Thanks for all the good wishes. It worked and we had an absolutely awesome time. We had two days of rain, but one of those days we went to the other side of the island and just had overcast skies. Im so greatful because we had friends who went the week before us and left a couple days after we got there and they didnt have as great of luck. I managed to get a pretty fair tan, DD had a blast celebrating her 3rd bday and hubby and I got to really spend some good time together reconnecting. I wanted to share some pictures from the birthstones with you guys, thought you might find them interesting. Ill hide them so they dont take over the thread.
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Kukaniloko, where generations of Hawaiian Royalty were born. The women came here to labor on special rocks. They gazed at the mountains, where they could see the shapes of reclining pregnant women loving and supporting their birthing journey
Can you see the reclining ladies? There are multiple possibilities..
A cradle for breasts and belly. I imagine the cold stone must have felt so wonderful.
The light here was amazing, shifting and changing by the second. It felt so peaceful.
My Hawaiian Princess
Here are more pics of you are interested http://s1180.photobucket.com/albums/x401/MamaLlamaMama/Hawaii/
Im sad to be home, but really thankful for the experience. I cant believe that it will be atleast a couple years before I get somewhere tropical again. Im part hawaiian so this seattle weather just isnt my favorite. Looking forward to the summer. I do really enjoy July - Sept here. Im soooo not thrilled with the amount of weight I gained though! 4 lbs in 2 weeks!!! That's no good for me. I was trying to keep the whole pregnancy under 15 lbs. I had gained 6lbs so far before leaving. Im really hoping a couple of these lbs comes off in the next couple weeks.
Almamiel, Hope you had a great time in SD and lots of Sun! So glad your level 2 showed an all clear! Happy vibes for an uneventful healthy pregnancy from here on out~ Congrats on the new car! We bought a new to us car right after we found out I was preggo.
samstress, Your evening out with DH sounds like it was alot of fun. Glad you are liking your Bradley classes. Score! on the cosleeper :)
quinbearzmama, Some of the kicks lately are downright painful! DD even notices them now and will point out how she sees my tummy move.
Pagreenmama, Welcome to team pink! I feel the same way.. so excited for DD to have a sister.
BorninSeptember, Welcome. I definitely feel "nesty" lately. Good luck on setting up the nursery. Do you have any theme in mind?
jrsmom, Hope you are feeling better! You have had a tough run of it lately! rylee, congrats on finding out baby is a girl!
kmb9906, Post pics of your nursery when it is done! Im still undecided on if we will do anything for this one. DD still cosleeps and I figure both of them will stay in our bed for another couple years probably. I still have to finish DD's room before baby is here. I was planning on putting the crib up in there for naps, maybe. So glad you had a good talk with you care provider and feel so supported!
MrsBone, Ugh.. sucks that a stomach flu hit your house and prevented your night away. Hope you get another chance before the new baby comes. We would really like to do one night away soon. We havent gotten a night away since DD was born. elonwy, ((hug)) Its so hard when plans change like that! Especially a big thing like where you will birth. I hope you love the new location even more even if it is farther. Yay for stronger baby kicks! How wonderful DH can feel baby now!
Danilou, That sounds like a very sweet Christmas gift to your family. Hoping your DH gets hired again quickly and you can get your birth team in place. Geekgolightly, Glad to hear you are feeling better and your bloodpressure is doing well! Yay!
Karen, We bought a Chrystler Pacifica and LOVE it. We looked at everything from minivans to SUVs for months, checked the safety ratings, gas milage, features, prices, reviews.. and it won hands down. It seats 7 (but only 4 car seats and two front seat passengers. They make a model with a bench seat in the center row, but we have the bucket seats. It's an AWD, which was a nessecity for us with all the rain here plus hubby does a fair amount of snowboarding and I like to have a good snow car. We were able to get a great deal on a fully loaded model, 3 years old, but in perfect condition. You might want to check them out.
reelgeek, so glad your company is taking it well! Sorry to hear you got rained out but sounds like you had a great time regardless ;)