Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What a week!

I love being a teacher.  If you know me well, you know that I get frustrated with students and the nuiances of my job, but I really do love teaching, especially when it comes to holiday breaks! This week, I am off for Thanksgiving break, and I am thankful for each and every day I don't have to wake up at 5 am and go to work.  It has helped me get quite bit accomplished. 

Yesterday, I had my monthly check-up with my OB-Gyn, Dr. Sowa.  Everything looks and sounds good and nothing new to report.  Starting Monday, I have nightly homework.  I get to count how long it takes for our little girl to kick me 10 times.  I can't say I mind this homework though, because feeling our little one kicks is probably one of the few things about being pregnant that I actually like. :-) 
Today, Tim, his parents, and I went to my 28 week ultrasound appointment.  It was so fun to see how much our little girl has grown since her 18 week ultrasound.  We got some 4D pictures and wow, they are so defined!!  You can see everything.  Our perintologist says everything looks good, so two days of good news!
Here is one of the ultrasound pictures:


I am also lucky that I got to spend someof my week with my in-laws, Carolyn & Dennis.  They both took off the week to visit Tim, Colleen, and I and we have gotten to spend a lot of quality time together.  Little did they know, however, that when they came to my house that I would have some "projects" for them.   Dennis is very handy (which Tim didn't really get from his father), so we asked if he could assemble our baby's furniture for us.  We also bought a new dresser from Ikea that Dennis assembled.  What a guy!  He didn't end up doing it all alone, and below I have pictures of Tim's mom, sister, and dad all assembling our furniture. Thanks Dennis, Carol, & Colleen!!

And the finished products:

The baby's crib

The baby's dresser (which is the same color as the crib even though it looks lighter)

Our new dresser

Wow, what a busy week!! 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Making Room

When Tim & I bought our condo we opted to buy a 2 bedroom, not because we thought we would start a family soon, but more to store all of the "stuff" we have.  Little did we know, we would be welcoming a little one only 2 years after we bought our home.

Over the past couple of weeks we have really been thinking about how to clean out our guest room/office to make room for our little girl and boy has the task seemed daunting.  Last week I started cleaning out the closet and stopped after about 5 minutes because I was so overwhelmed.  This week, however, Tim & I both took stabs at cleaning out the closet and organizing what we had.  Surprisingly we have found places for almost everything from the room (big thanks to my mom who is letting us store some stuff at her house!) and today we moved the majority of the office furniture out and moved the baby's furniture (which is still in boxes) in.  Wow!!  What a chore but so rewarding at the same time.  Now it is time to assemble the furniture....with Dennis' help, I am hoping it will go well and we will be one step closer to being ready for our little girl. Wish us luck!!    


Wow...who knew I would ever become a blogger?  I never thought I would until I started reading some of my friends blogs.  It is such a great way to hear what is happening in other people's lives that I thought I should start sharing more about mine.  I hope you enjoy reading about Tim & my adventures as we become first time parents.