One month to go…

This past Sunday was the one month mark for the due date. That means we have less than to do everything we need to do to prep the house, prep ourselves, read all baby books, and take care of anything else that will be harder to do once the little guy comes into our lives.

Aside from that I am trying to enjoy the last few weeks of my life pre-baby. Doing some of the things we all take for granted once the baby comes. For example, sitting quietly in a cafe reading a book. As I was sitting there reading and enjoying my roti bun and coffee, I thought to myself days like this will be missed, but I am really looking forward to the lifestyle change ahead.

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Book: Show Dad How: The Brand-New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Shawn Bean the executive editor of Parenting Magazine

Dreams or Something More?

Before telling anyone about the pregnancy, I received a text from my little cousin: “Are you guys pregnant with a baby boy?”

I was shocked. We were only about 2 months into the pregnancy and we hadn’t mentioned it anyone but the doctor. My cousin had a dream that she was visiting us and we had a baby boy. This dream was so real to her that she felt the need to text me and ask if it was actually happening. At the time, I could only confirm that half of her guess was correct since we did not know the sex yet. However, a few months later it was confirmed that we were indeed having a boy. What a trip.

I feel that things like pregnancy bring on interesting dreams or maybe even a little more than just dreams to those around it. I even had my own dream/visit from my Grandpa who passed a few years back.  It was about 3 months into the pregnancy, going to the doctor’s office was one of the most nerve racking things I had ever experienced. One night after a doctor’s visit, I had a dream that my Grandpa came to me and told me that everything would be ok. The comfort and warmth that I felt from that dream was very real. Was it just a dream or a visit to help comfort me? I can’t say for sure, but it was needed.

Toy Story Themed Baby Shower

With help from my family, I was able to give my wife an awesome baby shower. We decided to go with a Toy Story theme. The idea was to have it resemble Toy Story but making it feel less like a kids birthday party and more of a “pinterest” feel while staying true to the colors of the theme. We cooked food and planned games for our guests. The baby shower was a huge success.

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My mom and grandma surprised us with this amazing diaper cake

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These pins were given to each guest. Every time a guest would get caught saying the word “baby” they would have to forfeit their pin to whoever caught them.

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Some other games were “Name That Song”, each song had the word “baby” in the title. And “Name That Baby” where guests brought baby pictures of themselves and we all had to guess who was who.

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We used these blocks to have guests try to guess the name of the baby.

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For party favors we gave out popcorn labeled “Ready to Pop”

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Dunder and Munster made great hosts.

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Calm Before The Storm…

We are about 7 weeks out, things are getting real. For now the room has a nice calm feel to it, the toys and clothes sit calmly in place waiting to be used and the noise level is very low. During the day we sometimes hang out in the room and plan things. We talk about where we will play and how we will organize certain items. Today my wife is researching strollers while I work on putting shelves on the wall. Dunder and Munster relax and try to enjoy the calmness of the room while they can.

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