Friday, January 14, 2011


Hello there reader.  So I have come to a realization.  I am never going to do this blog.  If I am not doing it now, with only one child, there is no way that I am going to keep it up when this baby gets here.  SOOO...I think I am going to have to say goodbye.  Travis is trying to figure out how to get all the content from the past four years off of here so we don't lose it.  When he figures that out, I think I will probably just delete it.  If I ever decide to do it again, I will just start anew.

Thanks for all the years of laughter, tears and encouragement.  It's been fun..and real.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Will Once a Week Suffice?

Hello out there...anyone there? I can't believe it has been since September. Wow. Most of you are on facebook, or are family, so I don't think there is much you have missed. But I have been asked by some to TRY and post at least once a week, just to keep them updated. So, here is my attempt. I will try to post once a week, but as this new baby rapidly approaches, my promise may not last long.

Since September, a lot has happened. We bought a house on the Central Coast, a dream of mine for a decade. My hubby works so hard to make our dreams come true, and I can't believe this one actually did. We love it here, and although family is far away, our friends and the ocean keep us company.

Stella, our baby girl, is weeks away from joining the fam. She hasn't been without drama though. Travis likes to joke that she is already costing us money and stressing us out. Turns out, about half way through my pregnancy, I noticed she wasn't moving much. I mentioned it to the doc, who sent me for an ultrasound. Turns out I have really low amniotic fluid. Apparently, it is common although they have yet to figure out why mine is so low. So poor baby girl is all squished in there, with barely any room to grow. She is measuring small, but with really long legs. I'm thinking....SUPERMODEL!! Just kidding. We are just praying that she is able to stay put as long as she needs to get those lungs strong. I am currently 35 weeks so we are getting really close to the "ok to deliver" zone. I can't believe it is getting so close. We are excited, nervous, anxious...

But big brother couldn't be more excited. He asks me weekly when she is going to come and reminds me that he wants to rock her. He feels, as do I, that this process is WAY TOO long and that it just needs to be over. I keep reminding him that once she is here, we can't take her back. So just enjoy being the only one for these last few weeks! He is getting bigger everyday, and we are just trying to stay on top of his energy. He loves the new house, loves to ride bikes with dad and cruise his new Razor scooter. He is still trying to figure out why school is necessary, but graciously goes so mom can have a few hours a week to recoup.

Trav and I are just taking these next few weeks day by day, trying to enjoy our son and our semi-quiet environment before the baby comes and all sleep is lost.

I think that's it. Consider yourselves caught up. I will hopefully see you back here in a week or less! Let me know if you are still around and reading. I would hate to be updating for myself. I already know what is going on:)

Coupla pics to keep you smilin'.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oahu Slide

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I know. Go ahead

I know, I know. Go ahead and give up on me. But first let me tell you why the posts have been so few and far between. My dear hubby took down my computer months ago, and all I have to post with is my iPad. Which is much harder than the desktop. Especially when I comes to pics. So, until the computer gets put back up, or Trav accidentally leaves his laptop behind, a post every now and then will have to suffice.

I will say since our last post we vacationed in Hawaii, and found out that baby Stella will be joining us in February. I think most of you are friends on Facebook so you already know all of this. Hopefully I will get some pics soon. Just waiting for all the family members to send them to us!

Until then hope yOu are doing well and if you hang around there are bound to be more interesting posts ahead.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vegas baby

This last weekend, Travis and I headed to Las Vegas for a Michael buble concert. About a month ago, i couldn't wait to go. But a few days after getting back from my parents house I came down with something gnarly. Something resembling Salmonella. Not sure if that's exactly what I had, but I had all the symptoms. And because I love my readers so much, I will spare you the details. It was intense though. Thank the Lord my mom the nurse was staying with us. She jumped right into action and before you knew it......

I had lost ALL the weight i had worked so hard to gain. I had finally gotten to a point in my pregnancy where I could eat again and then came down with food poisoning. Needless to say, I wont be eating eggs anytime soon.

After I recovered from that, I was actually starting to look forward to getting away with Trav. Until he infected me with the cold he had been battling the week before. I tried everything to not get that cold from him. I mean everything:). But alas, I ended up with an extreme sore throat and cough. Just in time for Sin City.

So Friday we took off for the luxurious 7 hr drive through the middle of nowhere to Vegas. The highlight of the trip was the amazing hotel we stayed in. It is in then new City Center, next to the Bellagio. The hotel we stayed in is called Vdara. It is a non-smoking, no casino, Eco-friendly hotel. Magical. And the suites were insane. Thankfully, the beds were super comfy because that is where I spent my weekend. Sleeping and coughing.

Atleast the concert was amazing. Great seats, good company, sweet entertainment. I will post pictures soon.

Now off to concentrate on getting better ( hopefully not strep) so that I can really enjoy our next trip in Friday. Oahu!!!!

PS- in case you don't have Facebook, we found out we are having a baby girl this February. Baby Stella Jean showed us mostly her back, but it's a cute one! I'll try to post one of those pics as well.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Time In the LC

We are back from Lake County. Mimi brought London back into town this afternoon and we had a great reunion. He was so excited to see me when I came up to the car. He started laughing when I gave him kisses and I even saw a tear in his eyes. It was adorable.

Now we are going to adjust to being all together again. Mimi is staying this week to help out and stay with London this weekend while Travis and I head to Las Vegas. All this traveling is really exhausting while being pregnant, but we are trying to have as much fun before this next baby comes.

I off to bed, but thought I would leave you with some pics from time in the country! Sorry they are so small but I don't have access to the right computer right now. I'll blow them up later. The fireman pic is my all time favorite. You couldn't get him to stop smiling!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back in the Game

Ok reader out there. I'm back in the game. Ok not really. More like on the IR. (For those out there who AREN'T superfans of sports, that means injured reserve. Basically, I'm good enough to stay on the team, but there is no way the coach is gonna put me in :). I am all of 15 weeks along now. The baby is approximately the size of an apple. At least that is what the little email said. It also said, "By now, you may be showing a little". HA. That is totally meant for the first time mom. I've been out of my jeans since the beginning. Mostly because anything tight made me lose my lunch. Heck, let's face it. Everything made me lose my lunch.

But after losing about 11-15 lbs, I am well on my way to getting huge. Although the scale doesn't show it (and I probably won't here either, at least until it's cute) my belly is growing. Proof that no matter how much I throw up, the baby still grows. Amazing! God must have known there would be moms like me.

So, life continues. Trav is super busy with work and weddings. Moving on up the ladder at a staggering pace, bringing in the big bucks and wowing the crowds. London starts preschool next Tuesday and is really excited to be eating lunch at school now. (Or is that me?) It just means he stays at school an extra hour which sound amazing! He is growing and growing everyday. All his grunting and cooing has turned into new and exciting phrases like, "NO!" and "You're not my best friend anymore!". Ahhhh, three year olds. All kidding aside, he is a precious little soul who loves life and can't wait to meet his sibling.

London has a new cousin, Olivia, and got to be at the hospital almost the entire time I backed him out when Olivia decided to enter the world, mostly because I didn't want him to see all the emotion and commotion in the room and be nervous and anxious for me when it was my turn. But the minute he got to see her, he wanted to hold her, kiss her and never let go. He talked to her sweetly and told her everything was going to be ok. He glared at the nurse when she took her and started poking and prodding, gently telling her not to hurt his baby. He daily talks to my belly with his little "Coochy, coochy, coo!" Super sweet.

As for me, I am still taking it one day at a time. This week I headed up north for some much needed R&R at Mimi and Grandads house. So far I have taken more naps in three days then I have my entire pregnancy. Mostly because London is completely satisfied with tractors, quads, bikes, pools, parks, treats and the love of his Mimi and Grandad. Life is grand when you have the help.

After this week I head home to some adventure. A Mat Kearney acoustic concert this weekend, Vegas with Trav the following weekend, and then off to Hawaii for 8 days! By the time I get back, we should know what this baby has in store for us, as far as brother or sister, which I will happily share with you all! And maybe even a belly pic if you're unlucky:)

Anyway, thanks for hanging in there. It was a long 8 weeks for me too! But hopefully the sign the coach just gestured meant that he is thinking of pulling me off the bench.