Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First Bubble Bath

We decided to try bubbles in Gracie's bath last week, thinking she'd love them. She was pretty indifferent to them and pretty much thought they were hiding her toys! She took another bubble bath the next day, and Josey showed her how she can put the bubble on the wall and in her hair. She had more fun once she learned how to play with the bubbles!


Gracie has found a new interest in pacifiers. She rarely sucks on one for more than a minute or two, but loves to play with them. She'll carry them around, waving them, and shoving them in anyone's mouth. At least they're getting used!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Blog!!

My beautiful sister-in-law started a blog! Check it out.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Week 29

Wow, only eleven weeks until Brianna's due date! Yikes! I had my last appointment with my amazing doc this past Tuesday. It's sad for me to leave her, as she is easily the best doctor I have ever had and she delivers at the hospital two miles from here-which is renowned for it's prenatal care. The trade off is worth it, though and we are excited that we will be leaving here in only one week to start the newest chapter of our lives, home with beloved friends and family. I have my next appointment with my new doctor on August 5th, as the appointments are now scheduled every two weeks instead of every month. We have had two showings on our apartment so far, and I am optimistic that one of them will turn into renters-hopefully in August so we don't have to pay two rents.

BabyCenter says:
Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dear Mall Parents,

Dear Mall Parents,
When you bring your child to the play area, notice the large sign that says Parental Supervision Required. FYI, parental supervision is not reading a book and never looking up to notice your child has actually left the play area. It also is not talking on your cell phone and not noticing that your 10-year-old is sitting on my daughter. Oh, and that big yellow arrow on the sign that says "must be under this high" means that your child must (gasp!) be shorter than the arrow to join in the fun.

The Mom With the Flat Baby.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Intruder

Uh Oh, I think I need to reassess how many boxes are in the baby's room. Apparently, they have made the kitty very curious, and she got herself trapped. . .


Snuffy played cashier,

discovered how fun dollies are,

went to the playground,

had a snack,

and made new friends.

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Week 28

This week has been a bit more eventful than I would like. It was my last week of summer school which was a little hard, knowing I won't be seeing those kids again-I've known some of them for five years! I learned yesterday that our rental company out here hasn't found a renter for our apartment, so I spent all of last night searching for people looking for apartments and emailing them about our place. If we find a renter, we'll have a breaking the lease fee; if we don't find a renter, we'll be responsible for rent for the next two months. We really can't afford paying two rents for two months, so that is very scary for me. Today I had a little scare about my new job changing, but after many phone calls and tears, it is all settled.

So now I am trying to relax, settle down, and get something accomplished. There's still lots to pack, and cleaning to start. We have 14 days until we are to be in Hudson, and I am uncertain about how it will all get accomplished.

Broster might have a name now! We have been seriously talking about Briana Leigh. Daddy really wants her to be named after him. I have been resisting Briana because it's been in the top 25 baby names consistently since 1991! Leigh is after Grandma Y, who's middle name is Lee.

Here's what BabyCenter has to say this week:
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can open and close her eyes, which now sport lashes. This movement is more of a reflexive blink than a deliberate opening and closing, but it won't be long before she's batting those beauties at you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Snuffy & "Melmo"

Snuffy loves "Melmo."

Snuffy's Hideout

I recently emptied another bookshelf, and Snuffy has claimed it as hers. Whenever anyone comes home, she runs to her bookshelf and hides in there. She giggles like crazy. She even brought her blankies into the shelf the other day.

Bouncy Chair

Gracie loves getting ready for baby. She threw a fit when I put the chair away!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Week 26

Well, I had yet another ultrasound on Thursday. It was much more successful this time. We were able to see all the aspects of baby that we had been having troubles viewing previously, and the ultrasound technician said she is "a million percent positive" that baby number two is a girl.

BabyCenter says:

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.