Friday, February 27, 2009

The Name!

I'm interrupting my regularly scheduled blog post to bring you the name of our child...finally decided!

As I've told you, D wanted to get through the entire baby name book before we made any decisions on a name. Tonight we had his family over for movie night and at the end he gave me a wrapped gift. I was confused because it wasn't my birthday or anything! Then he got out the video camera and I became really suspicious.

Here is the video...I'm not talking on it because I'm too choked up. The reason I'm so choked up is because he had wrapped the baby name book that he's been looking through and taped to the book is a note from him that says "Our baby's name is..." and it was the name I had wanted all along. Apparently it grew on him over time and now he really likes the name! I sobbed. I'm so relieved that she finally has a name!

I was going to post the video but it isn't working on here for some reason.

Our baby girl's name is...


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slow News Day

So, the reason I haven't posted pictures of the bathroom is because I forgot about an over-the-toilet cabinet we bought that D still needs to mount. He's going to do that this weekend and then the bathroom will be semi-complete - at least ready for pictures! I really love it. It's SUCH an improvement over what was there before.

I love my laundry room, too, although it's not even close to completion. D wants to put in new floors (NOT tile!) and probably more countertop space for me which I'm really excited about. Our laundry room is rather large and will act as a sort of mud room, too.

We got 3" of snow in the Renton highlands last night and into this morning. My carpool partner and I decided to wait until about 8:15 to try to get in. Mostly because traffic was horrendous early in the morning and it's just not worth the mess. D went in with his carpool partner at 6:30 and it took him twice the amount of time that it usually does to get to work.

The snow is probably gone now - it's beautiful and sunny outside.

I know I have readers that read and don't comment (even though I wish you would!), but for those of you who do comment (or those of you who are reformed lurkers and wish to start commenting) ....

Ask me anything. I promise to answer it (unless I don't want to).

Really, that's all I've got on this slow news day :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Baby Girl - 21w4d

Baby trumps bathroom. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have bathroom photos to share with you. Today, it's about the kid.

We had another ultrasound last night because at our last one, Baby Girl wasn't giving us a profile shot and didn't give the tech a great look at the heart. Baby is beautiful and healthy and I'm even more excited to meet her now than I ever have been, if that's possible!

I know these photos mean more to me than they do to you, but I appreciate you indulging me and letting me post them anyway. She still doesn't have a name but we're working on it. We have 2 names in the running but D wants to read every page of the "girl" section of the baby name book before he'll decide anything. I feel like I've already told you all of this so I'm going to move on.

Here's Baby's profile - sternum is visible

Here's another profile shot - you can see her ribcage.

She has my nose!

Cute little foot.

She's turned a little bit away from us - you can kind of see the outline of her ear.

Really neat shot of the bones in her leg and foot

She's got her leg above her head and she's grabbing her heel.

Kinda creepy, kinda cute. She's facing us - you can see her eyes and nose...notice the chubby cheek. I love that! Fatten up, little one!

So, there she is. I spared you the shot that confirmed that she is indeed a girl. You're welcome.

After the ultrasound I had my prenatal appointment. At my last prenatal appointment, my doctor told me to start eating more snacks and not to only eat the main 3 meals. She said I hadn't gained weight since I got pregnant and she'd like for me to. After they weighed me, I walked in the room where D was sitting and I said "I gained...a lot". So when the doctor walked in, D told her "Well, she did well on the assignment you gave her. She gained weight." The doctor looked at my chart and said "My goodness! You did gain weight! You're like an overachiever!" Yeah, I gained 8 lbs in one month. AAAHHH! I'm not too worried about it - I'm glad the baby is healthy. I am trying to eat better, though.

I got the drink for my glucose screening at the end of March. I had a colonoscopy about a year and a half ago due to a lot of intestinal problems I was having and they made me drink this stuff called Golightly (at least that's what it sounds like - not sure how it's spelled) as a laxative the night before. I had about a gallon of this stuff to drink and it was the most disgusting thing I've ever put in my mouth in my life. I will never drink that stuff again - ever. Anyway, my doctor said this glucose stuff tastes kind of like that so you can imagine how excited I am to drink it.

Enough from me. Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Girls Weekend!

I spent 0 time on the computer from Thursday evening until now. It's taken a while to catch up but I finally see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel!

We had a great time with Texas girls Carol & Jen this weekend. My sister, Carrie, and friend, Lori, got in on Thursday just as I was being dropped off by my carpool partner - around 4:30. The Texas girls arrived a little after 7pm - just in time for chili.

On Friday, we went to Leavenworth which is a Bavarian themed town in the mountains. On Saturday, we went to Pike Place Market and then Carrie,Lori & I went up to Lynnwood so Lori could have lunch with her brother who lives up this way. Carrie and I used that time to have lunch, frozen yogurt, then browse Babies R Us. Carol & Jen, meanwhile, had lunch with Carol's cousin's family then went to see Snoqualmie Falls.

D's brother-in-law, Jake, came over on Saturday morning to help David quickly install the sink and toilet in the remodeled bathroom before they went snowshoeing. They didn't make it snowshoeing. Jake accidentally drilled a hole through a water pipe. It's a long story, but he did everything right (he's a professional handyman!) but the way our plumbing is done in the house is really weird and not "normal". So, they had to cut a hole in the wall that D had just sheetrocked, textured, and painted. Everything was wet. It took them 8 hours and 5 trips to the home improvement store to finally get the problem fixed. The sink is installed over the hole that D will eventually patch up again.

Carol & Jen made us a really yummy enchilada dinner on Saturday night which was complicated by not having running water the first part of their preparations due to the plumbing mess downstairs. Carol, the crazy girl, ran next door to the neighbors and used their water hose to rinse the veggies :)

I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked. The guy who supposedly took our picture at Leavenworth didn't push the button on my camera so I don't think we have any pictures of all of us together :( But I know the other girls have some pictures to share so I'll let them. I just have a few from Leavenworth that I'll post.

Carol & Jen left this morning to do a little more sightseeing before their flight (they squeezed a LOT into this weekend which I'm SO glad for!). They take off around 11:30PST so say a prayer that they make it home safely!

We have another ultrasound today and hopefully we'll get a shot of baby girl's profile that I can post for you.

Tomorrow I hope to post pictures of our remodeled bathroom.

This weekend the Contorted Filbert in our front yard will be gone forever! I will document and post next Monday, for sure!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Taking a Break

There's a list of things I've done tonight that fall under the category of "Don't do that, Stupid", but for fear of my self-esteem taking a beating, I will resist posting the list. I actually care what you people think.

Is it possible not to love Keith Urban? Just wondering.

I plan to call Pottery Barn and straighten the whole mobile incident out. Unfortunately, while attempting to put together "my case" today, I realized that I cannot return the mobile because it was a final sale. Regardless, they should know how misleading that particular item photo was for me...and maybe for others, too. I'll probably cut the birds off the mobile, find some nests at a craft store, and go to work. We'll see.

I got baby girl's bedding today. It's even cuter in person than online...I really, really love it.

I think we have Baby's name narrowed down. If it were up to D, we would have already named her because he admittedly only likes one of the names. However, there is a name I absolutely love that I'm having a hard time giving up without a long, drawn out fight. Okay, not a fight...just a "I'm hoping to wear my husband down". Honestly, I've asked SEVERAL people what they think of the name that I love and I have never met anyone who didn't love it...oh, wait, yes I have - MY HUSBAND! Really...he's the only one.

I do like the other name that we both actually like but I'm having a HARD time letting go of this other name. Any suggestions? I mean I've loved this name for years...and now I have a child on which to bestow this adorable name and my husband doesn't like it.

Anyway, this was probably a longer break than I should have taken. Still lots to do.

I'm anticipating a very fun weekend! I'll post pictures next week! Have a good one!

Oh, and how could I forget?

GRIFFEY IS BACK to the Mariners!!!!
This issue is from "the good old days" when he played for the Mariners.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pottery Barn Kids MESSED UP

Someone please tell me how Pottery Barn Kids got this so messed up.

This first picture is what I wanted to purchase. Notice how cute the birds nest is and the twine that hangs from the ceiling.

This is what I got. Notice the metal mobile, no nest, no twine, and a bunch of small birds instead of the two cute ones in their nest.
Seriously!? Someone explain this to me. Am I way off? There were no more pictures of the mobile on their site other than what I showed you.

I'm upset. Maybe it's a stupid thing to be upset about but I'm hormonal and this makes me mad. I was really looking forward to the cute mobile that they advertised on their site.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Just Saying...

So NOT fair...
They finally open a Chick-Fil-A in Washington state and it's 88 miles away!

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. We got our new mattress today and my husband is like a little kid on Christmas. He keeps saying "It's just so big".

D grilled steaks for us and I made asparagus, mashed potatoes, and crescent rolls. My stomach hasn't been feeling that great but maybe the baby was just hungry because I'm feeling a little better now. Dessert is Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake bars.

D & I have Monday off so we're taking Tess to the dog groomers and then possibly to Babies R Us to look at baby stuff and maybe register a little.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Yesterday when I got home from work there were 2 packages sitting on the front step. I love when boxes are sitting on the front porch. Especially when they say my name on them. Both of these did!

The "welcome to pregnancy" packet that my doctor gave me at my first appointment had a card in it exclusively for residents of our county. If I were to call a number and give them my information I would receive some free baby formula. I figured free was good, so I called the number and left my information a few weeks ago. Yesterday I got a lot more than I bargained for!
This is the case of formula. Yes, the case. You can't see it, but it says there are "48 - 2 FL OZ Nursette Units" in that box.

Let me show you...
The picture in the upper left is what comes in each box...there are 6 of those in each box.

And here's how many boxes I got... 8!

So, that box on the front porch was for baby girl. Hopefully I won't need any of this, but if I do it sure is nice to know it's there. It expires May 2010. If I don't use it I'm sure there will be others who can!

The other box on the front porch was for me! I had ordered a few maternity shirts from I'm not much of an in-store shopper. I prefer mostly to shop online unless I'm with my friends or family. I don't go shopping alone because I get bored.

So, here is the contents of my Old Navy package... one sweater, 2 long-sleeved shirts, and a white ribbed tank to wear under all of this. I'm currently wearing the blue item has a hood and I love it!

We went to Costco last night and I "FoodSaved" once again...this time only some pork chops. D & I bought some steaks to grill for Valentine's Day which is our annual tradition. He grills steaks and I make the side dishes. The day before Valentine's Day, D takes me to The Melting Pot for dinner and dessert. We have reservations for tomorrow night and I'm very excited. I signed up for their "Club Fondue" which means I get coupons for free chocolate fondue on my birthday and sometimes "just because". Yesterday I took an online survey for The Melting Pot and they gave me a coupon for a free chocolate fondue for that!

What's your Valentine's Day tradition?

Before I go, I have to show you what I saw hanging on my cubicle when I got to work today...
Isn't that sweet? I have yet to find out who the culprit is, but I'm very touched that someone would go to the trouble to do this for me.

I'm 20 weeks today! Baby girl is about the size of a banana, head to toe. She's making meconium. On the ultrasound we saw her opening and closing her mouth and the u/s tech said she was drinking the fluid! It was so fascinating. I don't know how anyone could justify killing a baby in the womb who is so obviously alive, even early on. I'm all about a human being's right to choose, but not when it interferes with another human being's right to live.

Have a great Thursday - I know I will!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Girl

To answer the most common question: We don't have a name picked out and I can't imagine having one picked out any time soon. We can't agree. D's going to look through the girl section of the baby name book this weekend page by page and mark the names he likes so that should help.

Also, my sweet nephew will be the best helper. I know people think he's going to be upset that he's outnumbered but I don't think that's going to be the case. The little girls will be so much younger than him that I don't think they'll be much in the way of playmates. Plus, he has a wonderful group of little boys his age at church who he really enjoys playing with so he isn't lacking in the playmate department :) What's wonderful to me is how close these little girl cousins will be and how much they'll be able to experience and grow together. That excites me so much and I know Caleb will be a wonderful example to all 3 of them. It's so exciting to me to be going through this with my sisters.

Yesterday we went for our 3:30 ultrasound appointment and waited 45 minutes to see the ultrasound tech. I guess she was running behind. It's no fun to have to wait 30 minutes past your appointment time when you're sooo close to finding out if you're having a little boy or a little girl. While we waited the baby was doing flips and kicking me like crazy thanks to the 10 oz of orange juice I drank prior to the appointment. However, once the ultrasound started the baby was face down and would not flip - she'd just kick and squirm. The tech even tried to shake my belly a little bit to get the baby to move but she wouldn't budge. We'll go back in a couple of weeks to get another ultrasound so the tech can get a good look at the 4 ventricles of the heart and also she needs to see the profile shot that baby girl wouldn't give.

Here's a video when the tech told us the gender. We have a 12 minute video of the whole thing but I'll spare you :)

We had a good time telling the in-laws the gender of the baby. I made a white cake that I colored pink and iced with chocolate frosting. When they cut in to it, that's how they found out the gender. I went online to show my mother-in-law and sister-in-law the bedding I had picked out for a girl and realized that the bedding had been discontinued. After a lot of searching, I found it online at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $80 cheaper than anywhere else. I was so ecstatic and I bought a couple of matching accessories that weren't included.

I'll post a picture to the right.

Here's what's included:

Fitted sheet
Crib skirt
Window valance
Diaper stacker
Quilt (hanging on the bed)

What I bought to go with it:

The two pictures on the wall
The blanket on the changing table

Just in case you're wondering, we won't be painting the room pink or even purple. I feel like that might be overkill with how girly the bedding is already. I'll probably do a light blue to simulate a sky or I'll do a green. Either way, I think we're considering putting up wainscoting on the lower portion of the wall and have white baseboards and a white chair rail. The crib and changing table will also be white.

The news is still sinking in for me. I can't wait to see my little girls' profile at our next ultrasound. All I know is that I won't be listening to "It Won't Be Like This for Long" by Darius Rucker any time soon. I tried to explain that song to a director here at work this morning and had to stop because I was getting choked up. She then tried to explain a commercial to me about a 5 year old girl asking her dad for the car keys and then you realize at the end of the commercial that the girl is actually a young woman but her dad still sees her as a 5 year old. My nose is burning and my eyes are getting watery just explaining it now.

Does anyone have experience with the Eddie Bauer brand of car seat, travel system, or pack-n-play? They caught my eye so I'm just wondering.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The news!

We're having a healthy baby...


We're thrilled, excited, and now the fun can really begin!

I just found out the bedding I wanted for a girl has been discontinued but hopefully we will still be able to purchase it online somewhere.

Baby girl is healthy, active, and wouldn't give the ultrasound tech a profile shot so we're going to get another ultrasound in a couple of weeks. We're very excited - thank you all for sharing in our joy! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's a neeeewww bed!

So, we're getting money back this tax season. D always tries to adjust our witholding so that we still get money back every tax season but we also get as much money up-front as possible. Well, it's not fine-tuned yet which means we're getting back more than we thought we would. Really, that's okay with us!

I bought the mattress we use now about 4 years ago when I was living on my own. It's a Queen-sized pillow top and probably midddle of the line as far as quality. The problem is that it's *too* soft and some weekends when we sleep in we wake up with aching backs. Plus, we are out of room. D likes to stretch out in bed and not suffocate me but that's been impossible...I think he's the one feeling suffocated. With his 6'2" frame, me, my body pillow, and our dog who ninjas her way into our bed in the middle of the night it's a tight squeeze. When the baby comes we will probably have a Moses basket or something similar that we can opt to have in the bed with us some nights. Right now it simply wouldn't fit and I would feel pretty bad about making my husband sleep on the floor to accomodate the baby! ;)

Even though we're in the middle of a bathroom remodel and a laundry room remodel, we decided to spend the tax money on a mattress - a good one that will last us a while. We first visited Sleep Country USA during their "Once a year super sale" (when are they not having a sale? I actually asked the salesguy this exact question and he said "Well, this is our biggest and best sale of the year") and we found a mattress we really liked that was marked down about $500 from the original price. We weren't ready to purchase right then even though the salesguy probably would have kissed each one of us if we had bought that mattress. You could hear crickets chirping on the sales floor and cobwebs were beginning to form on the headboards. Not really, but I can imagine this economic downturn hasn't bode well for the mattress industry.

I convinced D that we should look at Sears because I heard that they had good deals on mattresses. We happened on Sears during their "50% off plus 10% off plus another 10% off for using your Sears card" sale. We found a top-of-the-line Serta "Perfect Day" Calm Harbor mattress that was originally $4400 marked down to $1600. It was a deal we couldn't pass up. So, we bought it and it will be delivered on Saturday. The saleswoman was an older asian lady named Myriam and she was so sweet and motherly. I accidentally knocked some brochures onto the floor and I thought she was going to have a heart attack trying to stop me from bending over to pick them up. She then told me the right and wrong way to bend down while pregnant and informed me that I wasn't to reach above my head for any reason.

Couple of realizations I've had as of late:

• You know you're an adult when you use your tax refund to buy a mattress.

• You also know you're an adult when you post on a blog about buying a mattress with your tax refund...

• ...and when you show a picture.

We also bought a set of King sized sheets (2 of each sheet and 4 pillow cases). The bed in our room will be a guest bed and now we have actual beds in each guest room instead of futons. Woohoo! The night we bought the mattress I went online in search of the perfect bedding. Our room is a greyish green so it had to coordinate with that. I narrowed down my search to about 12 and D went through and nixed all but 2 or 3 of them. In the end, this is what we decided on. If you haven't been to, you should visit. They have some amazing deals!

The set comes with everything you see. The bedspread, bed skirt, 2 shams, 2 Euro-shams, and 3 accent pillows. I think the only thing it doesn't come with is sheets which is perfectly fine since we have those bases covered!

For the record, I think the wall color in that picture doesn't coordinate well at all with the bedding. :) Of course, now that I say that the bedding will probably look terrible in our bedroom, too!

One more thing. At Sears I found some maternity sweatpants that were normally $34 and a matching zip-up maternity hoodie that was normally $37 on sale for $13 each. With the extra % off for the sale that day I got both the hoodie and the sweatpants for $14. What a deal!! I'm wearing them now and I LOVE them. They're so comfortable. Just had to share. The hoodie even has a tie under the bust. Cute!

By the time you read this it might be Monday. If it is, can I just say...


I'm REALLY excited. On this site, most of you have said "boy" (in the poll to the right). On another site where I blog, 28 out of 46 people have said "girl" - that's 61%! Isn't that funny. So we'll see which blog site is right!

I probably won't get to post until Wednesday morning. We're having D's family over on Tuesday night for dessert and the big reveal. If I post it on here before they come over then they will know before they get here!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Apparently my husband didn't have a great weekend - he's been saying that he feels like he didn't get anything done on the house.

I made breakfast for dinner tonight and drank some OJ which means baby B is doing flips right now. I don't think I can get tired of this feeling.

Have a wonderful evening/day/morning. :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

25 Random Things

I haven't posted much because I haven't felt like it. Really. I have another blog where they're guessing the gender but since I have a poll on this blog then I really don't see the point in an extra post for that on here. I have my big u/s on Tuesday which I'm REALLY excited about. Surprisingly, even though I've told everyone that my gut feeling is "girl", many are saying "boy". I'd be thrilled with either.

Ok, 25 random things.

1. Before we met, my husband sent me a message on I didn't respond. We met through his sister and a mutual friend 6 months later.

2. Usually my favorite drink at Starbucks is a decaf, grande, extra hot, extra caramel sauce Caramel Machiatto. In the summer, it's that drink on ice.

3. My sister and I are "mirror-image twins". She has sciatic pain in her pregnancy on her right side whereas I have it on my left side.

4. My husband is more of a neat freak than I am, but also holds on to things for longer. He'll put my shoes in the closet if they're laying around but he won't get rid of a shirt he hasn't worn in 10 years. We're a good match.

5. I don't sing in the shower.

6. I always put my sweatpants on when I get home from work. I usually don't change my shirt.

7. I don't really like to cook but I love to bake. I often wish I were more creative in the kitchen.

8. If my hair is up in a ponytail, it means I didn't wash it that day. I only wash it every other day.

9. I lotion my hands and arms every day when I get to work.

10. Buying anything for my house stresses me out - I don't like to spend money on decorative things. First, because I don't like spending money. Second, because I don't think I have good decorating taste.

11. I'm terrible about my cell phone. I rarely have it on loud enough to hear it and when I do I usually don't answer it. This drives my husband crazy.

12. I'm terrible about my debit card. I have lost it twice in the last 6 months.

13. I'm very bad about packing myself a lunch. I'm kind of bad about packing a lunch for D, too, depending on if we had leftovers from dinner the night before. If we didn't, I forget to pack him something else. For myself, I usually keep peanut butter and bread and some snacks at my desk. It's never what I want but I eat it anyway because I need to eat.

14. I'll tell you I'm organized but I'm not. It comes and goes in spurts.

15. If I had more blogger readers/commenters then I'd post more often. I love the readers I do have, doubt.

16. I've always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher.

17. I don't like flying or road trips. I hope someday they invent a teleport system - I'd love to be able to snap my fingers and just be where I need to be.

18. D & I cannot agree on baby names. We can't - I think it's impossible. Our kid is going to be named Itsa Baby Baldwin.

19. I'm going to take a break right now and go to Starbucks with my coworker. I'll be able to think more clearly when that steaming beverage is in my hand.

20. I'm back. A stranger in the elevator asked me how far along I am. First time that's happened - guess I look pregnant to others and not just fat.

21. I get to work between 7 & 7:15 every weekday.

22. I hit the snooze button at least 3 times every morning.

23. I have a view of the Puget Sound from my office window. My very favorite sight is in the morning when it's still dark and I can see the ferry boats skimming across the water with their lights glowing.

24. I knit...and I'm an amateur.

25. I have picked up several books in the last year but have only finished about half of them.

Those weren't very interesting facts, but there you have it. My brain doesn't really work before 4pm...especially now.

I'm so excited/anxious for Tuesday that I can hardly stand it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A whole lotta belly

So, as promised here are the photos that my friend, Sarah, took of my two sisters and me (the beautiful woman in purple is our mom).

This isn't even a fraction of the photos...there are a ton! I haven't edited any of them in any way - I don't have the software to do that so I haven't. There are a few that I'd love to make sepia or black & white. Anyway, enjoy!

Here is one that my friend edited and posted so I copied it. We're trying to be serious in this one (the picture at the bottom of this post soon followed!)

Fits of hilarity were common. And when we were looking at the photos we laughed so hard that we had tears streaming down our faces. But I won't share those photos because of the fact that I do have to see my sisters again :)

Super Bowl weekend in Oregon

We had a great weekend down in Oregon with my family. Carrie retouched my highlights on Friday night at her house right when we got in to town which was really nice considering she hates doing hair at her house instead of the salon. But, I know she hates to see my roots even more (as do I!).

The cake topper for Caleb's cake didn't arrive in time. It's a long story, but basically I ordered it on January 20 and unknowingly allowed PayPal to pay with an echeck which takes a few days to "clear". The girl said she wouldn't ship it until the payment cleared. At 5am on Friday the 23rd I received notification from PayPal that my payment had cleared. I emailed the cake topper girl and she said she'd send it out on Monday. Initially I thought "What about TODAY?!" but because it was 1-3 day shipping I didn't sweat it too much. Thursday the 29th rolls around and I still hadn't received it so I emailed the girl that morning. She didn't email me until that night and told me that because of the ice storm she wasn't able to mail it out until THAT DAY! I told her I was disappointed because I had specifically told her that I needed the topper by the 30th and that she could have let me know on Monday if she wasn't able to get it out that day so I could make other arrangements. She apologized and said that if I don't receive it in time that when I do receive it to not open it and just mark "Return to Sender" and she'll send me my money back. So, it was in the mail last night when we checked it after getting home from Oregon. So, I put it right back in the mail.

I'm disappointed but Caleb really liked his cake even if I thought it looked ghetto. His only stipulations from the beginning were that it was a Star Wars Lego cake and that it had Star Wars Lego men and a Star Wars ship on it.

Ignore the crazy handwriting, I had a really thin decorating tip to work with and the frosting would NOT stick to the graham crackers!

Caleb first seeing the cake and a closeup of the cake:

The kids played "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" and watched Caleb open his presents.

Saturday night we went to dinner (thanks Mom & Dad!) and then played a rousing game of Dominoes before heading to bed. Sunday morning after church my mom had invited 2 couples over to watch the Super Bowl with our family. Since our friend Sarah was part of one of those couples, we decided to ask her ahead of time if she would mind taking pictures of my sisters and me and our swollen bellies. She happily agreed (which, we're thankful for because she is a really great photographer!). So right after chili and before the Super Bowl she snapped some shots of my sisters and me and then some of us with our husbands. They turned out really well so I'll post those tomorrow!

D & I got back to our house last night around 9:50pm, unpacked, and went straight to bed. Even though we got in bed by 11, I didn't fall asleep until after 1am. I've been having a really hard time trying to get comfortable. Before I got pregnant I was a stomach and back sleeper. Not anymore! So, it's taking some adjusting but I'll figure it out eventually!

Hope you had a good weekend - happy Monday!