I'm usually really tired when I get home from work (not like sleepy tired, but definitely ready to put on comfy clothes and hit the couch). This week I have been relaxing on the couch with the computer on my lap and listening to Kari Jobe. Around 4:15 each day Millie starts to wiggle-- A LOT! I'm hoping she will be as big of a Kari Jobe fan as I am :).
Ben finally felt Millie move last weekend. It was SO fun to watch his face. He doesn't quite think it is as neat as I do so I was a little disappointed in his reaction... then I realized, my experience with this baby is completely different than the one he is getting right now so, of course he isn't going to get as "into" all the little details as I am at this point. He has been very sweet this week and putting his hand on my belly to feel her and talk to her each day! I love it!
I'm in full maternity clothes wearing mode. It is insane how within one week my belly "blew up"! It's crazy to compare my 19 week picture with my 20 week!
At 21 weeks: I am unable to sleep comfortably (yes, already), wearing all maternity pants (leggings quite a bit--thank you Jesus for that invention), and feeling Millie move ALL of the time!!! I have gained 5 pounds... mostly in my FACE AND ARMS lol. It is disgusting how puffy my face is :( Ben says "Won't everything just get bigger?!" ha.. he sure knows how to console his wife and make her feel better!
Here I am yesterday 21 going on 22 weeks! :)
(my pants need ironed... I hate to iron...)
My family came to visit for the weekend. My sister and I bought my mom a black pug for her birthday (she has been very lonely since sweet zoe passed away a few years ago), and my sister got the boys an English bulldog so they came up to pick up the puppies! I was super busy all afternoon yesterday so I didn't have time to have the usual meltdown that I do when they leave. It definitely hit me this morning, though. Of course, I miss my mom and sister (and dad) so much, and it is really hard being away from them--especially being pregnant because they don't get to experience the little things with me that people who live near me are getting to.... but it is even harder knowing I have three nephews whose lives I don't get to be a big of a part of as I would like to be. Every time I see them I get so emotional because they change so much. Pete Speer is a mature Kindergartner---he has overcome mountains that I prayed he would for so long. I pray for him daily that his teachers and classmates would have the same love and patience for him that we do. He truly is the sweetest most kind-hearted little boy I know. Brody is a mess.. but the cutest mess you'll ever meet--SUCH A HAM. He and Pete are the best big brothers to Brennan (who is just a cute little chunk monster!!!) Brennan has changed so much since I saw him in the summer :(. Luckily, I get to see them again this weekend for Brody's birthday! I know it is going to be even harder once Millie is born and they don't get to see each other as much as I want. UGHHH... life surely isn't "fair" sometimes... So thankful to be their aunt, though!
Millie's room is painted!!! Thanks to my amazing husband who stayed up all night Thursday to get it finished before my family got here.... (we should've thought through the whole process more and not started in the middle of the week.... but I don't have a brain these days!)
We are waiting for her bedding to come in (should be in the middle of November) before painting or planning anything else for the nursery. :)
I'll end with a pic of my mom's dog... Miss Daisy .. she has my heart!!
I want her!!!