Sunday, March 23, 2008

The new baby bump...20 weeks and growing.

I remembered today that I need to take new pics. of my growing belly for all to see. It really has gotten a lot bigger the past 5 weeks and I'm feeling genuinely pregnant. I am feeling her move a lot now, mostly 11 o'clock at night when I'm trying to go to sleep and also early when I get up for my 5 am bathroom run. Matt felt her for the first time the other night. I must say, feeling the baby move is one of my favorite things about being pregnant. I love it! I don't love the round ligament pains I've been having, or the newly aching low back. I've made it half way, only 20 weeks to go. Did I say only? Sigh! But then again, I only have 20 weeks to go!!! I'm experienced enough to know that I'll want her in there the whole 20 weeks. Just one less sleepless night.

This is me supposedly "glowing"

A closer shot for your viewing pleasure!

And last, but certainly not least, the new view from the top. It seems so much bigger from my point of view.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I know that face!

Max had a soccer game today here in Pasadena. I was walking into the building (it's indoor) and saw someone famous. Not a big deal really because I feel like living in L.A. it happens all the time. Only this time I knew the face, can't remember his name and can't remember what movies he's in. So frustrating! I've been trying to figure it out all day. Matt is so good with these things, I wish he was there to help me out, now it's just a guessing game for him. Hopefully something will come to me soon. It's going to bug us both until we figure out who he is. RATS!

Friday, March 21, 2008

The pink vortex of terror!

Why, why, why? What is it that makes a 3 year old temporarily forget any and all consequences for their actions? And then when they get in trouble they act so shocked, like they had no idea it was coming, and don't understand why you, as a parent, are being so irrational? I may never know the answer to these questions. Here is our latest "Mia-blacked-out-and-temporarily-forgot-what-lipstick-is-for" incidence. Max found it and didn't want to tell us for fear of his sister loosing her life. As you can tell her cuteness has kept her alive for yet another terrorizing mishap. This one was a close call! Little booger!

Grandma and Grandpa are coming to town

(Mia with uncle Nate.)
We had a lot of company last week. Grandma and Grandpa Fackrell came and then Grandpa Taylor came over the weekend. We had so much fun with them all and as usual Max had a mini meltdown when he had to say goodbye. He wishes he could live closer to them all but for now he gets to enjoy pool and beach days with them when they are visiting.

Pool time at the hotel. The water was really warm.

If that doesn't melt your heart....

He's one cool dude!

The kids sporting their sunglasses and keepin' it cool on the beach.

Mia and Dad trying not to freeze to death. The water is still way too cold. (as you can tell by Mia's stiff frozen body)

Everyone got plenty of sun and we were all worn out by the end of the week.

At the end of the day this is all Mia had to do to melt Grandpa Fackrell's heart. Maybe that's why we love Grandma's and Grandpa's so much. Thanks for the fun weekend!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Boy or Girl?

We went to the Dr. yesterday to have an ultrasound and make sure all is well with baby Fackrell. Ultimately, we were hoping to find out the sex of the new family member. We got into the room and the Dr. asked us what we were hoping for. We have one of each so we are ok with whatever but I informed him that Max really wants a little brother. He went through all the body parts, measuring them to make sure they were the right size for the due date, which is 08-08-08. Pretty cool. He got to the baby's bum and said, "There's the baby's bottom and if you are having a boy you can see boy parts right here...but I don't see any boy parts." I guess it didn't hit me the first time, so he went through and took a look at all the organs and limbs and came back the the butt. And again he said, "See, right there is the bottom and there would be boy parts showing right here if it's a boy and I don't see any boy parts." I looked over and Matt and mouthed, "It's a girl." Finally, I looked at the Dr. and said, "So, are you trying to tell us it's a girl?!" That's when he broke down and said, "I'm 95% sure it's a girl because I don't see boy parts." I have to admit, for a brief moment I felt a little sad for Max that he wasn't getting that little brother he had been wanting but all the while I had a smile on my face. You see, we were leaning more to the boy side and both felt more like it would be a boy then a girl. On the drive home we were both laughing a little at the new surprise! It really only took us a few minutes to get used to the idea of another girl in our family and now we wouldn't want it any other way. Now the name hunt is on. That's really fun for us, we seem to agree on everything and come up with names really quick. I have to say, I'm a little nervous about having two girls right together. All the hair, estrogen and cat fights! Ready or not, here it comes!!!!