Sunday, March 25, 2007

first blog (ever)

Hello all!

I thought I would enter the technological age and take advantage of “blogging” to keep in touch with everyone (or at least those who are into this sort of stuff). Anyways, keeping touch is very important to me and I always love to hear for people and I am very interested in what everyone is doing.

In terms of my life right now: as most of you know, I am in sort of a transition, a waiting, a calm before the storm sort of period. However, this wont last long! I expect the baby that is currently crammed into my huge tummy to make his entrance soon. At present I am estimated to be about 35 1/2 weeks along, meaning I have 4 1/2 weeks to go until my due date. However due dates are of course only an estimate and mine in particular is probably quite vague, so all we know is: sometime soon! Again by these estimates, only a week and 1/2 until he is considered full term, which is very reassuring. So basically my life revolves around this little life growing inside me. Suddenly it seems very close and very real. Today Brad and I visited the hospital; now at least we know where to go (they were too busy for us to actually see a room)! So far this whole has been both the most amazing and most terrifying of my life, and I fully expect parenting to be the same.

Below are two pregnant pics (and soon I hope to post more):

At 5 months 3 weeks (23 weeks)

And again at 8 months 1 week (33 weeks) with kitty!

Finally, I want to thank everyone for their love and support! Yesterday I had the most amazing baby shower and I was totally overwhelmed by all the love. I cannot say thank you enough!

Sweet dreams!



Anonymous said...

Nice effort, Ruth.

Anya Davis said...

Dear Ruth, It was great hearing that your shower went so well. You're looking absolutely radiant in your photographs, it is true what they say about pregnant woman and glowing! Can't wait to see the pictures of the little one.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

Great blog Ruth. It is very exciting to know the big day is not far off. Looking forward to seeing you ( but not attending---showers are for girls!!!) when you gather with the DLB girls next week. Carol came to her first baby shower with Ciera who showed up early. Let's see if you come chubby and alone or with company. Keep getting ready--it won't be long. Love Tom

Amy Serekede said...

Great pics! Love the tummy shot and the cat sitting in the baby swing lol. So how did Brad react when he saw all the stuff your recieved at the shower? lol Poor Brad had to sit with my stinky kid for two hours LMAO. Just trying to prepare him for what's to come :o)

Jennifer said...

You look great Ruth. I love seeing your pics. Tummy shot is my favorite! Can't wait to see the baby make his appearance. I can't beleive my little brother is going to be a daddy! I'm so excited for you both, I know you both are going to be great parents and that this little bundle of joy will be loved by everyone!

Anonymous said...

Ruth, you need more blog comments, I think.

I found that I did keep a diary in Spring of 1983 and it does have some details--in small, pencilled handwriting that is difficult for me to read--of your birth.

Yep, you were right--cord around your neck.