Thursday, May 28, 2009

~34 weeks - update

baby's head is down - yay! hopefully it will stay that way. now I know that low jabs are hits and high jabs are kicks.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

baby purchases

So far we've only purchased 2 baby items.

The first was a stroller. We spent some time researching to find a quality, multi-tasker, chose the one we wanted, and then found it on eBay. We won the stroller for a good deal less than it costs in regular stores in the second auction we bid on.

Phil & Teds Dash Stroller


It becomes an inline double stroller with the addition of a second seat, that comes with the stroller.


It also does all of this:

stroller configurations

The second item we purchased was a rocking chair. This also took a lot of research and comparisons. The problem is that most rocking chairs/gliders are hideous or absurdly expensive. This one ended up my favorite. There are several color choices for chair/lumbar pillow. I chose grey & black because the rocker will stay in my bedroom, where there is the most room to set up a little breastfeeding station.

Monte Alto Rocker


I can't believe we've only purchased 2 things, but we are waiting until after our baby showers to purchase the remaining necessities.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Big girl, you are beautiful" -Mika

I'm 8 months pregnant now (32 weeks). This pic was taken May 16, 2009, in the baby's room.

32 weeks

I didn't realize I was this big until I saw the pics. I still walk around thinking no one can tell that I'm pregnant. Note my lovely swollen feet. And, if you haven't seen them, our awesome bamboo floors.

For comparison, here is the 6 months pregnant pic (24 weeks), taken March 21, 2009, in the front yard.

24 weeks

Also, today is our 6 year wedding anniversary :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

baby's first pics

Baby's first pic: 12 weeks and 4 days, December 31, 2008

12 weeks

Baby's second pic: 20 weeks and 6 days, February 27, 2009


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

officially a blogger

We are starting a blog as a means of sharing info, pics, and video of our growing family. We'd like to remain anonymous (unsearchable by coworkers), so please refrain from using our names. I will refer to hubby as NJG and myself as HFH. We'll figure out baby's online name after arrival. Oh, and the doggies probably wish to remain anonymous too...we'll have to figure that out.

For now, I'll begin with where the "growing" part of our family started. October 30, 2008, a couple days after returning from San Diego, I got my BFP (big fat positive, for those not versed in fertility lingo). This, after trying for 7 cycles, since May 2008, was shocking. Just the month before I had requested blood tests after becoming convinced something was wrong with me....I also made NJG get some "tests" done. Turns out we were both fine and just about to have things work out as intended.

+ preg test