Saturday, November 29, 2008


Let the shopping fun begin!!! Here's a few of our first "boy" clothing items! I can't wait to get more!!! Uh oh... maybe finding out we're having a boy already wasn't such a great thing!! Now I don't have a reason not to shop! LOL!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Meet Aidan Tyler!

Gotta love the bottoms up view!!

From the top looking down..

What a cooperative baby! Giving us all these great shots!! :)

We have some exciting news! We are so happy to announce that we are having a baby boy! If you look a the pictures above you can definitely see that he has a hot dog!! So how did all of this come about you ask? Well I was talking to my friend, Ann, about a place that will do gender ultrasounds for only $50. So I looked them up on the internet and decided to give them a call this morning. Ifigured that if they could get me in today it was meant to be, and if not, then we'd just wait until the appt on the 18th. Well low and behold, they got me in at 1:30 this afternoon. Ian was working but was able to get away for a few minutes. She was able to tell right away that it was a boy and we couldn't be more pleased than to finally put a name to our "Lil Bean"! And we admit it, we are totally thrilled about having a boy!!! I still have my ultrasound and appt on the 18th of December, so we'll have more pictures to upload then! Hopefully, Aidan will be cooperative and we can get some good profile shots of him! Although Ian says no more "porno" shots of the baby!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and evening spent at our friends', Lisa and Harry, house. And in honor of stuffed turkeys and tomorrow being the start of Week 17 and my 5th month of pregnancy, here's a new baby bump picture! Hopefully no one confuses me with a stuffed turkey! ;)

Hard to believe my kiddos at school still haven't guessed that I'm pregnant! They just think I'm getting chubby! Oh, and ignore my head being cut off, I have established that my husband is not ever going to be a professional photographer!

You know, I used to think that time was moving so slowly, and it just amazes me that I am going into the 5th month and am only a few weeks shy of being half way through.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What was that?

Today I was sitting at a desk in the workroom at school and I felt the baby move! It was the coolest feeling. I was sitting there cutting out Thanksgiving placements for the kiddos and all of a sudden I felt this little push from inside!! And I know it wasn't gas! ;) I can't wait to feel it more and it will be even more awesome when Ian can feel it too!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Family News!

I have some exciting news! We are really pleased to share that my brother, Jimmy, and his wife, Christine, are also expecting! So two new babies will be joining our families this summer! How exciting for all of us to be able to go through this together. They've also started a blog, so be sure to check it out to see what's going on with them and their new journey!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

16 weeks!

Well, today I had my 16 week doctor's appointment. Everything went well. We heard the heartbeat on the doppler, although that was a bit of a challenge since the baby was busy hiding! Apparently there is an artery nearby and the baby was hiding behind that so all we could hear for awhile was my own heartbeat until the baby finally moved! That was neat because you can hear the movement on the doppler too! It sounds kind of like paper being crinkled. The baby's heartbeat is 142 beats per minute and everything else was fine too. No swollen ankels yet or anything. My next appt is on December 18 and that is when we'll have the ultrasound to see what the baby is. I tried to get in earlier, but apparently there are developmental measurements that they need to take and it is better to get these done at 20 weeks than 18. So what's 2 more weeks right? It only feels like eternity!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Can you see what I see?

Not quite (especially since the eyelids are still fused shut)... but get this... if I put a flashlight up to my stomach, the baby can actually sense the light and will move away from it... Now that's kinda weird!!

Can you hear what I hear?

Well apparently the baby can! Starting this week, the bean can hear!! So my book says to start singing to the baby and that they can actually recognize words and songs after they are born... Poor thing... it's going to have to live through a lifetime of hearing his or her tone deaf mother singing, and it doesn't even get a break in the womb!!

Well I have my 16 week appt this week on Friday and I'll find out when our gender U/S is going to happen. So hopefully it will be sometime in the next two weeks and we'll finally have an answer to that intriguing question... are you a baby girl or a baby boy hiding away in there?!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Finally a baby bump!

So just thought some of you might like to see the bump starting to emerge!! I'm getting harassed at school because I don't "look" pregnant yet. So here's my proof! The first picture was taken at just about 6 weeks back on Sept 10th. The next two pictures were taken this weekend after we got home from a wedding and were taken at 14 weeks. FYI... Ian said I looked too cheesy when I was smiling in the 2nd picture, so that's why I look all grumpy in the last picture.

And just to update everyone... I'm oficially out of the 1st trimester. I'm feeling good, except for coming down with a cold this weekend. But managed to completely escape morning sickness, and am hoping to start getting some energy back!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Marine Corps Ball

We went to the Marine Corps Ball yesterday. I had a few moments of panic a few weeks ago when I found out I wouldn't be able to get my hair done at my hair stylists b/c she was out of the salon at a wedding for the day. But I asked my friend Amanda at school if she would be willing, and she did an awesome job! By the time we were both finished getting ready, both Ian and I looked pretty spiffy if I do say so myself! :)

We had a great time sitting with Ian's friends at military and I didn't even mind not being able to drink. The Ball was at the Ft McDowell Casino for the second year in a row, and again they did a great job. The food was good and it looked like everyone was having a good time! After the Ball we walked over to the Casino to play some slots. Didn't walk away with any winnings though!! We stayed at the hotel and then drove home this afternoon. All in all, a very nice weekend, and it was especially nice to have Ian around on a weekend!!!