Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pregnancy Pictures: Week 18

Well, since there is a little bump showing now, I thought I'd add some pictures. Here they are:

In other pregnancy news, I am still struggling with morning sickness int he evening and any time I have anything remotely spicy. Ugh. One nice thing is that I can feel the baby moving around. It makes the discomfort more worth it. This baby is so strong that I have already felt the kicks from the outside. Nathan has felt the baby too. I am afraid that it is a big baby or Hercules (maybe both?) This is a bit amazing to me since I didn't fell Luke until about Week 20, and Nathan didn't feel him until at least 22. Oh boy (or girl!)

Oh, and my sonogram is next Monday, February 7th. I'll keep you all posted on what we find out!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Why Luke needed a haircut:

Here he is trying to get his hair to stay down. Good luck kiddo!Well, I forgot to take any after pictures, but I assure you all that he looks much more civilized now. :) These were so funny, I thought I had to post.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pout Pout Fish & Doe a Deer

Luke's new favorite is a colorful book called The Pout-Pout Fish. It's a story about a fish with a bad attitude. All his friends try to help him, but he just can't stop his "blub, bluuub, bluuuub". That is, until a pretty girl fish comes along and gives him a smooch!

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Luke's following in the footsteps of his cousin Clara with loving this song. He'll sing it 10 times in a row if you let him...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

15 + weeks and Richard Scarry

I do seem to write a lot of dual purpose posts don't I?

Part 1:
Today I had an appointment with the midwives. I got to see midwife 3/4 (only one unknown now), and I have loved every visit so far. Today was pretty routine, get weighed, run a simple lab, hear the heartbeat, and chat a little. Everything looks good so far and I am grateful for that. It is always a joy to hear the heartbeat too. My "big" ultrasound is 4 weeks from today. Any bets about boy or girl?

Personally, I have a feeling that it is a girl. Nathan thinks it is a boy, a brawny, manly-type boy due to my unusual cravings. (for example, earlier this week he asked me if I would like a steak and I said yes. Usually, it is not my thing.) I really don't care what it is, but I am leaning toward wanting a boy so that Luke has a brother close in age.

I would post a picture too, but not much has changed. Sometimes, late in the evening when I am full, the belly shows a little, but it is gone again by morning. My regular clothes still fit fine too.

Part 2:
In other news, Luke is very happy to be home. Not that he didn't enjoy seeing all of his grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, etc... He just is becoming more of a homebody. I have to have a really good excuse to go out nowadays or he fights it. Good excuses include: going to Clara's house, the library, Costco or HEB, the park, or church on occasion.

When we do leave the house, we must not leave one very important thing behind. Can you guess? No, it is not a stuffed animal or blanket or favorite toy. He must have this book. Yes, Richard Scarry is Luke's new hero (and mine!). He read his book on the kitchen floor this afternoon while I made a very good dinner and dessert. Usually, I have a whiny, clingy boy at that time of day. Today, he was happy and occupied, reciting nearly every vehicle listed on the 60+ page book. :) Will I have a reader? I hope so- I was!