I’ve been MIA for about a week, but Hubby and I went out of town for a wedding and to visit some family! In fact, he met some of my extended family who he has never met before. It was a fun but busy long weekend. I was glad we decided to fly back on Sunday so we had Monday to rest up (and celebrate his 32nd birthday!!) I made Hubby a breakfast casserole courtesy of Cooking Light and put candles in it in lieu of a birthday cake. It was a fun day.

I hope you enjoyed our gender announcement last week. We’re so excited to know the gender of our baby. I’m still working on retraining myself from saying “it” to saying “her” or “she.” Also — we’re 95% sure we’ve picked her NAME! We are not sharing with anyone though, and I don’t think I will be sharing it on this blog…but it’s a fun development.

Here’s a video from our 16.5-week ultrasound last week. Here’s to 18 weeks starting tomorrow! I will write another update later this week.


back from curacao

I wanted to write you yesterday, my dear blog friends, but yesterday was…exhausting. Hubby and I just got back from our vacation to Curacao and I felt like I was plunged into pure insanity at the office. Although I didn’t know it until I walked in the office doors on Monday, we made three big-time new hires the week I was gone, and Monday was their first day. Being in marketing, we have a lot to do to get them up and going…so it was and has continued to be even busier than normal. Unfortunately, that meant I instantly felt like I needed a vacation again.

But we did have a great week, despite the sad fact that we actually found the locals to be very unfriendly and the service to be subpar of the laid-back service I understand is often par for the course in the Caribbean. Aside from that…the trip was great. We were truly relaxed, had a great time together, and enjoyed the island. We fed ostriches, saw an aloe plantation, saw the biggest waves I have ever seen, ate great food, snorkeled, and enjoyed each other’s company. Hubby even swam with dolphins, and I did a waist-deep encounter (unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to swim with them because I’m pregnant — must be a liability issue in case those strong tails turn your way). Here are a few photos from our trip:

Beautiful Dutch architecture (the island is part of the Netherlands Antilles)

My excellent choice for a beach read: ocean's inhabitants launch attack on mankind

Our legs...loving each other and the view from pool to beach

In other VERY exciting news…we switched from my OBGYN to a midwife practice! We’re so incredibly excited about the decision, which we made yesterday after a consultation. In another post soon I’ll share with you the questions we asked and the difference in answers we received from the midwives versus my OBGYN, which I felt were very telling and, for us, made the decision very easy for us. More on that soon…

still here

Hey guys…wanted to let you know that, yes, I am still here. I am doing well but have had a very busy week with little access to a computer when not at work.

Tomorrow morning hubby and I are going on a tropical vacation through Saturday night. I will tell you more about it when we are back and will also catch you up on other things…like the two consultations we have with midwife groups next week!

Take care, have a great week, happy fourth of July to my American readers, and talk to you soon. I am so ready for this vacation.