Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pregnancy & personal update

I haven't really shared too much about the pregnancy since I've been trying to catch up on the pics. That and I forget there are so many family and friends I don't see or talk to regularly to keep updated (if you don't call and ask, I don't think about sharing...not rudely, my mind just moves on).

SO, here's the latest. I had a Dr appointment last Wednesday. Apparently I've gained 20 pounds since my first appointment. Although the largest weight gain occurred between the first two appointments, it is at this time that my doctor brings it to my attention that I should be watching what I eat...and oh by the way, working out too. Sadly, that comment is stuck in the back of my head even though I know I only gained 4 pounds during the 6 weeks between the last 2 appointments :) And of course, now that I have this 'warning' I'm feeling hungry 24/7. Quite interesting how that works!

The last two appointments have just been check ups. Got to listen to the heart beat. According to the doctor, it's rather fast, so her prediction (which she states is by all means not 100% accurate) is GIRL. :)

Next appointment: the dreaded diabetes check :)

Last month we also had the sonogram where they made sure the bone structure was all there and progressing 'normally'. In case you haven't heard or asked, we did not find out what we aer having, nor are we going to. Apparently that appointment was our 'one and only' opportunity to do so. I think after the miscarriage and the wait of even getting pregnant this time around has really brought on a different appreciation for this pregnancy. We're just overjoyed that the Lord has brought this life to us and it really doesn't matter to us what it is. We love it regardless :)

We have registered for our birthing class and are also signing up for some other fun classes (did I just refer to a birthing class as fun?!) that Kaiser offers.

With my 2 days off a week, I don't think I'd realized how tired I've been over the past few months. Last week, in trying to recuperate from a long weekend (will post about that later), it was tough to get myself to be productive...but I drug myself up to do things. I feel bad to know Tyler's at work. I cringe at the thought of having the following convo: TYLER "what did you do today" CONNIE "nothing" :) So I try to cross as many things off of my to-do list as I can each day I'm home.

I haven't really had any cravings either...which is probably good for the weight gain issue. Unless the desire to lay in bed and do nothing all day is a craving?!

Tomorrow is my last day of work - in the office. We'll be heading to Santa Ana for our annual training...which is my last hurrah. 13 years with the same company. 4 years seasonal and part-time, 8 1/2 years full time (apparently 12 1/2 years). Although the Lord's been working out for me to identify myself with him and not this job, it's still a tough thing to swallow. I will no longer be 'Connie with JAMZ' (cue tears)...please pray for me. This is going to be such an emotional 6 days for me - Tyler's packing our own box of tissues and I think I might go get some waterproof mascara.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Family Time

Slowly but surely, I'm catching up! I started this post at the beginning of the month! Where did the time go?! We've been busy with Mother's day, being out of town, and prepping for my LAST WEEK at work :)

I posted a few pics when Crystal and Jason were in town - just of the t-shirt coloring night :) Not that they were here for too long...we sure did enjoy having them locally and also staying with us.

Looking back at these pictures just makes us miss them so much more!

The boys are just adorable. Here they are with their t-shirt project. They colored the shirts that Tyler drew for them when we were in Indiana in December. We each wrote messages to them on one side as well.

Jacob put his shirt on backwards :)
The weather was nice enough that they were able to enjoy the park across the street...Tyler and Jason were playing with them.

...meanwhile...Crystal was getting a tortilla making lesson from my grandma :)

there is just the 'right way' to roll the masa, clap it out and place it on the burner - as Crystal learned (because my grandma made her do it over and over again to redo!)

...and apparently I felt no desire to join in the lesson...I just sat back, took pictures and enjoyed watching :)

Family got together after church
these two boys couldn't be cuter!

looks like there are some sweet nothings being whispered ;)

Miles was a popular baby to hold during lunch!

As our time started to come to an end...we started to take a ton of pics. We had such a great visit with them and knew we were going to miss them so much!

So sad that you can wrap up such an amazing time with family with a few pics.....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Since I'm still catching up, I thought I would combine both mine and Tyler's bday outings and share them together.

Apparently we love to plan surprise trips for one another :) for my bday, Tyler took us away to Monterrey after work on Friday and we stayed at a neat little bed and breakfast there. Saturday we spent a little time down by the beach and headed over to Canary Row for a little walk.

Sadly, since this was during the time of the horrific nausea...we didn't do too incredibly much :(

aww...cute shadow pic :)
Tyler wrote me a message with sticks...
...my romantic husband :) So we decided to do another shadow pic with the message...we're silly, but at least we entertain one another.

But praise God for feeling better! For Tyler's bday, I had us go up to Tahoe for the weekend! That was great fun since he'd never been! Now that we have a GPS, it was SO MUCH FUN to type in the address and have Tyler just follow the directions -without a clue as to where he was headed!

He kept guessing for a while but when we were heading in a direction he wasn't familiar with, he gave up :)...anyhow, with Tyler's excitement of going somewhere new and me feeling better, we got tons more pics of this trip.

Not sure really what I was doing in this pic - well, what kind of pose it is...other than just looking large! :)

The mountains still had snow on them and the scenery was just beautiful.

Saturday night, we took about an hour drive around the Lake to Tahoe City where we shared Tyler's favorite desert - Hula Pie...mmmm....so nice that you don't have to go all the way to Hawaii to have this when you want some!

Sunday we decided to take a little trip on the gondola. Here's the mountain it took us to the top of...
...and on our way up...
...they had a platform that you can walk along and see the beautiful view. Neither of us have been skiing so had never had such a view...gorgeous!!

...and then...Monday - the birthday DAY :) Tyler got THREE cakes!
YUMMY coldstone cake from work
a yummy homemade one from Blair and Chrisand one from Ann & Jessica...just incase the home made one wasn't too tasty :) (it looked questionable - but was good!) of course it was yummy too!

YAY for birthdays!