Monday, August 6, 2012

Week 13 almost 14! :)

OH MAN what an adventure we have been on for the past couple weeks. We took a trip to Laramie, Wyoming to see our good friends get married, Josh and Jules Moen. It was a fun trip for us, although I wasn't feeling my absolute best yet. The wedding was beautiful, Jules walking down the aisle took my breath away... she was absolutely stunning, and such a wonderful bride. It started to rain and they had to move the wedding indoors, she was sad- and who wouldn't be... But, she certainly didn't let it ruin her big day. She bounced back better then I could have! Josh is a lucky man, and he knows it! On our way out of Wyoming we stopped in Denver to see Deb and Albus Brooks... Albus is a good friend of Caleb's from High School. Deb and I had so much fun laughing at our husbands similarities. I wish we had more time with them, we might have to head back out there soon!  I'm so grateful Caleb has been so blessed with so many wonderful guy friends. It was fun to be with two of them back to back... they make Caleb a better man.

We flew from Denver to Washington I was very excited to get to the northwest. I'm in love with the smell of Washington air. Landing in Seattle, right when you come off the plane there is always a crisp fresh air scent. I LOVE it. I kept thinking it was going to make my nausea go away... and it totally worked. My Auntie Cindy and Uncle Jack picked us up at the airport at 10pm (they are amazing) and had fresh sweet peas and a cute sign to welcome us to the Northwest. They also loaned us a car for the week- they are double amazing. My gma, also had fresh sweet peas picked for me when we went to her house for breakfast. My Auntie Karen joined us for Gpas famous Pan-i-cakes. After breakfast we headed out to the beach place. I spent my summers their as a child with my dad's parents... So many great memories of clam digging, beach walks, fishing, looking for aegots, roasting smores, boat rides, playing in the sand. It will always feel like home to me. We didn't put too much on our calendar other then family time... I had felt so sick the last couple weeks it was hard for me to make plans I was fearful I would have to cancel on. So- I will apologize now if I didn't see you!

We loved relaxing at the beach, Caleb has been working so much lately it was nice to relax at the beach and smell the fresh sea air. HEAVEN pure HEAVEN. Our beach neighbors, The Pinneo's were out for the week and I LOVED talking baby with Janey over morning coffee. Dave arranged two family dinners for us, which was so wonderful. The bujacichs came out on a HOT night, so hot we had to go for a boat ride after dinner! The Howe's came out on Saturday, I loved seeing everyone- especially James Jr. and Hallie jane (my niece and nephew) They have grown so much. I even got a very special lunch date with my Dad and Kathy, they drove over from Wenatchee to see me! Our last day there we got to celebrate my sweet Gma Pat's birthday. What a blessing she is in our lives. She is the sweetest, most loving and silly gma there is. She takes such good care of all her babies (including the ones who married in). I think everyone who knows her would I agree I hit the Gma jackpot!

Next on our journey was Park City, Utah. Family friends of the Andersons let us borrow their POSH Park City pad for the week. (thank you Sweeneys!) It was the perfect setting for a little family time. Everyone was able to come except my fabulous sister in law Amber- because she got an amazing job promotion, could not be more proud and excited for her! Josh and Kimberly brought their 4 adorable kids... It was soooooo fun seeing how they have changed in a year and to play with them. When I first met Lucy she called me heelary- in an almost russian accent. Now, it's a perfect clear Hilary. Ruby, on the other hand would flap her hands and say hi hi-ary. Swoon. Every night we shared about what has been going on in our lives, only pausing to watch a Michael Phelps swim. Each night a couple made dinner for everyone. My favorite was Uncle Double's Ruth's Chris inspired Steak and mashed potatoes. People who know me well are probably surprised-yes, I liked (loved) a steak! The second morning there Gina, Kimberly and Lucy had a special baby breakfast prepared for Caleb and I. Lucy was so sweet, preparing all the yogurt parfaits. Gina brought some of Caleb's baby clothes and other gifts. Kimberly had each of the kids create a onsie for our babe. It was sooooooo precious and sweet. We are beyond blessed to have not just one, but two families that love us so much. I'm so grateful that Caleb's brothers are like best friends, and that they love being together so much.

Today we had a checkup with Dr. Hong, Caleb met her for the first time. When she saw Caleb was with me, she went and grabbed the ultrasound machine so he could see the babe. As she left the room to grab the machine, Caleb got the BIGGEST smile and said, "I can see why you like her so much." She showed us the babe it was my first on top of the tummy ultrasound! :)  Caleb was shocked to see the changes since week 8. She did some reconnaissance to see if she could detect the gender- Caleb swore he saw a boy part- she did NOT confirm though... But it seems like everyone thinks we are having a boy. I did this necklace trick where you hold a necklace over your left wrist and if the necklace swings side to side its a boy and if it goes in a circle its a girl. We are boy everytime. My friend Tracie did the trick and the necklace said girl, she had an ultrasound to confirm it! :) We will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out the gender for sure. Caleb and I grabbed lunch after and talked about how blessed we are to have found the perfect Doctor. I like her so much it makes me want to cry, after so many years of infertility it is just so nice to feel comfortable and extremely cared for. She never rushes us in the least bit... Asks a couple times if I have any additional questions. What a HUGE BLESSING!

Profile pic of baby sucking thumb and other hand in the distance.
Weight gain- 3 pounds.
Cravings- Fruit, Cereal, Mashed potatoes, Red meat, Apple Juice, Wheat bagel w cream cheese from starbucks, Cheese, California rolls with extra ginger
Food Aversions- Chicken (still), Rootbeer, Mexican food.
Pregnancy symptoms- Dehydration, Exhaustion, Light headed, Nauseous-- but, as of the last week I've been feeling GREAT!
Sleeping- AMAZINGLY!
Gender prediction- Boy (because of necklace trick!
Working out- I jogged a little with Caleb, lots of walking and lunges. :)
Baby Size- Peach


  1. You are adorable!! So happy for you :)

  2. Love it! I had the same food aversions as you! So wierd! Couldn't stand chicken (even being in the same room with it) or Mexican food (couldn't even drive past a Mexican food joint or I"d be puking all night). You look amazing! Love you!

  3. Oh...should have left my name. Love you! -- Kirsten
    PS....only a couple weeks and we are in SoCal oh so close to you and Ca and get to see the baby growing with my own eyes!!!

  4. Hili-J! You are just so adorable! I am happy to hear you are feeling better and are getting in some wonderful quality family time! Love and miss you! Muah!