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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Little Over Half Way There!

Yes I am 22 weeks, a little over half way there! Time is flying by, and I know that with all the holiday fun and business the next few months have in store, the time is just going to go by even quicker. I am starting to get a little anxious that I am not going to get everything done that needs to get done before Vim X II gets here. My husband thinks I am crazy (actually his exact wording was 'silly' which you can imagine didn't go over so well with a hormonal pregnant wife). I know that it may just be the natural 'nesting' mode kicking in, but it is there for a reason, right? I mean, God wouldn't give us this nesting feeling if we didn't need to be 'nesting'...Because I have a feeling this 'feeling' is going to tapper off in a couple months when I start to get larger and slower moving.

Anyway, the baby is perfectly healthy. We went in for our Anatomy check up, where the measure all the body parts. They couldn't get him to move to check out his belly, all he wanted to do was show off his male parts...(he sounds like some other males I know). Everything else (but his belly) looked perfect. He is about 1lb and very active right now. Here is a profile picture, it confirms that he will not have much of a chin...but I don't think he stood much of a chance in the 'chin department' since Vim and I probably have one whole chin between the two of us.

Finally, I am looking for some input. A lot has changed in 5yrs and we are in need of a travel system and other baby gear. The problem is that there are so many to choose from! SO I figured who would know best about strollers, infant car seats and baby gear then those mom's who have used them recently! So, if you have any hands on experiance with the baby gear, let me know what worked for you, what you found most safe and helpful. Because I have no idea. Email me or leave me a comment PLEASE!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Up in the Air Junior Birds-Men....

This last weekend we went to the Wings Over Houston Air Show. Vim's parents were able to join us for a few hours, which was a real treat. I was uncharacteristically unprepared. I don't know what I was thinking, I guess I thought there would be more shade and less walking. Even though it was quite cool Saturday morning, it warmed up quite a bit that afternoon. Needless to say I lost the leggings quickly and the sunscreen was then generously applied. Fortunately, my husband thought to grab the sunscreen right before leaving. We were all exhausted, but we somehow found strength to stay to the end....and let me tell you, it was well worth it! I mean, personally there are only so many airplanes you can look at but the Thunderbirds at the end were pretty cool (even for a girl). My camera screen was broken in a mishap a few weeks ago so I wasn't able to get any video footage of it but I got some good photos. (Note: I felt like I was in the dark ages, I actually had to put my eye up to the view finder and take a picture, and then after the picture was taken I couldn't see the picture till it was taken off my camera!! Oh how spoiled I have become!! Little Man will never know the hardships of using a 35mm)

In case you go in the future, here are a list of things you might want to take:

  • Water, water, water
  • Chairs
  • Umbrella
  • Light Weight clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • A Hat
  • Snacks (unless you feel like spending $4 on nachos)
  • Kleenex for the porta-potty (yes- gross I know, but when your pregnant sometimes you don't have a choice)
  • Hand Sanatizer

The coolest thing was that one of the 6 Thunderbirds pilots was a GIRL! And she did awesome.

Pumpkin Carving

Sunday we spent most of our afternoon enjoying the glorious weather and carving pumpkins. Up until I met Vim, I carved pumpkins like most normal people do...2 triangles for eyes, a nose, and then a crooked mouth...well, Vim informed me our first Halloween that he had a much better way of carving pumpkins. Ever since then I have been carving them all 'fancy'. This year was Little Man's first year to carve his very own pumpkin! I know, I know, some of you are freaking out...no I didn't give him a large knife and say go for it! Vim cleaned them all out for us and then Little man 'punched' out his very own design and then used the little pumpkin saw to saw it out. I was so impressed! So particular and patient...he sat there for a good hour and a half! Check out all our hard work!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Annual Astro's Trip

I know it was a few weeks ago but I am trying to catch up. This year we made our annual trip to the Astro's game. We almost didn't make it this year, Little Man and I had to venture to the last game of the season without Vim (Vim was off on his annual hunting trip at the Frio). We had a great time with Aunt Shannon and Uncle Landon at the game. Vim got tickets through his work, and they were great seat! Wayne Watson performed 'God Bless America' during the 7th inning stretch (for those of you who know who he is). Also, it was the last game before retiring for Brad Ausmus and he hit a home run! Each year Little Man's attention span gets a little longer, and surprisingly he made it through the whole game this year and actually didn't want to leave a the end.

( We are missing a year in between these pictures)

Not too long and his feet won't make it off the ground! : (

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Do you see what I see??

I apologize for being so absent from the blog lately. Once again life's business caught up to me. So many things have happened over the last few weeks. Its going to take me several blogs to get caught up...But for now, the news that everyone has been waiting for!
Little man's face is priceless...

And yes you heard right in the video, another Vim X will be entering the world!
We go back in on Monday, and have all of his legs, arms, head, etc. measured to see how he is growing and we will get to make sure that he is for sure a 'He'. But from the picture below, I am not sure if there is any room for uncertainty....

(if you are confused about what we are looking at, the baby is the 'C' shape...we are looking from the bottom up...the two legs are sticking out and the bum is the curved part of the C. If you look directly to the left of the word 'BOY' you will see his 'manly parts')

I promise more updates in the near future...I am feeling good, belly is starting to get big. And the baby is moving a lot! Little man was able to feel him kick the other day and Vim has been feeling him kick but now can watch my stomach jump when he is moving around. He has been very active, I guess I should just get use to it...I don't think it is going to change much once he is born! Lots of energy like his Daddy!