Nov 28

I actually finished a project. I’m glad I didn’t plan on accomplishing a lot while I’m home, baby TV takes up most of my time… Technically I could so other stuff, but why? 😉

Two more weeks till it’s back to the “real world” Not looking forward to that!

Here’s some pictures with the monster (Sorry, stupid iPhone app wouldn’t add the photos, had to do it manually!)

Baby with her Monster

Side one – grumpy face

Side 2 – Smiley face

Oct 29

update and visitors welcome

Posted by Mrs. M

OK – wow, a computer… I am shocked I remember how to turn it on! OK, so I know I have been a bad blogger and left all of cyberspace in the dark about the big event. But alas, I do have a newborn to care for!

So the birth went well, obviously we had no major problems. Our little genius scored a 9 out of 10 on her first ever test (the APGAR test for newborns). She came on her own schedule, the poor doctor didn’t even have her gloves on yet! But our nurse very helpfully caught her and all was well in the end.

She is a crazy, wonderful baby. She sleeps A LOT, but has a pretty mild temperament and seems to be adjusting well to life outside the bubble. She has her moments of puking, crying, pooping where she is less than pleased, but overall a very good baby.

If any of you want to visit and have been waiting for the signal, come on over! Here are a few photos. I am going to add a gallery page to this site so that I don’t blast the blog posts full of photos. (See when I get that accomplished!)

Leaving the hospital, getting a cuddle from Daddy – we hate clothes!!

Her ladyship with her swanky white house swag – 4 weeks old

Sep 27

Baby update

Posted by Mrs. M

No show yet, no contractions, no nothin’. I am tired of sitting around! She doesn’t let me sleep at night, so now it’s just toss, turn, wake, wait!

We went to the doctor today and had our second Non Stress Test (NST), which basically just checks to make sure she’s moving around and she doesn’t show any signs of distress when she moves or doesn’t move. We passed with flying colors. The doctors have decided to induce labor on Friday morning at 7 am. That will be October 1 and I was hoping she’d make it here in September, but I guess she’ll get here when she gets here – but definitely some time this weekend!

Here’s a picture at 39 weeks and 6 days – I am now officially in my 10th month. ugh!

yeah – giant... the black is actually a little slimming.

As far as spreading the news, I have made E Captain of Communications. He will be posting info and I have an email group set up that will send out the first pictures. I know he’ll post on Facebook and probably here too! So think laboring thoughts for me!

Sep 9

Maybe she’s dropped?

Posted by Mrs. M

Mom said take a picture to compare – it’s easier to see if the baby has dropped down. I think she has – partially because I can actually take a deep breath!

37.5 weeks – drop?

I am planning to work till next Friday – but who knows, right! Anytime baby, anytime!

Sep 7

Labor on Labor Day

Posted by Mrs. M

No, not that kind of labor – the kind that involves cleaning.

Behold: a 2-car garage!

and behold the cost of that 2-car garage!

Yep – filled a whole bagster again with all the “scrap” from the construction. E also got rid of a bunch of random crap previous homeowners had left for us behind the garage, cut limestone, red brick pavers, and a single tire (?) Oh well. At least we can get 2 cars in the garage again and shouldn’t have to play car shuffle as much. And our junk pile behind the garage is significantly diminished. Of course the bad thing was I saw a fat little mouse in the garage as we were moving stuff. I think they’ve chewed thru the “wood” exterior of the garage (geniuses used particle board to save money) and they have an indoor/outdoor space in the wood pile outside and the back corner of the garage. E is going to get some mothballs to try to discourage them.

Baby is still cooking – she is beating up her mother quite a bit – but I keep telling her, if you want more room you are just going to have to come out! She countered that by expanding my belly yet again.  **sigh** a little less than 3 full weeks till D day. Hopefully this will be my last full week of work, I may do a couple days next week, depending on what we hear at the doctor’s tomorrow. Update: all is well and I am 1cm dilated. the process begins.

Aug 31

36 weeks and a clean house

Posted by Mrs. M

OK, here is the 36 week photo – went to the Doctor this morning, all is well, she is in “launch position” but no dilation. So we’ll see next week! (Oh and I LOST 3 pounds, ha ha! confirming my theory that some of this weight is in the waste management area)

36 weeks

And here are pictures of the house – clean. and the baby’s room – done (Of course extra special thanks to my Mother-in-law and husband who did the lion’s share of the cleaning… I did most of the fit-throwing)

Living room – wow, furniture

dining room with chandeliers

bathroom – 98% complete, 100% functional

Veronica's room

The crib wall – those are wooden letters

Her IKEA dresser with 3D wall accents

Aug 17

34 weeks (39 days to go)

Posted by Mrs. M

So here is the 34 weeks photo… ugh!

34 weeks

Had a wonderful baby shower on Sunday. So special thanks to Sue, Jen, Kathleen and Mom for such a great event! The theme was “Baby Bling” and Jen did a spectacular Tiffany-themed cake. the jewels inside were edible! We also had brownie lolly-pops and a watermelon baby stroller. So fun!! I wish I would have thought to take a picture of the crowd – but we all had a lot of fun!

baby shower cake with bling!

awww – down to the last detail

Aug 12

The last mile.

Posted by Milkman

It would be safe to say that the tiling process for “Project ClusterF%!K” has been an educational experience. As my better half put it “Simple, but not easy”.

It’s up, every last damn piece of tile….(the tape is holding some of the top-heavy pieces in place until the thinset fully cures)….but behold the wonders of a LOT of tough nights and 125 pounds of thinset.

Aug 5

I would like to have a gallery on this site – sure easy, no problem. BUT I would like to be able to order prints from one of the online retailers right off this site… like snapfish or kodak. Anybody seen anything good that will work? It seems like a simple thing, but it doesn’t look like it happens that way!!

Aug 2

reskinned – again

Posted by Mrs. M

Although this time I made the theme myself (based on the previous one of course) But it’s a start.