A Denver Family's Adventure Through The Ups And Downs of Life

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Week 22- It's a boy!!!

We were so excited to find out on Monday, November 24th that we are expecting a son.

The ultrasound was great. Everything looked normal and Sam was right on target with weight and length.

Here is the fruit/veggie representation of what our son, Sam, looks like.


I will post some ultrasound pictures soon (once I can get them to scan well).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Week 21- I love this belly

I'm in love with my belly. It's so cute and a great reminder that I am baking a family member.


Currently our baby is the length of a carrot (from head to toes).

Please feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any questions or want to know more about the pregnancy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Painting the Nursery

Brian is painting the first coat of primer over the dark purple guest room paint to get ready for the nursery.


Here is the first color combination that we tried for the nursery. YUCK!!


Here is the colors that we have decided upon. They are a little more soothing.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Week 20

Week 20 of my pregnancy started yesterday and I think that I have finally felt movement. Everything is still going very well.

Currently our baby is the length of a banana.

We have our big ultrasound scheduled for Monday, November 24th to determine the baby's sex. We are so excited!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Dear Non-Pregnant Person

This was listed on a pregnancy message board that I read. I love it. #4 and #5 are my favorites.

Dear Non-Pregnant Person,

I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm. ..

If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.

1) The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is "Congratulations!" with enthusiasm.

Any other response makes you an a$$

2) Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father- not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase "my baby".

3) On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in 2, the pregnancy, birth and raising of the child are not about you.You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it. The same goes for the name of the baby.

4) The body of a pregnant women should be treated the same as any other body.You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus,cervix or how they plan to use their breasts.Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.

5) Likewise, no women wants to hear comments on her weight- ever.A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face.Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended.The only acceptable comment on appearance is "You look fabulous!".

6) By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes.

7) There is a reason that tickets to L&D are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals.Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents.Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited.This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor,delivery, the hospital and the parents home.You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to "help out".If your assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.

8) And please do not tell me that I have a ways to go. I am fully aware that pregnancy is 40 weeks and do not need you to point out that I have 148 more days left. AND...do not tell me that it has gone by so fast. Really? Because I think it has gone fast since the first day I knew you were a moron!

9) If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should cleanup the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way.Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.

10) The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents.Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are are being given the privilege of seeing their child.Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.I hope this helps- it sure makes us feel better.


All Pregnant Women

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Week 19

As our country elected a democrat (blech) I have moved onto week 19 of my pregnancy. Everything is still going very well.

Currently our baby is the size of a tomato.

Have a great week!!