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Hello…?

…Anybody home? *cricket*

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog. I miss sharing recipes with my faithful followers (Hi, Mom). If you’ll notice, my last post was in December. Coincidentally, that’s around the same time that this guy started crawling. Things got a little busier around here once he was mobile, especially since he started crawling, pulling up and “cruising” all on the same day. Here is a picture from December:

baby standing

And now he is a 14-month-old extrovert who will eat anything (and a lot of it) and loves being in a crowd and interacting with everyone (I wonder where he got that…).

baby outdoors

(The above picture was taken at my parents’ house, where he gets to borrow Papa’s hat, play with the “puh PEE!” and carry around all manner of rocks and branches.)

Anyway, all that to say… I have a recipe all typed up and ready to publish tomorrow. And hopefully many more after that. Is there anything you would like to see on the blog?

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He has them.

baby faces smiling

baby face collage

baby face trio

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Baby Lightning

His nickname had been “Baby Lightning” for months and months. Then, after a mere 4 hours of labor + pushing, he popped out ready to join the world 5 days early. Meet Baby Lightning!

newborn 3 days old

He’s almost 3 weeks old now and we love him to pieces.

baby 3 weeks

Hopefully soon I’ll be able to post more recipes, but for now we’re adjusting to life with this fun little guy.

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Pregnancy week 27

Being pregnant is like going on a diet with specific things you can’t eat for a really long time… except instead of getting thinner, you get FATTER. Basically what I’m trying to say is, as soon as I have this baby, I’m getting some raw sushi, raw oysters, and tons of moldy cheese like gorgonzola and bleu cheese. And maybe a big pile of lunch meat to top it all off.

The last time I posted about pregnancy was on week 17. Oops. At least now I actually have a legitimate belly bump to show for it!

I’m breathing down the neck of the third trimester, and that’s just weird to think about. We still haven’t picked a name for him (it’s a boy, in case you missed it). Here’s the same quiz I did at 17 weeks to see what has changed:

How far along?  27 weeks, day 2
Total weight gain/loss?  More than last time I did this quiz, I’ll say that…
Maternity clothes?  Yes, finally. Most of my shirts are too short now, and my regular jeans are long past the fitting point.
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep?  I’ve never had a problem sleeping. It’s getting to bed that’s the issue…
Best moment last week? He poked some body part up and kept it there for a while. I actually got to feel the hard spot on my belly for a few seconds before he moved again.
Movement? Lots, especially while I’m sitting at my desk at work.
Food cravings?  Unfortunately I haven’t had any legitimate cravings yet. Stephen wishes I would have some weird craving just for the comedic value, and I’m sad to say I’ve let him down thus far.
Gender? Boy!
Labor signs? Nope
What I miss: Regular exercise! Oh, and raw seafood and moldy cheese…
What I am looking forward to: Hitting the 3rd Trimester mark next week

I’ve been really bad about remembering to take pictures. There’s pretty much a huge gap between approximately the 14-week mark and the 25-week mark that remains an undocumented cavern of picturelessness. Oh well. This is somewhere between 25 and 26 weeks:

Pregnancy week 25-26

Week 27:

Pregnancy week 27

I’m feeling quite large and unwieldy, and I can’t imagine getting ANY bigger. I know all you ladies who have had children are laughing at me right now, but I feel like a whale. But I know my stomach is going to get a whole lot bigger before that baby ever comes out of it, so I’m sure I’ll look back at this post and wonder how I ever thought I was already huge. We shall see.

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It’s a…

gender reveal it's a...

Well wouldn’t you like to know. 😉

We found out the gender of our baby on Dec. 22. We got to see one set of parents on Dec. 23, and the other set of parents on Dec 24. We also mailed the news to our grandparents, and we did the same thing for all of them. Here’s what we did:

We placed the above “It’s a…” photo and a sealed envelope inside of a bigger envelope. When they opened the big envelope – OH, THE SUSPENSE! – they only saw the “It’s a…” photo, and they had to open yet another envelope to see the actual news. Because I’m delightfully mean like that.

Oh, you want to know the gender too?

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(See what I did there? I told you I’m mean.)

It’s a…

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baby gender it's a boy

The lighting/coloring of these pictures looks really weird on the blog, but there you have it. We’re having a boy! And because it’s a boy, we now have to come up with a name (we had our girl name all picked out). We’re so excited to finally know, and we get to call him a HIM now instead of an “it”!

We had a good Christmas. 🙂

Fear not. We’ll be back to our regular programming of recipes eventually.

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