Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Bucket List - Camping!

And now a break from our regularly scheduled pregnancy postings. But things are moving right along on that front - just around 16 wks and growing! More from that story very very soon! 

Seeing as August, and thusly what people would typically call "The Summer," is ending next week I guess I better catch ya up with the SBL. Although some of these bad boys are going to have trail into September - which where we live is hot enough to consider summer anyway ;)

So last weekend we had the pleasure of camping with some of our wonderful friends, their adorable kids, and their big oaf of a dog. It was exactly the relaxing, do-nothing, eat good stuff weekend we needed.  

We headed out of town saturday morning and spent the day eating, splashing with babies, toes in the sand, soaking up the beauty and the out in the middle of nowhere-ness.  

Sunday was a repeat with more s'mores, more splashing, more squishy babies, more sunshine...I think you get the picture.  

But in case you don't here's a few to fill you in:

Yay Nature!

Buster the dodo lovey dog

Dirty camping faces

She looks good with a baby doesn't she?
One of the water babies

Baby carrying practice, Check!
So much cute-ness!

On top of crossing off Camping Weekend, we got to cross off S'mores, and the sky was so clear and beautiful I think I get to cross off Stargazing as well! Next weekend we head back down to San Diego to watch some dear friends get married and soak up some San Diego sun and some parent hugs.  We're also hoping to cross off a few more of our summer bucket list items!

Happy Summering mis amigos!  Enjoy the last Summer hurrahs!  

  • Camping Weekend
  • Go to a Professional Baseball Game (A's Game!)
  • See a movie in the park (Frozen Sing along!)
  • House warming party/ dinner party (and it was a BBQ - can you say 2 birds!)
  • See Fireworks
  • Go to the Beach  (did this AGAIN in San Diego!)
  • Go to a Museum
  • Day in San Francisco
  • BBQ! (We've been doing this like EVERY night since we got an adult BBQ! Yay backyard!)
  • Go on a picnic
  • Have s’mores
  • Go star gazing
  • Build a veggie garden
  • Finish the house painting touch ups
  • Refinish our bathroom cabinets
  • Paint and assemble Adirondack chairs
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Go to Seaworld
  • Ice cream from the ice cream truck
  • Go to San Diego
  • Sunflower CafĂ© 
  • Sunday, August 3, 2014

    A Little More Ketchup...and Saltines...

    Luckily for everyone I've tapered off a bit in the baby/pregnancy journal-ing.  I want to get all of this up here though for posterity - got to have the memories somewhere.  These entries are still from pretty early on.  SP is 15 weeks this week so I've got to get caught up soon or I'll spend the whole pregnancy recapping!  Anyway here's a quick glimpse back in time!


    6/5/14 - 5 weeks and countingggg

    June 1st was 5 weeks.

    I'm dying for the first ultrasound (which is scheduled for week 7)  

    I'm pretty sure SP is SICK of me asking her about her symptoms and how she feels etc. But it is kind of cool to watch the "symptoms" happen.  Her pants don't fit as well (in fact we order some belly bands to try to extend the time bmc - before maternity clothes), she's definitely more tired, and more cry-ey ;)  Some days though she says she doesn't even feel pregnant which is weird (and does sort of send me into a tiny anxiety space) but I think it's early yet.  I fear morning sickness could still be on its way.

    Keeping this secret is KILLING me, but we are both hesitant to tell anybody because we are well aware that miscarriages happen.  And I'm not sure we could go through telling everybody we're pregnant and then having to tell everybody we're not pregnant anymore. So we're waiting. but it doesn't mean I like it!

    Mini-pregs (aka the Before picture)


    6/10/14 - The Saltine Diet (6 weeks)

    Babycakes is at about 6 weeks now and she's starting to feel it.  She's super exhausted and is definitely having some nausea here and there.  Which is especially hard for because she's not really a thrower up-er.  Like she never throws up... at least she hasn't in the last 5 she's extra nausea sensitive, poor thing.

    She's also growing out of her clothes which she hates but I keep explaining is sort of to be expected unfortunately.  I ordered her some belly bands online in hopes of keeping her in her pants a little while longer (har har).  And bra shopping (dreaded dreaded bra shopping) is on the horizon.

    SP has had some spotting which of course sent both of us into a crazy panic.  And then add in all the googling and we were sure the worst was happening.  I convinced her to call the clinic and they told her that it is normal for some people to spot in early pregnancy. But they said that because she is RH- she should come in for a Rhogam shot.  Being RH- doesn't usually affect first pregnancies but it wouldn't hurt anything.  

    So now basically we just wait.  Everything seems like it's waiting waiting waiting.

    Next week we have our first ultrasound, to say I'm beyond excited would be an understatement.  I think it's important for SP too as she keeps saying it doesn't seem real.  I'm like really honey? 4 home pregnancy tests, a blood test, and an inability to stay awake or eat anything haven't convinced you (not to mention that whole not having a period thing but whatever...)  

    Fingers crossed everything is progressing as it should be...come on universe, please give us this one!

    This is the "I hate you" smile ;)