Sunday, November 29, 2009

LONG overdue update

I started writing this post almost two weeks ago and just never found the time to finish it – so I guess I might as well just start over!

I cannot believe it is already December and that 2009 is quickly coming to an end. The past few weeks have been very busy for us and have flown by. Since I last updated, we have flown out to California for our first baby shower, had our last Thanksgiving without baby, celebrated “Colker Christmas” and even found some time in between to finish our Christmas shopping!

To start from the beginning…

Back on Friday, November 13 – Brian, myself and my sister made the flight home to California for our first baby shower. After enjoying a delicious burger, fries and milkshake at In’n’Out, we got to my Dad’s house late that night to discover that my dad had flown out my Aunt from Ohio as a surprise for the shower – and what a great surprise it was! The last time we saw my Aunt was when Brian and I got married and it was so good to be able to spend time with her and catch up on life.

Saturday morning was spent preparing for the shower and watching the University of Texas game (go Longhorns!). The shower kicked off around 1pm and I am not actually sure how long it lasted... After some yummy food, the girls spent our time catching up, playing games and opening gifts – while the boys hung out watching football, playing pool, drinking beer/scotch and smoking cigars!

Below are just a few pictures from the day…

the host

the cake

some of the guests

more guests

After opening all the presents that everyone brought for Baby McDermott – all I can say is how thankful I am for our family and friends and how LOVED our little one already is! Here is a shot of all the goodies that we brought home:


After recovering from a great weekend, we turned our focus to preparing for the holidays. We enjoyed a lovely Turkey Day, spent eating a TON of food and watching a bunch of Football – including the Texas game (and boy – was that a good game)!

While I was doing some cooking in the kitchen that day, Brian found it funny that I was “barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen” – thus, he had to take the following picture:

I have more updates to share on the baby and my belly – but since this post is getting ridiculously long, I will save that for another post later this week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quick Post

Just a quick post to share with you all a cute photo Brian took with his phone of me while we were waiting for the doctor at our last appointment:

This weekend Brian, my sister and I will be traveling to California for our very first baby shower - we are SO excited to celebrate Baby McDermott with all our friends and family and hope to see you there!

(Brian is also VERY excited to get some In-n-Out burger... and I must admit - I am too!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

100 days

As of today, Brian and I have exactly 100 days left until little Baby McDermott is supposed to make his arrival on February 12, 2010.

Only 100 days to go...
Only 14 weeks and 2 days to go...

Time is just flying by! I cannot believe that I am quickly approaching my third trimester and that in just about 3 short months - Brian and I will be parents! Thinking of how much time we actually have left is causing me to freak out a little about all the stuff I have left to do...

I still need to finish decorating the baby room, research day care options, find a pediatrician, get the house baby-proof, put together the baby furniture, and read all the books I have on taking care of babies!! Not to mention, all the normal life activities that are coming up - Thanksgiving, Christmas holidays, New Years and my 30th birthday! Yikes!

On another note, we had our latest doctor appointment this morning. Baby McDermott is doing great. His heart beat is strong and he is getting bigger by the day!

Speaking of getting bigger - here is the latest belly shot:


Just a little post to share with you all the costumes Brian and I wore for Halloween this year. Finding a costume was a little harder this year due to my growing belly - but I think we did alright! Brian's costume was definitely better than mine, considering mine only made sense if I was standing next to Brian...

Paulie Bleeker & Juno
(In case you have not seen the movie Juno - we are the main characters)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby Room Update

I did it - I painted the baby room! I can now cross one more thing off my list of things left to do in the room...

I always forget how much work it is to paint until I actually start the process. After taking basically a whole day to tape and get the room ready - I was finally able to put some paint on the walls. After one coat of primer and two coats of orange paint - the room was done.

In the end, I am really happy with the color. It is a little "oranger" than I had originally wanted, but I think it is a really nice color. It is a very cheerful and happy color, not girly at all and not too overwhelming. I especially think that once all the dark wood furniture and the wall art is up - it will look amazing.


and after...

At this point in time, we are still using the room as an extra guest room - hence the bed and sewing table that are still in the room. The other furniture (the white bookcases, high chair & kid rocking chair) are staying in the room and once the crib & dresser arrive, we can finally set up the room as I have it pictured in my head! I am so excited for that day!