Monday, November 24, 2008

Love Bug

Here are a few pictures of Logan today. I didn't think I had posted any of him without a cap on. He has lots of soft dark hair. We think it's pretty cute.

Today was a good day. Eat, sleep, change clothes, look around a little, repeat.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Home Sweet Home

After two nights in the hospital living out of a suitcase we are glad to be home. We got home just before 2 pm today and are already so much more comfortable taking care of our baby boy here surrounded by all of our things.

Andrew sat down with Logan while I showered and when I got out this is what I found. Logan and Andrew were both crashed and Andrew had Logan's pacifier poking at his cheek instead of in his mouth. Logan didn't mind at all. I was so proud to see my guys bonding. Andrew is a natural with Logan. He is a great swaddler and is so calm and loving. This all coming from a guy who never wanted to hold a newborn. I knew it would be different with our own.

What a great day. . .

Happy Birthday Mimi!

November 22, 2008. We can't wait to see you back here on Thursday!

Heading Home

54 degrees today. I arrived at the hospital in shorts on Thursday and a cold front blew in that day. I just LOVE Autumn weather. Logan slept all the way home. There was construction traffic, so it was a long drive. We joked that we were so careful coming home that we drove 5 mph the whole way. And while that is true, it is was not by choice.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Little Prayer of Thanksgiving

Well, it's just after 5 am and I'm awake - very awake. I've seen every hour on the clock since 1 am and every minute since 4 am. Maybe I drank too much water last night. Maybe my body doesn't like not working all day and is telling me to get back to the office for some brain exercise. Maybe I'm nervous that my Dr. is going to give me no hope of ever meeting my sweet baby boy EVER at today's appointment.

Whatever the reason, I'm just trying to be grateful that at 40 weeks pregnant this is the first sleepless night I've had. I've had a few rough nights, but for the most part, I've had great sleep. I've got friends who haven't been sleeping for months and I've got friends who are up 5 times a night to potty starting at 13 weeks. But me? Until this week I've only been up once a night.

Thank you Lord for the incredible pregnancy that I've had. Thank you that Logan and I are both healthy and that there's nothing worrying the Dr. that makes her want to take him out of me until he's ready. Thank you for being in in control of this whole situation and for giving me so much patience about his arrival when everyone else seems to be in a big hurry.

Monday, November 17, 2008

No Baby Yet

Due today and feeling great. No signs of delivering anytime soon. We'll keep you posted. . .

Saturday, November 8, 2008

39 weeks!

Here is what is probably the last pregnant picture I will post on this site. With only a week to go until my due date I'm guessing the next picture I post will be of our son. That is a frightening (but exciting!) thought. My pregnancy has been so great and has flown by for the most part. Tonight Andrew and I went to the wedding of a friend and co-worker of mine. We had a great time, but I felt like the grandma in the room who wanted to leave only after I had eaten cake. I think we were the first ones to leave. Great cake, though!

Several people have asked if we are ready to have this baby. My only response is that we are as ready as we know how to be. We know we are in for some intense on-the-job training over the next few weeks. . .and years!

We will keep you posted if there are any new developments! My bet is on Wednesday, November 12. The 13th is a full moon, too, so maybe that will draw the little guy out of me!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Uh oh - I'm cleaning baseboards!

Almost every mom has a pre-birth baseboard story - ". . .the night before So and So was born I was on my hands and knees cleaning baseboards. . ." Andrew and I cleaned our carpet today. We had a bad experience with a steam cleaning company (wet carpet for FOUR days), so we just do it ourselves now (plug - the Oreck dry cleaning system is super easy and has great results). Anyway, it involves sprinkling a powder on your carpet and using the Orbiter to rub the powder into the carpet. This process causes the baseboards to become powdery, so afterward I have to use the mini Oreck and brush accessory to clean them up. Hopefully I won't have this kiddo tomorrow, though, there's still a few more things I need to wrap up around here and especially at the office.

We also hung a curtain today in Logan's room. My mom found a cute fabric that matched his bedding and threw together a super cute window covering. The original plan was to get shutters for this window, but boy are shutters expensive. And with the market down like it is, we just decided we could sacrifice the shutters. Logan's room is that room in the house - I'm guessing every house has one - that is super cold in the winter and unbearably hot in the summers. This window brings in so much light, too, that we were worried about sleeping habits. But now, NOW we have this curtain that blocks so much light and heat. It was almost comfortable in there this afternoon despite the 80 degree November day outside.