Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh....

Perhaps you have noticed that all my post titles are songs/lyrics with "baby" in them.  Perhaps you haven't. Either way, I have baby on the brain all the time.  Mostly because it's the biggest thing to happen to me since my marriage (screaming:  MAJOR LIFE CHANGE). Also, I can't ignore the fact that Baby C calls all the shots when it comes to my daily activities and consequently I am very aware of his presence. I have 84 days until my due date.  I have less than 100 days until my due date.  I am in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  I have 12 weeks until this little man gets to join the rockin' party at the Champ house. Bring it on little man-we can't wait to hang with you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

Merry Christmas to all!
Another 12 months has passed since our last 12 month recap and we cannot believe how many things can happen in one tiny year.  Daniel and I have been so blessed.  We love this time of year as we celebrate the birth and life of our Savior as we enjoy time with friends and family.
January was pretty much just there. We lived and loved, and most likely laughed.
February was fantastic as we discovered Matt and Carla were pregnant.  Danno got a raise at Moss and surprised me with a new purse for V-day since Yuki ate mine.
March was a sad month as Yuki had her everlasting accident.  We did finally get air conditioning for our upcoming summer.
April was a much better month than the latter as we met Brad and Tiana our new ward friends.  Evonne flew into SLC and ran a marathon and Danno started to become a regular at the Thorup boys' Man Night.
May was a big month for our friamily (friend family)!  Ian got a girlfriend.
June was a monumental month as Scott and RoquesAnn got married and we apparently got pregnant! Ian and Lindsay also decided they were getting married.
July is our favorite month since we found out on the 13th that we are expecting a lil' baby!  We also celebrated our 3 year anniversary.  My sister Julie had her sweet baby Andrew and Evonne and family made their yearly trek to Utah.
August brought wonderful friends and memories.  Danno turned the big TWO-FIVE and we had an awesome weekend when some converts from his mission surprised us.  We love the Cookes.  They are our heroes. We told our families we were pregnant and the Cookes were able to share that experience with us.  We also found out that Rand and Kim are expecting baby #4.  We also finally found Dr. Nebeker to fix Yuki. We also got to meet our baby doctor- Dr. Terry and were able to see baby and baby's heartbeat.  So sweet. Also, baby EZ was born-surprise!
September made us realize how old we are.  Danno had been home from his mission for four years, it was the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.
October was lovely as Ian and Lindsay got married.  I was a bridesmaid and barely fit my four-month belly into the bridesmaids dress. We also found out that baby is a BOY and we went to St. George with the Champs as our anniversary present.  We saw The Little Mermaid at Tuachaun and it was awesome!
November was humbling as we joined together as a family.  Jonelle found some lumps and causes for concern but thankfully we found out they are not cancerous.  Phew!
And now here we are in December, 28 weeks pregnant, Yuki's leg is finally healed, many friends married, many babies on the way in our family, we have our health, and we feel so grateful for the ways the Lord has blessed our little family.  Sending much love!
Love,
Daniel, Janelle, Yuki and baby boy


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Hit Me Baby One More Time" -Britney Spears

26 weeks.
I'm feeling very pregnant these days.  This morning I realized touching my toes is harder than it once was.  Luckily, I'm in the great part of my pregnancy.  My emotions are fairly leveled off, I'm not swollen yet, I feel like myself, I can eat, and things aren't too smelly.  Also, baby is so very wiggly.  Two days ago I was worried because I hadn't really felt him move much.  I told Danno I was worried and he consoled my poor little heart and we included baby C in our prayers that night.  Twas' not hours later that baby C was kicking up a storm.  Since then, he has not stopped moving and has taken to kicking my bladder as a fun little game. (I'm glad you are okay in there lil' guy-but ease up on that new game) I'm also fairly sure that he had hiccups too.  So fun, so freaky, so soon.  14 more weeks until we are legit padres.  That's cray-cray (reference taken from Penny on "Happy Endings."  Great show.  Watch it.)