We went to the Doc's office today and got to schedule our appointment for the ultrasound where we can find out if we're having a boy or a girl. If it's a boy we will call him Sawyer, and if it's a girl we'll call her Aspen. The exciting part is: we get to find out on my birthday! So look for a special announcement January 24th, 2008!!! And let us know your guess!!!
December 12, 2007
For our Family Night on Monday evening, we invited over some friends to make "ginger bread" houses out of graham crackers, special fast-drying frosting, and candy. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed snacking on the candy as we designed and built our little home sweet homes.
Jeannie and Travis made cute and architectural challenging little houses (I guess that's what you get from the creative minds of a graphic designer and her cinematographer husband!)
Mine was a simple little cottage. And Jacob's included a gummy bear army of sorts. They were marching somewhere important, I think (maybe to Candyland?).
Once Sofie and Casey's house collapsed, we couldn't help but dedicate it to the hundreds of people who truly had their homes ruined during the recent flood near Chehalis (about 90 minutes South of Seattle).
No matter how humble, how many stories, or how cute our little houses turned out, we were just glad we could have a fun evening with friends! (and another "you know your pregnant when..." moment to add to the collection: when Tysha almost single-handedly ate all of the gummy bears in one sitting!) Hooray for good friends, fun times, and ginger bread houses!
December 7, 2007
I stopped at the grocery store after work today (Metropolitan Market in NE Seattle) and the parking lot was crowded and as I rounded the corner I saw a white sign I hadn't seen before: Expectant Mother Parking Only! There was a little painting of a white stork and this is a spot that would usually be reserved for people with a special blue disability sticker on their car. While I'm not exactly waddling yet and probably won't be for several more months (heck I'm not even wearing maternity clothes yet!) I thought I might as well take advantage, so I took the parking spot. Okay, so those who are waddling, I'm sorry - you deserve it first. I just thought it was great. I'll have to take a picture sometime. Now, I know that some people might say "hey, just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean I'm disabled or anything" or "hey, isn't the walk across the parking lot a little bit of good exercise?" Personally, I am just accepting the fact that someone was trying to be nice and offer a convenience to women who just happen to be pregnant. In my case, even though I am not waddling (yet), I really needed to use the restroom, and I was grateful the stork allowed me to rush in and get there rather than scanning and scouting out a spot in the busy parking lot. Anyway...although I left the store with groceries and some G Diapers for our future little tyke, sometimes I forget I am an "Expectant Mother" - (although my husband has never doubted it since those hormones kicked in back in September!) I felt happy that it is all slowly sinking in as I walked out of the grocery store this afternoon. One must take advantage of the little perks of being pregnant, since the nausea, fatigue, and other symptoms sometimes truly have made me not even want to go to the grocery store lately (I'm lucky because my husband has been doing the shopping so I can take naps on Saturday :) Yeah for Metropolitan Market! Has anyone else seen Stork Parking around? What do you think of it? I'm curious!
December 4, 2007
Last night we decorated our christmas tree and our home in the spirit of Christmas. I love this time of year! All the lights, music, and magic! It is fun to think that next year we will have a new person in our family and we'll get to watch him or her experience all of these magical things for the first time. I hope you are all enjoying the season and that everything good comes your way!!!