Monday, August 23, 2010

This baby stuff is taking over our house!

Wow, have we been busy! We just had a great weekend with Robert and Brianne in Augusta. We did take a day trip to Charleston on Friday and had a blast. Charleston for the Pierces is all about good beach and even better food. We ate at Charleston Crab House (our old favorite) and Taco Boy (our new favorite). We had the BEST nachos at Taco Boy. Mmm....they haunt my dreams now. 

This is the best/only guacamole I've ever enjoyed and Rebecca's awesome fish taco!

It was important to get away and enjoy the beach because it was likely the last time the four of us will be together without Grayson and Knox. Robert and Brianne left about noon on Sunday to get back to Tennessee. We love when they are in town.

Saturday night when Robert and I were putting together Grayson's complicated Pack 'n Play, I thought 'this baby stuff is taking over our house!'. Walking around the house this am these are what I found...

Pack 'n Play in the Living Room

Grayson's Baby Journal on my end table

Vibrating jumper in the living room 

Artwork in the Guest/Grayson's Bathroom

Scanning our Baby Pictures in the Office

G for Grayson on the nursery door

A little bit of storage in the dining room

Parenting magazine in the bathroom

What to Expect and Rolaids on Rebecca's bedroom end table

Grayson's FIRST picture on the kitchen fridge.

Hope you had fun on our scavenger hunt!


Monday, August 9, 2010

67 days!

Grayson Thomas, 29 weeks 6 days

There are only 67 days until we expect Grayson's arrival. Many have predicted that he'll come early. As much as I would love for that to happen, my sanity is only allowing me to prepare for an October 15th birth. Anything earlier and I don't know if I'll be ready, physically or mentally.

Rebecca started her 2nd year of medical school today! This past weekend we would look at eachother with glazed, widened eyes and know exactly what the other was thinking - that it was our last weekend together without school or a kid for the rest of our lives. We have coyly enjoyed our "lasts before kids" moments, but this struck home big time. Wow. Never. Again.

Rebecca had a checkup and ultrasound last week that showed everything is progressing as needed. She gained a little weight (I wouldn't have shared that, but gaining weight during her pregnancy has been a goal). It does look like Grayson will inherit my nose, poor fella. Other than that we (as in Rebecca) have started looking at pediatricians for Grayson. How can you tell if someone is going to be an awesome kiddo Dr.?

A lot of work has gone into our jungle/monkey themed nursery the past couple of weeks. It is really starting to shape up, I can't wait until its finished and we do a blog reveal. Maybe we'll have our flipcam by then and Rebecca and I will do a makeover show reveal - wouldn't that be fun?

Two weekends ago I attended Sigma Chi's international workshop. Over 1,900 of my fraternity brothers were in attendance. It was an amazing time to reconnect with Sigs from my past as well as building relationships with other Sigs. I'll be starting a new volunteer adventure with Sigma Chi soon and hope to be a success. The conference renewed the resolve that I need to be an active alumnus to help keep Sigma Chi alive. I graduated 5 years ago and it now takes "work" to stay involved. There is no doubt that I want Grayson to be a Sigma Chi and its up to me to live the values and to help each new generation of Sigs along the way in order for it to continue.

Kappa Psi, my alma mater, named the Daniel William Cooper Award Winner 
(best scholastic program in the fraternity of over 230+ chapters)

BTW, I am writing this outside. While warm, it is not an extremely hot, humid day. It is nice to be one with nature, blogging, and drinking Zaxby's Sweet Tea. I imagine lots of fun playtime with Grayson outside when he gets here.

Our Front Yard Relaxation Space.