Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Highlight: November

Highlights / Thankful Points of November 2011 (in no particular order):
  • Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith concert (Amy was definitely my favorite and her band was amazing)
  • First snowfall of the season!
  • Feeling hiccups inside me for the first time
  • Thanksgiving Day "Drumstick Dash" with Bryce, Liz and Grant (I walked the 2.3 mile option....no running for this lady)
  • Coffee with Holly in Kokomo (we're getting quite used to the Panera there)
  • Skyping with my sister Jess and her new baby, Malachi
  • Made photo albums for the first two years of marriage (I've had that on my list for about 4 months now)
  • Visit from my aunt Brenda and cousins Jenna, Erica and Jessica - we enjoyed lunch at my place and then walked around downtown Zionsville with our coffees
  • Registering for baby stuff (was a lot more fun and less overwhelming than I thought it would be)
  • Eagle Church girls retreat weekend - such a blessing
  • Two uneventful doctor's appointments - all is well with this baby, praise the Lord
  • One morning to sleep in and relax
  • Thanksgiving with the Langebartels and then with the Eberlys
Yep....it's been a good month.

Psalm 31:5-8
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
I trust in the LORD.
I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.
You have not handed me over to the enemy
but have set my feet in a spacious place.



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

7 months and counting

(No, Dad....I did not hide the name in that post title. However, if you are astute, the letters of the little guy's name are hidden throughout this post - scrambled up, in no particular order. Good luck. :)

I do realize this blog is becoming strictly about Baby. There are five projects that I need to post about; however, that involves actually being at home when there is enough daylight to take pictures. Hopefully this weekend!

Last Friday I hit the 7 month mark. Has it really been 28 weeks already? For awhile, I heard "You're huge!" a lot (which is not exactly what a woman likes to hear). I think I just popped out so fast it took people by surprise. I feel like there's a little basketball in front of me. A basketball that wiggles all of the time. I think he's either bowling or doing the jitterbug or majorly-leaning against me (which makes my belly look lopsided) most of the time (or all three at once).

It's getting harder to type at work, cut my toenails, bend down to pick something up, hug Bryce, etc. This belly is in the way.

At my last OB appointment, I had another ultrasound (since the little dude wasn't cooperating for the first one and so they didn't get a good heart picture). I was laying flat on my back for about 20 minutes when I started feeling really sick. I thought: great, I'm going to get the flu and will have to take off a day of work. I lay there planning how I would need to throw up in a few minutes and then call in sick. Pretty soon the technician asked me if I felt okay and I most certainly did not - super nauseous, sweating, breathing hard, and feeling all-around terrible. She immediately had me lay on my left side and the "flu" symptoms disappeared almost instantly! So....maybe those rumors about laying on your back are true. :) Note to self.

The nursery is coming along nicely. Painting the walls and trim - check!  Crib & changing table - check!  New curtains - check!  Art for the walls - check!  Just a few more items to find and then we'll be ready to fill it with baby things.

My cousin-in-law (Bryce's cousin's wife) had a baby shower a few weeks ago. She is due about a month before me. There were 5 pregnant women at the shower, due in December, January, February, April and May (me, sister-in-law, cousin-in-law, cousin-in-law's wife, and cousin-in-law's-wife's sister). Below is a picture of the 5 of us (in due-date order) and also a picture of the Langebartels ladies.

Ali, Mary, me, Whitney, and McKenzie 

Kristin, Laura, me, Lucy, Lori, Wendy, Janna and Ali
My much-anticipated Goodwill trip was the first Saturday of November - 50% off everything. The goal was to spend no more than $50 and I made it to my goal (okay....$3 over....but I ended up returning $6 worth). I came away with: 4 shirts for Bryce, 4 shirts for my Mom, a bag, a pair of shoes, 7 children's books, maternity work pants (score!), 3 skirts, 4 sweaters, and 5 long sleeves. I'd say it was successful.

The little man was hiccuping at 4 o'clock this morning when Bryce left to go hunting and he kept it up for about 10 minutes straight. It made me giggle. Such a funny feeling.

Enough ramblings from me.
You should be sufficiently filled in now. :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

25 week pictures

Just realized that I never posted my 25 week picture, so here it is. Terrible lighting but you get the idea: I'm getting big!



And Parson wanted in on the picture action, of course. I was just standing there and smiling, so I think he thought I wanted to play.