The Byron Clan

The Byron Clan

Monday, October 25, 2010

Maternity Pictures

My beautiful and talented friend from grad school, Julie Rosier, took some maternity pictures for us. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, because I generally don't really like my pictures to be taken (especially with those extra pounds). However, I am so glad that we decided to do this because these pictures have captured my feelings about being pregnant beautifully. I know one day I will look back on these and be so grateful that we decided to get them taken! As for Julie--you're seriously talented, my friend. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these incredible shots! Here's the link for the pictures:

...and here's a sneak peek of some of our favorites:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I hate these things, but I was tagged by my cousin, Nicolle, and I like her.

The rules are to answer all 8 of my questions, then add 8 of your own and tag 8 people.

1. What was your most favorite toy as a kid?

Littlest Pet Shop, hands down. I also loved Polly Pockets.

2. Have you ever had a black eye? How did you get it?


3. What is your biggest fear?

Birthing a 12 pound baby. That really freaks me out.

4. What is the biggest lesson you have learned from the past?

Generic brand peanut butter cannot compare to Jif. Ever.

5. Post your most favorite picture that you have on your computer and tell why it is your favorite. (Posts are always better with pictures).

This was formal night on our cruise. We had such a blast, celebrating the end of our first years of graduate school. It was a fun vacation.

6. What is your favorite fast food restaurant and why?

McDonald's for breakfast. Can you really beat McD's for breakfast?

7. Favorite tradition?

I enjoy all of our traditions, but I will always love opening pj's on Christmas Eve.

8. What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?

I rarely sing in the shower, but when I do it is usually just something that has been stuck in my head. Paramore's newest song is my latest...

My questions:

1. Favorite meal of the day?
2. If you could drive any car, which one would you choose?
3. Coke or Pepsi?
4. If you could only live in one season all year long, which one would you choose?
5. What is your dream job?
6. Who do you text/call the most?
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
8. What chef on the Food Network would you most like to be friends with?

I'm taking the easy way out and tagging everyone who reads this and wants to do it. =)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

30 Weeks

The third trimester is shaping up quite nicely. For the most part, I still feel great. Sure I may or may not be a little emotional. I also battle horrendous heartburn, which is definitely not fun. In addition, this baby is low--like really, really low, which makes it difficult for me to bend. Other than those minor things, I quite enjoy being pregnant. I'm sure that opinion will change in a few weeks as I start to get larger, but I'm just enjoying where I'm at right now.
There are 10 weeks to go. Well, probably more than that...considering this is my first pregnancy and my doctor told me to plan on 5 days after my due date. We are both scared and excited, nervous and anxious. We lay in bed at night anticipating this change that will occur in a matter of weeks, wondering whether or not we're going to be good at this whole parenting thing. I often ask Chad, "What if she hates me?" or "What if she likes you more?" (I'm not worried about my child loving Chad more, I'm sure she'll be a daddy's girl. I think what I worry about is lacking the mother's touch, not being able to be someone who can soothe/calm her.) These may seem like irrational fears, but I'm pregnant...irrationality is a part of the game.
What I do know is that I have never loved anything in this kind of a way before. I love the way she comes alive at night while we're watching our shows. I love the way she "plays" by kicking back when I touch her. I love the way she gets hiccups--sometimes 3 times a day. I love the way she calms right down when Chad puts his hand on my belly. I haven't even met her, but I love her.
Everything else is going well with us. Chad is loving his job. We are settling in to our house. We love our ward. Life is good!