Thursday, February 26, 2009

Belly Dancing...

For the first time today I actually saw my belly move when Payson kicked. It caught me off guard because I wasn't expecting to see my shirt move when he was dancing around. I was so excited that I called Paul at work and he even got to see my belly move when he finally got home. I'm sure Payson wonders what is going on with Mia, Maggie and Mylie constantly jumping on my belly. Little does he know how many sisters he already has. Here are a few pictures of my everyday view of my belly and the puppies laying with me.
P.S. Five years ago today Paul and I went on our first blind date. This year we are celebrating our first anniversary as a married couple on the 28th because there is no leap day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


After two very busy weeks, we are finally settled into our new condo in Virginia. Even though having a moving company pack and move all our stuff was much easier than doing it ourselves, it was still a lot of work. We towed our corolla behind our truck on a car carrier as we drove up the east coast. I was very proud of myself because it was my first time towing something and I even did most of the driving. Once we arrived in Virginia we had to work out all the details of closing on our house. Then all of our things were moved in and I don't envy the movers that had to once again do all the work. On Monday, Paul and I took the metro into DC to practice the route that he will travel back and forth to work and while we were in the city we went to the Museum of Natural History. We are planning on taking advantage of all the free things to do in DC. We finally got the satelite tv hooked up yesterday and the internet installed today. Thank God! So far Paul seems to like his commute and new job. Below are a few pictures that I have taken so far, including pictures from today when it snowed for a little while. Enjoy!
*Paul in front of the Regan Building where he works*
*Rose sculpture in front of the Regan Building*
*Washington Monument*
*DC metro train*

*Maggie and Mylie in the snow*

Monday, February 2, 2009

Follow Up Ultrasound...

Today I had an ultrasound to re-check the position of my placenta and to see Payson's heart. When they began, he was in an "ok" position and let us get a few cute pictures of him but as the ultrasound progressed he went into his favorite position- curled up in a little ball. No matter how much they poked my tummy he just wouldn't move so they couldn't see his heart. I am beginning to think he is camera shy- but he will just have to get over that. I won't take no for an answer! So now I have to go back one more time on wednesday to try again. I also have my last ob appointment with my Miami doctor on the same day. The big news of the day was that Payson has gained 8 more ounces over the past four weeks. So now he weighs 1lb. 2oz. and is about 12 inches long. Here is the best profile picture from today with his hand near his face. Enjoy!
P.S. Payson was kicking the whole time I was writing this blog!!!