Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Update and More

So I guess it is time to post some pictures of pregnant me. We realized a few weeks back we hadn't even taken a single picture of me pregnant yet so we took my first one at about 18 weeks, which is the one below.

So here we are at nearly 24 weeks and counting. (Please excuse the messy, undone hair!) I can't believe how much he has grown in the last few weeks, which means I also can't believe how much I have grown in the last few weeks.

Here are some things I love about being pregnant:

* I love to feel him kicking and moving. It makes it all real. Todd thinks it is fun to shine a flash light on my belly because baby pushes back on the light. It is their little game.
* I love it when he gets the hiccups. So cute!
* I love seeing other peoples sweet babies and knowing soon enough we will have our own.
* I love hearing his heart beating.
* I love to see peoples smiles when they see a pregnant belly. There is something about it that people are drawn to (obviously more women than men!). It is even fun to have strangers ask how far along I am, except for Todd's coworker who asked him if I was having the baby really soon. Hmmm....NOPE.
* I love just thinking about the fact that I have a little person living inside of me, depending on me. I think it is the neatest thing I will ever experience in my life and I feel blessed I get the opportunity.

Now allow me to make one or two little complaints about being pregnant:

* Insane muscle cramps in my calves. I had heard some people say they experienced these when they were pregnant, and I have now joined the club. Altering my diet a little has helped lately, but I wake up afraid to stretch out my legs at all!
* Maternity clothes. Enough said.

But overall, I feel like I have had a great pregnancy so far and time is flying. December 5th will be here before we know it and there is still a lot to do before he comes.

Some other things have been growing around our house besides me and baby. Todd picked this entire bowl of cherries off of our very own cherry tree in our backyard! I am so happy it actually grew cherries because my favorite dessert in the world is homemade cherry pie with vanilla ice cream. And the great thing is you can freeze these cherries and have cherry pie all year long. Yeah!

This lovely flower randomly grew on the side of our driveway. I liked it until we found the huge, bright yellow spider living on it! Have you ever seen a spider like this in your life?


Lara and Jayson said...

Whoa! Talk about your camoflage. I have never in my life seen a spider like that. Mmmm, the cherry pie sounds fabulous!

Eden said...

Lookin' good Annie! I'm so excited for you. You'll be such a great mother.

By the way, we're expecting a little one January 29. :)


made sweet said...

so exciting!*

*i hear kids can be a total pain.

Andrew and MeKenzie said...

You have the cutest little tummy I've ever seen! I'm excited for you guys.

Adam and Amanda Daniels said...

I'm so glad you posted pictures, I was hoping you would!
And by the way homemade cherry pie is my absolute favorite!

Christy said...

You are so cute! Tee hee! So I had horrible charley horses in my calves, but taking calcium chews along with magnesium pills (my doctor's suggestion) really helped. We need to get together soon!

Deb and Chad Crowther said...

Well aren't you just as cute as can be. Your belly is so adorable. Funny how I think other pregnant women are adorable, but I feel totally gross and ugly!!?? lol! I haven't taken a single picutre yet...guess I should! I can't wait to feel the baby move. Like you said, that's when it will make this whole pregnancy thing more real. So excited!!! Love ya! See you soon!

linds, Seth and Rae said...

AWE! Annie you look so cute. You've got that pregnancy glow for sure. I'm glad you are feeling generally good and healthy.
I am already getting so excited for Christmas because
A)Its Christmas and I just love everything about it
B) we are coming home and....
C) beacuse we will get to see your BABY!!!!
Can't wait:) Keep up the good work Annie!