Mom is making you things! And you keep kicking her! 

Your momma has been hard at work creating awesome little touches for your bedroom. She’s made you an amazing sign that says “Adventure,” and a crazy cool mobile for above your crib. And what do you do to thank her? You keep kicking her! 

Just kidding little buddy- we LOVE you kicking. We are starting to understand your schedule- seems like you sleep most of the day when mom is upright. Once she eats dinner and lays down to relax, you wake up and start doing Zumba! 

Sometimes she tells me you are being all crazy and I lay my head or hand on her tummy and feel you making a ruckus. Last night you threw a really solid punch and made mom yell “wow!” 

Love you little guy. Here’s the sign mom made you: 


Here is the mobile she made you: 

Here’s is your mom working on that mobile: 


Here’s your dad assembling your crib: 


Here is a shot of your nursery:


And here is your sign above your dresser and with your stuffed animals. (Who are anxiously awaiting your arrival.) 

Tummy Tuesday 

I just found out your mom is in a secret group on Facebook of expectant mommies for March! 

They do something called “Tummy Tuesday” and they share photos every Tuesday! 

Yet I can’t even get a dang bump pic! 

And I just found out that Cherise and Mieke were here yesterday! 

Mom has a whole secret life! What’s going on!!?? 

You kicked!! Or punched?

Hey baby! 

Your mom and I just had dinner. She is lying on her back while we watch Survivor. Suddenly she looked over and said, “I feel the bubbles!” 

I darted over and placed my head on her tummy. I held really still and listened and then I heard a faint “POP!” Sounded like bubbles popping in a bathtub. Not super loud, but distinct. 

I layed there for a few moments and started calling out when I felt one to see if I was hearing what your mom was talking about and YEP! It’s you! 

You little dinosaur! I can hear you! You’re really in there! And you had chicken nachos for dinner! 

So cute little man. Well done. Nice little hello to dad. Hi back! Can’t wait to meet you! 

Babies Big Adventure! 

Dear Baby Boy, 

What a day! We have taken you all over the Tampa Bay Area today.. all in a pursuit of building you the perfect little nursery. I’ve found that the bigger you get, the more I think about you. No matter what your mom is wearing you are visible now- and you are one handsome little bump! 


In case you are wondering what all the ruckus was today- here’s where I took you: First, we started out at around 9am and headed to Buy Buy Baby in Brandon. It was a long drive out there and we didn’t find anything suitable for our little studs bedroom. So we turned around and came back. 

After Buy Buy Baby we headed to Rooms to Go Kids and struck out- then Home Depot. We found the perfect little ceiling fan for our little man. I made sure it wasn’t something a stinky girl would like. It’s all man fan. 

Midway through the fan search you started getting hungry- and your momma strarted losing steam. So I took her to a nice outdoor lunch at Brick House, a really cool place I hope to take you someday. We can hang out and watch some football one Sunday. I think I’ll wait until you stop thinking girls have cooties though. Here a photo of lunch: 


After you and mom were fed and watered we headed back out on the trail. Our next stop was Babies R Us. We had a huge score and found your nursery chair!! You got a really cool grey glider that you and your mom will spend lots of time in. But once you outgrow it I’m claiming it! Dad has dibs! 


We found a crib that we really liked also at Babies R Us- but we ultimately decided this really cool one we could special order from Target was better for you. I’ve decided your crib is my Gettysburg, the one battle I’m sticking to. I want to make sure that you have a super cool crib that will ultimately turn into your bed. I figure you’ll have it until you are like 10, so it’s got to be perfect. 

We went to Target to order the crib next. Disaster! The crib was not the same color as it was online! It didn’t match your room at all. We aborted the mission. And your mom was POOPED. 

Next stop, home. My beautiful mom-to-be took a wonderful 2 hour nap. As she snored on the couch I mopped the floors, wrote a play, and painted the living room walls. Just kidding- I slept also. 

When we woke up it was back to the grind. We hustled back to Babies R Us and ordered your crib. It’s awesome. It’s slate colored wood with a flat back. It looks like I built it from pallets, and it will covert into a really cool bed when you get old enough. 

We then headed to Homegoods to see if there was anything for your walls, and found an amazingly perfect deer for above your crib. 


After Homegoods, dinner time! We tried a Mexican place called “Besito” at Westshore mall. Your parents are Mexican food snobs since we are from California. Your mom grew up 13 miles from the Mexican border, and we love Mexican food. Besito was amazing. Tonight you dined on umbilical cord deconstructed pollo flautas, mother triple filtered steak fajitas, and some awesome beans and rice. 


The service and food was so good that I told the server while pointing at moms stomach “my little boy in there isn’t even born yet and I think this is already his favorite Mexican spot.” She brought us a cute little gift with the check, Mexican Worry Dolls. She said if we place them under our pillow tonight that all of our worries will disappear. She gave us a man doll, a woman doll, and then a BABY doll!  


Anyway- we are home now. You’ve had a long, long day- but your nursery came a really long way. Fan, crib, dresser, chair, decorations; you have the nicest room in be house son! 

Exactly how it should be.

I sure love you kiddo. Hurry up would ya? Mom and I are going to explode with all this love and excitement. 

Love, 

Dad 
Here’s some stuff for your room so far: 


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Your mom and dads crazy Friday night out. 

Mom and I decided to go big tonight. You’ll be here in 4 months, and we have about 17 Friday nights until our little miracle, (you), arrives. Tonight we decided to do big things! 

Your beautiful momma got home from work and we were ready to head out on our great adventure. 

We got in the truck. We turned the music up loud. We headed down the street ready to parrrrr-taaaaaay! 

Our big adventure! 

A crazy Friday night! 

We went to… 

TARGET! 

Little dude 

You are doing great! 20 weeks and 3 days today and we are at our Doctors appointment. I’m sitting in the examination room now. Mom just said “it’s gonna be so crazy to have a little baby at home. Always watching and wondering what he is doing. I’m officially the heaviest I have ever been. Officially.”

Everything is perfect! Your little brain is growing! Your little heart is strong and has 4 chambers! Your little feet look like moms! You are doing so amazing! Keep it up little man! We are so excited!   

Last night I read you “Snow Dog, Go Dog.” Mom just said she is going to eat her fist. Come on doctor, moms HUNGRY!

Love you so much buddy. 

Your first bedtime story 

Hello Lil’ Man,

You are 20 weeks and 1 day as of today, halfway to being born! You are the size of a banana, and weigh about 8.5 ounces according to the websites we read. You recently got taste buds. 

I worked yesterday, so it wasn’t a full weekend of posting notes to you. Today I took mom (and you by proxy) to breakfast at Cracker Barrel, then to a craft fair in Safety Harbor. I’ve never seen so many people crammed into a tiny place before. It was a little stressful because I was trying to guard moms tummy so no one bumped you, and mom thinks she is invincible. She just walks right through crowds and darts in between people. 

I guess I’m over protective. But you are precious cargo! 

We just laid down to bed a little bit ago, and I asked, actually more like told your momma that I wanted to read you a story tonight. I have no idea what you think when I try to talk to you, but hopefully you can hear me and know my voice already. 

Anyway, I went to your room, (yeah man! You have a room!) and I grabbed a book called Good Morning, Good Night. I snuggled up real close to moms tummy and put my mouth/face a few inches away from you. I opened the book and began, “arble-garble-mummph-aff-blarb-tarff.” 

Just kidding! I read you the story. But I like to imagine all you hear is nonsense in there. 

Anyway- it was nice to read to you. I hope you could hear me and enjoyed it too. 

Love you kiddo, 

Dad