Friday, January 29, 2010

Wedding Stuffs

Tom and I have decided to have our wedding in Dallas,Tx because it is a central location for most of my family which grossly out-numbers his family. My parents recommended the Dallas Arboretum which is right by White Rock Lake and I immediately jumped at that idea because I spent a lot of time as a child around White Rock Lake. One of my fondest memories is when our family would bike the whole circumference of the lake and how accomplished I felt the first time I rode my own bike the whole way.
We are holding out that the arboretum will be open on our date, Sept. 5 2010. We are tentatively booked for the space, but the whole weekend is booked for a company outing or something. Word is that they are canceling *fingers crossed* Check it out!:
Ok, that takes care of place and now we are in need of an officiant! We are hoping to have a secular wedding with Jewish themes, maybe our own vows and some special surprises. The problem is, most Rabbis wont marry us because Tom is not Jewish OR they require us to go through Jewish courses about marriage and child rearing. The problem is, we live in Ohio and the ceremony is in Texas, making those requests damn near impossible. So, after a few phone calls and emails. I think I found a Rabbi who is perfect: Rabbi David S. Gruber. I have a phone meeting with him tonight and I hope everything goes up to my expectation. He is a previous orthodox Rabbi who now claims he is a Jewish secular humanist.

Well, that is all for now and don't worry, I'll let you know when we are engaged. ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Moving Time

It is official, we are moving this weekend! I am excited, but it seems like an impossible task since I can't really lift anything. Chris and Rebecca are coming to help Tom; I am hoping it won't be that hard because we are moving to a different apartment in the same building.
This Sat. is the Cincinnati Rollergirls Roll Out Party and I can't wait to see what this season has in store for my team and teammates. We already have a snazzy, yet dusty, new warehouse space so, the season can only get better!

I called Rabbi Murray Berger today and left a message about our wedding goals: simple, secular, outdoor with Jewish tones and theme. Hopefully, we will hear back from him soon. In addition to Rabbi selection, we started thinking about what colors we should have for the wedding. I think we are leaning towards Orange and Green. We will keep you posted ;)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lots of Changes!

This past week has been busy and the next week will bring us a ton of changes! This weekend we are moving into a two bedroom in the same building and I can't wait to start designing the baby room!

I had my weekly ultrasound today and it appears that Thomas is mostly on the right side of my body because of my neato *sarcasm* uterus and he has been in breech presentation for two weeks now. He is super, duper active and gave the ultrasound technician a hard time checking his organs, but they are all there and looking great. They will continue seeing me once a week until 26 weeks and then from 32 weeks on they will see me twice a week, since I am at high risk for pre-term labor. buh :(
We did get a picture of his face with an open mouth smile! He is such a ham! He was moving his mouth the whole time. Daddy Tom is scanning in this picture and we will post it as soon as we can.

I received this email today, so it looks like I am having my first baby shower on March 6th and I am super excited to share it with my rollergirls! :

We have a barrel of roller babies marinating in some skater ovens and it's time we threw them a party! ...only because we waited too long to be able to throw them down the stairs! (Just Kidding!)

Bundled Baby Shower for Candy Kickass, Mae C Stars, & Ruffn the Passer

When: Saturday, March 6th
Time: Afternoon (specifics TBD)
Where: The Awesome New Warehouse (duh!)

AND we just received notice that Gi-Gi (my mom's grandmothery name) is out of surgery and doing well! So we are all happy over here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Middle Names and Show off Babies

Well, Thomas is a show off. I guess when you have parents like us, that is bound to happen. At his ultrasound on Monday, he did a full flip followed by crossing his legs, scratching his face and waving. What a weirdo! Here are the new ultra sound pictures. He actually looks like a baby in these :P.

Last night when my Dad was in town, the 3 and a half of us went to Biaggio's Bistro--Yummy food as always. My Dad told us an interesting story about my paternal grandfather Bernard Charles Kaplan (and the middle name sake of thr3kr). He told us that in fact, his name was Charles Bernard Kaplan, but his name was printed wrong on his birth certificate. This got me thinking that maybe we would name our baby Thomas Charles Reed instead of Thomas Bernard Reed. As a little homage to the naming mishap. What do you guys think?

Friday, January 15, 2010

THR3KR Sightings

Here he is with his two new friends!

Here he his drinking cocoa on Festivus, with Tom's homemade sweater and Rebecca being purposefully and hilariously awkward!

And he is somewhere in there.... on New Year's Eve!

If you are wondering, THR3KR is the moniker we came up for our baby until we decide on his full name.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hey... Im not just a penis!

Here are two other pics of Thomas. No face though...stinker! My next Appointment is on Monday and every Monday thereafter for the rest of my pregnancy. Tonight Tom and I are looking at another apartment, one with two bedrooms. I hope it is what we have been looking for; I am ready to decorate a baby room. Moving....not so much!

Monday, January 11, 2010

We're registered!

Whew, we did it! ( A little early) Registering for baby stuff was harder than we thought. It required a lot of thinking and planning; what will we actually need? Brands? Sizes? Colors? Cloth diapers( hey, where the hell are they anyways!)

Tom and I have been weighing the pros and cons of cloth diapering and I was hoping to put them on my registry, but Target and Babies R' Us didn't seem to have any. I guess we will just go to Park and Vine to snag some later.

And what is with all the pink and blue. Trying to avoid gendering our baby right of the bat may be a harder task than I originally thought! EVERYTHING is blue or green with very masculine decals--trucks, baseball mits, and lions!

Anyways, Here are the links
Babies R' Us

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Its a Boy

More pictures to come soon... cough cough Daddy!