Saturday, September 27, 2008

Still Kickin'

Well... here I am at 37.4 weeks, and while there is no baby on the outside yet, I have a suspicion this little girl won't wait until October 14th. In fact, I don't even know if she'll wait until our induction- scheduled for October 9th-although that would be nice, because it would allow Mommy's maternity leave to extend all the way to January 2nd. If not, we'll go back to work before then, and regardless, we'll be glad to get our baby Jana! As we speak, the washer is running with the last of the 0-3 month things, plus the car seat and bassinet linings. After those are ready, she can come any time.


While the pregnancy is wearing on Mommy, I think it's starting to wear out Daddy too. He is so great to help with Wyatt, and he even fixed us all dinner tonight (YUM). Even so, I think it's hard for him to work all day every day and come home to an incapacitated wife and a slightly crabby baby and a wound-up puppy. We ALL just need to hang in there a little longer!



When Mommy's too tired to do anything at all, this is what happens: a cup of Teddy Grahams, a sippy cup of water, and a Baby Einsteins movie on the "repeat play" setting. And of course, we're still in our jammies.



The other day I heard a little voice from the nursery: "No, Wyatt. No!" I immediately went to investigate- and found him on his toes on the edge of a crib like a balance beam, his bib on backwards like a cape, and the thermostat cranked up to 90. Grinning from ear to ear.




In case you were wondering, there's the missing "W" from the last picture. He has a long reach!


This was during lunch the other day- Wyatt was being so cute counting all his little pieces of bread, "One...two...THREE!!!" He wouldn't do it anymore once I got the camera out, but it's still kind of cute- Wyatt's Grammy hasn't seen him in a while, so here he is in action! :) He only squeals this much when he's really excited.

10 comments:

Brian and Diana said...

For your sake I hope that baby Jana waits until the induction date - but hooray for when she finally makes her grand entrance! Good luck in these final days!

Karen said...

That is a great picture of Wyatt on the balance beam. I'm assuming that he was scolding himself with the "No Wyatt No" what a good boy!

amanda said...

this just makes me laugh. i remember you telling me about him almost falling out. that crazy kid.

Janice Pyper said...

Mellie - I can't even tell you how I love reading your blog! You girls are my lifeline when I need a daughter/family/grandkiddie fix! It seems that every couple of weeks, especially if I haven't had a good visit with somebody - especially the girls - I really get homesick and missing everyone! (Especially the grandkids, who are growing so fast!) So thank you thank you thank you!! Wyatt is such a cutiepie, and I can watch him grow this way!....and hear him too! Wow - ain't technology grand!

Hugs & kisses from Hurricane-recovering Houston, Mom (Sister Pyper)

Mary Jason and boys said...

LOL! 37.4 weeks..... not that you're counting! I love the color of Wyatt's bedroom wall! He's a cute little man.

Melissa Durtschi said...

I know the last little bit is the hardest, and I know we are all so excited to see what she looks like!! Hang in there to have ALL the holidays off, (YAHOO!!)

Fay Call said...

So I waited for you to come in all weekend...and you never did. As usual it was crap, because I was working. Have you been to the Doctor again?

Tyson and Emily said...

I can't believe Wyatt can climb his crib like that! How scary! Is that what I can expect from a boy? He only does stuff like that occasionally, right? I love the backwards, superhero bib effect. What a smart little boy to think of that!

Amber said...

haha, I was looking at Wyatt's superhero picture going "hm, that's an interesting twist on Wyatt, to just spell it 'yatt.'" I didn't think you'd be that cruel. =) I'm also impressed with the chipmunk sounds in the video, nice.

Brett and Ali said...

You are almost there! Are you still working, too? We just found out that we are having twins! I can hardly believe it. We are most likely moving to NY in a few weeks, I hope I can really do all of this. Call me and we'll catch up!