Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Family pics from Thanksgiving

All of the boys

Mom and her three sons

Von and Dave

Josh and I
(All of the above pictures were taken on our deck.)

Monday, November 29, 2010

2nd Annual Turkey Bowl

Our friends hold a flag football game after Thanksgiving and the Brown Family almost had an entire team!

Josh ready to go.

Gametime! Can you see Jeremy on the left running? (He's got the gray tee shirt and blue jean shorts on.)

Huddle up guys!

Team picture. The game was almost two hours long and we came home with only a sprained toe. Tristan and Aidan were pretty sore the next morning though. Jeremy and Jody's team won by two touchdowns.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


We had a full house and it was so much fun! Josh's entire family came for the holiday, his mother, step-dad, and both brothers. Tristan and I had fun picking our centerpiece. It's an acorn, squash, and something else we couldn't pronounce.

Preparing our plates. I was a very proud chef! Not much of a photographer for the big day though. I was busy hostessing as we also had our friends The Thompson's over. Their dad had just returned from Afghanistan the day before so it was definitely a day of thanksgiving.

Our Colorado Mountains. We had to get out and enjoy the scenery a bit!

The boys and Josh made it to the top of the waterfall while Von, Dave, and I hung out at the bottom.

David and LaVon

We hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving also!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

30 week appt!

Here are the details:

Heartrate - 143 and he was moving all around
Blood pressure - 92/60 a surprise again! I've had a lot going on to get ready for Thanksgiving and yesterday was a rough day for me.
Weight - 0 gain since two weeks ago. Holding steady at 13 pounds. (The boys and I were going through their baby books and I wrote that I gained 18 pounds with Aidan.)

We chatted a little about Meralgia Paresthetica which is something that I have noticed for the past two weeks. It's basically a nerve that is compressed around my pelvis or spine from the weight of the pregnancy or sometimes the baby's position that causes tingling in my left thigh and sometime the lower leg aches. It's not too bad right now though and once I deliver it should be resolved.

Also chatted about my prolapsed bladder and the discomfort that I had all day yesterday. If that continues or increases in frequencies they might be able to put in a pessary (supportive device)but I have to chat with the doctor about it.

Other than that, all is well! The Brown family will all be here in Colorado tonight so lots to do! I'll update with pics after the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pregnancy Dreams

Wow, I've had some wild and crazy dreams during this pregnancy! During the early months I was worried about everything in my real life so my dreams were based alot on fear. People chasing me, something happening to the baby, etc... Lately, I've had some pretty racy dreams and all I can think is that I feel pretty good right now and I like the way that I look with my little tummy so it must be transferring into my dreams. I watched Ricky Martin on Oprah a few weeks ago and that night I dreamed that I was his surrogate and I was carrying his triplets! My most recent dream was that I was wearing a bikini and there were several male admirers around! It's been fun to say the least.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Major League Soccer Champs!

The Colorado Rapids played Dallas FC last night in the MLS Final and we are all shocked to say that our Rapids won the MLS Championship Game 2-1 in overtime!!!!! This is a first for our team and the game was very exciting. Our game winning goal was an "own goal" for Dallas which is kind of sad. Our player kicked it and it hit a Dallas defender's knee and went into their goal. We'll take it though!

Friday, November 19, 2010

You know your child has grown up when...

this is what you wake up to in the morning! He pulled his last baby tooth after I went to bed, hold on - give me a second to cry.

Good thing Dad was up to celebrate with him, I hate missing things like this!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

28 week appt

Well, here we are! I made it to the 7 month mark! Had a doctor's appointment this week and here are my stats:
Heartrate - 140's and he kicked while she was listening.
Blood pressure - Fine, I wasn't told a number.
Weight - 13 pounds gained now! Yep, I gained 4 pounds since the last appt. and I'm blaming it on Halloween candy.
Labwork - My testing last month showed me to be a bit low in the iron area so I've had to add that on. I was at a 33 and they want me at a 36 at least before delivery. We'll retake the test in a month.

Not sure why this is fuzzy but maybe that's good in a way, ha!

My belly heart!! I'm getting so excited!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our first snow of the year!

Very pretty and more than we expected!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Shower

What a wonderful weekend! I've never had a shower like this and I have to thank a few special people!! My best friend Cathy for throwing such a beautiful shower and really going above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined, my sister Shelly for taking the time and making the effort to come for the weekend and be here for me, all of my dear friends for attending, and my wonderful husband for helping with anything that was needed!
Shelly and I before the festivities began!

Part of the setup. There was so much food! Cathy blew my mind and made a special effort to include my favorite cake, carrot with cream cheese icing. (That's why we had two cakes!)

Game time, everyone's jotting down their answers. Left to right: Lisa, Bendu, Sharon, Shelly, Tasha. Not pictured: Karol, Cathy, Josh and me! We had a lot of fun!

I really felt special! I only wish that the shower could have gone on for a few hours more. I had so much fun talking with all of my friends and just hanging out.

Gifts! I'm so grateful for everything that was given to us. The cards made me tear up more than once! I really felt surrounded by love.

Shelly got the boys these awesome shirts! They said they would wear them on his birthday! I can't wait for that picture.

What an amazing day and weekend! I thank God everyday for all of the blessings in my life. I am a very lucky girl.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Company's coming!

We love having company at the house and especially our family members that we don't get to see that often! Shell is coming today and we can't wait! We get to share our first baby shower with her, she gets to see our new home, my growing belly, see Tristan's last soccer game, and meet our friends. Lots to cram in over 3 days but we'll make it work. Recaps will follow Monday here and on Shell's blog.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We have entered the world of ....

BRACES!!!! They were just put on yesterday and he's hurting today. Here we go!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Very Happy Halloween!

We had a really busy but happy Halloween and hope that you all had a good one also! Friday night Tristan started carving his pumpkin. This is the first time that I've let them do everything on their own so after cleaning it all out and tracing on his design he was about an hour into the project. The eyebrows, eyes, and nose are done after an hour and 20 mins or so and then when he's working on the mouth I hear, "Moooommmm." I come in excited to see the finished project to only see a pumpkin with a huge hole for a face! I can't help but giggle a bit and ask what happened? Seems as if Tristan cut too far and clipped the piece that was holding the face onto the pumpkin. Big time bummer! However, Josh had a great idea and ran for the stapler and the paperclips so that we could stitch his face back on and here's the finished project:
Franken Pumpkin

My pumpkin! This was bought as a replacement for Tristan so that he could have a chance to redo but come Sunday, he didn't feel like carving anymore so I did! I had a blast! Even toasted the pumpkin seeds and they turned out fantastic!

Aidan's pumpkin! He drew his design on by hand and did a great job!

Tristan's costume. It said Cell Block Psycho but we were going more for inmate.

Aidan's costume - Swamp Monster. I loved it!

My attire! Thanks Shell, the tee shirt was a "huge" hit, ha! I think "our little pumpkin" had a good day also.