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This doesn’t feel like October!

October 5, 2007
Filed under: Baby Kenton, Blog — emkenton @ 11:08 am

You all know that I LOVE fall.  Crispness and all that.  Unfortunately, this 88 degree weather is doing nothing for my autumnal excitement.  I am making pumpkin bars for a gathering tonight– maybe we can fake our way to believing the season has actually started.

On the Baboo front, I am definitely becoming more aware of my belly.  Our walking loop through the neighborhood is being traversed at a slower clip than it once was.  The belly has taken on a life of its own (um, yes, Captain Obvious.  The life’s name is Baboo.)  and makes itself felt especially during any kind of exercise.  I’m sad about my doughy arms and legs due to my lack of Jazzercise but I figure maybe I can get some tone back from toting around the little one come 2008.

Trying to think of what else is going on here.  My latest Netflix TV project is Brothers and Sisters.  I’ve watched the first 8 episodes of Season 1 and really enjoyed it.  This is our weekend respite between paternal visits so there will probably be quite a bit of lying around.  We did pick a paint color for the one wall in the nursery so maybe we’ll buy it and get to work on that.  No one will be surprised to hear it’s yet another shade of blue– that makes 4 different ones in our house!

I’ve been feeling under pressure to set up registries but I’m totally overwhelmed.  We’re going to do Target and Babies-R-Us and we just need to go do it.  This just seems a whole different ballgame than wedding registry when we needed everything!  Now I’m torn between registering for too much stuff that we might (or might not) end up needing versus considering what we actually have room for.  So we’ll see.  But if anyone out there has specific suggestions for miracle items that must be purchased, please let me know!

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!  Sherwood has a tough game tomorrow so happy thoughts for Coach Kenton!


Kitchen remodel part 5

October 4, 2007
Filed under: Baby Sellers, Blog — chad @ 10:58 pm

We’re getting close.

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Yesterday, we had both the electrician and the plumber continue work. You can see an outlet on the end of the peninsula that the electrician installed. The biggest change was from the plumber, though. He installed all the plumbing, including everything for the sink, the dishwasher, and more. We have a snazzy new sink and faucet that pulls out. There’s a brand new snazzy Insinkerator Evolution Compact garbage disposal that makes almost no noise whatsoever. We also finally have a water line run to the refrigerator, which means the ice maker that we’ve had for 4 years can finally actually make ice. These are some of my favorite improvements.

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Today, the tile guy laid all the tile. It’s setting tonight, and he’ll come back tomorrow to grout. Note that the tile is laid on an angle (very stylish) and is very snazzy as well. We’re getting close…


Kitchen remodel part 4

October 2, 2007
Filed under: Baby Sellers, Blog — chad @ 8:16 pm

Progress continues.

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Today they installed the new countertops. They're very nice. Soon we'll be back in business.


Baboo has a nose and lips! Hooray!

Filed under: Baby Kenton, Blog — emkenton @ 4:58 pm

I had my additional ultrasound today since they couldn’t see Baboo’s nose and lips during the 20-week one.  When the door of the office opened and the tech called my name, I was a bit dismayed to see it was the same play-by-the-rules, no-emotion woman from before.  As we were walking down the hall, however, she told me that someone else was going to be doing mine.  HOORAY!   So I ended up having the most delightful ultrasound experience.  The technician was warm, open about everything looking good, and just generally a happy person.  She was able to get some great shots of the face right from the start so we know that Baboo has the appropriate facial features.  She also was able to identify that, without a doubt, Baboo is a boyboo!

I concentrated really hard when she was taking measurements of the head, belly, and thigh bone so I could see what each of those measurements correlated to in terms of weeks/days in a little box that appeared in one corner of the screen.  Each of them spat out a number that was something over 27 weeks (like based on the bone length, the “age” would be 27 weeks and 4 days).  I’m technically only 26 weeks and 5 days so I knew Seth would be happy to hear that perhaps Baboo is tracking a bit ahead of schedule since he REALLY wants this kid to be born over his Christmas break from school.

 Unlike our last experience with Ms. Stingy, this woman hooked me up with many printed pictures of all the different views.  I returned home to spend the day training some colleagues and upon inspection of the pictures, one of them is convinced that Baboo has Seth’s forehead and eye shape.  All I see are blobs but I figure Baboo will be a pretty lucky guy if he comes out looking like his father :-)


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