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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flop Around

I don't know what Mum was dreaming about last night, but boy was she flopping around a lot. It kept me up! Thank goodness I can sleep all day - tee hee.

Actually, her flopping got me thinking. When Mum was really sick with morning sickness, she would constantly complain about Mama flopping around. She'd sing a little song about it every morning:
To the tune of "Jump Around"
Flop around.
Flop around.
Flop up. flop up, and flop down.
Flop, flop, flop. flop. . .

And now she's the one flopping around all night. And even funnier: I've been flopping around for weeks, but soon I'll be big enough for Mum to feel it and I'll be the flopper in the family! We're passing the torch - from one flopper to another! I love that I already take after The Moms!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ticker Tock: Week 13

So according to my ticker, I'm 13 weeks along and the size of a peach - I like the thought of that because Mum really likes peaches. We read somewhere else, though, that this week I'm the size of a medium shrimp. Now, never having seen either a shrimp or a peach, I am using my imagination, but I can't imagine that a shrimp and a peach are at all the same size. Plus, a peach seems a much more pleasant thing to be this week.

All seems well with Mum except that she's been having really weird dreams lately. Last night she dreamt that she sneezed me out and woke up in a panic. The only thing that calmed her down was the realization that I'm not in any place that is connected to any place where sneezes come from so it wouldn't be possible to sneeze me out. Poor, Mum! I hope tonight's dreams are sweet. . . like peaches.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Oh, Mama, the Places We'll Go

Storytime with Mama
Every evening, Mama reads me Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! - a gift from Aunt Bridge. I enjoy these times with Mama so much that I thought I'd try my hand and writing her a Suessian style poem. Here goes:

Mama, oh, Mama,
The places we'll go
Me, tucked in my car seat
As we roamy-ro-ro.

We'll take in the sights
We'll take in a game
We'll climb to new heights
We'll find lions to tame.

Mama, oh, Mama
Sometimes just you and me.
Then we'll surprise Mum with an invite;
How happy she'll be.

We'll protect Mum from winged creatures
And kill all the bugs
And snuggle on weekends
And share lots of hugs.

Mama, oh, Mama,
The places we'll go
You'll be full of surprises
And I can't wait know!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Lions

Myah's takes a stand
Every morning two of our three kitties - who feel and sound like lions - come into the bedroom for a little cuddle time with me and Mum. Unfortunately, it doesn't start out very pleasant. Myah - who claims Mum as her personal person - jumps up on the bed and then comes over and stands right on me. She then lets out a really loud MEEERROWWW and a low growl in the back of her throat. Mum says, "Come on, Myah. Get off the baby. Lay down." She gives another growl and then lays at Mum's side.

These paws are made for walkin'. . .
And then comes Pollux. Pollux sounds sweet and all, but after she jumps up on the bed, she makes a beeline from Mum's tum and walks all over me! Mum fusses at her too and she settles down on the opposite side from Myah - they don't exactly get along well. The best part of cuddle time is when the two kitties have settled down and the start purring. I swear it rocks me right to sleep. I just hope that the standing and walking on me are signs of welcome, because that Myah's growl sounds hungry!
. . .all over Zordan's head.

Our third kitty, Castor, has never been very friendly to Mum, but lately she likes to cuddle right under Mum's arm or sit on her lap right next to me. She has a sweet little purr - I think she really likes me.

And we're finally settled in for a snooze.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Twins Tease

The Moms had dinner last night with Super Uncle Jeff who earlier got a call from a friend of his mother. Halfway through the conversation, the friend casually said, "Oh, by the way, it's twins." Twins, huh? Might I be twins? Tee hee, I'll never tell. Mama would be super excited if I was twins, but Mum is a little more unsure - I think because she's the one who will need to carry two of us around for the next six months.

I guess Mum is showing a little early for twelve weeks, but I really wanted to make my presence known. Plus, Nana told us during her visit that Mum was HUGE when she was like me, in Nana's tummy, and everyone thought twins then, too, but there was only one sweet little baby - who supposedly grew up and became my Mum - I can't even imagine! Well, it's breakfast time - we'll talk to you later - oops, I mean, I'LL talk to you later - tee hee!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ticker Tock: Week 12

As you can see from my ticker up there, I'm 12 weeks along and I'm about the size of a plum. From the looks of Mum in this picture, though, I look more like the size of a watermelon - you know one of those personal sized mini watermelons - the ones Mama never buys because she knows Mum will eat it in one sitting and not share - Mum's a bit of a lover of watermelon. In fact, Aunt Sue says Mum can often be found these days roaming the halls at work eating a piece of watermelon - with Aunt Sue trailing beside her and laughing. They have a lot of fun at work - I feel Mum laughing and laughing. Well, anyway, I'm the size of a plum this week and I'm feeling just peachy - tee hee.

Greetings from Zordan!

Hi, I'm Zordan! I know, I sound like an alien or a super hero, but I'm just a baby - still hanging out inside my Mum for the next little while. The Moms aren't sure if I'm a girl or boy, and they want to be surprised, so they have two names picked out - Zoe and Jordan - so for now, I'm Zordan. It was my Aunt Sue's idea and I think it sounds super-heroic, but I am a super hero to The Moms.

Speaking of The Moms, let me introduce you to the cast of characters in this little comic book drama:

The Moms:
Michelle (Mum) and Michele (Mama).
I've been currently hitching a ride through life with Mum - I made her pretty sick for the last 6 weeks, but I think we're over that little bump in the road. Mama sounds like the greatest - she reads to me already and kisses me and I feel her love every time she's near. I can't wait to meet The Moms - I have a feeling our little family is gonna take the world by storm!

Super Uncle Jeff:
Some people donate old clothes, appliances, even cars. Super Uncle Jeff donated life so that The Moms could make me! Pretty cool right! I think Super Uncle Jeff's a real super hero! I wonder if he'll be in a cape when I meet him? I hope so!

Aunt Sue:
Aunt Sue had an integral role in convincing The Moms that it was a good idea to have a baby. I'm personally grateful to her - I've been waiting a long time to come meet The Moms, so it's about time they got on board. Aunt Sue acts as wise counsel, sounding board, and someone to blame - I remember hearing a lot of "why did I let Sue talk me into this!!" and "That darn Sue! I should never have listened to her!" during the morning sickness weeks. Poor Mum, she was so sick! I can't say I'm not glad she blamed Aunt Sue and not me! tee hee!

Aunt Deb:
Mum's kindred spirit and The Mom's kind friend. She knows Mum so well that Aunt Deb got her the best gift ever: a pregnancy organizer. See Mum likes to be in control and likes to have order around her. She's been yearning for some sort of guide or action plan to order this pregnancy. Aunt Deb's pregnancy organizer does just that - well it at least gives Mum the illusion of order, which is pretty much the same to her!

I also get a host of awesome new relatives who I can't wait to meet:
Mum's Mum and Mama's MamaLaLa, Nana is gonna be a lot of fun! She was just here visiting and helping The Moms through the worst of Mum's sicky sick. She loves to read so I can't wait for her to read to me! Maybe we should start out with something a little lighter than her favorite murder mysteries, though. Cat in a Hat, perhaps?

Grampa and Gigi:
I can't wait to meet these two! They have a new sunporch that I'm looking forward to cuddling with Grampa on. And I've heard the Gigi makes the best eggrolls and fried rice - it'll be a little while, but I can't wait to taste it! Oh, and she knows all about every fruit in the world - can't wait to taste those too!! And Grampa is a puzzle master - I have a feeling that will be my favorite thing!

Uncle Tim, Aunt Renee, and Grown-up Cousin Tay:
I imagine lots of trips to Ohio and family vacations to Niagara Falls and New York City with these favorite relatives. The Moms say they are a lot of fun! I can't wait to meet my Grown-up Cousin Tay! I can't believe that Mama's little brother has a daughter already all grown-up!

Aunt Kym, Uncle Chris, and Still-Kid Cousins Alexander and Isabelle:
I'm super excited about these relatives! Aunt Kym and Cousins Alexander and Isabelle will be exchanging visits with me and The Moms often I bet. Though in the beginning, the years between me and my cousins will seem vast, soon I won't seem so little and they won't seem so grown-up - well, Alexander might - he's starting kindergarten this year! I can't even imagine!!

Uncle Joel:
My Uncle Joel is a truly cool dude. I just can't wait for him to hold me and talk to me with his super deep voice - I have a feeling that voice will be all I need to hear to drift off into dreamland (maybe The Mom's should get  a recording of Uncle Joel counting sheep??) Uncle Joel's an artist too and a poet - see, I told you he's a really cool dude! And he's almost as tall as Mum - though he may be taller, it all depends on who you ask!

It's amazing that in addition to all these people who already love me, there are hosts of other friends and family who love me already too! Friends like Karen, who crochets like a dream, Cathy, who makes Mum the most amazing body butter, and Bridge, who treated me to Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go, for The Moms to read to me before I make my debut. Oh, and sweet Beth Ann who would so like The Moms to name me Beth Ann, and Chris, and Sarah, Sara, Sara, and Cara, who couldn't be more excited. And then there's The Mom's church which is full of loving aunts, uncles, and friends to love me! And family, so much family, like Aunt Raine and Uncle Logan, who hang out with Nana everyday and will hopefully come visit with her, too! I'm so excited about all the people who love me already and I can't wait to meet them all!