Thursday, August 07, 2008


Some of you know this and some of you don't.... we are pregnant with #2. By the time most of you read this ( Friday) we will be at 12 weeks pregnant. We are very excited and so grateful to be having another one.

For anyone who wonders Emma is already gearing up to be a big sister... She loves to feed her babies and play itsy bitsy spider with her babies. When she sees other babies she is always helpful in terms of bringing them toys, bottles or pacifiers.... So far I think we will have it pretty good. Although the two's seem to be starting early she is fascinated by babies. But we have 6 months and things could change.

As for me, I have not nearly been as sick as I was with Emma. I have felt a almost constant feeling of nausea, but i have only thrown up a few times. However, I am always starving and NOTHING sounds good to me. I can't eat any food I prepare with meat in it, seeing it raw puts me over the top. So it is up to Ryan to cook the meat, or for us to eat out. But the last couple weeks i can eat meat as long as i didn't touch it raw. My choices on what to eat at home are limited and food is getting sooooo boring. Also I am SOOOOOOOOO exhausted! I feel so lazy, but I am just so tired.

As for Ryan, he is not having many symptoms, he is just dealing with the headache of me not being able to eat and felling gross all of the time. But he does it with a wonderful smile on his face! He is excited and not nearly as scared as he was with Emma. He really seems to like his new job, but we are both a little worried as the baby will be born during his busy season.

The ultrasound below is upside down.... but you can see the head on the bottom, the body and the beginnings of limbs. This ultrasound was done at exactly 8 weeks. Like I said we are 12 weeks now so I know the baby looks very different now. The baby is due February 21st!

At Alpine Gardens...

Emma was intrigued by these wind blown kites.
Mary Eliane, Emma Me
Emma and some other kids playing in the dirt in the children's garden
Emma and Mommy
Emma again pointing to the wind blown kites

In Vail

Us on the way up the Vail gondola
At the top Emma and Adam were escavating dinosaur bones.
And Emma helped this nice lady water the plants :)

Random pictures from the trip

Mommy tickling Emma

Emma fell downa nd busted her lip... It bled like crazy all over me and her. It was cut on the inside and the outside. This is the morning after!
This is the 2nd day

Emma's cousins loved to put her stuffed doggy on her head and she thought it was so much fun!


Mommy, My baby, and Emma's baby!!!
Molly tickling Emma
I love this look on her face.. thinking about what she can get away with next!
Sleeping with all her babies... Baby anna, baby lexi, Doggy and baby Elmo. She would lay down and pull them all on top of her!

Train ride in Leadville

Emma started saying train and Choo- choo on this trip. While we were driving if she saw a trian she would say Choo-choo. SHe got so good at it, because all she had to do was see the train tracks and she would say choo-choo. When we oulled up to this train she got excited and when we told her we were going on it she about jumped out of her carseat!
Emma, Grandma, and Grandpa

Me, Grandma MaryElaine, Emma, Grandpa, Adam, Dana, Molly

Mommy and Emma

With Cousin's Molly and Adam

This is Emma's new fake smile... She does it for the camera a lot.

At the river.....

This was Emma's first time on Jet Ski's...

Emma the caged animal

After a day at the zoo, Emma decided to try out the dog kennel to see what it felt like to live in a cage.


Emma did not like structured swim play AT ALL! SHe did not like being on her back and she never got over that part. (she is very sensitive to sunlight in her face) But by the last day she did let me have her away from my body. ( the first few days she clung to me) and she was kicking her feet and smiling!

A new side to Emma

So we had a class from the city today... called Jumping Jacks and Jills. Emma was shy!!!!!! There were probably 18 other kids her age and a little older in there. The first few things they did she knows like itsy bitsy spider, and chicken dance and she just stared at everyone. All of the other kids were participating in some way. she wouldn't do anything... she just stared!!! I bet the other parents thought she was slow. It's a good thing she is so advanced or I would have been scared too! Then we were walking around in circles, hopping, jumping and running. Emma just stood and stared at everyone and I went around with them hoping she would follow... Instead she starting bawling!!!
Yes, she did warm up at the end when we marched with our instruments she joined in and smiled. I hope next week it is better.
Tomorrow we start our Messy Muddy Toddlers class and maybe after today she will be warmed up for tomorrow!