Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Still no baby

Well, with all this being up and around more, I have lost track of the time and forgotten to blog. The baby room beckons me, the dishes need done, the bathroom needs scrubbing. Yes, it's true. I never thought it would happen to me, but alas, it has. I. AM. NESTING. Now with my instructions being to stop when I feel like I need to, I am getting more done than I thought I would. Over the past week a lot has been accomplished. We have all of the baby furniture now. Two of the items need paint, so last night my parents came over and started in on the dresser. It didn't quite get finished as it still needs one coat (it started as plain wood with varnish). The other item is a changing table/dresser, which shouldn't need nearly as much sanding as the dresser did since it already has paint on it. In the meantime I have sorted through my shower gifts and the clothes that I got from David's sister. They are now just waiting to get put into drawers and on to hangers (don't have any baby hangers yet).

You know how someone can tell you're nesting? When you drag your husband to the store at 8 pm and arrive at the checkout counter with a cart full of cleaning supplies, pads, baby/nursing supplies, and a container of Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked ice cream. The other night I just HAD to get the rest of the stuff on my list (turns out they didn't have 2 of the items I needed) so I could finish packing our hospital bags AND finish cleaning the house (because obviously Dorothy is going to get here and say, "Who are these slobs? Haven't they ever heard of a toilet brush??"). I successfully packed the bags (minus the 2 missing items) yesterday, so now I feel a bit more prepared. The farther along I get, the more I feel like it could happen any time, even before the stitch gets taken out. And really. Is packing the hospital bags by 34 1/2 weeks so neurotic? Someone stop me...

So I WAS planning on getting some pictures up here. We got some pictures taken as a couple about 2 1/2 weeks ago and they turned out so cute. I am positive that my husband would love the use of that word. These particular pictures are on a cd rather than a memory card, so we'll see if I am talented enough to get them up here. The laptop is STILL giving me issues and (joy of all joys) I now have the cord that hooks the camera up to the desktop computer, BUT there is one problem. My belly. It's so big I can't bend over the computer to even see where to plug in the cord. So David is just going to have to do that for me when he gets home and then maybe you'll be able to see how ginormous my belly is getting as well as pictures from my shower.

Here goes nothing (these pictures were taken the day I turned 32 weeks):









Aren't we cute?

21 comments:

Lori Rode said...

You guys are so cute! I love to see you looking so happy and healthy. It brings tears to my eyes. We're all looking forward to meeting Dorothy, although if she make such comments about toilet bowls & brushes, she may not be invited to our house. I doubt that will be first on her mind, though.

Shawn Marie said...

Yes, you two are WAY cute! ADORABLE! I am so happy for you!

Melissa said...

I love the pictures...you guys ARE so cute!
I am so glad to hear that you are out and about and doing all the stuff to get the house ready for Dorothy! :)
Keep up the good work, even if it does mean less blogging. ;)
Thanks for the update...you are on my mind!

Kathy said...

Those pictures are awesome! (And congrats for figuring out how to get them up here.)

That cracked me up, when you know you're nesting. The ice cream definitely seals the deal.

34 1/2 weeks! If it happened even now, Dorothy would almost certainly be perfect (as if we didn't all already know that). Is it getting real yet?

By the way, thanks for that last comment you left on my blog. It really did help me feel better about everything.

Catherine said...

Adorable!

David said...

I don't know if Becci would have even realized that she was nesting if I hadn't flat out told her as much (I even used the word, though I might soon regret it). But does anyone else really not like that word? Nesting? I don't really like the mental image that word brings...people aren't birds. I guess I would just rather just say Becci's rather preocupied with trying to get ready for a baby...sometimes impeding slightly on rational thought. A completely expected behaviour for a very pregnant mommy.

Maggie said...

You two are too cute!!! I love the pictures. I can tell how happy and excited you both are! Hooray!

Sarah said...

Very cute!! :) And wow! 34.5 weeks! I think I sort of lost track of where you were! It's great to hear how well you're doing.

One Mother's Journey said...

Adorable and SO happy. You're almost there!!

KMW said...

So glad to hear you're still there. I was starting to wonder! No matter how unprepared you feel, I am waaayy less prepared. I promise. I can tell:) So, if you don't finish what you need before Dorothy comes, at least know that you are not alone--in fact someone else is in way worse shape!!

Elizabeth said...

I love the pictures!

Yay to nesting!

Emmakirst said...

The pictures are beautiful, you look great! Wow @ 34 1/2 wks, you're almost there!

Tonya said...

Becci you look beautiful and the pictures turned out great! I am so happy for you both I think I am glowing.. lol

Sherry said...

Hi! = )

I just recently started stalking your blog, but I had to chime and say that I ~love~ the pictures! You both look so radiant and happy.

sarah said...

yay for nesting! I got about a day and a half of nesting in before my water broke--I hope you get to enjoy this phase a bit longer!
:-)

The pictures are great! You look so cute and happy!

kate said...

Awww you DO look so cute! It's wonderful!

soralis said...

You guys look great together! Glad to hear you are able to get up and about a little now. But cleaning, yuck! LOL

Take care and enjoy the rest of your PG.

Amy said...

Awesome! Hang in there. Once you're stitch-free it's even better. Then you can begin the "sex induces labor and wow I just want this kid out of me already" posts. lol.

Shelbi's Mom said...

I don't know who Amy is but how right she is!!!

miraclebaby said...

LOL looking forward to that part!

Anita said...

I love the one with the hands on the belly that is a priceless picture...

Best wishes for you and your family may you experience joy laughter love and make wonderful memories with your bundle of joy