Little Changes

So my body is definitely continuing to change and grow even though I am now in the “home stretch” with only 4 weeks left. My tummy is continually popping out more and more, which leads to some new challenges and discoveries. For those of you who don’t get to see me all the time, I will share with you my new body quirks:
1. It is easier to lean back then forward. In fact, I can no longer reach the radio dials in my car comfortably, so unless someone is riding with me I listen to the same CD over and over. Daniel noticed that I have now been hearing the same CD for 2 weeks…luckily my commute is only 5 minutes so it is not that big of a deal.
2. My belly button is almost an outie. I didn’t think it was going to occur…but the last two days I can see the end. Not quite at the out position yet. I think it is very odd.
3. I am continually able to lift less and less. Arm muscles shrinking? I think it is just that everything takes more effort. But it is fun to measure at my work. Pre-pregnancy I could lift 7 gallons of milk (re-stocking the fridge). It has been dwindling down…and now I am barely able to lift two!
4. Hot all the time! Funny…I actually do not mind it as much as I thought. I am finding great pleasure in the fact that I don’t have to bring a sweater to the movie theatre or when Daniel and I go out at night. Previously I have always been the cold one…so it is kind of fun to be the one who never has to bring a sweater anywhere!
5. I think I finally have the pregnancy “waddle” that everyone gets. Mostly due to some aches (not weight)…but everyone loves penguins right….so I waddle away with pride!
So those are my changes! Stay tuned for some more thoughts in my final weeks of pregnancy! 🙂

My “innie” wants to be an “outie”!

Alien Baby!

So I know I am not the first person to compare their unborn baby moving around in their wife’s baby to an alien. Guess what?
I don’t care.
It looks EXACTLY like an alien. It is an apt metaphor. That being said, please enjoy this short video of Dayla rolling around in Ginette’s belly.


Last Saturday was our third and final baby shower. Erin threw us a shower at my work, Beth and Kristy threw us a San Diego shower, and my Mom and Kristy just threw us a Whittier shower. We have some very, very generous family and friends that we are very thankful for.
In the picture below you can see our “office” which is now a full fledged baby room. We have the crib, dresser, recliner, bumble bee themed decorations, oodles of clothes, toys, hand-made blankets, and cute little shoes (also pictured below).
We still have a couple large items to buy like the big stroller and car seat but the abundance of gift cards to Target and Babies R Us will cover those.
I know that Ginette will write heart felt, individualized thank you notes to each person who has given us something (and hopefully sign my name next to hers). I know she is keeping a list.
Before that happens I just wanted to shout a big thank you to all the wonderful people in our lives. Hopefully we will be able to reciprocate that love in the next month with a cute baby for all of you to poke.