Thursday, June 24, 2010

17 Weeks

To the tune of "the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music".... "Lindsey is Alive, in her 2nd Trimester! La la la la!!"

Ok, so maybe not that dramatic, but i need to express how much better life is outside of the 1st Trimester. So Much! I feel back to myself again. The thought of food doesnt scare me, it actually thrills me. The horrible feeling in the morning right after you get out of bed is no longer there. I wake up and no longer need a saltine. I'm walking and working out a little bit better, just trying to stay active. And my energy is up and relatively high all things considering. All in All... i'm enjoying this phase of pregnancy.

So the part that has been conspicuacsly absent from all this pregnancy bliss talk is the whole expanding waistline. I'm trying to get used to the idea that things will not look the same on me. I put away the short shorts, spagetti strap tanks and jean skirts (thats was actually a funny story, i thought it might fit a few weeks ago and couldnt even get it over my butt). I've traded in my old attire for some maternity shorts, loose dresses and the longest tank tops and ts i can find. I've even brought rebirth to a few old things i wore in high school... i had these roxy and hard tail elastic waist skirts to go to the beach in... now, they work for maternity wear. Who would've thought i was so forward thinking?!

Cravings. Nothing really crazy. Anything with Salt is usually in the cards for me. Edamame with Soy sauce, Actually anything with Soy Sauce. Queso and Salsa. Mushrooms. Hummus and carrots. I keep thinking about an In N Out burger... need to get one when i'm back in SD this summer. Spicy Red marinara sauce. Any veggie dipped in Ranch... do you get the picture? Salt. Not cake or ice cream or donuts. Salt. Need to watch out i dont get Kankles and puffy hands from all the salt. However, i think they're probably inevitable.

Dreams. So, i kept reading in my books about these Pregnancy dreams and hadnt had one until a few weeks ago. Now its like the AMC theater everytime i go to bed. I usually have a series of 3 or 4 very vivid dreams. Its like i wake up and have to ask Ben if that really happened. I dont really remember too many and the ones i do are scary, so i'll post any funny dream stories once i can start remembering. As TO says, Bring your Popcorn!

My books say Jellybean is the size of the palm of my hand! How cute.

Finally - Gender appt is tomorrow. We cant wait to find out. Ben's thinking Boy. I think its wishful thinking. I go back and forth. Who wants to put in a guess... In true Brewer Fashion, we should have a pool or something. We bet on everything else, why wouldn't we bet on our baby's sex? ha.

Almost 18 weeks and counting... Almost Halfway through!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Walker Day

Sunday, we were invited to celebrate sweet Walker's Baby Dedication at church this week with the Zolfos family and friends. He's looked like an absolute doll and he did so well up in front of church with mom and dad. Matt and Lindsey were so sweet and hosted a luncheon after church to honor her little guy! After lunch, Walker was even kind enough to show off and show us his new crawling and pulling up tricks... he's got a little ham in him! Thanks Matt and Linds for including us! Its so fun to watch your lil one grow.
As you can see, Walker is used to being around pretty ladies! He looked SO Darling in his handsome outfit.
Walker also found a new girlfriend in Baylie, he kept giving her kisses and hugs... SO cute!!
BTW... please excuse the side shot... preggo girl needs to learn she's not allowed to stand on the end anymore!

Weekend with the Brewers/Elkins in Dallas

Last Weekend the Brewers/ Elkins came to Dallas for a visit. Thank goodness they brought the humidity with them... it was a hot weekend in Dallas! ha. jk, its been very unusually humid up here. But we didnt let it stop us, we played all day with the twins, visited Ben's office downtown, played on a playgroud, and shopped too! We had a wonderful time catching up with family and adoring those precious boys. Here's a few pix of the weekend

Uncle Ben played with the boys in the yard. They played baseball, set up the pool, and ran throught he sprinklers too. They're 3 and a half and they're all boy!
Daddy Dave got chased by the hose!
Look at that fun sprinkler!

Those smiles could just melt anyones heart!

Big Boy Conner

Big Boy Nathan
Visiting Uncle Ben's office.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ben's latest Milestone

In the spirit of documenting milestones, I thought I wouldn't leave out Ben with his recent accomplishments. His development team has just opened a brand new, high end gated community in Las Colinas. They've worked so hard on this project and now its so fun to see the fruits of their labor. Here are a few pix from their Grand Opening ceremony earlier this week.
Lakes of Las Colinas Lake with Fountain.
The amenity center in the common area of the community. So pretty.
One of the model homes.
Its so fun to finally see what he's been working so hard on. One day we'll drive little Jellybean by this development and say, "Your daddy built this place!"
So proud of you B. Love you.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Green Thumb

Ben and I spent the entire weekend relaxing at the house. We decided that we will start a little tradition.... to plant a tree at our house in honor of each baby we have. So, this weekend, we planted Jellybean a tree at the house. Not like a creepy "love fern" from the movie How to Loose a Guy, but we thought it would be sweet to plant a tree in their honor wherever we live at the time. So, here's our Jellybean's Japanese Maple tree. Its so pretty and right by our front door.

View from the walk way.
Close up of the leaves. We just love these types of trees and think it will really enhance our house, just like our new little darling will.
My Tomatos are coming in! Cant wait for summer salsa and bruschetta from the garden!

My herb garden, Just love having these at my fingertips. the newest plant is the on the far right... its a Meyer lemon plant. Hoping to have some this summer! If not, at least its pretty!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

13 Weeks

I thought i'd document a few pregnancy milestones as we approach them. For me, 13 weeks is a big milestone. The sickness has gone away, getting energy back, and kind of officially feeling pregnant. Its the last official week of my first trimester, so i thought i'd document a few moments that either were signs of me getting pregnant or major OMG i'm pregnant moments:

- Well, i think we all figured out my "Out-Yoga-ed" post might have been foreshadowing. That was the day before i found out i was pregnant. I didn't think anything of it, just that i was seriously out of shape. Nope, let's thank Jellybean for embarrasing me in Yoga Class

- First day of morning sickness was in Palm Springs with my family. I told my parents that i felt seasick and dizzy and starving all at the same time. My mom and dad smiled and said, thats morning sickness and made me a bagel. ha.

- Over Easter, the "Easter Bunny" brought me two baskets, one for me and one for Jellybean. Tear!

- One morning, i woke up at 4:30am to do the usual potty break... I'm usually up 2-3 times a night for this. Anyway, i couldnt go back to sleep and realized why... I was absolutely STARVING at 4:30am. How could this be possible? So my sweet husband got up and made me a large bowl of cereal. He's just the best!

- Ben and I were on the way to a nice work event. I was excited bc it was a buffet. How sad is that. Anyway, we got in traffic on the way there and was so hungry I got a case of the "Dry Heaves". Yes, the Dumb and Dumber moment in real life. Poor Ben just turned down the music and drove faster. Disgusting!

- Ben and I spent about an hour in "Buy Buy Baby"... a Bed Bath and Beyond for all Baby stuff. After the woman showed him the Bugaboo stroller that has adjustable shocks, he looked at me and said, It's time to go. Ha!

- No real weird cravings yet, but Chinese food, Pickles, and Beans and Rice from Mexican restaurants have all been top of the list these days. I have even asked for a second serving of beans and rice at Mi Cocina. I have not been able to look at asparagus, the thought and smell of them creeps me out.

- Last week, i started getting on the workout schedule in the mornings with Ben again. I ate a little cereal before i went bc i knew i'd get hungry. After the eliptical machine and some arm weights, i got back to my car and started the heaves again bc i was so hungry. I quickly drove myself to the bagel shop and devoured it in literally 3 minutes flat. There goes the point of that workout.

- My Favorite "Mocktail". Equal Parts Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, and a splash of Sprite. Its absolutely fabulous!

- The Bump. I think in the past 3 weeks i've finally seen a substantial bump. It no longer looks like i've eaten a cheese burger, it now looks like the beginnigs of the bump. Jeans dont fit, shorts can fit with a rubber band around the button, shirts arent long enough anymore. So you can imagine how fun it is getting dressed these days!!

13 weeks and Counting. More milestones to come.

Monday, May 24, 2010

We're ready for our Close Up

Here's our most recent Sonogram Picture of my darling Jellybean. By the way, Jellybean derives from my dad saying my first sonogram looked like a little Jellybean and somehow the its become our loving reference for our baby. So, as you hear me speak and write about Jellybean as if its a normal thing, just go with it. We promise it wont end up in the given name somewhere, like Benjamin Jellybean etc.

This is 12 Weeks. No Gender sightings yet. We're very anxious to find out if Jellybean is Blue Rasberry or Cotton Candy flavored! ha. Terrible mom joke.

I know it looks just like a blob, but work with me people, i'm already a biased mommy. Tell me its cute!

Friday, May 21, 2010

So, really... where have we been

I've been here for the past 3 months. No literally. between here and the ladies room.

Ben's been here, while i've been there. He decided to rip up the yard and replant everything while i was stuck inside for the majority of our spring. He's done a fabulous job and am thankkful for my beautiful plants this spring.

Spreading mulch and takin names.

So its official, the reason for our strange destinations for the past 3 months is bc The Brewers are Having a Baby! Its True... Our little Jellybean Brewer is Due November 29th. Yes, the Monday after Thanksgiving. We sure know how to pick an inconvenient date. But nonetheless, we're absolutely thrilled. Here's our first Mommy/ Baby Picture together. This was after our first Dr. Appt that we got the thumbs up and i think you can see i cant control the smile.

So enjoy this blog as it takes on a new life as we adjust to the thrills and drills of becoming parents. I apologize for the 3 month hiatus, but truly, i was lucky enough to get a meal on the table no less blog. But, i promise to keep this up to date as our family grows.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Where did we go?

We're still here. Have been pretty busy the past few weeks with trips to see Baylor play in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, a visit to Palm Springs to meet my precious neice Reagan Elizabeth and fam too, and the spring overhaul of the Brewers gardens. Ben and I always seem to find a project in the yard to keep us busy for several weekends.

Its all good busy. Will post lots of pics when i have more time. Stay tuned.

I also have no idea what happend to my blog title, hmmm... i still dont understand how to work this thing.

More to come from the crazy Brewers.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Out Yoga-ed...

Yes, its true. I got out Yoga-ed by a 60+ year old man. I went to yoga for the first time in a while yesterday. I used to really like it, then kind of got out of it bc i liked going to the gym with Ben in the mornings. Well, lets just say, i was really rusty.

So, i show up at our gym early to make sure i get a spot. I'm there, warming up, getting really excited about starting a new hobby again. I'm getting my "Ohmm" on and before i know it, i'm the only person in the class other than a 60+ year old man. I mean, i was hoping to kind of hide in the back of the class so i wouldnt stand out at how rusty i am. Oh no, that wasnt the plan. I had a yoga duel between me and this man.

So we get started and the teacher and the yoga man are really to rock. The teacher puts her mat right in between us and acted as if she was a personal trainer. But I was the only one needing the personal training. Half way into it, i'm panting, loosing my breath, shaking in downward dog and sweating so much that my feet are slipping. While Yoga man and teacher are in the zone and just going to town Namaste-style.

By the end of class after i'm 100% mortified at my shameful loss in the yoga battle, I start talking to the teacher and she says, "When was the last time you did yoga?". I wanted to say,
"was i that obvious?!".

Regardless, i enjoyed it and will go back. Its a wonderful way for me to strengthen my back. I just need to find some more people to go with me that i can hide behind.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Look at what else has bloomed!

Reagan Elizabeth Jones has arrived, our newest little St. Philip Girl Blossom. Lauren, Kenny and Nolan welcomed Reagan last week into the world. She's an absolute doll and I cant wait to meet this little angel.
Reagan, your Auntie Lindsey loves you already!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

First Bloomers

Spring is beginning to Spring.... My lorepetalums have bloomed and that is always the sign that Spring is around the corner. These are some of my favorite plants we have. Its the best color pink to bring in Spring. Hope you enjoy.

Arent they just the happiest plants?!

They look like little pink pom-poms! Just love them!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Shout Out to the Man in Overalls

And No, i'm not referring to Ben.
Dan, Liz and his Chainsaw came over to help Ben take off a few more bad tree limbs. Liz and I had a martini while the boys got some work done. When Dan comes over to work, he means business... and he's got the work overalls to prove it.
Thank you to Dan for helping us!!

Just another day in Paradise

Ben asking Dan to cut down a neighbors tree, just bc he didnt like it. Dan obliged and got it down the old fashioned way- just kick the darn thing.
The caption for this picture should be something along the lines of the old "Shakin' Bake" commercials.... you know, when the little girl says "Its Shakin' Bake, and I HELPED". Thats what i see Ben saying... and I HELPED! (Ok, probably one of those family inside jokes, but you get the gist)
Oh yea, and we broke out the smoker for a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. I love this thing.
Ready for Spring... cant wait to take pictures of my plants coming in.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Broken Arms and Tree Heaven

I almost titled this blog post "What the Brewers have been spending their money on lately" as it is very applicable. The Largest Snowstorm in Dallas history made historical marks on the Brewer house as well. We lost a large limb off our gorgeous Live Oak in our front yard. Luckily, our Tree Man was able to save the tree and salvage the poor thing. I felt like i was watching a child have a broken arm or something... i was very upset watching this happen. Here's a few pix of our Live Oak's repair and after the "broken arm".

While our Tree Guy was fixing our lost limbs, he warned us of our "not so pretty" tree in the backyard that needed to be taken down. It was beginning to die from the inside out, and he said anyday we'd loose it along with our garage and fence! So, We said get rid of it! Here's a few pics, its amazing to me how these guys cut these trees down.
He got the Limbs Down. (I didnt get a good "Before" shot, so he're it is Halfway through)
Then went the Trunk
The Pile Up
Look how sick this tree was.... really sad. I guess it really was its time.
Off into Tree Heaven.... where all Hackberry Trees belong anyway!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

ATX with the Feiglesons and Zolfos

This past weekend we were invited to the Beautiful Brown family home in Austin, TX. We stayed at their gorgeous home right on Lake Travis. We had the best time having a slumber party with two couples who have under 5 month olds... and the best news, is that we all slept all night! ha. The little boys, Walker Zolfo and Dean Feigleson were angels. We shopped, boys golfed, ate, enjoyed their beautiful outdoor room/ spa, and had a great time catchin up with our good friends. Here are a few pictures from our fabulous weekend.

The Group, there was lots of baby gear!

Here are the kings of the weekend, Dean and Walker.... most precious lil guys!

The view from the beautiful home of the Browns.... overlooking Lake Travis

Steiner Ranch's Outdoor fitpit at their bar... i'd like to be there right now!

The Girls! Sarah and the Lindseys

Ben and Darling Dean Feigleson

Ben and Linds

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Baby its Cold Outside

Snow in Dallas... Yes, I said it. Snow. 12 inches in fact. Here's a few pics from our Snow day in Dallas.

My Beautiful Tree lost a large limb due to the snow/ ice on Friday. This is the view from my door, it just split from all the weight of the snow and ice overnight. Hopefully we'll be able to get this fixed by our tree guy.

This is the view of my house from my front door friday morning. It looks like Narnia...

This is the view from my house at 4am when we woke up from the huge crack sound of our tree breaking in front of our eyes. At least i got a good pic.
What i love about the whole thing is that the weatherman predicted maybe 1 inch of snow. Gotta love those trusty Weathermen.
This is the most snow that Dallas has ever seen...The closest day to compare to was in 1917 with 7.8 inches. So, this city absolutely shut down on Friday. Mostly bc everyone lost power. We lost power on and off on Friday but regained power in time to have our friends the Watkins retreat to our house to escape their cold house Friday night.
What a crazy past two days, it was so fun to enjoy the snow at our house. Other than our large live oak loosing a limb, we had a ball.
Still have probably 2 inches of snow on the ground... will enjoy the snow and make a snow angel or two while we can. After that, ready for Spring planting, warm weather, flip flops, and a tan.