Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby DeYoung (4 Months Along)

I am four months pregnant - below are the ultrasound pictures from our appointment today. We didn't get good pictures because I had some Orange Juice at breakfast and baby was hyped up on the sugar from it. The baby was literally "jumping" - pushing its feet out every few seconds to jolt into a new position. The arms were waving everywhere - at one point we watched as one of the little hands grabbed onto the umbilical cord.

Below is baby's left hand pushed up against mom's tummy.


So..... we were supposed to find out the gender today, but baby was so incredibly active (stupid orange juice!) that it was nearly impossible to get any "money shots." The doctor took the picture below and got our hopes up before saying she couldn't say for sure it was a boy without a second picture to confirm it - baby wouldn't cooperate for the camera. She said there was a possibility that what we see between baby's legs is just part of the umbilical cord. (*sigh) She said we'll try again next month. Until then, we might be having a boy (for my part, that sure doesn't look like an umbilical cord to me, but you never know :).

Craig Ferguson Live

Craig Ferguson came to the Enlisted Club Monday night and Cody and I are fans of his Late Late Show. We had a great time!



The guy on the left was the opening act for Craig.



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Friday, June 26, 2009

The Biosphere

So as most of you know, I work at a school age program on Ramstein AFB. I'm going to try to describe our program a bit. There are around 200 kids we are in charge of on any given day. The kids are divided up by age groups into different rooms, and each of those rooms is named after a color. Kids aged 5 through 2nd grade are called "primary" kids and don't interact with the older kids.

I work with the older kids - who start at 2nd graders and go up to 10-11 year olds - the older kids are called "secondary" kids. Secondary kids are split up into four different rooms: Turquoise, Purple, Lime and Yellow. There are about 24 kids for each of these rooms as well as one Lead Counselor and one "Summer Intern." I am the Lead Counselor in charge of Yellow Room, and my kids range from 8-11 years old.

Okay - now that you have some understanding of what I'm talking about (*hopefully) - I'll tell you about our little excursion. Yellow Room and Lime Room went on a field trip today to the Biosphere (basically a glorified nature park/nature center). The kids had a good time and it was nice to be outside


In the photo above, we are all about 40 feet off the ground, working our way through rope bridges that span the tree tops.

Much to the kids' delight, the rope bridges ended in a massive curly slide. Ms. Megan had the privilege of taking 3 -4 terrified children back down a set of "escape" stairs instead.

Here is about half of my "class" at the bottom of the slide, waiting for the others to slide down.




The picture above shows the progression of the field trip. By 2:30 pm, all the kids were hot, tired and grumpy. Ms. Megan's the only one still smiling.

Here we are on the way back to the bus, where most of the kids promptly fell asleep.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Baby DeYoung (12 Weeks Along)

Hooray for new ultrasound pictures! I am 12 weeks 3 days along.

Here is an outline of our baby.

The picture above was taken because the baby was sucking his/her thumb.

I think the picture above is my favorite. At this point in the ultrasound, the doctor just smiled and said, "you have a very relaxed baby - and look - it's a very smiley baby, too."
(Can you see the smile? :)

And last but not lease, a close up. I'm disappointed because this picture was taken two seconds too late - two seconds earlier and you would have seen his/her fully extended arms and his/her legs crossed in front - we could even see their little toes!

Throughout the ultrasound, our baby was moving around leisurely. We could see the little arms waving around and the little legs moving.

Next appointment is June 30 - stay tuned.