Though most of this blog contains pictures, it's also a detailed account of my life living with three boys. And yes, they are all boys. Hope you enjoy... they're pretty cute (but often smell).


Monday, May 24, 2010

Week 10

Prune: With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, Carlos is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will start working too.)

Still ticking along here on the baby front. I’m getting a little anxious for some activity here… besides (still) being tired and the sore ta-tas it’s been relatively smooth sailing. Not that I’m asking for morning sickness or anything like that…

I HUGE congrats goes out to Nicole and Justin who welcomed the stunning Hannah Mae this past weekend!!! Look at those cheeks! I can’t wait to meet her!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Week 9 (and more)

Green Olive: Carlos has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like...well...a baby!

Nothing too new to report on the prego-front… I’m boring, I know… Still feeling great and the tender tat-tas are getting better. Still tired but happy to report I was able to stay up PAST 12:00 all weekend in NYC! It was such a fun trip. Jen was a great host and it was so wonderful to see Le and Jim. Kim and I saw so much of the city on our bus tour (nerds) and we ate like Kings. Now it’s back to work with tired eyes...

On the home front, I’m living with an excited 10 year old these days. Jason got a new bike while I was gone (“its red and shiny” as J puts it) and we will soon be the owners a pretty new plasma TV/Blue Ray player. I guess Carlos will be watching Sesame Street in style!

Finally, a happy (late) birthday to my fabulous mother Kris!!! Love you so very much mom!!!


Last week we had our first doctor's appointment. I'm not going to lie, I was nervous going in. Jason said he wasn't, of course, but I was a little anxious. Well, besides having what seemed like a gallon of blood taken, there was no need to worry. Our doctor is wonderful (quite funny actually) and all the nurses were very nice. We also got to have our first ultra-sound done. It's pretty fuzzy (quick scan at work) but you can see little Los in there... we got to see the heart flutter around and the spinal cord!

On a side note: Our doctor is very excited" to see how I do in labor since I'm a yogi. I'm not sure how to react to that one...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Week 8

Raspberry: The baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

Nothing too new to report: still no morning (or any other time) sickness... not cravings or food aversions. Still going to sleep at 9:30pm every night. One very exciting thing is we have our first doctors appointment on Wednesday! Besides blood work (yuck) and some other standard tests we will get to have our first ultrasound! Not too much to see yet but it will be VERY cool to hear Los' heartbeat!

What a Weekend!

Friday: Attempted to make a homemade pizza (pesto, mushroom and chicken) but as I was preheating the oven the house became FILLED with smoke! Turns out our oven is in need of some major cleaning so homemade pizza was out and Papa John's was called.

Saturday: Got up nice and early and met the Pugh's for breakfast at the Good Day Cafe. So yummy! Jason had a softball tournament during the day so I took advantage and had a nice long nap and finally started a new book. Saturday night brought on some laughs with a few friends and Mexican food at El Rodeo for an early birthday celebration for J.

Sunday: I taught yoga while Jason attempted to take first place in their softball tourney... then it was off to the Rogowski's to share the news. Here's where the crying, jumping and LOTS of phone calls were made!

Both sets of Jason's grandparents were in town (yes, Limerick Dick was there) and it was also Mother's Day AND Jason's birthday! Jason was running late due to softball which prompted the story of Jason's birth (note: they didn't know yet). Apparently Jason's mom wasn't quite ready to be brought into the hospital and Jason's dad had a softball game so they all went to the fields... It was by the hospital so it only made sense! Well, about half-way through the game Jason was ready to come out so Dave had to leave the game early. This might not be too relevant except for the fact that Jason left his tourney before the championship game to make it to dinner. Something his father found quite odd. When we finally gave Pat her Mother's Day gift (picture below) everyone understood why Jason didn't finish the weekend.

Needless to say there were lots of tears and hugs over the next few hours... Phone calls were made (are probably still being made) and of course plans started forming (Carlos will be just in time for next ski trip to Montana).

All-in-all it was a GREAT weekend and an even better Mother's Day/Jason's Birthday!

To all the mommies and future-mommies out there, I hope your day was just as special! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Joys of Being Prego at an Advertising Agency

Campbell Mithun is a great place to work especially on Fridays. Beer Friday’s are a typical occurance throughout the year but the summer seems to amp it up and they happen just about every week. Normally you can get by skipping one or two without anyone noticing but today was NOT on my side.

Our Johnsonville team won Ad Week’s Media Plan of the Year (yea!!!) so our department decided to celebrate with some Beer and Brats. This would one of my all time favorite days if it weren’t for little ‘Los in my belly and that fact that I can’t have either of those two miraculous items.

So here I sit in my office, working on a presentation that won’t happen for another two weeks, hoping that no one notices my lack of cheer.

[Note: No one knows that I’m prego at work and my lack of beer consumption would definitely raise some flags]

Monday, May 3, 2010

Week 7

Blueberry: Baby's brain -- both hemispheres! -- is growing fast, generating about one hundred new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby's third!) is now in place

It's hard to believe that it's been seven weeks already! I'm getting very anxious to start telling people. We're trying to wait until three months but I just don't think that's going to happen... The main thing is getting through this week so we can finally tell Jason's parents. I'm so excited to see everyone's reactions. Remembering Pat at her Surprise Birthday Party makes me think there is going to be a lot of screaming and jumping up and down!

This week I'm meeting with a past yoga teacher to talk about what postures I can and can't do - I've been getting my yoga fix from teaching but I miss practicing SO much. I am excited to be able to start up again.

Other then that, nothing new to report. Still no morning sickness (knock on wood), still falling asleep at 9:30 every night, and boobs are still sore! J and I went golfing yesterday and even this "little extra" got in the way... I don't know how some you gals do it?!?!