Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ultrasound Visit

Well its officially a baby in my stomach...just in case you thought it was just a bunch of fudge cycles :)

We went to the doctor this week and have the pictures to prove it, although it looks more like skeletor then a baby to me. Matt and I had lots of fun watching it swim around and pose for the camera but I must admit I sure had a hard time seeing anything specific. No we are not going to find out the sex before it pops out but Matt did think for a split second it was a boy...then the doc told him that he was looking at the umbilical cord (would have been quite a boy)! Well here are a few of the print outs we got (no Anne I don't expect you to think they are anything but blobs, I've seen you try to decifer them before).

This is a picture of the baby looking straight at the camera you can see its head (face looking straight at you on the left side of the picture) and its belly and even some hands and feet if you look close.

This is a close up of the face it looks like a skeleton head with its forehead on the right and the nose in the middle and the chin on the left. Its little hand is also touching the screen (farthest on the left)

Last this is the baby's legs with its little feet to the far right of the image.

Don't worry if you can't see any of the won't offend me :) I can only see it all after staring at the images for a almost a day. Oh and the offical date is Janurary 7th 2009 but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Late runs in the family.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yummy Yummy

Matt just got back from a work trip to Louisiana. I missed him tons but I think I can live with the occasional trip if he satisfies my cravings every time by bring back Bluebell Ice cream FUDGECYCLES. One of the worst parts about moving away from the south is that Bluebell Ice cream is no longer in our grocers am I supose to be pregnant with out Bluebell, the best ice cream in the country?Our freezer is now full! I packed 5 boxes worth and although they all melted somewhat on the way home, we only had to trow away 5 or 6. I love opening my freezer now.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Matt's Birthday

Well I have been waiting for many months to publish this post. Matt's birthday is on the 25th of August but he received his gift many months ago in April before we moved to Sacramento. Matt is the kind of guy that dreams out loud a lot and for many months in a row all I heard about was that he wanted to get a PS3 so that he could play some racing game when it came out. The more he talked the more I teased that he could have one when he provided me with a new car (not the minivan), a new house (in a different state) and a baby. He continued to talk and talk and I began to get worried that he would just go out and buy it. I knew that I wanted to give it to him for his birthday but that was months away and Matt is anthing but patient. So in April, after we found out that we were definately moving to Sacramento and buying a house and a month after Dad left for England and left us Mom's toyota camry hybird I decided to just go ahead and buy the PS3.

So on April 28th I waited until Matt went to work and ran out to Target and bought him a PS3. I didn't want to just give it to him so I set up a scavenger hunt for him to do during lunch (I miss when Matt got to come home to eat lunch with me every day). I left clues all around the house and he slowly followed them (he didn't understand the point of a scavenger hunt until I told him.....) out to the shed. There he found the PS3.
I also bought him the game he really wanted so he followed the clues to that but I wasn't done yet! After lunch he followed the clues to the last stop the trunk of my car where he opened a card with this inside:
His face was priceless :)
Although I'm still not sure if he was more excited about the PS3 or the baby. We are due sometime in the beginning of Janurary and I am starting to get big.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Trip to San Diego

It has been a fun week away from the boxes and the mayhem at home. Matt and I took the weekend to drive down Highway 1 to San Diego stopping at the Monterrey Aquarium and many beaches along the way and spending the night in San Simeon. And then spent most of the week in San Diego so that Matt could attend the ESRI conference.
This is the first beach we stopped at with the girls. They didn't like the water but loved the sand.
We were happy to see that Chuggles didn't seem to mind taking another car ride, in fact they seemed to enjoy not being in a Penske and in their own seats again!
Chaquita mid sneeze....she was in a huff that I captured this one on film.

We also introduced them to the Pacific Ocean and swimming while here in San Diego at the Ocean Beach Dog Beach.
They have become real water babies although we have to watch Snuggles as she gets extremely cold if she stays in the water too long.

We also took them to Balboa park for a long walk.

After all of that they were just a little smelly so they went to their first dog went really well and boy were they soft when we got through bathing them (not to mention they both used the dog perfume that was available for them, "Romance"). They also ended up with new collars and matching city leashes. I told Matt that it wasn't quite fair that they were the ones that got gifts from the trip but it looks like they are going to be the beneficiaries of this week :) Over all they have barely moved today and seem content to sleep in the soft bed here at the hotel, I think they maybe a little sore.

Chaquita's new collar
Snugg's new collar

Matt and I are also being spoiled, Matt found a 4 star hotel on and we are living large at the Sheradan (dog friendly by the way). We even have our own balcony which the entire family has been enjoying. We have also discovered some great food and are enjoying relaxing. Tomorrow we shoot home on the 5 and start back in on the boxes waiting for us there.

The view during the day.

The view at night

Sunset on the beach, who could ask for anything more?