Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thoughts on Kennedy

As Massachusetts mourns the passing of her Senior Senator, many Catholics are of mixed feeling. Pride in our native son is mixed with disappointment that he didn't join his late sister, Eunice on life issues as his own life drew to a close. Perhaps these are judgements best left to Christ. Here is an interesting take on Teddy's life legacy. I'm sure you'll find it edifying.

BTW, ths priest has a wonderful podcast called "Word on Fire."

The next post will have pictures and information about the AWESOME shower last Sunday. We are still awaiting those pictures and will get them up asap.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Baby's Gender

As most of you know, we have held off on knowing the baby's gender. I have been a bit impatient and last night tried to figure it out. I put my wedding ring on a piece of string and suspended it over my belly via a music stand. I waited for movement (circular for girl, linear for a boy). Guess what!

Bupkiss. Nadda. Ziltch. The darn thing just hung there. The baby was kicking and rolling the whole time, if there was an energy to move the ring, it would have done so. So much for that.

We found all sorts of myths about determining the gender, but alas, they all seem to contradict one another. The baby's heartrate is strong and within normal range, according to many predictors, it's a boy because of this. Other myths put this heartrate in the girl range. A friend of mine just had a baby girl and she carried a huge basketball-like pregnancy. According to "the old wives", she should have had a boy, but she did not. Ty's mom wasn't protruding very much when she had him, but was for Dorinda, this also goes against the prevailing myth of gender determination.

This week's poll will see how good you all are at guessing.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

41 Days until the Due Date!!!!!!

According to my doctor, there are 41 days until my due date. According to the computer program that helped me figure out cycles so I could get pregnant in the first place, there are 33. Either way, it's getting close, Baby! The countdown is on.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We're Registered!

Babies R Us and Target have our list of items. We've made sure that there is a large variety of cost and that everything on the list are items we really need.

We had a check-up this week and baby's heart is very strong. Baby's squirming and rolling kept me up (along with the heat) last night. Urgh. Thank God Dorinda has a pool. Gonna definitely use that resource to keep cool this month. Maybe I'll figure out a way to sleep in it!