Sunday, October 4, 2009

"I'm Alive, And Well"*

*That's the song Tim was just singing on the couch next to's a new Kenny Chesney/Dave Matthews song that's out right now.

I had my last three days of work this past week. They took me to lunch on Wednesday at Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Burleson. It is SO good! If you have never been there, you should go. They have several locations in the DFW area. I think I'm going to go back up to the courthouse this week, though, to watch one day of a murder trial they are doing this week. I'm going to miss the excitement of the Gang Unit. Only about one month until bar results come out - eek!

Thursday and Friday I spent the days cleaning and running some errands. I'm not going to be able to start this week, but I am hoping to get in a routine of getting all my errands done one day of the week and not getting out the other days. That way, I won't be using as much gas by going out to do things everyday and, hopefully, I'll limit my exposure to getting sick a little bit. I was planning on starting this week but then I remembered I'm getting my haircut on Tuesday, Wednesday is when I was planning on going to the courthouse, and I have a manicure/pedicure and prenatal massage on Thursday (gift certificate from my mom from my birthday). So, I will be out several days this week. We're also leaving Thursday after Tim gets off work to go to Red River, NM where my Nanny and Papa have a house to have a little "babymoon." We're really excited about it!

Friday, we went to a Roger Creager concert at the ballpark in Arlington with my friend, Kaitlin, and her boyfriend, Beau. It was the All Aggie Hullabaloo for the A&M v. Arkansas game in Arlington this weekend. Roger Creager is one of my favorite Texas country artists so I was excited to see him again. It was Toot's first concert ;) We also went to dinner at On the Border.

Saturday, I got up and met Jen at her house and we went to Christmas in Cowtown. It's a big Christmas bazaar by the Junior League of Fort Worth with a bunch of different businesses having booths. It was pretty cool and I got Toots this really cute rabbit with his name embroidered on the ear. The rabbit is really soft and big-stuffed and it is chocolate brown with pale green nose, tail, and inside of ears. She also took me to this neat spice store called Pendrey's where I got some yummy spices. I can't wait to try them. Tim went to Dallas to watch football with some of his friends. He came back around 6:00 and we went to his friend, Wes' house to watch the A&M game. We had a really good time even though A&M got absolutely killed by Arkansas.

This morning, we got up and went to church and then drove out to Aledo to look at houses. We are thinking about there as one of the places to buy a house whenever we do that because they have outstanding schools. We saw a couple that we liked but we have awhile before our lease is up here so we are going to keep looking. After that we came back here and Tim took a nap and I finished the "Baby Sleeping" bunny I was cross-stitching for Toot's nursery door. I have to take it to the cross-stitch place this week so they can turn it into the pillow to hang from the door. I just went to the grocery store and now we're just watching football.

Here's the belly picture for this week:

I feel like I got a little bigger this week but I don't know if it really shows up in this picture. We also had a doctor's appointment on Thursday where I had to do the glucose test for gestational diabetes. I had the orange drink and it tasted, to me, like drinking cough syrup. I gagged a little while I was drinking it because it is SO sweet. Toot's heartbeat was 156 and my belly is measuring on track. It was 25 cm and the doctor said it grows about a centimeter a week. That was three days before 25 weeks, according to my due date, so that would kind of be on track with how I was measuring 3 days ahead at the ultrasound, but I don't know if it totally equates to that or not. My next appointment is at the end of this month and I'll be in my 3rd trimester then! It's actually starting to go by pretty fast now. At that appointment, he's going to start getting me to do a daily kick count.

Here's what's new with baby this week:

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

We are anxious to see what color hair baby has when he is born. I had jet black hair and very dark skin when I was born (I think it was that Jewish blood in me) but Tim and my mom both had white blonde hair when they were born, so I guess it could go either way. I think we can safely assume he will have blue eyes since Tim and I both have blue eyes and it's apparently genetically impossible for him to have a different color eyes unless there was some funny business going on (which, I assure you, there wasn't!).

Here's a picture of what he might look like this week:

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I will try to post once more this week before we go to Red River because we won't be back until Monday (October 12th), so I won't be able to post until then. I'll make sure to take some pictures!


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

Sounds like you will be a busy bee next week.

Natalie said...

Enjoy your babymoon... we really appreciate having had one now that Jack is here!