Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Little Late, Big Belly

I'm a little late with my weekly post. The holiday kind of threw me off because my mom came in town for the weekend and stayed Sunday night and then yesterday just seemed to fly by too quickly. Friday, my mom came in town and we just hung out for awhile.

Saturday, we went shopping and got some adorable outfits for Toots. Also, my mom is going to cross stitch a Christmas stocking for his first Christmas next year. They take a year to make and you have to have them turned in to be made into a stocking by October, so she's got just over a year to make it. We bought it at a store here in Fort Worth called The French Knot - it's really beautiful. We picked one out that wasn't baby-ish so he will be able to use it forever. I also got a really cute little bunny cross stitch that says "Baby Sleeping" on it. The only time I've done a cross stitch is in 7th or 8th grade, so it's been awhile but it has been pretty easy so far. I'm enjoying it and hope to get it done in the next couple of weeks or so. We also went to dinner at a place here in Fort Worth called Bonnell's. It was absolutely DELICIOUS! Seriously, I can't remember the last time I had a steak that good. It was a filet with poblano tasso cream sauce on it with chipotle mashed potatoes. We also all got roasted tomato jalapeno soup that was really good and creme brulee and apple tart skillet (or something like that). My mom got lamb and Tim got a buffalo tenderloin. Everything was fabulous.

Sunday, we went to Home Depot to get some new pulls for the changing table/dresser we got from Tim's dad and stepmom and did a few other things. We made hamburgers and sweet potatoe fries for dinner. It was really nice having my mom visit and we had a great time.

Monday, Tim worked from home and I worked on the cross stitch. I went to the grocery store, we laid out by the pool for a little while, and went on a walk. I started doing my prenatal yoga again yesterday and I'm hoping to make sure I stick with it, as well as the walking every evening and we are going to try to start getting up early for Tim to lift weights and me to do the elliptical. I gain way too much weight at my last doctor's appointment, so I'm trying to keep it in check.

I think my belly popped out some more. Here's the 21 week picture:

And here's the update on Toots for the week. Oh, the weights are going to be off from now on, I guess, since he was so much heavier last week than all the books said (all the books/websites said 9 to 10 ounces for last week and he weighed 14.6 ounces at our appointment! He's bigggg ;)).

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.

I have been feeling him a lot lately and Tim was able to feel him kick the other night as well. Tim has been reading stories to him most nights and we try to listen to classical music because that's supposed to make him smarter.

Here's a picture for this week:Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day! Did anyone do anything exciting?


Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

Glad you enjoyed your long weekend.

michelle k said...

Look at that belly! You're catching up to me, yay!! (Seriously, the belly with the second baby pops out sooo fast.) You look sososo cute and PRETTY! I love it!