Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bringing Home Baby

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's baby shower and it further reinforced a sneaking suspicion I have had for some time, babies need stuff. Like clothes and beds and love. It also reminded me that I have the love covered but no stuff.

This morning the husbandit and I got up early and went to Ikea for breakfast (this is one of the Edwardseses favorite past times) and to peruse the baby things. We found several items that we would like to use in Baby Mack's room, like cloud light fixtures and leafy canopies.

While there I also found out that the bandit has never been to Babies R' Us. How can this be? So our next stop was said "R' Us" so I could show him all of the aforementioned stuff that is available for the Spud. We looked at strollers, car seats, exersaucers, swings, pack n' plays, bedding, cribs, gliders (a nice pit stop) and LOTS OF CLOTHES.

I think we may have found some crib bedding that Mac and I agree on which surprised me; I didn't think Mac liked anything available in stores and so I have spent a decent amount of time lately looking at dinosaur themed fabric on Etsy. It may have been the fact that he was able to see the bedding on the crib in person that really made the difference but Mac really liked a Carter's set (of course) that matches some Carter's swings and what not that I have had my eye on with bumblebees and snails in a nice calming green and yellow. In true husbandit form, one of his favorite parts of the bedding was how it felt. I think it is likely our son will be the same way. Turns out the set is a Babies R Us exclusive and surprisingly, reasonably priced.

On the clothes front, Mac found a onesie to bring the baby home from the hospital in. It was on sale so we bought it today and I spent a good amount of time when we got home looking at it and exclaiming "It's so small!" I actually think it looks big for being a size "newborn" but I agree with Mac that it is extra cute and worthy of putting on our baby for his first car ride. The best part is that the little footie feet have dinosaur claws on them.

When we got home I sat down to evaluate what we have and have not made decisions about and I am actually pleasantly surprised. We think we have actually found a crib we agree on at Target (Mac and I both have strong opinions about color and design so when it comes to home decor there is a lot of pre-purchase discussion and research that has to take place before any final decisions are made). The plan for next weekend is to get all of the non baby stuff (ie everything) out of the nursery (guest room) and get all of the baby stuff (furniture we stole from the neighbors garage when they moved out in the middle of the night to dodge their mortgage payment) out of the garage and into the nursery so we can evaluate what we have (and don't have). Hopefully that will give me some peace of mind and help sooth my inner nesting beast.

Now I need to go paint my toenails Colts blue in time for the Colts/Giants game tonite (or as I like to call it big Manning v. little Manning) and rearrange some seating charts for next week. The Norrises are bringing over nachos for the game tonite, Spud and I can't wait!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What's it gonna be?

Well then, I will tell you. It is a boy! woo woo! Go Team Edwards! Way to create a penis!!

We went yesterday for the 20 week anatomy scan and it confirmed that Baby E is healthy, strong and a dude. In fact the tech said it was "unmistakable" so I supposed he will always be comfortable in a locker room setting (which is good since he is going to be the next Peyton Manning and buy his mama a house). My in-laws were able to join us and it was really fun letting them find out from the source that there will be an heir to the Edwards name. More pics from yesterday's scan may be found in my preggo folder on Picasa here.

This morning, I wondered if I should maybe change the name of the blog, now that gender has been "determined," but honestly so much is left to be decided. Mac and I are not agreeing on names right now (this battle may continue into the delivery room as we are both pretty set on our name choice). We haven't picked a crib or bedding or a color for the walls (oh lord there is a LOT to do!). So I think the blog title will stay as is.

Alright it's time to get ready for my sister-in-law's baby shower. Have a good day blog land!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Soccer Player?

Normally when the baby gets to moving around a bunch A. you can't feel it from the outside and B. it stops if I put my hand in the area of movement. Tonite I felt some little flutter kicks and put my hand in the area and WHAM! Spud kicked the crud out of me. I was shocked! I went on the living room where Mac was watching the Rangers game and told him to put his hand in the same spot and nothing happened. On the way back to my desk WHAM another kick! So I ran back to Mac and made him try again. I felt a few small flutters but Mac didn't feel anything and I was about to give up when WHAM! It was pretty cool/borderline unsettling. I told Mac it's like one of your organs has decided to fight back. He thinks it may be related to watching Haydrienne's soccer game this morning. I think it probably has more to do with going to Rosa's afterwards :)

Friday, September 3, 2010


I think the stress and exhaustion of going back to work; the pregnancy induced lack of sleep; and an overexposure to middle school children has finally culminated in a sickness. I hurt, I cough, I make phlegm, and I just want to lay in bed. So that is how I will be spending my three day weekend. I am grateful that I (fingers crossed) won't have to take any time off of work but I wish I was feeling better and could enjoy the suddenly wonderful weather. According to the list the doctor gave me I can take Actifed, Sudafed and Tylenol Cold. I told the husbandit my symptoms and he is on his way to the store to choose the one that is most appropriate to my needs (and also to Quiznos to get me a sandwich cause he is a lovely man). A part of me is definitely concerned about how this will affect Spud. Any advice?