Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Weekly Photo + Pregnancy Talk

6 1/2 months or  27 weeks + 3 days or 192 days pregnant.

Also, I'm in the third trimester! So, just 3 months left, that is a little over 12 weeks my friends.

I have received a lot of comments on how I am so big this pregnancy, which I don't really mind. However, my weight gain has been about the same and though I showed earlier, I think in the long run I will be about the same size. I do carry a bit bigger anyways. I am pretty average in height (slightly on the shorter end), but I have a short torso. So, I have a pretty large, round belly.

Here are some comparison pictures (same shirt as well):

Pregnant with Elanor at 29 weeks.
Pregnant with baby #2 at 27 weeks.
People are also always asking me how I'm feeling and usually I always say "good". In truth, I have really easy pregnancies. My first trimester was a lot more difficult than it was with Elanor. I threw up and felt nauseous way more often. I also had aversions to most food! However, compared to many that are really truly sick, it was not bad at all. Ever since the second trimester started, I have felt great! I have plenty of energy and I love feeling my baby move! Sure, sleeping can be uncomfortable, but I don't have much to complain about.

If anyone is interested, here are some things I do that make my pregnancies easier:
1. I don't eat sugar. 
Sure, occasionally I'll have a tiny bite (Christmas time was hard!) and I have had a few mugs of hot chocolate (made with unsweetened chocolate or unsweetened cocoa, milk and raw honey-a less refined and better form of sugar). It can be hard, but worth it! There is less weight gain, I'm healthier, and all that sugar could very well effect a little baby's developing brain.
2. I do yoga every morning.
I did not do this when I was pregnant with Elanor. It has been so nice to do this! The breathing exercises really helped in the 1st trimester with nausea. It not only strengthens my body, but gives me energy to start the day. There are quite a few pregnancy yoga videos on youtube. Also, do your Kegels.

I guess that is pretty much it. Other than that, I just do what I normally do. A little school with Elanor, walks, clean the house, play with Elanor, make breakfast, lunch and dinner, run errands, eat, read, relax with Tyler in the evening…the regular stuff. I also taught ballet. I just stopped, since we will hopefully be moving soon.

So, yes being pregnant. It is on my mind and I'm so glad to finally be pregnant after all the waiting. I am savoring the experience and not complaining since it was so hard to get pregnant in the first place. I am grateful (in a sense), that we went through that, because it has made me a lot more grateful for this experience. So, for me, right now, being pregnant is pretty much the best.

Friday, January 16, 2015


I have been going through and organizing different parts of my house and today I went through our desk. I have cleaned it up and tidied it upon occasion, but this is the first time I took everything out and threw away a bunch of stuff. I found quite a few burned photo cds! They were fun to look at because some of them I had not looked at since we got them. For this cd, we were still in Virginia and a friend of ours was building up a photography portfolio and took all of these for free! It was fun to look back. Elanor was so tiny and it made me so excited for our new baby coming in April!

The guy who took this actually entered this photo into a competition for the cover of the local tourist magazine. He won, so we were on the cover!

So cute of these two!

She is sucking her thumb...

Our friend also went to all the SVU sporting events and took photos, so he gave some of the ones he had of Tyler.

This all seemed so long ago, almost fours years ago! Can you believe I have been graduated from university for four years and eight years from high school. It does not seem that long ago, but then again it does. So much has happened and we have changed quite a bit too.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas 2014

I like being able to look back on our Christmases, so I hope others enjoy these pictures as well. 
We had a lovely Christmas and here is what it looked like:

Quick visit with Jess and Ricky.

Christmas Eve table set up.
Elanor got a jewel in her Christmas cracker.

Clara/Nutcracker dance
Silly girl.
We did not have much of a Nativity scene this year, but Elanor did her part as Mary well!
My dad as a wise man bringing gifts for Baby Jesus.
A Laurent family photo--a pretty terrible one--but it is our last Christmas as a family of three!

Christmas Eve pajamas.

Some treats and a note for Santa.

Elanor did not wake up until 7:30!

She was so excited about this huge present!

Elanor and Papa!
Elanor with her cousins, Casen and Colbi.

Playing a new game with Uncle Trevor!
Silly Elanor with Mema!
Tyler and Kenny with similar hats.
Elanor was able to go on her great uncle Dan's four wheeler. She had a lot of fun!

We just had to drive a little ways up Larch Mountain to find some snow to play in.

 I hope everyone had a happy Christmas!

Here's to the New Year!
{I'm so excited to meet our baby in April!}

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Weekly Photo(s)

I've been rather absent on this blog lately. Sorry about that! We went home to Oregon for Christmas and then Elanor and I stayed longer to help my mom with her next play. I did the choreography for it and Elanor has a small part! We will need to go back for more rehearsals in February and the play is in March. (We are also hoping to move back to Portland, hopefully in February!)

So here are all the Weekly Photos I missed and I will get some more posts up soon as well!

Weekly Photo(s) which should have been posted on December 29th:
Small Scott Family Christmas this year! My brothers are both on missions and Jessica and Ricky were only here part of Christmas Eve Day as they went down to San Jose to visit Ricky's family. Christmas Eve dinner was a small affair with my parents and us, it was quite fun even so. Next year, Ian will be back from his mission, we will have another baby and Jessica and Ricky will have a baby as well! I'm excited for all the babies!
Christmas Morning at Tyler's mom's house! Elanor is opening up gifts with Great-Grandma Sandy looking on.

Weekly Photo which should have been posted on January 5th:
Snow angels on Larch Mountain.

The Weekly Photo which should have been posted on January 12th:
Down by the Willamette (Ross Island Bridge in the background).

All caught up on Weekly Photos! Christmas recap in photos tomorrow!