Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baby Belly - 20 Weeks

20 Weeks (and a half)

JB's Top 5 Movies about Having a Baby

I love movies of all types, but even before little JB was on the way I loved movies about other people having babies. Here are my top 5 fave movies about having babies. 

1. She's Having a Baby
I'm a child of the 80's so you know I love me some John Hughes. Kevin Bacon's narration in this flick is hilarious, and I think it's a great depiction of the craziness and stress that the male mind goes through as we go from marriage to career to mortgage to babies. Love this movie.

2. Parenthood
Steve Martin is my hero, and this movie is great for a ton of reasons. Dysfunctional families, self conscious fathers, quasi-retarded toddlers and of course, Cowboy Gil!

3. Knocked Up
Before Seth Rogen started getting annoying, he was hilarious in this movie. The idea that Katherine Heigl would even consider having a one-nighter or raising a child with a guy like that in real life may be laughable, but this movie was great. The scenes when Rogen is with his guy friends are definitely the funniest.

4. Raising Arizona
What an odd, funny and smart movie. Nic Cage before he got annoying too, and with possibly the best hair of any would-be-dad in movie history. An guy gets out of jail, marries the cop who arrested him and they steal a baby together. John Goodman makes an amazing appearance and the creepy bounty hunter used to give me nightmares, but this movie is a classic.

5. Father of the Bride II
It's one of those movies that is on cable just about every weekend (usually following Father of the Bride part 1) and I watch it just about every time. Again, Steve Martin is HI-LARIOUS as a nervous dad and Granddad and Martin Short as Franz is one of the best characters in any comedy in the 90's. Can't really explain it, but I just love this movie, no matter how womanly it makes me!

Honorable Mention:
Look Who's Talking, Juno and Funny About Love.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Baby Belly Pics

17 Weeks
18 Weeks

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Max in Jude's PJ's

Jude won't be here for a few more months, but in the meantime our little dog Max is keeping his PJ's warm.

First Sonogram

Before the big appointment, we grabbed a quick lunch downstairs. The sandwiches were good, but nothing could top the anticipation we both felt! It was pretty obvious that this whole situation was going to affect Mom and Dad in different ways.

Ashleigh; cool, calm and beautiful as always
John: Not so cool and calm
Into the doctor's office we went. Progressive Care for Women at Northwestern Hospital in Downtown Chicago.

Mommy was excited to see her little guy for the first time!
We were excited and nervous about our first appointment, but everything went great! The heart was beating the fingers were growing and at the end we got our first picture of our little peanut.
Jude Bennet - 10 weeks

It's a Boy!!

The camera was rolling when we found out that Baby B was going to be a boy (the big reveal comes at about the 52 second mark of the video above). Our little Baby Jude Bennet. He was an ornery little guy and must have been comfy, because he wouldn't give us a good look! Ashleigh had to change positions about 20 times but he still wouldn't budge. By the end of the appointment we had a few good pics of least enough to prove that it was a boy!