Thursday, December 29, 2005

First Christmas

Hannah's first Christmas was interesting. She was not helpful in opening her gifts, but she got many many nice things. She was a little crabby, as everyone got here at about naptime, but what can you do? She slept a little and basically lived on my hip the rest of the afternoon. There aren't as many pictures as I'd like, but Steven refuses to use my camera for some unknown reason.

Friday, December 23, 2005


Sorry for not keeping everyone informed, but we've been very busy around here. Last weekend Hannah took her first unassisted steps. 4 of them. We're very proud, but so far the only person she's interested in walking to is me. She will sit down rather than walk to anyone else.Christmas is only 2 days away, and I can't wait to see Hannah with her gifts. I'm very excited for her! I will take lots of pictures, and I am sending Steven out for video tapes, so we can record it also!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Hannah finally has a new sound. No more dada dada. It's like she's forgotten in all together. Now everything is babababa. It's very cute.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Another Tooth

Hannah's third tooth popped through last week on Thursday. You still can't see it, and only a corner popped but you can feel it. I can't wait until she has more teeth, they're really so cute!I'm excited for Hannah's first Christmas. She won't understand, but I know she'll have fun with her gifts from us (and everyone else)She's getting so big, I'm going to have to move her into the next size clothes, because she's too tall. I don't have any idea how I'm going to make them stay up though, she's just too darn thin.

Sunday, December 4, 2005


Thanksgiving was interesting... she didn't think much of the food, but I think she was stressed about all the people. She slept through dinner at Carols, and didn't want to share when we ate at Dad's. Went to church this weekend, and she did really well. She even played with a little girl at church and shared her toys. Well, the little girl took them, but at least Hannah didn't scream. She's been so much fun lately, but I'm starting to realize that she's not a baby anymore. She looks more like a kid than a baby!Will update after her appointment on Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Hannah did really well sleeping last weekend, but she's full on into her stranger/separation anxiety. She pretty much screamed every time someone other than me had her. I hope she can get over it soon.Yay, today is Thanksgiving! Hannah's going to have fun, I hope... we're almost done packing the diaper bag, and she's down for her nap. When Steven comes back we can go to Carols, and then up to Dad's! Hope she has fun with all the food.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Night away

So tomorrow we're off and we'll see how well she deals with a night away from home. We got her weaned off her mobile, since she broke it anyway. Now she has her bunny with the pull tail. Wish us luck!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Standing and Walking

Hannah is just more and more fun as days go by. She's now laughing spontaneously... and clapping, which I think is great. She's standing longer and longer on her own, and will actually walk behind her push toy for quite a while. There are pictures of this in her photo album. We had to take her to the dr's on Friday, because of a suspected ear infection, but so far so good. And she's 8 months old and weighs 16lbs 2oz... so she's gained over 1 1/2 lbs since she was there 2 months ago.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Crawling, kisses, and new food

Hannah is a regular Speedy Gonzales with her crawling now. She's also pulling up and doing some cruising. Her new favorite trick is giving kisses, though mostly she only kisses Daddy. Sometimes she also waves to the cat... it's pretty funny. I think we're in for some more teeth soon, as her diapers have been scary and her sleeping/napping erratic. Oh, and occasionally she can stand on her own for a few seconds. It's pretty cute, but then she gets excited and falls on her behind.I think today we're gonna try grilled cheese for lunch... she loved spaghetti the other night.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Yay for Teeth

And finally, after more than two solid weeks of teething... We have TWO teeth! You can feel her two bottom teeth broken through the gums. They're still very hard to see, since she sticks her tongue on them everytime she opens her mouth... but definitely there. And she's been in a fantastic mood too. I'm sure because her mouth doesn't hurt now. Hannah is also crawling. She doesn't do it much, but is definitely capable. She goes a few steps and stops, but if she's mad or frustrated, she goes much farther.

Friday, September 2, 2005


Hannah appears to be teething like a fiend. Drool everywhere, fussy nonstop, and she's not happy about taking a bottle. I hope if that's what it is, she gets it in soon. Love her to death, but this is driving me insane!

Friday, August 26, 2005


Well, Hannah is still sleeping through the night, and sitting very well. She also stands holding onto things if you let her. Rather unsteady with that, but very cute. There are pictures in the photo albums.Having company tomorrow. Aunt Maura and Aunt Judy and Amanda are coming to visit. They haven't seen Hannah yet, so there will be more pics in the albums after this weekend. Hannah's boyfriend Gabriel is also coming to visit on the 18th of September, so that will be fun.

Friday, August 5, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

Wow, it's amazing how busy you get with a baby! Hannah is sleeping through the night, and has been for about 6 weeks now. We also stopped swaddling her, and rocking her to sleep. She sleeps very well, and hardly cries at all when we put her down to sleep.She's also eating solid food now, and she's very enthusiastic about it. She'll eat anything you put on a spoon for her. So far she's eaten cereal, squash, carrots, and peas. Tonight we're gonna try green beans. Everything is going very well, she rolled over last month, and now she's working on sitting up. She tripods pretty well, but wants to use her hands, so I think she'll be sitting alone pretty soon.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Sleeping Through!

Umm... wow, don't write much huh! Anyways, Hannah is doing great. She actually slept through the night the last 4 nights in a row... and she's doing real well! She is grabbing toys and holding them, and she holds her head up amazingly. We're having a party this weekend... so she'll get to see Gabriel. Guess that's all for now, gonna post some new pics.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Well we had a couple of firsts this weekend. Hannah spent her first night away from home with Gramma... and amazingly slept through the night for them. Then she slept through for us on Sunday night 9-5:45. Yay! And then yesterday when Auntie Jennie and Uncle Ben came to visit, she found her thumb, all by herself. She was sucking on it, and was very happy most of the day. I think she's teething already... something I am dreading. She's drooling up a storm, and when I put my knuckle in her mouth, she doesn't suck on it, she bites down on it. So I guess she's not too unhappy about it. No fussing yet. So we'll see how long this goes on before we see a tooth. We're all moved in, and Hannah loves her new room. I'll take some pictures of it, and post them here so everyone else can see.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Hannah Hates that dress!

So Hannah was dedicated... and she HATED her dress! She screamed almost the entire time we were up front. I thought since she was so unhappy they'd try to keep it short, but that didn't happen. She was much happier when I took her back and put her PJ's back on. We had a good time at lunch... and she's still sleeping in her crib. But I think moving is going to screw that one up. I'll post new pictures from Saturday as soon as I can get Grandpa to email me some... we took a video, but can't post that here.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Dedication Tomorrow

Well Hannah's being Dedicated at church tomorrow, and then we're off to dinner at Grandpa and Mimi Bruso's. I can't wait to see how upset she is with the dress that Meme bought her. I think she's gonna hate it! Someday she'll love it though.We'll be moving next weekend, so she'll finally get to sleep in her new pink bunny room! Now if only we could get her to sleep all night, everything would be perfect. She's such a sweetie though, I wouldn't trade her for anything. She's definitely a Mommy's girl!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Sick baby

Poor Hannah was sick last night. She had a fever and was very cranky. We called the Dr.. and she said to give her tylenol, and she's going to call back this morning. On a good note, Hannah slept through the night!!! She slept from 9:30-6am. Of course I'm sure it's because she didn't feel good. So she probably won't do it again. But we'll see. Of course I didn't sleep any better because once we got to about 3:30am, I was afraid she'd wake up, so I didn't sleep well at all. Oh well, maybe she'll keep it up.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


We had some excitement on Monday afternoon... Hannah rolled over from her tummy. I think she scared herself... and it was an accident, but it's progress. She cried when she was done, and now flat out refuses to do it again. I'm sure we'll be seeing it again soon, but for now we'll just do tummy time and wait.

Monday, May 9, 2005

Mother's Day Weekend

Hannah had a good day on Saturday, she went to church and then to Grandpa and Mimi's for dinner. She was snuggled to death I think! Only downside to that was she insisted on sleeping with Mommy and Daddy Saturday night. However last night she did much better and slept in her bed from 9:30 until 2:15. I think that might have had something to do with her upset tummy though. She spent most of yesterday spitting up, or throwing up what she ate. It got better last night, so I think she was tired and slept! But she's feeling better now, and is all smiles for Mommy this morning as I type.

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Dedication Coming Soon

Hannah is still sleeping in her crib most of the night, but now she's started waking up at 11:30 and 3am. I don't mind getting up with her, but I was definitely spoiled by only having to get up once. I think maybe she's growing... but who knows. She's still as smiley as ever, when she's happy. And I just love those cute little smiles. I can't wait until she starts to giggle. Hannah will be dedicated on Saturday May 21 at the Village Church and we're very excited about that. Pastor Sierra agreed to dedicate her. So that's the interesting news for now... I'm sure they'll be more to come.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

Still a shocker

Hannah has certainly managed to shock me again. I got some tips from the Webmd message board on how to make the transition to her crib easier, and they appear to have worked. Friday night she went in her crib at ten past nine, and stayed there until around 2am. Then last night, I put her down at 8:15 and she slept in there until 2:45. Of course she stays in bed with us after she eats, but once she sleeps through the night, she'll be in her crib all night. It's amazing... I really thought it would be harder for us, and her! Now I only have to figure out how to get her to sleep there once it gets hot, because I certainly can't swaddle her in a fleece blanket in the middle of July!

Friday, April 29, 2005

Meet me in my Crib?

Tonight we're going to start transitioning Hannah into her crib, so when we move it's not such a huge change. I'm sure we won't sleep tonight... but she'll be happier in the end. A baby who sleeps better is happier, and that's important. Of course it's better that she'll be well rested. Eventually anyways. So wish us luck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


Hannah just cracks me up lately. She loves to lay on the floor after she's eaten and wiggle. A lot of the time, the cats will come to investigate what she's doing. And she just LOVES them. She totally "talks" to them, and stares like they're going out of style. It's hilarious! I figured I'd share since no one really gets to see that stuff.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Great Nana

Hannah had a very nice weekend. She went to church on Saturday, and then saw her Great Nana. Actually slept on her the whole time. No one else really got to hold her at all. At least we'll go up to visit again Mother's day weekend, then maybe she'll go see some other people. She kinda just vegged here with us yesterday. Had a quiet day, and went to sleep on time. I really can't complain. For the most part she goes to sleep between 9:30 and 10, and only gets up once. So that's good. I have some errands to do today, so hopefully I'll get in the shower while she sleeping, and then go out.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


Guess I've been kind of slacking when it comes to my journal, but as amazing as she is, no one wants to hear about the little things... especially when they're silly.Grandpa came to visit on Monday night... and she was very agreeable all night. Even went to bed on time... though she woke up just before Grandpa left. She did go right back to sleep. So far nothing terribly interesting is going on. She's going to see her Great Nana on Saturday, and that will be a real treat. She'll be six weeks old then. And already I feel like she's getting so big! I don't notice as much as other people... but she really is much bigger than when she was born.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

One Month WCC

Hannah had her one month doctor's appointment last night. She weighs 8lbs 5oz. One pound more than she did at birth, and she is 20 7/8 inches. I know that doesn't sound like much, but the measured her at the Doc's at 19 1/2, so according to them she's gained more than an inch also!She's being terribly fussy at night, and hopefully the book I'm reading is right when they say it should start to get better after 6 weeks. We're having a terrible time getting her to go to sleep, and when she wakes up at night, to go back to sleep. I'm hoping it's the age, and it will get better. I want her to get out of the habit of sleeping in her bouncy chair with the vibrate setting on.

Friday, April 8, 2005

Good Kiddo

Hannah has been continuing to sleep for 6-7 hours at night, and only waking up once to eat. Now the only problem is getting her back to sleep. Guess I'll have to figure that one out now. Sorry this is short, but it's morning, and she wants to eat!

Wednesday, April 6, 2005


Color me absolutely shocked!!! Last night Hannah went down at 9:15, and slept until 4:15. If she had gone one more hour we would have considered that all night, since Steven would get up with her and stay up! I wonder if the long walk I took had something to do with it? She napped really well, so I was surprised that she slept that long.

Monday, April 4, 2005

First Pictures

Hannah had her first pictures done at Sears yesterday, and if I do say so myself, they are perfect! She was so incredibly good. She only fussed a little bit, and only because I had to keep picking her up and moving her. We bought the disk, so the pictures are in the photo gallery, and we'll be getting them back in like 2 weeks. And I'm so pleased that the time change didn't screw her up too much. She went to sleep around 9:30 last night and slept until almost 2:30. So I think she's doing really well. Hopefully she'll sleep through the night soon, and then things will really get fun!

Sunday, April 3, 2005


Hannah went to church for the first time yesterday. She was very good, though Grandpa kidnapped her during the sermon. She was so good, and she slept well last night too. She only woke up once during the night, and I guess I can deal with that. Too bad we had to turn the clocks, as if I don't lose enough sleep as it is. LOL So I'm going to finish my coffee and try to shower before Gramma gets here.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

peed on

So Hannah had her first real tub bath last night. I took pictures, and at first she really hated it, but then she got used to it, and stopped yelling so much. Of course when I wrapped her in the towel and took her to put her diaper and clothes back on, she peed all over me and the towel. I had to shower when I was done. Guess we'll have to figure out a better way to do that.Took a trip to Walmart this morning... and she was so good. Never even cried once. Of course, she slept most of the time. Now I think I'll get some lunch while she's not requiring all my attention.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Bath day?

I'm such a slacker with this lately, but she hardly sleeps during the day, so I don't have a lot of time to write. Changed her diaper this morning, and her umbilical cord fell off, and amazingly, it's bath day! So she'll probably get a real bath either today or tomorrow! That ought to be fun, since she just HATES to be nekkid and wet! Had a good easter. Meme bought her a cute bunny. (no candy this year) And Mimi Joanie bought her a cute outfit! She is just too sweet for words now though. She loves her Daddy very much. In fact, I have to keep the radio on all day so she'll sleep at all. In our effort not to be quiet when she's sleeping, now she needs it noisy to sleep. What a pain. Good thing I don't want to nap when she does.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Hannah's Birth Story

So... here I am, finally home with a few minutes to spare, so for all of you who don't know what happened, I'll write a birth story.

Friday morning, March 11, I woke up, and I thought my water had broken. I called the Dr on call, and she said to go to the birthing center. So I called Steven, and Mom and we headed up. They checked me and said there was no amniotic fluid, but that I should walk for a while and they'd check me again. I walked the halls for two hours, and when they checked again, she said there might possibly be a leak, but that as of right then, my water hadn't broken... so I could go. But she said she'd be surprised if I didn't show back up sometime over the weekend.

So we went and had lunch... and did our errands. During that time I started to get contractions. By 8pm they were 7-8 minutes apart, and uncomfortable, but not unbearable. I fell asleep around 11 and slept until 2:30. I woke up and I felt something kind of pop, and when I got up, I was much wetter than normal. My water had broken then! The contractions started immediately to get much worse and we called the Dr at 3 and she said to head to the birthing center.

At around 3:15 the nurses checked me and said I was 2cm. I was upset because that meant I had to wait for the epidural. They gave me a shot of Nubain and let me labor for a while. The shot didn't help the pain at all... the contractions were almost unbearable, but I felt awfully sleepy in between. Around 6am I told them I needed to pee, and they said before that could happen they were going to check me again. I heard the nurses whispering over me, and they actually checked twice... Then they told me I had dialated to 10cm already! So no epidural for me!

They called the Dr... and told me when I felt the urge to push. And I pushed. Though I think the worst part of that was when they said not to push but breathe through the contractions. I don't think anything is harder than that. I pushed for almost 1 1/2 hours and at 7:52, Hannah finally arrived... showering the Dr with what was left of the amniotic fluid! They put her up on my chest, and my Mom cut the cord. She was absolutely beautiful! And still is, but then I'm a little biased!

That's what I remember... but then I'm sure I'm forgetting something. It all seems kinda fuzzy anyways. So that's how my little Hannah got here... and boy are we glad she's here!!

Sunday, March 6, 2005


Hopefully a quiet day today, since we were so busy yesterday. I know I wasn't supposed to, but we went up to Lancaster yesterday. Of course I feel like an elephant, and no woman this pregnant should have to wear those shoes, and a dress for that long, but I managed. It was nice to see people again. I feel like I'm so stuck here. But I'm sure it will get better once I have her. Only one more week until my due date, but I really don't think she'll be here by then. Went to the Dr's on Friday and had to go to the Birthing center for a Non Stress test. I hadn't felt her moving yet that day, so rather be safe than sorry... they hook you up to a bunch of monitors and make you press a button when you feel the baby move. It was kind of cool to watch the printout, but laying there for an hour got a little old. I can only imagine how old it will get when I go into labor.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005


Nothing much interesting to report today. A few contractions here and there, but nothing worth timing. Have been relaxing and reading a lot with my feet up, and since last night, I have the worst pain 'down there' when I walk or sit up in bed. So I'm hoping this means she's finally engaged, which might mean this could happen soon. It finally stopped snowing, so I could get out of the house today. On my own. I feel like I'm stuck a lot because I shouldn't drive in the snow. So now I'm unstuck for another few days. I hope!

Tuesday, March 1, 2005


And I thought March would never get here! So here I am, 12 days to go and counting. Had a few Braxton Hicks contractions, but not much else lately. Just feeling generally uncomfortable and totally ready for this to be over. Right now I'm contemplating what I want for lunch today... either Grilled cheese (again) or peanut butter.And it's snowing again.... The nurse at the birthing center said they get really busy during snowstorms... so I was hoping. But of course, I'm still here, and she's still in there. So here's hoping I don't make it to my appointment on Friday.

Sunday, February 27, 2005


We had such a good time last night. We went out to Friday's for dinner, and boy did I stuff myself. I guess everything will be different when our little girl finally gets here, but maybe some people won't mind her tagging along once in a while. I'd hate to never go out and have fun again because we had a baby.Also... on an interesting note. I was having contractions again last night. Actually on and off all day, but they only got regular around 10pm. They were coming every ten minutes and were pretty painful. Nothing I couldn't handle, but definitely noticeable! I was really hoping that it was time, but they tapered off and went away about 11:30, so I went to sleep.Only two weeks left until my due date... Hope I don't have to go too long afterwards.

Friday, February 25, 2005


Jennie and Ben are coming down tomorrow... and I'm glad. I feel awful making everyone drive down here, but I'm really not "supposed" to go too far from the hospital. So I'm pretty much stuck here until she comes. So I'm glad that we have company sometimes.We're not cleaning the house either... or at least I'm not. I informed Steven that he had to stop, because she wouldn't ever show up until our house is trashed, and we couldn't possibly entertain company here. Then she'll show up. So maybe it works that way. I know I shouldn't get all worked up about it... its not like she's late (yet) but I was truly hoping she'd be early.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Still nothing, but that's no surprise. Still waiting and hoping she'll be early. Having a terrible time sleeping at night... and walking around is still awfully painful, but hopefully all this pain is worth something.

Sunday, February 20, 2005


Apparently nothing is going on in there... I had contractions on Friday for about six hours... and then they just went away. Yesterday Steven and I walked... and walked... and walked. And still nothing! I think she's just teasing me. I want her to come out early so bad... she'll probably be so late I'll have to be induced! Just thought everyone reading this ought to know what's going on. Or at least as much as I know anyways.

Friday, February 18, 2005


Well, something is definitely going on in there. I've been having contractions between 10 and 20 minutes apart for like 4 hours now... but the dr said not to call until they were 5 minutes apart... so I probably have a long way to go. I could probably have contractions like this for a week. Yay... So anyways, here's hoping that in a few days we might have a baby here. I don't really know what to do besides wait... so that's what we're doing. If they get more painful, or closer together, I guess I'll have to tell Steven to come home.. but so far, he can stay at work, this is nothing I can't handle yet.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Boy, today just isn't a good day. I noticed yesterday afternoon that I've got this terrible pain when I walk. Her head must be pushing on something because walking hurts, and stairs are practically impossible. We saw the Dr last night... and she was pretty helpful. We'll have to go see her two days after we come home from the hospital. But that's no big deal. She just wants to make sure that the baby is gaining weight, and breastfeeding is going well. We didn't get home until after 8 though, so I'm extra tired today.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Tonight we're going to see Dr. Kate... she's going to talk with us about what needs to be done after we have the baby, when we need to make our first appointment for her to see the baby, all that important stuff. I'm not sleeping well at night, and by the time I get up in the morning, my hips ache so much I can barely walk. I keep hoping this is a sign she's on her way... but so far, she's awfully comfortable in there. I've been trying to rest and keep my feet up, so I can keep the swelling down. So far it's not too bad, but I imagine it will get worse. Still counting days until she gets here. And truly hope she's not terribly late, though I do have a feeling she will be late.

Monday, February 14, 2005


I seem to have lots of errands to do today... I bought some outfits for this summer, but I got home and realized they're probably too small. So I'm going to take them back and exchange them for the next size. I did a lot of walking yesterday, and I think it might have started something. When I got home after dinner(Steven won $100 on a scratch ticket) I was feeling kinda achy, and my stomach was all tight and hard. So that must be Braxton Hicks... Those are the first ones I've felt. And at dinner, I saw one of my old co workers from Old Navy, and she told me that if I want to go back to work, she'd love to hire me! So I even have a lead on that, when I'm ready to go back.

Friday, February 11, 2005


Kind of having a bad day today. Not sure why, but there's always a reason. I am making a lasagna tonight for dinner tomorrow... and I still need to pick up the house a little before company gets here tomorrow, but that's no big deal. Not going back to the Dr for two weeks. I wonder if I'll ever get to a point where I'm going more regularly than that. He really doesn't seem to be in a hurry, I just wish he'd realize that I am in a hurry. He thinks she weighs about 5 pounds, but I think it's probably more than that. Can't wait until we find out for sure.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005


I packed most of my bag for the hospital yesterday, just a few things I don't have to go in there... and I'll be all set. We had our last birthing class last night, and it was good. But it's always good, Mary is so great... I really hope she's on duty when I do go into labor. I am not looking forward to all the snow we're supposed to get tomorrow. Looks like Steven will have to come home and take me to my appointment. I'm still unsure if I want the Dr to do an internal exam after my Group B Strep test. I hear they're painful, and is it really worth more pain just to know if I'm dialating already?! Though honestly, I think I am... I have so much pain, and pressure down there, I must be doing something.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005


I have a Dr's appointment on Thursday, and tonight is our last birthing class. We filled out our birth plans last week. Now I guess it's all just waiting. We went out this weekend, and I am terribly swollen. Even going to bed doesn't really help. My hands and feet are awful. I've been sitting down a lot the last couple days... and I think maybe it's helping a little.Next week we're going to see Kate about being the baby's pediatrician... she's going to talk with us about some things regarding the baby's care... and some other stuff. I can't believe I'll be 36 weeks this Sunday. One more week after that, and I'll be considered full term... and I can have her anytime after that.

Wednesday, February 2, 2005


I'm so proud of myself. I actually did our taxes all by myself. None of that foolish computer software... just a calculator. I'll have Steven check it when he gets home, but I think it's exactly right!She's been very active the last few days. And last night at our birthing class, the nurse who runs it said she thought I looked different. I explained some of the pain I've been having, and she seems to agree. Everyone thinks I've dropped. I am really hoping that's a good sign. Maybe she'll be here this month. I'd really be thrilled with that! I'm so looking forward to not being pregnant. Unfortunately the only thing we can do is wait. We filled out our birth plans at the hospital last night, so when we actually deliver they know exactly what we want without asking us a dozen or more times. I guess that makes it more real. Of course, having a little person kicking you from the inside really does make it real!

Sunday, January 30, 2005


Well, so far another quiet weekend. I guess I can kiss those goodbye in another couple weeks. We're hoping she'll come early, because I'm just more and more uncomfortable. I'm 34 weeks, and just amazed. Seems like everything went faster than this last month. I'm just glad people aren't calling to find out if I had the baby yet. Actually that's not true. Steven's dad called the other night. And even though he said there was no reason for calling... I just know it's because he thinks I'd go and have the baby and Steven wouldn't call him. So hopefully he won't make a habit of it, and will remember that Steven promises to call him. Just like everyone else. As soon as she's out, everyone gets a phone call!

Monday, January 24, 2005


I can't believe how much snow we got. I didn't see poor Steven all day yesterday. I've been cooped up in this house for three days already. I want to get out and do something.I especially want to develop the film from the shower... we have some really funny pictures that I can't wait to see how they turned out. Unbelievable what people will do sometimes.I actually have everything in the nursery as ready as it can be so far. Everything is washed and put away except for some sheets and blankets. Waiting to finish shopping before I wash that stuff. This little girl could come any time now. And I really hope that Kim is right. She thinks I'm going to have her the last week in February. I'm ready for her now... so I hope she's listening when I tell her it's time to at least start *thinking* about coming out soon. Another few weeks and there will be no problems if she decides to. So here's hoping.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Baby Shower 1/22/05

Well, baby shower is all over and done with, and I think we had a great time. We received lots of wonderful gifts, but unfortunately there is still another shopping trip in the making. There were a few things I needed that I didn't get. We had a good time, eating and playing games. I was happy to have everyone over to see the nursery and spend time since there won't be much of that once the baby gets here.I had pictures taken so as soon as I get the film developed, there will be pictures posted here, so everyone who couldn't make it can see what fun we had. I would have liked to get the film taken care of tomorrow, but with all this snow, not likely to happen.

Thursday, January 20, 2005


Had another doctor's appointment today, and I'm telling you, I'll be so happy when I don't have to go see him anymore. It upsets me that there are always interns there, and we don't get a choice about seeing them. How can you build a relationship with someone who will ultimately hold your life and your baby's in their hands if you only see them for ten seconds at the end of the appointment! Not that anyone needs to listen to my griping anyways. They were even upset that I lost two pounds. Well of course I did. I have a terrible cold I'm just getting over. Your appetite just isn't the same when you're sick.Thankfully I'm almost done. 52 day according to this. I wonder what happens if I'm late though. Do I have to start counting negative days? Guess I worry enough as it is, don't worry about that.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Am getting very excited to see everyone at the shower on Saturday. I will try to have someone take pictures so I can put them up here afterward. I'm sorry that some people won't be able to make it... but I'm even more sorry that I'm limited in where I can travel now. I really can't go anywhere to see people. I'm far enough along now that I shouldn't travel too far from my Dr and my hospital. Can't believe I'm almost 33 weeks. And thank God I'm getting over my cold. Maybe the chicken soup I'm making for supper will help that even more.

Sunday, January 16, 2005


Last night was so funny. Lately she's been getting the hiccups, and she can't stop, unfortunately Steven's never around when it happens. Well we were watching TV in bed, and I thought I had a muscle twitch... I reached down and realized she had them AGAIN! So I had him feel them. She usually stops moving when he puts his hand there, but she can't stop doing that, so he really got to feel her. It was so nice. Still feeling lousy... but I guess that's to be expected when you have a cold and are pregnant. I thought I'd luck out with all the vitamins he's got me taking... but lucky me, I got it again. That makes twice since I got pregnant. I guess there's nothing I can do but wait now.

Friday, January 14, 2005


Friday again... guess I kinda slacked off lately. Not feeling well. Picked up some kind of cold. I have a terrible cough and the only cough syrup I can take doesn't really help much. I guess at least I can take something so I can sleep a little bit.Getting more anxious about labor and delivery. I don't think the classes are helping, I think they're making me more nervous. I guess they have to tell you all the things that "could" go wrong so you'll know what to do... but honestly I'd rather just not know about all that stuff. It just makes me more worried. But I'll be a mom soon, so I guess worrying is my job.

Friday, January 7, 2005


Can't believe how much it snowed yesterday. However Steven was kind enough to take me to my Dr's Appointment, so I didn't have to cancel. He told me that I passed my glucose test, so I don't have Gestational Diabetes. And he also said that 99 out of 100 women are anemic at this point in pregnancy... but thankfully, I'm not. So whatever I'm doing, keep it up! Always good to hear good stuff, since I cringe when I step on the scale.Am looking forward to my shower immensely. I can't wait to have everyone here to see the nursery and just hang out with before I have the baby. I probably won't see many people after unless they come here. At least right away. I'm sure I'll want to stay home and rest for a while anyways.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005


Had a nice New Year's. Quiet. Just the way I like things now. And work is basically slowing down. I think by next week I'll only have three day work weeks. Of course I know that it's not all my fault. Lost a client yesterday morning, and today found out he passed away. So that's not helping things.Had a strange dream last night. Don't usually dream about having the baby... but I did last night. And labor was nothing at all, but I was surprised to see he was a BOY and he was like... toddler size! Amazing.... Guess it's nice to know stuff like that is only a dream. Of course, I guess the ultrasound tech could be wrong and we could have a boy. But here's to hoping she's right... We already have too much pink, and I'm sure it won't get any better when we have the shower.