Saturday, December 31, 2005

More Pictures

More pictures of Emma.

Emmaline's Pictures

Here are some pictures of Emma with her Daddy, taking her first bath and snoozing. She's so great. :)

Thursday, December 29, 2005

She's Here!

Sorry this is so late, but she's here!!!

Emmaline Pearl was born on 12/22/05 at 10:15 am weighing in at 7 lbs 12 oz and 21 3/4" long. She's the most beautiful baby girl and we're so blessed to have her. Pictures are forthcoming, I promise. :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Years everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Still No Baby

I know we're all waiting with baited breath for the arrival of Widget ("The Widget is Comin! The Widget is Comin!") but sadly s/he is not here yet. Though I am having a bit of fun calling friends just to say, "Hi" and hearing the excited anticipation in their voice. *wink*

I know, I know, it's kinda mean of me but it makes me chuckle. :)

Cathy and Roger (Morgan's parents) are here and waiting for the little arrival and in the meantime we're working them like they're slaves. Since we're looking to buy a new house, we're fixing up things at our current house so we can put it on the market. Actually, they've been fixing up and painting the kitchen, breakfast nook and bathroom to help us out and I feel a bit guilty. I'm not even sure giving them a grandchild is going to be enough repayment for all their hardwork but man do we appreciate them doing all this!

Promise to keep everyone posted with Widget's progress after the doc appt tomorrow. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Waiting & Celebrating

Just to answer your first question: No, Widget hasn't been born yet.

I've been asked about a million times:
"Are you ready yet?" ...I can't even answer this one anymore without wanting to smack someone...
"When are you going to get that baby out?" ...don't you think if I knew that we'd all be a lot happier and relaxed?...
"Are you still here?" ...No, I'm just fat...

On the up-side, just yesterday a HUGE box arrived from Cathy, Morgan's mom, with tons of stuff in it for Widget and I had the greatest time going through it all. Hehehehehe. When Morgan came home I had to show it all to him and I love seeing him smile over baby stuff. *sigh*

In the meantime we've been celebrating the day we all thought might never come: I've graduated with my Masters in Economics.

Saturday was the day I should have waddled across the stage but instead we looked at new houses closer to Morgan's work (no real need to be up here now that I'm done with school and work) and then went out to a nice dinner with my Dad and Bea. Dinner was quiet and relaxing, just what I needed, and Dad and Bea gave me a beautiful diamond pendant necklace as a gradation gift. It's gorgeous and I was most definitely surprised.

This week cards came from my friend, Kristin and my Grandma Jean & Grandpa Butch saying congrats and I was really touched that they took the time and thought of me.

Our lives are moving forward so quickly and I have to admit that I'm a little scared. I'm officially out of school, Morgan and I are about to become parents and we're looking at buying a new house about 15 min from his work. It's exciting and at the same time terrifying. I'm doing my best not to be a big chicken, but if we do move I'm really going to miss seeing my Dad so much...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

I think the doc might be lying to us

Maybe he's just telling us what we want to hear about the baby coming in the next week or so. Maybe it's because I was pretty crabby at our appointment yesterday.

Or maybe it has something to do with me asking him, "If I went to Labor & Delivery at the hospital and refused to leave, would they let me have the baby? What if I put a nurse in a choke hold until they promised to put me into labor? Would they call security? Would the wrestling that ensued induce labor?"

He laughed and said, "Not a chance, they deal with that all the time up there."

Somehow I hope he's lying since the idea of rampaging pregnant women is pretty scary and at the same time I wouldn't be surprised if he was telling the truth.

In the meantime, I'm going crazy and I feel like I want to beat someone or something. Let's just say all the knitting and sewing I've been doing aren't quite taking care of my frustrations. By the time this baby is born our house is going to look like a craft show. *sigh*

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

No Dice...

So Widget didn't make an early arrival this weekend, or during my defense, so it looks like Morgan and I are out of the running for baby bets. Oh well, baby will be here when s/he's dang good and ready. *sigh* In the meantime I just get to be uncomfortable and complain a lot.

My friend, Liz, told me she'd try to keep me company while we all wait. Sounds like we're in for some movie marathons and lots of knitting. :::laughing::: Man, I'm exciting company these days.

Friday, December 02, 2005

I'm going to graduate!!!!

I just finished presenting my paper and I'm so happy I'm dancing. Everything went really well and my committee loved it! There were only a few hard questions and everything else went pretty smoothly. One of my members said it was the best master's defense she'd been to in a long time. I'm beaming right now.

So all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed and in one week I will have completed all my requirements for my masters degree! What an amazing feeling.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

So Nervous

So tomorrow is the day I present my Thesis (Plan B, actually) and I'm getting really nervous. Not much sleep going on since I can't get comfortable and I keep waking up to make bathroom trips. *ugh!* On top of that, when I do sleep I keep having these dreams about going into labor or having my water break during my presentation. If we can just make it through the next 25 hours, everything will be just fine...

Until then, I'm a nervous wreck!