting an A in some business law class...
Anyway, we are so thrilled to have Jason with us and hope everyone has a great holiday!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Full House

This year Thanksgiving was a little bit different for us. We usually go down to St. George and spend the weekend there but this year Brad's family came up North and stayed with us. Yes we had 7 people in our 600 sq ft apartment. It was great to have them all here! We weren't quite sure what to do when they all left. So I am definitely going through that nesting period. I am constantly thinking of what i can clean, organize, or pack all day long. I was in such a cleaning mood at work today i started cleaning out all of my desk then once i was done with that i started cleaning out my folders in my email. I have the baby's sleeping area all ready to go. We put out diapers and wipes and lotions and his clothes that we will be able to use once he gets here! I know i still have like 4 1/2 weeks but he might be ready before that and i want to be ready! There is still so much we have to do before he comes because i am not going to feel like packing much after i have him. I am pretty excited for my next appointment on the 8th because my doctor is going to check and see if i am progressing any. so that is exciting! Brad only has 6 days of class left then some finals and he is done with school!!! woo-hoo! We are still trying to find a place in Denver. We have a few places we like we just need to look into them more and figure out which one is best for us. It is a little scary not being able to see the place and area before we move in but we dont really have any other options right now. But right now we are just enjoying this little bit of time we have together just Me and Brad!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Denver here we come!

Well Denver it is! Brad accepted the job offer in Denver on Friday and we sent in the paperwork. So it is official! So now we just have to try and find a place. That should be interesting. Brad told his boss that he would like to start in the middle of January so that should give us enough time to have the baby and move out there and have a couple days to get settled in. Once we are there Brad gets to leave me for a few days and go to a training in Houston. My mom is coming out for the birth so hopefully she will be able to come to Colorado with us and help me while he is gone... I have no idea what to do with a new born baby! I am so excited to move there! I have already started packing a little :-) Might as well while i am still mobile and i have the motivation. We just did a big dump at DI today... so that got rid of a lot of stuff! I am glad we have till January. I was worried we would have to move right away and i wouldnt be able to decorate for christmas. I almost put up the christmas tree today... but i stopped myself.

Monday, November 3, 2008

8 Weeks to go

We have eight weeks left and we are so ready to meet our little boy! And he is totally ready to come out. He is running out of room in my big belly. It is pretty awesome when he moves around and i can tell what body part i am feeling. It makes me very excited to see him and hold him. Sorry I haven't posted any pictures. I can't figure out how to post them without taking up the whole page... Brad is working on it. So the job hunt is almost over! Brad is just waiting on a call to finalize things. We are very excited but i am not going to say anything else just in case... i dont want to jinx anything!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Three months later

So I told you I am not very good at this blogging stuff. It has been three months almost and so much is going on. Well i am about 30 weeks pregnant. We are having a boy so Sarah you were right!! :-) As of right now we are still in Provo, UT but Brad is in Wisconsin right now finishing up his interviews. So far he has gone to Denver, Palo Alto, and Wisconsin. So once we hear back from all of them we will be able to make a decision and know where we are going. I am feeling the stress. Moving, baby, new city, and a new job all happening at once pretty much is starting to get to me a little. It is all very exciting and they are going smoothly so far but it is a lot at once thats for sure.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lonely Night

Well since I am home alone tonight i figured i would work on the blog. Life is exciting right now. Brad is graduating soon and then shorting after that we will be having a baby and having to move for Brads job. I am probably not the best person for this blogging thing because my thoughts are so sporadic. You will just have to be patient with me! In about three weeks we get to go to Indiana and visit with my family. My mom and sisters are throwing me a baby shower and I am so excited. I have just recently started showing so it hasn't seemed real yet. We find out the sex in a week! Is it a baby Jason or a baby Peyton? What do you think? :-)