Monday, September 3, 2012

TV addicts

Rafi and I have both become total TV addicts. I wish I could say that I've spent the last almost 5 months catching up on literature classics and learning a language, but, alas, I've gone through almost an entire 6 seasons of Crossing Jordan and now I'm working my way through Miss. Marple remakes.

Joining me, though, is Raf, who wants to do nothing but watch 'trains' on youtube. Inertia has set in, and all the things that Raf used to like to do - such as run around the block with the dogs, go into the sea, and more - have been replaced with a desire to lie on the bed watching the iPad! I do think it's mostly a response to me being in bed for most of the day, but he is a funny boy as he makes up funny reasons for why he 'can't' do something.

Here he is getting ready for his friend's Rory's birthday party... where he had a lovely time, though Rich reported that he played with the trains almost the entire time. Big surprise.

And here he is after the party, back in bed with his mummy... in my spot, with my iPad.

This evening, after a long afternoon nap for mama (I have terrible nighttime insomnia, at the moment, so have odd naps throughout the day), I asked Raf if he'd like to go to the beach. His new response of 'it's too late', or, 'it's too cold', was soon stymied when I said I'd be coming, too. He was very happy that I was going to sit on the beach as my weekly treat!

Not long left to go. I officially have 9 days left to go on bed rest and I'm very happy about that. I think we all are. Tomorrow I have my 35 week scan, and then a non-stress test and midwife appointment on Wednesday. Things are seeming much closer now, and we're all hoping that Toast will stay put for at least a couple of weeks post bed rest so that I can really get organized and spend some time with the Rafster.

I actually managed to order a couple of things today. 3 little newborn sleepers and a train teeshirt for Raf. I was super happy to find that you can buy things from an English shop, Next, and that they'll deliver to the US for free and pay all excise taxes. Kids' clothes are much less expensive in the UK so this was doubly exciting.... a bit of European baby stylin' on the cheap!


  1. I hope your scan goes great tomorrow! Yay for the baby clothes. Sometimes J doesn't want to play outside because "the sun is too bright" or something.

  2. It's so funny, Julie, because the excuses are so bogus!!! He woke up from a nap in the stroller and he was at the beach/picnic area with Rich, and after his lunch - and still sleepy - he said to Rich, 'Oh, Daddy, too late for beach'! I do think he wants to stay close to his mama, though, so we're trying to strike a balance because when we make him go he always has a super fun time!

  3. Don't know if this will work but these are the sleep-suits. We're going to use the stripy one on the left to bring him home - if they're not too big for him!

  4. Oops, that doesn't look like it will work!

    1. It works, just have to copy/paste. So cute!! I can't wait to see Baby Toast wearing them (when he's properly full term and all).

  5. You're doing so well. Who cares what you watch, when do you ever get time to just watch this kind of tv and just be still? I ions movement and e ER use helps you a great deal, but no need to fel bad about watching these series when the serious business of growing a baby inside is going on! Hope the scan goes well and I await pictures. Love to all of you xox

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