Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring is blooming!

It has been around the 50-60's the last few days; but over the last weeks we have had some wonderful warm afternoons to enjoy lunch together.

We have no clue what the orange bushes are called; but they are so vibrant! The one on the left may need some pruning this fall. I think the snow bent a few branches.

Regan loves when we spent time in the front yard. She loves watching everything!

Last year when we moved here we saw a bistro set that we really liked- but we didn't have the money to spend since we just moved 1300 miles away with moving expenses. Early this spring we saw a new bistro set and love it even more! Anytime the weather is nice and Matt is home we make a point to have lunch on the porch! The time this photo was taken we have pita pizzas (still cooking in the oven- tomatoes, spices, olive oil, basalmic vinegar, basil, and mozzarella cheese on whole wheat pita), strawberries, green bell peppers, and humus! YUMMMM!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

16wks and a little baby bump!

Well, we have made it to 16wks and counting! After 4 wks I now have a little bump. Today was so beautiful we decided the 16 wk picture would be on our front porch. We took the first photos with a maternity top on that I wore to lunch. Matt didn't think the little bump was showing very well so I changed into a "normal" shirt.
There's the little bump...

We continue to thank God for a healthy pregnancy and pray that it continues.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Stroller arrived today!!!

Our Uppa Baby Vista stroller arrived today and it was so easy to put together!

The Uppa Baby Vista comes with both the stroller seat and bassinet. We love the ease of use with this stroller and of course we love how it looks. It also has the capability to have a carseat adapter.

So here are the photos of our new stroller :)
I love the bassinet old style pram look and hope we can use it for early fall walks around the neighborhood before it gets too cold. If not outside we may be pushing him or her around the house.
The seat part can sit up high or recline to many positions including almost 180 degrees! We are super excited to go on walks at Zoo America, Hershey Gardens, and around Etown! Maybe we can get Regan to walk better on a leash so she can come too :)

I did a lot of research before we decided on this stroller. One of the reviews I like is this one:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! A day of firsts!

After flying home on Saturday from Matt's Uncle Steve's funeral we planned a day of fun in Chevy Chase, MD at the Giggle store! Prior to arriving at the store I had my first pregnancy fall... nothing bad, more like I scared Matt so bad that he made sure he was holding my hand for the rest of the time. It did scare me too a little; but I knew the way I fell I didn't hit my belly and I didn't have any cramping or other issues after the fact. I also knew by the end of the evening that I have felt this baby move more than once. I can't wait for when Matt can feel it too!

While at Giggle we had an awesome time and were treated so well by Michael (the store manager) and the rest of the staff. The staff made sure everyone especially the pregnant women in the store had water when they arrived. They also gave every woman a flower for Mother's day. We were so blessed to recently receive a financial gift so we made a few purchases for the coming of our new baby that we really didn't want to wait on. We purchased the above orange crib- I love it soooooo much - and we love the mobile (we registered for it) the colors are even more vibrant in real life than online. We also bought the ever important carseat and a stroller. We are so excited and had so much fun taking the products up the stairs to the nursery. The stroller was out of stock, so we have to wait for it to be delivered. Michael was so awesome and even gave us a goodie bag left over from a previous promotion - we so enjoyed our time at Giggle.

After our time at Giggle we went to the Cheesecake Factory for a late lunch/early dinner that was just fantastic!!! Matt got us home safely on the Maryland/Pennsylvania highways.

We are so excited for this, our first baby. We loved our first actual visit at Giggle, though we have visited the website many times! We enjoyed our first trip up the stairs with baby stuff.

We continue to covet your prayers for a healthy baby, pregnancy, and safe delivery.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

13 wks

One and a half weeks ago we decided to take the start of taking baby bump photos. No real bump right now; but I am sure it will begin. At 3 months I am now into my second trimester. I am feeling a little more rested compared to around the 6-12 wks were I was sleeping 10-12 hours/day. I am back to my 6-8 hrs of sleep per day with a few cat naps here and there. The emotions still come and go; but seem to be a little more controlled than in the last months.
We made a point to spend some time with our cousins who are in the area until this summer; then they are moving to Florida....hmmm another excuse to go visit Florida. Like I need any excuse to head down to Florida :)

Glad we all got the memo to wear gray to dinner :)