Sunday, March 30, 2008

Great weekend!

I must say I've had a fairly pleasant weekend so far even though Marco had to work in the evening yesterday and is back at it again this morning. We did spend some time together yesterday during the day though. We took the dog for a long walk in the park in our old neighborhood. The sun was shining and the kids were all out on the playground. Scooter was petted by many a friendly face which just makes his day. We went grocery shopping and it didn't make me want to kill somebody, which is a feat in itself. LOL We hung out at the house and just talked about the baby. It was just a nice relaxing day together.

When Marco left for work I took Scooter for a second walk where we met even more friendly faces to pet him once again making him the happiest hound in the hood.

I've enjoyed my watermelon to the fullest. Okay so I cut it in half and sat with a spoon and ate half of it for supper yesterday. It was every bit as delicious as I was hoping. The other half I had for breakfast today. I will be peeing in my shoes all morning but it sure was yummy! Last night I peed out a lot of the water I am retaining. I think the watermelon may be the key. My feet and ankles had been looking like tree trunks for about three days now but today I can actually see between my toes again and my ankles are only slightly puffy. I may be onto something here.

I sat on the floor and played tug/catch with the dog yesterday evening while listening to my Ipod with Sadie. (one earphone in my ear, the other on my belly for her) and sang my lungs out. I am in need of some new songs though so if any of you have anything that I just 'have to have' I'm up for suggestions. My songs tend to be a bit outdated, oldies but goodies, ya know?

Then yesterday evening I got some of the best news ever! My mom called me to tell me she got her passport in the mail and she's ready to book her flight over here for September! YAY! It wasn't ten seconds after that call that I was online looking for flights. Actually I've been looking off and on for about a month now but now I can really start the search for the best deal for her! She going to come from September 8th until the 20th! YAY! Sadie will be about a month or so old by then and I really just cannot wait for her to be here. She's going to be the first one in my family to come over and it just means so much to us! That pretty much made my evening for me yesterday. Awesome!

Today I'm going to take Scooter for another long walk, weather permitting. I'm going to clean up around the house a little, measure the baby's room for Alexandra so she can start on the sketches for the mural, take a long relaxing bath and read my book. Sounds great!

Oh yesterday we did take some pictures of me pregnant at 23 weeks and 5 days along. I've been feeling a bit lumpy and frumpy about myself in all honesty. I've always had the take on it that I just look like I've packed on the pounds and not that I really look pregnant. These pictures made me think I was being a bit too hard on myself. I do indeed look a bit pregnant.

So here is a before picture of me from April of last year (I think I was about 60+ pounds down in this one). I don't have any good side shots of me at 70+ pounds down so this one will have to do. You get the idea.

And here I am yesterday sporting two of my new maternity shirts that actually aren't going to fit me much longer. Please ignore my hair, I don't know what's going on with it. It seems to have a mind of it's own. Notice a furry little family member who just can't stand not to be the center of attention!

So there you have it. I hope you all are having as wonderful of weekends as I am!


The Lassie & Laddie said...

Ohhhh, I am envious!! Seriously - what a pretty baby belly. I am at 33 weeks now and really just do look like I piled on some more weight.

amy said...

Love the pics. You are too cute..glad you are having a good weekend

Kate said...

I can't believe you're already half way!!! Time is just zooming by! And YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY that mommy's coming! Having mom around just makes everything better doesnt it? and yes you do indeed look pregnant, not fat :)

clare said...

umm, you TOTALLY look pregnant, you fool! you clearly have a baby-belly and the rest of you still looks the same as you have. you don't at all look like you jsut gained back weight! you were clearly leading me on in order to set me up to be astonished at how good you look. shame on you.

AGirlWorthLosing said...

You look beautiful Sarah! So glad you shared pics!