Saturday, February 23, 2008

It's about time...

Can someone convince Ryan that even if our baby boy (no, we don't know for sure) didn't know he were sleeping in a girly nursery, it still matters?? Being Mr. Practical, he doesn't think it's going to make a difference either way...


And by the way, if you haven't already heard...we're having a baby! Our little cutie will be coming around August 15th, and we are elated! I'm about 15 weeks along and have been feeling great. I feel so lucky because I had the smoothest first trimester I could have hoped for.

I actually haven't indulged in too much online baby shopping yet...but today I decided it was time to get some ideas. (And I can't resist sharing my favorites with you.) Now all I have to do is convince Ryan that the baby really does need a crib and cute bedding. He's quite untraditional. (He gets it from his dad.) :)




The Chinese lunar calendar says it's going to be a girl, but the heartbeat suggests it could be a boy...Any guesses? Ryan's pretty sure it's a boy. Go figure. He likes to call the baby "Sebastian" just to bug me, I think.
Last but not least, we wanted to leave you with this quick video clip. Listen close, and enjoy!

21 comments:

  1. Loved your 'baby news' blog!! Yes, we're heard a swooshing baby heart beat like that...it was Corey, Mary, Erica & Rachel!! What a miracle! Congratulations to the proud parents! XOX
    Dad says the 'flat tire' sounds familiar!

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  2. Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys! It was so fun to see you in January and we can't wait to be able to see you in California. Hope all is going well and that you continue to feel great.

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  3. Hearing that sweet little heartbeat gave me the goosebumps. Ahhh...
    We joked that Madilyn was Baby Boy Balbo Babb. (Reminiscent of Rachel being Wanda Wonton Williams.)

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  4. Hahahha....Sebastian? That Ryan is crazy.

    Congrats! You're having a baby!!

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  5. I'm so excited! I can't wait for this little baby, we need a new one (from a new family) in our family. So cute. And Ryan is crazy.

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  6. Wow I didn't know you two are expecting! That is so wonderful, and I'm so glad everything has gone smoothly for you!
    I bet it is just thrilling to go through this for the first time - to hear that precious heartbeat and feel the baby moving inside of you!
    I'm not good at guessing... so I'll wait for the news on the baby's sex.

    p.s. Did you know Rosalie is expecting too?

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  7. That's funny about Ryan! Jeff thought we could just get a big storage tupperware to use for Beck's bed!

    I'm going to venture a guess that it'll be a girl.

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  8. congratulations Erica and Ryan! I am so happy for the two (or should I say 3) of you. Keep us updated on how things are going. I love the pictures of the possible nursery. That was my favorite part in preparation for a baby. Tell Ryan it's like an investment in the long run. By the way, my guess is it will be a girl.

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  9. OH, that heartbeat made me tear up! I love that sound - enjoy hearing it every month. Oh fun.

    Baby online (window) shopping is the BEST!!! Seriously, anticipation is the GREATEST! Look away, and post all of your favorite finds for us to vote on. Do you remember me doing that? I had like a whole portfolio going on. Keep it up! And I am full of all the baby-gear advice you could ever want (and not want) so hit me up any time. :)

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  10. ERICA!!! I didn't know this! Congratulations! I'm glad you had a first great trimester. Enjoy being pregnant. And the internet shopping gets worse when your precious baby is here... Keep me updated on how you're doing!

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  11. Erica I am SO excited for you! AH! Tell Ryan babies need good bedding!

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  12. Congrats you two! Hear you are going to San Fran for a job? When are you coming and how long will you be here? We will be about an hour away from you! We would love to live near you guys! We'll have to get together. Love, Doug and Brittney

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  13. Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you! For my sake, please enjoy sleeping on your stomach while you can. Take it from someone who is 7 1/2 months pregnant! (Oh, and enjoy being able to bend down to tie your shoes.)
    I hope your pregnancy continues to go well!

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  14. YEAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Erica, I'm so excited for you guys! Just wish I were closer to share in all the excitement. I'm so glad to hear you've been feeling well. That makes a big difference. Congratulations to you both, and I'm so glad you sent me the link to your blog . . . did I know you had one?! Enjoy all the baby bliss. The anticipation is one of the best parts. :)

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  15. Thanks everyone! I love love love all your comments! We are so excited. And don't worry, Ryan isn't really as crazy as I make him sound. :)

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  16. I have been thinking about you a lot and decided I need to see some pregnant pictures of you! Are you showing? You're probably tiny. Just very excited for you!

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  17. Ahhhh how cute, congrats guys!

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  18. Yes, email me! I'm fresh with all the pregnancy/baby stuff. Do you have a Bella Band? It is the greatest invention. I was able to wear my regular pants for most of my pregnancy with it. malerie@gmail.com

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are in for the best adventure of your life! I'm so happy for you!!! YAY!!!! I'll hope for a girl, just because I'm partial to girls! :) They are so much fun to dress up! But we hope for a boy next, and its always nice for dad to have his little boy! Oh, I'm just so tickled for you! How exciting!!!

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  20. More bedding thoughts... Barnyard Buddies (my crib set) lasted through 10 years and three babies. It was my most expensive purchase when Talia was born, but I was in love with it then and am still in love with it now. Get what you LOVE.

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