Monday, April 14, 2008

Time on My Hands

Now that the dreaded exam is over, I've got time on my hands to do things like put pictures on the blog. Pictures of my beautiful wife and her big old monster belly.
This is her favorite position to be in. She is supposed to check for movement every day so she lays there and feels her stomach. I find her there all the time. Maggie likes to check for movement as well.
We went to a baby class for 3 Thursdays. I learned how to swaddle. For those of you uneducated non-parents/non-future parents, that means wrapping them up in a blanket. Is that what the Bible is talking about when it says "wrapped in swaddling clothes"? I also changed a diaper. That was tough.

Here is Chrissy and our teacher Ursula. She was great. Chrissy and I were her only students. It was lots of fun and very informative. I liked everything but the movies. That was gross.
I'm watching baseball now. The Sox are playing the Indians. Speaking of baseball, Chrissy wrote about our fantasy baseball league. Unfortunately, the baseball dali lama (me) isn't doing as well as expected. Am I overthinking it? Am I too aggressive and making too many moves? Would you expect Roy Oswalt and Cy Young Award winner C. C. Sabathia to be playing so poorly? Hopefully it will start getting better.

We're going to Florida next weekend. It will be Chrissy's last trip before the baby. We still don't have a name for her. The newest ones we've been considering are Meagan, Evelyn, and Elanor.


Mark & Abbie's Blog (mostly Abbie's) said...

THAT is not a monster belly! You never saw my huge belly with Josiah...way bigger:)

Swaddling: Go to Babies R' Us and get the Swaddleme blanket. Swaddling is easy to do on a non-moving doll...not on a squirmy newborn :) These blankets have velcro on them to hold the swaddle in place.

Diapering: if you think diapering a baby doll is hard...wait till it moves...and uses the bathroom in the middle of a change.

I know nothing about the baseball stuff you're talking about so I won't comment on that.

Thanks for the pictures. I can't wait to see the new baby!

Anna Volz said...

i love, love, love the belly pictures!! chrissy, you look BEAUTIFUL, and it is SO not a monster should have seen mine! :)
i love reading you guys' blog! i cannot WAIT to see baby matilda!! (are we still calling her that?)