Friday, October 31, 2008
Hi, actually this is Ladykay, Whozat asked me to update everyone. I talked her a little while ago and they are doing well. Peeper is struggling a bit with eating, but they are doing a combination of nursing, supplementing with pumped breast milk, etc. Her billiruben has been up so she's been under the billilight, but she is doing better and they are hoping to be done with that tomorrow. Her sucking reflex is actually good when she is awake, but she has been very lethargic, which they think has largely been due to the billiruben issues, so as that is getting better she is waking up more. All in all, for four weeks early she is doing great!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
As promised, here are some photos of our shower gifts.
Gear & Supplies
Accessories: Socks, Hats, Mittens, Bibs, Hair Bows, etc.
Washcloths - Notice that the shark is no longer in his packaging. Shrike insisted on opening it during the shower and playing with it!
Blankies and Swaddlers
Decor and Keepsakes
The red stripey box in the back contains a Democratic Donkey Christmas ornament - in honor of Baby's First Election. The panda banner was handmade by the same friends who make the windsocks. They actually gave her an Obama windsock as well, but it somehow didn't make it into the photo. I thought about putting it up on the house for the next week or so, but I think I will save it for her, in its packaging, so she'll have it as a momento of the historic events that occurred (knock wood!) while she was in utero.
Clothes, newborn - 3 months
Clothes, 3 - 6 months
Clothes, 6 months and up
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Now that we're one calendar month from my due date, I feel pretty justified in referring to myself as "eight months pregnant, " whether I really look it or not.
This is the closest that you're getting to naked-belly shots.
Mr. Panda, taking it for a test-drive:
It even has a little Peeper-Peephole!
So . . . so much for surprises, but there was also no gift card enclosed, so I suppose it's still a bit of a mystery.
(Am I correct, Anonymama?)
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Our shower is on Saturday, and a light sprinkle has already begun.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A few weeks ago, while working on the guest list for our baby shower (this Saturday!):
Shrike: I don't know about inviting my mom, honey.Whozat: Why not?!?Shrike: Well, it just seems kind of pushy, don't you think?
Shrike's Sister: Hey, I might have told you already, but if not, I just wanted to ask you to please call and let me know when Whozat goes into labor.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I realized something today. Well, I suppose I've known it for a while, but I just managed to put it into actual words today.
But, you know, blogging and such is a much more productive use of my time than any of that stuff.
Monday, October 20, 2008
- How long does it take you to get out of bed in the morning?
At least thirty minute of snoozing. Shrike hates that.
- Do you usually sleep on one side of the bed or another?
I sleep on the left, Shrike is on the right (if we're laying on our backs).
- Something you wish to accomplish before the end of the year.
Survive our first month or so of parenting.
Update, 8:15 pm: Photos Added
Lather, rinse, repeat, til Peeper shows up.
And here's our little girlie:
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Shrike was a construction worker and Peeper & I were a construction zone, including the nearby exits.
One of the things we bought for the kids to play with was a package of little capsules that dissolve in water and expand to reveal sponge monsters.
M&Ms, cheesy pigs in blankets with homemade honey mustard, candy corn
Punch, chips, cheese & olives, M&Ms, pigs in blankets, candy corn, peanuts
Brownies, pigs in blankets, candy corn, peanuts, more candy corn, more pigs, chips, pretzels, Anonymama's cheese ball
Pigs, cheeseball, crackers, cookies, pickles, more crackers, cheese & olives