Friday I took the day off from work becuz the guy was coming to refinish the floors. My BFF, April #2, stopped by and we had coffee and bagels and got some good quality chatting in for a few hours. My mom came by later in the day to view the progress that D's made (he painted last week, I just hadn't posted the pics yet. Pics to follow at the end of this post!).
Saturday I was busy, busy cleaning the house while D ran a few errands and picked up some food at the grocery store. We had company that night, Sarah and Brian with their two girls, so we grilled and stuffed our faces! This was the first time Brian had seen me preggo since relatively early in the first trimester, and Sarah had not seen me in months, so they were BOTH pretty impressed with my belly. Heh. Sarah seemed to think I'm carrying low; with her own pregnant belly (both with Julia and then Sophia) she felt like her belly erupted from right beneath her boobs.
Sarah and Brian's youngest daughter, Sophia, is now 7 weeks old (holy crap, WHERE does the time go???) and Daryl and I got some baby-holding time in. I literally could not put her down the whole night.
At one point I was standing up, rocking her, when it dawned on me that I was rocking TWO babies at once. ;-) That made me smile!
And the weather was gorgeous ALL weekend so I had lots of outdoor time with the dogs. They frolicked around the yard while I loafed in a lawn chair, catching some rays. Even my belly got a little bit of color! ;-)
Sunday I was up and out early meeting up with Michele, Keri and Julie to go to a huge flea market. I got a good hour and a half of walking in there, and by the end, I was spent! Low back hurting a bit, and I was panting, but it felt good getting the exercise! Then after that I literally dove into more housework. I KNOW I'm not nesting yet, it's too early for that, however I can't seem to stop cleaning the house! I swept, vacuumed and scrubbed the floor in the kitchen, knocked down cobwebs, wiped down walls (I NEVER do that!), scrubbed the muddy paw prints off the back door...for three hours straight! I was like a freakin' machine. Afterwards, I was spent, and my feet ached, so Big D ran out and got my favorite, pizza! Spent the rest of Sunday night curled up on the couch watching TV and reading. Heaven!
Okay, here are the most recent pics of the nursery work in progress. The only thing I haven't uploaded yet is the painted trim, chair rail and baseboards that Big D put up yesterday. He is doing an AWESOME job.
The brown paint going up. Again, we LOVE the color!
Here is George, the floor guy, sanding the floors on Friday morning.
And the finished product! I love the coloration of the wood!!
24 weeks: Our baby Hunter
Your Baby This Coming Week
Your baby now weighs around 1.5 lbs (700g), and measures about 8.8 inches (22cm) from crown to rump, but this varies from baby to baby.
Your doctor should be able to hear your baby's heartbeat, using a stethoscope or Doppler ultrasound device. If your partner puts his ear right on your belly in the right position, he might even be able to hear it unaided if there is no background noise.
Your baby sleeps and wakes in a more regular pattern now. You may notice that your baby is particularly active when you are resting.
The center of your baby's bones are beginning to harden.
If your baby is a boy, the testes will start to descend into the scrotum now. If your baby is a girl, the vagina will begin to hollow out and mature now.
Your baby can make a fist now and may already have a preference for the right or left hand.With modern medical technology, your baby would have a chance to survive if it were born now.