Thursday, July 22, 2010

Is it this hot for everyone else?

(by Tiff)  It's HOT.  Or is it just my bump and the extra XX lbs (like I'm going to tell you!!) that I'm carrying around?  I'm starting to feel very large and in charge.  And I still have more than 3 months to go...yikes! 
25 weeks

A few updates on the baby to-do list:
  • We've registered - with minimal disagreements I might add - go us!!
  • We've started taping off the nursery to begin the painting process
  • We've gone on two hospital tours and decided which hospital we'll be delivering at
  • We've signed up for childbirth and several other classes that the hospital offers
  • And we've received some amazing hand-me-down baby gear from our good friends the Hanna's (THANKS A TON!!) that has allowed us to start a pretty decent size stockpile of all things baby! 

It would seem like with so many things crossed off my list that I'd feel totally under control.  But my baby - who takes after her father in this way - needs attention...and sometimes she likes to stress me out every once in a while...I'm sure all normal stuff, but being a first timer, I can't help but be nervous.  I hope this doesn't mean I'm going to be the over-worrier parent...or is that an oxymoron?  Aren't all parents over-worriers?  Something to ponder as I go for another bowl of rocky, it's hot.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Luv

(by Tiff) I'm so in love with my baby and I haven't even met her yet!  But we did get an adorable sonogram picture yesterday where she waved her little fingers and then started sucking her thumb.  How can you not love this??

On the friend front, we have had lots of baby action this past week or so.  Two baby Mallory's were born a week apart...our friends Mark and Wendi in San Antonio welcomed their baby Mallory on July 4th and Tiff and Pace here in Dallas had theirs on 7-11.  Both are beautiful and healthy and it just makes us so excited to get to meet our little bundle of joy!!

This week's to-do: registering.  How can picking out cute baby stuff be so overwhelming??  When the store is a 35,000 square foot warehouse, there are just a lot of choices...wish us luck that we make it through it without any major meltdowns. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Garage for Sale

Katie and Stan sold some of their junk too!
(by Tiff) Sometimes I think it would have been easier to sell our entire house - all contents included - than to prepare for the garage sale.  As much work as we put into cleaning out closets, drawers, cabinets, nooks, crannies and the attic, we should have made tens of thousands of dollars...instead we made $400.  The good news is that it got us to clean out our lives, get rid of junk we've been storing for "someday" - that we actually never used in the 5 years we've lived in our house - and make room for baby.  And honestly, it's $400 we didn't have last week, so hey, that's a win!  But I am so happy to have it over and done stress level has come down about 4000% since last week, and for that I am grateful (as I'm sure Brock is too so I can stop with the garage-sale-nagging and mini-melt-downs).

In fun news for the week, baby girl is moving up a storm!  She really likes to eat and gets active after almost every meal...but the big milestone was that Brock actually got to feel her move last night too.  So a super fun time now that she reminds me that she's always with me :)  I've got another sonogram next Friday, so I'll post baby pics then, but for now, it's just me and my belly! (with the beautiful flowers Brock got me...thanks hun!)

Hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th!  We're hanging around town hoping it doesn't rain all weekend so we can spend some time at the lake/pool.  Happy Independence Day America!!