Bill & Cat's Blog About Calla

Gender: Female
Name: Calla Sophia
Birthdate: October 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Calla's Halloween Costume

Calla's halloween costume, pictured below, arrived today. Wow, Halloween is getting close and Calla's EDD is even closer! Isn't it cute?

Looking forward to posting pics of Calla in the costume; check back at the end of October to see. :)

Baby Shower Photos

I haven't had time to post about the baby shower, and I still don't really... BUT we do have some photos on the web from the baby shower:

More Baby Shower Photos Here - I promise to add captions sometime within the next month ;)

Even More Baby Shower Photos - Courtesy of Shel!

I do want to take a moment to thank everyone for coming to celebrate with us. Bill and I appreciate all the well wishes and the gifts. We had a great time. Thanks especially to Cheryl for hosting the shower and making it so special for us while in the midst of moving to a new house!

33 Weeks, 2 Days

More Belly Pics are here.

Here are the 32 Weeks 2 Days photos (been too busy to post, sorry!).

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Post Shower Crash!

The shower is over, everything went better than we could ever imagine. I am sitting in a chair trying to fight the post shower cake sugar crash. ZZZzzzzz... We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and seeing all of our friends who showed up. We really appreciate everything Cheryl has done for us, even though she was in the middle of a move! Thank you everyone, we feel loved. When I get more energy I will go grab the camera and upload some pictures (taken by my Nephew Josh).

Love you all!

Poppa Bee, Cat and Calla!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Calla's Room - So Far

We've made a lot of progress on Calla's room, so I thought I'd share a few snapshots I took earlier tonight. It looks better in person, really, I think the flash distorts the colors.


Friday, August 15, 2008

In My Mailbox: Even MORE Goodies for Calla

Today when I came home from work there was a box on the front porch addressed to Miss Calla Sophia Hazelton. Now that was pretty neat!

Inside was a beautiful baby blanket for Calla made by my Aunt Cathy. It's really gorgeous, and it has stripes! As you can see in the photo below, the colors are a perfect match for the green and yellow stripes on the wall. She wrote that she had washed the blanket with Baby All, and it smelled heavenly when I pulled it out of the box.

By the way, I heard a rumor that the matching infant car seat for the stroller from yesterday arrived today at Grammy and Popples! This blog is quickly becoming a log of goodies for Calla! Remember when the blog was a log of my how often and how much I vomited? The third trimester has some distinct advantages over the first, I must say!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In My Mailbox: Even MORE Goodies for Calla

After a very long and frustrating day at work, I came home to find even more goodies for Calla waiting for us on the front porch. It really lifted my spirits and reminded me that my little cutie will be here so soon!

From my sweet cousin Dallas, a really cute Frog Pod. It is a neat system for storing bath toys. I thought it was adorable, so I put it on my registry. Turns out Dallas has one for her boys and they love it.

From Grammy and Popples, a stroller! Bill has already assembled it. I took it for a test drive after yoga this evening and chased Puyi (that's one of my cats, you know) around a bit. I love this stroller. It's a Peg Perego Pliko P3 - funny name, nice stroller.

This kid is going to be so spoiled.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In My Mailbox: More Goodies for Calla!

I could be mistaken about this, but I think Coolgram is pretty excited about Calla's pending arrival!

Every stitch of the baby clothing she sent is adorable! Cute wardrobe for a cute bebe!


31 Weeks

And 2 days...

More pics of my belly

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Calla Sophia 3D/4D Pictures

Chubby cheeks and Pouty Lips! Who would have thought? :) The ultrasound went perfect, Calla decided to show her face (even though her feet were near her face). Can't wait to meet the little booger, but it was great to get a sneak peek! To see more pictures click here.

Poppa Bee

Friday, August 8, 2008

In My Mailbox: Goodies for Calla from Coolgram

Mom sent the most gorgeous crocheted baby blanket for Calla today along with some of the bedding from our Land of Nod registry!!

Look at Bill showing off the diaper stacker...

See photos of all the loot!

30 Weeks, 2 Days - 140% Belly

Life is so very busy lately, we actually forgot to take the belly pic (instead of just being lazy about it)! Here's a pic of me at 30 weeks, 2 days pregnant (taken after coming home from our second childbirth class).

A closer look at the belly.

In My Mailbox: Bead Swap Beads

I participated in a bead swap with the ladies of the MDC October 2008 Due Date Club (it's an online forum for women due in October), and I got my beads earlier this week, but I've been SOOO busy that I haven't had a chance to examine them until today. So I have a different bead from about thirty-four different women, along with little notes of encouragement and inspiration regarding pregnancy and childbirth. Very sweet!

If you want to see LOTS of pics of the beads, I took several so I would be able to remember who sent which beads. The beads are really lovely, so check out a few of the close ups!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Some Nursery "So Far" Pics

Want to see some of the progress we're making in the nursery?

I made these stripey curtains!

Bill and I painted this stripey desk!

Bill and I folded lots of pink origami cranes. They're going to be a mobile someday.

Yeah, I like stripes!

Here are a few more photos of the nursery so far. Sorry the quality isn't great. I took the photos with my phone.

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