Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away

Is it EVER going to stop raining? When we left Fort Worth for Red River, it was raining. When we came back to Fort Worth from Red River, it was raining. It's dreary today. Supposedly it's going to stop tomorrow.

So, we left last Thursday around 2:00 for Red River. We got there at midnight after lots of stops so I could go to the bathroom and we could eat. We got up the next morning, ate lunch, and decided to go on a little hike. Tim picked out a trail that was supposed to be easy. It was fun but I got out of breath pretty easily, so we didn't go the whole way.

Here's a picture on the hike of some scenery.

We got done with the hike and went to the local Octoberfest for awhile. Tim got to taste some local beers, I ate some roasted corn, and he ate a bratwurst. The next day, we went to Taos for part of the day (about 45 minutes from Red River). We ate lunch and got Toots two books, some baby moccassins (sp?), and a little bike license plate. Obviously, he won't be needing a license plate for his bike for awhile but we got so excited when we saw his name on one that we had to buy it :) Sunday we took my grandparent's jeep on the trail we hiked on but we didn't get much further than we did walking because the river cut across the road and it was really bumpy. Monday, we got up about 7:00 Texas time and hit the road. We made really good timing and got back by 5:30 PM. We had a great time and were sad to leave. I told Tim that was the last trip we would take without having a bunch of baby stuff to unload!

One more scenery picture:

I'm 26 weeks this week (well, 26 weeks 3 days now). I've been trying to get in a little more exercise. The doctor still says it's okay the weight I'm gaining because I was so slim when I got pregnant (Practice Court will do that to you!) but I'm definitely going to be on the high-end of gaiing at this point, so I really want to keep it under control. I got my haircut last week, but it looks terrible in this picture because we had just gotten back from a walk in the drizzle. I got my side-swoop bangs back, though.

I'm pretty sure the Baby Center update on baby this week is wrong because I know I've read it before and it says different stuff than every other update, so I'm using a different website this week -

At long last, your little swimmer can see the womb! Your miracle’s little eyelids have finally separated (they were fused closed previously) and they’re probably having their first moments of sight as you read this (or maybe it already happened while you were brushing your teeth or watching Oprah or something). In addition to seeing their little studio in your belly, they’ve recently acquired the ability to say “yes” and “no” in rudimentary sign language as they can now move their head back and forth. This is also the time where your little super star’s head hair is starting to grow! A cute little cowlick or two may be springing into position right now, getting ready for years of cute-but-stubborn bed-head. Also, their toenails have grown in and you little raisin continues to slowly pile up fat beneath their still-loose skin. Most importantly, brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace, increasing their (genius-level?) brain activity and will continue to function at accelerated levels for the first seven to eight years of childhood! He weighs about 2 pounds and is approximately 14 inches long.

I can see my belly bump around when he kicks me now, so that's pretty funny.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and beginning of the week!


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

I am so tired of the rain and you can hang the name plate on the wall.