Monday, June 29, 2009

Week 25 - Mother is ready!

So here we are, progressing into this crazy thing called parenthood. This week we received a good test as to if we are ready for Jane Ellen or not...guess what, we are! (Jen = slightly more than I) ;)

Jen's friends and their wonderful 2 month old stayed over at our place this past week. It was great having little Jack around and to really take note that babies at that age basically just eat, sleep, and dirty up diapers... it's wonderful... sounds slightly like my dream life! I also learned that babies like guitar. I think this little secret will help us immensely when it comes to getting lil Jane to stop crying... or to at least entertain myself while she is.

The question came up this weekend, "So Ryan would you like to change Jack's diaper, it would be good for you to get some practice." Normally I would jump at the opportunity to change the lil guy's diaper but then my practical mind came into play... I responded with a polite "No, thank you" and let them know that the reason is this: I have never changed a diaper in my life, and I am actually holding out for Jane. I think our daughter should be the first diaper I change... I made it this far why not wait a little longer? Plus, I'm pretty sure I will get enough practice at it since I noticed that the diaper changing happens about, oh, 4-100 times per day...

Mother is doing well, keeping herself busy and not resting enough is starting to become a habit... Her RA flares up here and there, but overall she is a trooper and doesn't complain at all, although the "What are we eating next?" meal planning is getting intense. All meals need to be planned out at the beginning of each day, otherwise she can't focus on anything else until the planning is done. Another example as to why I need to plan all workouts to coincide with all meals...

Other than that, Jane is supposedly the size of an average rutabaga; which would mean so much more to me if I have actually ever seen one, or knew what it was. It sounds like a late model Chevy. I googled and it's a turnip... I am still puzzled... maybe I'll have it figured out by the next time I write an update.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Week 23 - It's really in there

So this is my first post.... I figured I would wait till 23 weeks of this crazy thing to start blogging about it. Why, you ask? No big reason except now there is something in her belly now, slightly resembling an actual human....which is as weird as hell in its own right but pretty cool nonetheless...

Mother is fantastic of course. She has barely put on any weight ( I would normally divulge the actual statistics to you, but as of the writing of the blog, approval from the source has yet to be received.) Therefore, please at this point think of a weight, then subtract 10, she looks normal from behind and just a little round belly in the front its adorable... I can't lie...

I had no idea that pregnancy meant that the mother to be learns how to be a Chef. I sometimes think that Giada de Laurentis is actually our personal chef, and a friend of ours. I have never eaten as well as I have since Jen's been pregnant, I think its trickery on her part... Either way, my doctor would probably be worried about me! Ok to really give you some information, it's amazing. If Jane can cook half as good as her mother on a bad night this world would be a better place. Everything is always made like its on TV, and some point I pray that when Jane comes, this new found and newly explored love of Jen's never leaves...She could have a TV show, a pregnant cooking motherly glow cooking show, and i'll eat the food she makes and probably say something to the likes of, "This ones my favorite." "No seriously it is."

Well thats the updates for us so far, Ill get back everyweek till Jane arrives for the family... because if our friends have any desire to continually read this, well then we will know which ones are thinking about having some of their own.)

In summary:
Jane - Good I think, not sure how to tell but she moves, then stops after Jen eats. (yep, she's related)
Mother - Fantastic, can't sit still. Nesting wonderfully. Beautiful, Larger than when we met. Beautiful.
Me - Fantastic. I wanna build something...Thats normal right?