The Shapiro Files

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Baby Update

After far too many entries of random thoughts and news of my theater/acting activities, I'm way overdue for a Baby Shapiro update! So here's what's been going on baby-wise lately:

Name
The Baby Shapiro name poll I set up in April was lots of fun and Melody proved to be the most popular choice by far. We still aren't committing to a name yet, but Melody certainly is the name that Marcie and I keep returning to. Odds are this won't be a decision that gets made until the last possible moment. Sorry, folks!

Growth
We hit 30 weeks and Baby Shapiro was estimated to be 3 pounds 4 ounces on Monday. For those who are interested in such things, I've posted online three ultrasound scans (with labels to help people make sense of them): 8 weeks, 18 weeks, and 30 weeks.

Marcie
Now well into the third trimester, Marcie is very much hitting that always-uncomfortable stage. But she's still managing extremely well. She also looks adorable in her maternity clothes and I hope to post some photos of her to my website in the very near future.

Baby Room
It was a long and hot day, but I finally cleared out the garage to make room for the furniture that was in Baby Shapiro's future room. With Marcie's cousin Akiva's generous help, we finally cleared out the room last weekend and I then spent the next couple of nights assembling the glider chair (very comfortable!) and the crib (which came with a pretty ridiculous set of directions). The room is still a bit of a mess, but it's definitely coming along. When it starts looking a little better, I'll take photos and post them online.

Overall, the next couple of months will be consumed with baby showers, getting mentally prepared, and making sure we have all the necessary baby "stuff" in the house to allow us to properly take care of a new munchkin. No doubt these will be some very fast-moving weeks as we rapidly head toward parenthood!

4 Comments:

  • Sounds like you guys are having fun, despite all the hard work! Can't wait to see the pictures! : )

    By Blogger Irina Tsukerman, at 7/18/2005 8:03 PM  

  • SOOOOOO excited and happy for you guys!!! Please take lots of pictures...we can't wait to meet our new little cousin and welcome her to the family! Hope to see you guys soon.
    J&B

    By Anonymous Cousin Jody, at 7/25/2005 12:56 PM  

  • Marcie and Steve, the baby's room looks terrific!!! What a lucky little one! You guys did such a fabulous job decorating! It really looks amazing!

    By Blogger Auntie Tam, at 8/14/2005 8:57 AM  

  • My best advice for preparations would be to take a "veteran" Mother to the Baby's R Us or wherever you go. Otherwise you will stand there reflecting upon the 12 brands of baby bottles without a clue. On our first trip, sans veteran Mother, we bought *nothing* when we realized how clueless we were. Having someone there to tell us what worked and what sucked was worth it's weight in Gold. Good luck with everything! You're in for quite a ride, best of your life!

    By Anonymous David Foster, at 8/17/2005 2:59 PM  

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