Wednesday, October 28, 2015

15 Weeks!

Sweet baby number three is nearly four months along now. ♥

The baby certainly wasn't shy about making his or her presence known. The morning sickness was so bad in the early months that I half-joked with Lauren that I must be having twins (who gave me much more than just a horrified look in response). Since then, the doctor granted Lauren much relief by verifying that there's only one little peanut in there. I'm finally over all the nausea and feeling good enough for regular runs and yoga again (hooray!).

My munchkins have been pretty humorous about everything so far. They just adore interacting with the baby. Elissa will put her head on my belly, and say "hug baby!" again and again. Occasionally, though, when we ask her where the baby is, she'll point to herself (or her own belly). ;)

Meanwhile, Brayden loves chatting the little one up (about anything and everything) and making predictions as to the gender. It started with him putting his eye up to my belly button and saying "Yep! It's a girl, Mama. I can see her!" Then, for a while, he was on a baby brother kick. Last week, he told me it was girl because "she swims fast and girls swim fast." This week, he's back to predicting a boy. Brayden also quite enjoys giving the baby things. He'll shove food in my mouth and tell me "give this to the baby!" It's pretty adorable, really.

All is well in the pregnancy world so far! ♥

(Pardon the tardiness of the picture below; I haven't gotten around to a new one yet!)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My Future Engineer

Brayden has recently decided he wants to be an engineer. It was a quite amusing conversation, actually.

It started one day when I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up. His response? "You'll just have to wait and see, Mommy." Ha! Alright, then. Thanks, kid.

We proceeded to discuss different occupations, listing them one by one and explaining what they do. Brayden contributed his fair share of ideas but when I got to engineer, he stopped me right there.

"That's it! I want to be an engineer when I grow up. I want to build things! But I don't know how to build things yet."

I explained to him that it was perfectly alright that he doesn't know the intricacies of the profession yet - that's what school is for (and student loans, for that matter).

A week later, he and I were driving in the car again and he said, "Mommy, when I grow up and am an engineer, I want to make a car that flies."

Not a bad aspiration. He followed up his ambition with, "Mommy, why don't cars fly?"

Trying to figure out an easy explanation for it that a 3-year-old might be able to grasp, I said it was because they are made of metal and metal is very heavy. His response?

"But are airplanes made of metal?"

(Insert speechlessness here)

It was then I realized that I'm starting to actually use all of those graduate degrees I have just to talk to my three year old. ;)  I had to back track and give him an entirely different - more complex - reason why cars do not fly.

You know, I really thought I would have been okay with the metal reason considering that my son still wears diapers at night! Apparently not.