38 weeks…almost time

Well, I’ve been hanging out in mom’s womb now for 38 weeks–mom says that I am now full term and could really make my appearance at any time. I wouldn’t say that I’m uncomfortable in here yet, things sure are starting to get tight. Every time I kick or move around, I know that mom can feel it–sometimes I can even feel her pushing back! And even though I’m still quite comfortable, I know that mom sure isn’t feeling that way. She says that she’s starting to get really uncomfortable–especially since my feet are up in her ribs!

Since I’m full term now, I’m fully developed and ready to see the world…but my brain is still developing at a rapid pace. Mom has been good about eating lots of what she calls “brain foods” to help the development along. Although she’s trying to eat healthy, it’s hard for her to eat much at all since her stomach (like her bladder) is so squished by me. She also like her treats though…especially ice-cream! She keeps trying to convince dad that the ice-cream is good for me. I don’t think he’s buying it though!

Mom is anxiously waiting my arrival and keeps saying that she is done with being pregnant. I know that because I’ve grown so much lately, I’ve been making her even more tired and putting more strain on her back. But, dad keeps saying that I should hang out in here for a while longer…who should I listen to? Mom or dad? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

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Baby classes

To prepare for my arrival, mom and dad have been going to what they call prenatal classes. At first, dad wasn’t sure that they needed to go to these classes, because he said “how hard can it be to have a baby?” I don’t think that mom liked that comment too much…and she made him go anyway.

But, after the first class, dad still wasn’t so sure they were necessary and said that he wasn’t sure why he needs to go–he’s not the one that has to do any work. Again, mom didn’t like that comment too much. Sometimes I think that dad has a lot to learn! So, if dad isn’t the one doing any of the work, does that mean that it’s me that has to do it all? Or just some? Or is it all just mom? Maybe I should start paying attention in class so I know what to expect.

Although he was hesitant at first, both he and mom have been going for a few weeks now. And while mom thinks that these classes are helping her to know when I’m ready to make my appearance, they certainly aren’t helping to ease any of her fears. But, I know that she feels like she is more prepared. At the same time, I think that the classes may have made dad a little bit more afraid, too. But, mom says that at least now he knows how hard having a baby really is!

36 weeks of baking

We’re almost there! This week, at 36 weeks old, mom says that I’m pretty much ready to come out. I’m about the size of a head of romaine lettuce and am between six and seven pounds now–enough to survive on the outside. And although I could be in here for about four more weeks, mom keeps saying that she thinks that I will make my appearance sooner.

In fact, mom was talking to someone the other day and they too said that I am baked enough to make my appearance. But wait a second, I didn’t know I was baking! Is that why it’s so hot in here sometimes? This could also be the reason that mom says she’s so hot all the time. And I’ve heard her say more than once that she’s roasting. I think that this is similar to baking, so does that mean that she’s really baking, too? Will I continue to bake on the outside? And does that mean that I’ll be hot on the outside, too? So many things to learn. I can’t wait until I come out and start getting the answers to some of my questions!

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Just like mom, I think that I will make my appearance sooner, rather than later. I guess it’s only a matter of time…the final countdown is on!

35 weeks and feelin’ fine

Mom says that this week I am 35 weeks old, and that all the growth I’m experiencing is preparing me for my arrival.

At mom’s appointment this week, the doctor said that I am already a good-sized boy. Mom said that I am supposed to be about five and a half pounds, but doctor thinks that I am a bit bigger than that. He says that since I’m developing and growing so well that I really could make my appearance anytime now! I know that mom and dad are getting a bit scared and worried about my arrival, but I’m getting pretty excited!

Mom also found out that I’m now upside down, which means that my feet are up near mom’s ribs. I’ve noticed that when I kick and move, that I seem to be hurting mom a little bit more. I don’t want to hurt her, but sometimes I need to stretch a little bit–or sometimes I just want to dance! Mom really likes to listen to music, and she even dances around the house (but always when dad’s not looking). When she does this, I can’t help but join in too…it’s so much fun. I can’t wait for us to dance together when I’m on the outside.

Nanny and papa

This past weekend, mom still didn’t get any time to rest, since we had some visitors–people that mom called my nanny and papa. I think that these people are actually mom’s mom and dad. I’m not sure how that works, it seems pretty strange to me that my mom has a mom. Does that mean that at one time my mom was inside of her mom? And that after she came out, she was able to have me inside her? How long has she been out? And when I’m out that long, does that mean that I will have a baby growing inside me, too? I have so much to learn!

When nanny and papa were here, the first thing they did was take mom to another Blue Jays game. Dad didn’t go with them, since he had “better things to do,” and mom said that the game was a belated Father’s Day gift to papa. I can’t believe that there is a day dedicated just to dads…I’ll have to find out when that is, so I can take my dad to a Blue Jays’ game, too!

Mom seems to be having a lot of fun lately, with all these games and visitors. Dad says that she better enjoy it while she can, since my arrival will change everything. But, I really can’t see how my arrival will change everything, since mom already carries me around everywhere she goes. Maybe dad means that things will change for me?

After the game, mom, nanny and papa came home and started getting our house and my room in order for my arrival. Together with dad, the four of them started by putting some stickers up on my wall. It seemed to take quite a long time, and mom says that I better enjoy it. But, in the end, I think that they were all happy with it. When I hear things like this going on, it makes me excited to come out and meet everyone and see everything!

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34 weeks means mom’s getting tired!

Picture 001This week I’m 34 weeks old, and mom says that I’m the size of a butternut squash. Not only does she say that I’m the size of a squash, but she also says that I am probably almost five pounds. After reading this, mom said that five pounds doesn’t seem like a lot, but dad reminded her that my fur-sister Molly weighs just a little bit more than that–maybe I’m a bit bigger than she thought I was!

Mom has also started to say that carrying me around in her belly is taking a toll on her. Although I’m not sure what a toll means, I think that it has something to do with her being a lot more tired. She says that she can barely make it through the work day with her eyes open. But, I wonder, if her eyes are closed, how can she see where she’s going? I might not know a lot yet, but I do know that eyes are what we see with–I can actually now open and close my eyes in here. I don’t see a lot now, but I also know that will change when I come out. I can’t wait to see everything that’s going on on the outside!

I think that another part of the toll I’m taking is on her back. Mom keeps saying that as her belly grows, her back is getting more and more sore. She did go for a massage a couple weeks ago, but she says that any good that did has since been erased. I think that dad needs to take the hint and start giving her a nice massage at home. If only I could tell him…

I’m exhausted from such a busy week!

This last week has been an exhausting one. I’m tired just thinking about it, so I’m not sure how mom is handling it!

First of all, mom and dad told me that this was a special week, because it was Canada Day. Mom says that this is a day to celebrate Canada as a country, but that a lot of people just use it as an extra day off work. I’m not sure about that, but I do know that mom and dad used their day off to it’s fullest. After taking the opportunity to sleep in–which mom doesn’t get a chance to do much anymore–they went to a Blue Jays game. I have a feeling that it’s kind of like a TFC game, but a little less rowdy. There was a lot of clapping and woohooing happening, but not nearly as much chanting and cheering. I think that both the Blue Jays and TFC games seem like a lot of fun, so I hope that I’ll get to go to some when I come out!

After the game, mom and dad went out to watch some World Cup footy. If I thought that I would be able to get some peace and quiet during this game, boy was I wrong! It seems that the whole place was yelling and cheering–almost as loud as at the Blue Jays game! Luckily, that game didn’t last as long as the Blue Jays game. And even luckier, after the game, mom and dad came home for a little bit to rest.

I know that mom used this time to sit back with her feet up, and since I had been awake all day because of the noise I enjoyed the rest time, too. I even got a bit of a nap in! But, it didn’t last long, because mom and dad went out to see what the call fireworks. I’m not sure what they look like, but they sure are loud. All could hear was “pop, pop, pop” over and over again. The first one startled me and I kicked hard, but when mom put her hand over my kick, it made me feel safe. As I continued to listen to the fireworks, the less they scared me, and the noise almost became soothing–not enough to make me go back to sleep, but enough to keep me still for a while.

Believe it or not, that was only one day of the week! Now, you can see why I’m so tired. I haven’t even talked about the other Blue Jays game or the visit from Nany and Papa…I guess you’ll just have to wait until next time!