Saturday, January 30, 2010


From January 11th to 22nd me and my hubbie and Grayson jetted to Hawaii for some family fun as David had a work conference over there. This is one of those trips that I've known we were going on for 4 years so it was pretty exciting for it to finally be here. We were smart also and brought my parents along to nanny so that we could have some quiet time too.

Here's a little photo journal from the trip:

We had to take 3 planes both there and back. A 1 hr flight to Charlotte, a 10 hour (yikes!) flight to Honolulu, then a 20 minute flight to our island. All in all I have to say Grayson did great! I was totally dreading it, but with the combo of his car seat, dramamine, benadryl, mickey mouse dvd's and of course lollipops it was a very smooth trip. So proud of him!

Grayson enjoyed playing in the pacific ocean. He had no fear of the waves!

This is my favorite pic of daddy and grayson from the trip

Showing Buddha he's got a great little belly too!

He LOVED playing in the sand and getting it all over himself, including in his hair. Daily baths were necessary!

A family photo as we all look at the one to come. And yes, I know. I am HUGE already!

This pic makes me kinda sad cause he looks so grown up!

He loved all the birds that were around the resorts

What a ham! Cheeeeeeeeese!

I must admit I had fun playing in the water with him too.

It was a great trip! A shame he won't remember it, but I will and I have some great photo memories!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Other Blog

A couple of times a month, I also post on another blog. It's part of my day job. It's not just me, but the team I get to work with. They have some great stuff to say too.

I share this with you now, because my most recent post is something I also wanted to share with all of you. So check it out.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

12 week ultrasound

Can't believe we are here but am so thankful we are!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Here!

I've been tracking my doppler obsessively over the past few days via ups tracking, and yesterday morning discovered it was out on the truck for delivery. woohoo! As my husband and I sat on the couch yesterday afternoon during G's nap time, every little noise I heard was the ups truck. The wind, a neighbors car, a plane overhead, the garbage truck. It finally came at about 2:45 and I ran outside to get it, ripped it open, squeezed out some jelly and put it to work. It took me about a minute but then I found it! That beautiful galloping noise that is my baby's heartbeat. That sound is one of the most beautiful in the world! Goes right up there with the sound of Grayson giggling his little heart out.

When I hit the right spot and found it, my whole body relaxed and a HUGE smile broke out on my face. I said to my husband "Wow. We're having a baby!". I know I've known this for some time, but now it is very, very real. All of our losses were before this point (10 1/2 weeks was latest, but something had happened during week 9). This is it. Real, live baby #2. So excited I can't stand it!

11 weeks 5 days today. Crazy! 2nd trimester here I come. And can I just say, I'm ready for this stupid queasiness and exhaustion to go away. Also, I sure am HUGE already, so it's a good thing I'm about ready to make my "public" announcement on facebook on Friday after our next ultrasound. I'm sure everyone I know either suspects or thinks I really hit the christmas cookies to hard over the holidays. :-)

More to come on Friday....and I'll post pics then too!