Monday, June 30, 2008

Letter to a Bean 7

Dear Bean,

Hey there, littlest one! It's been awhile since I've written. This month has been a busy time for us! Your Daddy and I have been gallavanting all over the place, seeing Pearl Jam time & time again:) As always when they're in town, it's been wonderful...

I hope you could hear them in all of their majesty;-) My books say that you have been able to hear sounds outside of the womb since about the 5-month I'm betting that you heard it all! We are in our 30th week now-which means we're about 7 1/2 months along! I can hardly believe that we've come so far, so fast.

You got LOTS of attention at the shows! So many friends rubbed my belly in hopes of feeling a nudge from you & so many others bent down to whisper you a few words:) Hopefully you heard all of that going on, too.

I can't believe how much I can feel you move these days! Last Monday night, Daddy and I even SAW you move for the first time! We were standing in the kitchen and I was wearing a pink shirt when...all of a sudden...we saw my shirt move back & forth!!!!! It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Ever since that day, I have been noticing your bumps & kicks more than ever. Last night I couldn't fall asleep because I didn't want to have to stop watching you roll my belly all around. You were bopping all around in there & it just looked sOoOoOo cool:)

Daddy & I get to go back to the hospital to get one more ultrasound of you on July 10th. Dr. Laverin is calling it a "growth ultrasound". He wants to make sure that you are growing at a good strong pace & that he predicted our due date correctly. Hopefully he did because I couldn't imagine having to wait even longer to meet you!

Well Bean, I suppose that's all for today. I am going to go get us something cold to drink. I've been awfully thirsty today.

I love you & will be seeing you soon:)


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

*Photographic Update*

*27 weeks*

...I picked this up to add a dash of pink to the nursery...

*baby's first hoodie*

*baby's pair of chuck taylors*

Letter to a Bean 6

Dear Bean,

Well, we've made it comfortably into our 3rd trimester! Here we are in our 28th week now and things seem to be going as well as they could be for us. Short of some (pretty terrible) heartburn last week, I'm still feeling really good. You are bopping around in there all the time and you're getting bigger & stronger by the week. I can tell because I'm feeling you move more & more often. Last Friday, my mom & Mom-Mom (your Mom-mom & Nonna) were able to feel your movements for the first time! That was an exciting day. I had to drink 2 glasses of cold water first...but it worked like a charm because you started squirming around all over the place after that;-)

I wonder why that happens...

Can you feel the cold? I wonder what it feels like to you in there...

I read today that you can open & close your eyes & that you weigh over 2 pounds now. You're getting so big! I wonder how much you'll weigh when you're born...?

Over the weekend, your Dad told me that he has been wondering how much hair you will have and what color it will be. I wonder that as well...and what color your eyes will be, too! I wonder if they'll be brown like mine...or blue, like his?

We haven't settled on a name for you yet, although there are quite a few pretty ones that we are considering. It's just so hard to choose one & be sure that its the right one for you...

We have our next OB appointment tomorrow afternoon. I love that your Dad comes with me every time. He loves to listen to your heartbeat and to everything that the doctor tells me about my belly & you inside of it;-) You & I are both very lucky to have someone like him in our lives. He is going to make such a wonderful Daddy.

We can't wait to meet you. Just 90 more days to go now till our due date! I know it will be here before we know it.

Well, have a good day in there. I will be seeing you soon:)


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Impeccable Timing:)

Although this is my first pregnancy, I have been anxiously awaiting the day that Pearl Jam would release authorized baby clothing for years. Since so many of their most devoted are in the prime of their child bearing years right now, I knew in my heart that it was nothing more than a matter of time... of today, the only anxious wait I have remaining is the one for them to arrive in my mailbox!!!

P.S. Special thanks to Ursula & Joe for their voicemail messages last night:)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Double Digits:)

As of yesterday, we are officially under the 100 day mark!

Only 98 days to go till we meet our little girl...

There is still SO MUCH to do to prepare for her arrival.

In the meantime: Keep on growing strong in there, little bean.

We love & can't wait to meet you.