Monday, September 19, 2016

35 Weeks

S's work had a baby shower for her and we got 865 diapers and 576 wipes plus a gift card.  Pretty awesome!  We use cloth diapers but I know we will be happy to use these as well.
Also this weekend my grandma passed away.  She was 96 years old and lived a long great life.  I'm flying out Wednesday-Sunday for the funeral, so I'm crossing my fingers that this baby isn't early!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

33 Weeks!

Wow, only 6 weeks (or less!!) until the baby is Here! I know S is ready for that to happen, she is getting pretty uncomfortable and is over being pregnant in general.  We have our baby shower this weekend, which I'm excited for.  It will be nice to be able to finish up after that getting the little bit of stuff we still need. 
Jude has his open house for preschool today and then he starts next week.  He will be going five days a week half days.  I'm really excited for him (and for me) to start this, but he is a bit nervous.  I'm really hoping that today's open house will ease some of his anxiety about going.  Hard to believe my little dude is starting preschool!
-Liz 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

32 Weeks!

This baby is going to be here so soon, oh my gosh. We took our hospital tour this morning and it's feeling more and more real that a baby is coming! I'm glad we went and got to see everything and figure out where it all is.  Pretty similar to where we had Jude but one important difference is food!  At Jude's hospital there was on cafeteria or food available for anyone who wasn't a patient and the only place that delivered was pizza and the closest food place was at least a 15-20 minute drive, which isn't a big deal but leaving your freshly cut int wife and new first born baby all alone for at least an hour at a time several times a day sucked.  This hospital has a cafeteria, a Starbucks, a bistro, and tons of food places all around it.  A dumb thing to be excited about but I am,  Other than that pretty typical place.  Cool thing about the tour was there was another lesbian couple there, which was unexpected.  We compared lawyers with them for second parent adoption and all clarified with the hospital that to have the non gestational parent on the birth certificate we will need to bring our marriage certificate with us, annoying but at least they'll do it.  
Jude got to feel Noah have the hiccups the other day and it was so sweet and cute.  I think Jude is going to be an awesome big brother, he loves babies so much and is so sweet about Noah already.  He will sometimes kiss S's belly or talk to it, though for a little while he thought he had to yell in her mouth to talk to the baby so it could hear him.  Hilarious.  

Noah is a mover and a shaker.  It's so cool pretty much every night getting to feel him kick and bop about. He is pretty responsive too, when he is being active if I push on her stomach he will push back at me.  So cute.  Can't wait to see my two boys together!!
-Liz 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Big Nursery Reveal!

We got the last thing in the mail today we needed to complete the nursery!  I'm so in love with it!  Originally we were going to do a Toy Story themed room, but after seeing Finding Dory we decided to do a Pixar themed room.  It was so much fun to put together! Now we just need a baby to go in it!
View from the doorway.
The pegboard I painted and a friend made the frame and hung it for us.  The dresser we bought from a friend who was getting rid of it.  And I made the painting of course.
Love our Sully changing pad cover.  That was the one thing we were waiting for.
The small green table we already had and I sanded and painted it green.  I made the name blocks and the mobile over the chair.  It originally hung in Jude's room as a baby.
Close up of the painting.  Safe and Sound by Capital Cities is our family theme song.  For Jude's nursery I painted the lyrics to Hey Jude so I wanted to have a lyric painting for Noah's room too.
Crib is new but the mattress and sheets are from Jude's nursery.  Shelfs, lamp and big frame are from Ikea, other frames from Michaels, basket from At Home.
We've been collecting toys from the various movies for a while.  It's hard to see in the picture but serval of them a Legos.  
Ocean rug in the spirit of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.  And yes it's as soft as it looks.
Marquee letter and chalkboard sign are both from Michaels. 
The N looks cool all lit up!
Less than 8 weeks! 
-Liz 







Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Our Beautiful Photo Shoot!

While we were visiting family last week my brother's girlfriend, who is a photographer, took some family photos for us and they turned out so amazingly awesome! Just wanted to share a few!



At the end of the shoot we ended up playing in the splash pad at the park we were at as it was wicked hot and the pics she got of us playing ended up being some of our favorites!  I can't wait for Noah to be here (in 8 more weeks, eek!) and to do a set of pictures with us as a family of four <3