Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Little Alien...I Mean Baby

I think I've mentioned a time or two that I'm pregnant. Well, here's the little thing wiggling around in there. I think it's rather cute, but it still looks a bit alien-ish, especially from the frontal view. We got a lot more pictures than these and the tech was awesome because she printed out a set for DA to keep for himself as well. These were the best of them. Love this little thing already.

Frontal view. Can you see it's little hands tucked up under it's chin? It was squirming around and knocking it's hands about the whole time. I have another mover in there. It kicked it's legs a few times while we were watching and I actually felt it. Strange and unusual experience to see the movement and feel it at the same time.

Belly and legs. The tech said such a nice round belly means baby is getting enough nutrition, so apparently I'm doing okay in that deparment. I haven't really been sick this time around, so that's an added bonus.

Profile view. We couldn't get a really great profile view because of how much the little one was moving, but this one was decent. I'm so excited to have a healthy baby so far. The big ultra sound where we check all the vitals and make sure it doesn't have any major problems/is healthy as well as finding out the gender is scheduled for March 14th. Yay!

In other news, I haven't gained any weight with this baby yet, DA is in love with it and talks to it all the time, and Jake asks on a daily basis whether he'll be able to feel baby move yet. DA also likes to ask the baby when it's going to come out and play with him. I don't think he quite understands the concept of nine months and even then baby won't be able to play for a little while as it will be too young. Oh well! Thank goodness the weather has been warm enough we can go outside for a few hours each day and play with his friends. He would be driving me up a wall into crazy land if he didn't have an outlet for his energy. I think I may be going there anyway, but that's beside the point.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas this year was a ton of fun. DA is finely old enough to really appreciate gifts and spend hours playing with them. We spent Christmas Eve with Jake's family, starting off with a huge nummy breakfast, announcement, gifts, a long nap, xbox, a great lunch/dinner, and lots of fun. Christmas morning was spent at home with our little family tearing through gifts, making messes, and loving everything we were given. We feel so blessed! Christmas evening was spent with my Mom and Dad and that side of the family minus one of my sisters and her family (who we miss terribly). Christmas is always a wonderful time full of fun memories, games, delicious food, people we love, fun and beautiful music, and quiet moments spent reflecting on the Savior. Here's a sampling from our Christmas festivities.

The brothers in their Christmas finery. We got these shirts for them, and like us, they thought they were pretty awesome.

Me, not feeling well. We announced to the Sullivan Family that I was pregnant on Christmas Eve. I think I was a little too subtle in the note I wrote to Grandma though, because she was thoroughly confused with what we were trying to tell her. *SHRUG*

DA got this huge truck that holds all his other cars from Great Grandma.

Christmas morning at home was a blast and a half. Santa brought some cool things this year. Here's what DA got in his stocking and below is what Mom and Dad got.

Mom and Dad got DA this fantastic racetrack that he and Dad played with for hours on end. It was a good time.

DA had a lot of fun playing with the bubble wrap sent with the package from Uncle Josh and Aunt Veronica.

But he loved his Moose hat too. Although I don't have a picture of it, he also got a fantastic bathtime pirate set in this package that has been a huge hit. He plays with it for hours (literally) in the bath.

The nerf guns from Santa were also a big hit. We discovered two more in the closet a few days later that we had forgotten were there. Dad and DA have had some fun wars and even the neighbors have gotten in on the action. I forgot to bring the camera later to my Mom and Dad's house for Christmas dinner, but we had a lot of fun there too.

Don't Look at the Lights!!!

Just kidding, you really should look at the lights, especially if you're at Temple Square around Christmas time. We took a fantastic (and extremely cold) outing to look at the lights as a family for FHE just before Christmas and had a blast. Here's some of the pictures from the trip.

DA's favorite parts of the trip were anything that had to do with water. He seems to have a small obsession with fountains, waterfalls, pools, and streams.

It was a fun outing, one we'll do every year.