Monday, January 26, 2009

Home Stretch

With just 4 weeks left, we are nearly ready for the fetus to finally join us in person!  This past week has been full of thoughtful, sweet presents from the fans.  I had a work pot-luck in the fetus' honor, and a baby shower hosted by a close friend for all of my friends and family on the West Side of the mountains.  It was full of fun surprises, and an overwhelming amount of cuteness.  The list of things we still need is now very small, and I am ready to no longer be pregnant.  

[Pictures of shower will be posted as soon as my mom is less sick and can send them to me!]

While you are waiting for more exciting photos, here is our latest furniture addition in the restroom:
This week marks the last of my every-other-weekly doctor's appointments as they will pick up to weekly meetings.  These meetings are super quick, so there isn't a lot of new and exciting development yet (although we will keep you posted).  One of the fun facts that I learned at my shower this weekend is that my aunt and uncle (who are expecting a baby girl in June) have the same doctor as we do!  In such a large city, what a random coincidence (hopefully that means we each have a REALLY good doctor). 

As always, we will keep you posted on any new activities.  Check back soon for more photos and more excitement!  

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tea for Two

With just 6 weeks and 2 days left until the official due date, we are getting very excited for our new little one!  I have officially been in the nesting stage for several months now (I think that Kyle thinks I've always been in the nesting stage) and have been knitting and cooking and cleaning and trying to exercise all of my possible motherly muscles so that I will be all ready by the time our baby joins us.

view from crib/chair

view from door

Yesterday, my wonderful in-laws held a tea party baby shower for me and the little one over in Eastern Washington.  I was worried all week because the passes were all closed, but they opened up Friday and we were able to make it over and back safely on Saturday.  With all of the thoughtful and generous gifts, we are even closer to having everything ready!  I still have a list of things we need to have by mid-February, but we're getting closer!

We've been meeting with our doctor every other week, but the appointments are very short and we don't have any big news to report.  Everything is looking good, and, as you can tell, we're counting down the days (or at least I am)!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Baby on Board

As the weeks slowly tick down, we are getting more prepared for the arrival of our new rookie.  The nursery is almost ready, and is filled with tiny clothes (in labeled drawers), a crib with a mattress (thanks to some of our most loyal fans), and toys galore.  Maleah is currently obsessed with making the correct cloth diaper choice (she bought a bunch a few months ago, but is now changing her mind and is having a hard time talking about anything else!).  After going to our day-long childbirth preparation class, Kyle is almost ready to deal with hospitals and needles (it helps that he doesn't need to be personally pricked).  We've interviewed pediatricians and have picked out the perfect team doctor for the little one.

This month is filled with even more excitement with a couple of baby showers and Kyle's birthday to add zest and surprise to the cold, wet winter weather.  

Today is actually Kyle's 31st birthday, so I'll keep this short, but look for fun baby shower-related pictures soon (as long as the pass stays open long enough this weekend for us to drive over to Ellensburg!).