Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Baby Steps

Hello Again! I thought I would take a moment to do a quick update. We had our baby ultrasound just before Christmas and I never had a chance to sit down and write about the experience, which was very, very cool. Unfortunately Nova Scotia doesn't provide pictures, you can't even purchase one unless you go into Halifax for a "cosmetic ultrasound," which sounds so posh and silly. So I have nothing to show you, but I don't think the still images really capture the experience, anyway. The neatest part was watching the baby move around, seeing his heart beat, watching him "breathe" (note: we don't know if it's a boy or girl, so I'm just saying "he" to avoid getting myself confused.) At one point, he put his hands up by his face, and waved his fingers at us. It was the sweetest thing. Even the tech seemed taken with our baby, although I'm sure most mothers-to-be feel that their baby is probably the cutest baby ever. Anyway, there is ten fingers and ten toes and everything seems to be as it should, so that is the main thing. And we got a new official due date: April 25th.
Hmmm... now that it's 2009, that doesn't seem very far away at all. We've both gone back to work now, so once again, our time is not entirely our own. I'm hoping to work until at least the end of February, but I'm already less useful in the shop than I'd like (for example, tomorrow we have a big load of wood coming in, and Stephen doesn't want me to be lifting it. Not sure what I'd be doing instead - watching?) So we'll see how that goes. I have been moving ahead on getting some more whirligigs made up - I've got three new ones all painted, waiting to be cut and pieced together, so I should have some new pictures to share soon. I have to make sure that I make time in the next couple of weeks to get some of my own work done.
Plus, we want to try and get some more renovations finished before it's too late. I have a couple of large pieces that I need to build a.s.a.p. for our own house.
Still, with all this stuff going on, it's pretty exciting to have a good reason to get it accomplished. The accumulation of random baby things has already begun, and there seems to be no end in sight. Luckily, we have so many friends and family members that have already had their babies, that it seems like we will be able to get most of what we need as hand-me-downs. We even had a woman call the other day who is a friend of a friend, and dropped off four boxes of stuff for us. I haven't gone through it all, but it looks like some very nice things, including a jolly jumper. I think it's kind of too bad they don't make those for adults!

1 comment:

Christie & Mike said...

Hey guys, all the family out here is super excited for you... especially Opa. Congrats again! XOXO
Christie