Saturday, June 11, 2011

Boy, girl, boy......


Yesterday we found out we are going to be a mommy & daddy to a beautiful baby girl and we couldn't be more excited! Secretly, maybe even not so discretely, I was hoping for a little girl, but I would be happy either way as long as we have a healthy baby on our hands. And we sure do! Watching her on that ultrasound was something so special. She was moving around like crazy, wiggling her feet and arms all over the place! No wonder I've been feeling her so much lately :) When we first started, she was curled into the cutest little ball. Her feet were all the way up by her face with her booty held high in the air! I couldn't believe her flexibility (she certainly doesn't get it from her mama!). The technician said she's currently the size of my palm from head to bottom. Wow! Babies really do grow fast.

We are so absolutely elated to be having a girl. I can't wait to dress her up in sparkly tutu's and play with dolls together (yeah, I can still get into that!), but most importantly I can't wait to have a lifelong best friend and someone I can share a deep and special relationship just like my mother and I have. I also can't wait to see her with her daddy. She is one lucky little girl to have him. He will be so wrapped around that little finger of hers!

Yesterday he said to me... "the world is a better place now that there's going to be two of you in it."

Ladies, I about lost it!

Yesterday was easily one of the best days of my life.

I can't wait to meet our daughter :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


To celebrate my recent graduation, my parents spoiled me with a trip to Laguna Beach with my man candy. How lucky am I?! We had such a great time together enjoying the sun, the beautiful beaches, and the luxurious shopping-- it was a girls fantasy! These two pictures of Ky & me are taken at Newport Beach actually. We ventured our way over there one evening to enjoy a fine dining experience and soak up yet another gorgeous beach!

I don't know why this picture makes me look so pale.... We both got absolutely fried our first day. Who knew waiting for our room to be cleaned, sitting (or should I say lounging across a beach bench) by the ocean would cause one to burn so quickly...!

One afternoon, we decided to visit a local mammal habitat rehabilitation center for sea lions and seals. They were sooo cute! And so was Gracie (the bird pictured) who was known as the "seal keeper". It was great to see people volunteering their time for such a great cause-- to give these animals a new and better chance at life.

This was the day we went on a hike. Oh boy, what a hike that was! Remember my FB post about the rattlesnake? Yeah, that was this hike. I still can't believe I didn't lose my ankle to that beast. Oh and I am trying to show off that bebe and I conquered the hills (I'm talking serious HILLS), but you can hardly see my bump! I swear there's a baby in there. One day, just my luck, I am going to blow up like a balloon and all you'll see is belly. Just wait.

My favorite beach bum! (He still thinks he's in Hawaii...)

If you ever go to Laguna, you absolutely MUST eat at The Cottage! We did-- three times! Haha, it was our go-to local spot. Their food is delicious. Seriously, dangerously good.

We had so much fun together! I still daydream about it. Ok, so it's only been a few days since we've been back. But in my mind, I am still living back at that beach. I am so unbelievably lucky to have Ky. He made my trip unforgettable.



P.S. Other +'s

-we rented our first car (a Ford Fusion-- and it was AWESOME! sunroof and Sirius radio included:))

-Ky got his fix of seeing some of the most beautiful cars in the world. Every two seconds (literally) as we were walking or driving he would exclaim his fascination with this car, or that car. It was pretty cute actually, but eventually I had to tune him out because the names of the cars alone would make my head spin off.

- I bought the cutest ice cream scooper. Yes, it was $24. But I couldn't resist! I knew I'd be needing it in the days/months to come, so really, I was doing myself a favor!

-Oh and one other thing.... I FELT THE BABY MOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME!! I'm beginning to think we have a little beach bum on our hands. :) And now I've felt little sprout every day since then and I love it!