Monday, December 31, 2007
The day after Christmas, we shopped the sales and I landed a few new maternity pants for less than $9 and a few new tops. At 19 weeks, the belly has grown dramatically and clothes are starting to be a little snug.
On Thursday, we headed up to Palouse, WA, to have dinner with Steve and his roommate, Evan. We enjoyed a great dinner, a good game of Apples to Apples, and the boys had a fierce racecar competition on Steve's wood floors.
Friday, we headed back down to Lewiston and enjoyed dinner at Fazzari's. Joe and the boys headed out to play music at a longtime friend's house and Jeff, Fred, Dori, and I stayed home to play the Farming Game. I caught a cold from Noah and Sydney, so it felt good to get to bed early. I was surprised, though, at how great I feel in spite of my cold. My morning sickness has completely stopped and I have a little more energy...even with the cold. It only took 19 weeks but I feel awesome!
Saturday and Sunday led to a long drive back to Idaho Falls on snowy roads. I was thankful for Joe's good driving skills!
Sunday, we celebrated Christmas/Uncle Mark's 50th birthday with our usual game of Jeopardy, then we opened presents. Thankfully, my team was pretty understanding that my pregnant brain functions much slower than my pre-pregnant brain did and didn't get too upset that I continually forgot to put the answer in the form of a question. We lost.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Today, I saw him again in the office. He took one look at my belly and said, "Hey, no fair...you're just not gaining weight fast enough!"
Monday, December 17, 2007
They kicked off the weekend with a pistol match. Steve actually got a blister on his trigger finger!
I put my back into it and actually cooked Joe's traditional birthday dinner of lasgna and chocolate cake.
So, I stripped down naked and Joe rubbed hydrocortisone all over my body. As he was lifting my leg over his shoulder and rubbing ointment all over it, he said, "Hhmmm...rubbing something all over my wife's naked body...this experience would have ended much differently during our first year of marriage."
Friday, December 14, 2007
Jen: So, what did you get from the gift exchange?
Joe: Well, I started with a bottle of wine and someone stole it.
Jen: So then what did you get?
Joe: Well, I felt bad for this kid who got a bacon waver, so I stole it from him so he could get a new gift.
Jen: A bacon waver?
Joe: Yeah, a bacon waver.
Jen (sitting up): A bacon waver? Like the bacon waver we brought LAST year to your Christmas party?
Joe: We brought a bacon waver last year?
We got this bacon waver as a gift; you microwave bacon on it, but neither of us likes microwaved bacon, so we've been trying to get rid of it. He brought home the same damn bacon waver. I swear that thing will follow us to the grave.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here's a few things I want to post about:
1. Joe's birthday last weekend and his "surprise" present
2. My new living room look
3. Christmas decorating
4. Snow, snow, snow (Mandy, I know you miss it, but I'm tired of it!)
5. Our surprisingly active social calendar: Tuesday, the Binghams came over for pizza; Wednesday, Joe had his office Christmas party and LeeAnne and I went to a dinner about GERD; tonight, we are going on a double date with the Madsens.
6. Our four month check up.
So, for now, know a lot of posts are coming, but I want to include pictures and haven't had a chance to download them all yet.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
This is also our first week without the dogwalkers and while it feels stressful to add that daily walk back into the routine, I know it's good for me and the new Puppy (as well as Schatzi and Doc). Last night, I took the dogs out for an evening walk (sorry, guys, just can't squeeze it into the morning any more) and it felt really good to walk in the cool night air. When we got back to the house, though, I was too hot (immediately!) and had to close the curtains and strip down to my underwear before I could even unleash the dogs. Joe just shook his head...as he often does at his crazy pregnant wife.
We think we're feeling more baby movements, but still don't know for sure. Joe has tried to feel them, too, but it's so light it's hard to tell if it's an abdominal pulse, gas, or a muscle twitch. Who knows? We like thinking they are kicks, so for now, that's what they are! :) I have gained one more pound (-5lbs prepregnancy weight; Joe +4lbs prepregnancy weight :)) and am starting to wear maternity clothes (although they are still a bit big every place except the belly). This would be an appropriate time to shout out to Deanna for all the cute clothes she is letting me borrow!!