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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A little something to tide you over...

Okay...so I am woefully behind on my blog posts! It's just that SO much has been going on, I haven't had the time to write it all down. So, until I can collect my thoughts and arrange them into the perfect posts, here's a little pregnancy survey I stole from another blog to tide you over:

How far along?: 18 weeks.

Total weight gain: I know most women wouldn't really love fessing up to this, but I think putting it out there for all the world to see may make me think twice before adding that triple dip to my ice cream cone. So here goes...so far...7 pounds....not too bad yet, but we'll see how the next few months go.

How big is baby?: According to my weekly emails - the size of a sweet potato (5.5 inches long)! Still pretty small, but growing every day :)

Maternity clothes?: Yes and no....I've definitely outgrown the slacks I used to wear to work, so those are slowly being replaces with oh-so-comfy stretchy fabric pants. Gotta say - I'm loving them!

Stretch marks?: Not yet - but it's still early.

Sleep?: Great - these cool nights have made it so comfortable to snuggle in for a good night's sleep.

Best moment this week?: Hmmm....the week just started, so we'll see....

Movement?: Nothing I've noticed yet....I'm kind of bummed about that, but hopefully, I'll start having that experience in the next week or two.

Food cravings?: It might be that Halloween just passed, but my sweet tooth is back with a vengeance! Lately I've been enjoying some dark chocolate truffles...a gift from my sweet MIL :)

Belly button in or out?: I've always had an "outie", but it looks the same to me right now.

What I miss: Being able to go days on end without feeling like I'm going to gag for no reason - sigh...

What I'm looking forward to: Our next ultrasound in two weeks - it will be so fun to see our little one again!

Milestone: Does outgrowing pants count? :(

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rainy Days

As anyone living in Texas knows, we have been hit with quite a rainy season this fall. Mind you, I'm not complaining...I actually love rainy days. The overcast sky, the big dark clouds, and the distant rumble of thunder. I find this weather refreshing and comforting. While these rainy days may keep us indoors a little more often than we'd like on these cool autumn days, we haven't let them slow us down a bit. Last weekend was full of family fun...despite the rain.

We kicked the weekend off with a surprise birthday party for Ryan's sister, Blair, on Friday night. Her sweetie, Stephen, planned the whole thing, and she was definitely surprised. We all had our near misses as we talked with her throughout the day, but thankfully, no one spilled the beans before the party. She was serenaded by our waiters at the Mexican restaurant (and made to wear the ever-fashionable sombrero), and we even had a delicious birthday cake inspired by our beloved Baylor green and gold. Great job Stephen!

The in-laws were in town for the party, so they stayed with us, and my mom-in-law and I treated ourselves to a mani/pedi session Saturday morning before heading to Waco for the Baylor game.

Of course, as soon as we got settled in our seats at the stadium, the rain decided to make an appearance once again. We were caught in quite a downpour, but we were well prepared with hoodies, panchos, and plastic seats cushions. Luckily, the rain let up after a while and Baylor went on to win its third game of the season. Go Bears!! All in all, a great weekend!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all!

It's officially fall at our house! This is hands-down my favorite time of the year! I love the cool weather, throwing open the windows (and reducing the A/C bill at the same time), decorating with pumpkins, wearing cute sweaters, and spending our Saturdays returning to our beloved Baylor for football games and good times with old friends. I love the family gatherings that always happen this time of year and making the first hot chocolate batch of the year. I know some of you out there are summer lovers, or spring aficianados, but in my opinion, you just can't beat the autumn season.

Despite what Ryan may think, I even enjoy those lazy Saturdays that come along every once in a while when we spend all day snuggled up on the couch, watching college football, and consuming enormous amounts of chips and queso, pizza, and Dr. Pepper.

The fall is always busy for us, as I'm sure it is for many of you, and this year is no different. I'm pretty sure every weekend from here till Christmas is booked with football games, weddings, family reunions, and holidays. So far, we've already made it to two Baylor home games and will be heading back to Waco tomorrow for another game. We were pretty disappointed to hear that our star quarterback may be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, but we'll be there to cheer on the team no matter what!

Here's a sample of us decked out in our game day gear - I also love that every football season gives me a good excuse to buy new outfits for the games :)

Things are going well with Baby Fitz too - I'm feeling much better these days and I got to see the baby on another ultrasound a few weeks ago. Our little one is apparently quite an athlete already - he or she was bouncing around and waving at me the whole time :)