Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Lane and I decided we needed a little getaway before this baby comes and life gets even more hectic. So he requested the time off from work and we were off. We left Brookie with my sister, Erin who has been dying to have Brooklyn overnight. We left Friday morning and drove to St. George where we stopped and had lunch at Brick Oven and then hit up just a few of the outlet stores.

When we made it to Vegas we had a hard time finding our hotel but eventually found it. We headed over to Caesar's Palace to do some shopping but all those stores are insanely expensive but it was cool to see stores like Luis Vutton, Gucci, and Dolce Cabban (spelling??? I don't even know if that's the name!!!) We went into the Nike store where Lane bought a beanie for $25 that I thought was way overpriced but what the heck we're on vacation!! We were getting ready to leave and ran into 2 friends we went to high school with and their girlfriend/wife. What are the chances of that!!! So the 6 of us went to Cheesecake Factory which was delicious!!!

We watched the water show at the Bellagio which I thought was cool. This was my first time in Vegas and the whole atmosphere reminded me of New York. . .the bright lights, the smoking and garbage, all the tourists, all the walking!
Saturday we slept in, which we never get to do, went shopping at the Vegas outlets where we hit the jack pot for baby boy clothes!!! We got so many and some adorable outfits for Brookie too of course! We went to a comedian show that afternoon that was pretty good. It was called Defending the Caveman and it was on the differences between men and women. Everything he said was right on! How men and women talk different, think different, interact different, process things different. It was funny! Then we went to ESPN Zone for dinner, Lane's favorite! That night we went to a show called Le Reve. It's a cir de soleil show but it's all in water. It was absolutely amazing. Worth every penny we paid for them! These pictures were taken at the end of the show so it doesn't really do it justice.

We didn't take very many pictures but it was a great weekend away with the hubby who I don't see very often. We missed Brookie like crazy and were always talking about her but we needed this.

We drove home Sunday and put Brookie's new room all together. Pictures to come of that soon!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pregnancy Update

I am 17 weeks along and have finally stopped throwing up. That was 6 weeks of HELL!!! Once I got into the second trimester I definately got my energy back which was helpful with a toddler running around. I feel like I'm eating like a mad woman, non-stop!!!

This was taken at 10 weeks, starting to look like a baby.

This is at 17 weeks, amazing!!!!

Oh and by the way. . .we found out what we're having!!!

It's a. . .


Here is his cute little foot, with all 5 toes!

And his face. He looks a little scary in this picture but it was absoultely amazing!! We saw him open and close his mouth, he was swallowing. Then he yawned and fell alseep. The doctor couldn't get him to move to get a profile shot.

I'm not going to lie, after he told us it was boy Lane was smiling from ear to ear. I however was on the verge of tears. I was really hoping for a girl, I wanted Brookie to have a sister. But Brooklyn knew from day 1 that this baby was a boy. I kind of figured it was a boy too just with how sick I've been but in the back of my mind I kept telling myself it might be a girl. Now that I've let it sink in for a couple of days, I'm very excited!! Brookie will be an awesome big sister either way. I'm not looking forward to shopping though. It is so hard to find cute boy clothes. The whole time I'm in the boy section I'm looking over at the girl section at how many cute things there are for Brookie and a brand new baby.

I haven't felt the baby move that much and I don't know if it's still a little early but after we had the ultrasound done and I was home in bed I felt him kick. It brought me to tears and made me realize that I already love this baby boy even if I wanted a girl.