Sunday, January 18, 2009

## NOTE: this blog is intended for folks invited to our baby shower in February...we thought using my blog would be the easiest way to let folks know what we'd use ##

Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for wanting to come to our baby shower!
We are really excited to celebrate with you the coming of this little boy.
Since there are not that many things that we need we opted out of registering somewhere and thought this would be easier.

As the invite says....please do not feel obligated to bring a gift.....but if you'd like to get us something...below is a list of "stuff" we'd use.
If you click on the item it will take you to a link of the exact item we'd like.

it may get confusing since there isn't a place to write what you got. so, maybe if its the magazine subscription don't officially order it until after the shower. or make sure to keep your receipt for an item... OR maybe you could write in the comment section what you got and we promise not to check it.......

if you have any questions please email me.

SOUZA BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS

1. Baby Monitor (we don't have a specific want...any one will do)
2. Booster Eating Chair
3. Making Stuff for Kids book
4. 1 or 2 packages of newborn disposable diapers
5. Boy Blankets (soft, cuddly, wonderful blankies)
6. Baby Sling (we'd like the Brown 5yard with Green Leaf on it..should be $48)
7. 1 or 2 boxes of BioKleen Laundry Detergent (can buy this at Whole Food's Market)
8. 1 or 2 ecobinky's (can buy from Whole Foods as well)
9. Nursing Pads
10. Milk Storage Baggies
11. Boppy Cover
12. Baby Memory/Keepsake Book (we have no preference...just as long as it is for a boy)
13. Newborn beanies, bootie socks (we love Everyday Beautiful and these from Elephant Sauce )
14. Burt's Bee's Baby Lotion (you can buy this from Target, Whole Foods, and loads of other places)
15. 2/3 Bottles made without BPA's (we linked an example but you can get us any brand as long as it says BPA Free-i don't know if mainstream store sell them...they might)
16. Subscription to: Mothering Magazine OR Wondertime Magazine
17. Book: The Creative Family by Amanda Blake-Soule
18. Gift Cards:
Target
Babies R Us
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
19. Fuzzi Bunz Diapers (we still have all the ones we used with Adelaide so, not a major need but can always use more)
20. Here are some websites that we like for clothes....although I think we may be set for the most part.
The Little Seed
Loved Baby
Speesees

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

twice in a couple weeks........i am getting better :)
i just find myself so pooped these days.
with enough energy to play with adelaide and get one or two big things done each day.
although i do feel an overwhelming sense of wanting to clean, wash, and organize unfortunatly not enough energy to get it all done.
argh.

found out from the dr. that according to the ultrasound my due date is around 2/20 instead of 3/1 which i have been focused on. also found out that if i don't deliever by 3/1 she wants to induce me. this made me super anxious and frustrated. so, we'll see what happens here in the next couple weeks. i remember measuring early with adelaide and she ended up being 11 days late. so.........we'll see.
we have a name all picked out which we are very proud of. can't wait to share it with you guys.

well, nothing new to report.
hope all is well.
cheers.

Friday, January 02, 2009

2009!! i am going to try and keep up my blog a bit better these days.

we have enjoyed a wonderful christmas season.
justin has had 2 whole weeks off.
it has been amazing.
both adelaide and i will have a hard time come this monday when he returns to work.

we went for a minnesota visit earlier in the 2 weeks. got to see our family there. build a snowman and sled. then we had a few days at home together. and now we are in reedley with justins fam. good times.

we also went to the movie theatre. we got passes before adelaide was born so we decided to go see a movie...finally. we saw DOUBT. good movie...lots to talk about.

baby boy souza seems to be doing quite well. coming into the world sometime around march 1st. we are excited to meet this young fella' and also totally nervous. i wish i could be more zen about a newborn...but i am just not. it makes me really nervous actually.

my sister should be having a baby in the next week.
my dear friend rebecca had identical twin girls 12/19....they are amazing and so is rebecca.

my lips have been chapped now for about 2 weeks. it is awful. i hate it.

justin won his fantasy football league at work. can you believe it. he had such a fun time playing. he won $250!!! we have nice plans for that money.

well, i hope you all are finding yourselves laughing more than normal.
until next time.
cheerio.