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Comfy, Cozy

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well, according to Dr. Gina, I should be making my appearance today. But it's just too darn cozy inside Mommy I don't think I'll be showing up until the new year rolls around!! Mommy, Daddy, and everyone else who are impatiently awaiting my arrival will just have to wait a little longer!!

Who knows ...maybe I'll start something in a few hours and be the first baby born in 2009!! Mommy can only hope!!

Happy New Year!!!

Guessing Game!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mommy has come up with the idea of creating a game for family, friends, and blog-followers so that they can all guess my birthday, weight, and other stuff! With the help of a forum buddy, Mommy was directed to ExpectNet! It keeps track of peoples' guesses and once I am born, it will tally the winner!

Mommy will give everyone till the end of the week (12/20) to enter their guesses! The winner will receive a gift card to either Chili's/Macaroni Grill or Regal Cinemas. So hurry up! Get out there and guess!! (And, just to give everyone a 'freebie' ...when it asks to guess my gender ...I'm a boy! hehe!)

Mommy forgot to add a few "stats" to help you all make some educated guesses! =D

~ Mommy's weight at birth was 9lbs 9.5oz ... Daddy said he thinks he was in the 6lb range ...but Mommy swears he once told her 7lbs and some odd ounces!

~ Mommy and Daddy are both very tall, 5'10" and 6' respectively.

~ Grams said Mommy was born one day shy of 9 months to the day (but she knew the exact day she conceived too ...Mommy doesn't). It was considered "late" by doctors' standards ...but right on time for Grams!

~ My expected due date, according to Dr. Gina, is 12/31/08. Mommy's due date calculator online gave me an EDD of 1/8/09.

Mommy and Daddy Heart Me

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

For more pictures, visit Mommy's Blog!

Mommy's Dream

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Since Mommy keeps forgetting to post this on her blog, I thought I'd help her out and tell you about the dream she had about me a few nights ago!

In the dream, Mommy and Daddy were in the kitchen making lunch/dinner. All of a sudden a baby started crying and Daddy turned to Mommy and said, "Honey! The baby!" It took Mommy a second to realize Daddy was talking about *me*.

They ran out to the living room and found me laying on the floor near the couch. Apparently, Aunt Dawn's sister, Jessica, had been watching me and turned her back for a second, and I went and rolled myself off the couch (Owie!!).

Daddy knelt down beside me as I kept wailing to check to make sure I was alright, and Mommy kept saying, "Oh my god, is he alright? Please let him be alright." Don't worry, everyone! I was just fine!!

Mommy picked me up and noticed that my clothes were all on backwards and wrong. Sorry Aunt Jess, but after this dream, Mommy doesn't think you'll be babysitting! =D Mommy laid me back down and she and Daddy proceeded to fix my clothes. Mommy kept tickling my tummy and making me giggle. That made both of us feel better after that little scare!

And that's where the dream ended. Mommy thinks it's actually a dream of her worries that she won't be a good Mommy, but I know she's going to do an awesome job. She already takes such good care of me, and I'm not even here yet! Don't worry, Mommy ... you're aces in my book!!

Drums vs. Xylophone

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

For a few months now, Mommy was pretty sure I'd be a great drummer ... with all that thumpin' I do in her tummy (not to mention Daddy's an awesome drummer!). But lately, she's starting to wonder if I'll pick up the xylophone ... I mean, I do have a tendency to poke at her ribs a lot lately. I don't blame her for thinking this! Well, at least they're both percussion instruments!

My Pumpkin Head

Friday, October 31, 2008

As Mommy mentioned in her post about Vala's, Daddy picked a pumpkin out for me. Last night, Mommy, Daddy, and Miah got to work carving up their pumpkins.

Daddy helped Mommy cut open the top of mine and showed her the finer points of scraping out all the seeds and goop. Then Mommy cut out a face on my pumpkin.

Mommy and Daddy have entitled my pumpkin "Ohz", after me!

And last, but not least ...our entire pumpkin family! =D

I can't wait till next year when I'll be able to get my little hands all goopy when I help Mommy and Daddy scoop out pumpkins!

My First Outfit

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

While Mommy was out getting Halloween candy at the Dollar Tree, she stopped off at the thrift store that was in the same strip mall. Even tho I'll be here in two months, this is the first time she has really had a strong urge to buy something for me!

She found some really cute onesies, but to Mommy they looked super tiny ...and she's worried I'm going to be a big boy! Eventually she came across a 0-6 months shirt that she adored ...then went and found the pants to match it! So here it is ... my first outfit that Mommy bought for me!!

One thing Mommy loved about it was that on the front it says "#1 Little Man" ... she has been calling me her 'little man' when she talks to me. How perfect that she found an outfit that has one of her many nicknames for me on it! =D Yay!!

Mommy may go back and buy some of those onesies I mentioned ...just in case I am tiny. She also saw a cute pair of shoes there that I bet I'd look awesome in! I'm gonna be the most stylin' newborn on the block!

Could this be me?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mommy found a link to a site called MakeMeBabies on one of the forums she peruses. The site takes a picture of Mommy and Daddy and creates a baby (that's me!) based on the two pictures used. Mommy thinks the picture turned out pretty good, but she knows I'll be so much cuter!! Hehe.

So here's what this website says I will look like:

What do you think about my little new baby Jaiden? - What will your baby look like?

So what do you think? Like I said, Mommy thinks I'll be soooo much cuter, but the computer generated me isn't too bad! Guess we'll just have to wait a couple more months to find out for sure!!

88 Days ...from Yesterday!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mommy didn't get to post yesterday, but 88 days till I'm expected to be here!! Eight's are very special in a numeric sense to Mommy and Daddy. For instance, August 8th is Daddy's birthday.

Here's Mommy's latest belly picture from yesterday! I'm getting big!! (Ms. Colleen, the ultrasound tech, said I was estimated at 2 lbs 14 oz!) Mommy's definitely feeling it 'cause her tummy felt very heavy and tight yesterday. Sorry Mommy!

Give Your Opinion!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mommy and Daddy stepped into a gray area last night ... they found another name for me that they like -- Jackson. So, Mommy added a poll over there (*points to the lower left*) and would like to hear your opinions!

Hello, World!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So, Mommy got a few snapshots of me yesterday when she went to the doctor's. She and Daddy finally got to see me ... but I don't think that's fair! I won't get to see them for another three months!! Guess I'll have to start practicing patience.

For those of you who haven't read Mommy's blog about her appointment, you can find it here. Otherwise, I'm sure you're just here to see my cuteness! "Get to it, baby!" Okay... okay... Maybe I'm not the one who needs to practice patience after all!

Here's me, just laying back and chillin'

Mommy put a few labels on the last picture ... she says ultrasounds can be a little tricky

In this one I'm blowing Mommy a kiss!
Saying 'cheese' to the camera ...I swear!

Already leaving footprints on Mommy's heart (or as she'd like to put it, "Kicking her in the ribs")

Yawning ... all this picture taking is making me sleepy...

And lastly, the picture Mommy will probably use to embarrass me with in front of my future girlfriend... My BOY parts...

So, that's all of them!! Well, minus one profile picture, but the one she posted was a way better picture, in Mommy's opinion. Also, for that one person that voted "It's a boy" on the poll ... you win!! =D Hehe!

100 Days and Counting

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just a little less than 3.5 months till I'm here. We're heading into the double digit days now!

Hey! What about me?!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mommy had an appointment at our new doctor's office. She filled out lots of papers and talked with a very nice nurse who has Daddy's nickname (just spelled differently). But no one paid attention to me!! I started wiggling around while Mommy was answering Nurse Jamie's questions ...but I didn't get to be checked. Boooooo. I gave Mommy a good poke in her ribs too. Hehe.

Next time, when we go to see the doctor, I'm sure it will be my turn to be checked out. Maybe Mommy will even get to see me on an ultrasound!

Anyway, Daddy's bringing us home some lunch and Mommy's really hungry (me too!). Bai for now! =D

One more thing...

Monday, September 22, 2008

I just wanted to let everyone know ...I don't like Mommy and Daddy's alarm clock. I gave Mommy quite a few good kicks and swirls this morning whenever it would go off to let her know I was not a happy camper. How am I supposed to get my beauty sleep with that thing blaring every ten minutes!?

Mommy and Me

Grandma requested a (full-sized) picture of Mommy and me ...not just of me and Mommy's tummy! So this weekend, Mommy had Daddy and Miah taking some pictures. Unfortunately, the really good picture of Mommy and me was all blurry Mommy just cropped one of the other pictures.

The whole blurry picture thing only makes Mommy more sure she *needs* a new camera. She doesn't want any blurry pictures of me when I finally get here! Lastly, here's one more picture taken over the weekend of me and my family!! I can't wait to see them all face-to-face!

Six Months Down...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Mommy only has three more months left ...then she and Daddy get to see me!! Yay!! Even though my expected birthday is in January, Mommy and Daddy hope I come in December. They're very anxious to meet me!

I've finally made it to the $5 Footlong status! But let's not talk too much about that, because Mommy might start craving Subway!! Hehe!

Mommy made an appointment with an OB and she goes for a "New OB Workup" on the 29th to talk to the nurse and get history and insurance stuff taken care of. Mommy has to wait for her new insurance to be approved tho before she can go back for an ultrasound. But I'll be patient and practice waving to her till then!

Otherwise, not much else has been going on. I'm growing bigger everyday and kicking Mommy even harder. Sometimes I kick her so hard I make her tummy jiggle. Grandma requested a *whole* picture of me and Mommy, so Mommy's thinking of recruiting my big brother, Miah, to take a picture of her and Daddy. Hopefully it will turn out great! Mommy can be very picky with her photos! =D


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

According to Mommy's doctor, Dr. Wilson, that's what my heart rate was last Friday. Both Mommy and Daddy were there and were very excited to hear my heart beating strong. Daddy, especially, was relieved to hear it. Mommy knew things were okay because she feels me kicking all the time, but it's harder for Daddy 'cause he can't feel my kicks very well still.

Speaking of kicking, that wand Dr. Wilson pushed at me was annoying ... so I kicked it. This sent Mommy into a giggling fit and it took her a couple minutes to calm down. Daddy kinda instigated more giggling though! =D

Dr. Wilson joked about two heartbeats, especially since with her doppler she probably wouldn't be able to distinguish between two different beats. She *thinks* she found my umbilical cord because the sound from that was echoing. But no one knows except me if there's another Baby Ohz swimming next to me! ((Though Mommy thinks she'd be a lot bigger if there were two of us in here!!))

When Mommy and Daddy got home, Mommy looked up the old wives' tale about heart rate predicting gender. A heart rate of 150 would make me a girl. Mommy decided to do a little more 'gender prediction' tests to see what they said. The Chinese gender predictor says I'll be a boy. Two other 'tests' Mommy took said I'll be a girl as well. When Daddy gets home, Mommy wants to try the ring tied to a string method!

I've had Mommy add a new poll to see if you can guess if I'm a boy or girl. You'll get to find out in three more months!! =D

Mommy's Growing Belly

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mommy fixed my little ticker on the left side of the page. For about two or three weeks now it's been saying that I am only 19 weeks old. Hah! I've been growing a lot and tomorrow I'll be 22 weeks! But Mommy got it working again ... for the time being. Hehe. I thought it'd be neat to show another comparison of Mommy's belly as I've grown. So here we go!

The first one is at 4 weeks, the second at 17 weeks, and the last one is at 21 weeks, taken just a couple days ago. It might be hard to tell, but I'm definitely poking out Mommy's tummy more! Hooray!

Halfway There!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mommy's finally made it to the halfway mark! Twenty weeks done and over with ...about twenty more to go (tho she's hoping it's closer to 18 or 19 ...and she prays it's not 21 or 22! hehe).

Over the next few weeks I'll be working on packing on the pounds ...and giving Mommy a few extra as well! Gotta bulk up and grow big and strong for Mommy!

This week I'm as big as a can of Red Bull ...and Mommy thinks with the way I move around and kick that that's all she's been drinking!! What can I say? I love to squiggle!!

Mommy's going to try to get more tummy pictures up, but it may be a while 'cause her internet is kaput. Thank goodness for her library! I can't wait till she can get books from there to read to me!! Let's hope I'm quiet when she takes me for a visit!

Parental Abuse

Thursday, August 14, 2008

So I gave Mommy a few good kicks yesterday afternoon while she was watching TV. I kicked so hard she saw her tummy jiggle ... twice! Then, that night while she and Daddy where playing on the computer, I wouldn't stop wiggling around. Mommy was almost tempted to have Daddy jiggle her tummy to calm me down, but she enjoys the squiggles too much. I'm sure when I get bigger it won't be as much fun when I kick her bladder or something!

Well, Mommy's almost half way there ...and I'm half way to making my grand entrance into the world. This week I'm as long as a 6 inch sub from Blimpie's (or Subway ...whichever is your favorite!). Mommy wanted to nickname me "$5 Footlong" Ohz this week, but I'm not that long yet!! She and Daddy are so silly!

On another note, Mommy's taking me out and about this weekend! We're going with Daddy and Miah to the Air Show on Saturday and E.T. Mahoney State Park on Sunday. Mommy's excited about going swimming at the park! And Daddy can't wait to see his jets! I hope it's not too loud ...good thing I have all this Mommy protection between me and the world!! You'll have to check out her blog next week for the pictures!!

Well, Mommy wants to finish her sandwich ...and I do too!! It's super yummy! So I'll talk to you later!!

Baby Dreams

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Last night, Mommy got to meet me in her dreams! In the dream, I was a baby girl and I looked just like Mommy and Grandma did when they were babies ... cute, chubby cheeks, and a full head of black hair. Mommy was pushing me around in the Perego stroller that Grandma used when Mommy was a baby. Mommy kept checking on me, making sure my blanket was all tucked in warm and snug around me (and I think she was also waiting for me to wake up ... stroller rides get me so sleepy!). If my Mommy is so loving in her dreams, I can't wait to meet her in person! Just four and a half more months, Mommy, and your dreams will come true!

Comparisons and Updated Slideshow

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mommy has known for some time now that her tummy's been getting bigger ... especially with the way I've been growing the past couple weeks. But she didn't realize how drastically until Daddy started taking belly pictures for her. Here's a comparison of Mommy when I was 4 weeks and just a few days ago at 17 weeks.

Yep, I've definitely been making myself known!

Mommy also updated her slideshow (at the bottom) with weeks 16 and 17. Mommy is very happy with how well I've been growing and she loves showing off the big belly I'm giving her!!

The Baked Potato and the Pickle

No, Mommy's not having weird cravings for baked potatoes and pickles (yet!!)! Actually, these two foods are what one of her weekly emails used to describe how big I am at weeks 17 and 18.

Mommy got very silly and told Daddy that we should just name me "Baked Potato Ohz Conkey". Daddy giggled about it all day when he thought of it ...and now it's become part of my nickname. ((Don't worry, Mommy won't go all weird, celebrity names with me!)) Tomorrow I will be "Pickle Ohz" for a week, but Daddy was so tickled by "Baked Potato Ohz" he wants to keep it around. =D

In other news, I'm just squiggling around in Mommy's tummy. She notices it most when she's sitting at the computer and it's usually around the time Daddy's home for lunch or later in the evening. I like to share my squiggles with both of them!

Mommy's been working on getting new pictures of her tummy up on the slideshow, but she says her other computer is being a 'pain in the butt' ...whatever that means. So as soon as she can get the computer to cooperate you'll get to see how much I've grown!!! ...And Mommy was pretty surprised by how big her tummy's gotten too!

Growth Spurt ...and Making Daddy Smile!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Yesterday Mommy thinks I was doing a lot of growing 'cause I made her tummy super itchy and she said something about the sides of her uterus feeling crampy ... is that what this little room I'm in is called? That's a funny thing to call my little home!

Also with that growth spurt came a very nice surprise for Mommy and Daddy ...but Daddy especially. I wanted to show him how good I'm getting with my somersaults when they went to bed, I started practicing. Mommy said her tummy felt very heavy and tight, and she felt me rolling! So she laid on her back and pressed her hand low on her tummy. So I head-butted her! ...then I did a kick! She felt it on her hand and quickly told Daddy.

He rolled over and pressed his hand on Mommy's tummy. She was very excited and trying to explain to him about her pulse (that must be the constant whoosh whoosh noise I hear), but Daddy shushed her (which she thought was funny). That's when I did the bestest somersault of all!! And I made Daddy smile!!! He said it felt like I was rolling across his hand! Yay me!!

I told ya I'd perfect my finale!

*bangs utensils on the table*

Friday, July 25, 2008

Where's my cereal, Mommy?! ...Instead I get waffles and strawberries for breakfast! I don't think so!

To show my protest at this new choice of breakfast, I made Mommy's tummy all upset. She felt very nauseous and kind of dizzy and had to go lay down for a little bit. She tried this whole "different breakfast" thing a couple weeks ago when she ate a bagel with cream cheese. I didn't like that either, so I made her feel sick. You think she would have learned then that I must have my cereal and milk!!

Well, I don't think she'll be making that mistake again. She really doesn't like feeling so yucky!

Itchy, Itchy!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Over the past couple weeks, I've been making Mommy's tummy very itchy! I can't help it! I'm growing fast now! I even gave her some stretch marks (which she wasn't too happy about, but she puts this cold lotion on her tummy to help with the marks and itchiness!).

Right now, I'm a little over four inches long, but I'll be adding some more weight to me in the next few weeks. Guess I should let Mommy know now to buy some stock in her cocoa butter lotion!

Somersaults and Tumbles

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I've been practicing somersaults in Mommy's tummy ... I bet Daddy would be proud since he used to be a gymnast! Mommy thinks she may have felt me tumbling, but she still thinks it's just herself feeling her own pulse in her tummy. I'll have to try a little harder next time ...perhaps when I perform my big finale! I hope the judges are watching!

Grow, Me!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mommy's been taking pictures of her tummy since she found out I've been hiding inside her! She finally decided a couple days ago to put the ones she's taken into a slideshow! So as I grow, you can watch Mommy's tummy get bigger and bigger!

Edit (07/18/08): Mommy's getting super annoyed with all the slideshow programs! I think it's all those hormones that her body's created because of me!!

My First Words ^.^

Hello every bodeeee! Mommy has made me this cute little blog so I can give everyone updates about how I'm doing over the next few months! So here's my big HELLO to the world!!