Mario Carlo ETA Halloween '20
about me ...
I was planned (and no, it didn't take Mom & Dad 3 years, they just finally realized I'd be the best thing since sliced bread and said "screw it" (hehe))
The doc says I was conceived during Mommy & Daddy's only trip to Napa, the day they visited my Mom's favorite Wine's Vineyard, Altamura (why didn't you name me Frank, mom?)
Mom had a funny feeling about me, so she took a test. Voila! Then she text Dad (really Mom?). Mom also decided my name was either Mia Rita or Mario Carlo (can't accuse her of not knowing what she wants!).
In case you're wondering ... "Rita" is my Great Grandmother (mom's Grammy). "Mario" was Great Grandmother Rita's Brother (and also a cute old man my parents met in Florence). "Carlo" was my Great Grandpa Caparso.
Mom also proceeded to take 18 tests. Can't wait to meet this crazy lady!!
MAR 12TH Pt 1
Mom and Dad waited til Gaga Demers' (mom's mommy) birthday to tell my grandparents.
First, they FaceTimed w/ Grandma & Papa Caparso to confirm if Chili was OK for their upcoming visit... (press play on the video & turn on/up your sound!)
MAR 12TH Pt 2
Then, they went to dinner w/ Papah Demers (mom's daddy) & Don Don (mom's Uncle) & Uncle Mikey & Auntie Jesse for Gaga's bday.
My cousin Macallen wore a "gonna be a big cousin" shirt. It's hard to see in the video, but Gaga thought Auntie Jesse's brother was pregnant, that's how little faith everyone had in my parents LOL. PS, yes, Papah thinks it's funny to call me Carlos already!
Mommy had her 1st Dr appt and heard my super fast heartbeat! Listen here.
Mom is also starting to accept that I'm about to DESTROY her physique. She doesn't know yet, but I'm totally worth it.
Mom's magical blood test confirmed I was a boy (woohoo "It's Me, Mario!") with no signs of genetic issues. Yes, both Mom & Dad cried (oh boy, here we go!)
Mom also already picked out my clothes "theme" for the first 5 years of my life. This lady is a LOT, huh?
Ahhhh, my very first photo shoot! I was WAY too busy practicing my gymnastics to sit still, but the nice Nurse still got some good pics and Dad even got to FaceTime in (Dad isn't allowed to go with Mom bc of the silly "Cold" out there).
BTW, I had a surprise ... I was TWO WEEKS OLDER than Mom thought!
Another fancy test tells Mom & Dad that my Neural Tube Defect scan was negative! The nurse also asked Mom if she felt me yet. When she said "no," the nurse said ... oh, YOU WILL. Check out my 151 bpm heart rate hehe. Still doing great!
Mom also decided what she thinks I'll look like. I'm telling you, she's straight up crazy!
I'm 20 weeks! And today is my super official photo shoot (aka Anatomy Scan). Just like my Dad, I do NOT like having my picture taken, especially not for 45 minutes!
Basically I stayed curled up in a ball, face down, and made the nice Nurse ask Mom to do all sorts of tricks to get me to move. Too bad mom does those tricks all the time when she teaches, didn't phase me at all!
Despite measuring a little small (apparently my mom is a wee thing, you'd know not me!?), the nice Nurse said I'm super healthy and have all the right bits & pieces! My heart rate was GREAT too ... I have to keep up with Mom after all! Waving hi!
Mom learns about my new favorite game, HIDE AND SEEK! She takes a pic when she wakes up, then again at night.
I'm always hiding when she wakes up, who likes the morning anyway? But come night time ... let's PARTY!! hehe
Mom also thinks she feels me bouncin around in her belly, but she's not sure if it's gas hehe (btw, it's me!!!)
I "met" my Caparso grandparents today! Also, I kicked Daddy in the face when he was talking to me hehe
Mom also gave dad his Father's day present this week. I can't wait to be twinzees!!
And do you know who I can't WAIT to meet? My cousins Maverick, Macallen, & Addie. Oh boy are we gonna cause trouble!!!
Mom taught not 1, but THREE classes ... OUTSIDE ... with me today. Is she cray? I mean, we know she's cray. But I definitely wasn't hiding for this one ... I wanted to see (and be seen)!
Confession ... I kinda like the music she plays in what I hear her call "Buti Yoga" ... it feels wrong, but so right.
And OH MY GOD I LOVE ZUMBA!!!!!
Mom was a trooper for the family July 4th vaca while everyone partied every day and night! She took me for long walks with my cousin Macallen, and tried to relax with me as much as she could. For the most part, I let her enjoy her vaca, but I just love the warm sun so I had to come out and play sometimes!
OK, so I kicked ... a LOT. OK, so I always kick ... a LOT. :)
OK, so I'm actually not a nice calm kid. But apparently that surprises no one who knows my mom? I happen to move, and kick ... a LOT. Watch mom's belly closely (ignore the background TV, that's The Office, sounds pretty funny) :)
I'm 25 weeks! I had another photo shoot and the Nurse thanked mom for being in better shape than her 20 year old moms .. and she told her I was beautiful!
Mom also got to see me "eating" this time (I basically look like a fish opening and closing my mouth hehe)! She got some great pics of me this time, especially my feet, because I was more cooperative!
I'm still measuring small, but I grew "adequately" since my last appointment. More important, all the "health tests" (aka amnio fluid, placenta/umbilical chord oxygen/blood flow, etc.) were normal! Although I will confess, when the nice Nurse was trying to get a Doppler reading of the umbilical chord blood flow, I kept kicking right in the middle of the reading so she'd have to do it over. hehe ...