Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3D Sonogram Photos

My mom is coming to visit us this upcoming weekend to do some maternity and baby shopping with me before my sister Ashley has her baby in May. With our appointment for our ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby not scheduled until April 8th we were a little disappointed that we wouldn't know whether to be looking at blue or pink during her visit. Never being one with much patience, I took matters into my own hands and looked up the possibility of getting a 3D ultrasound from a private company. So this past Thursday, Jeff and I had the chance to have a 3D ultrasound done and to spend about 20 minutes watching the baby move around, listening to the heartbeat and of course finding out the sex!

Here is the 2D image when we were determining the sex. It might be hard to tell but this is a view looking from his bottom up as if he's sitting. So the two lines are his legs and the stuff in between is what makes him a boy! Thankfully he wasn't shy!
Below are 4 of our favorite pics from the 3D portion. He's still pretty small so he looks a bit like an alien but I'll be working over the next few months to fatten him up!

Curled up in the fetal position with visible arms and legs.

He kept moving both arms around but seemed to favor his left. The technician told us that at this point they usually will use just one arm and that tends to be their dominant arm so with him using both he might be ambidexterous. (Baseball - switch hitter?)

They were also able to see that his lip and chin were both fused together so no cleft palate or chin.

The dark spot on his head is the soft spot, not a receding hairline. Yes, I asked!

The technician also told us that he is on the long side and would expect he'll be about 21-22" at birth, clearly inherited by his father.

All in all it was a great opportunity to bond with the baby and we were both very happy we decided to do it. Since Jeff is the only boy with the Dachenhaus last name including in his extended family it looks like the name will be passed on. Few! Glad we got that one on our first try!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's a Boy!!!

We'll be posting pictures from our 3D sonogram soon but just wanted to share our news!

Friday, March 25, 2011


It's been so cold and rainy this winter that Barley was in need of a jacket. Luckily he doesn't mind wearing it and I think he looks pretty darn cute (although Jeff might have other opinions on the subject)!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Training!

We just got back from a great weekend trip to Scottsdale, AZ for the SF Giants Spring Training. This was the second year in a row that we have gone and the timing couldn't have been better as we missed the huge rainstorms and tornado warning in SF for the beautiful sunshine in Scottsdale! We went with several of Jeff's clients as well as his boss Derek and his wife Michelle.

Jeff and Derek flew in on Thursday for some St. Patrick's Day partying before the wives joined on Friday to ruin the fun. ;) We met up with everyone at the SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers game. While it was great to be out of cloudy SF our seats were right in the midday desert heat so for those of us who had a little too much to drink the night before it was a bit intense. We had a great time with the group and its always fun to see the games in a much smaller stadium.

Derek and Michelle

Me and Jeff

Later that night we met up with the group again for dinner and drinks that went late into the night. Even though we were the youngest couple out I think we were some of the first to call it quits at 1 am. This group is full of seasoned professionals!
Out to dinner with Jeff's Clients

The next day we spent time relaxing at the hotel pool and soaking in the sunshine. We also got to walk around in Old Town Scottsdale and enjoy a delicious Churascarria dinner. Not quite as good as the one we had in Brazil but still very tasty. It was a great weekend getaway but we were both happy to come home to see our pup, Barley!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Leanne's Shower

I am so excited to be a bridesmaid in my good friend Leanne's wedding this May. She is marrying her long time boyfriend (they've been dating since college) Charley in Davis and with this fun couple the wedding is guaranteed to be a blast!

The bridal party threw Leanne a bridal shower in Danville at our friend's Petie's house.

With the gorgeous Bride

It was a beautiful day and the food and drink (from what I hear) were delicious!

The countdown for the wedding is on but not before a bachelorette party in Scottsdale in April!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Last weekend we went to the San Jose Sharks vs. Dallas Stars hockey game. We were super lucky to get seats in the 3rd row so we had a great view of the game.
We went with our friends Landon and Lisa Jacobs and had a great time catching up with them! It was a little shocking sometimes when the puck or the players would slam right against the glass infront of us which would then shake like crazy. I won't name names but the people to my right may have been known to shriek when this happened! :)
The Sharks lost in the 3rd period 3-2 but we were happy to see a few fights and enjoyed spending time with our friends!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Second Trimester

I am now fully in my second trimester which has come with it a slight sense of relief that we have hit this milestone. Last week we met our doctor who will deliver the baby and we were both happy that we found her to be nice and easygoing.

My belly is starting to get much bigger now. No pics of it just yet as most of you have seen me with either a beer belly or after eating a large meal and that's pretty much what I look like these days! Instead, here are a couple of pics from our friend Brooke's 30th birthday party that we attended a few weeks ago.

With the birthday girl, Brooke!

A late night for this couple!