Wednesday, July 28, 2010

24 hours ago...

we welcomed baby Audrey into our little family. She weighed in @ 8 lbs. 12 oz. She is our biggest baby yet, but she seems so tiny to me. She's 20 1/4 inches tall. We are so thrilled and happy that she is finally here with us and can't wait to be able to take her home!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Ok I'm only doing this to appease some of you out there. I can't stand pictures of myself during the last bit of pregnancy. So here is my pregnancy bump, although I would call it more of a pregnancy balloon. I'm not one of those who gains only 20-30 lbs (the average), it's more like 50 lbs. So I have my work cut out for me once this baby comes. Speaking of which, we decided to go the C section route again (just to play it safe), and am relieved to know there is an end in sight. So I am really looking forward to this coming more swollen feet and hands, having to pee every time I stand up, not being able to enjoy a meal without feeling completely full and uncomfortable. But above all, I'm looking forward to holding Audrey and experiencing a brand new baby again (and all that includes). This part will make all of this worth it. So love to all and we'll keep you posted when the big day has arrived!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Final Countdown

(Marie and Brody, not to be confused w/ me...she's way cuter:)

We are down to the final weeks before our baby Audrey (yes this is the name, and no we have not meant to name our children after famous actors, we just happened to like those names) is born. As most of you know, the last couple of weeks of pregnancy are not only the hardest, but usually the slowest. In my case, this past week went by way too fast. My baby sister and her little boy, Brody came to visit. It was so great to have them, to have someone to hang out with each day and watch my kids play and adore their little cousin. Marie was kind enough to bring the heat from Utah, so we were constantly trying to keep cool. Going to the beach helped and on Friday we found a cool park, with a fun splash pad (this is the only time I remembered to bring the camera). Thanks again Marie and Brody for coming and helping me get through these last couple of weeks. And thanks for taking the heat swollen feet thank you as well!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Green Thumb?

A few weeks ago, i took the kids (+1) to a farm. I know what you're thinking...a farm in LA? Well, not exactly. We have to drive about an hour north to get to this place. But so worth the drive! Not only do they have trains to play on, animals to feed, but they have the best strawberries (and all sorts of other produce) to pick!

and you can eat as much as you want as you go...yum!

Here at home, I planted a little garden with zucchini and carrots. After months of waiting...still no carrots, but we did get some zucchini. Don't let the size fool you, they tasted awful. I was so disappointed. I also tried my hand at a strawberry plant. That died before it could produce anything. Perhaps we'll stick to the lovely little drive to the farm.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Los Doyers

The other night we finally took the kids to their first Dodgers game (mine as well). Please don't judge all the fun we had by the look on my face, we actually had a lot of fun. The kids really got into it (despite the lame score: Dodgers 0, Marlins 4) when they made good plays, and all the usual fun banter at games.

We left after the seventh inning, so I couldn't tell you the final score...I don't even know if they won. But we wanted to leave before the kids got too cranky and tired to ruin our ever-so-fun night out. Go Dodgers!