Monday, August 25

So we've made it to 17 weeks and as the song says..."I'm feeling good" :)

So...experienced mothers out there - am I carrying low or high and what's your best guess?

Tuesday, August 19

What's in a Wives' Tale?

So...just for fun I took an online test to see what the gender predictor was! I really don't put any stock in this, but it was interesting to see their crazy predictions! We still think we're having a boy because we both have a majority of boys in our families...but we'll have to wait and see. 4 weeks till we find out!
You are carrying the extra weight out front, so it's a boy.
The hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your preganacy, so it's a girl.
Boys are carried low. You are going to have a boy.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
You are looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a boy, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is even, it will be a boy.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.
You must have orange juice every day, so it's a girl.
You are having headaches, so it's a boy.
Your belly looks like a watermelon, so it's a girl.
You show them the palm of your hand, so it's a girl.
You use the handle of your coffee mug, so it's a boy.
The verdict....
You have a 30% chance of having a boy. And you have a 70% chance of having a girl.
The last 2 weekends we have had BBQ's for those who helped us move. One of the best parts about our new home is that we have space to entertain! Last weekend we had 17 people (the men & families who had helped us unload our truck at the new house), this past weekend we had 12 people of who had helped load our truck in Chesapeake. We enjoyed hanging out with everyone!

ready for guests
the basketball hoop came in very handy
Jordan got creative during h-o-r-s-e! (he's inside the outdoor shower!)
poor Shiloh is not sure why they put him up there :)
guys hit the waves after dinner

girls stayed comfortable on the beach!

Friday, August 8

A few more pics...

We got some more pics from Andrew's parents from the weekend.
The most exciting thing from the weekend that I was waiting to share is that they brought us a piano!!! It was Andrew's when he lived at home and originally was his grandmother's. We haven't had any space to put it - but now we do! We are greatly enjoying it except that it echoes quite loudly through the house. I guess I won't be playing any while Andrew is studying!
They said it would take 4 men to move it...
to the front door...can we get it a little further?
perfect spot...
and one more from the "surrey with the fringe on top"

Thursday, August 7

first company

Andrew's parents came to check out our new digs this weekend. They liked it so much they are coming back for a weekend when we won't even be here. :) We're thankful they get a chance to enjoy the house as much as us! We had a very fun weekend!

we are loving eating on our deck almost every night!
taking in the boardwalk in true tourist style!