Thursday, August 30, 2007

We had our doctor's appointment on Monday. Things are still looking good and starting to move along. I'm not dialating yet, but I was softening. We also had Baby Care Basics that night. It seemed like a lot of repeation from the child birthing class. It definitely wasn't worth the money, but at the same time, we wouldn't have known that if we hadn't taken the class. Tuesday my coworkers threw me a baby shower. Miss Sofia made out like a bandit! She got lots of little outfits, sleepers, and onsies. She also got some bottles and liners, outlet covers, a rubber ducky, towels, a diaper genie, and an activity mat. And I think my favorite gift was a beautiful stained glass that a coworker made with a moon on it. And the green around the moon matches the walls.

The rest of the week has been pretty laid back. I've been trying to get to bed early because I'm worn out all the time. I am also in the process of making up some freezer friendly dishes so that we can don't really have to cook and we don't have to eat out for the first week or so that she is here. Tonight I made lasagna, but insted of one huge pan, I made 2 littler ones so we can have 2 dinners. Tomorrow I'm going to make chili to freeze and I'm making fiesta chowder over the weekend. And we are going to a pool party on Monday with some girls I used to workout with at Henderson Hall.

On a sad note, I just found out that one of my previous coworker's husband has passed away. So, Marc and I will be at a funneral over the weekend. If it weren't for Delores, Marc and I might not have meet. So we both feel very compelled to go and support her. Our long weekend won't be all fun and games.

Keep your fingers crossed, maybe this baby will come this weekend! Oh, and if you want to see a new belly shot, head over to Alli's blog. At the bottom of her entry dated Aug 27, 2007, titled Maryland!, there is a picture of Alli, SB, and me. That picture was take Saturday night, so I was 36 weeks 3 days.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Burp Cloths

I just wanted to post pictures of the burp cloths that I made. I knew that I would need some thick cloth diapers for messier burps, especially when she's sick. But they were very ugly and plain, so I got crafty. I bought purple and yellow fabric to edge them and then got some iron-on patches to make them pretty (let's hope the patches hold up).

It's hard to see in the last one on the left, but that's her initials, SCP. They looked really nice in the package (white on black background) and silly me, forgot that white on white doesn't show up that well. Oh well.

We had a very busy weekend, child birth class, dinner with Alli and her family, and the baby wearing expo. Everything went well and I will update more later, but it's getting late and I really just wanted to get these pictures up. Alli took a belly shot at dinner last night, so once she emails it to me, I'll be sure to post it for all to see. We go back to the doctor tomorrow and have baby care basics tomorrow night. I'll update soon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

36 weeks

There isn't a whole lot going on right now. Marc is in FL this week. Murphy's Law states that I should have this baby this week because he's not here, but I'm sure I'm not that lucky (but will keep you posted if something happens). This weekend we have our childbirthing class, 4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday. Saturday night we are meeting Alli, her mom, and Miss SB for dinner since they are in the DC area. Saturday there is also a Baby Wearing Expo that I'm thinking about going to. It would be nice to see all the various slings and carriers out there. And then on Monday we have a doctor's appointment and we are going to a Baby Care Basics class...teach us how to diaper, feed, and bathe our baby. This is more to ease our nerves than anything else. And on Tuesday, my job is throwing us a shower. I was told at work that I cannot have this baby until after the shower.

Sorry, I don't have any pictures, but as I said, Marc isn't here to take them and it's hard to do self portraits.


The Rules: 1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts. 2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (**if you’re a non-blogger, you can email them!) 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. 5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. When I was I kid I wanted to be a palentologist (did I spell that right?). I wanted to dig up dinosaur bones. How I you get from dinosaur bones to dollars and cents is beyond me.

2. As much as I wanted to stop on the side of the road and die when I was running my first marathon, I'm jealous of all you people out there who are training for the fall marathon season. Today would have been the perfect day to go for a long run, but I'm sure this baby would have a different opinion of that.

3. We have a cat and a dog, therefore we have cat and dog hair in our house. I secretly think it's funny that Marc is so obsessed with not having cat and dog hair anywhere. He seems determined that our animals and the baby should not interact nor should there be any animal hair on any of her stuff (or her too, I'm sure). He's going to go nuts if he doesn't let that go, and soon. Not to mention, the more we separate the baby and the animals, the more the two will be curious about the other.

4. My cat is a purr-whore. She'll yell and scream and growl at you, but still be purring at the same time.

5. I'm ready to have this baby. I don't want to wait another 4 weeks. I might not be ready to be a mommy (who ever is?), but I'm tired of housing her.

6. I hate being cold, but think snow is fun.

7. I have an obsession with Mexican food. I think I might have been Mexican in a former life. Good thing I married a hispanic and my mother-in-law makes such good Mexican food.

8. My dog is extra-special needy. I wonder how he'll react to not being the baby anymore.

I don't know all that many people who have blogs. Anyone I would tag has already been tagged.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

We got our carseat yesterday. How silly that Marc and I are arguing over who's car it will go in... I finally convinced him that it should go in my car. Sofia and I are going to be home for 3 months together while he goes to work and I don't want to drive his car, so it makes sense that it goes in mine. Right? We have our hospital tour tomorrow afternoon. That should be exciting (I hope). We have our next ob appointment on Tuesday, infant CPR on Wednesday, and the cat is going to get her shots on Thursday. Busy week ahead of us.

I ran across this cartoon at and thought I'd share.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


It's been soooo hot here! We reached a record today...yuck. Of course, we've had 2 code orange/red days in a row the week I have to ride the bus/metro. Granted it's nice not to have to pay the bus fare (although we still have to pay the metro fare), but riding a hot bus, waiting for the bus or metro, and ending up on the one car on the train that doesn't have AC is not really fun when you are 8 months pregnant.

Here is a much awaited belly shot. 34 weeks....only 6 to go.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Sorry, no picture this time

I know it's been awhile since I posted. I keep putting it off until I have a belly shot to post for everyone. Well, I don't have a belly shot but I figured I'd go ahead and post. It's been ungodly hot here and there is just more to's supposed to be 98 or 99 tomorrow. Of course this is the week I have to ride the bus and the metro to get to a conference.

Beth and Jeff were here Friday night. It was a nice, but short visit. And Saturday night Marc and I saw the latest Bourne movie. It was a good movie, you just have to know going into it, that it is nothing like the book. If you accept that upfront, it's a good movie and you'll enjoy it. There isn't much else going on here. Baseball season is over for Marc and I'm trying to get a bit of scrapbooking in before Sofia gets here. I'm sure I won't have much time for the first few months.

I also want to say congrats to Becky and Dave for their new little bundle of joy....and I must admit that I'm super jealous that she delivered 2 weeks early. Hey, it gives me hope. She's the 3rd person I know of who has delivered early this summer.

We'll get a picture soon....