Saturday, February 27, 2010

watch baby grow

Now that I'm starting to show, we're going to post a baby bump photo on the right-hand side of our blog each week, as we did with Libby. I'm not going to wear the same outfit every week, though, like I did last time. That was such a pain and, although the continuity was interesting when we looked back at the group of photos as a whole, most of you thought it was pretty boring and requested photos of cute maternity clothes. So, you got it!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

how to tell a 17 month old she's getting a sibling

Daddy: Libby, come here. We have something to tell you.
Libby: *blank stare*

Daddy: Libby, you're going to be a big sister!

Libby: K!

Daddy: There's baby in Mommy's belly.

Libby: bee...

*Mommy shows Libby her belly*

*Libby kisses Mommy's belly*
*Libby kisses Mommy's belly*
*Libby kisses Mommy's belly*

*Libby kisses the dog*

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

libby is going to be a big sister!

waving to us

abdomen and head (the dots going up on the left-hand side are the umbilical cord)

obligatory creepy face shot (sorry baby!)

We want to officially announce that we're expecting Baby #2 August 21st, about a week before Libby's 2nd birthday (and 2 days before Libby's expected due date of August 23rd)! I'm 13 weeks pregnant and just started my second trimester. We've had a couple of ultrasounds, the most recent one at 11 weeks, and everything is looking good. The baby has a strong heartbeat (161 bpm), and we could see his/her little hand waving at us during the ultrasound. We'll find out whether it's a boy or a girl at 20 weeks, around the first of April.

Everyone keeps asking if we've told Libby yet, but I think she's too young to understand. She's recently starting mothering her baby dolls—kissing them, dancing with them, feeding them with their bottles and her sippy cups, wiping their noses—so all signs point to her being a very good big sister!

I'm posting our most recent ultrasound photos here. Feel free to share the good news, and we'll try our best to post updates here and on Facebook!

Monday, February 15, 2010

three more movies

I told you I had a lot to catch up on!
Here are three more movies from our lives over the last several months.

Libby's First Recital

Libby + Gus (and I'm not too thrilled with how forward she can be with the boys)

Feeding a Giraffe at the Zoo

christmas in february?

Like Sarah had mentioned in a previous post, we were waiting on a new external hard drive to have enough room for all of our videos. Now that we've got that, I've been waiting for a free day to get caught up on video editing. And since today I'm doing everything I can to avoid going out to shovel the snow I'm actually getting some things done. Here's a video from this Christmas. We didn't have a lot of video footage, so I supplemented with some photos.
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentine cookies & gilmore's birthday!

It's hard to believe that our little puppy is five years old today! We love you SO MUCH Gilmore!!

Today, Libby helped us bake some Valentines Day cookies. She was a very good helper, but I think she thought she was in charge. Here's a little instructional video she put together.