Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's a....

Surprise! Yes, we are still determined to let Baby #2 come to us by way of surprise! I know this kills most of my family and friends, but believe me it is pretty darn hard on my side, too! As some of you may know, I am really doing this out of love for my sweet husband. He really wants to have a surprise, so I am on board with supporting him. Which by the way, today is his birthday! Happy Birthday my sweet hubby! GA and I love you oh so much!

Today we went in for our 20 week sono and everything looked really good. I asked so many questions this time around since the first time I was so concerned about finding out the sex. The baby weighed 12 ounces and showed us some cute hands and feet. I measured 5 days earlier than my due date ( 20w 2d). And I have lost one pound, bringing my total weight gain to 7lbs. I feel like with GA I was 13 to 15 lbs. gained, so keeping up with a 2 year old has its advantages. (And Yes, I did try to secretly determine if I saw anything, but half the time I couldn't tell between the bottom and top of the baby, so I was clueless.)

Dr. Wilder did however tell us we get another sono in 4 weeks! Urghhhh.... I thought this would be it until the big day, but I remembered last time he did the same thing with GA so I guess I should look forward to seeing the baby again. But oh my goodness, it is so hard not just to yell out, "OKAY just tell me already!"

Well, it's late and I am super tired, so I will try to post sono pics tomorrow and possibly a belly shot. MAYBE. we'll see.....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trip to DC and this weekend at the Island House!

Last weekend, Russ and I traveled to Maryland and DC to see my brother getting promoted from a Captain in the Air Force to a Major. It was a great event and a fun family gathering for us. My mom, Rick and my dad also joined us. I feel a little guilty for not bringing GA, but it was nice for Russ and I to have some grown-up time to relax and enjoy each other.
On Friday, we went to the ceremony in Rosslyn, VA which is right next to DC. In fact you can see everything from the building we were in. My brother is stationed at the Pentagon, but his office is not there due to the fact that there are a lot of people who work there, and not enough space. Something new I learned on this trip. Mick had a great turn out and it was a very special ceremony. I have always been so proud of his accomplishments and it was pretty neat to see it in person.
After the big event we went to this mexican food restaurant, Santa Fe Club, that the officers in his building affectionately refer to as the "Officers Club." It's tradition for the promoted officer to buy drinks for all the people who attended! I was very cheap for Mick since all I had was water!!! So not fun to see people drinking fun margaritas! Then we went to Annapolis for a nice family dinner that was SOOOO good! At that point in the evening, all I wanted was something with creamy butter sauce, I know I am so pregnant! I can't help that I love food!
On Saturday, Russ and I hopped on the Metro headed for The Mall in DC to go touring. Little did we know there was a huge rally with at least 100,000 people also at The Mall and we had to do some manuvering. We enjoyed ourselves doing some people watching, enjoying the wonderful fall weather and going to the American History Smithsonian. After that, we headed back to send QT with my family and watch some LSU football. (My brother is a HUGE LSU fan!)
Enjoy the pics and also I put some in from our little weekend trip to the Island House on Padre Island (Russell's parents just bought this home away from home this summer!)-
Me and Russ with Camden before the ceremony.
My brother, my dad and the Lt. Col. who spoke at Mick's ceremony!

During the ceremony, Camden would go back and forth between Mick and Enjoli.
He behaved so well, unlike the way his cousin acts in church.
Enjoli and I got to put on his golden oak leaves? I think that's what they were...then we got to hit them as hard as we could....apparently an Air Force tradition.
Dad and Rick put on the golden leaves for his shirt.

At the Santa Fe Club, Camden is holding a singing card and later he showed us "famous dance moves!"

Daddy and his girl walking Oscar Dog to the partk!

Even Oscar was able to enjoy the festivities!


How cute are they in their Bobcat gear! Thanks Greer for the cute outfit!