I'm going to go out of chronological order here, because my suspicion is that my latest news is the most interesting to people. My baby boy, Zane, was born on Wednesday at 2:49 in the afternoon. Considering I left work at 11 to go to the hospital, that's pretty darn good!
So far we're still adjusting, and he is not the sleeper Hazel was. This one is more of an... eater. Big time. He was 8 lbs and 10 oz, so he was a pretty big boy and is so far showing himself to be a true Marquardt. He actually looks a lot like his namesake (middle name), Ryan's grandpa Harlan. I'm not sure how much of that is that in my opinion baby boys look like old men. There is a picture of Harlan on Ryan's blog here.
Hazel is fairly well infatuated with Baby Zane and wants to hold him all the time. She is so far adjusting well, but we're really only on day one of him being home!
On to other topics, while I still had a massive belly we had Halloween. My workplace really doesn't do Halloween at all (I'm the only person I saw with even a nod to a costume), but it's my favorite holiday and how often am I going to be wickedly pregnant on Halloween?
A $7 shirt from Wal-Mart and some silver puff paint later, I had a death star. For a more subtle costume that was comfortable and wearable, I was very happy with it. Ryan did think I should have put a price tag on it that said "SOLD: $4 Billion" since that happened the day before.