Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breakfast in Bed

This has been an interesting month for sure. I am posing as a unicorn in this picture, which can pretty much sum up a lot of my mythical month. I have spent the last 2 weeks on bed rest. No pictures in Pajamas necessary, although my mom and dad did manage to get me some super cute ones for my birthday that got me through the second week. Everything is more than fine, but it was surely a surprise. My mom and Danny were my super heroes, coming to my rescue each day and night. As well as our many lovely friends who brought us meals each day. For that we are eternally grateful.
So I have been reading, talking, talking, talking, moving from side to side, watching movies and my new favorite thing..... skyping! If you haven't tried it, it is video chating for free! It is as close to hanging out you can get with folks who just happen to live in Austria, Vermont or Buelton. So get your self an external video camera for your computer, or if you have a mac just go for it, and download it. It is so much more fun than just talking on the phone, and much more free.

The belly continues to grow and the baby has been movin' to the grovin'. I started to feel the first bubbles of movement in the begining of the month and now s/he is definatly warming up for premire league soccer with Danny. It has been really fun to talk to the baby more too now, as her/his hearing has developed more to hear sounds outside my body. S/he dances around when Danny is close and when any of the Grandparents or around or audable. Isn't that awesome?
And new ultra sounds have confirmed it, this baby is definitly having fun in there. I was imagining that s/he was dancing and doing the party fist in there, and that is exactly what is going on. Danny defenatly noticed some switchfoot surfing practice when we got a closer look at the feet. We got some good pictures of s/he sucking their finger and of the footprints. All the toes and fingers are there, and so adorable of course.
Visitors! Here we have , Danny's uncle Steve, visiting from Washington DC, Lacie and Cousin Kurt in the Capitola village by our house. It was so good to see them all.
Orange you glad it is time for me to get out of bed? I am!
Thank you again to all our helper elves.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lovely lady bump

Well, the baby is definitely growing! I am at 4 months along now- 17 weeks- and every day my belly looks bigger and feels tighter. Danny and I are so excited! Seeing the bulge definitely makes it more real for him. These pictures are from Labor day weekend, at the beach with friends. We felt some pulsing movement in the belly, probably the cord, but we'll say the baby was caught dancing at the beach just for fun. Either that or the baby was practicing it's surfing moves like Danny would expect.

I am still feeling fabulous and definitely feeling the changes going on in my body. I am sleeping well and adding pillows to support my changing posture.
I go to bed super early, like 8:30, since school is back in session. It has been a hectic start with overloaded classes, a new principal and many needs all in my class. Things are balancing out after the holiday weekend, so relief is on the way. I think the kids are a much nicer this year than last. I am already pursuing long term sub possibilities for my leave in February- It'll be here before we know it! The plan for now is to take off until the next school year- a good 6 months. Orange you glad it's September? Cant wait to hear from everyone.