"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Friday, January 25, 2013

I think we'll call her Paige.

I am 30 weeks pregnant.

Real honest here- I wish I were 39 weeks pregnant.

This pregnancy has been hard!  I don't remember being quite so uncomfortable and quite so anxious to get my babies here as I am with this one.  It's a new experience and I've gained some new found empathy for those women who have such terrible pregnancies.

Sometimes I wonder if this pregnancy is more difficult just because I am trying to do more with this pregnancy.  I'm still waiting tables two nights a week, I run 3 days and try to bike 2 days- all of which adds up to be more physically exhausting than sitting on the couch 7 days a week like I did with Will and Annie.  Are active pregnancies really easier?  I'm not so sure.  In spite of the bulging discs, varicose veins, frequent heartburn, pelvic and sciatic pain, I'm grateful that I get to have this little baby in my belly.

Something about creating a miracle makes me feel happy.  And really, really blessed.

Although we can't say her name is official until she's born, at this point we call her Paige.  I love her name.  I love that it means "servant"; every time I think of this, I think of the Savior- our Ultimate Servant.  I love how it sounds when it comes out of my kids' mouths.  I love that Will knows how to spell it already.  I can't help but smile when I think of my sweet little Paige, growing bigger and stronger every day.

The best part of pregnancy is feeling the baby move- I think every woman will tell you this.  She rolls and wiggles, hiccups and sticks her little foot out of my side.  I have to stop myself from telling people every time I feel her move (which is a lot!).  I even lay awake at nights because she has literally kicked me from a dream filled sleep.  I don't mind- it's nice to have quiet time with my girl.

Only 2 1/2 more months until we get to meet this little Paige of ours.  I can't wait.

In the meantime, can anyone think of some good middle names that go with Paige???  As of now we're thinking of Lynn, Morgan, Grace, and Alta- feel free to vote for your favorite :).

***Sorry about the terrible quality of the pictures.  They're all from my iPod.  It is what it is.
22 weeks and 4 days pregnant after a particularly good run- and a shift of work, as a matter of fact!

Baby girl clothes!  The jellies make me most excited.
30 weeks!


  1. Alta is my mother's and grandmother's names. I like it. However, I always felt that girls didn't need middle names - My Mom didn't, I don't, and my girls don't. Just Paige Nicoll sounds good to me, too.

  2. You look amazing Amylee. I was five times bigger than that at 30 weeks. :) I love the name Paige. So cute. And my vote is for Paige Morgan or Paige Alta!

  3. You are a ROCKSTAR! Seriously inspirational for me. I knew you were running 3 times a week, but didn't realize you were also biking! You should coach me. I need your encouragement and motivation.
    I think Paige Lynn is so cute, and Paige Alta (mostly because I remember you talking about Alta last year). Can't wait to meet her. Love her already.

  4. I think Paige is an adorable name. I always loved the names Jane and Kate, but we never had a girl. So you can use those as middle names, but personally I think her middle name should be Amy. You can tell people it's after you, but I'll know in my heart that it's for me.

    You are gorgeous! And sound so much more patient than I would be!

  5. I always enjoy your posts. They are uplifting...just like you!

  6. Or you can always use Paige Marciea...