Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pictures, Puss and Poo

I thought I'd provide a picture of my growing belly for all of you who don't see me on a regular basis...or at all!

Here's me at 20 weeks:

And here's me on Monday, at 26 weeks (yikes!):

Things are quite well - baby is still quite active and we are just enjoying the miracle of the "alien in belly" phenomenon. I just passed on a horrid cold to Jim (oops), but I'm glad to be over with it. There is nothing worse than being sick and miserable and not being able to take anything to help numb your pain. I watch Jim take his Tylenol Cold PM every night with a bit of jealousy... But I'm glad he can take something to help him sleep, especially now! I would still keep him up with my out of control bladder if he weren't on drugs!

Speaking of Jim being on drugs...he gets his wisdom teeth out on Friday! I can't wait to see what kind of reaction he has to the surgery. All I remember is him walking into my bedroom just hours after I had mine taken out and LAUGHING. So my cheeks were a little puffy! I will have the camera charged and ready. Blood, puss and swelling to you (man, I'm gross)! Muahahahaha! (I really do love him a lot) =D

I have discovered a new joy...shaving my dog. She has been very patient as I test out different ways to trim her long wispies with the clippers. So what if she's a little crooked looking on the backside? It's getting hot and she'll be so much more comfortable! I am suffering from the "trying to get it even" syndrome, and I just end up taking off too much in huge clumps - one side, then the I need to fix this side... You see? The pattern goes on and on. So I just stop at some point and let her look a little nerdy. =D All I know is Maddie still loves me and I love her more when she doesn't get poo on her hiney hair.

I have nothing further to share at this point, so I say, TOODLE LOO!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Rock-a-bye Baby

And I don't mean lullaby. Our baby is a rocker! He is constantly moving, poking, kicking at all hours of the day! I know all you women who have been pregnant are laughing at this girl who thinks she is the only one who gets to go through this, but I am not that dense. I know this is the life of a pregnant woman! I just have to talk about it! And I seriously think my baby might move a bit more than normal! Am I naive?? :) All day! ALL day! What does that mean when he's out of my womb?? Oh dear....

It has been lots of fun watching our little one move body and limbs all over my tummy. Quite strange and yet, such a miracle. :) We had our 6 month appointment yesterday (ACK! 6 months!) and everything went very well. Only time in my life I will be okay to hear I have gained 19 pounds. ACK! Apparently, 19 lbs. at the 24th week is still right in the middle of where I need to be, so I am okay with it. But come on, when anyone hears, "So, you've gained 19 pounds..." your first reaction is "WHAT?!" :) Where did it all go? Hmm. Maybe I shouldn't ask that question...

Anyhoo. Life is full of so much good stuff. :) Jim and I have been very faithful with our nightly walks, averaging about 45 - 60 minutes each walk. It is a great time to laugh and talk and watch Maddie get excited at everything she can see. We feel so blessed with so much, it makes it hard to complain about anything (like heavy budgeting - arg).

Life is good. Thank you, Lord!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Does anyone remember yesterday when the sky was blue and the air was warm and the birds were chirping and the kids were playing? That was AWESOME.

What happened?