Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Baby Bump

Hi Everyone, all is going well.

Kristin is starting to show as you might be able to tell in the photo. She and lil' Weezie are doing great. Aside from the bump, the only sign of pregnancy is that Kristin gets a little more tired throughout the day and that I have started to walk with a limp; see

We are both anxiously awaiting the 20 week appointment on June 22.

Recently, we have had a few trips to Babies-R-Us and Target and are slowly becoming well versed in things for lil' Weezie, from changing tables to strollers to car seats to pack&plays, you name it we have probably looked into it in some way. It can be a little daunting, but fun.

Kris is still going to prenatal yoga class once a week and the warmer weather has made it easier to go for some walks, last weekend we went for two bike rides, so we are keeping active. In addition, Kristin has turned her hand to crafting a montage of postcards for lil' Weezie and a few other things for the baby's room.

This memorial weekend we are planning a short trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the Hamptons of the Midwest I am told, for a bit of r&r.

Before finishing up Kris and I would like to give a shoutout to Kristin's Grandmother on her Mother's Side. She has not been feeling very well. She is in her mid-90s. We love you Nan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Sensations

Yesterday marked week 15 and I am still feeling great. I think I've begun to feel the baby moving last night, it was a strange but exciting sensation. It's hard to tell since I have nothing really to compare it to. I've also begun to show a bit more recently and will need to take/post belly pics soon. Last week was great as Weezie took his/her first in utero flight since being conceived, making his/her way to Texas (on Mother's Day) where I got the chance to meet our adorable little nephew Jacob and catch up w. Mom, Dad, Jen and Freddie. Jen and Freddie are doing great in their new role as mom and dad and my folks are loving being new grandparents. I don't think they've settled on names to be called yet, but know that Nana, Nan, Gram were a few thoughts for Mom and Pops, Pop and Grandpa may have been top contenders for Dad. I think at last chat they decided on Nana and Pop. I returned home to Chicago late Wednesday and have had some Jacob withdrawals ever since. Now really can't wait to have our own little one, which I know will be here before we know it. We had an appointment on Thursday and heard lil Weezie's heartbeat once again, no ultrasounds this time but can't wait til our 20 week appointment when we see Weezie again. All is continuing to progress nicely. We recently had tours of a few local hospitals and have decided to move forward w. the newer, more cutting-edge Northwestern Prentice over Illinois Masonic (where my OB Dr. Sodini delivers). I love Dr.Sodini so it was hard letting her know that we'll be moving on but she was great as always and understood completely. After writing this posting I'll need to contact a new OB and book next appointment. Prentice is a new women's facility downtown built in 2007, which looks more like a five-star hotel than hospital. We've had some not so great experiences in the past at Masonic and are confident we are making the right choice.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Welcome Jacob Liam Welsch

Today we give a big shout out and welcome to the world our new nephew - the adorable Jacob Liam, born yesterday afternoon. He weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 12oz; 20.5 inches long. A fellow Taurus, it's no wonder he's apparently a sweet, great baby and champ feeder and sleeper. Both baby and mom (my sister Jen) are doing well. Although Jen did mention that her epidural wore off which wasn't pleasant to say the least! I'll be heading down to Dallas to meet the little man on Sunday (Mother's Day) and can't wait! Lil' Weezie  looks forward to making his/her debut, coming out to play in around 184 days and having an older cousin so close in age. We thought we'd refer to Jacob Liam as Texas Jake as he is our second nephew named Jacob following three-year old Jacob Phillip Owen (Nathan and Robyn's son) now aka Aussie Jakey. Texas Jake is the first nephew on my side of the family and our fourth overall joining our niece Emma Kate and nephews Jacob Phillip and Archer Maxwell on the Owen side in Oz. Big congrats to Jen and Freddie!