This week was full of lots of excitement, fun, and sun. Yes, I said sun; after the rainstorm we had I really thought we wouldn't see the sun for a while but that wasn't the case. We had a week full of sunshine and it felt so great to be outside with Ethan and his cousins and enjoy the weather.
On Tuesday I went for my twelve week Down syndrome testing. It consisted of some blood work and an ultrasound. My sister-in-law, Rosalie, came with me since my husband had to be at work at 12 and my appointment wasn't until 1 pm. It was so awesome and exciting to watch my little peanut on the screen and hear the heartbeat again. I loved every second of it. I did not get to find out the sex so that means I have to wait a couple more weeks. The tech did tell me that everything looked good with the baby so that was a sigh of relief. I have included an ultrasound picture so that you can all see my little peanut!
My pregnancy is still going good and no complaints. I am feeling my energy coming back to me more and more each day. I can not believe that next week I will be in my second trimester. This is the fastest and easiest part of the pregnancy for me. All week after work and on my days off I enjoyed time outside in the sun with Ethan and our next door neighbors who are also our cousins, Debbie and her two kids Gisele and Dylan. It felt so good to be able to go outside and not wear a jacket and just relax. I love it! Ethan had such a great time and it always puts a smile on my face when I see him so happy. I have included a picture of Ethan with his cousin Gisele riding her Mustang in the backyard.
On Saturday, me, Paulie, my brother Rui and his fiancee Christina decided to head down to Atlantic City for my brother's birthday. Atlantic City is about two hours from my house so it's not that far of a drive for us. After spending most of our day there we headed back home around 1 am with lots of money in our pockets. We had an amazing time and we can't wait to go back again! After sleeping in on Sunday, Paulie and I took Ethan out to eat and enjoyed some fun in the sun. Paulie brought two waterguns and him and Ethan were soaked after a couple of hours. I enjoyed watching the two of them run after each other and laughing non-stop. That night we went to my mother's house down the block and had cake for my brother's birthday. Ethan loves when we sing Happy Birthday and he loves blowing out everyone's candles. He is too funny!!
Needless to say I had a great week and I hope next week is just as good!! I hope everyone have a great week and thanks for reading!!