Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Last Hurrah Halloween Party

This is the last Halloween party pre-parenting duties so we decided to throw the last hurrah Halloween party. Even with a lot of people who bagged out on us we still had a lot of fun. It was kind of weird to think this is the last party we will host with just the two of us. Pretty soon all those beer bottled parties will turn into milk bottled parties. I can't wait!

Take a look at some pics from the festivities:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Education

On Tuesday night we had our first childbirth education class. It was an interesting class and I was glad Steve was there too. I feel like I may forget things I learned in class during the heat of the moment.

Here is what I learned:

1. Pretty much everyone finds out the sex of the baby before it's born. Out of 8 couples we were the only couple who didn't know the sex. In case you are wondering the other 7 couples are all having boys.

2. People ask some weird questions. One lady kept asking about food during labor. One wanted to know when you get the drugs. Another was wondering if her birth plan was a good one. Huh, birth plan? After she asked this, Steve turned to me and asked what our birth plan was. I told him our plan is to get it out.

3. Milford Hospital has birthing rooms with Jacuzzis. It's for me not Steve.

Can't wait to see what we learn next week.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Almost Halloween

Steve and I had a busy weekend again but we got a lot accomplished. You see I have a list of things that need to get done before the baby comes like: get life insurance, clean out the bookcase in the baby's room, give Steve e-mail addresses and numbers to tell people when the baby is born, etc. I am happy to say that we work well as a team and many of the items are already crossed off. Of course, there have have many things that we haven't planned for that have taken time away from my precious list. Things like: our hot water tank broke, our lawn mower died, our stove started to leak gas, etc. Steve has been working his butt off and we have a completely new heating system that doesn't involve oil and we got a new stove. Isn't he a great husband!?!?

We did take time away from my list to enjoy a Halloween mega store in Worcester. We drove out there on Saturday with a couple of friends to gather Halloween decor and costume necessities. Contrary to popular belief I do not have a costume picked out for the baby's first Halloween next year. Steve even suggested getting one since they were already on sale. I told him we have to wait because the costume has to be just right.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Busy Weekend

I've never been asked so many times in my life about how I was feeling. Everyday at school I have at least 3 fellow teachers ask me. I think it is sweet. For the most part I have been feeling fine but the past week my back has started to ache a bit and it is getting harder to bend over. Luckily when I drop something in my classroom I have 22 eager 3rd graders ready to grab whatever is on the floor. I also know I should sit more at work, but it is hard when you've been trained to walk around when you teach. So, essentially I stand all day. I guess I may have to alter my teaching style to rest my back once in a while.

But, I had another prenatal massage (a gift from Steve) on Saturday. It felt so nice and relaxing. I think I want at least one more before the baby arrives. That night Steve surprised me with a group of friends for dinner and Cirque de Soleil! You see my birthday is Christmas Eve and everything is closed and everyone is busy. Steve decided to celebrate my birthday a little earlier this year by getting tickets. I have always wanted to see Cirque de Soleil and they did not disappoint. I would recommend this show to everyone.

We had another busy day on Sunday. First, Steve and I went to the Armenian Museum in Watertown where his grandfather was being honored as an Armenian Vet. Then we raced home to have dinner with my dad, Gale and Aunt Susan. It was the first time that Aunt Susan (who lives in California) had seen our house. Beside eating a great meal (thank you Steve) we were showered with gifts. Dad and Gale bought the baby a cute musical box and Susan bought the baby a Christmas stocking and growth chart. It's fun being around people that are just as excited to meet the baby as the parents!

Check out the pics from this weekend:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

So Cool!

Today I celebrated Yom Kippur by taking a glucose test and getting another ultrasound. I've heard some scary things about the glucose test but I didn't think it was bad at all. You have to drink some orange concoction that tastes like orange soda and then wait an hour until they draw some blood. I was talking to the nurse taking my blood and she told me her daughter came three weeks early and was over 10 pounds! Geesh, that's a big kid and I really don't think the Pevznamian baby will be that big.

After the test, I traipsed up to the 4th floor of the hospital to get another ultrasound. If you remember from before, the technician couldn't get all the pics of the baby because the baby thought that would be a good time to practice moving. They got all the pics they needed today and she said everything looked good. Before I left the coolest thing happened, she took a 3-d picture of the baby. It was so surreal to see the facial features of the baby living inside me. Of course, the tech could only get one good picture because the baby starting moving again. After looking at the picture both the tech and I couldn't figure out if there was a foot or hand near the baby's head. Take a look and see if you can figure it out.