Monday, November 3, 2008

23 weeks, 2 days

Well, we're making nursery progress at least. I was able to get the hello-yellow closet painted this weekend, and the closet organizer installed. Check it out:

Post paint, pre-shelves:

After the shelves, looking really boring:

And after some cute Cletus-stuff added in:

Yay for progress! But I'm sure you have more exciting things to do than stare at a closet in my house. :o) Next up: a new ceiling fan and paint on the walls. Not for a few weeks though, we have way to much going on right now! Mindy's still letting that baby of hers bake for a few more days, we'll see if we have a nephew before Thanksgiving. I don't know, I'm thinking he might be coming sooner than we think! Joey has offered to sell his name to anyone who wants to know it, but you'll have to talk to him about that. :o) And no, Cletus' real name isn't on the auction block.

We've had a fairly low-key last week, nothing much to report. Joey's on call this week for work, so he's occupying himself with even more housework during the days. Somehow I managed to find a guy that likes to clean. Lucky me! :)

We have my best friend Renee's wedding this weekend, so I'm just tying up a few last minute things for that. Namely figuring out how to not look like a giant eggplant in my dress. (It's seriously adorable, but me and Cletus both in it aren't exactly "cute" :o).

We have our monthly appointment with the baby doctor today. Hopefully it's another boring appointment!

A few development notes:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.

Your baby has now developed the ability to swallow and their little pink taste buds are developed, although they won't really need them till they're born. What's more, you may have noticed that they're really starting to react to sounds from the outside world.


  1. progress is's looking good! yay for you! p.s. joe best be for splitting a profit if he thinks he's selling my name.. :)

  2. The closet looks great!


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