Check out those curly locks! Henry is still a sweet laid-back baby. We weighed him at my mom's and think he is about 10 lbs now! He's been sleeping pretty well at night, and even stretched out a feeding for 7 hours the other day. Eli still likes to love on him and hasn't been too jealous of his mom's time being split! Love my boys!
Dylan and I made the long trek back from our wonderful MN vacation alone this year. We left Eli in the very capable and fun hands of his aunt, Meemaw, and Poppa. He is having a blast- just visit my sister's blog www.webedinks.blogspot.com to check out his letters home. It's like he's at camp!
I have to say that Dylan and I have been at loose-ends without him. We watched TV last night for about 2 hours, nothing was on but we had nothing to do without our little boy keeping us busy! However, that has all changed today. We closed on our new house and NOW I can begin the work of cleaning, unpacking, and organizing! I am more than relieved to finally have something to keep me busy and keep my mind off missing my boy.
In honor of our next project, i.e. project Henry, I have changed both my background to be a little more baby boyish and the title of our blog to reflect our upcoming addition. I have had stern discussions with him regarding his arrival day (no earlier then next Wednesday) as well as his advanced growth (my personal midwife thinks he is slowing down and I measured right on track today). He is a good little listener! We are getting very excited to meet him, right after I get my new house all settled :)
What is "BP"? That is known as big pregnant, and here are some ways you know you've gotten there.....
10. You have begun to despise rolling over in bed. Most don't take notice of it, usually not even waking up. Not only do you wake up, you work up a sweat while repositioning and get your heart rate into the 150s.
9. You have also begun to hate going to the bathroom. It takes quadruple the time to readjust your clothing as it did to pee that teaspoon, and you know you'll be back in less than 10 minutes anyway.
8. People have begun to give you the "look" when you tell them you have 6 more weeks. A combination of sympathy and sheer awe at your size already, the "look" is a common response when someone hears your due date.
7. You have adopted the pregnancy waddle. You swore you never would, and if you catch your reflection in a window you try to stop, but darnit, the belly makes it hard to walk like a normal person!
6. The veins/stretch marks on you body have grown a mind of their own. Remember when you first noticed that little mark on your belly in a dressing room and convinced yourself it was a mark from your pants? It wasn't. There's really no question now.
5. You are down to 3 pairs of capris and maybe 7 T-shirts that fit you. Also, that T-shirt from your first pregnancy that made you laugh because it was so tent-like and you never wore it is now one of your favorite shirts.
4. Similarly, you have worn the same black flip-flops every day for the last month and see no reason to change that. Who says brown capris and black flip-flops don't match?
3. You must get on all fours to remove yourself from the bathtub because you do not have the use of a large crane in your bathroom. Your toddler will caution "Be careful mommy" because the task looks so ungainly and dangerous.
2. You have adopted a very US Open-like grunt when getting up from couches, chairs, the bed, out of cars, etc. Again, as much as you swore you'd never do it, it really does give you that umph you need to move....must be why those tennis players use it too.
And finally, the #1 reason you know you are "BP"....
Your husband has finally noticed that you are growing a ginormous child within your body. Wow, you must be getting big for him to get clued in to that!
But seriously, not many complaints from this "BP" lady here- Henry is growing well (more than well if you believe the recent sono we had...) and I am still counting on a good 6 weeks to get packed, moved, unpacked, etc. And to all my MN readers- we are MORE than ready to see you all in a week!!!!!
Since I haven't said much about our upcoming family addition, I thought I would dedicate this post to him (we wouldn't want him already feeling left out and 'second child' like!)
So far this little guy has been very easy on his mom. With minimal early pregnancy yuck or maybe just minimal time to address it, I feel like this first 25 weeks has just flown by! In the past 2 months he has been moving up a storm. He just graced his daddy with the first big kick he could feel- his daddy has limited patience with sitting and waiting for a peanut to move though! They tell me that if the baby is really active inside you can only guess how he will be on the outside- I'm hoping he'll use up all that frenetic energy in the first 40 weeks and come out all mellow and low-key :)
We have decided on Henry for his name- Dylan may not feel locked-in yet, but that's all I ever call him, and Eva and Eli have also learned it so I think it will stick! We'll be moving the boys (my gosh, I'm going to have boys!) into the big bedroom so there is ample room for all the toys/clothes/books, and mom and dad will take the small room for the remainder of the time we spend in our little house. Ah, the sacrifices of a parent :)
We are expecting Henry to arrive by August 22nd. Mommy has a wedding about a month later and is hoping this baby cooperates and gives me at least 4 weeks to become semi-female shaped again! I know that the summer will fly by with projects, vacations, and running after Eli too!
And finally, we are so excited to meet this second son- we spend lots of time wondering what he'll look like, how Eli will react, and how he'll fit into our little family. We can't wait to see him!
Here is Eli trying out Uncle Eric's hat. If anyone has any ideas on how to get him to do a 'nice smile' as opposed to the totally cheesy one I usually get when the camera comes out, I'm all ears! ( And why is my text underlined? So many questions....)
So, we got a virus. Actually, we had lots of viruses according to the lovely gentleman who came to our house and attempted to fix our computer, which had begun to run at an alarmingly slow rate.
The solution? Reboot to factory settings.....
What was lost? EVERYTHING!
I woke up in a panic this morning (we had this done a few days ago) and realized that I had a bunch of fun Eli videos that are all gone. Then I remembered my blog and was a little relieved that at least some of them made it on here and were saved!