Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Stay in, baby

sibling sign: No Silly Baby
Mikko has been alternately excited and ambivalent about the idea of welcoming a new baby into our household. I had just been reading some big-sibling books to him, and his succinct review of the charming book Silly Baby was "I don't like silly people." Here he drew a sign to underline the fact. "That say, 'No Silly Baby,'" he told me.

sibling sign: Baby, Don't Come Out
This next one was even more pointed, reflecting his distress over the thought of birth itself. "That one say, 'Baby, Don't Come Out.'"

Well, ok, then. Let's just hang them outside my uterus and hope the baby can read.

Honestly, at this point, we have so much renovating and organizing and cleaning to finish up, I'm with Mikko on this one. This baby can take its sweet time. You hear that, silly baby?

37 weeks pregnant belly pic photo from front
As you can see, though, ready or not — there's not much time left.




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29 comments:

Jenny said...

You look great! I love that shirt.

Rachael @ The Variegated Life said...

Mikko's drawings are beautiful.

Stay in, silly baby: Mama and Papa are getting ready for you!

Megan said...

You're looking great! I'm feeling the total opposite of you though! I am ready for my baby to come out! I'm getting so little sleep, I'm afraid I'll be too exhausted for labor if this goes on too much longer. Plus my doc is completely freaking out that I'm measuring 9 weeks big. I told him to just leave me alone and let my body do what it needs to do. But I still am anxious to get this baby on the outside, so I can lie down again without so much pain!

Mom Caboodle said...

Awww....you look beautiful!

the grumbles said...

that's such a great photo of you!

One Rich Mother said...

You do look great. : )

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

You look so good, and I love Mikko's artwork!

Marla @meanderingwoman said...

You are glowing!!

KellyNaturally said...

You look fabulous! :-D

Momma Jorje said...

Visiting from Natural Parents Network & Momma Jorje!

I always love Mikko's writing. :-) And I can't wait to be so radiantly big and pregnant!

Amy @ Anktangle said...

Aww, I can understand Mikko's apprehension. Also, you're so beautiful! I love that shirt.

Dagmar said...

That's a belly to be proud of! :)

Great that Mikko gets to express his feelings this way.

Dagmar
Dagmar's momsense

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of you. I have been treasuring your posts about Mikko's ambivalence. I love seeing how you've created a space where he feels safe expressing it. I'm sure that even as he hopes the silly baby will stay in, he will have a much easier time adjusting than if he felt any pressure from you about how much he should love and look forward to the baby.

teresa said...

Mikko rocks! It just has to be said. My daughter does that too... writes things and tells us what she's saying. They have such a need to communicate using our magical "writing'.
You do look ready. You also have mega glow going on. Get more pictures of this time, you'll love them later!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Aw, you are absolutely beautiful! I miss being pregnant so much. Can I just borrow your belly? lol I love that Mikko expresses himself through drawing. That's fabulous. And as for your silly baby? I hope he/she takes his/her sweet time. You don't know the sex of your baby yet do you? Or am I totally loser for having missed that revelation on your blog? lol

Jessica - This is Worthwhile said...

Awesome scribbles. You should definitely frame those and hang them somewhere :)

Also, you look wonderful! Can't wait for this kiddo to join the world!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

My son had the same kind of feelings when his little sister was about to be born. It's great that you let your little guy express himself that way. :)

Sara @ Halfway Crunchy said...

I LOVE your shirt! You look wonderful, mama :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

Love the drawings! You look HAWT sportin' that baby belly! :)

WW: Dragon Princess

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

You look gorgeous! Love the drawings! I'd love to see you guys one more time before things get crazy for you, but, ah, I bet things are already about there. If you need a park break, give me a holler!!!

I am so behind on my blogging! Maybe I'll get a WW up today....before midnight, ha!

Montana Mama said...

You look beautiful, mama! Always love reading your blog! Hope that baby comes at just the right time for the whole family!

Mama Whimsy said...

You look fantastic, Lauren! Your Mikko posts always crack me up. I'm having trouble with the Linky today, so here's mine this week:
http://simple-whimsy.blogspot.com/2011/05/wordless-wednesday-little-artists.html

Cassie said...

What?? I'm like come out, come out!! Lol. I guess we still have a few more things to do around here....
You look really good btw!!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Mama Whimsy: No kidding! I just tried to add you to the linky, and it took forever. Oh, well — I think you're up now. :)

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Thanks for the shirt compliments, everyone! I actually won it in a giveaway. :) At first I thought, am I really the pink zebra stripe type? But then I figured, when better to wear something really flaunty? ;)

I've been loving Mikko's signs lately. He loves taping them up, too, which cracks me up. His recent obsession is making "No Dinosaurs Allowed" signs. And they've worked, too! We have had zero dinosaur infestations since he posted the signs.

Megan and Stan said...

You look beautiful! I hope that baby comes when they're good and ready!

Birth Routes said...

I adore how children express complex thoughts and feelings into simple beautiful drawings. <3

You look radiant.

christy said...

Beautiful post, beautiful drawing, beautiful you.. thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. I may have ended up in your junk folder but that's okay because I got my entry in on time! ;)

XO peace!

Christy

rakster said...

"Well, ok, then. Let's just hang them outside my uterus and hope the baby can read."

peed my pants laughing. could be a combination of the hilarity of the comment and the lack of pelvic floor I currently have. You look as big as me!

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