Thursday, July 3, 2008

14 weeks!

Good Morning OR Afternoon depending on what time you look at the blog!!!

I am 14 weeks well actually I will be 15 weeks tomorrow. There will be no picture this week. I haven't changed much and my "bump" is actually just a muffin top over my pants, and it is not that cute yet! Don't get me wrong that little thing inside of me is all kinds of cute! Just not my body!!! Next week, I will be sure to post a picture!
Been feeling good, still tired, and energy wears out quickly! I had an excursion to the maternity department this week and it was not good! First of all the bra I had on was way too small, which is never good and I don't quite fit in anything maternity (although when I put on my cloths I feel like I should) So because in most of the cloths I put on in my closet don't quite look as flattering as they did maybe two months ago, I just went a bought one size up. I can't keep doing that so hopefully soon I "pop" and get just by some staple maternity items!
We are going camping this weekend for our annual camping trip in Baraboo. It should be fun, I am not sure I am going to last as long as I have in previous years, but we will see!
Hope you all enjoy my husband's posts as well. For the record, I do think he is witty and funny, just not at 2:30 in the morning when he is being NO help! And I am surprised on how much he remembered of that night, because I could have swore he was ASLEEP on the couch while I was tending to our dog!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dad's Corner - Chapter 1 - Preview into the Future

About a week ago, to be exact, our mutant dog awoke at approximately 2:30am with issues. He was crying and licking the floor and taking in air at a rapid rate. This has happened in the past and usually it plays out like this: we give him gas-ex, he throws up then he farts and burps himself to sleep. Now, in this case, we decided to take him down to the family room so he could throw up on the laminate floors. I know what you're all thinking, this is my first test to get up in the middle of the night....I wasn't.

Gina gave the dog (Payton) his gas-ex and we were on our way. As exhausted as I was, I managed to make it down to the family room. Gina asked me if we should call the vet, I said "why" and she thought I was yelling at her. At that point I realized I was going to be best served as moral support on the couch. After Gina's phone call to the vet she made Payton some bland diet to help his stomach and I had my hand over my eyes mentally wishing Payton to feel better. Finally, at 3:45am, after petting the gas out of Payton from my spot on the couch we took him upstairs to bed.

When we got to bed Gina asked if he needed to go to the bathroom. After the night we had I said "no". Apparently she wasn't asking me, she was implying that I take him myself. Opps...missed the hint and closed my eyes. She was quickly back to bed (apparently he did have to go, how was I to know) and asked 'is this how you are going to be when we have kids?'. Before I answer, it is important to note this is not the first or last time I will hear this. Anyways, my answer is as follows: "Don't underestimate the power of moral support" then I fell asleep.

What we learned tonight is that I am not good at getting up in the middle of the night but I am witty all hours of the day. Unfortunately, witty doesn't impress Gina so I might set my alarm tonight for 3am to make a milk shake. I bet I'd wake up for that!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Dad's Corner - Introduction

Good day all! I'm Tim Marco, the proud father of Baby Marco and husband of Gina. As an introduction to Dad's Corner, I will be posting editorial and opinion columns on key subjects during the pregnancy. Specifically, my trials, tribulations, and how the pregnancy has affected me.

Look, we all know it is all about Gina and the Baby. This is simply a means to bring the spotlight back to me (and Payton)...joking! Seriously though, I have no idea what I am doing and people have laughed at, and with, me my entire life. So I thought I could share some of my experiences with the people that surround me.

I will update Dad's Corner on an as needed basis. It may be daily, it may be weekly so make sure to check back often. If you miss any, you can review the archived posts.


About Me

The Marco Family consists of Gina (mom), Tim (dad), and 3 year old donovan (son) and 1 yeal old Ryann (daughter)! As a family we feel completly blessed! We enjoy everyday together as a family and want to share all of our experiences and happiness with family and friends!