Wednesday, July 28, 2010
So even though I've been saying I think I'm further along than "they" say I am, maybe I really am 20 weeks right now? Moms and/or medical professional friends and fam...I trust you way more than google. What's up right now?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I realized later that this is the same shirt I was wearing for my "starter" pic at the beginning of my pregnancy. Check it out here :)
Bath #2- this afternoon. Tried to make it a little more enjoyable for all by pulling out the kiddie pool so she could splash around afterwards. And I could dip in my feet.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
***Note: I shared this with Mike today (he was with me for the most recent comment) and our convo led me to realize all of these comments have been from women. Mike says guys "just don't go there" unless they're absolutely certain and "even then" have some reservations. Good to know :)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This month was especially special for our group because we planned a large cookout to celebrate the summer and partnered up with a couple other groups at our church to make it happen. Despite the rain, about 60 people were served a great meal and we had a great time sharing a little bit of God's love through a plate of food :) I didn't get any great pictures of our whole group but there's one with some of the women below.
Our very kind grillmaster, Eddie, and his helpers that showed up to keep him company. Eddie is a pro at cooking out for things like this, as he takes groups out to grill hot dogs to pass out to the homeless at least once a week, sometimes twice. We were so thankful he took care of all the grilling for us!
So many choices! This boy was browsing the food selection before making his plate.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I was also concerned about if I was gaining too much weight going into the appt, but turns out I'm only plus 9 pounds since the pregnancy began, which she said was just great. I haven't been able to walk much at all this past month with the heat (though I've had a few visits to the pool to swim some leisurely laps) and I know I've been eating an awful lot. Oh well, she says to keep it up!
NOW we can start the countdown til the next appt, or "boy or girl day" as I noticed its called in Mike's calendar.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I still get people that seem to be guessing whether or not I'm actually pregnant so it must not be totally apparent to a stranger on the street... but its apparent to me! I'm feeling great overall lately, with the exception of still being so sensitive to the heat. I'm just trying to stay as cool as possible as much as I can. I'm also eating quite a bit more, and have been "craving" some things that are really not very good for me at all (a McDonalds cheeseburger and fries sounded a whole lot better than my turkey sandwich, chips and grapes today). So far I'm trying to avoid giving in to those really bad cravings, but some things (like ice cream) are just so perfect for the summer.
This week baby is the size of a... sweet potato?! I can't think of a less-cute food to compare baby to (ok, maybe I can, I just don't want to). The baby has been moving a whole lot this past week. Last night I was feeling a bit overheated, and despite my discomfort, the baby was moving so much that I could barely focus on driving on the way home (but I did). My weekly pregnancy email didn't fail to remind me that baby's gender is now apparent on an ultrasound... even though ours is going to be here soon, waiting another 4 weeks (or 27 days, who is counting) seems like a ways off still!
I'm starting to get some fun nursery ideas, both boy and girl ideas. Mike's looking forward to starting to paint once we decide what we want to do in there, and I'm looking forward to letting him have at it :) Maybe I'll post some ideas up soon once I organize myself a little bit more.
Friday, July 9, 2010
But last week or so, Mike started to complain that I am "radiating" heat and said he understood the phrase "bun in the oven" now, since I'm putting out as much heat as an oven (or something to that effect). At first I thought he was exaggerating, but then on Wednesday at small group, one of the other women in group was sitting next to me on the couch and moved to the floor about 15 minutes into group, because "no offense, but its just too hot sitting next to you!" Finally at work yesterday, I effectively froze my two office-mates out of our office by asking if we could keep the vent fully open. I did, however, tell them they could close it off towards the end of the day when one of them kept going outside to "warm up". That same person came in with a hooded jacket today, on a day when the temp is expected to creep up to 90 again...
But Baby, don't think for a second that I'm not loving every minute of this! Can't wait to find out if you're a boy or girl and what your name is in just about 30 days!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Then on Monday, we headed out to Arlington Park for a day at the races. Even though we were sitting completely in the shade, I still somehow got sunburned after about 4 hours out there. We had a great time watching the races and placing Mike's $0.10 wagers on the different races.
Finally on Tuesday, we had originally planned to do something fun and Chicago-y, like go to Lincoln Park Zoo or something else downtown. However, sweltering heat and a couple of sunburns from the day before limited us to just a quick visit to the nearby Babies R Us store to play with strollers and play yards and anything else we wanted to check out in person. I told Mike he should be glad we don't have one of those stores nearby because I think I'd be visiting it very, very often :)
This was our favorite stroller. I've been leaning towards the Chicco brand for its great reviews for durability, safety and versatility. We thought this pattern was pretty fun too, and it could work for a boy or girl.