Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving
















I spent practically the whole weekend laid-up on the couch. This is time #2 of being sick during this pregnancy. I guess I should consider myself lucky b/c some people are sick for the whole first 3 months. I have a cold this time around. Last time it was a stomach-bug. Being sick & pregnant is worse than being just normal & pregnant b/c #1 I can't just take any/every kind of medicine all day long & #2 I worry all day everyday, until I am not sick any more that this poor little baby feels half as crappy as I do. But, the doctor says the baby is fine, so I am sure he/she is. 

Before feeling 110% awful on Saturday, Matt & I made a trip to Babies R Us to get the baby a coming-home outfit. I eyed one up on Thursday afternoon that I just couldn't stop thinking about. I literally lost sleep on Thursday night thinking about how I should have gotten it. So luckily they had it at the one at Exton & Daddy picked out the little girl outfit. Needless to say, our baby will be quite stylish for his/her first appearance in the real world. Mommy wouldn't have it any other way. I can't wait to know the sex, just for the pure fact that I want to go to H&M baby & get some fabulously stylish baby clothes!

While I was laying on the couch all weekend, Daddy finished up some loose ends in the nursery. He hung the blinds, curtains, hooks & 2 canvas's that our friend Jen painted for the baby. It looks great now with the little details. Now we just need the cross-stitch that Grandma Sitko is making & once the baby is born I want to paint letters with his/her name on them & hang them above the crib.

Other than that, life is moving along swiftly. I remember when we first found out that we were pregnant saying "Oh it will be here before we know it...first Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then the baby!" And here we are, only a few days away from Thanksgiving! 
I feel so grateful this year. Maybe more-so from in the years past b/c everything is so concrete now. I have a beautiful house that Matt, Cameron & I have made into our home, I have an amazingly loving & supportive husband who I fall asleep & wake up next to EVERY morning, I have a stepson who is just growing in every way, every day to be a more & more amazing little boy, I have a sweet puppy who drives me crazy sometimes, but makes me smile & laugh numerous times a day, parents who love & support all 3.5 of us in every way, and a sweet little baby inside of me who reminds me in his/her own way every day that I am his/her Mommy & taking care of him/her in helping him/her grow to be a healty, happy little person & something alot of people do not have right now, financial stability. Matt & I are so so so fortunate to have GREAT jobs, which really makes a difference in our everyday lives.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Be sure to take some time to reflect on how lucky you are for everything that you may have. I have so much & I truly cannot say that I do not have anything that I want/need at this point in my life.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Fleischman Names


Well sure enough, eventually this little baby will have a name. We have had a girls name (Cambria) set in stone since sometime in July or so. Well we all know that means we are bound to have a baby boy. We have thrown around so many names & none seem to stick with either one or both of us. Right now on the table we have Rowen (we both like, but I think it is becoming too popular), Tolan (Matt likes, I am not 100% sold on) & I came up with Connolly this past weekend. Matt thinks 3 syllables is too many, so I found Conley, which is similar, but shorter. I haven't asked his opinion of it yet, but we shall see. 
It is a pretty important job to name your child. The kid has to live with that name all day everyday forever! That is pretty serious, not much has to be dealt with all day, everyday, forever!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Baby Fleischman has a room!






After lots of painting, a little bit of shopping & some hard work, our baby has a room.  Matt & Cameron spent 2 weekends ago painting & I spent today putting together the crib & organizing things.  It turned out so perfect.  We all love it.  

Baby Fleischman is growing every day & very active.  You can now see him/her moving around from the outside.  I think this baby is going to be alot like Daddy & I...we can't sit still for long & always need to be doing something.  

Little Miss Layla has been acting out a bit lately.  She ate one of my favorite Reef flip flops the other night & the following night, she was attempting to rip the couch apart.  I think she knows something is up.  She doesn't like change & us painting & bringing in new furniture for the baby's room has thrown her for a loop.  Whenever we can we show her the baby's stuff & made her kiss it.  Today she was staring at the froggy blanket for the baby & I could see by the look in her eyes that she just wanted to rip that froggy's head off & make it her own.  

Cameron is doing well.  He is excited to be a big brother.  He has been involved in gymnastics & boy scouts since the beginning of the school year.  He really enjoys both.  He has been doing very well in school as well.  His reading & writing is really coming along.  He is learning about counting money in math, that has proven to be a little struggle, but he is progressing. 

Oh...exciting news.  He was chosen by his music teacher to perform a solo in the school holiday concert.  He is his father's son!  We are so proud of him.  His birthday is coming up soon.  It is actually on Thanksgiving this year.  We got him a Wii & I can't wait to put it to good use.  I think I want it for myself just as much as I wanted it for him, if not more.