January 17, 2011

My Turn!

It's about time I do a post or two and stop making Maranda do it all the time. So here goes:

Currently Maranda is 20 1/2 weeks along in her pregnancy. We recently found out it is a HE and are very excited. People constantly ask us, "is that what you wanted?" We always say, we didn't care, which I know sounds cliche, but we meant it. We want a happy healthy baby, boy or girl. Now that this one is a boy (which I am ecstatic about) we will most likely want our next to be a little girl. So far our little boy is very healthy, spine, brain, kidneys, etc all look great. There is one minor thing that they want to look at again. When we went in for our 20 week ultrasound that little buggers arm was covering half of his face. There was a shadow on the left side of his face and they want us to come back in 4 weeks and get another ultrasound to make sure it is just a shadow and not a cleft lip/pallet. If he does have it, I still consider it a blessing if that is the only thing wrong. It is a common surgery and hardly leaves a scar after a little bit and my insurance will cover the surgery at 100%. I still hope he's fine, but if not we can get through it, besides maybe it will add character if it leaves a scar like Joaquin Phoenix.

We are also very busy looking at houses! We have officially started our search for a home. We have been blessed to be able to live in Maranda's parents basement for free while saving money and paying off debt. We agreed before we moved in that we would be out by the time we had a kid, well that time is fast approaching! We are trying to stay in Utah County between Spanish Fork up to Lehi, and out to the closer part of Eagle Mountain. We are deciding between a home and a townhome/twin home. Trying to decide what the best choice will be for resale value. Decide between building or buying. Deciding on price, location, size etc. I did not think it would be this hard or take this long. There is just so much to decide and it is such a big decision. We are realizing that we will know it when we see it (the perfect house, in our eyes) and the main thing to remember and consider is, can we afford it, and can we raise our family there. Ultimately that will be the decisive factor! We'll keep you posted on how the house hunt goes! Also we have an awesome Realtor so if you are looking for one let us know and we can get you his info.

Lastly, we are starting to pick out boy names since we now know that it is a boy! Some names we are considering are: (in no particular order)


What do ya think?
P.S. Love you Maranda, hope your not mad I played with your blog! ;)


The Brownies said...

We love the name Mason :)

Amanda said...

house hunting & name hunting all at the same time- so much fun! we're so excited for you guys & miss you tons! glad to hear you're doing so well!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You are sure living the life! :D
If I could give any advice, not that you will want it,but take it or leave it.
After buying a townhouse/condo as our first, I would tell ANYONE looking to buy, DON'T!! I have loved our house, but now with a 3 year old boy and a puppy filled with spunk, I wish we had a back yard. We have a nice little 18X20 ft yard, but it just isn't enough. We bought our townhouse 2 months before I had my little one, and if were to do anything different I would have gotten a smaller house and have it be a REAL house. Oh, and watch out for HOA's! Good luck

Lindsay said...

I love that the name Carson isn't even on here. :)

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