today is the due date for our anticipated 2nd bundle of joy and HM is in the living room reading a MKSAP book. how boring. in a little while it will be friday the 13th. HM and i aren't very superstitious so i don't think we'd really mind if the baby came tomorrow. personally, i'm aiming for the weekend to avoid heavy congested roads caused by recent rainfall.
our appt yesterday revealed that HM is 3cm dilated which means the baby could come at any time. she was 4cm when we went in with calvin. the past 40 weeks have been such a blur that we haven't taken time to 'enjoy' this pregnancy. we were talking the other night how we used to play Lady A for cal while in the womb as well as talk to him almost every night before bed. now after putting calvin to bed, HM and i finish chores around the house, watch very little tv, and prep for the next day. totally different experience.
two weeks ago, while at work, it dawned on me that we were about to have a newborn along with another child under 2 yrs old. apparently two under two is quite a phenomenon. with my sister and i being 6 1/2 yrs apart, she was able to HELP my parents raise me. i was more of a welcome package rather than someone invading mom/dad time from her. calvin is so needy at the moment that HM can't even take a piss without having him freak out for leaving the room. i wouldn't say he's totally a momma's boy as he's shown clinginess to the both of us. so now as we prepare for an infant and a growing toddler, i feel it's a whole new ballgame. dark mark keeps telling me that his 2 children always have surprises in store for him. hope for the best and expect the worst?
in the meantime, i think it's only fair that i give some update as to what's been going on over the past year with calvin. a picture timeline should do the trick:
|9 month visit - still a big head (but really 50th percentile)|
|learning to walk at 10 1/2 months. you should never want this happening this early.|
|first plane trip - second city!|
|helping mom open her completion of residency gifts|
|houston texans experience - in a suite!|
|foreign souvenirs from mom/dad - don't judge. and his mom dressed him that day. i promise.|
|his pretty cousins taking advantage of his size!|
|first MLB game baseball from carlos lee - freakin' lucky!|
|1st bday at home. it was worse than this.|
|..... bday party few weeks later.|
|graduation to an inflatable tub. yes - we had been washing him in the sink for a year (mom's idea). not sure why there are so many bubbles....|
|first haircut. from momma. actually not too bad. his 2nd one from mom was quite hilarious. think: asian bowl cut..with uneven bangs!|
|beginning of day care.|
|being welcomed to the church.|
|cal's first pair of sneakers. rocking' old school adidas!|
|with his furry friend on halloween. mom likes to dress the dog too. ugh.|
|first attempt at training. he thought it was a joke.... and still does to this day|
|wait for it.....|
|after. like new!|
|surgery day. woke himself up from the anesthesia. not a surprise.|
|as u can see, cal does NOT react well to bug bites.|
|cal's official first room. you have to understand that there used to be BUTTERFLY wallpaper everywhere. a lot of work went into finally getting it this way!|
tired now....time for bed. HM asleep so looks like no baby tonight. sorry folks!