Wednesday, March 31, 2010

let's just skip april

32 weeks pregnant. people keep asking/assuming i'm not noticing this pregnancy as much, being my second and that i'm distracted and not as into it since i've done it before. not so! i'm a big schedule person. i thoroughly enjoy just staring at my planner and flipping through the weeks... i memorize other people's appointment dates, it's a problem. i feel i am even more impatient with this pregnancy for some reason! bring on the baby!
STILL weird to have colin around... it's been awesome but still living in the alternate universe reality. in the meantime colin's been getting random jobs. so yes i'd like it to be may already but we have some fun things going that will hopefully make april fly by.
starting with easter, and the following week is a baby 'shower' party for us- an excuse for a big party basically. then i got a 'job' 'modeling' for someone that has a vintage/modern apparel line.. i can't model her clothes [cuz i'm pregnant, how can we forget] but i'll be in the back of shots and i think she may profile me somehow, something about women in stages of life... it should be interesting, i kinda want some girlfriends to come with me though! cuz i don't know what to expect. THEN saylor, colin and i... and colin's dad, are going to be in a commercial. colin's dad mark does film production/editing/producing and he's producing this commercial.they needed a 45 year old guy and just said ah mark, you can pass for 45 you do it. and colin is going to pass as an 18 yr old! ha... then they wanted a 23 yr old pregnant person [hi] and a 5 year old boy... which will be saylor, and hopefully he does ok! oh sheesh. i will be 36 weeks and we have to drive an hour or so to shoot it and i'm not sure how long the day will be. it will surely be a lot of sitting around, but again hoping saylor handles the day well. after that we are having a big multi-family garage sale at our house. hope that turns out well too!!
so interesting things that will surely distract me..
saylor is doing so well writing letters, today he figured out R and B. he also memorized how to spell 'the'... i really think he's ahead of the curve reading/writing wise. he has known all his letters since before he turned 2! he knows all the upper case and lower case letters AND can sign them all in sign language! and he's beginning to read-sounding out words and knows many other words from memorizing/recognizing them. and he just turned 3 in december! i have a friend who is a kindergarten teacher and she said some kids don't know their alphabet yet. by 5 saylor will be writing and reading no doubt!!! i am proud of him. i definitely encourage him, but he also just LOVES letters and spelling. that's what we do in the car. 'mommy how do you spell clouds' 'how do you spell window' and a favorite 'how do you spell 'how are you doing today?'' he always points out if a word has two letters in it. recently he asked colin how to spell 'fruit strip' and as soon as colin finished it he said 'that has two R's and two I's and two T's in it' i was so shocked he processed that so quickly, i had to think about it for a minute to figure out if he was right! ha
i'll try to start posting more pictures on here!
i'm wanting to change my email address on my accnt here but it won't seem to let me?! trying to change it to my gmail address...hmm


EVA said...

Hi there, I've been a lurker for a while and thought I would speak up.
wow, I've worked at childcare centres for the past four years and I would say it is for sure ahead of the curve for a child to know all their letters before two. often a child will recognize them, or "know" them, but really it is just rote memorization. It sounds like he's really grasping the concept though!

Sarah said...

I think Sam and Saylor need to hang out since they are both little letter obsessed, reading, sensitive three year olds! Here's to a speedy April!

meridith said...

i would gladly skip april with you, i'm impatient for my baby to come and yet scared/nervous/totally unprepared all at the same time. when i was reading this i thought what if i forget to teach my child the alphabet! i hope not!