- Fri, Apr 23, 2010 /
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Things have been going fast over the last few weeks. I had my 28 week appointment with the OB doctor. Everything is fine and dandy there. I have my next appointment coming up next week. It’s pretty much the waiting phase now although the waiting phase is not taking nearly as long this time. We are pretty much set with the baby stuff from last time. I have to dig out the gender-neutral newborn clothes from storage and buy some newborn diapers.
Our friends Emily and Will had their little boy Easter weekend. We went and visited Liam and we think he looks just like his older brother, Owen. It was fun to hold him and think that will be us soon. We went over to their house the other night, too. Andrew really liked baby Liam and wanted to check him out. Not so sure what he will think once he has to share HIS Mom and Daddy.
He really likes to point out “my mom” and “my Daddy.” He likes to follow up that with hugs – so sweet. He has been telling us that he loves us, too, especially to Daddy unprompted and to Mom sometimes and even occasionally to his stuffed animals.
Andrew did catch a case of croup. He had the barking cough and scary sounding breathing during the middle of the night. He stayed home from daycare two days recovering and had a few nights of bad sleeping. Not to mention that he gave it to mom. I was totally knocked out for pretty much the whole weekend, but we are all on the mend now and getting back to better appetites and more regular schedules.
Andrew has been a mama’s boy lately. Whether it be carrying him somewhere, comforting him during the middle of the night or helping with anything else. Always saying “mom do it.” It gets a little frustrating because some of those things are not as easy any more with my growing tummy. There are those things that require “Andy do it” or “mine do it.” That can be anything from trying to put on his shoes or turn on the nighttime music… but some of his favorite things to do himself now are to climb up into his car seat and stroller all by himself and do the buckles, too. Then he always proclaims that he is a “big boy.” It is hard to not smile at him being so proud. We have found that it is best to let him try things on his own or he is probably going to have a tantrum for not getting to try. If he can’t do it on his own, he’s pretty good at asking for help. He’s very inquisitive, too always asking “doing?” and “going?”
Ryan has been busy umpiring all over the place. The weather has been unseasonable BEAUTIFUL helping out the cause at getting most of the games in and finally getting to use some of his comp time that he built up over the busy seasons at work with all of the traveling he did.
Andrew has been enjoying his time outside – they go outside usually twice a day at daycare. By the time we get home and have supper, there usually isn’t much more time to play outside, but he does like to be in the yard if daddy is working out there. He will play t-ball and he really likes to go on the swing. We have a lot of rabbits in our yard and they are easy to see now that the grass has turned green, so he likes to point those out along with birds.
We were down to the cities to visit Andrew’s cousins over Easter. We stayed at a hotel. The highlight was the glass elevators and being able to “push the button.” Ryan also took him swimming, which is something he hasn’t had a lot of exposure to. He liked it ok when his cousins were around swimming, too and he could throw the ball to mom up on the deck. It was sort of a test run for swimming lessons that started this week. The lessons are parent-child, so he went with dad. It was a bit challenging as Andrew was scared during the lessons and really doesn’t like to have his head underwater. The funny thing was is that after the fact, if anyone asked him about swimming lessons, he always said they were fun. He was able to give me the whole play by play of the lesson including the songs they sung and that they had to swim after some plastic pumpkins.