Thursday, April 26, 2007

Play the Baby Game!

Click on the game banner at the top of the page and take a guess on Alistair's birthday, time, height and weight!
The game will be open until the end and noone says you can't guess more than once! ;)

Friday, April 20, 2007 - glitter text - glitter text

Yes, we're having a boy! His name is Alistair! We had our ultrasound this morning and HE IS BEAUTIFUL! EVERYTHING looks VERY healthy and is going great. The appointment lasted for about 45 minutes and throughout the experience, we got to learn a little about him. He is stubborn and has an attitude, LOONNGGG arms and legs, and HUGE feet! In fact, he measured so big that they moved up our due date from September 8th to August 29!!! No wonder I've been feeling so many hard kicks! He is VERY active, he hardly ever sits still, so I suppose he takes after his daddy! (If only we could fit a bmx bike in there for him)

He weighs 15.5 oz and is 11.5 inches long! His heartrate is 153 bpm!

Here are some picture of the LITTLE DEVIL!!!!

Well, what we thought was a 20 week belly is now officially a 21 week and 4 day belly!

Monday, April 16, 2007

19 weeks and counting and counting and counting...

20 weeks can't come soon enough!!!!!!!!! This Friday (the 20th) is the official 20 week mark....HALF WAY TO BABY! It is also our ultrasound appointment!!! YAY! This is the LLOONNNGGGEEEESSSTTT week yet!

So, I've been meaning to post a sound clip of the heartbeat, but haven't figured out my new technology yet. (The school semester is almost over, then I will have more time to fiddle with it.) Anyway, I wanted to post this story with the heartbeat clip, but I just MUST post it along with my story from today!

So, I took the recording of the heartbeat to work with me the day after I got it. I have always heard people say that it sounds like a washing machine, but this astounded me!
My boss (Elizabeth) said to Annie (The 3 year old), "That's the baby! What do you think?"
To which Annie replied (and read this EXACTLY as I have it typed), "baby ridin horsy in Tricia belly!"
Sure enough, it sounds like a horse gallopping and that's what Annie says!!!

So, for today's story! Annie asks to "hold the baby" and I let her put her hands on my belly and pretend. Well, at chik-fil-a today she came and sat next to me after a fairly long run in the playland and she informed me, "I'm gon hold baby now, k?"
She put her hand on the belly and felt kicks. She asked me what it was and I told her that the baby kicked her hand! So, she pointed to my belly as if to scold it and said, "No, no! We don't kick! Not nice!" She looked up at me because at this point I was laughing at her! She said, "Tricia, baby needs time-out! He forgot his listening hears!" (May I remind you that ANnie thinks it's a baby boy in Tricia belly....we don't officially know yet)

Anyway, I just felt like I HAD to share that! Here's Annie:

Friday, April 06, 2007

18 Weeks, Sleep and SNOW!

Yes, today is the 18 weeks mark! YAY! Every new week holds something new for Mommy and Baby. I didn't want to sleep last night because the baby was moving so much and it was so incredible to feel him (or her) (God, I can't wait to find out!) flipping around, kicking and punching. I was so exhausted, though, that I did fall asleep pretty fast. Noah just came off of midnight shifts and he was tired too. He and Frank slept in this morning!

I got off work early today and came home to play with Frank and Ralphy. Well, they were more interested in a stuffed sheep I got at Wendy's yesterday. (yes, I stopped to get fries!) Before I knew it, it had snowed in my living room!!!

CHECK OUT HOW BIG WE'RE GETTING!!!!! (Yep, I'm sporting my Bella Band)

Monday, April 02, 2007

My New Car!!!!

Here's my "Mom Car!" A 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Special Edition Sedan. VERY COOL! This car is perfect! The gas and maintainance will cost FAR less than my truck ever did AND our payments are lower too!!!! HURRAY!!!

It was sad to say good-bye to the "BIG DOG," but this new car is more practical financially AND it's A LOT easier to get the kids (Annie and Kiki) into their carseats with my pregnant belly in the way!

And so begins the "saving for a house" phase of the Brackbill 2007!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Dogs are ALWAYS Babies!

Ralphy was getting very clingy today and wasn't letting me get anything done, so Noah suggested doing what I do with babies, "Strap 'em on!" So I did and we had a blast playing with this Chinese-style "Mei Tai" baby carrier!!!
Check the link the the left for more info on these amazing contraptions!