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It’s a Boy!

As it stands right now, wednesday was definitely one of the best days of my life. 🙂 That was the day of our long awaited ultrasound! I was SO nervous! I don’t know why….I guess because I’m the type of person who worries about everything! I was afraid that they were going to find something wrong with the baby. It was so incredible to actually be able to (kind of!) see the little person that’s always kicking me. The baby is healthy, which is what I cared about the most. It’s quite the little wiggle-worm though. The technician had no problem seeing what he needed to see but when he’d try to actually capture an image it usually turned out to be a blur of an arm or leg. He was able to get some though, so that was good.  He saved the gender for last. He explained to us what we were seeing: “Baby’s laying on it’s tummy. Here’s one leg and here’s the other leg. And here’s it’s butt….”

It’s a BOY folks! We saw that for ourselves very plainly. I’m glad he let us get a definite look….at least he cooperated for that! 🙂 He’s also a big boy….they actually moved my due date up….which doesn’t surprise me. Babies are definitely good sized in my family. I was ten days early when I was born and I was still 8 pounds 13 ounces! We are THRILLED to be having a boy. David was grinning from ear to ear….he SO wanted a boy to carry on his last name. I wanted a boy too, but we have so many girls on both sides I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Boys are definitely a novelty!

After we left the hospital, I was grinning from ear to ear. We wanted to tell our families in person, so my mom picked us up after work and took us up to Lake Stevens where we met up with my grandma, sister, David’s mom and sister, and Nina and Eva at Ixtapa. I printed off copies of one of the ultrasound pictures (they gave us a disc) and put them in a frame. Then I wrote in a card: “Congratulations, you’re going to have a grandson!” I tried really hard to find “grandson” frames but they didn’t have any ANYWHERE (I have no idea why….) so I had to improvise with the card idea. Both our moms opened their cards at the same time….and then chaos ensued! They both started crying and everyone was squealing. Everyone jumped up and was hugging….it was just like something you would see on tv. It was perfect. 🙂 Everyone really wanted a boy apparently!

David’s dad was at work, but he didn’t want David to tell him over the phone. We had him read the card when he got home too. Before he even read the card, he said he had his suspicions because of how David was acting (he was still grinning from ear to ear). He’s pretty excited to have a grandson too. David’s dad is ALL about the grandkids, it’s awesome! 🙂

I registered for boy bedding (monkey themed of course!) and even some clothes and now I think my registry is complete!

We feel so blessed to be having a healthy baby boy. Now we just can’t wait to meet him! 🙂

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1. What is your cleaning style like?

Normally I like to clean as I go. I can’t STAND clutter and can’t relax if my environment is messy. I’ve kind of given up on keeping the apartment clean though so I’ll get back to my neat freak ways when we move.

2. What is your favorite thing to add to an outfit to take it from casual to classy?

Oh my….”classy” doesn’t exactly describe my “wardrobe” lately (and I use the word wardrobe loosely…since there are only a few pairs of pants I can wear). I wear a lot of black, to me that is usually considered classy. I also like cute purses….and those aren’t dependent on my size, so that’s good! 🙂

3. Do you like stormy weather?

As a general rule:  no. I don’t mind a nice rainstorm every once in awhile, but unfortunately this is Seattle and rain doesn’t happen every once in awhile. I am sick of rain and I think I need to move somewhere warm.

4. What is your favorite cold treat on a hot day?

I love Sorbet (we went to Haggen Daaz in San Antonio and their sorbet was SOOOO refreshing in the 80 degree heat) and Dreyer’s Fruit bars (the grape and lemonade variety….so good). Great, now I want a popsicle….

5. What is your favorite warm treat on a cold day?

Nonfat white chocolate mocha (or peppermint mocha)….and of course decaf these days. 🙂

6. Who is your favorite animated character?

Hmmm…..I love Curious George.

7. What do you keep your jewelry in?

It’s sort of all over the place.

8. Do any of the rooms in your house have a theme?

Not right now….but our next place will.

9. Do you watch any interior design TV shows – if so, what is your favorite?

I LOVE Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I cry every time.

10. When was the last time you did something risk-taking?

I haven’t taken any “risks” lately.

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San Antonio

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The weather was AWESOME while we were there. It felt so good to wear flip flops and sunglasses and not have to worry about a jacket. It was a really nice break from the rain and cold!

It was the 175th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo, while we were down there. I love anything to do with history, so I really enjoyed going and seeing that.

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Let’s talk about the food for a moment: it was awesome! Mexican food is my favorite of all time, and they have PLENTY of it in Texas! The margaritas looked amazing as well, but I obviously wasn’t able to partake in them. I’m normally not much of an alcohol person, so I haven’t really minded not being able to drink. I have to say though, I was a little jealous….I love margaritas! Oh well, everyone else enjoyed theirs! 🙂 Eva tried guacamole for the first time, and she LOVED it!

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Being the Seattleites that we are, we of course had to get Starbucks everyday. The picture below is of David and his little niece, while at Starbucks. 🙂

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We all went our separate ways on Tuesday….and everyone had to say goodbye to David’s brother. That was emotional for everyone….I even almost cried! I know how hard it is on David knowing that his little brother is in harm’s way.

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I have to admit, I really didn’t want to come home. I could have stayed longer. I would like to go back and do all the things we didn’t have the chance to do. I would like to go to Sea World and the zoo. On the drive to the airport I spotted a HUGE outlet mall that I would LOVE to go to. I also saw three Cracker Barrels. I LOVE that restaurant and we don’t have any in Washington state for some reason.

Pretty much my only complaint about Texas, is that smoking is allowed in bars. I don’t like the smell of cigarrette smoke normally, but with being pregnant I really didn’t want to be around it. All in all, I really loved San Antonio and I’m so glad we went. Now I’m ready for another vacation again! 🙂 I slept better than I had in a LONG time.

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