Thursday, October 27, 2011
On October 15th we went to the horse races with Bryans family for Bryan's birthday. Bryan has been really busy lately so this was a perfect event to celebrate his life. Drinking, gambling, family and hot dogs. Ricky (Bryan's youngest brother) couldn't come because he's in Japan this year but there was a horse named rick. The whole family put in 2 bucks each for him to win...The horse came in dead last! At least we had faith :) Right before the 8th race, everyone was putting in their bets. I was eating popcorn and Bryan was in line for some nachos. That is when I felt the baby. It felt like butterfly's or like a puff of air. It was so neat. I jumped out of my seat and rushed to Bryan. He couldn't feel anything but we both couldn't stop smiling. I started crying. We are both so proud that our baby likes to gamble!
Friday, October 7, 2011
On September 1st Bryan and I had a doctors appointment. I was so excited because at this point the baby was 11 1/2 weeks and I was beginning to feel like I wasn't pregnant at all. At the beginning of my pregnancy I felt like I was hung over every day. Nothing made me feel better. I was addicted to mango's, pickles and bacon. I never threw up but I wanted to. I thought it would make me feel better, it probably wouldn't. Around week 9 I felt so much better! I could eat other foods again and I wasn't as tired. I thought I would be happy by this relief but it only made me scared. There was a certain amount of comfort from being sick. I expected to not feel good because there was a person growing inside me, when I felt better I was scared that this meant the tiny human stopped growing.
As soon as the doctor pointed out our little baby I was so happy. There isn't any other feeling like it. Our baby's heart was beating and he was using all his strength to move around. Our baby likes to move it, move it! I still watch the video. It so cool to see. After the visit to the doctor we told the world (facebook) about the expected baby. Bryan and I felt on top of the world the rest of the day. We had so many people congratulating us and sending us their love. It was wonderful!
two proud parents :)
This summer Bryan and I were spoiled! We started off our 8 day vacation at a small lake called Scott's Flat that is located in Northern California. Andrea and I grew up going to this lake and so this trip was extra special for us. The four families (Caslavas, Grovers, Caras, and Johnsons) would make the long drive up to the lake every summer since I was about 7 years old. It was the best part of summer. After all of us kids graduated high school our schedules got hectic, the trips stopped happening. After many years of not going to Scott's Flat, we decided it was time to visit memory lane. Andrea and I got to show our Husbands where we learned how to ski, wake board, knee board and more importantly hardcore tubing :) It's a lake that we hope baby Green will know and love as well.
The whole group! Each of the original four families is represented here. We are missing a few from each family but each family has also grown. I love all of these people so much! I've know most of them since I was 3 years old.
This trip was also special to us because my niece, Scarlett, got to come. She loved it!After the wonderful3 days on Scott's Flat Lake, some people went home and the rest continued on the journey to house boating at Lake Shasta. Once we got up to Lake Shasta we met up with some of our other friends. We were excited because Bryan's brother, Kevin, and Kevin's girlfriend, Val, came up too! Here's a picture of our Costco run...The first night on the boat was a party night. We had a ton of fun! Although we didn't plan on it being only couples, it ended up being 7 couples (5 newly weds and 2 'almost' engaged). Being pregnant kept me from drinking but it didn't slow me down :)We played flip cup (I played with water). I wanted to keep playing but I ended up with a bunch of drunk people :)
One of the nights we were playing 'the newly wed' game on the top of the houseboat and we had a visitor. We named her Paul. She loved us!
This is a picture of the group that was on our houseboat. Couples Retreat 2011 was awesome!