Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Results for Baby #2 are ...

We had our big ultrasound today and let me tell you that I thought that my bladder was going to explode twice during the visit. I drank about 1.5 liters of water right before my ultrasound and then immediately after we were done I had to go visit the ladies room. We met with our doctor and he went over the ultrasound with us and did the measuring. Everything looks good and then he told me that he needed another sterile sample. Uh oh, I already got rid of my samples so Eric had to wait for me to drink another 2 liters of water to get another sample for them. I drank so much that my muscles around my stomach were cramping up.
As far as the gender goes, we asked the technician to see if she could tell the gender and then make a picture and write it on the picture. She made a make-shift envelope and it is currently hanging on the fridge.
I have a gut feeling that it is a girl. We would be so happy with either one... I guess time will tell. Here are the other pictures that we have from the ultrasound.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas in July

Hey I am wondering if any of you smart people out there have any ideas for homemade Christmas gifts for family members. I have a few ideas of my own, but I wanted to see if any of you have done anything cool for your family. I am trying to get a jump on it because of when baby #2 is due to arrive.
I also wanted to leave you with a few cute pictures of my little boy who is getting to be so big. He is never lacking in the giving hugs department and we recently got a few pictures of him trying to give our cat Angel some love. She, on the other hand, looked like she wasn't too keen on the idea. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Back from Bandon

Well, we made it back home safely and had a wonderful time spending a week and a half with Eric's parents. They drove up from their home to Portland to pick us up at the nightmarish time of midnight when we arrived. A billion thanks for that and all of the chauffeuring around the state you did for us.

One of our first stops in our grand adventure was to see Multnomah Falls near Portland. It is absolutely gorgeous. Eric and I climbed up to the bridge to get a closer view and it was worth every step of it. We took our time and meandered down to Bandon where Eric's parents live and spent the rest of our time there enjoying the scenery and the company. It was wonderful to be able to have Alex around his other set of grandparents for such a long time. He sure did make a bee-line for the kitchen cabinets. He rearranged the spices and examined the pots and pans. He loved being outside and digging in the dirt in the back yard.

We got to go to the beach and look for agates and other unusual rocks. Eric was in heaven and spend many hours on the beach looking for new treasure (rocks) that now have a new home in our house. That is what happens when you marry a geologist.

We had planned on going to visit the Redwoods while we were there, but Eric picked up a stomach bug on the plane and so we made other plans. We visited the shops along Old Town Bandon and got some Umpqua Icecream. They had a dog show while we were there and so we got to see so many different breeds of dogs. Alex even got to sit on one's shoulders.

We completely enjoyed our visit there and can't wait to visit again. The best part was being around family and just enjoying each other.