Handsome Boy

Thanks so much for all of your amazing comments on my Third Trimester post. πŸ™‚ You are all the best! I can’t wait to share my birth story and my journey back to pre-baby body (or what I can get back of it). I am already thinking about my post-Ella workouts. I may have to do a lot at home so I was looking over my inventory.

I am officially 39 Weeks today! Crazy!

Here’s the update I just got from Baby Center:

Hi Laury!

Your baby’s waiting to greet the world! She continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it’s likely she already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.



Let’s talk about my baby who is enjoying his last week(s) of being an only child πŸ˜‰


A good spot for him (as Michael & I would say)

how handsome is he???


It’s GORGEOUS out right now so I opened the windows for him….his favorite thing. I plan to go for a long walk shortly. I need a break from the gym and every person in there asking me when I am due, what I am having, wow can’t believe you’re still coming here, etc, etc, etc. It’s all nice, but sometimes I just want to workout and not chat. Having a huge basketball under your workout tank makes people compelled to converse with you, no matter if you have the headphones on and “the zone” look on your face.


So cute when he wrestles his kick-a-roo. Check out the back feet:


lounging on my glider…I don’t mind:

NOT good spots for him:


Ella’s changing table..I had to cover it with a receiving blanket because he has taken a liking to it:

if we never know where he is anymore…it’s most likely he’s in the crib. Michael and IΒ  always says “going to check on the baby!” Poor thing is in for a rude awakening soon. He needs to find a new favorite spot.

I even filled the crib up with stuff, but he still nuzzled his way in.


Since Ella wasn’t here for Passover dinner I told Munchkin he could wear her bib for a little. He was rubbing his head on it and lying on it like he wanted it. True Story.


He’s been extra affectionate lately…I find him on my belly or lying next to my belly early in the morning purring his head off. It’s SO cute. Yesterday he fell asleep on my lay with his paw on my belly for an hour. My leg was asleep but he was too cute to move. Once Ella is here I am going to be working double time just to make sure I give him all the attention he needs in the moments she isn’t needing me! Michael already knows that he is on Munchkin attention duty for the most part too.


Hahaha….now that you all think I am crazy I am off to go take a long walk…


then make one of these:


then get a prenatal massage with lots of pressure point therapyΒ  and reflexology to maybe move things along πŸ˜‰


Today was going to be my first day of maternity leave but I was bored just thinking about it so I emailed 2 of my clients I didn’t get to see last week (they were on vaca) about working out tonight. So I see them and 1 person tomorrow morning then it’s no more work for me!


Enjoy your day!




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  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    My cat also claims territory as her own… even the dog’s bed. The picture of him in a bib is SO cute.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:21 am
    • Reply laury

      yea, Munchkin thinks ALL the territories in my house are his own, haha

      April 20, 2011 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    Oh Munchkin is a handsome boy! And I’m sure he is going to love Ella. Jason’s brother + wife have 2 little dogs, and when their daughter was born they were worried about how they’d all interact. The dogs are so protective of her and you can tell they just love her to pieces. It is so sweet.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:22 am
    • Reply laury

      aww, that’s so cute

      April 20, 2011 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Laura

    He seems to be loving that bib, which is adorable! Sweet little Munchkin πŸ™‚

    My best friend is pregnant and also due very soon like you and she said that her two cats have been very very affectionate to her lately also. Maybe they have some special cat sense and are all just trying to get as much love as they can before things change!

    April 20, 2011 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Dani @ Body By Nature

    I love Munchkin! He is such a character!

    April 20, 2011 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Jen

    Hi, I just started following your blog last week. I noticed your crib has the changing table attached. What made you go with this style? My husband and I have been drawn to those, but since they seem to be newer and different we’re not quite sold on it, though it seems like a huge space saver. We’ve also thought about buying a matching dresser and placing the changing pad on top of that.
    Also, I’m glad to see you’ve been so active during your pregnancy. I’m still going to the gym quite frequently and I’m at 21 weeks. I’m starting to get a lot of strange looks in the weight room now that my belly is showing.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:28 am
    • Reply laury

      Hi Jen!

      Our nursery was our den/office and it’s not a very big space so that’s what had me sold on that crib. HUGE space saver and actually more economical than buying a crib, changing table and dresser. This also has drawers and shelves! I have one other small dresser with drawers, that was a side table in my house. Then my bookcase that I stacked with different wicker and cloth lined boxes.

      Yes, the weird looks only get weird as your belly gets bigger πŸ˜‰

      Congrats on your pregnancy!

      April 20, 2011 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Daries

    Munchkin is very gorgeous! I can’t wait to see how he reacts once Ella is around the house and in HER crib! haha

    I’m definitely looking forward to your birth story post and your journey back to pre-baby body ones as well! Can’t wait! πŸ™‚

    April 20, 2011 at 11:31 am
    • Reply laury

      I know…I am nervous…I hope he’s a good boy!

      April 20, 2011 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Laura

    He seems to love the bib, which is adorable. Sweet little Munchkin πŸ™‚

    April 20, 2011 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Mom

    I think you should get him a new bed, something that you can put on a table or something else off the ground (so it kinda feels like he’s in the crib) and put it in the window in your room or in front of the patio doors. I would put one of Ella’s receiving blankets that he’s been laying with in it too. Then, CLOSE THE NURSERY DOOR!!!
    If you don’t do something soon, I’m afraid you’re going to have your hands full with this poor little guy!!! Love you Munchkin, but we gotta find you a new sleeping spot!

    April 20, 2011 at 11:39 am
    • Reply laury

      Maybe Grandmom Ce Ce will come and take care of that for him.

      April 20, 2011 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Julie

    I cannot stop laughing at the picture of munchkin with the bib on!!! Too cute!! He’s gonna be great with Ella, I’m sure of it! xoxoxo

    April 20, 2011 at 11:40 am
    • Reply laury

      hahahaha I know

      April 20, 2011 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Melissa

    Nemo has claimed every closet in the house. He makes a “bed” in my shoes seriously! Munchkin is so cute. With that bib on..haha hilarious!

    Have a great long walk. My mom claimed a strong caesar salad brought on labour for her! So eat some serious garlic and who knows what will happen lol:)

    April 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    Haha…Munchkin is totally milking the last few days of being an only child!!

    April 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Leila @ Spinach and Skittles

    Ahhh poor munchkin! I’m sure Michael is up for the cat affection duty πŸ™‚ 39 weeks already, wow!! I am getting so excited for you!

    April 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    hahaha munchin is so spoiled!! πŸ™‚

    April 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    Munchkin is super cute!! Maybe he’s being so affectionate because he knows he’s going to have some competition soon!

    April 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    Aww Munchkin is the cutest thing ever. My boyfriend’s sister is due in July/Aug and she has this adorable kitty named Boots who has taken residence in the baby’s soon to be room. They had to move the scratching post and everything to start decorating. Pets are definitely like an extra child!! I’m sure Ella will love a little furry companion πŸ˜€

    April 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    • Reply laury

      sooo cute πŸ™‚

      April 21, 2011 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    wow, 39 weeks!!! enjoy the ending of being pregnant. get all the r&r you can!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

    I cannot believe you’re almost there! My cat acts just like yours. He’s such a cuddler, especially in the morning.

    April 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Suzanne Williams

    Can’t stay away from the workouts. I don’t blame you. If you can, it’s a nice distraction I’m sure! Good luck, hopefully soon!

    April 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply laury

      haha, can’t stay away!

      April 21, 2011 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    Munchkin!!! He’s so cute..erm, I mean handsome ;)! Ellas going to love him, too no doubt just as much as he’ll love her!

    April 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Jen

    They sure do take over the house. I have 2 kitties that just turned 2 and there everywhere. they take over my dog’s bed and his 52 pd self lets them lol. I love the kick-a-roo my male cat loves it. Do you have one of those cat window perchs my cats love theres, and it doubles as a place to nap! i hear spicy food helps kick start labor, and my best friend was 2 weeks over due with her 2nd and her boyfriends mom told them to have sex and sure enough her water broke at 3am, so it worked!

    April 20, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    • Reply laury

      I have a table in front of the window…my mother in law was trying to get us to put nothing in the window when we were doing the babys room and Michael was like “that’s Munchkins only great joy in life! We can’t take that away from him!”

      April 21, 2011 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Shanna

    I am in love with the idea that sweet Ella may be hearing a purring friend through your belly.

    My cats will be very hard to teach what areas are not theirs. Oye.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Haha! I so <3 you! Too funny laughing at the "Now that you all think Im crazy" comment. You are not crazy. You are WINNING. Just so that your bomb blows everyone elses minds up. lol….ummmmmm, that was way to "Charlie Sheen" of me.
    Dear Munch: You sure set the bar high for cool when you aported that passover bib. And stealing Ellas crib? You little Gangsta you. he he
    laury, go walking, and then vacuum. All my friends seem to go into labor while vacuuming. haha.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    • Reply laury

      you are too funny. Munchkin ia totally gangast!!

      I guess I better go vacuum now πŸ˜‰

      April 21, 2011 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Morgan

    *sported* not aported. πŸ™‚

    April 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    39 weeks! Woohoo πŸ™‚

    Hope the massage was wonderful and relaxing, even if it didn’t move things along preg-wise!

    April 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    Oh, Munchy, you are going to be in for a rude awakening really soon but I am sure you will get the same amount of love and attention even though you may be woken up in the middle night by Ella πŸ™‚ I love that Munchkin is being all lovey, that is sweet. That is how Lincoln is but all the time….sans purring of course! He is very needy and needs to know that he is loved. So whipped for this dog, I tell you.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    • Reply laury

      He is affectionate all the time too…just lately it’s like TEN fold!

      April 21, 2011 at 8:52 am
  • Reply susan

    Hope you get a few days rest before Ella arrives, such an exciting time. Glad you have everything organised and changing table looks great. Wow where has the time gone? Can’t believe you’re 39 weeks!

    April 21, 2011 at 6:05 am
    • Reply laury

      I know!! SO fast!

      April 21, 2011 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    MUNCHKIN IS SO CUTE!!!! I literally squealled with delight when I saw his pictures. I’m NOT kidding. πŸ™‚ My cat always seems to find his way into the most inconvenient spots too! It’s like he obey, until you turn your back. πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2011 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Eschelle

    When i had my eldest we had cats. We had to end up getting rid of them cause they took a liking to sleeping in the crib/cradle with him and trying to sleep on his head. Apparently that isn’t uncommon and i’ve run into a few other stories as well.

    Hope yours doesn’t do the same, we couldn’t get our to stop πŸ™ I miss them πŸ™ *sobs*

    April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    • Reply laury

      That is so sad πŸ™

      Luckily we have doors on the nursery and plan to keep them shut when she’s asleep and we are not around.

      April 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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