Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Miss Chelsea Walker Cook
Born October 9, 2012; 7:29 a.m.
9 lbs. 5 oz.
21.5 inches

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Twiddling My Thumbs

My due date is tomorrow and Little Miss Cook is taking her sweet time in making her debut.  I honestly never imagined my pregnancy would last this long since Nate arrived early.  But here I am, week 40.  Gotta say -- not a big fan of the last 3 weeks.  Now I understand the "the last trimester is a killer" comments. 

Here's what we've been up to while we've been waiting:

Nate practicing being a big brother (the role of little sis is played by Ruby the Bear). He was a little rough with sis/Ruby so we'll have to work on what "gentle" means.  Oy vey.

 Finally hung up some artwork in Baby Girl's corner of our bedroom.  These illustrations came from an old book I bought at the Salvation Army.  Gotta love 2 bucks for pretty pictures.  The book was fairly damaged on the spine so I tore out the pages I liked and glued them on foam core....in California you don't put anything heavy above a baby's crib (earthquakes!!).

This is how I know that 40 weeks have flown by....I'm constantly refilling my weekly pill box with prenatal vitamins.  I take 4 prenatals and 2 vitamin D pills a day.  Plus Levoxyl for my thyroid condition.  Then the doc decided to add this to the mix ---

That's an iron supplement.  I take 2 of those a day.  And I have to be careful when I take it so that the absorption isn't affected (not with dairy, not with antacids, not with the Levoxyl, etc).  Having so many pills to take has made my head spin.  I'm constantly asking myself "wait, did I already take my iron?"  So it finally dawned on me to quickly write the date on each pill backing. That's my tip to you. It has helped my foggy memory tremendously.

Got started on my Christmas quilt and sewed all 40 of my blocks.  Now I just need to sew the blocks together.  Not sure when that's gonna happen.  I'd really love to get this quilt done before this Christmas.  Isn't that chevron print the best?  I'm in love with these fabrics!

 I found this little dress on a doll that I had as a kid.  I'm going to try putting it on Baby Girl. 

When there was a slight twinge of Autumn in the air last Friday, Nate and I made gingerbread cookies.  He picked out the cookie cutters from my collection: a pumpkin, a heart, the #s 2, 3, 4 and 8.  He was a really big helper and did a great job using the cookie cutters.  I was so proud of him -- and a little sad that he's growing up so fast.  I see plenty of baking days together in our future.