My little artist

Zeke has been such a big boy lately. In more ways then one. First off, physically he is getting HUGE. I am so glad I put off buying him new jeans because suddenly it's looking like even the 2T's are going to be too short pretty soon. So I'm going to keep putting off buying more until this latest growth spurt is over and I absolutely must. That or until it gets warm enough to buy shorts, whichever happens first.

I blame the fact that the kid has been eating like a fiend. A normal breakfast these days is an entire serving of oatmeal (1/4 cup uncooked), an entire yogurt cup, and a banana. Then he takes a 2 hour break before he starts begging for more.

He's also been a big boy in other ways. So independent lately and getting to be so smart. Its bittersweet and makes me so glad to be having another. I know I would be taking it harder if I wasn't. That and if he wasn't still just so sweet. He's been asking to be rocked after his naps lately and I just love it. He is such a cuddler.

His newest thing is coloring. Coloring and playing "Yahpsee". Playing Yahtzee with a 1 year old? Not that fun, in case you wondered. I get 1 roll for ever 3 or 4 of his and somehow while every roll he does is a "Yeah Yahpsee!!!" every one of mine is an "uh oh". I think that means I'm losing? He wants to color or draw all day long, though. For Christmas he got some window crayons and those have been a big hit.
He DOES have to be watched carefully, though, or else he finds things more entertaining then the window to color on.
The window crayons are the activity that just keeps going, however, because there is nothing Ezekiel likes to do more when he is done making his art then clean it up. That spray bottle and a sponge equals an hour of mommy time at least.

As far as a pregnancy update goes...well I am still pregnant. I had hoped the new moon tonight would help but alas, no luck. I have also thought spicy food, a long walk, acupuncture, raspberry leaf tea, and a billion other things would help. Also no luck. My midwife forbids castor oil so I haven't done that one but I've tried about everything else.

I have resigned myself to patience. And to the hope that maybe the baby is just into astrology and doesn't want to be a Capricorn. If she waits until the 20th she gets to be an Aquarius...

Even though I am not quite yet 42 weeks I went ahead and took a picture this morning. And this is why: I have been asked a lot if my stomach has "dropped". Actually, I got asked this a lot during both of my pregnancies and I never knew what to answer. I carried both so low the entire time that I never really noticed any such thing happening. Well check out this extremely blurry photo (Sorry, as you can see, someone small was trying to be noticed and shaking me). I can most definitely say that I HAVE DROPPED. I am not actually sure what that means...but I am sure that it has happened over the last few days.

Hopefully it means I will have a baby soon. Because honestly, I dont know how much more this poor tummy can take. This dropping business put a whole new level into the stretchiness of my stretch marks and now a few of them have to be band-aided because they are bleeding. Poor poor tummy. Also this is the laziest baby in the universe. She only moves about once a day. Which means every day at about 7 o clock I start to stress out because she hasn't moved. Then she rolls over once and re-settles for another 24 hours. At 35 weeks this was kind of nice. At almost 42 its not as cute.


Domrese Family Blog said...

Lookin' great! Doing a great job mama! I know you're tired and done, but you are in the home stretch! You will be blessed for all your hard work. Keep it up!

Bill said...

Wow....that's a lot of "she"s.
And I would imagine that "she" isn't moving around much as there isn't a whole lot of room to move around in! Zeke is getting SO big! Even in the short time since I saw him last it seems that he has changed so much. I can't tell you how anxious Mom is to have a new baby to see. But then I would also imagine that you are pretty anxious yourself.

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

Those window crayons are awesome! I gotta get me some of those! I hope that your baby comes soon, I tried speeding things up with spicy Thai food and then a really long walk afterwards. I went into labor within two days. Keeping my fingers crossed for you :)

Marshmallow Circus said...

Window crayons! Now why didn't I think of that? You look great!

Rachel said...

Kalli is going through a mega growth spurt too. It's amazing how much these little people can pack inside their tummies!
And, she's out-eating me... the caveat to drinking EBM... she is having 4 bottles a day and I'm only pumping 2, PLUS she's wolfing down the food! (Well, now she's out of freezer milk, so she's just gonna have to make due with the 2 bottles, hah)

Window crayons? How cool is that?! I'd never heard of them before, but they look awesome!
I need to get us some of those bath paints too...

And by the way, congrats on the little boy! :-)
I hear your birth was a bit different than you had planned for, but I hope it was in a good way and I can't wait to hear all about how it went!

And bleeding stretch marks? How horrible! I'm glad that things can shrink down now and start to heal up.