Saturday, September 29, 2007


Thomas & I were able to go on one of the last of our getaways before the baby is born. We & my folks spent a very relaxing week up in Lake Tahoe. Amazingly, this pic I took doesn't even do it justice. So beautiful! And the irony is the last time my parents were there, my mom was very pregnant with me!

Thomas & my dad golfed for most of the week. I'm so happy Thomas had time to do that. Back home there is always so much to do! While the boys played, my & mom and I gambled in the only smoke-free casion (how awesome is that!) And I won about $300!! Aparently baby is lucky :-)

And of course no Rodriguez/Bell vacation would be complete without a fishing tour. I was so worried that I would spend the morning upchucking off the side of our little speedboat, but I didn't! Granted I didn't feel awesome, but I was still able to fish :-)

It's great to be home with all the animals. Unfortunately it seems as though having a baby is just as emotion stirring as planning a wedding. I'm doing everything I can to not be involved in it. It's just very sad that not everyone gets how hard this baby was to conveice and what a blessing it is. So be prepared I'm a little sensitive this week. Family.. gotta love it!

Friday, September 14, 2007

14 Week Doctor Visit

It appears everything is fabulous. That is a recent pic of me in my 4th month! My weight & belly are exactly where they should be. My sea-sickness is supposed to be fading (for the most part it has). Thomas & I were able to hear the hearbeat again. Music to my ears! I never get tired of hearing that beautiful beat :-) Thomas just about passed out when we got the details on the cost for the doc for the delivery.. oh my!

We will have our 18 week apt in mid-October.. and the great reveal of the baby sex on October 19th!! Let's hope our baby isn't being modest that day!!

All is wonderful what can I say? My back hurts in the evening, but my energy level is higher than it had been for some time. And my nesting is in full bloom. Poor Thomas is growing weary of his "honeydew" list :-)

I've been placed on a lifting restriction of 25# It is more for the health of my back, it doesn't hurt baby if I lift. And anything I can do to reduce back pain sounds great to me!
And that's about all the news I have. Soon, soon Karen will deliver Quinn!!! Hooray!!! Can't wait to see pics of Chica's baby!
And A BIG Happy Birthday to Lil' Pete! He is celebrating his first tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

2nd Trimester, here we come!

I can not believe I'm already in the second trimester! This baby has also developed a quirky sense of humor already... I only get sick when it is the absolute worst time to be sick ( on my way to work, at work, in crowds, in places where bathrooms are no where to be seen). Hilarious baby :-)

I am getting more energy and feeling more motivated these days. I just hope this queasiness will subside soon!

We have our 14 week apt. this Friday. I'll let you know if we find out any juicy news. I think it's just going to be a pee & blood test day though..

And I've given up normal clothes. I did the belly band thing and it put way too much pressure on my bladder... not exactly comfortable. So I guess I will live in regular sized dresses and maternity pants for now :-)

Oh! And people are starting to realize on the their own.. I'm not fat, I'm creating life :-)