Thursday, July 23, 2009


My due date was on Monday, July 20. That day has come and gone and still no baby. Ah the joys of being late. Brian's mom is coming to see the baby (that isn't here) on Tuesday. Let's hope he tries to make an appearance before then, but I am slowly losing hope. I am getting all kinds of advice on how to start labor. I think the best one was pressure on the pinky toes. Let's just say that trying to tell him to come out isn't working either. So here I wait at home, and another doctor's visit is tomorrow. I don't get an appointment, I have to go early and sit with all these other pregnant women waiting to get fetal monitoring and then see the doctor. My average time for this? About 3-3.5 hours. Now that I am overdue I get to go every 3 days, oh the joys of life.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

39 weeks and the countdown begins...

The final preggo picture for all of you who wish you were here to point and laugh at me (walking normal is a bit difficult these days). I am due July 20, apparently my wishing of him coming early is not going to happen. Although now I am looking forward to getting to see Harry Potter this week, but after that, he can feel free to come any day! I am officially working from home and waiting for the little guy.

39 weeks and with less than a week to go, I hope. I would also appreciate it if he would stay under 8 pounds and not try to be like his mom (9.5 pounds).

Baby's first playlist

Awhile back, Brian and I decided to let the baby listen to some music while in the womb. It was a couple of months ago, but I was meaning to post it so I have some kind of record of it for my own memory. I use this blog for my own benefit to so I can remember what I did this past year. Later, he also got to enjoy some Chopin (my favorite pianist) and Jimi Hendrix too.

*1. Postal Service - The district sleeps tonight
2. Primus - My name is mud
3. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
4. Ben Harper - Burn one down
*5. Justin Timberlake - Sexy back
6. Weezer - Island in the sun
*7. Tom Petty - Running down a dream
8. Killers - Somebody told me
9. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
10. Scissor Sisters - Filthy/Gorgeous

* means the baby moved during the song. So he either hates or loves the Postal Service, JT, and Tom Petty. We are hoping to encourage a musically talented kid since we both tried and failed.

Kutna Hora with Sunayana and Archana

Sunayana and Archana came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. It was great to have some friends visiting for the week and I got to get my chat on. I was 3 weeks away from my due date but managed to get out and do some sightseeing with them. We went on a day trip to Kutna Hora, a small town about an hour outside of Prague that is famous for the Sedlec Ossuary (commonly called the bone church) and St. Barbara's cathedral.

I also keep meaning to post pics from our trip to Rome and Brian's trip to Amsterdam from May. But I am lazy and that will have to wait because there are a ton of pics from those trips to sort through.

The first church we encountered walking into town. Not sure the name of it though.

We couldn't find anyone to take a pic of all of us, so we had to take turns.

Kostnice Ossuary - contains the remains of a total of 40,000 people (mainly from the plague in the 14th century). There are 4 corners of the above 'bell' which is where most of the bones are in the chapel. The majority of the bone designs are from a wood carver, Frantisek Rint, who did most of the artwork in 1870.

You have to take a cute couple pic underneath the bone chandelier which contains all the bones of a human body.

A close-up of some of the bone art of the coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg noble family.

Bones, bones, and more bones.

St Barbara's Cathedral is a Baroque style cathedral founded in 1338. We only toured the outside (cause we are cheap), but it was amazing, with incredible detail and gargoyles all around the exterior.

Here is a detailed shot of the super-sweet flying buttresses on the side of the building.

A complete side view of the cathedral.

Archana strapping Brian in for the train ride home.
I think when he was little his mom used the child leash.

Bye Sunayana and Archana! We miss you already!