Monday, February 28, 2011

Monterey Part II - the Aquarium

Before posting about our trip to the aquarium, let me just mention the fact that I got sick with the stomach flu the day before. I had never thrown up so much before in my life or felt so completely drained afterwards. It all started around 1:00 am, & by the time 6:30 came around, I'd thrown up 5 times & all I could do was dry-heave. The thing that added to the misery was the fact that the bathroom I was using got so hot! I mean, sauna hot while it was freezing in the rest of the house. So I stood in the doorway of the bathroom, rocking back & forth to distract myself, so I could wait for the heater to turn off before puking - otherwise, the horrible heat would be blowing directly in my face - really not appealing when you're sick & sweaty already. Let's just say this was the worst flu I've ever had, & I was scared for my baby's life with how dehydrated I got (did I mention before that I'm pregnant!!! - The blog has been acting up, so I haven't been able to post very often, which is why I didn't announce earlier. Plus I've been super sensitive to the computer screen glow after morning sickness kicked in back in January). Anyhow, the next day, after getting over the worst of the sickness, we headed to the aquarium for our last day of vacation (we had free passes, & I was so anxious to see Will's reaction to the fish since he loves them so much!).

Will couldn't be contained behind the little blockades. He went right under them & had his hands pressed up against the glass the entire time. The feeling of absolute happiness was almost overwhelming as I saw how excited he was to see all the "bishies." He kept pointing & yelling "Look it! Look it! Bishies!!!" - over & over again. It's like each new fish he saw was the first fish he'd ever seen in his life. He was eccstatic, & so was I seeing how fun he was having.

I love this picture of Scott & Will watching the water rush over the glass above them. It scared Will at first, but he soon realized how awesome it was.

making friends with the starfish - he probably would have jumped in the water with them if we'd let him

looking at all the birdies swimming in the water

The jellyfish are always one of my favorite things to see at the aquarium. They are beautiful, & Will was pretty impressed too.

pardon the nastiness that is me - remember I was still getting over the flu


  1. OH MY GOSH!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys... and since you make such adorable babies (I.E. WILL!) you need to make a million babies!

    i love all these photos... looks like you guys had a great time (minus you being so sick... boo) and the post prior to this one is full of gorgeous pics too. Love you guys!

  2. I'm thrilled for you-not the sick part-the baby part! Congrats to you all!

  3. Congratulations! When is your due date? Super cute photos of Will...I love how amazed he looks in many of the pictures,

  4. Holy cow! Congratulations. How exciting! You don't even look bad for getting over the flu. Gee whiz. I wish I looked that good. I'd be sporting the pj's and have no smiles across my face.

  5. I'm due August 31!
    And thanks Kateka - I actually was wearing my sweats. There was no way I was going to try squeezing into my jeans, or do my hair . . . or makeup. Being sick is the worst!

  6. Yeah!!! We are delighted that you can finally manage to post this update. Love looking at William's awe each time you give him and adventure with creation. We adore the photos with his dad, but our favorite is how your son is leaning into you.

    Now we are on baby bump patrol.

    Love Love your family.

    WA Perrymans

  7. Congrats Liz!!! Very exciting news:)

  8. Oh Liz, you don't look nasty at all! Was this when I was talking to you on the phone and you had to go because I was about to make you puke? That was fun. Congratulations again, I hope you haven't been sick anymore!

  9. Congratulations Liz! I love your little blog. Will is so adorable. I hope you're getting through the morning sickness alright. I'm excited for you!


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