A girl.

A sweet baby girl.  I can't believe that we're actually having a girl.  God is so good.

At our ultrasound appointment, our little lady was taking a nap, and her little body was curled up into a ball.  After poking and prodding at her, the doctor proclaimed that he was not going to be able to determine the gender.  I was sooo bummed.  I looked at the doctor and said dramatically, "Nooo, my worst fear is realized!"

The sweet man took pity on me.  He told me that he would leave the room and come back in a few minutes to try again.  Right before he left, he gave my stomach one final big push, and she stretched out her legs!

For us, finding out the gender of our little nugget has made things a lot more real.  We are thinking about names, how to decorate her room, looking at tiny clothes, and I have already made 3 giant flower headbands.  She's going to need one to match every outfit.  Obviously.


I can't believe that my baby sister is a college graduate!  I am so proud of Mimi for this huge accomplishment.

I picked up Jimmy from LAX on Friday night.  We drove up to SLO, obviously stopping at Freebirds on the way for a late night treat.  We were going to split something, buuuuut we didn't.

Saturday was the big day.  Mimi wore her graduation cap all day.  Graduation cap to get coffee in the morning.  Graduation cap to Costco.  Graduation cap at her party.  She's amazing.

On Saturday night, Jimmy and I had to drive back to LA so that he could catch an early morning flight back to his internship training.  We stopped at Freebirds.  Again.  We just can't say no.

Congratulations Mimi!!!!!

P.S. Congratulations Dad on your outfit.  It was epic.


Last night, I tried on my favorite bathing suit and discovered that my HUGE(r?) boobs no longer fit into it.  Then I sobbed for about half an hour.  Maybe sobbing isn't the right word.  It was more of that hysterical crying mixed in with a lot of "why am I crying?" laughter that turned into more crying.

So why was I trying on my bathing suit?  Because Doug and I are going to try our darndest to take a little babymoon somewhere tropical.  We're thinking Hawaii is most likely at this point just because it's so easy.  I have to say though, Hawaii just doesn't seem right without a Mai Tai.  Mai Tai on the plane.  Mai Tai by the pool.  Mai Tai at a luau.  Mai Tai at dinner.  There's a lot of Mai Tai options.  Sigh.  I'm going to need a lot of Shave Ice to compensate...

And now, a bump picture.  I know that I'm not winning any Bump of the Year awards at this point, but Doug and I can both tell that my stomach sticks out more.  And in the morning, if I have to pee really bad, my bladder pushes my uterus up and I can feel the hard lump that is my amniotic sac.  I guess it could just be my bladder...  I choose option 1.


I am seriously obsessed with the gender of the baby right now.  I can't think about anything else.  Next Tuesday can not come fast enough.  The funny thing is, I don't really care what it is.  I JUST WANT TO KNOW.

If it's a girl, she must have this party dress.

And don't these shoes just slay you?

And have you ever seen anything cuter than a little boy in a bow tie, newsboy cap, and suspenders?

I die.

15 Weeks

First trimester?  Done.  So, when is the morning sickness going to end?  Ugh.  I went to the Dr. today to try to get some drugs.  She told me to try Ginger pills and Vitamin B6 first.  But I want the goooooood stuff...

Here are the pictures of our little alien baby from the 3-d ultrasound that I had a few weeks ago.  It was the coolest thing ever.  I always thought that 3-d ultrasounds were really bizarre and kind of creepy, but I am converted.

And now, can I just say that I truly have the best husband in the whole wide world?  Doug has been so amazing to me these last few months.  He has made countless trips to the grocery store to try to find something I can eat.  He has cleaned up my barf when I didn't make it all the way to the toilet (TMI?).  He has come home early from work to take care of me when I'm having a particularly bad day.  He has scrubbed the bath tub out.  

See, when Doug and I got married, we made a little deal.  Each of us picked the household job that we hated the very most.  Mine: Putting the sheets on the bed after they have been washed.  (I'm too anal and end up spending like 30 minutes trying to get everything even.)  Doug's: Scrubbing the bath tub.  The deal: Neither of us would have to do our named detested chore.  And now, 4 years later, my handsome husband is scrubbing out the bath tub.  Without complaining.  I've never seen a sexier thing in my whole life.

It's a nice day for a White wedding!

My mom is now Mrs. White!  The wedding was last weekend, and we had the best time ever!  We spent the weekend in Carmel, and the ceremony was at the Carmel Mission in the sweetest little chapel called the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.

First off, my siblings and I haven't been all together since New Years so that alone was a wonderful treat.  Of course, the only picture that I took of the four of us was in the car...

The rehearsal dinner was at the yummiest French bistro in downtown Carmel, and I finally got to see my cousins!!!

We spent Saturday morning helping my mom get ready, and she looked soooo beautiful!  Everything was perfect.  She was so happy and excited, and my siblings and I pretty much bawled all day.

The new Mr. and Mrs. White surprised all of us!  They had been taking ballroom dancing classes for the past few months and had something special prepared for their first dance.

This little nugget loves to get her dance on.

The highlight of Doug's weekend: Both of our little cousins let Doug hold them, and they danced the night away!

It was a beautiful wedding, and I am so happy for my mom and Cliff!

Hangover 2 Premiere

Lucky Ducky Doug is always winning stuff!  He has seriously won tickets to three movie premieres and two concerts on Kroq!  The other premieres were for pretty lames movies (Fast and the Furious 4 and The Number 23), but this time he hit the Big One!  Doug won tickets to the Red Carpet Premiere of The Hangover 2!

Don't get me wrong, The Hangover is not a movie that I'm particularly proud to say that I watched.  It definitely was funny, but the pictures in the credits were a bit too much for me.  Doug and I decided to see the second one because, well, it seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to go to a Hollywood World Premiere of a movie that has actors in it that I love! (Um...Bradley Cooper...)

When we got to Hollywood Blvd, the whole street was closed and a huge red carpet was set up.  Fans and media were everywhere waiting for the stars to arrive.  Since Doug and I had tickets, we didn't get to watch the red carpet.  We were hustled inside to take our seats so that the movie could be started as soon as the celebrities arrived, I guess.

The premiere was at Grauman's Chinese Theater, and it was so cool to get to see a historic part of Hollywood and all the handprints outside the theater.

Don't worry, we did get to see some of the stars.  We tried to hurry out when the movie ended so that we could watch everyone leave.  Doug ended up walking out right next to Mike Tyson, and he was walking reaaaaally slow so that he could stay next to him and listen to everyone congratulate him.  Just my luck, we missed Bradley Cooper, but we did get to see most of the other stars of the movie and Dax Shepard with Kristen Bell.

The best part about the night?  The concessions were free!  Of course, I barfed up the two bags of popcorn that I ate on our drive home that night, but it really didn't put much a damper in our night!