30 April 2011

Take the Orange Juice, Leave the iPad

Well, dear friends, it seems that although the craziness at work with our big race has died down (hence the infrequent posts), we have encountered another setback: our home was burglarized on Tuesday. And whadya know, they took our laptop!

So that means fewer posts on the bloggity for a while and definitely fewer pictures (little buggers took our camera too, which contained the memory card with my 33 week pic on it - sad day). Currently I am typing this post on our iPad, which they miraculously missed, but it is excruciatingly slow and painful. I think I'd rather get a root canal.

Anyhow, the hubs and I are trying to make the best of our new lives sans TV and laptop - and it is interesting, for sure! I did finish all my shower thank yous and baked dessert for small group tomorrow night, so I'm thinking perhaps this is a blessing in disguise.

More to come - hopefully sooner rather than later!

20 April 2011

People Say the Darndest Things

Pregnancy makes you the target of countless fascinating comments. For some reason the general public believes that just because you have a watermelon belly, they are entitled to say things to you they might not otherwise. A few examples:

Upon seeing me for the first time in almost a week, one of my coworkers exclaimed, "Boy, you've just exploded since I saw you last!" Exploded - really? Let's find some new adjectives, folks; no woman wants to hear that her stomach has burst forth violently.

"Every time I see you, you're eating." I'm making a baby, people! What do you expect? (Also, just to clarify - I mostly run into this coworker in the kitchen when we're preparing our lunches.)

Clay was talking with some of the kids from School by the Pool when another volunteer, Rusty, asked if he had shared his surprise with them yet. Clay said that no, he hadn't, and wondered if anyone wanted to guess what his surprise might be. One girl piped up and asked, "Is your girlfriend pregnant?" Oh, to hear the surprises shared in their house!
And my personal favorite: when people ask what we're having (boy or girl) and I tell them that we are going to be surprised, many people will follow up by asking if we really know the sex but just aren't telling. Doesn't that sort of defeat the point???

Oh, people say the darndest things... :)

19 April 2011


30 Weeks
(Sorry no official picture, but I've got this fun one with Clay's cousin Laura!)

31 Weeks

32 Weeks

It is really amazing to think that the world will get to meet Baby Rich in just 8 short weeks!
There is SO much to think about, so much to do, so many things that I just feel totally and completely unprepared for. I keep asking myself, "Am I really ready to be responsible for another human being?" Well...the short answer is usually no. But on the positive side, we have gotten quite a few things done in preparation for our little one's arrival!

After painting the nursery two weeks ago, Clay set up the furniture in the room -
and had a little fun with the leftover painting tape. :)

We are slowly starting to build a bigger wardrobe for Baby Rich.
I saw this adorable onesie and just couldn't resist! :)

I've also used some spare time to beef up our stash of burp cloths.
Can't have too many of those!

In case you can't tell, Clay and I are getting pretty darn excited to meet this little one. :D

05 April 2011

Weekly Wows!

It seems as though I'm in a perpetual state of "wow" these days...

My mom came to visit last Thursday and we got to spend some great time together! We shopped for fabric for some custom-made crib bedding, oohed and aahed over all the cute little baby things we saw (and maybe bought a few of them) and decorated cookies. It was a wonderful time to spend together and, as always, it went by much too quickly!

Some dear friends of mine threw a lovely baby shower for me on Saturday morning.
I even had several friends who drove in from out of town for the occasion, which was such a nice treat!

They really made it a special occasion and it meant so much to me. Thanks, girls!

On Sunday night, we went to see A Chorus Line at Bass Hall.
(This makes the first of three musicals we'll be seeing this month!) Although A Chorus Line wasn't our favorite musical, Clay and I are definitely savoring these theater dates and enjoying this time together!

We are now the proud owners of an iPad2.
Unfortunately this makes me occasionally invisible. ;)
If I can ever pry it out of Clay's hands, then maybe I'll see what all this fuss is about...

We have gone green - in the nursery!
Bye bye, mustard yellow...

Hello, River Reed! (That's the color name.)
After a few touch-ups and clearing out the exisiting furniture, we'll be ready to bring in the crib! I can't wait. :)

Today I had my 30-week check up, and the doctor only had good things to report!
 I feel so lucky to have made it this far in my pregnancy without complication. Here's hoping this trend continues!

Tonight I went to see my sister sing the national anthem with the praise team from The Hills at the Rangers game. At her first Rangers game ever, my sister sang the national anthem. How cool is that?!

What's wow-ing you this week?!