April 1st was my ultrasound. Ryan and I were thrilled to find out that we will be having a little girl at then end of August. I didn't really know going into the appointment if it is was a boy or a girl; I didn't have a strong feeling either way. I was very surprised when she said it was a girl. Of course I cried. I think I cried because I was so very surprised. Here are some pics of our little girl:
Side view: I think it looks like she is smiling.
4D looking straight on. The fluid in the pic makes it look like she has dreadlocks.
We told Caden, and he wasn't too moved. I don't think he would have been too thrilled either way. Mickey Mouse, on the other hand, very thrilling.
We left bright and early April 3rd for Florida. We had a 6 am flight out of Appleton, so we were up and moving at 4 am. Caden did very well on the flights. We had a lay over in Detroit on the way there. Caden was a trooper on both flights. We kept him busy with man different toys. Here is also something that Ryan created for this trip. He made credit card sized pics of family members. He had fun taking pulling them out of a wallet and putting them back in. I would highly recommend this.
The weather in Florida was great. We had a lot of fun. Some of the highlights were: Dinosaur World, John's Pass (where we went to Bubba Gump Shrimp), going to Sand Key Park Beach, the Tampa Zoo, and just visiting with Mom and Bill. Here are some highlight pics:
Playing peek a boo with Mommy.
Here is a look back last year when we went to the beach Spring 2009 with Caden.
The difference this year was that he didn't cry. Last year he was happy until the water splashed him. This time he laughed every time that the water splashed. It was too cute. The water was still a little too cold to swim in for him, but he still had a great time walking down the beach with Mommy and Daddy. He also loved wearing my sunglasses.
We flew back to Wisconsin on the 10th. This time our lay over was in Minneapolis. We got in at 10 am and left at 1:35. It wasn't too bad. There was enough time for us to have a sit down lunch at the Fridays in the airport (where Caden really enjoyed their Mac 'n' cheese, plus we had time to tire Caden out on the moving walkways. Those were a pretty big source of entertainment. Plus all of the walking added up to him sleeping for the 40 minute flight from MN to Appleton.
Ryan and I were already talking about how next time we go to Florida we will most likely not fly. It was just be a little too difficult with Caden (super active little man) and a baby. We will most likely drive and just split the trip into two ten hour driving days. Driving straight through would be too much for the kids, plus neither of us really have ever been the type to drive straight through. I enjoy sleeping too much to miss out on it. Oh well. That will not be for a year from now, so we won't worry about it now.
Have a good week!