Archive for August, 2007

Sabine’s Bachelorette party




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It was one of those girlie nights out dedicated to the upcoming wedding of Sabine and Gerhard, our neighbors.
Manuela and Simone organized it in the best possible way.
All the women (except babies) of Endresstrasse 54 attended and left their men to babysit. It was really a lot of fun.
Manuela and Simone requested Sabine to play and sing “All you need is love” and came up with lots of funny games.
The funniest thing was when men at the “Steinklammer“- heuriger we went to, had to sign Sabine’s T-shirt. No one dared to sign the front of the t-shirt as they were all guarded by their wives. Oh well, their loss. ;)
Around 11:30 pm we headed home and Evelyne invited us for a drink to her cosy terrace. It was nice to see her apartment and how she decorated it.
It was a really perfect evening and Sabine got plenty of encouragement for her upcoming wedding this Friday. :)
For more pictures of the event click here.

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It’s (probably going to be) a girl!

So we went for our 4-D Ultrasound today, and the doctor (nearly) confirmed what the last doctor guessed last time. Seems that no one can really say for sure, but it looks like it’s going to be a girl! They like to use the excuse that the baby always has its legs together (which is more than you can say for some girls), but still, from the shots that we saw, it seems to be true. In any case, we got a really nice video and pictures, where you can see all the features of the face pretty well. I think it got Svitlana’s nose, which is probably a good thing, but we’ll see when it comes out. :)

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If the Beach Boys were babies


Jonathan Coulton – Stroller Town

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Pool Opening Party at neighbour’s apartment




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Hot summer days at the Endresstrasse are also being spent with lots of splish and splash at our neighbor’s garden. This past weekend we were invited to Gerhard and Sabine’s pool-opening party. They have an identical apartment like ours in stiege 3 (the house behind ours).
Gerhard and Sabine worked really hard on this pool and now it was time to collect the fruits of their labors. Since the water in the pool warmed up only to 16°C, it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. But there were some brave people among us and whether it was voluntarily or not, many people got to enjoy a swim.
Gerhard and Sabine announced about their upcoming wedding in Salzburg. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best on their special day.
It really makes me happy that we have such nice neighbors. It is rare when one has such a circle of warm people who care about each other. On top of people being nice :) in our house, we also have lots of little/big babies, which makes it even better to start a family here.
I am sure our baby will have lots of fun making friends in our neighborhood.

More photos are here.

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Babies’ First Taste

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Belly update




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Since I got so many requests to show off my growing belly, here is a little preview of the 27-weeks shot.

I’ve recently recovered from a viral infection which lasted 24 hrs.

I am really happy I suffered through it without taking any medicine. My husband even took half a day off to take care of his wining wifey. He was really good in dealing with all of my little requests.

Ryan was off to Malta for a short business trip after which he was even more inspired to get things ready for our baby. He insisted that we go to Leiner to pick up all the baby stuff we had ordered and start putting them together. So, we ended up putting together the Bugaboo and Baby Björn and played around with the baby phone. I had to play the role of a whining baby on the phone. 5 mins of practice seemed to be sufficient to understand the basic concept of what’s to come soon.

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So, this pretty much summarizes a couple of last days. As for this weekend, we planned to pick up our furniture for the foyer from the store but decided otherwise as it rained really hard pretty much all day.
Later on we met up with our friend Jurie and enjoyed dinner at Brandauer after which the two gentlemen decided to entertain me with their guitars, playing Guitar Hero and they have not stopped till now.

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First Contact

I heard it, I heard it! Last night, while performing our nightly ritual of talking to the baby, I was resting my head on Svitlana’s tummy, and actually heard the heartbeat! I wasn’t even trying to, but it was quiet, and I guess everything was positioned just right for me to hear. It was quite an experience, hearing it for the first time, and I just sat listening to it for a while. The baby would punch or kick my ear like always, but I could still hear it when it settled down. It was really something, to have yet another sign that not only is everything ok, but now I was able to have an interaction with the baby that I hadn’t had before. And finally I have something that Svitlana doesn’t. :) Her ear couldn’t reach her own stomach I’m afraid.

Speaking of stomachs, though, Svitlana’s isn’t actually doing too well at the moment. She’s apparently caught a stomach bug, and has been by the toilet all day. She’s also got a fever, and aching bones, so I’m currently tending to her, making soup, and helping in any way that I can. Gotta run, fever’s up again…

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