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Almost there…6 more weeks! (Give or take)

August 31, 2008 1 comment

Hey there all you friends and family!

Seems like only a short time ago we had started this family blog and now we’re only 6 weeks away from expanding that family!

We’re pretty much ready…

Car Seat…Check!
Pack & Play…Check!
Room Painted…Check!
Other…Mostly Check!

And now we can check on the installation of the Car Seat, The First Outfit, and the Rocking Chair! (We still need to swing by the Fire Dept. or Police Dept to have the Car Seat checked.)

Without further ado…after much searching and heartache…here it is…”The Coming Home Outfit”. By the way, for those just joining…since I, Jeremy, correctly guessed the gender of the child I won the right to pick out the first outfit. So…here it is:

I like the ears at the top. The Pink onesie with the flower couple potentially be switched out with a white onesie that says, “I love daddy”. I’m not a big fan to clothes that talk…so that’s why I’m going with the one with the flower…they both cam as part of a 3 pack.

We also got our rocking chair this week! And since Annie has been hanging out with some Braxton-Hicks contractions for the past week, she’s hard to find standing up…so here’s a picture of her tummy…in the new rocking chair!

So…without all of you current and former parents of babies out there laughing at us…we’re pretty much set to start this thing up. ??????? can show up at any time and we think we’ll be as ready as we can be!

Oh! We also celebrated our 1 year anniversary this past week..that went fast by the way. Check out the gift that Diane and Frank sent us:

Since it’s cool to name inanimate object…his name is, “Pete”. Why? Don’t know. Annie just asked me what his name was and the first name to come to my mind was, “Pete”. So there you have it…”Pete the 1 Year Anniversary Tree!” Welcome to the family Pete!

I think that’s all for now. Annie gets underway with school on Tuesday and I’ll stay busy with my normal run-of-the-mill duties at work and here at home. My birthday is on Wednesday and I’ll now be 3 years away for 30 years old!

So…thanks for checking in on us…we hope that all is well with you…please take care and we’ll see you soon. We’ll try and post as frequently as we can these last couple of weeks, but we try to post when there is something to talk about…so we’ll see if something happens!


Jeremy, Annie, & ???????

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Week 32 and things are wrapping up!

Wow oh wow…where has the time gone. Almost seems silly to that, of course time is going fast…we’re busy!

Well to start of this post, let’s take a look at Annie round tummy:

Getting there…only 8 weeks* left.

*If she decides to come out on her actual due date!

Since we last posted, a lot of fun things happened. We’ve moved on in our Birthing class which holds nothing back and isn’t short on things one can never unsee, but overall it’s been a great experience…only 1 more week!

Hallie, Laura, and B.K. painted some fun things for us:

Also…that blue rug all those fun little things are sitting on…that’s the baby’s rug…cool huh? It ties in very nicely!

Oh! The replacement parts came in for the crib and I (Jeremy) was able to finally finish it. Take a look:

Cute eh?

I feel pretty proud that it’s all finished and still standing! Looks sturdy too! We found some decorations for the room…

We added plain white knobs to the dresser and purchased the fun blue ‘thing’ above it. I say thing, because I have no idea what the name is. It’s a piece of metal in a frame that hangs on the wall and you can attach things to it with fun magnets…see:

There’s a close up…it’s cute! We also purchased letters to spell our her name on the wall above the crib. Obviously we can’t show you all the letters, because then you’d know what her name is, so…here’s a picture of one of them…with the Ikea lamp Annie picked up!

Yep…that’s an “R”…could it be at the beginning? Maybe…middle? How about the end? Guess you’ll have to wait and see! Sorry!

Oh…and an apology is in order to B.K., it turns out I wasn’t the only person who thought I was having a little girl…so, “Sorry B.K., you were right too!”. However, the deal between Annie and I was that whoever was right on the gender got to pick out the “Coming Home Outfit”.

I’ve been struggling to find something…until last Wednesday while we were in Grand Rapids picking up my new car. I had success…however, you’ll have to wait until next time for both the car AND the outfit, depending on which one you care about, it may be hard to wait!

OPC (One Perfect Child), Sweet Pea, Peanut, Lil’ One, She, whatever you’re calling her, is doing well. She continues to move around A LOT! Just ask Annie! I’ve felt the giant kicks and punches this gal is throwing, I feel bad…really bad for Annie’s insides, that can’t feel great.

I guess that’s it for now…things are coming to a close, but we’ll get a couple more posts in before she arrives…and once she finally graces us with her presence, I’ll try to update this with images so that those who won’t be around still get a chance to see her face!

Thanks for your love and support! Take care!

Jeremy & Annie

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