Archive for March, 2009

What does she look like?

March 10, 2009

I am just shy of 38 weeks pregnant, and I am dying to know what this little girl inside of me looks like. We had an ultrasound today to assess her growth. (I was measuring a bit small at my weekly checkup yesterday, and the doctor ordered one.) While I was worried about her growth, I was also secretly thrilled to get another glimpse of my peanut who I haven’t seen on camera since our 19-week ultrasound.

Thankfully she is on track with her growth and development. If anything, she is on the big side! And I got to see, for a few seconds anyway, a glimpse of her pudgy little face! We have a photo of it, and though I am back at work now, I can’t stop pulling the photo out of my purse to stare at her.

I know come three weeks from now, I will be yearning for a break from her so I can squeeze in a cat nap, but right now, all I want is to see her face and touch her hand.

Fabulous baby finds

March 2, 2009

everyone_poops1Having recently gone through the registering process and having also recently had a baby shower thrown in my honor, I feel like I have been given some crucial information, and that is that original, creative baby shower gifts rock! Don’t get me wrong–I am so grateful for any gift from anyone. This is our first baby, and we are starting from scratch. So anything we got will be used and is much appreciated. Our friends and family are too generous!

But ever get one or two of those totally unique, adorable gifts that make you realize you have been very mediocre in your gift-giving? Well that happened to me. I got some really cool gifts from friends and family including a diaper/wipe holder that easily fits into a purse or small diaper bag for a quick trip out with baby. I also got the hilarious book “Everyone Poops,”  adorable Trumpette “Jenny” socks and Butt Paste for my cherub’s hiney. And the list goes on.

So, now that I have the knowledge that one can shop off the registry and find some pretty cute and clever baby gifts, I will be sure to give these great finds at future baby showers. Here’s a comprehensive list of original baby gifts that a fellow blogger tipped me off to. While some of the items are a bit pricey (and others just a bit unnecessary), most are fabulously unique. Check it out the Ultimate Baby Gift Guide here.

Got a great baby shower gift idea? Post it in the comments!