|High-Fiving Us... :)|
|This is me, straight outta bed at around|
|Our first gift from a sweet and dear client from my |
work, we opened it at the beach over a picnic.
We love our owl...
Thank you Di!
|16 or so weeks... Seeing a small bump|
before heading to the beach.
"I'm so and so... Your other doctor left but said you're free to go and they'll give you some instructions to sign once you get dressed". "So my results were ok?" "Yep, everything looked good". The nurse comes in with a sheet that says to call if you have any of the following symptoms... yada yada yada... I had no idea what just happened or why I was having such intense pain and contractions in the first place. I did manage to ask douche doctor #1 if I could still be active as I live a VERY active lifestyle. She said that my low blood pressure and healthy stats that she had seen thus far were likely due to the fact that I live such a healthy active lifestyle and that it was just fine to resume my daily activities. So after a night of no sleep and arriving back home at around noon, we took a nap and woke a couple hours later. I felt great after that shot, no more contractions, so I was ready to go SUP, (stand up paddling), on that perfectly gorgeous day. Paddle I did, (like I do nearly everyday as it is like my ultimate meditation and intermediate prego exercise). After came dinner and then a good ten hour nights sleep; I felt perfect.
|This is me the other day at 6 and a half months...|
doing what I love to do in our new "hometown".
It's not a side shot, but I assure you, there is
a definite bump growing.
The complicated part now is that I truly believe I have a problem... an attention deficit disorder or some sort of hyper-active issue. Promising both Jun and my brother that I would rest for a few days/weeks was like signing over my sanity. I'm on day two and I'm so bored I'm about to cook every dish in every cookbook I own and sit around eating and watching documentaries feeling sorry for myself. BUT luckily I'm writing this blog instead and will make 2 kinds of authentic meatballs for the next three hours after this... Thank goodness for netflix, the dogs, my husband, my family via telephone, you readers who keep me writing, my guitar, banjo, and FOOD. I might even put myself on "beach rest" later... That's just like bed rest, right? ;)
So to those of you who are just in utter disbelief that I'm even preggers... and this far along already... know this:
1) It was planned. We both agreed it was time and we were ready to bring a kiddo into the world... In to a home of lots of love and lots of adventure... and with our highly aquatic genetics, there's a chance that she may possibly be the female version of Kelly Slater... ;)
2) No one could tell I was pregnant up until a few weeks ago and I barely felt I was either as I never had morning sickness or felt crappy at all until this past week's contractions... so I didn't really feel I even had to tell the whole world and the only way I was convinced there was a baby in there was when I felt her moving. When 6 months hit, she really started to come out of nowhere and the bump has arrived. I officially feel pregnant.
3) She is due March 5th and I have absolutely NO CLUE what she will look like. Growing up in a VERY caucasian part of the world where you live your life believing that if you have a child, it will likely have fair skin, blue eyes, and blond or light brown hair, I'm now left in complete wonder. Here "mixed breeds" are called "hapa's"... We will have a hapa baby... Half Japanese and half Irish, German, and English. Jun came out with a full head of hair, I came out with no hair until I was at least a year, making it so that I had to have my bows and berets vaselined on to my head just so they would stick. Who knows... but all I do know is that I hope more than anything that she is healthy... I can't wait to meet her... She will be a tomboy... Her Daddy's a police officer so boys better beware... I have no idea what I'm doing and am RIDICULOUSLY grateful for my sister's help and knowledge... The baby section of stores is the scariest place on earth... And I'm about to experience the biggest life changing experience and more love than I could have ever imagined...
Below are the trips and adventures Reise has already been on while in my belly and some more pictures... :)
|We hiked from Waianapanapa, (Black Sand Beach), to|
the Hana Bay via the "King's Trail". A breath-taking
4 mile hike one way that I've blogged about before.
|I took this picture at the market and sent it to Jun. :)|
I really try to be Natural and Organic! :)
|We hunted for the delicious dragon fruit and came|
out with PLENTY...
|And went and saw horses at Lindbergh's grave...|
|And spent more time in Kaupo...|
|Drinking coconuts for electrolytes!|
|Not sure how many weeks this was... but|
definitely showing here.
|Got to love the batting cages! Don't worry, I grew|
up playing baseball with family... She was in
no danger here.
|We did a multi-trail hike here... rounding out to|
about 7 beautiful miles of Redwood trees
|Stopping on our hike for a rest and a bump check. :)|
|And those moments when I do actually relax and enjoy|
the sunrise and a cup of ginger tea... (Trying
desperately to pretend it is coffee).
|Hiking with the boys to the blowhole via the backside.|
It's like you're on the MOON!
|Her 16 week ultrasound.|
|I just sold my jeep... She will be missed but I do|
love our pick up truck!
|Again, straight outta bed... Sorry!|
21 weeks here... Check out that bump
though and that silly dude in the back! :)
|And right now, while resting, I will go chop|
a few more off of the bunch we just harvested
to snack on because I have bananas
coming outta my ears!
She has also paraglided, done numerous hikes, she's been surfing, paddling, and so much more. I'm hoping she'll be an adventuress like her momma... :)
I think that's pretty much it for surprises... (Like you haven't just been hit with two Mack trucks this week). We did recently move to somewhere SUPER amazing, so more to come on that and new adventures! :)
With Love and Aloha,