Friday, July 3, 2009

Birth Days

Well here it is. July 3rd. As many of you know our little girl was due yesterday but has yet to make an appearance. Today is her Grandpa's (my dad) birthday and I know he would have loved to share it with such a special little girl. But not my daughter. She has no plans to share her birthday. Not with her grandpa and not with this nation. She is very comfy and is not going anywhere for now. It is a shame too. Her Mom-Mom (Monica's mom) has bought her a very cute little forth of July outfit for the parade tomorrow. As of now it looks like if she is ever going to come out and greet the world she will need a little persuasion from the doctors. We are all set to go to the hospital Tuesday evening and get this process rolling. If all goes well her birthday should be 07/08/09. Now my mom will not hesitate to tell you that Mellisa Jane is not to unlike her father in this. I was in no hurry. She would tell you that I was somewhere around 5 weeks late. Of course it was the late 70's and they did things differently then. Today doctors are not as comfortable waiting beyond 41 weeks. I am sure this makes my wife very happy. She has had a rough pregnancy and is ready to let me help carry this baby everywhere we go. I am looking forward to being able to take this job on and be a much more active help to my poor wife who has been working very hard for this baby. Well as the week goes on please keep us in your thoughts. Please check back soon as I think we may have some very cute pics and very exciting news.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cooper vs My Prescription Bottle



I was only in the shower ten minutes to return to find Cooper underneath my bed with my prescription bottle and pills scattered...luckily the pills are very bitter so he didn't eat any....

the bottle however, that's another story...









He is lucky he is so cute...






Saturday, February 28, 2009

Melissa Jane

Well we did something we had said we wouldn't.  We named our daughter before we met her face to face.  We had originally talked about going into the delivery room armed with 3 to 5 names we liked in the hopes that when we see her she would just look more like one than the others.  We felt strongly that we could not name someone we have not even met.  And still in the last week or 2 we came to the decision that her name is Melissa Jane.  Obviously she is named for her Aunt Missy and I think it is such a special thing for her to be able to always have this connection to some one so loved and missed.   Now as we see it she will go by any number of nick names (Missy, MJ, Missy Jane, Missy J, etc.) but all will fit this spunky little trouble maker in her Mommy's belly.   I know that no matter what we call her as she grows she will likely want to be called by different versions.  As a little girl I will probably refer to her mostly as Missy.  As she gets older she will probably not think that is cool any more and will inform me that her name is Melissa or MJ or even Jane.  Who knows?  What I do know is this little girl inside my wife's pregnant belly today is full of life and spunk.  She has been shaking things up in there for 23 weeks already.  Not giving Monica more than a few days peace at a time.  She has recently begun moving and dancing around in there like crazy.  She certainly will be a handful but with the spunk comes passion and excitement.  Both things that as she grow could cause me to go bald even faster than I already am.  But I can not wait.  We are both very excited for her to get here and begin seeing what she has to offer.   

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thoughts for her room...



This furniture collection is from Romina-Nerva. We absolutely love the set and it is one that will stay with our baby girl until her college years. The crib is a convertible crib (crib->toddler bed->full bed). I wasn't planning on going with this type of crib but fell in love with it in the store. It's made of sold wood (no particle board) which is another reason why I like it so much. Its on the pricey side, so we will see...





This is the Penelope collection from Pottery Barn Kids. We picked it out because we both love green and with the pink and yellow colors we thought it was adorable.



Tiffany Blue...

Before Nate and I even found out it was a girl my Dad had this idea that the baby's room should be painted "Tiffany Blue". I have no idea what sparked this thought but he is pretty insistant this color is best. Unfortunately with the Penelope Bedding the color just doesn't seem to work. I have a feeling this is just the start of compromising with my Dad and the new baby...

Monday, February 16, 2009