Friday, July 24, 2009

Jane Mustafa - 29 weeks

So I used to always poke fun at people that counted their babies age in weeks…till I was about to have a baby. My goodness, every website, every person you speak with, everything baby related is a week long process so this week, is week 29! Maybe it’s because parents realize that their babies grow constantly day in and day out and it’s a better way to manage all the changes…who knows but I’m slowly getting used to it.

Jen this week is feeling great, I’m bummed because she will be in San Francisco for the next 3 weeks, man I’m getting separation anxiety just writing this… I’m not that much of a fan of her being gone at 29 weeks pregnant. (See, I count in weeks) It will be great for her though and I will definitely be making a few trips up there to visit, someone has to continue to whisper Jane’s hopeful first word of “burrito” into Jen’s belly!

Speaking of Jen, we have been having a lot of conversations lately about what we think little Jane will look like…(I’m praying anything close to Jen, and hopefully she won’t look like cabbage, which is how big she is this week) We share no similar features so it’s kind of a crap shoot, a baby crap shoot. Jane could have a round face with great big sparkling eyes like Jen or a pointy nose, sunken small eyes and a strict jaw line like me….So for your viewing pleasure we took a 100% accurate morphing picture of the two of us, you know just see the possibilities and after our results we have now learned that we are having a terrorist. Does Jane mean Mustafa in terrorist? Hmmmm well check the pictures and see for yourself….

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Week 27 - An English Hothouse Cucumber

So I have a quick question before I start this new update....Why do the "baby" sites always compare the baby to a fruit or vegetable so that you can get an idea of how big the baby is...

This week it looks like we are growing a cucumber. So I googled some pics of English Hothouse Cucumbers and again they look nothing like a baby. Now is the vegetable supposed to tell us how big the baby is? I don't know about you but I have seen small cucumbers and large cucumbers and neither of them ever reminded me of a baby... Any who maybes its because I don't enjoy fruit and vegetables that much as it is, that I am completely confused by the baby comparisons to them...

OK now that I am done with that its time for some real updates:

Jen is doing well still, we had a fantastic weekend meeting a lot of the family in Washington which I truly enjoyed. Jane is going to have an amazing extended family and we are super lucky for that. Jen hung in there good and only had to use ice a few times, but she can't wait to have Jane so that she can get back to her RA medicine! I can't wait either since its a bit tough sometimes seeing her in pain and pregnant and not being able to do anything about it.

We have also spent a bit of time thinking about what kind of fun we are going to have with Jane, and since she is due in October (by C-section, which the doctor is recommending) we began brainstorming on Halloween costumes that we can dress her up in. Hey until she is old enough to decide for herself we will use this holiday as a form of entertainment for us... Some of the ideas we have so far are below and I encourage any of you to let us know of any others!

Jane and Co. Halloween Costume Ideas:

1. Siegfried AND Roy, Jen and I will dress up as white tigers
2. A cop, Jen and I will be the prisoners
3. A Pirate Captain, Jen and I will be just regular pirates...(baby's in eye patches...that's funny)
4. Lion Tamer, Jen and I will be lions

Please let us know if you have any costume ideas and make sure they are funny ;)

Other than that, all is well on our end and we are getting more and more excited everyday. We are both gaining weight still, her more than I thank god and we can't wait to see what this little girl that we created is gonna be all about...

I'm secretly hoping that shes a stand up comic, we can dream can't we?