Saturday, August 25, 2007

Varying Degrees of Honestly

Well we developed these "honestly" levels yesterday, in light of losing a wallet in a taxi.

Good Samaritan
Finds the wallet and feels compelled to find the owner, leaving all the cash and credit cards.

Whisper of a Conscience
Finds a wallet looks through it, takes the money as a "reward"and then returns it.
No Conscience
Finds the wallet, upon opening it treats himself to the cash and goes on a little shopping spree.

So what ended up happening with our lost wallet?
Well we are very glad to tell you that the wallet was returned using the whisper of a conscience level of honesty. We were just thrilled to get it back that we had to laugh at the honestly of this guy who returned it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thoughts about the Hospital

Well we feel very thankful to be in a city that has amazing medical care. There were times during our little stay where Marvin and I looked around and thought, "Where are we?" It was surreal at times but the staff was great and we even made a few friends in the process. I went back today to have another stress test done and saw several nurses who cared for me. I hope by the time we have this little guy we might be able to say a few things to them.

Here's a picture of the room we stayed at. Thankfully we bought a couple of new pillows just in time. My body pillow was one of the first items I requested Marvin to bring from home. The little hospital pillow does nothing for a pregnant woman. There was even a little chair that folded out into a bed so Marvin could sleep right in the room. They even came every day to take his meal order. Unfortunately we always gave him a blank stare when he spoke to us, but he did his job and brought him something, and it was actually really good.

Marvin couldn't resist the sight of me trying to function with tubes in both hands. I really think that the IVs were the worst part of the hospital stay. My hands still hurt. I am very glad to be free of them right now.

Lastly here are my belly imprints. It was funny because they would die off a little but then it was time to hook the monitor back up again, so it made it easy for the nurse to find the right spot.

Overall it was a pleasant experience, for a hospital stay. We are so thankful that we left without having a baby quite yet. The air conditioning was a nice perk of our stay, but I would much rather be sweating like crazy than have our little guy make his debut right now.
Marvin has been wonderful helping me out with basic things like, getting up from the couch, etc since being home. I always knew I had a great husband but now he is just blowing me away once again. So we will take things one day at a time right now and celebrate each day our little guy stays inside.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The New Place

We are pretty excited about our new little place that we were able to rent before our quick exit last week. So how about a little tour?

This is our entryway and on the left side of the picture you can see there is a closet! I couldn't believe it a real closet! They are hard to come by in our part of the world, so this is an extra bonus of our new flat. There is also a padded door which will help keep sound and cold air out of our apartment.

Next let's enter our living room. Yes this flat come equipped with local decor. I think I becoming used to this type of decorating because when I saw the rug on the wall I had a moment when I actually thought, "Hey that would go great with our couch." We will see if the rug stays or goes.

Part of this massive wall unit will help meet our furniture needs in our bedroom. Locals will probablly think we are crazy for separating such a beauty but unlike locals we would feel better about having our unmentionables tucked away in our bedroom rather than in our living room.

You have now entered our bedroom. I am still trying to figure out how to make this room look a little less pink. Any suggestions?

This will be our little guy's room and will give us a snug little bed for a guest or a couch to sit and read a few books on.

Here will be the office, it's an enclosed balcony off of the living room. It is a perfect place to put a computer and a will give my introverted husband a little space to himself when he needs it.

Our kitchen is a bit tight on space but after an IKEA run today I think I found something that will help us fit everything into this small space. It's hard to believe but we will fit a stove, fridge and washing machine all in this small space. The door leads out to the balcony which has a bit more storage and a window which opens out to a few clothes lines for drying clothes during the warm months.

Last but not least our bathroom. It leaves a little to be desired, but it has a good faucet and with a little bit of decorating won't be so bad. Unfortunately we don't have a picture of our toliet room, fully equipped with a red toilet and car stickers along the wall, sweet! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get stickers off of walls without goo gone?

We are really looking forward to getting to live here and feel it will be a great first home for our little guy. Out of all the apartments we looked at this one caught our attention. We are certainly glad not to have to go through the remodeling process again as there are only a few finishing touches here and there that need to be done. It seems like it will be forever until we get to move in, but in the meantime we will look forward to living here.

Monday, August 06, 2007

First Picture

Here is the first picture of our little guy.
In the top picture he is facing us and his little arm is up by his head.

The second picture you can see more facial features. We were very excited to finally get to see him on an ultrasound.