Saturday, November 8, 2008

Job Perks

Last night instead of working on my normal unit of Post Partum, I had to float to Labor & Delivery to help with recoveries. After my work was done there, I was talking to some of the nurses and asked when is the earliest I could hear the baby's heartbeat. Since you can't hear the heartbeat until about 12 weeks, one of the nurses said let's just do an ultrasound. How exciting!! Although the baby (embryo) was super tiny, the nurse said she could see the heart beating (it was hard for me to tell because I was lying down and the screen was kinda far away). Since I won't see the doctor until I'm about 10 weeks along, it was nice to get confirmation a little earlier (just in case the feeling of being totally exhausted and nauseous wasn't proof enough). Unlike other jobs, we may not get free sporting event tickets or elaborate holiday parties, but at least we have access to the ultrasound machine...yeah!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Chad and I went to Josh and Mandy's to trick-or-treat in their neighborhood last night. My mom and dad met us there, as well as Josh and Mandy's friends, Jake and Katie, and their two boys ages 3 and almost 2 years. All the kids seemed to have a great time and looked adorable in their costumes. After we finished trick-or-treating we went back to the house to have pizza and cupcakes (which John was finally able to meet up with us there after work). Although our little monkey fell asleep on the car ride home, we still took him to see John's parents. When we got to their house, Chad perked right up and didn't end up falling asleep until after 11pm. Whew...what a day!!

Jacob-a conductor; Avrey-a fairy

Chad's Going to be a Big Brother!!

Yep, you heard me...Chad's going to be a big brother!! I first found out I was pregnat on Oct. 17 before going to our friend's halloween party (had to find out if I could drink or not..hehe). I was a little surprised just because I had taken a test earlier that week and it was negative (guess I took it too soon). But anyways, since my family has so many birthdays to celebrate in October we had already planned on going to Bravo's last Saturday night. So after another positive pregnancy test (one that actually read pregnant or not pregnant..just for confirmation) we decided to order Chad a t-shirt and let everyone see it at Bravo's. Chad and I were the last ones to arrive and after we sat down at the table, we took his jacket off to reveal the shirt. Lynn, John's mom, was sitting right next to him and had even put on her glasses to get a better look at his "cute shirt" but didn't say anything. Josh and Mandy and their kids were at the other end, while my parents sat in the middle. Josh and Mandy noticed right away so we were laughing about it but our parents were still oblivious. Finally after about 15 minutes, my mom looked over and said "does Chad's shirt say what I think it says." Needless to say, our parents were very surprised and excited for us!!!

Prumpkin Carving

Last Sunday, John and I decided with less than a week before Halloween it was time to carve our two pumpkins. Of course we did all the cutting and let Chad help take out all the "pumpkin goo." He was so excited about it. He would reach in with his whole arm, grab a big handful of gunk and put it in the bag we told him to. We did have to watch him closely though because he tried to put a pumkin seed in his mouth a couple times. Yuck!

Admiring Daddy's work!!
The finished products: John's on the left, Mine on the right
(can you tell who the better artist is?)