Monday, September 22, 2008

Time Capsule

We want to make a time capsule from the day our baby is born. We're looking for ideas of items to include (newspapers, a BUD with her birthday as the born-on date, etc). Let us know if you have some ideas!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mother Ship on the Move

Babies R Us is building a new store by the mall. Our store closes Oct 21st, but the new one doesn't open until Oct 31st. Could our timing be more off??

We did get a letter from Babies R Us that said, "There may be times when you experience low inventory levels in the store. We apologize for any inconvenience." We went to the store this weekend, and forget "low inventory levels!" It was a liquidation sale! The place was picked clean!They're already down to selling the endcaps and the fixtures! And, everything was only marked down 10%. I don't know what they're going to sell for the next month!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

College Football

It won't be popular down here, but I'm going to say it. I hate living in the South during college football season!!! My Big Ten games are preempted for Florida, North Carolina, or Alabama. I got excited when I saw "Mich St vs. Notre Dame." But then I saw the "OR," and I knew I would see two teams I didn't care about.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Baby movie

We went to the doctor yesterday for a 4-d ultrasound. What makes it "4-d" you ask (and we asked, too)? The "4" is when the picture is in motion - not just a still picture. Baby Lawrence cooperated, and we got some good footage of her!

The tech did some measurements, and she is still measuring 2 weeks ahead of time. Her estimated weight is 4 lb 12 oz right now. The tech did remark, "Oh! She has a big head!" Grrr-eat.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

33 weeks

I'm now way past the point of being able to see my feet. But, that's a good thing because I'm unable to see my swollen feet and ankles. I've surrendered to wearing flip-flops to work. And, the doctor's response?? You guessed it: drink more water.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Little Humor

I came across these blogs today, and got quite a laugh from them. I love them! Be on the lookout for your own examples!

Jewelry Store

We went to the jewelry store at the mall today to get another link put into my watch. I swear it used to fit before I was pregnant!! We were waiting for the "watch lady" to finish up the repair when another saleslady tried to make conversation. She actually said (out loud), "You're having twins?" I smiled and told her, "No, I'm just big."

I think she felt bad, but she couldn't let it go. Her next questions was, "Are you hungry all the time?" Seriously.

Friday, September 5, 2008

What's in a Name?

We may have settled on a name! We are currently "vetting" the name - researching the popularity, meaning, etc.

She, for the time being, has settled into a sideways position in my belly. Her head pokes out at an odd angle to the left, and her feet precariously poke my ribs on the right hand side. We had a suggestion to give her a name that means "contrary" or "stubborn." How very fitting!

Oh, just don't ask what the name is. We aren't ready to tell!! :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Baby Class

We have started Childbirth Classes at our hospital. There are about 6 other couples who are due about the same time. This week was Class #2. We went over the stages of labor. The nurse leading the class basically said "Do what she wants. Don't argue." The husbands' eyes all got a little bigger, and all were probably thinking, "Grrrrreat." Scott was the only one who uttered that out loud. :) I told him he better suck it up. I talked to my mom, and she said, "You go, girl! You do/say what you want!"

Fun fact: During a hurricane/tropical storm, the barometric pressure drops and the birth rate goes up during that time! The same is true for full moons.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Baby's Room

We are making even more progress in the baby's room! We have the crib mattress and sheets put on now. So, at least the baby has somewhere to sleep! We have no car seat, so we can't bring her home. But in case we do, at least she has a place to stay!!