Monday, August 31, 2009
We found out on Saturday morning after booking an appointment at a place in Portland. It's sort of like a drive by McDonald's - this was just an office to have a 3D/4D ultrasounds. We had told my Mom we were having "photos" taken and if she wanted to join us, she could. I met Tim and my Mom ( I was out to breakfast with my friend Cheryl!) at the "studio" and informed her we were going to have photos taken of the little one to find out the gender. To which she replied excitedly, "you little shit"! I knew I got my potty mouth from my parents (dinner last night proved it!).
The studio was nicely set up with leather couches and a huge projection screen. The room felt small with just three of us there. While not a medical or diagnostic ultrasound, the sonographer spent a lot of time making sure we got some great snapshots. Miss peanut decided it was more fun to suck her thumb or toes. But, we did get a great shot of her face - complete with the "Legere" nose and chubby cheeks.
We'll have pictures up as soon as we have them scanned in.
They say that when one is born, another one is reborn. Well, the week we found out we were pregnant, my grandmother passed. Now, we all love our Nana's, but if this little saying is true...watch out. My Nana was full of surprises and lots of drama! Maybe Tim's Memere will make sure this little gal is well-rounded. Memere was the sweetest, nicest woman in the world!
So, here's to our little girl! Cheers!
And no, we don't have a name yet. AND, we're not sharing until the Birthday. Gotta keep something a secret, huh?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
What will we use for a solution you might ask? An easy mix of water, baby wash, and Tea Tree oil for a disinfectant. Shake in a bottle, and spray as needed! Voila! Easy peasy....
Did I mention free, too? BTW, I got to use my new toy (sewing machine!!) in this project.....
A few more days of work, then off to see the Mainiacs!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So, what's going on?
- Everything appears healthy.
- The belly is growing like a weed.
- I feel like a punching bag - the really small one that you jab a lot...
- I've gained 22.4 pounds - I have an excuse, okay?
- So hasn't Tim - well not really 22, but he doesn't have an excuse ( I love you honey!)
- We're still on Team Green!
- Watched a movie on the Stages of Labor (including a live birth) at our prenatal group and would officially like to be pregnant forever
- I still have lots of energy and feel fantastic
- Although rolling over at night is now a bit more dramatic movement - it's a heave-ho....
- My bladder is the size of a popcorn kernel.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
With the gorgeous weather this weekend and an unexpected weekend home, we loaded up the washer and started taking an inventory of what we have. Of course, when I say we, I mean, "I".
What you're looking at is a slew of newborn prefolds, several covers, a couple of fitteds, a handful of pockets, a few all in ones (AIO's) two wet bags, and a half dozen cloth wipes. Pretty cool, huh? The best part is I only had to purchase four of the said items - no more than $50 (or three weeks or so worth of disposables). What we have above is enough to get us through the first three months. I like it a lot!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
You a rock star. I absolutely love our t-shirt that you gave Mom! I know she's going to wear it every night. Hopefully, I'll bring good luck to the Sox when you guys go to the game on August 22nd (down with the Yankees!).
PS Oh and Michelle, if you're reading this, kiss my skinny white butt :-)
Monday, August 10, 2009
One of my favorite childhood memories is riding on the back of my Dad's Norton motorcycle. We lived on a very tiny side street and he would vroom, vroom up and down the street. We have pictures will my helmet on and long hair blowing in the wind. Mom always got nervous, but I loved every minute of it.
Just a few short weeks later, I received an email stating I had won! Still a bit leary, I sent my address anyway. The worse that could happen is that they'd send me a bunch of mail, right? Lo and behold, I got home today and found a huge box on my doorstep with this inside. My heart melted when I saw the adorable layette set and the stuffed giraffe (in the second picture).
Maybe good things come to those who wait? Or is it, good things come in small packages? Whatever the cliche is, I'm feeling lucky today! Thanks to thebump.com and Macy's for sponsoring!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Things I'm starting to notice:
- It's harder to tie my shoes - thank God for flip flops
- It's difficult getting up from a sitting position, especially a low one :-)
- Sleep is super
- Work is overrated
Here are some pics from the week!