Saturday, October 30, 2010

Orange Party 2010

The annual Orange Party must go on, 17-day old baby or not. So this year we modified the format slightly to allow a more baby-friendly timeline, and had a blast. Thanks to everyone who attended! See all the photos from the party.

And in the interest of not over-spamming our own blog with too many posts in a day, I should note that we took Theo to the Museum of Flight on Thursday 10/28, and you can also check out those photographs as well.

Theo and the Pumpkin Farm

As we always do each October, we got some pumpkins. Sadly this year the Mt. Si Nursery's pumpkin crop was used as elk food instead, so we headed down to Carpinito Brothers' Farm in Kent to get our pumpkin fix. And who can resist a cute little baby in a giant field of pumpkins? Check out all the photos.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Two weeks old

Theo weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz at his two week appointment yesterday. Yay for hungry babies!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Theo Updates

We've got photos from my mom's visit and from Micah's visit posted! Includes lots of somewhat random videos. One day I'll figure out either Adobe Premier or how to make windows movie maker not crash, and put together a decent video.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baby Update #6

It's a boy! Sorry this blog post had to be postponed a bit to allow some people to receive special notifications (like, say, grandparents!). He was born at 11:36pm on October 13!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Baby Update #5

8cm. 9 during contractions.

Baby Update #4

So our water broke at 1:45 or so - just after we had worried about whether we should artificially break it to speed up labor. That went great and everyone had a second wind and much excitement occurred once one of the students noticed a lot of bulging. Unfortunately a subsequent cervical exam showed only 6cm of dilation. After a few more hours of laboring we were at 6.5. And then we were still unchanged at 4pm and the midwife called it. We had debated when we might give up so it was easy to have such a definitive verdict. We are now in the University of Washington medical center with most important of all, an epidural. It really is a remarkable difference especially after 42.75 hours of labor with no interventions at all. No baby yet but we are going to rest while things progress hopefully - still at 6cm at last check.

Baby Update #3

Into hour 39 of the marathon labor session. Someone call the guiness book of world records people.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baby Update #2

We're definitely in active labor now.

Also, if you're reading these via Facebook, be aware you ought to just check directly :-)

Baby Update #1

We're officially in labor! Contractions started last night, and Sarah is 3cm dilated.

We're going to try and keep the blog updated as we go. Please please please do not call us.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Baby Shower and Registry

Way back in June we announced right here on this blog that we were expecting. Well, that time is finally near. We'll definitely post something here when the baby arrives. For some of you (especially those of you who are going to become grandparents and aunts), you'll probably hear the news sooner. But please wait patiently :-)

In the meantime, Sarah and I both want to thank everyone who's sent presents. Formal thank-you notes need to wait, for reasons that will become clear once you receive them. We're certainly not expecting gifts, but if you feel the pressing need, allow me to take this moment to point you to our baby registries at Amazon and Target.

Finally, you have likely already received an invitation to the Orange Party which will take place on October 30, with a special time of 2-5pm this year. If for some reason we've missed you, please let us know and we'll forward you the evite (the new evite interface sucks, by the way!) or just show up anyway :)

Finally, if you absolutely cannot resist knowing whether the baby has arrived yet, please feel free to check this site which will tell you if the baby has arrived yet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Construction: Start of Day 29

Today we get a fiberglass deck!