Sunday, February 26, 2006

Weird Movements

Summer has really been moving A LOT this weekend.  Clint and I went to Atlanta for the weekend and spent most of the time in bed watching movies....and my belly!!!  At this point, my belly has really rounded out.  Most of the time my belly button is highly visible through my clothing.  But, when I lay down it actually sinks in...a little anyway.  My stomach is still very round though.  Back to the belly watching - - it wasn't just her kicking at random.  She was doing some major moving in there, rolling over or something.  My stomach was changing shape quite a bit, and it felt (and looked) so weird.  I think Clint was amazed at all the moving she was doing, and I guess I was too.  Then Clint started feeling my belly and found some hard spots.  At times it was like it was her head or butt, but other times the hardness was only about as wide as a bone or something.  Maybe it was her arm or leg.  It was weird though because even though my stomach is hard and tight a lot, I haven't felt anything like that before.  It was neat to watch her move, and I think we both bonded with her and each other a lot this weekend.  It was good to get away as it will probably be one of the last times we get to do it for a while.  Unless I can sneak in a cruise this weekend (everyone pray a spot opens up on the boat!!!!) or another short getaway before the end of March.  My doc has said he does not want me leaving town after April 1, so if we are going to do anything we need to do it now.  I really wanted to go to Vegas to visit my dad and Clint's family again before we have the baby, but I'm not sure if we will be able to do that or not. 

Oh yeah, we also went to the pool at the hotel this weekend.  I was trying on two different bathing suits...a bikini and a whole piece.  Neither one of them are maternity suits, just some that I had in my drawer.  Anyway, I had on the bikini and Clint said, "You don't even look pregnant.  You just look fat."  I'm not sure what he was thinking, but I don't think his brain was operating at full capacity when he said that.  I  mean how do you say something like that to a pregnant woman?  But, lucky for him, I didn't let it hurt my feelings...I just didn't let him forget he said it for the next day and a half either.  So, of course I put on the one piece, but it didn't look any better.  Clint said he liked the bikini better so I ended up wearing it.  But, I kept myself covered until I was in the pool and made him hand me a towel before I even got out of the pool.  And I want to go to the Bahamas next weekend?  I guess I could get over what I look like in a bathing suit if I was in the Bahamas, right?

All in all, we had a great weekend together.  It was nice getting out of the house for a couple of days and just enjoying our time together.  I got more done on my blanket on the drive there and back, so I should be finishing it up later this week.  I hope so anyway because I want to get started on some booties!!!

Monday, February 20, 2006


I believe that Summer had hiccups this weekend...a few times.  At least that is what I think it was, unless she can kick in a regular pattern.  It was pretty neat to feel them.  I have been hearing some horror pregnancy stories lately, so I am a little anxious about going into premature labor or something happening to the baby.  But, I'm sure everything will be okay, right?  I think she might have the hiccups right now.  It is either that, or I can feel her heart beating in my belly...not sure if the latter is possible though.  We have been having some stressful days lately and will probably be having more in the weeks ahead.  I hope the stress doesn't hurt Summer.  I have heard that it affects her, but I am not sure how.  I try not to let some of the stressful events get to me, but it is hard when they are on your mind all the time--day and night.  Over the weekend, I bought a portable CD player and Baby Einstein Beethoven CD to play for her.  So, hopefully that will make her least that is what I hear it does.  But, with Clint and I being her parents, she should be pretty smart anyway...LOL.  I am getting really excited about everything, and I can't wait until she is born.  But, I want her to be physically ready when she is born.  So, I guess I will have to be patient for a while longer.  I'm 28 weeks now, so only about 12 more to go!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My Valentine's Day

Today did not start off that great.  I went to Wal-Mart this morning and picked up a few thing in particular was a balloon for Clint.  It said, "I Love You!"  Well, I went to workout and then came home.  When I got home, I brought in all my stuff from the car.  I sat the balloon and a bag on the front porch so I could unlock the door.  I opened the front door, grabbed my things, stepped in the door, and then realized the balloon had come untied from the ribbon.  So, I got upset.  I told Clint he should go outside so he could see his balloon floating away.  Then the tears started, but not for too long because Clint had a card and candy waiting for me which I wasn't expecting at all.  That made it all better.  Clint asked me why I am so emotional now...I told him I didn't know.  I do's the pregnancy and crazy hormones, but what good is it going to do to tell him that?  He should realize that already, and I think he does deep down.  But, I guess he just doesn't realize how uncontrollable emotions can be when your hormones are raging.  Then we spent the afternoon together analyzing a potential investment.  Tonight we went to Stone Fort Inn for a 4 course dinner which Clint had made reservations for...another great surprise.  Our meal was delicious, and we had a good time talking and eating together.  Then we came home and got in the bed which is where we are now.  It turned out to be a great Valentine's Day despite the teary start it had.  I'm a very lucky woman to have such a great man by my side!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Oh My Back!!!

This past week my back has started bothering me.  I have shooting pains down my lower back several times a day which make me shriek out loud.  My husband ignores the shrieks and acts like they didn't even happen.  I'm not sure why, but I guess he doesn't know what it feels like.  Like right now he is reading this and saying that it is because I do it every three seconds when in reality it is more like three times a day.  I guess men like to least he seems to.  Now he says that I just made an assumption...he catches on quick!  Anyways, the pain is recurring more often, and I just hope that it does not get much worse.  I did a lot of vacuuming and mopping today, so my back is just hurting in general right now.  I took a bubble bath afterwards and that made it feel better for a while.  Well, I guess I'm going to bed now.  I need to give Clint some attention before he falls asleep.  Maybe I'll be able to talk him into a back rub...cross your fingers. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Back from Vegas

I got back from Las Vegas yesterday. I think I pulled or strained some muscles in my lower abdomen on Sunday. I was walking down Freemont Street and approached a crosswalk with 5 seconds left to walk. So, I decided to try to make it, and I took off in a sprint. That was a mistake. I still have pain down there, so I am a little worried about it, but not too much. I'm not going to go to Jazzercise until Saturday if it the pain is gone by then. If it isn't, I will wait until next week. Other than that, the trip went pretty good. I got to see my dad. He talked to Summer (the baby in the belly) and patted my belly. It was sweet. He would say, "Papaw loves you." I also got to see my inlaws who made sure the baby and I had plenty to eat. They took me to eat a delicious breakfast before I left. I am so glad too because that was the only good thing I had to eat all day. Summer has been very active today. I, on the other hand, have not. I have been taking it easy and doing a little organizing in my closets to get ready for our open house on Sunday. I did get my bags unpacked and dirty clothes washed too. Clint has been cleaning windows...I think he is addicted. Anyway, I got some more done on the baby blanket while I was in Vegas. I couldn't find the camera before I left, but I've got it today so I took a picture for everyone to see. There are a couple shots so you can get an idea of how big it is relative to a CD. I also got Clint to take a new picture of me--at 26 weeks!!! It is going by so fast now. They baby will be here before I know it. I just hope the stretch marks stay away. So far, so good! The other pic is of me and my friend Alicia who is about 3 weeks behind me. She doesn't know what she is is going to be a surprise! I can't imagine not knowing, but her husband wants to wait until the baby is born to find out. She thinks it is going to be a least that is what the Chinese chart says. I guess we'll see sometime in June.