Archive | August, 2013

Summer Summary

31 Aug

Since its Labor Day weekend it definitely feels like summer is over.  We had a fantastic summer but I’m looking forward to fall.  Here are pictures of all of the fun things we did in the summer of 2013.

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We spent lots of time in the backyard trying to keep cool.  There were many HOT days but Annaliese loves being outside so we made it work.

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Chris loves to grill so we had many delicious meals this summer, including lots of corn on the cob.

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Annaliese turned 2 so we had a party at the house.  Lots of family and friends helped us celebrate at her “Milk & Cookies” party.

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We celebrated a really fun 4th of July right in our neighborhood.  Its “Good Neighbor Day” so we got to watch a 5K and 10K race in front of our house, walk down the street to a festival, and watch fireworks right in our front yard.

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We announced to everyone that Annaliese is going to be a big sister in January!

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We attended tons of fun MOMs Club events like riding the train and visiting the fire station.

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We planted a small garden for the first time and had a little success.

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We traveled to Bethany Beach where Annaliese enjoyed spending time with her family.  She really loved getting to know her cousin Madison.

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Annaliese went to her first baseball game.  She liked the mascot and the food more than the actual game but it was lots of fun!

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Annaliese moved from her crib to a big girl bed.  She’s impressed us with how easy the transition was.

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Thanks to tickets and season passes, we went to many fun places:  Dutch Wonderland, Longwood Gardents, Camden Aquarium, Hands on House, and Balitmore Aquarium!  I don’t even think that is half of the list.  We were busy!

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We had endless fun playdates with friends!  Annaliese became a lot more social this summer and loved having people over as well as going to their houses.

Its A…..

27 Aug

Boy Boy Boy Boy!!!  I guess I was wrong about that girl thing.

We are all really excited about having a little boy in our lives.  I was really surprised when the ultrasound tech told us the news.  Here is a picture of our cute little guy :

ImageThat thing above his head is his hand…not a unicorn horn.    The ultrasound tech also told us he was pretty big for only being 20 weeks.  Based on the measurements she said it looked like I was over a week ahead of where my due date is right now (January 10th).   I’m going to talk to my OB at my appointment next week and see if they will keep my due date or change it based on the measurements.

Chris and I both think that the new baby’s ultrasound picture looks a lot like Annaliese’s did.  Here they are side by side for comparison (Annaliese first, then new baby)

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They have the same cute little nose!

I’ve also been super blessed this week to receive lots of maternity clothes and baby boy clothes from two very wonderful friends.  Their generosity has been amazing.  This little boy will NEVER be without a cute outfit.

Annaliese thinks shes excited about having a baby brother but I’m not sure she really knows that the difference is between boys and girls.  She will soon find out 🙂

19 Weeks

18 Aug

I am 19 weeks this week!  The baby is the size of a mango (which sounds delicious right now)

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I have been feeling a lot more movement over the past few weeks, especially in the early mornings and at night.  I love laying on the couch and just feeling the baby wiggling around in there.  I’m feeling AMAZING.  I have most of my energy back and my appetite is growing every day.  I’m so happy to be feeling like myself again.  It made me remember why I liked being pregnant the first time around.  Here is a picture of me at 19 weeks and 1 day:

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We have our Anatomy Scan ultrasound on Friday and we are super excited.  We are going to be finding out the sex and I can’t wait to start decorating the nursery.  We moved the crib and rocking chair into the baby’s room yesterday because…..Annaliese is in a big girl bed!

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She has been doing amazingly so far.  This is her second night and we’ve been so proud of her.  She took a good nap in her bed today too.  Its really cute to see her room looking more “grown up”.  We were surprised that she was so eager to part with her crib but we’re still a little wary.   We’re wondering if she’ll still be ok with it once the baby is actually sleeping in it.  Only time will tell!

That’s all I have to update for now.  I will definitely post after our ultrasound on Friday!  My guess is that we’re having a girl, Chris thinks boy (to make it interesting), and Annaliese thinks everyone has a baby in their belly and my bellybutton is the baby’s head.  We’ll see who’s right in just a few more days 🙂

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