Thursday, April 30
I am so excited. I already talked about how I have been practicing with George, well I am not the only one. The other day I caught Randy practicing. It was so cute. Too bad I didn't have the camera on me. Randy is going to be such a wonderful father. I was thinking that we had some time to get started on prepping for the big day, but not my sweet hubby. He was too excited, so he went and got Dreft (just in case baby's skin is sensitive like it's father) and he washed and folded all of the baby's clothes while I was at work. He was still working on getting them put away when I got home and he had that "I'm going to be a Daddy" glow to him. Randy is already so head-over-heels for this baby.
Many people have been asking me how we are decorating the baby's room. Answer: we are not. Baby Swann isn't going to get a room, Baby will get a corner. The baby's corner...
Don't worry, we are not that naive. We know that as soon as the baby comes, baby's corner will turn into baby's room (that we just happen to be sleeping in too) which will turn into baby's house.
In other cute Randy and baby related news, Anita (my friend and dula) suggested that I get a birthing ball. The very next day, Randy ran to the store and purchased a birthing ball for me and to keep himself in the game, one for him.
Randy using our balls to exercise.
Friday, April 24
Lately Randy and I have been spending a lot of time on Ebay buying cloth diapers. A surprisingly large group of people make all in one (meaning no cover or pins needed) diapers and sell them on Ebay. I have already purchased about 38 diapers (roughly 3-5 days worth). I am getting more used to and okay with the idea of cloth knowing that we will be using the all in ones rather than having to figure out how to fit a squirming baby into a folded diaper, secure the diaper and get a cover on.
In other baby news, the Amby Baby Hammock arrived today! It is what we are using for the baby to sleep for the first 9 months to year. Here is a link to the Amby Baby site if you don't know what it is.. http://www.ambybaby.com/. I put it together as soon as it got here. It only took me 15 minutes including the time to find the stupid wrench. Randy really needs to organize his shed (well it is partially my fault because I more or less threw all his tools out of the house because they were EVERYWHERE, okay so it is all my fault. Definately playing the hormonal because of pregnancy card to get out of that one). I love this hammock. I even practiced putting a baby in and getting a baby out of the hammock with George (my baby doll from when I was a two-year-old). Pictures to come.
Randy has been up to school school school. He only has 2 weeks left of this semester, whoo-hoo! Today he got the last of his homework, etc. done. All he has left to do is keep studying for and then take his finals.
Okay, I'm off to bed. Maybe Randy will get pictures up tomorrow.
Saturday, April 11
It is interesting that the smallest things in our life can often cause so much trouble. Especially when we are often hit with much larger adversities that we can bare easier than the smallest. The gospel of our Savior is a wonderful thing. We are given the tools necessary to bare these small burdens that we might make it thru this life. We are even given the opportunity to repent and become clean once again. This gospel is true and I love it. I can not imagine myself anywhere else in the world and remain as happy as I am.
Friday, April 10
Sunday, April 5
Since we are on the topic of the dog, here is a cute picture of Chonkiri from last month. Poor Chon was lying on the couch and he looked cold and kinda pathetic with his cute puppy eyes. So I wrapped him in a blanket and he curled up and slept all cozy-like. Such a cute puppy.
I so got the better end of the deal doing this blogging. I just heard Randy yelling, "no, no." I am a little scared to see what sort of trouble Chon is causing. Yea for blogging!
Continuing on... Chon has decided that he doesn't like all of the pricey toys that we buy him, his favorite toy is...
Yes, that his a bucket that one of our vines came in. He will play with the bucket for hours. He wears it on his head and runs around the back yard with it. He pins it down and growls at it. He also will throw it in the air and chase it. Our neighbor came over a while back and watched him play and said "so that is what he keeps doing." I guess the neighbor was very confused with all of the banging and growling. Yep that is our goofy dog.