Monday, November 24, 2008

20 Weeks - Halfway there

This Saturday marked the halfway point in our pregnancy. 20 weeks down, 20 more to go!
Matt took some pictures this weekend, so everyone can see my belly. I started to show a lot sooner this time than with Katherine. But doctor says that's normal. I am on track with weight gain, right in the middle, so that's good. The baby is moving around a lot in there, but so far only I can feel him. I keep making Matt put his hand on my stomach and ask .. "did you feel that".. but he can't just yet. Katherine talks and kisses the baby, but some days still tells you she has a baby in her belly. Not sure what she thinks of it all yet, or how much she understands. Seger, our cat, was sitting in my lap this weekend, and Katherine told him to get off the baby!
Here are some pictures and of course Katherine had to get her picture taken too!

Monday, November 17, 2008

WE ARE HAVING A.........

WE ARE HAVING A BOY! Sorry for the poor picture quality.

Katherine is going to have a little brother come April. We are all so happy and excited. Guess we will be needing to buy new clothes.. of course Katherine has nothing that is "unisex"! All her clothes have always been super girly.

This weekend we went and looked at "big girl beds" for Katherine, now that we need the crib her her brother! She really like one bed that you climbed up and slide down... but there is NO way she is getting that one. I can just imagine hearing her at 3:00am going "WEEEEEE".

Not sure how much she really understands that she is getting a little baby brother. Sure she has no clue how her life will change. But I know she will love him and be a good big sister.. even though it means sharing EVERYTHING. Maybe he will enjoy of her tea parties.. like Matt, the dog, cat, and I do!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Scenic Pictures

Too pretty not to post

McKinney Falls Part 2

Here are some more pictures from our hike.

Hiking at McKinney Falls

Saturday morning we got up and drove to McKinney Falls State Park and went on a nice hike. It was beautiful weather. Katherine had a blast going through the woods and playing in the water. I was quite proud of myself for hiking being 5 months pregnant and not breaking a sweat!
After our great hike, we headed into Austin and at hamburgers on 6th at Casino El Camino. Russell saw a special on it on the Food Network, so we had to try it out. It was so good, everyone ate themselves into misery.

Camping - Lake Bastrop

We took Katherine on her first camping trip this weekend. We got a great spot on Lake Bastrop outside of Austin. We had great weather, except the first night was pretty cold, down to 36 degrees. But thank god Grandma and Grandpa brought extra sleeping bags and coats for everyone. We had lots of ducks on our side of the lake, so Katherine enjoyed talking to them. We cooked out at the camp fire, roasted marshmallows, made smores, and enjoyed being out of the house.

Monday, November 3, 2008

If Everyone Had an Afro

Saturday we went over to Russell's house to help build his fence that he lost to Ike. Well Matt went to help, while Katherine and I played. Russell had an Afro wig left over from a Halloween party he went to and Katherine loved making everyone put it on. The amazing thing is that BESIDES the picture of her, ALL the pictures were taken BY KATHERINE. She is going to be a photographer! At two, she is pretty handy with the digital camera.

Trick or Treat

Katherine had two costumes this year. At school she was a witch, minus the hat since her head was too big! To go trick or treating, she wore the fairy costume grandma and papa got her at the Renaissance Festival. She was so excited to get candy. She was very well mannered and told everyone "Please" "Thank you" and "trick-or-treat". Though two house she went to, she just smiled and shouted "CANDY"! Her bucket got so full, she was dragging it, but she would not let anyone else touch it, it was HER candy! She better learn to start sharing REAL soon.