Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What's up with Bobby?

I have really had trouble with posting regularly and finding time to write the posts as they come to me since Judah was born.  I guess number five knocked me off my blogging horse.  I have barely posted about this pregnancy at all, in fact.  I hope number six doesn't make things worse in the blogosphere for me.  I print my blog every year and save it for my children to enjoy and possibly me one day when I can no longer remember the many cute things the kids did or how busy these years were.  The kids really enjoy reading about their childhood already actually.  So I am going to persevere.

So about this pregnancy...First off, my nausea has been longer lasting than with any other baby.  It still persists on and off even in my 33rd week, although usually not as bad as the first trimester was.  I have craved McDonald's double cheeseburgers and sweet teas.  I normally do not have caffeine during my pregnancy or during the time I am nursing, but I have had a really hard time resisting the sweet teas.  Once or twice a week I sometimes cave in and get one.  I have really not wanted much of anything else.  I did go through a salad phase, but for the most part I am only really craving water.  Being that I am not a good water drinker this is great news for me.  I doubt, however, that is counterbalances the double cheeseburgers.

My glucose tests were normal which is good news that went against all the predictions of the doctors and midwives I have seen.  I'm not diabetic!  I just have big babies, people!

I definitely feel the difference of being pregnant in my late thirties verses all the other times.  I am exhausted all the time.  Bobby moves like crazy.  He rolls around and stretches out all the time.

Today I had another ultrasound that was ordered to check the growth of the baby because I was measuring two weeks ahead.  FYI, in the past I haven't measured bigger at my appointments with the exception of the last pregnancy where I measured one week bigger.  They've never showed concern over the size of my babies other than always thinking I am going to show up diabetic.

At 33 weeks and 2 days, the baby measured 34 weeks and 2 days on the ultrasound.  He is about 5 lbs now according to their calculations based on his femur and head size.  I don't know what to think about this.  All my boys are big and late.  So we will have to see what they say when I go in for my next appointment.

There has been some debate about Bobby's middle name recently.  Several people have been trying to talk me out of using my grandfather's first name as this guy's middle name.  Brian has been questioning it as well.  I feel really strongly about using it though.  Robert Cecil just seems right to me, but we will see how that plays out.

I have appliqued a onesie for Bobby with scraps.

I just finished his superhero towel with his name on it.  All the boys have superhero towels.  Isaac has Superman, Drew has Captain America, Judah has Batman, and Bobby gets the Flash.

I love it.  It is so bright and new.

I decided to be a little extra creative this time and added wings.  Although I am sure it is not an original idea and has been done before, I've never seen it anywhere.  The idea came to me when I was looking at a picture of the Flash online to draw the template. 

I've gotta give credit to the model, Drew!

I just now added Judah's name to his old Batman towel yesterday.  I hesitated so long because of his whole having two names issue.  I decided to take the plunge since these are so easy to make and they do eventually outgrow them and need new ones.  If he ends up picking Ben as his name one day then I will just make him a new one.

I am about to redo Drew's because his is too small this year and the Velcro hasn't held up.  I am making him a hooded towel and adding Captain America's white wings to the hood.  I am just going to cut this one up and reuse the letters since cutting letters is the most time consuming part of the whole process.

This is not Isaac's Superman towel.  This is the very first hooded towel I made.  I used an "I" from Brian's name on an old tattered towel from his childhood.  I have since learned to make the hoods better and not so huge.  This towel has seen some love in the last 7 years.

I have started Bobby's stocking, and it is well underway.  I have also begun his quilt.

I've got a few other projects for this little guy, but they are only if I have time.  Those are the main things I want to make for him.  I am not decorating a nursery for him (reason to be revealed soon) which makes the list quite short compared to past babies.  On the other hand, I have a million things not related to the baby to do before he gets here.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Do you have instructions on how to make those towels? I would loooove to do some of those for the pool/beach! :)