Monday, November 23, 2009

Our Mini Vacation in So Cal!

A few weeks ago, we decided to plan a quick November trip down to La Mirada and Laguna Niguel to visit our Grandparents. It was so great to see Grandma Pat and Grandma Eileen - both who cooked up some spectacular food and made for some great company, as always! Ry drove me around the neighborhoods, pointing out where Peg and Ken grew up, the elementary school he used to skate at in the summer, and talked about the cool pond his Grandpa built in the front of the house. We also got to spend some time with Ron and Deb on Friday night, which was a blast! We realized later on that we didn't take any pictures in La Mirada! Ryan and I are still kicking ourselves!! Guess that means we will just have to see everyone again very soon :)

We said our goodbye's to Grandma Eileen on Saturday morning, and made our way down to Laguna Niguel for an early Thanksgiving celebration with my side of the family. We picked up some Honeybaked goodies on the way down to make for an easy celebration, as no one wanted to spend the day cooking when we only had 1 day to hang out with the family (as well as the trip being a bit last-minute, it only made sense!). My parents flew down from Los Gatos for the day, and my brother Andrew made the drive from Santa Barbara (Well, he really only made it half way before his steering column came apart and my parents had to pick him up in Inglewood, but that's a whole other story!)
It was so great to catch up with Grandma Bev and Grandpa Bob, as well as Aunt Pat and Uncle Chris. We only wish everyone lived closer so we would get to see them more often!

It seems like Little Miss really enjoyed her first flight and vacation in So Cal! She is actually kicking me as I type right now, she must have liked the pumpkin cheesecake I just ate (thanks again Peg!). Ryan goes in for his ACL reconstruction surgery on Tuesday the 24th, so we both have a nice short week... if only it were under different circumstances! Definitely worth it in time though~ Anyway, more stories to come on that, I'm sure! That's it for now :)  ~Sarah

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

4D Ultra Sound and a Few Pounds Heavier...

So here we are, Sarah is now 22 weeks pregnant and looking amazing! We decided to get the 4D ultrasound on the 30th of October, we didn't really know what to expect. It was probably the coolest, most relaxing experience we have had while viewing "Little Miss". Finally we were not testing for cystic fibrosis or down syndrome or something of that nature. So now we could be excited and not nervous about what we were going to see! Plus we were still not very sure about the sex officially yet. We had one ultra sound tech say we were having a boy and then the next one said we were having a girl, so you could understand our curiosity!

So there we were, Sarah was lying down on this big very comfortable bed while I was sitting on this little stool! The first question out of both of our mouths almost in unison was, “is it a BOY or GIRL!?” The ultra sound tech says it a beautiful baby GIRL! We were soooo excited and relieved, so now we could pick out names! Our little girl was being a little shy and kept turning away from us so we could not get a good picture of her. Just as soon as the tech was about to call it quits our little girl decided to turn toward us and show us her AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL face!! We could not have had a better experience!

Sarah also had another check up on the Tuesday and our little girl is growing right on track! She is about 11 inches long and weighs just about a pound! Sarah has gained 12lbs and I have gained 10lbs! So Sarah and I are growing healthy and right along with our little girl!

Little Miss is moving around like crazy now also! Every night we lay on the couch and watch TV and feel Little Miss kick and roll around all over the place! For some reason she really likes to watch football! Every time we watch football Little Miss moves like crazy. Two Sundays ago Sarah had the remote control on her belly and all of a sudden the remote starting jumping around! It was pretty amazing, we got to sit and watch her kick the remote for a couple minutes! By the way she acts while we are watching football we are thinking she wants to be the first Female NFL kicker!

We are heading down to Southern California this weekend to spend some time with the Grandparents!! We could not be more excited about it! Anyways, that’s about all the excitement that’s been going on for the past month or so! We will update you all again soon!