Thursday, July 1, 2010

Photos, BOOs, and YEAs!

Thanks for your encouragement in my last post about the Catholic Radio show.  Everything went well and my NaPro doc and Creighton Instructor were very articulate.

A couple of bloggers have commented lately on the fruits that came from years of Infertility.  While I hope to devote a future post to the topic, let me say that I wholeheartedly agree.  At the top of the list is a definite closeness to my husband.  Further down the list is my diminished fear of blood test needles, although the very thought of an IV still fills my veins with fear.

This past Monday I had a 20-week ultrasound.  My belly was so sore afterwards, as the tech had to press VERY hard in order to get the baby on camera.  It also didn't help that our Baby Girl spent the majority in the time in the fetal position (ironically, my favorite position for sleeping!) turned towards my backbone.  Shyness?  Maybe.  Stubbornness?  Maybe. Thankfully, everything looked OK.  We had been warned by a couple friends that at some 20-week ultrasounds, the doctor will tell you absolutely everything that could be a problem.  Praise God that this didn't happen.

3 Random BOO!s for the week:

1. The droning sound of vuvuzelas at the World Cup.  While muting the TV could work, I would also miss the commentary of those reporters with wonderful Scottish and British accents. :)

2.  For the past 4 years, only two people have lived in our house: my husband and me.  However, if you look at the massive amounts of junk we have accumulated over the years, it looks like we have a basketball team living under our roof!  My job this summer is to purge and make room for all the forthcoming baby items.

3.  A local movie theater charged $9.50 for a matinee!?!  Good thing I really wanted to see Toy.Story.3.

3 Random YEAs for the week:

1.  Better photos of our Baby Girl!

2.  The kindness of a friend who will accompany me tonight to register at Babies.R.Us (translation: el grande labyrinth of baby necessities and frivolity).  Seriously, I have no clue what to put on the list other than a Boppy and a Starbuc.ks onezie.  My friend has 2 kids with another on the way, so her opinion will really help a rookie like me!

3.  Here are my "bibles" as the pregnancy continues.  Fertile Thoughts talked about how much she loved her 40+ pregnancy planner and now I see why.  Of course, I had to add a West Coast touch to the cover (pink flip flops).  What to Expect is a comprehensive book that tells absolutely everything about pregnancy...I'm saving some chapters for later as my stomach can't take them right now.  Finally, Baby Bargains (thank you, Lori!) has become the "bible" for registering.  The book's authors (husband & wife as well as parents) write about the best and worst of everything from car seats to diapers.  The recommendations are based on comments of parents around the country and quality tests.

Happy Canada Day to our neighbors in the north and Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans!


mrsblondies said...

I'm glad your little girl is doing well. The vuvuzelas annoy me too. Is the radio show available somewhere still? Thanks for sharing about the books.

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

This is random-but I think you look like St. Therese. Especially in this new picture you just put up. And I'm going to get the Baby Bargains book...

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

I love the boos and yeas! I also really love the u/s pic of your girl! :)

And yes, you do look like St. Therese!

Thankful said...

She looks great in the picture! Hope you survived the BrUs craziness - you are so lucky to have a seasoned mom to help you out. Have a great weekend.

Percolating Petals said...

Oh my gosh, thanks so much! I'm sure our Baby Girl appreciates the fact that fellow bloggers like her photo. Ann, I will email you a link to make finding the show easier. ;)

Though the resemblence seems a bit lost on me, St. Therese is one of my favorite saints. :) I have a long way to go to imitate her way of life...

Yes, Kaitlin, get the Baby Bargains book. And having a mom with me while registering at BrUs made such a difference. She pointed out things I wouldn't have thought of, like "where are you going to store that huge bathtub?"