Wednesday, August 26, 2009

34 weeks - Where to begin?

Where to begin?

So first off, I would like to extend a huge amount of thanks to the 135,412 of you that provided gifts to us so that Jane has a good beginning to her life by having EVERYTHING that they make for a baby.
In all seriousness we appreciate the gifts a ton, and are so happy to have such great supportive friends and family and we are looking forward to the challenge of helping Jane not be too spoiled. ;) ***

So on to some updates...we had baby shower #2 this past Saturday and it was quite an interesting group of girls! I’m pretty sure everyone had a good time - and I judged this not on the amount of laughter or chatter when I walked in the door but the 337 bottles of champagne that adorned the trash cans... All the ladies made onesies for Jane and there were some really good ones, I’m sure we will get use out of each one! A quick shout out to Jill and the ladies of the Mango Mansion (Lindsay and Karisa) for putting it all together, you guys did a great job so thank you!

Saturday night we had some dinner with the family in Little Italy, and Jen had her gelato. Then Sunday we had our hospital tour, which was informative and entertaining, especially to see Jen sweat a little bit when the lady put the foot holders (stirrups?) up on the bed; Jen went pale and she won’t even be using them. I also found out they have an entire store at the hospital devoted to breast feeding... I never saw that one coming... I guess if you're into breast pumps and feeding bras then it’s probably heaven to some... I wonder if they work on commission???

Well as we wrap up week 34 Jen is still doing great although she has recently been handicapped by "Jane's" Wii, which we recently acquired with the HDTV (for Jane of course) . The game is called World of Goo and in the credits it should say that the game was specifically designed for Jen - I think she played for about 4 hours straight yesterday, and who knows for how long today. It’s a logic based puzzle game as well which to me just doesn’t make sense but she loves it, and we know Jane loves it...

Tomorrow is the official “your baby should live without complications if it were to be born from this point forward”

So we got that going for us ;)

*** - All bold statements in this post are for the grandparents.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

33 Weeks, a quick glimpse into our lives

So I can’t wait to meet Jane...

I had a dream last night that Jen and Jane were walking in front of me in the parking lot holding hands and she had Jens laugh and lil snort... I couldn’t see a face but she had dark hair... When I heard her laugh in my dream, and recognized it as Jens, it became lucid for a minute where I knew I was in a dream and I just wanted to see what Jane looked like... I was just in the process of catching up to them....

Then our wonderful cat Monster had to relieve herself in the litter box and woke me up meowing and scratching on the walls...

i don't think she likes Jane already.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

32 weeks 4 days

Well it has been quite an eventful past couple of weeks to say the least! Jen has been running around all over Northern California for the last 3 weeks directing Mulan jr. with about 60 kids ages 9-14. I went up there the last 2 weekends to see everyone as well... 2 weekends ago when I was up there, we had the opportunity to do some shopping (haggling) in China Town for costumes for the play, and we decided to take Jane along (as if she had a choice). It turns out China Town is just Tijuana with a different language...and minus the drug killings and dirty ice of course. I learned how many bags of clothing and plastic swords I could carry at one time (60 kids in the play remember) and Jane learned that she likes Dim Sum (thanks Theresa!) so overall it was a busy and very eventful weekend and I didn't even talk about what we did Saturday at the family picnic!

Then this past weekend I was up there to support Jen during the performances of the play and man she did an amazing job directing these kids. The stage was great, the acting was great, they sang in harmonies and they learned how to do it all in a matter of 3 weeks! Jen worked so hard that she actually lost a pound even though Jane gained a pound, don't worry the Doc says it's all good.

Seeing these 9-14 year old kids sing this weekend made me think of something...I wonder if Jane will be able to sing, well actually at this point I'm hoping she actually can speak normal but if she can, what will her voice sound like? I'll tell you this...she BETTER get her mom's or my dad's voice - well you get the idea. I don't want her to sing for the first time and hear my dad's voice that would be just weird, but I hope she can actually hold a note since her dad (me) has no singing ability whatsoever... I have to be the most tone deaf musician alive, like a no-armed bowler...

So this morning we had our Dr. appt and Momma came down to check out the sonogram...we confirmed again that we are having a girl and not a boy, or a baby with both kibbles and bits ;) Jane now weighs 4lbs and is about 18in long. My mom (Momma) got to see the sonogram which was cool. Everything is right on track - the first shower is down and the second one is this weekend. We already have so much stuff and we are looking forward to getting more, just not quite sure where to put it all!

We are slowly introducing Monster and Tiddles to Jane's things... Oh yeah those are our cats that are 18lbs and 24lbs respectively! Tiddles just wants to sleep on her clothes, and Monster just wants to eat and could care less about her things... We will see how they change once Jane gets here!

I'm sure this was long enough and most of you probably gave up reading by now, but if you didn't then I'm sorry for fooling you into my ramblings. Take care and we will update you in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

31 weeks and where is my Baby Mama!

So Jane is now hitting the 31 week mark, which is crazy... It keeps moving faster and faster. How's Jen you ask? I'm not sure...over the telephone she said that she is doing well, getting a little hot, and ready to meet her daughter! Jen has been in San Francisco for the past two weeks working on a play, which she loves annnnnnd she just had her first baby shower on Sunday! (loot)! Thanks to everyone who provided us with gifts to assist Lil' Jane when she gets here...the next few weeks my time will be divided amongst living my life, P90X (man its hard) and putting together anything baby related...from 0 to handyman in about 6 weeks.

Soooooo the challenge for this week, since we have Halloween pretty much figured out, is.... What should we do for a Holiday card? If you know Jen and I, chances are we are probably going to aim for something funny/nicely offensive.... I would like to somehow incorporate a onesie for Jane that says "Now that I am safe, I am pro choice" but that might be a bit much ;)

Oh yeah...the garden update: Jane currently is about the size of 4 naval oranges...about 16in long and about she is already bigger than I was when I was born...I hope she has a normal sized head though, for Jen's sake at least....

Hope everyone is well!!!