Friday, December 31, 2010

A Very Baby Christmas

Merry (belated) Christmas!

We have finally made it back home after doing the family Christmas shuffle from San Antonio to Chicago back to San Antonio and home again. We are tired and ready to sleep in our very own bed.

Christmas this year with our families had a little different vibe to us this year since this is the last Christmas that it will be just James and I. Next year, everyone will have to come to us because I really don't think extensive traveling with a 5 month old is gonna happen.

Christmas presents this year also had, unsurprisingly, a definite baby tone.  James' mom gave us a Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker. Its a little all-in-one steamer and food processor to make homemade baby food. I'm all about home made baby food too. Healthier and cheaper? Yes please!

James' brother gave me a Moby wrap to haul the little tyke around hands free. I've even gotten James to try it out with a doll and he agreed it's pretty awesome. Now I can get things done around the house while holding Bean.

On the Bolton side of things, my sister loaded the kiddo up on Winnie the Pooh paraphernalia. Bean got some bibs, sleepers, and a stuffed Pooh.  She also gave us some plain white onsies that we will be tasked with embellishing when she comes down to stay in a week. I thought some simple hand embroidery would be cute like this.

Of course Bean got a present from Mommy and Daddy too. A terrifyingly adorable stuffed alligator with a wonky eye seemed perfect to us.
Our alligator still needs a name though. Any ideas? What were some of your Christmas scores?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

8 Week Ultrasound - Take 2

Bean has gotten so big! It seems like only yesterday she* was just a speck of dust in mama's eye. Now she is 3/4 inch and growing up so fast!

Everything looked really good today. Heartbeat was in the 160s and everything else looked normal. At this point it is quite obvious to us as parents that Bean is, by far, the cutest little gummy bear to have ever graced this mama's womb. Bean is officially 8 weeks, 3 days old, giving a new (and hopefully permanent) due date of July 24. So, with no further ado, I present the new and improved, BEAN!

We are going to be mailing out Christmas cards in the next several days that announce our pregnancy to everyone on our Christmas card list. I feel comfortable now that we've made it to 8 weeks and everything is going according to plan. So, if you end up on this blog via Christmas card, hello there!

*I feel confident for no particular reason that Bean is a girl, and will refer to her as such until proven otherwise.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Houston, We Have a Bean!

We had our first visit with our midwife this Wednesday and got our first peak at our little munchkin we loving refer to as "The Bean". In the grand tradtion of proud parents wanting to show off pictures of their children, wanna see?

Pretty tiny, huh? According to our ultrasound, Bean is only 6 weeks and some days old, not the 8 week his/her mama thought. Oops! I'm sure it will only be the first in a long line of messing up birthdays, and if you know me at all, you will likely agree.

Beans little heart was flickering away on the screen though, which was amazing to see. And bonus: we get to go back in 2 weeks for another looksee to get measurements and gaze in the grainy black and white screen in a way only another parent can understand. So, December 15, if you could speed up your arrival a little bit, I would greatly appreciate it.