Thursday, December 21, 2006

Literature Downgrade

Well while our plan to read outloud to Pebbles in utero is still underway, it's safe to say we haven't been very consistent. With Jer travelling and other things getting in the way, it's been a low priority.

Also after he's fallen asleep on my twice I've also figured out maybe East of Eden it too big of an undertaking for Jeremy. I tried to warn him it's a long epic novel, and not always action packed. I think he finally knows what I mean.

So we originally wanted to start with Shakespeare but couldn't find our Complete Works book, read several chapters of Steinbeck and now we've landed here......

If you haven't read anything by David Sedaris I highly recommend it. He is a very funny, saterical writer who mostly spins true life tales related to his crazy life and wacky family. I read Naked a couple years ago and passed to Jeremy in hope that this is his kind of book...but alas it has been collecting dust on his bookshelf.

So with the mindset that reading is reading we are forging ahead tonight with the first chapter of this book!

Monday, December 18, 2006 a few years...

Last night we went to the Zenas Baptist Christmas program to see our nephews play their parts in the nursery school nativity. It was SO much fun. Of all the Christmas performances I've seen, the Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, the PMO Christmas show....this took the cake as the most amusing.

Some of my favorite parts of the evening were:
-- Mark yelling out "hey Bob!" during the quiet prayer
-- The girl dressed like a furball in the nativity and we couldn't decide if she was a groundhog or squirrel- turns out she was a cat
-- The little girl who stole the baby jesus doll and away down the aisle with it
-- Our nephew mark pulling the tails of the other animals and whacking the donkey on the head with his frankensense
-- Our nephew Bob grabbing a hymnal and joining his grammie in the choir instead of the nativity (do I see future PMO here?)

Something tells me Pebbles has hair pulling in her future

Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's a.....

That's Baby's head on the right and it has it's hand up like "woe is me". Very dramatic pose for the womb- must take after Daddy.

While I'm sure you're all anxious to hear about the size and shape of Bam Bam's feet and kidneys, what might be more exciting to know is that we found out the sex this morning during our ultrasound.'s a GIRL!!

The ultrasound lady definitely saw a 'hamburger' as opposed to a 'turtle' (as she described it to us) between baby's legs. What a fun job telling people their baby's sex! Everything else on the ultrasound checked out as well- all of the organs are in place and look good, good strong heartbeat and LOTS of movement.

I told the lady that I had a cup of coffee an hour before the appointment and she sarcastically thanked me, because baby was moving around so much it was hard for her to get a picture. Mostly she was playing 'peek a boo' with her hands and making that dramatic pose you see above.

So we are very happy! I've been calling the baby 'she' for several weeks now and look I was right! Sorry to those of you who lost this part of the baby pool...but don't forget to vote for weight, length and due date.

Oh and doc was very happy with my weight- according to his scales I've only gained 1.5 lbs in the last 5 wks (mine says 4 but whatever). So yay on that- especially after my last appointment where I got scolded

We had a cookie party this afternoon at work and I made both pink and blue vanilla bars to unveil the sex. The blue ones are staying home for us to eat- and my coworkers got to enjoy the girly ones. Fun huh?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Baby Pool

Well since we are one week away from the big Ultrasound and finding out the sex- I thought I'd start a baby pool. It's funny- we couldn't decide for the longest time whether we'd be on 'team green' or not and now that we're not I'm so excited!

Now remember this is just a pool not an online gambling site- money should be exchanged only on your own terms (although I'm not discouraging it :)

I will accept any questions you have about our siblings and personal baby stats- as some people find that helpful I guess.
game name: bambinobennington

Enjoy! Laura