Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another week down...

Today I am 26 weeks along today. I guess that makes me about 6 1/2 months.

Last weekend my parent's came over and saw the nursery for the first time. They both loved it! My dad asked me if I had a glider yet or not and I told him no, it was something I was going to get soon, but hadn't done it yet. He told me that I was welcome to take the glider that he had at his house. Wow! This is a hospital grade glider and much nicer than anything I could ever afford to buy! I think at one time he was selling them and this was one of the models he had that was just being stored at the house. The baby kitties have been working hard to destroy just about everything in their house, including the glider, so he was glad to put it to good use as well as protect it from those razor sharp nails. I went by there this week to look at it and sit in it again. It had been a long time b/c it is usually covered by a fleece blanket that Mr Yaller and Whippy Lee slept on. They both passed away last year and the new kittens don't have the same appreciation for a comfy cozy spot I guess. Well, he wanted to load it up in my car right then and there, and I let him! I am going to find something to cover it with b/c the color really doesn't mesh well with the colors in the nursery, but it is a great addition to our room. We even considered putting it in the living room, but the setup just didn't allow for it.

Last weekend I went to Gallery Night with Mara. I have always loved Gallery Night even though I tend to visit all the same galleries numerous times throughout the year. Although I couldn't drink this year (there is free wine and snacks at all of the galleries), I enjoyed looking at stuff and seeing people out and about that I never see otherwise. That is one of the wonderful things I love about Fort Worth, the rich arts district. After we had been toa few galleries, Chris, Todd and Bianca met up with us for dinner. That little Bianca is so cute and she was so well behaved. Everytime we have gone out to eat with her she has always been pretty well behaved but Todd and Mara tell us otherwise. It kind of reminds me of my own childhood. Edward and I were perfect angels anytime we got the chance to go to a friend's house, but then when we got home, all hell broke loose! I think we both liked to get out of the house and be with other people and so we made sure to maintain perfect behaviour so we would be invited back again. I bet she has already figured out this trick!

Last night we met some friends at Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. This is by far my favorite wings place and I am so happy they are opening one down the street from where we live! We stayed there for a long time and had a lot of good laughs. I always have a great time with this group of friends. We realized last night that one of the guys there loves to hunt, and a lot like Chris, hasn't in years b/c he doesn't have a place to go to or people to go with. Chris was so excited to find this bit of info out and was already trying to set up a weekend for them to go to the lease. Hopefully that will work out b/c I would love for Chris to have someone to hunt with from time to time. I hate for him to go by himself, it is just so dangerous to be out in the woods with no one else around.

Here are some recent belly pics:
This is at about 25 weeks:




From Sono and Belly Pics


And at about 26 weeks:




From Sono and Belly Pics


Just for kicks, here is a video of the princess Izzy. Little does she know, there is about to be a new princess ruling the roost! I think she was trying to get a blanket. She is a cold natured little thing and not very good at sharing so she wanted the blanket Chris has to herself. She is telling me about it here. video
Is she not the goofiest thing? I tell you what, this dog has a personality all her own!

Well, I have rambled long enough. It is time for me to start doing all of my Sunday chores!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lots of Things!

It is hard to believe how fast he time is going by! I am already 24 weeks. That means I am officially in my 6 months of pregnancy which is hard for me to wrap my brain around.

I have been falling behind on my updating and it will be more sparce for the next few months with the end of tax season upon me. I am already working an extra hour or two here and there during the weeks.

Edward got back from China last weekend. He went there for Elaine's interview and she got approved! He tried not to get his hopes up too much b/c there are so many technicalities, but Elaine got approved! They are both really excited as are the rest of us! As of right now, the plan is for her to be here in mid October.

So, in preparation for Elaine and the baby, Edward and I trecked out to Ikea yesterday. I wanted to get a few decorative things for the nursery and Edward needed to gets some storage for clothing. His apartment has really come along nicely, but he needed those drawers badly. I got some cool lamps and a great lamp shade that goes with the nursery perfectly. I also got a new rug for the nursery and a new one for the living room. Then we went to his friend's new store in the mall just a few blocks from there to check it out. It is a fabulous store and I will most definately be buying some clothes there after the baby is here.

Chris happened upon a deer lease that was priced so incredibly low that he decided to get on it. We have discussed it for years, but he has always chosen to wait and buy some land someday. That is still in the plan, but at least he has somewhere to go in the meantime. He went down to it this weekend and checked it out and picked out his spot. It is 1400 acres and has Wildlife Management Area on both sides of it, which means there is a TON of land for him to hunt b/c he also got a public hunting permit this year. It is quite a drive, so he won't be able to go every weekend, plus, it is too far for him to be from me as my due date gets closer, but he will get to hunt it a couple times this year for sure.

In baby news, things are going really well. we have decided on Devin for her first name. We are still discussing her middle name. My weight gain is right on track with what all of the websites I visit and books I read say. It is hard to believe though b/c I feel huge! I had another appt last week and a sono and got the see the baby for awhile. At one point, we were looking straight at her face, and I saw her opening and closing her mouth and drinking amniotic fluid which was really neat. She is still measuring about a week earlier than my due date but that is never set in stone. Devin will most likely decide what her true due date will be. She is starting to move a lot more frequently and last week I started being able to see it from the outside. It is especially neat in the tub b/c it makes the water trickle around my belly when she is kick boxing! My mom was able to feel her the other day, although, I know that it was subtle movement compared to usual, so she hasn't felt how hard that girl can kick yet! Chris' mom is out of control. :) She sent a package of baby clothing and said she has more to send. That is hard to believe b/c I swear she bought out every store she went to. There are a lot of really cute outfits and that is something I haven't bought any of, so it is fun to have some clothes now too. I feel like my belly button might be trying to push out, b/c it has been really sore for the past day. My Dr is really happy with how things are progressing, and assuming the most recent test they did comes back negative, she will start treating me like a normal pregnancy. That is both exciting and scary. It also means I won't be getting as many sono's. :( I trust Dr. B completely and know she has both Devin and my best interests in mind so all in all, that really would be good news. It is just scary to think they won't be micromanaging my body anymore, which does put some of my worries at ease. Other than getting increasingly more uncomfortable, I am feeling really good and have enjoyed being pregnant so much!

Here is a pic from last weekend at 23 weeks:


Here is a pic of the sono from last week. I haven't posted one in awhile. It is always so much clearer when you see it on the screen and can be hard to tell what it is that you are looking at. This is a view of Devin from the front. You can see her two eyes looking at you.



Well, I have rambled enough for now. I find I am doing that a lot lately!