December 28, 2010

Lil St. Nick

But we actually call him "Cole"

He's the most amazing Christmas present we could have ever gotten :)
Nicholas Stephen
Born December 20th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
7 lbs 10 ounces, 19 1/2 inches long

This little guy also goes by:

Munchkin Man
The Man Cub
Little Monkey
The Colester
Lil St. Nick
Little King Cole
The RockStar

WOW! That's a lot of names :)

Yum! Frosty!

Here we are the night we got home from the hospital. This frequently happens where Steve feeds me while I feed the little guy. We're a pretty cute family, hu? ;)

December 1, 2010

I wonder how much bigger I can get in 3 weeks...

It might even be 4 weeks... I guess we'll see! Here I am at 37 weeks. I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago, and they told me that our little baby was 6 lbs at that point. yikes. I'm not sure how much he weighs now but obviously it's bigger than 6 lbs. Anything over 7 sounds huge to me. At the doctor today I asked him if he thought my baby was getting too big and if he thought I'd be able to actually squeeze him out. But he thinks everything will be fine. So that's nice to know. The doctor also found that the baby has "dropped" and his head is engaged. This is good news :) He's in the right position for birth. But it also means the waddling has started.
I've reached the size where I get double takes all day long when I'm in public. I almost don't want to go outside anymore because it's just uncomfortable! I feel like I need to have Steve by my side at all times so that when people see my big tummy, they'll then look at him and think.."oh, I see." I'm not just fat, strangers! I'm pregnant!!
I went through my closet the other day and realized that I have way more clothes than I would ever was fun though. I started to dream and fantasize about all the cute outfits I'll finally be able to wear again once this little one comes out. (hopefully anyway). It'll be like Christmas!!! Right now there are like 3 shirts that I have to rotate through. This makes getting dressed in the morning not exciting at all.
And just so everyone knows, Steve and I are having second thoughts about what we're actually going to name the little guy. It was going to be Parker for a long time and it might still be but we're thinking of others right now too. Just so no one's shocked if we decide to name him something different once he's actually born. :)
But we're getting very excited for him to come!!!! I think it just hit Steve like, yesterday that he's going to be a DAD! But especially after seeing Emma and Jake's sweet baby girl that was born last Friday! Annabelle is just the sweetest newborn :) I'm so happy for them. My cousin Jillian also had her baby boy only 2 days ago and he seems sweet as ever too :) It just makes me sad that I can't be with Emma right now! I want to help out and I also want to see that little infant! Suddenly the distance seems unbearable and I'm finally starting to seriously think of ways to make money so that I can buy a ticket and go see a few months anyway. Any suggestions, people? How can I make money at home when I have an infant of my own??