Baby, Greg & Morgan, Planning, Squicciarini family


Raspberry Day!

As I suspected, we didn’t get to meet Raspberry today. {sigh} I was hoping she might be among the 4% of babies who arrive on their due dates… but that’s ok. Greg made this such a fun day for me though! We cooked and cleaned together, took a walk around the park and a nap, had lunch al fresco, and spent the evening at my parents’ house where Julianna had planned an entertaining girls’ night. In between all this was Twitter chatter about how I was doing. {grin} Thankfully there weren’t any emails of inquiry, although it was a treat to get a few messages from far-away friends! {please don’t email to ask if I’ve had the baby yet. When I do, it will be posted right here, and until then, it only increases the feeling of impatience!}

Needless to say, I am so EXCITED about the week ahead!

baby trivia…

  • we have a stuffed monkey sleeping in Raspberry’s crib, dressed in a white onesie.
  • Greg has never changed a diaper.
  • whenever I do important things like taking a shower or vacuuming the house, I think “this could be the last time…”
  • I put up a shelf the other day, to hold wipes & stuff, and then it fell off the wall while I was showing it to Greg later.
  • I have started to wear the same black yoga pants every day, which is something I had promised myself would never happen. {but they are so comfy…}
  • now that the due date has officially passed, we’re starting to hear all kinds of ideas about encouraging labor to start! Apparently my in-law-in-laws, the Spurlocks, claim broccoli is a fail-proof method {eating it, I mean}. Right now I’m all about letting things take their course naturally, but as the week goes on I may change my mind about that. {wink}


Baby, Greg & Morgan, Planning


So. I am 18 ½ weeks pregnant. {!!} At this early stage…

  • We own 1 small yellow outfit, one cardboard baby book {appropriately titled “Hug Hug”}, one massive crib, one baby bottle, one stuffed monkey, two teething toys, two cases {?} of diapers, three irresistibly soft teddy bears, and nine pregnancy/childbirth books.
  • I have had two prenatal visits, both with midwives – one at Piedmont GYN/OB in Ballantyne and one at Carolina Community Maternity Center in Fort Mill – both indicating that this pregnancy is textbook perfect {baruch HaShem}.
  • Our ultrasound is less than two weeks away, on Monday the 24th at 7pm {when we’ll find out if Raspberry is a pink berry or a blue berry, as they say}.
  • Yes, I am “showing” and no, there haven’t been any strangers wanting to touch my belly. {grin}
  • We are starting to shop for a stroller and carseat. TOO MANY CHOICES.
  • Sadly, I have not felt any kicks yet. Apparently the berry is a calm, peaceful baby who enjoys sleeping and will rarely be whiny or fussy.
  • Next year at this time, Raspberry will be 7 months old. Amazing!


Baby, Greg & Morgan, Planning


I went to the grocery store today, to pick up a few extra things for the weekend, and gleefully parked in the “Expectant Mothers” spot for the first time!

A bunch has happened this week, but I just haven’t made time to write about it yet. Probably Sunday morning I’ll do a catch-up post. Totally forgot to mention a week or so ago someone {my new friend Amelia} said I had ‘the pregnant glow’ {grin}… which I hope is true! I feel like the excitement alone should be radiating from me.

As this week draws to a close, I find myself in possession of diapers {already!}, adorably thoughtful gifts from two generous ladies – my MIL Jeannine Bartos and my dear friend Beverly Hergenreter. {We also now have two teething toys. At this rate the house will be filled long before the baby’s here!} {grin}