Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kennedy's 20 Week Check Up

Our little Kennedy is getting so big! We were in for our 20 week ultrasound on Saturday and got to enjoy an hour long ultrasound while the doctor checked out our little bambina. We were very pleased to hear the word "normal" throughout the entire hour! Kennedy is average in size, has a perfectly looking heart and brain, 2 kidneys, a bladder, 2 lungs, 2 legs, 2 arms, toes and fingers and a heart beat of about 152. Everything looked perfect! Kennedy is about 10 1\2 ounces right now and about 10 inches long. We got a few good pictures while we were there:

Little Kennedy's profile shot

Kennedy sucking her thumb. I find this to be adorable and have gotten to see her do this at the last couple of appointments! The doctor said that this is a very good sign and means that she is swallowing, she knows how to self sooth, and will have an easier time latching on when I nurse her.

These are her little feet :-)

Now officially at the half way mark I am feeling really good. I am noticeably pregnant but other than the weight gain, occasional lower back pain and heartburn I feel completely normal. This pregnancy has been easy so far (knock on wood) and hopefully it continues this way until we bring little Kennedy home.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


At our appointment today, May 4th, we found out that we are having a girl!!! I was completely shocked as I was 100% sure we were having a boy! Today is also our 9th wedding anniversary. What a perfect anniversary gift. This is our little girl sleeping on her tummy. You can see her little arm and hand snuggled in by her face :-) This is probably the cutest baby I've ever seen!!

I just can't believe that after 9 years of marriage and 3 adorable puppy-babies we are having a little baby girl. These 9 years, up to this point, have flown by! Hopefully now with our little one, the time will slow WAY down so that we can enjoy every second with her. When I look back on the last 10 years since meeting Jory and think about all the places that we've been and the things we have done, this is just the perfect next step for our little family. We could not feel more blessed.

14 Weeks

Getting bigger! At this appointment, on April 20, 2011, the babe was moving all over the place and trying to suck its thumb. The doctor asked me if I wanted to know the gender of the baby but because Jory couldn't make it to this appointment (he was taking a final) I had to tell them that we would wait until our next appointment which was 3 weeks away. Looking at the positive...that was 3 more weeks that I didn't spend buying baby stuff! This particular appointment was in the morning before work...what a great way to start the day!

We're Having A Baby!!!

Jory and I were thrilled (and shocked) to find out that we are expecting our first baby on October 15, 2011. This is a picture of our babe at 12 weeks. We could not be happier!

Richard's visit to San Diego - February 2010

Jory's Dad Richard drove his Grandparents down to San Diego from Idaho Falls so that they could celebrate Grandpa and Uncle Vern's birthday. We met them up in Palmdale for a round of golf followed by dinner and birthday cake.

Golfing in Palmdale

Jory and his Dad...so serious!

The birthday boys, Grandpa Chase and Uncle Vern

Turning 92 (Grandpa) and 94 (Uncle Vern)

Grandpa and Grandma Chase, Me and Jory and Richard

While Richard was in town we took him to the Del Mar Dog Beach

Jory and his Dad sporting their BSU gear

It was a gorgeous day

Happy as a clam!

Me trying to get a picture with Bailey and Maggie...and a random dog in the background! I didn't realize there was a dog behind me until after we took the picture! Maybe that's why Maggie wanted me to let her go :-)

I'm 30!

Well...I have hit 30! I have to admit that it felt much more scary before the actual day got there. Once I hit my actual birthday and turned 30, I realized it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I had a lovely and relaxing weekend with some dear friends. Caitlin flew in from Seattle and Kali flew in from Hawaii. I enjoyed being absolutely spoiled! Even though I got a new camera for my birthday I don't seem to have that many pictures. I'll have to do better next year!

Caitlin flew in and surprised me for the occasion


Jory got me a new camera and I spent the weekend testing it out

Right before dinner and dancing (please excuse the mess in the background)

Merry Christmas!

Christmas with palm trees is different from what we are used to but we still had a delightful 1st Christmas in sunny San Diego!

We got the tree!

Making sure its tight enough

Mr. and Mrs. Chase

One more family pic

2010 Chase Family Christmas Card

Trying to get a family picture with 3 dogs isn't the easiest thing to do however, I insist on it every year! Being in San Diego, we figured we needed a picture on the beach in our San Diego Charger jerseys! I mean...the beach and the Chargers are 2 of our favorite things about San Diego after all!

We took close to 100 pictures but this is the one we went with.

Maggie being sassy!

Zoe! Turn around!

That's better!

Disneyland - November 2010

Jordan was able to come and visit us for 5 weeks while he was in between moving from Hawaii to Idaho and we enjoyed every moment we had with him! We had to visit the happiest place on earth while he was there and to make it even more special, Disney was decorated with all of their Christmas decor. It was so much fun. Disneyland just never gets old!

Greg (our cousin) and Krista came with us and we were able to celebrate Krista's birthday