Monthly Archives: November 2013

Down time

This is the start of week 19…almost half way done! We have been taking advantage of the down time these past few weekends home, taking care of some house stuff and just taking it easy. We had a new railing installed upstairs last weekend, and yesterday Chris put the finishes on with a nice stain that matches the wood upstairs. It looks great. 🙂 Beyond house care, we’re looking forward to thanksgiving and traveling home to IN. Highlights will include a turkey day 5K my sister Meghan and I will run, and ‘shooting the circuit’ that Chris, my dad and some of the Frost family will embark on as they tour the trap shooting clubs in greater NW Indiana. Will be a good visit!



Today we took a trip to REI to test drive some strollers! I’ve had my eye on a B.O.B. and I think I convinced Chris that one of those is the way to go. We haven’t bought anything yet, but I’m thinking we should take advantage of the holiday deals for baby furniture and other bigger ticket items. As far as baby goes… I think I’m starting to feel it! I doesn’t feel like I would expect it to, apparently it’s still quite small. But it’s exciting to start to feel it move around. I looking forward to it getting more pronounced so Chris can start to feel it too. I go for my 20 week appt in early December. It will be cool to see it again! I’m asking that they write the sex down and seal it in an envelope so we can open it for Christmas. Hopefully they don’t slip and tell us.

Still feeling like a champ! Happy thanksgiving!



Baby wants ice cream…

Week 17 is already here! According to online experts, the baby is about the size of an apple. I picture a Granny Smith with little arms and legs. 🙂 Last week I had check in at the Dr, stats are looking good:
– My weight gain, approx 3 pounds. Hard to believe when I look at my stomach! I’m not having any cravings yet, but baby seems to love ice cream.
– Baby heart beat was in the 140’s and very active when she was listening
– I don’t feel anything yet, but I do notice my stomach is a little harder and more round then previous weeks. I think I’ll be feeling movement any time!

Today was a bedroom overhaul day. We have two bedrooms upstairs. The guest room primarily serves as my closet and dressing room… it will become the baby room, and we will have to share. It will be tight, but a crib, changing table, and a rocker should fit. The room is currently painted a pretty light aqua so that will stay as is. Boy accent colors will be easy, girl accent colors like purple and even pink should look good too. As we moved furniture around in the master bedroom, Surfer seemed a little perturbed that we would be messing with her perch in front of the window on, of course, my side of the bed. Alas her view remains unobstructed.

Chris and I are taking advantage of the past few weekends home. Chris has finished up prepping the outside for winter. He also continues to zero in on his craft brewing hobby. He tells me they are quite tasty and everyone that tastes one agrees. I’m reading some pre and post baby books, as well as staying pretty consistent with jogging, walking, and yoga classes. We are taking advantage of our free time!

Our parents have both been busy these past weeks! Bob and Linda did a road trip to Nashville for a belated 35th wedding anniversary vacation. The took in the sights and country sounds of the city and had a great time. Nancy visited family in Puerto Rico where she worked on her tan and got her relax on; Mike stayed busy and even came over for dinner set our house one night. I was telling Chris today….we are already putting so much time, thought and love into planning for the baby, and it’s crazy to think how long it will take for him or her to truly understand that! We love and are so thankful for our parents and for raising such great kids. 🙂

Something is dancing like crazy in my stomach right now…but I’m suspicious it is a reaction to the cabbage rolls Chris made for dinner. Man they were good!

Back by popular demand, bump shot. I’m pre yoga so I’m looking a little raw…great class though!