And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Counting Down the Weeks

Hi everyone

Quick update on life at our house this past week.

The biggest development is that we not only have an almost finished bathroom but we got the carpets cleaned and have started assembling nursery furniture!! All the construction mess is out of the nursery and official set up has begun! So far we have the glider and a dresser set up and the crib and changing table in boxes waiting for assembly.

Before the carpet cleaning, we had to move everything out of the upstairs in preparation. Here is what our dining room looks like right looks like we're moving. Not moving....just hopefully purging stuff we don't need and organizing what we do.

When the nursery is finished we'll make sure and post lots of pictures. It's been a busy week for us. Work is busy, work at home is busy, we're just busy. Lots to do in the next few weeks! Brina and Brian crashed on the couch last night.

Finally.....a belly shot from week 35. Only 5 more to go! Right now I have little feet lodged under my ribcage making sure I know that he is still in there. Quite the experience. We'll keep you posted!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sleepless in Seattle (or Maryland)

Here is my attempt to be better about updating the blog....not a lot to report but I'll give you what we've got!

Labor Day weekend is living up to it's name and we are laboring away. Not laboring like dilating and birthing....but working like crazy! It's before 2:00 and I've managed to fit in half a day of work, 3 loads of laundry, a nice long walk, lunch and beginning stages of painting the new bathroom. We're hoping that the bathroom will be almost finished after this weekend! Brian is currently upstairs tiling away and when he's done it's time to paint! In the final stages!

Sleeplessness- nobody warned me that when you get to the final weeks of pregnancy, sleep is bordering on impossible. I guess maybe it's good preparation for what happens after baby is born but it's still kind of a bummer. I normally fall asleep upstairs in bed but wake up several times and move from the recliner, to bed, to my new favorite location; the love seat. Yes....there is a full size couch sitting 5 feet away but for some reason the love seat is the most comfortable to sleep in right now. Who knows.

Went to the doctor yesterday and actually saw the head of OB/GYN at Hopkins. Impressive guy....definitely knows what he's doing and actually had good bedside manners as well. I was slightly irritated because I had to sit in the exam room and wait for him for like 45 minutes but it all made sense when he walked in with med students trailing behind. I got a nice thorough exam and was checked from head to toe by people probably my age or even younger. Baby didn't like being poked and prodded by all the people and was kicking up a storm...they thought it was funny and amusing to have their hands kicked while pushing my stomach. If they were me and were getting swift shots to the ribs and bladder, they might have at least refrained from smiling and giggling. Anyway- doctor says everything looks great. No signs of pre-term labor. Baby isn't looking to make an early appearance any time in the near future.

We bought all the nursery furniture! Now it's sitting downstairs in boxes waiting to be assembled and put in the nursery. When the bathroom is done and we get the carpets cleaned (definitely going to need it after all the construction), we'll get to put it all together and baby will finally have a home!

No pictures in this post.....I'll post a few after the weekend of hopefully the finished bathroom and I'll throw in a 34 week preggo picture as well.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!!