I thought it would be fun since it's Father's Day today, to have a post from David's perspective. So, what is in bold, is his view and the regular type is mine.
We made caramel bars for Claire this week. You can expect to see them posted sometime within the next 9-12 months. Claire spoils me even when it's not Father's Day. Today she suggested Penn's for lunch. The fried catfish was excellent...Claire didn't eat (until we got home, I DID eat when we got home! There just wasn't anything there that sounded good to me...and they had run out of shrimp! Really?!). She made me waffles for dinner and peanut butter blondies last night, at my request. We've been watching our plants grow. We planted tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower last Sunday and they are sprouting now. Claire has been staring at her belly and taking videos of it. The best video I got (which wasn't very good) has David saying "WOW!" at the end. Not about the baby moving, but about a basketball play. Ha! This is the busy season for us. Lots of parties, too many ER shifts, K just got through with VBS. Claire's mom came for that which was very helpful and K enjoyed. We got to play a new game with Allie (my mom) and promptly lost the game. You were supposed to cure all disease and apparently the correct answer was NOT "It's a virus. It'll go away on it's own." We were doing pretty well...just ran out of time/cards. I have started getting nervous about having a new baby. I even had a dream about Claire going into preterm labor but no one would treat her, so we were going around trying to fake asthma exacerbations so that someone would give her magnesium. Um...hopefully, this is just a stressful dream. I mean, I have hit viability but he needs to stay in there a lot longer!!! FYI, magnesium is used to treat preterm labor.
All in all, it was a pretty good week. I had a doctor appointment this week. Nothing big happened. My blood pressure was good and I'm gaining appropriate (I guess!) weight. She said "You have the cutest little stomach," which was funny to me because she sees pregnant bellies all day long! I did come home with that lovely Glucola stuff. I get to do that in about 3 weeks. Yay! On the plus side, we do get another ultrasound at that visit. So, I'm looking forward seeing little man again. After that visit, we went to get frozen yogurt and then K played in the "splash pad" next door. She came home SOAKED! K had a great time with my mom and I enjoyed seeing her as well. Like David said, we started planting some plants for a garden. our new house has a couple of planters already. K has loved watching them sprout. Hopefully we will have success. Nothing better than homegrown tomatoes.
How Far Along: 25 weeks (and 3 days), 25 weeks and 3 days - but I've been looking over your shoulder. At first I thought we were either 26 weeks or about to be 26 weeks
Fruit/Veggie: Rutabaga, Napa Cabbage - 13 inches, 1.5-2 pounds
Gender: It's a BOY! Male
Exercise: Still exercising almost daily. Lunges are more difficult but I can still do jumping jacks. Still daily and active, some modifications. You skip the more intense classes.
Sleep: Sleep has been a little off and on. I'm waking up 2-3
times a night to go to the bathroom. Turning over is getting a little
more difficult and I'm having some "stretching" sensations at night
which can be a bit uncomfortable. Though I have noticed that it's mostly when I'm on my right side. Maybe I really do need to sleep on my left side Up and down....sometimes literally. I tried to buy you a pillow. actually, he DID buy me a pillow - verdict is still out. I got a snoogle hoping she'd sleep better. Not sure if she likes it or if it makes a difference.
Cravings: Hmmm...like David said, I'm suggestible. Someone ate my yogurt at work and I didn't have breakfast. He suggested I go get a sausage biscuit between patients. Of course, then I really wanted a sausage biscuit. If I crave something, it's mostly something that's not very good for me...though fresh peaches could definitely be included on this list! Yours? You can be talked into cravings. Still sausage biscuits. You seem to want olives on stuff. I don't know - I mean, she'll sit in there for 10 minutes with the fridge and freezer open and still not find anything to eat, which is a weird problem to me. You seem to have slowed down on the Cheez-its. As to MY cravings - nothing has changed...still macaroni and cheese, breadsticks, meatloaf...anything with gluten that I can't have. Oh...and cereal....always!
What I love: Watching for the baby to move! Feeling him move. Looking at stuff for the house. Uh...I don't know. Your boobs. yikes!!!! Looking at the house on Zillow. Seeing how excited you are about the baby. Having you slow down to match my pace, take naps with me...BTW, it's over. The Spurs WON!!!!
What I miss: turning over in bed easily, sleeping well, being able to go "full out" at the gym, having energy for the WHOLE day! Sometimes it's hard to have my midnight snacks because you get up to go to the bathroom and miss me if I don't come back real quick. Um, I thought you didn't have those anymore. Not everyday! You don't have any go-to clothes, which makes deciding what to wear an adventure.
What I'm looking forward to: being moved! The thought of it and all the work involved really kind of stresses me out!,
baby shopping, getting K ready for school, baby showers, family reunion Being in the new house, seeing K with the baby, watching you with the baby. Right now I'm back to the "being nervous about having a baby" stage.
What I'm thankful for: My mom, who was able to come help with K this week for VBS. Offers of friends and family to help us move. My sweet husband, always taking care of me. That K is growing and learning about Jesus, His love for her, and the actions involved in faith (telling other people!). You. K. A healthy pregnancy. A job that I enjoy. A good church with growing friendships. A God who has been faithful.