Sunday, May 20, 2007

You WILL have furniture!

Mommy and Daddy just spent the last 2 hours trying to find you furniture that not only we agree on but that will grow with you as you grow up. And you really need to like it because it was quite stressful for mom to pick out furniture online that she wasn't able to ever see in person. If your kicking is any key, you LOVE it! :)

Addendum 5.22 It really is all the same color:natural. Mommy had to give up on wanting white furniture since only certain pieces came in the white finish. Mommy and daddy spent their 3rd anniversary deciding on and buying you your furniture. We hope you like it. :)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Memo to Clare...

Hello Miss Clare...I just thought that I would fill you in on our day today. After spending half the night kicking mommy, you decided to take an easy morning and while mommy, daddy, Thomas and grandma B hit some neighborhood garage sales, you slept..UNTIL...the one house that had TONS of girl's clothes. As mommy stood searching through piles and piles of hardly worn clothes, you decided to make your presence known and start kicking me. Either you were telling me you didn't like what mommy was picking out, or you loved it and that was your way of telling me. You continued to kick all the way home until mommy laid down for a nap...then you decided to take a little snooze as well. Once mommy and Thomas woke up, we decided to take a little road trip and look at furniture for your room as well as find a glider/rocker/recliner/ottoman. The furniture search was a bust however mommy did find a baptism gown for you but she (with much encouragement from daddy) decided to wait since it all depends on how big you are. Daddy was quite pleased when he realized that mommy is planning to use your brother's baptismal blanket for you as well. Mommy has decided that it is doing to a be a heirloom and hopefully everyone in the family will be able to use it someday.

The most exciting part of the day however was getting your bedding!!!! When mommy ordered it, she thought that it was going to take 4-6 weeks, but instead it took 3 days! Now there is so much more motivation to get your room cleaned out and painted because mommy can't wait to see your room decorated! That reminds me...I need to take a picture of your room before so you see how much work daddy and mommy had to put in it.

We love you!

PS Mommy's bladder is not your personal soccer ball nor are you a kick boxer and it is not your personal punching bag. Thanks

Thursday, May 17, 2007

You will be here in less then 100 days!!

Where has all the time gone? It seems like just yesterday mommy showed daddy the positive test and we saw you on ultrasound for the first time. Now you have been movin' and groovin' like crazy and you love to react to ALL the noises your brother makes. Mommy and daddy can't wait to see you. We wonder all the time who and what you are going to look like. Are you going to look like mommy and have dark hair or like your brother and daddy with blonde hair and blue eyes? Are you going to be as big as your brother was or be petite? Are you going to be mommy's girly girl or daddy's little tomboy? How will Thomas react to having you around? Will he be a helpful big brother? So many questions we have...we can't wait to meet you! But please Clare...wait at least 12 weeks...:)

We love you!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

You have crib bedding!!

Mommy ordered your crib bedding yesterday as well as some of the accessories for your room. Now mommy and daddy just need to finish cleaning out the room so we can paint it and order the furniture.

Here's the final bedding choice...On another note...mommy hurt her back carrying your brother this weekend and so has spent a lot of time on the couch not being able to move.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day....

To: All the mommies out there

A recent survey by determined that an average stay-at-home mother would earn $131,471 annually, including overtime, if she received a paycheck. It's estimated that she works about 100 hours a week, and would be entitled to a base pay of $43,461, with an additional $88,009 for 60 overtime hours a week. Happy Mother's Day!

My mommy is worth more than that and I think you are too!

Love Clare (and Thomas)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

24 weeks and doing great!!!

Well little Clare we went Thursday and saw Dr. Schnapp. You are doing great! You decided to play peek a boo with the MA though and she had a rough time finding your heartrate. But once she found it you were beating nice and strong in the 150s. Mommy has had no swelling and just some occasional cramping that she thinks is round ligament pain. Mommy told Dr. Schnapp and if continues she will let the office know but right now it is very infrequent.

On Friday night while cousin Kate watched your brother, you, mommy and daddy went to dinner at the Station Grille in Union Station and then to hear Erin Bode perform. You LOVED the last song that Erin sang because you kicked me like crazy the whole time. Even when we got home you were still a movin' and a groovin'. Just like classical is your daddy and brother's thing maybe jazz can be yours and mommy's thing!

We love you!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Your room...

We are finally starting to make a dent on your room. I will have to take a before picture, a during and after picture so everyone can see the radical changes it is about to go through in the next 14 weeks.