Saturday, November 30, 2013

Oh Baby!

Everyone has been waiting for a long time to find out the gender of our baby and HE is finally here! Yep, It's a BOY! Zachary Snyder was born on Thursday November 28th or Thanksgiving Day, weighing in at 9 pounds 5 Ounces and 21 inches long. He is super cute but a little stubborn when it comes to sleeping. I'll share the birth story tomorrow.

Monday, November 25, 2013

41 weeks and Signs of Labor

This morning I woke up at 2:30 AM to some contractions that were about 5-7 minutes apart and only lasted about 30 seconds. They went on like this for several hours until Louis went to work. Around 10 AM, I was still having some contractions, so I called Louis and told him that he should probably come home. He got home around 10:30 and then the contractions stopped about 10 minutes later. I was so bummed and Louis didn't really want to go back to work. I've been having contractions on and off all day.

Louis and I went to Alderwood Mall and Babies R Us and walked around for a bit. We just wanted to see if it could bring active labor faster, but it didn't. Right now the contractions have stopped and I'm hoping to get some sleep tonight.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

40 weeks and Late Baby

This baby is officially late. I was due last night but there's still nothing happening. Louis and I took the dogs for a walk at the beach tonight to see if that would bring on labor but it's not happening. I was two weeks late when I was born so I wonder how late this baby will be?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

39 weeks and Big Belly

I am 39 weeks and 2 days today. There is no sign of this baby and I am so ready for this to be done. Here are some pictures with one week left!

There's a baby foot!

Sadie wants me to pick her up and can't figure out why I can't

I am so ready to see my baby! I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

25 weeks Pregnant

I have been so bad at keeping up on this but at least I'm updating it now! Four weeks ago I had an ultrasound to check up on Baby Snyder. We told the technician right from the start that we didn't want to find out the gender and she was very good at making sure we didn't. I had my 24 week appointment last week and everything went great! The midwife said that the baby's measurements looked good. In fact, she said that the baby was measuring 5 days bigger. My belly was also measuring bigger so they're going to keep an eye one it. If I continue to measure big, they are going to order another ultrasound and my due date may change.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

14 Weeks Pregnant

I am now 14 weeks pregnant and I'm hoping that things are starting to look up. My Birthday was last Thursday, May 16th, and I was able to eat pizza and chocolate cake. It was wonderful to stomach these foods again! I'm still getting a little nausea in the morning or when I get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it's getting better everyday.

I thought I would share about how I found out I was pregnant. On New Year's Day, Louis and I went out to the Kirkland waterfront to watch the fireworks. While we are there, we talked about things that we would like to do this year. Going hiking to many state parks, more pet expos, Bark in the Park like years before, and maybe starting a family. We talked more about it in the following days and decided whatever happened, it was meant to be. We didn't really think about it much in the next few months, but that was about to change.

March 15th came and I just had a feeling that I was pregnant. I went out to the store, on my way home from work, and bought a pack of pregnancy tests. I took both tests the next morning. Both turned out positive.

I was excited and kind of shocked at the same time. I almost didn't believe it! I went out and bought 2 more packs of 2 different brands. I took them the following week and they all had the same result. I think that's how many it took for the news to sink in.

It was so hard to keep the secret until I was 13 weeks, but we did it!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

8 Weeks Pregnant

Well, the nausea is still here but I haven't thrown up yet. Some days I don't even feel like getting off the couch unless I have to. I have also found that I can't stand homemade macaroni and cheese, even though it's my favorite. I guess that means more for Louis.

I visited the Cascade Midwife and Birth Center Yesterday for a consult and a tour of the place. I found that I really loved what I saw and have decided to go there for my prenatal visits and have our baby at the center. My first appointment is April 24th and I'm super excited. We have decided to tell family about the pregnancy on Mother's Day.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

6 Weeks Pregnant

I am six weeks pregnant and feel just sick. The nausea is bad but, so far, I haven't thrown up yet and I am only sick until early afternoon. I really hope it stays that way. I'm tired all the time and am not working as many days a week right now. Thankfully Louis just started a new job, so me not working as many hours is just fine. I'll work more hours starting in May.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Louis and I have some great news! I would tell you, but the picture says it all.

That's right, I'm pregnant! Almost 5 weeks. I get to go the doctor next week to confirm it, but we are so excited!

Our Wedding

This is way past due, but I'm blogging about our wedding now. Louis and I got married October 13th, 2012 in the Seattle LDS Temple. It was a wonderful experience and I can't imagine getting married to anyone else. Louis is my knight in shining armor and I love his so much! Now, let's get to some pictures!

We didn't come out of the Temple wearing our wedding dress and tuxedo because it had been raining all morning and the ground was wet. I didn't want to get my beautiful dress all nasty with water and mud. That would not have been cool!

Friends of the family offered their home for our reception and it was wonderful! Everything turned out perfect!

The cake was amazing and very tasty!

My car got toilet papered and stuffed with leaves.

We also got some pictures of me, the beautiful bride!

We also got some silly pictures.

More pictures!