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Sunday, March 28, 2010

March Showers?

Wow, this has been a busy week. I have been slacking on updating. I had my baby shower and it was a blast. Rebecca did an excellent job setting everything up and coming up with games for us to play. At the shower, we had a station where people could color using crayons and glitter, a baby in utero. I think Tom's redition of Thomas was the best, but hey, I am biased. We played a baby "Rorschach" test where party goers had to guess what was being shown in an ultra sound picture. The winners of all games were given hilarious certificates of achievement.

All the people I used to work with at Essencha threw me a baby shower dinner at Green Papaya. It was so yummy. I feel so spoiled by my friends! Thomas is one lucky baby.

In between these baby showers, Tom and I went to every roller derby practice to practice text bout casting for last nights game. The girls played really great; we won one game and lost one. The Sheep had a heartbreaking loss against San Diego ( the same team we played against for my last pre-pregnant game and won) caused by jammer trouble in the box within the last five minutes. ahhhhhhhh!

Tom has been busy around the house getting everything clean and ready for Thomas, reading his birthing partner book and going with me to birthing class. Thomas loves it when Tom gets close to my stomach and talks to him. He always moves towards the sound. On Tuesday, I have to take my dreaded glucose test. I am not looking forward to chugging a high fructose corn syrup drink and giving my blood AT ALL! bleck.

Other than that, all is great on the Thomas front. At 32 weeks they will have me come in twice a week for fetal monitoring which consists of being on a monitor for 30 mins at a time to makes sure Thomas is moving properly since his home is smaller than the average babies. Hopefully my last 3 months will go smoothly as well! This high risk business sucks. :P

I am off to write thank you notes!

Here are some baby shower pics: Look Ma I'm wearing yellow!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thomas and His Fish Fry

Tom and I had a fun,fun weekend! Since about 20 weeks, I have been feeling great! We finally spent a weekend on the town with the Cincinnati Rollergirls. We went to the third annual God n' Cod party-- A birthday party for our friends Liz, Lauren and Lisa. We went to a local church fish fry and bowling. Saturday we went to see Alice in 3D imax and Sunday we practiced bout casting while watching CRG scrimmage OHRG and went to Findlay Market!
Here are some hilarious Thomas Pictures from the weekend. Thomas eating Fish at the Church, Thomas and his bowling ball and Thomas and a waffle from Findlay Market!

I definitely think the nesting instinct has kicked in because I have been really focused on getting everything ready for Thomas. Tom and I took the trip to IKEA to get Thomas a dresser and we started putting together the baby room last night. I think it is all starting to come together. We also received some adorable wash clothes from my Aunt Flo and Aunt Cheryl. Check these out! They were so yummy looking, I wanted to eat em.

As for Thomas, he seems like he never sleeps! He moves so much and so forcefully that other people can see him moving. I feel like I am staring in the movie Aliens. ugh. We had our last weekly ultrasound this week and I don't have to go back to the doctor for two whole weeks. I am so excited.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birthing Class and More

The roller girl baby shower was awesome! We played some fun games, ate some good food and laughed... a lot! The girls totally spoiled Thomas, he even got a diaper, four-tiered cake! I will have pictures soon, I promise. While at the derby baby shower, Tom put his plotter and artistic skills together to make some amazing and hilarious CRG signs for our first bout. Lets just say nobody is going to miss these!

Speaking of CRG, they whooped up on Naptown last weekend in a closed scrimmage and will play another closed scrimmage this sunday against OHRG. I am 100% positive they will bring the pain again!

Tonight is our first natural birthing class. I think Tom and I are both excited, yet unsure of what they will have us do. I hope we meet some people around our age and taste so Thomas can have some friends to play with. We had the same hope for the hospital maternity tour, but at 25 and 31 we were the youngest ones there by far!

The guys at the office are getting ready to leave for SXSW and I opted to stay back and take care of the office. I think I am kind of regretting that decision, but when all of this went into planning, I was unsure of how my pregnancy was going to go and I didnt want to sign up for five nights of music and partying in my third trimester. I would have missed CRG's first home game of the season too which wasn't going to happen!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Third Trimester!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its here! I am 25 weeks and Thomas is doing great! He looks absolutely adorable every time I see him at my ultrasounds. He loves to spread his legs out and it seems like he is always sucking on amniotic fluid. His little tongue is ADORABLE!

Thomas has been quite the spoiled baby too! Erika and Emmit sent Tom home with a TON of their old baby stuff. We are so lucky that they are being so generous. We also received a baby book from my grandmother and the most adorable crib bedding set from my parents. I am getting excited for my fun packed weekend! Tonight the Cincinnati Rollergirls will be in the Bockfest Parade, tomorrow is the CRG baby shower and Sunday I will be watching the girls scrimmage against Naptown. We also got our league photos back. I think it is Thomas's first professional photo shoot ;)
And here are some new pics of Thomas....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hockey, Birth Plans and Hospital Tours... oh my!

Tom has been doing a ton of work around the house to get ready for the baby. He put together the crib and it looks great. It is kind of strange to have a crib in the house a few months before the baby, but I figure we should get used to seeing it. Gi Gi and my Dad bought us a sheet set to decorate the crib and we are anxiously awaiting it. I bet it is absolutely adorable.

We received the baby shower cards that Tom designed, from my Uncle Keith, the printer, and they are so cute. They are one-sided postcards and Tom set up the rsvp link here on the blog! I will be addressing them and sending them out (hopefully) on Monday. So, check your mailbox and reply back here!
Speaking of Thomas, he is getting really big! I measured 24 inches at the doctor this week and have a ton of new pictures that need to be scanned and posted here. We are going to a maternity ward tour of the Good Samaritan Hospital today. We are very excited and hope that it meets our expectations of our birth experience expectations. I plan on delivering naturally as long as there aren't any complications that would require me to have a C-Section. I am vehemently against the C-Section and medicated birth, so I hope everything goes as planned.

Tom and I are looking into getting a doula for the big day, so we can focus on each other and our doula can focus on supporting our birth plan and talking with the Doctors. I also do not want to deliver on my back, I would prefer alternative positions that allows Tom to be a part of the experience and have gravity work with my body to help deliver, such as squatting, kneeling and on all fours.

Two neat things happened last night, Thomas went to his first hockey game. I think it was a little to loud for his liking because he kept flipping and turning. I have never felt him move so much! We also got confirmation from the Rabbi, Rabbi Berger, that he will officiate our ceremony. SO exciting! This means we have a date and a Rabbi. The two hard things are done, now onto the million small things that have to be accomplished.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Crib is Here!

The crib has arrived!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited to watch Tom put it together tonight ;) . I have the newest ultrasound pictures of Thomas's foot. He is getting so big!