Thursday, June 28, 2007
We met with a "stager" yesterday. Apparently these folks are interior designers who are subcontracted by Realtors to help people put their houses in showroom condition. DH spent most of the visit with her while Miss C and I took care of other issues like feeding and diapers. The house looks a bit different now and DH is putting together a checklist (primarily for me) for when we get requests to show the house. One of the caveats we put out about having people come over is they must call first unless its an open house. We have to put Sammy in her carrier and out in the garage (its just safer and we worry a lot less about her getting out of the house, getting lost, hurt or whatever). We also have to put up our personal stuff (even toothbrushes!) ans everything we keep out downstairs for Miss C. Our mantra has become "if it will sell the house."
Other than house stuff we've been staying busy with Miss C. As you can see by the photos, she's doing great, getting bigger, filling out and exploring the world with me. We already met with the day care folks (they absolutely adore her, but then again, who doesn't?) and yesterday we even went to the grocery store. Miss C seems to be sleeping better for certain periods at night. For example, she generally eats at 8 or 830 pm and sleeps until 12 or 1230am. Then she's up for 30 minutes or so to eat, get burped and get a new diaper. Then she's asleep again until 3 or 330am when we repeat our last and she's back in bed until 6 or 630am. She still grunts and groans in her sleep (normal bm stuff, I am assured) but we're definitely getting more sleep. The trick will be working her schedule out so we can leave here with a full tummy by 7 am once I have to go back to work.
Speaking of work, we're getting closer to the end of fiscal year and I still have 23 days of leave I MUST take or I lose it. I refuse to lose leave. I also have 10 days of house hunting leave to take when we close on the new place. I am going to talk with my office and see about taking leave when DH is out of town. I will still have to pay 50% of our daycare costs to keep her seat but. heck, I have to take the leave. I can't take it immediately following my maternity leave though, I have to go back at some point.
Well, I need to put Miss C down for a nap. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Monday, June 25, 2007
On another note, if you want to comment on this or any of the other posts, you just have to go to google.com and set up a log in. Your log in can be another email address, no big deal, we just don't do anonymous comments. I looked into switching to Haloscan but don't want to lose the comments we already have so... Just thought I would mention it. As you can imagine, we're still quite busy. Miss C's schedule isn't really solid and, oh yea, we're working on the whole sell this house thing so... please understand if we are less on the phone than before. We love hearing from everyone, just not every day.
Well, Miss C is growing at an incredible rate and we think she is well into her second growth spurt. She eats like a race horse and is amazingly aware of what is going on. As you will see in the video, she is just awesome. I am sitting here watching her figure out her hands. She is trying to suck on her thumb but hasn't quite figured that out yet. Its awesome!
Friday, June 22, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Well, we've made it through 11 days and each day is more amazing than the last. I know its said that babies can't smile, but we replicated the smile above multiple times through silly actions so we are sure Miss C can and does smile! She is also starting to enjoy her tummy time! Every time we get a chance to lay her down on her belly, Miss C does everything she can to lift up her head and even tries to crawl (pesky arms aren't working!).
We've also discovered that DH purchased what we now call the "poopy chair." Allow me to explain. As with most babies, Miss C's digestive system is quite immature and as a nursing child, she has a tremendous amount of poop and other bodily functions to work out. Sometimes it seems like she hasn't taken a poop in a while so we put her in her little swing and let her go. She grunts and groans and eventually you hear her success. In fact, she has been known to smile vastly upon completion. Yep, I am a certified Mommy now, just reading the above entry, all that poop talk.... Forgive me! ;-)
We have Miss C's two week check up on Friday so we'll let ya'll know how her weight's going, though, based on the photos posted, we can all pretty much agree she has gained back some of the weight she lost in the hospital. Oh, and for those who argue that you can't have caffine and be pregnant or breast feed, WHATEVA! Miss C sleeps like an angel when she wants to, caffine or not. Speaking of which, Miss C is calling for me "Oh Breakfast Lady, I'm ready!" Got to get for now!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
We're working through those pesky issues like, gee, the Pack 'n play is quite huge for her, can we come up with a better solution? And that kind of thing. As you can see by the photo above, she finds sleeping on a changing table pad quite comfortable. She's just too much, ya know?
I am not falling over (yet!) and DH makes sure I get naps in when I can, if only I napped half as much as he wants me to. I am updating the flickr pictures regularly so if you hopped on earlier this week, there will be new ones from today. Just letting ya'll know.
We're hoping DH's parents get out here sooner rather than later since Miss C has already changed so much since we met her a mere 5 days ago. Gosh, its only been five whole days. Holy cow!
Off to take a nap. Keep thinking wonderful thoughts. If you want to visit, give a hollar, DH will work out the details! This is just so cool!
***Updated to include: check out the flickr sets for the new house! The framing is nearly complete and you can see the land etc! Its all in the flickr badge!***
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
We got today off because we changed bosses (I can give the long explanation if you want it, just ask) on Friday. Lucky me, I also had a doctor's appointment. 39 weeks! Wow!
DH went with. He's a regular at the doc's lately. Just in case and all that. Nothing new to report. Very little in the way of dilation. Still early. Trying to be patient.
The one thing the doc did emphasize is "walk, walk, walk, walk.." Not that we don't normally do quite a bit of that, but since he said it might get us to where we want sooner, we took the advice to heart. I did anyway. We walked twice already since we got home. Will walk again before I try to sleep.
Am getting nuttier by the minute. DH keeps laughing at how easy it is for me to get distracted and I am not helping the situation one bit. We were sitting out back, reading, enjoying the weather and decided to go inside for a bite to eat. We ate out earlier in the day so neither of us were very hungry. As I was teasing DH about his choice of dinner (mac 'n cheese and rolls with peanut butter) I opened the fridge and said (I swear on a stack of bibles this is true) "Oooohhhh cherrrrieeess." Yep. I did it again. DH hasn't stopped laughing yet. I am convinced i am going to eventually go into laughter induced labor! If only it were that easy!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Just when you thought she couldn't drop any lower! Holy cow! Check out that belly!
We're keeping our fingers crossed that we meet Little Miss C soon but she's not quite overdue yet... I did have DH post an eviction notice. She has only so many days then its time to leave! We're like little kids we're so excited. Have been talking to lots of family this weekend. Everyone is asking "have you had her yet?" I promise DH will call. I swear. We will actually posting pictures when we can afterwards to the blog so if you don't get a call, please be patient.
Well, DH is making me tacos! Yummy. Hopefully we'll be posting other pics soon.
Friday, June 1, 2007
A couple of days ago DH and I received an email from our realtor up north. If you have checked our flickr site lately, you will notice that the builder is completing the framing for the downstairs part of the new house and wanted us to pick our colors for outside. Easy, right? Maybe if you're not pregnant. Allow me to continue.
So, yesterday after DH got home from work he asks me, so very sweetly, "how about we go over to Lowes and see about house paint?" I said, sure. Let's do that. I got on my shoes. Wait. No. I slipped on my flip flops (that's a carry over from Hawaii, not a preggers thing!) and I was rearing to go. We drive the 1.2 miles (just across the way from the grocery store) and we were there!
We pulled into the parking lot and started in. Now, if you've ever done any home improvement or anything, you understand that these places have loads of items out front. Yesterday there were grills and, yep, really pretty flowers out front. As we neared the entrance I made a ninety degree turn to the left and started looking at the flowers. I swear I said "Oh, look at the pretty flowers..." NO kidding! We have no where for these things and I know we were there to pick our paint but did that help, NO! DH looked at me, laughed and said "Flllooooowwwwweeeeeeeeeeersss." Then he took my arm and said "Paint, love, we're here for paint."
At that point my focus was broken and we walked in the store. From that point, it was quite simple. We asked the paint guy which was indoor and which was outdoor paint. We quickly agreed that Stone Grey (Olympic paint) is great for the outside and Brie (Olympic paint again, very versatile stuff!) is good for the inside. DH wants to wait to see if he will paint Miss C's nursery once we get there or if its going to be mainly my decorating. Either way, it took all of 10 minutes to figure out what we wanted, grab two of the cards for each (one to mail north, one to keep so we have a copy of what we sent). I am sure I heard a sigh of relief when we got back to the car. Until...
Well, I offered to run into the grocery store if DH stopped by on the way home. I didn't even have the list, I just thought i remembered what was on it. DH said, "well, do you really need anything right now?" I conceded that, no, I didn't need anything. He then said, "I'll go later then, love. Let's get you home for a nap."
The moral of the story is this. Next time a woman you love gets distracted, don't try to scare her. Its like sleep walking. Just help her break the spell!Oooohhh....flowwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrssss.