Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Marlow can do tricks...

video
My first attempt at loading a video. Marlow lets out a big fart at the end, but you cant hear it on the video...enjoy.

P.S. Sorry the barking in the background is so annoying.

14 Weeks


This week our baby weighs about 1 ounce. The vocal cords are complete, and its tiny baby hands are now functional. The sex of the baby was determined upon conception, but now it has its little male or female parts. This week the baby begins growing a layer of soft hair all over to protect its little baby skin. So, I basically have a tiny, hairy little Monchichi inside me right now.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This week will be better...

Last week was officially the week from hell. It is also the reason behind the lack of posts and the lack of pictures. My pregnancy has been a little on the rough side. My morning sickness has subsided (which is wonderful), but has been exchanged with new maladies. At the beginning of last week I started another headache that lasted 48 hours (the third of its kind since my pregnancy began). I really hate these headaches. The Tylenol does not touch them. I called my doctor because I couldn’t take it anymore, and she said I needed to get to a neurologist immediately. There was concern that I may have a blood clot due to the length and frequency of my headaches. This of course completely freaked me out. Luckily, the neurologist found nothing to worry about, and just diagnosed me with severe migraines due to the pregnancy hormones. Excellent. Then, a day after my headache subsided I started to get some tooth pain. This evolved into extreme pain and swollen gums over the next day. I went to my dentist who told me I had an abscess, which was probably due to the pregnancy hormones, and actually very common for pregnant women. I had read about pregnant women having bleeding gums and gingivitis, but the abscess was horrendous. I do not recommend dental work when you are only allowed to take Tylenol….ever. This week has to be better. This week WILL be better.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Business of Being Born


Drew and I watched this DVD last night. It just came out on DVD this month and I highly, highly, highly recommend it…especially if you ever plan on being pregnant or currently have a baby on the way (I'm talking to you Justina). The movie goes over in detail the drastic differences between hospital births and families that choose to stay at home and use certified midwives. You witness several actual births thru out the documentary so this is not for the squeamish. It left me crying like a baby and feeling like my body is amazing. A definite must see.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Puppy...


This is Ben (his mom calls him puppy). He is loving on his big dog "Bear" in the back seat of his mom's car. I love this picture. I also love his mom and miss her very much. My most favorite memories of living in Washington invlove sitting on Ikea chairs in Sara's backyard (sigh). Come visit me.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

knocked up



Drew and I watched Knocked Up again last night because it was playing on HBO. Don't tell anyone but...Drew totally cried during the credits when they started showing pictures of the cast and crew has newborn babies and/or holding their newborn babies. It was super sweet. He is ready to be a daddy.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

holy crap.



How cute are these japanese match books? I collect match books and I don't have any as cute as these. They were found on this design website: http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2008/04/j-a-p-a-n.html#more

Robert



Robert has been my husband’s best friend since they were little boys. He is also our next-door neighbor. Marlow is madly in love with Robert. Our back yards are connected and Marlow loves to run next door and shove his head into their dog door (its too small for his whole body). Robert gives Marlow doggie snacks and cheeses. Marlow thinks Robert is the bomb.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

12 weeks






We saw the baby this morning. It was incredible. It was moving all over the place, waving its arms, opening its mouth. We could see the heart beating in its chest. In the second to last photo the baby was trying to suck on its thumb but settled for sucking on the back of its hand. It was so amazing. Drew announced during the ultrasound that the baby has the "Baker nose" for sure. Its only 12 weeks and it already has a prominent schnoze. I plan on pinching him later when he least expects it for making that comment. We will be able to find out the sex on July 8th. I can't wait.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Drew...



Drew is wonderful.
On Friday Drew graduated from college. We had a big surprise dinner for him Friday night at his favorite BBQ joint. He thought it was just going to be us, but I had invited 16 people. I also ruined the surprise right before we left, but that is because I suck at keeping secrets. He was still super excited.
On Saturday Drew was supposed to participate in a 4 mile run out in Wimberley, Texas for his solar company. Our car broke down on the way though, and we missed the race. The awesome part is that Drew and Robert completely fixed the car all by themselves. It is wonderful having such handy men in my life. I bought the baby bib Drew is modeling (I LOVE TACOS) out in Wimberley. No one thought it was as funny as I did. I still can’t look at the picture with out laughing.
On Sunday Drew spoiled me by cleaning the yard, house and dog.
Drew is wonderful.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mom...




Happy Mother's Day Susie!!!
I miss you like crazy.
Have a wonderful day. I'm sorry I can't be there to spoil you.
I will make up for it when I am out there in July.
I love love love you!

P.S. You are the best mom...ever.

Friday, May 9, 2008

my belly...



My belly likes to listen to Allison Krauss and Robert Plant. My belly and I agree that Robert Plant is still a sexy bitch after all these years.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Summer Tote



I just bought this great straw tote from Old Navy for 10 bucks. They have a bunch of different patterns. This one was my favorite. It has a pink cotton lining on the inside. I like to carry around a book and snacks at all times so this will be perfect.

Monday, May 5, 2008

my little plum...



At 11 weeks our baby is the size of a large lime or plum. The baby can now swallow and kick, and wee little fignernails will appear this week. Grow little plum...grow.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

11 weeks





11 weeks pregnant and counting.

Pecan Street Festival






We went to the Pecan Street festival this weekend. We decided to bring Marlow and he was the star of the show. Everyone wants to love on him and know how much he weighs. Marlow loves people, kids, and other dogs. He especially loved Chris's turkey leg.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

oh my god....



I am completely in love with this baby sling I found in the new edition of Domino magazine. It is beautiful 100% organic cotton with a super soft brushed interior on the inside for baby. I love the grass green color with the marigold on the inside. It is beautiful and the embroidery on the outside has been done by hand. (sigh) The website said they will only have limited quantities available in June and that one must preorder. The website is stressing me out. I think I have to have this beautiful baby sling. www.serenaandlily.com

Totally Awesome...



I received a very cool surprise present in the mail yesterday. My parents (thanks mom and dad!) sent me a tiny flip video. It is a little tiny camcorder that is the size of a cell phone. It is so simple a monkey could use it… which means it is perfect for me. I will try to upload some video soon.

http://www.theflip.com/index_flip.shtml