The pictures are from Saturday, but I’ve been a slacker getting thing sposted this week!
Last Friday we went for another appointment and baby boy is doing great…. getting bigger for sure. As is his mom. The doc estimated he’s somewhere around 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds ish) and I’m up 11 kilos (somewhere around 25 pounds). I’m hating rice. And still not craving anything? Weird, I know. We FINALLY got all the stuff we need for his room, but Ikea only had the ugly brown color crib, not the white and they won’t get the white until August, so we bought the brown one and Josh is painting it this week. And we got a sun shade and fabric for curtains, which we need to take to the whatever-you-call-the-curtain-maker (I know the local word, but can’t think of the english word).
Oh! So, I get it a lot when we walk around town… but we walked in to the doctors office and she kind of snickered and said, “You look like you have a ball under your shirt!” Yes, thanks. She cracks me up. Then when she was doing the ultrasound, she did the 4D to see him and he’s pretty shooshed in there… his head is low (woo hoo) and she started cracking up again, “Poor little guy! His nose is all smooshed.” But he still needs to turn, and he moves allll the time, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem.
And, on Saturday we had the skype baby shower with my mom and the folks from her church… totally didn’t know what to expect, but it went really well! It was so fun to see people from home and hear southern accents again! And baby boy racked up. I think we’re totally prepared as far as having what we need goes. I’m sure I can find things that I think we need, but those are probably just extras 🙂 I think my favorite so far is the rocker seat thingy from my sis. And I’m totally surprised it got packed and made it here! Or the Ergo… or the bumbo with the tray… or all of it. To save myself from listing out all the things that we love, here’s a picture 🙂
A friend from here made the diaper cake… totally impressed! At least someone is crafty, because I certainly am not.
And the attendees…. of course we have to put their pictures up. The one the right side of the pic came up with the idea for the skype shower. Props to her. We totally could not have gotten any of this stuff here! Or, we could have, but it would have taken 5 years worth of income. Such a blessing to have things from the states!!
A few people are missing from the skype pic because they had to leave early… but this is most of the group.
Annnnd, we got lots of packages today! One from my sister (victory!) with hilarious and cute army/camo onesies among other things. We were cracking up. Thanks, Adam! And then mom sent more goodies for the boy and the diaper bag! We found a Kelty diaper bag online and are super pumped. It looks like a normal messenger bag, so I can definitely make Josh carry it. And she sent cinnamon gum!!!!!! I should not be so excited, but the gum here is not so great and they don’t have anything cinnamon flavor, so we’re pretty pumped about the gum. Woot. Oh, and Josh’s mom sent a package that got here Monday with a snoopy onesie (Josh is obsessed) and an Orioles outfit. Super cute. And we had some friends come into town to stay Monday night and they brought a gift too with a super soft blanket and really, really cute newborn onesies. They’re so tiny… I can’t believe he’ll be wearing them in 5 weeks (hopefully not longer).