Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Creepy Floating Baby

I know a lot of people (Mom) don't like the little floating baby with the countdown, but I just had to add one for several reasons: 1. I want to have easy access to my countdown, so I know how many days are left! 2. She's past the point where she really wasn't a very cute fetus. 3. Most of the widgets are too wide to fit in my side bar, and I don't know how to change that.

So, you can either enjoy the countdown with me or you can just ignore it when you read my blog!

Best Baby Gift!

When my mom and I were out registering for the baby a couple of days ago, I found my dream product! I've been wanting one of these for a few months now, even though they say the third trimester is the best time to use one. Now that I am in my third trimester (according to some books/websites. Others say I will be next week.) I finally got a fetal heart beat speaker and microphone! I haven't been able to find her heartbeat yet, but I've heard lots of kicking!

Yesterday, I set up the microphone for my nephews to talk to their new cousin. They were so sweet! My little nephew, Cameron, decided to sing the ABCs to her. When I asked him why he chose that song, he told me he wanted her to start learning. He said that before he was born, nobody taught him anything. He just floated around and had a dance-off! I asked who his dance-off was against, and he said he wasn't sure, since he was alone in there!

So, my plans for the next 88 days (that's all I have left!!) are to read, talk, and sing to my little one! And I will hopefully learn how to find her heartbeat, so she can "talk" back to mommy and daddy!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas Bump

One thing I really wanted to do this Christmas was take a picture with my soon-to-be little one in front of the Christmas tree. So, here is my 27 week picture!

And here is our family Christmas photo!

If I had planned better, we would have been wearing green and red. This was a last minute picture right before leaving my mom-in-law's house! I love these pictures and can't wait for next Christmas when our little addition is in the picture with us!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Tradition

Ryan and I started a new "thing" a couple of days ago. Every time we are channel surfing and "Cops" comes on, we kiss. I don't know what programing is like around the country, but in San Diego, I swear that Cops is on 23 1/2 hours a day! Sometimes it's on 2 or 3 channels at the same time! This clever new tradition was my idea in order to get something positive out of Ryan's addiction to channel surfing! Yesterday, I was in the kitchen, baking holiday goods, when Ryan called me out to the living room. He had found Cops on some channel and needed a kiss! I have the best husband!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

25 Week Bump

Now that I'm moving into Week 26, I finally have time to post my Week 25 pictures! It's been a crazy week at work! We had our end-of-the-quarter testing due, report cards, PTA, an all-day meeting for which I had to make sub-plans, our holiday concert, and, of course, we had to make Christmas gifts for families! Now that I'm officially on break, I can breathe (and sit down with my computer!) again. This week I'm posting two pictures.

This first one, one of my co-workers took for me. I'm only posting this one because I love the way my hair looks! (Vanity, I know!!) She took a few pics for me, but I was either squinting in the bright sun, or turned away from the sun and into a shadow, which is why I posted a second pic!

This second one is (obviously) a self-portrait. I'm in the custodian's closet! You can tell by the look on my face that I'm not a confident photographer! I really like the way my bump looks in this picture, though! I think I've got a photogenic baby on the way!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

24 Week Check-Up

I've been meaning to post a new bump picture, but, thanks to pregnancy brain, I left our camera at Papa's house on Thanksgiving, and can't remember where our other camera is. So, once I find a camera, I'll post a new bump picture. I'm getting so much bigger! I think our little one wanted to impress all the relatives, because my bump really popped out right before Thanksgiving!

In the meantime, Ryan and I met our OB last week. It was a great appointment! I knew it would be when I saw Dr. Perez pulling the sonogram machine into the room behind him! I was planning to ask for a sono, since this is only the second appointment Ryan has been able to come to. Working in Murrietta is such a long drive for him!! We didn't get any good pictures, but the images we were able to see on the screen were precious. Our little girl was being extremely modest. She had her legs shut (which I must say I appreciate that trait!!) and she was holding her hands over her face. The good part about the sonogram was finding out some of her measurements. She is measuring in the 50th percentile in most areas, but her legs are pretty long! They measured 26 weeks and 2 days when the rest of her was measuring 24 weeks and 4 days. I see a prima ballerina in our future! Or maybe an awesome soccer player! This leg picture is from our 20 week sonogram, but I just want to reiterate how lovely her legs are already!! (Sorry if it seems like I'm going on and on about her, but she is our little miracle!!)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Misunderstood Christmas Songs

I am known for mishearing, mis-singing, and misunderstanding lyrics. Country folk always seem to meet at the County Jail instead of the County Fair in my versions. Hey Rodrigo is the greeting at the beginning of "Brown-Eyed Girl." I consider this part of my charm!
Well, this non-talent of mine extends to the holidays. I learned last Christmas that in the song "It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas," Bing is talking about some sort of store when he tells us to take a look at the Five and Ten. For the past 31 Christmases, I thought he meant to look at how crowded the 5 and 10 interstates were, driving through Los Angeles! It was nice to think about all the people traveling to visit family!
This is what the 5-10-60-101 interchange looks like for those unfamiliar with LA freeways. Now you may understand why I thought Bing was talking about crowded LA highways!

So, Happy Holidays, and enjoy the Christmas music, no matter what the lyrics mean to you!