Posted in Friends, Holidays, Note, Personal

Memorial Day

We went to South Padre Island with Maribel, Carlos, and Nick for Memorial Day. The beach wasn’t as crowded as I thought that it would be. When we got there, we got down, unloaded, and… It started to rain. We had to get back into the car, which made the kids furious, and then went to find something to eat. We had originally planned on doing a BBQ but obviously couldn’t do that with the rain.

We ended up not getting anything to eat and waited out the rain instead. We had almost gone home, but luckily we didn’t as the rain only lasted about an hour. Back on the beach once more, the kids immediately wanted to get in the water and the guys wanted to get the grill on immediately as none of us had eaten since breakfast. Note loved the water this time, which has been a first during all our time at the beach or at pools. It was great to see Note enjoying the water so much, even though it was a little stressful because the waves were so strong and Note is so light that they were literally sweeping her away.

The food was done in an amazingly short amount of time. We quickly gobbled it up before taking the kids back to the water once more. Note did not want to get out! Eventually we did have to get out however as it was getting late and Maribel needed to be home early because she worked the next day.

We got ice cream on our way home. It was so delicious! I haven’t had Dairy Queen in quie some time

Here are a few more pictures from our trip. I love the first two. The first one because I look pretty good pregnant and in a swimsuit. The second because I look so happy and the wave is going right up to my belly. I love the ones of Frank and Note as well because I love seeing Note and Frank make memories together since Frank works so much and he can’t usually make it to things like this.

Posted in Personal, Pre-Natal Appointments, Pregnancy, Treble

It’s a…

March 28th was my birthday. I turned 24 years old! Woot! We didn’t do anything too special to celebrate it. We went out to Salt to eat and went to watch Batman vs. Superman after. I didn’t really enjoy the movie, but that’s another story for another time. I loved Wonder Woman in that movie however! She stole the show.

IMG_7639On the 29th, we had an appointment with the OB. We went in and it was the usual stuff. Urine sample, weight, all that. Then came the part for the ultrasound. We had decided to find out the sex this time around because we thought it would help make things more real for Note, although we will still be raising the child gender neutral like we did with Note. The tech asked us if we wanted to know the sex, and we said yes. I thought she was asking as a conversational thing, like for future reference. Well, immediately after we said yes, she said, “It’s a boy!”

We were completely shocked but very excited. We didn’t think we would be able to tell this early, but she was completely confident. We get the genetic testing on the 4th next week, which will help confirm, as well as another ultrasound in four weeks where we will be able to check again for a little penis on the screen. I’m so excited that we are having a boy, but also don’t want to believe it in case it is wrong and then I’ll be disappointed.

IMG_7644At least the genetic testing is 99% certain, so we know there will definitely be no error there. She was very confident though, so that gives me some reassurance. I guess our future son is packing if you could see this on the ultrasound screen already! At the bottom of this post, I’ve included some stills from the video we took during the ultrasound. We didn’t get to tape the actual sex reveal part because Note began crying. I’m thinking next appointment, I might just leave them at home or have someone else take care of them for a little bit so Frank and I can go. I really like having a video of the ultrasound. I didn’t have one with Note and it’s something I regret. Actually, I do have a 20 week recording with Note, but they were asleep and didn’t move at all. In this video, we got to see Treble having the hiccups. It was so cute! Treble is very active already.

We also revealed the sex to Frank’s mother. I did the above then left the bottle of detergent in the laundry room on top of the washer. I thought it was a cute and different way to do a simple sex reveal. The next time we will be announcing Treble, they will have been just born! We have decided not to announce this pregnancy on social media and we will have a sip and see instead once Treble is here. We think that will be a much better option the second time around.

Only 198 days to go! I really can’t wait to hold Treble in my arms and these next four weeks will feel like an eternity as we wait for a confirmation on the sex. Fingers crossed this “stays” a boy!

Posted in Friends, Holidays

Happy New Year!

Time for a New Year post! We didn’t do anything special for the New Year since Frank had to work. He didn’t work on New Year’s Day, just New Year’s Eve, but that’s the more important one in my opinion! Frank went into work at around noon, so we didn’t spend much time together. I went to see our friend Maribel for a while. She gave me a baby wearing wrap, which is pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to use it. I really want to have my baby here with me already.

Frank sent me a text that he wanted to go get his phone. They got paid yesterday and he had a break before service began. We went to the store, but it was closed. Frank was a bit upset and I didn’t like how obsessive he was being over the phone so I became upset. I went home and spent the day writing, doing laundry, and playing Sims.

At around 11:30 pm I headed out to the restaurant to kiss the New Year in with Frank. I waited for about thirty minutes past midnight and Frank never came out to give me a kiss or say anything to me, so I just left. It wasn’t the best thing, but I was pretty upset. I don’t like having to spend the holidays alone.

I went to pick up Frank from work later, and we shared our New Year’s kiss then. It wasn’t the best New Year, and I don’t think it is going to be any better next year, but this is the way it’s going to be.

I’m not sure if I have already said this, but our ultrasound tech told us Note is going to have big ears that are sticking out. That always reminds me of Baby New Year from Rudolph.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope this year is absolutely fantastic. I feel like it will be because it’s the year I become a parent.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Posted in Holidays, Note, Pregnancy

Our Little Christmas Gift

I don’t celebrate Christmas, and my boyfriend is not particularly religious or anything, but we’re both born and raised Catholic and surrounded by them. So, for that reason, we more or less celebrate Christmas. It’s a perfect time to come together with your family regardless, and some of the traditions are really fun. Personally, I celebrate Yule and that’s what we will be celebrating as a family once Note is born. Can’t wait for that!

Anyway, we did a “Secret Santa” gift exchange. We exchanged gifts on Christmas Eve rather than on Christmas Day because Frank got the 24th off of work, but not the 25th.  I got Frank’s sister, Jessica, and Frank got me. He got me a new windshield for my truck, which was the perfect gift because I have been complaining about my windshield basically since I’ve met him. It’s been a wreck for three years, but I never got around to getting it replaced. I got Jessica a candle and oil warmer set that she said she wanted one time when we went out shopping together. I hope that she liked it. She didn’t really say much about it, but then she is the quiet type.

On Christmas day, Frank had to work from 3 pm to 11pm. While he was gone, I went to my uncle’s house and had Christmas with my family. They made a lot of food, and the only person to get gifts was my grandma. She looked very cute opening them on the trampoline! When Frank came back home, he was pretty tired so we went to bed and cuddled while we watched a movie (I can’t remember which one). While we were cuddling, I put his hand on my belly like I so often do. I have been wanting him to feel Note for a while, since I know that Note can be felt from the outside and is much stronger now. His/her movements changed from little flutters when I first felt him/her, and now they are much stronger kicks and punches. Well, Note kicked Frank while his hand was on my belly! He finally was able to feel Note move and his face lit up brighter than any Christmas tree I have ever seen. It was such a wonderful and special moment, and the best gift I could ever ask for.

Only 114 days left!