Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Baby's Room

2 posts in one day! I'm on a roll!

We rearranged the furniture in the baby's room, so I wanted to post some pictures of the finished product. :)

Here's Tim, finishing up the border:

The guest room corner:

That's a Curious George growth chart on the wall by the door. :)

Baby's stuffed animals above the closet:

Baby stuff! Yay!
We're getting excited. :)

Rainy Day!

It's raining! I love it.

I got my favorite early-morning phone call at 5:15 today. "Would you like to be on call today?" Why of course I would like to stay home and clean my house on this rainy day! And I know you won't call me in, because I worked yesterday and saw that there are at least 2 patients on our floor that are being discharged this yes, yes, I will stay home and clean for 5 dollars an hour. And then at 7:00 tonight I will go eat pie. Lots of pie.


Things are going well here. Baby continues to grow stronger and kick harder each day. He or she is now big enough to push on my ribs and pelvis at the same time. :) I continue to get more uncomfortable as the days pass, but I am encouraged that I will be able to go off work earlier than I originally thought! The date still isn't finalized, but I'll take my doctor the paperwork at my next appointment - December 9th.

Tim and I were able to put the border up in the baby's room this weekend. The room is coming together slowly. I'll post pictures when it is officially ready!

Tonight we have a pie and praise fellowship at the church. This is a yearly tradition the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Tim and the worship team are leading the songs. I wish I could post a clip of the special music they did on Sunday, by the way. It sounded especially beautiful.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Swiffer Wet Jet

Cleaning the house during pregnancy has proven to be a challenge - especially mopping. This could be due to the fact that I am under the impression that "Mom's way is best". My mom cleaned our floors on her hands and knees with a bucket full of soapy water. I have tried several different mops, but they just don't work as well as Mom's way!

Imagine my surprise when Tim and I went home in October and I learned that Mom had bought a Swiffer. I was a little disappointed, actually. How could anything compare to good old hands and knees?

Well, "Mom's way is best". So last week I bought a Swiffer. I swept and then mopped our floors for the first time in...awhile...and they have never looked better. It didn't hurt my back...or knees...or belly... Ahhhhh!!!

Yesterday I dropped an egg on the floor while making breakfast. It was so easy to clean up. I was almost excited about it!

So this Swiffer is my new best friend. I will probably have really clean floors from now on. Yay, Swiffer!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

33 (and a half) weeks

We just got back from our second-to-last childbirth class. Tonight's focus was technology. Tim commented that tonight was actually interesting. :)

There really is not much to report here. Things are still going well, and I have very few complaints. My belly is still growing, so here are some pictures for you. :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Video Scavenger Hunt

The video scavenger hunt today was a lot of fun. We ended up only being able to have 2 teams. (We were hoping for 3.) It was guys against girls, so that made it fun. I was the videographer for the guys' team. One of the challenges was to make up a song about their youth pastor, an elephant, and a monkey. Here is what our team came up with:

By the way...the girls' team won. However, I cannot transfer their footage to the computer to share. Sad. :(

Thursday, November 6, 2008

32 weeks, tomorrow!'s not far away now...I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed...

Our childbirth class this week wasn't quite as weird as last. We learned some useful things about how to deal with pain during birth. Next Monday is "video night". Tim won't be able to go, so I'm debating whether to go or not. I saw 2 deliveries during nursing school. I should be set. :) We have another checkup with the doctor on Monday. Fun times!

This Saturday we have a video scavenger hunt with the youth group. I'm looking forward to that. It seems like it has been awhile since we've had a group activity. Hopefully there will be a good turnout!

I had another dream this week that the baby was born and we still didn't want to know the sex of it. Just to clarify: We do eventually want to know whether our baby is a boy or a girl. I have had several of these dreams now, and they are rather disturbing!

We had a fun experience a few nights ago. I was laying down, feeling my belly, and I realized there was a hard spot just below my ribs - I'm pretty sure it was the head. After feeling around for a little bit, we were able to actually feel where Baby started and ended. That's so cool. There's really a little person in there!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trunk or Treat - Click here for more pictures

Our Trunk or Treat night went really well. We got home about 45 minutes ago, and I am still a little bit wired. There were many people from the church who helped out, and we ended up having more kids come through than I expected. I know there were at least 150, but Tim has a more accurate number. The littler kids really seemed to enjoy the carnival games, and parents stuck around for quite awhile so they could play and get candy. Here are a few pictures to highlight the evening. Click the title to see more!Tim was a cowboy and I was a magician. I had a stuffed rabbit under my hat that I would pull out. I'm an amazing magician. :)

Our trunk or treat trunks - apparently we were supposed to decorate them! :)

The bounce house - if you look to the left you can see our "bouncers". The Incredible Hulk intimidated the kids a little bit. :)

Rocket scientist whose rocket apparently blew up in his face :)

Indiana Jones and The Robot