Jayden: 31 Weeks Updated By Daddy

This post, written by Greg, originally appeared on MommyDaddyBlog.com.

Hey all, Daddy here! …what? You were expecting Mommy? Well, we just thought we’d switch things up a bit and give preggy Mommy a break on this one. Plus, I haven’t really been able to talk much about the pregnancy from my point of view. That is, until now! So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to MY 31st Week Update… Daddy Style!

Ok, let’s see… where should I start? Hmmmm… well, she’s pregnant! Yup! Oh wait, you all already knew that. Ok well ummm… her stomach’s getting bigger! And it’s so beautiful! I can’t help but to lift up her shirt and rub her bellay whenever she’s in my vicinity. And even when she’s not within my vicinity, I can’t help but to go to where she’s at, lift up her shirt, and rub her bellay some more! I tell her every day that she is so “beautifully pregnant”. And that’s because she is. I don’t know if its the fact that there is a little me growing inside of her stomach or what, but she has never been as beautiful as she is now that she’s pregnant!

On the flipside though, not only is she eye candy for me, but she also serves as a form of entertainment for me! I know I’m wrong, but I just cant help but to laugh as I watch her wobble her way throughout the house. She sort of reminds me of a penguin. And for visual purposes…

Wobbling Waddling Penguin


And now that she’s getting bigger (by the DAY!), she’s also starting to hold her back quite often when she walks. I find that quite funny also because she reminds me of an old woman. Cue old woman!:

Old Man Holding Back


Ok, that wasn’t quite an old woman, but it’s all I could find that perfectly represents exactly how Mommy looks as she walks. Now add those two pictures together and you get Mommy! Oh yeah and when she rolls over, hi-lar-i-OUS! It takes Mommy literally two and a half DAYS to roll over from her left side to her right side, and vice versa. I could leave right now, fly all the way around the world, come back, and she’d still be in mid-turn!

Mommy knows it’s all out of love though! And trust me, I make up for every single laugh I get out of it. How, you ask? You know those pregnancy cravings women always talk about, yup those are REAL! For the past umpteen weeks, I’ve made 2,710,417 trips to Walmart to buy popsicles, yogurt, oranges, and Honeycomb cereal. For some reason, Mommy has had massive cravings for these four foods, and these four foods ONLY. I don’t know why. I’ve cleared out the popsicles, yogurt, oranges, and Honeycomb sections in Walmart on many occasions due to Mommy’s cravings. Try having the cashiers look at you weird because you come in every single day to buy the SAME four things every single time. Buy in bulk, you say? Doesn’t work! Mommy just eats more! There’s no stopping her! If it’s in the fridge, she’s going to eat it! It’s inevitable! And I end up having to go back to Walmart the next day anyway as usual. So yeah, I can at least have my few laughs here and there, can’t I?

I have to admit that it doesn’t matter what it is I have to do though. I’ll leap hurdles and jump through fiery rings if I have to, because I know it’s all for my son, Boogie. He is really starting to have a ball inside Mommy’s stomach now! Every day he’s kicking and punching and jabbing and drop kicking. It’s like he’s learning Kung Fu in there! I can already tell he’s really going to be a really active one when he gets out. The day he learns how to walk, all hell is going to break loose! He’s going to be running all over the house, jumping all over couches, and diving into laundry baskets! I don’t know what Mommy and I are going to do!


Well I guess that about wraps up how our pregnancy is going so far. Not a whole lot, but not a little. Oh yeah, and the baby shower is next week, March 15th to be exact, so we’re starting to prepare for that. Mommy’s making me go! So I hope you all enjoyed my shot at a weekly update! Until next week…!

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

19 Comments

  • Reply March 14, 2008

    At Home Mom Resources

    What a lovely blog! Your child is so blessed to have this treasure — not to mention two great parents who care so much!

    At Home Mom Resources’s last blog post..Tomorrow’s Friday ….

  • Reply March 13, 2008

    Daddy

    Aubree – You should’ve seen what I did to her today! I put a boot on one foot and a flip flop on the other! She went the whole day wondering why one foot felt heavier than the other! I’m such a meanie! :-D

    Marian – Thanks so much for linking to my update! I’m happy you enjoyed it! :-D

  • Reply March 12, 2008

    Marian

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    Marian

    Marian’s last blog post..Mommy & Daddy

  • Reply March 12, 2008

    Aubree

    Lol @ your response to me! Making her go out in public with mismatched shoes on purpose is mean! Stop teasing! lol.

    Aubree’s last blog post..Must…Not…Sleep… O_O

  • Reply March 10, 2008

    Daddy

    Sheliza – Oh no! Do NOT give Mommy any more food ideas!!! I’m going to have to start taking out loans just to feed her! And wow, 8 days! I know this is a very exciting time for you! I know once it gets that close for us, I’m gonna be going crazy! She can pop at any time!!!

  • Reply March 10, 2008

    Sheliza

    All right now Daddy, you know you’re wrong for talking about the penguin waddle and the 2 1/2 hours to turn to the other side! This comes from a preggie mommy getting ready to bust in 8 days! You should be glad Sheena craves cheap food items. I craved steak and lobster last week, Dove bars this weekend, today is Chic-fil-A!! My hubby needs a PT job just to feed me! You seem to be so loving and supportive of your girl and it means so much to her (I know!!) I am so excited for you both and wish you all the best for baby Boogie!

  • Reply March 9, 2008

    Daddy

    Tanyetta – Of course! I’m pretty sure if men could pregnant and I was pregnant, she would do any and every thing for me! Right Mommy? ………*cricket cricket*………

    Christine – I swear I can hear him saying “Daddy” in there! Mommy keeps telling me it’s all in my head, but what does she know? :-)

    Tawny – Teriyaki chicken and oatmeal cookies, what a delicious combination! I can’t even begin to tell you how much Mommy LOVES oatmeal EVERYTHING! She used to go through a box of oatmeal cookies every day earlier in her pregnancy, but now she just makes them herself. And she washes every single one of them down with oatmeal shakes! Then every morning she makes herself a bowl of…. wait for it….. OATMEAL! She looooooves oatmeal! And don’t even get me started on teriyaki chicken! I’ll just say that you don’t want to be around her when she gets within vicinity of a Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub from Subway! Thanks so much for letting us know about the forum! We’ll definitely be checking it out! And thanks even more for adding our button to your blog! We appreciate the love!

  • Reply March 9, 2008

    Tawny

    Thanks for taking time to visit my little blog in the midst of the party! I couldn’t help but browse around, this is such a neat blog and I love the idea. This one is awesome, it brings back fond memories of my own hubby making midnight runs to find teriyaki chicken and oatmeal cookies. There were no lengths that man wouldn’t go through to get me what I needed, and sounds like you’re much the same. I love it!

    You mentioned you guys plan on doing the natural parenting, I’m so happy to hear that! I didn’t know anything about it when I had my first, but when the second came along I was fully onboard. Not sure if you’ve ever been, but there’s a great resource called Mothering Dot Commune, which is a huge online, natural parenting forum. It’s been my saving grace when I have those middle of the night questions about a breastfeeding problem or I’m wondering why I’m having a problem with one of my cloth diapers. Check it out, http://www.mothering.com/forum. I’m on there as, big surprise, AidynElyMama.

    Hope to talk to you both soon, I’m going to add one of your buttons to my own little blog later today!

    Tawny’s last blog post..The Ultimate Blog Party 2008

  • Reply March 9, 2008

    Christine

    I LOVE that picture… Precious!!

  • Reply March 8, 2008

    Daddy

    Aubree – Oh how could I forget about the shoes! Yes, she’s at the point now where she can’t bend over to put on her shoes or socks. So I’m now officially on feet duty! As for making sure her shoes match, yeah I do that… sometimes! O:-) But she doesn’t know that because she can’t see all the way down to her feet! So shhh keep it a secret! ;-)

    Tammy – Like I told Aubree, I put on her shoes for her but I don’t make sure they match all the time! Shhh, you’re in on the secret too! And yes, we’ve picked out a name: Boogie! We haven’t decided upon a middle name yet. I guess we better decide on one soon since he’ll be busting his way out into this world in just 2 months!

    Elliott – You explained EXACTLY how I feel! I love this person so much, and I haven’t even met him yet! LOL @ the Southwest Eggrolls thing! With Mommy, it’s the buffalo wings from Applebee’s! We always order buffalo wings as an appetizer, and we’ve always split it between the two of us in the past. Now when we order the buffalo wings, I’ll be lucky if I get ONE wing!

    Whitney – Yup, men don’t want to admit it, but pregnancies leave us in total awe! Don’t tell anyone I told you though, I might get kicked out the Man Club! :-D

  • Reply March 8, 2008

    tanyetta

    i love this update!!!!!!

    the best part–you will do any and everything for mommy and baby Boogie. how beautiful is that! :)

  • Reply March 8, 2008

    Whitney

    Great blog post! You’re so funny! I am sure my husband had many of the same thoughts when i was pregnant :)

    Whitney’s last blog post..My Sweet Baby Boy

  • This is such a wondrous time. I love having the baby around, but there are things about pregnancy that I look back upon fondly.

    I first learned what unconditional love is. I’ve never met this person, I have no idea what she looks like, and have no clue what her personality is like. Yet, I already knew I loved this little person.

    My wife had the cravings too, but not nearly as frequent and on clockwork. She’s always been a moderate eater, and didn’t change much during pregnancy. The only difference is now, she’ll share the Southwest Eggrolls from Chili’s instead of hogging all of them.

    Elliott – 21st Century Dad’s last blog post..Your Baby at 6 Months

  • Reply March 8, 2008

    Tammy

    What a sweet husband to go on all those craving runs! My husband had to tie my shoes for me when I was pregnant because I couldn’t bend over. Do you have a name picked out yet?

    Tammy’s last blog post..SANTA BLOG OF THE DAY

  • Reply March 7, 2008

    Aubree

    LOL! How entertaining to see it from YOUR point of view. I have to admit, the penguin/oldwoman thing was HILARIOUS. As I was reading though, I was like: that’s so not nice of him! I hope you help her put on her shoes and make sure her shoes are matching! LOL! I’m so excited for the two of youuu! What an amazing experience!

    Aubree’s last blog post..Must…Not…Sleep… O_O

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