Baby Bump Update

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I just realized this week that I hadn’t posted pictures from our Carlsbad Camping Weekend. I took 1/2 Way point (20 week) pictures that weekend and never got around to posting. Time is certainly moving quicker these last few weeks.

Note: Yes, the above picture was taken by me, in the bathroom (at work). Sometimes you just have to snap a picture when you remember to. And a friend had just asked to see an updated picture. Figured this was the fastest way to do it.

In the last few weeks, this baby has been growing! I can feel it kick all the time (more so at night when I finally sit down / lay down to relax). Joe has been able to catch a few good kicks, too.

I just got over a nasty cold that eventually turned into a sinus infection & an ear infection. I finally went in to see the doctor when I starting having blurred vision in one eye. Doc said I sounded terrible (bad cough) and needed antibiotics to kick the bacteria. I am feeling so much better now.

There are still a few people at the office that get surprised when they see me (if they haven’t seen me in awhile). Just yesterday, I walked into a meeting and the 2 guys in the room had big eyes — looked at the other female in the room and mouthed “is she pregnancy?” (Thinking I couldn’t tell) and she replied, out loud, “no, she just got really fat” — I had to laugh. It’s true either way…yes, I am pregnant and yes, I am fat!!

The “Hottest” Place on Earth

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Yes, that is right. We, in our infinite wisdom, decided to brave Disneyland on the HOTTEST day on the earth…ever, in the history of the world. (Ok..that’s a ‘bit’ exaggerated but man, it was FREAKIN’ hot!) The ‘Happiest’ Place on Earth was quickly turned into the HOTTEST Place on Earth…by 9:34am.

When we picked Sunday, Sept 14th as our day to use up our last D-land tickets, we had NO idea that it would be Death Valley in Southern California. We had to use up our last day-pass before the end of Sept, and the 14th was the ONLY day that worked on our calendar.

We arrived fully prepared for the day. A million frozen ice/water bottles and the biggest, industrial sized squirt bottle (from Costco) for constant cold mist ‘showers’.

The good news (and a surprise to us) was that – 2 days prior to our arrival – they had transformed the Park into “Halloween Time”. ¬†Disney certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to decorations.



AJ was very excited about the day. He wore a Mickey shirt in honor of the occasion.



We headed into CA Adventure first and the boys started off the day on Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.


Then we all did one of our favorites: Toy Story Mania.  Such a fun game/ride! (and Joe is totally unbeatable)




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Rewind: ‘The Back-Story’

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*Disclaimer* This is one of those blog posts with LOTS of ‘feelings’ and VERY few photos. Just wanted to put that out there before you invest time in my thoughts and words below.


I have been meaning to write (document) the ‘back story’ about our surprise pregnancy of Baby LG3 for a few months. Now that I am finally feeling better (so thankful) & I am no longer bitter about being/feeling sick ALL the time, and we are back from our summer vacation, I have a bit of time to tell the story of the May/June/July news/secret.

At the end of May, I had to fly out to Tampa, FL for a work conference. While I was gone, there were early indications that I COULD possibly be late. I was busy with the conference, meetings, and work/team dinners so I didn’t have a ton of time to really think much about the possibilities. (Joe, on the other hand, was getting more excited every single day that passed). I certainly did NOT believe the trip could end up with positive pregnancy test.

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