So here's an update on what's been going on.
1) I never got a chance to write about our trip to San Jose. It was wonderful. Ava was a trooper on the plane (THANK GOODNESS) and the weather there was just perfect. We took two days to go sight-seeing in San Francisco and we were able to hit all the top spots like the Fisherman's Wharf, Muir Woods, and Golden Gate Bridge.
2) When we got back home we had a doctor's appointment to find out the gender of the baby. We wanted to surprise our close friends and family so we decided to invite a few to dinner and reveal the surprise over dessert. It was nice. Noah iced the cake and in the center was either blue or pink icing. Everyone thought we were having a boy. I just knew it was a girl. I was right :) So a house full of girls it is! For now :)
3) I was just thinking today how fast my pregnancy is going. I'm already 22 weeks and I feel like I haven't journaled it enough or taken enough pictures. With Ava, I was a bit obsessed about trying to capture every little thing. I don't want to down-play this pregnancy either because I am equally as excited. I have been feeling great so far. My belly is really starting to pop and I am feeling little jelly bean more and more every day. She is quite an active thing at night :) I have been eating alot and my appetite is never satisfied. One minute I was something salty then something sweet and it goes this way throughout the day every day. If I keep this up I might be 200 lbs by the end which BETTER not happen! I have a wedding I'm in at the end of March so hopefully I can get myself back into gear after the baby arrives. We think we have a first name picked out. Lily. Ava and Lily sound so good together. No middle name yet. Hopefully it will come to us.
4) We aren't going anywhere for Labor Day weekend. I hope to get some things done I've been wanting to catch up on like paying some attention to my yard, sprucing up some rooms in my house, picking out new bedding and decor for the nursery, and reading the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers. You see, my kid is 17 months old and we still have to get up with her several times in the night. I thought at some point she'd get the clue or we would. But as I am getting bigger this getting up thing is wearing this momma out! And Daddy is not a happy camper about this trend either. So hopefully this book can help us out. But other than all that, I want to just relax and enjoy the long weekend :)