Sunday, March 22, 2009

28 weeks: Fun stuff

As Baby D gets bigger, the kicks are getting stronger. This morning Mike and I watched in fascination as my stomach lurched from side to side of its own stuff. At this point, during active periods, I should feel at least ten movements in two hours...this baby logs ten movements in just a few minutes. I think it's going to be a fidgeter like me. Or a champion kick boxer. Had the glucose test for gestational diabetes last week, if there's a problem should know soon.

I am just so grateful that the pregnancy has been so easy (so far) and so enjoyable...I hope it continues. We are getting so excited to meet this little guy/gal.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Squaw Valley - Tahoe

We were up in Tahoe last weekend with a bunch of my co-workers. A production vendor we work with booked us all an amazing house in Squaw Valley - the Silver Peak Estate. 6 bedrooms with an office, exercise room, library and gigantic kitchen. 3 50" flatscreen tvs with surround sound and a Wii. Private, gated property with amazing views of the mountain. In other words, just another long weekend for the Davidsons.

I went skiing on Friday. Here are some views from an amazing day at the top of the mountain.

Jonathan and I - exhausted by the mountain

Back at the house, we relaxed with some of Kate's stuffed jalapenos

Then we went to war over a game of Battleship

The next morning Kate and I got up early and went for a long walk around the neighborhood - this was our place

Heading back home after a healthy trek

Kate caught a nap with Rogan (co-worker Alex and Vicki's 6mo old son)

Then it was time to make dinner for everybody

Chopping onions and peppers for Kate's pasta sauce

Who says a watched pot never boils?

Approving of Kate's kitchen skills

Dinner with the group

A little snow on Sunday morning before heading home

Friday, March 6, 2009

26 weeks: Boy or Girl?

Not much new to report. But, please take the time to cast your vote for Baby Davidson's gender using the cool polling feature Mike just added (over on the right). If it helps, Wednesday night when we were watching Lost and Amy was in labor, I said "whatever she has is what we're having"...for those of you who don't watch, it was a boy. Not the most scientific predictor, but it's something. Also, in terms of other tests, the "wedding ring over the belly" test and the Chinese numerology formula both say boy...but the baby's heart rate is on the higher side (150), which I read means that it's something like 5% more likely to be a girl. I thought it would be hard not knowing what we're having, but really I hardly even think about it. I guess it would be different if we already had a child, if we had a boy we would want a girl or vice versa, but quite honestly I don't care.

Though we still have a few months to go, my family has expanded in the last week or so...cousin Brian and wife Molly had Madeline last week, and cousin Casey's wife Amanda was induced this morning--also having a girl. It seems like we just found out they were pregnant...soon it will be our turn!

The little guy/gal continues to kick and squirm like crazy and seems to be having fun exploring his/her ever-expanding environment. I wish I could see what's going on in there! I am also enjoying the transition from "maybe just chubby" to "definitely pregnant"--I'm offered a seat on the train just about every day...and random people smile at me a lot, which is nice. We have a doctor's appointment next week, along with the glucose test for gestational diabetes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mendocino - Day 2

Another view from our window

The town of Mendocino

Heading north, stopped along HWY 1,

Taking a detour to hike out to the Point Cabrillo light station

Then we headed further up 1, to the Jughead State Reserve for another short hike

At the edge of the country, literally

Back north on 1, we stopped off for a short walk on the beach

Then we stopped at the Pacific Star Winery on the coast

Notice the wine barrels along the edge

I made a new friend

And so did Kate

Then we headed back to check out the town of Fort Bragg...

...where apparently you can buy anything at this roadside stand

Then we went back to the Brewery Gulch Inn to relax and have dinner

The next morning we packed up and made our way back to SF - going the long way on HWY 20 - where there were a couple amazing roadside views

It was great trip. We loved every minute of it and can't wait until we can get back up there.