The Byron Clan

The Byron Clan

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I'm like the Energizer bunny these days. I just keeping growing...and growing...and growing...

Week 8 (I'm counting this as my "before" shot)

Week 14

Week 16

Week 18
Week 20

Week 22

Week 22 with the belly button--oh boy.

So far, the 2nd trimester has been wonderful. I love being able to feel her moving around in there, which she does often. I don't have anything to compare it to, but I feel like she's a pretty active creature. Aside from the wretched heartburn, I've been free of most "symptoms." I'm just enjoying this time before I start to get uncomfortable! We're both getting so excited for December, but we're definitely soaking up every last second we have of just the two of us.


I'm saving my dollars so my baby can go to gymnastics. See that foot? It's definitely resting on the top of her head. The ultrasound tech and I were pretty amused.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

California 2010

We were in need of a post-graduation, real-life-is-gonna-start-soon, new-job-means-no-vacation-before-baby trip. So, we decided to do a 10 day California adventure. We started in San Francisco, after we missed about a day of our trip due to a storm in Denver. Fortunately we managed to squeeze in everything we wanted to see, despite the less-than-friendly weather.

Grace Cathedral

Pretty flowers

Funny sign

Lombard Street

Ghiradelli hot chocolate... Ghiradelli Square

Coit Tower

Seals at Pier 39

Toured Alcatraz


Saw the Golden Gate Bridge

Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

Thought about jumping off the bridge, but then saw this sign. Whew. Close call...

After our day and a half in San Fran, we rented a car and drove four hours south to Pismo Beach.
Our room was quite fantastic, and it reminded of us of our cruise with the little towel animals.

We woke up and took long walks on the beach after breakfast.

Our trek down to the beach included scaling the side of the cliff...luckily there were some poorly constructed, barely functional wooden steps to help us.

We walked downtown San Luis Obispo, which has it's very own Bubble Gum Alley. This entire alley is devoted to people's chewed up bubble gum. We were disgusted and did not contribute. Don't worry, I'm not really touching the wall.

After a few wonderfully relaxing days at the beach, we drove four more hours south to Fontana, where we got to hang out with these cute fellas. (My brother and his wife and 3 boys live there.)
Cute Jared.

We went to Disneyland and California Adventure with them. (J.D. & Jacob)

We brought presents for birthdays. That's a heartbreaker right there...

Jacob with his new stuffed panda.

We spent the next few days just relaxing with the Jorgensen's. It was so good to see them and spend time with them. Overall, I would say our vacation was a success!