Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tomorrow is December

I'm making my "new month" post tonight because I just can't believe I am going to wake up in December. For many weeks now, Dave and I have been hoping our baby stays in utero until December... and it looks like she has. Tomorrow morning I will officially be considered "full term" which is 37 weeks along. That means the baby is no longer a premie and can be born at any time without needing special interventions... assuming she's totally healthy of course. Basically, December 1st is a huge milestone for us with this pregnancy. Here we are entering the month that our daughter will be born. It's such a trip. We can't wait to meet her.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nesting, nesting, and more nesting

So, the baby must be on her way because I am having amazingly strong nesting urges over here! Her crib was built this week so we snapped some sheets on it and tied the crib bumper on. Next, I rearranged our living room furniture, we installed her car seat, and then I built her baby swing! I wouldn't say we're ready yet, but we're getting close. Every load of laundry I do has some tiny baby girl clothes in it. I can't believe she'll be here in a few weeks or less!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


At 8pm the University Singers will be performing Bach's Christmas Oratorium at the Memorial Church on campus. Come check us out! You won't be disappointed.

Friday, November 12, 2010

40 days and...

I just saw on one of my baby countdown tickers that we only have 40 days until my due date! EGADS! That sort of sums up what's been going on over the last week. Sorry for the lack of new/exciting posts.

We're headed to Monterey this weekend for a quick babymoon #2. It's our final getaway before little Ellie is here. We're looking forward to a brief escape and some relaxing moments. No computers invited so pictures will be posted next week.


Thursday, November 04, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Holy sh*t it's November!

So, normally my "new month" posts are happy and optimistic. But, on this first day of the month I woke up in a total panic. All throughout my pregnancy we've been saying things like, "we'll get to that in November, or we'll do that in November..." and now here we are. IT. IS. NOVEMBER. The baby is coming next month and it feels like there is so much to do and she'll be here in the blink of an eye!

October was all fun and games... a visit from my brother, the wedding of our dear friends, two baby showers, and of course, the best holiday ever, Halloween, ending the month in a grand finale of candy and little kids in costumes. Now, November is all work and no play. We have to build her crib, install her car seat, attend child birth prep classes, go on a hospital tour, meet with our doula, oh, and don't forget Thanksgiving. Hopefully, the stress of that holiday will be low and I will win the competition with the turkey for plumpness without much of a fight from the bird.

I guess there will be one moment of (much needed) relaxation and escape. Our 2-year wedding anniversary is in the middle of this month and we're slipping away to a little B&B on an organic farm not far from Monterey. NO COMPUTERS ALLOWED. Now that should be nice.

So, here's to November... go easy on me, will ya?