Wednesday, July 30, 2008

neglected blog

This has become a sad, neglected blog.


We had another appointment this Monday. The baby's heartbeat was steady and in the 150 range. Doc said everything looks good and very middle-of-the-road. I passed the glucose screening test and my iron levels were great.

This whole pregnancy thing has been going well for me and I don't feel anxious about what's to come. Dennis says maybe this is just something I was born to do.

Time will tell...

Friday, July 18, 2008

a new house

Well, not really.

Today I'll be coming home from work to a freshly painted living room. Dennis and I spent about 4 man hours last night taping the room off. We have many more doorways than I was thinking we was a tedious project to say the least.

He washed the walls this morning, and the first coat will be going up around 2.

Dennis chose the color, and I really like it. It's a slightly muted robin's-egg blue. It's really going to have impact and make the house start to feel like our house.

Ellorie is heading down today too. The four of us will conquer the artwork and windows this weekend - washing the windows and hanging all of our artwork. I'm so so excited.

We moved furniture around in the baby's room, and we're really digging the new layout. I'm pretty sure this post is all about the nesting phenomenon that's kicking in right now...

On that note,

nana learns about baby gear

My mom went to a garage sale on her way down to our house this morning - it's genetic, we all garage sale...

She found a delightful assortment of baby gear about which she called me. It was an educational experience for her, and I could hear most of the lady's description through the phone which really helped out.

She made out with:
$40 for a Graco Snugride infant car seat AND three car bases
$15 for some toy that bounces with a tent over it to keep the cats off
a Pack n' Play (aka playpen) for overnights at the Larsons

She made out like a bandit, I think. I'm pretty psyched about the car seat especially.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

little hodges does a dance

Last night I felt kicks for the first time! and I could feel them from the outside!

Dennis was getting ready for bed, and by the time he got to the bedroom, the kicking was over. I'm sure he'll get to feel it soon, though - because I can feel little hodges punting me again right now.

I'm not sure what I was expecting it to feel like, but it certainly caught me off guard. For something so small to kick this hard, it feels like the baby is pulling its leg all the way back and just wailing at my stomach - like it's punting a ball.

This makes me very happy today.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Unfortunately, the video camera wouldn't work, but there wasn't a lot of rocking and rolling like last time. In fact, little hodges just stayed pretty still the whole time. The doctor kept trying for a sharper profile shot, but alas, little hodges just wasn't cooperating.

Here's what we have to share.

with interpretation.
Everything looked great, the doctor said. Things we saw: fingers on each hand, humerus, cerebellum, spine (that was the weirdest!), ribs, feet and toes, nasal bone, mouth, eye lens, diaphragm, kidneys. That's all I can remember for now.

The doctor wanted to see the mid-face shot of the mouth (I'm assuming to check for cleft palate). Alas, little hodges finally moved at the end of the ultrasound, putting both hands right in front of the very mouth we were trying to see. We caught a glimpse of the mouth open, then the fingers went back in the way.

All of the measurements were great, and the estimated weight is 3/4 lb, right on target with the estimate due date. Hooray!