Thursday, November 27, 2008

Week 26: Nice Cucumber

This man is very happy about his large cucumber, as are we. According to our friends at we have ourselves a baby about the size of an English hothouse cucumber. Fancy, huh? He's about a pound and two-thirds and measures about 14 inches.
Elisa and I obviously give thanks today for our healthy little guy and our loving and supporting family members and friends. Oh, and we're also thankful that our baby is not the size of a yam or a can of cranberry jelly this week so that we can enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Can you tell she's excited?

That's Grandma Greene practicing swaddling* at her grandparents class yesterday. She said it was a good refresher on how to handle the wee ones since she hasn't done it in some thirty years.
While grandma was learning grandparenting, we were in the classroom next door taking in a six-hour-plus session on childbirth. Elisa and I found it very informative. It helped dispel some of the stigma of childbirth that we both had built up from watching too many over-dramatized television and movie births.
* No babies or plastic babies were harmed during class

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bump Update

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Week 25: Ruta-wha?

I'll admit it. Our weekly produce update sent me scrambling over to Wikipedia to actually see what a rutabaga is. Did you know that this root vegetable, also called a swede, was originally produced as a cross between a cabbage and a turnip? (Two great tastes that taste great together!) And in the UK prior to pumpkins, they carved rutabaga's for Halloween! I'm sure some 14-year old just posted that on Wikipedia for kicks.

I digress. Back to the grape.
He's been an active bugger this week. Besides the copy machine, he has a new favorite sound to boogie to... Mozart. Apparently, he has gotten really excited a few times when Elisa had classical music playing, which would indicate he has either his mom or Grandpa Greene's taste for classical music. Thankfully, he won't be getting my crappy pop-music-loving gene. Sorry, Kanye.

We're off to an 8-hour childbirth prep class tomorrow. I may elect to test out the epidural about halfway through.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Best onesie ever

Thanks to Auntie Lauren for helping to teach our son what his pops is famous (infamous?) for.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Week 24: Iowa's favorite week

Our little guy hit several big milestones this week. First off, he's now the size of a corn on the cob. Hopefully, not shaped as such, but developing nicely none the less.
Elisa is also six months into her pregnancy and we're now just 100 days away from the due date.
Mom and the grape are doing great. Elisa may write a guest blog soon about her experience with junior at the copy machine. It seems he really likes (or hates) when her tummy rests against the copy machine at work.
Also, we'll be soliciting name suggestions on this here blog in the next month or two. So you can start thinking of all of the funny things that go with Greene. Kelly, Putting, Mean Joe, Bowling and Gang are off the board.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Week 23: You can't-a-have-a de Mango!

In case you didn't see SNL between Gilda Radner's Roseanne Roseannadanna and Tina Fey's Sarah Palin, this is Mango. He was a reoccurring character on the show portrayed by Chris Katan in the late 90's and early aughts.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes we will

April 20, 2008.

I remember telling Elisa any child conceived from that day forward would most likely be born during a new administration. We had no idea then that would apply to us.

Words can't describe how proud we are to welcome our son into the world during Barack Obama's presidency.

2009 is shaping up to be a great year. Heck, maybe even the Mariners will win the World Series. You gotta love hope, right?! Get your season tickets now folks!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bump Update