Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No, I won't show you my uterus

Mommy Says:

Yesterday at work (while I was extremely busy and productive-Hi Boss!) I found Tyson's first ultrasound picture. This is strange and might (I said might) interest you because his first ultrasound was taken one year ago today. Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?

I had an ultrasound scheduled at 12 weeks to determine my due date and conduct some other prenatal tests which really didn't matter to me as I just wanted to know when I'd get to meet this baby. I pretty much assumed that at 12 weeks our baby would look like a blob, or, at best, a peanut. I told Daddy to stay home. Or go to work. Or something. I kinda figured he wouldn't care to see a blob.

Only it didn't look like a blob. Or a peanut. It looked like a baby. A baby! And then it waved at me. Seriously. His little hand fluttered across the screen. I died.

The ultrasound tech left the room at one point and I immediately called Daddy to tell him this was absolutely the most amazing thing ever. Our baby looks like a baby. Not a blob. Hope you're having fun at work. Sorry. Bye.

Then the ultrasound tech came back and gave me picture of our baby. Who didn't look like a blob. Ah-mazing. Take my word for it. Cause this is one picture I'm not sharing. Really, I'm not. I've got an issue with ultrasound pictures.

The day after our first ultrasound, Daddy was so excited about our non-blob that he took the pictures and sent them out to his entire softball team. This is creepy because it's not just a picture of our baby, but also a picture of my uterus. I prefer to share my uterus with my baby, my husband, and maybe a sneak peek to immediate family members. Only. Definitely not to the entire softball team.

I may have said a few choice words to Daddy after the email went out. In a nice tone, obviously.

Also, I don't want to share my uterus with the Internet. Too bad you're not on Daddy's softball team, huh? Or maybe, thank God you're not on Daddy's softball team. Depends on how you look at it.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Top Six Things I Learned on Vacation

Mommy Says:

So, I couldn't come up with ten, but I had more than five. Deal with it.

1. The best things in life are free.
A sleeping baby on the plane ride out and back? Free. And easily one of the best things in life.

2. Grandmas and Grandpas really are the best at spoiling kids.

Two sets of Grandparents in one place! If he knew how to talk he totally would have told us to go home without him.

3. Life's a beach.

And we're ok with that.

4. Tyson is going to be the next Michael Phelps.

Which is totally awesome, because I've always wanted to go to the Olympics.

5. Little kids look ridiculously cute in sunglasses.

See? It's just ridiculous.

6. Vacations with kids are exhausting. No pictures necessary. They just are.

Monday, April 12, 2010

You Guys Really Need To Have That Baby

Mommy Says:

Remember the last post? The one where you all were jealous of my ridiculously cute pictures? I'm about to post something that no one will be jealous of. No one.

Daddy took this picture on October 4th. I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and not cute and had like 10 chins. It's ok, I admit it.

This picture prompted many people to say, " You guys really need to have that baby." I had previously convinced myself that the comment was because we were pathetic and took our dog to the park. And down the slide. Now, however, I think the comments were partly due to how pathetic we were, but mostly because of how horrible I looked.

In any case, this weekend we made up for it. Kinda.

We took a baby to the park. The dog was there too, but only Tyson went down the slide.

And I happened to look a little bit better too. Only a little. Baby steps.

To further make up for posting the ugly picture, here are the rest of the pictures from Tyson's first trip to the park.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Where I Whore Out More Pictures of Tyson and Prove Just How Lazy I Am

Mommy Says:
I'm too lazy to write another post this week. Lazy and boring-it's an ugly combination. But...BUT! I've got pictures-let's be honest-pictures are probably better than my posts anyways.
I'm warning you-he's really cute in these pictures. Try to contain your jealousy.

Thankfully these pictures weren't taken any closer because then you'd be able to see how cute he really is.

See? Super cute. NO! You can't have him-he's ours. I told you not to get too jealous.

I know, you want Daddy too, huh? He's mine too. Sorry.

Now, I'm just rubbing it in.

Monday, April 5, 2010

5 Months is Too Old

Mommy Says:

Hey Buddy,

You're 5 months old today. Can you believe it? Neither can we.

At some point this month, I realized you're no longer a newborn. I know you probably think you grew out of the newborn stage around month 3, but it's taken me awhile to come to grips with it. I'm in denial-it's what moms do.

You're a baby now. A baby! And a happy baby at that. You smile and laugh constantly. Most of the time we think you're laughing with us and not at us, but who knows. We 're pretty sure you've already learned the value of your smile and laugh too. A grin can can get you far. The belly laugh could pretty much get Mommy and Daddy to buy you a pony if you wanted one.

You're a little dare devil-you love airplane rides and "crashing" the plane is hilarious. You love to sit up high on Daddy's shoulders or let him toss you in the air (I promise it's not as child endangermenty as it sounds). Anything that is faster or higher is right up your alley.

You're dying to be independent. Every time we lay you down you try really hard to sit back up. Yep, I said SIT. You're going to be independently sitting in no time. That scares me. You're also getting the hang of this whole rolling over thing. You laugh in the face of tummy time now.

You're starting to really know who Mommy and Daddy are. Sometimes you cry when other people hold you or talk to you. I know we're probably supposed to not like that behavior, but I secretly like it. A lot.

In 152 days AB (after birth/belly) you've proven yourself to be a pretty cool little dude. We've only got one problem-you keep growing up. And fast to boot. I've got pictures to prove it.



See? It's like you've doubled your birth weight in 5 months. Only it's not just like you doubled your birth weight, you actually did. If you could maybe scale back the whole I'm getting big fast thing ,that would be awesome. Mmmkay?

We love you little buddy.


Mommy and Daddy