Friday, February 3, 2012

Silly Billy Growing up and Belly Update

Our Silly Billy has had to grow up fast in the last few months, between bed rest and the upcoming arrival of the twins.  Luckily for us, he has taken everything in stride. We’ve weaned him from the binky and (mostly) potty-trained him as well (New Year’s Resolutions: Check and check!).

He is learning new things by the minute, (like how to take pictures of his hand, for example).


Silly Billy is talking up a storm.  He is currently into sentences and has an amazing memory, often remembering (and requesting to go to) Disneyland and other such fun activities.

Mickey Chair

William is also doing a lot of imagination-type play.  He’ll talk on the phone (usually to Grandpa), mow the lawn, vacuum the floor, make his toys jump and walk, and turn ordinary cardboard boxes into racecars.

Box Driving

I LOVE hearing my sweet little boy talk.  We even have “conversations” now, and he loves to learn about the world and learn all sorts of new words.  His current favorites still include bike helmet, little ducky, farmer, Mommy and Grandpa; but he has expanded his vocabulary exponentially, even using words such as policeman, ambulance, pirate boat, wash hair, and even including little words like this and that.

Speaking of Farmer, that toy is definitely a favorite.  Farmer is always driving the dump truck or pirate boat, and it’s the first toy (other than sometimes a rubber ducky or puppy) that we play with in the mornings. 

Remember how we started calling him Silly Billy all that time ago?  Well, the name totally fits. Here is Silly Billy, wearing his bike helmet, with farmer in his mouth, carrying around the little blinking light from his Mickey Balloon. Things like that are an everyday occurrence around here.

Farmer helmet

I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with the twins.That means I probably have less than 2 months before they get here, and possibly as little as 1 month.  Let me just say that I am nowhere near ready and terrified out of my mind for our big change.  Between being huge and tired, mandatory rest breaks, and playing with a 2 year old, I just don’t get a lot done anymore.  I’m pretty happy if I get my regular duties done, let alone baby prep or projects. 

Speaking of huge, here are some recent belly photos.  The first is from week 25, and the second is at 28 weeks.  Not really a huge difference, but according to the doctor, we were measuring 2 lbs EACH at 25 weeks, and probably pushing 3-3.5 right now (they’ll get measured again next week). That’s nearly as much as my little sister weighed when she was born (at 32 weeks). They’re big for a singleton, let alone twins.  My MFM keeps asking if I’m going to have her 9-lb twins so she can finally retire. :)

25 weeks twins

Random people always ask me when I’m due.  When I say I’m not due until April, I see a look of shock until I reassure them that I’m pregnant with twins. It’s almost like I can see them worry about why my belly is so enormous and you can hear a sigh of relief when they find out there’s a good reason for my girth.

28 weeks

And in case you were wondering, I officially weigh MORE than when I delivered William (a 30 pound gain). I’m probably bigger around too, though I’ve been way too scared to actually measure my belly.  Maybe before we head to the hospital, just for fun. I’ve heard the next few months slow down quite a bit, and I can’t tell you how glad I am.  My only weight goal is to weigh less than my husband come delivery time.

1 comment:

Jacy said...

Isn't it amazing what people have to say about pregnant bellies? It never ceases to amaze me. I think you look beautiful!! You are doing a wonderful job growing those babies!

And yes, Liam does look bigger and older, but I guarantee nothing will make him seem as old and wise as the birth of two little babies! I've been surprised by how mature and capable my kids seem when I suddenly have a newborn to compare and contrast with them!