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Since most of our family and friends live quite a distance away, our new blog will share details of the next chapter
in our lives, adding a new member of the family!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Doggie ICU and Nurseries

Another busy week to be had in P-Town. Unfortunately busy weeks always mean a lot of work for Andrew and a lot of watching and coordinating on my end since it's getting harder and harder to bend over and be of much help!

The week started off for us with a scare. Poor Bailey developed bladder stones again and had to go in Tuesday for a routine surgery to remove them. Unfortunately he reacted poorly to the anesthesia. The vet staff ended up having to breath for him and his blood pressure crashed. It was very scary and he wasn't waking up when he should have. We had to transfer him to Doggie ICU for the night. Andrew and I were very nervous and not feeling very good about our decision to put him through the surgery. Poor little guy looked awful. But we got him home Wednesday and he looked much better. Today he is a lot perkier and you can tell he's on a quick road to recovery, so it all ended well. In the picture you can see the poor guy with his collar. The soft collars are genius, he handles it much better than those hard, stiff cones. You can also see his shaved little legs where they had to put in a lot of IVs and needles :(

This past weekend finally brought some nice weather to Portland. We had sunshine and temps in the 80s. We got out Saturday and enjoyed a pickle throwdown (a pickle tasting) in the hood and picked up our nursery furniture that arrived sooner than anticipated. On Sunday I got to visit with my friend Jen from Denver who was in Portland for just a few hours on a layover. We grabbed lunch and got to catch up, it was so good to see her. Andrew got to work and put together the crib, dresser and rocker. He never ceases to amaze me what he can accomplish in a day! The walls in the nursery are white, which we don't want to mess up, so we decided to use sticker decals to add some color and our own flair. You can kind of catch on to our theme of flowers and butterflies and the use of pink and green below :) My mom sent us the crib sheet set that I absolutely love and think is perfect! We now have a skeleton of a nursery!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Travels and New Home

Man, it has been a busy few weeks for the Portland Burns! I traveled east to see my family in upstate NY on the St. Lawrence River. We had a memorial service for my great aunt Sally, a graduation party for my cousin Emily and a 4th of July party, with a few other celebrations mixed in. It was a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with my mom and younger brother Dave and see a lot of my extended family.

While I was out of town poor Andrew had to move us from our old house to a new one. It was a pain to move as always and the poor guy had to do it all with two semi-helpful movers. Luckily he can smile about it now and we love the new place! We're mostly settled in now, have fantastic views of Mt. Helen's and the Willamette River and are only 4 houses away from Forest Park, where we love to hike and walk.

I'm at 26.5 weeks and feeling good, but definitely pregnant. My belly is getting bigger and bigger and I can feel her move a ton. I enter the third trimester in just over a week, time sure is flying by! We had a very enlightening trip to Babies R Us to check out baby gear my very helpful friends have suggested and we bought our nursery furniture. I'm getting very excited to set up the nursery, we have a vision :)