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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's been awhile. Time for an update. What's happened lately and what's coming up.

We've entered the third trimester now. This Thursday will be Week 28! We're entering the final stages, the last third of this journey!

We've begun working on the baby shower - which consists of building a list and gathering addresses. Then our wonderful friend, Kali Akana, my mom, Tina, and Sonia's mom Kristi are doing all the work with setting up the shower, sending out the invites, and everything else. Big thanks to them and we are looking forward to both of the showers. We had to break the parties into two - one mainly for family and one mainly for friends, there were just so many people we wanted to share this with.

With the shower coming up that means Sonia and I have to start and fill our baby registry. So far we have one started at Babies R Us and we need to fill it up with much more stuff --because, you know, who doesn't love gifts, especially when having a baby requires so much stuff?!

A name. Heh. Well...still nothing much to report there. We haven't made time to sit down together and really go over name choices to pick one. We kicked around some names here and there but nothing serious. We have some ones we like but are still waiting for that one name to really stand out...well, another one to stand out besides Alistair =P (I know, I know, not a favorite of many but its working for now haha).

Little Man is getting stronger and I've been feeling his kicks and punches get stronger and feeling them more often. A few nights ago I laid my head on Sonia's belly to listen for the heartbeat (apparently you can hear it that way sometimes). Well, baby man decided to throw me a kick right in the face and followed up with a four-hit combo. I guess I was invading his space and he was defending his personal bubble. haha.

Mini-mister is also able to hear now as well. Which means Daddy is going to dedicate some time for some father-son TOOL time. I saw a youtube video this week, shared by a friend, a mom, who also loves TOOL. I'd have to wipe away a tear from my eye when I see my son do this:

Some stuff coming up...Sonia is taking her glucose test on Thursday. Here's to some good results after she chugs down that sugary drink!!

Baby room resurrection is still coming along. We bought a lot of the big, major furniture we're gonna need. Now I just need to clean the room up, disinfect it, paint, build the furniture, and arrange it. Easy enough. I should have that done in 45 minutes tops. =P

Lastly, today, May 24, is my 30th birthday - kicking off a great year of age. I'm entering my 30s and will become a father, experience a lot of first holidays with the little guy, and so much more. I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for reading!! =)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

24 Weeks - Bump Update!

I can't believe I am already 24 weeks pregnant. I feel like this is all literally flying by so much!! Since the last 'skin' bump pic I took was back at 16 weeks, I thought it was about time to show how much little man has grown!

A shot from the front, which I've never done. Yes my belly button is starting to change a little, and I no longer am wearing my belly ring ;)

And a side shot:

Things are going really well. We actually went out and bought quite a few baby items this last weekend. Crib, Dresser/Changing table, car seat, stroller, pack-n-play/bassinett and a swing. It's time to start really working on Little Man's nursery! We will keep you updated!!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Ultrasound Photos

Here are some of the ultrasound photos from Week 20, 3/31/2011, from when we found out the gender of our baby - which as you all know by now is a BOY!

1) Little guy faced the camera at the end of the ultrasound.

2) A profile shot of baby boy Rossman, including torso, legs, and feet.

3) Another shot of the profile.
4) He decided to wave to us too!