Sunday, August 31, 2008

ultrasound update

i had another ultrasound last friday. he's about the size of a banana, his legs were crossed, lying head down, good heart beat and wobbling his head around a lot. every ultrasound just brings me to tears for a good while. anyone else do that?

also i couldn't resist to buy one of those fetal heart monitors. its amazing and jaren loves to use every second of the day. :) he uses it on himself, the dog, oh and of course the baby, LOL.

happy labor day weekend!

hooray for 3 day weekends! we were able to get out of town for a few days and here's what we've done so far...

friday night we arrived at my parents house around 1130pm and were dying to go to sleep.

saturday morning we woke up and wanted to drive out to the palm springs area to see jarens sister and their family and new 1 week old baby.

he's a doll of course and we're so glad their new family of 8 is doing well! his sister also BLESSED me with a pair of her maternity pants that she doesn't need anymore! WAHOO! i've been dying for something nicer than warm-up pants to wear but i just haven't been able to bring myself to spend $50 on jeans i won't wear for the rest of my life! so im VERY thankful to her and her generosity because i LOVE them! props to her for taking this picture of us that i stole from her blog. hehe. and jaren and i didn't mean to look like matching twins, LOL. and i seriously just love those jeans now!
when we got back to my parents house the men in the family headed off to the NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) race last night that is in town this weekend. they had lots of fun and im glad it was them in the heat and not me.
my mom and i went out for a maternity clothes shopping spree which was a huge surprise to me. i love her visa! lol. jk. i was able to get 2 pairs of black pants, another pair of jeans, and 2 new tops for church and all for under $75. we got some GREAT deals! i have never been to a maternity clothes store before. we were greeted with water and orange juice, assigned a dressing room with my name on it (the salespeople walked by tons of times asking by name if i was ok, lol), of course it had a fake pillow bump in there for trying on clothes, and they had a childrens lounge and a daddys lounge with toys and flat screen tv's, LOL. then they wrapped my purchased clothes in tissue paper and i even got a fancy shopping bag that wasn't made of plastic, lol. this was a huge deal to me obviously!

the store next door was one of those fancy baby stores with incredibly high priced new baby trends on clothes and toys etc. we just couldn't resist these racing baby booties!
then we went for a soup and salad dinner at coco's and off to target to find a crib. i thought we had agreed on which one we wanted, but then got sidetracked by another and now today we're still up in the air. so no crib yet. but we did pick up 9 adorable onsies to start stocking up on our collection.

today we've just spent the day around the house vegging, poolside and watching todays race and now about to bbq. sadly we'll be heading home first thing in the morning. it's been a great mini vacation!

hope everyone is having a great labor day weekend!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


in no order whatsoever. sorry :(

bugsys pawprints along the beach

view of rock first thing in the morning

matt and family in front of rock

wild turkeys on the golf course

bugsy walking mimi

i always knew she was an angel!

the girls by the campfire

bugsy checking out the dear on our way to the beach

we followed a signed that said coastal access north of pismo and this is where it took us. it's called shell beach. it was beautiful!

sunburnt me next to the fire

longhorn cows at the beach!

bugsy chillin while we set up camp

1/2 of our campsite

more of the campsite
we saw tons of jellyfish that week
climbing on the rocks
lots of seals on the dock
donkeys at the beach!
racoon got into our gazebo tent and ate an avocado and dog food
more of shell beach
pelicans on the rocks
bugsys first trip to the "beach"

i always knew he was angel too ;)
heart shaped tree branch above my head at the campsite
morro rock

shell beach again
kiki and the pelican that almost ate her! i think she tried to sit on it and next thing we knew she was running and screaming and its mouth was WIDE open!

other half of campsite
the bugs and i in front of rock dutch oven hashbrowns and toast. one of the MANY delicious meals we ate that weak

the gopher that made so many holes we thought it was going to cave in our campsite
more of bugsy on the beach
feeding the seals

Sunday, August 24, 2008

back again :)

so of course my last blog had mentioned i was feeling fine and dandy with the whole morning sickness issue. apparently i spoke too soon and started feeling icky again. im such a wuss! i have EVERY pregnancy sympton in the book. but jaren takes REALLY good care of me 24/7, so im fine with that ;) and he knows its for a good cause :)

also our computer is a piece of junk and decides when it wants to turn on and off without telling us. getting to the simplist of websites is a quite a challenge with some weird spyware. it always tells us the site isnt safe and wont allow us to continue. so thats another reason why i havent blogged lately. im able to check my email and myspace from my cellphone. but its not the easiest to write people back on. i guess 49 viruses would do that right? LOL. yup, its THAT bad!! our version of windows isnt genuine either so we cant download any updates. i know i know! a new computer is on my christmas wishlist. but i think our budget for that is now called baby NATHAN! our friend mike actually gave us his old computer which im using right now. but his isn't really that much better than our crappy one!

in other news, WE'RE HAVING A BOY! YIPPEE! we were thrilled to find that out on 8/8/08. he was being quite a pain about showing himself, LOL. took about 35 min for my dr. to really determine the "turtle shell" she called it. i have another ultrasound scheduled for this friday. so im hoping i get pretty good pictures to show off.

i also just got back from morro bay this past friday. my parents had invited us camping for the week. unfortunatly jaren had to work, so it was just bugsy and i that went during the week. the pictures are on the other computer and i'll see what i can do about posting the highlights of the trip. our camping reservations were from sunday-thursday. but we were so happy to get out of town that we stayed in a hotel saturday night with my parents and my brother matt and his family. we went for a traditional fish and chips dinner, fed the seals at the aquarium and walked the embarcadero shops. then on sunday we walked out on the rock, watched the waves crash, saw some seals and fed the birds etc. we checked into our campsite around noon and jaren and matt set up camp while everyone else got settled in. then jaren had to leave back for bakersfield so he could work that week. he was DEFINITLY missed! while camping we did the usual. campfire dinners, dutch oven, hobo dinners, smores, drove up north towards cambria and san simeon, drove down south towards pismo and shopped more. sleeping on an air mattress 19 wks pregnant was quite an experience also! i didnt get sick at all that week. :) THANKFULLY! but i did have to walk to the restroom a lot during the night, LOL. we also were having so much fun we decided to extend our camping 1 more night until friday. if we could have made it longer, im sure we would have! it was nice getting out of the heat for a week! morro bay has the best weather! i dont think it even tipped 65 degrees the whole week. and when the marine layer rolled in, it was just awesome! we use to go camping at morro bay a lot when i was a kid. according to my parents, the park has changed A LOT. they use to be huge camping sites surrounded with trees to seperate the different sites and not as many as they have now. we found out from a park ranger that some tree disease had swept through the park and was killing a lot of the eucalpytus. so the park has been closed for 1 year whille they cut the trees down, planted new ones and re-aligned camping sites, basically a park facelift. we did make friends with the camp "host" who informed us the showers were free and not 25 cents for 2 minutes like posted. that made our showers feel even better! it had been about 16 years since our last camping trip. so my parents went and bought all new updated camping equiment. my mom wanted to be prepared and not sure how many people would be able to join us. so she bought a HUGE 16x10 ft tent with an 8 ft. high center! it seemed bigger than the hotel room we stayed in, LOL. it was wonderful! we all enjoyed our vacation A LOT and are already planning our next camping trip in october in san clemente and again in december out on the pismo dunes with andrea and her family. i can't wait to tell baby nathan that his mimi took me camping at 4 1/2 months, 6 1/2 months and 8 1/2 months pregnant!