Monday, April 29, 2013

29 week belly

I got a little busy and missed last week's belly shot. Oh well. Here I am at 29 weeks -- now officially in my third trimester! Felling pretty good overall. I'm still walking to school most days and swimming at the rec center when I have time. I have been having some joint pain, especially in my hips at night. But I stretch every night before I go to bed and sometimes stretch my hips while in bed to make the pain subside enough to sleep.

We'll be heading to San Jose and then Phoenix after school gets out for a little mini-vacation. We're going to San Jose for Stephan Garaffo's wedding, in which Pat is a groomsman. Then we're driving to Phoenix to visit Nan and Uncle Kurt, if he's in town. This will be our last big childless road trip! Although it really doesn't feel childless with this big belly.

We'll be in Pullman then from May 15 until August 7. So come visit us! We're storing our friend's queen size bed in our spare bedroom for the summer, just so we can have a space for visitors to sleep. So come here! We've only had one visitor in the past two years, and would love to have people come out. We can go swim in the rivers that run through the Idaho Rockies, have picnics in the arboretum, swim in the local pool or go golfing.  There's plenty of fun stuff to do here, and we'd love the company.

Monday, April 15, 2013

27 week belly

My belly is growing fast! Here I am at 27 weeks. One week from the third trimester and the baby is just tumbling around in there like a mad person. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

26 week belly

My belly seems to have grown a lot in the last couple of weeks. I'm definitely looking pregnant now. There's no way around wearing maternity pants and skirts. I am really looking forward to some warmer weather when I can wear long flowy summer dresses all the time. I'm feeling good -- also looking forward to the end of the semester when I'm done with all my work. Only a few weeks away from the third trimester!

Just got back from the doctor today, and normally the uterus should be about as many centimeters above the pubic bone as you are weeks along. So, my uterus should be measuring at about 26 cm right now. But it's already at 28 centimeters! We're just going to keep monitoring the size (now my appointments are every 2 weeks), and make sure everything is ok. The doctor asked how big we were as babies, and when we told her 9 and 10 pounds, she was assured that this was probably just going to be a big baby. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

25 week belly

Here's my 25 week belly! It feels like it has grown a lot in the past week. The weather here's been great -- 60's and sunny -- so we've been really active: bike riding, walking everywhere, chasing after the kids we babysit outside, and going on picnics in the park. It's been great! The nice weather also means we get to start gardening. We have a plot for veggies right in our apartment complex, and we just started breaking up the soil today for planting a few spring plants.