Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spring Hike

Hello everyone! I just made it to week 27 and I am officially entering my third trimester :) Supposedly the bliss period is now over and I should start feeling uncomfortable and fat! But luckily that has not happened yet and I'm still feeling very lucky to have lots of energy and to feel relatively comfortable. I have my 7 month check-up tomorrow and I'm hoping to learn I haven't gained more than 5 or 6 pounds since my last check-up a month ago, but I'm not holding my breath. I've been hitting the desserts pretty hard lately! Nate has been motivating me to stay in shape though - I've been going to yoga twice a week, swimming laps at our local outdoor pool, and walking the dogs almost everyday. My goal is to stay in shape right up until I deliver, so I have a better labor and recovery.

We got Hayden's nursery ready for furniture this weekend, which was a MAJOR accomplishment. Now the closet has been emptied of our clothing and is filled with baby toys and blankets. We picked out the nursery furniture we want, and will be ordering it hopefully next week, so we can start getting things set up! We rewarded ourselves with a nice walk behind Wente Vineyards tonight with the dogs. We saw about 7 deer, and Dallas managed to stay under control which was a minor miracle. I'm wearing the dress that my mom made me, and she also made Lilly a matching bandana. How cute :)

Hope everyone is enjoying Spring! See you all soon.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter 2007


April 8th, 2007

Nate and I want to wish you all a wonderful Easter! We miss our families on holidays like this. We went to church today and Hayden was bouncing around during the music portion of the service, so we decided we had better start playing music for him more often :)

As you can tell from the photos below, Nate is already a *great* father to his dogs, and he is just pumped to be a father to baby Hayden :) In all honesty - he is really excited about the baby and is happy to see me growing and healthy, and just enjoying all of these changes and joys yet to come. Although he has been reluctant, I finally convinced him to go to Babies R Us today to register, and of course it was closed for figures right?!! But we'll get there soon.

Baby Hayden is getting decidedly bigger these days - as you can easily tell in the photos below! I am in my 6th month of pregnancy, and Hayden is 25 weeks old today. He is almost 2 pounds, and about 14 inches long from head to toe. I can constantly feel him stretching and moving around now, especially at night or after I've eaten. The baby's ears are fully functional (which explains his reaction to the music this morning), and he may even blink in reaction to loud noises (say barking dogs!).

Hayden has been very kind to me so far this second trimester - I've felt excellent and my doctor said that everything is progressing perfectly. I'll be entering my third trimester in two weeks and I hope things stay this calm and pleasant!