passing down

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know all two of my life updates. Like tomorrow we find out if I'm carrying a Baby Boy Roach or a Baby Girl Roach. (No matter how many times I read that sentence, it still sounds like I'm going to pop an antennae-wearing, crunchy insect out of my hot pocket. Ew. Ouch.)
This week Grahm and I have been having a lot of discussions about all the different characteristics we'll be passing down to our little one.

 "I hope he has my ridiculously good-looking physique," Grahm says.
"Not to mention your glowing humility," I'll add.

There are tons of things about myself I really hope our child doesn't inherit (my anal retentiveness, my need to control everything, my midget size) but who wants to read that list? Oops, you kinda just did. Grahm thinks I focus too much on the negative parts of myself, so to prove him wrong (something I thoroughly enjoy doing), I've made a list of things I desperately hope our kid inherits from me ... everything else can come from my baby daddy.

1. Eating. No, I'm not talking about wanting to eat broccoli for breakfast or anything else as sickenly healthy. (I wouldn't wish that upon any child of mine.) I mean that I can wharf down anything and everything like it's my last meal. (I'm a Roach, dontcha know.) There are only a few meals I won't eat, and it's more of "I'd rather not" than won't. Think about how amazing it would be if this crossed over to Baby Roach. If I never had to have the "Jimmy, eat your dinner!" conversation, I may have a 500-pound toddler but he'd be a happy chunk.

2. Sleeping. I'm not good at many things, but I can out-slumber a bear in the middle of winter. Take last night for example. 10 o'clock. (We're a swell time.) Exhausted. (24 going on Grandma Betty.) Do I go about my normal bedtime routine? Nope. Forget the makeup wipes, the moisturizer, the eye cream. My bed was drawing me near like a moth to its bundle of cozy love. I abandoned my toothbrush, dry and unused on the counter. I even left my contacts in my eyewinkers... All for the sake of getting asleep as fast as possible. Who cares that I aged 7 days, had especially kick-you-in-the-crotch fantastic breath this morning (lucky Grahm), and couldn't see anything because my contacts had crumpled and dried faster than a wart under Biofreeze (not that I would know or anything...). I slept over 8 glorious hours. Future kids, take note.

3. Cleaning. Say whatever you want about my house, but it's as clean as my future baby's rumposaurus. I know where everything is. I put everything away after I use it, ya know, where it actually belongs. (Grahm was really confused when we first got married because his stuff wouldn't be where he last left it. "Babe! Where's my belt? It was right here on the floor...") My kids don't necessarily have to stick to my rigid cleaning schedule every week, but wouldn't it be wonderful if they thought cleaning was fun? "Mommy, let me clean for you" or "Mom, I already made my bed and did the dishes. You don't have to ask me, remember?" (Is it pathetically sad that these are the things I dream about?)


Baby Roach, we will love you no matter how much you eat or sleep or clean. But it'd be great if you took after your mommy on this one. We all know your daddy is picky, messy, and a hogger of the blankets. (But it's okay, we love him anyway.)

25 comments:

J and A said...

I love your belly button poking out already!! so cute. You will have one good looking child you two. :)

Jeanna said...

Love your teeny belly! Your baby is going to be precious! Can't wait to hear what you're having!! xo

Lindsey A said...

You look gorgeous. I can't wait to see if you'll have a boy or girl roach.

julia rose. said...

hiiii cutest baby mama evahhhh. seriously though.
and the sleeping. ohhh the sleeping. i hibernate all year long it seems!

Lauren said...

you are just the cutest ever.

can't wait to hear your gender news! either way - that's going to be one cute baby!!

four words. sleep. while. you. can. :)) but i do promise that the sleep deprevation (and subsequent mental state of CRA-ZY) is worth it.

KatyK said...

Such a cute post, and a cute preggers. Its funny before Boomer got here I kind of did the same thing. (This was 7 years ago so way before blogging.) Its interesting how the DO inherit traits from each of you, but also develop this cool personality all their own.

Ashley said...

I'm still super jealous that you get to find out! M will NOT budge on this topic!! Love your list of things you want the baby to have!!

Amanda said...

OH MY GOSH you are so cute! I really want to see more baby bump pictures. I don't know why, but I just do.

Katie Did What said...

Okay, hi, you are the absolute cutest little pregnant chick I've ever seen. Thanks. Also, I like the list. All great things, all things I'd have to say I'm pretty darn good at myself. YES to the sleeping, although I must say, there's not many worse feelings than waking up with contacts still in your eyeballs. OUCH.

xo

Nicole said...

Yay for finding out! We found out a month ago (a boy) and I still haven't bought anything. Even my MIL last night was like, Ummm, we need to go shopping for stuff. Do you have anything yet? I'm like "nope! Just waiting until the last minute!" I just don't want to buy everything before my baby shower!

Marie said...

We're twins on the eating and sleeping thing. You should both be praying that Little Roach inherits these qualities. Our little guy can sleep with the best of them and it is heaven.

Becky said...

I love love a clean house. The first thing I do every morning is make my bed. I can't imagine what would happen if I didn't..have fun finding out the gender tomorrow!! :)

Nessa said...

My daughter eats and sleeps well! Unfortunately it wasn't always the case. My step-daughter, on the other hand, will help tidy up her toys but is the worst eater and sleeper. I guess it takes two babies to cover all the good qualities?

Amy said...

ah man i hope i have a child that likes to clean as i do too! :) IT would make it SO MUCH EASIER on me!

Melissa said...

You have such a perfect little baby bump! I can't wait to hear what you are having! when will you reveal to us?! My bump is finally coming in and so i think people realize I'm pregnant and not fat now. :)

Megan D said...

You are a cute preggo person! Looks like you're all baby!!

And, yes, how wonderful would it be if a child was great about cleaning/actually enjoyed helping with cleaning?! I would love, no, BE OVER THE MOON about that trait passing down to my tiny humans!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

You're so cute! I think about what our baby will look like all the time. We just found out last week that we are having a boy. Can't wait to hear what you are having!

Brandy said...

Look at that wittle bump! You are too cute.
Can't wait to know what Lil' Roach is going to be.
And I love your list, haha!

Kalyn V said...

I've been waiting for this day (tomorrow) for so long! Is that weird? No? Didn't think so. But for real, I'm with you on the eating and sleeping... but cleaning not so much.

Jay T said...

You're going to be posting about the gender IMMEDIATELY, right?? I hope so! I'll be refreshing your Instagram and Twitter every 5 seconds. I totally feel you on the eating and sleeping, too! Although I always make sure to wash my face and take my contacts out before I fall asleep, I just can't sleep with my spackle on!!

Allison said...

So exciting you find out tomorrow!!! I hope you share with us asap. :) Loved this post...3 of the most important things in life...food, sleep and cleanliness.

Laura Darling said...

Yay I can't wait to find out!! I bet you're so excited! :)

Rachel said...

hahaha! If we could only pick and choose which traits our children inherit--I have to admit, those are some desirable traits to have in a child!

Kelsey Eaton said...

I am dying to know if you have a girl or boy roach inside your belllaaaay!! Can't wait to find out!

Katie said...

I love your list. And that picture of you is the most adorable photo. you are the cutest pregnant lady. yay baby roach!

also, this line cracked me up:"(24going on Grandma Betty.)" because my grandma's name is Betty.