Sunday, September 30, 2012

We are having a GIRL!

Yes! It's True!!! Can you believe it? Jeff still can't! Ha.. The top ultrasound shows you her butt and legs and where the arrow is pointing is how they can tell its a girl! Nothing sticking out and they identified the 'three lines' that shows you it's a girl!
She wasn't as active this time around- and I even drank a Dr. Pepper 30 minutes before my appt and she wasn't moving too much and I think its because I've had a cough and that's probably been keeping her up at night! It got to the point where I had to get up and do some jumping jacks so that she would move around so they can get a better view if this was a boy or a girl :)
Here is a picture of mom and dad when Jeff and I skyped them to tell them when we found out! Here is a little video clip of when we found out that Jeff took. We have some other clips to show you that I will work on in imovie that has more of our ultrasound appointment that I will post when I have some more time to work on it. Love you all and we will meet this baby girl in March.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Day at the Beach with the Normands

Just wanted to post some picture of our full day at San Clemente Beach with Maribel's family- with her husband Carl, daughter Grayton and son Levi. The boys had so much fun hanging with them for the day and we really love San Clemente Beach!
I love this picture below of Gray and Ethan... they were so cute playing together :)

Just another day after school

It's been so hot here that just this past Tuesday- we had some neighborhood kids over to slip and slide in the back and then come into an air conditioned house to escape the heat! Can you believe we are one of the only homes on the block with AC! But in the 6 years I have been here- this is definitely the hottest summer we have ever had. And for it to be this hot all the way until almost October is crazy! Hope u guys are well! Love u

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jeff is doing good!

Just wanted you all to know that jeff is home and doing well. He is still in a lot of pain from the actual surgery but his
Leg pain - that was causing a majority of his pain Pre-surgery is totally gone! That was the sciatic nerve pain he was
Feeling from the ruptured disk that was pressing up against that nerve. He will be on his back mostly with occasional walks up and down the street to get his back moving and the scar tissue from building up. Thanks rose and Dave for coming to the hospital and bringing some of his favorite things!!! Now- Louie keeps jeff company during the day and this seems to be his new spot he loves to sleep! Ha!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jeff's in recovery

Hi everyone! Jeff is now in recovery and is getting up doing laps around the floor every now and then and he is doing better. We are here at the hospital and will be eating dinner together here- yum! (just kidding!) thanks for everyones texts, calls and emails! Love u!

Jeff's Surgery

Hey guys - we are here at st Joseph's hospital and arrived at 5am. Jeff is in surgery now and the doc should be coming out to talk to me in an hour or so when the surgery is done. After that- it will be a few hours until jeff is out of anesthesia and in his recovery room and then I will see him- probably on about 4 hours or so. The doc said he should be walking around today already and the pain should be gone when jeff wakes up!!! Cross your fingers all goes well. I will update everyone again as I know something! Love u

Friday, September 07, 2012

Baby Lovin is on the way!

Hello family! Well- for those of you who I haven't been able to talk to and don't know yet.. Jeff and I are pregnant and having a baby in March! We are now at 13 weeks (and 2 days!) and we wanted to wait for this third ultrasound to let everyone know that things look good and baby is healthy and ACTIVE. Every time we have had an ultrasound- the baby has been moving around so much- it looks like the baby is dancing!
As you know- its been quite a long struggle for me and Jeff and we actually were scheduled for IVF on August 9th but we found out when on Jeff's Birthday- July 11th- when we were on vacation in Melbourne Beach at my sister Rachelle's house- that we were pregnant! I actually took the test when no one was around because I have taken so many that were negative and so just in case- I didn't want anyone to know I was taking the test. But then I got a positive result! I was so excited that I ran downstairs to tell mom! It is a memory I will never forget. I was glad that my whole family was there when I found out about this miracle! I will keep you posted on how things are- but I feel good so far so I can't complain. I have only had a little bit of nausea for a couple of days a couple of weeks back but other than that- I am just really tired and going to bed at around 830p every night! I am not taking naps during the day like I used to... so I am slowly getting my energy back. We get the blood results back in a week or two so that is the next thing we are waiting on. We will let everyone know how it goes and will try and blog often- especially for my mom and dad who are too far away from me as I go through this journey. I love you guys!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ethan and Chops start school!

Tuesday was their first day of school and although it was hard for them coming back and getting into the swing of things- they are finally getting a hang of it! Ethan is going to California Elementary School this year (where Jeff went to school) and chops got into Davis Magnet school this year! They are doing well and with BoyScouts and soccer starting- its going to be a busy year!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Labor Day Weekend!

We had a great day today at 56th Street in Newport (our new favorite break!). The boys boogie boarded all day long and we had fun just hanging out, playing football and playing in the sand and surf. Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend!