Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Next Week

Next week is going to be one exciting week. One week from today we have our ultrasound and will hopefully find out if we are having a little boy or girl. Then the following day, we leave for Redding for a week!! We are so excited to get away for a little while, especially in the middle of winter. This has been an extremely long, hard winter, and it's probably not even close to being over. I can't wait to get away and hopefully see some CA sun. Even if it rains the whole time we are there, that would still be an improvement over bitter cold and snow. But really, the weather is not the actual reason we are going to Redding. Our church is going through a lot right now, and Jason needs a break. The church is sending him to a conference at Bethel, and then we will be spending time at The Stirring. I can't wait to see old Redding friends, and to attend a church service where I have no responsibilities!! What a nice break that will be :) I'm not even sure if we have finalized our plans for where we are staying.... nothing like waiting til the last minute! This will probably be our last trip before the baby is born, so we are looking forward that as well.  Jason's parents are staying at our house with Dylan, so not only will our week be "snow free," it will also be "kid free!" (well...at least free of our kid) We will miss Dylan like crazy, but I know he is in great hands with his grandparents, and this is a much needed break for us. 

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby bump

Here's a pic of my bump. It was taken today- I'm approx. 16 weeks along. 

Random Dylan Cuteness

Dylan has been doing and saying some pretty cute stuff recently, and I know if I don't write it down, I will eventually forget about it as he moves on to new cute stuff :) So, here are some of the newest sayings:

While shopping at Target, I was trying on some jackets from the clearance rack (the best way to shop of course!) As I tried on each one he would look at me and say "Not cool Mommy, not cool." I thought we had a few more years before he would think I wasn't cool!! Haha

While I was changing his diaper:
Dylan: (singing) Twinkle, Twinkle little star...
Me: (joining in) How I wonder what you are...
Dylan: No singing Mommy, no singing!!
Me: You don't want me to sing with you?
Dylan: (almost yelling) NO!!!
OK, so even at 2 years old, he know which one of his parents has TERRIBLE voice!

When we are at home, and he hears a noise in another room or upstairs, he will cup his hand behind his ear and say "Listen. You heard dat?" 

If we ask him a question, and he feels he needs to think about the answer, he puts his hand up to his cheek and taps his face while saying "Hmmm, think, think, think." I think he got that one from the Disney cartoon My Friends Tiger & Pooh, but we cancelled our cable a few months ago, so it's been a while since he's seen it- but he still says it all the time!

That's all I can think of for now, soon he'll be on to new things....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The baby

I felt the baby move today for the first time! I am only 15-16 weeks along, so I wasn't expecting it for a little while still. What's funny is that I had my first whole cup of coffee today since I found out I was pregnant. Coincidence- I think not!! This little guy or girl was probably doing some extra back-flips in there- heehee :) Coffee had started sounding really good to me again, which is good since I work at Starbucks, and the smell made me nauseous for the past 2 months!! I obviously drink much less than I did before, and I am always careful to stay well under my 200 mg per day caffeine limit, but it's nice to be able to enjoy a good cup of half-caf. There really isn't much other baby news. We heard the heartbeat at our appointment at the end of last month. It took a while for the midwife to be able to find a strong signal, but eventually we heard our peanut's strong little heart! I am feeling much better now, and slowly getting my energy back. When we ask Dylan where the baby is he points to my stomach and says "in there." He will also talk to the baby and kiss my tummy. He always saying it is a sister, and in just a few weeks we will find out if he is right. Our ultrasound is scheduled for Feb. 3rd, so in about 3 1/2 weeks, we will hopefully know what we are having! I can't believe how quickly things are going. In the beginning it feels like it will never end, but already it seems to be flying by. Before we know it we will be halfway there!!!! We keep meaning to take a belly photo, so when we finally get around to it, I will post it so everyone can see my little bump :)