Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Halloween! I bought a pumpkin to carve, but didn't take the time to carve it until today at 5:30 p.m. Can you tell what I was trying to carve? We had fun tonight seeing all the trick-or-treaters.
This past weekend we went to see the movie Into the Wild. We read the book together a while back. It was a good movie, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Because of the movie, our son is not allowed to know about Alaska. Then on Saturday we helped Julie celebrate her 30th b-day! It was a fun day and hopefully she was at least a little surprised. Sunday marked the beginning of week 29. I am amazed at how fast this is going. One day this week I could have sworn that the little guy was inside my rib cage. Luckily he moves a lot.

Yesterday we took our first child preparation class, entitled "Baby Basics". It was a very high level class, but was good info for us. They had baby dolls for each of the couples there to use to practice putting on a diaper and swaddling. Well as 'luck' would have it, we were the only couple in the class who got a handmade cloth doll. Here's a picture of her all wrapped up.
When we moved the blanket that was sitting on our 'baby' to swaddle it, we were in for a big shock! Our 'baby' had hair in places that babies should not have hair. We spent the rest of the class trying to contain our laughter (but not doing a very good job). We're not sure why we were given a teenager instead of a baby to practice swadling on, but it was highly disturbing and hilarious at the same time.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Can anyone tell me why blogger keeps deleting my paragraph spacing when I publish a posting???? It is so annoying!!!!


We had a fun time this past weekend in New Orleans visiting my family. My great-grandma turned 90 on Monday so we were there for her surprise party. She had no idea that we were all coming to visit. And yes, that is right that she is 3 generations removed from me, and is only 60 years older than I am. She is still as fiesty as ever. We got to spend a little time in the French Quarter and have cafe au lait (decaf of course) and beignets. They were really yummy. It was great to see family, but let's be honest - it's really all about the food (that's the baby talking). :)
This week officially starts the 3rd trimester (week 28). Less than 3 months to go! I went to the doctor this week and took the gestational diabetes test. That means that I had to drink this crazy sugary/syrupy drink to overload my body with sugar and see how it would react. Well the baby thought that was great. He was kicking and rolling and doing acrobats that whole day AND the next day. I heard back today that I my glucose test came back normal, so I guess that means I can eat more sugar now!! The baby is excited.
Also this week, some friends at work threw me a baby shower! It was really fun to see everyone and eat Costco cake (more sugar!). And Jason & I are super grateful for all the great baby stuff we got!
If you liked the videos from the past 2 postings, be sure to check out the bloopers reel:
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Little Acrobat

Welcome to week 27. The baby is currently over 2 lbs. and is approximately the size of an ear of corn. Another email I get tells me that he's over 14 inches long (if his legs were extended). One morning this week I woke up feeling him doing somersaults! He is becoming quite the acrobat.

We spent the past weekend at Apple Butter days in Mt. Vernon, MO. We had lots of fun hanging out with family and eating loads of kettle corn. And of course we had to get some apple butter. Jason taught our 2 year old nephew Trent that it's a fun idea to zerbert the baby. So he kept staring at my belly and then randomly lifting up my shirt to give him a zerbert. Luckily we weren't in public when Jason taught him that trick!

If you liked the posting from last week with the BBQ video, then be sure to check out the sequel:

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

We don't need no education

The past week has been filled with Jason doing homework and me being bored. Jason has been writing a 15 page paper and preparing a presentation for one class, and studying for a final for his other class. His Wed night professor made him go to class this Tues AND Wed, so he's been in class THREE nights this week! That is not cool.

This is me at 26 weeks. We went to the doctor on Monday, and she said everything looks good. I'll now be seeing her every 2 weeks. When I go back on the 23rd, I'll be taking the gestational diabetes test so hopefully I will pass (despite the fact that I've already eaten my weight in candy corn this Halloween season).

I am very excited about the fall weather we've been having! It is especially good for me since almost all of my maternity clothes are for the fall/winter! Now hopefully I won't have to do laundry every couple of days.

I have been having fun lately helping with a series at church. We've been doing some fun video stuff. I'm definitely not the brains behind any of this - just the organizer! Here's a link to the week 1 video (it's a little over 3 minutes long):
Stay tuned for next week's sequel!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Why do babies need so much stuff?

Last weekend we braved the baby section of Target and the enormous overwhelming insanity that is Babies R Us. We are now officially registered (that's not a hint!), and we're hoping that we know everything we need! Actually the baby registry process at Babies R Us is way better than the one at Target - it took them 48 hours to get our registry online. Hasn't anyone told them that it is not smart to make a pregnant lady angry?

The rest of the weekend was full of homework and watching an exciting Chiefs game. We also got to hang out with some friends for a fun Octoberfest party where we had yummy homemade pretzels and we both (or all three) got to eat our 1st weinerschnitzel. It was really good, but we're guessing that you can't really go wrong with fried pork. We also watched "An Inconvenient Truth" which was a very interesting documentary about global warming. We're turning into somewhat extreme recyclers, so just tell us to shut up if we start preaching to you (but seriously, do you recycle?).

This week we signed up for classes - one of which is called 'Baby Basics' - neither one of us can remember the last time we changed a diaper so we're hoping this class can help. Also if either one of us is holding a baby that starts crying, our strategy has been to just give the baby back to his or her parents as quickly as possible - so maybe this class is going to help us figure out what to do with the baby now that we ARE the parents. Here's me at week 25. Almost to the 3rd trimester!