Thursday, December 26, 2013

52 : 42 (part 2)

Ewan's 2nd Christmas was even more magical than his 1st. He still doesn't really get Santa, but he gets presents! After spending a few days at his McGrammie's house, each day with different gifts to open, he had the unwrapping down to a science. A science that for Ewan means getting every bit of paper off of the box before enjoying the treasure inside, and if you need help with yours he is more than happy to oblige.

Mrs. Claus brought "Llama Llama Red Pajamas" and some red jammers, while Santa brought Ewan a tool bench and a variety of stocking stuffers --- and everyone else around sent books, toys, and clothes (oh my)!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

52 : 41 (part 2)

Many people questioned us, thinking we were nuts, we took a 21 month old Ewan to Disneyland... And it may have been 2 of our best days this year, just us and our boy running from ride to ride. 

Ewan did not love the characters (who can blame him), but he loved the rides and the Christmas parade. He fought sleep like we have never seen because there were adventures to be had. It is hard to say what was his favorite ride, he really did love them all, but the rockets at the entry to tomorrowland may be the big winner. We enjoyed both parks (Disneyland and California Adventure), breakfast with Minnie and her friends, lunch at Club 33, and a nice stay at the Grand Californian. Definitely a successful first visit for our boy!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

52 : 40 (part 2)

21 months! Ewan is now 1 and 3/4! If anyone out there knows how this happened please give us a call, we will be in the corner mourning the dissipation of Ewan's double chin and fat baby wrists --- turning in to such a BOY!

EP's 21 Month Photo

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Baby Big Mac - A Letter at 20 Weeks

December 10, 2013

Hello Little Lady,

We can now confirm you are just that, a girl, according to the ultrasound technician and the radiologist at your 19 week anatomy scan anyway --- thankfully everything else looked wonderful as well. Truth be told at your 12 week ultrasound another ultrasound tech and radiologist told us they were 85% sure you were a girl, but we wanted to keep that to ourselves until we were more sure and selfishly we wanted you to be all ours for awhile, which is why we didn't tell anyone you were in the oven until I was 14 weeks pregnant and into my second trimester, with your brother we told at 12 weeks. 

This pregnancy has been rougher, morning sickness and a stomach bug your big bro brought home, but also so sweet. You kicked early for us and are so active you keep me on my toes enjoying every last flutter and bounce. Two kids is our current plan so I am enjoying every bit of this, soaking you in and savoring every moment, no one but me gets this time with you. I know that you will be here so quickly and while many women gripe about pregnancy I think it is the most awe inspiring and intimate thing anyone can experience. What my body is doing right now, growing you, is something I will always appreciate it for!

When we tell people you are a girl we get a mix of responses, most people expect me to be so happy and tell your Daddy he is doomed to be wrapped around your finger. While I am excited I would have been happy either way, but tutus are catching my eye more and more. And your Dad, well your Dad knows he is doomed and in his silent loving way I know he is a little scared, a lot excited, and already planning how he and Ewan will protect you. 

And on this train of thought I have already talked to your Daddy about protecting you from me a little. While I will no doubt love and adore you I know I will also be hard on you... Probably no harder than I will be on Ewan, just in a different way. I will encourage you both to work hard, use your heads, be good people, and guide you as much as I can to find your happiness and take it. But with you, my sweet little lady, I will encourage you to keep the momentum going that my generation has pushed and those before us created --- a momentum that says you are just as smart, strong, capable, and determined as the boys next to you. You don't need to be the president, unless that is what you want, but you need to decide what you want and earn it, no matter who tells you that you can't. This will be a constant conversation in your life, and while hopefully encouraging you we will also teach Ewan to respect women and all that they can do --- I hope for you guys that people will be gender, color, sexuality blind, but if not you will help the charge to get this country and world there, knowing people are people and love is love. 

To sum it all up my love, be the hero of your own story and show this world who is boss! 

Love and Anticipation,
Your Mama

Thursday, December 5, 2013

52 : 39 (part 2)

This week Ewan started a new daycare that is closer to our house, at almost 21 months he finally got in to the center that we wanted (and put him on the list for) when I was 30 weeks pregnant, roughly 2 years ago. 

This campus has bigger classrooms, more kids, expansive outdoor space, and a giant recreation room. He seemed comfortable from day 1 - not a tear was shed, we predict due to his realization that this school had a new batch of girls. This school also has a music teacher that comes on Mondays, he loves music and on his first day he fell in love with a drum. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Baby Big Mac at 19 weeks

Today was a big day, baby is 19 weeks along (almost halfway) and we had our anatomy ultrasound. The doctors confirmed that all looks great and that we are having a baby girl!

19 Week Profile

A tradition now, we did this with Ewan too!

Ewan shared the news with his Grammie with pink flowers.