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Monday, November 23, 2009

Fairbanks

Last week Jason and I ventured up to Fairbanks, a 6-7 hour drive from Valdez, with plans to visit the Arctic Circle, the North Pole, and to see Mt. McKinley. Sadly, we only saw the North Pole-we were advised against driving up to the Arctic Circle during this time of year because it is SO cold, and the roads are pretty much deserted, so we decided to skip out on that trip and save it for the Spring. We were also talked out of making the drive to see Mt. McKinley, because of the weather conditions and were told it was very unlikely that we would get to see it. Anyways, we were still able to see things we haven't been able to see yet--like tons of Caribou and Moose, AND we went to see NEW MOON :o) Which was great by the way. Needless to say, Fairbanks is WAY too cold for me, and makes me thankful for the "warm" weather we have here in Valdez!


One of the many Caribou we ran into....

We ate here for lunch one day, sorry--nothing
compares to southern BBQ!
We stole Santa's chair!


Me and baby are doing well--this time next week we will be ready to head to Cary to try and force the little booger to show us the goods! I'm ready to start shopping, and want to buy something besides yellow and green!! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends--we will be getting together with some of the other families from Jason's boat! It will be fun to see the other traditions from families from all over the country--although we all know you can't beat that good ol' Southern cooking ;o)

XOXO from cold (but not as cold as Fairbanks!) and snowy Valdez,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's A....

STUBBORN LITTLE BABY!!!

Jason and I went for our 20 week check-up last Friday. Everything looked good with both me and baby-my uterus was measuring at 28 weeks though, which is a good indicator of TWINS--which we know there aren't BUT we let the Dr. assume what she wanted since it meant another ultrasound for us :o) She also tried to hear the heartbeat at that appointment, but no luck! I had drank a Dr. Pepper before our appointment just in case we got an ultrasound, so it would be EXTRA active! She was able to hear LOTS of kicking and moving around, so she wasn't worried about the babies health--so we scheduled our ultrasound for today, Tuesday.

So today, we go in ready to find out if we are going to have a boy or girl--but SURPRISE! Baby Mozingo didn't want to cooperate! "It" moved all around, kicked the whole time, but would NOT open them legs! Also, the umbilical cord was between it's legs so its boy or girl parts were hidden the entire time :o( The Dr. DID say that since she couldn't see any boy parts that she would guess that it was a girl--but last time she guessed a boy--so needless to say, Mommy & Daddy are FRUSTRATED!

After we got home and sulked for a while, I found out that there is a place back home that specializes in ultrasounds--2D, 3D and 4D, and you just pay out of pocket for whichever package you want. SO, we are calling tomorrow and are hoping to set up an appointment with them for when I come home in 2 weeks--lets pray for a little wee wee or yes ma'am sighting!!! This place seems really neat--they give you like 20 pictures, a DVD of your ultrasound, let you invite up to 6 guests, and ALSO since Jason won't be able to be there, he can view it live with us through the computer--how cool is that?? So lets hope and pray for some progress or even an appointment with this short of a notice!

Other than baby news, everything else is going good this way. We are taking a trip up to Fairbanks next week for the week, and are really excited about that! We plan to do LOTS while we are there including: seeing Mt. McKinley, the Northern Lights, the North Pole and the Arctic Circle--so we will be doing LOTS of driving, but figured its a once in a lifetime opportunity! I will post pictures from our adventure when we get home! Until then, here are a few of me and the growing stinker inside of me!

This is all that "it" wanted to show us today..
can you say-stubborn like his/her mama??
This is my 19/20 week bump
pardon the bulge in my sweatpants
please-they're Jason's and a little
big I guess---ha! Is it just me, or am
I bigger in my 18 week picture??




XOXO--from finally snowy Valdez--