Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Maternal Instincts

I hope that my maternal instincts are better at night than my regular instincts. Evolution should have made me more aware of the car that exploded two houses down, but instead I slept. Poor Dan came home late from a soccer game to two ambulances and a fire truck in front of our house. He ran upstairs to make sure I was okay. I was fine - sleeping away. I didn't notice a thing. I didn't hear the car alarm... then the explosion... then the fire trucks pull up to put out the flaming car. Oops. Hopefully, evolution will have equipped me to hear my baby in the next room and actually wake up!

FYI no one was hurt in the explosion.

Monday, November 26, 2007

New Additions

There are a couple of new additions to the nursery. After hours and hours of searching toy, boating, hardware, department (e.g. Target, etc), arts & crafts and every other type of store to find a 'fish' net, we found a suitable net at The Container Store. Why The Container Store has nets is beyond me, but I was just happy to stop walking around.

The fishy bookcases were delayed due to a lazy mom (me). There was finally a nice day with weather in the 70s, so I headed to the garage and finished up the fish... well at least these two. I still have 1 more planned - an orange pint size one for below these two - to complete the family. Chicken Little is the first and only book in the nursery bookcases right now.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Name me

We're having trouble coming up with boy names. Since many of you think the baby will be a boy, we probably should come up with a few choices. We need some help. Please leave us name suggestions, preferably names starting with a "D", in the comments. Note: we promise to look at all suggestions, but not necessarily to use them. THANKS!

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Disappearing Button

I had been hoping for months that I wouldn't loose my cute 'inny' belly button. Well, it has slowly disappeared and now is gone. I have no belly button, its neither an 'inny' or an 'outy'. The belly is just too big now. The belly button can't fight against the growing orb. All that is left is a flat, dark spot where there was once a cute little belly button.

And I can't fight the urges to be domestic... well sometimes. Dan cut off my feet in the picture - but here I am - barefoot (well socks only, it was cold) and pregnant in the kitchen. The belly is just taking over everything. I think I am now bigger from front to back than I am from side to side. The maternity clothes even are starting to be too small! Less than 1 month left till the due date.

A place for the little one

With only a few weeks left to go, we finally started to get the nursery together. Originality was not really on the menu... we went for a sea life theme. Very creative for a marine biologist, I know. I just couldn't resist the cute and very cheap sea creatures at IKEA. How can you say no to a bright orange pelican hamper (currently eating a fish rattle) for under $5? So its bright and cheery, though the walls are still a little bare. I'm sure once the baby and all the grandparents arrive the room will fill up quickly.

We were cheap, but adventurous when it came to the changing table. We built our own. We now know too much about anchors for hollow walls. And Dan painted for the first time. Now we just need a changing pad and all of the various ointments, powders, and other goo that goes on the baby's bottom.

We're getting there, slowly but surely. Thanks to Jim for the glider and to the WHOI gals for pitching in for the crib. It would go faster if I didn't sit down in the glider all of the time. It's just too comfy. At least the nursery is ready enough in case someone is feeling anxious to join the outside world... though why would anyone want to leave a warm swimming pool for the cold east coast fall and winter before they had to?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

In utero

Baby Adams as of July 24th. Just like his/her father and grandfather, the baby was not cooperative when it came to getting a picture taken. At times, he/she even covered her/his face with one or both arms. We could see all 4 valves of the heart, but the baby didn't seem to want to let us determine the sex or getting good pictures of the face. These were the best two (only) pictures. Attempts for a fancy 3D picture looked more like an alien than a baby.

We still don't know the gender of the baby and probably won't find out until its born. Feel free to vote in our poll (to the right).