Monday, December 7, 2009

I shot the Sheriff*

*The title of this post refers, of course, to the Bob Marley song. I found these CDs called Rockabye Baby! That take rock songs and make them into lullabies for babies. I was going to buy the Bob Marley one for Toots, per Tim's request, but then I realized they are just the music - no singing. Now, Tim says we just need to buy the regular Bob Marley CD for him. I'm wondering, am I going to make my kid a stoner if he listens to Bob Marley?! ;)

We had a fun weekend! Can you believe I am actually updating on a Monday? Weird.

Friday, Tim and I went to Dallas to have dinner with my friend (and former PC partner - thank God that's over!) Stephanie and her husband, Ross. We ate at Mattito's Mexican restaurant - which was really good - and also drove around Highland Park to look at some Christmas lights. There were some really pretty lights but we thought there were going to be more of them because they are listed on Texas as a good place to go look at them. It was still fun to look at the lights that were up and see all the big houses and, of course, great to hang out with them. Everyone's always busy so it's nice to find some time to see friends.

Saturday, we slept in and then went to Dutch's burgers for lunch. Tim's mom and brother came in town to watch the Big 12 Championship at Cowboy's Stadium. They are both Longhorn fans, so it was a fun but stressful game for them. We visited with them for awhile before they left for the game and we went to a wedding. The wedding was one of Tim's friend's sisters. It was absolutely gorgeous and she looked beautiful. The reception was at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth and they had a band, called Emerald City, that played for Mark Cuban and Emmitt Smith's weddings! They also played for President Bush when he was President. It was a 25 member band with lots of singers, so they could pretty much sing anything under the sun. We had a great time.

Sunday, we had breakfast with Tim's mom and brother before they left to go home and then just lounged around watching football the rest of the day. At the last part of the Cowboy's game, I went and did the elliptical and then we went to Wal-Mart to grocery shop. I wasn't feeling well all day yesterday so nothing sounded good for dinner. We ended up sharing some cheese and crackers (one of my most favorite things to eat when I was first pregnant) and I ate some fruit. Tim ate some leftover steak from his mom and brother's dinner the night before. Overall, it was a great weekend.

Toots has been a moving-around little fellow the past several days. He moves a lot! The hiccups have tapered off some and he usually just gets them maybe once a day. Last night as we were going to bed, Tim had his arm around my belly and Toots was just going to town kicking his arm. It was pretty funny.

I don't think my belly changed at all this week, Tim agreed. After that giant growth spurt last week, it's fine with me that it didn't get any bigger! Doctor's appointment next Monday. Here's the picture:

And here's what's going on with baby this week:

He's clocking in at five pounds and could be as tall as 20 inches by now. This week, a boy's testicles start making their way down from his abdomen to their final destination: his scrotum (look out below!). While about three to four percent of boys are born with undescended testicles, it's nothing to worry about — they usually head downtown before junior turns a year old. In other baby-related developments, those tiny fingernails have probably reached the tips of his fingers by now — and getting ready for that first postpartum manicure.

Here's a picture - it's getting pretty cramped in there!:

This week should be pretty quiet. We have all our Christmas decorations up but I haven't taken pictures, yet. I will take some and post them this week. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Natalie said...

I loved the kicking, although my husband would probably tell you I didn't at times. Enjoy having your little man so close to you!