Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Waiting Game

Hi all - no baby yet! We aren't sure if the eggplant had anything to do with it, but I have been having contractions since Thursday early morning. They got to an all time closeness of 5 minutes apart on Friday. So we did make the short jaunt (only 7 miles, thank goodness!) to the hospital. Unfortunately after a few hours there, we were sent home to relax. While I continue to have contractions, they aren't productive at this time. My Dr said they would keep me if I wanted, but he recommended that I relax at home.

The good news about going is that we got a sense of what our hospital is like. It is just a small place with only 4 floors. But the staff is great and very attentive. I also got to see the head of my OB practice, whom I normally don't see. He handles the more complex OB cases and not the run-of-the-mill pregnancies usually. He was very reassuring throughout the short visit.

When it is actually time to go, we will have wireless internet access at the hospital. Jeff will update everyone as quickly as he can. We are just biding our time now. And Jeff is hoping he won't be watching the Patriots' Super Bowl on the little 9" screen in the delivery room. Althought that might be a good distraction :).

Saturday, January 19, 2008

How is it possible?

Holy smokes! When is this baby going to stop growing :)?

Jeff and I went out for dinner tonight. Since I looked a little nicer than I do while working from the house, I thought we should do a belly shot. We are exactly 3 weeks from the due date tomorrow. Although, neither of us would be sad for Kyle to make his arrival sooner!

The house is pretty much in order. We have carpet cleaners coming in Monday - big fun! Won't the cats love that? And I have my 37 week appointment. Wednesday is our Baby Essentials class, and I have decided we are going to test out the Scalini's theory. They have a wall of photos of mommies and their babies. The common thread, all the mom's had the eggplant parmesan there within days of giving birth. Here's to hoping!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Belated Christmas Pics

Sorry - things have been hectic! We had a wonderful holiday season though!

Jeff and I drove up to Nashville to be with Steph and Joe on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Jeff and I couldn't wait to take our presents up there to open them, so he was able to take his new Wii system with him. Thank goodness or the boys would never find anything to do :)! (I enjoyed my new earrings at the same time though).

It was funny leaving their house on Wednesday saying "See you in a couple of days!" They joined us for the weekend, along with Mom and Dad. Again, what would we have done without the Wii. Stephanie's and my favorite story is looking out on the porch, seeing all three boys with a cigar and playing the new fishing game. It seriously looked like they should have been on the shoreline somewhere fishing! I can't believe we didn't take any pictures!

Here are a few pics of the house in all its Christmas glory. The one of me and the tree is from the night of Jeff's work Christmas party. If I ever wrangle the one of the both of us from that night, I will edit the post.

Busy Busy!

Well, here we are down to the last 4 weeks! Can you imagine? The baby and I are well, just experiencing the standard aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Poor Jeff has to deal with a little moaning now and then. The cats are loving my constant feet-up position, as you can tell from this lovely photo. Pleas ignore the hideous picture of me.

The nursery is nearly complete. We are just waiting on a couple items to show - the ever critical wall clock and lamp :). I don't think Kyle will mind if they are late though. Jeff and I were supposed to be in a Baby Essentials class tonight, but unfortunately it was cancelled. We are hoping that he won't arrive before we can attend the rescheduled class next week!

My girlfriends here in GA threw a shower for me. It was small and involved lots of girl talk. But Jeff still lucked out and got a present! It was "Daddy's Diaper Changing Kit" - a tool box filled with all the essentials - a turkey baster (for cleaning the baby off), kitchen tongs, disposable ventilation masks, rubber gloves, diaper rash cream, diapers, a huge sponge, etc, etc. My friend Lynn was very creative!! Here is a picture of the 5 of us that used to all work together. Now we are scattered. Thank you ladies for a wonderful day!