Saturday, June 20, 2009

San Diego - 2009

Matt and I went to San Diego with his family in the beginning of June (I know I am behind) for a long weekend trip to enjoy the beach and to get away from the disgusting heat that plagues AZ. We got just the break we needed. The weather was BEAUTIFUL the entire time (sunny and in the 70's and 80's). Here are some pictures from the trip.Just us at the beach

All of us at the beach

Waiting in line at Hodads - this was a little surfer themed hamburger joint that was on the Food Network show Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Mike really wanted to try it and I will say that it was pretty good (although I didn't get a hamburger). There was a line that wrapped almost around the building when we were leaving!


Us inside Hodads

Mike and Donna at Hodads

Jay at Hodads

The hamburger itself

Us at Crystal Pier...SCARY! There were the cutest little beach houses on the pier though that I would like to go back sometime and stay in, but they would definitely need to be the ones that are over the sandy area!!

Matt was going to wish that he could be big like the movie but then he realized that he already is...oh well.
Shopping day! We made a little stop at Ghirardelli and got some ice cream. Matt was a little concerned about finishing this. Jay helped him out.

On Mission beach. The legs popping out behind Matt's are mine. I dug a hole in the sand so I could lay on my stomach. It was glorious!

On the last day of the trip Matt and Jay went jet skiing. They seemed to have a pretty good time :)

I am a little bummed because I didn't get any pictures of my favorite thing we did...the farmer's market. They had some of the best fruit I have ever tasted in my life! Overall we had a fun trip. It is always nice to get away, even if it is only for a couple of days.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

20 Weeks

By the time that I have actually gotten around to posting this I am actually 22 weeks, but oh well. It's official I have crossed that halfway point...To be completely and brutally honest, I am absolutely terrified. Sometimes I worry that I seem less than enthused about having a baby which isn't the case at all. I just have difficulty with change and this is going to take the cake for the biggest change in my life. This is not to say that I am not excited, but I am walking blindly into parenthood and it is a little unsettling.
The pregnancy has been pretty smooth with a few exceptions: sleeping is getting much more difficult. I spend the night rolling from one side to the other when what I really want to do is just sleep on my stomach. I am lucky though because I still have not really had to get up in the middle of the night to pee. I know its coming, but I am going to postpone that one for as long as I can. My hands and feet have been getting a little swollen, especially when I am sitting for a while. My cravings (pizza) and aversions (Chinese food) have been kicked into high gear a little more now. I want water ALL THE TIME! Of course, this means that I have to go to the bathroom all the time as well. I have had a little issue with overheating. It has happened twice actually where I feel like I am going to pass out or throw up, whichever comes first. My favorite was when this happened in Wal-Mart! Lastly, my belly is getting HUGE! I swear it grows on a daily basis right now. Naturally, this has caused a lot of fun backaches :) I wish I had more positive things to say, but I can't lie. Being pregnant is just not that fun. From what I hear it is going to be all worth it in the end.
Here I am at 21 weeks:Moving on from my complaining...I have definitely had some OH MY GOSH moments in these last 22 weeks. You know when you realize that you are going to have a tiny little being depending on you for its every need? I guess you could say that it still hasn't entirely set in yet. Really, I don't know that this is going to happen until she's about a week old and no one has come to pick her up yet. Registering was definitely one of those moments. I didn't realize what a baby idiot I was until we went to go do this. We had NO IDEA what we were going to need! There was actually another couple who was having their first who joked that we should team up...not such a bad idea! Just some advice..I would recommend bringing an experienced mother when registering for a baby for the first time. I am pretty sure that would have made our lives a little easier. Another one of those times was when we got the bedding for her crib. We pretty much went and ordered this as soon as we found out that we were having a girl (I am just that, I wanted to have the summer time to get the room ready). We haven't actually assembled the crib yet because I still want to paint it white. Matt thinks we should leave the crib the color it is now. I decided to use my "I am the one who is carrying the baby" card to win the argument. I try not to play this one too often or it looses its value, but for this I felt it was worth it this time ;) Anyway, getting this all set up was really strange. Every time I walk past the room now I have a little reality check.

Around my 21st week I felt her move for the first time and about a million times since then. It was definitely a strange sensation. I do have to say that I am not too crazy about her squirmy awake times. She seems to prefer to leave these times for when I am laying down. This may be a problem...

Last little tid bit...I think we have officially named the girl. It happened all so quick that I am still left questioning it a little. As I said before, we liked the names, Taylor, Mackenzie, Kendyl and Morgan. My mom said she didn't like Kendyl and Matt's dad said he didn't like Morgan. Jokingly I said to Matt, "What about Kendyl Morgan?" It has stuck ever since. So we were in a Christmas store in San Diego last weekend (more on that later) and I saw a pink Chuck Taylor ornament (Matt really wants to get these for her!). Matt's mom has a tradition of buying a Christmas ornament every year for each of her sons. We thought it was a pretty cool tradition so we decided to do it with our own kids and the little pink shoe was the perfect one to start the tradition.
When we went up to the cash register and I saw a sign that said they would personalize any ornament for free and of course I couldn't pass this up. Matt encouraged me to get her name on the front of the shoe and I agreed. So there you have it. We decided our daughter's name because of a free offer in a Christmas store in San Diego. That's how all good parents decide their children's names right? I guess that and because their parent's didn't like the name...Man, I hope Kendyl is a little less ornery than her mother!