June Baby Updates

Lots to report for the month of June..... just over 5 weeks until our sweet pea is born!

The great bedding debate- solved.
Thank you to friends and family who sent me numerous links of bedding and suggestions of where to find things. Rob and I just could NOT decide what to choose. Every set we looked at we found something wrong with. A week ago we said thats it, we are just going to order something. Lisa bought the hanging mobile when she came to visit so we wanted to incorporate that and the butterflies into the design. We settled on the below pink and green butterfly quilt that we really love.

Michael & Matthew bought the minnie blanket at Disney World- sweet uncles! 

Baby classes: CPR & delivery/birth 

My gorgeous husband below paying such good attention to the babies while on his cell phone. This 3 hour class was actually really informative. We learned how to give baby, infant and child CPR among other safety tips.

The second class we took, the birth and delivery class was NINE HOURS! This also was extremely informative and I am really happy we went. It was a good refresher for Rob and necessary for me. We learned everything from identifying contractions to different birthing positions to pain options. The above was one of the posters they told us to take a picture of and study. As you can see here there is a really long, painful yellow road that is a natural birth or a short street road that includes "rest and wait." We have chosen for me to journey down the short street road with an epidural :)

Last work trip!! (finally!)

I am currently in Arizona for a three day work trip and this will be my last until after the baby! I have been traveling around the west coast installing the new device like a crazy person and I am so relieved that I will not have to fly anymore. The doctor said flying until 36 weeks on short flights is OK but it has been making me really anxious to be away just in case I go into early labor. I am looking forward to spending time working in the Bay Area close to Rob. 

34 weeks! 

Final Preparations

Although I feel anxious and nervous about giving birth I just think about all the people who have done it already and it makes me feel better. The hospital bag is packed, birth plan written, car seat purchased, we feel as prepared as possible. It has been fun over the last several months buying all the different baby stuff with Rob. Now if the baby only had her real own room but that soon will be solved too! 

We are closing escrow July 22nd!   
We went back and forth debating between renting and owning and ultimately even though we do not anticipate being in this home long term it made more sense to buy. We can control any improvements, resale value, tax breaks but mostly because the rental properties were expensive and crap. This home was purchased in a short sale which actually should be called a long, expensive sale. We ended up paying $15,000 over the asking price- silicon valley real estate is crazy right now. Its 2,040 square feet, 4 bedrooms, in an awesome palm treat lined location and has a fruit trees and a cool -brand new- sauna house in the backyard. The entire house needs to be remodeled which we will start end of July/beginning of August and should be able to move in about 6-8 weeks after. A few pictures of our beauty.... 

Bonus room/ family room

Dining room

Kitchen, including FOLDING CHAIRS.

Front of house from the right side. Behind that wall is a patio/ sitting area.
Front of the house from the left angle - showing garage. 
View from our front yard- we are the red roofed house to the left. The area is called "Palm Haven" and there is cool courtyard/ park right filled with palm trees right in front of our house. Also all the streets are lines with palms, which I love. 

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