The truth is we haven't been very good at recharging our camera batteries lately, and so every time we do something fun (like the 4th of July, for example), we go to snap photos and the camera says "Recharge the batteries". Grr.
Here are a few precious photo representations of what we've been up to lately. The sad part is we didn't take most of these photos (the ones of Will). Someone else did. LOL
Jenni Update: So above, you see my mom and I. This was last Friday. She came up for the day and helped me go through all of Preston's old baby items and put them away for the new baby. She was a huge help! And even did it in the 95 degree heat.
My mom and dad then took Preston home for the weekend so that I could have some time to work on music. I'm right in the middle of composing a filmscore. And given that I am very pregnant, I'm trying to have this project done by mid-July (which is this coming weekend!). I've got 2 more cues to write, record, orchestrate and then I'm basically done with all the major stuff.
I am almost 35 weeks pregnant (34 and 1/2). My official due date is August 20th. However, if you've been reading my pregnancy blog, you know what I've been going through with doctor changes and stuff so that I can try for a VBAC. I did finally find a doctor, but her rules for allowing me to VBAC are that a) I have to go into labor on my own unassisted (no inducement), b) I have to go into labor before my duedate. So basically, in another 2 or 3 weeks, this baby is welcome (and highly encouraged) to make his appearance into the world (I will be 37 weeks by then, and need to have the baby between weeks 37 - 40, otherwise they will do an automatic csection at week 40, a.k.a. my due date). So pray for me that this baby will come early! (Which if you know Preston's birth story...I was one week overdue and had to be induced....so I hope this one is different).
I am feeling pretty huge. Pretty uncomfortable. Pretty irritable (maybe that is why I haven't blogged much?). I'm just grateful for my mom who has been a lifesaver and helped out with Preston here and there.
Preston Update: Preston turned 2 in June. He also just recently had his 2 year wellness appointment and proved what we all thought was true: He is a big kid.
He measured 95% and above (off the charts) in both height and weight. He is 36 and 1/2 inches tall, and weighs 35 pounds. He is little to us, but then when he gets around other 2 year olds we see how much taller and bigger he is.
Some funny things he has been saying lately are:
- "Mark, ready, set, go!" (while playing with his cars)
He also knows all of his colors (though sometimes gets them mixed up). He can basically repeat back everything we say. He knows how to help put his toys away and is getting better at helping us clean when we ask him. He always wants to help with anything and everything and it's very cute.
He LOVES to play with other kids, and has really been excited to go to the park lately. He loves the swing and the slide the best. He also loves "swimming" in the kiddie pool.
Will is especially proud that Preston has gotten his first freckles (see below).
Will Update: Will has been really enjoying himself lately.
Aside from his fun adventures in bike commuting, he has also been putting up with a major toothache this past week.
Well apparently it's been bad enough that he's had to ice his mouth, take painkillers every 4 hours (both Tylenol and Advil). He even went through our medicine cabinet and found an expired bottle of Vikodin and tried that, but being that it was expired it didn't work.
He is supposed to go in for a root canal either today or tomorrow to get it fixed. In the meantime, he's been on some antibiotics since Friday to get the infection to go down (this is a tooth problem that he had a year ago, had a root canal to fix it, but apparently it's back and in the next tooth over).
That was Will's last race until after the baby is here. He has gotten several invitations to do various adventures, but he has been very nice and respected his super pregnant wife's pleas to hold off on any more adventures for a while.
So anyway that is what we've been up to!