Wednesday, March 28, 2007

30 week belly!!

30 weeks along, and I have definitely moved from a "bump" to a "belly"! Camden is growing so fast...we are noticing big changes everyday. According to our latest doctor's appointment on Tues., he is approx. 3 lbs. and 17 in. long, with a super strong heart beat of 141. Both he and I are right on track. Joel and I are amazed each visit by what a miracle this whole process is! The 10 week countdown has begun! Cam loves to kick me(hard!) on the right side in the ribs when I'm laying down. We can actually see my belly jumping! Joel thinks he's trying to get outta there! :) I disagree....I think I've made a sweet little home for him. Joel has been replaced at night by my favorite body pillow. LOVE that thing! :) I'm working on some negotiating strategies to keep it even after Camden is born. As each week passes, we are growing more and more anxious about meeting that little guy!

Things I can't wait to do post-pregnancy

1. Drink coffee everyday (and every other source of caffeine)
2. Where pants that zip
3. Sleep in any position BUT my side
4. Play with my precious baby

Things Joel can't wait for about post-pregnant Hill
1. A wife that doesn't grunt whenever she changes positions
2. Losing that body pillow!
3. No more burping (at least from Hill...Cam burping is no biggie)
4. Not hearing "but I'm pregnant!" :)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Best Friend Bellies

Hi friends and fam! Usually Joel does the posting, but I'm the boss today!! Last Sunday, my best friend Jessica came all the way from Arizona for her baby shower. She is due to have sweet little Mason 3 weeks before we expect Camden! It was so good to spend some time with Jess and see her adorable little belly. Talking with her was so fun, since she's going through this pregnancy business too! Somehow she could identify with all the prego drama a little more than my hubby. :) Just teasing...Joel is absolutely wonderful...SO sweet and attentive. He will be the BEST daddy in just 11 more weeks. He talks to Cam everyday and tells him to keep working on his swing (we all know that's what he's doing when he moves around in there....swinging bats, and fielding baseballs). We're pretty sure we have a Joel, jr. seeing as how I can't stay out of the pizza and doritos. Definitely daddy's boy! :) We've officially diagnosed Grandma Misty and Aunt Brytni with a baby clothes buying illness. They have been so generous and thoughtful...Cam is one lucky kid! This has been such a fun journey for us and we can't wait for Camden to meet all of you! Stay posted for 11 more weeks, and we'll make sure to post pictures of our precious boy. Love you all!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Nursery & baby update

Yes, I think we are finally done with the furniture for the nursery...but we all know how much my vote counts. We went to Ikea up in Chicago this past weekend and picked up some pretty cool items to put the finishing touches on things. Now, we just need the bedding which Margo is so thoughtfully going to fabricate for us. Thanks in advance Nana!

While we were up there we stayed with Hillary's cousin, Nick and his wife Bry. It was nice to visit with them and see their place. We saw the musical Wicked and ate at some wonderful restaurants and found out little Cam loves deep dish Chicago style pizza, just like his dad. I am alreay grooming him for Chicago and Wrigley Field. We wanted to have a last getway with just us before Camden gets here. It was a terrific weekend!!

Hill had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday for her 26 week check-up. Everything is looking fine and we are right on track, measuring at 26cm on the dot! Camden must realize how much his mom LOVES to be punctual. She is going to start going to the doctor every 2 weeks now, that is crazy! Hillary is starting to have a little heart burn. We think that given his genetic background, he will be a hairy'll be spiked with gel right away if so. Lady killer! Also, we registered today at Target and Baby's R Us. It is all VERY overwhelming. We had fun overall, and only almost got a divorce once in the store! Just joking. We hope all is well with everyone and sorry we haven't updated in a while. We love you and can't wait for Spring!!

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!