Tuesday, May 29, 2007

We had yet another wedding this past weekend. I think this is the end of wedding season for us. Marc was again in the sword detail, but this time he got to wear his Staff Sergeant rocker on his uniform. He was very excited. Long story short, the Marine Corps screwed up his end of service date and had him in the reserves until 2020, so they promoted him on April 1, 2007. He called and got everything straightened out and his end of service date now is the middle of April now instead of last December.

And a couple others of the happy day.

The cutie flower girl.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 28th birthday. It was a relatively easy going and uneventful birthday. I worked today and then Marc and I went to Outback for dinner. We had steaks to cook at home, but I just didn't feel like cooking on my b-day. Marc got me the Nike+ system for my iPod. Now, what is the Nike+ for my iPod, you say? It's this cool thingy that fits into the bottom of an iPod Nano and a piece that goes in or attaches to your shoe and it calculates how far you run or walk. And Lance Armstrong talks to you through your iPod telling you've reached milestones or goals, etc. I know, I'm not doing much running lately. But I'm trying to get in the swing of walking the dog at least 20 minutes every day and this might just give us the incentive to get out the door and walk some more. We've got a new toy to play with. =)

Baby's good and moving around. Marc's felt her twice now. She was thumping around in there last night, just like Thumper. She might have a new nickname. Marc would have definitely felt her more last night if he hadn't been out with the dog. He came in at the tail end of her Thumper impression and only felt her once.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. I'm not technically a mom yet, but I am a step-mom and a mom-to-be. So we got up and went to breakfast and then visited some used book stores this morning. We got groceries on our way home. It's been a very low key day, which is good! We had a busy Friday and Saturday. Marc was in a wedding yesterday and was also in charge of the sword detail. So that meant that we had to be in Quantico, VA Friday night for the rehersal and yesterday for the wedding. Traffic was horrible Friday, it took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to get there Friday night (should have taken 30-45mins). Saturday we got there 4 hours before the wedding so that Marc could practice the sword detail with all the guys, then the wedding, then the reception.

Since we were at a wedding and all dressed up, I got a belly shot. And I'm gonna post some pictures of the good looking Marines. =)

Thursday, May 10, 2007


It's been awhile since I've updated. Miss Sofia is moving around more and more...I suppose, she's been moving the whole time, so maybe I should say that I've been feeling it more and more. Yesterday, Marc put his hand my belly and he actually felt her kick too! That was pretty cool for him. Up until now, he's only been able to really take part in things at the doctor's appointments when he heard the heart beat and see the ultrasounds. I don't have any more belly shots. But we are going to a wedding this weekend, so I plan to get lots of photos.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Movement and a Name

I think I felt her for the first time last night! I wasn't sure last night, I thought it was her. I talked to some pregnant women at work today and asked my mom and some other ladies, and now I'm pretty sure I felt her. It felt like a a muscle twitching in my lower right abdomen, almost flutter like. I'm 20 weeks today, or 4.5 months along, so this is about the right time to start feeling things. I'm excited that I'll be able to feel her on a more regular basis, it is assuring. I can't wait to feel her again!

Onto the name game...we have nailed down her name (barring anything drastic coming up). Our baby girl is going to be Sofia Claire.

That's about all that's new here. We bought a changing table over the weekend, so now we've got to find a crib we like that "matches." The animals went to the vet on Monday and Tuesday and both have minor issues, but hopefully, they'll be feeling better in a couple of weeks. And we've bought the air plane tickets for the girls to come visit this summer. I'm taking time off from work to visit with the girls while they are here. I'm looking forward to having a mini-vacatin in June.