Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome to the Planet

I had a baby last week! Olivia Louise was born at 7:15pm on July 18th. I really don't know what else to say except that she is the most beautiful and wonderful creature on Earth. I'll let the pictures do the talking. I also uploaded a 3 minute video of her moving around, making baby sounds and getting the hiccups.

video
Gabe, Olivia and I right before we left the hospital:





The baby loves her daddy:




She's so tiny!:


Olivia and her cousins:

Beautiful baby, 5 days old:

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Word From the Whale

I know I haven't posted on my blog for almost two months. I've had these past two months off with no work or school and I've pretty much slept the entire time. I go to the beach and sleep. I go to the pool and sleep. I sleep through Oprah on my couch. I sleep through dinner in my bed. Obviously, I'm tired. With all the sun I've been getting and my now watermelon sized belly, I resemble a large, brown whale. Since my last post though, I had my baby shower. It was super fun and everyone that pitched in to help with it did a great job. My sister made this diaper cake:


It's a cake that you don't eat. The tiers are made out of diapers (something I will desperately need in about one week) and it's decorated with other baby necessities and ribbons. Cute, huh?

In my time off, I've also managed to waddle my way to Sea World a couple of times to spend some time with the other whales. It feels good to be among my own kind. One of my friends got to have an "Interactive Experience" with the Arctic animals as a birthday present from her husband and I got some fun pictures of that:

In other news, the birth of my child is supposedly rapidly approaching and I'm getting excited and very nervous for that. It should be sometime within the next week or two so as soon as she gets here, I'll post some pictures of her; as long as that doesn't violate the deal I made with People Magazine for them to give me $5 million for the first shots of her.