Friday, October 31, 2008

Week 22: Riddle me this

So, you think you got it?

No, the grape isn't the size of a "pasta whacker." C'mon. That doesn't even make any sense.

If you guessed our little guy is now as big as a "spaghetti squash" then give yourself a little pat on the back.

Elisa said the baby is starting to react to noises now. He gave a few kicks when she was talking today and then got really excited at the copy machine.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kick it!

The possibility of a 2015 Little Greene Grape post looking something like this are becoming more and more likely. I felt the strongest kicks yet from our little guy last night. The first time I felt anything other than a little flutter.

Maybe we will have to consider the name Beckham Greene after all.

By the way that is me back in the first grade. I think if I remember this moment correctly I was just cracking the ball in the upper right-hand corner of the goal to put our team ahead in the final minute. Either that or I was taking a shot on the sidelines at the Tupperware container of oranges my mom had brought.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hooray for mom!

This baby making business is tough work. Elisa has endured fatigue, back pain, crazy changes to her body, daily/nightly kicks in her belly and many other issues that don't need to be discussed on this blog.

Despite all that, check out how beautiful she looks.

Thanks, Elisa!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Notice a theme?

Thanks to all of our family and friends who have already given us so many wonderful gifts for our little man. I was just looking over his haul so far and started to pick up a theme.

See if you can detect what it is...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Week 21: What's up, doc?

Week 21 at 1121 and our grape is now the size of a carrot according to our friends at, who have a team of researchers working on produce-to-baby conversions around the clock.

Well, our wascally wabbit is definitely discovering his little legs. Elisa said his kicks have been become stronger and more frequent. He seems to be most active after she eats and then sits or lays down, which we both hope is a habit he breaks soon after his birthday.

Speaking of birthdays, we've passed the half way point now and we got a peek this week at what we have to look forward to in March. Our friends Cindy and Brian welcomed their first child, a boy named Finn, into the world today.

Congrats to the Walkers!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Week 20: Bananarama!

Our little guy has had a big week. He started out as an heirloom tomato, got an ultrasound, had his parents and dozens of folks on the internet check out his business and now he's a banana.

No wonder why our boy was flipping us off yesterday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our Little Man

That's right! Elisa's ultrasound today revealed what less than half of you expected... we're having a boy! The ultrasound technician said he looked healthy and also mentioned that he wasn't camera shy. Apparently, it was one of the quicker scans that she had done in recent memory.

It took about 15 minutes to get the big news that we were waiting for. As soon as our tech saw this angle she said right away, "There's your guy." I think we're looking up at this angle at our baby's junk. I know it's tough to see and I know you're all saying to yourselves that means he takes after his dad. Save it.

We love this pic. You can see his little head, his hand and wait... what's that? Is he flipping us the bird?!

That's our boy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

All Will Be Revealed Soon

Boy or girl?
It's been a close vote in the blog poll. A very slim majority predicted we won't see anything resembling a penis in the ultrasound tomorrow afternoon. (You can save your jokes about me because Elisa has already made them.)

We'll have our answer soon and then we'll start taking name suggestions!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Week 19: You Say Tomato

Our grape has grown to the size of everyone's favorite fruit-that-eats-like-a-vegetable. And according to our friends at, our little bugger isn't just your garden variety, store bought tomato. No sir, we've got one of them fancy-pants, elitist heirloom tomatoes!

And look! The babycenter email came with this adorable picture sent of a fetus doing an impression of an heirloom tomato or maybe this is an artist's rendering of David Blaine in the womb.

Good to know the little guy or gal can hear us now. We've gotta start getting it ready to take the WASL.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's a...

Week until we find out what we're having. Hope I didn't give you the wrong idea with that subject line.

All will be revealed soon!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Feeling a Flutter

The grape made its presence felt for the first time last night. Elisa described it as "a flutter." [Insert your own caterpillar/butterfly metamorphosis analogy here.]
The itty-bitty calisthenics have continued in her abdomen this morning.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Week 18: Pick a Pepper!

We're at 18 weeks today and our little grape is growing up. According to our friends at (aka, Elisa is now carrying something the size of a bell pepper... and it's going to be kicking soon! Not yet, but soon!