Sunday, September 24, 2006


We are just about ready for Baby Staniak's arrival! We had our 1st baby shower, and Mom, Sabrina, and Carissa really made it wonderful. The decorations, food, and games were great! We are really lucky to have such a great family. Mom Jill, Amie, and Beyer were all great to come in from out of town to celebrate with us. Everyone was so generous and we are so much closer to being ready. We now have a swing, high chair, bouncy chair, monitor, some clothes, pack and play, blankets, bottles, bath, baby bajorn... it's great. Of course there are still more things we need, but we are getting there! Thanks to all our friends and family.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Week 32- We visited the Dr. again for our 32 week check-up. Everything is looking great. The heartbeat sounded wonderful (approx 145 bpm) and the doctor took a little measurement of the growing belly. It measured 35 cm! (It is supposed to match up the amount of weeks you are) Apparently, at 30 weeks I measured 31 cm (which wasn't a big deal), so now, since I am 3 cms big, we are going to have an ultrasound at our next visit to see how big Baby Staniak is! The doctor said that the large size won't mean the baby is coming early, it just mean that we may have a large baby! Wow!

Monday, September 18, 2006

A Visit to see Carissa...

Here we are, Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, IL. Mom and I took a trip to see Carissa. It was the first time I saw her house! It was very nice! (Ryan was going to come along, but he had to go to Florida and Texas for work, so Mom was nice enough to keep me company). We headed to Iowa at 7am and made it in pretty quick. We checked out her house, had some Panera, and then painted pottery. (I pained the Hakuna Matata sign for Baby Staniak's room, Grandma painted the Grandma plaque, and Carissa painted the very cute turtle). We tried to keep our painting to just an hour, but it ended up taking us almost 2! We then headed to Galena. We walked around the busy shopping street, and had dinner at an Italian restaurant. The day flew by. We have a fantastic time and just made us more excited for Carissa to be home in a few months.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Baby Staniak's Room!

So, we are making progress. Grandma Kathy took us shopping to get Baby Staniak's crib. It's so cute and so perfect. It's making everything so real! 9 weeks left as of tomorrow and Baby Staniak is still moving away inside...making more room for growth!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


WEEK 30- 10 more weeks to go. I can barely believe it. We went to the doctor today for our 30 week appointment and the doctor said that all looks well. The heartbeat was stong and the baby is currently in the right position (hopefully it stays that way). 30 week pic is on it's way...