Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rachel visits Hawaii & 23 weeks

This past weekend, my friend Rachel came to visit from Colorado. I've been looking forward to our little mini 4 day vacay for a while! At first, I was thinking that we wouldn't get to do much in just 4 days (there is seriously so much to see and do on this island) but she had a great visit and we did tons of fun stuff!! We spent lots of time at several different beaches, did a luau, visited the Dole Plantation, hiked a breathtaking hike, saw the USS Arizona Memorial, and even took naps! (Rach is pregnant, too, and us preggo's need lots of rest!) It was seriously so nice to just take several days off work, get outside and enjoy the beautiful sights of O'ahu.

Me & Rach & our babies enjoying some sun on day one!

We took her on my favorite hike on the island, Makapu'u lighthouse. The view from the top takes my breath every time. It may have taken our pregnant butts a little longer to get up there, but we still made it!

Like heaven, right?
Totally worth getting all sweaty and out of breath.

That night, we did our luau at Paradise Cove with some other friends. It was Keith and I's first luau, too. So much fun and such good food!

This night was seriously one of the best nights ever. :) So fun.
 The next day, we got to visit the USS Arizona memorial. So cool.
That night we spent in Waikiki having dinner and walking around the crowded streets. 

On her last day here, we spent the morning at the beach, and then the afternoon napping. Keith thought maybe we wasted the rest of the day, but I think a nap on the couch was the perfect ending to a Hawaiian vacation! 
And then I had to take her to the airport. :( 
I hate when vacations have to come to an end, I miss you so much already Rach!

While she was here, I turned 23 weeks pregnant, and she turned 16. The next time I see her, we will have babies!!
Crazy how life changes, right?

How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain:17 pounds
Maternity clothes? Oh yes. Disappointingly, not much else fits. I got this cute luau dress that wasn't maternity, but definitely went up several sizes!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Good, other than getting RIDICULOUSLY hot at night.
Best moment this week: Rachel's visit!!
Miss Anything? Not being crazy hot. This one I just know I'm going to have to get used to. It's summer in Hawaii, so I am going to embrace living in dresses!
Movement: Every day :)
Food cravings: Sweet potato fries (thanks Rach!) We had some at a restaurant one night (I used to think I did not like them) and now I can't stop thinking about them, I neeeeddd more!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: You mean, other than my enormous, protruding belly?
Belly Button in or out? (Barely) In.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Meh. Happy about baby, moody about my clothes not fitting!
Looking forward to: I ordered a sewing machine, and I'm soo excited to get started sewing cute baby stuff.
Showing? There aint NO hiding this belly now!



  1. you look AH-MAZING!! I wish I looked like this at 23 weeks preggers! AND that view was amazing, you guys are so cute with your bellys and that view! NOT too many preggers can show that pic to their babies :) LOVE!

  2. Jade--
    Aw thanks girl you're sweet. You don't have any pics up on your blog! You should put some belly pics up!

  3. Such great belly shots. You do indeed look amazing.