Sunday, November 29, 2009

Introducing Herman

Wow, I have been a complete blogger slacker lately!! So here is a little update entry on us:
We've been busy, busy, busy, but not a whole lot of interesting things have been going with us: Shad has been plugging away at school, and is getting ready for finals this week. (Yes they are ALREADY here!!) So please remember him in your prayers, because this semester has been a tough one! And he could use all the support he can get. Its going to be a rough couple of weeks. And I'm still working, what feels like all the time! And we are slowly getting ready for baby as the due date quickly approaches! I cannot believe this little boy will be here in just a couple short months!! We've gotten a lot of the big stuff like the crib, stroller, car seat, swing, etc. But babies sure come with a LOT of stuff!! But we are gearing up to meet him, and bring him home.
In gearing up for baby I decided a couple weeks ago to expand my sewing "skills"... and well, anyone who really knows me, knows that I am NOT a talented sewer or real "homemakey." But my dear friend Marilyn volunteered her time and talents to me one Saturday and we spent a couple of hours sewing these burp rags, we made about 10 ( I wanted to start off small and simple!):

They didn't come out perfect by any means, but the more I look at them, the more I like them. Not too bad for a beginner... I guess!?!

So in reading the title, you might be wondering who Herman is. Well, Herman is our newest family addition, our pet Giraffe. He comes along with a pretty funny story, but let me preface it with the fact that I LOVE giraffes, they have always been my favorite at the zoo, and slowly I have been accumulating giraffe/jungle stuff for baby and baby's room. ( As you can see above in the burp rags, and the stroller/car seat set we bought.): Last week I came home to a Fed Ex sticker on the door saying I had a package to pick up in the office. I was a little puzzled, but then I remembered I had ordered some baby stuff online a while ago so I assumed that was what the package was. I waited for Shad to get home and on our way to run some errands we went to pick up our package. We get to the office the the lady there says "Oh yes, its a good thing that BOTH of you came to pick this up" and them proceeds to come out dragging a large box. About 5 feet tall, and 3 feet wide. Umm.... excuse me?!? Shad and I look at each other in pure confusing and give out a nervous laugh. I'm thinking this cannot possibly be the package that we are supposed to pick up! But sure enough it was address to Krista McOmber, coming from 'Benefit Healthcare' in Great Falls, MT! (Still even more puzzling...WHAT!?!) The lady seeing our sheer shock and confusion laughed and said, "Maybe its something for baby!" So Shad and I hauled the large package back to our apartment, it wouldn't even fit in our car! (Luckily it was quite light!) As soon as we walk in the door Shad and I in utter confusion and curiosity ripped into the package immediately to find this:

A five foot Giraffe!?!?! First we laugh and laugh so hard, but eventually I put the pieces together: my father is a regional manager and travels often to Great Falls, MT for work and had called me last week for my address. I call him up, and sure enough he had seen the Giraffe at one of his hospitals' gift shops, and knew it would be perfect for babies room! What a great Grandpa! We love him, and thought Herman was the perfect name. Dignified, yet playful. We've accepted him into the family, and know he will be a hit with little baby McOmber!! Love it!

This just shows how tall Herman really is:

He's pretty awesome:

Our Thanksgiving post, yet to come. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hockey Night in Spokane

So Shad and I haven't had too much going on lately... the same old work and school routine. I'm still working looooong days, and Shad is still overloaded with school! But once and a while we catch some breaks together. Last Saturday during the Halloween weekend my parents came over for the weekend to visit, and bring us the CRIB they bought for baby!!! They wanted to drive it over before the weather turned and the mountain passes would be impossible to drive through. It was so nice to have them here as always, and they spoil us all rotten (Me, Shad, and the baby!) On deciding what to do on Saturday for entertainment, my father being a HUGE hockey fan, we got tickets to the local Spokane Chiefs hockey game!! It was so much fun, since it was Halloween, it actually wasn't crowded and hockey games are so much fun to watch! We have some die-hard Spokane Chief fans around here, so its always crazy! Plus, it was Halloween, so there were people dressed up in all kinds of crazy outfits! It was a great way to spend the weekend together. Well, Shad and I had already planned a date night with our friends the Greens to go this weekend again to the Hockey game long before my parents came. So on that note, we went again last night! AWESOME! It was "buck night" so all hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks were a dollar! And it was a "Red- Out" so all the fans were supposed to wear red. Shad and I being the die-hard BYU fans we are, don't really don the color red very often. But we went to our local Walmart and picked up some cheap Spokane original gear. Shad got a Chiefs shirt, and I went for the Gonzaga gear (luckily both teams have the same colors!). Again, the game was so much FUN, much more crowded and loud compared the last weeks game, plus WE WON!!! (Which they did not the previous week). We feel like we are officially "Spokanites" and will proudly wear our local team gear!! Spokane Chiefs: welcome your two newest loyal fans! 'Go Chiefs Go!'

Our dear friends the Greens:

In addition, for those of you wanting to see, I have a grown a bunch in the last month or so. These pics are at about 25.5 weeks!! I'm starting to feel like a large pregnant lady. The really 'awesome,' insensitive comments at work from customers are starting to roll in: "Wow, you're huge!" and "Oh you poor thing, you still have a LONG ways to go!", etc. They always make me feel like a beast. However, other than feeling quite large... I'm still feeling good. I had a little re-lapse with the migraines this morning. But I haven't really been as diligent with my nasal spray, so apparently that really was the trick! I'm also SO tired all the time, especially after work, I come home and just crash. The fear is also starting to set in... of the whole labor and delivery process, and what to do once the baby actually comes!?!? Its especially scary since every mom has their own advice to give, which is more horrifying than helpful. Although I am completely oblivious, ignorant, and scared stiff so I can appreciate that their hearts are in the right place! Anyways, baby is still as squirmy as ever, kicking me in every direction possible. Shad finally has gotten a good feel of him kicking and rumbling around in there. And we're still as joyous and as excited as ever for this little one!

Shad and I comparing bellies, yup, I've finally passed him: