Okay, so I haven't posted since 21 weeks. I work in retail advertising, and Black Friday is a nightmare, so I am just now getting around to this! Let's just pretend that weeks 21 - 25 were all the same, because now I don't remember them to update. Things have been crazy - we're slowly but surely getting the girls rooms combined, right now they have bunk beds that will be "unbunked" shortly, and we've gotten most of the clothes organized in the closet. There's still a lot to do in Chloe's room, but we have a couple months for that. We've had Pete's birthday, now Thanksgiving this week (including the ever-important Brownwards Thanksgiving on Friday!)
It's Thanksgiving week, and while I don't participate in the "Thankful November" posts (I think they're annoying, and people should be thankful all year and not just in November), I do want everyone to know that I am indeed thankful for everything I am blessed with in my life. I have a wonderful husband, who some days I think is so much more than I deserve. I have 2 beautiful, healthy, smart (I could go on...) daughters and another on the way. I have a beautiful home, a great job, and wonderful friends and family. I honestly couldn't ask for more.
The Belly: Is getting pretty huge. Some mornings I wake up and feel like it doubled in size, and I'm now at the "bumping into things" stage. Hopefully it doesn't continue to grow exponentially over the next 14 weeks! I pretty much have 5 shirts that fit me right now.
Food: I have no aversions (unfortunately) but I'm to the stage where I get full really fast, and stay full for hours. So by dinner every night, I'm really not hungry.
Baby: She's the size of a rutabaga (not too sure what that is).
Feeling: I feel great, other than a cold that's been hanging around for 2+ weeks. I'm exhausted - a full time job and two kids doesn't allow much rest time! I'm looking forward to my week long vacation at Christmas (the first time I've taken more than 2 days off work in a row in 2 years!)!
Activity: I've been trying to walk, but it's cold outside and I've been sick, so not too much. We're supposed to do the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, but it's supposed to be in the teens that morning, so not too sure I want to be out in it or get the girls out either. I seriously miss running. People look at me like I'm crazy when I say that, and think I'm lying. But I DO miss it! I daydream about it, and I actually dream at night that I'm running in races, or around the neighborhood. I had planned on running while I'm pregnant, but outside forces, and a giant belly, beg to differ. According to my calculations it should be about 5 months before I can run again (which sounds like FOREVER) but it will be spring, and nice weather to get outside and run! I absolutely can't wait. I can't wait to schedule a race, and am already planning on doing a half marathon next Fall with a friend!