Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our Little Peanut

So for those who do not know, I am pregnant! I am a little over 11 weeks along and feeling it. We had our first appointment last Tuesday and we weren't able to hear the heartbeat (which is actually pretty normal but I freaked out.) So we had another appointment today and it took the doc a while but she finally found that fast little beat! Our little Peanut is alive and well and we couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present! Jane is excited to be a sister. We will ask her "Where is mommy's baby?" and she will pat my tummy. We'll see how she likes baby when it takes some of her attention ;) Anyways, we are due July 11th (3 days before Trent's birthday) and look forward to February to find out if we are having a girl or a boy. .

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa. . .

. . .did not go over well. Jane got to visit the man in red three times this weekend. The first was at the Bassett family Christmas party. She chanted his name all day and then when he came in the room, she tensed up. When I went to put her on his lap, she screamed and tried to get off.

The second time was here at the apartments where Santa came to visit everyone in the Village. I thought she might do better if she went with her BFF Kelli but turns out they were both afraid so instead of one screaming kid, we had two with big tears running down their cheeks. (Trent says she looks like she's laughing in this picture. Believe me, she was not)

The third time was at Trent's work party. I knew better than to set her on his lap and instead went for Mrs. Clause. No dice. She practically crawled up my back just walking towards them and then shook like a leaf when we got there.

I really hope next year goes better. She still gets excited when she sees a picture of Santa or sees him on TV. Guess he's just better from a distance :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

Here in the Bassett house we are getting ready for Christmas. Last week, I was sick so Trent took Jane to go pick out our Christmas tree. She loved it!!! She wanted to touch all the trees and was so proud of the one they brought home. She helped Trent get it all ready for the house and then she helped us decorate it with lights. She even learned how to say "tee!"(short for tree).

We also had the opportunity last weekend to go and see the lights at temple square. It was a tad bit cold but Jane loved all the twinkling lights and esp. loved the water at the conference center and in temple square. There weren't as many trees decorated as I remember there being but it was still a beautiful sight and there is always that special spirit around the temple.

Monday for Family night we got together with some friends to have dinner and make gingerbread houses. It was such a blast! Jane got to meet baby Riley, play with Tyson, and get hopped up on sugar. Brittany made a wonderful dinner and already had the houses constructed to all we had to do was decorate! It was so good to see friends we don't get to see very often.

This weekend we are looking forward to Christmas parties with Santa. . .we will see how Jane likes the man in red. She yells his name ("Tan-ta") every time she sees a picture of him so we are hoping that enthusiasm will carry over to actually sitting on his lap.

Jane Helping Trent wrap, tag, and bow my present. She loves bows and tries to stick 3-4 on each present!