Week 18

I don’t have an official belly bump picture for this week as we were in sunny California visiting my mom and step-dad for a long weekend.

 

I hadn’t realized just how much I missed my mom (and family in general) until we got there and then of course when it came time to say good-bye.  Good-bye’s are never fun.

Ignore my weird hair thing going on…

 You know another nice thing about California in November?  The beach.

Things I’m thankful for:

Family (Now I just need a way to visit them all several times a year).

A husband who is kind, generous, thoughtful, and patient.

Cats who miss us terribly when we’re gone and give the best snuggles when you’re feeling down.

Warm memories to last through the winter months.

And last but definitely not least, I am thankful for the life growing inside me. In just a little over 4 months I’m going to be a Mom.

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Week 17

Well, it seems like the belly has truly popped now!  Behold it in all it’s glory!

 

Maternity pants are the best invention ever, though, I hate that it’s so hard to find pants that are long enough…

In other news, we are gearing up for a short week and a mini vacation, which I am very much looking forward to. As much as I usually dislike winter, I was glad to see a the first snow of the year yesterday… you can’t deny that a dusting of white makes all the brown far more pretty.

I think we’re going to have to trade in our frozen treats for more cozy ones, though.

Which means it’s the perfect time to make some tea and sample the fresh honey I received from a friend who keeps his own hive!  Oooh, plus peanut butter and honey sandwiches are one of the best things ever.

In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the rest of the afternoon… I don’t think I’ll watch the Vikings lose again with Josh, but maybe I’ll curl up in a patch of sun with the cats and do some reading.  I need some good recommendations for something new, I think.  A good winter read…

Week 16

We had our 16 week appointment this week and I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat again.  All seems to be doing very well and the doctor said she could definitely tell the wonton was moving around, even though, at this point I’m still not certain if I’ve felt the baby or not. I’m looking forward to when there is no doubt that it’s baby on the move.  In the meantime, we’re very excited about our next appointment, which will be when the big reveal happens – boy or girl?!  I’m looking forward to actually getting our nursery looking like a nursery, which we could start doing at any time, but first we need to get everything out of that room. :p

 

For now, though, I’m looking forward to a day of relaxing and minimal productivity because I haven’t had one of those in a while, and considering I’m growing a tiny person right now, I think I deserve it. 😉

Week 15

Another productive weekend in which we… er, Josh cleaned up the garage a bit, and I sat in the (future) nursery going through old papers trying to declutter while drowning in nostalgia.  I found my old blankets from when I was a baby… both of which were well loved and one in need of some repair because of this.

It was fun to read through old cards and letters from so many years ago, and to find old doll clothes and little treasured items from my youth.  While we’re hoping for a boy, maybe a girl wouldn’t be so bad. 😉

Anyhoo… the belly returns!  It’s a strange thing to watch your own belly button slowly start to disappear.  Ha ha.