Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Time

So this Christmas Eve we went over to my parents house for our annual Christmas Eve traditions. We always have the whole family there ( and this year the Dickson's and all the cousins were there too) and we read from the scriptures about the birth of Christ. The kids dress up and act out the nativity story as we read it. (and some adults get forced to be in it as well.. ) Now this is always put on with no rehersal so its a little interesting to see how it turns out. This year's nativity seemed to have a biker wiseman, a mexican wiseman, actually I think there were 4 wiseman this year and it looks like Joseph was tad bit too old for Mary!!! But it turned out just wonderful, and its nice to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. To end the night we always have hot chocolate and krispy kremes. Mmmm... Yes, we are also one of those families that get to open one special present every Christmas Eve...can you guess what it is?? Pajamas... even baby got his first pair!! So cute! It was so much fun getting to spend time with all our cousins especially the ones who live in other states!!!

Christmas morning is spent at my parents house. We always open presents with all the family and then have a big brunch. Its so much fun getting to see all the little kids open their presents! This year I got Jesse tickets to the Suns/Cavs game (we went the Monday before Christmas) and Jesse got me the diaper bag I wanted! A super cute Petunia Picklebottom bag... yes, that means I have 2 diaper bags already!! What can I say, a girl likes her bags! Our big present from my parents was video camera so we can capture every little moment of our little one!!! After brunch, we headed down to Maricopa to spend the rest of the day with the Rucker Family! We got to spend time visiting and playing Wii. ( I, of course, watch while they played!!!) Jesse's parents suprised us (well me cuz Jesse knew) by getting us the chandelier for the baby's room. I was so excited. We both can't wait to start decorating the nursery now!!! I can't believe that next year at Christmas we will have a little baby boy to celebrate it with us! Its so crazy to think about!

So its official... I'm getting old. I can't believe I am 25, seriously, these years are going by so fast!!! My birthday was kind of a 2 day event... I got a mani/pedi with my mom on Saturday then Jesse and I went to dinner at Baci, a REALLY good italian restaraunt in Queen Creek. Sunday we had both families, the Greenwald's and the Ruckers, over to my parents for a big birthday dinner! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday!!!

Oh, and this is me at 19 weeks pregnant. I actually have a baby bump now...its small but its there! I was beginning to wonder if there really was a little guy in there or if I just made it up. I can't believe I am almost half way done. Its feels like yesterday that I just found out.

Well we hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Baby Rucker

It's definately a BOY

His leg and foot

His hand

His first outfit and toy. We found out right before we went to the Suns game!!!

So after the big disappointment last Thursday, we finally got to find out what we were having today! We couldn't be happier to say WE ARE HAVING A BOY!!! We had both been thinking that was going to be the outcome... to tell you the truth we would have been completely shocked if it was a girl. I have been referring to it as a "he" since the first day we found out we were prego. So I guess we were right, and so was EVERYONE else that thought that too. (I don't think I had one person tell me they thought it was a girl)

The ultrasound went great. It was a level II because of some of my medical conditions, so it was pretty thorough. The tech explained everything she was doing and measuring. They said everything looked perfect and health. My expected due date is now May 18th. After our appt, we headed to the Suns vs Cavs game, despite me being sick for the past week and feeling terrible. (The tickets were my Christmas present to Jesse!) It was a blast even though they lost. We bought our son his first little out fit and toy! We couldn't pass up getting our boy some Suns gear!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Better Luck Next Time....

So we went to the ultrasound today....but we didn't get to find out what we are having. The baby's legs were crossed, the cord was going between the legs and the placenta was covering where she needed to see and the baby would not budge. Stuborn little thing! (It must take after me!) So at first the lady was saying it was a girl and then she thought boy. She couldn't give us a for sure answer so we left knowing there was a 50% chance of a boy and 50% chance of girl. Umm... hello, we already knew that. Needless to say, we were both pretty bummed and pissed off. Luckily, we have to have an ultrasound Monday anyways, so hopefully the baby will be a little more cooperative. We really really want to know before Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009


So we find out this Thursday what we will be having!!! We are both so excited! We thought it wasn't going to happen this week, but there was no stopping us. We were determined to find out! Of course Jesse is hoping for a boy and as for me, I would be really excited for either. Anyone have any guesses now? I will definately post on here as soon as we find out Thursday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Here are a couple of the ultrasound pictures that Dr.Gebert did while I was visiting Michelle in Texas.

13 weeks 3D ultrasound

Here is a profile shot

Here I am at 16 weeks.... trying to convince myself that maybe you can see a baby bump if you squint....I know I will regret ever being sad about not looking prego when I am HUGE later on. :-)

A Little Dull

It's kinda weird with how little has gone on in our lives recently. For one, we're expecting our first child in May and there just isn't much to really blog about. Second, with Christmas coming up there still isn't much to blog about except the fact we are both so excited for this time of season. The colder weather, gloomy skies that actually kinda make it feel a little Christmasy, the holiday music on the radios, and most of all, the PRESENTS!!! HAHA! And last, we're both just still working and I'll start school again on January 20 at the beginning of the upcoming decade, lol. I'm still working for Direct TV and Mallory is still working at Junky Trunk and also helping her brother a couple hours a day at his office. Which has been nice getting the extra money so we can buy gifts for people this year, lol. But I guess the most recent thing that has happened was Mallory went to Texas for a week for her best friend Michelle's baby shower. They are having their second child and we just love them. As much as I missed my beautiful wife while she was gone, I did love watching my sports games all day, lol. She'll let me watch some while she's here but I got to watch it all day, lol. We'll have some pictures to post up soon of the next ultrasound we are having done on the 17, which should be THE ULTRASOUND. That's the one where we hopefully find out we are having a boy. Lol, well as a guy I hope it's a boy and of course Mallory wants to dress up a cute girl. But in the end, we both just want a really happy and healthy baby. So either a boy or a girl will definitely be the best blessing in our lives. So until then that's really all that has been going on around here.