Thursday, August 12, 2010

Congrats Again!

To Kristin Terrigno and her hubby as they welcome

Madison Rain Terrigno! She arrived yesterday 08/11/10 at 8:36pm, 7 lbs 5 oz, 21.5 in long.

Monday, August 9, 2010


To Michelle and Rich (and big brother Owen) as they welcome baby boy Caleb into their family 07-10-10!

To Scott and Janet Marty as they welcome Annabelle Rose Marty 08-09-10, 8lbs 10oz!  Beautiful girl!

And....congrats to Holly and Wyatt on the news that they are expecting Baby #2 this winter!

And...Congrats to Jeanne and Mark on the news that they are expecting Baby #3!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Congrats This Summer!

To Melissa and Will (and Big Brother Keegan) as they welcomed baby girl Maren Vada on June 16

To Moriah and Joe (and Big Brother Gavin) as they welcomed baby girl Aliza Lucille on June 21

To Sara and Brian as they welcomed baby boy Sean William on July 12

To Katy and Jeremy as they welcomed baby boy William Joseph on July 22

They are just darling perfect little babies!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer is Going Fast!

I looked back and realized that I haven't updated in awhile.  Summer is blowing by---can't believe it is already 4th of July weekend coming up!

Happenings this summer
Not much out of the ordinary.  Spending lots of time with Vivian---going to the park, Lake George, playing outside, etc.  She loves anything including water (as long as it isn't sprinkling down on top of her!).  She is also into her watercolor paints and making cards/pictures with markers and stickers.

Vivian is in Pike Swim lessons every Tuesday, which she looks forward to---she is learning to backfloat and a basic front swim (can you tell I'm not a big swimmer?).  She things dunking her head under the water is the coolest thing now that she does it!

All things baby:
Well, this baby is giving me a whole new set of challenges this go 'round...
At 27 weeks, the baby measured 3 lbs. 4 oz. (typically they are nearing 2lbs at this stage).  At 30 weeks, I was already experiencing contractions, although not regular in any sense.  The pressure has been immense--sometimes bringing me to tears (this is the first real time I think I've complained about anything during pregnancies....give me a little room to whine).  At almost 32 weeks, the contractions are still there---annoying and irregular---and I can't seem to find a good way to relieve the pressure (except in the water).  Driving even a 1/2 hour away is super uncomfortable...grrr...

Docs are planning on doing an ultrasound in 3 weeks to determine further the size and development.  They could be off on the due date but also might want to induce at 37 weeks.  I have mixed feelings about that, but that is another story altogether.

What is awesome is the many flips and wiggles this baby has had--makes us smile and laugh many times a day.  We're having fun sorting through Vivian's baby stuff and starting to get the room ready.  Vivian is anxious for the baby "just to be out of mommy's tummy already!"  I think she is missing the lap space that I had for her!

In other news, we are beginning construction on our deck---hopefully that will be completed and stained well before college friends come to visit the first week in August!  Oh, and we're hanging out with neighbors quite a bit and getting to know them, which is good fun!

If you haven't put in your guess for the baby pool, (date, weight, height, etc.) please do so!  Vivian had lots of people guessing...this time around...not so much---but I do put it in the baby get on it!  (And get those around you that don't check internet/mail!)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Had an ultrasound last week--baby is 3lbs. 4oz. and developing well.  We also got 4D pictures which I'll have to post soon as I get them scanned and stuff.

Monday's Dr Appt was short and sweet.  141 BPM heartrate for the little one, which is spot-on.  My blood pressure is good at 117/78.

I'm at the doctors office again today sitting through the 3 hour glucose test.  Thanks in part to genetics, I failed my 1 hour test this time around.  That test was taken 4 weeks ago, but there was a mix-up and I wasn't notified about the need to do the 3 hour.  (Which, if you've never done it, is excruciating because I haven't eaten since 8:00 last night and it is now almost lunchtime.  Baby is completely pissed off by this....if the swirling and kicking inside is any indication!)

All of this on the last day of school for students.  I'm missing the fun field trip---oh well.  Tomorrow we help Sandburg Middle School pack up and close its doors.  Friday is finishing up at our school for the summer.  Grades are done....stuff is packed...I'm ready for some time off!   :)

Adam heads to Canada Thursday night for the week long guys' trip.  Hope everything goes well and no one gets hurt (or too sunburned!).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


To friends Alyssa and Ryan (and their daughter, Gabby) on the birth of a second girl, Evelyn Violet!  Born last night at 5:04pm!  Beautiful family! 


She is almost done at Judy's for the year (her daycare) which she is totally excited about but has also asked if the kids and Judy can come play at HER house this summer....

Her dance recital is this coming weekend---Sat and Sun performances.  She can't wait to dance on the big stage with her daddy, but informed me that she might be just a little scared by herself (but assures me that she will look SUPER cute in her tutu!  What a cutie.)

Memorial day weekend was spent in her new pool--she enjoys playing with her neighbor friends.  She is becoming more social with them, to my delight, and is planning other summer events with them such as movie nights and backyard campouts complete with smores and tents!  (Hey, don't the parents get a say in all of this????)  :)

She talks to the baby a lot and likes to feel the baby move.  She can't decide if she wants a brother or a sister (which is good, since she doesn't have a choice).  She thinks it is funny when she "squishes" the baby by giving him/her BIG hugs!

Baby 'Baum
Still doesn't have a name.  Suggestions being taken.

Has another ultrasound this week to check up on the size--he/she is growing very well and is a very active little bugger.

Developmentally, the babe weighs in around 2 lbs.  She/He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her/his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his/her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While the lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if baby was to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on.

Things are going well, although I find that I cannot sit for very long periods anymore.  (we tried going to see Iron Man 2 and it got pretty uncomfortable at the end of the movie).