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Monday, November 22, 2010

Something to live up to

I still feel that the challenge I've always faced as a writer was naming my children. And I feel that your name is like a one-line poem and that it should resonate even before somebody even meets you.

~E. Ethelbert Miller

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baby's Room

The Bean's room is starting to look more like a nursery.


We got the crib home yesterday after a little misstep. We had ordered it from the JC Penny catalog, and when we went to pick it up at the store, we realized that the box would not fit in either of our cars.

So, yesterday, Brandon rented a small Uhaul, picked up the crib and brought it home.

Thankfully, when we order the dresser, it will be delivered to the house.


I think it looks pretty good in there. But it does make the room feel a lot smaller. We'll have to see if the bookshelf gets to stay once we've brought in the dresser and a rocker of some sort.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

An important moment

I look a little bewildered in this photo. And if you look very closely, you might be able to see why.

Brandon took this picture mere moments after we discovered that we are going to be parents.

I wish I'd taken a photo of him. He is so very excited.

We are about 14 weeks along now in this baffling journey, starting to think about picking out a crib, starting to talk about names, almost finished clearing out the room that will be the nursery. Much less nausea (though it hasn't fully gone away), much more energy for me.

But still trying to wrap our brains around the enormity of the thing.

I have been craving cheese. And guacamole. Sometimes together in the form of nachos.

I have been instructed to take photos of my belly, but have so far resisted.

I have also been asked when I would make a baby blog. But I think, all things considered, that this is the place for any baby blogging that might happen. This blog has been with me an awfully long time (in blog years, it's ancient). It seems only right that I record the next chapter here as well.

So stay tuned. In a few months, these unfinished files will seem even more unfinished as we bring a brand new blank page into the world.