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Friday, February 6, 2009

Random things

I know I've been slacking in the blogging department; it's just that we haven't done anything REALLY exciting lately.

Towards the end of January we had some really nice weather, so Caty and I took a walk over to the nearby park and spent some time playing in the sunshine.

Caty and I headed to my parents for Superbowl weekend as Scott was going to have a guys day on Sunday watching the game. On Saturday I invited some good friends from my high school days over for a brunch. I am so thankful that we have stayed in touch over the past 14/almost 15 years. One of my friends, Dan, works for a company called StreetStrider. They make and sell vehicles that are completely powered by the rider. It's similar to an elliptical machine you would find in a gym, however this one isn't stationary. Dan brought a couple bikes with him and a few brave ones, including my mom, tried them out. My excuse for not trying it out was "I'm pregnant." For those of you that have been pregnant, you know how your balance can be off. While riding a StreetStrider, you manuever it, making the turns yourself. Although I would have trusted Dan to catch me, I didn't trust myself and my balance. So Caty took a turn instead of me. Dan swooped her up and down the street they went. When they came back around, she had a HUGE smile on her face, so I know that she had fun. If you've been to my parents, you know how narrow and curvy the street is. Dan even rode the bike down the driveway, which is REALLY STEEP!! After some time on the street, we headed to the backyard, where a few more tried the bikes out, then we took a few pictures.

Also during the weekend, we made a trip to the local mall, as I needed some new maternity clothes - YIPPEE for shopping with mom! Instead of driving over, we took the train and Caty loved it! Before the train picked us up, we made a quick visit by the closest Starbucks, where we met up with a friend of mine, whom I hadn't seen since probably 5th grade! I found her several months back on Facebook and it was great seeing Jenny and her son Brody. I should have gotten a picture with them, but we didn't have a whole lot of time, since we were catching the train. Hopefully we'll be able to get together when we're back down there.

Then Sunday afternoon, Caty helped my dad plant some strawberry plants that we're gonna transplant to our house once they've grown a little, to add some nice ground cover under some trees that we have in the front yard. Unfortunately these strawberry plants are just ornamental (if that's the right term) - they don't actually produce strawberrys - BUMMER!

And onto the pregnancy - things are well. I'm actually starting to look pregnant. If you didn't see my previous post about this pregnancy - we're having a girl. She is quite active; I'm not looking forward to another month or so down the road, when I'll really start feeling her kicking and poking. It will be exciting, but on the other hand, is she going to keep me awake at night? I'm almost 5 1/2 months and I can't believe how quickly it's gone. While home at my parents, I sorted through baby clothes. When Caty has outgrown clothes, we box them in those big plastic tubs and when the tubs are full, my parents are nice enough to house them in their attic. Well, they currently have 6 plastics tubs at their house! Sorry Mike and Cherylle, these tubs are of clothes that we didn't have to alter! With my brother and sister in law having their baby girl (Riley) just 5 weeks before us, I sorted out the clothes between us. Okay, so I kept 75% of the clothes. Erin had told me that they didn't need that much stuff, as she was sure they would get a bunch of clothes at their baby showers, which everyone knows that with your first baby, you get a TON!! So we'll be coming home with 4 boxes and they get 2. Our daughter will be well clothed for the first 2+ years.

Some of your have asked for a pregnancy picture, so here you go. This was taken this morning.

I think that that's enough random things for tonight!


Mike said...

Never enough random things, but considering I never post any I'd better not complain! Great pics of Caty - she's as cute as always! Have fun at your party tomorrow!

Emily said...

Jaime, you look fantastic! So glad you are feeling well. What a nice weekend with your parents, Caty looks like she was having a great time riding the bike and planting with Grandpa! Grandparents are the BEST!

Katie said...

You look great!! I'm so excited for your family. Looks like you have been having a great time with Caty! Thanks for the update!!

Alex said...

Jaime you look wonderful! How nice that you kept contact with your high school friends, seems like you guys had fun!

Mandy said...

You look great.So glad that you are feeling well.
Those bikes look like a load of fun!

Danielle said...

You look great! And Caty is just as adorable as always...isn't it great to get all the clothes out? I just took out a bunch for Peyton and I feel like she got a whole new wardrobe for free!

Tonya said...

Look at you!!!! Your glowing!! Jaime, you look wonderful and Caty was enjoying herself on the bike!! I would have scared I'd fall myself, but I am clumsy!!

Melissa Swartley said...

Jaime, you are looking fantastic! I'm glad the pregnancy is smoothly sailing along for you! 2nd pregnancies fly by real quickly when you already have a little one to run after! Great pic's of Caty, what a cutie! Looks like she really enjoyed the fun bike ride!

Caden and Mommy said...

So glad to hear things are going well! Caty is adorable as always :0)

mejane said...

Hi Jaime! You look adorable and pregnant, but in a great way! Makes me want to think about a 3rd...ok, enough thinking.
Are you class of '94? Me too!

The Wymer Clan said...

Very cute pics of Caty - I especially liked the one of her on the bike . . . that looked like a ton of fun!

Bobbi said...

You look great, Jaime! Before you know it, Caty will be helping you change diapers, fetching things, helping with baths...etc. She will love it, and you will, too! I thought my 2nd pregnancy went faster than any of the 3. Great pics of Caty, btw! She is so darn cute!

Kim said...

You look so good! Pregnancy definitely agrees with you! Was it a lot of fun to go through all of Caty's stuff remembering when she wore it?
Caty is such a ray of sunshine. She is just so adorable and I love her blonde blonde hair! Those bikes look so cool! I would love to try them. Caty is so brave!

Greene Family said...

You look great, and I'm so glad that you are feeling well! I'm sure it was fun sorting through baby clothes again!
Caty is so incredibly cute - just want to send her hugs! It looks like you both had a great time at your parents! Love the pictures, especially the one of Caty with a big smile on that cool bike!

TheFiveDays said...

Love the baby belly, Jaime! You look great! :)

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