Monday, March 23, 2009


No, not as in baby before honeymoon. A friend of mine told me that we were taking a "Babymoon", aka a trip before the baby comes. It's true. Unfortunately we've had to cancel a trip in which we were going to take to Oregon for the Pinot Noir festival. Sorry Gossetts! We've promised to make it up to them. And, if you haven't asked already (some of you have) about selling or giving away our wine we've accumulated from the last 2 trips to wine country....sorry about that, too. It's all okay to keep for a while. We're aging some of them and they won't be opened until this baby is at least in Kindergarten. We'll be glad to share some with you after this baby comes.

On to the trip: We spent a few days in Savannah which were wonderful. Brian had a work thing so I was lucky enough to just do my thing and explore the city. Thanks to some friends for giving me some tips on taking the trolley, how to get into Lady & the Sons and where to shop and eat...I had a great time just figuring things out on my own. We checked in early at the resort in Hilton Head on Friday and were able to explore the island. Since it was our first trip there, we used the concierge for suggestions. Dinners and breakfast included the Old Fort Pub, Hudson's on the Docks, Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe, Signe's and Salty Dog Cafe. The first four were wonderful! I'm so grateful that I can still eat seafood being pregnant. .The beach was not like what I expected. I have only been to the Atlantic Coast once before and I'm amazed that you can actually ride bikes on that beach! Not going to happen on the Gulf Coast!

I took over 300 photos between the two cities and I've got to go through those and find a handful to post. The sunset at Old Fort Pub was breathtaking. I just hope I was able to capture the moment on film. Sunrise yesterday morning was also gorgeous and hopefully those will turn out to be decent. Brian took a shot of me at 4 months (or 16 weeks) and I'll post that also. I don't look much different since the last photo a couple of weeks ago. I've been smocking and am not going to put the plates on any outfits until I find out what we're going to have. I cannot say in words how excited I am to start making some little clothes for this sweet pea (I sure hope he/she is sweet). By the way, yes, crazily I do talk to the baby. I tell him/her to be good :o) I feel like I have a lot more to say to this one some day. We have 11 days until we find out; I have heard of some babies not "cooperating" when trying to find out the sex. I'm on the fence about whether to drink a caffeinated beverage before the ultrasound. I've given up on any sodas since I found out I was pregnant so perhaps I'll have a coffee.

By the way, does anyone know if I should be posting every 4 weeks a photo of me or what I think is every month? One of my baby books says I'm nearing the end of my 4th month. However, I usually count months as 4 weeks in a month which would mean I'm at the beginning of the 4th month. Way too confusing!

Lastly, I forgot to post that I made the bedding for the baby's room. I might post a conglomerate of the fabrics I've used as well. I just love bright, vibrant, primary colors for babies. After working at a specialty toy store for about a year, I learned that bright colors were stimulating. I also love bright colors. You'd probably argue this with me if you saw the rest of my's very warm in the color choices, but I've thrown a bit of color in there. Enough of this post for today....I'll post the photos this week. Another goal...


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LeAnne said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Savannah and Hilton Head!!! Can't wait to see your pics:)

The Basquins said...

Look at you - a blogging expert with only two posts down! I love it and was as confused as you were on the months thing with pregnancy. And it's not at all crazy to talk to that sweet baby - he/she will be hearing before too long (if not already) in the womb. I'd sing and all sorts of silly things. . .and still do! :)

Donna said...

Okay 1st Amy K. goes to the Bahamas, then Joy goes to Hawaii, now you are going to it's the traveling squirrels! I've never been to Savanah, but everybody says it's awesome- and I love that you got to go to Lady and Sons!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Love the name badge! That's cool! Sounds like a great trip to Hilton Head.
And the weeks/ months ARE confusing. If you go by weeks, then you are pregnant for 10 months- which is what you'll feel like by the end! I say you post pics whenever you feel like it!

Oh- definitely drink a coke for the ultrasound. It worked for me twice!

bearbear said...

The last vacation Johnny and I took with our girls before they got married (in other words, our very last family vacation together) was to Hilton Head, Savannah, and Charleston and we had a great time. I saw on FB that you've sewn a little outfit for the baby. I would love to see pics posted on here! *hint, hint*