Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What's Kickin'?

Well, maybe the baby? I had just laid down to go to sleep last night and felt a quick flutter in my tummy. It didn't feel like anything I've felt before, so I think I may have felt the baby move or kick or do a back flip for the very first time! Maybe.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Baby Onion

Well, it's time for the weekly update on Baby V's size and this week it is supposedly the size of a large onion. After Friday we won't have to refer to the baby as "it" anymore...hopefully!

Some facts about onions:
1. they make people cry (and we are fully prepared to cry on Friday when they tell
us if its a boy or a girl - we'll be happy either way)
2. they add flavor to your life
3. some people like them while others do not (hopefully, Nick will like the baby
more than he likes onions)
4. they come in a variety of colors
5. they provide numerous health benefits

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Update on Mommy V.

I realized earlier today that it's been a while since we posted an update on how I'm feeling. So here it is. It's been almost two weeks since I've thrown up (YAY!), but am still having a little bit of nausea every now and then. My energy level is increasing a bit along with my appetite (more than a bit :)). People keep asking me if I've been craving anything in particular and I have, but nothing weird like pickles and ice cream. For example, toward the beginning when I was really sick frozen waffles frequently sounded good and so I ate them frequently. Then I went through a phase where sushi sounded good - but don't worry, I don't eat the raw stuff. Then it was Greek salads, and most recently garden salad with Italian dressing. I think that's about it. As you might assume, with a decrease in throwing up and an increase in appetite comes an expanding belly! And I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight (I had lost some pounds due to the barfiness). We've bought some maternity clothes recently but they're mostly for spring and summer since I can't really wear them yet. However, I am in that awkward I-don't-look-pregnant-just-like-I've-gained-some-weight-in-my-midsection, fun. So I think that's about it for me. Don't forget to scroll down and vote in our poll!!!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mardi Gras, Party Gras, The Boom-Boom...

You pick. I personally prefer to call it The Boom-Boom, but perhaps that's because I grew up in the public school system and that's what I frequently heard it called. But our friend Chris calls it Party Gras and that's coming in close second for me these days.

Mardi Gras, which originated in Mobile as any good and proud Mobilian will inform you, just ended Tuesday and we managed to make it to two parades this year. We feel it's never too early to begin to expose Baby V to such cultural experiences. The first parade we went to was in Mobile and we actually had other plans, but got stuck downtown and were forced to stay for the parade. And it happened to be the MOST FUN I've ever had at a parade. Some of the best high school bands were there - Le Flore, Williamson, Blount - they got down. We had gone to Wintzell's downtown to celebrate our 2 Year Anniversary and were going to head to Daphne afterwards to go to a movie. But as stated earlier we were stuck, so we boom-boomed it up! And caught lots of stuff; moonpies, beads, stuffed animals, and one thing which is too risque' to mention. Also, one man kissed two strands of "pearls" before he threw them to me - that might have been my favorite part. This past Monday night we went to a parade in Fairhope because one of Nick's co-workers is in the organization. I had Fat Tuesday off of work, but Nick didn't, so I didn't go downtown. Maybe next year. Enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Baby Avocado

I am now 16 weeks and 1 day pregnant! The baby's size is likened to that of an avocado. I lovingly referred to it as "Guacamole Head" yesterday - I thought it was funny. Last weekend we bought two baby outfits - a boy version and a girl version. TEN DAYS until we find out what Baby Avocado is!!! I can't believe it - it seems like just yesterday that we scheduled the appt to have the ultrasound done! We're so excited! There are several people who think its a girl...we'd like to hear what you think, too. Feel free to leave us a comment!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Our little lemon

This post is a little past due, but last week baby V was the size of a lemon and Robyn had the idea to take this cool picture.

We also found out last week that my parents will fly in town for the weekend when we found out the gender of the baby. We're both excited to see them and are glad that they'll be in town to share the moment with us.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Carpe Diem

I went walking at the USA intramural fields today because the weather was so fabulous and I was taken back to my college days. There were people playing on the softball fields, college girls driving around with their ponytails and big sunglasses and their sorority letters on the front of the car, and guys sitting on picnic tables behind their fraternity houses doing who knows what! I sometimes miss those days and then end up "wishing my life away" as Avril Lavigne would sing. Why do I do that? At times I'm also very good at looking too much to the future, or rather wishing I was in the know, beginning my sentences with "If only..." and "When we can finally..." and the big one these days "If our house was bigger...". Why can't I just say, "Carpe Diem!" Seize the day, for crying out loud! Not that I can't or shouldn't learn from the past or reminisce about days gone by, or even look to future with hope or expectation, but I should LIVE today to the fullest! I will strive to do just that! And perhaps you would like to join me!

Monday, February 5, 2007

A little practice

We got to practice holding a newborn yesterday. Our good friends, Ben and Katie Compton, welcomed Campbell Grace into the world on Saturday. She was 7 pounds 12.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. It was great to hold their newborn child. It is crazy for both of us to think that in about 6 months people will be coming to the hospital to visit us when our baby arrives.
You can look at more pictures by clicking the link entitled "Straight Outta Compton" listed under our friend's blogs.