Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm nesting, aren't you?

Cleaning, cooking, getting rid of the old, making room for the new…
Nesting is a natural part of a pregnancy. There is something that innately motivates you to get ready for the impending unknown of having a child. There were piles of stuff that we stuffed away when we moved into our house (three years ago) that have been dispatched. Our laundry room, once off limits to visitors, is now the cleanest room in the house. Bathrooms, kitchens, floors and ledges are getting their fair share of attention.
Harmony has yet to catch the nesting bug, but I am sure I can help guilt her into it soon… right now we are working out deals to make the work a little more equitable.
Harmony has some great ideas for the nursery that I can’t wait to see. We have been trying to hunt down all of the things we can think of that we may need. There is so much pointless stuff in a baby store that we have to wade through to find what we really need. Harmony is almost finished compiling our lists and finding the best deals for the stuff we will need.
For now I am thrilled to see Harmony’s belly growing and get excited when I think about what will be…

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Must be hard work

Harmony is a little past the half way mark now! Other than the cold that was so generously given to her by a couple of the nursery kids; she is doing well. Things have been busy here and Harmony has been sleepy. I always knew that she needed more than eight hours of sleep a night, but Dinah seems to make her need even more.

One of Harmony's favorite napping places is the couch. I think she is trying to store up some energy for the holidays. We are going to have a crazy holiday schedule and are very thankful that our parents are willing to travel to us. There is nothing better than being able to sleep well in your own bed. Compound the holidays with a cold and the pregnancy; I am amazed that Harmony is able to get up and going each day.

Thanksgiving, Graduation(s), Christmas, New Years... Time seems to move so quickly around this time of year. After the holidays have come and gone it is hard to beleive that we will only have three months left! There is so much to do, and the days seem to be getting shorter. Keep us in your prayers, the three of us hope to see you soon!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Looking Pregnant

So, I am finally starting to look like I am having a baby and not like I am just chubby. It is fun to pull out the maternity clothes I have so far and wear them. Honestly, all the stretchy waist pants are so comfy, I'm not sure I will go back to regular pants again! No wonder "mom" pants all have elastic waists...they know a secret the rest of us haven't figured out yet!

Here is a picture of me taken this week. I was 19 weeks and 2 days in this photo.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Strolling

So, Christian is super sweet and is definitely the "emotional" one between us two. So, while he contemplates the beauty of life, I will tell you all about the beauty of our stroller. :)

Choosing a stroller is really like choosing a lifestyle. Did we want to have one of those infant car seats that we can carry the baby around in and that snaps into a bigger stroller or stroller base? Did we want to get a sling or Baby Bjorn and carry the baby that way? Did we want to shell out a bunch of money for a car seat the baby would grow out of within a year, just to spend alot of money on another seat? We were crazy for about week trying to decide what we wanted to do.

Finally, we decided that carrying around a 20 pound car seat with a baby in it was not our (my) cup of tea. We've both always liked the idea of strapping our baby to ourselves and only using the stroller for walks and longer trips. So, then what stroller did we want...we looked at a couple different things online and decided we really liked the look and features of the UppaBaby Vista.

Of course, this stroller is made by a smaller company and only one store in Florida actually had one in stock. So, one Saturday morning we drove down to Safety Harbor, FL (near Tampa) to look at one of these strollers in person. Long story short, we totally fell in love with it. It is super easy to fold and to steer. It comes with a toddler seat and a bassinet, both of which can be turned to either face the "driver" or face the world. It is really light for a "full-sized" stroller and very strudy. It also comes with both a bug screen and a weather sheild. We totally love it and it is truly awesome. We also got an amazing deal on it because we got the floor model and is the red one. :)

See some pictures here...