Tuesday, November 27, 2007

25 Weeks

A picture from this morning's ultrasound. The little guy was VERY active, but we managed to get some very precious pictures.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend and Baby Shower

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Mike and I had a very long drive to his parents, about 2 hours longer than normal because of some road construction and bad weather. After 7 hours in the car with 2 cats after working a full day, I was very happy to be there.

On Saturday Mike's mom threw us a baby shower and it was a lot of fun. No silly baby shower games were played (hurray!), instead I got to visit with all of Mike's cousins, aunts, great-aunts and other family friends. We had a very big group, around 30 people there, and we got so many awesome things for the baby - car seat, high chair, bouncy seat, exersaucer - the list goes on and on. We are so blessed to have such an amazing support system, I only wish they were closer!

Here is a picture of Mike and I at the shower - I'm finally posting a picture of the baby bump at 24 1/2 weeks.

Friday, November 16, 2007

An Early Christmas Present

My mom emailed me saying she was sending our Christmas present early and that it should be here next week with instructions to open it when it arrived. Last night I came home to a very large box and Michael and I opened it together and found the very cute crib bedding set we had registered for. I absolutely love it! I didn't want something baby-ish that would look out of place in a year (think bugs or safari animals), instead I was going for something modern and fun. Here is the set including the curtains she bought for us as well.
I can't wait to get everything all set up in the nursery. Little by little its starting to come together. Now I just need to find artwork or some sort of wall decorations (without involving painting the walls) and a little shelving. I like the pictures they used in below, but at $133 each, that is out of the question. I might try my hand at a little artwork of my own and see how well I do.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

23 Weeks and Sick

I came down with a sore throat and cold this weekend, and let me tell you, being sick while pregnant is no fun. There are little to no medications that you can take, and certainly none that knock you out and get you through the nigh like Nyquil. So instead, you get to suffer through with some cough drops (but only certain brands, and not those you'd normally buy), and some regular tylenol. I can't wait until this cold is gone!

Luckily the weekend is almost here and I can relax and take lots of naps. I've got a really good head start on my Christmas shopping and hope to get more done this weekend. I like to be done with the majority before Thanksgiving because I just can't deal with all of the crowds afterwards.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

First Flakes

Around 10am we got about 20 minutes of a full sky of snowflakes. It was beautiful against the still orange and red trees, but felt a little premature. I can tell Fall is officially here as my skin has started to completely dry out like it does every year.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Holidays are near

I just noticed that Thanksgiving is only 2 1/2 weeks away. Where does all of the time go? I was at the mall this weekend and Macy's was all decked out for Christmas already, which felt too early, but the sight of it did kickstart my holiday shopping.

Thanksgiving weekend Mike's mom is throwing us a baby shower, which should be a lot of fun, and there will be none of those silly baby shower games played. I love being up there and I always feel so lucky to have married into such an amazing family.

I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year too. It will have been a year since I've been home to Seattle and I am missing my family and friends so much lately. I can't wait for them to see my growing belly (and boy, is it growing) and just spend time reconnecting face-to-face. I've got a laundry list of people I want to visit, places I want to see, and restaurants I'm craving to eat at again. Ann Arbor seriously lacks in the good chinese food department, so I'm planning to get my fill of Black Pearl while I'm there.