Monday, December 25, 2006

One Week

One Week
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

He's Here!

Handsome Boy
Originally uploaded by ladyrhowan.
December 17, 2006
14 hours of labor
8lbs. 2oz. 20in.
Much love and happiness

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I was just over at The Zero Boss and followed his link to a web site for urban parents called Babble. It actually looks like a very cool site that I may frequent often. Anyway, the first article I read I absolutely loved. It's about breastfeeding. Oh, yes I plan on breastfeeding; at least trying it. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out. I have an extremely intelligent, and healthy 17 year old who was exclusively formula fed. She graduated from High School a year early and is in college. Oh, and I lost all 50lbs. of that pregnancy weight within 8 months of having her, without trying.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You´ve Heard This One

Remember when MTV used to play music videos? This brings back memories of watching 120 Minutes and The Young Ones. Those were great days.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bladder Control Test

UGH! Today I had an ultrasound done. It was a little late, but now I have an idea of how big Baby G may be right now (7lbs.). What was really interesting, was to find out that had I had this ultrasound earlier, like I should have, I would have been put on bed rest; my cervix is way too small. As the Tech said today though, "that doesn't matter now." I am full-term now so I don't need to worry about being as careful. What sucked about the whole ultrasound thing though was that they said I HAD to drink 6 glasses of water one hour before my appointment so that my bladder would be full. I have spent the past two weeks waiting for this appointment in a state of fear. I didn't even drink the whole six glasses this morning, I only had 4 and a half! By the time they called me in, I was about to cry and almost couldn't lay down on the table. The tech felt so bad that she took a really quick picture of my cervix and said I could just go pee before she continued with the rest of the ultrasound. AHHHHH! I spent the rest of the ultrasound alternately in pain from having to lie on my back or being really happy to see my perfectly formed little boy. Aaron massaged my back while we watched the screen, and we got to see Baby G sucking on his right index finger; it was too cute!
I'm just glad the day is over.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Full Term

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Full Term
Originally uploaded by ladyrhowan.
I am now officially full term. I'm 37 weeks pregnant and in just about a week and a half, I'll be 37 years old. YIkes!
I have a feeling this kid may come early. Luckily we have all the basics; I'm even doing better this time around than I did with my daughter. My daughter slept in a drawer for her first month because her father and I couldn't afford a crib at the time. Aaron and I can afford a crib this time around, but we are surrounded by friends, family and such good people that we didn't need to buy one. I feel blessed to have such good people in my life now and to have a little boy coming into my life.
My daughter will be here in less than two weeks; the day after my birthday. I'm hoping Baby G will hang in there until she gets here because I would love to have her with me while I am giving birth to her little brother. I know that things never turn out the way we expect so I am just gonna go with the flow and it will all work out how it works out.

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Crib

The Crib
Originally uploaded by ladyrhowan.
The final piece of baby equipment is now in our home. Now we just have to find room for it in the bedroom. We got the crib for free from a very generous couple who were getting rid of all their baby stuff. We are so grateful to them for their generosity. I am really happy that it matches my Pooh sheets!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

This Is How I Am Spending My Maternity Leave?

I had every intention, when I got up this morning, to gets some cleaning and organizing done today. What did I do instead? I spent the whole day at the computer. I at least got some pictures printed for family members with no computers. Here's a list of the links I enjoyed today:

1. Troll Baby
2. a garden of nna mmoy
5.Notes from the Trenches
7.The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook
and my most favorite link of the day:
8.No Christmas For You

Hopefully tomorrow I will get my butt in gear and get some cleaning done.

Almost Ready

Yesterday Aaron and I went out to get a few things we still needed for Baby G. We first went to Sears to check out car seats, then Toys-R-US, then Target. We went back to Sears for this car seat after all the research I have done for the past month, so I am very happy with our purchase. Then, while at Target, I finally got my breast pump and Baby Bjorn carrier (thanks to my wonderful co-workers who threw me a baby shower before I left and gave me some gifts cards, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!)

Now we just need a crib and we should be set. My bags are packed for the hospital, Baby G's clothes are washed and put away, and we have all kinds of accessories. Now, if I can just get my apartment clean....