Thursday, July 17, 2008

I can't wait any longer....

I had a Dr. appt about two weeks ago and we found out the sex of the baby. If you came to our house for the 4th or if we have talked to you or seen you then you probably already know what it is. My cousin warned me that she was told the sex early and she had them confirm again later and it was different. I took that very seriously but it has been impossible to keep our mouths shut! Anyway, it looks like we are having a little princess! I notice I am still referring to "her" as "it" b/c I don't want to relate too much to a girl just in case it is a hotdog instead of a hamburger in there.

Our "official" appointment for determining the sex is on July 31st at almost 20 weeks when it will be much more clear and the sonographer promised me much better pictures. In the pic above you can see she has her hand behind her head and her face is looking at us. I had another appt today and was hoping he would confirm again but we didn't get any pictures. He was just taking measurements. This one was from a different angle, if you catch my drift, and the baby was head down so I saw her head, spine, and a really good shot of her hand which she had up behind her head. That seems to be one of her favorite positions. It isn't suprising, Chris and I both like to sleep that way. Her heartbeat was in the 150's. It was in the 130's two weeks ago when we went.

Chris wanted a boy so bad he could hardly stand it. He was a little disapointed at first and he pouted about it for a few days, but then he was the one who always wanted to look in the baby books at all of the GIRL names. I asked him the other night and he said he is excited it is a girl now. It just took a little time for her to get him wrapped around her little finger. ;)

I have been feeling a lot of movement lately. You can't feel it from the outside but I feel it all the time inside. I felt it the first time in week 13 when Chris' brother was here which seems to be really early. Now it is a far more regular occurance. I have been feeling really good lately with the exception of a little weepiness from time to time and restless legs every now and then which make me want to crawl out of my skin. It is getting harder and harder to bend at the waste. I am definately showing! This is one of my favorite maternity shirts and Chris tells me how nice I look every time I wear it. Thank you Vicki!

We are talking about names and are pretty decided on the first name. We can't decide on the middle name though. I got the crib and am thinking I will work on getting the middle room cleaned out and put the crib together. Not much else is going on in baby world.

We are enjoying the last few weeks that we will have Kortnee here. The Summer has just flown by. She is having two of her friends over to spend the night tomorrow night. That should be fun! I am sure I will have some pics to share!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

We had a bunch my family and our friends over for the 4th of July this year. I want to say we ended up with about 25 people. It seems like everyone had a great time.

We had 3 grills going at one point I believe. We had tons of food and lots of meat. It was all fabulous and suprisingly, there weren't a lot of leftovers! People came back for seconds and thirds.

A lot of people got in the pool, some in their underwear. My dad brought over some sort of liquor a.k.a. paint thinner, that he brought back from China. He was serving shots of it to people and the look on their faces after they took it said plenty. I guess it is a good thing I couldn't partake b/c I probably would have tried it and two of my cousins told me how it haunted them for the rest of the day. I wonder how those guys that took more than one shot were feeling yesterday. ;) I eventually hid the bottle b/c wives were trying to pon their husband's off on other people and I was afraid they would all end up staying at my house. :)

Anyway, after a good swim with lots of races and then my mom's wonderful dessert, everyone seemed worn out and a lot of people left. The rest of us hung out and played with Bianca and chatted until about 9:30.

All in all, it was a long day and I think a good time was had by all. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to next year. Thanks to everyone who came over and added to the fun!

Here are some pics from the day. It was hard to get single pics b/c there were so many people so there are a lot of group shots.

Some of the first to arrive.

Edward brought over some dancing game that Kortnee seemed to be playing everytime I walked through. I hope she shared.

Kortnee and Nicki

Awol and Steph

Edward blowing kisses to Elaine in China. Hopefully she will be here for next year!

Todd and Bianca

A group of people about to race

A group of people watching races

Awol and Boney

Here is a link to the whole album. There are too many pics to post.
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Brotherly Love

A few weeks ago Chris' brother Jeff came through town on his journey to New Mexico. We missed seeing Tracy and Justin but hopefully next time they will get to join him. It was a long drive and they flew. I can't say that I don't blame them!

We had a nice visit and he was able to stay for a few days which was an added bonus. The guys played some XBox game the majority if the time and I think beat it before Jeff had to leave. We ate out a few times and grilled at home played some darts and few other things. We really just had a nice laid back weekend together.

Here are a few pics from one night that he was here. Can you believe how much they look alike? Ahhh, the brotherly love....notice the wet willy pic. ;)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I find that every summer when Kortnee comes I seem to stay really busy all the time. I don't know why that is....maybe it is really just that it is summer time and there is a lot more going on.

Chris and I are going to another Dr. appt tomorrow morning which we are both very excited about. We invited Kortnee to come, more than once, but she has decided that she would rather go to camp. They are swimming and playing water games. I can't say that I don't blame her. If I were 12 I would pick that over a Dr's appt anyday! And I am not going to MAKE her go with us.

Chris' brother came through town a few weeks ago and we had such a nice visit with him. We missed seeing his wife and son but hopefully they will be with him next time. I have some pics to post but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

We have a house full of people coming over for the 4th, mostly family, and friends that are like family. It should be a lot of fun!

Oh, here is a pic of me last week. I feel huge. I have only gained about 5 pounds but I feel like I have gained 10!

I will update again after our appt tomorrow. Chris and I took the day off and have some things to do to get ready for company but I should actually have a little free time too!