Monday, November 24, 2008

96 days to go!

Somehow our ticker over there dropped below 100 days to go late last week. I think the reality of the pregnancy is finally starting to sink in!

We've had a pretty productive week and I think that trend will continue until after the first of the year when hopefully we can catch our breath before Cletus makes his big debut. Joey's birthday last Tuesday was great! We ate our fair share of wings and celebrated with a few of his friends. I don't know if it's because his birthday is so late in the year or what, but inevitably we both start calling him a year older than he is about a week after his birthday. Maybe this year he can be 28 for the whole year before we move him to 29. :)

We finished up our last baby care class last week by learning infant CPR for the first hour (yikes, good to know but we pray we never have to use it!) and car seat safety for the last 90 minutes. Lots of fun facts about car seats that I'm sure you won't care about... :o)

Friday morning we were excited to learn that our sweet nephew Barrett all but fell into the world, after a very fast delivery. Can't wait to meet him later this week!

Friday night we were able to finish our Target registry. Thankfully it went much quicker than our wedding registering. Joey thought the wedding registry would be awesome because you get to use the little beeper. Once he realized everything was for the house, he didn't find it so interesting. :) I mean boys can only care so much about whisks and mixing bowls... :) Thankfully I put him in the baby toy aisle and told him to start beeping and away he went!


Saturday we ran to Omaha (ok, truthfully, we drove, we're not athletes...) and picked up our car seat and extra car seat base for the Expedition. It was nice to have that task marked off our list. We took the store demo out to my back seat to make sure it would fit and it BARELY fit in the middle of the backseat (which thankfully is the safest place anyway). It wouldn't fit on the driver or passenger side even if we wanted it there.


Sunday we sucked up leaves with Joey's fancy new leaf blower/vacuum. We made 12 bags of leaves, but that was only the front yard... and there's still over half the leaves left to fall off the tree. If you've never been to our house to see our gigantic 50 year old oak tree, let me humor you:


And all those leaves have to end up somewhere, preferably the lawn:

So that was pretty much the weekend. Exciting as ever, huh? Another busy week on tap this week. And another OB appointment next Monday to check up on our bean. Cletus is a roly poly in there. I can't quite differentiate his head from a foot or his butt or an arm right now, but he and I are going to have a talk about waking me up at 5 in the morning for his early morning exercises. I wouldn't trade it though. :)
And some development notes:

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.

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  1. It sounds like you have been busy! I'm excited that you are entering the final stretch!

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