Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week 18: The Vegetable Shift...

Only 1 more week to go and we find out what color we can paint the baby room... Last weekend I installed the crown molding in the lil' one's room, and on Tuesday we received our baby furniture. Its a tad big for the room but it'll work and as we move to another house in the next 3-5 years our rooms will surely grow a little.

Christie is doing well. A few new aches and pains here and there, but nothing unexpected. Her hips hurt and more joints hurt daily, but like I said nothing unexpected. Christie's tummy is starting to get bigger by the day, which is kinda neat (she doesn't think so).

The baby is the size of a bell pepper now... I guess we've made the switch to veggies completely... the avocado was a fake warm up to the veggies, then the turnip, now this. As Virginia pointed out, Avocados are a fruit. I should really just run these posts by her to make sure my facts are straight! Ha! Thanks again VA.

Next week should be exciting...


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week 17: I hate angles...

I'm trying really hard to update this every week, at least once. This week I was a little preoccupied with something that I wasn't expecting... yet. Don't get too excited, nothing "bad" or "good" happened, but we did get some interesting news this week...

Our baby is a turnip... It's sad, I know...

But really, we got a call from the company we ordered our baby furniture from and they decided to choose the 8 of "your furniture will be delivered in 8 - 16 weeks"... So it is being delivered on Tuesday (like in less than two days from right now) Cool, right? WRONG! We were going to use that extra few weeks to get up the motivation to put up crown molding in the baby's room, the guest bathroom, and the guest room (these and the kitchen are the only rooms that didn't have it when we bought the house) So, I got to learn how to install crown molding this weekend... I'm fairly handy (nothing like my dad or even my younger brother Dusty, but for not working too much with wood and never working on a construction crew... I can hold my own and learn fairly quickly) Crown is easy to install once you get the hang of it... unless... you have any vaulted ceilings, then "angles" start getting involved, and I am not an "angle person". I hate geometry and now hate crown molding! Anyway, it turned out nicely and even looks decent before caulking and painting... these pictures were takne from a cell phone. Now if we can only get that brown to change to a pink or blue all by itself...


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Week 16: Usually its a fruit... maybe it still is...

Christie is starting to show now... at least more than before... I think we ARE going to take belly pictures!!! However, I think we are NOT going to post them... at least not yet. We'll see if that changes. It really is very cool to see her belly grow. I like to kiss it... I know, I know it's sappy... but, its true!

Christie has been feeling much better lately, which is great... she still has an above average gag reflex to offensive smells and tastes but not much is setting it off lately.

 We bought our first "maternity clothes" about a week ago but she has been able to wear her regular jeans with an "expander thingy" in the front that allows her to keep them unbuttoned (she has to keep them zipped though, otherwise it might be a little weird at work). But we're getting close to not being able to wear normal clothes... it really is adorable, but Christie doesn't think so yet. She still sees it as "getting fat"...

As for Baby... it is the size of an avocado, which is odd cause usually they use fruit to measure babies with (at least that's what told me) figs, apples, lemons, the occasional medium sized shrimp... but an avocado? They are really starting to confuse me... I was really ready to find out next month 2 things:
  1. How many blueberries long my baby is...
  2. Whether we paint its room pink or blue...
But now I'm more confused than ever... do I measure it in "bowls of guacamole" or some other vegetable? I guess only time will tell.

Thanks to all of you that have been commenting... its fun to read what you guys think and like... for all of you "blog ninjas" that like to be "hip... hip... hip hop anonymous" (if you didn't get that then you need to watch "Big Daddy" with Adam Sandler) then you need to try a comment or two!

As for the cool news that I haven't told you yet, well... there is some "back story" to it and I just need to sit down and put it out there, but not today...


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Naomi Checks the Baby

One thing I hate about the doctor's visits is that when we have an 8:45am appointment, we are lucky if we get called in by 10:30am (That's only slightly an exaggeration...really its like 9:15am) I understand that this is the nature of prenatal care with the unexpected deliveries and what not, but that doesn't mean i have to like it... right?

So we went to see Dr. Naomi (it really is pretty uncanny, the only difference is that our Naomi is pregnant and the one on TV is not...) and she did all the standard stuff. She asked how Christie was feeling. She reminds us how far along we are. She asks if we have any questions. She then listens to all 50 of the questions that I've written down/ typed out on my phone over the past month... she's a good and patient doctor! Christie hasn't gained much weight yet, so we asked about that... she said its normal to not gain or even lose weight over the first trimester. So we're all good there. We asked some questions about safe products, etc. Then we found out some exciting news...

Before I share this news I need to point out that Christie was born on March 6th. I am sometimes very creative with birthday/anniversary presents (especially when we were dating, go figure) and sometimes I am not creative at all... though I haven't forgotten any yet! Woo hoo! That being said, keep these two facts in mind: 
  1. Birthdays are a pretty big deal. 
  2. Finding out the sex of a baby is a pretty big deal.
On to the exciting news... We get to find out the sex of our baby next month!!! No more "it", "he/she", or just "Baby"... The day we find out? March 5th (which might as well be March 6th, which is Christie's birthday) I'm sure you see where I'm going with this... I think it is brilliant! I was able to perfectly plan the the timing of our pregnancy to ensure that one of the major milestones fell precisely (or really really close) on my wonderful wife's birthday! I am the best husband in the world! I am able to give the gift of "knowing the gender of our baby" to Christie for her birthday!

Genius Right? No? What? That doesn't count as a birthday present? Crap! Well, I thought it was a great idea... Oh well.

I have also decided that it would be cool to take a picture of Christie's belly every week until the baby comes to be able to look back and see the progression over time. Notice that I said "I decided"... I still have to convince Christie... so we'll see.

I DO have some other pretty cool news but that will have to wait till next time (I'll try to not wait till next week)

Until then,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Week 15: The Byrds and Naomi... Checkup #3


This post might be a little short, but we are headed to the doctor on Friday morning for our 3rd visit... By the way, if anyone watches Private Practice, our Doc looks almost identical to Naomi on that show, which is kinda cool because I feel like a celebrity is going to deliver our baby! Only 1 more visit left till we get our 2nd sonogram and find out whether we buy blue paint or pink paint...

As for Baby, well... about 4 inches and about 2.5 oz heavy... How 'bout them apples!!! Ha! It's actually about the size of an apple... so that's why I said "How 'bout them apples!!!" Get it!?!?! It's eyes are "fused" shut which I didn't even know before now, that makes me upset, but just a little bit. However, apparently his/her ears are working just fine, because our "Weekly Activity" is to begin talking to the baby, so it can get used to our voices, etc. Crazy how things work, isn't it?

Until this weekend (When I'll have a "Naomi" visit and another very exciting story to share)