Saturday, November 28, 2009


I had my 20 week ultrasound on November 18th. Baby girl was very active and all her measurements were perfect! Here she is laying on her back. Her head is on the right side (looking up) and then her neck/backbone, stomach, etc. towards the left. We continue to be so very thankful that she is growing well and is healthy. Joe and I took a weekend trip to Baltimore, MD (the weekend before Thanksgiving). We had a wonderful time at the Baltimore Aquarium, shopping, and eating great food. Joseph stayed with Nan and Pop and had a fun time playing with his toys at their house, and going outside numerous times to ride in his push car and just to see everything outside. Nan also took Joseph to his last library class of the fall session on Thurs. morning so we could get an early start in the car to Baltimore. Joe and I had a nice, relaxing weekend!

Joe standing by the submarine with the shark face! This submarine was something you could pay to go on and tour, but we chose to spend all our time inside the aquarium instead.

The smallest monkey in the world. It doesn't look too small in this picture, but that's because I zoomed really far in to take the pic.

A scuba diver feeding the sting rays in a large tank of sting rays, sharks, and turtles.

The dolphin show at the aquarium was great! It reminded me of Seaworld!

We drove back home from Baltimore on Saturday and then we had a photo session with my friend Christene on Sunday to capture some family beach pictures. She takes incredible pictures and has such a talent. I had hoped to use one of the pics she took for our Christmas cards this year, but unfortunately Joseph was NOT a happy camper during the session. We had just found out that he had a double ear infection and it was a really windy day on the beach. We were all freezing and his ears were hurting so bad that our session only lasted about 10 minutes. Joseph is currently on his 3rd antibiotic since his first ear infection back in October. We sure hope it will clear up after this round of antibiotics. Here are the best pics we got that day....

We spent Thanksgiving with my parents at their house. Nan and I put together the traditional Thanksgiving meal and Joe carved the ham and turkey. Joseph was starving for his lunch by 11:30am so Pop fed him some of the Thanksgiving items that had already finished cooking. He ate turkey, sweet potatos, lima beans, and a roll.

Joseph had a full belly and was off to do his favorite past time activity......READING!

We gave him puffs when we sat down to eat around 12:30pm and he's NEVER too full to eat puffs!

After Joseph's afternoon nap, we headed down to the end of the street to take some family pictures. It was a beautiful afternoon!

Joseph got his Christmas money and thought it would be better if it was in his mouth.

Hi Joseph video! Just click on the arrow (triangle play symbol) on the bottom left.


  1. What great pictures!! You will have to let me know when you'll be having your shower for baby girl and i will try to make it :). Love all the pictures! You have to tell me what kind of lens you used for the aquarium pictures, they are so clear!!! Mike got me a new portrait lens for my birthday. It takes great pictures and blurs the background but only if the subject is sitting still which Lily does not do very well :). Miss ya!

  2. CC: Does your doctor give you digital copies of the ultrasound pictures? If not, do you scan them to make them show up so well? I was never able to post one ultrasound of Charlie because our scanner sucked... just wondering. Take Care, C