Monday, February 27, 2012

In Case You Haven’t Heard..


I just realized I’ve gotten behind and never posted about our baby news! We are expecting Baby #2 on August 26th. Rowan’s going to be a big brother and we couldn’t be more excited!!

With Rowan, I had pretty much NO symptoms. This pregnancy has been a little harder with quite a bit of nausea, and puking (yuck!) for the first 5-10 weeks. I’m now 14 weeks and feeling MUCH better thankfully. I’ve been craving sour patch kids, skittles, and frozen yogurt.

We had our first ultrasound at about 7 1/2 weeks and will hopefully find out what we’re having at our anatomy scan in about 5-6 weeks. Can’t wait!!

DSC_0059Giving the baby a kiss!DSC_0054 Pondering life as a big brother!DSC_0055  and of course the monthly belly shot… I swear I didn’t look like this until 18-20 weeks last time!!!DSC_0070

Russ is 30!!!

Russ turned 30 while his sister and our niece were here. I remember when we first met and went out to celebrate his 25th. Crazy how fast the last 5 years have gone! Russ has been on a project working nights for a couple of weeks now so he had to work on his birthday but we still managed to have a little fun first. He wanted to go out for a big breakfast when he woke up later in the day, so that’s what we did! I made him a two layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and strawberries. Overall it was a pretty low key afternoon. It was really special to have his family here though!

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Cousins from Across the World!!

Russ’ sister, Ruth was able to get a last minute, half price ticket to fly in from New Zealand and she jumped on the opportunity. She flew 14 hours, with her 20 month old Kaitlin, and while being 5 months pregnant. They stayed for a week and we had a really great time. It was our first time meeting Kaitlin. Rowan and Kaitlin are each other’s only cousins so it was really special to see them together. They are only 3 months apart…. and the babies in our bellies are only going to be 2 months apart!

We were pretty busy throughout the week: aquarium, pikes place, bellevue square, north bend outlets, lunch at my mom’s, and celebrating Russ’ 30th birthday.

We’re really going to miss them and wish they lived closer. Hopefully next time we’ll be able to go and visit in New Zealand!

Rowan LOVED having a little buddy around. He kept trying to give her cuddles. :)

Here are some photos from our time together. I wish there were more but we didn’t want to lug around our DSLR everywhere we went!

 DSC_0094  DSC_0091  Ruth “filing” Rowan’s nails.DSC_0098Reading books early in the morning. DSC_0101 DSC_0103 DSC_0104First Tandem Bath!

DSC_0109 Sharing snacks!

DSC_0114 DSC_0115  DSC_0117 Skyping with Kaitlin’s Daddy/Uncle JasonDSC_0122DSC_0130Reading books with Auntie Ruth!  DSC_0137 DSC_0149 DSC_0158 DSC_0163 DSC_0165 DSC_0173 DSC_0179     DSC_0215 

It was also pretty fun to hear all of the different words they use for every day items. Here are some of my favorites:

Diaper = Nappy

Binky= Dummy

Stroller= Pram

Bathroom= Loo

There are a lot more….. Would love for Rowan to have that cute little accent!!