29 February 2008

The nursery plans: the crib!

I will be sharing with you in upcoming posts the plans for the nursery! I am very, very pumped about designing this room for our little bundle of joy. After much deliberation, negotiation and research - we have purchased the first item for the nursery: the crib! This is the Stokke Sleepi crib - an oval crib (duh) that is very convertible, good for the environment, and meets my approval for a modern crib. Rudy really wanted this crib - I had other ideas, but we compromised because I am picking out everything else! This crib is pretty cool though - you can park it in the middle of the room, or against the wall. And, it has wheels so we can wheel it into our bedroom for a while when he is making the transition from the cosleeper to the crib. I am so excited!!! Rudy really likes it because with some conversion kits, it converts to a toddler bed, a junior bed and then you can take the ends off and they become chairs. Crazy! So, hopefully it will get years of use. I am just glad it came in this dark walnut stain -as it will match the dresser we are getting from Room and Board. But, that is for another post... When I get the crib I can start making the bedding - yippee!!! I can't wait to get the nursery all done - this is so much fun!

28 February 2008

Pregnant moment

I have had a few pregnant moments, but the one from this morning is the best so far! I stopped and got the mail this morning on my way to work. We have one of those neighborhood mailboxes with a bunch of mailboxes all together in one place. Well, my neighbor just emailed me and said her husband saw me get the mail and then leave the mailbox door wide open with the key in it! HAHAHAHA! I just had to laugh, I am such an idiot! I was on the phone with Rudy at the time and must have been in a hurry to get back in the car, but duhhhhhhhhh... Thank goodness for nice neighbors who watch your back!

24 February 2008

our little baby...

So, as promised, here is one pic from our last ultrasound when we found out he is a boy. This is a 4d shot done at the perinatologist. He has his left arm wrapped around his neck and you can see the umbilical cord sticking out of his little tiny tummy. He is kicking up a storm now and is around 10 inches long. We can't wait to meet him!!!

14 February 2008

19 weeks, 3 days

Here is a clothed pic of my belly. Granted, we just ate dinner for Rudy's birthday, so I probably look a little bigger than normal. You can see a roundness to my abdomen that I hope looks like a prego girl and not just a girl who ate too much cake. Cuz, I have eaten too much cake and other stuff. ;) I am calling it the airline pillow right now. I hope it starts looking like a basketball soon! I will take a naked belly photo soon...

12 February 2008

Oh, my aching back...

You'd think I was full term, carrying a 10 pound baby with the aches and pains I have! My back has been giving me trouble since last week. I am having trouble sitting at my desk - which I do all day everyday for work. I hunch over my laptop and work work work. I even have one of those fancy Herman Miller office chairs and I am still dying! I have since readjusted it the best I can and moved my laptop onto the keyboard tray so I can get everything lined up the best I can. It helps a little bit. I have to sit up perfectly straight with my belly against the tray so I can reach the keyboard properly. What am I gonna do when my belly starts getting in the way? I am willing to try anything - yoga, chiropractor, physical therapy, exercise, massage, anything!!! Somebody please tell me what to do... Every night I go home and lay on a heating pad or take a bath. (Yes, my doc said it was ok to do this!)

Speaking of yoga - I started taking prenatal yoga last Saturday. It was great! I think it may help with my back and of course with delivering this bouncing baby boy. The instructor even rubbed lavender aromatherapy on our feet at the end, it was pretty darn relaxing. This is the kind of exercise I can handle. I was fricking sore afterwards though - I overdid it on the stretching. It didn't hurt when I was doing the moves, but I guess I overstretched a little. It felt so good to do it though and I feel fine now. I am going back again this Saturday! I just need to get up off my butt and do a couple other things too, like walk on the treadmill or take another class somewhere. I would like to take water aerobics or something like that, I am looking into it. Now is the time to do whatever I have to do!

Rudy and I went shopping on Saturday and bought a bunch of clothes for our baby son. Son, I am going to have a son! That is so weird to say!!! Macy's had a great sale and we bought lots of typical baby stuff - sleepers and onesies all in pretty boy pastel colors with giraffes and animals and frogs and sailboats on them. We got a really cute baby blue velour tracksuit from Ralph Lauren - Rudy had to have it and of course I couldn't resist. I had picked up the hip hop Adidas track suit first, but we settled on the velour. It is so small and so fricking cute!!!!!!! We got him his first pair of khaki cargo pants at the Gap too - everything is so tiny and cute. And, of course we got him his first socks - these trumpette baby camo socks - they are so little, but so darn cute. Now I have to go out and find him some more stylish baby clothes - I am thinking more along the lines of rock and roll baby wear, no more of this pastel baby stuff!!! Ohhhhh - I love it all, it is all so darn irresistible!!

07 February 2008

What will our baby boy look like?

His Daddy?

His Mommy?
Hee hee, aren't we cute? Rudy was 14 months in this photo of him, I am only 6 months. I hope baby boy looks like his Daddy with those pudgy cheeks, wait, I mean pudgy everything! His pa called him 'porkchop' cuz he was so chubby. But, look at those big dimples! Did I mention that Rudy weighed about 10lbs at birth? Ouch!

06 February 2008

I'm a boy!

It's official and there is NO doubt about it, it's a boy! Now I can go on a shopping rampage and buy all the coolest, cutest most awesome baby boy clothes I can find. Watch out! I am going to stimulate the economy singlehandedly with my shopping excursions! I just ordered some fabric today for the bedding. Yes, I am going to make it myself. I kind of have to because we are getting an oval crib and the choices for bedding are very limited. I am also very, very, very picky and have to design this all myself because that's what I like to do. I am not 100% sure in my head how it is going to turn out yet, but I am working on it and will share the details with you. You see, I kind of had my heart set on a baby girl, so had the girl nursery all worked out. But, now I have to go down the boy path and figure that out. But, we are happy to be having a very healthy, sweet little baby boy.

I have some ultrasound pictures to post, but I left them at grandma's, so will do it when I get them back.