39.5 weeks!

September 24, 2009

Send me labor vibes! According to my midwife I am 3-4 cm dilated and 60% effaced, so we’re getting there!

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Kindermusik

September 17, 2009

Ruby had her first Kindermusik class on Wednesday morning and couldn’t have had more fun! She played all the instruments and sang along with the teachers, ran, spun, clapped, slapped, sang (out loud!)…it was great to see her out of her shell! She’s not normally super outgoing in big groups, but she was right up in front for every activity. Brian and I loved watching her, and were amazed at the transformation around all those strangers. We hope each week brings her more and more confidence.

She and Brian will be going to class every Wednesday morning together. Our goal was to sign her up for something that was special for her, seeing as the new baby should arrive any day now. Hopefully she’ll continue to enjoy it as much as she did the first class!

If I’m able to attend next week (meaning, if I’m still pregnant!!!) I’ll try to get some pictures of her blissfully twirling around the room. 🙂

A bunch of grumps at the park.

September 15, 2009

That’s what we were today! Brian and I thought getting out would put us in a better mood, but we just couldn’t get out of our funk. Here’s some pics of us trying to have a fun family outing…but failing miserably. Hehe.

Daddy and Ruby being grumps.

Daddy and Ruby being grumps.

Grumpy Ruby.

Grumpy Ruby.

Why not post a pic of mommy the grump too?

Why not post a pic of mommy the grump too?

38.5 weeks…

September 15, 2009

…And still pregnant! Here I am looking as exhausted as I feel!

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Face paints!

September 14, 2009

Ruby and I walked around the Organic Festival yesterday, and she decided to get her face painted! She sat very still in my lap and got a star and two hearts. The clown couldn’t believe how good she was! We had so much fun!

Since she won’t look at the camera these days, here is my best attempt at a photo of her paints!

Even though we were having a blast, she refused to smile for the camera...

Even though we were having a blast, she refused to smile for the camera...

Afterwards we stopped at Cucina to see daddy and stole some breadsticks for a snack!

Afterwards we stopped at Cucina to see daddy and stole some breadsticks for a snack!

My attempt at one last close up before we got home.

My attempt at one last close up before we got home.

Ruby’s 1st baseball game!

September 14, 2009

She had a blast! We sat in the bleachers of an Asheville Tourists game last Thursday, and Ruby clapped t every hit, every run, every out…She especially loved the mascot – a giant Ted E. Bear!!

Here’s a few pics of her watching intently:

Nothing like a twizzler at a baseball game!

Nothing like a twizzler at a baseball game!

So observant.

So observant.

Heading home on dad's shoulders.

Heading home on dad's shoulders.

Belly cast!

September 9, 2009

Look what we did the other night!!

37 weeks!

37 weeks!

We had so much fun!

We had so much fun!