Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ultrasound Pictures

I'm finally getting around to scanning some of the ultrasound pictures we got a few weeks back. This was from when we went in hoping to determine the sex of the baby. They're both profile pictures of our baby girl.

We're hoping to make an appointment for a 3D ultrasound within the next few weeks. They suggest coming in between 26-28 weeks when the baby is more "filled out". I'm 22 1/2 weeks right now, so a few weeks to go.

In the 2nd picture, a little hand flew by, so you can sort of see it above her face/neck.

New Car!!

Woohoo!!! We've been looking to get a Honda Pilot for a little while, since we know having two 2-door cars probably wouldn't be the most convenient when the baby arrives!

We thought we had found one last week. It was everything we wanted and more, and for a decent price. Turns out the guy ended up selling it to someone else. It must not have been meant to be!

Cuong called me before I left for work yesterday and said that he had found another Pilot (a newer year, with fewer miles) that was at a small dealership in Fullerton. Our plan was to eat dinner quickly and then heading over to check it out.

Once we got there and test drove it, we decided that it was the car for us! When we first started looking, we had no idea that we would get one that was fully loaded...but hey, it's a definite plus! This car has leather interior (good for kids), navigation system, and a rear back-up camera. Plus it has heated seats for those chilly Southern California mornings. hehe

Now we just need to sell Cuong's car. 1995 Accord anyone???

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

100 things

Feel free to do this too! You can even post it in the comment section!

Copy this and BOLD everything that applies...

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland.
8. Climbed a mountain. I rock climbed a huge rock, does that count?
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. I haven't sang one, but I've played some on my trumpet
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you're not sick. Rarely
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run. On a tiny field
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. Does Illinois count? haha
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to truly be satisfied. Working on it
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant. Hopefully one day
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served in a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the changing of the guards in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Been to the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the paper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House. I saw the grounds, but we didn't get to go inside.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had Chicken pox.
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby. Working on that one too.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

We're wheelin' and dealin'!

Lately Cuong and I have been trying to save as much money as possible by using coupons. Did you know that there are actually blogs where people tell you what coupons to use or match up in order to get things for FREE? That's right, FREE!

We made a trip to Target the other week and picked up a few items and handed the cashier about 10 coupons. I think we ended up saving $18.00! Our final bill totaled $8!

Here's a picture of all that we got:

We used our $5 off Huggies coupon to get the bag of 187 wipes for 99 cents. The salsa, pledge, and applesauce were completly free. I think we paid a few cents for the fruit chillers, and the same for the Cheetos. Normally for a bill totaling $8, you'd be able to buy the Fritos cheese sauce and the salsa. So essentially, we got everything else for free!

We discovered that coupons.com is a great way to print your own coupons at home! You just select which coupons you want to print, and then you're ready to go!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

19 1/2 weeks

Last Friday (4/3/09) I was officially 19 weeks pregnant! The baby weighs about 1/2 a pound and is about 6 inches long. I'll be 20 weeks tomorrow! Half way there already!

She's definitely moving around a lot more. Every few hours I'll feel some little kicks and punches. The other night I rolled over and had my tummy against Cuong's back and she went crazy! So he definitely felt her then! It was pretty funny and exciting.

I started feeling her move around at about week 17. I wasn't sure at first if I was feeling the correct thing, but since it kept happening, it had to be the baby!

Last night we were sitting on the couch together and I lifted my shirt up to put my hand on my tummy. I was shocked to see that my stomach was actually MOVING every time I felt a little kick or punch! It's so bizarre and amazing at the same time!

Here are some pictures that we took the other night (about 19 1/2 weeks):

I think my tummy is getting bigger as each week passes by. According to what I've been reading in books and websites, my belly button might start to get sore soon. My uterus will be moving upwards and actually start creeping behind my belly button. They say that it will be rubbing against the back of it. We'll see how long the belly button ring stays in.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's a...


After a long ultrasound appointment and some confusion with our ultrasound tech, we ended up having to go back last night to take capture a few more images. I asked the 2nd ultrasound tech to try and determine the sex. The first time around the baby had her legs crossed! Little stinker!

The 2nd ultrasound tech said it looked like a girl to her.

We had only picked out boys names, so now we need to start looking at girl names!