What happens when (just two months after meeting) a Baptist preacher's son and small-town pastor's daughter surprisingly discover they've committed the ultimate faux pas? Now it's a journey of finding out what it is to love a little baby surprise and what to do about this new husband.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

36 Weeks


For my birthday last month, this is the gift he gave me.  This vintage style juicer has made many mornings 10 times better--there's nothing more refreshing than freshly squeezed OJ.


In being willing to risk sounding completely bipolar, there is something very special and beautiful about pregnancy.  The feeling associated with it pops up at random moments when the wonder of forming a new precious individual is all together overwhelming.  And lately, yes, I am pretty bipolar. 

Lately I'm having to tell myself, don't try and rush these last few days or possibly weeks of being pregnant.  My tendency is to hurry the exciting moment, but I realize that yes, like everyone says, soon I'll be missing the times when Jr. kicks me and wakes me up at 5am.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Diaper Bag Help!

Please help and give me some advice if you're reading.  I'm at a crux:  I'm looking for the best diaper bag for us and can't decide.  I've recently been interested in getting a diaper backpack like this one.

My concerns with a regular diaper shoulder or hand bag is that it may not be large enough to carry comfortably all the items baby needs.  My other thought is if I'm carrying baby on one hip will I want a bag slung over my shoulder, or would a backpack style be more effective?  On the other hand, is a diaper backpack going to be much too large and unnecessary for practical day to day use.  Please please give me all your wise input, oh experienced mothers.  Thanks!

Delivery Discussions

Well, Jr. will be full term in less than a week!  Me and my hubbs toured the hospital where he'll 'hopefully' be born.   Labor and delivery have not been terrifying me lately as it definitely has in the past and for the previous part of my pregnancy. We've not taken any classes or read any books, but people have been doing this for centuries--even longer than that--so I'm trusting professionals and my body's instincts to guide me.  No need fretting worthlessly.

Jr's Sweet Ride

I'm going to try and contain my excitement in this post that I'm feeling toward Jr.'s new ride--the Baby Jogger City Select.  It has front wheel suspension and rides like a dream.  I put a myrad of items on the ground and rolled over them to see how the stroller would handle the terrain.  In addition to the front wheel suspension system, the wheels lock into position which is handy on bumpy sidewalks an other unstable ground--giving Jr. a smooth and might I add, sexy and comfortable ride.  

There are many other features Yo Han and I liked about this stroller, but I'll save you those details for a full review after I've actually tried it out with Jr. in it.  I will note, I'm getting anxious for Jr.'s arrival - I've got all this cool gear I can't use till he's here. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Prego Fashion

These pics are just a few weeks old, but I wanted to post them since I like the outfits.  Heels are no longer a regular part of my attire.  Thankfully, I've yet to swell extremely, but it doesn't hurt to be preemptive and steer clear of heels.

Mini Update

Yo Han was looking up pictures of little half Asians the other day.  I'm getting really excited and the suspense is building up about what little Jr. is going to look like.  I wouldn't call it nervousness, but there is definitely some anticipation when waiting to find see what I've been creating inside me for months on end.  It's no doubt an amazing thing what is going on in my round belly.  Now when Jr. kicks it's very distinct and you can clearly feel solid masses of either a leg or a foot.  Sometimes I try and grab it whenever a little body part protrudes.  It's fun now, so I imagine it will be even more fun once Jr.'s born.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jr's Furniture

Jr's furniture is finally done!  I love it, and it looks nothing like what it did when we first found it.
Now we just have to put the crib together, and the room will be well on it's way to being ready for Jr.

Friday, September 17, 2010

34 Weeks

Lately my belly button has been the fashion accessory I sport most often.  I thought it would bother me, but it's really kinda cute.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baby Bash

We had Jr's big baby bash hosted by some of my wonderful friends.  It was amazing and they did an awesome job - delicious food for over 30 guests, beautiful decorations (even though they were disappointed there was no time to hang streamers) and plenty of wonderful gifts from friends for Jr.  One of my favorite details of the shower was this cute baby carriage fruit bowl.  How sweet.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Home Improvement

Slowly we're trying to get the house feeling homey for Jr. Me and the hubbs got some new lamps for our bedroom.
 We put the bed skirt that I designed and sewed (with umma's help) on the bed.  We also hung up a framed poem written in Korean by a famous poet from Korea.  I love it, and it reminds me of my heritage-in-law.
I put some potted ivy in our room next to a framed picture from mine and the Mr.'s wedding.  Originally I'd planted this ivy outside.  I thought, "ohh, I have such a green thumb".  Then someone pointed out that that plant was actually an indoor plant and would die before the end of winter where I'd planted it.  Opps, guess I'm not quite a proficient gardener as I'd thought.
Lastly we acquired some proper silverware...even if we do use it to eat mac n cheese.

Delivery Discussions

Having a baby is an emotional event and time.  There are so many overwhelming thoughts and feelings that come with bringing a little one into the world.  I don't think I've let myself get very emotional about it.  But this morning I laid in bed and cried about it--no reason.  Not sad, not happy, not really anything--just emotional.