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Half way and a pool day

We are at the half way point 20 weeks down…20 or so to go!  I have been busy with class work for my masters but this weekend I got a nice break.  Virginia is back in the states from Germany with her kids.  We stayed with the Durr family while we were in Germany, and had an awesome time with them.  They showed us the sights and treated us like family, we couldn’t have asked for a better Germany experience!

Anyway…we went to the “waterpark”, as Jonathan calls it,  for the day with Virginia, Kristin, Kristi and 5 kiddos.

Virginia, Kristin & Kristi

It was so HOT that day

Me, Lobster Lady, Kristi

Later Friday night Jason and I went to Jason’s friend Ryan W.’s house for outdoor movie night.  The year was 1986, so we watched Top Gun & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, ate burgers (mad cow disease was discovered in ’86), Gushers, Pop Secret microwave popcorn and Coke (the original recipe was brought back in ’86).  It was so hot outside so I am glad  I had a spray bottle and lots of beverages.

On Sunday I went with Tracey to get our nails done and then back home for some pool time with Jason and the pups.

Wedge wasn't too happy about swimming

But, he is such a good swimmer!

Dash, no so much

He just hopped right up to the pile of dry towels...

Damn dog

Dash lasted 3 seconds in the pool

This week I am wrapping up my two classes, have a midwife appointment on Thursday and fly home to Pennsylvania on Saturday night.   This means leaving Jason in Arizona, hopefully he will keep the dogs and himself alive while I am gone!

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19 weeks and an ultrasound


Jason and I headed into the doctor Wednesday morning for the ultra sound.  We were of course late due to traffic and an accident (not one we were involved in).  They took a million pictures and measurements.  I have no idea how they find anything on that screen!

They asked if I could feel anything because the baby was kicking and punching…lucky me I didn’t feel a thing! Jason said he couldn’t believe I didn’t feel anything because he watched the baby wind up and throw a punch.

Finally, the doctor had read the scans, he came in with a little list of more things he wanted to look at.  Then he proceeded to do even more checking around.  I was worried for a minute but he was happy with what he saw and said “everything looks good”…. which is all you really want to hear.  An hour later we were on our way.

Here are a few pictures of Bean…

Bean's face...if it wasn't for their label I would have no idea what that is!


Hand by face


Old MacDonald

A few days ago we got a package in the mail.  The first thought that enters my mind is “what did he buy now?!?”…but to my surprise it was a gift from Aunt Beth and Uncle Phil!

Thanks Aunt Beth & Uncle Phil!


This super cute hand puppet book is the first baby item…which Jason refers to as Bean. So Bean has his or her first book!

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It’s A…

Surprise! We are expecting our new addition on November 9, 2011. Jason thought that a blog might be a nice way to keep our family and friends updated during this journey. We are so far away from everyone but we still want you all to be a part of this exciting adventure. Although, I am not very confident in my ability to write, update and maintain this blog with all my classes…we shall see how it goes.