Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What are we having??

I went in for my monthly checkup this morning and I told our doctor what had happened during the ultrasound. Before I even had a chance to ask him if he wouldn't mind checking for me, he was practically already bringing in the ultrasound machine. He is awesome! Unfortunately, Aaron is out of town, but we decided that if I could find out, to go ahead and do so. So I did... and we are having a BABY GIRL!!!! We are so excited! Now I can start shopping (just a little bit)!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to you!

Surprise Aaron!

I got him a bike for his birthday. Now we can go on bike rides! I think he likes it...

Yah, he likes it! Yeah, I chose wisely!

Look at him go...

I love you Aaron. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today is his big day and to top it off, we are going to go see Coldplay tonight, I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The baby is a.....

A lot of you may know the news already, but I am aware that some of you do not. So yesterday was the big day to find out what we are having and so we went into the radiology department for the ultrasound. It turns out our baby is to modest. He/She kept his/her legs crossed the whole entire time. The ultrasound tech was even trying to move the baby by jiggling the ultrasound tool on my belly a few times but that didn't work. So for the whole half hour or so the baby remained in one position with the legs crossed tightly, (which is pretty funny since that is how Aaron sleeps sometimes).

So it remains a mystery. Maybe we will just keep it a surprise and wait for the baby to be born to find out. That would be fun, but I really don't think I can wait that long.

My next monthly checkup is next Tuesday with my doctor and I am sure that when I tell him that we still don't know, he will wheel the ultrasound machine into the room and try to check for me. The bad news is is that Aaron will be out of town next week, so if I do find out, he won't be there to share the moment. So maybe I will wait another month. I know Aaron won't care one way or another. I mean, he would be happy to be there but news is news to him. He probably would want me to find out even if he wasn't there.

I always had in my head this magical moment of lying there on the bed with my husband at the foot of the bed and both of us watching the ultrasound machine anticipating to find out what the baby will be. But no, that is not at all how yesterday went. First of all I got in trouble for not having a full bladder. The first thing she said to me was, "didn't anyone tell you that you need to have a full bladder?!" I mumbled back to her, "nnnooo", very softly. Then I looked at Aaron and he shook his head yes. Apparently, our doctor did tell us to do so, but I completely forgot. So as I lied there with complete silence in the room for a half hour, I prayed that she would be able to see clearly the images of our baby. Oh and please note that all along, I could not see the screen at all. So I just lied there looking back and forth at her face, Aaron's mad face, and the wall and tears started coming down my face. I started thinking what if something is wrong with the baby and that is why it is so silent. Finally, Aaron's mad look turned into a loving look and he comforted me and I mouthed to him, "Is the baby okay?" (cause I was to afraid of the tech lady to say any thing outlound." He said, "yes, everything is fine." Finally when she was done, she turned the screen to face me and she showed me our cute little modest baby moving around (except for the legs). That put a huge smile on my face. I could see the little heart beating, the spine, the nose, the hands, and then I thought to myself, "well, the baby is healthy and content and that is all that matters at this point."

So, maybe we will find out or maybe we won't.....

Friday, July 11, 2008

More pictures of Carmel

I have to thank my parents for many trips to Carmel when I was younger. I remember driving through the neighborhoods along the coast in Carmel and my dad pointing out intriguing architecture to me, for example the "Anchor house" by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is where I decided I wanted to learn more about architecture and design.

Just one of the many beautiful window displays. I love walking up and down the streets at night here. I probably would love it in the daytime too, but we never seem to go shopping during the day, maybe that is Aaron's sneaky way of having me not spend any money here since everything has a pretty large pricetag. So we just window shop...

Dell and Janet strolling along in the misty fog...

Aaron, Janet, Matt, and Dell. It looks like Matt has known Dell and Janet for awhile but in fact they met last night.

Look at this door, Don't you just want to walk into the restaurant because of this door, I do. Maybe another day.

Happy Birthday Matt!

Carmel By the Sea

I am in love with Carmel. Last night we took our friends Dell, Janet, and Matt Trip to Carmel for dinner for Matt's birthday (and Max, our baby, of course). Matt just turned 22 so we went to celebrate his birthday. His older brother Jason is one of Aaron's coaches and Matt has helped out alot with CityBeach the past two summers being an assistant coach. They are from Dallas Texas and are just great guys.

I have alot of pictures that I want to post on here, but for some reason I am having a hard time posting more than one at a time. What's up with that! I will try again after this post.

The weather was so refreshing there last night, especially coming from the inlands where we have had so many heat waves, it was so good for a change. It was foggy and misty and magical.

One day Aaron and I will live here or atleast have a beach house here. We hope.