Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Furniture Shopping: Round 1

After doing research on Consumer Report as well as reading many reviews on baby websites, we decided we were ready to shop for a baby crib and furniture for our little pumkin's room. Surprisingly, it turned out to be one of the most overwelming experience thus far.

Aside from the quadrillion cribs to choose from in the store, the cribs we had on the top of our list turned out to be a bit unsterdy or flat out unattractive in person. Needless to say we left the store empty handed, but not without a clearer vision of what we want.

Monday, May 18, 2009

24 Weeks and counting

Finally an update

Ok, it's been a while. You can blame it on the documentary "We Live in Public" (and maybe a bit of mommy paranoia). It really had me second guessing how much of our personal life I wanted out there on the Internet, and the possible effects this might have on our daughter. But after looking at this realistically, I now believe this documentary was a bit exaggerated. The internet and all that comes with it is now ingrained in our culture. You simply can't avoid it. If you see the documentary you'll know exactly where I'm coming from.

So without further and friends here's what's been going on with the biggest joy of our life, Honey Bunny.

Our little pumpkin is doing just great! If kicking and being extremely active is a sign that she's a healthy baby, then our daughter is as fit as they come.

We've been having so much fun with her now that she can actually hear and feel us, and we can feel her movements more often and stronger. She responds to Daddy's voice, and believe it or not, they've started their own little game. One tap and Mommy's tummy from Pumpkin renders a single kick or punch from Honey Bunny. Then repeat. It's amazing. Oh, did I forget to mention she's most active at night? She's like a little drummer drumming on and off when the lights go out. Let's hope this is not a sign of what's to come.

We still have our reading sessions in the evenings, and with the NBA playoffs now in full swing, she'll either be a lover of basketball, or extremely irritated from hearing so much of it in the womb.

Aside from being completely entertained and amused by Honey Bunny's little antics, I've come to look forward to and enjoy our weekly video chats with family across the globe. Courtesy of the oh so awesome WWW. They can see my growing belly in real time...and always seemed shocked at how much bigger I am.

My big sis has been more than a shoulder to lean on. She's been ears, a heart, cheerleader and comforter. It's great to have a big sis I can count on. My sister-in-law, being a fairly new mom herself, has been giving non-stop advice that is always welcomed. We love you both Mich and Jody. And Ed too!!!

My mother-in-law! It's amazing we can't run out of things to say from talking to her just about everyday of the week. She's been there as she's always been. And my mom is just so happy she'll finally be joining the Grandma Club.

Big thanks, hugs, kisses and love yous to Kev, Micah, Gabby, Tia, Simone and all our aunts, uncles and cousins that have showered us with love and support.

As for me, I'm finally at that point in the second trimester that I've read about but up until now has eluded me. The aches, pains and nausea have just about disappeared. I do have the occasional backache and I still have a difficult time sleeping at nights. However, I've read that 75% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia, so knowing I'm not alone is a bit comforting.

Overall we're very happy, nervous and panicked at times :). We've been getting huge support from family and friends, and we simply cannot thank each and every one of them enough.