Monday, October 26, 2009

Twenty-Six

DSC00366 Twenty-six years ago I was 3 and 1/2.  The only prayers I could muster were, “God is good, God is great…”  Certainly nothing remotely in the sphere of “Jesus, I’ll need a husband some day, and you know I like the blonde-haired type with broad shoulders and a great jaw line.”  Yet lo and behold a little boy was born in South Carolina with exactly that in his DNA and so much more.  Here’s a limited twenty to give an idea…1.  A love for sports  2.  Tolerance for a woman who doesn’t “get” things athletic  3.  Genes for organization  4.  Ability to confront issues in a non-DSC00370confrontational way  5.  Incredible wit  6.  Sensitive spirit 7.  Great money sense  8. House helper!!  9.  Great cook  10.  Good with words  11.  Life of the party  12.  Leader  13.  Musically talented  14.  Decisive  15.   Creatively thoughtful  16.  Super fit  17.  Funny noise maker 18.  Nature lover  19.  Takes nothing too seriously  20.  Love for life       

Happy birthday, Jason Tegen!  So glad we found some things you’d been wanting for a long while!  Thanks for waiting!   

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Retreating

Friday, Saturday and Sunday we got away with our RAs. Besides a total downpour with a ruined cookout and some carsickness from mountain roads, the weekend was everything we'd hoped. Here's a glimpse of the fun! Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. Bowyer for use of the cabin and recreation center!

Friday, October 16, 2009

16 Weeks

How far along? 16 weeks                                                     Total weight gain/loss: 8 1/2 lbs. gained
Maternity clothes? Just on the verge of unbuttoned, rubber-banded pants
Sleep: At least eight hours every night!  Woohoo!                      Best moment this week: Mama’s pound cake! (See weight gain and below commentary)                                                      Movement: Yes, I know it to be true even if my doctor thinks otherwise!  There’s a creature in there, and it’s active! 
Food cravings: Still no rhyme or reason.  All on different occasions:  Sour gummy worms, pickles, pound cake, pound cake (thus the 4 1/2 lb. increase in 3 weeks!)  Got it under control now…a.k.a. No more pound cake.                                                                                 Gender: Kelley, boy.  Jason, boy. Grateful for either.                 Labor Signs: -
Belly Button in or out? Ahh.  I see crevices inside my button I’ve never seen before.  It’s not looking good. 
What I miss:  Laying on my stomach without discomfort.
What I am looking forward to: Girl or boy?  Decorating the nursery.
Weekly Wisdom: Pound cake has its name for a reason.   
Picture:  We’ll have to post one soon…maybe with our RA retreat photos.  We leave this afternoon!!