Sunday, December 28, 2008


I woke up this morning, only to check my normal websites & found the new Target ad advertising Wii Fits on sale!  I called right away & they had 10 in stock, so obviously I ran right over.  I got one for myself & one for my in-laws.  I was so so so excited!  This was one Christmas gift that I really wanted for myself & didn't get.  I got to Target & sure enough, there were a few left.  I quickly came home & spent 72 minutes playing Wii Fit.  I love it.  It is perfect for 8 months pregnant Kirsten & will be perfect for postpartum Mommy Kirsten who is stuck in the house for a few weeks/months until Baby Fleisch is ready to take some nice long walks at Valley Forge Park.  Granted, I don't like the Wii Fitness assessment that tells me that I am obese, but they don't have a "pregnant" option on there.  Tomorrow starts my last full week of vacation to myself.  I am hoping to get some light workouts in, some cleaning, some baby prep & maybe lunch with some girlfriends.  Other than that, I intend to catch every episode of Rachel Ray & maybe get myself a little pedicure.  My poor toes have been abandon since I can barely reach them anymore!    

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

Well here we are, quite possibly our last holiday without Baby Fleischman.  Every major & minor event that happen lately, I can't help but think "What will this be like next time/next year?"  So far this Christmas eve day Cameron & I have spent a majority of our day playing Guitar Hero World Tour.  Daddy was amused to come home to us still in our Pjs (me in my pink gingerbread nightgown, white tights & my new paisley ugg boots & Cam in his Hulk pjs).  Next year....I think not :)   I am getting very anxious & hopefully once I go back to school in January, time will fly by.  I am not only anxious to meet our little person, but to get back to working out.  It just isn't comfortable right now.  Today I walked into the baby's room, just to be there.  It is such a neat feeling.  Unfortunately, there really isn't much I can do in there now until he/she gets here.

My mom booked our first family trip to Florida for Easter.  Believe it or not, Matt, Cameron & I have never all flown anywhere together.  I have flown with both of them by myself, but never the 3 of us & Matt has never flown with Cam.  It should be interesting & hopefully fun at the same time.  For some reason flying & 2 month old, just don't bring the word "fun" to mind...but we shall see.  Right now I am hell-bent on taking the baby for his/her first trip to Disney World.  As if he/she will have any clue what is going on, but I really want to.  I will probably change my mind, but we will see.  I obviously have no clue what we are in for, so everything will be on a day to day basis.    I do know that Matt & I will be going out on at least one date night while we are there.  I think we will be ready for a kid-free few hours alone together...not that I can't wait to be a family together, bc it is one thing that I have always looked forward to.  For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to get married & have children.  I am so blessed to have both become real for me.  

Well, time to get ready for the Sitko family Christmas Eve festivities, one of my favorite nights of the year :)  Oh...very quickly, Matt & I decided to do limited presents for eachother this year & I told him that he has already given me the 2 most amazing presents ever in May...our wedding day & creating the life of our son/daughter.  Other than all of our health, I don't need anything else this year, or any other for that matter. 

Monday, December 22, 2008

Everything looks good!

Today I had my 31-32 week appointment.  I had my last one 3 weeks ago & my next 2 weeks from now.  Time is really flying by!  I only gained 2 lbs & this was after a week of eating Christmas cookies & our annual Sitko family pierogi making last night.   The doctor said my weight looks good, bp looks good, I am measuring at 31.5 weeks & the baby is still head-up.  She then proceeded to tell me the 4 instances when I need to call the doctor right away...which honestly made me a little paranoid.  In my mind I am thinking I am not going to "need" to call the doctor for another 8-9 weeks.  Our fingers are crossed.  

Recently, I have been feeling a little internal pressure to get EVERYTHING that I can imagine that we will possibly need for when our little one arrives, hopefully in about 8.5 weeks.  Today I got some clothes for myself for the hospital, a case of baby wipes & I exchanged our baby monitor.  Daddy decided we should have a video monitor & convinced me that this is a good idea...mind you they are $150 MORE than the one I would have been content with.  We bought one on Saturday & it made this hideous buzzing noise, so I exchanged it for a different one today.  We will see what tech-Daddy thinks.  I do like the idea of being able to just look at the monitor when I hear a little "peep" as opposed to going up & checking on the baby in his/her room & possibly disturbing him/her.  

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Gear Pile Up

Well, as Matt put it yesterday...we have no room left for the baby! We added yet another piece of baby gear to the baby's room...the travel system (aka car seat & stroller combo). The baby's room is now piled high with boxes of gear for dear Daddy to put together once Christmas is over. This purchase is one of the most exciting for me. I am not sure why, but I can't wait to use it. It is a Chicco Cortiva travel system & it is awesome. Of course, we had one in mind, but opted for the more expensive one b/c it seemed easier to use. ...make that more baby gear, my friend Jen just delivered an early Christmas gift to me, 4 cute little baby sleepers!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Shower!

On Sunday, my cousin, Denise & Mom hosted our baby shower. It was such a beautiful day with so many of our friends & family. I was so excited to see everyone there...especially my husband :) He missed my bridal shower b/c he was on tour at the time, so it was very nice to have him present for this special day. The theme was "Story time" & each guest brought along a book for our baby that is special to them & wrote a little message inside of the book. Each book will be such a special keepsake for our baby as he/she grows up. Cameron read one of the books (Gingerbread Baby) to the baby (aka me) last night. I can't wait for him to actually get to be a big brother! Some special details of the shower included a story book cake that read "Twinkle, twinkle little star, how we wonder what you are," a baby Christmas tree, Moon/Star favors accompanied by a personalized tea bag & a book mark with a very personal touch, delicious food (my favorite is always the home made tandy cakes), a baby clothes pin game, baby dolls all over the house (some scarier than others), very nice decorations, a baby food tasting game (I was 6 for 7 & Matt was 4 for 7!) & amazing gifts! A few of my personal favorites are a shirt that reads "Made in America with Polish & Irish parts," my Coach diaper bag, Matt's "diaper dude" diaper bag, baby uggs & the 2 gifts that made me cry were my baby blanket that my Babci made for me & I came home from the hospital in & a pin that my Godmother, Ciocci Loraine, gave me for my Christening day. They are so special & I can't wait to hand them down to our baby.
All in all the day was a major success! So much so that I had to take a "sick" day from work to organize everything & put it away the following day! It is amazing how everything is coming together so nicely & so quickly! I am 30 weeks pregnant today! Only 10 more weeks until we meet our sweet little baby!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Baby Class

Matt & I attended our first baby class last night at Paoli Hospital. It made things a little more "real" in making us think about the fact that in a few short weeks, our sweet baby will be coming into this world. We both learned alot during the class & it felt really nice to just be together doing something so important. We got a tour of the maternity ward & met some other couples who are expecting around the same time as us. 

Once again, Matt reminded me why I married him. Before I was pregnant, when we would go out to dinner/a party/a bar, occassionally when we left he would tell me that I was still the most beautiful person in the room to him & that I would still be the first one to catch his eye, even if I wasn't his wife. When we left baby class last night he said "Ki, you were by far the most beautiful woman there tonight." Mind you, I have a big ol belly, a little extra everywhere else & tummy panel jeans on...but he still finds me to be the most beautiful. He is the best & I can't wait to be a Mommy & Daddy together. 

We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays, although I must admit, I am seriously distracted this year. I guess that happens when you have constant reminders of the major life change that is about to happen. I will be 30 weeks prego on Tuesday, only 10 more weeks until our due date. I can't wait to meet this little peanut!