Snow, Belly Bumps, and Family

Hodgins: I always wanted to be a mad scientist! I’m living the dream, baby! [kisses her cheek] Baby! [kisses her belly]
Angela: So what do you want our kid to be, anyway? I mean, if we could decide and make it happen without being those annoying parents that we hate.
Hodgins: Anything I want?
Angela: Anything.
Hodgins: A musician. Hard rock and 50s West Coast jazz. Who is also an astrophysicist specializing in extra terrestrial studies. Who also has a secondary degree, not necessarily a doctorate, in 20th century political theory and its relationship to corporatism. Ooh, who also does killer stand-up on the weekends. What about you? What do you want our baby to be?
Angela: [smiles] A mad scientist sounds good to me. –Bones

We’re back from our mini vacation in Ashland. We had a great time visiting with family. My parents got a hotel room next to ours and our dogs got to play together. My mom said it was really weird to see her baby girl with a baby on the way. I should mention that this week my belly decided to pop. It was the first time I truly looked pregnant and I’m glad I was able to show off my bump.

The first night we spent at my aunt and uncle’s house. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but my cousin and his girlfriend are expecting a baby too! She is due two weeks before me. It’s crazy to think that these babies will be so close in age. It makes me happy to know my Roo will have a cousin to buddy up with at family functions.

First thing we had to do was the obligatory belly bump picture. Is it just me or do I look way bigger than her? I guess it’s how we’re carrying. She is taller than me, but still! I think my bump sticks out like a torpedo while hers is wider. Everyone thinks she’s carrying a girl, and now they say I’m carrying a boy. Like carrying has anything to do with gender. It’d be kind of funny if it turned out to be true!

Notice my cousin sticking out his belly. I told him he might be joking now but just wait! Match has started eating right along with me, and I won’t be surprised if he gets a bump if his own. 🙂

The next morning we woke up and peeked out the hotel window to find SNOW! It was so pretty! It’s ironic that when we went to Tahoe we didn’t have any snow, and here it is practically spring and now there is snow. I wanted to play in it!

We wandered around in downtown Ashland and spent some quality time with my parents.

How cute is Monkey in his little jacket? His California blood isn’t used to all this cold weather!

We explored Lithia park. I think it looks like Narnia, all covered in snow.

That night we watched my cousin play in his percussion recital at Southern Oregon University. Some of the music was a little bizarre for our taste, but some of it was awesome. Either way I think my cuz rocked the drums!

When we got home Monkey immediately curled up in his pet crates. How cute is he all snuggled with his turtle? We had such a great visit and I can’t wait to see my family again. My aunt is hoping to make a road trip with my mom to see me for the baby shower. I really hope they can make it!



    love it! i’m so glad that you were able to get away. will you be able to do it again (babymoon) before roo arrives? monkey is freakin adorable!!


    One of these days I want to explore Ashland…your bump is ADORABLE.


    Glad you had a great trip. And actually there does seem to be some truth about the way you carry and gender- not scientific by any means just lots of stories :). Your bump is so cute.

    Sarah Kate

    You look so precious!!! Seriously…what a cute little baby bump you have!!!

    I think it’s great that Roo already has a cousin! How fun to get to be pregnant at the same time!

    Impulsive Addict

    Love love love the baby bump pics!!!!! And, yeah, she may be carrying a girl and you’re probably preggo with a boy. I can’t wait to hear what you’re having!! It’s exciting either way!
    I’m glad you had a good mini vacay!!

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