This holiday weekend was jam packed for us. A visit to the farm on Saturday, to the beach on Sunday, and then a rainy day at home today. We got out to the grocery store and Starbucks today though (originally planned for tomorrow).
Today is a big deal to me. B is 18 months old today. We have had a “language explosion” recently. Which for him is really meaning that he is babbling more. But we’ve gotten pretty consistent with “Daddy” and “kitty cat” and a few others. Most notable for him though…a few times now he has thrown his arms up in the air in response to “How big is Benjamin?”. Freaking. Awesome.
Since our beach week got cut short, we took a day trip to Wildwood yesterday and hung out with some friends. The water was perfect. The day was hazy, so the beach wasn’t overcrowded. The waves were just enough to jump in, but nothing that could knock you over. Which meant I could go in and Ben could go in. Far. He had such a good time. We took him in the water 3 separate times. The last time he was sad we had to take him out but he had bloodshot eyes, chattering teeth, and it was starting to rain.
My boy is fearless and I love it. He is covered in bumps and bruises and doesn’t cry about them. He got hit by a surprise wave, had a look of shock, and then struggled to get back into the water. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get pictures of him truly in the water. Once we were out, he had a ton of fun chasing birds and calling them kitty cats.
Today is also 24 weeks for me. To celebrate, I busted out the Bellaband. Rainy day called for cozy jeans. Unfortunately, those cozy jeans wouldn’t quite button. Okay, I was a few inches away. The lack of stretch that most of my jeans have made me accept I am growing. It was nice being able to say I was in my regular jeans until 24 weeks though. I was in the bellaband by 9 weeks with B. I’m definitely a bit higher this time around. Or so it seems.
I’ve been almost as terrible about taking belly pictures this time as I was with B. I swore it would be different. But here I am, just a week away from when I started with him. I’m trying to be better at it! I swear!
Here’s 25 weeks with B vs. this past Friday. This past Friday in regular pants. I’m pretty on track right?
It’s also Original iPhone vs. iPhone 4s. Wowee.
Last night I put on the sweats I got towards the end of my first pregnancy. They were so sad looking on me before I got pregnant this time around. All sad and dropoy on my non-existent butt. OMG. I fill them out already. I’m in trouble. Where did this booty come from? I’ll happily keep it if I get to keep the boobs this time too. So far I’m up about 12-15lbs. Again…on track for my 45lbs that I gained last time. Maybe a little ahead.
Ahhh big day today. Tomorrow…my first day as a stay at home mom! We have big plans. If the sun comes out we will hit up the playground. If not…we’ll be making carrot ginger scones.