Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 25; 26 weeks

We had a very merry Christmas! It was wonderful to spend time with our families. We are not quite done celebrating yet, as we will get together with Titus' family this weekend as well.

The baby is growing and kicking every day - the easiest way to make him kick like crazy is drinking hot chocolate. :) I have been feeling great aside from some back pain, which is probably due to carrying around 17 pounds more than usual.

Titus and I also celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary on Saturday the 22nd. He started the day by bringing me a caramel latte and goodies from the bakery. Later we went to Bello Cucina, which is the closest we can get to our wedding dinner spot since The Jazzy Fox turned into Bello's.

We got a few baby gifts for Christmas, and the nursery closet is slowly accumulating items. Titus was keeping his clothes in that closet, so he moved them out last week. I am sharing my walk-in closet with him... we'll see how that goes. Of course there is plenty of room at the moment since most of my clothes don't fit me!

My dad and Shelly gave us a DSLR camera for Christmas, which was exciting, generous, and unexpected! I am looking forward to learning how to use it in hopes of getting some great baby pictures.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12; 24 Weeks

This week baby boy is almost a foot long (ear of corn) and weighs just over a pound. He is quite active, especially after I eat. At Young Life on Monday night, I was the singer on stage. When I got off stage and sat down to hear Pat's talk, the baby started punching or kicking me! I am used to the general movements, but this was the first time it was noticeably a hand or foot. The funny thing was, I couldn't tell anyone because we were all quietly listening to the talk! I let Pat know afterward that his talk either had a good or bad effect on the baby- not sure which. :)

Last weekend I took our cousin Karin and her friend Megan (also seniors in my English class and Frontier cabinmates) to visit UMD. It was fun to show them the sights of Duluth despite the foggy weather. Karin's dad Kurt found us a great hotel room in Canal Park, and we loved it! Perhaps the best part was Bentleyville. It's a huge display of Christmas lights, and it's free. If you've never gone and you have the chance, check it out.

The baby is not the biggest fan of traveling - hopefully that changes once he can actually enjoy the sights himself!

We have our six month appointment this Friday - nothing else very exciting to report!