Sunday, February 27, 2011



The night we bundled up in our ugly Christmas sweaters and roamed PB in celebration of Vince's birthday, I have been engaged for 3 days. I knew in my heart that Heidi will be my maid of honor, that is if she says yes! I wasn't sure if I would pop the question that night but as we were playfully throwing peanuts in our faces, I decided it was the perfect time. I asked, she said yes, we shed few tears and snapped a photo in remembrance of that moment.


Fast forward 14 months, suddenly my maid of honor got proposed to. Her ring finger is sporting a shiny bling and I'm sporting a baby bump. 13 days later, we gathered to celebrate the engagement and apparently my birthday (love my friends). Few moments before the proposal video started playing, my lovely friend and I found ourselves in the kitchen and she popped the question. I without any hesitation said YES and I'm truly honored to be sharing her special day by her side next March in Vegas. It's going to be fabulous.

It's hard to believe I will be a mommy by the wedding day.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Week 15

Reading about how you're growing each week fascinates me. Your legs are growing longer than your arms now, and you can move all of your joints and limbs. I can't wait to feel that first kick. Although your eyelids are still fused shut, you can sense light. If I shine a flashlight at my tummy, for instance, you'll likely to move away from the beam.

I'm in awe of all these weekly discoveries about you. Keep growing my sweet love.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Me!

The usual dreaded Social Security line has pushed me so far away from applying for my name change. As my to do list keeps growing in anticipation of baby Ethan's arrival, I wasn't going to let this one "to do" hang on my list any longer. I conquered my fears, gathered my courage and found myself at the Social Security building ready to fight the crowds. But it wasn't like that at all. The line was intimidating but after only one hour of waiting in the lobby, I gave myself a new name.

I officially belong to the "Trang" clan.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bananas Over You!

Your growing bigger each week making your mommy's body look pregnant. I love it! You're the size of a navel orange, 4.5" long and weight 2 to 3 oz. This week, you're practicing breathing, sucking and swallowing so that when you leave my comfy womb, you'll have the skills to survive. You're still little for me to feel your kicking, curling your toes and moving those little arms and legs.

In 6 months, you're going to get big enough where you would want to come out to join our growing family. Mommy and daddy are going to go bananas over holding you and kissing you endlessly. There is no doubt about that. You will get to wear a gift uncle Vince and auntie Ang bought for you on my birthday. You're going to make a very cute little munchkin.

We love you baby Ethan.

Monday, February 21, 2011

What's in a Name?

Ethan \e-than\ as a boy's name is pronounced EE-than. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ethan is "firmness, long-lived, strong, optimistic, solid and enduring". This was the name of a wise man in the Old Testament. It may be that Ethan was a cymbal-player in King David's court. He authored Psalm 89. After the Protestant Reformation it was occasionally used as a given name in the English-speaking world, and it became somewhat common in America due to the fame of the American patriot and revolutionary Ethan Allen (1738-1789). It only became popular towards the end of the 20th century. This was the name of the main character in Edith Wharton's novel 'Ethan Frome' (1911).

Ethan has 4 variant forms: Aitan, Eitan, Etan and Ethen.

Baby names that sound like Ethan are Athan, Eidan, Edan and Eton.

According to numerology, Ethan is represented by the number 3. Characteristics associated with the number 3 are; expressive, sociable, well verbalized, strength within the arts, the joy of living life to the full.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Love at First Sight!

The moment I laid my eyes on you, I fell deeply and madly in love. Little did I know walking into my second ultrasound on February 15th, that I will find out little more about you. You surprised us by showing us that you're a BOY!! You were putting a show for your proud mama and I couldn't help but break down to tears at every little thing you did. Drinking, swallowing, yawning, sucking your thumb, turning and flipping in every direction were some of the few.

In hopes of putting morning sickness and nausea behind me as I transition into my second trimester, Huan and I made a commitment to start documenting my growing belly. We've made a trip to Coronado and despite the wind and the rain, we managed to snap few photos.

My due date is 6 months to the day (August 19th).
We love you baby Ethan!!!