Baby, Greg & Morgan, Planning, Squicciarini family

preparing for baby: due date!

Raspberry Day!

As I suspected, we didn’t get to meet Raspberry today. 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. 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.


Baby, Greg & Morgan, Planning

four months pregnant

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 packs 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.
  • 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!