San Diego, 5 1/2 months, and Baby Brewton’s Name : )


The View from our back porch!


I flew out to San Diego last Tuesday evening to meet my Mom, Grandma, and Aunt for a few days, and had a great time visiting with my cousin and her fiance as well.  San Diego is a really cool area and although the weather was a bit cooler than normal, I really enjoyed myself.  Luckily, we got out right before the snow came!  San Diego is full of cute little beach towns, and we stayed in Ocean Beach, but spent plenty of time in areas like Pacific Beach, Newport Beach, la Jolla, and even had a fantastic dinner on Friday evening in the Gaslamp District at a place called de Medici’s


Aunt Lori and Mom on the Boat!

 We did lots of touring around and even went on a Whale Watching Cruise out of San Diego Bay and yes we really did see whales!  We weren’t able to get up very close to them, but I was able to get a few great shots with my camera!


Finn Whales

 On Thursday we went up to Dana Point, and Newport Beach with my cousin Leah and looked at possible wedding venues with them!  The beaches were very pretty and I loved the Palm Trees that lined the streets of Newport Beach, it was a beautiful area and we had a great time hanging out.  Can’t wait til the wedding next year!

The Happy Couple Leah and Erik!
 It was great to spend time with my family, and because we live so far it may be the last time Leah gets to see me before the baby is born, so that was very special to me.  I’m hoping I’ll get to see my Aunt again at my cousins Graduation Party in May, but I will be about 36 weeks by then so we’ll have to wait and see how I feel!  Speaking of feeling, for the most part I felt/feel great, but a 5 1/2 hour plane ride at 5 1/2 months pregnant is a little tough.  My lower back hasn’t stopped hurting since I flew out Tuesday and my feet and ankles swelled up on the plane ride : (  That was no fun at all, but thankfully the swelling goes down as long as I put my feet up whenever I can.
So those who know me, know I’m a planner, and that I like to have things laid out, set up, and ready to go before I really need them and Dan is pretty much the total opposite.  He would be fine waiting until the baby is born to name him, but I want to put his name on the wall in his nursery, and monogram a few things, and it makes it feel more real to me to call him by a name rather than Baby Brewton.  We knew early on what the middle name would be and as you can imagine, I had boy and girl first names in mind even before we knew what we were having, but Dan didn’t seem to.  We briefly talked about names here and there but our tastes seemed to be pretty different so it was tough for us to decide.  We finally did the trusty you write down your favorites and I write down mine and we used the process of elimination to determine what our little boys name would be.  So after a little deliberation, we have decided to name our Son…
Garrett Paul Brewton
Garrett is German and it means Brave, Noble, Strength of the Spear, and we think it flows nicely with Paul (after my Dad, Dan’s Grandfather, and his Uncle) and our last name.  I’m so excited to finally have his name picked out, (so I can order the letters for the wall) and I’m really looking forward to decorating his nursery now that we have our crib, and dresser and our bedding will be here tomorrow!  It’s all starting to come together and I’m sure as soon as we get the room painted and the furniture set up it will make it seem even more real!
 Since it’s already Sunday, I probably won’t post again until after my 6 month check-up next week, but promise to post more belly pics and Garrett updates!

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  1. God Bless you. How honored Uncle Paul would be… You made your Aunt Dee cry. I miss you. I can not wait to see all of you. When will you be in Cleveland?


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