Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More babies!

Nothing too exciting from today. 6 posts per week may have been ambitious, especially if anyone is expecting them to be interesting :-) I'll make today short!

I was in Noodles and Co. today eating lunch and writing some thank you notes from my shower (which I will blog about at some point), when in walked a new friend of mine with her brand new baby. Literally. She is a friend I have made through various baby things. Specifically, we "modelled" clothes together at a "baby shower" held by some local businesses, and do yoga together roughly once a week. She is fabulous, and it has been fun to have someone in almost exactly the same stage of life (and pregnancy) to talk about things with. Anyway, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Sunday, and she and her husband had stopped on the way home from the hospital to grab some food. She recognized my car and came in to say hello and introduce me to the baby. Just wow. It was amazing, and a bit scary to think they are going to let us leave the hospital with one of those tiny things some time in the very near future!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sarah's new toys

While Mike was gone last weekend, I went on a huge shopping spree. This is pretty unusual for me, as in general I'm pretty cheap, but there were some things we needed for the baby, and some things that were nice to have for the baby, and I may have gotten a few things for myself. In fact, I got 2 pretty cool toys. They may appeal to very different crowds, but you can decide which is cooler  :-)

Toy #1 feels a little cliche, but please understand that, after giving up my iphone birthday present for a blackberry that was compatible with McKinsey's security software, I have been waiting for the day I could switch back. What that means in practice is that I have been using a cell phone that is over 4 years old so I didn't have to sign a contract to get a new one. It was literally held together with scotch tape for the last 4 months of it's life, and the little track ball would only roll to the right about 50% of the time. So my dear husband reminded me on the day they started taking pre-orders that it was time to sign up. I got my phone a day early and it has been so much fun! I don't know that it is that much better than the last model, but it is soooo much faster than by 4-year-old phones, both the blackberry and the iphone.  If I were more techy I'm sure I would appreciate the differences, but I actually offered to trade Mike for his, because I think he would appreciate it more. He hasn't taken me up on it yet.

On to Toy #2. For anyone who has been to my home, you know that besides a few throw rugs, every single floor is a hard surface. This means either a lot of mopping,  or some really dirty floors. I'll let you guess which you find more of in my house. But it's getting really hard to bend over, and the dust bunnies under the beds are planning a riot because of the overcrowding. The Scooba is amazing! It's not perfect. It doesn't do edges well, and sometimes misses large spots in the middle of the floor. But it gets most of the dirt, and I can do touch-up work. Or not. Let's face it, having some dirty corners is a heck of a lot better than having a colony of dust bunnies under the bed.

In summary, yes. I may be a little bit spoiled :-)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Other babies at the Andersons

There is a little robin's nest on the fence by our sidewalk. About 2 weeks ago there were 4 eggs. Now there is one little bird, about to take flight. It is amazing how fast it has grown! I tried to take a picture of it, but every time I get near, the mama and/or papa bird buzz my head. I don't blame them really. I would probably buzz them if they perched right next to baby Anderson. Still, it has been really fun to watch him hatch and grow. Yesterday he was alone in the nest, and a bee was buzzing around him. He would snap at it and try to catch it, but I don't think he's that self-sufficient yet!

If you look closely, at the top of the fence you will see a little nest with some fluff in it. That is the robin. And yes, the fence is only about waist high. It is amazing any of them survived!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tired. . .

. . . is the word of the day. I cannot get enough sleep! This post will be short.

Pretty much I woke up a little before 7 and had breakfast. Then I took a nap. I went to yoga in search of some energy, and then went to a coffee shop for lunch and to get some work done. By 1:00 I couldn't keep my eyes open, so came home for another nap. A little more work, then dinner, followed by, you guessed it. Another nap! More food - at this point I was insatiably hungry as well. Then I watched a video on soothing your crying baby with Mike. And now it's bedtime!

Something more interesting tomorrow - I promise!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

36 weeks today!

So far, I've done an abysmal job of documenting the pregnancy. My goal, between now and when the baby comes, is to post something at least 6 days per week until it arrives. Since I have 8 months to catch up on, I should be able to do this without even getting too boring :-)

This picture is me at 36 weeks (today!) Technically there are 4 weeks left, but I keep hearing that I should be mentally prepared to go about 10 days overdue.

According to babycenter.com, the baby is now about 6 pounds and 18.5 inches long. According to my doctor, they will no longer try to stop me if I go into labor. There has been a pattern with the baby where he gets really hungry for a day or two (at least I do), and then I get incredibly sleepy for a day or two. Yesterday was a hungry day. I had no fewer than 4 snacks between dinner at 6:00 and bedtime at 10:30. Today after about 4:00, I couldn't function any longer and took a nice, long nap. I think it's bedtime again, so I'm going to go cuddle with my 4 pillows (no, there is no room left after the pillows are wedged in to also cuddle with my husband), and go to sleep!