Wednesday, May 18, 2011


1st Trimester Screening was today, so lucky us got to see our little hitchhiker wiggling around this morning. He's measuring at 13 weeks, right on track for our November due date.

It is amazing how quickly he's growing! Just a couple of weeks ago he just looked like a blob and now it actually looks like a real human! Pretty cool.

(We are calling the baby a "he" for ease. We do not know, nor will we find out before the Birth Day, which gender we will get.)

End of 1st trimester is 5/25. I'm already starting to feel a little bit better and a little less tired.

In other news, we finally booked our anniversary trip for July - San Diego here we come!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


After posting our happy news, we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the outpouring of genuine excitement from our friends and family. Thank you all so very much! We know that we have a lot to learn, and it will be a long journey, but we are so glad to share it with you.

There are lots of things we just don't know yet, but I thought I'd answer a few of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

1. When are you due?

Official due date is November 23rd.

2. Are you going to find out the gender?

No, we are going to keep that a surprise!

3. What? How will you know what to buy / how to decorate the nursery / etc??

Two words: Gender Neutral. :)

4. Are you craving anything yet?

Nothing too crazy. Milk, which is strange because I don't normally drink milk, and Spaghetti & Meatballs.

5. How are you feeling?

It definitely could be worse. I'm feeling tired. Very tired. Also, my stomach is queasy most of the time. Certain foods make me nauseous. And did I mention tired?

I guess that's all for now!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


You probably thought I had abandoned the blog. I almost did! But Dan encouraged me to start again and post an update... so here we are. I can't believe it is May already! The first few months of this year have really flown by for us. Lots of exciting things are happening ... so this is going to be a long post. But if you hang in there, I promise a surprise at the end! :)

I had the opportunity to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for work. Even though it wasn't the finest time to go to the UK weather-wise, I couldn't turn it down. I spent a week in Glasgow, and traveled to Loch Ness (sadly, did not see the monster), Stirling, Doune Castle (Monte Pyton) and Edinburgh.

After a week of work, Dan, along with our friends Chris and Tessha, met me in Edinburgh. We traveled all over southern Scotland & northern England for the next week. It was a lot of fun! We saw all kinds of great things like Hadrian's Wall, the Preston England temple and of course lots and lots of castles. We also fit in a trip to the spa (for Tessha & I) and driving along the Vauxhall test track in a Land Rover Defender 90 (for Dan & Chris).

Shortly after arriving home, I traveled to Miami for our annual sales conference. The weather in Miami was a LOT better than the UK! :) We spent most evenings on Miami beach sipping cold drinks and people-watching. One afternoon we went on an air boat tour through the Everglades. We saw a lot of alligators, but I kept my distance behind the fence!

A few weeks later, my parents came to visit. We went to Brenham for some antique shopping and a tour of the BlueBell ice cream factory. But the real reason they came was to see the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. We spent a full day walking around taking in the exhibits and then watching the rodeo that evening. It was a lot of fun (even though Dan could have stood less animals - he had a hard time with allergies especially after watching the calf cutting competition).

Slightly out of order here, we recently tipped 30,000 miles on the NSX.

It was during a beautiful drive through Sam Houston National Forest. We were both surprised at how beautiful Texas can be! :) Look at those tall green trees!

A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday night, I went into the dining room to set the table. I almost stepped on this little beauty.

At first I thought it was a dog toy, but then I realized it was a REAL SQUIRREL. I was not happy!! I was afraid it might be alive, but luckily it was dead. The dogs had killed it and brought it in to show us. (I wasn't very impressed). Dan had fun disposing of it.

And I guess since you've read this far, you deserve some exciting news.

Yes, we're pregnant!