Sorry for not writing yesterday. It was Mike’s Birthday and we had a busy day. Although Mike’s version of an awesome Birthday would be sitting at home doing nothing all day, I think we had a really great day. I’ll start in the middle of the day so I can explain the picture. Mike has been so amused and amazed by my ever enlarging stomach (did he think a baby was flat) that he’s been wanting to get some pictures of my tummy. Of course whenever we take out the camera, Braeden comes running and wants HIS picture taken. I told him to be patient, let Mike take a few of Mommy and then I would take a “nice” picture of him. Well, as Mike was snapping away, B comes running around the corner out of his room with a clip on tie that my parents got him for Christmas. He said, “Mama, can I wear this tie for the ‘nice’ picture?” He was so serious too and wanted to make sure he smiled really nice (although paying no attention to his un-matching shirt and shorts, his backwards hat or the “Ninja” sword he never puts down). To him, the tie made him “dressed up.” He was about to head to see his cousins baseball game and wanted to wear the tie there……Mike put his foot down. I would have let him. Let me rewind to before Christmas when the whole “tie” thing came into our lives.—–First of all, let me tell you that unlike many of the America’s Funniest Home Video clips, the pictures of Braeden are NOT staged. I do not tell him to do funny things for your entertainment (although I hope it is entertaining to you). These are true snap shots of our every day lives and the “individual” that Braeden is.—–Back to before Christmas, Braeden found a clip on tie in his sock drawer. I have NO idea where it came from. He wore it everyday for over a week. When the clip broke, so did his heart (DARN, said MAMA) Anyway, when he saw my Dad he shared his sad news. My parents knew exactly what to get him for Christmas. He was THRILLED. Now, he has 2 (in case one breaks)……Gotta love the grandparents! Every now and then he will remember about them and just snap it on to his shirt and walk around like its totally cool and a great addition to his outfit for the day. As for the rest of the day yesterday, we went and dropped off our truck to finally get the dents fixed, went to IHOP for breakfast, ran a couple errands and then went to the pool. Last night to celebrate Mike’s Birthday, I took him to our favorite restaurant where we met some of our closest friends and had a great time (child-free). We were talking to a couple as we sat outside on the top deck admiring the gorgeous view and they made a comment on how it would probably be our last “adult” dinner for awhile. They are probably right, although Mike and I’s anniversary is in a month, so I’m sure one of our family memebers will take pity on us and watch the kids for a couple hours. HINT HINT! The very best part of a great day yesterday was when we were putting Braeden to bed. He was so exhausted by the time we picked him up from Mike’s parents house after dinner. He was half asleep in the car and half asleep while we were getting him ready for bed. I covered him up, put his music on (he still listens to the SAME CD he has listened to since he was a baby) and I said goodnight. He could barely get the words “goodnight” out, but as I walked towards the door, he very clearly said, “Mama, can I kiss the baby” something he does throughout the day and ALWAYS at night. He just melts my heart.
Today was a pretty uneventful day (literally). I had my LAST pre-natal appointment today. Nothing has changed since last week. We basically talked about the c-section next week (since it doesn’t appear that he’s planning on coming before he’s scheduled to). Then, we made an appointment for 3 weeks (2 week post-partum check-up) and I couldn’t believe that we’d be bringing the BABY to that appointment. We are so excited. We have a FANTASTIC Dr. who allows allows Braeden to participate wherever he can with the check-ups. Since I stay home with him, and Mike comes to the appointments with me, Braeden comes along as well. She NEVER acts annoyed or frustrated that there is another little body in an already tiny room. He’s been practicing the last couple weeks helping to locate the baby’s heartbeat. Today, she gave him the little machine and told him he could do it on his own. He found the heartbeat RIGHT away and was so proud of himself! Maybe my first little man is gonna be a Dr.?
I hope everyone is having a nice week. Thanks for reading and for your comments. I love hearing from everyone!