Saturday, July 26, 2008

Summer favorite things

Here is a list of some of my/my families favorite summer things. enjoy!
1. Maui Melon gum from orbit - I love the sweet, honeydew flavor. It keeps the flavor for awhile and helps to keep you hydrated in the hot summer months! Try this new flavor.

2. Fresh fruit or veggies from the farmers market or dad's garden. Sweet fruits like peaches, plums and blueberries are so yummy fresh from the farmer's market. I love to buy lots and have them all year long. Ava loves to eat whole peaches or plums as snacks, and they are so healthy!

3. OxiClean products -- After all of those peaches, Oxiclean takes out the stains from Ava's clothes. This product has helped rescue so many of our outfits and is amazing!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

19 weeks

Everything is going really well on the baby front. Ava is getting so big and loves to read. She is reading "Hop on Pop" right now with Brandon. Ava is also saying new words including, "truck," "poppa," and "cheese." We were on vacation in the Outer Banks so of course I had to use tons of sunscreen on her. Bran and I were laughing at her because she would go over to the sunscreen and start going "shh, shh, shh," making the sound of the sunscreen coming out!

She really loved the beach after she got used to having sand on her hands. And Brandon and I loved going to the beach, going to the sand dunes at Jockey Ridge Park, and eating tons and tons of seafood! Yummy crab legs. If you get a chance, go there sometime. We had a great time. We also got a chance to visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson.

Pictures to come!

Baby in belly is doing well. Little Oliver as I call him! We find out next Wednesday, July 30 what we are having. I am all but certain it's a boy. He is really low, kicks a lot, is making me really uncomfortable because my muscles have relaxed, and is a little hiccupper!!

Anyways, i have to return all of our movies and books to the library so I better be going!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Little kicker at 17 weeks

For some reason, i think we are going to have a boy, Brandon disagrees and believes we are going to have a girl. I told him it's because he's so good with girls! Seriously, Brandon gets along really well with women, and they always love him.

Anyways, the other afternoon I had just laid Ava down for a nap after an afternoon at the pool and felt a really bad pain in my lower abdomen. Excruciating, naseauting pain. Dude, it was serious pain.

This was how my voicemail went to Brandon:
"Brandon, don't freak out, but I need you to come home right away. I am having really bad pain and can't get up from the couch." (After I hung up the phone i thought --- Brandon is going to freak out.)

After getting checked out at Labor and Delivery at Riverside, I was told that either it was round ligament pain or I had a cyst burst -- i think it was the latter.

I have been trying to take it easy this week and Brandon was great.

So, here's to our little kicker! We love you so much and can't wait to see you dec. 15--or sooner.
Ava is really excited to see you as well, she keeps on lifting up my shirt, as well as every other person's shirt to say, "Baby!" She is going to be a great and kind big sister.

She is going to spoil you rotten!