Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm watching my belly move! Hello baby. =)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Envelope please....

and the gender is...okay, this is a shy little baby, so we can't say for sure, but the tech was leaning towards girl. We aren't banking on it yet. And I have to go in for another ultrasound anyway, so perhaps then we'll know for sure. Not climactic, sorry. =)

So, a sister for Anna, probably, or maybe. That makes me feel good about Anna's girly car seat, pink bunting and winter coat, garden theme room. No changes necessary, I could just use it again. And this baby would be set for her wardrobe, being just about the same season as Anna. So, girl means easy transition. But also means I need to make a new set of announcements and the boy ones from when Anna was born will have to wait a few more years. Again though, this still could be a little boy...

Okay, I have pictures. These are from Thanksgiving/Christmas time with Chris' family.
The first gift took Anna five minutes to open; then she was too interested in the current toy she had to care about the unwrapping of her other gifts.

She loves this doll house! We spent hours this morning playing with it- she always puts the baby in the bathroom and plays with the toilet...

She is going places with her backpack and rolling giraffe luggage.

We had a good time with everyone there. We drove home on Friday afternoon and Uncle Roo and Aunt Manda came up Saturday. And we all had cheese steaks...soooo good.

Sunday afternoon we headed north to acquire a Christmas tree. For the first time, in three years, we actually found the tree farm we set out towards (Thanks to Garmin, thanks to J&M). The farm had most of its trees maybe a half mile back from the entrance so they hauled us out in a wagon behind a tractor. It was great.

How about this one?

And finally we bagged us a tree.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Well, tomorrow's the big day. We are scheduled for an US and hope to find out whether we have a little boy or a little girl here. I'm excited, into it, gung ho, operation go. And if we have a girl...our Christmas card next year will be out of this world, cause we'll name her Mary.


Kidding though. We will not name our child based on pun usage. Cruel and unusual punishment. That's bad.

Anyhow, I don't have much for pictures this week. I did take this blurry picture of our yard.

The lawn guys were here one day and our yard was spic and span- all the leaves were sucked up and carted away. And that picture is approx 15 hours later. Depressing? Yes, considering that the exact same thing happens inside this house on a compressed timescale. I can have everything in its place, no cracker crumbs or jam handprints in sight, all toys and books in their ranks, chairs pushed in around the table. And then Anna wakes up from her nap and 15 minutes posthence, the above picture says it all. Ho-hum, and I have only one.

Other news, Chris and Jonny put up crown molding in the kitchen this past Saturday. Chris is finishing up painting, but I'll post a picture when it's done. Along with his project in Anna's room.
"Suction, please."

And lastly, Anna is developing a love for shoes. Everyone's shoes, especially Dad's.

We're down to MD tomorrow after the ultrasound, for Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. Does that mean we're having Turducken? No, thankfully. But we are excited to watch Anna enjoy opening her presents this year instead of contentedly eating wrapping paper. We'll post soon if we find out baby's gender.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Well howdy there. These posts are growing a little infrequent, I know. But I'll just start out with a cute picture to make up for it.

Feel better? I do.
Well, busy is the word of the month. Beginning in October, I started working for LandsEnd, three weeknights and Saturdays. The other two weeknights I tutor. The other weeknights I update this blog.
On Wednesday, I started feeling the baby kick. Those little kicks send your mind into maternal daydream world, so I'm warning you, we're operating at 50%. And that's 50% of whatever brain capacity I was at before. So add up your percentages and watch out for typos.

Onto more pictures. Anna's morning hair.

Alphabet magnets! She's getting into it.

She learned how to open our trash bin this past week. The following were deemed trash by Anna- my shoe, the letter F, blocks T and L, several snack bowls, and a fabric flower. So, the rule is- check before you chuck, to see what Anna's put in.
So, what else?
This morning, I checked online to see when Anna's jacket would arrive. The UPS site said "Delivered." Really? To my house? So, I looked outside the door and no package. I looked back at the screen and it said, "Location: Frt Door". Oh. So, I went to the front door and there it was. It was sort of strange that the UPS site was more aware of my immediate surroundings than I. That UPS man must not have knocked.
Anyhow, Anna looked a little puffalumpy in her jacket so I had to take a picture. As soon as I picked up the camera, she started saying, "Cheese....cheese...chee-eese." She is saying so in this very picture.