Friday, September 19, 2008

Here's Looking At You, Kid

We got to see the baby today. Fun as it is to see the baby, if I never have to have another ultrasound again I'll be happy. That full bladder for over an hour is NOT fun! (This is the baby's head looking straight at you. The top of the head is on the left, and you can see the eye sockets and the mouth. We could also see the baby's heart beating - 145bpm) So everything was looking good during the exam, but the baby was lying face up and the tech couldn't see the baby's spine. So I had to go back out to the waiting room to wait for 5 more minutes, then the four of us got to come back to the room to see the baby. (These are the legs that have been kicking me!) Fortunately in those 5 minutes the baby had moved enough for the tech to find the spine and take her measurements. (This is a profile shot of the baby's head. You can see the ear and nose and a bit of the spine at the bottom.) And everything looks good! The baby waved to us and we saw him/her (no, we didn't find out which) suck a thumb and wiggle around. (Profile of the head with an arm and hand waving at us!) We're half way done! I guess we'd better figure out some names one of these days.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Day Of School

Today I sent both girls off to school. *sniff* Kaitlyn was super excited to go to her first day of kindergarten. She loved it, especially since Mommy got to come with her. In her class there are lots of similar sounding names. Along with Kaitlyn there is Caitlin and Kailin (with no "t") as well as lots of other names that sound alike. Could be an interesting first few days and weeks for Teacher! Kaitlyn's teacher seemed very nice and I think Kaitlyn will really enjoy being in her class. Rachael's class was a bit mixed up as all first days are. The whole school (except kindergarten kids) met in the gym, then got sent off by grade (french and english mixed) to various classrooms that are probably not going to be their real classrooms or teachers. Rachael found her best friend, and the were together with an english teacher for today, but by the end of tomorrow things should be sorted out and kids should be in their right classrooms.

Disney World

No, we didnt' got to Disney World, but Auntie Kendra did and she brought back goodies for the whole family. She came over yesterday and started handing out presents, starting with the youngest. Well, that's not Kaitlyn anymore! Yes, even the baby (17 weeks now) got a present! This cute little Pooh Bear and friends shirt and a bib with the seagulls from Finding Nemo, with every toddlers favorit word (or maybe second favorite after "no") "MINE!"
Rachael and Kaitlyn are big into Webkins, and since Disney doesn't make Webkins, Auntie Kendra found some clothes that would fit Webkins! She bought all kinds of cool outfits, right down to socks, shoes, underwear and hairbrushes! The girls were in heaven!
She bought me a nice Minnie Mouse apron, since my kitchen was decidedly lacking an apron,
and she brought that Star Wars-loving brother of hers a Star Wars Mr. Potato Head named Spuda Fett.
Thanks Auntie Kendra! We love you!

Monday, September 01, 2008

I Finally...

...convinced the girls to hold their new little cousin Johnathan! It's good practice for when our baby comes!
Johnathan was dedicated at his church today and we were invited to be there. After church we all went to Andree's parents' place for lunch.
And of course, I had to hold my only nephew for a bit, too. I'm out of practice!