Friday, October 17, 2008
Mid August we took a short backpacking trip up in the Gooseberry falls area. The weather was fantastic for us. We had lots of time to enjoy our campfires since we did pretty low-miles hiking days (seven months pregnant doesn't say "sure lets go put some miles on the hiking trails). Brian spent some time trying to "get artsy" with the camera, this is his best fire shot.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
He's absolutely perfect, look at those tiny toes!
We got to go home on Friday around noon, of course we walked the few blocks. Noah rode in his soon-to-be favorite method of transit - his Chariot.
Sleeping like a rock star!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The little guy certainly made us think he wanted to come early this past weekend. I had the privilege of staying in the hospital for a few days and being treated for preterm labor. There are 2 things that I really don't like: IVs and know-it-all residents. In order to give everyone a fair chance at the guessing game (please join!), I'll share a few facts or comments from the docs.
1) He'll be okay even if he's born tomorrow. It's not too early for good health.
2) Some women who deal with pre-term labor end up being induced when they are overdue.
3) I'm among the lucky 20% of first-time moms who feel contractions before labor.
4) The treatment I had stopped labor at 3 cm, they commented that they have patients going around for weeks at 1 - 5 cm.
5) There is no statistical difference in outcomes for people who are put on bed rest vs. everyday activity regarding preterm labor.
6) I don't believe the baby has "dropped" because breathing is still somewhat challenging.
7) They think he weighs at least 4 pounds at this point.
8) Is my sense of urgency about getting ready for baby because of the "false alarm", or is this "nesting"?
That's all I can think of that might be helpful. I'm not going to put a guess out there because I don't want to falsely convince myself that he'll be coming in any particular timeframe. We'll be taking it one day at a time! I don't know if the game image will work to link you to it, so here's the real link... http://www.expectnet.com/games/falsealarm
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I don't have much for adventures to report on lately. We're trying to come up with a weekend getaway for this weekend, but are having a hard time deciding what to do. I'm thinking about getting extra sleep, putting my feet up, eating some good foods (see above). Brian's thinking camping, hiking, biking, the usual outdoor adventure outing. We'll see what ends up happening!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I haven't posted about our May vacation, June travels, Niece's birth, or our July vacation... Here's a picture of an elephant that I visited at the National Zoo in DC when I was there in June on a business trip. The elephants were particularly easy to take pictures of because they came near the front of their playground and they are large. The hippos didn't want their pictures taken- they hid underwater the whole time.
Our home internet access is gone now. We'll get it back around the time the baby comes so that I won't have to be cut off from the world when I'm home on leave. Until then, don't expect much here...
Have a good one!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Hey! I know it's been awhile. We haven't had any good vacations or outings recently to report on. Here's a picture of the new hairdo I got cut in mid April...
This week is the final time to post your gender guesses - see previous post. We have our big ultrasound appointment on Thursday morning. I've been working on the prize... Sorry men, I'm not sure how many of you would love to win a set of Melissa's special cards, though I'm sure they were entering my contest for the competition and bragging rights only! Hopefully I'll post a picture of the prize before I give it out. If you haven't posted a guess, get it in here soon (Hint, hint, Mom)!
We do have a vacation planned soon, so I will have some material to put up here. Look for little European-like villages from SW Wisconsin. I would put some pictures from James and Allie's wedding, but I'm sure that they are going to take care of that on their webpage: http://www.allieandjames.com/.
Have a good week! I'll be back to post a gender game winner at the end of the week!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
This is the gift I created for my sister-in-law for her baby shower this past weekend. The "roses" are baby socks, hats, and onesies planted with kabob skewers into a piece of styrofoam in a little tin pail. The yellow wrap around the base is a sling for holding the baby - close and cozy for baby, hands free for mom!
I did a little stamping on the onesies. These monogrammed outfits will help the volunteers in the church nursery know who "baby A" is!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I got a chance to try out my new tripod and the camera timer. I barely made it back to the railing with Brian before the 10 seconds was up!
The weather was fantastic! We saw numerous people out enjoying the nice day. This was taken at the overlook point.