Friday, June 27, 2008

1st Checkup

So, the due date for Baby Bethancourt is:

1.24.09

The Dr. visit went pretty smooth. I had to cowboy up and face my fear of drawing blood--they sucked 5 vials of the red stuff from me!! Honestly. But, good news for me is that I won't have to have anymore bloodwork done until the baby comes (barring any unforseen circumstances of course.)

We answered a bajillion questions about medical history and lifestyle habits. So, now my father-in-law John can be put at ease that I have kicked the hard liquor, cigarettes, and wild woman lifestyle as he put it. Anything for the baby.

I have to beef up my calcium intake because I don't drink milk. They don't like it if you don't drink milk, so I'm relugated to a Tums a day instead. Cheap calcium. I like cheap.

Speaking of cheap, what is not cheap is circumcising a male baby. $208. They gave us the 411 on all the estimated costs ahead of time, which I appreciate. But $208 all for a little snip? Jeepers.

Last but not least, on the lunch menu today for me is: lima beans. Only thing that sounded good so I'm having a nice hearty bowl. And they are tasting great!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bundle of Joy

Well, the news is out, I'm pregnant! Phillip & I are looking forward to having our first child at the end of January. I go to the Dr. tomorrow, so we will get the "officially unofficial" due date then, because no one ever knows when the little one will decide to make their appearance. We decided that January was a good month since both of our birthdays and our anniversary also occur then, why not add one more to the mix? But it will make the rest of the months of the year seem rather lame compared to the first month. We may have to start celebrating un-birthdays like in Alice and Wonderland...So look forward to more updates on the baby and an ever growing belly!

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Adventure is Almost Over

So we're in Singapore and we head out tomorrow evening for the world's longest Wednesday. We leave here on Wed at 5 something pm and get into LA on Wed at 5 something pm. It's like our own little time warp or a "Wrinkle in Time" (I loved that book as a elementary school student)

I must say that I'm looking forward to some Tex-Mex and a Whataburger--no matter how long I'm gone, the cravings are still the same. In fact I have set a Whataburger out as a prize for finishing this trip. It's like a trophy and I will win the race even if I have to elbow someone in the teeth at the finish line.

I've also been singing a lot of this song: "Houston. Houston means that I'm one day closer to you. Houston. Houston means the last day of the tour and we're through." Nothing like a little Larry Gatlin to get you through...

So, the Lone Star is beckoning and I will gladly heed her call...well before that I'm sure I'll need to break up a few more rumblings from the monkeys--the Alex, Isaac, Luke, and Jack variety.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Life With the Indonesia Bethancourts

Well, we're back in Jakarta after a weekend in beautiful Bali and we can safely say it was fantastic. We enjoyed some time on the beach and at the pool where the sand was smooth and the speedos were abundant. The triplets have even decided that they could go for wearing a speedo and they were asking Uncle Phillip where his was...we decided that was a souvenir we were not going to bring back to the US!

Another highlight of the trip was a stop at the Elephant Safari. After 2 hrs of driving in the safari bus from our hotel and only a few million "are we there yets?" we arrived at the safari to find ourselves in for an elephant adventure. We got to take a ride on the elephants--Luke was my partner and Alex went with Uncle Phillip--through the jungle-type terrain and they even took us through the water! It was very fun and there will be plenty of pictures to come from Erin. Then we watched the elephants perform a show, then lunch, then back on the safari bus.

Lastly, we got to have dinner at the hotel while watching a traditional Balinese dance performance. The dancers wear these really bright costumes and their trademark moves are: shifty eyes and wiggling fingers. The shifty eyes are so funny because they just dart them back and forth at such an amazing pace and the wiggling fingers are so awkwardly awesome. It was a fun experience and definitely entertaining.

So now we're back for a short while then we'll be off to Singapore...then back to the good ol US of A.

See y'all soon!