Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yet another baby post...

I really don't want this blog to become solely dedicated to all things baby, but I can't ignore the needs of my fans. So here's some baby info:

1. My dear friends Shari and Kari (with the help of Nana-to-be Marsha) threw me an amazing baby shower on Sunday. It was fun, and totally "Karen-ish." We had a chocolate fountain, played games involving candy, and had a children's book raffle and trivia game. I only wish that we could have had some kittens on hand to cuddle with and it would have been heaven on earth. I will post pictures of the shower soon.

2. I had my 32 week check-up last week, and everything is looking perfect! Her heartbeat is wonderful, my blood-pressure and weight-gain are right on track, and she's moving around like the dickens. My midwife informed me that I have to get more blood taken next month, and I didn't even freak out. I am such a grown-up now!

3. Steve and I signed up for baby and child-birthing classes. Our first one is all day on Valentine's Day. Pretty romantic, eh?

4. We have been BLESSED beyond goodness knows what by the generosity of our friends and families and pretty much have all the big items that we need. This includes our crib, car seat, stroller, and enough clothes to sink a boat.

Now, just a few pictures:

I'm 33 1/2 weeks along. Wow. Brundibar is so excited that he can hardly contain himself. That's his excited face.

Steve is posing with our dream stroller, The Quinny. It's orange and black, so my dad is thrilled (OSU Beaver colors). Sorry dad, no decals are going on this bad boy. Our stroller was a gift from Steve's late Grandpa John. We were given some money and told to purchase something for the baby in his memory, and because he loved to walk we all felt like the stroller was the way to go. Thanks, Grandpa!

The Day of Man

This past Saturday was our self-proclaimed Man Day at the Dunlaps. We are eternally grateful to our dear friends Cheston, Mike Rodrigo, Mike D, and Papa Dunlap who took time out of their busy schedules to get all manly and help Steve with some projects. Like always, what we wanted to get accomplished is taking 100 times longer than expected, but we're getting there. Here's a few pictures to view for those who care:

Cheston and Rodrigo putting up sheetrock

Rodrigo putting up sheetrock with Mikey as the foreman

Papa Dunlap...the brains behind most of our house project endeavors. Steve and his Dad framed in a door that led to our bedroom to give us more room and privacy.

This is what the ceiling looked like with half the ugly ceiling tiles removed. The original ceiling was cracking so some genius thought that installing 80's office ceiling tiles would be a great way to fix the problem.

Men and women alike quake in the presence of Mikey. He's pretty intimidating.

Here's a picture of Steve pretending not to be annoyed with me...but someone has to document the progress, right?