Day 23

Your mom has been feeling better as of late, which is a great relief for me. Today we went and saw a movie at the theater. The movie was This Is 40. It’s a little hard to believe that in ten years, I’ll be 40.

Lately your mom has been updating me with how big you are. Apparently, right now, you’re the size of lentil bean. I’m not sure where she got that information, but I find it interesting that the size reference was a lentil bean. No one eats lentils. I think a better comparison would be a red pepper seed. I think more people could better understand the size.

Anyways, keep growing!

Day 21

Your first Christmas Eve. Your uncle Rory and aunt Jenn are coming over. Nothing really big this year, just hang out and have some food. Your aunt Jenn wanted my spare original Nintendo for Christmas (I have two). So, I think we’ll set up my Nintendo in the living room and play that all day.

I think I got my first Nintendo sometime in the late eighties. I remember thinking that it was just the coolest thing ever. And, oh man, when Super Mario Brothers 3 came out, you couldn’t get me to stop playing it. Your grandpa – my dad – and I used to play each other on this huge Zenith tv set up in my bedroom. We would bet 5 or 10 cents on each level. I would always win. He was either not very good at video games or perhaps he was letting me win. I’m pretty sure I was just that much better than him.

Day 20

Well well well. We won! Hurray! I’d like to think that somehow your presence made a difference at the game. Not sure how accurate that is, but I’m going with it.

Not to jinx anything, but I think your mom might really be feeling better. Mind you, better is somewhat relative as she now just feels more “pregnant”. So, if you wouldn’t mind, just keep things relaxed in there, she’ll thank you for it.

Day 19

Hey little Wildcat, guess what you get to do tonight? You get to go to your first K-State game. We’re going to the Sprint Center downtown to watch the K-State mens basketball team play Florida. Hopefully it will be a good game.

I know it’s a little presumptuous, but I do hope you’re a K-State fan like your mom and me. I’m not saying it’s a requirement or anything. Harvard or Yale are certainly options, but don’t rule out K-State either.

Day 18

Mommy is feeling a little bit better today. She was able to get out of the house and do a little Christmas shopping. Hopefully this lasts. *crosses fingers*

Also, just a heads up, I got you a Christmas present last night. I’m not really one to break tradition, but it’s a sock monkey thing. It’s currently in your mom’s stocking, so after you’re born, ask her for it.

Day 17

Snow day!

Mommy didn’t have to go to work today because we had our first snow. It was a pretty decent one, too. Just in time for winter vacations.

She’s in the process of calling all her siblings to let them know that you’re coming. That’s pretty exciting. She’s just finishing up with the last one. She’s been so excited talking to everyone. We just can’t wait until you get here!