Saturday, February 21, 2015

Baby Kicks

 Today started out very easy going. Cameron went in to study for a test he has coming up on Monday, and I was home cleaning and getting ready for the day. It was a beautiful day outside and some of Cameron's classmates were going to go hit some golf balls at the golf course on base and they invited us to come. So we went to Goodwill and got some cheap golf clubs and met up with his classmates.
 While we were out there I could feel the baby moving around and kicking. I've noticed in the last few days that the kicks had been getting harder and I was hoping that they might be hard enough for Cameron to feel.
 We came home and we were relaxing on the couch. Cameron was doing some genealogy work and I was watching Ice Skating. I felt the baby kick and put my hand on my belly to see if I could feel it on the outside too. I felt a small kick, so I quickly grabbed Cameron's hand and put it on my belly. He held his hand there for a moment and then.. THUMP..THUMP........THUMP!! Cameron wasn't sure he felt the first one but he definitely felt the other two.
 Seeing the excitement and surprise on his face made the perfect ending to a perfect day. That was such a special moment and I'm so grateful the baby was willing to give daddy some good kicks and give us that tender family moment.

We find out the gender on March 9th and we are so excited we can hardly stand it!!!We do have our names picked out. If it's a girl, she will be Kori Sandra Kay Flewellen, in honor of Cameron's mom, Sandra Kay Flewellen, who passed away. And if it's a boy, he'll be Waylon Davis Flewellen. We can't wait to put a name with the baby and start getting all the fun girl or boy stuff!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Georgia Trip

 Today was a very fun day! Cameron planned for us to spend most of the day in Atlanta Georgia for Valentines! We left early in the morning because it was a 4-4.5 hour drive!
 First, we went to the Georgia Aquarium! It was one of the coolest aquariums I've been to. There were about 5 exhibits to check out. We got to see some interesting creatures like the Spider Crab, the Sea Dragon, Garden Eels and more. We also got to see otters, penguins, crocodiles, whales and jellyfish.
 The coolest exhibit that Cameron and I both loved was the Ocean Voyager. You enter a tunnel that is a part of the fish tank. So all around you, you see Stingrays, Manta rays, Whale Sharks, Groupers and many more. Then you enter a room with a small area for sitting, with a 30 ft wall of all the animals in the exhibit. We got to see some of the workers feed the Whale Sharks, and there was a Manta Ray that keep dong back flips.

After that, we visited the Coca-Cola Factory. It was really cool to see all the history from Coca-Cola over the years. One of the galleries that we walked through had a small glass case that held torches used in the Olympics because Coca-Cola is a big sponsor of the Olympics. They had told us that if we asked someone, we could hold one of the torches. So we asked one of the workers and they let us hold the torch used in the 2012 London Olympics. It was really cool! We went through a couple more galleries and an area that showed you how they bottled the soda into the glass bottles.
 The last area you go through is the Taste It area, where you can taste soda flavors from all around the world. They had these pillars that read North America, South America, Europe and Asia. They had some very interesting flavors and some truly awful flavors. One that we thought was the worst was called the Beverly from Italy. It tasted like unflavored carbonated cough syrup. It was really bad.
 On your way out they let you take a glass bottled Coke off the conveyer belt as a souvenir.
 After that we headed home. It was an awesome day that we wont forget.