baby development

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Shop

I've opened up a shop on Etsy. So far, I've only listed one item. But more is coming! Check it out: I hope you like it :)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

It's been a while

For the baby's room:

Me, at 28 weeks and 5 days (taken last night):

Saturday, September 06, 2008

24 weeks

Here are the pictures I took this morning. Technically at 24 weeks and 2 days.

These last few weeks have been going by so fast. I can't believe it is already September. Penguin will be here before we know it. We're still trying to decide on a name. So far we haven't had much luck with names that we both like. I don't know why boy names are so much harder. Last night I thought I had finally thought of the perfect name, until Argentinian pointed out to me that they (first and middle) were both city names. SO... I feel like I have a first name (well...maybe. it hasn't been agreed upon yet), and we still need a middle name too.

Other news, my mom will be coming to visit us next weekend, which is also my birthday (Friday). So that should be fun. I haven't seen her since the wedding, so it's been a while. So far we're planning to get some stuff for the baby taken care of, which will be nice. I just hope I have the energy for it.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


This week has been going by pretty fast. I think it was because of the long weekend, and I had one less day I had to be at work.

Yesterday was my doctor's appointment. I'm now officially 24 weeks! These last few weeks seem to have gone by quickly. I mean, as individual days or whatever, slow, but as far as the pregnancy is concerned, it seems like it was just last week i had hit the halfway mark of 20 weeks. Now I'm a whole month past that. Crazy. The appointment went well, and we got our forms and everything for pre-registration at the hospital. As well as some brochures and everything to read through about what the hospital offered, and all of that. We are going to try to sign up sometime soon for a childbirth class, so that should be fun. I've begun to notice how big I've gotten. I don't always notice just looking down. But every once and a while, like last weekend when we went shopping, I catch my reflection from the side. Man! I'm bigger than I thought. And it's just going to keep on getting bigger.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Baby Moving

Ok, here's the video I was talking about earlier. It's not the best. But, unless I manage to capture something better, it will have to do. It's pretty much on the left hand side of my stomach, so focus there. There's about two different times you see him move around. Excuse the Shear Genius playing in the background.

21 Weeks

These were taken last weekend. Not too much of a difference from last time, I don't think. But, I think I just don't notice the growing as much as others maybe. Everything is going well. I tried to take a video last night (along with some new pictures) of the baby moving. Maybe I'll try to upload that at some point.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Swear I Won't Miss A Beat, Cause I Never Have Before

This weekend was pretty fun and relaxing. We went to Argentinian's work lunch thing on Saturday, which was was on the USS Midway. It was kind of interesting, even though I'm not much into military/ships/war history for the most part. After that we spent a lot of the day doing laundry at the laundromat since we (ok....mostly me) had a lot to do. It took us a few hours, but eventually we got everything we took with us done. That night after we were done we must not have done anything of note, because I can't remember what we did. I think just grabbed some dinner, and watched some tv.

Sunday we ended up sleeping in very late, til about noon. After making lunch and lying around the house for a while, Argentinian took me to get some ice cream. Very delicious, especially on a rather hot day like yesterday. After finishing up our ice cream we decided to head over to Babies R Us to pick out some stuff for the baby we wanted. We decided on several things like a crib, stoller, and bedding, among other things. There are so many things that are just so cute. It's hard not to want to buy a million outfits, they are all so cute. So, we got a few things taken care of for the baby, which is good. It feels like the months are quickly slipping by us. Before we know it, he will be here.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Subtlety I Envy

This time of year always reminds me of going back to school. I used to love all the shopping that went along with it. New supplies like binders and backpacks, and of course the new clothes. A time when you get to go on a mini shopping spree, and the parents would pay for it. Sigh, those were the days.

So naturally when thinking of the new school year, my mind eventually wanders off to the seasons changing. That's one thing I really miss living down in San Diego. Actual seasons. It's not much in the way of weather variety. Northern California had the perfect amount. It wasn't the extreme weather of living on the east coast or further north, but it was enough to where you had a distinct spring, summer, fall, and winter. In San Diego we kind of fade from winter to summer. And winter is only identified by slightly cooler weather. And maybe rain a couple of times. I miss the changing leaves, and the actual thunderstorms of Sacramento. Not that I'd want snow and stuff like that. But sometimes it's nice to get cozy in the winter with a fire and a good movie or book, cuddling up with that certain someone, and hearing the rain on the roof.

When Argentinian and I have gone up for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas the last couple of years, it's a nice change. It feels more like Christmas when it's cold out. That's a second reason I'm a little bummed this baby is coming on or around Christmas (aside from having to share his birthday with Christmas. Torture for any child). It'll be the first time I don't spend Christmas with my family. Instead I'll be down here in San Diego, and I don't know that any family besides the two of us will be around. That's slightly disappointing. I sometimes secretly (well, it was a secret) hope that the baby will come a tiny bit early (as long as he's healthy), so we can make a trip up there for Christmas. I'd suffer the drive with a newborn. Wow... I really digressed there... Anyway, I always love going back up there in the colder months and getting to see the effects (affects?) of fall and winter.

Major digression: The Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You song just came up on my iPod, and it reminded me of 10 Things I Hate About You, where Heath Ledger sings it. The beginning of thousands of girls developing a crush on him. I know I can't be the only teenage girl who found his charming "bad boy" character...charming. (Where's a thesaurus when you need one?)

I still can't believe he's dead.