YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the tenancy under which you occupy your mommy’s tummy shall end one (1) day after the date of the following INDUCED LABOR AND DELIVERY notice is served upon you. You are required to give up the comfort of your mommy’s womb and deliver up possession of the premises on or before that date.
Your Tia Seidy thinks so. Let’s see if she is right or not! One thing she is right about, though, is that you need to be here now!
Ok, it’s really more like impatiently waiting! Up to this point your mom and I have kept it cool by outward appearances, but we’ve certainly been feeling exactly as your Tio Mauro and Tia Seidy have been. Only difference is, they couldn’t contain their eagerness and they let it be known! So there you have it mijo, you have many people anxiously awaiting your arrival! If...
Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Well chiquito, the countdown has officially begun! As of today you are now considered to be full term, so it means that you’ll pay us the visit we’ve been eagerly expecting any day now. You are projected to arrive on the 24th of March, however your mom and I have a feeling it will be a lot sooner than that. One to two weeks from now is when we expect to meet you in person.
The Name Game II
Your mom and I made the conscious decision to select names that weren’t just ‘cute.’ It is far too easy to get caught up in the excitement of having a baby and select a name that only works well while one is a child but doesn’t carry over into adulthood. So a name that would hold up well as an adult and that you’d be proud of, were the very simple guidelines we...
There was a great turnout to the baby shower, but even with 50+ people RSVP’ing and more than forty actually showing up, I could not fathom that this many gifts would be imparted on your mom! When the gifts arrived home, it literally took your Tio Mauro, Rosalyn and me several trips to haul them all in. After your mom got home and got some time to take it all in and relax for a bit, I told...
The Baby Shower!
The day finally arrived! Your mom was very excited for today and really looking forward to seeing everyone whom she is close with come together to celebrate with her your pending birth. This celebration is referred to as a “shower” because the expectant mother, your mom, is expected to be “showered” with gifts. And boy did she ever! The future Man of the House Your...
We had the opportunity to see you through an ultrasound for the last time today. Based on talking to other people, we’ve been extremely lucky to have been able to see you as many times as we have. Next time we see those chubby cheeks will be in person on the day you decide to make your grand entrance…er, or is that exit? According to estimates this will be in approximately 75 days....
Never give up. There is no such thing as an ending. Just a new beginning.
Actually, I do need to jump in the shower right now since I just got back from getting my weekly haircut, but this is what I’m really referring to; the invite to your baby shower. Certainly you can’t wait to see all the gifts bestowed upon you. Ok, I admit, I too am looking forward to seeing all the spoils we get for you.
Your tio Mauro is jealous of your small but rapidly expanding shoe collection. He’s a sneaker head who obviously appreciates shoes; and now also appreciates that he has a worthy competitor in the making. An absurdly stylish competitor in the making! He can show you how to rock skinny’s and some Supra’s, and you can show him how to make loafers look good.
It’s 1:33AM right now. I’m sitting alone in the living room sparingly and simultaneously watching TV and videos on Vevo as well as writing this post. A few minutes ago your mommy was sleeping besides me but awoke to a cramp on her leg. Recently she’s been getting those with some frequency. Pobrecita! The fact that i’m still awake and she’s retired to the room is...
Your mommy got this “fortune” in one of her fortune cookies. I wonder what good things it is referring to. I think I have an idea, but I’m no fortune teller so I won’t venture any guesses.
Your mommy and you today after brunch with friends at one of our regular breakfast spots, Baldies Cafe. With Erika and Corina.
We started your baby shower registry today and managed to get 27 items scanned. More trips to Babies R Us are in our future. This is the first of countless to come.
September 21st, 2011: 13 weeks, 4 days; 14.02cm (5.59in). This is the day we found out you were a going to be a boy ! Your mom found out first during a routine appointment. I’m certain it was a really nice surprise for her because at 13 weeks it is usually too early to tell what the sex of the baby is going to be, so needless to say, this was a completely unexpected and beautiful...
September 8th, 2011: 11 weeks, 5 days; 5.02cm (1.97in)
The Name Game
One of the first things we set out to do was come up with names. It was still too early to know if you’d be a boy or a girl, but we were too excited to wait several weeks before we found out so we started thinking about names for both boys and girls. At that time all we knew is we wanted a first and middle name. I thought it was going to take us some time to come up with two names for...
August 5th, 2011 It was too early in your moms pregnancy to know if we were looking at our future son or daughter. You were roughly the size of a jelly bean and didn’t move much. All we could see is what your mom once described to me as a flickering light. It was a very light, smooth pulsing movement. It was very cool seeing you for the first time. Your mom said that my face lit up...
Your mommy is 15 weeks pregnant with you today. It seems like just yesterday we found out you were on the way and already I can’t wait to meet you! I have to remain patient though since you are not due for another 25 weeks! Today we learned that starting at 15 weeks you’ll now have the ability to hear. Your mom and I had a funny (I thought, but she didn’t) text exchange...