Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Shower Pic

My favorite picture from our Baby Shower; us adorned in our celebratory floral gear - made by my mother- and all happy and stuffed with some of the best food ever!
(Thank you Blue Moon Cafe!)
We are still receiving gifts from people in the mail...it's so wonderful to have one less thing to worry about purchasing with every ring of the bell, though I do love to shop :)

I am feeling especially HUGE these days, and my waddle has gone over the edge. Rob is now determined to find me a Penguin costume to wear. I've reached the point where people hear that I'm not due until January and they are rooting for a 10 pounder. Dear God.
In other Baby News:
We have been attending Bradley Labor classes every Monday, and our last one is next week. I'm sad that It's almost over, though as Rob loved to point out, I already knew most of what we've learned. Apparently research is something I retain well. The real purpose of the class was to focus BOTH of us in on the task at hand and in that we have succeeded. We have a couple of fun videos to watch this week and chapters to read and lists to make...but all in all, we have learned a lot together. We've managed to come together on all of the major and potentially controversial decisions surrounding having a baby in our current medical culture and as hoped for, Robert has become my best advocate; something that I believe a husband needs to be...other than willing to put my socks on for me in the morning...since I can no longer reach my feet.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Baby Shower

What a great weekend I had. The entire weekend was about family and support, and a whole lot of presents. It is such a wonderful thing to be surrounded by friends and family, just when you are starting to reach "beached whale" status and be doted upon and cared for so well. (BIG THANKS and HUGS to everyone by the way!). We now have a stash of adorable clothes and usefull baby things that I can't wait to organize and put in their place.
After this Thanksgiving weekend, the BIG OVERHAUL begings. The moving things and painting things and decorating things, both baby AND for the winter holidays. I vowed to decorate ASAP so as to enjoy and not be stressed by it later when bending is even more challenging.
Sadly, our baby furniture will not be in for a little while and co-sleeper is on backorder (accross the entire INTERNET) so we MIGHT have it in time for the baby.
We are feeling the urgency now, of "A BABY IS COMING" and all...so I am carefuly planning our remaining appointments, house projects and holiday tendings (Of which seem MORE stressful than every before). Time seems to be slipping away though it's just as exciting as it is scary.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Hair and such...

I am at that stage where people are constantly asking "how do you feel"? It's funny though how some of the people ask because they have been there, and others ask because they are wondering what it's like to be pregnant. I feel fine...but I have moments where Rob thinks I am possessed. My "baby" weighs on me sometimes and I need to sit down for a bit. It's amazing really. Half the time, I could forget that I'm pregnant becasue I just go about my day, but It's not that I "forget", it's that the baby has become such a part of me (other than literally) that I don't notice so much now. I love being pregnant, even when I have my tired days and my achy days...and my "yelling at my husband for no rational reason" days. Oh..so I got my hair cut finally. I should have gone in August when my dead ends started in...but I didn't. Some dear friends got me a gift card to my salon for my birthday (GREATEST GIFT EVER) so I could have my hair done. It's so much better now; no fuss no muss. Oh...so here is a picture most of you have probably seen. Us at a Halloween party in the costumes I made us. I'm so proud. TUMMY POWER!