Wednesday, March 28, 2007
A cool thing to mention this week, I think I've been feeling the baby move and I had Kevin try to feel something last night. Now I know that it is early for him to feel something, but he was able to confirm what I had been feeling - a gentle rolling in my lower stomach and then a little tap (like a kick). I don't believe it was any of the other usual suspects (gas, stomach grumbles, etc). I guess we'll only be able to tell as time goes on and the sensations get stronger. It may be cause for a little alarm as babies in our family have a history of being rather large - heaven help me! =)
Alright, I've had complaints that there are no pictures of me on the site yet, so I've included one for the record. It was taken yesterday at 16.5 weeks. I'm definitely wearing maternity pants now, but can still pull of a long shirt of the non-maternity variety. All of my maternity shirts (save for the tanks I'm wearing in the picture) are rather tent-like on me still, but I'm sure I'll be busting out of them soon enough. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Well one point to note about turning 30 at least proved itself evident. I've gained a bit of patience; I didn't smash this PC... only fantasized about it.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
On Saturday, we celebrated the big milemarker with a day of adventure. We started by driving to Frederick so Kev could try his hand at flying a helicopter - something he's been dying to do ever since he started flying them in Battlefield 1942: Desert Combat (its a computer game - for those of you that aren't married to geeks!). He had an awesome time and we may have created a monster as he's itching to get back in the air. Here's some pics to chronicle the moment....
After that we hit up Houlihans - one of our favorite restaurant chains. Then, we checked out World Market, a variety shop with kitchen items and international food. That evening, we had a surprise party for him at the house with lots of food and good friends. We a blast that night! Here's some candid shots....
Needless to say, Saturday was a full, but fun, day! Gotta figure you only turn 30 once and birthdays from here on out are probably going to be a bit different - with the addition of a kid and all. Gotta live it up while we have the chance. =)
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Its been a bit of a quiet week. Kevin is on business in Phoenix (in 87 degree weather!) and I've been minding the animal house. =) We have an extra cat for a while during Kevin's parents tour of Florida. Let me tell you, the jump from 2 to 3 cats is more noticeable than I thought. There's always a cat underfoot or on your lap or getting into trouble... maybe that's the same way with kids too!
I (Lauren) have had a bit of a realization this week. Those of you that know me well know that I like to cram a lot of stuff into a little bit of time. I'm rather optimistic about what can be done in a short period of time (but to my credit, I do think I've been getting better!). Well, I had a slight relapse on Wednesday night and ran errands until about 8pm. Then I stayed up until 1145 cleaning the house and making brownies for work and a cheesecake. As I crawled into bed, I realized... I better get all this "cramming in" out of the way, because adding a kid to the mix is definitely going to slow me down considerably. Ah well... I guess I'll just have to make a list of all of the stuff I want to finish before September (my husband is now rolling his eyes as he's reading this).
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I should also mention that the old blue couch is officially gone. Woot!
Here's the before pics:
Here's a few transitional pics:
And here's what it looks like now!