|This was 32 weeks.|
All of that being said, I'm having a very easy time with Artoo, just like I did with Gabby. It's really remarkable how similar they are to each other--to the point where if I didn't know Artoo was a boy, I'd assume I was having another girl! They each lay in the womb the same way (head on the lower left, feet on the upper right), they are/were both movers, and they each manage to find the same little spot to hit repeatedly. Even their hiccups are/were the same! I am bigger this time around (to be expected), and I have more hip and back pain (again, to be expected with working 2 days a week and no prenatal yoga), but otherwise nothing too terrible. He even moves in the same way and the same amount as she did. This video was shot a few weeks ago--he gets going even more now.
Gabby and I walk to daycare every morning (at toddler speed, which is very similar to pregnant lady speed), and that gives me some exercise. My diet is suffering from 2 days a week of meals on the fly during lab, but isn't too terrible. My weight gain is similar to Gabby's, though, so I must be doing something right. Considering some pregnancies I've been reading about, I'm having a very easy time!
We always do a small shower (a sprinkle, if you will) for moms having a second child in our group of friends, and Artoo's was this past weekend. A group of 7 of us went to brunch (sans kids!), and had a fantastic time. Many thanks to Judy, Christina, and Stephanie for planning it!
|The adorable cake!|
|The 7 ladies, and not a high chair in sight!|
|All of the clothes were adorable, but special shout-out to this father-son pair.|
|And this onesie!!|
Gabby has been having a great time too. She's been "helping" to get Artoo's room together.
|Mostly that means trying on his clothes, or Halloween costumes.|
|She did help me sort his laundry, though!|
We also traveled to Half Moon Bay for a friend of ours' baby shower (congratulations again, Matt and Genevieve, and welcome baby Spencer!), and stopped at a pumpkin patch afterwards.
|She said she wanted to feed the goats|
|And then she actually did--and liked it! I was shocked.|
|I'm not at all surprised she loved the horses.|
|She was nodding along to the horse's gait. I wish I'd gotten a video.|
|We bought her unlimited rides. I think she went on there 4 or 5 times in the 2 hours we were there!|
|She did make time to snuggle with Mom.|
|Brian told her she could have whatever pumpkin she could carry. She found the biggest one she could drag and pulled it to him.|
|But how can you be mad at this face?|
|We did talk her into a smaller pumpkin. And she's 37 inches tall!|
|Options were limited early in the season, but they did have rocking horses.|
|Ellie enjoyed them too!|
|It's a time-honored tradition we do with all children in pumpkin patches.|
|Gabby pulled the cart all by herself! And she loved looking at her pumpkins.|
|You can see my pumpkin in the background.|
|Another shot like the one at the beginning.|
|They also had a giant pool of corn kernels. It was pretty awesome.|
|Ellie and Gabby both hesitated at first.|
|Gabby soon got into it.|
|It was harder for Ellie, since she's younger.|
|Gabby buried Daddy.|
|I seriously wanted to take a nap here. The corn was like memory foam.|
|She was fascinated by the way it fell on her hands.|
|Artoo wasn't as impressed with the corn-rain. Maybe next year.|
|Dad-sitting is a sport.|
|Half-Midwesterner in her element.|