Thursday, October 29, 2009

Olive Baby, You Love Baby

Whew! This last week has really flown!  I was visiting the blog yesterday and I looked down at the ticker and saw I was 1 day shy of 9 weeks.  It felt like I just put up the raspberry post.  I've been really tired, and I think fighting off a cold this week, so maybe all the sleeping has made it seem faster.  Who knows?

Anyway, I'm sure you're just anxious to hear the new fruit/veggie of the week, so without further ado:

We have olive week.  Baby Klein is getting close to an inch.  If you look at the size from last week, there has been some significant growth in the last 7 days.  What we're looking forward to this week is facial features beginning to develop.  So, if we were able to actually see our little one, it would look less alien and more human. Pretty exciting.  We're also far enough along now that we should definitely be able to hear a heart beat at our next doctor's appointment, which is coming up really soon!

A few things this week that have made the pregnancy more real:

  • A lady from our church gave us some baby clothes, and said that if we are having a boy, she'll bring LOTS more.  It kind of made me laugh.
  • That lady's daughter told me I was showing.  I really am not, I was just wearing an unflattering jacket at the time. It took both me and the mother to convince her I really wasn't.  It was kind of funny.
  • Almost every time I see someone from church, they 1) ask me how I'm feeling or 2) offer help in whatever their area of expertise happens to be.
I'm thankful to be surrounded by such helpful and generous people.  I have been a little overwhelmed by it at times.  I hope that's normal.  But really, I am grateful for it.  

Look for another post soon.  We have the dr. appointment Monday, so hopefully we'll find out some new, fun, and exciting things while we're there.  In addition, I promised my mom that belly pictures would go up after each dr. appointment, so perhaps there will be something to look at besides fruit. (Although don't be disappointed because I'm really not showing yet)  

As always, thanks for stopping by and for loving us and Baby Klein.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rockin' the Raspberry

Today marks 8 weeks, so that means a new fruit!  This week, baby has grown to the size of a raspberry.

It's also fun because that little raspberry is starting to develop and kick around little arms and legs.  Fortunately, I won't be able to feel it yet. I'm sure there will be plenty of that later.  I'm excited for it, but for now dealing with fatigue, nausea, hot flashes, and headaches is enough for me.

I have thought more often recently how fast this is going already. I know there is still a long way to go, but it's also hard to believe that we're already at 8 weeks!  This first trimester is going to be over before I know it.  So even with the not so fun stuff like being tired and sick, I'm doing my best to soak it all up.  Being able to grow a little life inside me is such an incredible gift.  And I feel like it's incredible how much I love this little one already.  Even though I don't know much about this life inside, I'm just filled with love for it.

32 more weeks to go, and Ryan and I could not be more excited.  It's going to fly, but we're going to relish it.  We can't wait to meet our baby and make this a family of 3!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Klein Crib

It's probably much too soon to look, or maybe not. I'm not really sure because I've never done this before.  Anyway, Ryan and I have been looking at cribs.  My word, there are SO many things to consider.  Things like safety, drop down sides, does it "grow" with the child...all these things.

After a day of searching, we think we found one we would like. I'm a little sad I can't find any reviews on it, but maybe you all can help give your opinion.  Here is the crib we are looking at. It's the Sorelle Tuscany 4 in 1 crib.

Don't be alarmed.  This picture shows the crib as it converts to the toddler day bed, but as a crib it does have the 2 high side rails.

The features we especially like:
  • It converts (eventually) into a twin size bed, so it "grows" very well with the child.
  • The changing table comes with it with fairly decent drawer and shelf space.  Also nice, when the bed gets to be the twin size, the changing table detaches and can be a nice little night stand.
  • And generally, we just really like the way it looks.  The cherry finish is very pretty, and the shape just looks curvy (no dangerous edges) and well done.
But, like I said, I have not been able to find any reviews on this product.  So, I'm especially looking for opinions from moms (or dads), because you probably have a good idea what to look for. :)  I would appreciate your thoughts on this product, or maybe you know of something even better that you might recommend.  We've got plenty of time, so we're not in a rush to purchase.  In any case though, any help that can be offered is much appreciated.  Thanks!

Friday, October 16, 2009

This Just In

Especially for that family of ours out there who may be concerned, you will be happy to know that Albuquerque is rated in the Top 10 Best Cities to have a baby according to Fit Pregnancy.  

Not a long post, just thought you all would be happy to know.  (If you want to read more about it, check out the link embedded above.)

Fruit of the Week

It has been unintentional that both blog titles have had something to do with food. It's kind of funny how that worked out though.

Anyway, I found this really cool thing at which helps you keep track of the baby's size week by week by using common fruits and vegetables. I thought I would share the baby's size with you all as things go by. At least until my tummy starts showing. But that will be a little while off.

So, when I first found out I was pregnant, the baby was about the size of a poppyseed. Very tiny. In just three weeks, Baby K has grown to the size of a blueberry!

Maybe this is nothing new to some of you, but as a first time mom, I'm very excited to see how much this little life is growing inside of me.  And it is pretty amazing how much I can tell that little one is there already.  You couldn't tell it by looking at me, but I can sure feel it!

That's all we've got for now. We'll keep you updated on the new fruit or veggie each week, and just other things in general.  There will probably be much more to report on as the time keeps going, so if you haven't already, please click the button below to follow the blog.  And thanks to you who already have. It's fun to see other people getting excited about our little one.

Oh, and one more thing.  In honor of this being baby's blueberry week, if you see a blueberry, please offer up a prayer for us and the baby. Thanks :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spaghetti Sauce

So, the journey begins. For those of you who don't quite get the spaghetti sauce thing, let me explain.
Prego is a particular brand of spaghetti sauce, and also a common nickname for pregnancy. Thus, spaghetti sauce. Get it? Haha. Ok...anyway.

Ryan and I first discovered on September 30th that we were, in fact, going to be parents. I have to admit we were both a little...surprised? I guess that's what you might say. But, we are very excited, and now that we've known about it for a few weeks, it's become a little more real.

Here is what we know so far. When I visited the midwife on October 10th, she said I was 6 weeks and 1 day along (at least how they calculate things.) What this means is that my due date (for now) is June 5, 2010. It could be changed after they actually get to take a look at the baby and see how it's growing and such, but for now, we're waiting for June. :)

Our next appointment is November 2nd, at which time I guess I'll be around 10 weeks. One very exciting thing about that particular appointment is that we'll probably get a chance to hear a little heart beat! How exciting!

This is just the first of many updates, so please subscribe at the bottom so you can keep track of how things are going with Baby Klein. Feel free to leave comments. You don't have to have an account with Google or anything. Pictures are promised. Really we would love to hear from you all and have you share in our excitement as we prepare for the newest little Klein.

Until next time!