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!