Friday, February 19, 2010

Olivia. Thats going to be my little girl's name. Now that we have decided "for sure", it makes me feel like I know her even a little bit more. We've been trying it out at home and it feels just right:)

She's a little stinker already. Little Miss. Active that's for sure. The last two Drs appointments she has played hide-and-go-seek with the Dr's doppler. Literally, last week she moved five times before the Dr. could get a good read of her heartbeat! The Dr. was cracking up! I'm beginning to wonder if this is a small peek into my future. Her Daddy can't sit down for more than 5-minutes and I'm thinking she may have inherited that gene.

I just set up a "meet and greet" with the pediatrician we are interested in. Do you think I need to set up more than one? I've heard you should interview a few, but everyone raves about this practice so I'm assuming I'll feel the same way. Maybe thats not a safe assumption?

Left to do: washing clothes, attending all of our various classes, showers (!), pre-registering at the hospital, final preps!

Monday, February 15, 2010

By special request:) The ever growing belly...

11 weeks

16 weeks

23 weeks 3 days

28 weeks 3 days

And that was 2 weeks ago...I've definitely grown since then:)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So, I know its been awhile. Not sure if anyone is still paying attention - or ever really was (except you KP!) - but I figured some of this is for me so I should probably get back into it.

So, I'm closing in on Week 30. Wow. Its really sneaking up on me. For all the planning I have done and "prepping" I continue to do, it just seems like time just keeps going faster and faster. I'm not complaining, in fact, as I continue to get more and more uncomfortable I'm finally beginning to be able to picture, and look forward to, what its going to feel like going back to not being pregnant and, of course, meeting my little girl:)

We registered her for school this morning. Felt rather weird to be signing on the parent/guardian line. I don't quite feel like one of those yet, but I'm sure that, too, will sneak up on me. We are taking her to an adorable little center around the corner from our house that is owned by the Jewish Community Center. I wasn't really into the daycare idea, until I walked into this place. Its warm, the teachers are special, and best of all, it really feels like a school. She can go there until pre-K and then even after that for after-school and summer programs. One more thing checked off the list!

Next, a pediatrician. I have had several recommendations from friends and family so now I just need to figure out how to decide. I trust all of the people that gave me these tips so how do I know who to ultimately choose? If only the pedi. I had when I was kid was still practicing - I loved her.

I'm feeling pretty good, but definitely big. The belly is starting to get more and more cumbersome and, boy, am I a klutz. I've tripped, stumbled, and dropped things more times than I think I ever have in my entire life. And I definitely feel off-balance. That in combination with all of this snow and