Friday, June 7, 2013

Mickey Mouse Love (and 28 Weeks)

This morning Andrew got to hang out with me for a bit because daycare had a delayed opening due to the tropical storm (really it was a bit of an overreaction - all we got was a bunch of rain). Anyway, we both got to sleep in a little bit, which was nice, and we played after he woke up at 8:00.  While I was getting his breakfast ready (peanut butter pancake sandwiches, strawberries, milk and his vitamin), I put on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for him.  I could hear him in the living room yelling "Toodles!" and "Yay!!".  Right before I went to go gather him up so he could eat the episode ended and the hot dog song came on.  I had to hurry up and get my phone to capture this:

Apparently he has learned the words to the song.  I could not stop laughing as I watched him.  My little guy loves music and I love that he is now singing along.  Love that little dude  :)

And now for this week's update:

How far along? 28w0d and the size of an eggplant  He's probably around 14 inches and 2 1/2 lbs now. He's getting fatter and he's lungs are maturing so if he made the (bad) decision to come now he would have a better chance of surviving.

Weight loss/gain:  According to my scale I'm at 27.5 lbs.  Blah.

Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity clothes. I did wear a non-maternity dress this week and am currently lounging in a regular pair of lounge pants and a long tank.  I've given up on regular jeans - they're just too uncomfortable. I'm already tired of wearing the same stuff all the time.

Symptoms:  Cement bowl (obviously), leg cramps, tightening in my belly and general uncomfortableness.

Sex (of baby):  It's a BOY!!!

Name: I'm getting nowhere with convincing J that Owen is an awesome name.  My current other frontrunner might be Elliott, but I'm not sure about it yet.  We still need to sit down and make some lists. I don't want trendy and prefer something more traditional. Popularity doesn't really bother me and I don't cross names off the list just because they are in the top 50 (or even top 20) on the SSA list.  Andrew and Joseph are both in the top 20 and I think he has an awesome name.

Sleep: Not too bad except for this damn cough (thank you, J, for sharing).  I got to sleep in a little this morning so that was awesome.

Best moment this week? Being able to poke my belly and get a reaction from 2.0.

Movement: Normally quite a bit.  I was freaking a little this morning because he wasn't moving, so I drank a cherry Coke Zero and got a reaction out of him.  :)

Food cravings:  Fruit fruit and more fruit.  And peanut butter.

Belly button in or out?  In

What I miss?  Running.  I haven't been doing much and I wish I was.

What I'm looking forward to?  Working on Andrew's new room this weekend. And I think my mom is coming down to give J and I a date night, so that will be nice.  I look forward to a nice dinner out not spent entertaining a spastic 2 year old.

Milestones:  12 weeks to go. Or if this little guy follows his big brother's lead I could possibly have 10 weeks.  Eeeek!

What I'm nervous about:  Right now it's making it through the hot summer. It's only June and I was already miserable last weekend.  Hoping the tropical storm would cool it down a bit, but that doesn't seem to be happening

And here are this week's pictures.  Excuse the messy hair and lounge clothes - since I didn't go in to the office today I didn't bother prettying myself up:

And a little head on shot with my little photobomber trying to see my belly:


  1. Aww I love his dancing!! He looks so tall in that video :)

    You look great as always, and I love the front shot! You have a great smile, and Andrew makes the perfect photobomber-ha!

    1. He has definitely gotten taller lately. He used to struggle with the light switches and now he has no problem turning them on and off all the time. It's pretty annoying.

      And thank you. When I was trying to take pictures he was jumping up and down on the couch yelling "Mommy!!" so he decided to come over to investigate. :)

  2. James has started "singing" along to songs too and it makes me smile this huge ridiculous smile every time. His preference is to "sing" and then yell the last word, so imagine The Wheels on the Bus like this - "...all through the TOWN!!!" Its so cute.

    You look like one cute pregnant lady! Does Andrew have any idea about a baby being in there? And I like your approach to names. We're not trendy either, and no way would I cross off a name just because its a top-whatever.

    1. I love the shouting of the last word - so cute!

      I don't think that Andrew really gets it yet. We keep talking to him about baby brother, but I don't think it's registering. He did lift up my shirt, said "Belly!" and gave my belly a pat, but he didn't say anything about baby. I keep telling him his world is going to be rocked in a few months, but for right now I think he's unaware.

  3. Obviously I think Owen is an awesome name since that is our little guy's name. But I will say that my hubby was completely on board with his name and took the task of giving him his middle name. There's nothing like both parents being a part of naming a new little life;) I like your loungey look, wish I looked that great when I don't put effort into it!

    1. Yeah, I'm giving up on Owen because it needs to be a name that we both love. I would never try to force him to name our child a name that he doesn't like. I picked Andrew's middle name (my dad's name) and his first name was a unanimous decision. I asked if he wants to use Robert (his dad's name) for the middle name for this one, but he says there are too many Roberts in his family(which is true) and he doesn't really like the name. I also suggested Martin (his mom's maiden name) so that's on the table for the middle name. As far as first names we are back to square one.