Friday, May 30, 2008

we've got legs!

After 3 weeks, the chrome shop finally got off their butts and got our crib legs dipped. All I can say is WOW. They look amazing, and so professional. Mark wasn't home 10 minutes before he got antsy and put them on the crib. So, it's official. The crib is complete. Permission granted baby wait-and-see!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

stimulate this

Alright. We've done our part and spent most of our tax stimulus check. How about you?

Mark forgot his softball bat for his game after work today
, so I met him for lunch to give it to him. Little did I know after scarfing down our pizza, we'd end up going camera shopping. We've been back and forth trying to decide if we should get a digital SLR for several months and today, we just did it. We bit the bullet and purchased a Nikon D60. So there...we've supported a local business and stimulated the economy (and Japan's!).

Today's prenatal appointment didn't go as well as I had hoped. After experiencing a great deal of painful cramping yesterday, I was hoping to have progressed a lot further than another 1/2 centimeter since last week! Bah! Dr. thinks I will likely not deliver baby wait-and-see until our due date, if not later. Double bah! Our next appointment is Wednesday (40 weeks, 1 day). We are scheduled to get an ultrasound to check baby's amniotic fluid (make sure there's enough and maybe check to make sure this little monster isn't like 10 pounds or something) and a non-stress test to measure my contractions and baby's heartrate.

So that's the story as of now. I'm off to send our little one some labor vibes and try to get the nerve to just think about picking up this camera.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

a sneak peek

I am beside myself that the crib is together. Since Mark doesn't have the chrome legs back from the shop yet (I'm not going there now *eye roll* though it is not Mark's fault at all) just imagine it about 5 inches higher. I'm just so so so so happy. And it looks even cooler in person. xoxo bubba, it's perfect. You deserve a beer!

My plan today is hopefully a productive one, if I can stay out of bed. I have cleaning to do, errands to run (groceries...fun!) and laundry to iron. And walking, of course. Tonight we'll be glued in front of the tv watching the Red Wings game and tomorrow, my weekly appointment. Send some good vibes that we are making progress!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

impatiently waiting, with painted toes

Mission accomplished. Kristin walked my butt off today. Well, unfortunately my butt is still there and baby is still in the womb. I know, I know. I don't know what I'm in such a hurry for. Baby wait-and-see isn't technically supposed to be finished baking until a week from today. Just call me impatient.

Kristin and I spent the day walking, shopping, walking, eating, walking and shopping some more for our annual birthday shopping trip. I think we've been taking each other shopping for the other's birthday since I could drive...so, what, 14 years, give or take? Had a great time - lots of catching up and baby talk. At this rate, I think Aunty K might just get her way and her niece or nephew is going to be born on her 28th birthday!

After all that walking, I had a little pampering of my own - a mom to be pedicure. Wow, did that feel nice. Even if the swelling, veins and bloat popped back up about an hour later. Hmpf! Screw you, water retention! Nonetheless, my toes are cute and painted a nice shade of dark pink.

And last but not least. As I write this at 10:49pm, Mark is assembling the crib in our bedroom. I haven't heard any swearing in at least 10 minutes. So, be good. Maybe I will have something to share tomorrow. As for me, I'm much too excited to sleep. I'm going to go find something to clean. G'night!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

the end is near

Mark is really busting his butt this weekend to get the crib finished. Looks awesome so far, doesn't it? He got a lot more done yesterday than he thought he would, but today has been slow. The end is in sight though and our little one is going to have a place to sleep after all! Much to mommy's uncomfortable dismay, baby has not yet been granted permission to exit.

Friday, May 23, 2008

38 Weeks 4 Days

...and it's my last day of work! It hasn't quite hit me yet. Kind of just feels like I'm going on vacation. Man am I going to miss those girls. (You better keep in touch!)

It's the beginning of Memorial weekend and I think it's going to be a busy one - mostly for Mark. He is thisclose to finishing the crib. Tonight he's doing a light sanding and applying the third and final coat of polyurethane. Saturday and Sunday he has grand (yet attainable) plans to rout out the Corian sides (yes, Corian!) and build the platform that the mattress sits on.

As for me, I'll be hanging out with my mom. Maybe get some scrapbooking done? That would be fabulous. I'm hoping we can grant baby wait-and-see permission to begin it's descent after this weekend. I am SO ready to see him or her.