I forgot about these pictures that we took at Hazel's birthday party. Look at how cozy we are? I didn't realize this was a 6 person couch. Love you all! Thanks so much for the birthday phone calls and love!
So I did have to work today (on my golden birthday!), but I got out at 3, so I rushed home, hurried to pick up my girls and we headed over to the nail salon.
They each got to pick out their nail color, and they each got decorations on their nails.
Thrilled as usual. However, by night time Ryann had already bitten off one of her finger nail polishes. I gave her a stern warning, so we will see how things go tomorrow. :)
We were able to do fun girl stuff today because Daddy had to be in Nebraska for a work trip. Boo for us, but yeah that Auntie Devyn was able to pick him up and see him a little bit. I am jealous of that!
Love my pretty nails!
Happy Birthday to me. What a fun day and I was blessed to have my family call all day long and sing me happy birthday over and over again. It doesn't get much better than that.
So Rich is going out of town this week for work. He has to leave on my birthday so we decided to do a little celebrating today since we probably won't have time before then.
I know Rich spent a lot of time on my birthday gifts and I was more than thrilled with what he got me. The first and my favorite present was my very first set of pearl earrings and a pearl necklace. They are gorgeous and I am excited beyond belief.
Every week I have Rich take a picture of my growing belly. I will be half way through with my pregnancy on Friday- but I am getting my 20 week ultrasound on Friday and I thought pictures of Cara would be a more exciting post for then. So I decided to update you on TEN pregnancy things.
First: Here is a picture of my growing belly. Not much to look at I admit, but the long torso thing helps. (taken a couple days ago) Second: I have gained 10 pounds thus far, and hopefully I keep on the slow track because I am still running almost everyday. However... with the holidays coming up I am a little nervous. Third: Cara moves a lot- not as much as her big sister moved, but time will tell as her movements get stronger every day. Forth: I am getting some weird pregnancy skin changes. I have random patches of really dry, red skin that I have to put eczema cream on every day or they itch. Fifth: I feel like I "popped" yesterday. This picture was taken a few days ago so I will take a picture tomorrow to confirm that I now am "showing" when I wear my clothes. (this is about 3-4 weeks earlier than last pregnancy) Sixth: I started wearing maternity underwear yesterday. Yuck. Seventh: My stretch marks are already making their reappearance from last time. I know this is normal, but with Ryann none showed up until 36 weeks! So now, the ones I had before are just becoming more apparent- no new ones yet, but still they are yucky to look at. Eigth: I never had ligament pain or twinges or pulling sensations with Ryann so those are definately a new experience for me. It is funny that I tell my pregnant patients about these sensations all the time and I am just now experiencing them for myself. Ninth: Did I ever mention her name is Cara Kay Hamilton? What if she doesn't look like a Cara you say? Well, if she doesn't, eventually she will. Tenth: This has been an easy pregnancy thus far. I truly enjoyed being pregnant with Ryann and I am also loving this pregnancy with Cara. My sweet girls are nice to me.
I remember when I was pregnant with Ryann and I was 26 weeks pregnant. Someone asked me if I was pregnant... It was the best day of my life! I was thrilled that someone actually could tell I was pregnant. I know, I have been blessed, I have a long torso, and it was my first baby.
With Cara, of course, it came earlier. I need to look back and see when it came, but I know it was closer to 20 weeks.
Obviously 3rd babies show even sooner! My patients are now starting to notice. I have basically switched out to all maternity pants because they are just so much more comfortable at this point.
You may get sick of my belly pictures during this pregnancy, and for that I apologize, but I want this documented, so here is another one... 16 weeks with little baby boy.
When I typed the title of this post I sang it... cellll e bration... like that old song that they used to play when I was in middle school and learning to line dance... anyway, Rich and I were fortunate enough yesterday to watch the 49er game and then celebrate with a fabulous ice cream cake for both of our birthdays.
Rich used his new birthday present (smart phone!! welcome back to the real world) to video tape us singing happy birthday. It was quite entertaining because he uploaded it right to facebook and man, it is bad.
This picture below I am laughing so hard because we counted 1... 2... and before we could say 3, both girls had already blown out our candles. Such a classic move by little kids.
Cara couldn't stop laughing because she thought it was sooo funny that she blew out the candles. Then we couldn't stop laughing because she thought it was so funny.
For this baby I wanted to do something special for when we found out the gender. I didn't care boy/girl I just wanted to make a big deal out of it. Rich wanted to know why I was making such a big deal out of it. I told him there were many reasons:
2. If it was another girl I wanted to convince myself to be just as excited as if it was a boy
3. It was the first baby that Rich got to find out if it was a boy or a girl with me!
4. It took a lot longer to get pregnant with this baby than our others
5. And seriously who doesn't want an awesome cake or celebration?
So I made the cake and the girls decorated it with the pink and blue candies we got.
Then we headed over to the Baker's house and had some family on facetime when we cut the amazing blue cake!
We are so excited that we are having a bouncing baby boy.
Here are some more rock climbing pictures from our trip to Napa. They are all off my phone. Ryann made it all the way to the top of the wall. My dad spent a lot of time pushing Cara back and forth on the "swing" or the ropes. They had a lot of fun and talk about it often.
My cute girls needed new sweatshirts so we headed over to kohls. This freeeezing weather (haha, 28 degrees, I know, not bad, but seriously cold) has made us need to vamp up our winter clothes selection. They found things they liked, but even more they liked pushing each other in the shopping cart. Made my life easier too!