Thursday, February 25, 2010

let's celebrate!

it's Jaxon's 1 1/2 birthday! :)

I might not have done this if I wasn't pregnant...I'm not quite sure :) What pregnant woman can pass up an opportunity like this to have chocolate cake!?






I think the cake made his day. He wouldn't stop "talking" about it afterwards ;)

Friday, February 19, 2010

finger painting fun

Jax and I were bored yesterday morning and decided to dig out the paint! Since Jaxon's still pretty young I didn't know what I would be getting myself into but he actually did REALLY good and we had SO MUCH FUN! I am still amazed at how much fun things are when you have a kid. Things that I never in a million years thought would be fun. Especially when it's their first time. It's exciting to see them learn and develop and have fun with things.

Anyway...here's some pictures.

And, just FYI - those tubes of "water based" acrylic paint....that paint doesn't wash out of clothes :( Unfortunately I didn't wear old clothes since I really didn't think I would get dirty. Wrong! Oh well.

Jax was amazed when I showed him that he got to put his fingers in the paint. He looked at me and said "Whoaaaa" with a half smile on his face.


he concentrated pretty hard the whole time.














...and one more picture that has nothing to do with painting but I thought was super cute. Dan's parents brought some of Dan's old dinky toys with them when they came last weekend and Jax loves them :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jaxon's going to have a little....

SISTER!!!!!!!!

We had our ultrasound today and found out that we're having a GIRL!!!! We're so excited. We were both really hoping for a girl, but were trying not to get our hopes up and were sort of expecting the technician to say "boy". So when she said girl....we were both so happy! Not that we wouldn't have been thrilled if it was a boy.....but you know. We were told by our doctor that "girls" sometimes hide "parts" during an ultrasound so I guess there's a TINY chance that it could still be a boy, but the tech said she was pretty certain that it was a girl.

Okay ladies....you know how you have to have a full bladder before you go in and you're supposed to drink a certain amount of water an hour and a half before your appt? Well I've learned that I don't have to go that crazy - I just don't pee for a while before the appt and I'm fine. So this morning I'm telling myself "you can't go pee......don't go to the bathroom.........you can't go pee......you can't go pee" and what did I do?????? I went PEE 45 minutes before my appt! I mindlessly went into the bathroom and went pee not even thinking until I was done. Thankfully the 2 litres of water I chugged after that filled my bladder fast enough :)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

19 week belly

Well it's been 8 weeks since I've posted a belly picture so I figured it was about time to update! Here I am at 19.5 weeks.



I'm feeling pretty good, other than REALLY tired...still. I was hoping for that second trimester burst of energy but it never happened. I guess I might as well get used to a constant state of being tired since I'm not expecting much rest once the baby comes :) It's all worth it though!

I think it was my 17th week that I was SUPER hungry ALL the time and even more tired than usual - and I figured the baby must be going through a growth spurt. Well that Friday I all the sudden felt like my belly was harder, bigger, and more noticeable when bending over and stuff. So I guess something was happening!

I'm feeling LOTS of movement which is really cool. I don't remember feeling THIS much movement this early - must be an active kid. :)