Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
So that is it for now.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
We are starting week 23 tomorrow and I am happy to be moving through the second trimester. In a few weeks we will be on the home stretch which is pretty surreal to me. Baby G is moving around more and more and there have been several alien moments where my belly is jumping all around. I am feeling good but very hungry this weekend. I need to slow down on my sweets. I have done such a good job with eating so far but I have fallen off the wagon a bit. I am cut off from excess sugar for the next week. I had a major cake craving today and my wonderful wife got me some. Now I am all sugared up and ready for my healthy lunches and dinners for the week. I promise Shazam I will be a good healthy pregnant lady!
In addition to my healthy eating I am happy to say that I will be able to get into prenatal yoga twice this week. I go to free classes at De.stination Ma.ternity and the Saturday class was always overbooked. I could only get in every other week. Now many of the woman in the class have delivered their babies so there are not as many ladies trying to get into class. They also added a class on Tuesday evenings. So I got to go twice last week and I will go twice this week. I really feel the difference when I get to go to yoga and I know from experience that going more than once a week really makes a difference in your practice. So if I can make time to also take a few long walks this week I should be feeling a bit more fit and healthy.
Here is the current crib of choice.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Shazam got laid off yesterday. This sucks. Enough said. Because of this I needed to get Shazam on my insurance so we went over yesterday with marriage certificate in hand. I must say that I really love HR for my district. They were so nice. Of course while I am very happy that we live in a state where we can get married and have the luxury of being able to get benefits for our spouse it still gets me mad that we really are not a family in the eyes of the Federal government as the benefits that Shazam receives will be taxed. So annoying. The odd thing I found out is that as soon as baby g arrives though we somehow transform into a family and the benefit is no longer taxed. It just seems so complicated and ridiculous. Anyway it is done and Shazam is covered we will get through this set back and a family we shall be.
Monday, May 11, 2009
On another note I keep seeing a person from Haverhill, MA keep coming up on the live feed and I wonder who that is. Since my parents and my best friend live there I am curious if it is one of them or another reader from Haverhill. I know my mother in law is a reader (Hi Cindy!) So if you are our Haverhill reader let me know who you are.
Our Mother's day weekend was very busy. We had a baby shower to attend on Sat in NH which was nice but very long. Shazam and I decided to divide and conquer this time so I left Shazam in NH with her folks and I went to see my parents in MA. I spent a nice night with my parents watching a movie and then went to church in the morning. It was a nice service of people sharing stories about their mothers and I got a rose for being a Mom. It was strange and I thought it was funny that even though I am not officially a mom yet they treated me as one. It was nice to see some people that have known me since I was a baby. Everyone is very excited and can't wait for the baby. Then I had to seem my sister. Yuck. Yet again not one mention of me being pregnant. When I said something about Shazam's car she looked at me and said, "Why would you need a bigger car?" Clearly she is not aware of the amount of baby gear involved, plus sometimes there will be a dog. I shouldn't be surprised by her reaction but really she is such an ass. I should be over it but it hurts every time. Perhaps she will be better once the baby is here and the attention is not focused on me. I am not holding my breath though. After lunch I headed back to get Shazam at her parent's house and had dessert. Since my mom doesn't eat sugar (or flour or rice or potatoes) we didn't have dessert. It was yummy. I can always count on my MIL for a good sugar fix.
Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This is was my reaction!
Here is the Quinny buzz all put together with a stuffed bear testing the 5 point harness. The seat can face either towards you or away. I love that when the baby is little we can keep him/her facing us and then transition to facing out to the world.
After I took the bear for a spin around the apartment we took the seat off to try out the bassinet attachment that we got on cra.igs list. Pretty sweet huh!
I know it may sound lame but having the stroller makes me feel like this is really happening. I mean you can have children's books and even some outfits in the house and not be having a baby anytime soon (I am proof of that). Having this stroller makes me realize I am going to be a mom! Shazam and I are going to be MOMS and I might add that we are going to look pretty hip pushing our son or daughter in our cute stroller!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Today Shazam and I went to Babi.es r U.s to register. It was very fun and I think we are pretty well covered. Of course we had to change some things when we got home as some of the items we chose were rated very poorly. I am very excited and happy that we are done making some decisions. Now I can stop looking at baby stuff...oh really, that won't stop but I can pretend!