Monday, August 24, 2009
27 weeks and counting...
I'm officially in my 3rd trimester. WOW. I think I get puffier in every picture. (LOL) Not much longer before little miss A will be joining us! Here's what baby girl is up to this week! She weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower)
and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. Awwwwww.
Alex and I were at Chili's having some dinner the other night. I hadn't been to Chili's in forever. Seriously, I can't remember the last time we went there. We tend to have our places that we like to go and Chili's never comes to mind. ANYWAY. We're sitting there, enjoying some cheese fries, when we hear a tiny baby crying. This baby couldn't have been more than a few weeks old. It still had that sweet, straight-out-the-womb, not annoying, baby's cry. I looked at Alex and said, "that's what we'll be hearing at 1am, very soon!" He informed me that HE probably wouldn't hear it because he's such a sound sleeper. HA! He's kidding of course. I hope.
My first baby shower is this coming Saturday! My friend, Jules, is hosting the shower. She's awesome and fabulous and I love her dearly. She was my first boss out in the real world. I was 20 years old. I couldn't type worth anything. I remember Jules watching me one day and asking, "do you want me to just type that for you?" Wouldn't have been so bad, except it was something that I was typing for her - since she was my boss and all! Of course I took her up on it. Like I said, she's awesome. And Jules, you would be so proud of my typing skills now. :) Most of the girls that will be at this shower, I went to school with or have worked with at some point in my life. Ya know, back before I was a SAHW. I'm super excited to see all of them and celebrate little miss A! I've purchased my dress for this shower...it has been tucked away in my closet for a month now, just waiting for the big day. I hope it still fits.
Okay, so tell me. Did any of you experience foot pain, the farther along you got in your pregnancy? Just over the past couple of weeks, I've had major foot pain. A few days ago, I couldn't walk. It's like a shooting pain up the back of my heel. I'm sure the weight has a lot to do with it. I've experienced weight gain in my life, but not THIS MUCH weight gain. So far, I've gained 19 lbs. Add that to my 20 lbs of IVF weight and all I can say is, OH MY! Alex told me to start wearing tennis shoes. I have no problem with that.
Tennis shoes look cute with nothing.
And it's summer.
And they're hot.
Flip flops are my shoe of choice, but evidently are hard on the tootsies. Sigh.
Notice on my sidebar...I've added my countdown to Christmas! For those of you who don't want to think about it - don't look. :) Starting in September, I will start my Christmas giveaways and continue through Nov-Dec! Last year, I did one giveaway...it was a basket full of my favorite things. This year, I'm doing several individual things. That way, more people can enjoy my faves!
Oh, and if you get a chance...head on over to Caroline's blog. We're currently going through a series on Spiritual Warfare at our church. We're going through the entire armor of God and it has been SO GOOD! Caroline's post touches on that and much more. The girl loves God and it just shines through in her writing! One of the things she wrote in this last post was, "I spent Friday night reading years worth of prayer journals to remind myself of those early days that I knew it was time for a "Woman's Faith" and no longer a girls." LOVE THAT!! Go read...you'll be blessed.
Have a great week, y'all!