Saturday, March 28, 2009

The rest of the roost...

I figured I should introduce the rest of our family......



Ruby--The sweetest most loyal kitty you'll ever meet-my best friend :) She is always by my side or purring in my lap

Grady, the gentle giant--the loudest, crankiest, furriest, old man cat around. He always keeps us laughing and has been known to scare a few repair men due to his large size. He has a terrible jealous streak though--this could cause problems with the new baby.

Scarlett--the baby, and spoiled rotten. Not even a year old yet, she is a wild woman and gets away with it all! Loves to pick on the big cats, climb up curtains, and chase her big bushy tail. She prefers to sleep under the covers in the bed nestled up against you.


Keep your fingers crossed that the cats are as excited about the baby's arrival as we are!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

First Pictures

Meet Baby Ritger.....
Currently checking in at 8 weeks 3 days in the oven with an official check out date of November 2nd!

As you can guess, we had our first doctor's appointment today where we saw the bundle of joy for the first time and got to hear the heartbeat. Everything looks perfect--mom and baby are healthy as can be!

I continue to feel good, a little more energy would help make my 10 hour days with the 2 year olds a little easier, but nothing to complain about. The midwife said that if I'm still feeling this good at this point, I should most likely continue to feel good. I've got my fingers crossed! We were given a HUGE stack of reading materials-the "first time parents packet" where we get all the do's and don'ts of baby incubating. Who knew there were so many rules?

Baby is hungry! Time for dinner!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baby on Board

I'm joining the masses and starting our very own "baby blog". Since our family and friends are scattered all over the world, we want them to be able to keep up with our growing family (and my growing tummy!). At this point, I am about 7 weeks along, and we've only shared the good news with our family, but I want to be able to chronicle the whole experience for those who won't find out for a few more weeks :)

So far I've been feeling pretty good. Other than being exhausted all the time and feeling like I haven't slept in 3 days even though I slept 12 hours last night and still took a 3 hour nap :) I'm starving all the time, but its difficult to figure out just what I want to eat. One day, chicken sounds amazing the next I couldn't get it down if I tried. But overall I feel lucky that I'm feeling so good.

We go for our first doctor's visit March 26th and we will get to hear the heartbeat for the first time and see our little pinto bean!! For those who are wondering, we are not going to find out the sex of the baby. It will be a guessing game for all up until delivery day! Speaking of the delivery day, we don't have an official due date yet, but so far it looks like the first week of November...another Scorpio in our house!! Just like mama!!

Well, I've got a hankering for some mint chocolate chip ice cream, good thing I just got back from Kroger! By the way, it is a bad idea to do the grocery shopping when you're having strange cravings and aversions all the time. I come home with the most random assortment of food :)