Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Still Preggers...

So, Dinah has still not made her appearance...although I think she might be coming soon. At least I hope so!

Christian and I have been pretty busy trying to finish up her room and make sure everything is ready to welcome her home. I keep thinking of things that have yet to be done, so that is nice way to help pass the time while I am waiting around. I have pretty much finished training the person who will be the interim Baughman Center manager while I am gone, so I am superfluous at work now. Again a good thing...it is hard to concentrate on anything that doesn't have to do with baby or baby stuff!

On Sunday Christian and I were wandering around the mall and decide to 'build' Dinah's first bear. Here is a picture of it in her crib. We haven't named him or anything...we wanted her to be able to name him herself when she is older.

Dinah's room is almost complete. We just have a shelf to put up, but Christian is still finishing it (needs a couple more coats of poly). Also, Christian's good friend, Keith (and my best friend Jennifer's husband), is building a changing table/dresser for us. We are excited about having a piece of furniture built just for us and by someone we are so close to.

I've put in here some pictures of the completed parts of the room. We love it and it is hard to not just sit in there doing nothing. It makes me feel like Dinah is closer to actually being here.

These are the Dinah letters that a lady Christian works with painted for us. Such a thoughtful gift!

Dinah's crib

Canvases that I painted with the help of my friend Lindy and Dinah's Aunt Amber.

This is where the new changing table will go...this shelf will stack up on another one we have in the room and holds clothes and her stuffed animals.

Shelf with toys, books and other fun stuff. If you look closely you can see the pictures of Alice and Dinah my friend Jen Johnson drew for us.

Well, stay posted to here or facebook if you've got it. We'll be making announcements as soon as something starts happening!

Monday, March 16, 2009

One more post

We are getting close, so no idea how many more of these I'll be able to put up before Dinah comes. In light of that, I have made this a good one.

Monday, March 9, 2009

okay okay okay

So, I've been really bad about posting...I know. Every time I think about doing it my brain starts to hurt and I can't really think of anything of interest to say. So this is likely to random and not very exciting...sorry.

Tomorrow marks 37 weeks, so that means that baby Dinah will be considered "full-term" and really she could come any day now. I am definitely ready to meet my baby and I am more than ready to be done being pregnant! I have sausage feet, trouble sleeping and now to top it all off it is allergy season and the pollen is affecting me much more than normal.

Christian and I are feeling more and more ready to welcome Dinah when she comes. Her room is looking good, we've picked a pediatrician, almost all of our "big" items have been bought or received, and some last minute items are slowly coming in (we have our two work showers this week). We go to pick up her diapers next week so we can get them "prepped" for her.

Tonight we go to learn how to care for newborns at our hospital. I feel less freaked out by actual labor and delivery after our birth class, so maybe I will feel a little less freaked out about being completely in charge of a little person after this class. Although I hear that you never stop being freaked out about being a parent!

Christian says that he has another post all planned out, but he was waiting for me to post again before he would do it. His stuff is always better than mine...so I am sure it will be more interesting.

We'll be sure to keep everyone updated if (and when) we go into labor and Dinah is threatening her appearance.

Oh, and I'll have Christian take another couple pictures of me and my belly. I am looking pretty huge these days!