Thursday, October 28, 2010
What a great week! Your dad turned 31 this week. I know it sounds old, but I promise it's not. He still has so much energy. You might even have a hard time keeping up with him. You also turned 20 weeks today!!! We're half way there! I get to meet you in only a short 20 weeks. If it goes as fast as this first 20, I might as well see you tomorrow. We also had an ultrasound this week. Your sisters were very interested...
I want to go ahead and apologize if having sound waves shot in to your warm, cozy little home was annoying or uncomfortable. But it was so cool! You were making little sucking movements with your lips and drinking away. Daddy says you must take after me already if you're staying so hydrated. Another similarity we already have? Your legs kid! Good grief. Your dad now calls you Legs McDowell.
I'm trying to relax my abs as much as possible because I felt bad you looked so cramped in there.
If you have my leg length, I hope you take after your daddy's strength and coordination. Maybe you'll play soccer or basketball or be quite the dancer. But that will have to come from your Uncle Tyler. Unfortunately the rhythm gene skipped your dad and I. Although, I feel like I've got some pretty good moves, but your dad says I just look like I'm marching. We'll wait and see what you think.
I also found out…I am feeling you! A lot more then I thought I was. During the ultrasound I thought my stomach was growling. Nope. The Doc informed me that was you. She showed me what you were doing that made me feel the growl. The next day I was in my toning class and during a thigh buster move I felt the same growl. Is that your way of saying, "GO MAMA GO! YOU CAN DO IT!" Or was it, "MAMA, GO LAY ON THE COUCH AND EAT SOME ICE CREAM!" Hmmmmmm? I wonder…
I love you so much baby, from your little sucking lips to your long flamingo legs. I'll see you in 20 weeks.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Holy crow kid, you're growing like crazy! I had a pair of my regular pants that still fit last week. 5 days later...no go. That means growth in less than one week. That is FAST. Sometimes I catch my profile in the mirror and I'll call your dad to come look and we'll be all, "Ahhhhhhh, we're pregnant and there's really a baby in there!!" I think I'm feeling some of the early signs of movement, but I'm still waiting for an upper cut or good solid round house kick. Whatever you feel like. Oh, and your room is really starting to come together...well, just in my head at the moment. But it's going to look great and you will love it, I promise.
I already love you more than cereal and the color green.
In case you missed that bump...
Friday, October 1, 2010
Yesterday you turned 16 weeks old. So...Happy 16th Week Pre-Birthday!!! I can't believe in 5 months and roughly 17 days I will be holding you. I just wanted to tell you thank you for letting me feel better. Not that you were too hard on me during the earlier months. But I am enjoying having most of my energy and appetite back. And it couldn't have come at a better time, with the start of Fall and everything. The weather is incredible! I'm sure you'll love Fall as much as I do. I plan on spending a LOT of outside time with you. And if the weather starts making you feel a little frisky as well, feel free to give me a little nudge or flutter. I promise I won't mind. And by the way, you are really going to LOVE your Daddy! He's got so much to teach you it's crazy. Plus he's a lot of fun and he likes to laugh. It's really easy to make him laugh too. Although sometimes he laughs when you're not trying to be funny, which can make you mad. But then you realize, why fight it?!?! And you start laughing right along with him :)
We are so ready to teach you unconditional love.