30 weeks…it’s getting real!

I turned thirty weeks yesterday and looking at the calendar causes mild anxiety. I can’t believe that soon enough we will have TWO children! Today I was thinking that I should really take some time to enjoy these last ten weeks or so as who knows when quiet moments will happen in my future. 

Jacob still has no clue what is going to happen. He knows he is a big brother, and he knows baby is in mommy’s tummy, but I doubt he knows a baby will be living with us soon. In the next week we will start getting baby’s room ready and preparing to get anything we need for him. 

Jacob gets a new drum set


Last weekend, friends came up to is in church and asked, “Are you two the dumbest parents in the world?” We had to answer “probably.”

Of course they were joking — maybe. What they were referring to was photos of Jacob with a new drum set. And we’re not talking a toy drum set either. This was the real deal.

Originally, for Christmas, we had planned to get him a bigger drum set than the little toy ones he has. Turns out a friend of ours had different plans when she found this professional junior set at a garage sale.

Once he saw them, we knew there was no going back and we had to bring them home.

It’s needless to say that he loves them. In fact, on the car ride home, he fell asleep with the drum sticks in his hand.

We’re trying to make sure he knows that drums are for after school, not early in the morning before school. Luckily, houses in our neighborhood have a little distance between them. If we lived in a condo or something, our neighbors would hate us.

And then there are times when Val and I say something to one another but just realize that it is pointless because we can’t hear each other. Maybe we should text each other.

Jacob knows that he has to wear his ear muffs too while drumming. At least his ears won’t suffer. He loves them though and we are glad. We want to encourage his love for music along with his love for coloring, bubbles, and peanut butter.


Valerie at 28 weeks and counting


Valerie is at 28 weeks now. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will have passed and we will be scrambling to get everything ready for Jacob’s little brother.

As the baby grows and Valerie’s tummy gets bigger, she still finds the energy to keep up with Jacob. Valerie’s app says that the baby is the size of a head of cauliflower right now. I can’t really picture that, but it sounds like a decent size.

Once again, we heard the heartbeat today. I am feeling movements when I rest my hand on her stomach. Soon enough, Team Bonilla’s numbers will grow by one. Sadly, Valerie will be outnumbered three boys to one girl. Go boys!