Christopher + Rachel = Elias
I thought this would be a good way for all of us to get through the next 15 weeks together. Today, I am 24 weeks 6 days pregnant with Elias. At last measurement, I was 160 lbs and had a 39 in waist. :o That's quite a change from 140lbs and a 28 in waist. :-? but hopefully that means that Elias will be born big and healthy. I know that his grandma and grandpa hope that he comes on-time. :) July 24 (I secretly wish he comes about a week or two early!) :P
Today we visited our first day care. It is called Hand in Hand. Unfortunately they do not have any openings until January unless there is some unforseen circumstances. If you want to see their site it is at www.knowledgelearning.com They are a little too expensive for us at $170/week for infants, so we might just put Elias into another facility for the first year and if I am still at U of A when he is a year old, then we will enroll him in Hand in Hand. The really nice thing about Hand in Hand is that it is basically on campus and we could walk there. I would love to be able to see Elias for lunch. Another thing I liked was that all of the children seemed really happy and active at the day care. It was also very clean.
This weekend Christopher and I are going to look over all of the daycare stuff and we have more appointments next week. Two more near campus and one or two near our house. We also have the option of finding an individual who is DES certified. We need DES so that the university will reimburse some of the day care costs.
We are also going to an Easter party. It will be so exciting next year to see how Elias likes Easter. I am definately going to have some chocolate for him tomorrow. A study was recently published that said babies whose mothers eat chocolate everyday while they are pregnant are happier than babies whose mothers don't. Well, I think that I would like the baby to be happy. :)
So, since this is the first post to my new thread, I want to welcome my family and friends to make comments and ask questions. Take care and have a good weekend everyone!