Thursday, July 1, 2010

28 months and 40 weeks

Timothy is 28 months old today, and I'm 40 weeks pregnant! Below is a photo that Billy took of my belly last night and a couple of shots of the soon-to-be big brother taken about a month ago at our friend Barb's house.

I'm not sure how much Timothy understands about the impending arrival of his little sister, but he talks about "sister in mommy's belly" and he recently told me that he wants her to come out so they can play ball. I'm sure it'll be an adjustment for all of us, having a new little one in the house, but I have a feeling it's going to go well.

In Timothy news, he's an interesting and funny little person these days. He has his "typical 2-year-old" moments from time to time (like at Trader Joe's on Tuesday... don't ask!), but for the most part he is very fun to be around. He speaks in long, complex sentences, and his vocabulary doesn't cease to amaze me.

Currently, he's very interested in emotions, and always seems to be assessing whether we are happy or sad. He will do something and then ask, "this makes mommy happy?" or if he does something not so nice (like hitting) he will say, "this makes mommy sad" and then "I give you nice gentle touches, mommy. This makes mommy happy." And, of course, while I'd prefer that he not hit in the first place, it's nice to know that he's starting to understand the effect of his actions and tries to make amends. He's also finding certain things very funny, and he has this weird maniacal laugh that he does and then informs us what it is that he finds so funny. Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. ;)

As for my "still" being pregnant, did you know that only 5% of babies are born on their "due date"? Did you know that average human gestation is actually 41 weeks + 1 day for first time pregnancies and 40 weeks + 3 days for subsequent pregnancies? Did you know that anywhere from 37 to 42 weeks is considered full term, and you're not considered postdate until after 42 weeks? So, hang tight, people. This little girl doesn't have a calendar, and only she knows when her birthday will be!

1 comment:

Dr. A said...

Beautiful belly! Beautiful boy!

I don't have to tell you to savor these last days - keeping your little girl as safe and as close as possible, enjoying just the three of you.

But I do look forward to the announcement post ;)