Saturday, September 26, 2009

baby blog

*Updated with photos

This is a milestone day. Half way there. Our baby is 19 weeks.

It seemed fitting that I woke up this morning with a lot of big goals to prepare for the little ant. One is the beginning of our baby registry. Since most of the things we're interested we've found online Amazon has actually become a helpful resource. I'm also considering creating a sidebar with links to websites/items we're interested in. Strike that, I just decided that's what I'm going to do. I wonder if FB has anything like this?

And, I'm going to start to put out the call to all my family and friends with children. I love free gifts. Items that are free for you but a gift for me are one of the best things ever. If it's safe for our baby, and we can use it and fit it in our tiny house, then I'll take it. My mom informed me that she'll be driving up to meet her grandbaby so she'll have some room in her vehicle to bring up hand me downs.

In other baby news, I'm hounding Craig's list and Freecycle for items off our wish list too, if you want to in your neck of the woods for me I would love it.

I'm not just searching for things though, I'm searching for advice and I'll most likely start up a series on here called something like 'ask a parent' or something where I'll pose a question to all my parent friends for advice on a subject and inquire with my single friends about annoying or pitfall things to watch out for as we become someone's parents.

We hope to be able to get an ultrasound appointment within the next couple of weeks...anyone local know of an inexpensive, no insurance coverage option?


Anonymous said...

Man I wish I had advice for you on the ultrasound thing.

All I can say is wow, those weeks went fast - from our perspective at least! Time freaking zooms with kids.

Of course, it's going to get realllllllll slow in about 17-18 weeks...

meg said...

what you don't know someone with one in their living room?

Everyone says the second half goes way slower than the first, and I can only imagine that will be true, at least we've got the 'holiday season' to help speed things along.

Happy Girl said...

oh my, you my sweet daughter are stunning and I love seeing my little grandbaby... er, sort of see!

autumn said...

Mine has flown....I feel like I was 20 weeks recently but now I am staring down 31 and terrified at how fast all of it is zooming at us. The holidays will really make it fly, before you know it. Sure being uncomfortable makes it feel a little lame- but still not slow. So weird!

Bethany said...

I haven't left you a comment in a coon's age as my father would say. Wait, what? Okay, anyway: CONGRATULATIONS!

sufferingsummer said...

I think TomKat still own an ultra sound machine from baby Suri...your in the biz...can't you just call 'em up and drop by their compound for a little look see?

meg said...

Summer- Jayson and I were totally joking about this at work on Friday! You'd think he'd be all about it...but something tells me Tom would be opposed to me showing up with this request ;-)

meg said...

Autumn - When October hit, I'm sure you had the same feeling I did, only supersized....with each tick of a new month the arrival get so much closer. Only 2 months away for you!