Saturday, April 28, 2007

final preparations

i have convinced myself that i can work up to the due date. there is a lot i need to still see to at work, however things at home seem to be almost ready. mom brought over the bassinet today–it's very pretty. mom refurnished it for gracie by painting it and making a beautiful eyelet laced skirt. for our baby boy, she decorated it with a big blue & green bow. mom also made a diaper holder with handmade trim that matches the crib bumper & skirt. this week, i also began washing clothes and preparing the diaper bag. one can't be certain when babychaud will arrive. in the midst of the baby activity, i bought rosey a new kong and abby a new tennis ball. both are very happy with the new toys and each other.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

hospital tour

today we visited the hospital so we know where to go on the day of the big event. it was kinda scary. i've was there for gracie's birth, but this time around it's a little different. it's only temporary, right? to ease my mind, i try and just think about how exciting it will be to hold our little son. may 26th!

Monday, April 23, 2007



Thursday, April 12, 2007

making room for baby

my body is finding more room for baby chaud. these last two days, i have been sick with a cold. it takes a lot more for it to recover from illness than it used to. during the last 8 months, i have been sick 3 times. that is 3 times more than i usually am. here i am at 33 weeks 5 days. how can i complain? only a few nights have i had to made the journey to the bathroom downstairs. either my bladder is pretty strong or my will to ignore it is. my doctor said this week that our baby will not be a big baby, a mere 8 pounds. i said, "that is a big baby." i guess not compared to the 10 pounder she just delivered. my birth weight was somewhere around 5.5 pounds and a baby's weight is closer to the mother's birth weight.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

preparing the dogs

after the two showers, patrick and i have ended up with a lot of baby things. while we anticipated the amount of gifts, we didn't anticipate abby's reaction to the items in her space. usually during the early evening, you can find abby on her back on the couch. this week, i found her upstairs in her bed. i think she got nervous with all the boxes and new things in the living room. maybe she thought she was being adopted again. patrick quickly moved all the items out and since then, abby is once again enjoying her couch. rosey doesn't notice anything!

patrick and i say i am growing outward. babychaud is likely 4 pounds and 16 inches long (according to the internet). i will get the doctor's opinion monday.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Last Lap

The supermajority of the carpentry was finished last night, with the crib ends assembled and glued into their final shape. What's left is a number of decorative pieces but once those are cut it will be time to put down the first coat of stain, likely on Easter.