Maybe we should stop referring to our unborn child as "the Martian baby", but since we don't really have another name picked out yet, and Nathan is pretty insistent that this baby IS the Martian baby, it will have to do for now.
(Side note: Other names Nathan has suggested include: "Two", "Einstein", "Balooga", and "2S45" but by far the most common name he suggests is "Martian". He always refers to this baby as "the Martian baby." For example if I tell him something is for the new baby in my tummy he'll say, "Oh, it's for the Martian baby?")
Anyway, I had an MD appointment about a week ago and here are the stats: The little Martian weighs approximately 2 lbs 5 oz (51 percentile) and appears very healthy. We were especially excited to hear how much she weighs because Nathan, born at 29 weeks, weighed 2 lbs 1/2 oz (he was a little growth-restricted from the pre-eclampsia). Another weight measurement that is not so exciting: Shannon now officially weighs more than Brigham. Hummmm . . . .maybe I should think twice before opening a bag of chocolate chips without the intention of making cookies.....
By the way, this picture of a "martian baby" freaks me out, but Brigham thinks it's hilarious. Sure hope my little Martian baby doesn't come out looking like this.
OK, so it's been a while since we went camping, but it's been a while since I've posted! About a month ago we went camping with some friends from dental school. 2 kids and 2 adults in a 3 man tent -- we had a great time anyway (sleep is over-rated while camping?). The best part was the hike. We hiked to a double waterfall....You can see Brigham sliding down the 2nd waterfall into a big pool. I opted out of the sliding mostly because the water was FREEZING! Nathan and Scarlett didn't seem to mind, though.
Nathan: No, I didn't! I was closing my eyes the whole time!!!
What did Scarlett say?
(Snot running down her face, licks it, and loudly declares): Yummy!
School, school, and more school. BS in physics, teaching certificate, Masters in physics instrumentation, and now currently a dental student at UNC. Not sure what to do once school is actually OVER (in 238 days, but who is counting?)
Wife, mother, pharmacist, afraid of facebook, signed up for goodreads and have never logged on, love the outdoors, reading, singing, LOST, 30 Rock, and I fall asleep during 50% of the movies Brig and I rent. The bonus? I get to watch the movie again and it's like watching it for the first time.
Nathan and Scarlett
They may look pretty sweet in this pic, but don't be too fooled. These two are often into all kinds of mischief. (Insert pic of my kitchen table with crayon all over it). Scarlett loves vegetables and anything pink. Nathan loves singing and playing the Nintendo Wii.
9 months old and all over the place. Current hobbies include trying to climb the stairs, standing up while holding onto the couch (our your legs), doing baby sign for "more", actions to "So Big!" and "The itsy-bitsy spider". Started to copy sounds and gives the best hugs and kisses. She'd love to be able to keep up with her brother and sister. Favorite food: milk. (probably chocolate due to my eating habits).