Thursday, November 20, 2008

First baby purchases and 22 weeks

We have received a few gifts from friends and family, but so far I hadn't bought anything for baby....until last night.  I got baby it's very first book "Mommy's Best Kisses" sweet.  The shoes I need a second opinion on: Do you think they could pass for boy OR girl shoes?  I think they are ADORABLE, but it is so hard to find something that is gender neutral.

And here I am at 22 weeks.  I seem to have popped overnight!!  Baby is continuing to kick, but so far I am the only one to feel it.  The kicks have been strong enough at times to feel on the outside of my belly, but baby doesn't like to cooperate with daddy!  Hehe!!

Other fun news:
-We just got the pink slip to the Corolla!  Yay.  One car paid off, one to go!!
-Josh has declared Thursday's "Wife Appreciation Day".  =-)  Last week I woke up to an iced vanilla latte in the fridge and a rose on the counter.  Today I woke up to a perfectly clean kitchen-dishes done, counter cleaned off and the dishwasher unloaded (and I know he HATES to do that!)  So, yeah....Thursday's are pretty awesome!
-We are hosting Thanksgiving this year.  My parents are coming to stay with us, Josh's sister and fiance will be coming and possibly Josh's dad and his wife.  So, we will enjoy the company, lots of yummy food and maybe some Wii!  =-)  Jennie- tell Caitlyn that I'll bring the Wii up next time I visit!!  She hasn't tossed that poor cow in over a year.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Half way there!

Here's my 20 week preggo picture.  It's not the best, but it's the only one I have.  =-)

We had our 20 week ultrasound last Friday and it was lots of fun to see our little one again.  This ultrasound was much different than the one we had at 14 weeks.  At 14 weeks, baby was nice and calm and was more than happy to pose for a few pictures.  However at 20 weeks baby was moving and grooving the whole time!!  =-)  It was really cute.  We got a little wave at the beginning, but our little one was not up for sitting still for a picture.  For those mommies out there: Did you find that an active baby in the womb meant an active child once they entered the world?  If so, then Josh and I are going to have our hands full.  =-)  I look forward to finding out.  In the meantime I'll just enjoy the punches and kicks I get from little baby Tang!!

What will I do with myself?

Between the stress and getting sick on and off it looks like I'm finally going to put my two weeks notice in at work.  I have had a cold for the last 3 weeks now and I know the stress has taken a toll on me as well.  Josh finally convinced me this morning that quitting is the best thing for me and baby. (Yeah, he has been asking me for a while now to quit.)  I'm home sick today (...again), so it looks like I have to confront the boss tomorrow.  Yuck.  I'm dreading the conversation.

I think what I'm more concerned about it what will fill my time in the days and months to come once I'm not "working".  Time will tell.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.

I'm starting to feel a bit better today (don't know if that has anything to do with my decision to quit!??) and Josh and I are looking forward to a nice dinner at home together and a board game.  =-)